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  • New Mexico investigator explains chupacabra sightings with climate change

    05/24/2015 3:40:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    mySanAntonio ^ | Joshua Fechter
    An investigative author from New Mexico with a history of scientifically debunking the chupacabra myth says he can explain sightings of the mythical creature. "When you do DNA testing on these alleged chupacabras, they're known animals," Benjamin Radford, who authored the 2011 book "Tracking the Chupacabra," told New Mexico television station KOB. "They are coyotes or dogs. In some cases, they're raccoons. The hairlessness can be explained by a disease called sarcoptic mange, which is caused by skin mites." Animals with advanced mange often die when exposed to cold, but because of warmer temperatures brought on by climate change, those...
  • Watch Moment Armed Man Is Tasered After Shouting 'I am Your King' at Police in Hackney

    05/24/2015 3:31:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 5/25/2015 | Ramzy Alwakeel
    This video shows the dramatic moment an attempted murder suspect was tasered and bundled into a police van by 20 officers following a tense stand-off in east London during which he allegedly shouted: 'I am your king.' Before tasering him and knocking him to the ground, police are shown spraying the man with CS gas - which has no effect. After firing the taser, they rush to surround the man, who has dropped his weapon, and appear to secure him to a stretcher while he shouts. Neighbours in the Hackney street, alerted by the noise, rush out of their homes...
  • Hillary Clinton: We need to redefine what free speech means(satire)

    05/24/2015 12:33:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5-24-15 | Chedoh
    Hillary Clinton released an announcement over Memorial Day weekend on her Facebook page, saying that what we may think of as "free speech" can be hurtful towards other Americans, and we should put more effort into monitoring what we and others say to avoid painful dialogues, especially on the internet. "There is a problem in this country when people, mostly right-wing bigots, can easily inflict pain and suffering towards others through hurtful words and objections against alternative lifestyles and political stances. You often see it on Facebook and other forms of social media, where they are constantly spewing hate and...
  • Green Activists Explain How To Brainwash Children With Climate Pornography

    05/24/2015 11:15:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 May 2015 | James Delingpole
    As the Jesuits almost said: “Give a child until he is seven and I will show you the fully indotcrinated, yogurt-weaving, polar-bear-hugging eco-loon.” Such, at any rate, has been the message at one of the panel discussions at this year’s luvvie-fest of impeccably correct thinking, the Hay Literary Festival, where a group of “CliFi” (climate fiction) authors have been singing the praises of brainwashing the impressionable young through the medium of kiddie-friendly climate pornography. […]David Thorpe, author of the book Stormteller, said […] “You can try to be seriously subversive and try to infect their minds with these viral ideas...
  • Man Named Innocent Wanted in Cell Phone Robbery

    05/24/2015 1:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 22, 2015
    The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man named Emmanuel Innocent for his part in the robbery of a man who was selling his cell phone. Around 7:15 on May 15, deputies responded to the scene of a shooting in the 1200 block of West of Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. The victim had fired at a group of suspects whom he agreed to meet to sell a cell phone, which he had advertised on Craig’s List. During the investigation, detectives determined the four suspects held the victim at gunpoint and took him in their vehicle after stealing his...
  • Gallup: Americans Overestimate Gay Population 6-Fold

    05/23/2015 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 22, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Americans believe that there are six times as many gays and lesbians in the population as there actually are, according to new data released by Gallup. According to Gallup’s tracking surveys in the first four of 2015, 3.8 percent of the U.S. adult population says they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. However, in a survey conducted May 6-10, Gallup asked: “Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?” On average, Americans said it was 23.2 percent. …
  • The First 15 Things You Must Do Immediately After an EMP

    05/23/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 38 replies
    http://thesurvivalmom.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lisa Bedford
    At the top of every prepperÂ’s list of nightmares is an EMP event. It ranks even higher than a power grid failure by sabotage or a coronal mass ejection. Those are almost as bad, but they would leave much of our transportation and other infrastructure intact. With an EMP, itÂ’s a different, scarier story. An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a broadband burst of electromagnetic energy. This massively powerful wave has the potential to damage nearly everything electronic over hundreds of miles. The wave of electromagnetic energy would affect electric circuits throughout our transportation, energy, telecommunications, water supply, and financial...
  • Men with Purses go Deer-Hunting

    05/23/2015 1:34:09 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies
    So how about these newfangled "point-of-sale" signature capture devices that are popping up at registers at all the supermarkets and retail stores? You know the ones, where they have your swipe your card and then you have to write your signature with the plastic pen provided. Only it's not really a pen but a piece of plastic shaped like a pen that is tethered to the device with a plastic chain - like what the banks used to do back in the 1970s. Only back then, they were real ball-point pens and were connected to the writing table with...
  • Shear-ly Not? Debate Arises Over Whether SHEEP Can Be Offended by Swear Words

    05/22/2015 4:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | Levi Winchester
    A COMPLAINT over alleged animal abuse has sparked a completely BAAH-MY debate - over whether SHEEP can be offended by BAD LANGUAGE.The bizarre topic arose when the RSPCA in New South Wales, Australia, were approached about the alleged mistreatment of sheep - including verbal abuse - at a nearby farm. The complaint was launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after one of their volunteers worked undercover at the Boorungie Station ranch and had apparently obtained footage from the alleged abuse incidents. Ken Turner, who operates the shearing facility, said the allegation seemed to suggest that the...
  • The NYC street vendor charging $30 for a hot dog and drink

    05/22/2015 2:50:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 54 replies
    /nypost ^ | May 20, 2015 | By David K. Li
    On Wednesday, Mohammed was slapped with three food-vending citations — after WNBC caught him on camera overcharging customers with accents, police sources said. A downtown Manhattan food cart vendor is ripping off tourists, charging as much as $30 for a hot dog and a drink, according to a report. Ahmed Mohammed, who peddles dogs at Greenwich and Albany streets, was caught on camera charging the exorbitant price. “I asked for a hot dog and a Dr Pepper. ‘$30.’ I said, ‘You’re joking, right?’ ” a New Jersey customer named Ben told WNBC. “He was like ‘$15, maybe $10.’” The high-priced...
  • False Alarm of the Day:Someone called 911 after seeing a stuffed tiger on roof of car.

    05/21/2015 10:47:06 PM PDT · by Gefn · 17 replies
    I Can Haz Cheezeburger ^ | 05/20/2015 | I Csn Haz Cheezeburger
    A man finds the body of a stuffed tiger on the road in Washington.
  • Swedish man shows people the right way to escape a bear attack

    05/21/2015 8:43:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2015 | AMEENA SCHELLING
    To thwart a bear attack, make yourself look bigger and scarier.This is how you escape from a bear attack. Ralph Perrson was walking with his wife and dog in the woods when he noticed his dog was barking differently, the Swedish outlet The Local reported. Suddenly a large Eurasian brown bear ran out of the woods and charged at him.Fortunately for Perrson, he knew bears are much more scared of us than we are of them. Standing his ground, he raised his arms and let out a primal yell. The very startled bear spun right around and ran back into...
  • Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies could turn on society

    05/21/2015 3:52:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/17/15 | Elizabeth Roberts
    For years Star Trek fans – known as Trekkies – have been the butt of jokes about their penchant for wearing pointy ears and attending science fiction conventions. But the police feared British fans of the cult American show might boldly go a little too far one day. It has emerged that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek, The X-Files, and other US sci fi shows amid fears that British fans would go mad and kill themselves, turn against society or start a weird cult. The American TV shows Roswell and Dark Skies and the film The...
  • 'Bin Laden's bookshelf' includes porn, video game guide, mushy love letters

    05/20/2015 6:09:36 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 20, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    In the years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, the al-Qaida leader was an avid reader — and possible porn enthusiast — and worried about his family, all the while making plans for more terror attacks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence released 103 documents, called "bin Laden's bookshelf," which were seized during the deadly raid of the terrorist's compound in Pakistan. The materials include letters to his four wives, 20 children and terrorists; 39 English books; news clippings about al-Qaida and former U.S. president George Bush; religious books; a Delta...
  • Nadia Lockyer: ‘OMG! Twins!!!’

    05/20/2015 8:32:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Matier and Ross
    The other day we told you that former state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, 74, and his 43-year-old wife, Nadia — who nearly divorced after a meth-fueled sex scandal ended her tenure on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors — are expecting another child. Well, as luck would have it, they’re actually expecting two.
  • If you type the N-word into a Google maps search, you get the White House

    05/20/2015 7:57:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    statesman.com ^ | 5-20-15 | unattributed
    A Google Maps user edited the site’s search function allowing terms including “n***** king” and “n***a house” to show results for the White House. "Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused," a Google spokesperson said to the Washington Post Tuesday. "Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly." However, as of Wednesday morning, the search and results still come back. Because of pranks like this Google has suspended user edits to Google Maps for now.
  • A 73-year-old base jumper died after intentionally setting his parachute ablaze. Why did he do it?

    05/20/2015 6:30:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 20, 2015 | Sarah Kaplan
    The video shows a tiny, dark figure leaning off the side of Idaho’s Perrine Bridge. The sky above is gray, the Snake River rumbles 500 feet below. The figure, 73-year-old base jumper James E. Hickey, leaps from the bridge and his parachute bursts into flame. “What the hell?” a spectator behind the camera says, half shocked, half chuckling. “We gotta —” But as distant fireball plummets toward the river below, it’s clear that something isn’t right. The laughter dies.
  • 'Everyone should wear flats': Emily Blunt on Cannes' rumored high-heels-only policy

    05/19/2015 5:45:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Blunt addressed Tuesday's reported ban on women's flat shoes on the red carpet while speaking during a press conference for her film "Sicario," calling the move "very disappointing." "Everyone should wear flats to be honest," Blunt said (via Variety). "We shouldn't be wearing high heels anyways. That's my point of view. I just prefer wearing Converse sneakers. That's very disappointing." "Sicario" director Denis Villenueve agreed. "As a sign of protest, Benicio [del Toro], Josh [Brolin] and I will walk the stairs in high heels tonight," he said — perhaps joking, perhaps not, about the show of solidarity. The controversy was...
  • Chinese Man With 17 Girlfriends Arrested on Fraud Allegations

    05/19/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    bbc ^ | 5/19
    The man from Hunan province made headlines last month when all 17 women discovered each other when they rushed to his hospital bedside. The allegation of fraud relates to sums of money which he regularly took from the deceived women, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). The women set up an online chat group called "revenge alliance", SCMP said. It was on this chat group that they discovered he would ask some of his girlfriends for money every month, the paper said. The man, identified only as Mr Yuan from the city of Changsha, in Hunan province, is...
  • Highway traffic jam turns into jam session

    05/18/2015 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | May 18, 2015 | KRON and WAVY
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (KRON) — A recently formed music group in Virginia Beach seized the opportunity to play in front of a stadium sized audience, and it was all for a great cause.Members of the Hot Gumbo Brass Band decided to perform a mini-concert for frustrated drivers and passengers after traffic came to a standstill on Interstate 264 while police worked to clear the scene of an accident, Saturday night.Many viewers asked 10 On Your Side about a big backup on I-264. Dispatchers told WAVY.com a two-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the highway at Rosemont Road around...
  • 250 Year-Old Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum

    05/18/2015 6:26:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 18th May, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum • Sunken British warship the Lord Clive could hold “treasure worth millions”, including “vast stocks” of 250-year-old rum which will be recovered later this year. The wreck, which sunk off the coast of Uruguay, was discovered in 2004, but the Uruguyan government has only given permission for its recovery this year. Salvage of the ship, which was sunk by Spanish cannons in 1763, will require cranes, excavators and around 80 workers and is expected to begin within two months. The ship, which was constructed in Hull for the Royal Navy and was...
  • Space Station Could Get Laser Cannon to Destroy Orbital Debris

    05/18/2015 4:45:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | May 18, 2015 08:31 AM ET // | by Charles Q. Choi,
    Now researchers suggest the Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO), scheduled to be installed on Japan’s module on the space station in 2017, could help the orbiting complex detect dangerous debris. They add that a powerful laser under development could then help shoot down this space garbage. “The EUSO telescope, which was originally designed to detect cosmic rays, could also be put to use for this useful project,” study lead author Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, an astrophysicist and chief scientist at the RIKEN (Rikagaku Kenky?sho) Computational Astrophysics Laboratory in Wako, Japan, told Space.com.
  • What-strange-sound-sky-Noise-heard-globe-nearly-DECADE-explanation.html

    05/18/2015 12:42:27 PM PDT · by make no mistake · 39 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | 05/16/2015 | John Hutchinson for MailOnline and Ash Tulett For Mailonline
    One woman in Canada has recorded chilling sounds several times At its strongest, eerie noises sounds like a trumpet Similar outbursts have been captured on countries around the world including the U.S., Ukraine, Germany and Belarus One man in the U.S. says he woke up screaming after hearing the sounds
  • Icelandic Public TV Network Airs 24 Hours of Sheep Birthing

    05/17/2015 10:34:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    UPI ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, ran the live feed from a Skagafjordur farm for 24 hours.An Icelandic public TV network aired 24 hours of live sheep birthing to give the country's residents "insight into the traditional farming life." RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, ran a live feed from a farm in Skagafjordur from noon Thursday until noon Friday to bring the lambing season to living rooms across the country. "The sheep birthing season is an unforgettable time for those able to see the little lambs being born into this world," RUV said on its website. The broadcaster also...
  • What IS this strange sound from the sky? Noise heard across the globe for nearly a DECADE...

    05/17/2015 5:06:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 146 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 17, 2015 | John Hutchinson
    Full Title: What IS this strange sound from the sky? Noise heard across the globe for nearly a DECADE - but nobody has an explanation One woman in Canada has recorded chilling sounds several times At its strongest, eerie noises sounds like a trumpet Similar outbursts have been captured on countries around the world including the U.S., Ukraine, Germany and Belarus One man in the U.S. says he woke up screaming after hearing the soundsA mysterious noise from the sky is continuing to baffle people all over the world - as well as giving those who hear it sleepless...
  • Swarms of Mini-Drones Prepping for Remote Battle

    05/17/2015 8:09:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings. ... With no motor and only about 10 parts, the Cicada resembles a paper airplane with a circuit board. It is designed to glide to programmed GPS coordinates after being dropped from an aircraft, a balloon or a larger drone, researchers said. ...outfitted with a range of light-weight sensors, including microphones. "They are robotic carrier pigeons. You tell them where to go, and they will go there," Edwards said.
  • Shop Raid Uncovers Fake Vodka 'Unfit for Human Consumption'

    05/15/2015 4:58:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Nottingham Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Alexander Britton
    A Hyson Green supermarket could lose its licence next week after a police raid found nearly 8,000 illicit cigarettes and vodka containing "industrial grade solvent". Trading Standards found 399 packets of counterfeit cigarettes at Super Sam's in Gregory Boulevard following the raid on January 6. Six pouches of tobacco were also found in the raid with all the goods seized after being found in a hidden area behind the shelves in the shop. The raid also uncovered Arctic Ice Vodka which contained the solvent so contaminated it was deemed "unfit for human consumption". A report going to the licensing panel...
  • Saudi- 'Jinn converts to Islam on Twitter'

    05/15/2015 12:00:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A man claiming to be a spiritual healer has announced that he converted a jinn to Islam on Twitter according to a report in a local newspaper recently. The man who uses ruqya the reciting of Qur'anic verses to heal people published the supposed conversation he had with the jinn on his Twitter account which has 16000 followers. Jinns are creatures with free will created from smokeless fire by God alongside humans and angels according to Islamic belief. According to the post the jinn said: 'I am the jinn Habibi. I announce my conversion to Islam at the hands of...
  • 40 VolcanoesThe Ring Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along Of Fire

    05/15/2015 7:04:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/14/15 | Michael Snyder
    As I have written about previously, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions during the entire 20th century. When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35 volcanic eruptions per year. So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th century’s average for an entire calendar year. especially seems to be true of the Ring of Fire. If you are not familiar with the Ring of Fire, just imagine a giant ring that runs around the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 90 percent of all...
  • Airplane vs. Wind Turbine

    05/15/2015 6:59:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Google ^ | April, 2008
    October 2008 ACCIDENT April 4, 2008 - aircraft registered N511TE Event: two collisions with wind turbines. Cause: determination to reach the destination, Flight plan view, the conditions adverse weather. Consequences and damage: ends of the left and right wings sectioned. Aircraft: Beechcraft D 55. Date and time: vendredi April 4, 2008 17 h 20. Operator: private. Location: Plouguin (29), a place called "Lescoat". Type of flight: trip. Persons on board: Driver + 1. Qualifications and experience: driver age of 48, licencedepiloteprivéde1972 issued by the United States, qualifications MS, land and seaplane MEP, IR / ME, 7400 flight hours, 1476 of...
  • Team Fighting Championship: yeah, it’s insane

    05/14/2015 11:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A new sport has arisen within the fighting universe in Poland: Team Fighting Championship (TFC). If you’ve ever imagined what a professional looking, all out fight between two rival gangs would look like in an arena, this is it. Two teams of five fighters are let loose in the ring, accompanied by five referees, where they punch, kick, and knee the living hell out of each other until just one team is left standing. The only major rules are that “forbid blows to the Adam’s apple, groin kicks, biting and spitting,” but there are no rules that prohibit the four...
  • This Strange Metal Might Be the Newest State of Matter

    05/14/2015 10:48:49 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 37 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 12 may 2015 | John Wenz
    Researchers at Japan's Tohoku University are making a bold claim: an entirely new state of matter. The team, led by Kosmas Prassides, says they've created what's called a Jahn-Teller metal by inserting rubidium, a strange alkali metal element, into buckyballs, a pure carbon structure which has a spherical shape from a series of interlocking polygons (think of the Epcot Center, but in microscopic size.) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Buckyballs, which are somewhat related to other supermaterials like graphene and carbon nanotubes, are already known for their superconductive capabilities. Here, while combining buckyballs and rubidium, the researchers created a...
  • Singer Cher rips GOP over Amtrak funding (Airhead Cher)

    05/13/2015 5:08:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Singer Cher criticized Republicans on Wednesday for cutting Amtrak’s funding after one of its trains crashed the night before. “Hrs ago, Republicans chose 2 cut Some of The meager Funds, 4 AMTRAK!!” Cher tweeted. “They did this EVEN AFTER the Train Crash & loss of Life, last nite!!” she said. “Majority of GOP congressmen & senators don’t give a flying Fk about the wellbeing of Americans,” Cher said in a separate tweet. “They defund Everything PPL DESPERATELY NEED.” Cher’s remarks followed Northeast Regional Train 188’s derailment in Philadelphia late Tuesday. The House hit Amtrak with reductions Wednesday as part...
  • Dinosaur-like snouts grown on chicken embryos

    05/12/2015 2:35:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Birds are thought to have evolved from dinosaurs, but have very different jaws. Bird-like dinosaurs such as the velociraptor have two bones at the tip of their upper jaws. In birds, those bones are fused to form a beak. By blocking two proteins that are activated when chicken embryos grow their beaks, U.S. researchers caused their jaws to "revert" to a velociraptor-like snout. The changes were observed in chick embryos that developed until they were close to hatching. To their surprise, the birds' palates, on the roof of their mouths, also became dinosaur-like. "This was unexpected and demonstrates the way...
  • Madagascar divers find silver believed part of pirate stash [Captain Kidd]

    05/12/2015 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 08, 2015 | By Martin Vogl
    Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the treasure of pirate Captain Kidd. The bar was presented to Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in a ceremony Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, near the country's northeast coast. The bar was found in a bay off the island, the diving team said. The team was led by Barry Clifford, an American undersea explorer who has been searching for pirate treasure for many decades. Clifford believes there could be more treasure on the bay floor where he found the...
  • 4 More Ways to Raise Egalitarian Children(satire)

    05/11/2015 9:28:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5-11-15 | Hans Fiene
    4 More Ways to Raise Egalitarian Children Don’t stop at ending bedtime stories. Deprive your children even further, for everyone’s benefit. Some may define egalitarianism as “belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, social, or economic life,” but a more precise definition for the contemporary parlance would be “belief that every person should have equal access to every opportunity in every circumstance imaginable.” To provide such a society for our children, to build them a shining egalitarian city on a level playing field, one major progress-impeding super villain needs defeating. Even more so than the misogynistic Christian...
  • Man Thinks Random Lottery Ticket Words Insulting His Hometown Are No Accident

    05/11/2015 2:23:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Consumerist ^ | May 8, 2015
    New York’s current “Wheel of Fortune” branded instant lottery game seems pretty fun: you scratch off letters and reveal which are or aren’t on the game board. These words are supposed to be randomly generated, but one gambler is really upset at the state lottery after scratching off the words, “YOU/ELMIRA/TRASH.” You can probably guess where he lives.
  • Margaret Cho Tackles Police Brutality and Racism on Comedy Tour

    05/11/2015 12:01:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tamara Palmer
    Comedian, actress, singer and San Francisco native Margaret Cho is tackling topics like police brutality and racism on her upcoming tour. Cho's "psyCHO Tour" is scheduled to stop at San Francisco's Castro Theatre on October 15. "This show is about insanity, and about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women," Cho said in a statement. "When men go off on something - they are 'passionate' and 'driven' and when women go off on something we are 'hysterical' and 'crazy.' I'm trying to...
  • Couple behind fake skeletons on chairs in Colorado River

    05/10/2015 3:42:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix couple has claimed responsibility for putting two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs in the Colorado River in far west Arizona, authorities said Friday. The husband and wife approached the La Paz County Sheriff's Office earlier this week and revealed how the skeletons in their closet ended up at the bottom of the river in Parker
  • Does your man have nicer lingerie than you? [Get ready to board the Vomit Comet]

    05/10/2015 2:05:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 96 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 8, 2015 | Lindsay Putnam
    “Men’s lingerie sits in an undefined territory deemed ‘not exciting enough’ for adult stores and ‘too confronting’ for mainstream retail stores,” explains the HommeMystere website. -snip- But HommeMystere offers much more than lace-trimmed boxer briefs. Men can also invest in garter belts, stockings and even bras — or, as Frank Costanza would call them, “manssieres.”
  • Poll:What Will Be The 2015 October Surprise?,Will It Be Another Hillary Clinton Predicament?

    05/09/2015 7:25:00 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 39 replies
    And October is only five months away!, So just for fun, anyone want to make predictions for the 2015 October Surprise? What event or scandal will take down the Clinton's ever further? The one conservatives would love to see would be her polling in serious trouble throughout all of the swing states. If there is a God, we will be seeing Hillary never polling more than 40 Per-Cent in any of the crucial purple states, while Ted Cruz maintains his 10 to 15 per-cent lead over Hillary. But what else could topple Hillary this October?
  • MCSORLEY’S OLD ALE HOUSE

    05/08/2015 8:03:13 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies
    Gin & Luck ^ | At Some Point in Time | Jenny Adams
    A humble green façade bears the name ‘McSorley’s Old Ale House, Established 1854′ in white paint, and only a handful of things have changed about this East Village bar in the last 158 years. McSorley’s was the only beer license to remain operational during Prohibition. Women were not permitted to enter McSorley’s until the Supreme Court forced them to allow it in 1970 – a fact that still causes grumbling among some of the old regulars. The name changed from its original moniker, This Old House at Home, in 1908. But besides that, time – like the broken clock on...
  • Crazy Russian Drivers -

    05/08/2015 7:18:37 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    Crazy Russian Drivers - Car Crashes JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2014 - Enjoy the Video,{9.23}
  • A Hypothetical:Hillary In Trouble.The Honorable Charlie Crist Jumps Into The Race.

    05/08/2015 6:58:02 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    And why hasn't anyone mentioned the possibility of Charlie Crist running for the Democrat Nomination? Just look at who else is on the waiting list, Warren, DeBlasio, Sanders and O'Malley. They are all just as qualified to be President as Charlie Crisp, right? So why wont he jump in while Hillary is sinking into quicksand? He has no chance of being "Senator Charlie Crisp", well not in Florida.
  • Two Planes Land on Same Runway, On-Board Delhi Daredevils Players Have Narrow Escape

    05/08/2015 3:03:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | 08th May 2015
    A Raipur-bound IndiGo plane from Kolkata carrying 167 passengers, including the Delhi Daredevils IPL team, vacated the runway in the "nick of time" as another flight, a Jet Airways plane from Mumbai had landed on the same runway by that time, avoiding a possible mishap, sources said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has launched a probe into the incident, which happened today morning, they said. "During taxiing, another aircraft was landing, so our plane had to take a right turn. There was absolutely no panic among our players," a DD team official told PTI here. Raipur is the second...
  • Mysterious Lights Came From TV Antennas: Photographer

    05/07/2015 3:34:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/6 | Laura McVicker
    The mysterious lights spotted last week south of San Diego are a mystery no more. And the source isn't a flying saucer that's going to whisk you away. An NBC 7 news photographer believes the strange blinking lights he captured in a video last week were coming from TV news antennas in Mexico, about 15 miles from the U.S. border. Reports of the mysterious lights generated attention on a number of national and international news sites, such as Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. Mysterious Lights Spotted South of San Diego[DGO] Mysterious Lights Spotted South of San Diego The photographer was...
  • Mini Cooper Stolen Before Landing Down Yerba Buena Island Cliff: SF Fire

    05/07/2015 3:10:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    An empty car that was reported stolen out of Berkeley was found on the rocks below a cliff at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Island on Tuesday, according to a fire department spokeswoman. A citizen reported white Mini Cooper with a black roof at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near the lighthouse on the southeast tip of the island, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. When crews got there, they found the ca was empty. Talmadge said a car thief might have been responsible for abandoning the car.
  • Watch: ‘Well-mannered’ suspect robs bank, then uploads video of crime to Instagram

    05/07/2015 1:16:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    A Virginia Beach man was arrested within an hour after he allegedly robbed the Townebank at 297 Constitution Drive Monday afternoon. And in the 20 minutes it took for police to find him, he was able to post some incriminating evidence to his Instagram account. Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca, 23, walked into the bank approximately 1:40 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money, according to police. He then ran south toward Main Street. About 20 minutes later, at approximately 2:02 p.m., officers in the area of Kellam Road and Columbus Street located Alfonseca and took him into custody. Two...
  • Environment Chairman: ‘Global Warming Alarmism Has Evolved Into a Religion’

    05/07/2015 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 7, 2015 | 11:46 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Pointing approvingly to an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal by House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R.-Texas), Senate Environment Chairman Jim Inhofe (R.-Okla.) said on the Senate floor yesterday that global warming alarmists are advancing a new religious sect. “Global warming alarmism has evolved into a religion where one is either an alarmist or a skeptic,” Inhofe said. “The modern-day religion of climate change has been very artful in establishing and controlling carefully scripted talking points intended to scare the American people under the guise of environmental protectionism,” said Inhofe. …
  • America's largest home nicknamed 'Versailles' is back from the brink [tr]

    05/07/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The owners of the colossal mansion at the center of the award-winning 2012 documentary 'The Queen of Versailles' are nearing completion on the 90,000-square-foot single-family home after experiencing some recent financial success. Time-share mogul David Siegel, 80, and his 49-year-old wife Jackie started construction on the Orlando, Florida mega-mansion more than a decade ago but had to but the home up for foreclosure after taking a huge hit in the 2008 financial collapse. But after sales rebounded at Siegel's company Westgate in the past few years, the Siegels took the home back off the market and construction workers are back...