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  • Life after death: Man ‘saved from morgue’ recounts amazing ’masked archangel’ encounter

    01/24/2021 4:17:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Fri, Jan 22, 2021 | Tom Fish
    LIFE does exist after death, a Brazilian man has announced in a highly-detailed narrative he claims occurred during the course of a three-day coma.A man, identified only as Joon O in bid to retain his anonymity, has related an extraordinary account of what he believes took place following a near-fatal car accident. Reported the dramatic events that brought about the religious experience to the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) blog. He said in his story, translated from Portuguese and uploaded to the blog this week: “I was heading home and giving a ride to two employees and one of...
  • Antarctica mystery: Melting ice uncovers huge remains of 'ancient creature' on Google Maps

    01/24/2021 1:38:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sat, Jan 16, 2021 | Oli Smith
    MELTING ICE in Antarctica has exposed a mysterious skeleton, sparking claims that the creature found on Google Maps could be a "dinosaur frozen in time".The mysterious skeleton of a creature has been found on Google Maps in Antarctica in footage which has since gone viral. YouTuber Michael Bradbury, who hosts the conspiracy channel MrMBB333, suggested that the skeleton remains indicated a dinosaur which had been preserved in the Antarctic ice. The video has recorded nearly 300,000 views, sparking fierce debate among conspiracy theorists online. The video was titled 'Antarctica Melting Ice MAY have revealed ANCIENT skeletal remains fully INTACT! Rare...
  • Villagers kill old woman suspected of witchcraft

    01/24/2021 1:16:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    SowetanLive ^ | 11 January 2021 | Mandla Khoza
    Four people arrestedAn 80-year-old woman accused of witchcraft was hacked and set alight in her house allegedly by members of the community in Mbuzini village, near Komatipoort, Mpumalanga. Dumisile Mahlangu was allegedly found naked at a neighbour’s house and was accused of practicing witchcraft on Saturday night. Mpumalanga police said after neighbours found Mahlangu naked in one of the houses at about 11pm, she was hacked and then taken to her house where she was locked inside and it was set alight. “They accused her of being a witch, hacked her and locked her in her house and set the...
  • Microsoft patent shows plans to revive dead loved ones as chatbots

    01/23/2021 7:13:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies ^ | 01/20/2021 | Adam Smith
    Microsoft has been granted a patent that would allow the company to make a chatbot using the personal information of deceased people. The patent describes creating a bot based on the “images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages”, and more personal information. “The specific person [who the chat bot represents] may correspond to a past or present entity (or a version thereof), such as a friend, a relative, an acquaintance, a celebrity, a fictional character, a historical figure, a random entity etc”, it goes on to say. “The specific person may also correspond to oneself (e.g., the user creating/training...
  • Humblegunner's 20th Anniversary on Free Republic!

    01/23/2021 3:54:44 AM PST · by humblegunner · 208 replies
    1/23/2021 | humblegunner
    humblegunnerSince Jan 23, 2001
  • A man in a jet pack has been spotted flying over Three Cliffs Bay

    01/22/2021 11:20:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 22 JAN 2021 | Nino Williams
    On-lookers were left wondering what was going onThree Cliffs Bay is one of the most breath-taking on Gower. But visitors couldn’t help but be distracted from it’s striking panorama on Thursday, January 21 - by a man flying over the bay in a jet pack. Looking like something from a movie, it is believed to be a commercial in the making. The company behind the project, Gramafilm, said it would reveal the story behind the project next month. But a spokesman for the National Trust, responsible for Three Cliffs Bay, said: “The National Trust Film Office had given permission for...
  • Body Found in Freezer of South Carolina ‘Haunted House’ [Mysteriously Burns Down 2 Days Later]

    01/22/2021 11:00:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A group riding all-terrain vehicles found more than they expected when they went looking for a haunted South Carolina house and found a corpse in the freezer on the back porch, investigators said. The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office said the group of eight people stopped to explore the property Sunday when some of the group opened a freezer on the back porch and found the body, WSOC-TV reported. “It was very scary. You couldn’t tell it was a person, because ... I think it had been in there for months,” Madison Childers, one of the people who found the body,...
  • America held hostage under Chinese Viceroy Biden: Day Three

    01/22/2021 3:42:58 PM PST · by Dr. Franklin · 26 replies
    January 22, 2020 | Dr. Franklin
    It is now day three of Beijing Biden's illegal presidency. The travesty continues. The question remains: What is to be done about it? Will people just complain about it or will we do something? Again, I advocate for an economic boycott on Big Tech monopolies like Amazon, "big box" stores, and any nonessential goods, especially anything made in China. Something must be done.
  • Gunman in Henderson Triple Slaying Claimed to Be Comic Book Villain

    01/22/2021 3:41:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Ricardo Torres-Cortez
    A man who fatally shot three neighbors rambled incoherently about being a comic book villain and demanded a helicopter before officers killed him, according to a 911 recording released today by Henderson Police. Jason Neo Bourne kicked in the door of a neighbor’s apartment Nov. 3 and shot and killed two women, police said. He also wounded a 16-year-old girl and kidnapped a 12-year-old boy, police said. Police and medics responded about 11 a.m. to reports of gunfire in the 1400 block of Stonelake Cove Avenue, near Stephanie Street and Wigwam Parkway. As officers were looking for the shooter, Bourne...
  • Woman Narrates How She Was Lured Into Marriage With Voodoo

    01/22/2021 2:55:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Post (Nigeria) ^ | January 19, 2021 | Annie Nwosu
    A herb dealer, Rofiat Biliameen, has petitioned a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her two and a half-year-old marriage to estranged husband, Ahmed Biliameen on grounds of deception and distrust. Rofiat told the court that her husband was also blackmailing and threatening to kill her. “In 2018, when I was looking for an apartment to rent, I informed Ahmed as one of the landlords at Ayegun-Olomi, he promised to get me an apartment which he did. “However, he soon started wooing me because according to him, nobody would give an apartment to an unmarried woman in that community....
  • Zimbabwe Accuse Cameroon of Witchcraft After Dead Bat Found on the Pitch

    01/22/2021 2:46:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Goal ^ | Jan 16, 2021 | Ed Dove
    The Warriors have accused the hosts of turning to the dark arts to influence the outcome of the tournament openerZimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday, which the Indomitable Lions won 1-0. A photograph was shared with Goal ahead of the match which depicted the Croat coach displaying the carcass of a bat, accompanied by a sign which reads ‘witchcraft in Cameroon’ ahead of the two sides’ Chan bow. The fixture, taking place at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde, was played in front of a...
  • Oklahoma Lawmaker Proposes 'Bigfoot' Hunting Season

    01/22/2021 2:34:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 22, 2021
    A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of a state lawmaker in Oklahoma. A Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season. Rep. Justin Humphrey's district includes the heavily forested Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, where a Bigfoot festival is held each year. He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism. "Establishing an actual hunting season and issuing licenses for people who want to hunt Bigfoot will just draw more people to our already beautiful part of the...
  • Knock it down: Tourists in Bali punished with push-ups when caught not wearing masks

    01/22/2021 1:35:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 21, 2021 | ANNA TAN
    Bali has been a hot topic on social media lately, no thanks to rule-breaking foreigners. In these trying times, a face mask is pretty much mandatory when you leave the comfort of your home and it is no different in Bali. The fine for not wearing a face mask in Indonesia is IDR100,000 (S$9.45). Or like some foreigners are discovering, doing push-ups in front of masked security officers. In a series of viral videos circulating social media, According to AFP, the push-up punishment is meted out if the individual claims to not have the cash to pay the fine. Those...
  • Microsoft Granted Patent to Reanimate Dead People as 3D ‘Chatbots’... Literally straight out of a Black Mirror episode.

    01/22/2021 1:11:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | Published 1 min ago on 22 January, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Microsoft has been granted a patent for technology that would “reanimate” the dead by re-creating them via social media posts, videos and private messages that could even be downloaded into a 3D lifelike model of the deceased. Not creepy at all. “The tech giant has raised the possibility of creating an AI-based chatbot that would be built upon the profile of a person, which includes their “images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages,” among other types of personal information,” reports IGN. “It’s understood that the chatbot would then be able to simulate human conversation through voice commands and/or text...
  • 1.21.21: Our PLANS are NOT God's PLANS! The END won't be for everyone! PRAY!

    01/22/2021 9:09:03 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 45 replies
    And We Know ^ | 21 January 2021 | And We Know
    We have a faux President, a faux White House, and a faux inauguration. We are under military rule and Biden has no legal power. Check the Federal Register — no record of Biden Executive Orders, for example We are currently ruled by a “Shadow Cabinet”, which is part of the Continuity of Government protocols. According to several sources, the video was distributed in Europe at 7:00 AM their time Military uniforms appear to be fake — no ribbons, I think, for example No images of presidential band at inauguration —recording? Does not appear to be US Capitol — green-screened? Did...
  • Oklahoma Lawmaker Files Bill to Establish Bigfoot Hunting Season

    01/21/2021 8:08:02 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 46 replies
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | January 21, 2021 | Tim Binnall
    A member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives has filed a bill that calls for the establishment of a Bigfoot hunting season in the state. The audacious idea is reportedly the brainchild of Rep. Justin Humphrey, who reportedly put forward the proposal on Wednesday. The fairly succinct resolution, which can be read here, states that "The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission shall promulgate rules establishing a big foot [sic] hunting season. The Commission shall set annual season dates and create any necessary specific hunting licenses and fees." It remains to be seen whether or not the bill will wind up receiving...
  • That's bananas! University of York academics 'cancel' the three wise monkeys after deciding the centuries-old characters are an oppressive racial stereotype

    01/21/2021 6:05:35 PM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 21 Jan 2021 | Helena Kelly
    They're a cultural trope that have been used to symbolise the proverbial 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'. But it appears the three wise monkeys have been cancelled after academics at the University of York decided they are an oppressive racial stereotype. Organisers of a forthcoming art history conference for the university have apologised for using a picture of the monkeys in promotional material and have pulled the image from their website to avoid offence.... ...The image was used on a call for submissions page for the online conference Sensorial Fixations: Orality, Aurality , Opticality and Hapticity....
  • Macaque monkeys at a Bali temple can spot expensive items to steal and ransom for food

    01/21/2021 5:28:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The paper, published in a Royal Society science journal, studied monkeys at Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia, who frequently steal items from humans -- such as bags, hats, sunglasses, tablets and phones -- and hold them to ransom in exchange for offerings of food. It found adult wild long-tailed macaque monkeys were intelligent enough to comprehend which items had the highest value to the visitors, such as an electronic item, and would only release it after receiving food they perceived to be of corresponding value. The authors said the behavior displayed "unprecedented economic decision-making processes" among the monkeys observed as...
  • Impeaching a former Pres WTF, over !

    01/21/2021 3:11:49 PM PST · by Bell Bouy II · 65 replies
    How can a former President be impeached ? I dont get it help me understand WTF is going on !
  • Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley turns heads in tuxedo on inauguration night

    01/21/2021 12:02:04 PM PST · by mcenedo · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/21/21 | Anahita Moussavian
    First daughter Ashley Biden dialed up the fashion by rocking a tuxedo at Wednesday’s virtual inaugural concert.