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  • Techie condoms can report location where they were used [not satire]

    02/25/2012 11:26:50 AM PST · by matt1234 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2012 | Staff
    Where are people using condoms in the Northwest? High-tech condoms handed out by Planned Parenthood are allowing people to share that info. KOMO TV reports condoms with a QR code are being handed out at local colleges and universities. Users can scan the code to "check in" the location they used the condom. The location then appears on a map along with other locations condoms were used. Even without the special QR-coded condom, people can check in the location where they used a condom through a form at the website. Planned Parenthood assures users the exact address isn't stored and...
  • Jury awards $16.5 million in State College (PA) suit

    02/18/2012 9:45:58 PM PST · by StopGlobalWhining · 21 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | Matt Carroll
    A jury awarded $16.5 million Thursday to a woman who said she was drugged with carbon dioxide and manipulated to believe she was raped by family members at the hands of a former State College psychologist. ... Cantorna said his client was made to believe she was raped at the hands of her family and abused in cultlike rituals by prominent members of the community. Metter was accused in the civil lawsuit of creating those images and suggesting them as reality while the woman was drugged and in her most vulnerable state. “He took a woman who never had any...
  • The Latest Market Craze: Stock Trading Robots Reacting To Stories Written By... Robots

    02/17/2012 9:38:17 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 3 replies · 1+ views
    zerohedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    It appears that while we were busy over the past month spreading the Greek pre- and post-bankruptcy balance sheet, and otherwise torturing Excel (something we urge other financial journalists to try once in a while - go ahead, it doesn't bite. In fact, it is almost as friendly as your favorite Powerpoint) our peer at such reputable financial publications as Forbes, and many others, were laying of carbon-based reporters and replacing them with... robots. As Mediabistro reports, "Forbes has joined a group of 30 publishers using Narrative Science software to write computer-generated stories. Here’s more about the program, used in...
  • Osama bin Laden 'had stoned fantasies about marrying Whitney Houston and murdering Bobby Brown'

    02/16/2012 7:31:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K. Tabloid) ^ | 16th February 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>Osama bin Laden 'had stoned fantasies about marrying Whitney Houston and murdering Bobby Brown'</p> <p>Like all beautiful, successful women Whitney Houston had more than her share of male admirers. But few stars could have provoked such unwanted attention as that which the singer received from one of history's most depraved and despicable men, terror chief Osama bin Laden. Extraordinary as it might seem, bin Laden is said to have lusted after Houston, dreamed of marrying her and at one point even plotted to murder her husband Bobby Brown.</p>
  • Run for your lives! CCTV captures moment drinker with a CHAINSAW storms into pub and attacks ,,,

    02/12/2012 12:43:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11th February 2012 | Damien Gayle
    Run for your lives! CCTV captures moment drinker with a CHAINSAW storms into pub and attacks customers Drinkers were forced to flee for their lives when a drug-fuelled maniac burst into their pub and lunged at them with a chainsaw just minutes after he was thrown out for smoking. Dean Dinnen, 24, charged into The Endyke pub in Hull, armed with the petrol-driven chainsaw to exact revenge on a fellow customer who forced him to put out his cigarette. As he marched up to the door of the pub with the chainsaw running he turned and jabbed it towards passer-by...
  • Muslims Told Valentine’s Day Can Invoke Wrath of God ("Allah")

    02/10/2012 7:41:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Malayasian Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Malayasian Insider
    Muslims told Valentine’s Day can invoke wrath of God KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — An invitation “to be my Valentine” on February 14 is against Islamic beliefs and would incur the wrath of Allah, Muslims were told today in the official Friday sermon prepared by the federal government. The sermon warned Muslims against celebrating Valentine’s Day, which the federal Islamic authorities claimed was in breach of the tenets of their religion. In the text of a sermon provided by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) titled “Awas jerat Valentine” (Beware Valentine’s trap), Muslims were told that asking someone to...
  • "Built to Last"=SOTU theme=last Grateful Dead album w/ House of Cards on cover[vanity]

    01/24/2012 4:59:44 PM PST · by matt1234 · 14 replies
    me ^ | 1/24/2012 | me
    "Built to Last" is a (perhaps "the") major theme of tonight's State of the Union speech. "Built to Last" is also the name of the Grateful Dead's 13th and final studio album. The album cover shows a house of cards being built by the band members. Is this a coincidence, prophecy, tweak or what? I find it very strange. FReepers, please discuss.
  • Ron Paul has Brothel “Pimpin for Paul” (Pimping for Ron Paul: Two for one Special)

    01/20/2012 6:49:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | January 4, 2012 | The Inquisitr
    Ron Paul has Brothel “Pimpin for Paul” Ron Paul, known for his Libertarian views, has picked up a new endorsement. The Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a Nevada brothel has begun a campaign they are calling “Pimpin for Paul” The owner of the Brothel, Dennis Hof said in a statement “We decided to go with the guy that’s more about state’s rights — and that’s Ron Paul,” Hof did a survey of 500 prostitutes to see which candidate they wanted to support, and the results were close between Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. “We thought real closely about supporting Newt Gingrich —...
  • What Are the Strange Sounds Being Heard Worldwide? (Video)

    01/18/2012 9:43:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Gather ^ | January 18, 2012 | Tom Rose
    People all over the world are reporting they are hearing strange sounds and recording them on video. A compilation of these separate incidents has been uploaded to YouTube, and one fact is chillingly clear. Whatever these unearthly noises are, they all sound similar, and are, so far, unexplained. It's easy to say that these strange sounds, sometimes extremely loud, and other times seemingly far off, are the product of a hoax. But their similarity to each other, and the fact they have been recorded in so many diverse areas of the world, leads one to believe that such a hoax...
  • This is Just WRONG...

    01/15/2012 8:24:54 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    WRONG WRONG WRONG! Lambanana by Taro Chiezo
  • Spiders in Pakistan encase whole trees in webs - weird pics at link

    01/09/2012 9:00:26 AM PST · by illiac · 18 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 3/11 | Mother Nature Network
    Even the elders in Pakistan's Sindh province admit they've never seen anything like it: whole trees encased in webs by millions of invading spiders. The mysterious phenomenon may be an unexpected result of the devastating floods that swept over Sindh in 2010, reports Wired. According to scientists, the spiders likely collected in the trees after fleeing from the rising floodwaters. At their height, the floods covered as much as a fifth of the country and displaced as many as 20 million people. One unexpected blessing from the bizarre post-flood event is that the hungry spiders seem to be significantly reducing...
  • Mother Arrested For Tattooing Baby

    12/17/2011 10:56:55 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 2+ views
    KISS FM 96.9 ^ | December 14, 2011 | tommythehacker
    Mother Arrested For Tattooing Baby So I’ve seen parents tattoo there child’s name on them that’s a common thing. I have also even seen portraits of their kids face, or even the baby’s footprint tatted on them. But this one definitely caught my attention to the point I had to ask myself ‘Is this chic serious’? A women from Albany, New York – A local New York State resident, Franny Trokerns was arrested early this morning after being turned in by her babysitter. After the babysitter noticed the child was constantly screaming as if the baby was pain she took...
  • Fur-lined underwear has been banned in Uzbekistan after authorities deemed it too sexy

    12/16/2011 8:26:09 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 27 replies
    Fur-lined underwear has been banned in Uzbekistan after authorities deemed it too sexy I could have guessed why the big shots in Uzbekistan did not like those furry undies. I would like to make you guys familiar with the situation we have had in Uzbekistan since several years. As you probably know the most popular TV channels are still russian ORT, RTR, STS etc. Erotic movies and films with adult content are shown very often. The uzbek authorities are very strict regarding nudity on the TV screens, that is why the viewers in Uzbekistan can watch the movies but when...
  • Planet Kolob to Mormons: It’s not our weird beliefs, it’s our credibility

    12/13/2011 8:11:29 AM PST · by Colofornian · 95 replies
    Mormon Matters.org ^ | Jan. 10, 2008 | John Hamer
    We know there’s a problem. Here’s how the bulk of us as Mormons see the problem: SYMPTOMS: Americans have an anti-Mormon bias which manifests itself on the right with Evangelicals who call Mormonism “non-Christian” (and who cost Mitt Romney the Iowa Republican Caucus) and on the left with secularists and atheists decrying Mormonism’s foundational stories as an obvious “fraud.” DIAGNOSIS: Mormons are “persecuted” by non-Mormons for their “weird” beliefs. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: De-emphasize (or eliminate) weird beliefs. Explain Mormonism using highly-nuanced language, which we (as Mormons) believe will satisfy non-Mormon ears (“milk before meat”). We keep going back to the doctor...
  • Woman accused of performing sex acts after massages

    12/09/2011 7:24:17 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 53 replies
    KLTV, Tyler, Texas ^ | 12/8/11 | Anonymous
    Investigators say a woman told police that she did not think it was illegal to perform sexual acts on massage clients at her home if she asked permission first. Police began an undercover investigation after a complaint was filed on about possible prostitution by a concerned citizen. Witnesses reported that men were arriving at the residence and staying no longer than an hour before leaving. Police began surveilling the home and questioning the men as they left the residence. An undercover police detective went to the residence as a customer with $150. He was wired with an audio transmitting device...
  • (Sasquatch vs. Nanny State) Bigfoot Takes Free Speech Claim to NH High Court

    11/20/2011 3:30:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 5, 2011 | Lynne Tuohy
    Bigfoot takes free speech claim to NH high court Bigfoot is taking his First Amendment case to New Hampshire’s top court. When Jonathan Doyle of Keene donned a Bigfoot costume and set out to videotape staged sightings of the fabled ape-like creature on Mount Monadnock two years ago, state park officials put the kibosh on his escapades, saying Doyle and his friends had failed to pay $100 for a special-use permit 30 days in advance and secure a $2 million bond. But such requirements stifle free speech and artistic expression and are too broad to pass constitutional scrutiny, say Doyle...
  • Man Arrested for Boosting Butts With Cement, Fix-A-Flat

    11/18/2011 8:02:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | November 18, 2011 | Dan Childs
    Florida police on Friday arrested a man suspected of administering dangerous and illegal butt-boosting shots – injecting at least one woman with a cocktail of substances including cement, glue and tire sealant. And, believe it or not, that man is the person pictured above.
  • 7 Billionth Baby Born on Planet Earth!

    11/11/2011 2:35:29 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 11-11-11 | Jerry McGlothlin
    This FaithIssues video shows the exponential population growth of human beings from a biblical perspective. The bible says in the book of Daniel that in the last days man will travel to and fro and knowledge will increase. And along with that has been a huge population increase. Enjoy this video and share it with your friends. Thank you. Faith Issues Link to video: http://www.youtu.be/KlNYwsAQYzQ
  • Shark upstages surfer at competition

    11/11/2011 1:02:11 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 9 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV
    It was the first time the competition was conducted in San Francisco and there was bone-chilling water temperatures along with the usual Bay area wind. But just as surfer Dusty Payne of Hawaii braved the cold to ride a wave, a SHARK (flash scary shark with loud music or sound effect) appeared in the water and SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of Dusy who described the sight as quote, "the biggest fin I've ever seen in my life coming at me. I've seen dolphins and it wasn't a dolphin." unquote. So, not only did Dusty lose it, but he also lost...
  • PYTHON EATS 76-POUND DEER IN FLORIDA

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...