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  • Dump truck used as get-away vehicle after robbery in Sissonville, WV

    09/16/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK ^ | Brandon Millman
    UPDATE: Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said they have located the dump truck used as a get away vehicle in a robbery early Monday morning, September 15. They located the truck, which was found burned, along Allen's Fork Road in Kanawha County, WV. According to Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman, an amount of oil and diesel fuel may have spilled at the crash site.
  • Prosecutors: Doctor accused of poisoning lover's coffee had a 'fatal attraction'

    09/15/2014 9:34:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Associated Press KHOU ^ | 4:58 p.m. CDT September 15, 2014 | MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press ,
    HOUSTON --The trial of an MD Anderson cancer doctor accused of poisoning her lover's coffee got off to an explosive start Monday morning. Prosecutors say Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo had a fatal attraction. "Evidence will show she became totally obsessed with him and wanting him," said prosecutor Justin Keiter. Bombshell revelations were made within the first few minutes of the trial. Prosecutors say Dr. George Blumenschein had a pregnant longtime live-in girlfriend, at the same time he started an affair with Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo. They told jurors that relationship soured, providing a motive for Gonzalez to lace her lover's coffee with...
  • MIT Robot Cheetah Has Evolved and Can Now Run Free

    09/15/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Design & Trend ^ | Sep, 15, 2014, 09:24 PM | Doug Horn ,
    The cheetah robot created by MIT has evolved and no longer needs a tether. The cheetah has gotten major upgrades and researchers continue to improve its skills. It can now run free, and a new algorithm will allow it to run in an upbeat manner while expertly navigating a grass lawn terrain. ... "Our robot can be silent and as efficient as animals. The only things you hear are the feet hitting the ground," said Sangbae Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. "This is kind of a new paradigm where we're controlling force in a highly dynamic situation....
  • Christ Arrested for Assaulting Muhammed in San Rafael

    09/15/2014 3:13:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Crime Voice | Sep 11, 2014 | Tom Walsh
    On Wednesday, September 3, San Rafael Police Department received a report of a fight between a man and a woman in the 300 block of Fourth Street in San Rafael. On arrival, officers found Fatimah Muhammed and Jesus Christ located at a nearby CVS store. The officers learned that the couple were in a dating relationship and currently live together. Earlier Christ had become upset with Muhammed because she had been driving too slow. According to Muhammed, Christ then spit on her and then they proceeded to punch each other. Muhammed sustained an injury to her left arm and Christ...
  • Samsung SGR-A1 Robot Sentry Is One Cold Machine

    09/15/2014 12:48:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ubergizmo.com ^ | 09/14/2014 | Edwin Kee on
    Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally – as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border over with its neighbor, North Korea. The SGR-A1 will be able to detect intruders with the help of machine vision (read: cameras), alongside a combination of heat and motion sensors. The whole idea of the Samsung SGR-A1 is to let this military robot sentry do the...
  • The miniature radio that could link the Internet of Things

    09/14/2014 8:33:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    digitaltrends.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | David Nield —
    It could help another wave of devices connect up to “The Internet of Things” and beam data back to the Web. The smart homes of the future require gadgets that can communicate with the Internet as well as with each other. As technology such as this ant-sized radio gets cheaper and more lightweight, it can be built into more devices — the team behind the new invention is hoping that it can help push innovation in wearables and smart hardware. “The next exponential growth in connectivity will be connecting objects together and giving us remote control through the Web,” says...
  • Engineering Mosquitoes to Spread Health

    09/14/2014 11:30:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | Sep 13 2014, 9:00 AM ET | Renée Alexander
    U.K.-based company associated with Oxford University that believes it has developed an alternative to pesticides: genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes. Oxitec’s mosquito carries a lethal gene that it then passes along to its offspring. The modified males are bred in a laboratory, then released into the wild, where they mate with local females, who lay eggs that will die before reaching adulthood. "With insecticides, you have to take the product to the insect, which means you have to take your fog or spray into people's houses, and people don't like that. If a fogger machine is coming down the street, people...
  • Feminism Comes to the Forefront of Swedish Politics

    09/14/2014 2:28:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    time.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2014 | Viola Gad
    With its slogan “Out with the racists, in with the feminists,” the party has broadened traditional feminist values to also fight discrimination on the basis of race, sexual identity and physical disabilities.
  • Ojai Man Not Showering For 128 Days In Effort To Curb Drought Crisis

    09/13/2014 8:31:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 13, 2014 6:53 PM
    VENTURA COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — An Ojai man has come up with a unique challenge to personally attempt to curb the drought crisis in Southern California. CBS2’s Peter Daut reported Cody Creighton is 58 days into his challenge of not showering for 128 days. However, Creighton still manages a form of hygiene by washing his hands and face. According to Creighton, he believes that 30,000 gallons of water is saved for every shower that he doesn’t take during the challenge. To follow Creighton on the rest of his personal challenge, visit his Instagram account where he posts photos and video updates...
  • Gravedigger suspended after picture with corpse and dead man’s relative shared on Whatsapp

    09/12/2014 10:12:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A gravedigger has been suspended and a family subjected to ridicule after posing with the corpse of a man who died 23 years ago. An image of council worker Celestino Reyna, 55, alongside the cadaver and the husband of the dead man’s niece, was sent to her work colleagues via Whatsapp. The photo then ended up on social media, where is was then widely shared – and Mr Reyna recognised by his employers. ‘We never thought this could have such serious consequences, and I did not want to show any lack of respect for my uncle,’ the apologetic niece, who...
  • Vet accused of treating people pleads guilty

    09/12/2014 2:27:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- A Greeley, Colorado, veterinarian accused of treating people has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
  • Can’t Make This Up: Obamas Remembered 9/11 By Stuffing Backpacks With KaBoom

    09/12/2014 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 29 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sep-12-2014 | cd3
    The President and FLOTUS joined millions to #Remember911 with service by assembling backpacks with KaBoom volunteers
  • Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

    09/12/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 09-11-2014 | Staff
    DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is. The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6. Doctors did...
  • High school student launches petition to have cat and lasers in senior photo

    09/12/2014 4:53:06 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 44 replies
    NYDN ^ | September 11, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
  • Just a Friendly Reminder (getting a jump on Friday Silliness)

    09/11/2014 7:06:34 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 9 replies
    the INTERNEST (as opposed to the INTERNET) | 9/11/2014 | None
  • Oscar Pistorius is found 'negligent' but not guilty of murder

    09/11/2014 1:09:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 11, 2014, 12:15 PM|Reporting from Pretoria, South Africa | Robyn Dixon
    oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian who shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, was found "negligent" in the killing Thursday, but was acquitted of murder charges before the court recessed for the day without a full verdict.. Pistorius bent over and sobbed. At the hearing's lunch break, relatives and supporters crowded around him, and his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, one of his closest mentors, hugged him fervently. The rulings stunned many South Africans, including legal analysts, igniting speculation that Judge Thokozile Masipa had made a mistake that could provide a basis for an appeal. “With all due...
  • Oregon Woman Arrested for 'Zombie Game' Assault (Victim Pushed Down Stairs, Then Bitten)

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Reuters
    Oregon woman arrested for 'zombie game' assault SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Oregon woman was arrested for breaking into a home and attacking a woman resident, while claiming she was playing a "zombie game," police said on Monday. Sheriff's officers arrested Jessica Rocha, 27, at a home in the coastal town of Lakeside, said Sergeant Kelley Andrews of Coos County, adding that she was charged with criminal mischief, assault, unlawful entry, harassment and attempted burglary. "She was making comments about playing a zombie game,'" Andrews said, "I've never heard of that." The Coos Bay World newspaper reported that Rocha pushed...
  • Court hears how triple murder suspect who has implanted horns and '666' tattoo......

    09/10/2014 8:07:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Court hears how triple murder suspect who has implanted horns and '666' tattoo on his face went to Home Depot to buy saws A Massachusetts man sporting two rows of horns implanted into his forehead was back in court Tuesday for Day 3 of his trial, which revolved around the testimony of a Home Depot worker about the defendant's shopping trip prior to a triple homicide. Caius Veiovis, 34, is the last of three men charged with killing and dismembering three people in August 2011. On Tuesday, William Gregory, an employee at the Home Depot in Pittsfield, took...
  • Man pulls out of garage just as tornado hits. (video)

    09/10/2014 4:14:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 9-10-2014 | Viral Hog
    A man captures a terrifying tornado on his car's dashcam while pulling out of his garage in Bashkiria, Russia. Once the man realizes that he's in the path of the tornado, he tries driving back into his garage only to witness the tornado's power firsthand.
  • From charred death to deep filthstep: the 1,264 genres that make modern music

    09/09/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 September 2014 12.30 EDT | Rob Fitzpatrick
    A ‘data alchemist’ has split music into over 1,000 bewildering microgenres. But what lies out there beyond witch house, and what on Earth does skweee sound like? (article excerpted, here's the list; descriptions at the link) ...Well, here are 10 genres (we could have nominated about 50) that even mouth-breathing indie record-shop blowhards (full disclosure: I used to be a mouth-breathing indie-record shop blowhard) would be hardpressed to help you find … 1. Vaporwave Check: Food Pyramidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhBg9vAsDGk 2. Blackgaze Check: Alcesthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADIEAW65H5o 3. Duranguense Check: Reencuentro Musicalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lmdVmmk-yk 4. Deep filthstep Check: Denis Mashhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hSQYhkLbYU 5. Skweee Check: Baba Stiltzhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq6KeQLCQpM 6. Fallen angel...
  • Toddler aged 3 assessed for sex change at top London clinic

    09/08/2014 6:07:59 PM PDT · by massmike · 52 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 09/08/2014 | Phil Cardy
    A child of three has become one of the youngest ever to be seen by NHS doctors for possible gender identity disorder. The infant was seen by medics at the Portland Clinic in London, which helps people who believe they are in the wrong body. The child was the youngest of 468 under-18s seen in the past 12 months. It is not known if the patient is a boy or a girl, although seven boys are referred for every girl. Gender-swap former boxing manager Kellie Maloney , 61, previously called Frank, has said: “It was probably when I was three...
  • Wanna Trip To Space? To Raise Money, Mars One Is Offering A Lynx Joyride

    09/08/2014 3:22:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Elizabeth Howell on
    Mars One’s latest publicity campaign, which is to offer a chance for a trip upon the (so-far-unflown-in-space) Lynx spacecraft in exchange for donating to the organization, which plans to launch a one-way human trip to Mars in the next decade. “The campaign will provide funding for a 2015 Earth mission, which is a simulation project to replicate the future Mars human settlement here on Earth, as well as the 2018 Mars mission to Mars,” Mars One stated. The campaign, called “Ticket To Rise“, is essentially a fundraising campaign for Mars One. The group is selling memberships, selfies of photographs with...
  • Groom organises Manchester United wedding, bride is definitely not happy

    09/08/2014 12:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 4 Sep 2014
    Ever dreamed of having a wedding based around your favourite football team? No? Well this Manchester United fan did. And this week he made his dream come true. The supporter, based in Kenya, went to great lengths to organise a United themed wedding for him and his bride to enjoy, but on the basis of these photos, it didn’t go down well. In truly mad scenes, the groom wore a United shirt – complete with ‘Just Married’ on the back – while every detail was replicated, including a cake slapped with the same sponsors as the Red Devils. But while...
  • (Odd WWII Relic) This Steampunkish Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol Packs A Deadly Surprise

    09/07/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    This Steampunkish Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol Packs A Deadly Surprise The Nazis had some pretty wild engineering ideas, and some of them, like the jet engine, ended up being a vision of things to come. Yet others were just over-engineered, strange, and in some cases, downright creepy. This steampunkish Nazi belt buckle four-shooter is one of those things. The whole idea was to give high-ranking Nazis a way to kill their captors should they be captured on the battlefield. The concept was said to have originated from known German inventor, Louis Marquis, who designed the contraption while he was held...
  • Man Drops Himself Into Volcano and Takes a Selfie

    09/07/2014 2:24:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Mashable ^ | 9/5 | BRIAN KOERBER
    Just when you thought your weekend plans were really exciting, a few guys had to go and jump into an active volcano. Although George Kourounis, the adventurer responsible for the television series Angry Planet, is well known for extreme adventures, he really heated things up this time. (Sorry.) The good stuff starts at 1:10. Joined by Sam Cossman and guided by adventure filmmakers and lava lovers Geoff Mackely, Brad Ambrose and Gareth Hawken, the team willingly dropped themselves into the Marum Crater, an active lava lake on the summit of the Ambrym Volcano in Vanuatu, an Oceanian island nation located...
  • (The Decline of Western Civilization) Robot Couch Can Drive You to the Fridge and Back

    09/07/2014 1:28:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    c/net ^ | September 5, 2014 | Lexy Savvides
    Robot Couch Can Drive You to the Fridge and Back With a Raspberry Pi and USB gamepad controller letting you run riot on your sofa, this student project is couched in innovation. Sometimes, getting up off the couch to grab a drink is far too time consuming. What if you could drive the couch to the fridge instead? Well, your dreams of an automated couch have come true. Nine engineering students at the University of New South Wales in Australia have designed a robotic couch that can be controlled using a standard USB gamepad. Featuring a custom-built steel chassis with...
  • Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50K residents eked out a grimy living...(Lots of Pics@ link)

    09/07/2014 5:29:34 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 05, 2012 | Pamela Owen
    Once thought to be the most densely populated place on Earth, with 50,000 people crammed into only a few blocks, these fascinating pictures give a rare insight into the lives of those who lived Kowloon Walled City. Taken by Canadian photographer Greg Girard in collaboration with Ian Lamboth the pair spent five years familiarising themselves with the notorious Chinese city before it was demolished in 1992. The city was a phenomenon with 33,000 families and businesses living in more than 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, all constructed without contributions from a single architect. Ungoverned by Health and Safety regulations, alleyways dripped...
  • Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)- Prank

    09/06/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)
  • Car Obsessed New York Teen Killed in High Speed Wreck While Test Driving $200,000 Lamborghini

    09/06/2014 10:09:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Belinda Robinson
    A New York teenager who took a ‘test drive’ in a family friends’ Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Samuel Shepard, 18, of Mount Sinai, Long Island was taking the car for a spin on a local county road early on Friday when he lost control. He was driving north in Mount Sinai at 2:25 a.m. in the 2010 Lamborghini which can cost anywhere between $200,000 and $300,000 second hand and slammed into a guardrail near Route 25A, police said.
  • Giant Mutant Spider Dog Prank Is Brilliant and Incredibly Cruel

    09/06/2014 9:31:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 5 Sep 2014
    Pulling off a good prank is easy: You just find people’s worst nightmare and then shove it in their faces so you and your friends can have a bit of a laugh. Veteran prankster SA Wardega from Poland proved he has perfected the art when he dressed a little dog up to look like an oversized spider and let it lose on the general public. People scream seeing the pooch standing over a ‘dead body’ in a lift, but our hearts really go out to the poor guy who, when trying to escape the abomination, gets caught in a giant...
  • Liberal Education: At This College, Videogames Are a Varsity Sport

    09/06/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 1, 2014 10:35 p.m. ET | Douglas Belkin
    Sean Bensema stayed up late one recent evening practicing and woke up unusually early the next morning to prepare for the biggest moment of his life: a tryout for an athletic scholarship to college. The shaggy-haired 18-year-old didn’t need to change out of the T-shirt he slept in or even leave his parents’ house to make the squad. He just set up his laptop on the dining-room table and started stunning his enemies with fire shot from the hands of his digital avatar. Mr. Bensema is among 150 players competing for a spot on the nation’s first varsity videogame team....
  • Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

    09/05/2014 11:01:29 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 158 replies
    In June, Sheila Sillery-Walsh, a British tourist visiting the historic island-prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco, claimed that she captured an image of a ghost in a picture she snapped on her iPhone. In the frame of what was otherwise supposed to be a picture of an empty prison cell was a blurry black and white image of a woman. The story, which was printed in the British tabloid the Daily Mail, featured on the Bay Area's local KRON4 TV station and mocked by SFist, isn't the first time the Daily Mail has claimed that strange images have come up...
  • North Korea confirms it has landed a man on the Sun

    09/05/2014 3:26:46 PM PDT · by TLI · 36 replies
    www.tweaktown.com ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Anthony Garreffa
    North Korea confirms it has landed a man on the Sun North Korea sends a 17-year-old man to the Sun, a journey that took just four hours By: Anthony Garreffa This just in: North Korea has landed a man on the Sun. 17-year-old Hung Il Gong started his journey at 3am this morning, travelling alone, to reach our nearest star, a journey that took him just 4 hours. A North Korean central news anchorman said during a live broadcast: "We are very delighted to announce a successful mission to put a man on the sun. North Korea has beaten every...
  • College rape survivor will carry her mattress around campus until her rapist is expelled

    09/05/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT · by dennisw · 123 replies
    salon ^ | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 | Jenny Kutner
    Emma Sulkowicz is turning her assault into art -- and a protest against Columbia University's sexual assault policy On the first day of her sophomore year of college, Emma Sulkowicz was raped in her dorm room bed. The Columbia University senior says the perpetrator was a fellow student. He still is — and has been since he allegedly assaulted Sulkowicz and two other female students. As Sulkowicz reported in Time earlier this year, all three cases against her offender were dismissed. So, she’s not taking it anymore. After joining a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of rape cases...
  • Hypnotist Casts a Weighty Spell on Himself

    09/04/2014 6:13:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Harry Jackson Jr.
    A certified hypnotist used his techniques to lose 70 pounds in six months.Rob Malone, 52, of Red Bud, lost the weight between December 2012 and June 2013. “I recorded some self-hypnosis audios and put them on my phone,” he said. “Visualization is a big part; I’d visualize myself going through the checkout line without buying anything. That’s a huge part of this. And I worked on my cravings for sugar, Snickers bars, (starchy) carbs.” He put on weight partly by eating candy. “I would buy two bags of (miniature) Snickers and eat them all in two days,” he said. He...
  • Giant ‘Vulgaris’ Cannibal Slugs From the EU Are Invading British Gardens

    09/04/2014 5:43:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 4 Sep 2014 | Thursday 4 Sep 2014
    Slugs of gigantium proportions are taking over Britain’s green spaces eating prize plants, small rodents and even excrement. The slimy gastropods – called ‘Arion vulgaris’ – can reach a huge six-inches and are believed to have been carried over in Spanish salad leaves. Worse, is that gardeners battling against this slippery armada are finding them resident to slug pellets leaving them powerless to protect their homegrown vegetables. (Picture: Flickr/) One sick person even put them into a bucket together. Yuck (Picture: Flickr/Signe Karin) Sightings have been reported in East Anglia, the West Midlands, the New Forest, the south coast and...
  • Born Into Bad Luck (The Sad Fate of Japan's Fire Horse Women)

    09/04/2014 5:28:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 | ALICIA P.Q. WITTMEYER
    Could being born in a year deemed unlucky wind up a self-fulfilling prophecy? That may be what befell Japanese girls born in 1966, otherwise known as a year of the fire horse, or hinoeuma in Japanese. Women born in such a year, superstition holds, have troubled marriages, mistreat men, and cause early deaths for their husbands and fathers. It was one such woman, according to legend, who nearly burned down the capital in 1682, after setting a local temple on fire for love of a man who worked there. (She was sentenced to burn at the stake.) In 2010, researchers...
  • Camel Milk: The Next Generation of Dairy?

    09/04/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Nutritional Outlook Magazine ^ | September 4, 2014 | Jennifer Grebow
    If cow’s milk is the Gen X of dairy, and soy milk the Gen Y, then camel milk may very well be Gen Z. As of this January, U.S. shoppers can buy the country’s first retail camel milk at market. The brand, Desert Farms, is now sold in Whole Foods Market stores in California, as well as through the company’s website. One of the first things shoppers might notice about camel milk is the price. At approximately $18/pint, camel milk is far from cheap. But, according to founder Walid Abdul-Wahab, camel milk’s benefits may be well worth the cost—especially to...
  • Student Fails Exam, Shoots Teacher

    09/04/2014 11:32:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Gulf News ^ | September 4, 2014 | Habib Toumi
    Failure to pass exam triggered classroom murder bidManama: A university student in Saudi Arabia has shot his Jordanian teacher in an apparent act of "revenge" after he failed his exams. The student, who failed last year to pass the orientation exam in preparatory English as demanded by the university in the northern Saudi city of Ha’il to fulfil the enrolment requirements, had to take the course again and with the same teacher. On the first day, the student reportedly brought a gun to class, hiding it in his clothes, local daily Al Eqtisdaiya reported. Ten minutes into the course, the...
  • Witches Killed Nigeria’s First Female Ambassador, Elizabeth Ogbon-Day – Heartbroken Father, HRH

    09/04/2014 11:28:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | September 02, 2014 | Emma Amaize
    OGONI-OLOMU- TWO years after the death of Nigeria’s first Female Ambassador, late Mrs. Elizabeth Ogbon-Day, at 62 years, her love-sick father, the Ohworode (traditional ruler) of Olomu Kingdom in Delta State, HRM, Ovie Richard Layaiguen Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I, JP, has agonizingly revealed that she was killed by witches. Confession in the palace The ninety-seven-year-old monarch ordained Royal Canon in the Anglican Communion, some years ago, spoke to Niger Delta Voice in his palace. He said one of the witches, a blood relation and members of her coven, who killed her, confessed her despicable role in his palace. Late Ambassador Elizabeth...
  • Black Oakland Firefighter Says White Cop Detained Him, Kids

    09/04/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
    • Updated at 6:51 PM PDT An Oakland firefighter, who is black, says an Oakland police officer, who is white, held him and his two sons at his own fire station, believing they were burglars. Keith Jones told reporters that he and his sons Trevon, 9, and Keith II, 12, had left a Raiders game at O.co Coliseum and were returning to their car, parked at the East Oakland fire station where Jones works. Jones was "securing the station" after fire crews responding to an emergency had left a door open when a visitor arrived at about 10:45 p.m.: a...
  • Hardest thing to explain is the evidence everybody has decided not to see…

    09/04/2014 9:16:38 AM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 52 replies
    9/2/14 | Joe Lynch
    'The hardest thing to explain is the glaring evidence which everybody has decided not to see,' this quote from Ayn Rand describes the lackluster reaction to the prez's forged docs—as does the novel 'Scammed' listed in Amazon's Kindle Store. When the miscreant behind the greatest Ponzi scheme in history, Bernie Madoff, was exposed his name was plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country and heard on television ad nauseam. But nary a sound is heard from the MSM about the current occupant of the White House's faux documents.
  • JAPAN TSUNAMI 3/11: You see from START to END ('spooky being' at 11m 10s)

    09/04/2014 6:10:33 AM PDT · by Ken H · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Zak Zaurus
    Some of the most incredible footage of the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011. Check out the ghostly image at 11m 10s. It's in the lower left quadrant of the screen. One of the witnesses says, 'Did you see that spooky being'? At least that was the translation.
  • Typos Spotted in San Francisco Rainbow Honor Walk Tribute to LGBT Heroes

    09/03/2014 1:06:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Too bad there's no such thing as White Out for sidewalks. Turns out, after the organizers of the Rainbow Honor Walk unveiled 20 "heroines and heroes" of the LGBT communities in San Francisco's Castro District on Tuesday, several eagle-eyed copy editor types spotted two glaring typos cemented in the sidewalk. Playwright Oscar Wilde’s plate, for example, says the writer was “known for his bitting wit.” And Christine Jorgensen, the first widely known person to have sex reassignment surgery, is called the “first trangendered American” rather than “transgendered.” The CastroBubble blog was the first online site to point out the mistakes,...
  • Saudi Woman Cleans Shop: Picture Branded 'Provocative' (Exploitation of Women)

    09/03/2014 12:23:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    Picture circulated on social networksA Saudi newspaper published a picture of a local woman told to clean a shop owned by an expatriate man, describing it as a “provocative picture". Sada said the picture was circulated on social networks and said authorities should act immediately to stop what it described as “the exploitation of the woman". “Many viewers considered the picture as provocative and stressed the need for authorities to act now to stop the exploitation of this woman and other Saudi women who need jobs. "Authorities should also strictly enforce laws banning women from working at men’s shops,” the...
  • Warning over electrical brain stimulation

    09/03/2014 6:39:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 August 2014 Last updated at 19:05 ET | Melissa Hogenboom
    Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online, leading to calls to regulate the technology. It may sound too good to be true but scientists say the technology is promising. Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS), which passes small electrical currents directly on to the scalp, stimulates the nerve cells in the brain (neurons). It's non-invasive, extremely mild and the US military even uses TDCS in an attempt to improve the performance of its drone...
  • Massive Manhunt Launched after NE China Jailbreak

    09/03/2014 2:58:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    More than 1,000 police officers are hunting three inmates who escaped a detention center after killing a guard on Tuesday in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. The local police promised to issue cash rewards of 300,000 yuan (about $48,800) for information leading to the capture of the fugitives, who fled the jail in Yanshou County near the provincial capital of Harbin. Surveillance video showed Wang Damin, Gao Yulun and Li Haiwei wearing police uniforms as they walked out of the gate of the detention zone one after another at around 4:40 a.m.. The authorities did not reveal how the three inmates...
  • STEPHEN HAWKING'S #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE VIDEO

    09/03/2014 12:34:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    We've seen a lot of touching videos of people with ALS and related motor neurone diseases joining in on the ice bucket challenge craze, and now we can add the most well-known MND patient to the list: Stephen Hawking.
  • 'Screaming' Cat Saves Man From Fire That Gutted House in Melbourne

    09/03/2014 12:15:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Craig Jeeves was woken by his tabby, Sally, and managed to escape with only smoke inhalation injuriesA Melbourne man owes his life to his cat, Sally, after she woke him up as his house was burning down. Thanks to the quick-thinking tabby, 49-year-old Craig Jeeves was alerted to the early morning fire in his Melbourne home and managed to escape. “She jumped on my head and was screaming at me,” he told the Nine network.
  • Surfers Ride the 'Most Dangerous Wave in the World'

    09/02/2014 8:02:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Sep 2014 | Charlotte Krol
    Professional surfers face up to one of the world's most menacing waves in Sydney, AustraliaSurfers braved "the most dangerous wave in the world" as they took part on Red Bull's Cape Fear competition on Sunday. Sydney, Australia's Botany Bay played host to the inaugural event, which saw 16 elite surfers go head-to-head riding giant waves.