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  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    08/25/2016 6:20:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | August 25, 2016 | Annabelle Liang and Dee-Ann Durbin
    The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy says it will be the first to offer rides to the public. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks.
  • RNC Will Cause a Backlash Vote With Their Constant Interference

    04/28/2016 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 24 replies
    Vanity | 04/28/2016 | Vendome
    So, I just read the "RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter". No Shiite? You dirty rotten bass turds can anally self mutilate for all I care. I just may drop my support for Cruz and throw in for Trump. I may even get "So Tired" of Winning but, you pathetic losers aren't going to continue acting without repercussions. In fact, if you suffered a concussion it would be a great day for America. GFY's!!!
  • Weekly [or biweekly] Prepper Thread

    04/22/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 100 replies
    Self | April 22,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone; Once again I have to apologize for not posting when I should. But life just gets in the way of me doing things like this. I do have a couple of different topics for discussion, [and please comment on BOTH of them] 1] How in shape are you? I ask this because I have been tilling in a brand new garden [about 1 1/2 acres] in an area that has never had a garden before. And am I feeling it too. [I have an older tiller ( I was lucky to get it for $20.00 at a yard...
  • Of Cruz and Trump, Religious Freedom and Big Corporations

    03/30/2016 4:34:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    3/30/2016 | Self
    "I thought that was very disappointing to see Governor Deal in Georgia side with leftist activists" Ted Cruz reacts to Republican Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's veto of religious freedom legislation 3/28/2016 While there were "leftist" forces who opposed the religious freedom bill in Georgia, more important than that big corporations including those based in Georgia and professional sports organizations like the NFL were in the forefront of opposition. Their involvement was ignored by Ted Cruz in his response. So far I have seen no response from Donald Trump to Governor Deal's veto of the watered down religious freedom bill aimed...
  • The King's Peach (Vanity)

    02/21/2015 11:08:17 AM PST · by Herosmith · 4 replies
    Self | Self
    The King’s Peach Let me be clear, the notion that I am not is unfounded. Some may say that you folks are not American. We will appeal it. It is a problem that I inherited and the change won’t be easy. But I won and so there will be setbacks and false starts. Vacations and Golfing. Make no mistake, it won’t happen overnight. Until we can correct the situation, I have issued an Executive Order allowing me to apologize for my country. Oops. My bad.
  • Woman says, ‘We’re ready for Ferguson,’ accidentally shoots self in head

    11/25/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 85 replies
    Fox 13 SLC ^ | 24NOV2014 | Ashton Edwards
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation. The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium. The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN. The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that...
  • Alcoholic Friend, Mental judo and worried all night if he's okay.

    07/24/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Vendome · 63 replies
    Vanity | 7/24/2014 | Vendome
    Having ream trouble supporting an alcoholic Friend. He's been in Hollywood business for years and literally screwed up his life. He's spent most of the last twenty years in jail for his stupid behavior. Likes to promise people a good time, dinner and drinks but, consistently leaves people hanging with the check. If he's not doing that, then he's walking into restaurants, bars and hotels, then getting busted for defrauding an inn keeper. There are drunks, lousy drunks and terrible drunks. Of course, he has to be a terrible drunk. Alters his mind and he gets verbally combative, aggressive or...
  • 1 Dead After Shooting At Orlando Gas Station

    06/01/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 45 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-1-2014 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A request for money led to a fight which left one man shot dead outside an Orlando convenience store Sunday morning. Orange County deputies were called to a 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Lee Rd. around 5 a.m. Sunday in reference to a shooting. Once on scene, deputies found a man in his late 20’s in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest. Investigators say the shooting victim had approached a customer at the store, identified as a man in his 40’s, and asked for money.
  • Trader kills self in finance world’s latest suicide

    03/12/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/12/14 | Michael Gray March 12, 2014 | 5:45pm
    A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year. Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene. Reilly’s identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing. Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in...
  • On The Tyranny of Relativism as Seen in a Darth Vader Commercial

    11/30/2013 4:59:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/29/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was a powerful description given by Pope Emeritus Benedict to describe the modern stance of a world that has abandoned any notion of objective truth to which it is accountable. The phrase was “The tyranny of relativism.”In effect the expression describes what happens when there is no standard outside ourselves to which reasonable people can and should appeal in order to square their views or opinions. In such a setting, appeals to reason and agreed upon standards cannot hold the day and resolve disputes.Thus who “wins”? Whose view prevails? The sad answer is that those with the most money,...
  • Is there an alternative to Whorealdo and Judge Janine?

    07/13/2013 9:09:46 PM PDT · by Vendome · 46 replies
    Vanity | 7/13/2013 | Vendome
    I'm just trying to get good info on TV and know already what I'd be treated to on the other channels but, I turn on Fox and there's Whorealdo, couching his language that implies Zimm was wrong. Further, he invites Judge Janine Piero and they both go on and on about Stand your Ground and the law needs to be changed because it leads to far too many vagaries and can only result in further unnecessary deaths.
  • Analysis: George Zimmerman Probably Won't Be Convicted of Murder or Manslaughter -- Here's Why

    07/07/2013 3:39:59 PM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/07/2013 | DAN ABRAMS
    I drew a legal conclusion on "Good Morning America" Saturday that would have surprised the Dan Abrams who covered the George Zimmerman case leading up to, and shortly after, his arrest. Now that the prosecution's case against Zimmerman is in, as a legal matter, I just don't see how a jury convicts him of second degree murder or even manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. So what happened? How can an armed man who shot and killed an unarmed teen after being told by the police that he didn't need to keep following him, likely be found not...
  • Girl Scouts of Britain Replace 'God' with 'Myself' in Oath

    06/26/2013 8:47:27 AM PDT · by haffast · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2013 | William Bigelow
    On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Girl Guides (their equivalent of U.S. Girl Scouts) and Brownies removed God from their 103-year-old oath. Instead of the passage where they used to promise to “love God,” they will now vow to be true to "myself" and develop "my beliefs." The organization said the move is intended to attract girls from secular families. Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Concern, condemned the move, saying, "These values have their roots in a Christian outlook. Taking ‘God’ out of the promise denies the history and foundations of the movement without offering anything in its place, with the...
  • Self-Healing Circuits for Deep Space

    03/18/2013 12:36:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 3/18/13 | Paul Gilster
    Self-Healing Circuits for Deep Space by Paul Gilster on March 18, 2013 Computer failures can happen any time, but it’s been so long since I’ve had a hard disk failure that I rarely worry about such problems. Part of my relaxed stance has to do with backups, which I always keep in triplicate, so when I discovered Friday afternoon that one of my hard disks had failed — quickly and catastrophically — it was more of a nuisance than anything else. It meant taking out the old disk, going out to buy a new one and installing same, and then...
  • Naked home invasion suspect shot by 67-year-old Milford resident

    07/23/2012 3:01:32 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Brian McCready
    According to the homeowner he pleaded with Prue to leave his home and the suspect then initiated a physical altercation against the city resident, who then shot Prue in the chest. Nielsen said Prue is in police custody at the New Haven hospital. He said Prue has not been formally charged while he undergoes medical treatment, but faces a whole host of charges. The department’s investigation revealed a 2000 Volvo grey car registered to Prue was parked a short distance away from the victim’s home with the trunk lid opened. Inside the vehicle, police found crack cocaine and paraphernalia used...
  • Jesus On The 2 Mark 8

    05/06/2012 6:28:34 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • From Man Alive! - "The love of Splendor is the life divine."

    04/19/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 21 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 12. The love of Splendor is the life divine. We see the world weÂ’re looking for. I see a world full of children. I see the adults around me, of course, and the houses and cars and trees and birds and animals. I love everything in existence, natural and man-made, and I take in everything the world brings to me. But I focus on the children. I love babies when theyÂ’re barely old enough to smile at the world. And I love toddlers, just learning to...
  • Psalm

    04/15/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 1 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    Art is demanding, and that's good. But art is petulant and importunate and presumptuous to a fault. Art is that damned nuisance of a snoopy neighbor who keeps knocking, knocking, knocking on your cellar door. Art goes straight for the places you forbid yourself to think about and rummages through your most terrifying secrets like a burglar tearing through your underwear drawer. Good art makes you hate it as you devour it, shun it as you immerse yourself in it. Good art makes you restless and jagged and ragged and inspired. Good art makes you shiver. Great art makes you...
  • Man Threatening Others With Gun Accidentally Kills Self Instead

    03/24/2012 5:13:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 26 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 22 March 2012 | Staff
    JACINTO CITY, Tex. (CBS Houston) - During a fight with his girlfriend and her brother, a man accidentally shot and killed himself while threatening the other two parties with a loaded shotgun. According to KHOU, the Jacinto City Police responded to a complaint at a nearby home on Wednesday night around 10 p.m., and arrived to find a shooting victim lying out front. The victim, an unidentified 20-year-old male, died on the scene. Upon investigating, police reportedly found that the deceased was arguing with his girlfriend and her brother as he tried to kick the female out of the house....
  • State forest ranger shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range

    11/03/2011 8:14:39 PM PDT · by GJ15 · 22 replies
    The Post Star ^ | November 2, 2011 | Don Lehman
    The state forest ranger who shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range in Lake George last week is out of the hospital, officials said. Ranger Jim Giglinto was at the state Department of Environmental Conservation's regional headquarters in Ray Brook earlier this week, officials said. DEC spokesman Michael Bopp said it was unclear when Giglinto would return to work, and a DEC investigation into the incident was ongoing. Giglinto suffered a wound to a leg when a bullet grazed him late Friday afternoon. The gun was triggered by a cord that was on a windbreaker jacket...
  • What’s Happening

    06/12/2011 8:25:31 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Classic Revski-o7jimmy Video ^ | 6-12-2011 | Revski
    Singing Scottish Fold flat eared cat, also singing of o7jimmy, accompanied by dancing dove! ~ All Me ~
  • Russian man dies after self-burying 'endurance test'

    06/01/2011 4:36:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies · 2+ views
    A Russian man died after burying himself alive in a friend's garden in the eastern city of Blagoveshchensk in an endurance test that went wrong. "According to his friend, the man, 35, wanted to test his endurance and insistently asked his friend to help him spend the night buried," said Alexei Lubinsky, a senior aide to the region's chief investigator. The two men dug a hole in the garden and put inside an improvised coffin with holes for air pipes. The man also took a blanket, a bottle of water and a cell phone. The victim's friend told investigators he...
  • How Daddy & Mommy Stopped the Communist Takeover of These United States

    12/25/2010 5:46:05 AM PST · by STD · 37 replies · 1+ views
    the Ghosts of the Founding Fathers | 12/25/10 | vanity
    Dear FReepers & Patriots,Merry Christmas Everyone, Its now past time we acted with the only bloodless and violence free form of protest we can't afford to undertake. I suggest you follow the lead of the patriotic Founders and refuse to voluntarily pay taxes of any sort.Starving the Beast of financial wherewithall of runaway Federal spending is the only possible way to stop the Obama Regime dead in its tracks
  • The freedom to be okay

    06/25/2010 11:05:25 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies ^ | 06/25/2010 | Carol Round
    “How do you become okay with yourself?” How would you answer this question? A young woman who is going through a difficult time posed this question to me recently. Before I set my eyes upon Jesus, I could not have answered her. Growing up during the 60s, I never felt I was okay, at least by society’s standards. According to the dictionary, the word okay has the following meanings: all right, satisfactory, acceptable and adequate. Even as an adult, I had a hard time accepting myself, faults and all. Things changed in my late 40s when I began searching for...
  • Video: We're The Government -- And You're Not!

    03/04/2010 3:28:42 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 2-4-10 | James
    The U.S, department of homeland propaganda presents: A lesson on what it really means to be a citizen of the United States. Includes common sense things like: -Pay your taxes and be thankful that the "taxman" lets you keep some of your money. -Responsible people should be buying and spending not saving and investing. Spend it all! -Don't cause trouble by asking embarrassing questions or by not supporting your government.
  • Georgia businessman kills self after police chase

    09/07/2009 5:31:53 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies · 1,737+ views
    EATONTON, Ga. -- Authorities say an Augusta businessman killed himself after being chased by police in Putnam County. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says a deputy tried to pull Jay Weinberger over early Saturday morning because he was towing a trailer with an expired tag. Sills says Weinberger eventually pulled over but took off when the deputy approached his car. The car left the road after a short distance, where the deputy found Weinberger dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sills says the trailer was stolen and police later found several other stolen trailers in Weinberger's possession. Excerpt - more...
  • Team Fosters Self-Sufficiency in Afghanistan

    04/06/2009 5:18:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 294+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Zachary Wilson, USAF
    PANJSHIR, Afghanistan, April 6, 2009 – For more than eight years, the Afghan government has been building the country from the ground up, using millions of dollars in aid from foreign governments and private groups. Army Sgt. Ramon Guzman, member of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, walks past villagers during a site visit in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley in March 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In northern Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, however, progress is not measured merely in dollar signs and projects completed, the members of the Panjshir...
  • On the Ground: Efforts Continue Toward Iraq’s Self-sufficiency

    02/06/2009 3:45:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 172+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2009 – Coalition forces and members of the U.S. Agency for International Development are continuing their efforts to make Iraq self-sufficient. Amir Abdl al-Jabbar Ismael, left, Iraq’s deputy transportation minister, and Army Col. Todd McCaffrey, commander of the 25th Infantry Division’s 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, sign documents transferring control of Joint Security Station Salmiyat, northwest of Baghdad, to the Transportation Ministry, Feb. 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Cory Angell   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Northwest of Baghdad yesterday, coalition forces transitioned control of Joint Security Station Salmiyat, an idle rail and...
  • Obama pitches self in new ad; McCain hits tax plan

    10/25/2008 8:50:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/08 | Ben Feller - ap
    RENO, Nev. – Democratic candidate Barack Obama began his closing argument for the presidency Saturday by asking voters to look to the future while Republican rival John McCain continued to attack Obama on taxes. Obama, a senator from Illinois, unveiled a two-minute TV ad that asks, "Will our country be better off four years from now?" "At this defining moment in our history, the question is not, 'Are you better off than you were four years ago?'" Obama says in the ad. "We all know the answer to that." Without mentioning McCain, the ad promotes Obama's economic policies while saying...
  • conspiracy

    09/08/2008 5:06:35 AM PDT · by His Royal Majesty · 118 replies · 424+ views
    the sub conscious intergrated truely evolved newspapers ^ | ongoing dates | his royal majesty Buonaparte
    started at point of origin on Oct.1996
  • Parakeets Singing Soulija Boy

    04/14/2008 3:23:59 PM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies · 287+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/14/08 | Revski
    This is a video using the voices of my grandson, granddaughter and myself singing Soulija Boy, also this is an animated video of a rare Colombian Parakeets called, Perija.
  • McCain seeks to reintroduce self

    03/10/2008 1:26:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 736+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/08 | Glen Johnson - ap
    PHOENIX - Sen. John McCain is finding out what the Republican presidential nomination is worth this week. Then he plans to buff his foreign policy credentials, remind the nation of his long military history and try to frame the issues for the November election — in three separate tours while his two Democratic opponents continue to struggle for their party's nomination. "Whenever you're the nominee of your party, I think people will want to re-examine the candidate," the senator said before leaving Arizona following a weekend at home. "I'd like to believe that all 300 million Americans know me, but...
  • Woman Shoots Man During Fight

    02/12/2008 8:48:45 PM PST · by monkeycard · 11 replies · 207+ views
    NewsOn6 ^ | Feb 12, 2008 04:23 PM CST
    A domestic dispute led to a shooting in Tulsa on Tuesday morning. Now, Tulsa police are investigating whether a woman shot her ex-boyfriend in self-defense. Officers were called to the scene near 1500 East 51st Place North around 8 a.m. Police say the woman said her ex-boyfriend had come by Monday night, slashed her tires, and then beat her. Police say when he came back today, she shot him four times with a .22-caliber handgun. The man drove himself to the hospital and is expected to recover. Police say the woman was also taken to the hospital for her injuries.
  • Man shot, killed attempting to carjack security guard

    11/14/2007 7:05:36 PM PST · by monkeycard · 21 replies · 169+ views
    News3 ^ | Nov 13, 2007 | Luis Cruz
    A suspect is dead after messing with the wrong person Tuesday morning. North Las Vegas Police say a man tried to carjack a security guard at about 6 in the morning near Gowan and I-15. The intended victim and the suspect got into a shootout. The security guard was taken to the hospital with a minor wound. The suspect was taken to UMC where he later died. Police say the security guard may not face any charges, because it appears he was acting in self defense.
  • Pizza delivery driver kills attacker in Roswell

    10/23/2007 8:29:04 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 36 replies · 486+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/23/2007 07:42:50 AM
    Pizza delivery driver kills attacker in Roswell ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Police say a pizza delivery driver in Roswell apparently acted in self-defense in the fatal shooting of a man accused of attacking him. The driver, Dustin Eoff, says he was jumped by three men and beaten with a tire iron as he was getting out of his car to deliver a pizza at a Roswell apartment complex. Police say 25-year-old Jay Brito was shot to death during the struggle. Police say Eoff is not facing any charges because the gun was fired in self-defense. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated...
  • Defender: Killer shot in self-defense

    10/23/2007 8:18:29 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 32 replies · 117+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | TUE., OCT 23, 2007 | Ed Treleven
    On the night he shot Austin Bodahl to death, Daniel Kelly was a vulnerable target for three drunken drifters looking to hurt someone, anyone, as they staggered up State Street, Kelly 's attorney said Monday. So when Bodahl, 23, who was five inches taller and 40 pounds heavier than Kelly, fought him on May 22 in the middle of State Street, Kelly did the only thing he could to avoid being more seriously hurt: He fired warning shots into the air, then shot Bodahl, Assistant Public Defender Dennis Burke told a jury, as Kelly 's first-degree reckless homicide trial began...
  • Tough, Sad and Smart (Bill Cosby and Harvard’s Dr. Alvin Poussaint on Black self-destruction)

    10/16/2007 7:45:19 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 26 replies · 386+ views
    New York Times ^ | 16 October 2007 | Bob Herbert
    They are a longtime odd couple, Bill Cosby and Harvard’s Dr. Alvin Poussaint, and their latest campaign is nothing less than an effort to save the soul of black America... ...There is a sense of deep sadness and loss — grief — evident in both men over the tragedy that has befallen so many blacks in America. They were on “Meet the Press” for the entire hour Sunday, talking about their new book, a cri de coeur against the forces of self-sabotage titled, “Come On, People: On the Path From Victims to Victors.” There weren’t many laughs over the course...
  • Ore. teacher wants to take gun to school

    10/08/2007 5:08:58 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 1 replies · 251+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/08/2007 | JEFF BARNARD
    MEDFORD, Ore. - High school English teacher Shirley Katz insists she needs to take her pistol with her to work because she fears her ex-husband could show up and try to harm her. She's also worried about a Columbine-style attack. But Katz's district has barred teachers from bringing guns to school, so she is challenging the ban as unlawful, since Oregon is among states that allow people with a permit to carry concealed weapons into public buildings. "This is primarily about my Second Amendment right and Oregon law and the simple fact that I know it is my right to...
  • Contractor Calls Shooting of Two Men Self-Defense

    08/04/2007 8:08:45 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 30 replies · 1,220+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 2, 2007 | CARA BUCKLEY
    One man was killed and another wounded after being shot in Queens late Tuesday by a contractor who told investigators that the men had demanded $20,000 from him and threatened to harm his wife, law enforcement officials said. The contractor, Lulzim Kupi, 42, told investigators he shot the men in self-defense. He was expected to be charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, the police said. One man who was shot, Redinel Dervishaj, 32, was in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center with gunshot wounds to the arm and torso, law enforcement officials said. The other man,...
  • Docs fight to save man's willy

    07/25/2007 9:48:22 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 13 replies · 457+ views
    The Sun Online ^ | july 25th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    HORRIFIED diners watched in shock as a maniac sliced off his manhood in a crowded pizza restaurant. The 35-year-old Pole burst into the Zizzi eaterie in central London and grabbed a knife from the kitchen. He then leapt on a table and dropped his trousers as customers fled screaming. A witness said: “There was blood everywhere. Everyone ran out of the place.” Surgeons battling to save the severed willy tried to sew it back on in the first UK op of its kind. Quick-thinking cops recovered the organ from the restaurant floor after subduing its crazed owner with CS gas....
  • Coalition Recommends Ninewah Province for Provincial Control

    03/30/2007 5:50:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 152+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2007 – Notwithstanding a March 27 terrorist attack that killed and injured scores of Iraqis in Tal Afar, Iraq, coalition officials have recommended that Ninewah province be transferred to Iraqi control next month, a top coalition officer in the province said today. Army Brig. Gen. John Bednarak, deputy commander of Multinational Division North, told reporters via satellite that the Tal Afar tragedy must be balanced with the progress that has taken place in the province as a whole. Tal Afar is due west of the provincial capital of Mosul on one of the main roads into...
  • Freep the Dept. of Interior over gun ban - disarmed victims zone

    03/06/2007 12:20:22 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 7 replies · 761+ views
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | March 6, 2007 | Phillip Van Cleave
    **URGENT** **URGENT** **URGENT** VCDL has just learned from our sources on Capitol Hill that the Department of the Interior (DOI) is **livid** over the National Park Service's (NPS) asinine rejection letter sent to VCDL concerning VCDL's Petition for Rule Making! ( That petition would allow a law-abiding citizen to carry a handgun  for self-defense in a National Park if the state in which the park is located allows such carry. Apparently the National Park Service DID NOT CLEAR that rejection letter with their parent - the Department of the Interior! The Department of Interior had been telling VCDL and key...
  • Robot builds itself for special tasks

    02/22/2007 10:23:59 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 580+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/22/07 | Lisa Zyga
    (Left) Independent s-bots with blue lights, and (right) s-bots joined into a swarm-bot with red lights. Credit: Groß et al. ©IEEE 2006. In one of the latest studies on autonomous robots, scientists sat back and watched as their robot created itself out of smaller robotic modules. The result, called “swarm-bot,” comes in many varieties, depending on the assigned task and available components. As the current state of the art in autonomous self-assembly, swarm-bots offer insight into the potential versatility and robustness that robots may possess to perform missions beyond human abilities. A project coordinated by Professor Marco Dorigo, which was...
  • I'm on Vacation, Don't PING me.

    09/06/2006 5:09:13 AM PDT · by Tijeras_Slim · 67 replies · 1,129+ views
    Mischief ^ | 9/6/2006 | Self
    I know FReepers will show restraint.
  • Father kills 4 children, self after spousal dispute (2006 US murder totals - 8788 and rising)

    07/08/2006 7:59:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 162 replies · 5,608+ views
    Father kills 4 children, self after spousal disputeAssociated Press Posted on Wed, Jul. 05, 2006 An undated photo provided by the Gustine Police Department shows twins Alyssa Branscum, 5, left, and Taylor Branscum. The twins and their two other siblings were found dead in their Gustine, Calif., home Tuesday, July 4, 2006, officials said. The children apparently died of gunshots to the head, and their father, Trevor Branscum, 38, died of a self-inflicted wound, Mayor Jim Bonta said. Police Sgt. Vince Inaudi said the children appeared to be sleeping when they were shot. The evidence was consistent with a murder-suicide,...
  • Awkward moments abound in penis pump trial (TRY IF YOU CAN, FROM NOT LAUGHING HISTERICALLY)

    06/29/2006 12:45:04 PM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 45 replies · 2,443+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 28, 2006 | SHAUN SCHAFER
    BRISTOW, Okla. - Serving on the jury in an indecent-exposure trial unfolding in this conservative Oklahoma town has been a giggle-inducing experience. Former Judge Donald D. Thompson, a veteran of 23 years on the bench, is on trial on charges he used a penis pump on himself in the courtroom while sitting in judgment of others. The white-handled sexual device sits before the jury box for hours at a time. Occasionally an attorney picks it up and squeezes the handle, demonstrating the "sh-sh" sound of air rushing through the contraption's plastic tubing. The jurors sometimes exchange awkward looks and break...
  • Self Medicating Sheep Shake Off 'Stupid' Label

    05/01/2006 6:46:27 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 309+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-1-2006
    Self-medicating sheep shake off the 'stupid' label 10:00 01 May 2006 From New Scientist CAN sick sheep write their own prescriptions? Almost, since it seems that sheep can select the correct medicine to treat a specific ailment. In anecdotal reports, primates have been observed engaging in self-medication by selecting a specific plant when something has made them ill. Now biologists at Utah State University, Logan, have run experiments that show sheep choosing the right drug to cure an illness. Juan Villalba and colleagues gave lambs food and mild poisons - either grains, tannins or oxalic acid - that made them...
  • Man kills self over genital size

    04/26/2006 11:46:31 PM PDT · by M203M4 · 81 replies · 2,040+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Singapore, April 20, 2006 | AFP
    An 18-year-old Singaporean student committed suicide last month because he was convinced his penis was too small, a report said on Wednesday. State Coroner Tan Boon Heng said the case highlighted the importance of sex education in schools and recommended the details be forwarded to the education ministry, the Straits Times reported. The teenager, who was not named, jumped from a building on March 3. A suicide note explained why, an investigation to determine the cause of death said. "He said it was not due to the stress of his examination, but it was more about his physical development... He...
  • Self-Destructing Comet To Flash Close By

    04/25/2006 2:17:04 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,319+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-24-2006 | Kimm Groshong
    Self-destructing comet to flash close by 10:30 24 April 2006 news service Kimm Groshong Astronomers will soon be treated to a close-up celestial show, with a fragmenting comet streaming across the sky in more than 30 chunks. Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 has been breaking up since 1995, but between 12 and 14 May will come closer to the Earth than any comet since 1983. Fortunately no threat is posed to Earth since, even at its closest, the nearest of the pieces will be twenty times more distant than the Moon. But astronomers around the world will take advantage of the...
  • Spring break all about 'service before self'

    03/31/2006 4:45:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 546+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Melinda Vidal
    3/31/2006 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFPN) -- “Service Before Self,” one of the Air Force’s core values, is on the minds of 135 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets who are working during their alternative spring break in areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The project is part of the Cadet Service Learning program which centers on community involvement. “CSL takes this core value from theoretical concepts of the classroom and a training environment,” said Maj. Eric Ecklund, of the academy’s Center for Character Development. “It allows cadets to put it to the test in real situations, meeting the needs...