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  • Does Obama's Troubled Childhood Explain His Bathroom Weirdness?

    05/21/2016 11:30:53 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 71 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2016 | James Lewis
    It is not considered polite to mention it, but Obama observers have ignored a great deal of evidence that the president of the United States was abused at approximately age ten and afterwards, in a way that would be criminal under American and European law. This whole topic should be out of bounds for political debate, but now the grown up Barack Obama has issued an edict to American school systems, which are responsible for the welfare of millions of children in this country. It is legally unprecedented that the president would direct whether schoolchildren should able to enter bathrooms...
  • Chinese Authorities ‘Arrest’ Ronald McDonald Statue

    04/13/2016 3:02:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2016 | David K. Li April 13, 2016 | 1:49pm
    Chinese authorities ‘arrest’ Ronald McDonald statue Chinese authorities weren’t lovin’ Ronald McDonald this week, hauling away a statue of the clown that was blocking sidewalk foot traffic. Uniformed code enforcement officers in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou ripped the Ronald McDonald figure off its base, leaving only his big red shoes behind, as shoppers in the Huadu District of commerce hub Guangzhou looked on in amazement Sunday. The city had been warning operators of this McDonald’s that its statue was hindering pedestrian traffic, according to state organ the People’s Daily. “We’ve asked them to remove the Ronald McDonald statue...
  • Defecation On Lawn Leads To Double Stabbing In Stockton

    04/07/2016 7:20:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | 4-6-16 | AP story
    Stockton police say two men stabbed each other in a fight that began after one of them defecated on the other’s lawn. The Stockton Record reports officers arrested 18-year-old Lonale Shaw for assault with a deadly weapon. Police say the fight Sunday evening began after the unidentified victim defecated on Shaw’s lawn and he began chasing him with a large kitchen knife.
  • New York Woman Arrested for Driving Car with Homemade Cardboard License Plate

    03/06/2016 12:10:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Examiner.com
    New York woman arrested for driving with a handmade license plate. On Friday, CBS News reported that Amanda Schweickert, 28, of Sardinia is in trouble for using a fake license plate. She is not supposed to be driving because she has a suspended registration and no car insurance. However, it did not stop her from using a little creativity. She decided to create her own license plate. Authorities say she used a piece of cardboard and painted blue text on it. Although the plate didn’t look too dreadful, it fooled no one. On Wednesday, a police officer pulled Schweickert over...
  • This Woman Lives Every Day Like It’s 1939

    02/29/2016 8:25:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    Anthony Pearce Blog via Yahoo News ^ | 2/29/16 | anthony robert pearce
    For the last decade, Joanne Frances has been living life as if the Second World War has just broken out. The 41-year-old has eschewed modern life and technology in favour an authentic wartime existence. She no computer, washing machine, television or car – instead cycling to work on an 80-year-old pedal bike. Living most days in an authentic Land Girl’s uniform, she sometimes spends the evening in an air-raid shelter she built in the garden. The woman, who works as a cleaner, has committed to the austere life of the 1940s – having ditched central heating for coal fires and...
  • Market Reflects A World Going Weird

    02/29/2016 3:29:24 AM PST · by expat_panama · 17 replies
    Alhambra Partners ^ | 2016 02.28 | Joseph Calhoun
    {snip] ...“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 Negative interest rates. The war on cash. More quantitative easing. Monetary policy described as a “helicopter drop”. An avowed socialist running for President – and competing well. Another candidate under investigation by the FBI for mishandling classified information. A debate that featured a candidate begging for someone to attack him so he could get some air time. One candidate accusing another of stealing from the party and calling another a liar. The closed captioning for most of the...
  • Police kill transgender man [sic] who gained viral fame last year with dog

    02/06/2016 2:11:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    washington post ^ | February 6 at 12:39 PM | Niraj Chokshi
    Arizona police shot and killed a transgender man who gained viral fame last year after uploading a video showing his service dog calming him during a meltdown. The 24-year-old, who had Asperger's syndrome, was legally known as Danielle Jacobs, but identified as Kayden Clarke and hoped to transition from female to male, friends told the Arizona Republic. Police were at his home Thursday morning after being alerted to a suicidal email he had sent out, according to the Associated Press. A pair of officers tried to talk to Clarke through an open doorway as a third officer retrieved a "less-than-lethal...
  • Dear Male Cowards: Islam LOVES Your Political Correctness

    01/31/2016 6:27:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Doug Giles
    I don't know who started the politically correct pussification process of the male collective, but I'd like to find them and pistol whip them into next week with my S&W Model 29 for ruining our planet. Why am I irate this glorious morning in the Texas hill country? Well... simply put: it's because males are being shamed, taught, lead, pastored, drugged, schooled, coerced and cajoled into throwing out their brains, handing over their balls and formally abandoning the rarefied air of the testosterone-leader-fog that God and nature hardwired them to dwell in; and instead they've become a weak, effeminate,...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I Love My Mother More Than My Dad'

    01/09/2016 6:44:34 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | 1/8/16 | Rachel Grumman Bender
    Bush clan members aren't fans of having their family dynamics psychoanalyzed - what the political family calls "put on the couch," like a therapy session, according to a recent New York Times article. But while speaking at a town hall-style event on Thursday in Londonderry, N.H., the 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush got people talking when, without being asked, he revealed that he loves his mother, Barbara, the most. "I get asked all the time: 'Well, are you like your brother? Are you like your dad?'" he said. "I know there's a real fascination about this. Let's just -...
  • Jeb Bush Names Most-Loved Family Member. (Hint: It’s Mom.)

    01/07/2016 9:53:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/7/15 | Ashley Parker
    The men of the Bush family hate being "put in the couch," their preferred term for dismissing the news media's attempts to psychoanalyze their political dynasty. But it might be worth bringing in Sigmund Freud for Jeb Bush's latest remarks. Speaking at a town hall-style event on Thursday, Mr. Bush, unprompted, offered that he loves his mom, Barbara Bush, most of all. -snip- let me get this out of the way: I love my mother more than my dad."
  • Jeb Bush carries toy turtles in his pocket to remind people that 'slow and steady wins the race'

    01/06/2016 1:11:58 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/6/16 | Jeva Lange
    The jury is still out on whether or not Jeb Bush is okay, and this new information might not do much to reassure anyone on the fence about it. Apparently the presidential hopeful carries small toy turtles around in his pockets to remind others - and presumably himself - that "slow and steady wins the race." Bush gave Zacharie, 13, a tiny turtle & told him "slow and steady wins the race." Bush carries them in his pocket.
  • This Man has been Trying to Live Life as a Goat

    12/22/2015 6:58:06 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 102 replies
    Motherboard ^ | August 11, 2015 | Mathew Braga
    Thomas Thwaites is currently investigating what it might be like to live as a goat. He commissioned prosthetics for his arms and legs so that he could walk, as comfortably as possible, on all fours. He considered constructing an artificial rumen that would digest grass for him to consume, using actual gut bacteria found in goats. He consulted with a behavioural expert on goats, and even watched as a goat was dissected, to learn more about the animal he wanted to be. But the best part is that Thwaites also arranged to live as a goat for a few days...
  • Caption This

    12/12/2015 12:02:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 65 replies
  • Obama: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Bat?

    08/03/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Timothy Knight
    It is not unusual for President Obama and our allies to communicate on a regular basis, especially with the Turkish Prime Minister in regards to the ongoing situation in neighboring Syria, however the Turkish press and government are bewildered over a photo released by the White House of President Obama talking to the Prime Minister earlier this week: Maybe the President really likes baseball, or maybe he's trying to create the image of Teddy Roosevelt's famous "walk softly and carry a big stick" quote for the fall campaign, but either way it's a massive failure. Why do I say that?...
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‘much ado about nothing’

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • Ben Carson And The ‘Weird Factor’ (In defense of Ben...)

    11/05/2015 11:28:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/15 | Matt K Lewis
    Let's be honest: Ben Carson is an interesting cat. That's not all bad. Unusual people change the world. Some of my best friends are weird. But if I were to run into him at some event, having no knowledge of his academic pedigree or accomplishments, and he started talking to me in that sort of whispering voice, I would probably smile and nod - and then slowly back away, making no sudden movements. It's hard to perfectly define what makes you think someone is strange. Like pornography, you know it when you see it. And I'm not the only one...
  • Trump pokes fun at Carson's pyramid theory

    11/05/2015 8:35:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    White House hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday poked fun at GOP presidential rival Ben Carson for his theory that the Egyptian pyramids were used to store grain, not serve as tombs for pharaohs. "I think I'll have to put that into my repertoire when I talk about Ben," the real estate tycoon said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "That was a strange ... that was a strange deal," Trump added. BuzzFeed on Wednesday published a video of Carson's 1998 commencement address at Andrews University, which was founded by Sevenths-day Adventists, during which he said he believed the biblical figure Joseph built...
  • Salem witch gets protective order against warlock

    10/29/2015 7:41:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 10-29-15 | Crimesider Staff
    SALEM, Mass. - Just in time for Halloween, a self-proclaimed witch priestess got an order of protection against a man who calls himself the world's best known warlock after she accused him of harassment. In an affidavit, Lori Sforza, 75, says that Christian Day, 45, has been calling her in the middle of the night about three times a week, calling her "the c-word" and saying "I am gonna get you." Sforza, who also goes by the name Lori Bruno, also alleged that Day has been "speaking ill of me on the Internet" and that she is afraid for her...
  • Weird blobfish-looking sofa shark discovered in Scottish waters for first time

    09/30/2015 8:19:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | September 29, 2015 12:44 BST | By Hannah Osborne
    The sofa shark had never been found in Scottish waters before - Scottish Shark Tagging Programme ====================================================================================================================== A species of shark that looks like a massive blobfish has been discovered off the coast of Scotland for the first time. The false catfish (also known as a sofa shark) was found by scientists conducting a deep sea survey with Marine Scotland. Pseudotrakias microdon live at depths of between 500m and 1,400m. For this reason, they are rarely encountered but have been caught in locations around the world, including the western Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. They normally swim close to the...
  • Travel with Florida's Master of the Weird!

    09/01/2015 2:42:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WLRN ^ | AUG 26, 2015
    Florida is a state known for its sun, surf, and sand, where South Beach is famous and theme parks are abundant. But wait a minute! Florida also has a darker, offbeat and downright weird side, where ancient mysteries and legends reside. Florida can be a state of confusion with searches for bizarre beasts and answers to unexplained phenomena. Then there are dozens of roadside oddities celebrating Florida’s eccentricities like the beer can car, giant cement gators, a castle built of junk, the world’s most unusual monument and the most beautiful pyramids you can rent among a slough of other crazy...
  • Study Shows That Universe Is Dying [We Are All Doomed]

    08/11/2015 2:00:06 PM PDT · by Purdue77 · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/10/2015 | Amina Khan
    The Los Angeles Times (8/10, Khan) reports that an international study led by Simon Driver of the University of Western Australia and presented at the International Astronomical Union meeting on Monday found that the amount of light the 200,000 galaxies are outputting is half of what they did two billion years ago, meaning “the universe is dying.” The article notes that seven telescopes were used in the study, including NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft. Driver said that the conclusion is consistent with each of the three indicators measured. However, the universe should continue to exist “far into the foreseeable...
  • Problems With Drudge Report?

    07/21/2015 5:59:16 PM PDT · by hulagirl · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 7/21/2015 | Self
    My own experience
  • Ex-Hill aide who admitted 2 assaults avoids jail after he becomes a victim

    04/07/2015 7:43:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4-5-15 | Keith Alexander
    Former congressional aide accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. She sat in the back of the courtroom, wearing oversize black sunglasses, watching as the former Democratic congressional aide was sentenced for slipping a sedative into her drink and then raping her. It was the summer of 2010, and she had just arrived in Washington as a student intern. When they met, she believed Donny Ray Williams Jr., the longtime aide and former staff director for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, could help her find a job with Congress. But instead, she later told authorities, Williams drugged...
  • Meet the futuristic robot that mimics humans

    03/25/2015 2:17:13 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 16 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Published on:March 24, 2015 1:20 pm | Aleesha Matharu | New Delhi
    Would you want your consciousness to live on, long after your physical body is exhausted? Or have a ‘mind clone’ sit in on meetings as you take the day off? Is that even possible? Meet Bina48, the robot who can tell jokes, recite poetry and mimic humans. One of the most sophisticated robots ever built, capable of independent thought, emotion, Bina48 is modelled on Bina Aspen, wife of Martine Rothblatt — the CEO of biotech outfit United Therapeutics. A vision of a future where we all have such “mind clones” is what futurist 60-year-old Rothblatt shared on March 15 with...
  • Mummy Found Hiding [sic] Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

    02/23/2015 5:43:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    livescience.com ^ | Tia Ghose,
    The mummy may have once been a respected Buddhist monk who, after death, was worshipped as an enlightened being, one who helped the living end their cycle of suffering and death, said Vincent van Vilsteren, an archaeology curator at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands, where the mummy (from inside the Buddha statue) was on exhibit last year. The secret hidden in the gold-painted statue was first discovered when preservationists began restoring the statue many years ago. But the human remains weren't studied in detail until researchers took scans and samples of tissue from the mummy late last year.
  • Political payback behind US special forces deployment to Uganda?

    10/15/2011 7:10:47 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Why is the U.S. sending its troops to finish off a fractured band of bush fighters in the middle of Africa? Political payback for the quiet sacrifices of Uganda's troops in Somalia could be one reason, experts say. President Barack Obama announced Friday he is dispatching about 100 U.S. troops — mostly special operations forces — to central Africa to advise in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army. The LRA is a guerrilla group accused of widespread atrocities across several countries. The first U.S. troops arrived Wednesday. Long considered one of Africa's most brutal rebel groups, the Lord's Resistance...
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Police Discover $33,000 in Momaday Artwork at Abandoned Meth Lab

    02/07/2015 8:17:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 6, 2015 | Elise Kaplan
    Police discover valuable Momaday art in condemned apartment Art showed up in a surprising place last week, when a police officer discovered more than $33,000 worth of prints by renowned artist Al Momaday in a condemned property in the Northeast Heights. According to the incident report, an Albuquerque police officer accompanied city officials who were boarding up an apartment known to him as a site for stashing stolen property. He spotted a portfolio box on the floor containing 72 prints by Momaday, a Native American artist from the Kiowa tribe in Oklahoma. The artist lived on the Jemez Pueblo for...
  • 51 Weird Museums Across the U.S.: One For Every State (and D.C!)

    02/04/2015 3:35:56 PM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 | Melinda Crow
    We, as a country, love weird things. We celebrate it, wear T-shirts proclaiming our weirdness, and enshrine oddities that probably should have gone out with the trash a decade ago. And that’s okay. At Yahoo Travel, we went in search of weird, wonderful, and wacky museums that are worth going out of your way to see.
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic Announces Mandatory World Tour

    01/20/2015 9:41:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    StereoGum.com ^ | 20JAN2015 | Tom Breihan
    “Weird Al” Yankovic does not spend a whole lot of time on the road, possibly because it’s really, really difficult and expensive to stage like 20 different music-video parodies per show. But after the success of last year’s album Mandatory Fun, Yankovic has announced plans to hit the road heavily this summer, hitting practically every town in the U.S. and Canada from May to September, and then heading to Europe in September and October. He’ll stop at a few festivals, but he’s mostly playing bigger venues (including a surprising number of casinos) on his own. This man has decades’ worth...
  • India Police Investigate 'Guru In Bling' Over Alleged Castration Of 400 Followers

    01/08/2015 2:35:13 PM PST · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan 8, 2015
    Indian police said they are investigating a popular self-styled godman for allegedly encouraging 400 followers to undergo castrations at his ashram so they could get closer to god. "They were told that only those who get castrated will be able to meet god."
  • Taliban Invent & Deploy Bird Bomb in Northern Afghanistan ...

    11/29/2014 1:51:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | Sat Nov 29 2014, | MIRWAIS JALALZAI
    Police defuse a bird bomb in northern Afghanistan For the first time Afghan police discover and defused a bomb which was planted in a bird’s body in northern Faryab province. Faryab is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, which is located in the north of the country bordering neighboring Turkmenistan. According to local police, the suspicious bird was flying over a police check point on Faryab- Jawzjan high way in Shereen Tagab distract, when police start tracking it. “The bird which also had a GPS on the top of his head was used by unknown sources possibly Taliban against...
  • "Unbearable" stench after 5,000 bats suddenly drop dead

    11/19/2014 9:03:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    Sunday World ^ | 11-20-14 | Daily World
    Residents in the sleepy neighbourhood of Casino, New South Wales, were left shocked when the nocturnal creatures began dropping dead and falling from trees. The deaths are said to have been caused by a 44 degree heat wave sweeping over the town and over 5,000 carcasses created an "unbearable" stench, sparking a public health warning. Council manager John Walker told the Australia Telegraph newspaper: "People should avoid the area and not try to help living bats themselves as they could bite and scratch and some carry the lyssavirus.
  • Owasso Man Arrested On Charge Of Biting Off Bowler's Ear

    11/16/2014 6:40:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    News 9 ^ | 11-15-14 | unattributed
    OWASSO, Oklahoma - An Owasso man was arrested for maiming after an apparent brawl at a bowling alley. James Thomas Foster bit the ear off another man during a fight at the Coffee Creek bowling alley, according to court documents. Court records state two groups of people were bowling in adjoining lanes on August 31, 2014. One group was a mother, father and daughter; the other group was made up of about seven girls. The mother told police she accidentally knocked over a drink on the shared table between the lanes, and that sparked an argument. The group of girls...
  • Kerry to Focus in Jordan on Jerusalem Tensions, Islamic State

    11/15/2014 10:27:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov ^ | Sat Nov 15 2014 | VOA
    <p>From Jordan... a dramatic steps backward, 50-day war in July and August, and numerous recent clashes at a key religious site in Jerusalem.</p>
  • Lawyer Wearing Only Diaper When Arrested in Home Invasion, Stabbing

    11/14/2014 12:15:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11-14-14 | unattributed
    A knife-wielding attacker posed as a law enforcement officer to get inside a Virginia home, stabbed the residents multiple times then told them he'd be back to finish the job as his wife waited outside, prosecutors said. The suspect, 31-year-old Andrew Schmuhl, was wearing nothing but a diaper when he was apprehended after a car chase, authorities said Friday. These and other disturbing details emerged during a bond hearing for Schmuhl's wife, 30-year-old Alecia Schmuhl, Friday morning. The Schmuhls, both lawyers, are accused in the attack of a couple in their 60s. Police have said the attack apparently stemmed from...
  • Ku Klux Klan 'Rebranded': Group Diversifying to Include Jews, Blacks and Gays

    11/10/2014 4:30:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 11/10/14 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    The white supremacist organisation, 'Ku Klux Klan', infamous for racism and violence, is reportedly rebranding itself and opening its doors – quite surprisingly – to other members of the society such as Jews, Blacks, Hispanics and gays. ..... The white supremacist group 'Ku Klux Klan' is reportedly rebranding to including jews, black people and gays.... The move reportedly comes after John Abarr, a KKK member from Great Falls in Montana, had a discussion with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NCAAP), although it is not exactly clear what they talked about. Abarr is a now a reformed...
  • Ancient nanostructures found in Ural mountains are out of place and time.

    09/18/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 32 replies
    http://www.ancient-origins.net ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Leonardo Vinti
    An Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that, given their level of technology, are completely at odds with their determined age based on physical, chemical, and/or geological evidence. Ooparts often are frustrating to conventional scientists and a delight to adventurous investigators and individuals interested in alternative scientific theories. In 1991, the appearance of extremely tiny, coil-shaped artifacts found near the banks of Russia’s Kozhim, Narada, and Balbanyu rivers brought about a debate that has continued to this day. These mysterious and minuscule structures suggest that...
  • Obama's Good and Bad Touch

    09/15/2014 6:02:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 9/15/2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    One touch is worth a thousand words in communicating the feelings, beliefs, and values of the person taking the liberty to touch another person’s body. Good touch arises in the mental states of respect, honor, and love; bad touch arises out of disrespect, exploitation, and hate. While serving in his official capacity as Commander in Chief of the armed forces, Barack Obama bestowed consensual “good touch” on the parents of probable turncoat Bob Bergdahl. And in the same capacity he has repeatedly bestowed non-consensual, “bad touch” on the highest order of military heroes, recipients of the Medal of Honor
  • 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...
  • A Comprehensive Case for Public Book-Burnings:

    08/26/2014 3:23:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Full gallery at Reaganite Republican...
  • This is eerie... Prediction from 2009... ~Vanity

    08/18/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    From another thread I found this on You Tube talking about the Bubba effect... this is from 2009 and while some predictions are wrong, some are so spot on it is eerie... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU8LeVmdCBk Go to the 3:00 minute mark....
  • Transgender Parents Speak Out About What Makes a Family

    08/13/2014 1:16:41 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    Yahoo! Health ^ | 08/13/14 | Beth Greenfield
    The transgender parents of two young children living in Kentucky are raising consciousness about family, honesty, and love this week after some splashy media coverage in the British tabloids stemming from an appearance on “The Ricki Lake Show” in 2013. “It’s good, because our goal was to have our story appear here in the states,” mom Bianca Bowser told Yahoo Health. “Our main point is to express our similarities [to everyone else], and to advocate for the transgender community.” Bianca, 32, was born a boy named Jason, while her husband, Nick Bowser, 27, was born a girl named Nicole. They...
  • Bosnian Serbs unveil statue honoring Archduke Ferdunand's assassin

    06/28/2014 5:46:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/28/2014 | Rick Moran
    This is pretty bizarre - even for the Balkans. Bosnian Serbs unveiled a statue yesterday honoring Gavrilo Princip, the teenager who pulled the trigger in Sarajevo 100 years ago today killing Archduke Ferdinand - heir to the throne of the Hapsburg Empire - and his wife. The event touched off a series of blunders, misjudgements, and misadventures that culminated in the great powers stumbling into a war that few of them wanted and none could foresee the consequences for. By the time the dust settled in November, 1918, the Hapsburg and Ottoman Empires had disintegrated, Russia had gone Communist, and...
  • US man finds lost mother in Amazon tribe (strangest story of the year!)

    05/26/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Ny Post ^ | May 24, 2014 | Maureen Czllahan
    “I didn’t want my friends to know that my mom’s a naked jungle woman eating tarantulas,” he says today. David’s mother, Yarima, is a member of the Yanomami tribe of Venezuela. In 1978, he (David's Father) was offered Yarima, who was then about 9 to 12. Good was 36. He saw no real problem. After David was born, Kenneth attempted to settle Yarima into modern American domesticity. In 1991, The whole family would return to the Amazon for a documentary. While there, Yarima told Kenneth she would not be going back to America.
  • Police Investigating Death at Fortune Cookie Company

    04/29/2014 7:57:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Houston Press ^ | 4/29/14 | Camilo Smith
    There's still no word on the identity of a 26-year-old man who may have met his doom inside of a dough mixing machine. Sunday afternoon, Houston police responded to a call of a dead body found inside of an industrial mixer at the Houston branch of the Wonton Food company. They're the leading makers of those fortune cookies you get at Asian food places. Wonton, which has a huge factory in New York and others around the country, is actually known as one of the leading providers of fortune cookies around the world. It also makes other Asian food under...
  • Get Ready for Powdered Alcohol to Hit Liquor Stores This Fall

    04/21/2014 3:18:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/20/2014 | Josh Feldman
    Powdered. Alcohol. Putting aside whether you think it sounds like a good idea, does it not seem like an intriguing concept? Well, Palcohol has officially been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, so expect this alcoholic version of the Kool-Aid powder to be in liquor stores soon enough!Here’s the pitch for Palcohol on its website: “Wouldn’t it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldn’t be a burden to carry.”They expect to be selling it starting this fall,...
  • it is a bad sign

    04/11/2014 10:31:37 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 104 replies
    me ^ | now | me
    This cat of me has owned yus for many years. She screams to be free, but when you let her out, she screams to come back inside. Now I like this cat. But the only two other things she will eat (besides dry catfood) are refried beans and popcorn....
  • Mazda recalling cars due to potential spider web damage

    04/04/2014 12:48:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    WTVQ ^ | 4-3-14 | AP story
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  • North Korea Appears to Ape NASA with Space Agency Logo

    04/03/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Guardian, ^ | Tuesday 1 April 2014 | Peter Walker
    North Korea appears to ape Nasa with space agency logo Design looks remarkably similar to that of US space agency, right down to the blue globe, lettering and swooshed ring The choice of a globe as the emblem for North Korea's space agency expresses the country's ideal of peaceful exploration, explains the Korean Central News Agency. The blue rings, it adds, represent satellites, and the constellation of stars shows the desire to "glorify Kim Il-sung's and Kim Jong-il's Korea as a space power". However, the state news agency neglects to mention one glaring thing: the new logo looks a lot...
  • This Japanese chewing gum may haunt your dreams

    03/23/2014 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Gefn · 30 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 3/22/2014 | Caroline Westbrook
    We're willing to bet you've never seen a chewing gum commercial quite like this.