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  • Woman in UK watched lover in Delhi slash himself to death over 10 hours

    04/18/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | April 19, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI/LONDON: This bizarre deathwatch occurred across continents 11,000km apart over four months back, but few knew about it until now. A British automobile consultant slashed his throat and wrists in his rented Green Park flat in South Delhi while his girlfriend watched in horror on Skype from Reading in the UK. The consultant, Adrian Rowland, 53, was video-chatting with his partner, Julie Zalinski, when he suddenly slashed himself with a broken bottle. Speaking for the first time about the shocking experience at an inquest on the death in Oxford, UK, Julie Zalinski said on Tuesday that she had informed...
  • Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn

    04/17/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    KWTX ^ | April 17, 2012 | KWTX
    Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 17, 2012)--South Dakota prison inmate Dean Cochrun is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, claiming the procedure has robbed him of his sexual prowess. The suit asks for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Cochrun is acting as his own lawyer. The lawsuit also requests that his circumcision be reversed.
  • US (Coast Guard) to Sink Ghost Ship Dislodged by Japan Tsunami

    04/05/2012 11:14:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Associated Press
    US to sink ghost ship dislodged by Japan tsunami The U.S. Coast Guard plans to use explosives to sink a derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami. The shrimping vessel, which has no lights or communications systems, was floating about 195 miles south of Sitka in the Gulf of Alaska on Thursday morning, traveling about 1 mile per hour. The ship holds more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel and authorities are concerned it could interfere with the course of other vessels as it drifts through shipping lanes. A Coast Guard cutter was headed out to the ship...
  • Monster Titanoboa Snake Invades New York (43' Prehistoric Snake Weighed 2,500 lbs.)

    03/21/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 185+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 21, 2012 | Claudine Zap
    Monster titanoboa snake invades New York New York commuters arriving at Grand Central Station were greeted by a monstrous sight: a 48-foot-long, 2,500-pound titanoboa snake. The good news: It's not alive. Anymore. But the full-scale replica of the reptile -- which made its first appearance at the commuter hub -- is intended, as Smithsonian spokesperson Randall Kremer happily admitted, to "scare the daylights out of people" -- actually has a higher calling: to "communicate science to a lot of people." The scientifically scary-accurate model will go a long way toward that: If this snake slithered by you, it would be...
  • Man arrested for breaking into King County Jail

    03/12/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 3/12/2012 | Brandi Kruse
    Police say a man tried to break into the King County Jail Sunday, and was subsequently booked into the jail for criminal trespass. Staff at the jail noticed the man climb over a fence into a secure area of the facility in the 500 block of 5th Ave. He then made several attempts to open a locked door. "Officers did ask him and he offered absolutely no explanation as to why he was attempting to break into the jail," said Detective Renee Witt with the Seattle Police Department, whose officers were called to the scene. "They didn't have to drive...
  • Spokane Animal Hoarding suspect “pimped herself out” for hay

    03/07/2012 11:12:43 AM PST · by matt1234 · 20 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | March 6, 2012 | unknown
    SPOKANE-- A couple weeks ago Spokane County Animal Protection Officers seized nearly 100 large animals from a property in Elk during an animal cruelty investigation. --SNIP-- Court documents say their owner 35-year-old Michelle Stiner told officers a dead goat found underneath a blue feed possibly was kicked by a pony stallion. --SNIP-- Court documents say Stiner told investigators she was "performing sexual acts for people” and "pimping herself out" to get hay.
  • Edwards asks that sex tape not be destroyed

    03/03/2012 10:37:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    wral.com ^ | 3/2/12 | wral.com
    Ahead of his federal trial involving alleged campaign finance violations, John Edwards is asking a judge to keep a sex tape involving him and his mistress from being destroyed. In a request filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, Edwards asks that the court issue a stay in a settlement last week about the video involving Rielle Hunter and his former aide, Andrew Young.
  • Wyoming rejects plan to buy aircraft carrier in case U.S. fell apart ("Doomsday Bill")

    02/29/2012 7:18:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1+ views
    DVICE ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Wyoming rejects plan to buy aircraft carrier in case U.S. fell apart When the zombie apocalypse is upon us, we'll look back on how legislators from the land-locked state of Wyoming were mocked for wanting to buy an aircraft carrier. The carrier was just one part of a so-called "Doomsday Bill," which explored emergency scenarios in the event of the United States collapsing. In addition to suggesting the purchase of an aircraft carrier, the bill called for $15,000 in funding to investigate how Wyoming might acquire airplanes, enact a draft for all branches of the military, obtain and distribute food...
  • 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...
  • Deputies: Dead Man In Bathtub Had Been There Since May

    11/01/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    wpbf.com ^ | 27 Oct 2011 | unattributed
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies said a man's body discovered in a bathtub had been there since at least May. Sheriff's office spokesman Eric Davis said Wednesday the identification of the man will not be official until the medical examiner's office confirms it. Davis also said deputies found the victim's wife inside the home when they executed a search warrant Monday. Now detectives want to know why she never reported the death.
  • (Obamanomics in Action) Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage?

    10/28/2011 8:36:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 28, 2011 | Adam Hadhazy
    Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage? The global human population is set to hit 7 billion on Oct. 31, and by century's end it will stand at 10 billion, according to the United Nations. That's a lot more mouths to feed. There's a very good chance that generating food from traditional farming and livestock practices will not be able to keep pace with this boom. What if a worldwide food shortage were to become so terribly dire that people resorted to eating . . . people? In such a dreadful event, the most-sensible first choice...
  • Japanese artists capture and kill rats, turn them into Pikachus

    10/28/2011 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Will75 · 8 replies
    blastr ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Krystal Clark
    "Some Japanese fans have taken their love of the Pokémon character Pikachu too far. Members of a performance art collective called Chim Pom have re-created multiple, true-life versions of the character using (wait for it)—dead rats!"
  • The Seven Weirdest Things About Moammar Gadhafi

    10/21/2011 2:03:51 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/2011 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 42 years, was killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. A dictator who oppressed his own people and sponsored terrorism abroad, Gadhafi's legacy will be stained by violence. But beyond his brutality, Gadhafi will be remembered for something else entirely… being a first-class weirdo. In no particular order, ABCNews.com brings you the seven weirdest things about Moammar Gadhafi.
  • UFO Phil has plans for pyramids in two states

    10/19/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    ourcoloradonews.com ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Norma Engelburg
    The Manitou Springs man who wants to build a pyramid on top of Pikes Peak will soon be talking to the U.S. Forest Service about the project. Phil Hill, better known as UFO Phil, will be back in Colorado for a meeting after spending the past several months in California talking to National Park Service officials about installing a similar pyramid on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Hill said plans for the pyramids, which would be nearly exact replicas of Egypt’s Giza Pyramid, were given to him by humanoid aliens with whom he has been in contact since he...
  • Anita Perry: Husband Rick Perry "brutalized" by media, the GOP because of his faith

    10/13/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 225 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 10/13/11 | Wayne Slater
    Anita Perry, campaigning for husband Rick Perry in South Carolina, suggests he's been "brutalized" by the media and the GOP because of his faith. Perry is the most religiously expressive candidate in the Republican field. He hosted a seven-hour Christian prayer rally in August in advance of entering the presidential race. And at last week's Values Voters Summit, he was introduced by a Dallas Baptist pastor who said rival Mitt Romney is not a Christian and Mormonism is a cult. Perry has suffered several extremely bad weeks, stumbling in the debates and losing the coveted endorsement of New Jersey Gov....
  • Driver killed after surviving plunge off I-80

    10/11/2011 11:23:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    timesleader.com ^ | 12 Oct 2011 | Times Leader Staff
    NESCOPECK – A truck driver survived a crash down a steep embankment Tuesday, only to be struck and killed by another vehicle after climbing back to the roadway. The crash occurred Tuesday morning in the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 near exit 256, Conyngham/Nescopeck. It shut down the highway’s eastbound lane for several hours as investigators pieced together the scene and recovered the truck. State police at Hazleton said the driver lost control of the tractor-trailer and traveled off the shoulder of the highway and down an embankment, coming to a rest on its side at the bottom of the...
  • Hit Man Falls in Love With Victim, Disguises Murder With Ketchup

    09/23/2011 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Sopater · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2011
    A hired hit man in Brazil never got the job done. Instead, he fell in love with his victim and conjured a plan to fake her death with the help of some ketchup, the U.K. Daily Mail reports. Carlos Roberto de Jesus was hired by Maria Nilza Simoes to murder Iranildes Aguiar Araujo, whom she suspected of having an affair with her husband. But the plan went awry when de Jesus fell in love at first sight with his intended victim and confessed the plot. The pair then conjured up a plan to fool his employer into believing he had...
  • "Wierd Wisconsin" book & Obama little boy photo?

    09/22/2011 4:36:48 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Sep 22, 2011
    I checked out a book from my 'pubik' library titled WEIRD WISCONSIN and lo and behold on page 20 I discovered an old photo of Obama as a little boy. But I can't copy and paste the photo. Check out this link and see if I am right: Click the forward arrow to page 20. http://books.google.com/books?id=mnsGPoAglWgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Planner for elementary students celebrates ‘sex workers,’ transgenderism, ‘LGBTTQQI2S’ agenda

    09/18/2011 10:36:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 16, 2011 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    TORONTO, ON, September 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A father of a six-year-old student in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) says he was shocked to discover what the school board considers to be “Days of Significance,” reports the Toronto Sun. In the “Days of Significance”  calendar in his son’s 2011-12 daily planner, Jaak Purres discovered days devoted to transgendered people, prostitution, gender identity, and Dyke marches. “I was looking through this thing and was shocked,’” said the outraged father. “It’s just bizarre! He’s six. I want him to enjoy being six.” Purres pointed out that the planner comes from a...
  • D.C. police officer ordered held without bond in shooting

    09/03/2011 12:12:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3 Sept 2011 | Andrea Noble
    A Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of drunkenly opening fire on a car full of people that included transgenders will be held without bond as he awaits trial. “It sounds like he’s a dangerous person,” said Jeffrey Light, an attorney with D.C. Trans Coalition. “I’m not convinced that just because he’s a police officer he’s not going to do it again.” D.C. Superior Court Judge Ann O'Regan Keary on Friday ordered Officer Kenneth D. Furr held without bond. He faces one charge of assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from an Aug. 26 shooting that occurred while the officer was...
  • [West Virginia] Breaking News: Wayne County Building Collapses on Cars

    WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A building has collapsed on several parked in a lot in Wayne County. Wayne County dispatchers tell WSAZ.com it happened along Route 152 in the parking lot of KFC at about 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Click here to find out more! Dispatchers say the Builders Supply Company building collapsed on top of at least four cars parked in the lot. Witnesses say another car may have been hit as well. No injuries have been reported. Wayne County firefighters and sheriff's deputies are investigating. WSAZ.com has a crew on the scene. Keep clicking WSAZ.com for the latest...
  • (Drug Raid Yields Tombstones) ... Tombstone Mystery in Drug Case

    08/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | DARRELL SANTSCHI
    Tombstone mystery in drug case San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators are left with a mystery following the discovery of 24 cemetery headstones in the backyard of a Loma Linda home they were searching for evidence in a drug case Tuesday. One of the headstones was tentatively traced to Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. But a spokeswoman for the cemetery's parent company said workmen found a headstone in place on the grave in question. Lisa Marshall, spokeswoman for Service Corporation International, said no markers were reported missing and that the company is cooperating with investigators. Deputies...
  • WA animal control looking for coyote stuck in jar

    07/23/2011 10:48:40 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 12 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 7/23/2011 | unknown
    A young coyote is eluding animal-control officers in Seattle even though its head is stuck in a jar. The Seattle Times reports that animal shelter officers tried to track down the 3- to 4-month old pup on Friday in the woods of the Rainier Beach neighborhood. But even without eating for a while, the pup had enough spunk to scurry away. Seattle Animal Shelter supervisor Ann Graves says officers are concerned for the pup because its head has been stuck in the jar for about a week now. Graves says shooting the coyote with a tranquilizer remains an option, but...
  • Motorcyclist hurls through van window, lands in rear seat

    07/22/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 22 July 2011 | unattributed
    Driver was unaware of new passenger after 'non-injury collision with a twist' A Southern California motorcyclist rear-ended a minivan and was thrown through a window into the back seat but escaped unscathed, police said. After the incident on Thursday, the driver of the minivan continued driving and pulled into his own driveway nearby, unaware that he had a new backseat passenger, the Victorville Daily Press reported. "We're calling this one a non-injury collision with a twist," Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville Police Department, told the newspaper. Victorville is a town of 115,000 people on the southwestern edge of the...
  • Police: Man Taking off Shorts Shoots Girlfriend

    07/22/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    wibw.com ^ | 20 July 2011 | Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com
    WICHITA, Kan. Wichita police say a woman is recovering after being injured in a strange shooting. Police say the 19-year-old was shot in the chest Monday when her boyfriend began taking off his shorts as they walked along a city street. Lt. Randy Reynolds say a gun the 18-year-old boyfriend was carrying in waistband fell to the ground and fired, hitting the woman. Reynolds says the Wichita man first told police a car had driven by and fired shots at the couple, but later changed his story. The man was arrested. Police did not say why he was taking off...
  • U of M researchers discover gene required to maintain male sex throughout life

    07/20/2011 11:52:44 AM PDT · by decimon · 24 replies
    University of Minnesota ^ | July 20, 2011 | Unknown
    Researchers find that loss of gene Dmrt1 leads to male cells becoming femaleMINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (July 20, 2011) – University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Biological Sciences researchers have made a key discovery showing that male sex must be maintained throughout life. The research team, led by Drs. David Zarkower and Vivian Bardwell of the U of M Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, found that removing an important male development gene, called Dmrt1, causes male cells in mouse testis to become female cells. The findings are published online today in Nature. In mammals, sex chromosomes...
  • Shemale association of KPK registers their protest in front of Peshawar press club.

    07/11/2011 3:47:38 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 14 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 11 july 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 11 July 2011, Member of Shemale association Peshawar has stage a protest against miss behaves of people in front of Peshawar press club. More then 30 Shemale has hold banners in which they demand from government for justice. The leader of Shemale Association Laila talk with media and said that no body consider us as human , last night we were out of city and people of the Chargano Kali has attack , he blamed that local landlord with the support of people cut our hair and misbehave with us. He said that our person goes to police station,...
  • Missing Woman Found Dead in Exhaust Duct

    06/27/2011 10:15:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    myfoxdfw.com ^ | 27 June 2011 | Foti Kallargis
    <p>Austin Police say the body of missing person Jamie Minor was found in a Perry's Steakhouse exhaust duct at 114 West 7th Street.</p> <p>Police said there is no evidence to indicate foul play was involved in her death.</p> <p>Detectives discovered a deceased person in the duct between the first and second floors of the building in an area that was not readily accessible.</p>
  • Video: Japanese robotic torso allows you to hug yourself

    06/24/2011 5:53:49 PM PDT · by gitmo · 27 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | June 23, 2011 | Laura Shin
    Sometimes it happens. Sometimes you’re having one of those days where you just need a hug, but none of your loved ones is around to give you one. Well, now there’s something you can do about that. The new Japanese Sense-Roid jacket allows you hug yourself. Yes, you read that right. You can hug yourself. (Let’s leave aside the question of whether this would make you feel better … or worse.) In order to use Sense-Roid, you put on a jacket that contains 36 pager motors that can vibrate and several air compressors. The jacket is connected by wire...
  • ADA activist, wildlife photo enthusiast dies at 65

    06/04/2011 12:44:00 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 13 replies
    keysnews.com ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2011 | MANDY MILES
    A local photographer and litigious advocate for handicap accessibility in the Florida Keys died Monday at the age of 65. Michelle Wisniewski was an ardent and often unpopular activist for the Americans with Disabilities Act, and sued or threatened to sue more than 20 local businesses and the city of Key West over handicap accessibility issues. She was president for five years of the Florida-based Association for Disabled Americans, which boasts 441 civil lawsuits filed seeking compliance with the ADA, according to the association's May 2010 newsletter. It is unclear whether the association will follow through with any pending litigation....
  • Weird! Ubama takes 138 pics with supporters & his expression never changes

    05/30/2011 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    President suit ^ | 5/30/11 | Eric Spiegelman
    Barack Obama’s amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo.