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  • Islam’s Medieval Underworld

    07/23/2013 6:10:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Smtihsonianmag.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Clifford Bosworth
    The year is—let us say—1170, and you are the leader of a city watch in medieval Persia. Patrolling the dangerous alleyways in the small hours of the morning, you and your men chance upon two or three shady-looking characters loitering outside the home of a wealthy merchant. Suspecting that you have stumbled across a gang of housebreakers, you order them searched. From various hidden pockets in the suspect’ robes, your men produce a candle, a crowbar, stale bread, an iron spike, a drill, a bag of sand—and a live tortoise. The reptile is, of course, the clincher. There are a...
  • Mythbusters: Shooting Holes in a Floor

    10/21/2012 8:27:56 PM PDT · by Altariel · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 12, 2008 | Mythbusters3000
    The Mythbusters test the myth from the movie Underworld where Kate Beckinsale shoots her way through the floor. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNjthxzHwkU
  • Glenn Beck Interviews Rush Limbaugh - Video

    08/27/2009 11:57:38 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 1 replies · 475+ views
    WND/Glenn Beck Show/FNC/ YouTube ^ | August 27, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Page down until you come to the video. Glenn Beck Interviews Rush Limbaugh Video
  • Portal to mythical Mayan underworld found

    08/15/2008 5:57:23 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 20 replies · 348+ views
    MSNBC via Reuters ^ | Aug. 14, 2008 | Miguel Angel Gutierrez
    Archaeologists discovered maze of stone temples in underground caves MEXICO CITY - Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans believed was a portal where dead souls entered the underworld.
  • Pellicano Case Moves Beyond Hollywood (client bought notorious Serrano crucifix immersed in urine)

    06/26/2006 11:30:30 PM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies · 744+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | June 26, 2006 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER and ALLISON HOPE WEINER
    Until now the Pellicano wiretapping case has seemed the kind of down-and-dirty imbroglio that could only happen in Hollywood, where a private eye's underworld patois could impress movie people familiar with noir clichés, allured by real physical danger and accustomed to getting whatever they want. But confidential F.B.I. records show that the scandal's tentacles have extended beyond show-business figures to reach people prominent in the rarified worlds of fine art and classical music. Among the government's most important witnesses, the F.B.I. records suggest, are Adam D. Sender, a prominent collector of contemporary art and a wealthy hedge-fund manager..........hired Anthony Pellicano,...
  • Mayan Underworld Proves Researchers' Dream

    03/20/2006 4:09:06 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 1,297+ views
    Mayan underworld proves researchers' dream By Tim Gaynor Mon Mar 20, 8:49 AM ETReuters Photo: Divers make their way through a freshwater sinkhole, known as a cenote, in Mexico's Yucatan... " TULUM, Mexico (Reuters) - The ancient Maya once believed that Mexico's jungle sinkholes containing crystalline waters were the gateway to the underworld and the lair of a surly rain god who had to be appeased with human sacrifices. Now, the "cenotes," deep sinkholes in limestone that have pools at the bottom, are yielding scientific discoveries including possible life-saving cancer treatments. Divers are dipping into the cenotes, which stud the...
  • India’s ‘supercops’ in firing line over mob links (reads like a movie script!)

    02/25/2006 7:13:08 AM PST · by voletti · 8 replies · 430+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 2/25/06 | Reuters
    Many people supported the ‘supercops’ because snuffing out the bad guys, most felt, was better than putting them through a failing justice system where witnesses could be manipulated and cases drag on for years By Krittivas Mukherjee Once the poster boy of Mumbai’s police force and eulogised by Bollywood filmmakers, Daya Nayak has been accused of corruption and links with the underworld For eight years, Daya Nayak killed with impunity - sometimes with his pistol but often with an AK-47 automatic rifle - as he bumped off people suspected to be gangsters or involved in acts of terrorism in Mumbai....
  • More killing on border as 'madness' continues

    08/06/2005 9:49:12 AM PDT · by demkicker · 14 replies · 679+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | August 5, 2005 | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
    Nuevo Laredo councilman and city policeman slain in ambush MEXICO CITY - Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Nuevo Laredo city councilman and a police commander just blocks from City Hall Friday, continuing a wave of underworld violence gripping the border city this year. Leopoldo Ramos Treviño, 44, who headed the City Council's public security committee, died in a fusillade of bullets at 9:20 a.m. as he drove his pickup toward City Hall in downtown Nuevo Laredo. Witnesses told police that three teenage gunmen boarded a car and drove off following the assassinations. Federico Ocampo, a municipal police commander, also was...
  • Home grown spam scams

    08/26/2004 4:15:06 PM PDT · by solicitor77 · 17 replies · 528+ views
    CHICAGO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Russian underworld figures and Nigerian e-mail scam artists are no longer responsible for most of the spam arriving in U.S. e-mail inboxes. The latest research indicates most spam on the Internet in the United States is now generated domestically -- not overseas. "American spammers are the driving force," Phyllis Schneck, vice president of CipherTrust Inc., an Internet security firm in Atlanta, said. Experts say that is not just an interesting tidbit. It is explosive information, because it means legislation passed by Congress last year to curtail spam has not worked, and many Internet marketers who...