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  • BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership

    02/20/2015 8:31:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 48 replies
    GotNews ^ | February 20, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership #ObamaLovesAmerica has exclusively discovered David Axelrod’s father’s Communist Party membership. David Axelrod’s book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” details his very close relationship with his father, Joseph. He repeatedly told Charlie Rose that his father believed in the American dream. In fact, Axelrod’s father, Joseph, was a card-carrying communist. He’s listed as a member of the Communist Party for the 1936 general election. Axelrod briefly mentions his father’s Communist views in his book but only in passing and in a section about how he got to visit the former Soviet Union. Axelrod...
  • Half-blind sanctuary owner hand feeds his 14 big cats - including a 700lb Siberian tiger

    10/28/2014 2:32:02 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jenny Awford
    He has been bitten on the nose by a leopard and had his shoulder separated after wrestling with a full-grown Bengal tiger.But Carl Bovard, who is blind in one eye, believes living with 14 big cats including two lions, six tigers and a desert lynx, is a risk worth taking to raise awareness about endangered species. They all spend time living in his Florida home before moving into the outside enclosure and are seen clambering over the pool table and cuddling up in his bed.   (edit)
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."
  • Frenchman wins legal right to marry his ex-stepmother

    10/04/2014 12:29:59 PM PDT · by Stoat · 51 replies
    Elisabeth Lorentz to tie knot with Eric Holder after divorcing his father despite French law banning such unions   A former stepson and stepmother are finally due to tie the knot on Saturday after fighting for months with French authorities for the right to marry. Elisabeth Lorentz, 48, will marry Eric Holder, three years her junior, in the small village of Dabo in Alsace-Lorraine, northeastern France. She was previously married to Mr Holder's father but the couple are not blood relatives. Nonetheless, French law prohibits all unions between stepchildren and step-parents – even former ones. The couple pleaded their...
  • Cops: Woman Hid Drugs Beneath Butt Prosthesis

    10/04/2014 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 3, 2014 | Unattributed
    OCTOBER 3--A Massachusetts woman is facing narcotics charges after police discovered heroin and painkillers hidden underneath a prosthetic derrièreenhancement that the suspect told cops she wore because, “I don’t have a butt.” Following a traffic stop last month in Buzzards Bay, police arrested Jill Roy, 33, when a bag containing various pills fell from her pants leg as she was standing near a patrol car, according to a police report. Upon being transported to the Bourne Police Department for booking, Roy admitted ownership of a one-ounce bag of marijuana found inside the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta she was driving. Roy’s passenger, Jennifer Johnson, 32,...
  • Police: Postal worker 'laughs hysterically' trying to run over person

    10/03/2014 7:40:45 PM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    KOMO News (Seattle) ^ | October 3, 2014 | KOMO News Staff
    BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A postal service worker has been arrested for trying to run over someone who was documenting the worker's offensive behavior toward another person, Bellevue police said. It all began just after 11 a.m. out front of Phantom Lake Elementary School. The victim was waiting in his car to pick up his child when he overheard a loud argument on the street between a postal worker and another driver over a parking issue, said Seth Tyler with Bellevue Police. "The victim overheard the postal worker allegedly yelling obscenities very loudly at the citizen and thought that was...
  • 'Peace corps worker' in campaign ad for PA Dem. running for Gov. was star of 'torture porn' films

    09/08/2014 10:39:21 PM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 8, 2014 | Alex Greig
    Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf has had to pull a campaign ad after it emerged that the actor vouching for his stint in the Peace Corps also appeared in a cannibal fetish film.Democrat Tom Wolf's advertisement featured Alan Benyak, 50, sitting on the hood of a Jeep and talking about Wolf's time in India.Benyak has many strings in his bow - he's an attorney who was a Democratic candidate for judge in Washington County, he served in the U.S. Army - and he's something of an actor.
  • Olympia man developing gay bunny video game

    09/04/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies
    KOMO-TV (Seattle) ^ | September 4, 2014 | Andy Hobbs
    (edit)  The goal of "Twitterpated" is to encourage conversations about same-sex relationships in a disarming way, said Oksendahl, adding that he chose bunnies for the game because "they are known for being very active as far as their reproductive strategy." The game contains no sex, and instead, the bunnies rub their noses and hearts when paired together, he said. "I came up with some game mechanics that I thought would be kid friendly, but at the same time expose kids to the idea that there's more than one way to be," he said. "I grew up as a youth with...
  • 'Suicide Tourism' to Switzerland Doubles in 4 Years

    08/22/2014 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Medscape news ^ | August 21, 2014 | Megan Brooks
    The number of people traveling to Switzerland to commit suicide has doubled since 2009, a new study shows. These "suicide tourists" are largely from Germany and the United Kingdom, although they also come from other countries including the United States and Canada, and nearly half suffer from nonfatal neurological conditions, such as paralysis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis, the study suggests. Saskia Gauthier, MD, from the Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, and colleagues report their findings in an article published online August 20 in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Assisted suicide is restricted in many countries, but in...
  • A World Without America's Military Caregivers (RAND Corp. study)

    04/08/2014 1:28:49 PM PDT · by Stoat
    The RAND Corporation ^ | March 31, 2014 | Rajeev Ramchand and Terri Tanielian
     A World Without America's Military Caregivers In the classic film It's a Wonderful Life, protagonist George Bailey has to see—literally see with his own eyes—what life would be like without him before realizing his true worth. As an alternate reality unfolds before him, a despondent George slowly learns that the sacrifices he's made for his family and community are undeniably heroic. George Bailey's heroism is quiet. It is everyday. Right now, 5.5 million Americans are serving in similar anonymity. They are America's military caregivers: family and friends who care for America's ill or wounded service members and veterans. Military caregivers provide a range of indispensable...
  • ACA Grace Period Rule Could Put Physicians at Financial Risk (obamacare)

    03/20/2014 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies
    Medscape ^ | March 20, 2014 | Mark Crane
    ACA Grace Period Rule Could Put Physicians at Financial Risk Mark Crane March 19, 2014 Physician practices could be put at financial risk because of a little-known rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that provides a 3-month grace period for consumers who do not pay their premiums on time, several national medical organizations have complained.The rule, published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), grants individuals who purchase subsidized coverage through the state insurance exchanges a 90-day grace period before their coverage is cancelled for nonpayment.During the first 30 days of the grace period, insurance companies are required to...
  • Woman allegedly set car on fire after man refused to buy her a McFlurry

    03/18/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    WFTV, Various ^ | March 18, 2014
    Witnesses said a woman set a man's car on fire in Jacksonville after he refused to buy her a McFlurry at McDonald's.WFTV obtained video of the incident that happened on Sunday. Witnesses said the woman was angry after she asked for a McFlurry and the man she was with refused to buy her one. They said the woman grabbed the man's keys and headed to his car. One witness said she saw her pour alcohol and gasoline on the man's car, light it on fire, and then run off. People nearby tried to help him put the flames out....
  • Loopy liberals freak over Koch brother’s $100M hospital gift

    03/16/2014 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    On the surface, it appeared that a major New York hospital had gratefully accepted a $100 million gift from a philanthropic family with a long history of donating to the arts, higher learning and medicine. But the new wing at New York-Presbyterian Hospital inspired a bizarre protest last weekend by activist groups including the NAACP New York State Conference, the New York State Nurses’ Association and the hospital-employee union SEIU Local 1199.
  • FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraine (Cefaly)

    03/11/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies
    Medscape ^ | March 11, 2014 | Susan Jeffrey
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the first device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches (Cefaly, STX-Med). It is also the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device specifically authorized for use before the onset of pain, the FDA noted in a statement released today. "Cefaly provides an alternative to medication for migraine prevention," Christy Foreman, director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in the statement. "This may help patients who cannot tolerate current migraine medications for preventing migraines or treating attacks." The device,...
  • Millions Of Patients 'Unable To See GPs' (Great Britain...Obamacare's future?)

    02/23/2014 9:29:36 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2014 | Thomas Moore
    More than 34 million patients will fail to get an appointment with their GP this year, according to figures seen by Sky News. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) used official NHS statistics to estimate the number of patients who will be unable to see a GP or practice nurse because surgeries are too busy.
  • Woman Disowns Cat For Being Gay (Nigeria)

    01/28/2014 11:10:27 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies
    Leadership (Nigeria) ^ | January 20, 2014 | Donatus Nadi
    A middle-aged woman (names withheld) yesterday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, publicly disowned her cat whom she had kept as a pet for seven years for what she termed “an unnatural sexual behavior” which she finds disturbing and “a contradiction of the laws of nature.” By this, the cat has made a record as the first cat to be so publicly declared gay and disowned by its owner. The cat, named Bull, was alleged to be in the habit of making sexual advances only to other male cats in the house even though there are several other female cats. Neighbours attested...
  • Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin (Zimbabwe)

    01/25/2014 2:20:08 AM PST · by Stoat · 55 replies
    Bulawayo 24 (Zimbabwe) ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mafu Sithabile
    A family from Bulawayo's Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant's "goblin" at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. The incident occurred at about 8 pm on Wednesday. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. "We heard some screaming from the charge office and most officers who had knocked off rushed to see what was happening. At first everyone gathered around the suitcase, wanting to see what was inside," said a cop. The officer said a traditional healer who had come with the family opened the...
  • Pimp sues Nike for $100m b/c they didn't warn him re dangers of using shoes to stomp on man's face

    01/11/2014 8:48:16 PM PST · by Stoat · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 11, 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    A pimp is suing Nike for $100 million -- and says that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning on them that they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man.Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy's 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, The Oregonian reports. Clardy, a Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute, the paper adds. Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by...
  • Drug dealer begs for jail to escape nagging wife

    01/03/2014 4:10:33 PM PST · by Stoat · 33 replies
    The 32-year-old Tunisian, who was under house arrest for drug dealing, went to the police on Tuesday afternoon and asked to serve the rest of his sentence in jail. “Living with his wife was particularly difficult and unbearable,” police in the city of Livorno said in a statement. Police said he was “tired of continuously fighting with his wife” and “asked explicitly to be put back in prison". Not wanting to disappoint him, staff at the local court issued an imprisonment order on the same day. As requested, he was then taken by police to the district prison where he...
  • Bungling French bureaucrats send census letter to Napoleon Bonaparte -who died in 1821

    12/11/2013 6:37:41 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sara Malm
    French bureaucrats gathering information for the national census may need to go back to history class after they sent a letter to Napoleon.Official census body Insee addressed a letter to the late French emperor – and were told to forward their request to Saint Peter.Insee is now facing questions about the accuracy of their work as Napoleon has been dead for nearly 200 years. (edit)
  • Canadian car buyers blocked from cheaper U.S. prices

    11/22/2013 1:36:05 PM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 22, 2013 | Megan Griffith-Greene
    Canadians are being given a hard time when they try to buy from dealerships south of the border By Megan Griffith-Greene, CBC News Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:00 AM ETCanadians planning a trip south of the border next week to take advantage of Black Friday deals may run into roadblocks if a car is on their shopping list. A CBC Marketplace investigation reveals automakers are preventing Canadians from taking advantage of cheaper car prices south of the border.Marketplace found price differences of thousands of dollars in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the same model car on different sides of the...
  • 1950s etiquette tips win teen $300K book deal

    10/30/2013 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 85 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Kate Sheehy
    So much for Women’s Lib. An eighth-grader took cues from a 1950s etiquette book touting white gloves and girdles in a quirky bid to be popular at school a couple years ago — and now, she’s laughing all the way to the bank. Teenager Maya Van Wagenen cleverly chronicled how she used tips from the decades-old “Betty Cornell’s Teen-age Popularity Guide’’ to gain an edge as a student new to Brownsville, Texas. She followed some of Cornell’s sage advice, which included the gloves, white pearls and girdles, as well as how to properly squeeze pimples, shave one’s legs for summer...
  • Family of first ever Arab honoured for saving a Jew from Nazis rejects prize - b/c they hate Israel

    10/21/2013 9:12:19 AM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 21, 2013 | Allan Hall
    Orig. Title: The Arab Schindler: Family of first ever Arab honoured for saving a Jew from Nazis rejects prize… because they hate Israel The family of the first ever Arab honoured for saving a Jew from the Nazi Holocaust and helping others with medical treatment have rejected the accolade because of their hatred for Israel.Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy was honored posthumously last month by Israel’s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem for hiding a Jew in Berlin during wartime.  The 'Righteous Among the Nations' award is the highest Israel can bestow upon non-Jews in recognition for helping people to survive the genocide -...
  • Tesco Sorry Over 'Gay Best Friend' Doll (Great Britain)

    09/28/2013 10:29:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | September 27, 2013
    Tesco Sorry Over 'Gay Best Friend' Doll  The retailer's website said the inflatable doll would "tell you if your bum looks big" and was a suitable gift for young children.     Tesco has withdrawn an inflatable figure labelled "gay best friend" and apologised for selling it. It comes a day after the retailer was forced to remove a Halloween costume called "Psycho Ward" from its shelves after it sparked widespread criticism. On its website Tesco said "The Inflatable g*y Best Friend" was suitable for children aged three to four and was an "amusing gift". "If SEX in the City and Will...
  • Health enrollment campaign will spread the word to every neighborhood in King County (0bamacare)

    09/18/2013 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies
    Health enrollment campaign will spread the word to every neighborhood in King County Wednesday, September 18, 2013 An ambitious effort hits high gear this week, aiming to enroll 180,000 King County residents in a new health insurance program.On Friday, September 20, more than 100 volunteers and staff members from Public Health – Seattle & King County will spread out across the county to share information about low-cost health insurance options made possible by the Affordable Care Act and available through Washington Healthplanfinder.This on-the-ground outreach launches a six-month enrollment campaign, a central part of King County Executive Dow Constantine's initiative for...
  • Charge: Man with gun demands victim apologize to black people (Seattle)

    08/15/2013 11:55:41 AM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | August 15, 2013 | Michael Harthorne
    A 35-year-old homeless black man is being held on $500,000 bail after he pointed a gun at a white man's face and demanded he apologize for all the things white people did to black people, according to charges filed with King County Superior Court. Chikwanha Eastling Nyashanu has been charged with assault and malicious harassment for the Aug. 11 incident near the basketball courts at Green Lake Community Center. According to probable cause documents, Nyashanu walked up to the victim around 9:15 p.m., pointed a gun at his face and demanded the apology. The victim later told officers he...
  • Graffiti for Trayvon Martin case suspected in Seattle arson

    08/13/2013 7:03:56 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies
    KIRO (Seattle) ^ | August 12, 2013
      A Seattle restaurant was burned by an arsonist – and that suspect was a hooded man who left graffiti believed to reference to the Trayvon Martin case. The fire was started about 2:15 a.m. at the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in Seattle's Central District. The first arriving engine company found flames coming from the back of the Med Mix restaurant near a storage area, and light smoke was found inside the restaurant. On the building the arsonist used red spray paint to write, "4 Pratt and Trayv." The owner believes that message refers to Trayvon Martin,...
  • Police fear man’s ear was swallowed following urination brawl (Seattle, of course)

    08/09/2013 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies
    Q13 Fox (Seattle) ^ | August 9, 2013 | David Rose
    SEATTLE — Officers believe a man may have swallowed another man’s ear following a fight late Thursday night. Seattle police received calls of an assault around 10 p.m. in the 100 block of 10th Avenue East. Once they arrived, a bleeding, 23-year-old victim told police a man walked into his yard and began to urinate. The victim told the 21-year-old suspect and his girlfriend to get out of the yard and the suspect — allegedly upset he was told to leave — assaulted his own girlfriend. The victim grew alarmed at the fight and stepped in and tried to stop...
  • City officials urge ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Seattle: "citizens","brown bag")

    08/01/2013 8:55:24 PM PDT · by Stoat · 80 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | August 1, 2013 | Luke Duecy
    SEATTLE - An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag."  According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" Bronstein wrote. The Office of Civil Rights says Seattle serves all residents, whether they're United States citizens or not. And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate...
  • Cost of shotgun and firearm licences must rise say police chiefs (UK)

    07/29/2013 2:44:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Ben Farmer
    Fees have not risen for more than a decade and there is a shortfall of £19 million each year for police forces to process certificates. Chief Constable Andy Marsh, the association’s spokesman on firearms licensing, also called on the Treasury to plug the financial hole. Sporting gun users immediately said they feared the move was a backdoor attempt to cut the number of gun owners in the country. A five-year firearms or shotgun certificate currently costs £50, yet police forces estimate they cost around £200 each to process the paperwork and ensure the guns are being stored safely.
  • Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Accounted For (Army Spc. 5 John L. Burgess, of Sutton Bay, Mich)

    06/25/2013 6:09:49 PM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies
    Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Accounted For             The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that a soldier, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with two of his crew members.            Army Spc. 5 John L. Burgess, of Sutton Bay, Mich., was the crew chief of a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter that crashed in Binh Phuoc Province, South Vietnam.  Also, killed in the crash were 1st Lt. Leslie F. Douglas Jr., of Verona, Miss.; lst Lt. Richard Dyer, of Central Falls, R.I.; and Sgt. 1st Class...
  • Plucking disgusting? Coat made from human chest hair

    06/24/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Stoat · 30 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jack Hewitt
    Plucking disgusting? Coat made from human chest hair  Fur sale ... £2,499 coat made from chest hair  A JACKET made entirely from human CHEST HAIR has gone on sale. The furry fashion statement, which costs £2,499, uses a million hairs plucked from mens' pecs.     Cravendale milk producers Arla foods are hoping it will turn people on to their new drink Wing Co, which they call "the manly chocolate milk for men with added man". Man fuel ... Arla Food's solution to shaven-chests But we hope it doesn't have a dampening effect on appetites. It does go perfectly...
  • CitiBike's rainy day blues: docs don't power up when it's cloudy (NYC Solar bike rentals need sun)

    06/11/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 11, 2013 | DANA SAUCHELLI and NATALIE O'NEILL
    Citi Bike’s solar-powered docking stations don’t always get enough electricity on cloudy days — a glitch that makes returning the bikes infuriating, riders say. Bike share users — who for weeks have had trouble locking bikes into docks — say the malfunction occurs most on overcast days, when stations are not fully charged. “It’s a joke — they’re solar-powered so they’re basically dead half the time….It’s worse when it’s cloudy or when the dock is under a tall building,” (edit) Lengthy waits to receive bike keys and poor customer service are also part of the problem, riders say. A spokesman...
  • Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business (Great Britain)

    06/09/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 77 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Craig Woodhouse
    Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business EXCLUSIVE  By CRAIG WOODHOUSE   A DAD of five is facing jail — for confronting two men who were allegedly raiding his business.Andrew Woodhouse is accused of GBH with intent.But wife Lisa told The Sun he was trying to defend himself after one alleged raider “came at him” with a plank as he chased them off. Mr Woodhouse grabbed the wood and allegedly used it on Kevin Green, 52, injuring both his legs and an arm.The offence carries a maximum LIFE sentence.Mr Woodhouse, 43, was woken at night by a burglar...
  • Pam Anderson ad banned for being ‘sexist and degrading to women’

    06/06/2013 6:37:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies
    The NYPost is now a "link only" site at Free Republic; please click on the article link above. Yes, the video is embedded there as well ;-)
  • Watch: Man steals adult-store mannequin, returns for 'her' sexy lingerie

    05/31/2013 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Stoat · 22 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | May 30, 2013 | Keith Eldridge
    SILVERDALE, Wash. -- A Bainbridge Island man is in jail for allegedly shoplifting a mannequin from an "adult entertainment" store and then coming back later the same night to steal sex toys and lingerie. Lovers, formerly known as Lovers Package, claims to enhance people-to-people relationships, but one shoplifter wasn't interested in real people. Instead, he wanted one of the store's sexy mannequins.  "He basically just ran into one of the doors, tried to grab an entire mannequin and run off with it. Well, as he grabbed it the bottom half of the mannequin fell off. So he got the...
  • New challenge for schools: accommodating transgender 6-year-olds

    05/28/2013 12:29:52 PM PDT · by Stoat · 58 replies
    NYPost / AP ^ | May 28, 2013
    (edit) Some experts predict that views on gender will evolve in much the same way they have for sexual orientation, since homosexuality was removed as a mental illness nearly four decades ago. Today, the gender spectrum includes those who are transgender, who see themselves as the opposite gender, and those who are gender variant, or gender nonconforming, whose gender is more "fluid." For kids, it means they identify part of themselves as boy and part as girl. (edit) In Colorado, for instance, the parents of a 6-year-old transgender girl are suing their school district for trying to make her use a...
  • Tatt's not fair! Man with inking on face says it's sad nobody will give him a job

    05/17/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT · by Stoat · 111 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | May 17, 2013
    Tatt's not fair! Man with inking on face says it's sad nobody will give him a job       Ink about it ... Yusuf wishes he'd never had his tattoos done But the 40-year-old from Batley, West Yorks, says the feedback is always the same — employers are turned off by his body art. As well as the Buddhist symbol on his face, Yusuf has two Thai boxing designs and a yin yang symbol on the back of his head. But he believes potential bosses should be more open-minded about his inkings. Yusuf said: “It is really getting...
  • Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire

    05/14/2013 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Full title: Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire as it's fastened to America's tallest building A camera attached to the bottom of One World Trade Center's highest component has provided dizzying footage from the top of New York City's tallest building.The final section of the spire, adorned with an American flag, was lifted by crane to the top of the skyscraper on Friday.A GoPro camera mounted near its base documented the careful rise of the iron piece, as dozens of construction workers watched in awe.    (edit)
  • Simple Tool Stratifies Mortality Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

    05/13/2013 11:51:28 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | May 13, 2013 | Marlene Busko
    Simple Tool Stratifies Mortality Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Marlene Busko May 13, 2013  Researchers have created an online mortality-risk calculator for patients with type 2 diabetes, which stratifies patients into low, medium, or high risk of dying from any cause within 2 years. By plugging in values for 9 readily available patient characteristics — age, body mass index (BMI), diastolic blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio, antihypertensive treatment, and insulin therapy — a physician can quickly determine whether a patient has a high risk for death. "The novelty and the importance of this study is that we provide...
  • Neighbor 'goes nuts,' destroys several homes with bulldozer (Washington State)

    05/10/2013 3:19:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 109 replies
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- Witnesses say a man upset with his neighbors went on a rampage with a bulldozer-like piece of logging machinery in a Port Angeles neighborhood, damaging four homes and knocking out power to thousands of people. The Clallam County Sheriff's Office says it does not appear that anyone was injured during the incident that happened just after noon Friday along Pioneer Road. The suspect was arrested. "A person with a piece of heavy equipment that was very upset, struck (four) homes in the area and also a truck," said Jim Borte with the Clallam County Sheriff's...
  • Police: Man beat up over unwanted shirt removal (Seattle)

    05/08/2013 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | May 8, 2013 | Michael Harthorne
    A banker beat up a man he believes sexually propositioned him by removing one of his two shirts during a business conversation in a hotel room last week, according to the Seattle Police Department. Officers were called to the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn in downtown Seattle around 1:15 a.m. Thursday for a reported assault and found the victim covered in blood in the lobby. The victim told officers he was in the hotel bar when he met the suspect, who was in town for a bankers convention. The two got into a conversation about banking until last call, at...
  • Suspected victim of hate crime charged with setting fires, painting racial slurs on his own home

    04/04/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Stoat · 22 replies
    A Petersburg minister whose Chesterfield County house was set on fire last month and sparked a potential hate crime probe has been charged with setting the fires himself. Chesterfield police arrested and charged Olander D. Cuthrell, 41, of the 7800 block of Little Ridge Court, on two counts of felony arson. Cuthrell is a minister at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg. At about 4:30 a.m. on March 15, police were called to Cuthrell's residence where it was reported that a car and a porch were on fire. Both fires were extinguished and no one was injured. A racial slur...
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man Tased 4 times fights off police on I-5 (Washington State)

    04/02/2013 2:44:23 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies
    KCPQ Fox 13 ^ | April 2, 2013 | David Rose
    MARYSVILLE — A man managed to elude police after being Tased 4 times on Interstate 5 Sunday in Marysville, Wash. Police believe he was on some sort of drug. The family filming the incident couldn’t believe the man was still standing. Read more:
  • The 12-year-old who can spell better than spelling bee judges!

    03/17/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail, various ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jessica Montoya Coggins
    The 12-year-old who can spell better than spelling bee judges! Little girl eliminated after judges couldn't get 'braille' rightW-R-O-N-G A young girl with an affinity for spelling was erroneously eliminated from a spelling bee in Selma, California after she allegedly misspelled the word 'braille.' According to KMPH, Sierra Shoemaker, 12, provided the correct spelling for the word, but the judges had the word spelled with one 'L' and sent her packing with a second-place finish  'I didn't really want to say anything because when the word master tells you [that you] spelled a word wrong you don't really want to argue with...
  • MP apologises for calling BBC racist over Papal update ‘black or white’ smoke tweet

    03/13/2013 10:27:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies
    The Drum, various ^ | March 13, 2013
    Labour MP David Lammy has apologised after accusing the BBC of being racist following its tweet which said "LIVE VIDEO: Chimney of Sistine Chapel as conclave votes for #Pope - will smoke be black or white?" Lammy replied saying: "This tweet from the BBC is crass and unnecessary. Do we really need silly innuendo about the race of the next Pope?" However, after receiving several messages alerting him to the fact that black smoke appears from a Vatican chimney when no decision has been made, and white smoke alerts the public to the election of a new Pope, the politician...
  • UF Researcher: Mega mosquitoes set to invade Central Fla. (They're 20x 'regular' size)

    03/06/2013 6:52:38 AM PST · by Stoat · 42 replies
    Click Orlando (WKMG Local 6) ^ | March 6, 2013 | Evan Lambert
    Mega mosquitoes known as gallinippers could invade Central Florida this summer as flood waters from tropical storms force the larvae to hatch this hurricane season. Entomologists at the University of Florida say the mosquitoes are 20 times the size of a typical mosquito, about the size of a quarter.  They also pack a painful bite, according to UF entomologist Phil Kaufman. He calls the species "notoriously aggressive." The best way to protect against these super-sized mosquitoes is to wear bug spray with DEET and cover up as best as possible. Gallinippers were spotted last year in Florida after Tropical...
  • JPD: Woman charged with DWI after trying to drive off in toy truck (also: had no pants or shoes)

    03/05/2013 10:16:35 AM PST · by Stoat · 36 replies
    Region 8 News ^ | March 4, 2013 | Patricia D. Davis
    JPD: Woman charged with DWI after trying to drive off in toy truck Submitted by Patricia D. Davis, Community Web Producer Monday, March 4th, 2013, 2:33pm Topics: Crime, News    Jamie Craft (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) A Jonesboro woman was arrested on DWI charges after police say she slammed into a mobile home then tried to leave the scene of the accident in a child’s battery-operated truck. Jamie Jeanette Craft, 29, is also charged with public intoxication, refusal to submit, disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked. Just 5:30...
  • Music For Christmas From The Vatican (In MP3 format, all free)

    12/09/2012 2:11:40 PM PST · by Stoat · 8 replies
    The Vatican ^ | December 9, 2012
    These links will take you to several selections for Christmas as well as many other Celebrations and events: Hymns for the Celebrations of the Liturgical Year, Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel  Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra - L'Offerta Musicale in MP3 Please enjoy and share with friends :-)Merry Christmas!