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  • The flight of the Vampire: Fascinating history of Britain's most iconic WWII fighter jet

    10/29/2017 4:13:03 PM PDT · by DFG · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/29/2017 | Rod Ardehali
    The fascinating history of one of Britain's most iconic fighter jets has been told for the first time in a new book. The de Havilland Vampire was developed during the Second World War and was the first single engine jet fighter to enter service in the RAF, making its maiden flight in September 1943, before officially entering service in April 1946. The aircraft, which has had several incarnations, holds a number of distinctions across its rich history including being the first jet aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier, while it was also the first jet to cross...
  • Vampire scare in Malawi has killed at least 8 people

    10/20/2017 10:46:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 20, 2017 | NBC
    Since September, a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in Malawi that has killed at least eight people accused of being bloodsuckers. The vampire rumors appear to have originated in neighboring Mozambique, although it’s not clear what sparked them. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, a country in the southern section of Africa. Authorities say they are struggling to convince the population that the vampire rumors are not true.
  • Bruce Springsteen's "Badlands" done to Forever Knight

    Bruce Springsteen's "Badlands" done to Canadian vampire/cop show, Forever Knight. Nick Knight, brought across in the crusades, has been trying over the centuries to undo his bad decision to become a vampire.
  • Barbara Pierce Bush To Give Speech in SUPPORT of Planned Parenthood

    02/27/2017 7:58:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    GP ^ | 02/26/17 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has announced that Barbara Pierce Bush is going to be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Luncheon according to Planned Parenthood’s website.   Former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara Pierce Bush, is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps. In the Mission & Vision section of the GHC website it states that “We believe that every person has the right to live a healthy, dignified life.”   The President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, and Barbara Pierce Bush have a mutual connection – Hillary Clinton.  
  • Conspiracy theorists produce photographic 'evidence' that suggests Vladimir Putin is IMMORTAL (tr)

    12/15/2015 3:21:40 PM PST · by dware · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.15.2015 | Chris Spargo
    A photograph from almost 100 years ago has some on social media convinced that Russian leader Valdimir Putin is immortal. The picture, taken in 1920, shows a Russian solider who has an uncanny resemblance to the country's current leader. What's more, another photo taken of a Russian solider in 1941 also looks just like Putin and the man who was pictured 20 years prior. Some think this is definitive proof that Putin is much more than a 63-year-old workout buff with a penchant for riding horses shirtless.
  • Blue Oyster Cult: I Love The Night

    10/23/2015 2:35:48 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1977 | Blue Oyster Cult
    Blue Oyster Cult – I Love The Night [from the Spectres album 1977] That night her kiss told me it was over I walked out late into the dark The misty gloom seems to soak up my sorrow The further I went on I felt a spreading calm Then suddenly my eyes were bathed in light And the lovely lady in white was by my side She said "like me I see you're walking alone Won't you please stay? " I couldn't look away[....]
  • 'Vampire' Squirrel Has World's Fluffiest Tail

    07/07/2014 12:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Science ^ | 30 June 2014 | Erik Stokstad
    Few scientists have ever seen the rare tufted ground squirrel (Rheithrosciurus macrotis), which hides in the hilly forests of Borneo, but it is an odd beast. It’s twice the size of most tree squirrels, and it reputedly has a taste for blood. Now, motion-controlled cameras have revealed another curious fact. The 35-centimeter-long rodent has the bushiest tail of any mammal compared with its body size. "The species is really quite bizarre," says Erik Meijaard, a conservation scientist with People and Nature Consulting International in Jakarta. Meijaard and his wife, Rona Dennis, an independent remote sensing scientist, gathered a collection of...
  • Bite and draw ‘some blood’ during sex, Planned Parenthood tells teens

    06/11/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT · by topher · 19 replies ^ | Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:56 EST | Ben Johnson
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN, June 11, 2014 ( – A Planned Parenthood employee suggested that a teenage girl watch pornographic videos of sadomasochism, use sex toys, and “work up to” the point that her boyfriend could begin “hitting” her during intercourse, in a new undercover video released Wednesday by pro-life group Live Action. In the video, an undercover investigator poses as a 15-year-old girl and asks a Planned Parenthood affiliate for sexual advice. Part of its new SexEd series, the six-minute-long edited video begins with a disclaimer that its content is “not suitable for children.”
  • Dracula's Castle Up for Sale

    05/19/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Global Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jess Zimmerman
    Now you can own Dracula’s castle Transylvania's Bran Castle, long connected with Bram Stoker's indelible creation, is for sale. Count Dracula never lived in Bran Castle, in the Transylvania region of Romania, because he was a fictional character. But look, it’s a Gothic-looking castle in Transylvania — plus, Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker’s indelible creation, was reportedly imprisoned here. So it’s no surprise that it’s commonly called “Dracula’s Castle,” and that (like Transylvania’s Hunyad Castle and Poenari Castle in Wallachia) it’s often linked with the vampire legend. And now, you can own it. If you...
  • Meet The Monster Of The Housing Market: Presenting "Vampire REOs" Where Half Of Americans

    10/03/2013 11:27:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Over a year ago, in addition to the money-laundering aspect (confirmed previously) and the REO-To-Rent scramble by PE firms and hedge funds (which is now over as PE become active sellers of apartment rental properties), we highlighted the third implicit subsidy to the housing non-recovery: Foreclosure stuffing. We explained this scheme by banks to limit the amount of available for sale inventory as follows: "since the properties not entering the foreclosure pipeline are effectively kept out of inventory, even shadow inventory, and thus the distressed end market, the monthly drop in foreclosures has acted as a form of subsidy to...
  • HALLOWEEN: Is This Barack Obama Vampire Card Offensive? (San Bernardino Shopper 'Appalled')

    09/30/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    HALLOWEEN: Is this Barack Obama vampire card offensive? While shopping for Halloween cards at Target in San Bernardino, JoAnn Nelson was appalled when her 5-year-old granddaughter showed her this card. Nelson said she finds the card tasteless and offensive. ”I was disturbed and did not want my grandbaby to see this,” she wrote in an email.
  • Mystery Creature Sighting Stuns N.J. Town; No One Has First Clue What It Is

    08/07/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    cbs ^ | August 2, 2013 7:12 PM | John Slattery
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There has been a strange sighting of a strange creature in a suburban New Jersey town – and pictures of it have residents asking “What the heck is that?” CBS 2’s John Slattery was working the day watch out of Manhattan, when his boss gave him this juicy assignment. He took a vehicle out of Midtown. The sighting happened on Friday. He and his cameraman headed for the leafy community of Ridgewood, which was apparently being terrorized by an odd creature that lurks in and out of storm drains. Slattery obtained video of the creature from...
  • ‘Vampire’ Grave With Decapitated Skeletons Found in Polish Construction Site

    07/12/2013 4:52:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Archaeologists believe they have found a vampire grave on a construction site in the south of Poland. Skeletons were found with their heads removed and placed on their legs, indicating they had been subjected to an execution ritual designed to ensure the dead stayed dead. An individual accused of being a vampire in Europe’s distant past faced a grim fate. Sometimes they would be decapitated, otherwise they might be hanged from a gibbet until decomposition resulted in the head separating from the body. In both cases the head was then laid on the legs of the victim in the hope...
  • US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

    06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 300 replies
    North NJ com ^ | BY HERB JACKSON
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89, his office said
  • Real-Life Twilight: Vampire on the Loose

    12/01/2012 2:12:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, December 01, 2012
    Get your garlic, crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsucking vampire is on the loose. Or so say villagers in the tiny western Serbian hamlet of Zarozje, nestled between lush green mountain slopes and spooky thick forests. They say that rumors that a legendary vampire ghost has awakened are spreading fear — and a potential tourist opportunity — through the remote village. A local council warned villagers to put garlic in their pockets and place wooden crosses in their rooms to ward off vampires, although it appeared designed more to attract visitors to the impoverished region bordering Bosnia. Many of the...
  • "Vampire" Skeleton Rediscovered in Britain (Skeleton from 550-700 A.D. Was Unearthed in 1959)

    11/14/2012 3:25:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Discovery ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Vampire Skeleton Rediscovered in Britain Photo: The Southwell deviant burial (left) as it was found in 1959 alongside further disarticulated human remains. Credit: Charles Daniels. Details of one of the few "vampire" burials in Britain have emerged as a new archaeological report details the long forgotten discovery of a skeleton found buried with metal spikes through shoulders, heart area and ankles. Dating from 550-700 A.D., the skeleton was unearthed in 1959 in the minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, during excavations in preparation for a new school. The dig also turned up Roman remains. Archaeologist Charles Daniels immediately recognized the skeletal...
  • 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' review: (Dedicated to the proposition of Vampire destruction)

    06/21/2012 1:41:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 06/21/2012 | Mick LaSalle
    The title, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," guarantees about 15 good minutes. Just on the strength and novelty of the gimmick - combining the real details of Lincoln's life with a secret antivampire history - the movie was bound to command a certain absurd appeal. The trick was in getting audiences past those 15 minutes, and that's what the movie does. Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is a money-making stunt that its author - who also wrote the screenplay - wisely decided to treat with seriousness, or at least an attitude of seriousness. Instead of...
  • Ye olde vampire slaying kit: Victorian oak box complete with wooden stakes

    06/07/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2012 | Tom Gardner
    They say you can never be too prepared... but even for the most superstitious person this may be overkill. A 19th century Vampire slaying kit, which includes a wooden mallet and four oak stakes, glass vials of holy water and garlic paste is expected to fetch up Ł2,000 when auctioned later this month. The macabre artefact also has a percussion cap pistol - invented in the 1830 - and a steel bullet mold, all carefully crafted to offer the best protection against any creatures of the night.
  • Ancient 'Vampire' Corpses Unearthed by Bulgarian Archaeologists

    06/06/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 5-5-2012 | Christine Hsu
    More than 100 "vampire" corpses have been dug out from graves across Bulgaria during historic excavations, according to the country's archaeologists. Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, said on Tuesday that Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into the undead. Dimitrov said that the two "vampire" remains were found last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol. The tradition of hammering an iron rod through the chest bones and heart of 'evil' people to prevent them...
  • The True Story Of Dracula (Interesting read)

    08/05/2005 9:06:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 47 replies · 4,142+ views ^ | October 18 , 2004 | Mark Gelbart
    The True Story Of Dracula By Mark Gelbart Oct. 14, 2004 Halloween is a time when friendly neighbors pretend to be tricked by children dressed up as ghosts, goblins, superheroes, clowns, fairies, and Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles. And in return the adults--feigning surprise--pass out sugary treats; a tradition that has helped those in the dental profession for many generations. Unlike most of the characters that make an annual appearance on our door steps, Dracula is based on a real person. Most people are familiar with the fictional version of Dracula created by Bram Stoker, but they are only vaguely aware...