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  • Jimmy Carter unveils truth about Israel

    07/09/2014 4:14:09 PM PDT · by sopwith · 11 replies
    you tube ^ | ?? | msnbc
    ok Carter is still a commie
  • Bung Mokhtar Draws Ire With ‘Hitler’ Tweet Congratulating Germany for Win Over Brazil

    07/09/2014 11:23:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Rashvinjeet S. Bedi
    Controversial Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin has found himself in the firing line again, this time for linking the German football team to Adolf Hitler. After Germany humiliated Brazil 7-1in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday morning, Bung tweeted “WELL DONE..BRAVO...LONG LIVE HITLER”. His tweet went viral and netizens condemned Bung for being “insensitive” and “brainless” among other things. In his subsequent tweets, Bung, however, seemed unrepentant and defended himself from the derision on Twitter. He told Twitter user @Aisehman that he didn’t know what was going on while he told @syazwanrahimy that he was making a...
  • Chef Quits Job Because of Fear of Baked Beans

    07/09/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 9 Jul 2014
    A chef has been forced to quit his job because of an uncontrollable fear – of baked beans. Rob Griffiths, 31, left his job as a pub chef in Milton Keynes because he felt faint every time he saw the food. The ex-chef believes his rare fear - technically known as leguminophobia – was a result of his brothers throwing beans at him as a child. ‘I get shaky and I just have to run if they’re anywhere near me,’ he said. ‘I was a pub chef and breakfast was hard. ‘Staff had to prepare the beans while I hid...
  • Police kill charging cow who sent officer airborne

    07/09/2014 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 07/08/2014
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car. The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://is.gd/dm29HB) that police spokeswoman Shannon Haigh says the cow apparently escaped from a farm outside the city limits. It was first reported in a Wal-Mart parking lot last Friday.
  • A Woman Found Out a Serial Killer Once Lived in Her Home From Watching TV

    07/09/2014 8:50:29 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2014
    A Missouri woman has finally been able to break her rental lease after learning that her home was used as a torture chamber by a suspected serial killer over a decade ago. Maury Travis hanged himself while he was being held in jail in 2002 but police now believe that he killed between 12 and 20 women, many of whom died in the basement of his Ferguson, Missouri, home.
  • 18-Month-Old Saudi Baby Catches Snake, Thinking it's a Toy

    07/08/2014 6:41:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    An 18-month-old Saudi boy who was playing in the back garden of his house in the Gulf kingdom went back in carrying a snake which he wanted to show to his mother. The boy looked delighted by what he thought a toy he had found before his mother hit him on the hand, sending the snake crawling away. “The mother chased the snake with a stick and killed it. She said her son thought it was a toy and he was very happy with it,” Sabq Arabic language daily said in a report from the southern Dhamad town.
  • Lewisville 911 Operator Helps Deliver Baby (Obamacare Maternity Plan)

    07/08/2014 6:29:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    A part-time Lewisville 911 operator helped deliver a baby over the phone last week. The call came in July 1 from the Motel 6 in Lewisville, where a man told dispatcher Meredith Lutz his "baby mama's" water had broken on the bed, and she was going into labor. The situation escalated quickly, though, as just moments later the man asked Lutz “the baby’s coming out right now, what do I do?” "It turns out she was already crowning, and the baby came before the call even ended,” said Lutz. Utilizing an on-screen manual in the call center and the help...
  • Man Chokes to Death at South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

    07/08/2014 3:30:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 60 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | KSTP
    A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned deadly when a contestant choked to death. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal.
  • Scientists may have found the consciousness on and off switch

    07/08/2014 7:51:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    techtimes.com ^ | July 8, 8:47 AM | Robert Lawson, Tech Times |
    The journal Epilepsy and Behavior published the findings of the accidental discovery. The evidence was found when scientists were studying an epilepsy patient. They used electrodes deep within a patient's brain to try to determine where her seizures were coming from. ... The scientists stimulated an area of the brain called the claustrum, an area of the brain that had never been stimulated. Once stimulated, the woman, who was reading, stopped responding to all visual and audible cues, as if she were a robot that had been shut down. The team was able to recreate the scenario several times to...
  • Saudi Prince Cries at Meeting With Guards

    07/07/2014 7:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 06, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of National Guard Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the son of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, cried during a meeting with national guard members. A YouTube film published in Sada newspaper showed the 61-year-old Prince, who was named to this past in 2013, sobbed and cried as he covered his face with a tissue. He then took the tissue off and addressed the guards :”.... anyone who does not like you…oh members of the national guards.” The paper said the film was circulated on social networks in Saudi Arabia and viewed by a large number of people but...
  • Curious Elk Breaks Into House in Sweden

    07/07/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Jul 2014
    A walkabout elk wandered into a family house in southern Sweden, but after making itself at home the animal had to be put down due to grisly injuries sustained during the break-in. The elk was spotted walking around in a residential area of Helsingborg on Monday morning. It then proceeded to jump through a window and smash its way into a house, setting of an alarm in the process. Luckily nobody was home, as the family was away on holiday. Police were quickly on the scene and encountered the elk exploring the living room. A hunter was then dispatched as...
  • Parents Abandoned Child to Go to Church

    07/07/2014 5:46:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local - Germany ^ | 07 Jul 2014
    There is no rest from the labour of parenting - not even on the seventh day. Two parents in southern Germany spared the rod but did not quite spoil their child when they abandoned their 11-year-old in a car park so they could go to church. Showing that love is not always patient or kind, the parents were led into temptation after a disagreement over visiting church on the day of the Lord. They stopped in a car park on the road to Freiburg, in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg, and left their son there on Sunday because he did...
  • Man Wearing Strange Clothes in Makkah Held

    07/07/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 07, 2014
    Security men in the sacred Saudi town of Makkah arrested a man wearing strange clothes inside the Grand Mosque, saying his costume detracted worshippers. Many curious men had left their prayers at the mosque and surrounded the man to take a close look at his apparel, prompting the mosque’s security men to intervene. “He was told to go and change his clothes because they are distracting the worshippers from their prayers…he left but returned with the same clothes,” Sada daily. It said police arrested the bearded man for interrogation after he entered the mosque for the second time with the...
  • Palmer farm looks to learn lessons from milking musk oxen

    07/07/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 12 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | SUZANNA CALDWELL
    It's rich and fatty and not the least bit offensive in flavor, at least according to taste tests by managers at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Last week, cows started to wean their babies, and for the first time in two decades managers decided to try milking the musk oxen.
  • Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake leaves Christian bakery facing court threat (Northern Ireland)

    07/07/2014 1:37:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:52PM BST 07 Jul 2014 | John Bingham
    A Christian-run bakery is facing legal action from a Government agency for refusing to produce a cake carrying a picture of the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”. Ashers Baking Co., based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, canceled an order for a novelty cake with a picture of the puppets arm in arm printed onto the icing saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs. They believe that producing the cake with the slogan and the logo of QueerSpace, a gay rights group the would-be customer supports, would amount to endorsing the campaign for...
  • This Is the Worst Star Wars Exhibition Ever

    07/06/2014 3:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 6 Jul 2014
    It’s all wrong from the word go. Princess Leia lying awkwardly on the floor like a drunk belly dancer, dirty clothes and manky old wigs. Those visiting the Stars Wars exhibition in Wolfsburg, Germany, would have been forgiven for mistaking it for the set of a budget porn film. The force was definitely not strong in this awful display of creepy mannequins, terrible lighting and all-round lameness. Take Chewie for example – obviously just a wig glued to a doll head.
  • You Can Now Get Luis Suarez to Bite Open Your Beers With Suarez Bottle Opener

    07/06/2014 11:30:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 27 Jun 2014
    Luis Suarez’s bite on Italy star Giorgio Chiellini was one of the silliest moments of the World Cup so far, causing plenty of controversy.But now you can give Suarez something useful to bite, after an enterprising Chinese businessman decided to create the Suarez bottle opener. You can buy the item on Taobao, the Chinese version of eBay, for a bargain price of Ł1.56 – and get the Liverpool and Uruguay striker to open your beers for you. The item is selling well with not many now left for sale, so snap yours up while you can.
  • Saudi Asks Wife: ”Can I Marry Again?”

    07/06/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 06, 2014
    A Saudi man set precedence in the Gulf Kingdom’s conservative society when he sought his wife’s written opinion whether she would let him marry again. But her response carried an implicit threat to her husband. In a letter he left her at home, the husband told his wife that he intends to marry again on the grounds Islam permits men to have four wives at a time. A copy of the letter published by Sada newspaper showed the man marked two answers at the bottom “I agree and I don’t agree.” It showed the wife not only answered “I don’t...
  • Parody News: "Couple Avoids Jail: Will Keep Record Store Open"

    07/05/2014 10:57:53 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Back Issues of Heterodoxy ^ | April 1, 2000 | Judith Schumann Weizner
    Couple Avoids Jail: Will Keep Record Store Open by Judith Schumann Weizner Back Issues of Heterodoxyhttp://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=337(April/May 2000)The Musikants Today, Ernest and Sylvia Musikant are breathing easy for the first time in many months , having won an eleventh-hour reprieve of the prison sentence they were to begin serving this morning for a violation of the Racial Equity in Employment Act.The couple, whose classical record store, We’ll Get Bach To You, has been a fixture on Manhattan’s West Side since 1968, had been ordered to report to the Federal Race and Hate Crimes Correctional Facility on Ward’s Island to begin their...
  • Man Allegedly Punches Girlfriend's Pet Rabbit After Argument About Women's Rights

    07/05/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    UPI ^ | July 2, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A Florida man was arrested after allegedly attacking his girlfriend's pet rabbit following an argument about women's rights. According to a Boyton Beach Police report, James Wertz became enraged when his girlfriend told him that she wanted to end their relationship after he refused to stop arguing and screaming. The 28-year-old suspect then allegedly began "punching and squeezing" the woman's pet rabbit, according to Boynton Beach Police media representative Stephanie Slater. The woman intervened and Wertz apologized, but when she tried to call 911, Wertz physically threw the woman across the room, according to the Palm Beach Post. The rabbit...
  • REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps

    07/05/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You remember those, right?If you ever wonder where delusional left-wingers get their ideas that what is happening in the world, it's useful to know your history. They didn't just start believing crazy things when George W. Bush won the Florida recount, or when dastardly Republicans started criticizing Barack Obama. They've been this way for a long time.And as is so often the case, the insanity is influenced and often led by figures in pop culture. REM front man Michael Stipe provided a perfect example in a recent statement about why, back in the 1980s, he decided not to get tested...
  • Child found chained up in home

    07/05/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WREG NEWS 3 ^ | Ashley Crockett and Wayne Carter,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday. Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home. Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store. Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another. “My son has...
  • Saudi Child Saved After Swallowing Battery/Saudi Teen Girl Slashes Veins to Resist Marriage

    07/04/2014 5:33:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, July 04, 2014
    Saudi doctors saved the life of a four-year-old local girl after she swallowed a battery which settled inside her esophagus, a newspaper said on Friday. Her parents had rushed the girl to the hospital in the southern Khamis Mushait town after noticing her face went pale and she was having breathing difficulty. X-ray images showed a little battery had settled inside the girl’s esophagus, prompting doctors to perform an urgent operation to the remove the object, according to the Saudi Arabic language daily Sada. Saudi teen girl slashes veins to resist marriage A 17-year-old Saudi girl slashed her wrist veins...
  • Geneva Phone Thief Left own Mobile at Crime Scene

    07/04/2014 5:04:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Dunya News ^ | 03 July,2014
    A man who stole a mobile phone at a Geneva shop was caught after police identified him from pictures on his own mobile phone, which he left at the scene. The man, a Romanian in his early twenties, took a phone left at a shop in central Geneva for repair, but in his haste to get away he left his own phone behind
  • Diamond Dog Returns Missing Wedding Ring (Missing Wedding Ring in bDog for 5 Years)

    07/04/2014 4:07:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    WAOW ^ | Jun 29, 2014 | Rose Heaphy
    A Stevens Point woman found a special surprise in an unlikely place. Five years ago, Lois Matykowski lost her wedding ring. Matykowski had given up all hope finding it, until her dog, Tucker, led her to a shocking discovery. Tucker is your typical mutt. He likes playing with his frisbee and rolling on the grass on a hot summer day. "You wouldn't think he's ten years old by the way he acts," said Matykowski. Like every pup, he likes getting into trouble. "He's known in the family to be the food burglar," said Matykowski. It's because of that nickname, a...
  • Man Held for Having Affairs With 35 Girls in Saudi

    07/04/2014 3:28:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested a Syrian man on charges of having affairs with 35 women, some of whom said they were victims of sorcery. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice caught the unnamed man red-handed as he met a girl at a café. The girl had informed the Commission that the man had tried to manipulate her and swindled large sums of money from her. She said that she had known the man via social networks and that he had posed as a Saudi seeking to marry. Newspapers said the Syrian...
  • Woman Graduates from High School at 111-Years-Old

    07/03/2014 4:38:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Lela Burden received her degree today. The centenarian lightly clapped just before she was handed her diploma. NewsChannel 3 first introduced to you her in May, when Doumar’s celebrated her 111th birthday with ice cream. “I’m not old yet, I’m still a young lady,” Burden said back in May. Burden is delightfully sharp. She remembers nearly everything about her time in school. Schools were temporarily shut down in 1918 for a flu pandemic, by that time the teenage Burden was working two jobs and never went back to finish her education. Decades of rich life experience taught her more than...
  • Michelle Burdo of CBS46 Apologizes for Saying ‘Colored Woman’

    07/03/2014 4:37:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    CBS46 morning show host Michelle Burdo used the dated term “colored woman” during a segment about summer hair tips Monday morning during the 9 a.m. CBS Better Mornings Atlanta program. “Let me tell you something,” Burdo said during a live segment to an African-American woman who appears to be the hair expert. “I’m not a colored woman but I have kinky hair just like her and when you straighten it every day, it’s…” She pauses. The woman filled the empty air by saying, “healthier.” Here’s a 12-second portion of the segmen On Tuesday’s show, at 9:57 a.m., Burdo apologized for...
  • Men Would Rather Give Themselves Electric Shocks Than Sit Alone With Their Thoughts

    07/03/2014 3:25:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jesse Singal
    Most people don’t think it’s fun to sit alone with nothing to do but think — it’s part of the reason for obsessive phone-checking during idle moments. A new study in Science highlights just how unenjoyable this experience is: in short, very. To the point that some people will choose to shock themselves rather than sit alone with nothing to do for a little while. The researchers conducted 11 experiments in a variety of settings and among a variety of age groups. In most of them, subjects were asked to simply chill out and think for 6 to 15 minutes...
  • My computer connection is about to bite the dust.

    07/02/2014 6:58:05 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 49 replies
    Self | 7/2/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Some of you know that I've been having re-occurring Internet connection troubles since the end of Feb. At first I was told it was the computer (which couldn't even be successfully repaired) so I got another (rebuilt) computer and for fifty days I was set to go. Then suddenly on 5/20 the problem started occurring again. I took the computer back to the shop at which I'd purchased it to have it tested and apparently there was no problem whatsoever with it, so I was told it must have been my connection. Then began a very long and painful experience...
  • Live Thread: D'Souza v. Ayers on Meghan Kelly Show (6/2/14)

    07/02/2014 6:06:59 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 75 replies
    Fox News | 6/2/14 | D'Souza Ayers
    Just turned it on. D'Souza can pursue a line of thought, unlike Meghan.
  • Hanging underwear on neighbour's door?

    07/02/2014 5:02:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Man hangs underwear on the door, rings the bell, then fleesAn Asian man living in Ras Al Khaimah had a weird habit that did not impress his neighours – hanging women’s underwear at their doors, ringing the bell and fleeing. As if he enjoyed doing it, the man kept annoying his neighbours until they decided to install a security camera to hunt the intruder. Policemen watching the film were surprised to see the man tiptoeing towards his neighbour’s house under the cover of night, hanging women’s underwear at their door and ringing the bell before running away. Police managed to...
  • AAA Offering Free Towing for Drunk Drivers on 4th of July

    07/02/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014
    Florida drivers who drink too much on Independence Day can have their cars towed for free by AAA. AAA and Bud Light have partnered in the “Tow to Go” program that offers free towing services to any Florida resident on certain holidays, according to the AAA website. The program is meant to protect the streets from drunk drivers and car collisions and will tow drivers and their cars safely home, as long as it is within a 10-mile radius. AAA has safely removed more than 23,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads since 1998. To have your car towed or for...
  • World's Oddest Jobs: Meet the toilet tester, professional mermaid and odour examiner

    07/02/2014 12:48:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/02/2014
    Nancy Rica Schiff spent 10 years travelling around America tracking down professions that the rest of us never knew existed. Weird jobs include dog food eater, odour judge, and a semen collector. Considering a crazy career change? Meet the people who dress Barbie, examine potato chips, rescue turtles and polish coins for a living This incredible set of pictures show the people found in the weirdest workplaces and with the most peculiar professions in the world. Nancy Rica Schiff is a professional photographer based in New York and Florence, Italy and spends her time hunting down the world's oddest jobs....
  • Seattle offers free weddings for LGBT couples

    07/02/2014 10:52:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 07/02/2014 | n/a
    For LGBTQ couples who met that special someone over Pride weekend — or who already have but just haven’t set the date — Seattle’s tourism agency will be awarding four free wedding trips to LGBTQ couples in a sweepstakes that starts July 1. Sponsored by Visit Seattle, the hosted trips include the opportunity to be married by Seattle’s first openly gay mayor, Ed Murray, along with air transportation provided by Alaska Airlines, a four-night stay at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, a wedding ceremony at Canlis restaurant, DJ and music, wedding photography, sparkling wine courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, beer...
  • Have you ever seen an Excavator Mulcher?

    07/02/2014 6:42:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    deniscimaf.com ^ | 7-2-2014 | DENIS CIMAF
    Advantages of forestry mulchingBy processing trees and other vegetation where they stand, mulching machines eliminate many of the steps involved in land clearing such as site prep, cutting/felling/hauling, and site cleanup. This also eliminates the need for multiple machines such as a bulldozer accompanied by some combination of excavators, tree shears, wood chippers or grinders, and hauling equipment. One simpler jobs only one mulching machine is required, reducing fuel requirements and emissions. Some mulching machines also have the ability to operate on steep slopes and in small or tight areas, in poor ground conditions, and in wet or snowy weather....
  • Water Witching - fake or real?

    07/02/2014 6:32:17 AM PDT · by Abathar · 148 replies
    My Desk | 07/02/2014 | Abathar
    I'm curious, has anyone else seen someone use a stick to find water before, and do you believe it works? We sold a piece of property and had to move a well that was on it to another older well we drilled years ago but never used. When we couldn't find the cap with a metal detector the well driller who put it in 20 years ago said we were looking in the wrong place, because there was no water there. He went back to his truck, pulled out a stick, and he and his assistant started walking the property...
  • Truck Carrying $100,000 Of Lobster Slams Into Westwood Bridge; Driver Charged

    WESTWOOD (CBS) – A truck carrying 7,000 pounds of lobster slammed into an MBTA rail bridge in Westwood early Tuesday morning, sparking a fire and huge problems for commuters. The driver of the 13-foot tall Ryder rental truck tried to clear the 10-foot, 6-inch East Street overpass around 4:50 a.m. and failed. The truck burst into flames after the crash. Surveillance video captured the impact. “As a result of impact, a small fire started in the air-conditioner compressor that is positioned near the roof of the truck,” Westwood police spokesman Paul Toland said in a statement. “The fire was quickly...
  • Burger King sells ‘Proud Whopper’ in San Francisco (facepalm material)

    07/01/2014 8:06:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2014 7:44 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers. The fast-food chain says it will post a video online Wednesday that shows scenes from a San Francisco location where it sold a “Proud Whopper.” Customers were not told what is in the burger, which comes wrapped in rainbow paper. Once opened up, a message inside the wrapper states, “We are all the same inside.” The idea is that the Proud Whopper is no different from the regular Whopper, despite its colorful packaging. The marketing effort is part of Burger King’s push to connect with customers in...
  • ISIS Is Hiring Judges, Doctors And Engineers As Al-Qaeda Prepares For War Against Caliphate

    07/01/2014 7:41:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 7/1/14
    As we reported earlier, in what was perhaps the first official action by the jihadists with the glossy year end brochures, the newly crated ISIS Caliphate which stretches from Syria to Iraq (and which is not longer ISIS, just IS, or Islamic State) made a global call urging the Muslim proletariat to immigrate to the newly created territory in a clear example of what in the US would be called "porous" immigration policy. Judging the by the expansive proposed borders, the terrorist organization, which in the past has received occasional training and support by the US and with a penchant...
  • 'Bigfoot' hair samples found to be mostly from bears, wolves

    07/01/2014 6:52:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2014 | Associated Press
    LONDON – DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons.
  • 'The Scream' Appears in a Tree Stump

    07/01/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    “I felt as though a vast, endless scream passed through nature,” painter Edvard Munch famously wrote. But he didn't mean it quite as literally as this. 'Scream' tree brings angst to US Christmas (04 Dec 13) Scream loses place as priciest painting (13 Nov 13) Hundreds gather to 'scream' in Munch tribute (15 Aug 13) Munch Museum sees 40 percent surge in visitors (31 Jul 13) "I was just having a walk along the river here, and I just happened to stumble over this stump," Kjell Marius Mathisen, who works with cultural heritage for Oppland county council, told The Local....
  • Norway Fjord Invaded by Monster Jellyfish

    07/01/2014 6:16:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Norway's Beitstadfjord has been so severely invaded by monster deep sea jellyfish that, just two years since their arrival, they have driven out all of the local fish. The innermost arm of the Trondheimsfjord now holds an estimated 40,000 tonnes of the helmet jellyfish, only a few years after the fiery red peril first appeared in its waters. According to Norway's VG newspaper, Jarle Mork, a researcher at NTNU in Trondheim, caught vast quantities of the slimy animal in a single trawl. "We took up 3.5 tons of monster jellyfish in under ten minutes," he said. "There was a tremendous...
  • Police Sorry for Fining One-Armed Bike Rider

    07/01/2014 5:48:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Jul 2014
    Police have apologized to a one-armed man in Cologne after fining him €25 for only having one hand brake on his bicycle. Bogdan Ionescu from Cologne modified his bicycle so that he could drive it safely using his one hand. But he was stopped at the end of March by a policeman who told him the bike was illegal according to German road safety laws. The bike had no right-hand brake and so was not roadworthy, the officer told him, and handed him a €25 fine. Now, after the cyclist's plight caught the attention of local and national media on...
  • Storm trooper prompts lockdown at Kansas business

    07/01/2014 5:35:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    KAKE ^ | 7/1/2014 | Ben Bradley
    Maybe he found the droids he was looking for. In any case, a man dressed as a "Star Wars" storm trooper caused a brief lockdown at a Salina business yesterday.KSAL News reports that around 1p.m. Monday, Salina police officers were dispatched to the report of a possibly armed man in the 100 block of South 7th Street.An area business owner and another man were working when they noticed the "trooper" outside carrying a gun. One of the men thought he may have been carrying an AK-47, and called 911.Police advised the owner to lock up the business while numerous officers...
  • Breach: New Computer Virus Can Cripple Power Plants With the Click of a Mouse

    07/01/2014 4:03:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    Over 1,000 energy firms were infected with a sophisticated cyber weapon that gave hackers access to power plant control systems, it has been revealed. … The software allows operators to monitor energy consumption in real time – and to cripple physical systems such as wind turbines, gas pipelines and power plants at the click of a mouse. … ‘Among the targets of Dragonfly were energy grid operators, major electricity generation firms, petroleum pipeline operators, and energy industry industrial equipment providers,’ Symantec said. … ‘Dragonfly initially targeted defense and aviation companies in the US and Canada before shifting its focus mainly...
  • Liberians Flee Caterpillar Invasion

    07/01/2014 12:07:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    All Africa ^ | 23 JUNE 2014 | JENNIFER LAZUTA
    Thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Liberia following an invasion of caterpillars - which have overtaken houses and schools, destroyed crops and contaminated water sources. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says these attacks are becoming more frequent in Liberia and the government needs to put in place an early warning system to stop the invasions from reaching such catastrophic levels. Residents of at least 25 villages and towns in the forested areas of Lofa and Gbarpolu counties have been fleeing en masse since early June to escape the trail of excrement that the caterpillars...
  • Police: Mother left 3-month-old in middle of street

    06/30/2014 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WLKY ^ | By Marissa Alter
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A Louisville mother faces charges after police said she left her 3-month-old baby in the middle of a west Louisville street. Police said witnesses saw Dunia Abdullahi lay the child, who was wearing nothing but a diaper, in the middle of Cecil Avenue. Abdullahi, 20, told police she was upset with the baby's father because he was not willing to take her to the emergency room for an illness and left her in the road to wait for her father, the arrest report stated. According to the arrest report, witnesses said they tried to pick up the baby...
  • I Divorced my Husband and Married the Au Pair

    06/30/2014 11:40:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Viv Groskop
    When Michele Macfarlane started to lose her eyesight, she got an au pair to help with the children. But she fell in love with the younger woman and realised she was gayIt's a well-worn cliche to fear the arrival of an attractive au pair. The threat, it is assumed, is always that the husband will stray. "There is so much written about this," Michele Macfarlane says, laughing. "I remember that early on I said to my mother, 'You know, I think our new au pair is gay.' Tell us what you think: Star-rate and review this book "My mum joked,...
  • Saudi Man Divorces Wife for Driving Car

    06/30/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    Wife denies report, saying she was divorced because of family riftsA Saudi man divorced his wife just after he saw her driving a car on social networks, but the woman denied the report, saying she was divorced because of persistent rifts. The unnamed woman said she would file a lawsuit against her husband for his cruelty and beating her up during their marriage and that she would demand alimony. “The report that he divorced me for driving a car is not true… if this is the reason, then I would not only drive a car but perform stunt driving,” she...