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  • Mount Umunhum: Former Mountain-Top Military Base Opens This Week to Public

    09/11/2017 4:24:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | September 11, 2017 | Paul Rogers
    Thirty-seven years after the U.S. Air Force shut down a mountain-top radar station in the hills south of San Jose that scanned the skies for Soviet bombers during the Cold War, the summit of Mount Umunhum is finally opening to the public this week as a new park, with stunning views of San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, a public agency that owns the 3,486-foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains east of Los Gatos, spent $25 million over eight years on the project. Supporters say the new summit, which visitors will...
  • Paducah, Kentucky man booked prostitute finds it's his own wife

    08/26/2017 10:15:42 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    http://www.countyweekly.com ^ | Aug 24 2017 | David Foster
    The man had been using the site for some months, to hire prostitutes and meet them for sex at hotels in neighboring areas. Last weekend the man told his wife he was going out drinking with work colleagues when in reality he was traveling to a motel on the outskirts of town.
  • Elgin, Illinois Man Booked A Prostitute - And She Turns Out To Be His Wife

    08/15/2017 5:58:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Telegraph Sun ^ | 8/14/2017
    A 52 year old man in Elgin, Illinois was taken by surprise after a prostitute he hired through a website turned out to be his own wife of the past 19 years. The man had been using the site for some months to hire prostitutes and meet them for sex at motels in neighboring areas. Last weekend, the man told his wife he was going out drinking with work colleagues, when in reality he was traveling to a motel on the outskirts of town. Upon checking into the motel the man used his phone to access his regular website used...
  • Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church ~

    09/18/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT · by SkyDancer · 91 replies
    ireporterstv.com ^ | September 16 2013 | Efe Tega
    Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise
  • (Urban Legend Comes True!) Magdeburg Germany Waterworks Keeps Crocodile Mascot at Sewage Plant

    04/24/2013 7:55:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 Apr 13 | The Local
    Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot Nearly 40 years ago, the African nation of Mali gave former East Germany a baby crocodile as a gift. Now, Theophila is over three metres long and lives in Magdeburg's water treatment plant where she has become a local legend. Theophila, a nile crocodile, arrived in the communist country as a thank you from the Malian town of Kayes for building its waterworks some four decades ago. Just 22 centimetres long, the boss of the Colbitz water plant at the time, Gunter Hellmann, never imagined she would still be paddling around today. “The African mentality...
  • CENSORED in America: MSNBC INTERVIEW WITH Cardinal Bergolio

    04/23/2013 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 22 replies
    To Me By Email
    The following is a transcript of an interview between CHRIS MATHEWS, MSNBC atheist American journalist and then Cardinal Bergolio. It is clear why the interview was never broadcast. I have no idea of the level of authenticity.
  • Did the Medieval Catholic Church Have a Female Pope?

    03/17/2013 5:55:14 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 14, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    The election of Pope Francis as the 266th bishop of Rome held many milestones. Francis is the first Latin American pope in history and the first non-European pontiff in about 1,200 years. However, some have claimed that a Medieval pope might have reached a milestone considered impossible given the standards and rules of Vatican City for ordained clergy. Legend has it that in the ninth century the Roman Catholic Church was ruled briefly by a "Pope Joan," who disguised herself as a man, rising through the ranks of the male-dominated hierarchy. Many have hailed the legend as true, with two...
  • PETA Crashes Biker Gathering

    12/09/2012 6:38:09 AM PST · by MamaTexan · 14 replies
    fromthetrenchesworldreport ^ | December 4, 2012 | by RightBill
    What a wonderful coming together of two diverse groups! This is how they found one of them.
  • PETA Crashes Biker Gathering… Not to be missed…

    ohnstown, PA (GlossyNews) – Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers “duct taped inside fast food restaurant dumpsters,” according to police officials. “Something just went wrong,” said a still visibly shaken organizer of the protest. “Something just went horribly, horribly, wrong.” The organizer said a group of concerned animal rights activists, “growing tired of throwing fake blood and shouting profanities...
  • Three Reported Missing After Animal Rights Activists Take "War on Leather" to Motorcycle Gang Rally

    12/01/2012 11:56:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    The Spoof ^ | Jan 30, 2010 | Fuzzy Duffy Rating:
    Try to read this without laughing out loud… H/T Mike Hoy What a wonderful coming together of two diverse groups! We need more gatherings where the idiot activists are given warm, moist, aromatic welcomes like this one. This is why PETA usually protests women wearing fur rather than bikers wearing leather. Sounds to me like the old saying, “you mess with the bull, and you get the horns”. Gee, I guess these characters thought that Bikers where going to be politically correct like the rest of the wimpy world.
  • 7 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You’re Sharing on Social Media

    10/30/2012 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    Mashable.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Annie Colbert
    Fake Hurricane Sandy photos flew around Twitter and Facebook on Monday, as users shared jaw-dropping images. Unfortunately, the race to post the most striking pics has most folks skipping the all-important fact check. We’ve gathered up five “Hurricane Sandy” photographs that have spread on the social web, but weren’t actually taken during the massive storm. Have you spotted a fake photograph? Tell us in the comments below
  • Who is buried in the Hoover Dam?

    03/31/2012 10:24:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 16, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    Who is buried in the Hoover Dam? The Hoover Dam is one of the most phenomenal structures in modern history. This 1244 feet long, 660 feet thick, and 726 feet high concrete behemoth holds back so much water that it deformed the earth's crust and caused 600 small earthquakes in the decade after its construction. Over 100 workers died constructing the Hoover Dam — and legend has it, some of them are buried within its concrete facade. Is there anything to these rumors? An enormous number of deaths - Over 100 people died in the construction of the Hoover Dam....
  • Galileo: The Trump Card of Catholic Urban Legends

    05/18/2009 9:12:37 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 152 replies · 3,042+ views
    Pittsburgh Catholic ^ | 5/15/09 | Robert P. Lockwood
    The film “Angels and Demons” brings up the Catholic Church’s so-called war on science and the church’s treatment of Italian scientist Galileo Galilei. The following analysis sheds much-needed light on the case. In October 1992, Cardinal Paul Poupard presented to Pope John Paul II the results of the Pontifical Academy study of the famous 1633 trial of Galileo. He reported the study’s conclusion that at the time of the trial, “theologians ... failed to grasp the profound non-literal meaning of the Scriptures” when they condemned Galileo for describing a universe that seemed to contradict Scripture. The headlines that followed screamed...
  • Urgent Prayer Request Baby Seriously Injured in Accident

    03/28/2011 7:29:24 PM PDT · by DarthVader · 27 replies
    3/28/11 | None
    Dear Freepers please pray for this baby. Came a few minutes ago from one of my friends via email: Dear Friends, I am passing on this request for a friend with whom I work at the Cumberland County Prison, who wrote: could you please pray for this baby?.. it is the son of one of our Pastor's friends. URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!! KAYLA SCOTT'S 22 MONTH OLD SON SHOT HIMSELF IN THE CHEST WITH A BRAD NAILER~ IT WENT IN HIS HEART~ HE IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND NOT DOING WELL ~ NEITHER IS HIS MOM ~PLEASE START A PRAYER...
  • Teen cancels Facebook party with 200,000 'guests'

    03/15/2011 3:22:27 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Mar 15, 3:42 am ET | no byline
    An Australian schoolgirl had to cancel her 16th birthday party after her Facebook invitation went viral and close to 200,000 people said they would turn up at her house, reports said Tuesday. The Sydney girl had wanted her schoolmates to attend, and the post -- which included her address -- said they could bring friends if they let her know, Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported. "(It's an) open house party as long as it doesn't get out of hand," she wrote, adding that she had not had time to invite everyone individually. But within 24 hours more than 20,000 people...
  • Pray If You Want To!

    01/31/2011 5:09:17 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies
    Email from a friend
    Pray if you want to! CBS and Katie Couric must be in a panic and rushing to reassure the White House that this is not network policy--re: Andy Rooney's commentary on prayer. Folks, this is the year that we RE-TAKE AMERICA ********* Get Ready ********* Keep this going around the globe. Read it and forward every time you receive it.. We can't give up on this issue. Andy Rooney and Prayer Andy Rooney says: I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin ,...
  • Prayer Request for Marines

    01/30/2011 6:09:06 PM PST · by Parmy · 33 replies
    Prayer Request > We are asking everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd > Battalion 5th Marines and their families.  They are > fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 12 > marines in 4 days. > > IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could > pass it on. > God Bless America and God Bless the United States Marine > Corps... Semper Fi, > Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever: > Justin Allen, 23, > Brett Linley, 29, > Matthew Weikert, 29, > Justus Bartett, 27, > Dave Santos, 21, >...
  • Chinese Flag Hoisted Higher than Old Glory?!?! (vanity)

    01/18/2011 1:28:09 AM PST · by pillut48 · 16 replies
    (Can't post AP images, go to link please) What the heck is this picture about??? Is that photoshopped, or did they actually hoist the Chinese flag HIGHER than the American flag, ON AMERICAN SOIL?!?!?!?!?! If so, I AM LIVID. >:-( Anyone know how to read this header? Where did this picture come from? http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110117/capt.7f202de6c75e42afa359e004844592b3-7f202de6c75e42afa359e004844592b3-0.jpg?x=400&y=274&q=85&sig=JTDf8B.t.q84IZOx0SE2XA--
  • When in Rome: The Legend of Papessa Giovanna (Myth of Pope Joan)

    01/07/2011 7:10:29 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies
    Europe A La Carte ^ | 2/11/2010 | Kimberly Sullivan
    Just for the record: I was not sleeping through all those years of religious education lessons, nor was I drifting off during my beloved European history classes. Nevertheless, I had never heard of the Papessa Giovanna (Pope Joan) until I moved to Rome, into the same neighborhood where the only female Pope’s secret is said to have been discovered and where she is to have been buried. According to the legend, in the 9th century a young English woman disguised herself as a man, taking the name Johannes Anglicus, and became a monk. In July 853 A.D., with Papal elections...
  • FREEPER HELP NEEDED: THE CLINTON "SALUTE"

    12/12/2010 8:19:35 AM PST · by LS · 14 replies
    self | 12/12/2010 | LS
    Freepers I need some help (and I'm in a snowstorm and can't get to my office to check the one source that I know of that might have this): In "Patriot's History of the United States," we wrote about the incident where Clinton exited Marine One and saluted the guard, who saluted but did not turn and face Clinton as he walked off. I'm pretty sure this was documented in Robert "Buzz" Patterson's book "Dereliction of Duty." We had a nasty letter claiming that Clinton was no longer in office when that happened. I find that impossible to believe, as...