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AirDropping penis pics is the latest horrifying subway trend
Post Date: 2017-08-13 01:11:04 by Tooconservative
Britta Carlson holds up a photo of a penis that she received via AirDrop. Theres a new iPhone craze on the subway, and its not the latest Candy Crush update. New York women have discovered that creepy men are using the iPhone AirDrop app to send them photos of their privates while on the same train. Since more straphangers using the MTA are carrying advanced iPhones and awareness of the AirDrop app has increased, local straphangers have started noticing a troubling trend first reported in London in 2015. Britta Carlson, 28, was riding the uptown 6 train to a concert on July 27 when a mysterious message popped up on her smartphone. iPhone 1 would like to share a note ...
Defendant who texted teen to commit suicide sentenced to 15 months in jail
Post Date: 2017-08-06 11:57:58 by Tooconservative
A Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter because of text messages that cajoled her 18-year-old friend to commit suicide was sentenced Thursday to serve 15 months in jail. Michelle Carter, now 20, faced a maximum 20-year prison term. Her unusual prosecution was closely watched, and it occurred in a state that has no law forbidding people from encouraging suicide. But the authoritiesincluding a Bristol County judgeconcluded that in 2014 Carter sent Conrad Roy text messages that wantonly and recklessly caused him to poison himself in a car with carbon monoxide. She was 17 years old at the time. Judge Lawrence Moniz, who presided over the week-long, ...
Recent high school grad accused of multiple robberies
Post Date: 2017-07-18 10:52:13 by misterwhite
A recent Lincoln Park High School graduate was ordered held on $150,000 bail Saturday in connection to a recent string of strongarm robberies in the Lakeview neighborhood. Bryce K. McGill, 18, faces multiple counts of robbery and one count of aggravated robbery for several street robberies, at least three taking place on July 6 in the Boystown enclave in Lakeview, prosecutors said at the Leighton Criminal Court Building. In all of the attacks, McGill and an unnamed accomplice approached men and women on the street, and McGill would punch the victim in the face, prosecutors said. The pair then grabbed the proceeds, including iPhones and wallets, and fled on foot. McGill is connected to at ...
Firefighter who shot neighbor will not face charges, prosecutor says
Post Date: 2017-07-11 16:43:35 by misterwhite
Indianapolis firefighter Dean Keller, who shot neighbor Jeffrey Weigle four times in the chest area after a dispute, acted in self-defense and will not face charges, the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office said.
Cyclist knocked to ground in hit-and-run caught on camera
Post Date: 2017-07-10 11:57:21 by misterwhite
OK. When I first saw this, I faulted the driver of the car. Seems obvious. But then I looked again and saw a few mitigating factors.The two cyclists were going slow, side-by-side on a two lane road where the speed limit had to be at least 55.Second, this was a no-passing area (double yellow line), meaning there was no way to legally get around them. You had to go their speed -- which was crawling.Third, at the very beginning of the video, you can see a white truck which did pass by swinging well into the oncoming lane, placing himself in danger by so doing.Lastly, the second driver, who was having none of this, passed and swung back into his lane a little too quickly.Who in the f**k did ...
O’Reilly Hints at Competing Network to Fox News: ‘I Am Starting My Own Operation’
Post Date: 2017-06-19 11:35:00 by Tooconservative
Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly hinted at starting a competing network to his old home, saying Saturday that "I am starting my own operation." On his "The Spin Stops Here" tour in New York on Saturday, O'Reilly was asked if he would start a new network to counter his powerful former home. He said a "bunch of people are looking to compete with Fox because there's a perception of decline," Newsday reports: "But I am starting my own operation. We are going to do that," adding that his website, billoreilly.com, will beta test a half-hour newscast "where we will go into a studio and here it will look like The Factor.' ...
Norway To Build World's First Ship Tunnel
Post Date: 2017-03-20 17:22:51 by Willie Green
Norway's construction of the worlds first ship tunnel could begin in 2018. Stad Ship Tunnel will measure 1.7km in length, 37 metres in height and 26.5 metres in height and 26.5 metres in width. Norway officials have given the green light to fully finance an ambitious project to build the world's first full-size tunnel for ships. Click for Full Text!Poster Comment:
Almost half of voters think journalists 'make up' anonymous sources
Post Date: 2017-03-08 14:04:11 by Tooconservative
Almost half of U.S. voters believe journalists fabricate their anonymous sources, according to a new poll. A Morning Consult/Politico survey conducted Mar. 2-6 and published Wednesday asked registered voters if they think it's "likely" that journalists "make up" anonymous sources for their stories. Most, 56 percent, either said it wasn't likely, or that they didn't know or had no opinion. But nearly half, 44 percent, said they believed it to be "likely." Republicans, who tend to harbor more distrust of the news media, were more likely to say they believed journalists made up their anonymous sources. Sixty-five percent of GOP voters said they ...
Something more important than Trump
Post Date: 2017-01-27 01:34:43 by paraclete
It appears that once again the sky is falling, that is in the opinion of some. The scheduled date fot impact is Feb 25
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I dont know why the fruit cakes come out this time of the year but they do
Caitlyn Jenner looks effortlessly elegant at The Trump's Inaugural Ball
Post Date: 2017-01-21 18:54:24 by Willie Green
FR crashes right on schedule (60 mins before inauguration)
Post Date: 2017-01-20 11:22:48 by Hank Rearden
As expected, Jim Robinson's site has crashed this morning an hour before the swearing-in ceremony. I don't know what people expect for a measly $352,000 per year, but apparently not enough bandwidth to host a much larger than expected number of logins. A decade of this same schtick has either taught them nothing, or taught them that there's fundraising grift money in it ("Oh, woe is us - we can't afford the necessary upgrades to our Windows XP Server! And breadsticks."). Millions of dollars over the years and users still can't even go back in to correct/edit/update postings, either. What a racket, huh? Hello? Anybody out there? Happy Inauguration Day, folks.
Did anyone watch the Presidential Forum last night ?
Post Date: 2016-09-08 11:33:30 by Stoner
I did not watch it. If you did, what is your opinion / impression ?
Revealed: How Jack the Ripper fled to YORKSHIRE to continue his killing spree - but was finally hanged in Australia
Post Date: 2016-08-28 08:36:40 by cranky
Jack the Ripper was very likely Derbyshire-born Frederick Bailey DeemingLocal historian Mike Covell has chronicled his story in a new book In 1892 Deeming was hanged in Melbourne, Australia, before the international press touted him as the infamous killer Jack the Ripper, aka Frederick Bailey Deeming, 'one of the most evil men in British history,' fled to Yorkshire to continue his killing spree after his Whitechapel Murders, claims a historian. In 1892 Deeming was hanged in Melbourne, Australia, before being touted as the infamous Jack the Ripper by the international press.Local historian Mike Covell has chronicled the killer's journey in his book Jack The Ripper Or ...
Government Reverses Its Course on Highway Fonts
Post Date: 2016-04-11 04:16:21 by Tooconservative
Highway signs will soon get a new lookor an old one, depending on your perspective. According to CityLab, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced they will change fonts from Clearviewa typeface designed to improve legibility for driversto Highway Gothic, a font that was developed in the 1940s and used on road signs until 2004. Font nerds and transit geeks might be the only ones who notice the switch right away. However, traffic sign design reportedly makes a big difference when it comes to safety. WNYC writes that Highway Gothic was problematic for aging drivers with poor eyes, since its letters turned into a bright blur from the reflection of ...
Police Need Your Help In Capturing "Masked Masturbator" Who Is Targeting Seattle Residence
Post Date: 2016-03-15 09:57:46 by misterwhite
Seattle police are seeking the publics help in identifying a suspected serial masturbator who publicly pleasures himself while disguising his identity with a makeshift ninja outfit. Cops first learned of the masked pervert in January, after a woman called 911 to report that a man was masturbating outside the front door of her home. Cops responding to the scene were unable to locate the suspect. Last month, a night vision camera outside the womans residence recorded the suspect again pleasuring himself next to the front door. As seen above and below, the surveillance images--which captured the masked masturbator in the act--show him dressed head-to-toe in dark ...
Autistic 'Prison Houdini' who memorized guards' keys and carved exact replicas for 13 escape attempts in 36 years is denied parole
Post Date: 2016-02-29 09:51:12 by cranky
Mark DeFriest jailed for 'stealing' tools left to him in his father's will in 1979DeFriest, then aged 19, was initially sentenced to four years behind bars but has been in jail for 36 years thanks to multiple escape attemptsDeFriest, believed to be an autistic savant, can memorize a prison key simply by seeing it on a guard's belt before reproducing an exact copyHe has attempted escape 13 times, making it out of the jail on seven occasions, only to later be recaptured A 2014 documentary on DeFriest saw 70 years knocked off sentenceHe was up for parole last week but the board denied his release and ordered him to complete a six month life skills program A 'Prison ...
Good Grief... Charlie Brown goes to prison.
Post Date: 2015-12-08 08:06:23 by Willie Green
The man who as a child voiced the sweetly crestfallen Charlie Brown on animated television specials was sentenced in San Diego on Monday to more than four years in prison for making threats, including one against the local sheriff, authorities said. The sentencing marks the culmination of about two years of mounting legal problems for Peter Robbins, 59. He pleaded guilty last month to one count of threatening the manager of the mobile home park where he lived and one count of attempted threat for saying, while he was in jail, that he wanted to solicit the murder of San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore. A judge on Monday sentenced Robbins to four years and eight months in prison for his ...
Man Builds 'Dog Train' To Take Rescued Pups Out On Little Adventures
Post Date: 2015-09-25 08:46:12 by Willie Green
Eugene Bostick may have officially retired about 15 years ago, but in some ways that was when his most impactful work began. Not long after, he embarked on a new career path of sorts as a train conductor for rescued stray dogs. The lively 80-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, native says he never planned on dedicating his golden years to helping needy pets. Instead, it was a duty thrust upon him by the heartlessness of others. "We live down on a dead-end street, where me and my brother have a horse barn," Bostick told The Dodo. "People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve. So, we started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet ...
Wheelchair explodes inside Winter Park home, sparks fire
Post Date: 2015-09-11 12:11:20 by misterwhite
WINTER PARK, Fla. - A motorized wheelchair exploded early Thursday inside a Winter Park home, sparking a fire, officials said. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. on McKean Circle off Palmer Avenue. According to authorities, the battery on the wheelchair may have caused the explosion. A couple and two dogs inside the home were not injured. Smoke caused extensive damage to the home, firefighters said. The state fire marshal is investigating.
Texas teen fatally shoots himself while taking selfie[Darwin Award]
Post Date: 2015-09-03 18:32:55 by Justified
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Texas man who was posing with a gun for a social media selfie photo accidentally shot himself and died from the wounds, Houston police said on Wednesday. "A witness told police he was taking a selfie with a gun and the gun accidentally discharged," Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said. The identity of the man killed in the Tuesday incident in Houston has been withheld pending an investigation by the coroner. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. He had shot himself in the upper body, police said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Sparks Internet Outrage: ‘Disgraceful,’ ‘Transphobic’
Post Date: 2015-08-25 17:38:13 by misterwhite
Costume company Spirit Halloween under fire after costume gets torn to shreds on social media. Costume company Spirit Halloween is facing serious backlash after offering a Caitlyn Jenner costume in time for Halloween. The costume recreates Jenners look when she debuted as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair in June, complete with shorts, a padded top, a wig, and a sash that reads, Call Me Caitlyn. Twitter blew with expressions of anger about the costume, with some calling it disgraceful, hurtful, and transphobic.
New Jersey waitress receives ‘LOL’ instead of tip on receipt
Post Date: 2015-08-25 15:42:58 by misterwhite
A New Jersey student waiting tables over the summer to put herself through college got an unwelcome surprise while serving a large group last week. On Aug. 17, Jess Jones waited on a table eight diners at DJais Bar & Grill, a restaurant and dance venue in Belmar. Though Jones says she told the large party the kitchen was running slower than usual, at the end of the meal she received a surprising note on the receipt, reports USA Today. Instead of leaving any tip on the $112.03 bill, the party left the commonly used acronym LOLshort for laughing out loudand added 1 hour for food. Jones took to Facebook the next day, posting a picture ...
California man dies after being run over by WWII tank
Post Date: 2015-08-25 10:14:35 by misterwhite
Authorities say a man was accidentally crushed to death by a World War II-era tank driven by the husband of Jelly Belly's chief executive over the weekend. The California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times that 54-year-old Kevin Wright, of Suisun City, Calif., was run over Saturday by a 1944 M5 tank that was being driven by 62-year-old Dwayne Brasher. Authorities said Brasher was driving the tank through an open field on property belonging to Jelly Belly chairman Herman Rowland Sr., while Wright was sitting on the front edge of the tank, facing inward. As the tank rolled down a dirt hill, police said Wright lost his balance and fell backward, landing directly in the path of the ...
Question: Posting rules, permissions & copyrights etc. (flagging A K A Stone)
Post Date: 2015-07-10 12:57:25 by Chuck_Wagon
Is posting an article from The Associated Press, via USA Today an acceptable thing to do? The thing is that the bottom of the article has a WARNING saying: 'No, No, No - don't do that!'And heaven forbid I should break any rules, or anything... I was about to post it - then I saw the warning. So I felt I'd better ask.
Has anybody heard from Murron lately?
Post Date: 2015-07-02 21:10:24 by CZ82
Has anybody heard from Murron lately? Last I heard she was in the hospital.
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