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  • The first female ever to advance to the American Ninja Warrior finals (video)

    07/21/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-19-2014 | wimp.com
    24-year-old gymnast Kacy Catanzaro makes history by becoming the first female ever to qualify for the "American Ninja Warrior" national finals. After becoming a celebrity overnight, she hopes to use her newfound fame to encourage young people to get fit.
  • Cops Arrest Woman, 25, For Ninja Star Attack On Her Younger Brother

    10/31/2013 12:01:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 31, 2013
    A knife-wielding woman threw several metal Ninja stars at her younger brother as she chased him down a Florida street late last night following a violent confrontation in their home, police allege. Kimberly Martinez, 25, is jailed on felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly battering her brother Randy, 21.
  • Burger King Japan’s New Ninja Burger Comes with a Huge Hulking Slab of Bacon

    Bacon might be the least “ninja” ingredient out there. Aside from being bright-ass red, its scent alone has the power to send every fat kid (or fat kid at heart) running from within at least a three mile radius. Still, we wouldn’t want our ninja burgers made any other way. Starting October 25, Burger King Japan is rolling out a black-bunned hamburger called the “Black Ninja.” Like most of the country’s other chromatically-challenged eats, the BN gets its hue from the bamboo charcoal used to make it, which in this case, also happens to impart a nice smoky smell. But...
  • Man, Dressed As Ninja, Faces Charges After Robbery, Chase

    06/12/2013 9:19:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KELO ^ | June 11, 2013
    A wanna-be ninja is in jail facing eleven charges after an alleged robbery and chase in central Sioux Falls around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. A man walking near 16th Street and Summit Avenue was approached by a man in a ninja costume claiming to be an undercover cop and threatened to arrest him. Police say the man in the costume put the victim in a choke hold and stole his backpack. Officers later caught up with 28-year-old Saeed Shakir a few blocks away. There he got into a scuffle with police, injuring an officer's knee. Shakir will be in court...
  • BBC News - Japan's ninjas heading for extinction

    11/29/2012 5:40:40 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 21 replies
    BBC NEWS - JAPAN ^ | 22 November 2012 Last updated at 20:59 ET | Mariko Oi
    Japan's era of shoguns and samurai is long over, but the country does have one, or maybe two, surviving ninjas. Experts in the dark arts of espionage and silent assassination, ninjas passed skills from father to son - but today's say they will be the last.Japan's ninjas were all about mystery. Hired by noble samurai warriors to spy, sabotage and kill, their dark outfits usually covered everything but their eyes, leaving them virtually invisible in shadow - until they struck.Using weapons such as shuriken, a sharpened star-shaped projectile, and the fukiya blowpipe, they were silent but deadly.
  • A 63-year-old engineer is Japan's 'last ninja'

    08/19/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 37 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Aug 19, 2012 | Miwa Suzuki
    A 63-year-old former engineer may not fit the typical image of a dark-clad assassin with deadly weapons who can disappear into a cloud of smoke. But Jinichi Kawakami is reputedly Japan's last ninja. As the 21st head of the Ban clan, a line of ninjas that can trace its history back some 500 years, Kawakami is considered by some to be the last living guardian of Japan's secret spies.
  • Ninja Dog video vs Ninja Cat video, Which Imitates A Ninja Better?

    05/17/2011 8:46:40 PM PDT · by Korah · 12 replies
    There are two real cool videos on this site. One is of a dog that has obviously had puppies fairly recently, and it is stalking a cat. The cat is completely oblivious to the dog that is about top pounce on it. Worry not if you are a cat lover, because it turns out much differently than you would imagine.The second video is of a cat that is slowly sneaking up on the person who is recording it. Every time the camera comes from around the corner the cat is closer. With music added to make it seem like...
  • Police: Would-Be Ninja Impaled On Fence

    11/17/2009 2:56:01 PM PST · by Abathar · 45 replies · 1,905+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | November 17, 2009 | unknown
    Police Say Alcohol Likely Played Role SEATTLE -- Seattle police say a man who thought he was ninja was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it. An officer who was looking for an assault victim nearby Monday night heard the man screaming for help. Police supported him to prevent further injuries until medics arrived and took him to a hospital, where he was in serious condition in intensive care on Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Renee Witt wrote in a department Web site posting that officers thought the man might have been involved in the reported assault,...
  • Martial arts device mistaken for gun caused PSU alert (NH)

    10/28/2009 6:13:12 AM PDT · by grady · 41 replies · 1,592+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 10/28/2009 | Paula Tracy and Jim Fennell
    PLYMOUTH – Reports of a gunman walking across campus put Plymouth State University and the nearby Holderness School in a lockdown last night. By 9:43 p.m., the lockdown was lifted after officials located and talked to the individual, who was not a student, and learned he was carrying a martial arts device that resembled a gun.
  • Vernon "Ninja" Who Wanted To Beat Up (Joe) Lieberman Arrested

    10/12/2009 7:37:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies · 1,381+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 10-11-09 9.33PM | REGINE LABOSSIERE
    ERNON - A man dressed as a ninja waving nunchucks on a street corner this morning was arrested and charged with breach of peace, police said. Police said they received numerous emergency calls about the man, who was standing on the corner of Route 83 and Regan Road at about 11 a.m. Police said Garland Eastman, 30, of 335 Center Road, was yelling about wanting to beat up U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, among other diatribes, but he became polite and cooperative after officers started pulling out their bean bags and taser guns. He was released to Rockville General Hospital for...
  • Deputies: Pasco woman used ninja sword in fight with boyfriend

    08/24/2009 9:44:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 1,017+ views
    tbo.com ^ | August 24, 2009 | LISA A. DAVIS
    LAND O’ LAKES - William Allen was on the phone with his ex-wife Sunday night and his live-in girlfriend apparently didn't like it, and soon he was getting jabbed with a ninja sword, according to Pasco sheriff's office report
  • Ninjormon [The history of the Latter Day Ninja Movement] Ep 1

    07/09/2009 2:37:58 PM PDT · by delacoert · 4 replies · 483+ views
    YouTube ^ | Jared and Ted
  • Sword-waving ninja accused of attempted robbery

    05/02/2009 2:28:39 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 7 replies · 367+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2009
    WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- Police say a man dressed liked a ninja used a sword in an attempt to rob a Weymouth dry cleaner. According to police, a convenience store clerk called police Monday after she noticed a man walking into the store wearing a ski mask and carrying a sword in a sheath on his belt. When the man noticed her, he pulled his mask off and asked if she was calling about him, police said.
  • Virginian Pilot Sells Financial Crack Heroin to Readers

    03/21/2009 3:12:50 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 431+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/21/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Like all good members of the Liberal MSM the Virginian Pilot is outraged, OUTRAGED by the financial shenanigans of those greedy Wall Street bankers who got poor, unsuspecting home buyers to get in way over their heads. How dare they! Off with their heads – or perhaps strangulation with piano wire. It seems that those greedy Wall Street types were aided and abetted by the good folks at the Virginian Pilot. “How?” you say? Well, how did those poor innocents find out about those 100% financing, no-doc, no-money down mortgages with the low, low teaser rates that were never designed...
  • Florida Police Searching for Heavyset Ninja (Let the Chris Farley in "Beverly Hills Ninja" begin)

    01/11/2009 2:09:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 512+ views
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A ninja is lurking in the shadows of Palm Beach County, but apparently he's more like Chris Farley in "Beverly Hills Ninja" than Liam Neeson in "Batman Begins."
  • The Federal Reserve's rescue has failed

    03/03/2008 4:54:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 95 replies · 545+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/03/08 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Federal Reserve's rescue has failed By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, International Business Editor Last Updated: 11:10am GMT 03/03/2008 Have your say Read comments The verdict is in. The Fed's emergency rate cuts in January have failed to halt the downward spiral towards a full-blown debt deflation. Much more drastic action will be needed. Read more from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 'Ninja' loans explode on sub-prime frontline Yields on two-year US Treasuries plummeted to 1.63pc on Friday in a flight to safety, foretelling financial winter. advertisement The debt markets are freezing ever deeper, a full eight months into the crunch. Contagion is spreading into...
  • China kung fu monks seek apology for ninja affront

    08/31/2007 6:27:43 AM PDT · by decimon · 116 replies · 3,161+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 13, 2007 | Unknowable
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is demanding an apology from an Internet user who said its monks had once been beaten in unarmed combat by a Japanese ninja, Chinese media reported on Friday. Shaolin Temple, in the northern province of Henan, became famous in the West as the training ground for Kwai Chang "Grasshopper" Caine in the 1970s "Kung Fu" TV series. Ninjas -- professional assassins trained in martial arts -- date back to mediaeval Japan. "The so-called defeat is purely fabricated, and we demand the Internet user to apologise to the whole...
  • 'Ninja' teens arrested after pranks go bad(Teenage Mutant Ninja Burglars)

    08/28/2007 3:07:45 PM PDT · by Califreak · 7 replies · 675+ views
    'Ninja' teens arrested after pranks go bad Car break-ins, burglaries were the work of Rogue River trio, aithorities say By Sanne Specht also by Anita Burke Mail Tribune August 23, 2007 ROGUE RIVER — Three teen members of a self-proclaimed "ninja" group face felony charges after their months-long spree of nighttime pranks morphed into serious criminal activity, police say. Three boys who graduated to burglary after skulking across rooftops and ghosting through people's yards at night were taken into custody Tuesday night. Two 15-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy, all of Rogue River, were lodged in the Jackson County Juvenile...
  • Man Tries To Rob Richfield Lunds (Grocery Store) Dressed As Ninja

    01/30/2007 10:40:31 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 23 replies · 739+ views
    Richfield Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a Lunds grocery store in Richfield Saturday evening dressed as a ninja. According to authorities, the suspect entered the store at about 10:30 p.m. dressed in skin-tight black clothing and armed with a samurai-style sword. The suspect stood in line before he demanded the cashier turn over the money in the register, reportedly waving his sword in the air. The cashier and other customers inside thought the suspect was pulling a prank. The cashier refused to give the suspect the money and he fled the scene.
  • Ninja bank robber finally runs out of moves

    09/13/2006 10:17:11 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 444+ views
    ruetuers ^ | Tue Sep 12, 2006
    ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek bank robber armed with ninja throwing stars finally ran out of moves on Tuesday when police arrested him after an Athens bank robbery. Petros Onen, 49, had held up 11 small suburban bank branches making away with 50,000 euros ($63,590) in recent months, threatening to throw his razor-sharp, palm-size stars -- made famous by the Japanese ninja warriors -- at cashiers, police said. His luck ran out when undercover policemen at the last bank he robbed followed him home and arrested him with his loot, his throwing stars, a fake gun and a list of...
  • The Ascent of Man ... or Ninja (Conservatives) vs Pirates (Liberals)

    09/09/2006 3:54:17 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 10 replies · 494+ views
    Unknown | 8-9-06 | Unknown
    THE ASCENT OF MAN Humans existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer & would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in winter. The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: Conservatives and Liberals. Otherwise and heretofore known as Ninja (Conservative) and...
  • Cops go to bars to arrest drunks (old read)

    03/24/2006 5:43:03 PM PST · by tbird5 · 20 replies · 755+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 6, 2003 | WorldNetDaily.
    Gestapo-like tactics prompt outrage, complaints among owners, citizenry. In the ongoing effort to keep public places clear of intoxicated citizens and drunk drivers, some police agencies are using a controversial tactic – going directly into bars and restaurants to make arrests. Such is the situation in northern Virginia, where Fairfax County Police are targeting patrons suspected of having one too many. "[Officers] were talking to one of the guests, then physically pulled him off the barstool," Richie Prisco, general manager at Champps bar told the Reston Times. "They were really aggressive and nasty." According to the report, police are hauling...
  • A brilliant maverick spun out of control (CA Ninja)

    03/19/2006 4:44:26 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies · 768+ views
    SF Gate ^ | Sunday, March 19, 2006 | Jim Doyle
    David Edward Ferguson starred in high school basketball, dated a series of beautiful women and became a pioneer in California's burgeoning industry of Indian gaming. By age 40, he was raking in nearly $200,000 a year. His longtime friends described him as a charming, brilliant and handsome maverick who had a free-spending, adventurous lifestyle and a penchant for abstract art, luxury sports cars and travel.
  • Couple throw knives, bombs at each other

    03/13/2006 7:23:59 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 40 replies · 980+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 3/14/2006 | Staff
    A MEXICAN couple were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said yesterday. In scenes taken straight out of hit romantic comedy Mr and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, the paper said. Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Mr Espinosa. Ms Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns....
  • Healdsburg intruder ID'd as former employee (Shooting update)

    03/03/2006 6:46:01 PM PST · by barj · 28 replies · 972+ views
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 MAr | Staff
    Healdsburg intruder ID'd as former employee The ninja-masked man shot to death Monday morning in a Healdsburg home was seeking revenge for being fired several years ago from a Southern California casino, police said Friday. David Edward Ferguson, 47, of San Diego had harbored ill will for six years and apparently stalked Lou Phillips for at least several months before going to his home, dressed in black and wearing a ninja mask. Healdsburg police plan to release details of their investigation at a news conference this afternoon. Ferguson was carrying bindings, tape, tarps, hot dogs and a blindfold when he...
  • Homeowner shoots 'ninja' who attacked wife

    02/27/2006 2:59:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 67 replies · 2,238+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/6 | Jim Doyle
    HEALDSBURG -- An armed man wearing a black, ninja-style mask was shot to death by a Healdsburg man this morning after he attacked the man's wife outside their home and chased her inside, police said. The shooting happened about 7:30 a.m. at the end of Sunset Drive, a semi-rural street on the east side of town. The woman was about to take the couple's two Wheaton terrier dogs for a walk when the masked man jumped her outside her garage, police said. The woman struggled, broke away and ran screaming into the house, with the attacker in pursuit. Her screams...
  • KNIFE AMNESTY LAUNCHED

    NATIONWIDE knife amnesty to end the carnage on our streets was launched yesterday. The five-week initiative, running throughout the UK, is aimed at repeating the success of Operation Blade, which took thousands of weapons off the streets of Strathclyde in 1993. Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson yesterday vowed it would be just one of many measures to battle knife crime in Scotland. Victims of the scourge have included policeman Lewis Fulton, knifed through the heart in Glasgow in 1994 as he tried to arrest a teenage schizophrenic. Knives are becoming an increasing menace in the hands of young girls, too. Kirsty...
  • 'Ninja' Crawls Into Restaurant, Robs Workers

    08/18/2005 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Cowman · 22 replies · 597+ views
    Local 6 . com ^ | August 18, 2005
    Email This Story Print This Story 'Ninja' Crawls Into Restaurant, Robs Workers A man wearing a ninja mask and dressed in black crawled into an Orange County, Fla., Steak 'n Shake restaurant early Wednesday and robbed several workers at knife-point, according to police. A man wearing a ninja mask and dressed in black crawls into an Orange County Steak and Shake restaurant and robbed the business, according to police. Investigators said the man was on his stomach when he entered the restaurant located at the 7700 block of south Orange Blossom Trail at about 2 a.m. Wednesday and surprised workers....
  • Full Face Photo of Florida Muslim Woman, Who Wears a Ninja Head Dress. And She's a Felon!

    06/04/2003 4:10:14 PM PDT · by AveMaria · 41 replies · 480+ views
    smokinggun.com ^ | avemaria
    MAY 28--Turns out the Florida woman who is suing for the right to wear a Muslim headdress in a driver's license photograph has previously been subjected to an, um, unveiled government portrait. Following her 1997 conversion to Islam, Sultaana Freeman (formerly Sandra Keller) was arrested in Decatur, Illinois for battering a foster child. Freeman, 35, pleaded guilty in 1999 to felony aggravated battery and was sentenced to 18 months probation. As a result of the conviction, state officials removed two foster children from Freeman's care. The mug shot of the felonious Freeman (below left) was taken after her arrest in...