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  • American in naked feces-throwing rampage through Thailand airport after 'overdosing on Viagra'

    01/08/2018 11:48:10 AM PST · by tired&retired · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2018 | ROD ARDEHALI
    An American tourist who had 'taken too many sex drugs' was arrested after rampaging through an airport yelling incoherently and throwing his feces at staff. Crazed holidaymaker Steve Cho was eventually stopped by six security guards in the departure hall of Phuket International Airport, Thailand, having allegedly overdosed on Viagra and strolling around naked while smashing airport shop goods. A statement from Phuket International Airport said: 'To control the situation and to prevent any danger that might happen to other passengers, the officers had to arrest the man. The 27-year-old, from New York, who underwent a psychiatric assessment following his...
  • Couple detained on honeymoon ‘because the groom is Muslim’ (Trump's fault!!!)

    12/29/2017 1:31:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    U.K. Metro ^ | 7/25/2017 | Ashitha Nagesh
    A newlywed couple’s honeymoon was ruined after they were detained in a US airport for 26 hours and then deported, apparently because the groom was Muslim. Natasha Politakis, 29, and her new husband Ali Gul, 32, paid £7,000 for their dream two-week trip to LA, Hawaii and Las Vegas – and were naturally really looking forward to it. But they ended up having to spend more than a day in LAX airport in Los Angeles, before being refused entry entirely and flown back to the UK. While in the detention centre, they were refused a shower and had all of...
  • Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

    07/11/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Matthias Gafni, Bay Area News Group
    SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. An air traffic controller sent the descending Air Canada Airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull up and...
  • American Airlines Passenger Opened Door and Jumped Off Moving Plane

    05/29/2017 10:36:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 25 May 2017
    An airline passenger was arrested Thursday after he opened the plane's galley door as it was taxiing and jumped onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport, authorities said. Tun Lon Sein was seated on American Airlines Flight 5242 just before takeoff, when he suddenly stood from his seat and attempted to open the aircraft's main door before he was halted by a flight attendant, whom he then tried to bite, federal air marshals said in a criminal complaint, according to CNN. Following the struggle, Sein was able to pry the door open and escape onto the tarmac, before airport...
  • Sexist Views Could Harm Men's Health: Study

    11/23/2016 2:09:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016
    Men who have "playboy" attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don't, a broad new research review suggests. The finding on sexism, and other so-called "traditional views" on masculinity, stems from an analysis of 74 studies conducted between 2003 and 2013. The studies included nearly 19,500 predominantly white male participants, the researchers said. ADVERTISING The research "looked at expectations about what it means to be masculine, and how that relates to mental health outcomes among men," explained study lead author Y. Joel Wong. "What we found overall is...
  • Chinese tourist kills woman in fight over restaurant table at luxury Kenya safari lodge

    08/09/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 8/9/2016 | Staff
    A Chinese tourist stabbed a woman to death and seriously wounded her husband after demanding they vacate a table at a luxury Kenyan safari lodge, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred at Keekorok Lodge in Masai Mara, a large game reserve in southwestern Kenya, where the couple – also Chinese – were having dinner.The assailant, identified as Lee Changqin, is said to have demanded that they leave their table, prompting an argument, before he stabbed them both in the chest.Rift Valley county police chief Gideon Kibunjah said the tourist was arrested and undergoing interrogation before being arraigned in court.“The...
  • Bizarre, Long-Headed Woman from Ancient Kingdom Revealed

    06/22/2016 7:15:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    livescience.com ^ | June 21, 2016 08:14am ET | Tia Ghose, Senior Writer
    | The grave of a woman with a bizarre, long-headed skull has been unearthed in Korea. The woman was part of the ancient Silla culture, which ruled much of the Korean peninsula for nearly a millennium. Unlike some of the deformed, pointy skulls that have been found throughout the world in other ancient t graves, however, it is unlikely that this woman had her head deliberately flattened, the researchers said. The ancient Silla Kingdom reigned over part of the Korean Peninsula from 57 B.C. to A.D. 935, making it one of the longest-ruling royal dynasties. Many of Korea's modern-day cultural...
  • Driven to Kill Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit.

    I n April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China’s Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl’s grandmother shouted, “Stop! You’ve hit a child!” the BMW’s driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: “Don’t say that I was driving the car,” she said. “Say it was my husband. We...
  • Oops: American Accidentally Flies Wrong Plane To Hawaii

    09/11/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Historically American has flown 757s and 767s on their routes to Hawaii. This August American mixed things up by starting to fly some of their brand new A321s on their routes from Los Angeles to Hawaii. These are different than the “premium” ones they fly between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco. This started on August 18, when American launched twice daily A321 flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu. The number of A321 flights to Hawaii is continuing to grow, as American is launching flights on the A321 from Los Angeles to Kona, Kahului, and Lihue. The A321 is perfectly...
  • Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastrophe

    08/22/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 at 4:04 PM | Doug G. Ware
    P<> Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastropheDONGFU, SHANDONG, China, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Less than two weeks after catastrophic explosions leveled an industrial district in Tianjin, China, a chemical plant less than 200 miles away was rocked by its own blast Saturday. The explosion at the plant, located in Dongfu, Shandong Province, occurred Saturday evening. Authorities said at least nine people were injured, but no one was killed.
  • Gold Jumps After China Reveals It Bought Another 19 Tons In July

    08/14/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/14/2015 | Tyler Durden
    One month ago, when everyone suspected that the PBOC's dramatic, 57% jump in gold holdings after a 6 year silence, to a "record" 1658 tons would be a "one-and-done" event, meant to facilitate China's admission into the SDR, we disagreed. This is what we said: ... now that the seal has been finally broken after so many years, and since today's update indicates that Chinese gold numbers are clearly goal-seeked with a specific policy purpose - to boost confidence - we await for the PBOC to start leaking incremental gold holding data every month (and especially in months when...
  • Massive Explosion in China's Tinajin

    08/12/2015 11:03:18 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 264 replies
    Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known. The explosion reportedly occurred at the Tianjin Binhai New Development Zone at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT). Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast. Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chine
  • North Korea executes defence chief for napping at military event

    05/12/2015 7:32:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-12-15 | BY JU-MIN PARK AND JAMES PEARSON
    N. Korea has executed its defence chief on treason charges, Seoul's National Intelligence Service was quoted as telling lawmakers, in the latest of a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took power after his father's death in 2011. Hyon Yong Chol, who heads the isolated country's military, was purged and then executed by firing squad with an antiaircraft gun, watched by hundreds of people, South Korean media reported on Wednesday, citing the NIS's comments to a parliamentary panel. Hyon, who spoke at a security conference in Moscow in April, was said to have shown disrespect to Kim by...
  • TransAsia Pilots Apparently Shut Off Wrong Engine

    02/06/2015 12:24:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | DAN GOOD
    One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle soon after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other engine before the plane crashed, according to Taiwan’s top aviation official.
  • Heather Cho and cabin director Yeo are arrested for interfering with 'nut rage' investigations

    On December 30, an arrest warrant was issued against Heather Cho and Korean Air cabin director Mr. Yeo for attempting to obstruct evidence regarding the "nut rage" incident which occurred on December 5. On December 5, Heather Cho made headlines when it was reported that, as Korean Air's vice president, she turned a plane around in order to kick out a crew member. The story goes that Cho was served the nuts on a plane going from New York to Seoul (Flight 86) when she didn't ask for them. Currently Cho and Korean Air are being investigated for the December...
  • China Eastern plane aborts landing as traffic controllers take a nap

    08/19/2014 9:23:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Aug 2014
    A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off ... the China Eastern flight crew made repeated attempts to contact the duty flight controllers at Wuhan Tianhe Airport - twice in English and once in Chinese. Those calls went unanswered. ... China Eastern has suffered other mishaps in recent weeks
  • Video - Yee in 2012: 'Extremely important that individuals in CA do not own assault weapons'

    03/27/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 23 replies
    You Tube/CBSSF.com/Conserative Intel ^ | 3/27/14 | cbssf.com/Sen Leland Yee, (D) CA
    <p>While discussing plans to smuggle arms from the Philippines, Yee allegedly said to the undercover FBI agent: "People want to get whatever they want to get. Do I care? No, I don’t care. People need certain things.”</p>
  • Another Jang associate executed – News agency

    01/31/2014 7:01:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    nknews.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kosuke Takahashi
    The purge of Jang Song Thaek associates has reportedly continued with the execution of a senior Central Administrative Department official in North Korea’s ruling party, a Japanese news agency reported Tuesday. Choe Byung Hee, a division chief at the Central Administrative Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea, has been shot to death following the execution of Jang Song Thaek’s associates Ri Yong Ha and Jang Soo Kil from the same department, the Asia Press agency reported, quoting a local government official in the northern Ryanggang province of North Korea.
  • Jang's execution bodes ill for China (Torn apart by starving dogs)

    01/03/2014 5:46:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ching Cheong
    THE execution of Jang Song Thaek, the No. 2 man in North Korea, took Beijing by surprise and will adversely affect bilateral relations.Beijing's displeasure is expressed through the publication of a detailed account of Jang's brutal execution in Wen Wei Po, its official mouthpiece, in Hong Kong, on Dec 12.According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were...
  • China's lunar probe soft-lands on moon

    12/14/2013 9:53:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's lunar probe Chang'e-3, with the country's first moon rover onboard, successfully landed on the moon on Saturday night, marking the first time that China has sent a spacecraft to soft land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body. The lunar probe began to carry out soft-landing on the moon at 9 p.m. Saturday and touched down in Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, 11 minutes later, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center. During the process, the probe decelerated from 15 km above the moon, stayed hovering at 100 meters from the lunar surface...