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  • Caught on camera: Car goes 198 mph on Wake County [NC] highway

    08/19/2018 7:06:37 AM PDT · by jjotto · 77 replies
    ABC 11 Raleigh-Durham ^ | August 17, 2018 | Josh Chapin
    WAKE COUNTY, NC (WTVD) -- One hundred ninety-eight miles per hour! It's how fast a driver in Wake County got up to last month on US-1 near the Triangle Expressway. William Jefferson, 22, was behind the wheel -- he has since been charged with street racing and reckless driving. Only on #ABC11 the wild video of a street racing stunt in wake county. If you can believe it, the car got up to 198 MPH! @NCSHP — Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 17, 2018 "It's one reason why I don't want my kids on the roads late at night," said...
  • Kansas mail carrier surprised by red tail boa constrictor snaked around mailbox

    08/18/2018 6:50:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 18, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A Kansas letter carrier was unable to carry out some of those Postal Service duties on Friday, after finding a snake on someone’s mailbox, police said. The scaly creature was found wrapped around the wall-mounted mailbox and railing outside a resident’s home, the Overland Park Police said on Twitter. The red tail boa constrictor, which appeared on Broadmoor Street, is believed to have broken free from a neighboring home, police told The Kansas City Star. Once discovered, the carrier called for help from animal control, police said.
  • Q Anon: 08/17/18 "Trust The Plan"

    08/17/2018 10:05:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 656 replies ^ | 08/17/18 | FReepers, vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction Threadreader Jason Wright Q Anon Is Real - Oct, Nov 2017 Q drops + commentary Threadreader ImperatorRex A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming: major Swamp Draining. - overview Twitter Paul Serran What is Q? - 31 point introduction Article Sundance Imagine You are Not a Politician, Yet You are Running For The Presidency - overview Thread...
  • youtube messin' with Joe Dan again

    08/17/2018 11:06:29 AM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 8 replies
    Joe Dan Media ^ | 8/16/2018 | Joe Dan
    They posted the latest edition of Intellectual Froglegs was posted last night. When you try to play the video on youtube you get the ever popular "! Video unavailable. This video contains content from UMPG Publishing who has blocked it in you country on copyright grounds."Looks like someone at Google/youtube got in touch with their lib buddies at UMPG and got them to block the content.
  • Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue at Arkansas Capitol

    08/16/2018 7:57:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/16/18 | Hannah Grabenstein
    The Satanic Temple unveiled its statue Thursday of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds. With Satanists, atheists and Christians among those in attendance, several speakers called for the removal of the Ten Commandments monument or for state government officials to install Baphomet as well. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that installation of their statue will demonstrate religious tolerance. Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, who helped organize the rally,...
  • Thursday's Anti-Trump Editorials (Vanity)

    08/16/2018 4:25:04 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 22 replies
    Original content | 8/16/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    The News Misleadia decided to publish a series of editorials, spread over 300 or more newspapers, denouncing President Trump for claiming they denounce him I grabbed a small sampling of the editorial titles. Here they are. Newspaper #1: "WE DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR ATTACKING US FOR DENOUNCING HIM!!! HOW DARE HE ACCUSE US OF COLLUSION AND CO-ORDINATION!" Newspaper #2: "WE DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR ATTACKING US FOR DENOUNCING HIM!!! HOW DARE HE ACCUSE US OF COLLUSION AND CO-ORDINATION!" Newspaper #3: "WE DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR ATTACKING US FOR DENOUNCING HIM!!! HOW DARE HE ACCUSE US OF COLLUSION AND CO-ORDINATION!" Newspaper #4: "WE DENOUNCE...
  • De Blasio’s proposed Manhattan jail could include shops

    08/15/2018 9:36:57 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Rich Calder, Ruth Weissmann and Ruth Brown
    The city on Wednesday announced plans to build four new lockups so it can close Rikers Island — and is trying to sell neighbors on the idea by adding perks like stores, parking lots, community facilities and even affordable housing.
  • Elizabeth Warren to introduce the 'Accountable Capitalism Act'

    08/15/2018 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their...
  • Muscular model allegedly tried to kill roommate over sexual advances

    08/15/2018 4:57:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | 3:57pm | Rebecca Rosenberg and Gina Daidone
    A musclebound fitness model who came to New York to make cash dancing at a gay strip club landed in cuffs after he tried to kill his roommate for hitting on him, authorities said Wednesday. Geoffrey Tracy, 25, of Gilroy, Calif., allegedly stabbed 50-year-old Gregory Kanczes 16 times after the older man tried to grab his privates, according to police and a source close to the case. Tracy, who has no priors, fled the Hell’s Kitchen apartment Aug. 14 and flagged down a bystander who called cops, the source said. He was arraigned Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court on attempted...
  • Paris residents pi##ed at public, eco-friendly urinals

    08/14/2018 10:38:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 14, 2018
    PARIS — A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals. One of the bright red “urinoirs” installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame Cathedral and overlooking tourist boats passing on the Seine, has caused particular indignation. Locals have written to the town hall to demand its removal and are planning a petition. “There’s no need to put something so immodest and ugly in such an historic spot,” said Paola Pellizzari, 68, owner of a Venetian art store.
  • 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

    08/13/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    AP News ^ | August 12, 2018
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around,” Sonneborn said in a recent televised gubernatorial...
  • Carbon Dioxide ‘Leak’ in Southern Ocean May Have Warmed Earth for 11,000 Years

    08/13/2018 3:01:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | Aug 1, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    “We think we may have found the answer. Increased circulation in the Southern Ocean allowed carbon dioxide to leak into the atmosphere, working to warm the planet,” said Princeton University’s Professor Daniel Sigman, co-author of the study. For years, researchers have known that growth and sinking of phytoplankton pumps carbon dioxide deep into the ocean, a process often referred to as the ‘biological pump.’ “The biological pump is driven mostly by the low latitude ocean but is undone closer to the poles, where carbon dioxide is vented back to the atmosphere by the rapid exposure of deep waters to the...
  • Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

    08/13/2018 12:47:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Staff
    It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home -- he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritises rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one of 60 inmates preparing to reintegrate into society at a minimum security "open prison" functioning as a farm in the town of Mariestad, about 300 kilometres (185 miles) southwest of Stockholm. Imprisoned since April for illegally possessing a gun, Alfred, a grandfather in his 50s who is due to be released in November, can't hide...
  • Pilot dies after crashing plane into his own home, police say

    08/13/2018 12:16:17 PM PDT · by Honest Nigerian · 38 replies ^ | Aug 13th, 2018 | Linda Williams,
    PAYSON — A man died when he flew a small airplane into his own home early Monday morning following a domestic dispute, police said. The deceased is identified as Duane Youd, according to Payson Police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. Police arrested Youd about 7:30 p.m. Sunday following a domestic dispute in American Fork Canyon, Sandoval said. He was released from the Utah County Jail on bail, then followed procedure in requesting a police escort to retrieve belongings at the home near 600 E. Canyon Road about midnight. A short time later, Youd flew a plane belonging to a company he had...
  • Want Cheap Rent in Tokyo? Get a Haunted Apartment

    08/13/2018 11:41:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    mysterious universe ^ | Brent Swancer
    For such a modern and technologically advanced nation, the Japanese can be extremely superstitious, and this can even be seen in mega cities like Tokyo. One area where this superstition comes to the fore is in choosing a place to live, and one type of residence that is typically shunned are what are known as “stigmatized properties,” or jiko bukken in Japanese, which are places that have some association with death and suffering. Such apartments or homes come in several levels of stigmatization. For instance, if a place is located next to a cemetery this is seen as mildly stigmatized,...
  • EU in 'INSANE' plan to BAN 'strike anywhere' matches in UK for sake of health and safety

    08/13/2018 7:52:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:56, Sun, Aug 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 07:31, Mon, Aug 13, 2018 | Tom Parfitt
    The matches, which can be ignited against most surfaces, are being phased out to make them safer. The controversial EU diktat, which came into force at the end of May, bans the sale of chemicals used to make the matches. Swan Vestas, the best known brand, confirmed its 'strike anywhere' range was being discontinued. The products are being replaced by safety matches, which can only be struck on the strip attached to the packet. Seth Davidson, 44, from Pimlico, south London, attacked the move by branding it "insane". He told the Sunday Times: "There's literally no harm to having 'strike...
  • Is there a Verizon Wireless outage in or around NYC?

    08/10/2018 4:21:05 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 6 replies
    My home | 8/10/18 | Me, Myself, & I
    I have the lousy Verizon Home Phone Service, which uses a router to give you wireless service for your cordless phone. While talking to a Verizon tech yesterday about the constant call dropping, and then doing a reset on the router as she told me to do, the router completely died. There was a lot of backpedaling from them and such, but I demanded and received a new router today. The note within the box said just to hook it up to the phone and plug it into the electrical outlet and it was ready to go. NOT! Instead of...
  • Thousands petition for LeBron James as U.S. Secretary of Education

    08/09/2018 3:18:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug 8, 2018, 1:46 PM | Alec Lewis
    In light of LeBron James and Akron Public Schools’ creating the I Promise School for 240 third- and fourth-graders, thousands of folks have been inspired. They’ve been inspired to the point at which they have put a petition together calling for current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be fired. Indeed, they want James to be hired. […] As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 4,240 people had signed the petition. …
  • Lucky Yellow Marble (Video)

    08/09/2018 9:04:36 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    BigGeekDad ^ | also unknown | unknown, unfortunately
    Watch this lucky yellow marble navigate through a course of blocks and other objects in tune to the song Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart. The creator of this video is very patient as it took over a month to make and about 300 failed recordings of the music. I find it mesmerizing to watch the yellow marble as it seems like it will surely get stuck or fall off course somewhere along the way. If you enjoyed this cool video then you might also like to watch Marbles and Magnets and Music. Lucky Yellow Marble.
  • PD: Florida woman high on meth ran around naked in park because she believed giant spider was on her

    08/07/2018 4:41:37 PM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 7, 2018 | Mary Stringini
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested on Sunday after police say she stripped naked and ran around at a public park because she believed a giant spider was on her and she had to get away from it. According to an arrest report, Teeples was "acting erratically and rubbing her hair and breasts while screaming and running between two trees." Post Miranda, police say that Teeples admitted to recently using drugs such as crack cocaine, spice and crystal meth. She also said that she believed a giant spider was on her and she had to get away...