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  • Finland’s first sex doll brothel opens in Helsinki offering 100 euro robot romps ...

    11/13/2018 7:28:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    theworldnews.net ^ | 17:04 / 12.11.2018 SUN | Staff
    FINLAND will be opening its first sex doll BROTHEL later this week as demand for silicone companions blows up all over the world. Russian-owned Unique Dolls will open its doors in Helsinki on Thursday - charging frisky Finns €100 an hour with its demimonde dolls. The silicone brothel is located in a discrete location behind a shopping centre in the Finnish capital. And they say they'll only ever be allowing a maximum of four clients in the building at any one time to keep noise levels at a respectable level. Each of the four models has its own room at...
  • Duke lacrosse rape accuser loses bid for a new murder trial

    08/19/2018 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 24 replies
    College Fix ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | GREG PIPER
    False accusers, administrators, prosecutors – no one learned from her lesson It appears to be the end of the road for Crystal Mangum. The accuser at the center of the Duke University lacrosse gang-rape hoax was denied another trial after her conviction for lethally stabbing her boyfriend five years ago. We last covered Mangum three years ago when she asked for a new trial, saying the jury was improperly informed of her attack on another man in 2010. Mangum claimed the butter-knife stabbing was an act of self-defense against a violent boyfriend, but the jury didn’t believe her and she...
  • Iranian Oil Tanker Burns For Third Day As Winds, High Waves Lash Rescuers

    01/11/2018 9:09:29 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Rigzone ^ | January 09, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Iran's Sanchi’ running 136,000 tonne ultra-light condensate, (in) an off record run, up the west China coast. In dark, rough seas just north of the Yang, Sanchi was rammed by US CF Crystal, carrying grain. Any chances of taming the fire or saving any of the 31 (all Iranian nationals except for two Bangladeshi) tanker crew members, is slim the Ministry of Transport said Tuesday… The flames are forcing South Korean Coast Guard to stay miles from the tanker.
  • Statement from Jennifer Scalise

    06/16/2017 4:57:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    Rep. Steve Scalise ^ | 16 June 2017 | Jennifer Scalise
  • Clinton's State Department spent $5.4 million on 'crystal stemware'

    10/28/2016 8:31:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-27-16 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton's State Department spent millions of taxpayer dollars on lavish goods and frivolous initiatives, such as a $5.4 million "no-bid contract for crystal stemware" and $630,000 to "increase Facebook likes on four State Department pages." The expenditures appeared in a 21-page memo, prepared by the Republican National Committee, that documented the financial mismanagement that occurred at the State Department under Clinton's watch. While wasteful spending is a familiar find at most federal agencies, Clinton presided over particularly expensive unsuccessful reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her agency spent more than $600 million on failed projects in those two countries...
  • Crystal Pepsi is making a comeback

    06/11/2015 8:37:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 11, 2015
    Cyrstal Pepsi is poised to make a comeback, thanks in part to efforts by competitive eater Kevin Strahle --aka L.A. Beast. Strahle is part of a group of loyal consumers who have been appealing to Pepsi to bring back the iconic drink, which tasted like Pepsi but was clear. The caffeine-free drink was originally introduced in 1992 to respond to health concerns about coloring in soda, but only lasted a year. It was considered a failure because it was believed it didn’t taste good.
  • Tommy James: Behind the Crystal Blue Persuasion

    04/11/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by boycott · 42 replies
    CBN.com ^ | Aug 23, 2010
    In this extended interview, Tommy James talks about his days with the mob and how the rock'n'roll lifestyle almost derailed his life...
  • Researchers suggest Vikings used crystals with sun compass to steer at night

    03/29/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working in Hungary has proposed that a sun compass artifact found in a convent in 1948 might have been used in conjunction with crystals to allow Vikings to guide their boats even at night. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, the team describes theories they've developed that might explain how Viking sailors were able to so accurately sail to places such as Greenland. Since the discovery of the sun compass fragment, researchers have theorized that Viking sailors used them to plot their course—at least when the...
  • Crystal is 'oldest scrap of Earth crust'

    02/24/2014 7:56:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    bbc ^ | 24 February 2014
    A tiny 4.4-billion-year-old crystal has been confirmed as the oldest fragment of Earth's crust. The zircon was found in sandstone in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia. Scientists dated the crystal by studying its uranium and lead atoms. The former decays into the latter very slowly over time and can be used like a clock. The finding has been reported in the journal Nature Geoscience. Its implication is that Earth had formed a solid crust much sooner after its formation 4.6 billion years ago than was previously thought, and very quickly following the great collision with a Mars-sized body...
  • Hill’s $nub of U.S. companies in purchase of crystal stemware is clear

    12/30/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    New York Post -- Page Six ^ | March 15, 2010 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies — but it won’t give the US economy much of a boost. The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which in turn subcontracted the crystal work to a Swedish firm — snubbing such US companies as the famous manufacturer in Clinton’s own back yard, Steuben Crystal of upstate Corning. The firm didn’t even get a chance to bid on the contract, which will outfit embassies and ambassadors’ residences with fancy crystal for ritzy functions. Ironically, under the...
  • Proposed 4-dimensional crystal clock to keep perfect time even after the heat death of the universe

    09/25/2012 12:21:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 9/25/12 | George Dvorsky
    Scientists say that a perpetual motion machine is physically impossible, but a research team at the University of California Berkeley has just outlined an idea that comes pretty damn close. By proposing a 4D "space-time crystal," the engineers have designed a device that would operate at its lowest quantum energy state and exhibit a clock-like persistence that would theoretically exist even after the universe is exhausted of all its energy, the so-called heat death. Normally, crystals are comprised of atoms that are arranged in an orderly, repeating three-dimensional pattern. Earlier this year, however, MIT's Nobel-prize winning physicist Frank Wilcze outlined...
  • Billy Crystal Calls GOP Candidates 'Dark Knight, an American Psycho and a Charismatic

    02/26/2012 8:01:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/26/12 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters reported Friday that Oscars host Billy Crystal intended to mock GOP "idiots" during Sunday's awards presentation. Roughly forty-five minutes in, Crystal was true to his word taking a cheap shot at the Republican presidential candidates (video follows with transcript): Billy Crystal: A dark knight, an American psycho, a charismatic crack addict. You'll get to choose one on Super Tuesday. And of course the audience found it hysterical.
  • First Baby Names of 2012: Name Candy's State-by-State List

    01/07/2012 11:02:32 AM PST · by bgill · 28 replies
    Shine ^ | Jan. 6, 2012 | NameCandy
    What does the 2012 crop of New Year's babies foretell? A quick glance will confirm that when it comes to the new generation of American baby names, creativity rules there's no longer such a thing as "normal." The first babies of the year include an Daytona, an Akier and an Envy (yes, Envy), but nary a John or Mary to be seen.
  • Superman's memory crystals may become reality in computers (rewritable crystals?)

    08/20/2011 8:48:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/14/11 | Richard Gray
    Superman's memory crystals may become reality in computers Computers may soon be saving their data onto hard drives made of glass following research by British scientists who have developed a way of storing information similar to the "memory crystals" seen in the Superman films. By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent 9:45AM BST 14 Aug 2011 Researchers at Southampton University used lasers to rearrange the atoms in pieces of glass, turning it into new type of computer memory. They claim the glass memory is far more stable and resilient than current types of hard-drive memory, which have a limited lifespan of a...
  • NASA's Spitzer space telescope detects green crystal rain bombarding sun-like star near Orion

    05/28/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 3/27/11 | Peter Farquhar
    MORE proof that space is amazing, this time from the not-too-distant constellation of Orion, where one star is currently being bombarded with green crystal rain. The embryonic star is described as "Sun-like" - as in our Sun - and named HOPS-38. The crystals are a green mineral called olivine and have been spotted raining down from the clouds of gas engulfing HOPS-68 by NASA's Spitzer infrared detectors. Olivine can be found on Earth, in gemstones and on the green sand beaches of Hawaii. They've also been spotted before by NASA's Stardust and Deep Impact comet-watchers, but this is the first...
  • Multimillion-Dollar Crystal Glassware Project Renewed at U.S. State Dept.

    04/13/2011 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (T-RAM) ^ | 4/11/2011 | Steve Peacock
    Upwards of $3.5 million worth of high-end custom-made crystal is slated to make its way to embassies around the world under a revised U.S. Dept. of State plan that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (T-RAM) has discovered. Last year Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came under fire for launching a similar fancy-glass endeavor that had come with an even higher estimated price tag: $5.4 million.
  • Did Vikings navigate by polarized light?

    01/31/2011 8:30:21 PM PST · by Palter · 31 replies
    Nature ^ | 31 Jan 2011 | Jo Marchant
    'Sunstone' crystals may have helped seafarers to find the Sun on cloudy days. A Viking legend tells of a glowing 'sunstone' that, when held up to the sky, revealed the position of the Sun even on a cloudy day. It sounds like magic, but scientists measuring the properties of light in the sky say that polarizing crystals — which function in the same way as the mythical sunstone — could have helped ancient sailors to cross the northern Atlantic. A review of their evidence is published today in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B1. The Vikings, seafarers from Scandinavia...
  • Organic Crystal Allows Excitons to Travel Further, Produces More Efficient Plastic Solar Cells

    10/12/2010 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | October 11, 2010 10:56 AM | Tiffany Kaiser
    Rubrene crystal raises hope for the use of organic semiconductors and cheaper, more efficient solar cells Rutgers University physicists have found new properties within a material that could lead to the production of less expensive and more efficient plastic solar cells. Vitaly Podzorov, co-author of the study and assistant professor of physics at Rutgers University, along with his research team have discovered that organic semiconductors allow energy-carrying particles -- which are created by "packets" of light -- to journey a thousand times farther than researchers previously thought. "Organic semiconductors are promising for solar cells and other uses, such as video displays, because they can be...
  • Dorothy Davidson (mayoral candidate, AL) claims Nick Saban endorsement, with altered photo

    08/19/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 8/18/2010 | Anita Debro
    For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Bessemer Councilwoman Dorothy Davidson, who is running for mayor of the city, claims she secured Saban's endorsement of her campaign three weeks ago. Davidson printed it on a color campaign flier that shows her and the coach smiling side by side on a golf course. (snip)
  • Crystal meth seized in Douglas (AZ)

    06/12/2010 8:31:47 AM PDT · by exbrit · 12 replies · 341+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 6/12/10 | Unspecified
    DOUGLAS —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling try, seizing 39 pounds of crystal meth from a vehicle. On June 11 at about 9 a.m., CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. Officers selected a 2003 Ford Escape for inspection. The vehicle was being driven by a 32-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. With the assistance of a K-9 team the CBP officers discovered that the fire wall inside the engine compartment had been altered and was being used to smuggle packages of crystal meth. The total weight of crystal meth was nearly 39 pounds...