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  • From WWF legend to double amputee living on disability: Kamala the Ugandan Giant's tragic tumble

    11/20/2014 6:34:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A WWF legend who once wrestled headliners like Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant is now a double amputee living in poverty in rural Mississippi. Now all James Harris, who rose to fame as Kamala the Ugandan Giant in the 1980s, has left from those days as a pro wrestler on the national stage are his memories. And with his continued optimism in the face of nightly dialysis, a tragic family story and mounting bills to pay, Harris hopes to put those memories down on paper in an autobiography called Kamala Speaks.
  • Bicyclist arrested after trying to order Taco Bell in drive-through

    11/19/2014 9:30:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    news journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    A drunken New Smyrna Beach bicyclist whose drive-through order at Taco Bell was rejected because he wasn't in a car refused to leave the restaurant then tussled with police, according to an arrest report. Gabriel Harris, 33, was charged with resisting an officer with violence in the late-night incident and was out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $1,000 bail, records show.
  • OKCupid Allowing Users to Identify as Five Sexual Orientations at Once

    11/19/2014 7:22:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Dating website OKCupid has begun offering select users twelve options to describe their sexual orientation. Some may consider the idea that there are twelve sexual orientations bizarre in itself — but what’s really bizarre is, according to screenshots of the feature, the site is also allowing people to select “up to five” of those twelve to describe themselves. That’s 1,585 combinations. And how could the same person be five different sexual orientations at once? Here are the twelve choices: Demisexual: no sexual attraction toward any person unless they become deeply emotionally or romantically connected to someone Asexual: does not experience...
  • Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia’s Urals stuns locals & scientists

    11/18/2014 7:38:30 PM PST · by traumer · 48 replies
    An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event. Dark evening skies in the town of Rezh in Sverdlovsk region near Russia's Ekaterinburg turned bright orange for some ten seconds on November 14, with the event being caught on several cameras by the locals. A driver filmed the massive flash with his dashcam, later posting the video on YouTube, with more people commenting they’ve seen it too. Teenagers in the town...
  • “Condom Fashion Shows” Raises Money for Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Business

    11/18/2014 5:55:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/18/14 | Carole Novielli
    There are basically three things that Planned Parenthood focuses on: Sex, Abortion, Money and when they get a chance to combine all of those things- well that is a great day for the abortion giant. Recently the Ashville Planned Parenthood held a condom fashion show they titled, Condom Culture, to raise money for a permanent location where they plan to offer “reproductive services.” Of course, sponsors included condom companies such as, Proper Attire, Trojan, Pleasure Plus, and Crown. Models on the runway wore designer condom outfits which had to include at least 1000 condoms. Submissions included Green Demon and Devil...
  • Sleep Bomber...B-17 Sounds

    11/18/2014 8:38:07 AM PST · by virgil283 · 45 replies
    americandigest ^ | November 17, 2014
    "Let our virtual B-17 airplane sound lull you to sleep with a low frequency engine drone in stereo. This is an 8 hour long version designed to run all night." .....
  • The inspiring story of Isabelle, 11, who was born as a boy but......

    11/17/2014 4:11:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 16 November 2014 | Freya Noble for Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'She would come home and say she didn't want to live': The inspiring story of Isabelle, 11, who was born as a boy but 'felt like a girl in the wrong body' 'Just be yourself' is what so many children and adults alike are told every day. But for some this is much more of a challenge than for others. 'If you don't be yourself, you're going to be miserable for your whole life,' is the advice that comes from 11-year-old Isabelle. Isabelle was born as a boy called Campbell, but told her parents last year just weeks...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: CHARLES MANSON GETS MARRIAGE LICENSE

    11/17/2014 2:39:13 PM PST · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | staff
    Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison....
  • This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK-47 in a Mercedes-Benz!

    11/17/2014 7:11:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK 47 in a Mercedes Benz!
  • 54 Australian Men 'Gave Birth' Last Year

    11/16/2014 3:39:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 16, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    54 men have given birth in Australia in the last year alone, according to figures released by Medicare. A number of people identifying as men have also accessed abortions, the figures revealed. The trend for transsexual men to give birth has been growing ever since the first birth to a 'father', American transsexual Thomas Beatie, in 2007, according to the MailOnline. Medicare in Australia recently decided to allow people to elect their own gender on documents instead of being forced to identify with the sex they were born. The change has revealed a trend for transgender men to keep their...
  • Police say someone is shooting ears of corn at cars in Carver, MA

    11/16/2014 3:42:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 92 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | November 14, 2014
    CARVER – Police say someone shot an ear of corn through a police cruiser’s windshield using a makeshift device. Police say the corn, which had previously been described only as a “projectile,” damaged the cruiser but did not cause any injuries. At least two other cars have been hit by objects fired at them near Purchase and Callow streets in the last week.
  • [Alaska] Troopers Release Brief on Underwear Bandit

    11/16/2014 1:47:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    KMXT FM ^ | 11/12/14 | Jay Barrett
    During the past week, Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak have received a series of burglary reports, criminal trespass, and theft that they believe are related. The troopers say citizens are returning home to find their residences have been entered and various items, but mostly womens' underwear, have been stolen and or rifled through. While investigating these crimes, AST has learned that other citizens in town have encountered similar events in the recent months, but have not reported them to law enforcement. One of those is Hannah Clark, a fisherman who lives in Bells Flats. She said she started noticing some...
  • ‘Wee Stinky’ to Bloom For First Time Since 2012 (Article and Photos)

    11/16/2014 10:44:09 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 12, 2014 | KATHLEEN BITTER
    In the fall of 2002, a seed was planted in the conservatory greenhouse on Tower Road. Over 10 years the seed grew up into a plant that had leaves, but no flowers to speak of. In the spring of 2012, Prof. Melissa Luckow, plant biology, got a phone call. “You don’t really have any warning until it actually happens,” Luckow said. Courtesy of Craig Cramer: Ready to goThis photo of Cornell’s titan arum plant was taken last week.Next week, the plant is expected to open up, revealing its flowers. The plant, known as titan arum, was finally going to bloom,...
  • ‘Philly Jesus’ arrested in Philadelphia as supporters launch Twitter campaign

    11/16/2014 6:51:54 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    DailyMail online ^ | 15 nov 2014 | Joel Christie
    Street performer Michael Grant - AKA Philly Jesus - was arrested Friday in Philadelphia's LOVE Park... He was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse after refusing a cop's order to leave the park... Grant says he had every right to stay in the park and does not solicit money... Hundreds of online supports have started a #FreePhillyJesus to have Grant's charges dropped...
  • This man was asked to watch a co-worker’s potted plant. He did so much more

    11/15/2014 8:10:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 11 Nov 2014 | Harry Readhead
    When an employee at an IT firm was asked to babysit a co-worker’s plant, he took his duties extremely seriously. In fact, he took his charge on a tour of the town that would normally be unheard of for a sheltered office philodendron. Over four days, the Augusta, Georgia, man taught the plant to drive (sort of), went for walks with it and they sat by the river together – taking pictures along the way, of course. -snip- In between comments left by the pun brigade (‘They say pot makes you lazy’, ‘Oh, leaf him alone’ etc.), Reddit users voiced...
  • Scientists Have Finally Made It To The Bottom Of One Of The Mysterious Siberian Holes

    11/15/2014 5:18:24 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov 13 2014 | Peter Farquhar
    Scientists have finally descended into one of the three enormous holes that mysteriously opened up in Siberia several months ago. The holes, on Russia’s Yamal Pensinsula, captured attention after one was first spotted by an aircraft pilot in July, who took this pic: The world went mad. Suspected causes ranged from meteorites to underground explosions to extra-terrestrial. Now a team from the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration has climbed down to the bottom of the largest hole, about 16m, to stand on a frozen lake which itself is about another 10.5m deep. The team had to brave winter temperatures of...
  • Seattle PD officer protects crowd from pair of frisky eagles

    11/15/2014 1:35:20 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 23 replies
    KOMO.com ^ | 11/15/14 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- Try as we might, we simply just can't outdo Seattle Police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee's apt description of what happened Wednesday in Leschi Park, when officer Vanessa Flick, "was forced to put herself between a crowd of bystanders and the razor-sharp talons of two erotically-entwined eagles... after the birds crash-landed in a park." (snip) A witness told Flick the birds "appeared to spiral in mid air" together before falling to the ground. Flick said the birds weren't fighting and didn't have any signs of trauma. The plot thickened. Police say a second man, who told Flick he was knowledgeable...
  • Jose Canseco tweets about losing finger at poker

    11/15/2014 1:05:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2015
    Misfortune continues to deal hard-luck former slugger Jose Canseco a bad hand. Canseco said on Twitter Friday night that he was playing cards at poker tournament in Las Vegas Friday when his badly injured middle finger on his left hand fell off. The confessed steroid cheat accidentally shot himself in the hand last month while cleaning his gun at home. Doctors attempted to save it, apparently without success.
  • Rosetta scientist Dr Matt Taylor apologises for ‘offensive’ shirt

    11/15/2014 1:56:04 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 14 November 2014 | James Meikle
    Dr Matt Taylor, the British scientist involved in the Rosetta mission, cries as he makes an apology for wearing an ‘offensive’ shirt.
  • A Model Walked Around Half-Naked in Painted-on Pants and No One Even Noticed

    11/14/2014 7:46:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Lauren Tuck
    Model Pranksters TV painted a woman’s legs to look like she was wearing jeans and then she walked around the streets of midtown. Body art company The Body Of Art did such a convincing job of making the model appear as if she has pants on, when in reality, she does not. The brave lady, Leah Jung, rode the subway, strolled through Times Square, walked around the garment district, and even went shopping. While it’s surprising that no one notices that she’s bare down below, it’s even crazier that the paint doesn’t rub off when she’s making her way through...
  • Election over, so US, China agree to make unenforceable long term commitment with no consequences

    11/13/2014 9:34:20 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Joannenova.com.au ^ | November 12th, 2014 | Joanne
    …Now that the mid-term elections are over in the US,  Obama is free to announce the climate commitments that voters didn’t need to hear. (I did say this would happen.) It’s a “landmark” agreement and a “gamechanger”, but no one can point out what  happens if either country doesn’t stick to its agreement. The end-point of this grand theater of intent and glorious promises is Paris 2015.What matters is the appearance of “momentum” — and this show ticks all the boxes. The two global superpowers make a sudden, unexpected agreement to reduce emissions and the press can call it...
  • As Media Updates Possible Ferguson Threats,They Should Mention The Near Sub-Freezing Weather.

    11/13/2014 3:59:25 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 50 replies
    We have all brought this up over the last few weeks. It is Freezing in Missouri! We have posted our comical replies regarding if and how they will protest in Ferguson in the worst case cold weather scenario. Has the media even mentioned how difficult it would be to protest with an average nightly temperature of 25 degrees? Any of these thugs who are looking forward to causing more havoc need to keep in mind that they will likely acquire frost bite in their hand/fingers and not to mention a severe case of the flu!
  • Subway slapper: She attacked me like a man, and my jacket rocks

    11/13/2014 10:18:34 AM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Selim Algar, Rebecca Rosenberg and Josh Saul
    First, he was cleared by the DA — and now he wants to be cleared by the fashion police. The man who was attacked on an F train by women who mocked his 1980s-style 8-ball jacket will not be charged with assault for hitting one of them because he acted in self-defense, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said on Wednesday. Jorge Peña, 25, hailed the news that he’s been cleared criminally. He also insisted that he was in the right from a fashion perspective. He told The Post that the jacket is actually highly fashionable right now and was worn...
  • Chinese man proposes to girlfriend with 99 iPhone 6s, she says no

    11/12/2014 4:49:15 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 61 replies
    NewsCom.AU ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2014 3:48AM | Network Writers
    Grand gesture ... a Chinese man proposes to his girlfriend in a heart made of 99 iphone 6s. Picture: Weibo Source: Supplied HE’S got 99 problems, but a fiancé ain't one. A love-struck Chinese man decided to propose to his girlfriend in the middle of a heart made from 99 iPhone 6s, at a cost of over 500,000 yuan ($94,400), according to The Nafang, citing local media. Unfortunately for would-be Romeo, she said no – leaving him with a bouquet of flowers, a mountain of phones, and likely a very empty wallet. iphone proposal Rebuffed ... she says no....
  • Mother outraged over "Princess Wand" with disturbing image

    11/12/2014 12:59:30 PM PST · by dware · 29 replies
    Fox25 ^ | 11.12.2014 | Kristen
    <p>An Ohio mother says she was sickened after buying a "princess wand" at a local store which shows a girl cutting her wrist and playing a demonic laugh.</p> <p>The mother said she bought the non-descript, pinkish-orange wand for her two-year-old daughter at a dollar store in Dayton.</p>
  • Man rescued from Colorado department store's walls

    11/12/2014 7:15:24 AM PST · by dware · 21 replies
    KJTC8 ^ | 11.11.2014 | AP via KJTC8
    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) Authorities say a man who was freed from a space between two walls of a Colorado department store may have been there for several days yelling for help.
  • Shameful: Princess Leia Cat-Called While Walking New York Streets (video)

    11/12/2014 6:42:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11-12-2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Whas our society come to? A new YouTube video produced by "Are We There Yet" shows that a member of the Alderaan royal family wearing a simple white dress with her hair in two space buns can't walk through the streets of New York City without being subjected to cat-calls and unwanted propositions from the dregs of the galaxy. As Leia strolled through Gotham, she was harassed by the likes of Boba Fett, Jawas, an Imperial Stormtrooper, Han Solo ("Hey, your worship..."), Darth Vader and even Yoda felt the need to proposition the poor princess. We expect this kind of...
  • Listen to Rosetta's comet 'sing': Scientists baffled by mysterious sounds recorded near 67P ...

    11/11/2014 7:07:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14:37 EST, 11 November 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Something strange is happening on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko 67P as space engineers prepare for a historic landing: the icy space rock is 'singing'. The mysterious sound has baffled scientists, who recorded it using a Rosetta instrument originally designed to analyse the comet's magnetic field. Instead, this instrument picked up a strange bubbling sound which scientists believe was created by a stream of electrically-charged particles. 'This is exciting because it is completely new to us,' said Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier, principal investigator with Rosetta's Plasma Consortium. 'We did not expect this and we are still working to understand the physics of what is happening.'
  • Teachers told: sex at 13 ‘is normal part of growing up’ (by UK Department of Education)

    11/05/2014 1:43:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:37PM GMT 04 Nov 2014 | Graeme Paton
    Schools are being told that children should be able to have consensual sex at the age of 13 as part of government-backed guidance, it emerged today. The guidelines—which can be used as part of sex education lessons—say that having sexual relationships when children reach their teens represents a “safe and healthy” part of growing up.They have been produced by a national charity as part of a plan endorsed by the Department for Education to improve standards of advice given to pupils. …
  • ‘Lifetime supply of bacon’ advertised on Gumtree…mmmm bacon

    11/10/2014 9:24:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | Matt Payton
    A lot of interesting things are advertised on Gumtree – from an entire flat of furniture to in-home yoga lessons. However, this person has listed a product priceless in the eyes of many a meat eater. They have offered a lifetime supply of bacon. The seller claims it’s free. But nothing in this world is ever free. Here is the full description from the Hampshire-based vendor of pork: ‘I have the life time supply of bacon, I’m desperate to get rid because I need to shed a few piggies. ‘I know it says it’s free however I would like something...
  • Concerned Parents Alert: Cleveland All-Sex Restroom Proposal Carries $1000 Fine

    11/10/2014 6:26:25 PM PST · by massmike · 41 replies
    http://barbwire.com/ ^ | 11/10/2014 | LINDA HARVEY
    On Wednesday, November 12 at 1:30 PM, there will be a committee meeting at Cleveland City Hall to discuss an ordinance from Cleveland City Council members Joe Cimperman and Matt Zone to make all restrooms and showers in Cleveland open to both men and women. That includes businesses, under the “public accommodations” arm of non-discrimination law. Now here’s a little more detail from an article on the Cleveland.com web site and amazingly, the reporter treats open bathrooms and showers as a respectable and not a truly insane idea from the pit of hell. Here’s the headline: “Cleveland’s transgender-friendly legislation would...
  • Kim K------n’s App Made $43.4 Million (censored name)

    11/10/2014 2:24:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    The Vulture ^ | 11-10-14 | Lindsey Weber
    She hasn't hit the projected $200 million just yet (and might not), but Glu Games just announced that Kim K's iPhone game, Kim K--------n Hollywood, took in $43.4 million in Q3. According to an earnings call, the infamous game has been downloaded almost 23 million times and played for almost 6 billion minutes. Just imagine what you could buy with $43.4 million K-stars.
  • Vicious Woman on NY Subway Has Soul Slapped Off Face (Video)(language warning)

    11/10/2014 11:51:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    WSHHTV YouTube ^ | 11-8-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Brutal. An out-of-control woman riding on a New York subway had the soul slapped off her face. This was posted a couple days ago. It already has over 35,000 views. (Am not condoning violence in any way) Language warning- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SF42UBcSy8
  • "Too Many Cooks" Adult Swim Video Short

    11/09/2014 6:47:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Youtube- Adult Swim ^ | November 7, 2014
    Has been trending on Twitter. The Opening credits of a 80's type Family TV show takes odd turn.
  • Government Workers’ Insurance Plans Cover Sex Change Surgery

    11/08/2014 9:21:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 08 Nov 2014 11:08 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Government employees who receive their health insurance coverage through Aetna will be eligible for sex-change operations next year, the company has announced. […] “Aetna has long been supportive of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community,” the company said last month. Aetna is among the first carriers in the federal insurance program that offers coverage for the surgeries. In addition, Kaiser, which enrolled some 240,000 federal workers last year, and the Foreign Service Benefit plan, covering members of the American Foreign Service Protective Association, also cover transgender services. …
  • Man Accused Of Peeping, Throwing Concrete Statues At Fontana Victims In Custody

    11/08/2014 5:45:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 8, 2014 2:15 PM
    A 54-year-old man accused of peeping in a residential neighborhood was in custody Saturday after attacking a victim last night. According to the Fontana Police Department, officers were sent 9:48 p.m. Friday to the 16200 block of Ramona for reports of an assault victim. Once on scene, Ronald Davis, of Yucaipa, was taken into custody after resisting officer’s arrest. Davis is accused of watching a 57-year-old female victim through her bathroom window while she showered that evening. The victim’s husband ran outside to confront Davis while she called 911. Davis allegedly assaulted the husband, and ripped the phone out of...
  • Cosmetic surgery to fix ear "tribal piercings" on the rise

    11/08/2014 1:45:00 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alphonso Van Marsh
    Liam Palmer says his dream is to serve in the British Army. But the military won't accept the 21-year old with gaping holes in his earlobes from ear piercings, followed by stretching the skin with plugs. "I don't regret it. [Wearing ear plugs] was just a part of who I was," Palmer says about his younger counter-culture days of gelled hair, skinny jeans and ear plugs - also known as ear gauges or "tribal" ear piercings. "Patients realize [ear gauges] are not becoming in terms of job hunting or work - sort of like tattoos," Edwards says.
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Blames Massive Defeat on Ebola

    11/07/2014 7:08:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In one of the most bizzare explanations for losing a campaign ever, a spokesman for pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis blamed the massive loss to pro-life Governor-elect Greg Abbott on ebola. From Breitbart: wendydavis11Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was steamrolled in her bid to become the state’s next governor, and it appears that her staff believes Ebola has something to do with the failure of her campaign. Speaking on behalf of Davis’ campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, “The losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas...
  • Let's GO South Carolina

    11/07/2014 2:48:39 PM PST · by upchuck · 4 replies
    Friday, November 7, 2014 | upchuck
    You may have noticed this chat thread is posted under the "weird" topic and wondered why. Here's weirdness: Our neighbor states are whupping up on us but good in the FReepathon. Look at this*: North Carolina: $1550 Georgia: $540 And us? A paltry $389 You and I both know we can do better than this. Mash here and donate like you mean it! Make a monthly donation if you can. Even $5 or $10 a month helps a lot. *As of 11/7/2014, 5:45pm
  • British Robinson Crusoe builds floating paradise off coast of Mexico out of 150,000 recycled bottles

    11/07/2014 10:33:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jenny Awford
    No man is an island: British DIY Robinson Crusoe builds his own floating paradise off the coast of Mexico out of 150,000 recycled bottles – and finds a former model to share it with He spent the past seven years carefully constructing a floating eco-paradise - complete with a hot tub and Internet connection - out of 150,000 recycled bottles. But Richart Sowa, 61, started to feel the only thing missing from his idyllic life on Joyxee Island near Cancun, Mexico, was someone to share it with. The artist, originally from Middleborough, Yorkshire, met former model Jodi Bowlin, 47, from...
  • I'm a 'Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine'. What Are You?

    11/07/2014 6:14:10 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 59 replies
    Reason ^ | 11-6-14 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown|
    We've all heard of "The World's Smallest Political Quiz", but are you ready for the strangest? Then I suggest you check out the "5 Dimensional Political Compass", which has been making the rounds, to much merriment, on Twitter today. Because the survey measures attitudes in five different political dimensions—collectivism, authoritarianism, internationalism, tribalism, and liberalism—and applies a corresponding label to each, it ends up generating some pretty silly-sounding results. I, for instance, was deemed a Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine. Reason magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch got Right-Leaning Anarchist Non-Interventionist Progressive. Former Reason staffer Cathy Reisenwitz was labeled a Centrist Anarchist Total-Isolationist...
  • Someone Has Been Running This Mysterious Classified Ad For 10 Straight Years Now

    11/06/2014 9:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 31 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | November 6, 2014 | Stefano Pozzebon
    A classified ad offering a job in the New York publishing industry has been posted, and reposted, with almost no changes for more than 10 years. The curious job offer advertises a PA/research associate for "a busy executive" in New York City, with no further information about the employer. The salary is described as between $90,000 and $110,000 per year — generous, for the role.
  • Decaying Corpse Found In Foreclosed Cape Coral Home

    11/06/2014 10:53:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    CBS Local Miami ^ | 11-06-2014 | Staff
    The new owner of a foreclosed home in Cape Coral got more than he bargained when he went to inspect his purchase. William Wilson bought the light pink house on SE 19th Lane for $96,000 at an auction on Tuesday, according to the News-Press of Fort Myers. When he went to mow the lawn and check out the house itself on Wednesday, he found a corpse on the master bedroom floor. Wilson told the paper all that remained was the bones, skin and smell of the remains. Wilson said the inside of the house was a mess and it looked...
  • How did Obama look different at yesterdays press conference?

    11/06/2014 4:53:07 AM PST · by dennisw · 81 replies
    Obama is vain | today | Obama is vain
    You will never get this one. You have to think a bit "outside" to get it. But Obama had something done to his appearance and it showed at yesterdays presser. Just this is a pretty big hint. The local-yokel radio host did not give this hint so.......
  • Stevie Wonder, 64, is expecting triplets

    11/05/2014 4:31:32 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 63 replies
    At age 64, Stevie Wonder is expecting triplets reports The New York Post. They will be the ninth, 10th and 11th children for the R&B icon, by five different women. He’s been married twice, but the mother this time is his latest girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, 40, who also gave birth to a child by Wonder last year.
  • University serves up worm nuggets to students

    11/05/2014 4:15:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7:23PM GMT 04 Nov 2014 | Keely Lockhart, video source ITN
    Students are no stranger to the beans on toast diet but one university canteen in Belgium is serving up a different delicacy of insect-based foods . Insect-based food products such as mealworm spread and the worm nuggets are just a few of the items that have found their way into canteens and supermarkets in Belgium.
  • Quad amputee named person of interest in parents' murder, newspaper reports

    11/05/2014 1:20:05 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/5/14 | Kim Chatelain
    A Florida man who lost his hands, feet and parts of his limbs to bacterial meningitis has been named a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of his parents in their Orlando area home, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Police said Sean Petrozzino is not a suspect in the murder of Michael and Nancy Petrozzino, but they are trying to locate him for questioning.
  • Swiss firefighters pull donkey from manhole

    11/05/2014 7:53:29 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 24 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Nov. 4, 2014
    PRATTELN, Switzerland,- Swiss firefighters said they rescued a donkey found with its head and front legs sticking out the top of an uncovered manhole. Basel Country firefighters said a passerby alerted emergency services Saturday when he spotted the 13-year-old donkey, Nilo, with its head and front legs sticking out of the top of an uncovered manhole at a playground in Pratteln. Firefighters found the donkey's legs were stuck in the manhole's piping, but they were able to lift the animal out of its predicament without causing any serious injuries. Police said the donkey incurred some "flesh wounds" but was able...
  • Emoji to Gain Expanded Racial Diversity With Skin Tone Modifier Option in Mid-2015

    11/05/2014 6:56:37 AM PST · by posterchild · 9 replies
    macrumors ^ | Tues Nov 4, 2014
    The Unicode Consortium has released a technical report (via Emojipedia) detailing a new method for handling the representation of multi-ethnic groups in emoji. Previous guidelines have stated that emoji people be "as neutral as possible regarding race, ethnicity, and gender". Unless the emoji calls out specific gender or racial cues, then a "generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange color or a silhouette" should be used in its place.
  • Lena Dunham cancels two book tour events and threatens to sue right-wing website

    11/04/2014 10:23:12 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:00 EST, 4 November 2014 | Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Lena Dunham is reportedly threatening to sue the right-wing website which last week accused her of sexually abusing her little sister Grace when they were children. In the wake of the allegations, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, has cancelled two stops on her book tour scheduled this week in Belgium and Germany for health issues. On Monday, she tweeted that she was 'deeply sorry' to miss the Antwerp Book Fair and a signing in Berlin, adding that she's 'so grateful for your energy and support'.