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Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on July 6, 2014
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on December 27, 2011
Meet Patrick Brooks.
The 21-year-old Californian was arrested today for burglary, forgery, and receiving stolen property. Not to mention violating parole from a prior case.
Collared by the Redding Police Department, Brooks is being held without bail in the Shasta County lockup. Where that forehead greeting will no doubt endear him to fellow inmates.
A Monterey Park assemblyman is accusing a Westwood food delivery service of denigrating Asians by using the name Ching Chong Ling Long Gourmet Take-out.
The Pasadena Star-News reports the name is a reference to a racist rant posted to YouTube by former UCLA student Alexandra Wallace.
In the video, Wallace said “ching chong ling long” in her imitation of how Asians sound.
On its website, the takeout service calls itself “C2L2 Gourmet delivery” and says the best way to combat intolerance is through positive cultural experiences and humor.
When Danielle Steinmann’s daughter got an email saying she’d been chosen for a 2-day photo shoot with Teen Vogue magazine, she was excited for the 17 year old.
“At first I was like go for it!” said Steinmann.
Then she read the e-mails her daughter received after posting a profile on a modeling website.
“They just wanted her specific size, hair color and whatnot,” said Steinmann.
But they also wanted a lot of personal information including her phone number, street address, and date of birth.
“That’s when this whole thing with payment started,” said Steinmann.
The email stated the girl would receive a check she should cash. They asked her to keep $500 and wire the remaining amount to a supervisor in Ohio.
When the check arrived, it was for $2900 from an insurance company in Utah.
An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as “religious headgear”.
Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.
Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion, pastafarianism.
Black men are half as likely to die at any given time if they’re in prison than if they aren’t, suggests a new study of North Carolina inmates.
The black prisoners seemed to be especially protected against alcohol- and drug-related deaths, as well as lethal accidents and certain chronic diseases.
But that pattern didn’t hold for white men, who on the whole were slightly more likely to die in prison than outside, according to findings published in Annals of Epidemiology.
On June 7, 2011, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a flash of X-rays coming from the western edge of the solar disk. Registering only “M” (for medium) on the Richter scale of solar flares, the blast at first appeared to be a run-of-the-mill eruption–that is, until researchers looked at the movies.
“We’d never seen anything like it,” says Alex Young, a solar physicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. “Half of the sun appeared to be blowing itself to bits.”
“In terms of raw power, this really was just a medium-sized eruption,” says Young, “but it had a uniquely dramatic appearance caused by all the inky-dark material. We don’t usually see that.”
Solar physicist Angelos Vourlidas of the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC calls it a case of “dark fireworks.”
Starting July 16, McDain’s, a Pittsburgh-area restaurant, will ban children under the age of 6 from its dining area. Restaurant owner Mike Vuick said the policy came in response to complaints he’d received from older customers about kids causing a ruckus. In an email to his clientele, Vuick wrote, “We feel that McDain’s is a not a place for young children … and many, many times they have disturbed other customers.”
A few weeks ago, Malaysia Airlines announced that it would ban infants from flying in the first-class cabin because other passengers had complained about squalling babies. And last February it was rumored that Virgin Atlantic and British Airways had been pressured to consider child-free zones and even child-free planes to appease business travelers who, according to a travel survey, listed unruly children as their No. 1 travel-related complaint.
Headphones on, everyone. The moaning mouth ‘bot is back, this time to sing you a Japanese nursery rhyme. (Freaking you out is a side effect, not the main goal.) Hideyuki Sawada of Kagawa University in Japan brought the mouthbot to Robotech 2011 to demonstrate its new powers. You can watch it below singing “Kagome Kagome,” a children’s song.
The robot, which first started freaking us out last spring, is designed to help hearing-impaired people improve their speech. It’s the most mechanically accurate robot mouth ever, with an air pump to simulate lungs, artificial vocal chords, a resonance tube, a nasal cavity, and a microphone attached to a sound analyzer. It listens to itself and uses a learning algorithm to better mimic the sounds of human speech.
“Being an ex-terrorist myself is to understand the mindset of a terrorist,” Shoebat told CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
But CNN reporters in the United States, Israel and the Palestinian territories found no evidence that would support that biography. Neither Shoebat nor his business partner provided any proof of Shoebat’s involvement in terrorism, despite repeated requests.
A Colorado teen is recovering from serious burns he suffered when the fireworks he was attempting to mix in a coffee grinder exploded.
Police say the incident happened Monday when 19-year-old Sean Michael Ogden of Durango was trying to break down fireworks he had purchased so he could turn them into larger fireworks. The blast shook the house of a fire inspector who lives about a quarter-mile away.
Fire marshal Tom Kaufman told The Durango Herald that the friction from the electric grinder could have ignited the mixture.
Thai authorities have arrested an Iranian man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 50 million baht ($1.6 million) worth of crystal methamphetamine into the country disguised as handicraft art.
The Customs Department said 28-year-old Safi Zadeh Hossein was carrying two plaque-shaped sculptures when he was arrested Tuesday on arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Damascus, Syria.
Customs officials demonstrated to reporters Wednesday how the sculptures were pressed and molded from the illegal stimulant.
Troy Moross of Madison Heights was already dead of a blow to the head when someone removed his genitalia in a “precise surgical fashion,” a medical examiner testified Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Robert Nowak.
Nowak, 51, is accused of killing 26-year-old Moross in February 2001 and leaving his body in a parking lot in Madison Heights.
Investigators linked Nowak to Moross in 2010, after Nowak was arrested in California on a theft charge and his DNA matched that taken from Moross’ body.
But Nowak’s defense attorney, Lawrence Kaluzny, said Moross likely was a victim of a bizarre sexual cult operating in a home in Rochester, where men were mutilated and tortured in the basement of the home.
Mexican soldiers discovered the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country in a remote desert surrounded by cactuses, a top army officer said on Thursday.
Soldiers patrolling the area found 300 acres of marijuana plants being tended by dozens of men this week, said General Alfonso Duarte.
He said the crop, which was found in the state of Baja California, about 200 miles/320 km south of San Diego, California, would have yielded about 120 tonnes and was worth about $160 million.
“This is the biggest marijuana plantation we have found in the country,” Duarte said.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to spend more than $300 million over the next four years on radiation-detection equipment that has not been fully tested and may not work, according to a budget request and an unreleased report by the Government Accountability Office.
The department’s plan is the latest in a series of efforts involving the troubled Advanced Spectroscopic Portal machine, which was touted by the George W. Bush administration as an advanced way to prevent the importation of radioactive materials that could be used in a nuclear or dirty bomb.
He said: ‘I thought it was worthless.
‘I didn’t it know it was valuable. That’s why I painted over it. I really am sorry if people are upset.’
He is now exploring ways of recovering the painting and has enlisted the help of Richard Pelter the director and head conservator of the International Fine Art Conservation Studios.
Mr Pelter has previously carried out major restoration work on buildings including Kensington Palace and Westminster Cathedral and now he is doing his best to restore the popular gorilla image.
The sea area polluted in an oil spill in China’s Bohai Bay was five times as large as Beijing previously announced. A probe conducted by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration found that some 4,240 sq.km of water, or seven times the size of Seoul, were polluted by oil leaks from the Peng Lai 19-3 oilfield in Bohai Bay, the daily Xin Jing Bao reported Wednesday.
Beijing admitted the oil spill for the first time on July 5, a month after two oil leaks occurred at China’s largest marine oilfield on June 4 and 17, saying only 840 sq.km were polluted. But the water quality of a 3,400 sq.km area nearby dropped from Grade 1 to Grade 3.
Fox News host Eric Bolling pulled a Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday, asserting that there were no terrorist attacks on “American soil” during President Bush’s term in office.
Giuliani famously made a similar assertion in early 2010, saying, “we had no domestic attacks under Bush.” Of course, the 9/11 attacks happened under Bush.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on July 15, 2011
A woman accused of killing her cat by blowing heroin smoke in its face denied the allegations to police, according to a report released Thursday.
Twenty-one-year-old Danielle Blankenship told Boulder Police she would never hurt the cat and did not smoke heroin.
Her ex-boyfriend made the allegations to Boulder Police Tuesday. He also claimed Blankenship hit him.
When officers arrived at his apartment to investigate a domestic violence complaint, they noticed the male cat, Muffin, at the bottom of the stairs.
“It was breathing, but not moving,” Boulder Animal Control Supervisor Janeé Boswell said. “At that point, I picked the cat up to see if it would walk. It took about a step and it went limp and it tumbled over.”
Boswell says she went outside to get a carrier to take the cat to the veterinarian.
She said when she returned, “One of the police officers advised me that the boyfriend had made the statement that the girlfriend blew heroin smoke in the cat’s face.”
A Florida traffic court judge was busted after a man told police that she used her cell phone to take pictures of him standing at a courthouse urinal, authorities said.
Rhonda Hollander, 47, was arrested last week after her kooky candid camera shots inside the men’s room at the West Regional Courthouse, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
A report of the encounter says Willie Jackson Jr. was “getting ready to urinate” when Hollander appeared at the adjoining urinal and began snapping away.
She then took photos of another man entering the restroom before she bolted, ducking inside another judge’s chambers. Police were summoned and quickly located Hollander, who admitted taking the pictures.
But the judge refused to surrender her cell phone, insisting “it was a public restroom and that she was not breaking any kind of laws,” the report said.
It has come to light that the operator of the Genkai nuclear power plant had requested its staff and affiliates to send e-mails supporting the restart of the reactors to a meeting to explain the government’s safety measures.
On June 26th, the government held a meeting in Saga City to answer questions from residents in preparation for the resumption of the operation of the nuclear reactors.
The meeting was shown live by a cable TV station and via the Internet, and viewers were invited to send in their opinions by e-mail or fax.
On Wednesday, Kyushu Electric Power Company President Toshio Manabe revealed that 4 days before the meeting, its head office instructed some company members and 4 affiliated firms to send in e-mails expressing support for restarting the reactors.
Keep reblogging stuff for around a week. Don’t reblog her every day or use a single pattern. Try something like this:
Day 1: 2 likes, 1 reblog
Day 2 : 2 likes
Day 3: 2 reblogs
Day 4: Nothing because you have a fucking life
Day 5: 2 reblogs
You get the point.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on July 8, 2011
A Chinese company has unveiled a sex robot which it claims can recognise – and even chat to – its owner.
The 5ft 5ins robot has realistic skin and muscles made of silicon gel on an advanced medical metal skeleton.
Love Sex Company manager Li Jian said the £3,000 robots were aimed at well-paid executives who were too busy to meet real women.
Customers could choose the face and figure of their robot which would be programmed to recognise its owner’s face and hold conversations with him, or her, in a choice of languages.
It can also be controlled remotely to take up different positions and some body parts can even shake, added Li.
His 186-pound tumor is record-breaking, but the size of his smile is what’s really remarkable about Nguyen Duy Hai.
The 31-year-old Vietnamese man has had a tumor growing on his right leg since soon after he was born.
Despite having an amputation at the knee 14 years ago, he still has a growth wider than three feet.
In reality, in China, the word kung fu can also relate to non-martial arts contexts and can come to mean any individual accomplishment or skill cultivated through long and hard work.
Bai Dengchun, age 23, who hails from northern China’s Shandong Province, can throw cards with such force and accuracy that from as far as 16 feet away he can slice a cucumber or burst a balloon. He can also crack an egg or knock off the end of a lit cigarette from a smoker’s mouth.
Baltimore police confirmed that the officer was riding in the passenger seat of an unmarked patrol car Wednesday while cruising down Hanover Street when he felt something on the back of his neck.
The officer swiped at his neck and discovered the big rodent crawling up his back, police said. The rat bit his palm and thumb before the officer was able to throw it out of the car window.
A 55 feet long fish has been found in the seashore of Guangdong, China.
According to a local newspaper, the big fish weighs at least 10,000 pounds.
Hwang, a 66-years-old fisherman living in the near area, said he has never seen anything like this in his whole life and that the fish was tied with ropes when it was first found.
Thousands of bicyclists took to the streets of Portland, Oregon on Saturday night, riding in hordes across meandering avenues of asphalt on their two-wheelers.
As 20-somethings populate the Pacific Northwest hipster hub and rally for bicyclists rights and recognition of their rides, is it really all that weird? Not quite. Until you do it bare-ass naked, that is. That’s what most of them did on Saturday’s moon-lit annual installment of the World Naked Bike Ride.
In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history”.
They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are acting together in ways that have not previously been recognised.
The impacts, they say, are already affecting humanity.
Initially an announcement on the underground barrier was due to be made to the press on June 14, but it was put off until after TEPCO’s general shareholders meeting on June 28.
In the meantime, the state of the nuclear power plant continues to deteriorate and radioactive materials are eerily spreading and contaminating the area around the plant.
Which is more important: upholding share prices or stopping pollution? The Japanese political and business world has sunk to a level where it can’t even answer such a question.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on June 21, 2011
Marvin Heemeyer of Granby, Colorado pimped his dozer ‘n settled his scores before he suicided. a crafty citizen slighted succeeded in creating the carnage he sought, a mighty smite to a double-crossin’ town
Killdozer K1-A Specs:
Chassis: Komatsu D575A-3SD
Weight: 200 Tons
Crew: 2 (pilot / gunner)
Armor: Composite – 2 1/2 inch steel plates with 12 inches of concrete with rebar in between
Attached steel slat armor covered in razor wire
Armament: 1 x PTRS-41 14.5mm Anti-Tank Rifle (front)
1 x M2 .50 machine gun (cupola)
1 x improvised mortar / smoke launcher
3 x 10 gauge shotgun (side, back, side)
Features: GPS Navigation
Self-cleaning Infra-red cameras
Compressed air shunt for NBC overpressure
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on May 12, 2011
Bonus – Bronson talks about losin’ his cherry at 5:
“I’ve been trying to make it with girls for as long as I can remember,” he says. “I remember my first time. I was five and a half years old, and she was six. This was in 1928 or 1929. It happened at about the worst time in my life. We had been thrown out of our house . . .”
The house was in Ehrenfeld, known as Scooptown, and it was a company house owned by the Pennsylvania Coal and Coke Company. When the miners went out on strike, they were evicted from their homes, and the Buchinsky family went to live in the basement of a house occupied by another miner and his eight children. “This would have been the summer before I started school,” Bronson says. “I remember my father had shaved us all bald to avoid lice. Times were poor. I wore hand-me-downs. And because the kids just older than me in the family were girls, sometimes I had to wear my sisters’ hand-me-downs. I remember going to school in a dress. And my socks, when I got home sometimes I’d have to take them off and give them to my brother to wear into the mines.
“But, anyway, this was a Fourth of July picnic, and there was this girl, six years old. I gave her some strawberry pop. I gave her the pop because I didn’t want it; I had taken up chewing tobacco and I liked that better. I didn’t start smoking until I was nine. But I gave her the pop, and then we . . . hell, I never lost my virginity. I never had any virginity.” – Charles Bronson
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on January 23, 2011
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on December 28, 2010