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  • Please Re-Elect Gerald (The Best Political Ad Of The Year Is Absolutely Delightful Not Sure Who)

    10/26/2016 5:47:22 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 16 replies
    YOU TUBE via Digg ^ | Published on October 5, 2016 | Not Sure Who
    Saw this via a Mickey Kaus Twitter link, shows no author per se. A very clever ad that gave me a good chuckle this morning!
  • Final Touches In Place For Inaugural Ska Festival

    10/25/2016 10:21:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Some of the world's top performers in the ska and rocksteady music genres will be on stage at the first Annual One World Ska and Rocksteady Music Festival, scheduled to take place at the Hope Road-based Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston on November 26 and 27. Acts already confirmed are Toots and The Maytals, Lloyd Parks and We The People, The Skatalites (USA), Soweto Ska Band (Spain), Marcia Griffiths, Leroy Sibbles (formerly of the Heptones), B.B Seaton and The Gaylads (UK), Brooklyn Attractors (USA), U-Roy - king of Jamaican toasters, Derrick Morgan king of ska, Stranger Cole, Sparrow Martin...
  • San Jose Cop Helps Save Woman, Then Fixes up Her House

    10/25/2016 7:35:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Robert Salonga
    Officer Mike Roberson helped save Mary Ellen Cancilla’s life. Then he helped rebuild it. It was due in part to Roberson’s persistence that officers this past summer found the 68-year-old Cancilla, weakened by radiation therapy, collapsed on her bedroom floor. But as he looked around her cluttered, under-kept home, Roberson, a 17-year San Jose Police Department member, Air Force veteran, and long-active community volunteer, felt the need to do more. He observed a home that had fallen far behind in upkeep, filled with decades of no-longer-used belongings and other accumulated items dating back to when Cancilla’s family moved into the...
  • Guns, Ammo Found At Home Of Man Accused Of Making Threats Against Islamic Center Of SoCal

    10/25/2016 7:17:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 10/25/2016
    An Agoura Hills man was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats against the Islamic Center of Southern California in Koreatown. Mark Lucian Feigin, 40, was taken into custody last week. On Sept. 19, the suspect left at the center a voicemail filled with hate and profanity. The next day he called again and threatened to kill Muslims, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police said they found at least nine guns, modified high-capacity magazines and 250 pounds of ammunition in the 40-year-old suspect’s home. “People make threats of this nature and they have the means to carry out...
  • Students, Parents Concerned Over Racist Graffiti at California High School

    10/25/2016 6:40:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/25 | Elyce Kirchner and Stephen Ellison
    Student confesses to one restroom incident while a second one is still being investigatedRacist graffiti found in the boys restroom at California High School in San Ramon. Students, parents and school officials are concerned after racist graffiti was found written in the restrooms at California High School in San Ramon, even as one of the incidents apparently was resolved Tuesday. Police and school officials were investigating the incidents in which the N-word was used in the girls restroom and the words "whites" and "colored" were scribbled above separate stalls in the boys restroom on the campus. On Tuesday, a student...
  • Central Texas Man Gets Probation for Sex Assault of Girl, 12

    10/25/2016 2:34:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 10/25
    A Central Texas man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl must serve 10 years of probation. George Karns Jr., of Holland, Texas, was also sentenced Monday by a judge to 120 days in jail after earlier pleading guilty in the 2013 assault at his home. The Temple Daily Telegram reports Karns, who was 17 during the incident, was initially charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
  • Helicopter Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver Near Gallup

    10/25/2016 1:29:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KOB ^ | October 24, 2016 | Kenneth Mahan
    McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies say an alleged drunk driver ran through barricades to strike a fire truck and medical helicopter. Frank Hernandez was at the scene and witnessed the crash. Hernandez works for Speedway Towing in Gallup. He was at the site of a crash to tow away a vehicle that had rolled over -- the wreck that the medical helicopter was responding to. “Then I noticed after we got the vehicle picked up, this black Jeep flew past us,” said Hernandez. “I was thinking, 'What the heck is this guy doing?' Because they had people out there trying to...
  • Woman who pushed husband to his death from a 25th-floor window found dead in prison cell

    10/25/2016 12:58:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2016 | Lindsey Bever
    <p>Terri Watkins, communications director for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, told The Washington Post that Hilberling was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m. by a facility doctor. Watkins said the death is under investigation by the department’s inspector general and that the medical examiner will determine the official cause.</p>
  • Officials at World’s Tallest Church Ask Public to Stop Urinating on Walls

    10/25/2016 12:54:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Global News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Adam Frisk
    Officials in the German city of Ulm are urging the public to stop urinating on the walls of Ulm Minster, the world’s tallest church. According to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), church officials said the constant flow of people urinating and vomiting on the walls of the church is eroding the sandstone base because of the salts and acids in the bodily fluid. Officials in the German city of Ulm are urging the public to stop urinating on the walls of Ulm Minster, the world’s tallest church. According to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), church officials said the constant flow...
  • Police: Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic in Maine

    10/25/2016 12:53:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | 10/24/2016
    They say the man didn’t respond to officers when they warned him against obstructing traffic in a busy intersection in downtown Portland. ... The man was charged with obstructing the public way. Police removed the tree outfit and gave it to Public Works to take care of, CBS affiliate WGME reported. A friend of the man says he was trying to study the city’s traffic patterns.
  • Racist Altercation Over Parking Spot Recorded in Abbotsford

    10/25/2016 12:25:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Global News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Jill Slattery
    A video of a racist altercation in Abbotsford is making the rounds online. The slur-ridden video appears to take place in a parking lot on South Fraser Way and Pauline Street. In it, a Caucasian man verbally assaults another person behind the camera, apparently over a parking space. In the 2:20 minute video, the man calls the person a “Hindu” and a “P*ki” who “should go back to India.” He also calls him a “camel-riding m***********” and other racial slurs not appropriate for publication. At one point, the man approaches the camera and asks, “When did you come to Canada?”...
  • French Politician Sparks National Outrage After Underestimating Cost of Pain au Chocolat

    10/25/2016 12:14:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Global News ^ | 10/25 | Nicole Bogart
    With all the political ire going on in the United States, it’s sometimes good to put things in perspective. French presidential candidate Jean-Francois Copé has sparked outrage on Twitter after wildly underestimating the cost of a pain au chocolat pastry. For those who don’t know, the sweet chocolate-filled croissants are somewhat of a national treasure and a staple of any French bakery. The political upheaval began Monday during a radio interview with Europe 1, when Copé was asked if he knew the price of the famous French pastry. “I have no clue, I have no idea … maybe 10 to...
  • VANITY: Report on Kansas Early Voting

    10/25/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by lacrew · 9 replies
    vanity | 10-25-16 | Lacrew
    First, the demographics: I vote in Topeka (Shawnee County), Kansas. It went 50/48 pro Romney last time. Its a state capital, so lots of government workers. And, the largest employers in the county use union labor. So, although KS leans right, Topeka is a mixed bag. Second, observations: Voting was 'brisk'...lots of people moving through. Almost no 'millennials' - in my mid 40's, I felt younger than most there. Almost no blacks vs 8% black population. I could not identify any Hispanics vs 11% Hispanic population. I did not see a sea of red hats or shirts...but really Kansas doesn't...
  • Monkey Menace in Makkah

    10/25/2016 11:33:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The banning of weapons used to shoot monkeys has led to an increase of the primates in Mount Al-Noor District, Makkah newspaper reported. «People living in Mount Al- Noor District have several time reported to the municipality that they are facing problems with monkeys,» Nasser Al-Emairy, a citizen said. “The monkeys would raid our houses and attack our children. They are disturbing our lives. They also leave waste on the streets. After several reports to the municipality, an Arab veterinarian came and assessed the situation. He wrote a report and informed us that the medicine to tranquilize the monkeys is...
  • Over Half Million Saudi Men Engaged in Polygamy, Report Shows

    10/25/2016 11:28:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 25 October 2016
    Latest statistics have shown that in 2016 more than half a million Saudi men are reported to have more than one spouse at a time. A recent annual report on polygamy, a common practice in Saudi Arabia, has revealed that around 73000 men between the age of 25 to 49 engaged in polygamous relationships. Men from the age group of 50 to 54 years came in the second place. The report, which has obtained a copy of, also showed that more than 16,000 cases among men between the ages of 60-64 were married to at least three women at...
  • San Jose Police Open Fire on SUV That Twice Rammed Officers

    10/25/2016 11:22:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/25 | Bob Redell and Shawn Murphy
    San Jose police officers opened fire early Tuesday on a suspect after a man in a stolen Isuzu SUV twice rammed an officer in a squad car near the Kellogg Co. plant. Despite that, there were no injuries during the midnight shooting that unfolded at the corner of Wooster and Tripp avenues. Lt. Greg Lombardo said three officers were on routine foot patrol at the end of Wooster just north of Tripp. As one of the officers was getting back into his patrol car, the silver SUV came around the corner and struck the police cruiser. The suspect vehicle then...
  • Manhunt underway for Oklahoma man who shot 6 people, attempted decapitations

    10/25/2016 8:45:14 AM PDT · by fella · 33 replies ^ | 25 Oct 2016
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads. Michael Dale Vance Jr., a 38-year-old man from Chandler, Oklahoma, is wanted on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder. Police say he was last seen early Monday about 30 miles from the Texas border in western Oklahoma — 165 miles away from where the...
  • FR's CrippleCreek

    10/25/2016 6:13:29 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 54 replies
    VANITY ^ | 25OCT2016 | Cletus
    Anyone heard from CrippleCreek lately? He said he was taking some "time away". Since he lives near my "born & raised" stomping grounds, I'd like to see him back on FR.
  • East Bay moms win with Hillary Clinton baby costume for Halloween

    10/24/2016 11:36:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Amy Graff
    SNIP Here's another must-have accessory for Hillary Clinton supporters: a baby dressed up as the Democratic presidential nominee. The Halloween costume idea was created by East Bay moms Heather Gibbs and Whitney Moss who photographed the ensemble for their Rookie Moms site filled with parenting tips. SNIP
  • Attention Choppers! Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Medical Helicopter, Cops Say

    10/24/2016 7:39:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cbs8 ^ | 10/24/2016
    A New Mexico motorist was arrested early Monday after cops say he drove around a barricade and smashed into an EMS helicopter while under the influence of alcohol. The McKinley County Sheriff's Office said the helicopter and an ambulance were responding to a man injured in an unrelated accident on Highway 566 near the town of Gallup. Two fire vehicles were used to block the scene from traffic when authorities say a car driven by Glenn Livingston plowed through the roadblock, first striking the helicopter, which tipped over from the impact. The helicopter had not yet taken off, and its...
  • Egypt: Fattest Woman in the World Hasn't Left Home for 25 Years

    10/24/2016 4:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016
    A 36-year-old Egyptian woman, believed to be the fattest female in the world, has reached 500 kgs weight, according to media reports. Imran Ahmad Abdulati, who is Alexandria in northern Egypt, has not left her home for 25 years - since she was 11-years-old - because of her weight problem. After years of desperate attempts to deal with the issue, her sister Chaymaa' Ahmad Abdulati has now gone public with the problem in the hope of getting help, the media report said.
  • USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal [anti-fracking barf]

    10/24/2016 3:30:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2016 5:06 PM EDT
    The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest of Fairview in February was likely induced by distant disposal wells, the agency said. The USGS report indicated that in the area around where the Fairview quake occurred, the volume of fluid injected had increased sevenfold over three years. …
  • 'He Has a Gun!': Civilian on Ride-Along Cries During Madera Police Shootout

    10/24/2016 3:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | Lisa Fernandez
    Two bullets passed through the windshield, and the passenger was injured by broken glassBullets narrowly missed a civilian taking a ride in a police cruiser in central California early Sunday morning, when a traffic stop turned into a police chase. Many citizens who want to understand the job of police officers and get a sense of the excitement of the job go on ride-alongs, like the woman in Madera. But her morning was anything but routine after a suspect ended up firing 14 rounds at the patrol car, leaving the passenger scratched by broken glass and crying in fear, but...
  • Flüchtling ersticht Clown in Heilbronn

    10/24/2016 8:33:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    24 Hour News ^ | 10/24/2016
    Heilbronn. In der Nacht vom 23. Oktober 2016 hat Ilyas D. einen sogenannten Killer Clown - mit einem Schweizer Taschenmesser 15 mal in den Hintern eingestochen. Die Polizei sucht nach Zeugen. _______________________________________________________ Translation: [Title] Refugee stabs clown in Heilbronn (Germany) On the night of October 23, 2016 Ilyas D. stabbed a so called killer clown 15 times in the back with a Swiss pocket knife. Police are looking for witnesses.
  • 'Gay cake' row: born-again Christian bakers lose court appeal [Northern Ireland]

    10/24/2016 7:45:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Monday 24 October 2016 06.55 EDT | Henry McDonald
    A bakery in Northern Ireland owned by evangelical Christians has lost an appeal to overturn a conviction that found it guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a pro-gay-marriage themed cake. The court of appeal in Belfast on Monday upheld a previous judgment last year that Ashers Bakery had discriminated against a customer on the grounds of sexual orientation. The family-owned firm in the original case was also ordered to pay £500 compensation to the local gay rights activist Gareth Lee, whose legal action was backed by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Lee had tried to buy a cake...
  • More than 500 students protest Boston Latin dress code

    10/24/2016 7:36:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    WHDH (Boston) ^ | October 24, 2016
    A new dress code at Boston Latin School has sparked outrage by students. More than 500 students have signed an online petition protesting the school’s new dress code, which bans several things such as spaghetti straps and “gang-related clothing or colors.” Students say the policy discriminates against female students and minorities.
  • (Vanity) Huge fire in Beaver County, PA?

    10/24/2016 6:04:46 AM PDT · by Pietro · 23 replies
    10/24/2016 | Vanity
    From the Pittsburgh Airport we are seeing a huge plume of black smoke in the direction of the Shippensport Power plant in Beaver County, PA. Does anyone know what's going on?
  • Vietnam searching for more than 200 escapees from drug rehab center

    10/24/2016 5:55:02 AM PDT · by tekrat · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | October 24, 2016 | Andrew V. Pestano
    Police in Vietnam's southeast Dong Nai province are searching for more than 200 presumed drug addicts who broke out of a compulsory rehabilitation center. About 560 inmates broke out Sunday, some using fire extinguishers and sticks to break walls and windows, but police recaptured about 330. The center holds 1,481 inmates, about twice the center's capacity. Residents in the province east of Ho Chi Minh City have been urged to stay indoors and lock their doors after inmates began moving through the area. Some officials believe the escaped inmates left the province aboard taxis.
  • University of Maine professor dies conducting research in Antarctica

    10/24/2016 5:43:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    The Associated Press CTV ^ | October 24, 2016 | John Krinjak
    A University of Maine professor has died while conducting research in Antarctica. The university says 50-year-old Gordon Hamilton died Saturday when the snowmobile he was riding hit a crevasse and he fell 100 feet. He had been in Antarctica doing research for the National Science Foundation. His work focused on the role of ice and glaciers in the climate system.
  • Iraqi parliament passes bill banning alcohol

    10/23/2016 5:58:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2016 9:20 AM EDT | Joseph Krauss and Sinan Salaheddin
    Iraq’s parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country’s Christian community who rely on the business. The law, passed late Saturday night, imposes a fine of up to 25 million Iraqi dinars, or $21,000, for anyone violating the ban. But it’s unclear how strictly the law would be enforced, and it could be struck down by the supreme court. Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, but it has always been available in Iraq’s larger cities, mainly from shops run by Christians. Those shops are...
  • Swiss woman wins headscarf court battle

    10/23/2016 5:36:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 23 Oct 2016 13:27 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    A Swiss court has ruled against a company that fired a longtime employee after she began wearing the Muslim headscarf, marking one of the first such rulings in Switzerland, media reported Sunday. A regional court in Bern ruled last month that a 29-year-old Serbian woman was fired without just cause from a dry cleaning business, and ordered the company to dish out back-pay and damages to her, the Le Matin Dimanche weekly reported. The woman, identified only as Abida, was fired in January 2015 from a job she had held for six years, after she began wearing the Muslim headscarf,...
  • SPD arrests 2 teens accused of assaulting 62-year-old man

    10/23/2016 4:32:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    WSYR ^ | 1021/2016
    Syracuse Police have arrested two teens who are accused of assaulting a 62-year-old man. The victim told officers a group of teens were sitting on his front yard trespassing in the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. When the victim asked them not to sit on his property, police say he was punched twice in the face and head by two teenage girls. The 14 and 15-year-old girls were arrested and charged with third-degree assault. Their names are not being released because of their age. Both teens were released to the parents on juvenile appearance tickets.
  • Man in custody after stabbing at SC church

    10/23/2016 2:59:32 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The State ^ | 10/23/2016 | Staff Reports
    A man is in custody after a stabbing Sunday morning at a Wedgefield church. Billy Lewis, 65, of Byron Lane, Wedgefield, is charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident at St. Paul AME Shaw Church, 1495 N. St. Paul Church Road, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The victim, believed to be a man in his 60s, was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland, the sheriff’s office said, noting he was stabbed three times in his upper body. His condition was not known, though he was expected to be released as soon as Sunday, the...
  • Man Mistakes Wife for Goblin, Stabs Her to Death With a Chisel

    10/23/2016 2:07:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    A High court judge justice Joseph Mafusire has freed a 24-year-old Mwenezi man who stabbed his wife to death with a chisel after evidence was led that he was mentally unstable at the time of the murder Defence counsel led by Lucy Chivasa from the Legal Resource Foundation who represented Mikian Sandako told the court that accused heard some blows as he was sleeping and saw his wife as a goblin which resulted in him stabbing her twice above the breast and several times on the neck using a chisel. Court heard that after stabbing his wife, Sandako then stabbed...
  • The Truth Behind Syria's Statue of Liberty

    10/23/2016 1:41:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 23 October 2016 | Hibah Fares
    A “touching” artwork created during the beginning of Syria’s uprising in 2012 has caught the attention of a worldwide audience. Through digital media Syrian artist Tammam Azzam has reconstructed the Statue of Liberty from the rubble of a destroyed building in Syria. But during an interview with Al, Azzam said he was ‘surprised’ by what he said was the ‘wrong interpretation’ the picture had recently received, compared to the more positive reactions it received in 2012. He said pro-Assad and regime loyalists were sharing the picture and lying about its origins saying: “From a Syrian artist to America, using...
  • Songs from Mexico on radio promoting Hillary

    10/23/2016 8:46:56 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    Spanish-language radio stations | 23 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Spanish-language radio stations are playing overwhelmingly pro-Hillary songs on the radio. We have allowed a culture which largely hates us and wishes to dispossess us to grow and become a major political force against us. Such activity is specifically forbidden in Mexico, but then they turn and do the very same thing to us. At best we are facing civil war. At the worst death or enslavement.
  • Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship

    10/22/2016 11:34:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 22 October 2016 13:48 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Several hundred Muslims staged a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome on Friday over what they see as unfair restrictions on their freedom to practice their faith in Italy. Organizers said they had called the demonstration following the recent closure on administrative grounds of five makeshift mosques. Many Italian Muslims suspect local authorities are responding to a climate of mistrust caused by recent Islamist attacks in Europe by closing down the places of worship on the grounds of easily resolved problems such as the number of toilets on a particular premises. …
  • Plano Man Fights Off Bobcat During Dog Walk

    10/22/2016 11:32:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Meredith Yeomans
    Bobcat sightings are not uncommon in North Texas. Viewers send in a few photos to NBC 5 every week. However, we rarely hear about a person being attacked by a bobcat. A Plano man says he had to fight off a bobcat while he was walking his dog at Hoblitzelle Park near Alma and Legacy drives. “I guess right after is when I sat back and was like 'okay, I just fought a bobcat. That was interesting,'” said Logan Ortolf. Ortolf says his 10-month-old Blue Heeler mix named Harley was off the leash at the park when the encounter happened....
  • Prince Albert buys Philadelphia home of mom Grace Kelly

    10/22/2016 11:12:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2016 3:01 PM ET
    The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family. Her son, Prince Albert of Monaco, has confirmed to People Magazine that he was the recent purchaser of the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home in the city’s East Falls section. He said in an interview on the magazine’s website posted Friday that the house is “very special to our family.” He said he was happy to have saved it “from a near certain death or development.” […] The home...
  • Woman shoots Detroit house in Facebook rant and gets arrested

    10/22/2016 8:30:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | October 21, 2016
    DETROIT (WJBK) - A woman's angry Facebook video about a house she bought through the Detroit Land Bank resulted in her arrest. In the video, the woman pulls out a gun and shoots the house behind her, while holding a small child with a second child next to her. The profane tirade which includes her making threats lasts about nine minutes while a young boy next to her worriedly backs away after she shoots the house. Detroit police say that the woman, Andrea Sheppard, was arrested Friday in Oakland County, one day after the video was posted on social media....
  • Four YEARS of HilliARRY

    10/22/2016 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Catholic Canadian · 27 replies
    I don't think I could bear it, and I'm not an American. I can't do it, that ungodly voice and snarky sarcastic tone....kill me, please kill me...the bitch is kryptonite to any hetero white male.....
  • Why Kerala Faces ‘Peculiar Dog Bite Menace’? SC Wonders

    10/22/2016 5:22:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Oct 21, 2016
    “Why does Kerala have such a peculiar dog bite menace?” the Supreme Court wondered on Thursday, as a committee appointed by it warned that the “excessive” stray canine population will continue to pose “very serious threat” to public safety unless brought down to “manageable level”. “I have been to several states. In Orissa the dog bite incidents are rare. In Assam it is rare. Why is this dog bite problem so concentrated in Kerala? Why does Kerala have such a peculiar dog bite menace. We need to know,” Justice Dipak Misra said. The bench, also comprising Justice Amitava Roy, observed...
  • Driver Smashes into Santa Clara Fire Hydrant, Lands Car Inside Pizza Parlor

    10/22/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    A car collision early Saturday in Santa Clara sent a powerful stream of water shooting several feet into the air. The crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. when a driver plowed into a fire hydrant before eventually landing the vehicle inside Stuft Pizza located near the intersection of Homestead and Woodhams Roads, officials said. Firefighters spent roughly 30 minutes shutting off the water, officials said. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot before being apprehended near his home several blocks away, officials said. No one was injured and the Santa Clara Police Department is currently investigating the...
  • Woman dies in wreck after trying to hit pedestrian, police say

    10/22/2016 3:00:16 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    The State ^ | 10/22/2016 | JOE MARUSAK
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. A woman died when she crashed in Charlotte, N.C., after trying to drive into a pedestrian she knew and had been arguing with, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Ebony Little, 26, tried to hit the pedestrian at about 8 p.m. in north Charlotte. The pedestrian was not hurt, police said. Little sped inbound on Beatties Ford Road, police said. She drove off the right side of the road onto the sidewalk in the 2900 block, near North Hoskins Road and Interstate 85. She over-corrected to the left and lost control, causing her 1995 Lexus LS400 to cross the double yellow...
  • SF Company Created a Bike Lock That Makes Thieves Vomit

    10/22/2016 12:06:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, October 21, 2016 | Amy Graff
    Bike thieves be wary. A pair of San Francisco entrepreneurs are developing a way to stop you—and you'll probably think it really stinks. Daniel Idzkowski and Yves Perrenoud created a steel U-lock called the SkunkLock that emits a noxious, vomit-inducing odor into the face of the person attempting to cut it. The acids in the pressurized formula are food-grade, sharing the same properties as those found in fowl-smelling Swedish fermented herring. Inhalation won't cause permanent harm but it does lead 99 percent of people to throw up uncontrollably. As your angle grinder just starts to break through the lock's steel,...
  • Charles Krauthammer Plays His Card: "Not voting for Trump!"

    10/21/2016 6:45:35 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 160 replies
    10/21/2016 | nikos1121
    When you look at the most compelling reasons to vote for Trump: 1. Supreme Court Picks 2. Taxes 3. Economy 4. Support for Israel 5. Immigration/Secure Borders 6. Military 7. @nd Amendment 8. Etc This pompous ass is NOT going to vote for Trump. He's going to write someone in... Maybe someone like Edith Head... Well, from one doctor to another, Sir. I realize tonight that you are as dumb as the dumbest jackass. You teach me nothing. Obviously, Trump is a threat to you. Consider how great you'd be in our eyes, had you supported our guy. Instead you...
  • Man accused of murdering doctor during Craigslist meetup

    10/21/2016 2:25:00 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    The State ^ | 10/21/2016 | Associated Press
    AUGUSTA, GA. A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to life without parole for murdering a South Carolina surgeon in Augusta after posting a Craigslist ad for sex. Riggs said he intended to rob Mann when the doctor responded to Riggs' Craigslist post and arrived at his home. Riggs testified he feared Mann was going to rape him... ...News outlets report that the jury found Glenn V. Riggs II guilty Wednesday of malice murder, felony murder and armed robbery in the 2013 death of 60-year-old Thomas Mann of Barnwell, South Carolina.
  • The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle May Finally Be Solved

    10/21/2016 1:47:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 21, 2016 | Corey Charlton
    Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea. The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 170-mph “air bombs” — capable of bringing down planes and ships. Now the riddle could finally be solved after meteorologists speaking to the Science Channel’s “What on Earth?” revealed their findings.
  • Police Release Sketch Of Attempted Kidnapper With Tattooed Third Eye

    10/21/2016 10:30:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    cbs2la ^ | October 21, 2016 9:16 AM
    She was able to describe the truck as a newer model, royal blue, lifted Ford F250 pickup truck. She also described the attempted kidnapper as a white man with salt and pepper hair slicked back, a large salt and pepper mustache, about 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, and tattoos that included an eyeball on his forehead and a skull on his neck. Anyone with information about the man can call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.
  • Dashcam video shows Texas officer helping boy who had seizure

    10/21/2016 7:10:38 AM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies ^ | October 21, 2016
    A Texas police was honored Tuesday for going out of his way to help save a 3-year-old boy’s life. Granbury police say Officer Chase Miller was scanning his radio’s EMS channel on Oct. 12 when he heard a dispatcher call for paramedics to respond to a call about a toddler who had stopped breathing. Police said Miller realized he was near the location and immediately responded. Video from Miller’s dashcam shows him performing CPR on the boy until he resumed breathing. The boy’s parents told the officer he had suffered a fever-induced seizure. He was later taken to the hospital.