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  • Marilyn Manson, hurt onstage in NY, cancels Oct. tour shows

    10/01/2017 7:20:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    abc7 ^ | Oct 1, 2017 | Mark Kennedy
    Marilyn Manson is canceling several upcoming tour dates after the singer was injured in a mishap onstage during a New York City performance and taken to a hospital. Variety reported that Manson fell backward onstage and a prop fell on him. He will be recuperating at his home in Los Angeles.
  • Man caught with bag of powerful weapons while publicly urinating at Pasadena Gold Line station

    06/22/2017 7:58:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Pasadena Star ^ | 6-21-17 | Brian Day
    PASADENA >> What began as an investigation into public urination at a Pasadena Gold Line station on Wednesday led deputies to seize two guns, high-capacity magazines, suppressors and a machete from the suspect’s duffel bag, authorities said. Deputies first approached a man about 9 a.m. after spotting a man relieving himself in a planter along the sidewalk outside the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station at Madre Street and Foothill Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. The deputies confronted the man about the offense, and the suspect provided them with what turned out to be a false name, according...
  • MSNBC Firearms Expert Explains How Guns Work (VIDEO)

    06/20/2017 1:30:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 45 replies
    redstate ^ | June 14, 2017 | streiff
    So the difference is that a pistol can fire one round at a time. Pop… pop… pop… Which is what the Capitol Hill Police were carrying. This individual had a rife, semiautomatic means that you can switch it to a point where it fires poppoppoppop. Multiple rounds. First off, everyone knows the correct sound effect is “pew pew pew.” Second, she’s not wearing camo and Oakley shades, everyone knows real firearms experts wear those. Can’t the media get anything right?
  • Philadelphia Officer Shoots, Kills Dirt Bike Rider During Stop

    06/09/2017 6:22:26 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | 6-9-17 | Brian X. McCrone, Aundrea Cline-Thomas and Dan Stamm
    An armed man pulled over after riding a dirt bike in North Philadelphia was shot and killed by a police officer during a confrontation Thursday evening, officials said, with surveillance video showing the officer shot the man while he was running away. "It was a very violent encounter," Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. The explosive scene evolved around 6:40 p.m. on the 4100 block of Whitaker Avenue near the southern edge of the Feltonville neighborhood when an officer transporting people to the Special Victims Unit saw the dirt bike rider driving erratically and stopped to tell the man to stop,...
  • HA! GQ gets pissy with Ted Cruz for ‘ruining rompers for men’

    05/21/2017 5:57:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 124 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5-19-2017 | Sam J
    Thursday on Twitter, Senator Ted Cruz took part in Free Beacon’s “caption contest” of a hilarious photo of Ben Sasse and Chuck Schumer .. Ted’s tweet broke Twitter and won the caption contest … apparently it also ruined the romper for men (can we get an amen!?) ... They say this like it’s a bad thing. Have you seen the Romphim for men? Seriously, who thought these things were a good idea? GQ apparently. Heh.....
  • Florida shoplifting suspect impales self on stolen knife, police say

    05/07/2017 5:51:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    12news ^ | 5-7-17 | unattributed
    A 53-year-old man stole a knife from a Lowe's Home Improvement Center, then died after he impaled himself on it as he ran from the store, the Plant City Police Department said. Police said they received a call about 6:40 p.m. about a shoplifting in progress. Store officials told them a white male subject -- identified as Jerry Ellis Word, 53 of Lakeland -- had entered the store, 2801 James L. Redman Parkway, removed a knife from its packaging, then hid it on his person. Word then left the store without paying for it. When he was confronted by store...
  • Cat With Assault Rifle Receives Warning From Police

    05/07/2017 5:18:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    StarPulse ^ | 4-28-17 | unattributed
    Police in Oregon had to issue a "verbal warning" to a cat in a tree, reportedly armed with a gun-shaped stick. The Newport Oregon Police Department shared a photo of the black and white cat that was perched in a tree with its paw holding a stick that looked like an automatic rifle. Officers quickly responded to the scene where they determined the cat did not pose any immediate threat. "Reports of an armed cat this morning were unfounded," police said. "The feline was contacted by our canine and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch." The...
  • Why men are rarely published in Dear Abby

    05/04/2017 7:33:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    internets ^ | 4-1-17 | unknown
    Dear Abby, I’ve never written to you before, but I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I’ve suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs; phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with the girls a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, “Just some friends from work, you don’t know them.” I once picked her cell phone up just to see what time it was and she went berserk and screamed that I...
  • Surveillance Footage Of Shooting At Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show

    04/20/2017 4:25:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    News On 6 ^ | 4-6-17 | Dylan Goforth
    Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Justin Green said that although an investigative report was taken following Saturday’s accidental shooting at the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show, no criminal charges would be pursued against the shooter. Green said the man who was shot, former TCSO Sgt. Rick Treadwell, had told investigators he did not want charges to be filed. Treadwell identified the shooter as Brian Pounds, a Tulsa County Assessor’s Office employee. Pounds, a former candidate for Tulsa County commissioner, served as a reserve deputy under former Sheriff Stanley Glanz.
  • Immigrants Key to Homeownership Growth

    04/20/2017 3:46:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Realtor Mag ^ | April 12, 2017 | Robert Krueger
    Foreign-born residents will have a "significant impact" on the housing market according to "Housing in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand," released by the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center for Housing. The report also notes that if the current levels aren't sustained, the industry could suffer. "Immigrants have helped stabilize and strengthen the housing market throughout the recovery," says Stockton Williams, executive director of the Terwilliger Center. "Immigrants' housing purchasing power and preferences are significant economic assets for metropolitan regions across the country. This suggests the potential for much more growth attributable to foreign-born residents in the years ahead." Immigrants in...
  • Mysterious Village Discovered In Canada Is 10,000 Years Older Than The Pyramids

    04/20/2017 12:23:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 63 replies
    Graze Me ^ | 4-19-17 | Theo
    A new settlement has been discovered by researchers from the Hakai Institute, University of Victoria and local First Nations members, and it changes everything scientists thought they knew about early civilization in North America. The 14,000-year-old village contains artifacts that date all the way back to the Ice Age and is believed to be one of the oldest human settlements ever uncovered in North America. It’s even suspected to be older than the Giza pyramids! As IFL Science reports, the discovery lines up with the oral history of the Heiltsuk Nation. For generations, stories have been handed down that tell...
  • How I Made My Own iPhone

    04/13/2017 11:24:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-12-17 | strange parts
    A like-new(but really refurbished) iPhone 6S 16GB made entirely from parts purchased in the public cell phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei.
  • #HerVoiceIsMyVoice: Celebrate the Women Who Inspire Us Every Day

    03/09/2017 9:42:00 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
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  • Oldest surviving officer in Battle of Iwo Jima dies

    02/23/2017 12:29:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 2-20-17 | By Mike Vasilinda
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The oldest surviving officer from the Battle of Iwo Jima has died. Lt. Gen. Larry Snowden died over the weekend at the age of 95 in the state Capitol. Those who knew him called him a Marine's Marine, and a general's general. Snowden was a 23-year-old captain, commanding 200 men at Iwo Jima. Snowden told News4Jax in 2013 that one of WWII’s most famous battles was far different than the romanticized version. “I've read many accounts that says when the flag went up, the troops all over the island stood up and cheered. No way," Snowden said....
  • $90K stolen in robbery at Gretna hotel was BP settlement money: Gretna police

    02/15/2017 4:43:40 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 2-13-17 | Laura McKnight
    Brittany Mayeux, 20, is accused of recruiting her sister, her sister's wife, her boyfriend and two others to rob a man at gunpoint in a Gretna hotel room, making off with about $90,000 early Saturday (Feb. 4, 2017), according to Gretna police. The roughly $90,000 in cash that a robbery victim had stashed in a lockbox in his vehicle was obtained through a BP oil spill settlement, according to Gretna Police Department Deputy Police Chief Anthony Christiana. The unusually large amount of cash was the target of a Feb. 4 armed robbery carried out by at least seven men and...
  • Trump Didn’t Wave Goodbye to Media When Boarding Air Force One - And They're Upset

    01/26/2017 8:05:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 88 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-26-17 | Mark Dice
    President Trump didn't wave goodbye to reporters when getting on Air Force One for the first time today, causing them to get offended at this 'unprecedented' and 'selfish' act. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Tim Kennedy Comes Out Of Retirement To Fight The Editor Of Deadspin

    01/25/2017 8:44:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 1-25-17 | Adam Linehan
    It’s not official yet, but it looks like Kennedy and the editor of Deadspin may be headed to the octagon! Last week, U.S. Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy announced his decision to step away from competing professionally as a mixed martial artist for good. Now, a bizarre Twitter feud involving Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has raised the possibility of the 37-year-old middleweight heading back to the octagon for an encore fight. Against whom? Tim Marchman, the editor of sports website Deadspin. @timmarchman Unsurprising that not one Ted Cruz-supporting cuck/Twitter user is willing to face me in the UFC octagon. 9:32...
  • Reservoirs are a major source of global greenhouse gases, scientists say

    01/12/2017 10:00:24 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    WA Po ^ | September 28, 2016 | Chris Mooney
    Countries around the world are trying to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control — to see them inch down, percentage point by percentage point, from where they stood earlier in the century. If everybody gets on board, and shaves off enough of those percentage points, we just might be able to get on a trajectory to keep the world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature where it stood prior to industrialization. But if a new study is correct, there’s a big problem: There might be more greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere than we thought....
  • LSU football players scarf down 4,000 chicken wings ahead of bowl game

    12/29/2016 4:27:06 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    Campus Sports ^ | 12-27-16 | Josh Sanchez
    The LSU football team is in Orlando, Florida ahead of its Citrus Bowl matchup with Louisville at Camping World Stadium. To prepare for the big game, the Tigers got to enjoy a feast courtesy of the bowl game’s sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings. And a feast it certainly was. According to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, a manager from the local wing spot said LSU players scarfed down a whopping 4,000 wings
  • Arrest made in ‘Vote Trump’ burning of Mississippi black church

    12/21/2016 1:06:59 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    WREG ^ | 12-21-16 | AP story
    GREENVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi authorities have made an arrest in the burning of an African-American church spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump.” Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. McClinton was arrested Wednesday. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election.