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  • Brazilian mob decapitates soccer referee after he stabs player

    07/07/2013 7:00:01 AM PDT · by Dartman · 17 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 6 2013 | REUTERS
    SAO PAULO - One man has been arrested in northern Brazil after a referee who fatally stabbed an amateur player over his refusal to leave the field was decapitated by a mob, police said on Saturday. Referee Octavio da Silva, 20, stabbed player Josenir dos Santos, 30, on June 30 after dos Santos refused to heed his order to leave, police spokesman Kena Souza told Reuters. A mob then turned on da Silva, killing him before severing his head in the remote town of Pio XII, named after a former pope. A 27-year-old man was arrested on July 2 and...
  • Save The Crab Lice!

    01/18/2013 9:47:27 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 3 replies
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | January 18th, 2013 | Rand Simberg
    OK, I decided that I had to take action to prevent this environmental holocaust. So head on over and sign my petition. Let’s see if we can break a hundred thousand.
  • Future Humans Will All Look Brazilian, Researcher Says

    09/19/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/19/2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    It really happened: Six generations of inbreeding spanning the years 1800 to 1960 caused an isolated population of humans living in the hills of Kentucky to become blue-skinned. The startlingly blue people, all descendants of a French immigrant named Martin Fugate and still living near his original settlement on the banks of Troublesome Creek when hematologists studied them in the 1960s, turned out to have a rare blood condition called methemoglobinemia. A recessive gene was pairing with itself to change the molecular composition of their blood, making it brown as opposed to red, which tinted their skin blue. The hematologists'...
  • Officials: Illegal alien driver in fatal crash

    06/27/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 27, 2012 | John Zaremba
    A Brazilian national charged in a horrific wreck that killed a beloved Stoughton grandmother Sunday is an illegal alien, according to immigration authorities — while the victim of the crash was a legal immigrant from Chile who had become a naturalized American citizen.
  • Rubberband Baby Dancing (Real Cute Video)

    07/05/2010 12:27:59 PM PDT · by OneVike · 16 replies
    For those who thought no one would ever be able to replace Michael Jackson on the dance floor, or maybe you really miss the days of "Flashdance", "Dirty Dancing", and John Travolta's "Saturday Night Fever".   Well the next king of the dance floor is only about three, but considering the dizzying speed at which the years go by today, tomorrow is just around the corner.  So why not sit back and enjoy what could very well be the worlds next Jackson, Travolta, or Swayze. This is a video of a three year old Brazilian boy, who's moves will...
  • NJ scraps plans to ban genital waxing

    03/20/2009 6:04:51 PM PDT · by Redgirl · 47 replies · 1,364+ views
    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is smoothing out differences over a plan to ban bare-it-all bikini waxing. The state on Friday decided to reverse course on the proposal after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season. "It was an unnecessary issue," said spa owner Linda Orsuto. "In New Jersey especially, where the government has been picking our pockets for so long, it was like, 'Just stay out of our pants, will you?'"
  • NJ scraps plans to ban genital waxing!

    03/20/2009 2:09:29 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 31 replies · 1,308+ views
    google news/associated press ^ | today | BETH DeFALCO
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is smoothing out differences over a plan to ban bare-it-all bikini waxing. The state is reversing course on the proposal after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season.
  • Mariana Bridi Dies: Miss World Finalist Succumbs After Amputations

    01/25/2009 11:56:33 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 31 replies · 3,608+ views
    Cable News Network ^ | 01/24/2009 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa, whose hands and feet were amputated in a bid to save her from a deadly and little-known illness, died early Saturday, two friends of the model told CNN. (exotic UTI infection) So young and gone so quick.
  • Fox 8 Cleveland - Brazilian Grooming Trend Popular With Young Girls

    07/27/2008 8:54:52 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 111 replies · 382+ views
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | July 22, 2008 | Fox 8 Cleveland
    Brazilian Grooming Trend Popular With Young Girls Last Edited: Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008, 11:41 PM EDT Created: Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008, 11:41 PM EDT Spa Waxing On the scale of uncomfortable subjects, this story is off the charts, but it's extremely important for all parents to hear. Fox 8's Suzanne Stratford has news about a Brazilian grooming trend that young girls are having done.
  • Hairless wonders: Who knew getting smooth could be so sweet?

    11/05/2007 11:33:27 PM PST · by skeptoid · 23 replies · 67+ views
    Seattle P. I. ^ | November 5, 2007 4:19 p.m. PT | ATHIMA CHANSANCHAI
    Taking notes while Lara Olsha gives me my first ever Brazilian via the sugaring process provides distraction from the pain. Big breath in, blow out really hard. I'm not gonna even kid with you. Nothing short of several shots of liquor is going to numb the pain. But because the goopy, baseball-size, all-natural mixture -- sugar, lemon and guar gum -- is at room temperature, it doesn't burn. Without using strips, the thick honeylike substance used in sugaring pulls at the hair, but not the skin. Olsha is also molding it and then pulling in the direction the hair grows,...
  • Brazilian president's brother accused (of influence peddling after crackdown on illegal gambling)

    06/05/2007 9:51:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | Vivian Sequera - ap
    BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil police have formally accused a brother of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of influence peddling after a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling, the government news agency said Tuesday. Genival Inacio da Silva's home in the San Bernardo do Campo suburb was searched by authorities Monday as part of a federal police operation that arrested 77 people on charges of smuggling electronic gambling machines and bribing police in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Police did not say what was seized in Silva's brother's home or elaborate on the motives for the accusation, the official Agencia Brasil...
  • Brazilian Plane Lost Over Amazon (140 Aboard)

    09/29/2006 6:19:27 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 1,222+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-30-2006
    Brazilian plane lost over Amazon A Brazilian passenger plane with at least 140 people on board has gone missing in the Amazon region. Brazilian airline Gol said it was trying to locate the plane after it went missing from its radar screens. Globo news agency reported the Boeing 737 had struck an executive jet, which was then able to land in the Serra de Caximbo region of Para state. Flight 1907 left the city of Manaus on Friday afternoon, but failed to arrive as scheduled in Brasilia. Speaking to Brazilian radio station, CBN, the president of the country's aviation regulator...
  • Blunder Cops in Report Cover-up (UK cops behind killing of innocent Brazilian migrant)

    01/30/2006 7:13:30 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 1 replies · 243+ views
    Scandal of faked Menezes evidence BLUNDER COPS IN REPORT COVER-UP By Ian Kirby UNDERCOVER police forged vital surveillance evidence to cover up a crucial blunder that led to innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes being gunned down as a suspected Tube suicide bomber. A logbook detailing the electrician’s last movements was altered by Special Branch officers to try and hide the fact that they had wrongly identified him as a terror suspect before he was shot seven times in the head on Stockwell station Their deliberate cover-up meant the blame for de Menezes’ death would be pinned on Yard bosses...
  • Sex for visas: the Brazilian girls only had to smile and lean forward

    01/04/2006 4:36:55 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,212+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1/4/06 | Philip Johnston
    The Home Office is to investigate allegations that immigration officials operated a "sex for visas" scam and ignored vital security checks. Anthony Pamnani, a former administration officer at the Lunar House immigration processing centre in Croydon, south London, told The Sun newspaper that women were helped to stay in the UK in return for sex. He also alleged that security checks were lax, making it easier for potential terrorists to sneak into the country. According to the newspaper, Mr Pamnani, 23, alleged that attractive women applicants were seen first at the centre, which deals with 300,000 visa and asylum applications...
  • Brazil psychic seeks $25 mln US reward for Saddam

    10/10/2005 6:58:09 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 634+ views
    reuters ^ | 10-7-05 | Reuters
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A Brazilian court will consider a psychic's claim that the U.S. government owes him a $25 million reward for information he says he provided on the hiding place of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Brazil's second-highest court, the Superior Court of Justice, decided on Thursday the Brazilian justice system could rule on the matter and told a court in the psychic's home state of Minas Gerais to judge the case. The lower court had earlier told Jucelino Nobrega da Luz it could not take up his claim and it would have to...
  • Brazilian ex-minister being impeached

    08/10/2005 8:24:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 241+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/05 | AP - Brasilia
    BRASILIA, Brazil - Impeachment proceedings began Wednesday against a federal legislator — a former top Cabinet official — in connection with a bribery scandal that has rocked President Luiz Inacio da Silva's Workers' Party, which prided itself on its ethical behavior. Rep. Jose Dirceu, who stepped down as Silva's chief of staff and returned to his seat in Congress in June, stands accused of overseeing an alleged scheme where the government paid lawmakers for their support on key votes. Dirceu again proclaimed his innocence Wednesday, saying "I'm going to defend myself, because I committed no crime." Dirceu has a week...
  • Behind a Brazen Brazilian Burglary (Oceans 11 /brazilian style)

    08/10/2005 10:46:48 AM PDT · by Black Beak · 3 replies · 459+ views
    Thieves spent three months tunneling under a busy city boulevard in northeastern Brazil to break into a Central Bank vault and pull off the biggest burglary ever in South America's largest country.
  • Shot Brazilian Had Phoney Visa, Says Home Office (UK)

    07/28/2005 11:52:49 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 51 replies · 1,878+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/28/2005 | Jenny Booth
    Shot Brazilian had phoney visa, says Home OfficeBy Jenny Booth, Times Online The student visa of Jean Charles de Menezes expired more than two years before he was shot by police, a Home Office spokeswoman said tonight. The Government also issued a cautiously-worded statement which appeared to indicate that Mr de Menezes had a forged stamp in his passport. The spokeswoman said: "Mr de Menzes ... applied for leave to remain as a student. This was approved on October 31, 2002, and he was granted leave to remain until June 30, 2003. "We have no record of any further application...
  • Strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence (Freeze! Grand Central Station!)

    07/27/2005 8:58:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 353+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JULY 27, 2005 | FROMA HARROP
    A 27-year-old electrician, de Menezes was by all accounts totally unconnected to terrorism. But through his behavior and cruel coincidence, de Menezes gave police good reason to think he might be planning to detonate a bomb. In the age of terrorism, police can kill an innocent man and still be doing the right thing. This strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence. Film noir refers to the eerie postwar movies in which characters grope through a world of dark menace and unanswered questions. They don't know what's going on, only that danger hovers. Here in Grand...
  • Police Detain Brazilian Congressman ( and 6 others) With (suitcases stuffed with money)

    07/11/2005 10:02:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 317+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/05 | AP
    BRASILIA, Brazil - A Brazilian congressman and six other people were detained Monday as they tried to board a private jet with seven suitcases stuffed with cash. Congressman Joao Batista Ramos da Silva, an ordained minister of the evangelical Christian Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, said the money was from tithes collected during religious services, a federal police spokeswoman said. "No one has been arrested and no charges have been filed," said the spokeswoman, who identified herself as Patricia. She said all seven people were being questioned "in an effort to determine the origin of the money." Media...
  • Japan: Cop faces charges for slapping foreigner

    05/08/2005 10:13:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Cop faces charges for slapping foreigner MAEBASHI -- A police assistant inspector faces charges for repeatedly slapping a male foreigner feigning sleep while in detention, police said. Documents accusing the 39-year-old assistant inspector of abusing his position as an officer have been forwarded to the Maebashi District Public Prosecutors Office. The assistant inspector has also been fined 10 percent of his monthly wage for one month. He admits to the allegations. "I've done something terrible," he said. Police said the assistant inspector slapped a Brazilian man in his 30s four or five times to the head while the suspect was...
  • Brazilian soap opera 'America' is their story

    05/08/2005 2:16:17 PM PDT · by Maceman · 6 replies · 699+ views
    On a rainy Saturday night, in a two-story house in downtown Milford, a group of six Brazilian immigrants gathered in front of the television to watch what, for most of them, is the story of their lives. Titled "America," a Brazilian soap opera produced by Rede O Globo, Brazil's largest broadcaster, tells the saga of Sol, a young Brazilian woman who, after failing to obtain a U.S. tourist visa, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to live in the land of her dreams as an illegal immigrant. The soap opera, or novela in Portuguese, strikes a chord with the Brazilian community in...