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  • Dangerous new marijuana product looks like lip balm, packs big kick

    08/17/2014 4:33:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2014
    Drug dealers are peddling a new marijuana product called Wax that looks and feels like lip balm and packs a kick equivalent to smoking 15-20 joints of weed. Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax during a recent drug bust. Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer told Fox 5 in Atlanta last week that the drug ring was selling the substance to high school students. “It’s just an extra kick,” he said. “It gets ’em higher and it gets ’em higher faster. The 15-20 joints you smoke can equal a dose of the Wax.” The marijuana concentrate, also known...
  • Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

    01/06/2014 5:20:33 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Gospel Coalition ^ | January 6, 2013 | Trevin Wax
    I grew up in a fundamentalist environment. The church I was baptized in believed it was inappropriate for Christians to go to a movie theater. To this day, my grandparents maintain this standard as a bulwark against worldliness. The library at my Christian school had a variety of books for children, sanitized for Christian consumption. Encyclopedia Brown made the cut, but all the “goshes” and “gee whizzes” were marked out with a heavy black pen. No second-hand cursing allowed. Films without anything objectionable were allowed at school, but looking back, I see how this analysis was applied simplistically. I still...
  • Man-speech

    12/28/2013 1:56:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    vanity | 12-28-2013 | Servo1969
    So, one of the Christmas presents I got for my wife is a wax warmer. My 6-year-old son was walking through the living room today as I was moving it and he asked, "Daddy, where did you get that for Mommy?" So I said, "What, this?" "Yes." "At the store." "Oh." He walked a little further and asked, "What store?" And I said, "A store that sells these." "Oh, okay!" and he walked off completely satisfied. My wife, who had been reading on the couch, began to laugh and said, "What kind of conversation was that?!" And I jokingly replied,...
  • Being True to Yourself is Living a Lie

    08/26/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8-26-13 | Trevin Wax
    Breaking the Tyranny of Your Feelings Here’s where Christianity opposes the “follow your heart” mentality of much of the Western world. We are told, not to love ourselves first, but to focus on loving God and neighbor. We are told we are born sinners and need rescue from our fallenness, not affirmation of it. We are being remade in the image of God, so that the ever-deepening discovery of His grace and goodness to us is the defining marker of our life, not our own self-discovery. We live according to the declaration of acceptance pronounced over us through faith, not...
  • Palin vs. Obama: No, Nicole, Obama will not be as easy for Palin to "wax" as you think

    03/18/2011 4:11:12 AM PDT · by techno · 56 replies
    March 18, 2011 | techno
    This post is written in response to the piece written today by Nicole Coulter at conservatives4palin.com: UNFINISHED BUSINESS: WHY GOVERNOR PALIN WILL MOP THE FLOOR WITH THE GOP, THEN WAX OBAMA http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/03/unfinished-business-why-governor-palin-will-mop-the-floor-with-the-gop-then-wax-obama.html Nicole, whenever I think of the possibility of "regime change", I watch a documentary or movie on Adolf Hitler, and I especially focus on his mesmerizing speeches and speaking ability, the impact his demagoguery had in seducing the masses and how his words and views came to eventually represent the Zeitgeist of the German nation. And if anything, it has always brought home to me how difficult it...
  • Michelle Obama figure shown at London wax museum

    01/19/2010 8:52:14 AM PST · by pissant · 36 replies · 1,207+ views
    The State ^ | 1/19/10 | staff
    LONDON -- A wax figure of Michelle Obama standing in the Oval Office has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds' London museum to mark the first anniversary of the inauguration of her husband, President Barack Obama. The figure of the stylish first lady wearing a sleeveless purple dress and black sweater has been placed next to one of her husband in a recreation of the Oval Office. Spokeswoman Liz Edwards says the figure of the U.S. president has been extremely popular and she expects the figure of the first lady to be a crowd pleaser as well.
  • Sorority president sued over wax statue of herself

    07/31/2009 3:43:09 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 15 replies · 1,726+ views
    AP and Comcast | 30 July 09 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO — Members of the country's oldest black sorority are suing to remove their president, alleging that she spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the group's money on herself — some of it to pay for a wax statue in her own likeness. In the suit filed in Washington, D.C., the Alpha Kappa Alpha members also alleged that international President Barbara McKinzie bought designer clothing, jewelry and lingerie with the sorority credit card. She then redeemed points the purchases earned on the card to buy a big-screen television and gym equipment, the lawsuit said. "This is extraordinarily shocking if...
  • President of black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha sued by members

    07/29/2009 10:48:18 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 77 replies · 2,724+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 29, 2009 | Cheryl V. Jackson
    Members of a prominent Chicago-based sorority are suing to oust their national president -- former Chicago Housing Authority comptroller Barbara McKinzie -- saying she misappropriated funds and commissioned a $900,000 wax figure of herself. She also is accused of taking nearly $400,000 for personal expenses and arranging for a $4,000 monthly stipend to be paid to herself after she leaves office.
  • NJ scraps plans to ban genital waxing

    03/20/2009 6:04:51 PM PDT · by Redgirl · 47 replies · 1,364+ views
    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is smoothing out differences over a plan to ban bare-it-all bikini waxing. The state on Friday decided to reverse course on the proposal after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season. "It was an unnecessary issue," said spa owner Linda Orsuto. "In New Jersey especially, where the government has been picking our pockets for so long, it was like, 'Just stay out of our pants, will you?'"
  • NJ scraps plans to ban genital waxing!

    03/20/2009 2:09:29 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 31 replies · 1,308+ views
    google news/associated press ^ | today | BETH DeFALCO
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is smoothing out differences over a plan to ban bare-it-all bikini waxing. The state is reversing course on the proposal after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season.
  • N.J. salon owners to state: Mind your own "B" wax

    03/13/2009 3:30:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies · 4,335+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | March 13, 2009 | JASON NARK
    TRENTON, NJ - Things could get hairy in New Jersey this summer for women who sport revealing bikinis or a little bit less. The painful Brazilian wax and its intimate derivatives are in danger of being stripped from salon and spa menus if a recent proposal to ban genital waxing is passed by the state's Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling. Cherry Hill salon owner Linda Orsuto said that women would "go ballistic" if the proposal passed. She said that some women would resort to waxing themselves, visiting unlicensed salons or traveling to other states, including Pennsylvania, in a quest to...
  • Obama Wax Figures Unveiled at Madame Tussaud Wax Museums - Video 1/16/09

    01/16/2009 1:08:37 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 401+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The Madame Tussaud Wax Museums in Las Vegas and New York have unveiled their wax figures of soon-to-be President Barack Obama. The figure in New York is seen in a replica of the Oval Office, while in Las Vegas the Obama wax figure is standing near a press briefing podium. . . . . (watch video)
  • GERMANY'S TIRED GRAVEYARDS: When Bodies No Longer Decay

    01/07/2008 1:35:23 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 146 replies · 1,642+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | January 07, 2008 | Frank Thadeusz
    Strange as it may seem, the dead have quit rotting in German cemeteries -- they are turning into wax-like corpses. Will the use of burial chambers solve the problem? Or is extensive soil reconditioning the only viable alternative? Cemeteries are supposed to be the quietest places on earth. But that notion may soon have to be laid to rest: Exhumation experts are currently conducting large-scale digging operations in German graveyards, belying the very concept of eternal peace. Corpses are no longer decaying in many German cemeteries. Instead, the deceased become waxen, an uncanny process that has become so rampant it...
  • At Miss Universe contest, Miss Lebanon, Miss Israel are 'best of friends'

    07/21/2006 5:44:06 PM PDT · by Cecily · 211 replies · 9,488+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | July 21, 2006 | Paul Bustamente
    LOS ANGELES - Peace reigns at least at the Miss Universe 2006 contest, where beauties Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel are the "best of friends" despite the bloody fighting between the two countries back home, their companions said. Even as Israel has bombarded Lebanon in the wake of a missile barrage by the Hezbollah militia in the country's south, the two women -- Gabrielle Bou Rached of Lebanon and Israel's Anastacia Entin -- have struck up a friendship ahead of Sunday's tough competition to see who is named the world's most beautiful woman. "I think the perpetrators of the current...
  • Caption Hillary in wax

    02/17/2006 6:06:19 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 114 replies · 2,448+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos | February 16, 2006
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  • Blood on the tracks for LP 'anoraks'? - Record collecting in the Digital Era

    08/28/2004 7:17:21 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 365+ views
    Story from BBC NEWS ^ | Published: 2004/08/27 10:21:23 GMT | By Chris Heard
    Technology is changing the huge global market for record collectors. As music dealers like those immortalised in the book High Fidelity disappear, will vinyl and CD rarities survive the download revolution? Second-hand record shops are becoming almost as rare a sighting in the UK as a first edition Beatles EP. The days of shuffling into grubby backstreet stores in search of that obscure Pink Fairies seven-inch are on their way out as dealers succumb to the march of online auction sites and MP3s. CURRENT RARITIES U2's Trabant car: £6,000 Queen 12" single: £10,000 Withdrawn Nirvana CD: £500 Led Zeppelin seven-inch:...
  • Mysterious Black Blobs Mystify Town

    08/03/2002 7:36:10 AM PDT · by gitmo · 29 replies · 627+ views
    CBS News ^ | August 3, 2002
    (CBS) The black blobs that have mysteriously shown up on the streets and sidewalks of Camden, New Jersey were at least partially explained Friday. State and county officials said the stuff is paraffin wax and poses no risk, but they won't venture a guess as to how it got to the Waterfront South neighborhood. Paraffin wax is used in industrial processes and for making candles. Camden County Health Department spokeswoman Lorraine Hynes said hot weather probably made the goo more noticeable, melting dabs of it into dark, waxy, half-dollar-sized splotches in an area with industrial facilities and homes. Solving the...