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  • A hungry Brit wants cat arrested for eating his bacon

    08/01/2015 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Ashley Lewis
    It was just a catty complaint. A hungry Brit called the West Yorkshire police seeking to rat out his girlfriend — and their pet feline — for devouring his precious bacon. “Me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon,” the man could be heard telling a dispatcher in an audio clip of the call released by police. “I want to press charges.” The bizarre complaint did not rattle the operator. She asked the man if he wanted to press charges against the cat or his girlfriend. Both of them, he said.
  • Scorching ‘heat dome’ over Middle East sees temperatures soar to 165°F in Iran

    08/01/2015 10:01:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:37PM BST 01 Aug 2015 | James Rothwell
    Iran is buckling under the pressure of a massive heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures soaring to nearly 70°C. Scorching heat levels of 50°C have already paralyzed nearby Iraq, where officials were forced to call a four-day public holiday because it was too hot to work. But the word “hot” has taken on an entirely new meaning in Iran’s city of Bandar Mahshahr, where it was claimed that the city’s heat index, or “feels-like temperature”, was among the highest ever recorded. The heat index was recorded by a group of astonished weather experts, who predict the country could...
  • #DisarmTheiPhone

    07/31/2015 8:20:06 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | July 30,2015 | #DisarmTheiPhone
    I first thought this was parody, but it seems to be a series suggestion.
  • Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later (Here's Why)

    07/31/2015 1:02:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | June 26, 2015 02:33pm ET | Elizabeth Palermo, Associate Editor
    Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine? Well, wonder no more. One of these giant snakes — which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole — recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it. On June 14, a cyclist riding along one of the mountain bike trails at the Lake Eland Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, spotted a very engorged snake. The cyclist snapped a few photos of the gluttonous python and posted them to social media, where they quickly attracted the attention of locals who wanted to...
  • What's That Spot On World Ceres?

    07/31/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    JPL ^ | Unknown | NASA
    What's the spot on World Ceres? Can you guess what's creating those unusual bright spots on Ceres? On March 6, NASA's Dawn spacecraft began orbiting Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even before the spacecraft arrived at the dwarf planet, images revealed mysterious bright spots that captivated scientists and observers alike. Until Dawn gets a closer look over the next few months, it's anyone's guess what those spots could be. So, go ahead! Cast your vote below. - See more at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/dawn/world_ceres/#sthash.bwDwq56N.dpuf
  • WILD VS WILD - LION BRUTALLY KILLS A CHEETAH

    07/31/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 2015
    rare footage of two lions stalking and targeting a cheetah. The cheetah seems to be slightly injured which affects her speed while running. The lion manages to pounce on the hapless cheetah and gives a strong bite to its skull. The cheetah struggles for a while and then the inevitable happens. The lion is joined by another lion and both of them tear the cheetah apart. Although it is sad to see the cheetah being ripped apart but its an amazing video footage of the wild! Share it with your friends. Category Pets & Animals License Standard YouTube License
  • Shot Fired At State Police Cruiser, Rifle Found, But No Suspect

    07/31/2015 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    CBS Boston WBZ ^ | July 23, 2015 | Staff
    MANSFIELD (CBS) — Massachusetts State Police are looking for the person who fired a gunshot at a trooper’s cruiser early Thursday morning. The trooper was in a marked state police cruiser on patrol near Forbes Road and Route 140 in Foxboro near the Mansfield line around 2:20 a.m. when he heard a loud noise from behind. He saw a “large amount of white smoke” in the area where the noise came from, according to police, “just several feet from the cruiser.” He was not hurt and his car was not damaged. “The Trooper reversed direction and observed a white male...
  • It's nearly August and Buffalo's snow still hasn't totally melted yet

    07/31/2015 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    AP via the Guardian ^ | ork Tuesday 28 July 2015 | staff reporter
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/28/buffalo-snow-still-melting-november-storm
  • Drunk Swiss Man Tied Up on Flight to Bangkok

    07/30/2015 3:59:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey.The incident occurred on the TG971 Thai Airways flight on Sunday, Swiss daily Blick reported on Wednesday. Passengers on the flight told the paper that at around 11.30pm the Swiss, seated at the rear of the aircraft, started to cause a fuss. Members of the cabin crew tried to calm him, but the man, who was obviously drunk, became aggressive and insulted staff and passengers. “Like a madman he climbed over the seats, regardless of whether passengers...
  • 79-Year-Old Norwegian Swims to Own Wedding

    07/30/2015 3:36:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2015
    A 79-year-old Norwegian has swum across a fjord in the pouring rain dressed only in swimming trunks and a bow tie to wed his 65-year-old bride-to-be on the rocks.Trygve Bernhardsen was accompanied by his two grandchildren as he swam the 800 meters in 14C (57F) water. Before his exploit, Bernhardsen joked with reporters that they were with him mostly to make sure that he didn’t swim off in the wrong direction. “If I decide to say yes, I will swim straight over. If it’s a no, I’ll swim off to sea, and I think the wife wanted some assurances,” he...
  • Mystery pooper targeting holes of Norwegian golf course

    07/30/2015 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 80 replies
    UPI ^ | 25 July 2015 | Ben Hooper
    The groundskeeper of a Norwegian golf course said a mystery pooper targeting course holes must be a man "because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." Kenneth Tennfjord, groundskeeper at the Stavanger Golf Club, said he has been finding human feces and toilet paper in course holes since 2005. "He has a couple of favorite holes," Tennfjord told the Rogaland Avis newspaper. "And we know it is a man because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." "He poos only on weekdays. On weekends I have never found poo on the golf course," Tennfjord...
  • Jose Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

    07/30/2015 11:18:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 74 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/30/2015
    Former MLB star Jose Canseco says he will show his support for Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic decathalon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, by living as a woman for one week. “I can't say exactly how it's going to be done yet," the slugger told the New York Daily News. "It will be done for about a week — it will be on my Internet show called, ‘Spend a Day With Jose.'"
  • Missing Southwest Florida Dog Turns Up in Atlanta

    07/30/2015 9:13:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A southwest Florida family has been reunited with their dog after she turned up several weeks later in Atlanta, more than 500 miles away. Michael Epstein told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that his family's 3-year-old miniature Australian shepherd, Abby, was lost on July 3. She ran away from the family's yard when fireworks frightened her. Family members spent the next three weeks putting up signs around Sarasota and even created a website, findabby.com. Epstein says the family finally got a call this past Saturday from Fulton Animal Services in Atlanta. Workers there said Abby had been found several days earlier, and...
  • Did You Respond to a Nigerian Prince?

    07/29/2015 11:32:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rusty Collins
    Not good if you did. Beware of foreign pen pals promising money. At least wait for their check to clear before you wire funds. The “Nigerian Letter” scam is known as a “419” because the scheme violates section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code. While it seems like a laughable hoax, Americans lose millions of dollars annually to this fraud, which can appear in the form of a letter, email, voicemail, or text. The scam tries to gain access to your personal finances and works like this: Step 1: You are sent a form of payment for a large amount,...
  • [Church of Scientology Press Release] Medicare at 50 - Still Flawed, After All These Years

    Medicare at 50--Still Flawed, After All These Years ST. PAUL, Minn.—This Thursday, Medicare will mark a milestone—50 years since it was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965. Designed as part of LBJ’s “Great Society” initiative, Medicare was intended to provide low-cost hospitalization and medical insurance for the nation’s elderly. But the program has been in crisis for years and needs an escape plan, not a rescue plan, says Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and...
  • HORRIFYING: A British Man Was Caught Trying To Smuggle Roasted Baby Fetuses Into Thailand

    07/29/2015 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 33 replies
    A British man of Asian origin was arrested in Thailand after police found him in possession of six human fetuses that had been roasted and covered in gold leaf in a black magic ritual, The Telegraph reports.
  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Ugly' Husband

    07/29/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Judge adjourns hearings to study case By Staff Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Judge adjourns hearings to study case By StaffA Saudi woman filed for a divorce from her husband at a court in the Gulf Kingdom on the grounds he is very ugly, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. After the husband failed to turn up at two court sessions, the judge ordered police to bring him by force for a third session to hear the divorce case, Ajel Arabic language daily said in a report from the Western Red sea port of Al Qunfudhah. "The judge then listened to the couple and tried to reconcile them but the wife insisted on having...
  • Panic in Pittsburgh: Media Struggling to Ignore Black Mob Violence

    07/29/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Black people in Pittsburgh were feeling poorly about crime: Too many of them were in the news accused of killing, robbing, assaulting, jacking, shooting, stealing, rioting, breaking, burgling, harassing, intimidating, threatening, fighting, throwing, running, stoning, smoking, drinking, escaping, drugging, firing, and destroying. So in 2011, black leaders got together to do something about it: Not stop the crime. Just stop reporters from letting us know about it. Because it is a little-known fact of psychology that drawing attention to black crime actually causes more black crime -- which draws more attention, which creates more crime. And on and on until...
  • Strange 'conehead' skeleton unearthed at Russia's Stonehenge:

    07/29/2015 6:21:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 15:18 EST, 27 July 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Elongated head was bound in tribal tradition 2,000 years ago Skeleton with long skull was unearthed in Arkaim, central Russia It's thought to belong to a woman living almost 2,000 years ago Her skull is elongated because it was bound out of tribal tradition Arkaim is known as Russia's Stonehenge because it may have been used by ancient people to study the stars, like the British site A skeleton with an unusual-shaped skull has been unearthed on a site known as Russia's Stonehenge. When images of the remains were first published, UFO enthusiasts rushed to claim they were proof that...
  • ‘Dead’ Woman Wakes Up Screaming at Funeral Home

    07/28/2015 11:46:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2015
    Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm for declaring a 92-year-old woman dead, only for her to awaken again in a refrigerated room at a funeral home. Essen prosecutor Birgit Juergens said Tuesday the 53-year-old doctor, whose name wasn’t released in line with privacy regulations, could face anything from a fine to prison time if convicted.
  • Learning to Pee Standing Up: One Woman’s Journey

    07/28/2015 11:15:01 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 47 replies
    Yahoo! Style ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nora Crotti
    Public peeing for people with penises is generally no big deal. There’s no sitting involved, no squatting; no dirty toilet seats to deal with and no pulling one’s pants down to one’s ankles. It’s pretty unfair, when you think about it. Jeeeez thanks a lot, anatomy! But if the Malcolm in the Middle theme song taught us anything, it’s that life is unfaaaair. So, in an attempt to even out the playing peeing field for vagina-owners, a company called Stand Up has invented some nifty little contraptions that allow women to piddle without sitting — or, as Stand Up puts...
  • Rare Willie Mays Baseball Card Stolen From Rob Schneider's Encino Home: Report

    07/27/2015 7:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A rare Willie Mays baseball card worth an estimated $175,000 was stolen from actor Rob Schneider's Encino home Friday night, TMZ reported. Thieves burglarized the house while the Saturday Night Live veteran and "Deuce Bigalow" star was away at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal. Schneider's wife and kids were out having dinner in Los Angeles. Thieves also took his wife's diamond engagement ring, a Cartier watch and other expensive items, according to TMZ. The card, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card, was reportedly in mint condition and is valued at $175,000. America's Youngest Convicted Killers Set to Be...
  • Next Blue Moon is July 31

    07/27/2015 1:02:14 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 11 replies
    earthsky.org ^ | 7/27/2015 | earthsky.org Staff
    The moon was full on July 2, and it’ll be full again on July 31. The second of two full moons in a calendar month is often called a Blue Moon. _________________________ The next Blue Moon is July 31, 2015. In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month. There was a full moon on July 2, 2015. There’s another full moon on July 31. So the July 31 full moon will be called a Blue Moon, according to this definition. The time between one full moon...
  • Traveling hairdresser arrested for voyeurism

    07/26/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    KPHO ^ | 7/26/15 | Tami Hoey
    A man investigators say has been traveling across the state taking pictures of women up their skirts has been arrested.On July 24, 2015, U.S. Marshals and members of the Arizona W.A.N.T.E.D Violent Offender Task Force arrested James Hickey, 53, in Flagstaff, AZ.Hickey was wanted by the Flagstaff Police Department, Salt River Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Huntington Beach Police Department on felony arrest warrants for voyeurism, fourteen counts of surreptitious videotaping, and probation violation.Investigators claim Hickey was traveling to different cities within Arizona and going to houses and apartment complexes posing as...
  • "Lion-like animal" apparently slips out of contained area

    07/26/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/26/2015 | John Fauber, Sarah Hauer
    The Milwaukee lion saga continued Sunday morning as the "lion-like" creature apparently slipped through a police dragnet on the north side. Police saw the animal in a ravine near N. 31st and W. Cameron Ave. as late as 7:15 Sunday morning but by 9:30 they said they had searched the entire four-block containment area and had come up empty. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep visibility on it very long and it went into some very thick vegetation," Milwaukee Police Lt. Paul Formolo said. After the sighting this morning, they made a more extensive search and called in canine units,...
  • WHY?

    07/26/2015 8:22:02 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 115 replies
    WHY? I mean, have we been reduced to THIS? Is America this far gone? We seemed like we were on top of the world, then WHAM. My goodness, this is tragic and horrific. I can't believe my eyes. It's like a slow motion car wreck. What can we do to stop it? I don't know, I only pray we can come up with an idea. This is the single worst thing to ever happen. Never before in history!... and probably never again. We will be written about, and scholars will speculate what caused all of this. It's utter damnation on...
  • Here’s What Warfare May Be Like in 2025

    07/25/2015 11:17:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    We Are the Mighty ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | David Nye
    Here’s what warfare may be like in 2025 DAVID NYE JULY 23, 2015 With the technology of war rapidly changing, military leaders will have to rewrite the books on tactics and strategy. Here’s WATM’s take on what an infantry assault will look like in 2025, considering that by then we’ll have cyborg insects, powered body armor, and steerable sniper rounds. The mission TALOS Iron man suit A rifle platoon is tasked with assaulting a compound consisting of four buildings using only their own manpower plus a sniper team. They will be wearing TALOS armor, an “Iron Man”-like suit which covers...
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • Saturday Afternoon Gun Porn

    07/25/2015 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 4 replies
    Link only Gun Porn
  • Two arrested in 2013 mink-freeing spree that hit Minnesota

    07/25/2015 2:05:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Two animal-rights activists have been charged in California with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips — including in Minnesota — two years ago in which they released about 5,740 mink from fur farms and vandalized the homes and businesses of operators. The October 2013 spree left losses in Minnesota, the nation’s fifth-largest mink producer, and neighboring Wisconsin. Hundreds of mink were set loose from a southeastern Minnesota ranch, just days after Wisconsin fur farm owners scrambled to catch their own mink with fishing nets following a similar action that they called “devastating” to their operations. The four-generation Myhre...
  • State Trooper: I Feed Bigfoots and They Have a Language

    07/25/2015 11:18:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 132 replies
    The man, who provided a full name but chose to remain anonymous, told Cryptozoology News that the encounters have been happening since 2009 in a remote area in the North Cascades. “Sometimes it is just 5 to 10 minutes, other times they stay for hours,” he said. “I leave them food and they visit,” he continued. From apples to carrots, to beef jerky, cookies and candy bars, the ex-law enforcement officer claims the creatures eat it all and leave him alone. The man says he was looking for an old mine in the mountains the first time he came across...
  • 'Ominous' black ring moves through sky over England

    07/25/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    upi ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WEST BRIDGFORD, England, - A YouTube user shared video of a mysterious "huge black ring" flying over his house in Nottinghamshire, England. The video, posted to YouTube by Pierce Smith, shows a black ring moving through the sky Thursday above Smith's home in Nottinghamshire. "Huge black ring just drifted over my village," Smith wrote in the description of the video, which was titled, "Something weird flew over my house today." Smith shared the video of the "ominous" ring on Reddit, where users commented it may have resulted from an electricity transformer catching fire. "This is usually caused by a large...
  • Star Wars Shocker: Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks

    07/24/2015 12:32:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    E!Online ^ | Today 12:07 PM PDT | McKenna Aiello
    Ahmed Best, the actor who played the first computer generated character in the franchise, revealed that Michael Jackson approached director George Lucas in hopes of taking on the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace role with the help of prosthetics and makeup similar to that of his "Thriller" video. After meeting Jackson backstage at a concert with Lucas and co-star Natalie Portman, Best said, "George introduced me as 'Jar Jar' and I was like, 'That's kind of weird.' Michael was like, 'Oh. OK.' I thought, 'What is going on?'" ... Although it's up to speculation whether or not Jackson's...
  • Has Hulk Hogan been booted out of WWE after racist rant? Sex tape wrestler pulled from website

    07/24/2015 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 6 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/24/2015 | Alistair McGeorge
    Hulk Hogan appears to be gone from WWE after all references to him were sensationally removed from their website. As well as his profile in the alumni section, all his merchandise has been pulled from the online store - certainly making it look like his time with the company has come to an end. There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a "racial tirade", although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as "a rumour going round". An audio clip has surfaced online...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.
  • ‘He Could Have Been Working for Anyone,’ Attorney Says of Mystery Man With Palisades Weapons Cache

    07/23/2015 5:00:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | July 23, 2015, | by Melissa Pamer and Chip Yost
    The mystery around a Los Angeles man whose decomposing body was found in an SUV near a home filled with 1,200 guns, tons of ammunition and $230,000 in cash was only deepening Thursday. ... When he died in early July after collapsing in a Santa Monica grocery store parking lot, Lash refused to go to a hospital or let anyone call 911, celebrity defense attorney Harlan Braun said in an interview with KTLA Wednesday evening. Braun represents Lash’s fiancée, Catherine Nebron, who fled to Oregon with an employee after leaving Lash’s body parked in an SUV outside her home in...
  • Lake creature Minne is abruptly yanked from Calhoun [Minn.]

    07/23/2015 4:46:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    StarTrib ^ | July 23, 2015 | Paul Walsh
    Minne, the fiberglass creature that has bounced from one Minneapolis lake to another as a summertime adornment, has been getting too much hands-on love from admirers lately and was pulled Wednesday from Lake Calhoun. The Loch Ness monster-like sculpture was removed because numerous people were making their way to Minne on paddleboards and climbing on its back and up the long neck of the 13-foot-tall piece of artwork.
  • Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome...

    07/23/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    DannyTN | 7/23/2015 | DannyTN
    Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome... You thought Donald wouldn't file his financials. You still think Donald didn't file financials. (Severe) You think the financials he filed are materially inaccurate. You hope Trump is really bankrupt instead of mega-rich. You think aversion to a comb over is a reason to vote. You keep mentioning how much Ted Cruz has raised. You think Donald should apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will drop out even though he is winning. You think Donald will run third party even though he...
  • Mystery Man Found Decomposing In Car Had More Than 1,200 Guns, Cash, Underwater Car

    07/23/2015 3:15:36 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 43 replies
    CBS-sacremento ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tami Abdollah
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) – An attorney said Wednesday that the body of a mystery man was decomposing in his car in the tony Pacific Palisades neighborhood in Southern California for nearly two weeks before he was found by authorities on July 17.</p>
  • Google could let you record, share and replay your memories [going forward]

    07/23/2015 2:00:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Here's how it would work: Wearing a headset similar to Google Glass, you will be able to record audio and video using a mounted camera. You could set the camera to record constantly, you could turn it on or off with a command, or you could set it to automatically start and stop recording during a set period of time or when you are at a particular location. As the video gets uploaded to Google's servers, you'd be able to go back and "Google" your own memories. To trigger memories, customers would ask Google questions like, "What were the paintings...
  • Man uses lonely winters in remote Colorado cabin to convert his home into Star Trek shrine (tr)

    07/23/2015 12:43:47 PM PDT · by dware · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07.23.2015 | Jack Crone
    'Being a fan of Star Trek has given me a life', claims 69-year-old Steve Doman. The devoted trekkie has spent 14 years transforming his remote Colorado cabin into a Star Trek shrine complete with Klingon and Federation-themed rooms. Steve has spent a staggering $30,000 on the renovation project - which started as a winter hobby - and says there is still plenty of work to do.
  • Dead Man With Weapons Stash Linked to Missing Oxnard Woman Who Believed He Was Alien Savior

    07/23/2015 7:56:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ktla ^ | , Updated at 02:05am, July 23, 2015 | Kennedy Ryan, Chip Yost and Rick Chambers
    A man with a home filled with guns and whose decomposed body was found in an SUV in Pacific Palisades was believed to be a human/alien hybrid secretly working with the U.S. government by his fiancée and a missing Oxnard woman who worked for her, according to the woman’s mother. Dawn VadBunker was last seen by her family on the same day Jeffery Lash allegedly died. Lash has not been officially identified, but his former attorney confirmed his name to KTLA. VadBunker’s mother believes her daughter has been caught in the middle of a mysterious death investigation and may be...
  • Apparently, Medieval-Themed Video Games ‘Legitimize’ ‘White Supremacy’

    07/23/2015 7:24:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 22, 2015 | Katherine Tempf
    If you like playing medieval-themed video games, you might not be just some harmless nerd — you might be a nerd who is also kind of a white supremacist. At least that’s the opinion of Victoria Cooper, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leeds in England, who presented a paper titled “Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games” at the International Medieval Congress earlier this month. “The Middle Ages is a space where white supremacy is legitimized,” Cooper said, according to an article on Medievalists.net. “The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’...
  • Grillax, Bro: I’m a feminist. I’m a dude. And I hate that I love to grill.

    07/23/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jacob Brogan
    I hate how much I love to grill. It’s not that I’m inclined to vegetarianism or that I otherwise object to the practice itself. But I’m uncomfortable with the pleasure I take in something so conventionally masculine. Looming over the coals, tongs in hand, I feel estranged from myself, recast in the role of suburban dad. At such moments, I get the sense that I’ve fallen into a societal trap, one that reaffirms gender roles I’ve spent years trying to undo. The whole business feels retrograde, a relic of some earlier, less inclusive era. I take food prep a little...
  • Vanity. Question

    07/23/2015 6:40:42 AM PDT · by saminfl · 51 replies
    self | 07/23/2015 | self
    Rush Limbaugh states that he has discovered that only 12 to 15 liberals have developed a way to make them look like thousands of posters on social sites and emailers to companies. Is this possible and if so, why can't our side do the same thing?
  • Facekini: The Swimwear Trend That Refuses to Die

    07/23/2015 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    Weather.com ^ | Jul 15 2015 | Sean Breslin
    The facekini may strike western observers as a strange and even creepy look. But in China where it was invented back in 2012, the face covering designed to protect the wearer from sun, algae and jellyfish stings is becoming ever more popular, and there's even an annual revival event to celebrate it in the eastern China city of Quingdao, according to the Daily Mail.
  • Can the Patient-Doctor Relationship Be Saved?

    You’ll be a patient some day soon. Your life will depend on having trusted, skilled advocates in your corner. Patients are often scared, frequently dependent on others for life, and in great need of a sense of safety and care. This intimate vulnerability is the basis for the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics and patient confidentiality. But how cared for and safe do you feel in today’s health care system?
  • Police: New Jersey Burglary Suspect Hid Under Bed For Three Days

    07/22/2015 7:38:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Police have released details of a bizarre burglary that occurred earlier this year in New Jersey. Jason Hubbard was arrested on May 10 after police received a 911 call about an intruder at a home on Ellenel Boulevard in Spotswood. Hubbard got into the house through the front door while the homeowner was taking out the garbage, police said. He then hid under a bed in a spare bedroom for three days until the homeowner heard a noise, found him and called police, Spotswood Police said. Hubbard is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and theft of service for allegedly charging...
  • College Newspaper Clarifies: We’re Not Transphobic for Calling Tampons a ‘Women’ Thing

    07/22/2015 6:37:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/22/15 | Katherine Timpf
    An article about giving government-subsidized tampons to “women” that was published in The Daily Bruin, the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles, came complete with a clarification that the author did not mean to suggest that menstruation was always a “women” thing — so as not to offend any transgender, non-menstruating women readers. The disclaimer, a picture of which was posted on Twitchy, states: “This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and...
  • Picky bear drinks 36 beers, leaves the Busch for someone else

    07/22/2015 11:08:16 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 66 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Rick Couri
    BAKER LAKE, Wash. — Agents from the department of Fish and Wildlife in Washington found a black bear sleeping off a major buzz, with three dozen empty cans of Rainier beer close by. “This is a new one on me,” Sgt. Bill Heinck said. “I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this.” While a drunken bear is a bit unusual, the most unusual part of the story is what the bear left behind. “He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” Mount Baker campground employee Lisa Broxson told NBC News. “It definitely had a preference.”...