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Old 2009-10-09, 23:59   #45
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This one really makes me go wtf.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33229752...ws-weird_news/
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Old 2009-10-10, 08:25   #46
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The story will be compulsive reading too. :)
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-...er-of-playboy/
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Old 2009-10-13, 16:27   #47
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Texas man found asleep with corpse inside closet

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HOUSTON— A Houston man found asleep with a corpse
inside a closet of a vacant home has been charged with
misdemeanor drug offenses, authorities said Monday. Cody
Jean Plant, 21, was discovered Sunday after the owner of the
house reported hearing voices and seeing signs of forced entry at
the home in Cypress, about 25 miles northwest of Houston,
according to a Harris County Precinct 4 Constable official.
Authorities did not immediately release the dead man's identity.

"There were two guys in the closet. They appeared to be sleeping,
one was snoring and the other was deceased," said Assistant Chief
Deputy Mark Herman. "It appeared that they were doing some sort
of narcotics, at least the one that they woke up."

Plant was charged with one count of possession of a dangerous drug
and two counts of possession of a controlled substance of more than
three grams and less than 28 grams. All are punishable by up to a year
in jail. It was not immediately clear what kind of drugs Plant allegedly
had in his possession.

Plant also had been charged with abuse of a corpse after prosecutors
alleged he treated the body "in an offensive manner," but that charge
was dropped Monday during a probable cause hearing.

Plant remained in the Harris County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail Monday.
Jail officials did not know Monday night whether Plant had an attorney.
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Old 2009-10-16, 12:51   #48
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From Anger at US mixed marriage 'ban'

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A white US justice of the peace has been criticised for refusing to issue
marriage licences to mixed-race couples.

Keith Bardwell, of Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, denied racism but said
mixed-race children were not readily accepted by their parents' communities.
A couple he refused to marry is considering filing a complaint about him to
the US Justice Department.

Mr Bardwell said he had many black friends and frequently married them.

Mr Bardwell, who has worked in the role for 34 years, said that in his
experience most interracial marriages did not last very long and estimated
that he had refused applications to four couples in the past two-and-a-half
years.

He said he had "piles and piles of black friends" but just did not believe in
"mixing the races".

"They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them
just like everyone else," he said.

He said he had discussed the issue with both black and white people before
making his decision.
"There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage,"
he said "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."
	
Mr Bardwell added that he checked the race of the couple in question,
30-year-old Beth Humphrey and 32-year-old Terence McKay, when they first
phoned him requesting a marriage licence.

Ms Humphrey, who is white, said that when she phoned Mr Bardwell on October
6th to discuss getting a marriage licence signed his wife told her about his
stance.  Mrs Bardwell recommended that the couple see another justice of
the peace, who did agree to marry them.

Ms Humphrey said she had not expected such comments "in this day and age"
and that she was looking forward to having children with her husband.
American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana attorney Katie Schwartzmann said
that her organization has requested an investigation into Mr Bardwell,
describing the case as one of "bigotry".

She said the Supreme Court ruled in 1967 "that the government cannot tell
people who they can and cannot marry" and that Mr Bardwell had knowingly
broken the law.  However, Mr Bardwell denied mistreating anyone and said if he
oversaw one mixed-race marriage, then he would have to continue to do it for
everyone.  He said: "I try to treat everyone equally."
It's hard to believe this stuff still happens in the 21st century.
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Old 2009-10-16, 18:50   #49
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Less than 24 hours after the fact, there`s already an extensive Wikipedia entry for the Colorado balloon incident.

The funniest thing about the incident for me is that if folks had simply used some simple physics for which the requisite calculations could easily fit on restaurant-napkin the could have save themselves all that chasing-this-thing-all-over-the-country legwork. Also, simply watching the balloon in flight made it perfectly obvious that there was not a kid-heavy object inside. Dumbasses.
Agree with the last sentence, seemed clear.
But how would you have predicted where the "extra-terrestrial seeking"
balloon would land? (Without shooting it down ...)
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Old 2009-10-17, 02:50   #50
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We may be a bit more "media savvy" now, but isn'r this stunt
on a par with Orson Wells announcing WW3 on radio or Panorama's
documentary on Spaghetti Trees?

Is the reconvention of Monty Python anything to do with it?
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Old 2009-10-17, 03:21   #51
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Rosebud.

I know Orson probably put an e on his surname.
What a cunt eh?
(Peter Cook)

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Old 2009-10-18, 04:50   #52
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We may be a bit more "media savvy" now, but isn'r this stunt
on a par with Orson Wells announcing WW3 on radio or Panorama's
documentary on Spaghetti Trees?

Is the reconvention of Monty Python anything to do with it?
Orson Wells didn't announce any WW3 on the`radio. All he did was put on a radio play based on H.G.Wells "War of the Worlds" where martians invade. It was fiction and only a few very gullible people panicked when they thought it was real. It was even on a Halloween night! Seriously, who'd believe that! Most people I'm sure would consider it a good entertaining Halloween story. The book that it was based on was already about 40 years old at the time and I think it was quite well known even then.
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Old 2009-10-18, 05:00   #53
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Also, simply watching the balloon in flight made it perfectly obvious that there was not a kid-heavy object inside. Dumbasses.
Not to offend any Coloradans here, but the event did transpire in Colorado*...lol.

*-Ah, good 'ol South Park

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Old 2009-10-22, 03:23   #54
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http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/55753

Talk about making a point...
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Old 2009-10-22, 07:11   #55
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http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/55753

Talk about making a point...
I read the linked article and came accross :
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CNN’s weekend anchor T.J. Holmes said, “And, well, what they’re trying to do here. This is Maldives. This is a cabinet meeting they’re holding there. They’re trying to draw attention to global warming. They actually got some business done down here, Betty. They approved a measure that they’re going to present to the U.N.”

Fellow CNN anchor Betty Nguyen said, “Guess that’s a vote. That’s a yes.”

Holmes: “On climate – yes, about climate change. But the issue here is that this island, not far from Sri Lanka, actually because of global warming they say, and the change in the global climate, the water levels are rising, which means that their island is literally sinking and going under water. So hence the whole idea here.”
I was amazed at the number of unfinished and faulty sentences.

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