Psychiatric | SeMeN SPeRmS SuPeR SiTe - Part 2

Second Grade Schoolroom Sexcapades

    • A former San Antonio police officer accused of raping a transsexual prostitute while on duty was ordered Tuesday to spend a year in jail.

      Attorneys for Craig Nash, 39, had asked state District Judge Lori Valenzuela for deferred adjudication probation during the brief sentencing hearing, pointing out that he otherwise had been commended for his service during his six years with the department.

      Prosecutors sought the maximum one-year sentence for the official oppression charge, which is a Class A misdemeanor.

      As part of a plea agreement, Nash waived an indictment last month and pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor. In exchange, prosecutors agreed not to pursue a felony charge of sexual assault by a police officer, which had a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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    • After nine years of billions of dollars in “aid,” they said, that money has gone to silence people and to create a culture of dependence among the hungry, and yet poverty is up to 42% now. The International Committee of the Red Cross says that Afghanistan is the worst it’s been in 30 years (about as long, I might add, as we’ve been helping them out). A report from 29 NGOs, they pointed out, called “Nowhere to Turn,” found that there seems to be no end in sight to the night raids and arming of militias.

      To the argument that the Taliban would be worse, they pointed out that the war is leading many to join and call themselves the Taliban in order to fight the foreigners and are thereby being radicalized. What’s not being addressed, they said, are the roots of terrorism: poverty, hate, revenge, anger, and the lack of meaningful relationships between peoples.

    • In his last months, King was organizing the most militant project of his life: the Poor People’s Campaign. He crisscrossed the country to assemble “a multiracial army of the poor” that would descend on Washington–engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience at the Capitol, if need be–until Congress enacted a poor people’s bill of rights. Reader’s Digest warned of an “insurrection.”

      King’s economic bill of rights called for massive government jobs programs to rebuild America’s cities. He saw a crying need to confront a Congress that had demonstrated its “hostility to the poor”–appropriating “military funds with alacrity and generosity,” but providing “poverty funds with miserliness.”

      How familiar that sounds today, more than a quarter-century after King’s efforts on behalf of the poor people’s mobilization were cut short by an assassin’s bullet.

    • Austrian authorities are searching for a bank robber who uses an unusual disguise: He wears a Barack Obama mask during his holdups.
    • “Sure, I could imagine a scenario where you mix rabies with a flu virus to get airborne transmission, a measles virus to get personality changes, the encephalitis virus to cook your brain with fever”—and thus increase aggression even further—”and throw in the ebola virus to cause you to bleed from your guts. Combine all these things, and you’ll [get] something like a zombie virus,” she said
    • He recalls, “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.

      “He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ’My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’

    • “According to the allegation, the first incident involved several students who undressed, at least partially, while acting disruptively in the classroom,” the letter read, according to KRON. “The second incident concerned two students who engaged in sexually explicit behavior, also in the classroom.”

      Local media reported that in the second incident, a boy and a girl — both second-graders — performed oral sex on each other. Both incidents occurred in the same classroom, and the teacher is believed to have been present at the time, Flint said. He said the teacher is not accused of taking part in or orchestrating the incidents.

      “He’s saying he has no knowledge of the reports and we have to square these different stories and see how we can reconcile them,” Flint told KGO, the ABC station in San Francisco.

      “Our early findings don’t indicate that anyone was coerced or forced into these acts. We do think it involved curiosity,” Flint said.

    • It’s been described as Israel’s ‘big ears’. A huge facility where it’s claimed phone calls and e-mails from all across the Middle East and beyond, can be monitored for intelligence. Hidden from prying eyes for decades in the desert, it’s become a focus for investigative journalists.
    • Nowadays, this wall at Bowery and East Houston St. is one of the city’s more high-profile showcases for street art — though to purists, it’s completely commercialized. Last spring, amid much hoopla, Shepard Fairey of Obama “HOPE” poster fame, threw up a wheat-paste work at the site, only to see graffiti heads savagely mutilate it.

      But back in 1990, when Clayton Patterson created the mural at right, the wall had sat quietly, painted all white, for several years.

      “Keith Haring kind of turned it on in the early 1980’s, when he did that big orange day-glo that just lit that corner up,” Patterson recalled. There were a few other murals after Haring’s, but then the concrete was cordoned off behind a chain-link fence.

    • I bought some of the new diet Mountain Dew at the store. I was checking the label and noticed at the bottom of the ingredients list it reads PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE.

      Ok, so what does this mean? First of all phenylalanine, is sold for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects.

      What is an analgesic? Analgesic is another word for a painkiller.The drug effects your peripheral and central nervous system. This is the same class of drugs that contains opiates such as morphine and opium. This is heavy stuff for modern day Mountain Dew?

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    Vote With A Bullet

    • “I would have no idea how to dye an alligator — especially a normal skin-toned alligator in his natural state,” he told AOL News. “Their skin is just so extremely thick that I don’t know how, short of tattooing, you would get it that color.”
    • A student claims Brooklyn College “forcibly” sent her to a mental hospital where she was held for 2 weeks against her will because she complained that there was a hidden camera in her bedroom – which was true. After her 2 weeks of forcible detention in a hospital, she says, the college refused to let her take her final exams, and gave her the boot.
      Chinemerem Eze, an international honor student who has “no history of psychiatric problems,” says she spoke to Brooklyn College security in December 2008 about “potentially criminal activity involving her ex-roommates, and also involving her landlord at the time; specifically plaintiff suspected that she was being defamed on the Internet by her ex-roommates, and that her landlord at the time had installed a hidden camera in her bedroom.”
      Eze says her “suspicion was later confirmed, as a hidden camera was subsequently discovered in her bedroom.”
    • In 2006, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which conducts Internet pornography investigations, produced a list of 5,200 Pentagon employees suspected of viewing child pornography and asked the Pentagon to review it. But the Pentagon checked only about two-thirds of the names, unearthing roughly 300 defense and intelligence employees who allegedly had viewed child pornography on their work or home computers. The defense investigators failed to check an additional 1,700 names on the list. … Any possible criminal action against the 1,700 individuals would probably come too late, because the statute of limitations has probably expired
    • It’s hard to say. When you look at the Internet material he purportedly produced, the first impression you get is that the 22-year-old now in custody for the shooting of 19 people in Tucson was completely out of his mind, or at least mildly deranged. His writings will be virtually impossible for most people to understand, what with his references to unexplained numbers, his fondness for weird syllogisms, his unexplained references and his apparent semi-literacy.

      That said, there are some clues.

    • Authorities said the boy’s parents had trusted Hurst and had considered him to be an important role model for the boy.

      Hurst, authorities alleged, gave the boy an extra $1 in his allowance each time the boy made certain references to the sexual acts.

      During the investigation, text messages were discovered on the boy’s phone that confirmed the inappropriate sexual conversations between Hurst and the boy, according to the arrest affidavit.

      Hurst, according to arrest documents, told authorities “that his cellular phone had a virus and that inappropriate text messages were sent to a former student.”

      Detectives claimed Hurst consented to a search of his personal vehicle and that they uncovered in the passenger glove box three small bags that contained cocaine, according to the arrest affidavit.

    • At the end of 2010, the “open-source” software movement, whose activists tend to be fringe academics and ponytailed computer geeks, found an unusual ally: the Russian government. Vladimir Putin signed a 20-page executive order requiring all public institutions in Russia to replace proprietary software, developed by companies like Microsoft and Adobe, with free open-source alternatives by 2015.

      The move will save billions of dollars in licensing fees, but Mr. Putin’s motives are not strictly economic. In all likelihood, his real fear is that Russia’s growing dependence on proprietary software, especially programs sold by foreign vendors, has immense implications for the country’s national security. Free open-source software, by its nature, is unlikely to feature secret back doors that lead directly to Langley, Va.

    • With a brief reprieve after the ‘90s culture wars, it looks as though the tide is shifting back in the direction of visual art censorship.
    • The phones in many people’s pockets today are miniature personal computers, and they are just as vulnerable as PCs to viruses, malware, and other security problems. But research presented at a conference in Germany last week shows that phones don’t even have to be smart to be vulnerable to hackers.

      Using only Short Message Service (SMS) communications—messages that can be sent between mobile phones—a pair of security researchers were able to force low-end phones to shut down abruptly and knock them off a cellular network. As well as text messages, the SMS protocol can be used to transmit small programs, called “binaries,” that run on a phone. Network operators use these files to, for example, change the settings on a device remotely. The researchers used the same approach to attack phones. They performed their tricks on handsets made by Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and Micromax, a popular Indian cell-phone manufacturer.

    • If you have been making hit records for the past 10 years you should have zero connection to the mundane criminality of poor people You shouldn’t have to carry your gun. You shouldn’t have to hold your own weed. You should have enough money to hire someone to do all those dumb things. Instead these rappers are hustling backward and winding up in jail as a result. Didn’t they get the memo that the street credibility requirement was only a myth? Sure these artists have made tons of money rapping about their prison lifestyle, but wasn’t that to deter other people from entering jail themselves?
    • Donald Trump, the billionaire property mogul and host of America’s version of ‘The Apprentice’, has told friends he is seriously thinking of running for president.

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    End Times

    • When we say that today’s rapidly changing technology is set to transform the way we live in unimaginable ways, we should remember that people thought much the same thing in earlier centuries – whether in the time of the clockwork revolution in the eighteenth century or as a result of the scientific advances of the Industrial Revolution in the Victorian era.
    • Two days before Christmas, the alleged smuggler apparently thought Easter eggs would be the perfect ploy to conceal 14 pounds of cocaine.It didn’t work.

      U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers sensed something was a little off with candy for the wrong holiday, a spokeswoman said.

      “That’s certainly an anomaly, isn’t it? They’re trained to detect anomalies in all kinds of situations,” said Lee Harty, a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “It’s an unusual concealment method — at least for this time of year. Maybe not for spring.”

    • A 16-year-old boy landed in the city lock-up after a Yuletide offering sent him into a rage. He hurled a humidifier across a room, breaking the device. He then smashed his hand into a large mirror, causing it to shatter into jagged pieces.It was around 8 a.m., and the teen had just opened a gift that he didn’t like, Jamestown police reported.

    • Good news! You’ve got a pretty good chance of surviving a terrorist’s nuclear blast in your city — especially if you’re a rich white man. Women, ethnic minorities and lower socioeconomic classes are more likely to be “stricken by psychiatric disorders,” and once they start going crazy they’re less likely to survive.That’s just one of the startling revelations in the new second edition of “Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation,” a 130-page report produced, thanks to your tax dollars, by the Obama administration’s National Security Staff Interagency Policy Coordination Subcommittee for Preparedness and Response to Radiological and Nuclear Threats. (I’m not making this up, honest.)

    • Mesquite police early Thursday used pepper spray to control an unruly crowd of sneaker shoppers.The incident happened at Towne East Mall, where dozens of people had lined up top buy Nike’s new Air Jordan 11 Retro, which went on sale at 6 a.m.

    • Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans.A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel said teeth found in the cave are about 400,000 years old and resemble those of other remains of modern man, known scientifically as Homo sapiens, found in Israel. The earliest Homo sapiens remains found until now are half as old.

    • The country is reacting strangely irrationally to the loss of its importance — it is a reaction characterized primarily by rage. Significant portions of America simply want to return to a supposedly idyllic past. They devote almost no effort to reflection, and they condemn cleverness and intellect as elitist and un-American, as if people who hunt bears could seriously be expected to lead a world power. Demagogues stir up hatred and rage on television stations like Fox News. These parts of America, majorities in many states, ignorant of globalization and the international labor market, can do nothing but shout. They hate everything that is new and foreign to them.But will the US wake up? Or is it already much too late?

    • Erzinger’s defense attorney said the accident occurred because the driver fell asleep due to sleep apnea, and a defense expert said the driver’s condition may have been compounded by the “new-car smell” fumes in his 2010 Mercedes sedan.
    • For more than six months, Wired’s Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen has possessed — but refuses to publish — the key evidence in one of the year’s most significant political stories: the arrest of U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning for allegedly acting as WikiLeaks’ source. In late May, Adrian Lamo — at the same time he was working with the FBI as a government informant against Manning — gave Poulsen what he purported to be the full chat logs between Manning and Lamo in which the Army Private allegedly confessed to having been the source for the various cables, documents and video that WikiLeaks released throughout this year. In interviews with me in June, both Poulsen and Lamo confirmed that Lamo placed no substantive restrictions on Poulsen with regard to the chat logs: Wired was and remains free to publish the logs in their entirety.
    • Rod Blagojevich. Sarah Palin. Carl Paladino.Each of these politicians grabbed news headlines in 2010 for making blunders concerning African Americans. And they’re far from alone. This year politicians made racial gaffes about everything from the Civil Rights Act to President Obama’s blackness to whether the South’s notorious Citizens’ Councils were, in fact, racist. Some of them rebounded from their racial gaffes, while other politicians are still trying to make amends for their bigoted remarks.

    • The website of America’s largest bank appeared to be suffering sporadic downtime on Monday afternoon amid a flurry of voluntary distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from “hacktivist” group “Anonymous.”While the site was still available at time of this story’s publication, reports were surfacing across Twitter noting infrequent outages. Raw Story was able to confirm, via two third party website verification services, the site’s technical difficulties on Monday (with screenshots here and here). Greg Mitchell, who pens The Nation’s media blog, also noted sporadic outages on Bank of America’s domain.

    • “Kill them…including the children.”That’s how to solve the threat of militant Muslims?

      This quote is from what one official involved in homeland security said was the theme of a speech by Walid Shoebat at an anti-terrorism training in Las Vegas in October 2010.

      Our source had turned around after Shoebat’s speech and asked the woman in the chair behind them at the conference what she thought was the solution offered by Shoebat.

      “Kill them…including the children…you heard him,” was the full response.

      Shoebat’s Las Vegas speech was described by our source as “frightening.”

    • And this was where speed found its place, introducing itself to greedy dreams on all levels of twentieth-century culture with seductive assurances of free additional energy, enhancing stamina that enabled users to keep going like the bunny in battery commercial, and feel a euphoric omnipotence as the need to eat, sleep, or even feel anything unwontedly profound were removed by the insulating effects of amphetamine. One could even lose radical weight with no effort of will, and become fashionably slim. Adolf Hitler’s doctor shot him up with cocktails of speed and the devil only knew what else, as he designed the blitzkrieg, in his greed for the absolute power he believed would enable him to annex the entire planet for his master race, and organized the deaths of tens of millions.
    • During the execution of a search warrant on the couple’s trailer home, investigators confiscated one of the child’s teeth, which was found with the crown and root intact.Faced with mounting evidence, Richards reportedly told investigators that the child had been complaining of tooth pain. He then stated that he pulled the child’s teeth out because he “was probably on at least six or eight Oxycontin pills that night,” according to the arrest report.

      Carder claimed she was going to take the child to the dentist, however investigators were unable to find any pending dental appointments with a local dentist.

    • Armando Javier was an active duty Marine from 1990 to 1994. He was a Lance Corporal at Camp Lejeune in 1993 when he was raped.Five Marines jumped Javier and beat him until he was nearly unconscious, before taking turns raping him. His sexual victimization narrative reads, “One of them, a corporal, pulled down my shorts and instructed the others to ‘Get the grease’. Another corporal instructed someone to bring the stick. They began to insert the stick inside my anus. The people present during this sadistic and ritual-like ceremony started to cajole, cheer, and laugh, saying “stick em’ – stick-em’.”

    • McDonald’s, CBS, Mazda and Microsoft use their Internet ads as a cover for data-mining, to identify the websites people visit, invading people’s privacy, misappropriating their personal information and interfering with the operations of their computers, a class action claims in Federal Court. “Defendants acted in concert with [nonparty] Interclick, mining consumers’ web browser histories for entries of particular relevance to defendants’ respective, customized advertising campaigns,” the complaint states.
    • you probably know some of the basic facts about capital punishment — for instance, that it’s ineffective at deterring crime, that it’s a deeply racist institution, and that it’s costing taxpayers millions upon millions of unnecessary dollars. But here are some of the more surprising, and unknown, facts about the death penalty that shed light on the country’s shifting attitudes toward capital punishment.
    • Woah, sooo gangsta.
    • At least 45 people have been killed across Haiti due to accusations that they are using “black magic” to spread cholera, the director of a Voodoo association says.Max Beauvoir, a voodoo priest, said on Friday most of the killings happened in the southern coastal town of Jeremie, where people were being lynched, set on fire and attacked with machetes.

    • But a bank’s ability to block payments to a legal entity raises a troubling prospect. A handful of big banks could potentially bar any organization they disliked from the payments system, essentially cutting them off from the world economy.The fact of the matter is that banks are not like any other business. They run the payments system. That is one of the main reasons that governments protect them from failure with explicit and implicit guarantees. This makes them look not too unlike other public utilities. A telecommunications company, for example, may not refuse phone or broadband service to an organization it dislikes, arguing that it amounts to risky business.

      Our concern is not specifically about payments to WikiLeaks. This isn’t the first time a bank shunned a business on similar risk-management grounds. Banks in Colorado, for instance, have refused to open bank accounts for legal dispensaries of medical marijuana.

    • Inside a grave in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is DNA that could finally put to rest debate about whether Abraham Lincoln’s killer escaped capture and lived for years before committing suicide.What’s that you say? Wasn’t this all solved 145 years ago? That depends on who you ask.

      The way it’s written in history books, John Wilkes Booth was cornered 12 days after shooting President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre and killed in a tobacco barn before being laid to rest in a family plot. But there have been several historians over the years not entirely satisfied with this version.

    • Out of concerns for bioterrorism and illegal drug production, the FBI and New York Police Department were initially alarmed by the idea of a public biotech lab in they city. But Grushkin said a lot of sit-down meetings with the agencies have convinced them.“The FBI now uses pictures of our space to show people what a [methamphetamine] drug lab doesn’t look like,” Grushkin said. One of the FBI contacts even showed up at the grand opening last week to congratulate Grushkin.

    • Photo-sharing for pictures taken where you are not allowed to take them.
    • According to Blasenstein, Smithsonian security discussed what they should accuse him of (he says he heard them mention a charge of “trespassing,”) then called Washington municipal police. The two groups of officers held a “confab” outside the stairwell, says Blasenstein, and the city police then offered the two protesters the choice of being arrested or signing a form agreeing to a ban from Smithsonian buildings. (Or at least that is what Blasenstein remembers being asked to sign: Police refused to give him a copy of the document. )

      Blasenstein and Iacovone chose to sign the forms and be banned — for life, or so the officers suggested, they say. Blasenstein says his goal was to get back on the street as soon as possible, so as to plan further actions to protest the removal of Wojnarowicz’s video. “I didn’t see any further advantage to getting arrested, as opposed to being banned,” he says.

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    • Each day the votes are summed up by 10.30 pm. Sofia time. If the votes “guilty” prevail over the votes “innocent” Mavromatti will release an electric current of 600 000V in his body.

      The parameters of the current remain the same, but the time increases. The first day it is 1 sec.

      The release of the electrical current will be made by the artist himslef in the presence and the control of an electrician and medical doctor.

      Jail is a real threat to Mavromati's life due to the brutal informal relations between prisoners, manifested in violence against everyone who is suspected to be somehow different from the criminal majority-either by nationality, religion or political views.

    • Read the bleak recollections of photographer Joe Collier, who visited psychiatric hospital Cane Hill before it was demolished. FULL, UNSETTLING PHOTOS!
    • “He's smoking a bong in jail? In prison?" asks another man on the street. Walker posts more photos from his bunk apparently smoking a joint, holding a bottle of booze and a bag of weed with another man. "A pound of weed? Wow, bag of it. In prison?" says another man on the street. As FOX23 News continues to show folks on the street the pictures cause a lot of concern. "He has something in his hand, it looks like a knife," says one of the men on the street. It’s a shank and he’s licking it.

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    Like A Virgin

      • A study conducted by Dr. Stuart Brody, at the University of West Scotland found a relationship between the fluidity with which a woman walks and her ability to have vaginal orgasms. They discovered that women with a more fluid stride were reported to experience orgasms more readily than women with locked and rigid pelvises.
      • The Pentagon’s blue-sky research arm wants to trick out troops’ brains, from the areas that regulate alertness and cognition to pain treatment and psychiatric well-being. And the scientists want to do it all from the outside in — with a gadget installed inside the troops’ helmets. “Remote Control of Brain Activity Using Ultrasound,” the Defense Department’s Armed with Science blog promises. It’s the latest out-there project in the military’s growing arsenal of brain-based research. In recent months alone, the Pentagon’s funded projects to optimize troop’s minds, prevent injuries and even preemptively assess cognitive ability and vulnerability to traumatic stress. Now, Darpa’s funding one lab that’s trying to do it all — from boosting troop smarts to preventing traumatic brain injuries.
      • Thanks Baller.
      • Former CIA agents have confirmed for the first time that the agency tortured prisoners at a “black site” detention center in north-eastern Poland at the height of the war on terror. According to the Associated Press, a former CIA agent identified only as “Albert” tortured the terror suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri multiple times with an electric drill at the converted Stare Kiejkuty military base near Szymany in the Masuria region of Poland.
      • Google’s agreement with Verizon to speed certain Internet content to users opens the door to the complete sterilization of the world wide web as a force for political change. Under Google’s takeover plan, the Internet will closely resemble cable TV, independent voices will be silenced and the entire Internet will be bought up by transnational media giants.
      • Ever thought it’d be cool to take some hallucinogenic drugs and check out a movie—say, sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey? This guy thought it’d be cool. And his trip—and resultant freakout—was recorded by five different audience members.
      • Dis ad sho nuff racist.
      • Park officials in China have found a way to stop people from hogging their benches for too long – by fitting steel spikes on a coin-operated timer.
      • This carpenter ant (Camponotus leonardi) is caught in the throes of a fungus-induced death grip. It has clamped itself to a leaf 25 centimetres above a forest floor in Thailand, and died. The reason is growing out of the back of its head. The reddish-brown stalk is made by a fungus called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, which has invaded the ant’s body and manipulated its behaviour. The exposed position is ideal for releasing spores. It turns out this parasitic mind-control is at least 48 million years old. David Hughes of Harvard University and colleagues discovered fossilised leaves of this age in Messel, Germany that bore characteristic “death grip” scars, suggesting that ants once clamped themselves onto them.
      • While it’s women who are seeking the surgery, it’s conservative men, and their desire to marry virgins, that’s driving the trend. In China, it costs as “little as 5,000 renminbi, or about $737, for a 20- to 30-minute procedure,” the Post reports. In the simplest form of the procedure, a surgeon uses “catgut sutures to approximate hymen remnants (with or without incorporation of a gelatin capsule containing a blood-like substance which bursts on intercourse),” according to the British Medical Journal.

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      Show Me Yer Burger

      • Al Stults Jr. swears that when he told a Safeway deli clerk that he likes large breasts, he was talking about chicken breasts — not anything attached to her. Which explains why he’s so upset about receiving a trespassing notice from the Lakewood Police Department banning him from the supermarket for one year for his remarks.
      • A woman in Apex, NC, had just taken delivery of two Domino’s pizzas when her 10-year-old niece pointed out the words “NIGGER” and “DON’T TIP” at the bottom of the receipt.
      • a photo of a man in the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport wearing short shorts and a halter top. “This is ok for a male revue nightclub, but not for public daytime,”
      • On the set of “Touchback,” police allege twice-convicted sex offender Timothy Ketchapaw was doing too much touching. Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 39-year-old Grand Rapids man on accusations that he was posing as a massage therapist and giving free rubdowns last week to women participating in an all-night filming of the movie starring Kurt Russell.
      • While nursing home work can be a painful experience in witnessing the final throes of life, the six girls were bored with the job. So they decided to liven it up by sexually abusing the patients. Brianna Broitzman admitted to police that she poked one patient in the breast. But her friends say she also spit in a resident’s mouth, jabbed the boobs of other patients, and stuck her bare butt in a patient’s face. Ashton Larson confessed that she’d stuck her finger up a patient’s rectum. She would also get in bed with them and make humping motions, pat them on the butt and taunt them into getting angry by laughing at them.
      • Would you be prepared to sacrifice your testicles, stomach fat or ears for the sake of high-class cuisine? A soon-to-open Berlin restaurant is touting for diners willing to do just that: donate body parts that it says it will turn into gourmet meals according to the age-old cooking habits of an Amazonian tribe infamous for its cannibalism.
      • Fidel Castro has more reason than most to believe conspiracy theories involving dark forces in Washington. After all, the CIA tried to blow his head off with an exploding cigar. But the ageing Cuban revolutionary may have gone too far for all but the most ardent believer in the reach and competence of America’s intelligence agency. He has claimed that Osama bin Laden is in the pay of the CIA and that President George Bush summoned up the al-Qaida leader whenever he needed to increase the fear quotient. The former Cuban president said he knows it because he has read WikiLeaks.
      • Officers were called to Rockville Bank on Ellington Road at about 4 p.m. on Thursday for reports of a bag of white powder inside a deposit envelope given to a drive-up teller at the bank.
      • Gabba Gabba, Hey! I don’t wanna be a pinhead no more.
      • Casual sex is often presented as damaging. But it could be a good path to discovering important things about your sexuality.
      • The device “emits a focused beam of wave energy that travels at the speed of light and produces an intolerable heating sensation that causes targeted individuals to flee. The sensation immediately ceases when the targeted individual moves away from the beam,” according to Raytheon’s website.
      • A mono-sound copy Two Virgins, which he recorded with Yoko Ono, is expected to fetch at least £2,500.
      • Did you know that the majority of FDA approved drugs have serious potential side effects that were not detected before marketing approval? (1) That about three quarters of a million people a year are rushed to emergency rooms in the U.S. because of adverse drug reactions, according to the CDC? (2) That the number of medication-related deaths in the U.S. is estimated at over 200,000 a year, making medications the third or fourth leading cause of death in this country? (3) That even common pain relievers called NSAIDs, examples of which include Advil, Motrin, Aleve and aspirin, account for an estimated 7,600 deaths and 76,000 hospitalizations in the U. S. every year? (4)
      • The ability to evaluate other people’s actions as right or wrong can be disrupted with an electromagnetic pulse to the brain, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “You think of morality as being a really high-level behavior,” lead researcher Dr Liane Young said. “To be able to apply a magnetic field to a specific brain region and change people’s moral judgments is really astonishing.”
      • Tens of millions of innocent, unsuspecting Americans, who are mired deeply in the mental “health” system, have actually been made crazy by the use of or the withdrawal from commonly-prescribed, brain-altering, brain-disabling, indeed brain-damaging psychiatric drugs that have been, for many decades, cavalierly handed out like candy — often in untested and therefore unapproved combinations of drugs — to trusting and unaware patients by equally unaware but well-intentioned physicians who have been under the mesmerizing influence of slick and obscenely profitable psychopharmaceutical drug companies, a.k.a. BigPharma.
      • Dr. Clymer introduces readers with a stark warning for the future, writing, “Imagine yourself if you can, becoming conscious that you are gradually losing your manhood; that your mind is rapidly deteriorating so that you are no longer capable of thinking clearly; unable to plan your future actions. Your resistance is becoming so weakened that you are no longer master of yourself. In short, you are rapidly developing into a moron, a robot, a zombie, readily subject to the dictates of others…” Bertrand Russell’s 1953 book The Impact of Science on Society is cited by Clymer as one example of the elite’s desire to dominate the masses. Russell stated that under scientific tyranny, “Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.
      • Nearly 60 years ago, a French town was hit by a sudden outbreak of hallucinations, which left five people dead and many seriously ill. For years it was blamed on bread contaminated with a psychedelic fungus – but that theory is now being challenged.
      • Ubiqs Bohemics Fauxhemians Doucheoisie (“Schwazzies,” for short) Ironoclasts Taints Shwicks Probos (professional hobos) Pabstsmears Pitchfucks Andvoids Trendizens ShamWows Sighborgs Farcissists Try-hards Tatools Gents (for gentrification) Dovs Trendsluts
      • Here’s the real point: fundamentalist religion OF ALL KINDS – Muslim, Christian, Hindu, whatever, is the enemy of peace and progress.
      • Cooper, perhaps the nation’s best-known drug war activist thanks to his “Never Get Busted” DVDs, set up a fake marijuana grow house in Odessa, wired it for sound and video, then used an anonymous letter to bait police into a Dec. 2008 raid.
      • The strange tale of some B.C. black bears that were caught guarding a marijuana grow-op has gotten stranger, after someone stole the confiscated pot from the RCMP and tried to protect it with a stash of stolen dynamite.
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      • Regarding Mario’s origins, it’s common knowledge among game fans that legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto created him for 1981′s Donkey Kong arcade game. But few know that Nintendo borrowed Mario’s name and Italian heritage from a real man. That man’s name is Mario Segale, and he’s not a plumber. He’s a wealthy real estate developer in Tukwila, Washington. Segale unwittingly stepped into video game history by renting out a warehouse that served as Nintendo’s U.S. headquarters in the early 1980s. At that time, a financially struggling Nintendo of America (NOA) was preparing the U.S. launch of Donkey Kong. Legend has it that NOA President Minoru Arakawa noticed physical similarities between Donkey Kong’s short, dark-haired protagonist and the landlord. So the crew at NOA nicknamed the character Mario, and it stuck.
      • GM CEO Ed Whitacre announced in a Wall Street Journal column Wednesday that his company has paid back its government bailout loan “in full, with interest, years ahead of schedule.” He is even running TV ads on all major networks to that effect–a needless expense given that a credulous media is only too happy to parrot his claims for free. Detroit Free Press’ Mike Thompson, for example, advises bailout proponents to start “warming up their vocal chords” to jeer their opponents with chants of “I told you so.” But before belting out their victory aria, GM-boosters ought to hear the whole story–not just the fairytale version about Government Motors’ grand comeback that Mr. Whitacre is feeding them.
      • COCKPIT VOICE RECORDINGS, TRANSCRIPTS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TAPES
      • As a result, despite what advertisers claim, most orange juice is neither fresh nor natural not in the way mAs a result, despite what advertisers claim, most orange juice is neither fresh nor natural (not in the way most of us would define those terms). Think about it; how could it be truly fresh year-round, when oranges are a seasonal product? Sure, it may be “not from concentrate,” but raw juice is often heated, stripped of its volatile compounds and flavor-rich oils, and stored for as long as a year before it reaches the consumer. Something called “the flavor pack” is used to return most of the “natural” aroma and taste to the product, Hamilton explains:
        The flavor is sourced from all parts of oranges everywhere…Typically, the orange oils and essences that juice concentrators collect during evaporation are sold to flavor manufacturers, who then reconfigure these by-products…into ‘flavor packs’ for reintroduction into orange juice.
      • I am white. I know that’s a terribly big surprise, considering that I write a blog called Stuff White People Like, but I mean it, I’m white. Like really white. I’m not attempting to assert some sort of superiority through my whiteness; quite the opposite actually. Thanks to my liberal upbringing, I am imbued with the appropriate amount of guilt and shame about my ancestors and their actions in the New World.
      • “I remember seeing this beautiful airbrushed photo of Chi Chi Rodriguez, with his head over a golf ball, and it kind of mimicked an astronaut’s head in front of the moon. But it was this golfer’s head over a golf ball, and they used that logo on a line of products that were manufactured in China. So I bought it, ’cause it was the cheapest thing you could buy, golf tees with a little hanging bag, with Chi Chi Rodriguez’s head in front of a golf ball. And we later ended up using that as the inspiration for our first album cover.”
      • Wildlife experts in Kerala are hunting a rogue bull elephant who is thought to have gored 12 female tuskers to death because they spurned his sexual advances.
      • At 7.17 a.m. on 30th June, 1908, travellers on the Transsiberian Railway and other witnesses saw an enormous bolide cross the sky in a SSE to NNW direction, leaving behind it a thick and persistent trail which hung in the atmosphere like a pall Immediately after the object disappeared from view the flash of an explosion was observed on the horizon and a gigantic pillar of smoke rose high in the air where it remained for a considerable time before dispersing. Several detonations were heard, although the exact number is uncertain due to conflicting stories from different witnesses. These persons also gave varying details of the final fireball, the duration of which is hence in considerable doubt.
      • Whilst working at Universal Studios in the 1940’s, Lon Chaney Jr. befriended a German Shepherd named ‘Moose’. Moose could always recognize Chaney, regardless of the make-up he was wearing. Moose played the werewolf who originally bit Lon Chaney Jr.’s character, Lawrence Talbot, in the original Wolf Man (1941). This picture was taken on the set of Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in 1943.
      • An alarming new superbug may be on its way — an incurable form of gonorrhea. The disease, once easily killed with a shot of penicillin, is increasingly becoming drug-resistant. Soon, the world may face a version that can’t be killed by any known antibiotic, warned Catherine Ison, the director of the sexually transmitted bacteria reference library with the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.
      • Viewed together, the successive policies tell a clear story. Facebook originally earned its core base of users by offering them simple and powerful controls over their personal information. As Facebook grew larger and became more important, it could have chosen to maintain or improve those controls. Instead, it’s slowly but surely helped itself — and its advertising and business partners — to more and more of its users’ information, while limiting the users’ options to control their own information.
      • It is not the first time Banksy’s art has been fouled in Melbourne. Vandals created another outcry in 2008 when they poured paint over the artist’s stencil of a diver in an old-fashioned helmet and wearing a trenchcoat. That work was afterwards protected by a sheet of clear perspex, although vandals struck again and poured silver paint behind the barrier, tagging it with the words “Banksy woz ere.”
      • Amerikkka runs on big pharma
      • Tatyana is the only woman in the world who lifted 30 pounds with her intimate muscles.”
      • Mr Jani, who claims to have left home aged seven and lived as a wandering sadhu or holy man in Rajasthan, is regarded as a ‘breatharian’ who can live on a ‘spiritual life-force’ alone. He believes he is sustained by a goddess who pours an ‘elixir’ through a hole in his palate. His claims have been supported by an Indian doctor who specializes in studies of people who claim supernatural abilities, but he has also been dismissed by others as a “village fraud.”
      • This crazy break-dancing style looks like it was inspired by a rape re-enactment. The intense screaming and broken table makes this one of the more climactic dances I’ve seen in awhile.
      • He said, “Pam, I want to tell you about an epidemic that’s prevalent in Beverly Hills right now. It’s a buildup of cocaine residue around the cervix and in the vagina. You have it. Are you doing drugs?” “No,” I said, astonished. “Well, it’s really dangerous,” he went on. “Is your partner putting cocaine on his penis to sustain his erection?” “No,” I said, “not that I know of. It’s not like he has a pile of cocaine next to the bed and he dips his penis in it before we have sex.” I had a nauseating flash of one of Richard’s famous lines: Even my dick has a cocaine jones. “Are you sure he isn’t doing it in the bathroom before he comes to bed?” the doctor asked. “That’s a possibility,” I said. “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.” “Oh, my God,” he said. “We have a serious problem here. If he’s not putting it on his skin directly, then it’s worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid.”
      • ‘From the first moment that I saw him, I knew we would never have a grandmother-grandson relationship,’ Pearl remembers happily. ‘For the first time in years I felt sexually alive.’
      • Prohibition couldn’t have happened without Wheeler, who foisted temperance on a thirsty nation 90 years ago
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