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Outrage as Grindr users post revealing pictures of themselves in front of Berlin Holocaust memorial

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin serves as a solemn reminder of the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust. It also serves as the backdrop for hundreds of gay and bisexual men using the austere grey concrete backdrop as a location to shoot their profile pictures for social app Grindr. The images have been collected on the blog ‘Totem and Taboo: Grindr Remembers the Holocaust,’ and have caused considerable outrage over the political correctness of the location.
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Owner Sends Dog To Kill Shelter For Being ‘Gay’
The photo that started it all, which was posted Wednesday, showed the forlorn animal in a closed-off area wet with rain, looking bleakly through the fence. “This guy was signed over to [Jackson Rabies Control], not [because] he’s mean or [because] he tears things up, but because … [h]is owner says he’s gay!” the caption under the photo explained. “He hunched [sic] another male dog so his owner threw him away [because] he refuses to have a ‘gay’ dog! Even if that weren’t the most assinine [sic] thing I’ve ever heard, it’s still discrimination!” The post additionally threatened that the dog would lose his life today if he weren’t adopted, due to a lack of room at the facility.
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Karen ‘Gary’ Kazaryan: The Hacker Who Allegedly Blackmailed 350 Women With 3,000 Nude Photos Over Skype And Facebook

A federal grand jury in the Central District of California has turned in a 30-count indictment against 27-year-old hacker Karen “Gary” Kazaryan, a resident from Glendale, Calif. If convicted on all 30 counts, including 15 counts of computer intrusion and 15 counts of aggravated identity theft, Kazaryan could face up to 105 years in federal prison. Karen ‘Gary’ Kazaryan: The Hacker Who Allegedly Blackmailed 350 Women With 3,000 Nude Photos Over Skype And Facebook According to the indictment released early Wednesday morning, Kazaryan allegedly hacked his way into hundreds of online accounts, using personal information and nude or semi-nude photos of his victims to coerce more than 350 female victims to show him their naked bodies, usually over Skype. By posing as a friend, Kazaryan allegedly tricked these women into stripping for him on camera, allegedly capturing more than 3,000 images of these women to blackmail them.
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Senior British rabbi filmed telling alleged child abuse victim not to go to the police

The footage shows the alleged victim telling Rabbi Padwa about someone “who sexually abused me when I was younger, when I was a child and I’m looking for your advice, to be honest, what to do…Would do you think maybe, is it a good idea to speak to the police about it?”. “Oh no,” Padwa answers, explaining that doing so would breach Rabbinic Law. The alleged victim says that child sex abuse is a “very serious issue”, but is told not tell the police. Rabbi Padwa adds: “Men Tur Nisht,” which is Yiddish for “people must not tell tales.” He continues: “The police is not the solution.”
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All data stored on cloud computing services can be accessed by US government without a warrant

According to reports, all personal information stored on major cloud computing services can be spied on by US agencies without users’ knowledge or even a search warrant. This is all reportedly being done under the recently reauthorized Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and has led British Members of Parliament to call on the British government to not only end the use of cloud computing but also stop sharing intelligence services with the U.S, according to the Independent. It’s worth pointing out that the US government has admitted breaching the Fourth Amendment under FISA while maintaining an absurd level of secrecy around the Act. Given the massive expansion of the Pentagon’s cyberwarfare forces and the exponential rise in surveillance overall, people around the world have a quite legitimate reason to be concerned.
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Burger King reveals its burgers were contaminated in horsemeat scandal

Burger King has revealed that some of its burgers were contaminated in the horsemeat scare, as the tainted food crisis threatened to undermine the confidence of consumers, and major retailers tried to protect their reputations.
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Cats Are Ruthless Killers. Should They Be Killed?

Look, I’m as sentimental as the next person. (I cried for the entirety of Les Miserables.) I love my cat and she gives my life meaning. But I also can admit that the science is staring us in the face. We can’t bear to talk about euthanizing cats because they are so friggin’ cute–but, if we’re honest with ourselves, the best solution to this problem is to kill cats. Kill them, with their cute little faces, their soft fur and their snuggles. Some of the cats need to be dead.
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Priest busted on meth charges

A Catholic priest busted for allegedly dealing crystal meth was suspended after church officials discovered he was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport’s St. Augustine Cathedral. Monsignor Kevin Wallin was relieved of his duties in May, but the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport continued to pay him a stipend until his Jan. 3 arrest — a day he was planning to fly to London on vacation. Now dubbed “Msgr. Meth” by some, Wallin seemed to live a life that easily could have been ripped from the script of “Breaking Bad,” the popular AMC series about a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal methamphetamine producer. At one point, Wallin was selling upwards of $9,000 of meth a week, according to his indictment. In his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61, bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven, Conn., called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits.
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Can the DEA Hide a Surveillance Camera on Your Land?

The ruling last October came in a motion to suppress the evidence obtained by the warrantless video cameras. After that ruling, the defendants, five members of the Magana family, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and now face up to life in prison and up to $10 million in fines. But as part of the plea deal, they retained their right to appeal the ruling. And their attorneys say they are prepared to take the case all the way to the US Supreme Court. In their motion, they had asked the court to suppress evidence because of the property’s locked gate and “No Trespassing” sign. Since the properties were heavily wooded and posted with signs, the owners were entitled to an expectation of privacy, the attorneys say.
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NeverGetBusted: Tips To Fool Drug Dogs

K-9s are trained to detect marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. They are not trained to detect mushrooms or LSD.
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Operation Intercept, 1969 | War on Drugs, 1969: Photos From U.S. Customs’ ‘Operation Intercept’

Case in point: In October 1969, LIFE ran a cover story (or rather, a series of stories) under the banner: MARIJUANA: At Least 12 Million American Have Now Tried It. Are penalties too severe? Should it be legalized? Across 10 full pages, intermingling opinion, photography and reportage, LIFE took a hard look at pot smoking in the U.S., but waded deep into the debate — already heated then — of whether or not the country’s draconian marijuana statutes were doing more harm than good.
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Droid DNA “Hyper Intelligence” Commercial and its Transhumanist Message

This TV ad promoting Verizon’s Droid DNA phone is weird, cringe-worthy and also promotes something else: Transhumanism. Indeed, the ad does not only sell a smartphone. Not unlike movies and music videos, it normalizes the concept of “upgrading” humans by merging them with machines. While most of us already entertain a somewhat unhealthy, dependent relationship with our cellphones, this ad makes things creepier by showing the device completely modifying the user’s body and genetic makeup. Yes, it is “only a commercial”, but all of the concepts behind it are real and will be available to a very rich and limited public very soon. Here’s the ad.
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The DEA Wants to Access Your Medical Records Without Consent or a Warrant

The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to access private prescription records of patients in Oregon without a warrant, despite a state law forbidding it from doing so. The ACLU and its Oregon affiliate are challenging this practice in a new case that raises the question of whether the Fourth Amendment allows federal law enforcement agents to obtain confidential prescription records without a judge’s prior approval. It should not.
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Al Pacino is transformed into Phil Spector with a huge wig as stills are released from controversial new TV movie

It is one of the most controversial Hollywood productions in years. And new stills of controversial new made-for-TV film Phil Spector show Al Pacino, who plays the music mogul, being sent to prison for murdering a B movie actress Lana Clarkson. The Godfather star wears a massive afro wig in the courtroom scene, and is flanked by Dame Helen Mirren, who is playing his lawyer Linda Kenny Baden.
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Miami-Dade Police dogs, cocaine used in 4th-grade science project

A Miami-Dade Police detective provided narcotics detector canines and an ounce of cocaine for his daughter’s fourth-grade science project, “Drug Sniffing Dogs.”
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10 Ways Social Taboos About Sex, Drugs and Death Scare Us from Learning the Truth

Taboos are not relics of ancient societies. America has its share of views that are cemented in cultural mores. As Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in a 1996 Supreme Court dissent, “Closed-minded we were — as every age is, including our own, with regard to matters it cannot guess, because it simply does not consider them debatable.” By foreclosing debate, modern taboos surrounding topics such as excrement, sex, drugs and death lead to harmful attitudes and policies. The ensuing misery ranges from “slut shaming” to the tragedy of the drug war that has resulted in over 50,000 violent Mexican deaths since 2006. Taboos negatively affect the latent assumptions on which Americans carry out their lives, and have transformed the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness into the pursuit of health, safety and the avoidance of death.
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Chinese Surgeons Treat Opiate Addiction by Removing Brain’s Pleasure Center

Doctors in China are experimenting with an extreme treatment for addiction. The experimental procedure consists of destroying portions of the brain’s pleasure center in an attempt to stop cravings for opiate drugs like heroin. Possible side effects including permanently disabling an addict’s ability to experience the entire range of human emotions, including the capacity to feel joy.
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ARGUS: The Technology that Takes Video Surveillance to Another Level

Argus Panoptes is the name of a giant of Greek mythology who had a hundred eyes and who was said to be “all-seeing”. What an appropriate name for DARPA’s latest wide area monitoring system, described as the “next generation of surveillance”. When mounted on a drone, ARGUS (which stands for Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System) has a 1.8 Gigapixels video system that allows the constant video surveillance of a small city, complete with the tracking of moving objects and incredible zoom-in capabilities. Here’s a short video describing the basic (and non top-secret) capabilities of this technology. As you’ll see, the guy in the documentary refuses to say where this system is used. One thing, it is used and most probably on civilians. The All-Seeing Eye is not just a symbol, it is a goal the powers that be are striving to achieve.
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Movie Review: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ By James Inman

I downloaded Zero Dark Thirty off BitTorrent because I thought I’d review the film exclusively for Media Underground. I’m not going to pay one dime for a Lockheed Martin commercial and I knew how it ends so here’s my take. The film should be called Zero Fuck Movie. It begins with a retarded looking ginger anorexic pale Carrot Juice Maya bitch standing in the background during a torture scene, but you’re supposed to feel sorry for her because she can’t stand to watch torture. First thoughts: any CIA agent in that room is going to be a West Point graduate and a professional sadist and is not going to give a fuck about torture. When they keep cutting back to her with that Florence Nightingale compassion cunt-face, it’s utterly laughable.
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Vertical slums, Caracas, Venezuela

The Tower of David, called after David brillembourg, the tower’s investor died in 1993. The building is incomplete due to the crisis of 1994 lacking of elevators, installed electricity, running water, balcony railing, windows, and even walls in many places. As Virginia Lopez, The Guardian, reported, Tower of David is far from the perfect home. No sewage system is in place, lorry-delivered water is rationed, whole sections of the building are in the dark and the absence of lifts forces people to walk up hundreds of stairs.
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Surfer Beats Own Record For Tallest Wave Ever Surfed – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara successfully rode a towering wave believed to be over 30 meters tall (100 feet) off the coast of Nazaré in Portugal on Monday. Reportedly, he’s now broken his own world record, set in 2011 in the same spot. The waves in this part of the Atlantic Ocean are legendary among surfers.
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The Cult of Nikola Tesla

No personality in the history of science has been pushed further into the realm of mythology than the Serbian-American electrical engineer Nikola Tesla. He is, without a doubt, one of the true giants in the history of electromagnetic theory. As an inventor he was as prolific as they come, with approximately 300 patents having been discovered in at least 26 countries, but many more inventions as well that stayed within his lab and were never patented. As remarkable as were his talents was his personality: private, eccentric, possessed of extraordinary memory and bizarre habits, and with a headlong descent into mental illness during his later years. Tesla’s unparalleled combination of genius and aberrance have turned him into one of the seminal cult figures of the day. As such, at least as much fiction as fact have swirled around popular accounts of his life, and devotees of conspiracy theories and alternative science hypotheses have hijacked his name more than that of any other figur…
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The Longest Hunger Strike

Staff turned off the video camera typically used to record medical procedures. They strapped Coleman down at “four points” with seatbelt-like “therapeutic” restraints. Edward Blanchette, the internist and prison medical director at the time, pushed a thick, flexible tube up Coleman’s right nostril. Rubber scraped against cartilage and bone and drew blood. Coleman howled. As the tube snaked into his throat, it kinked, bringing the force of insertion onto the sharp edges of the bent tube. They thought he was resisting so they secured a wide mesh strap over his shoulders to keep him from moving. A nurse held his head. Blanchette finally realized that the tube had kinked and pulled it back out. He pushed a second tube up Coleman’s nose, down his throat, and into his stomach. Blanchette filled the tube with vanilla Ensure. Coleman’s nose bled. He gagged constantly against the tube. He puked. As they led him back to his cell, the cuffs of Coleman’s gray sweatshirt were soaked with snot, s…
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That Cuddly Kitty Is Deadlier Than You Think

In a report that scaled up local surveys and pilot studies to national dimensions, scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that domestic cats in the United States — both the pet Fluffies that spend part of the day outdoors and the unnamed strays and ferals that never leave it — kill a median of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals a year, most of them native mammals like shrews, chipmunks and voles rather than introduced pests like the Norway rat. The estimated kill rates are two to four times higher than mortality figures previously bandied about, and position the domestic cat as one of the single greatest human-linked threats to wildlife in the nation. More birds and mammals die at the mouths of cats, the report said, than from automobile strikes, pesticides and poisons, collisions with skyscrapers and windmills and other so-called anthropogenic causes.
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TILA TEQUILA PROVIDES PROOF EXPOSING THE ILLUMINATI!

OMG! Thanks Jasmine
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‘Quantum smell’ idea gains ground

A controversial theory that the way we smell involves a quantum physics effect has received a boost, following experiments with human subjects. It challenges the notion that our sense of smell depends only on the shapes of molecules we sniff in the air. Instead, it suggests that the molecules’ vibrations are responsible. A way to test it is with two molecules of the same shape, but with different vibrations. A report in PLOS ONE shows that humans can distinguish the two. Tantalisingly, the idea hints at quantum effects occurring in biological systems – an idea that is itself driving a new field of science
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LAPD Uses Anti-Terrorism Devise to Track Cellphone Users – Ca – News

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is using an anti-terrorism device that indiscriminately sweeps up cellphone communications of innocent bystanders during burglary, drug and murder investigations. LA Weekly wrote back in September that the police agency purchased Stingray technology in 2006 using Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funds, and is deploying the portable equipment for routine police operations. DHS grant documents said the device was intended for “regional terrorism investigations.” Stingray pretends that it is a cell tower and fools wireless phones into establishing a connection. Once connected, it can establish cell location and download information of people who are not suspects in an investigation, raising all sorts of privacy issues.
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Brain region associated with selfishness

People with damage to a specific part of the brain entrusted unexpectedly large amounts of money to complete strangers. In an investment game played in the lab, three women with damage to a small part of the brain called the basolateral amygdala handed over nearly twice as much money as healthy people.

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▲ Scientists unlock gene secrets of opium poppy drug
Opium poppies, the source of illicit heroin, are also important for producing medical painkillers such as morphine and codeine, along with noscapine, which has been used for decades as a cough suppressant. More recently, researchers have found noscapine is also a potent anti-cancer agent, prompting clinical tests into its role in fighting blood cancer. The discovery that a cluster of 10 genes is responsible for the synthesis of noscapine inside the poppies means plant breeders can now develop high-yielding varieties. It may also help scientists in future produce the drug in factories.
▲ Hip-Hop Mogul James Rosemond Convicted as a Cocaine Kingpin
Rosemond is perhaps more notorious in the hip-hop community for his alleged involvement — which he has consistently denied — in the bicoastal feud that led to the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, known as Biggie Smalls. He served as the CEO of Czar Entertainment which managed big-name artists including the Game, 50 Cent, Akon, Brandy and boxer Mike Tyson. Prosecutors accused Rosemond of operating a cross-country cocaine ring that shipped the drug to New York and sent the money to the West Coast
▲ Video: The Hazards of ‘Bath Salts’ – POLICE Magazine with more bullshit drug hysteria
A subject under the influence of bath salts poses a similar problem as PCP (a.k.a. angel dust) did in its 1980s heyday—a problem not easily solved with the tools officers have on hand. Less-lethal tools such as pepper spray or a baton are nearly useless, doctors said. “Talking rarely calms the situation and the use of blunt force may not slow them down,” said Sydney Vail, a trauma doctor and director of the Arizona DPS SWAT team. “O.C. spray may likely be ineffective as well.” Home or street chemists create bath salts usually using at least one of three chemicals now banned by the Drug Enforcement Administration—MDPV, mephedrone, and methylone. The potent mixture, which is sold on the Internet and in head shops, has the hallucinatory effect of LSD and stimulates users like amphetamine, said Dr. Jeffrey Ho, an ER physician and Meeker County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy.
▲ We Wanted Beer: Photographs from the Prohibition era
▲ Herpes verdict in Portland: Woman wins $900,000 after getting disease from internet date
The 49-year-old Beaverton divorcee was impressed when she met a 69-year-old Southeast Portland man on the Internet dating website eHarmony. He seemed well-educated, charming and kind. They had a lot in common, including that she was a dental hygienist and he was a retired dentist. On the fourth date — an evening that included hors d’oeuvres, wine and a few puffs of pot — the two had sex. The woman was looking for a husband. Instead, she ended up with genital herpes. After enduring repeated painful outbreaks of the disease and spiraling into clinical depression, she filed a lawsuit. Last week after a four-day trial, a Multnomah County jury awarded her nearly every dollar she was asking for: $900,000 for her pain and suffering. It was the first time a case of one person suing another for intentionally transmitting herpes went to trial in Oregon, said the attorneys who tried and researched the case.
▲ Health Dangers in Your Hose: Are You Watering Your Garden With Endocrine Disruptors and Toxic Chemicals?
Your garden hose may contain high levels of lead, flame retardants, heavy metals, and endocrine-disrupting phthalates and BPA.
▲ Police: Man punched boy, 6, at airport
According to investigators, the boy was with his family in front of the United Airlines ticket counter when Mellen walked up to the family and struck the boy in the forehead with a closed fist. “He just walked along, and out the blue hit the kid straight in the head,” said Wayne Clark, director of aviation security at JIA. “No apparent reason why he would do this.” Clark said Mellen hit the boy so hard that the boy fell to the ground and his head bounced on the surface. “The kid fell rather violently on the floor,” Clark said. Ellen Lehnert was traveling that day and witnessed the punch. “We were real baffled about why,” Lehnert, who’s from Illinois, said in a phone interview. “I felt really, really bad for the child. The mother had told me that the child didn’t know where he was after that, so my guess is the kid hit the child hard enough he might have given him a concussion or something.” Thanks Jasmine
▲ Obama’s and Brennan’s “Kill List”
Create a Do Not Kill List The New York Times reports that President Obama has created an official “kill list” that he uses to personally order the assassination of American citizens. Considering that the government already has a “Do Not Call” list and a “No Fly” list, we hereby request that the White House create a “Do Not Kill” list in which American citizens can sign up to avoid being put on the president’s “kill list” and therefore avoid being executed without indictment, judge, jury, trial or due process of law.
▲ In China, millions make themselves at home in caves
More than 30 million Chinese people live in caves, many of them in Shaanxi province where the Loess plateau, with its distinctive cliffs of yellow, porous soil, makes digging easy and cave dwelling a reasonable option. Each of the province’s caves, yaodong, in Chinese, typically has a long vaulted room dug into the side of a mountain with a semicircular entrance covered with rice paper or colorful quilts. People hang decorations on the walls, often a portrait of Mao Tse-tung or a photograph of a movie star torn out of a glossy magazine. The better caves protrude from the mountain and are reinforced with brick masonry. Some are connected laterally so a family can have several chambers. Electricity and even running water can be brought in. “Most aren’t so fancy, but I’ve seen some really beautiful caves: high ceilings and spacious with a nice yard out front where you can exercise and sit in the sun,” said Ren, who works as a driver and is the son of a wheat and millet farmer.
▲ Apartment Depot Hardware in Hamilton Heights gets busted
THE CITY took an unusual step this month on its long-running battle against graffiti by shutting down an upper Manhattan hardware store that sold spray paint to minors, officials said. Cops zeroed in on Apartment Depot Hardware on Broadway near W. 142nd St. in Hamilton Heights after several people busted for tagging in the neighborhood said they bought their paint from the store, cops said Friday. “We just went for the source,” a police source said. The shop, run by Jose Tejada, 42, was shuttered May 4 for six days after it allegedly sold spray paint to 18-year-old auxiliary officers posing as regular teens three times between May and November last year, court papers show. City law prohibits selling spray paint to anyone under the age of 21. Because there were three incidents, the city was able to shut the store under its nuisance-abatement law, which is typically used to shutter spots suspected in drug dealing, gambling or prostitution.
▲ Orvillecopter – A Dead Cat Turned into a Helicopter
Like many other animal lovers, Dutch artist Bart Jansen found it hard to part with his pet cat, Orville, after he was hit by a car. So he decided to turn the dead feline into a unique piece of artwork called the Orvillecopter. Jansen named his beloved pet after the famous aviator Orville Wright, so I guess it makes perfect sense that he decided to turn the cat into a remote-controlled helicopter. After having the Orville stuffed by a taxidermist, the artist teamed up with radio-controlled helicopter expert Arjen Beltman to make the cat fly for the first time. Beltman designed a custom mechanism and attached it to the stuffed cat to create a truly bizarre flying machine called the Orvillecopter. Bart Jansen unveiled his unique creation on Saturday, at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam, and described it as half cat, half machine.
▲ Blow Job: leaf blower portraits by Tadas Cerniauskas
Lithuanian photographer Tadas Cerniauskas photographed models as they were being blasted in the face by a high-powered jet of air from an industrial leaf blower. His models clearly weren’t put off by the old schoolyard saying: “If the wind changes your face will stay that way”.
▲ Clifton Cafeteria: Neon light left on for 77 years discovered during Los Angeles restaurant renovation
Renovation of a landmark Los Angeles restaurant has revealed a neon lamp that has been left on for around 77 years. The light, forgotten for decades, was discovered burning brightly behind a dusty wall in the woman’s restroom in Clifton’s Cafeteria. The surprising discovery was made as the building’s owner, Andrew Meieran, as he undertakes a multimillion renovation of the historic building.
▲ OSU veterinary graduate pleads guilty to sodomy
In a consent agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Wilson admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct with a small female horse for six minutes on the evening of Sept. 14, 2009. In lieu of further disciplinary action, Wilson also agreed to refrain from practicing veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania for a minimum of five years, the agreement says.
▲ Oliver Stone calls on U.S. military to stop ‘violently dismembering live animals’
Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has urged the U.S. Department of Defense in a recent video to stop using thousands of goats in medical training drills. “Each year, the U.S. military and its contractors shoot, stab, mutilate, burn, and kill more than 10,000 live animals in cruel and archaic trauma training exercises,” Stone said in the video, produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The video utilizes leaked footage of a Coast Guard trauma training drill, where live anesthetized goats had their limbs cut off and were stabbed to simulate injuries. The Associated Press reported in April that other branches of the military use similar training techniques on goats and pigs.
▲ Palm Coast man accused of strangling kitten, biting lips off another
Roman, according to the report, confessed to an acquaintance that “he accidentally choked a kitten” a couple of weeks ago that belonged to roommates, according to the report. He also told the man “he bit the lips off one of the kittens and burnt its ear and whiskers with a lighter.”
▲ Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far-Right, threatens to sue Madonna
Miss Le Pen’s eyes and forehead then appear for a second before a swastika and the eyes of Adolf Hitler are superimposed onto the FN leader. Furious, Miss Le Pen threatened to sue the singer if she kept the video unchanged when she performs in Paris on the July 14 national holiday and in Nice in August. “If she does that in France, we’ll be waiting for her,” she told Le Parisien. Hitting back at Madonna, she was quoted by the newspaper as asking: “By the way, has Madonna given back the children she stole from Africa? Or did she end up buying them?” Madonna adopted two children, David and Mercy in Malawi in 2007 and 2009, sparking a coalition of around 85 local NGOs to accuse her of “child kidnap”.
▲ Man on the run after making his own mother pregnant for the SECOND time
A man is on the run in Zimbabwe after allegedly making his own mother pregnant for the second time. Simon Matsvara and his mother Ethel Vhangare fled their home in Pote Village, Mashonaland Central province when members of their church group discovered she was expecting another child. Just four years ago the pair, whose ages are unknown, were fined by village elders after Mrs Vhangare suffered a miscarriage. Village chief Chinamhora said the community had been outraged by the claims and he has dispatched aids to hunt the mother and son down.
▲ What Foodies and Cannibals Have in Common
Cannibalism—whether unintentional, deliberate (as with the Donner Party, the Uruguayan rugby team, and scores of sailors in extremis) or plain murderous (the recent incident in Florida)—represents the most troubling extreme of our omnivorous condition. Just because we can, will we? According to Smithsonian Magazine, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europeans routinely consumed “preserved and fresh human remains” for medicinal purposes—tincture of Egyptian mummy, skull-and-chocolate for apoplexy, fresh blood harvested from public executions.
▲ Russian Millionaire Tosses Paper Money Planes Out of Office Window, Laughs as People Brawl Over Them
A crowd soon formed outside the building, eager to catch every 5,000-rouble ($160) bill Durov and his cohort were throwing. As tends to happen in these situations, the scene quickly devolved into an all-out brawl. “People turned into dogs as they were literally attacking the notes,” said one eyewitness. “They broke each other’s noses, climbed the traffic lights with their prey – just like monkeys. Shame on Durov!” For his part, the 27-year-old, whose net worth is valued at some $260 million, appeared to be enjoying the commotion, reportedly “laughing and filming” as people trampled over each other in desperation. He later claimed he was simply hoping to create “a festive atmosphere,” and stopped as soon as “people turned into animals.”
▲ British citizen arrested in Thailand on suspicion of smuggling babies’ corpses
A British citizen has been arrested in Bangkok on suspicion of smuggling human infant corpses for use in black magic rituals after the bodies of six babies were found in a suitcase in a hotel room, Thai police have said. Chow Hok Kuen, 28, a British citizen born in Hong Kong of Taiwanese parents, was arrested in Bangkok’s Chinatown and was being held for possession of human remains, according to reports. The bodies belonged to babies aged between two and seven months, Wiwat Kumchumnan, sub-division chief of the police’s children and women protection unit, told Reuters, though other reports suggested they were aborted human foetuses rather than dead full-term babies. Photographs obtained by Reuters appeared to show corpses too small to have survived to term. Some of the remains had been covered in gold leaf, said police, apparently for use in black magic rituals.
▲ Pirates making hundreds of millions in ransoms, as attacks intensify off Somali coast
Pirates took in an estimated $160 million in ransoms last year, and one study predicts the number will climb to $400 million by 2015, as the high seas thieves continue their brazen reign on the Indian Ocean. Efforts by shipping companies to beef up security, and by the European Union, which has mounted airstrikes on pirate ships, have so far been met with stepped-up attacks. Chillingly, pirates are now chopping off the limbs of captives in extreme cases when the airdrop of cash isn’t made quickly enough to suit them. “It’s an established, structured model, where you have Somalis who are leading and financing operations and then you have pirates who actually go out to sea and conduct the activity,” Brian Green, chief of the counter-piracy branch of the Office of Naval Intelligence, told FoxNews.com of the piracy industry. “They are, more or less, foot soldiers. They find targets of opportunity, attack them with the goal of hijacking and bringing that vessel back to Somalia.”
▲ Professor cuts off adulterous wife’s lips: report
A professor who believed his young wife to be having an affair has reportedly cut off her lips in a fit of jealousy and eaten them. “He cut off her lips and ate them,” Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted an unnamed source close to the case as saying. “He doesn’t seem to regret anything. He thinks she is the one who has offended him,” the source added.
▲ Getting High on Scorpions: The Afghan Drug War
Tartars in Bamiyan province prepare scorpions by smashing them between stones and letting them dry. The main part of the tail, with the sting, is then crushed into a powder and smoked with tobacco and/or hashish (marijuana).

 

 

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✪ Homeland Security: Paying with Cash?
✪ Bracelet reveals amazing craftsman’s skill from 7500BC (so good it couldn’t be bettered today)
A 9,500-year-old bracelet has been analysed using the very latest computers – and the results show that it is so intricate even today’s craftsmen would struggle to improve it. Researchers from the Institut Français d’Etudes Anatoliennes in Istanbul and Laboratoire de Tribologie et de Dynamiques des Systèmes studied the bracelet’s surface and its micro-topographic features revealing the astounding technical expertise of the maker. The bracelet is obsidian – which means it’s made from volcanic glass – and the researchers analysis of it sheds new light on Neolithic societies, which remain highly mysterious.
✪ America’s Killer Med Crisis
For the first time in nearly a century, automobile accidents are no longer the nation’s leading cause of accidental deaths, according to a major report released Tuesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. The new number one killer is drugs—not smack, crystal meth or any other stepped-on menace sold in urban alleyways or trailer parks, but bright, shiny pills prescribed by doctors, approved by the government, manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and sold to the consumer as “medicine.” Yet of the billions of legit pills Americans pop every year for medical conditions serious and otherwise, the vast majority of lives are claimed by only a select few classes—painkillers, sedatives and stimulants—that all share a common characteristic: they promote abuse, dependence and addiction.
✪ Cocaine Bust Lands Curvy Model In Italian Jail
A Spanish model’s plan to smuggle cocaine into Italy concealed in her prosthetic breasts and buttocks backfired Wednesday when her extra curvy figure drew the wrong kind of attention from ogling customs officials. The 33 year old deliberately wore tight-fitting clothes when she arrived on a flight at Rome’s Fiumicino airport from Sao Paulo in Brazil, hoping to throw the full-blooded Italian security staff off the scent. Unfortunately her extra-large bosom and derriere managed to attract the glances of airport customs agents, Italian news agency ANSA reported, but not for the reasons she had hoped. She also flubbed her answers to questions about the reasons for her trip. Two female investigators conducted a strip search and found the white powder stashed inside her unusual underwear. She was arrested for attempting to smuggle around 5.5 pounds of cocaine.
✪ Missouri grapples with 12-year meth problem
There is, however, a broad network of people who buy medications containing pseudoephedrine and sell it to the cooks, a practice called smurfing, Whitney says. In the past three years or so, young heroin users have begun smurfing to make money so they can buy heroin. A box of Sudafed that costs $8 or $9, he says, can be sold to meth cooks for $100, which is enough for 10 small heroin doses. Whitney expects almost 30 heroin overdose deaths this year in this county of 219,000. Law enforcement officials began tracking another trend in 2007 that made busting meth cooks even more difficult: a “one pot” method. The drug is mixed in a 2-liter soda bottle, often in moving cars. When the process is complete, the leftover toxic materials are tossed out the car window.
✪ Illegal drugs can be detected in the air – and could change people’s behaviour
We know that air pollution in the form of traffic and factory fumes can pose a health risk ě°˝€“ but airborne traces of illegal drugs could do too, say researchers. Scientists at the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research in Rome found traces of cocaine and cannabis in the air around dozens of sites in Italy. They also discovered statistical correlations between cocaine levels and certain types of cancer ě°˝€“ and between cannabis levels and mental disorders.
✪ Blue Ridge schools eyeing random drug tests for students
The Blue Ridge school board will consider implementing random drug testing as a way to keep students from making “unhealthy choices.” A policy could be adopted as soon as Jan. 18. The board meets at 6 Wednesday night to discuss proposed building construction; the regular meeting follows at 7 at the high school library, 411 N. John St. The drug test option arose after discussion about use and misuse of legal and illegal drugs in the area. “The behaviors were alarming enough, it was clear that some students were making unhealthy choices, and it had to be addressed,” said Superintendent Susan Wilson. The goal is to prevent drug use; give students an “out” when friends try to get them to use substances; and give parents the information needed to seek treatment for their child if they test positive, she said.
✪ Deputies Give Marijuana Back To Dispensary Under Court Order
Deputies returned two pounds of seized cannabis to a California dispensary on Friday after a court ruled that the marijuana had been improperly confiscated. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department confiscated two pounds of marijuana from Common Roots Collective during a shakedown, I mean “inspection, on December 1. But the dispensary’s lawyer argued that the deputies violated federal law, since authorities, including code enforcement officers, had entered the property on an inspection order and not a search warrant, reports CBS 13.
✪ Disgraced Bishop Lahey apologizes for his Internet porn addiction
Earlier in the day, prosecutor David Elhadad laid out in lurid detail some of what was depicted in the images, videos and stories seized by police. Elhadad said Catholic imagery was intertwined with “disgusting” sado-masochistic scenes, including one image of a male in “monk’s garb” using a paddle to spank a young boy. Elhadad argued Lahey’s position in the Catholic Church placed him in a position of trust. “He is and was an individual in a position of trust over many years hiding his shameful sexual depravity and predilection in taking joy in the torture and rape of children,” said Elhadad.
✪ Controversy over ‘inhaled caffeine’ grows as as Sen. Schumer calls for FDA probe
Breathable caffeine dispensed from canisters that fit in jean pockets and are allowed in carry-on luggage is a ‘club drug’ that may be dangerous to teenagers, a New York senator said. Democrat Charles Schumer wrote Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg today asking her to review the safety and legality of the AeroShot Pure Energy caffeine inhaler, a yellow and gray canister of caffeine powder and B vitamins resembling a tube of lipstick. The inhaler is set to hit store shelves in New York and Boston next month 2 Comments Weigh InCorrections? inShare AeroShot will be sold over the counter with no age restrictions and is touted for its convenience and zero calories. If taken with alcohol, the mixture may have effects similar to caffeinated alcohol drinks tied to hospitalizations in the past, Schumer said. Doctors say it may carry neurological and cardiovascular risks.
✪ ‘Samantha Ardente,’ High School Employee Fired For Porn, Launches Porn Firm
Ardente was suspended from her job at a Quebec City-area high school in March after a student spotted her in a porn video on the Internet. While she didn’t deal with students in her job, the spicy contents of her videos turned her into quite the celebrity among them. School board officials fired Ardente after they were unable to reach agreement on her transfer to another job. They acknowledged Ardente hadn’t done anything illegal but said her cinematic activities don’t correspond with the values being taught at the school. Ardente had initially offered to put an end to her pornography career but said the board also wanted to impose working conditions that she felt would be too restrictive. After filing a grievance she eventually reached an out-of-court settlement with her employer.
✪ Deputy finds possible meth lab in toilet
“The manager said he was told people were hollering and arguing in another room,” Royals said. “When Hardiman made contact with the occupants of the room, he noticed the toilet kept running. When he went to check, he found a 20-ounce Coke bottle and a tin containing marijuana inside the tank, which caused it to keep running.”
✪ The $100,000 Made-in-India Shirt
If you thought buying an island was a costly affair, look no further than this new shirt, which costs twice as much as an island in Panama. From a distance, the five-million-rupee shirt ($97,500) looks fairly modest, but a closer look reveals that its buttons are diamonds set on gold.
✪ UCSD: Best Prank Ever
Senior Class Fabricates Existence of Korean “Artist,” Cons Stuart Collection into Hanging House Off Edge of Seven-Story Building Stuart Collection Curator Attempts to Save Face: “Actually, joke’s on them: this prank is so genius that it ascends to the level of art. We’re proud to feature it in our collection.”
✪ In Medellín, Notorious Figure Pablo Escobar Becomes Tourist Attraction
One four-hour tour costs $30 and takes tourists to Escobar’s grave, the house where he was shot dead by police and a home in the hills where he lived before his death. There the tourists meet Roberto Escobar, Pablo’s slight and balding older brother. The tours pose a conundrum for Colombia and Medellín, which have worked hard to reduce violence and shed their image as a land of gun-wielding cocaine smugglers. Tourism to Colombia is up 54% to nearly two million annual visitors compared to 2006, the government says. The country’s current tourism campaign says the only “danger” in visiting is falling in love with the country and not wanting to leave. “We knew we couldn’t just outlaw the tours,” says Medellín’s deputy secretary of tourism, Madeleine Torres. “But we feared the tours would promote the very thing we’re trying to move away from the connection people so often make between Colombia and cocaine.”
✪ The Oak Chapel of Allouville Bellefosse
The French village of Allouville-Bellefosse is famous for the Chêne Chapelle (Oak Chapel), which is literally a chapel built into an oak tree. The amazing architecture consists of a wooden staircase spiraling around the ancient tree, leading up to a couple of chambers. These rooms have always been used as places of worship, by the village locals. The age of the tree has been a subject of debate, but everyone agrees that it is the oldest tree in France, without a doubt. The tree is known to have been growing as far back as the thirteenth century, during the rule of Louis IX, when France was a truly centralized kingdom. It is also known to have survived the Hundred Years War against the English, the Black Death, the Reformation, and Napoleon’s rule. Local folklore dates it a 1,000 years old, when it is said that the acorn took root. However, tree experts say it could only be around 800 years old, which means the thirteenth century saw it’s origins.
✪ Datura: The Scariest Drug I Ever Took
But with devil’s weed, you really are so removed from reality, that the possibility of doing yourself a fatal mischief is all too real. Here’s what the US Department of Agriculture says: “Datura intoxication typically produces a complete inability to differentiate reality from fantasy (delirium, as contrasted to hallucination); hyperthermia; tachycardia (increased heart-rate); bizarre, and possibly violent behavior; and severe mydriasis (pupil dilation) with resultant painful photophobia that can last several days.” It has high enough levels of toxicity that it can also kill you if you’re not careful about the dosage.
✪ When Laguna Beach Was the LSD Capital of the Universe
Timothy Leary, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, Dodge City, Mystic Arts World, and a Laguna Beach history some would prefer to forget.
✪ Russian Meridian satellite crashes into street named after cosmonauts
The Meridian communications satellite failed to reach orbit yesterday due to a failure with its Soyuz rocket, in the latest setback for a Russian space program which has now lost over half a dozen satellites in the past year. Its fragments crashed into the Novosibirsk region of central Siberia and were found in the Ordynsk district around 100km south of the regional capital Novosibirsk. “A sphere was found, around 50cm in diameter, which crashed into the roof of a house in the village of Vagaitsevo” in the Ordynsk district, an official in the local security services told the Interfax news agency. In an extraordinary irony, the official said that the house was located on Cosmonaut Street, named after the heroic spacemen of the Soviet and Russian space program.
✪ Magnificent Visions
In Amazonian Peru, the author traces the source of the powerful Stone Age botanical hallucinogen ayahuasca. He meets crying shamans, drunken shamans, and even a gringo shaman, and learns about the epic quest it inspired in one devotee. Then he takes the ultimate step: drinking it himself. Whoa. . .
✪ ‘US blaming Iran for 9/11, incredible’
The United States adding Iran to the list of countries likely to be responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks is “beyond belief,” an analyst tells Press TV. His comments come as a New York judge has signed a default judgment excluding Saudi Arabia from the list of defendants, but finding Iran, along with the Taliban and al-Qaeda, liable in the Sept. 11, 2001 incident. “The official story of 9/11 is taking on a life of its own, how Judge George Daniels could find this in the court is beyond belief, and it indicates that the rule of law is breaking down even further in the United States,” said Joshua Blakeney of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Veterans Today.
✪ Is Anonymous Squabbling over the Stratfor Hack?
Representatives from the global intelligence company Stratfor awoke to find a lump of coal in their stockings this morning …or, more specifically, their clients’ credit card information strewn across the Web. It’s the latest cyber-attack being claimed by members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, one that allegedly resulted in the publishing of nearly 4,000 credit card numbers, site passwords, and home addresses for some of the (formerly) confidential clients of the U.S.-based security firm. The goal? The attackers indicated they were planning to use the stolen credit card information (allegedly stored as unencrypted text) to amass a sum of one million dollars that could then be given to various charities for the holiday season. Images posted alongside the hack’s alleged Pastebin-based press release show that some of these charity donations are already underway.
✪ How to Save a Treehouse from a Zoning Board
It was supposed to be a “slice of Americana and of childhood dreams,” says U.S. Army Specialist Mark Grapin, who lives in Fairfax County, Virginia. He’s talking about the treehouse he built for his two sons after returning from his latest tour of duty in Iraq. What Grapin didn’t expect was that Fairfax County’s zoning board would demand he tear down the treehouse after an anonymous complaint, thus launching the family into an eight-month legal battle. Grapin went to the local media for help and public outcry turned into an online petition. A neighbor donated trees to cover the treehouse, and the family even received a pro bono lawyer to help win over board members. Just days before the treehouse was to be torn down, Grapin was able to convince the board to let him keep it on the condition it be removed after five years. Plenty of time, he says, for his sons to enjoy it.
✪ Bitcoin’s Comeback: Should Western Union Be Afraid?
A series of security incidents had created an avalanche of bad press, which in turn undermined public confidence in the currency. Its value fell by more than 90 percent against the dollar. We thought Bitcoin’s value would continue to collapse, but so far that hasn’t happened. Instead, after hitting a low of $2, it rose back above $3 in early December, and on Monday it rose above $4 for the first time in two months. It’s impossible to predict where the currency will go next, but at a minimum it looks like the currency will still be around in 2012. This presents a bit of a puzzle for Bitcoin skeptics. The original run-up in prices could easily be explained as a speculative bubble, and the subsequent decline as the popping of that bubble. But if that were the whole story, then the value of Bitcoins should have continued to decline as more and more people lost confidence in the currency. That hasn’t been happening.
✪ Jamaica’s patois Bible: The word of God in creole
The patois Bible represents a bold new attempt to standardise the language, with the historically oral tongue written down in a new phonetic form. For example the passage relating the angel’s visit to Mary reads: “Di ienjel go tu Mieri an se tu ar se, ‘Mieri, mi av nyuuz we a go mek yu wel api. Gad riili riili bles yu an im a waak wid yu all di taim.”
✪ Monsanto’s GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals
“Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted. As there normally exists sex differences in liver and kidney metabolism, the highly statistically significant disturbances in the function of these organs, seen between male and female rats, cannot be dismissed as biologically insignificant as has been proposed by others. We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity….These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown.”
✪ HSBC: The World’s Dirtiest Bank
In late July, First Niagara Financial Group announced that it would buy 195 retail bank branches in New York and Connecticut from HSBC for around $1 billion. [1]  HSBC acquired the branches when it bought the spooky Marine Midland in 1980.  According to Global Finance, the UK-headquartered HSBC Holdings is the world’s 3rd largest bank with $2.36 trillion in assets. [2]  Formerly known as Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation, HSBC has served as the world’s #1 drug money laundry since its inception as a repository for British Crown opium proceeds accrued during the Chinese Opium Wars.  During the Vietnam War HSBC laundered CIA heroin proceeds.
✪ Madness: Even School Children Are Being Pepper-Sprayed and Shocked with Tasers
There is something truly disturbing about a society that seeks to control the behavior of schoolchildren through fear and violence, a tactic that harkens back to an era of paddle-bruised behinds and ruler-slapped wrists. Yet, some American school districts are pushing the boundaries of corporal punishment even further with the use of Tasers against unruly schoolchildren.  The deployment of Tasers against “problem” students coincides with the introduction of police officers on school campuses, also known as School Resource Officers (SROs). According to the Los Angeles Times, as of 2009, the number of SROs carrying Tasers was well over 4,000.
✪ 21,000 domains transfer out of Go Daddy in 1 day
Domain registrar Go Daddy lost over 21,000 domains yesterday. It could be a coincidence–or it could be the result of the company’s p.r. debacle over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.
✪ Patriot Missiles Seized, Sold To China by Israel
Finnish authorities have confirmed the seizure of 69 Patriot missiles manufactured by Raytheon Corporation today. During a routine search of the MS Thor Liberty, a ship flagged by the Isle of Man, at the Finnish port of Kotka, authorities found 69 Patriot missiles of a type capable of intercepting ICBMs, the most modern available and America’s most sensitive military technology.?log=out
✪ Police irked by the rise of online vigilantism
Dany Lacerte is one example. The young Quebec City father started a Facebook page to track and expose suspected online predators. He joined a popular online meeting site and created a fake profile of a 13-year-old girl. He said he catches about five men a day and tries to film them over an Internet video-chat site. However, he didn’t blur the faces of the men he allegedly caught before posting videos of them online. He has been threatened with a lawsuit from one of the men he filmed. Earlier this year, a group of teens dressed as superheroes are gaining notoriety for a series of videos they posted in which they confront alleged pedophiles in Chilliwack, B.C. In a spin-off of Dateline NBC’s To Catch a Predator, the boys pose as teen girls in chats with men looking for sex, then arranged to meet the men at fast-food restaurants in the city.
✪ The Google Goblins Give Firefox a Reprieve–But What About the Open Web?
For me, the charm of Facebook ended when my list of favorite books disappeared. The astonishing thing about the original lists of favorite things on Facebook was that you could instantly see anyone else in the Facebook land who was interested in anything on your own list. It was so surprising to discover this. Really popular things would show tens of thousands of devotees, but so many times, there would be just ten, or 100, or even two. Once in a while it would be a friend, or a friend of a friend, who shared a hitherto unknown and unsuspected taste for The Lost Scrapbook or the solo works of Yukihiro Takahashi. A magical thing. I friended a couple of complete strangers just because they were fellow Thurber freaks. These connections were random, unmonetized, unmediated. We can still do this on the Internet now-on Twitter, say, the new home of random and improbable connections-but not on Facebook. Not any more.
✪ Occupy Wall Street Becomes Highly Collectible
Occupy Wall Street may still be working to shake the notion it represents a passing outburst of rage, but some establishment institutions have already decided the movement’s artifacts are worthy of historic preservation. More than a half-dozen major museums and organizations from the Smithsonian Institution to the New-York Historical Society have been avidly collecting materials produced by the Occupy movement. Staffers have been sent to occupied parks to rummage for buttons, signs, posters and documents. Websites and tweets have been archived for digital eternity. And museums have approached individual protesters directly to obtain posters and other ephemera. The Museum of the City of New York is planning an exhibition on Occupy for next month. “Occupy is sexy,” said Ben Alexander, who is head of special collections and archives at Queens College in New York, which has been collecting Occupy materials. “It sounds hip. A lot of people want to be associated with it.” Thanks Jasmine
✪ The Apple Collection, 1986/87 – Catalog of Weird Apple Products
✪ Why do Women Menstruate?
Why humans (and most primates, some bats, and elephant shrews) menstruate is a question that many have attempted to answer in some way… some explanations more convincing than others. The downsides to menstruation (the process of shedding the endometrium of the uterus that was built up in anticipation of the possibility of the implantation of a fertilized egg); “throwing away a substantial amount of blood and tissue,” “leaving a blood trail or filling a delicate orifice with dying tissue” in a “world full of predators and disease,” not to mention the menstrual cycle’s “uncomfortable, awkward, and sometimes debilitating” symptoms; seem to necessitate a strong explanation for the evolution of the feature. Not only is it hard to find a theory that explains why just a few mammals find it more evolutionarily advantageous to menstruate, it’s difficult to come up with a theory that explains why all those other mammals haven’t found it more efficient as well.
✪ 2011 in Review: The Year Secrecy Jumped the Shark
As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for a free expression, innovation, fair use, and privacy. The government has been using its secrecy system in absurd ways for decades, but 2011 was particularly egregious. Here are a few examples
✪ Lee County Deputies Tied Suspect to a Chair, Gagged Him, and Pepper-Sprayed Him to Death
From Fox 13 in Tampa comes the horrifying story of Nick Christie, a 62-year-old Ohio man who was detained by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for being publicly intoxicated. While Christie’s wife asked that he be taken to the hospital, Lee County cops decided instead to strip Christie naked, tie him to a chair, cover his face, and then pepper spray him repeatedly, until he died
✪ Killed over Concords: The Internet Murder of Tyreek Amir Jacobs
The disbelief over unruly crowds fighting and being pepper sprayed over Air Jordan Concords turned to mourning when it was reported on social media and blogs that a young man, 18-year-old Tyreek Amir Jacobs, had been killed for the coveted shoes. As the rumors put it, Jacobs was a teen from Washington DC and killed in Maryland, possibly at the Wheaton Mall. A photo of him was passed around, inscribed with his date of birth and date of death. But calls to police revealed there had been no killings under such circumstances in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. “Nothing like that has happened here, and I hope we would know,” said one Montgomery County police official. While media outlets in the district reported on disturbances around the area, none ended fatally. Still, as of this writing, some 12,000 people were participating in no less than eight Facebook groups about Jacobs’ killing.
✪ Unprovoked attacks at heart of ‘Knockout King’
Matthew Quain still struggles to piece together what happened after a trip to the grocery store nearly turned deadly. He remembers a group of loitering young people, a dimly lit street – then nothing. The next thing he knew he was waking up with blood pouring out of his head. The 51-year-old pizza kitchen worker’s surreal experience happened just before midnight earlier this year, when he became another victim of what is generally known as “Knockout King” or simply “Knock Out,” a so-called game of unprovoked violence that targets random victims.
✪ Secret Weather Weapons can kill millions, warns top Russian politician
A top Duma political leader caused shock waves in a recent television interview when he warned that Russia could deploy an arsenal of new technology to destroy any part of the planet and kill over a hundred million people using secret weather weapons if the United States, the UN or Georgia tried to stop Russias entry into the WTO. Vladimir Zhirinovsky is Vice-Chairman of the Russian State Duma and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), the first officially sanctioned opposition party after the fall of communism. The LDPR has deep links with the former KGB and Communist Party and has become a significant force in Russian politics, despite Zhirinovsky himself being branded as a militant neo-fascist.

 

 

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  • “This research shows that the brain activation is able to predict what music is going to become popular two or three years from now,” said Stanford University marketing professor Baba Shiv, who studies decision-making but wasn’t involved in the project. “We have to wake up to the notion that these instinctual brain functions can have predictive value.”
  • A Battle Creek woman is asking authorities to file assault charges against her husband’s ex-wife for sending him a letter smeared with peanut butter.

    According to police, the woman said she is highly allergic to peanuts and that she believed putting peanut butter on a bill sent to her husband was an attempt to harm her.

  • Robert Sayegh was on a Delta Airlines carrier flight home from his cousin’s wedding in Kansas City when he said a flight attendant overheard him complaining about a 45-minute delay to a fellow passenger.

    “It’s ridiculous and embarrassing,” the television producer and children’s book author said this morning from his home in Brooklyn. “I was just kind of talking to the guy sitting next to me. I said ‘What is taking so long?’ I said “What the ‘F’ is going on?’ ” Sayegh said. “I could see if I directed it at (the flight attendant), but I didn’t even speak to him.”

  • “IT’S LIKE AN INSECT INFESTATION”

    In recent months hackers have broken into the SecurID tokens used by millions of people, targeting data from defense contractors Lockheed Martin, L3 and almost certainly others; launched a sophisticated strike on the International Monetary Fund; and breached digital barriers to grab account information from Sony, Google, Citigroup and a long list of others.

    The latest high-profile victims were the public websites of the CIA and the U.S. Senate – whose committees are drafting legislation to improve coordination of cyber defenses.

    Terabytes of data are flying out the door, and billions of dollars are lost in remediation costs and reputational harm, government and private security experts said in interviews. The head of the U.S. military’s Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander, has estimated that Pentagon computer systems are probed by would-be assailants 250,000 times each hour.

  • Bangkok, Thailand. Just fourteen years ago, the Sathorn Unique skyscraper was being built, destined to become one of the city’s fanciest residential addresses. Now, it is an abandoned building. Never completed, it remains as yet another “ghost tower” of Bangkok. A tangle of trees and vines are beginning to take over the lighter parts of this monolith, such as the four storey archways and romanesque feature columns. Amazingly, this building is located in the central area of one of the worlds largest cities.
  • A researcher says the death rate among babies is up 48 percent since Iodine-131 was found in Philadelphia’s drinking water

    Joseph Mangano is is the executive director of the Radiation And Public Health Project in New York, which is made of up scientists and health professionals.

    there has been a recent spike, in infant deaths in Philadelphia, and Mangano says radioactive levels, in our water could be to blame.

    After the explosion at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, radiation circled the globe, all the way to Pennsylvania.

    About a month, after the disaster, radiation levels spiked, in our water, at three Philadelphia facilities.

    Mangano said radiation combined with higher levels of iodine the EPAQ found in Philadelphia’s water two months ago may be killing young babies here.

    We’re reporting his research not to alarm or cause panic, but to inform. It’s enough time to suggest, not conclude yet. The real benefit is it is a red flag for more studies to be done.

  • For the administrator of the Portland Water Bureau, the decision Wednesday to drain 7.8 million gallons of drinking water from a Mount Tabor reservoir comes down to six words:

    “Do you want to drink pee?” David Shaff asked.

    About 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, water officials say, a 21-year-old Molalla man was caught on camera urinating in one of Portland’s uncovered reservoirs — one that provides water to a majority of Portlanders.

    From a gross-out perspective, that’s enough to make residents wary of turning on the tap.

  • According to a report this week, Facebook lost nearly 6 million users in the U.S. in May. Facebook disputes the number, and yet it’s not implausible.

    What Facebook user hasn’t thought of walking out?

    Part of the problem with Facebook is how good it is at the thing it was invented to do, which is to put you in contact with people.

    Contact with people turns out to be a mixed blessing. The more people you’re in contact with, the more people there are for you to disappoint, offend, annoy — and the other way around. Though Facebook entertains, diverts and sometimes educates, it also multiplies all the problems that come with relationships.

    But that’s an old lament about Facebook. So is the sad truth that Facebook drains time that would be more productively used, say, practicing the mandolin.

    The newer problem is that Facebook has come to feel like a stalker. Not only does it do kinky things with your personal data, its little blue F box is more intrusive and insistent every day.

  • The study found that today’s average new cable high-definition digital video recorders (HD-DVR) use more than half the energy of an average new refrigerator and more than an average new flat panel TV. Two-thirds of their total energy consumption – the equivalent annual energy output of six coal-burning power plants – occurs when they’re not in use.
  • In the Smithsonian Institution is a sixteenth-century automaton of a monk, made of wood and iron, 15 inches in height. Driven by a key-wound spring, the monk walks in a square, striking his chest with his right arm, raising and lowering a small wooden cross and rosary in his left hand, turning and nodding his head, rolling his eyes, and mouthing silent obsequies. From time to time, he brings the cross to his lips and kisses it. After over 400 years, he remains in good working order.
  • In the early years of the Iraq war, the U.S. military developed a technology so secret that soldiers would refuse to acknowledge its existence, and reporters mentioning the gear were promptly escorted out of the country. That equipment – a radio-frequency jammer – was upgraded several times, and eventually robbed the Iraq insurgency of its most potent weapon, the remote-controlled bomb. But the dark veil surrounding the jammers remained largely intact, even after the Pentagon bought more than 50,000 units at a cost of over $17 billion.
  • Robert Adams at first thought someone was playing a trick when he saw the plastic bag filled with money lying next to a news box in a suburban strip mall.

    Adams told WGN-AM’s Greg Jarrett this morning that the bag sitting outside the Chase Bank branch in Rolling Meadow where he was headed late Monday afternoon to get some cash to buy a lunchtime burrito was filled with lots of bills–a little more than $17,000, as police later determined.

  • Human scum! At the entrance to Kengkou market, a person is roasting a live puppy!
  • Despite the corporate-driven hubbub surrounding the inevitability of “the cloud” replacing personal hard drives as the pre-eminent storage center for all web content, this system represents another dangerous trojan horse for the establishment to complete their agenda to regulate and shut down the free Internet.

    Apple, Google and Amazon amongst other tech giants have all jumped on board with “the cloud,” a remote server network that allows users to store their data without using hard drives.

    “It’s all part of a generational trend away from owning physical media content and towards renting media content from the computing universal cloud,” reports Investmentu.com.

    However, despite the convenience of having all your files easily accessible in one place wherever you go, the drawbacks are ominous.

  • Last July, the defendant asked the victim to wait for him early in morning at a Netanya intersection. He picked her up in his car and drove her to the beach. There he told her that she is fated “to become the messiah’s mother,” and that she must “atone for all the bad deeds that she has done so far” by having sexual relations with him.

    He then conducted a marriage ceremony with the girl while still in the car, and swore her to secrecy. At one point he asked her to take her clothes off, and assaulted her.

  • Three young women escaped a sinking SUV after a direction from a rental car GPS unit sent them down a boat launch and into the Mercer Slough early Wednesday.

    The driver apparently thought she was on a road while following her GPS unit just after midnight, but she was actually heading down the Sweyolocken boat launch.

  • It might be the ‘Land of the Free’, but some states certainly aren’t living up to the words of America’s national anthem.

    New York, New Jersey and California are the least free in the U.S., based on an index of public policies affecting your individual freedoms.

    The rankings are based economic, social and personal freedoms of Americans – and include measures such as taxes, government spending and regulations.

  • Heat, drugs and alcohol can be a deadly combination at large summer music festivals like the Bonnaroo Festival Music & Arts that just wrapped in Manchester, Tenn., where a second death was reported Tuesday. Entertainment Weekly reports that a 24-year-old man died from hyperthermia, a condition that occurs when the body gets too hot and can’t cool itself. Temperatures at the festival were in the 90s, and large crowds of sweaty bodies probably didn’t help the situation.

    A few days ago a 32-year-old woman was found dead at the festival’s camp grounds, but the cause of death is not known. In 2004 two men also died at Bonnaroo, which was then three years old, and were the first deaths to occur at that festival.

    Bonnaroo isn’t the only outsize concert to have suffered casualties: In 2008, a 21-year-old man died of a drug overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and in 2010 at least 19 people were killed in a stampede at the Love Parade festival in Germany.

  • A man “marries” a mannequin and wheels her on a walking tour of upstate New York.
  • The elderly are killed. Young women are raped. And able-bodied men are given hammers, machetes and sticks and forced to fight to the death.

    In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to groom fresh assassins.

  • Basement full of evil radioactive yellow water
  • A 12-year-old boy died after eating cookies poisoned by two girls at his school in northeastern Brazil, police told AFP Tuesday.

    The girls, aged 13 and 14, admitted putting a deadly dose of rat poison in the cookies, but claimed they were meant for two rival girls at their school on the outskirts of the city of Recife, the investigating officer, Mariana Villas Boas, said.

    The boy, who was called to deliver the toxic cookies for them to allay suspicions, was not aware of the plan and ate them instead, with deadly result. He was taken to hospital in agony and died shortly afterwards.

    “The boy died last Thursday after eating the poisoned biscuits,” Villas Boas said.

  • Japanese scientist making artificial meat from human feces.

    Sh*t Steaks And Turd Burgers – Now that’s what you call the ORGANIC part of a Green movement -ha

    He says the biggest hurdle is the psychological barrier.
    you have to be shitting me!

  • Two men have been arrested in connection with a murder plot involving British singer Joss Stone. They were taken into custody in Devon, England, near Stone’s home, police have confirmed to BBC News.

    The two unidentified men, ages 30 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and rob the star. They were apprehended on Monday after a suspicious vehicle was seen in the Cullompton area and were initially arrested on “possession of offensive weapons and being equipped to steal.”

    Once arrested, they were reportedly found in possession of swords, forensic-style overalls, plans of Stone’s house and a body bag. Police added that the singer is aware of the arrests, although it is not known if she was home at the time they were made.

  • Are you prepared to be yet again disappointed in and freaked out by the incompetence of TSA agents? Chicagoan Paul Kahan, a James Beard award winning chef and partner at the awesome restaurants Avec, Blackbird, Big Star and The Publican, managed to slip four of his massive chef knives through security at Chicago-O’Hare Airport. What happened then? Well, he took his flight like normal with four giant knives at easy reach.
  • “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera.
  • Rich Lam shot an amazing photo of a couple making out in the middle of one of the riots last night in Vancover after the Canucks lost in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
  • This spirited dog has been participating in Greek riots since 2008. Everything you see is real and unaltered.
  • So it was doubly delicious to see Shepard Fairey flunk his first ordeal with the paparazzi, this bane of celebrity. After a decade of having his corporate brand enter our public space in the guise of a rebellious act, TMZ flaunted the liberty of public space exactly like Shepard Fairey has with glued up OBEY signage. The tables were turned and now instead of us, the public, forced to endure Fairey’s flaunting of the social contract with unwanted street art, it was the street art legend forced to endure scrutiny in a public space for our entertainment.
  • IPHONE users may soon be stopped from filming at concerts — as a result of new Apple technology.

    The leading computer company plans to build a system that will sense when people are trying to video live events — and turn off their cameras.

    A patent application filed by Apple revealed how the technology would work.

    If an iPhone were held up and used to film during a concert infra-red sensors would detect it.

    These sensors would then contact the iPhone and automatically disable its camera function.

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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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Fur Burgerz

  • If every piece of art that offended some person or some group was removed from a museum, our museums might start looking empty – or would contain nothing more than pabulum. Goya’s great nudes? Gone. The Inquisition called them porn.
  • “[F]or eleven seconds of that meandering, stream-of-consciousness work—the full version is 30 minutes long—a crucifix appears onscreen with ants crawling on it,” explained Washington Post art critic Blake Gopnik. “It seems such an inconsequential part of the total video that neither I nor anyone I’ve spoken to who saw the work remembered it at all.”
  • Thanks to technology and Internet-enabled services, more music is being purchased, more music is being heard, and artists are getting paid. But the traditional music industry measures success using a bygone standard, leading to a lopsided perspective of how artists can achieve success in this day and age. And in our view, this leads to an undervaluing of the broad, actual advantages of the Internet — and innovative services using the Internet as a platform — in rewarding artists for their creativity.
  • “We knew mercury could depress their testosterone (male sex hormone) levels,” explained Dr Peter Frederick from the University of Florida, who led the study. “But we didn’t expect this.”
  • If you thought intrusive body scans and airport pat downs were just a fluke in the War on Terror bureaucracy, fear not: The Department of Homeland Security has plenty of other programs that will make your skin crawl. For instance, Big Brother is reading your tweets and Facebook status updates, searching for dangerous words and phrases such as militia, Iraq, and, ironically, body scanner.
  • “Most obvious and most significant of our findings is that the number of reported cases of child sex abuse immediately dropped markedly after [sexually explicit material] was legalized and became available,” the report, which was published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour, reads. “We consider instructive our findings for the Czech Republic that have echoed those found in Denmark and Japan that where so-called child-pornography was readily available without restriction the incidence of child sexual abuse was lower than when its availability was restricted.” The study suggests “artificially produced materials,” not children, be used in the creation of pornography, and that pornography can often act as a substitute for sexual assaults.
  • Officials believe the fetus has been in the building for more than 25 years.
  • “Baby Klaus,” as his parents and local media are calling him, was born with hydrocephalus, a build-up of excess fluid in the brain that has caused his head to swell to more than 130% larger than a typical newborn’s head.
  • Jones said the caller then said that a “midget” who was 4 feet 3 inches tall was barricaded in the room next to him and that he needed to help police get to him. With that, the report said, Jones took his wrench and began to break away the wallboard behind the room door. He broke through to the next room, but then stopped due to complaints from other guests about the loud noises.
  • “The decision wasn’t caving in,” said Martin E. Sullivan, the museum’s director. “We don’t want to shy away from anything that is controversial, but we want to focus on the museum’s and this show’s strengths.”

    Yeah, right.

  • Two women are arrested for shoplifting and police say they used their bodies to conceal the goods. Edmond police authorities say it was at the Edmond TJ Maxx that loss prevention officers found the duo stuffing items under their belly fat and breasts.
  • Thanks Patrick Nybakken
  • A new father in Pennsylvania is facing marijuana charges after he lit up a joint — instead of a cigar — to celebrate his child’s birth at Uniontown Hospital Tuesday morning.
  • When officers arrived, theater employees took them to a projection booth where “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” was being shown. From there, authorities were able to look into the back row and observe a man touching his exposed genitals, according to the news release. Officers then entered the theater and arrested him.
  • In a ritual that spans three days, her heart and other body parts are removed and eaten. In the course of those days the priest has a vision: he meets the devil who tells him he will become a great warrior. The devil says to increase his power he must continue the rituals of child sacrifice and cannibalism. The initiation is complete and the priest is now one of the most powerful leaders in West Africa. The priest is 11 years old. As prophesied, the boy priest grew up to become one of Liberia’s most notorious warlords: General Butt Naked. He and his boy soldiers would charge into battle naked apart from boots and machine guns.
  • It’s called ‘Graffiti’ not ‘Street Art’, get it right.
  • The dun language or dun lingo is a style of East Coast hip hop slang popularized in the mid-1990s by rappers such as Queensbridge’s Mobb Deep, Tragedy Khadafi, Capone-N-Noreaga, Nas and AZ, and to a lesser extent Raekwon and Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan. While much of the slang had already been introduced by this point, the term “dunn language” was first recorded in Mobb Deep’s 1999 single “Quiet Storm”, in which Prodigy raps: “you’s a dick blower, [you] tryin’ to speak the Dunn Language?/ “what’s the drilly” with that though? “It aint bangin”/ you hooked on Mobb phonics, Infamous ‘bonics.”
  • A veteran New Orleans police officer said he purposely torched a car containing a gunshot victim’s body in the days after Hurricane Katrina because he was stressed, exhausted and felt disorder had gripped the city. Share Tweet 38 Comments “I had seen enough bodies,” officer Greg McRae testified Monday. “I had seen enough rot.” For several hours Monday afternoon, McRae tried to explain his actions to a federal jury that will soon decide his fate and that of four other current or former New Orleans police officers charged with either fatally shooting Henry Glover, burning his body, or covering up his death.
  • Wellington police will decide later today whether to lay charges against legalise cannabis protesters who pushed a shopping trolley full of burning marijuana into the central police station foyer.
  • Scores of empty houses and rentals in Las Vegas — many of them in upscale neighborhoods — have become incubators, literally, for crime. The stucco walls and tightly drawn shades hide elaborate systems of special lights, fans, sprinklers and timers, all carefully arranged to cultivate millions of dollars worth of marijuana. Last year, Metro Police raided 108 homes, seizing 12,466 plants and about $70,000 in cash. This year police have confiscated 10,311 plants and more than $90,000 from 112 “grow houses” — more than double the number of homes raided in 2007.
  • It turned out the kids smoking weed containing lots of the chemical cannabidiol (CBD) could remember details of the story just as well stoned as sober. Meanwhile, those smoking the low-CBD marijuana fit the stereotype of the forgetful pothead. The findings fit into a growing library of data demonstrating the possible health benefits of CBD, which is naturally found in marijuana. CBD appears to fend off cancerous tumors, prevent diabetes and epileptic seizures, and protect nerve cells from degradation. It doesn’t combat the effects of THC, the ingredient in marijuana that causes a “high,” and can even prevent anxiety. On top of all that, Curran’s preliminary research suggests that CBD can help prevent marijuana users from becoming addicted to the substance.
  • Click through the slideshow below of people having the time of their 20 year old lives, and try to tell me Four Loko isn’t really really fucking cool.
  • Just as the controversy surrounding caffeinated alcoholic beverages like the infamous Four Loko was dying down, a new boozy fad is whipping up concern among public health officials. Whipped Lightning, which bills itself as “the world’s first alcohol-infused whipped cream,” and its competitor CREAM (slogan – “Get Whipped”) are rapidly gaining attention as the next big alcoholic trend.

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SeMeN SPeRmS Links o’ Death Archive 10

Barf is the New Black!
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940)
This disturbing Russian film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead dogs.
village voice > nyclife > Fashion Forward by Nina Lalli
These are the kinda reviews you get when you hire Punk Rock Jake to work at yer store! Haaaah!
LightRoller video
Cat Gives Birth To Mouse-Like Kitten?
Student Loses Computer Over Bush Criticism
“The lyrics were from “Bullet,” a 1978 song by the punk band The Misfits. Willis replaced references to President Kennedy with Bush’s name.”
Did a French vaudeville star once specialize in trained flatulence?
Today’s History Lesson.
Drug Ring Sold Pot-Laced Candy, Soda
World’s biggest burger
Video Game Remix – Golden Shower
8 Bit Rock!
Decode the numbers on your fruit
ARTNATOMY
Death and Taxes
Visual chart of where yer tax dollars go.
DNA origami creates world’s smallest happy face
A little happy.
Man Wearing Milk Crate Robs Store
Great Picture! Soon to be a new fashion craze.
Drug trial creates ‘Elephant Man’
Just Say No!
Chickens Suit
Fowl Fashion
The Video Game Revolution
Pentagon plans cyber-insect army
What happens when they get smart and revolt?
Creamy Pink Snow Covers Russian Region
The latest weird colored snow update!
Aging Japan builds robot to look after elderly
It can smell when you soiled yer diapers.
Flipping The Bird: Protected Free Speech?
Boris Artzybasheff’s amazing illustrations from As I See
Guns Into Guitars
Shoot off a few rounds at the end of a hot guitar solo!
South Korea gets rare yellow snowfall
[Insert Asian Joke Here]
Canadian held for deserting U.S. marines in 1968
PAPERMAG: Ain’t Nuthin’ But a New York Thing
Translated version of German aNYthing Article in De:Bug
We Made Brendan Fowler’s Top Ten in Art Forum!
Wooooooooo!
isolatr beta
antisocial networking site!
More Spiderman
Spiderman Vs. Sexual Abuse
For Sale: Island with Mysterious Money Pit
Sounds like some shit outta the Goonies!
How To Make a Secret Hollow Book
I knew books were good for something!
www.myspace.com/breannahelen
24 going on 12…You wanna be my friend? I smell a sting!
US issues biometric passports despite concerns
PIN Scandal “Worst Hack Ever;” Citibank Only The Start
Welcome to the modern age of crime.
Flooded with feces
“It looks like someone had diarrhea in my tub.”
Court backs ‘Bong Hits 4 Jesus’ banner
The Will Smiths
Thanks Espo!
CIA Films at the National Archives
Police Search New Jersey’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’
Is this where the Jersey Devil lives?
Labor Camps for U.S. Dissidents
Labor Camps for U.S. Dissidents
Talk About Strange Bedfellows
Cat And Orangutan Play, Cuddle, And Sleep Together
He’s a hardened criminal
Another article about the permanent boner criminal, this one with a photo.
Scarface: Fucking Short Version
Fuck!
Scientists: Liquid water erupting on Saturn moon
60’s Monster Model ‘The Victim’!
Fortified Wine Reviews
*~ HiC! ~*
Woman escapes jail time for bestiality
Erection keeps burglar out of jail
“A medical report revealed that doctors stuck needles in his manhood for 90 minutes in an attempt to reduce its size. But five minutes later it was erect again.”
After 450 years, feudal outpost votes for democracy
“a tiny self-governing island in the English Channel ‚Äî embraced the modern world Wednesday, when legislators voted to swap its feudal government for democracy.”
Man accused of making thousands of obscene calls
“Hood’s phone records show he made 2,623 calls in 20 days, “all basically obscene in nature,” Coshocton County deputy Brent McKee said.”
Why I Still Breastfeed My 8 Year Old Girl
Got Milk?
Court says oral sex law violates rights
“Today, in 38 of the 50 U.S. states consensual sex with a 16- or 17-year old is legal.”
Education for Death
Anti-Nazi Disney Film
the Found Footage Fest preview
Awesome Found Footage!
Viking Kittens X Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
Mr.T Shows Us How It’s Done!
SFPD Video Scandal
“A parody video that features uniformed and plainclothes San Francisco police officers and racist and sexist stereotypes has led to the suspension of at least 20 police officers.”
Subservient Donald
The Gas That Makes You Laugh
How to make Nitrous Oxide from a 1949 magazine!
New Animal Resembling Furry Lobster Found
Shave it and eat it!
Most Abortions Now Illegal in South Dakota
“The South Dakota law – approved by the governor on Monday – makes it a crime for doctors to perform terminations.”
Red rain could prove that aliens have landed
Raining Alien Blood
Glam Rocker Gary Glitter jailed for sexually abusing girls
Do you wanna touch? YEAH! Do you wanna touch? YEAH!
Spock Sings “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”
Hobbits Unite!
Greeting Cards For Jailbirds
Ouch! With sex injuries, love really hurts
“…breaking your penis isn‚Äôt rare.”
Presidential Diseases – Diseases of the Presidents of the United States
Time
“On June 17th, every year, the family goes through a private ritual: we photograph ourselves to stop a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by.”

Sweaters Made From Dog Hair!
Birth Story Diaries
Gore + Porn = Life
Did Someone Say ‘Explosive Diarrhea”?!
Artist gets naked to earn bread
An artist who baked a life-size model of her own naked body out of bread dough will watch her audience eat it at an exhibition.
A True Toy Story
20,000 toys Cover a gallery’s walls.
Virtual Earth Technology Preview
3 Year Old Chinese Smoker
Beat Box meets Harmonica
Nude Figure Skating
BBoy Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli
Handy Capable
Band Sticker on Bike Causes Bomb Scare
Duuuuuhhhhhhh!!!
Guido Description
Anti-Guido Site
Minor Threat – It Follows/Screaming At A Wall
X StRaiGhT & ALerT X
The Ramones – Judy Is A Punk – Live ’74
Train Dodger
Plastic Little vs. Led Zep
POPaganda: The Art and Subversion of Ron English
Two teens held in bombing of McDonald’s toilet
Shower Door Dive
There are some bored motherfuckers out there!
The Amazing Racist!
Immortal – Call Of The Wintermoon
Black Metal Corspe Paint Wizards in The Forest Ruins!
Burning Churches.
You Got Beef? Vietnamese Roll Deep!
V-Unit!
Police Car Gets Smashed!
Goin’ Big With Liquid Paper
“Write yer MySpace URL!”
Crazy bum fights car
Seized seeds could have produced 42 million joints
Sexual Recovery Institute :: Understanding Compulsive Masturbation
Bags Of Cocaine Brought To Class By Second-Grader
They start early these days!
Rugby fan cuts off his own testicles with a pair of blunt wire cutters!
BBW Breast Art
Now That’s Art!
Art museum party gets out of hand
Been There, Done That!
The Kid America Club
Finally They Got Their Website Goin’!
Husband eats 50-year-old chicken
Plastic Little Bed-In
Sex Pistol Note Here
Sex Pistols snub Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
In a handwritten note posted on their website, they called the institution “urine in wine”.
Virtual Tittie Bounce-Ometer
You Gotta Check This Out!
How to catch a mouse without a mousetrap
Do-It-Yourself Abortion Manual!
The Latest 40 Images Posted To Live Journal
Interesting Fetish: Knitting + Chastity
Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting
From Cash to Yachts: Congressman’s Bribe Menu
“Prices came in the form of a “bribe menu” that detailed how much it would cost contractors to essentially order multimillion-dollar government contracts…”
Does Cleveland Police Logo Contain Image Of Pig?
I Smell Bacon!
Smithsonian Preparing for Hip-Hop Exhibit
Weekly Review (Harpers.org)
Always a good read.
Drunk Serge Gainsbourg vs Whitney Houston
“I said I want to fuck her.”
Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me
San-Francisco teenage gangs and the unfriendly world they inhabit.(1961)
The Mummy (Mad Monster Party)
Check out the cool skeleton garage band!
Shocking Blue – Venus
80’s Nintendo Commercial
Check the Zelda rap, yo!
Harmony Korine on David Letterman
Recording Of Argument At Busta Rhymes Video Set Surfaces
Atomage Magazine (Including Atomage Rubberist And Atomage BondAge) Appreciation Site (Rubber, Latex, PVC And Leather Fetish) – Atomage Magazine
Dentist gives pet dog a gold tooth
Fronts For Fido
Boxing Cats!
Thomas A. Edison – 1894
Batman Onomatopeyas
*~ Biff! Bamm! Poww! ~*
Mahna! Mahna!
Awesome EuroDisco Version of Apache!
Dude is scary when he laughs.
Hot Dog + LSD = Bad Trip!
David Bowie – Fame – Soul Train 1975
Incredible Sun Ra Footage!
Synthesizer Medley 1985
RoachCam Live!
retrievr – search by sketch / search by image
Draw a shape, this page searches flikr for an image match…pretty cool.
Sneaker Trees in the News
“To the law enforcement community, shoes tossed over power lines are signs of gang and drug activity in an area, the officers said.”
MC Hammer Blog
UUUHHHGGG-rrrr!
Weird Meat
Mmmmm…delicious!
RIP Don Knotts
aka Mr. Furley
Would-be rock star plunges from bed to death
“A teenage guitarist got so carried away while bouncing up and down on his bed mimicking a rock star that he flew out of a third floor window to his death…”
South Dakota Trying To Make Most Abortions Illegal
Hungover on the news
You gotta wait for the moneyshot!
Richard Pryor interview loaded on cocaine
Kick Out the Jams – MC5
It’s time to…it’s time to…Kick out the jams, MOTHERFUCKERS!
Butter, Cheese, & Chocolate Sculptures!
Find Your Friendly Neighborhood Sex Offender
Plug Yer Address In And Feel Unsafe!
Virtual Needlepoint Porn
Secret Tennessee Weed Growing Cave!
Faces of Meth!
FRONTLINE: the meth epidemic
Police: Vandal Trapped By Tombstone
“…a teen became pinned under a tombstone after tipping it over during a vandalism spree at a local cemetery.”
Severed penis found in convenience store microwave
Hot Pockets!
MI6 payouts over secret LSD tests
Human Guinea Pigs Dosed in the 50’s
LEGOd Video Games
Funny Church Signs
Sniffers, Huffers, Etc.
Graffiti artists have written “Sniffers will never die” on one wall at Papunya, a community near Alice Springs struck down by the brain-killing addiction.
Teen arrested for MySpace gun photos
Vintage Motel Postcards
Ancient Cave Art Full of Teenage Graffiti
Buddha Boy has nation guessing: holy or hoax?
Testosterone Nation – The Most Hated Man in Bodybuilding
“A Freak’s Freak”
What George Washington Really Looked Like
About the dollar bill : “You might say that portrait might be an example of an artist’s revenge”
World’s Biggest Collection of Full Cigarette Packs
Fags!
One Million Dollar Ferrari Totaled!
Schizophrenia, Aging and Art
The Educational System Was Designed to Keep Us Uneducated and Docile
2 Kool 4 Skool
Music By L. Ron Hubbard (MP3s)
Space Jazz for Scientologists!
Police: Man Hides In Bathrooms, Drinks Boys’ Urine
“Listening to him describe it, it’s like listening to a crack or cocaine addict. He’s addicted to children’s urine”
Sect Allowed to Import Its Hallucinogenic Tea
The Niggar Family
Tokyo Breakfast
Black Flag – Depression
5 Piece Flag Post-Damaged Pre-My War Play Mike Muir’s Garage 30th April, 1983 Dez’s Last Show
Bad Brains – Target Video Clip
Hardcore Masters!
Happy Slap Crew
Happy Slap Video – Awesome Off-The-TV Quality!
Paul Krassner.com
The Disneyland Memorial Orgy Poster On Sale…Wally Wood Rules!
Love – American Bandstand 1967
Pink Panther (Psychedelic Pink – 1968)
PP on LSD
Buzzcocks -Noise Annoys/ Love You More
Sly Stone Fucked Up On Dick Cavett
Biscuit City
Detroit Artist Paints Derelict Houses Tiggeriffic Orange
20 Minute Video About The ‘Amen Break’
Breakbeat history
Penis prank gains world honour
“He stapled his penis to a crucifix, poured cigarette lighter fluid over it, and set it ablaze before a stunned crowd, including his mother.”
Crazy eBay mom
How to Make Fried Oreo Cookies!
Strange Things You Likely Didn’t Know
This looks like these emails that my dad always prints out.
Beggr – Scrounging 2.0
Brother Can You Spare An E-Credit?
Paul Really Is Dead
Turn Me On, Dead Man!
Henry Rollins vs the Australian Govt
Animation Celebrates It’s 100th Birtrhday!
Humorous Phases of Funny Faces – the First Animated Short!
Hurtt Prize: Should you be worried?
Big Brothering Big Brother Right Back!
Hawkwind (1972 England) – “Silver Machine” space rock
Before the Speed and Motorhead There was Acid and Hawkwind for Lemmy.
Sly and the Family Stone -Everyday People/Dance To the Music – Ed Sullivan Show
We need some uplifting music like this nowadays!
James Brown Super Bad Soul Train (1973)
Damita Jo Freeman Kills It!
Drugs in Vietnam
A True ‘Shotgun’!
This Is Yer Brain On Heroin
Japanese Cat Feeder – You Gotta See This One!
Meow-Meow-Meow-Meow!
9/11 Lamp
Sex Offender Could Face 30 Years For Fucking A Dog!
The Ugly Face of Crime
Ugly people are more likely to commit crimes.
Parliament TV AD Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrom
More P-Funk Awesomeness!
Parliament Funkadelic 1969
Fuck Yeah! Check out the crazy Mr.T afropuff doo!
R.I.P HAROLD HUNTER 1974 – 2006
Music intensifies ecstasy effects, study says
Vibrator with USB hook-up
On the menu today: horse penis and testicles with a chilli dip
Mmmmmmm!
Tiki Fireplace
Too Fuckin’ Cool!
Pee Wee Herman – Public service announcement on crack
Two 80’s icons together…HOLY SHIT!
Kate Moss Cocaine Video
Ssssssnnniiiiiffffffffff
PiL on American Bandstand!
IGGY POP and The Stooges – TV EYE Detroit 1970
“That’s peanut butter!”
Marimba Ponies!
Young Japanese Kids Rock Out Music Video!
New gadget repels teenagers
Cheney Shooting Cover-up?
Let’s Go To The Ballistics
Biggie freestyle in Bed Stuy at 17 yrs old
Storm drops dark brown snow in Colo.
Eeeewww! Don’t eat the brown snow!
iSuckMP3Blogs
“iSuckMP3Blogs is a hastily-named Application (Written in Applescript Studio) that uses Jeff Veen’s intelligently constructed wget command to suck down only the new MP3’s from your favorite blogs.”
Man Coughs Up Nail 35 Years After Accident
The Rap Dictionary
Robot Controlled By Slime Mold!
Future RoboCop
Yet More Abu Ghraib Torture Photos Surface
What A Disgrace!
Least Wanted’s Mugshot Photo Collection Flickr
I Heart Mugshots…Portrait Photography’s Bastard Son!
Gang Resources – Gang Signs
NYC Street Gangs Circa 1960,1970,& 1980
“Muppet Show” Baltimore club version video
LED Throwies
Ehem…Graffiti
New Abu Ghraib Photos Released
Shit Is Fucked
Atomic Bomb detonation photos by Harold Edgerton
Man Ejaculates in Library, Witness Says
Man charged with having sex with a sheep has been sentenced to prison
He has to register as a sex offender, too!
3D Painted Rooms – 2Loop.com
Pretty fuckin’ cool!
A parent’s primer to computer slang
133t5p33k 101 RoTfLoL
Spacesuited Women
Out of this world fetish!
Interesting optical illusion
sssssssssSnakesssssssss!!!
FOUND Magazine | Find of the Day
200 Amazing Secrets & Household Hints for Saving Money
Cheap! Cheap!
Amaztype
Search a keyword and have that keyword spelled out with book images…pretty cool.
Smallest Pacman Flash
Pencil in penis backfires
A Serbian man needed emergency surgery after sticking a pencil inside his penis to keep it stiff during sex.
Gethuman Cheats
How to get real customer service people on the phone quick for many companies- numbers to dial to get out of computerized hold hell.
The $1,000 Sundae!
Israeli Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest
Meth users force more tax dollars for dental costs
Making a Living in Second Life
People are making a living in the cyberspace of the online game Second Life
. : Harvey Sarcastic Disco : .
Pussy Slips
Loose Lips Sink Ships
Nipple Slips
Iraq War Costs $100,000 per Minute
WTF
Nip Set Video
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture
Cool exhibit curated by Murakami
ELP Laser Turntable: plays vinyl records without a needle
Only $14,999!
Tunguska: The Fire In The Sky
Crazy event that took place in 1908…was it a comet?
Woman Hangs ‘Sex Offender’ Sign on Wrong House
Boy charged with felony for carrying sugar
VP Cheney Bucks Down Fellow Hunter
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Crazy Collection of Politically Incorrect Tchotchkes
Scarlett Johansen’s Ass
Peace In Yer Middle Crease
Severed Voodoo head found in air luggage
Cowboy Monkey!
Herman could be ‘biggest bunny’
Holy Shit!
This Dude REALLY Likes Video Games!
inter-Face
Some Real Weird Shit!
Dollar Ring
ロボット動画を無料配信
Transformer Robot
Celebrity Yawning!
They Look Kinda Like Blow-Up Dolls.
WARNING: This Site Is Yawn Inducing!
Tunnel Accident
Greatest Hits Montage Of Russian Tunnel Car Crashes!
Man who reported marijuana stolen shows up to ID it for cops
Houston ‘car surfing’ death highlights dangers
Here in NYC we taxi surf.
TreeHouse Workshop
Fuck Yeah! I’ve always wanted a treehouse since I was a kid and saw an episode of Zoom where this kid had a multistory one with electricty. There used to be a treehouse in Tomkins Square Park that Harley from the Cro Mags lived in.
Yippies Invade Disneyland 1970
Interactive Tour of Walt Disney’s Disneyland Apartment
50 Cent & Aerosmith Play 10 Million Dollar Bat Mitzvah!
Police: Deadly pain-killer being sold as heroin
“…some heroin that has been sold recently under brand names “Undertaker,” “Lights Out” and “Overdose.” Ouellet said the ghoulish names are not uncommon, and are used to signal how high a person will get from a certain drug.”
Urine drinker booted from job as crossing guard
The Roots Music Listening Room
Old Timey MP3’s
Boy’s Web cam opens portal to a grim world
I Was A Teenage Camwhore
Police Beat: Indecent exposure in library
“To be honest, the Internet connection at my dorm isn’t good enough.”
Suspect Ends Up Covered in Pot After Chase
Dope Boyz
Teenage Mutant Ninja Jeezy
Mosh Greatest Hits Video
Mosh II: Electric Boogaloo
The Proper Words Song
A fortysomething man in overalls sings about proper terminology for your anatomy.
Gum Wrapper Archive
70’s – 90’s
Best of Bootie 2005 CD
Massssh Upppzzzzz
Girls Gone Wild Creator Blackmailed!
“My name is Joe Francis,” he says repeatedly in a damaged monotone, slurring his words in a continuous stream. “I’m from Boys Gone Wild, and I like it up the ass.”
Jake Boyle Online
Punk Rock Jake Fansite…We’re All Jealous!
Super Bowl XL Commercials
The Best Part of the Superbowl
GERMS INTERVIEW, FLIPSIDE FANZINE #2, 1977
Too Much Monkey Business
W. TF
Illuminati Conspiracy Archive: ConspiracyArchive.com
Public Domain Movie Torrents with PDA iPod Divx PSP versions
Walking With Bigfoot
Enhanced Version Of Famous Patterson-Gimlin Late 60’s Bigfoot Footage
JFK assassination film hoax
JFK MURDER SOLVED – Reward
The Zapruder Film – Conspiracy – Blah Blah Blah
Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters
McDonald’s Videogame
A Take-Off On Advergames
Barris.Com!
King of the Kustomizers!
Pee & Poo dolls
watersport & scat plushies
Furnished home found in storm drain
Homeless Hook Up A Storm Drain in San Diego
The Wisdom of Parasites.
Wasp Hijacks Roach By Turning It Into A Zombie!
Man charged with taking dead mom’s morphine moments after she dies
“You Won’t Need This Any More!”
Sonalog — GypsyMIDI Motion capture MIDI controller
Bionic-Looking Midi Trigger
Man who distributed pictures of genitals gets 7 years
“…he took pictures of his own genitals and plastered them to the cars of 100 women in Southeast Valley parking lots from 1999 to 2005.”
RARE MIXES MASTERMIXES REMIXES BOOTLEGS AND PIRATE RADIO FROM THE MID 80s
Super Mario Bros Super Synth Sound Board
Remix Mario Sounds!
Al Lewis, Beloved as ‘Grandpa Munster,’ Dies at 95
RIP
Heroin Implants Turned Puppies Into Drug Mules
Songs about Heroin
Pac-Man Ass Tattoo
Wakka! Wakka! Wakka!
Police: Man offered crack to officer in uniform
Popcorn-Song.com
Oh Shit, It’s A Whole Site About ‘Popcorn’!
Cookie Monsters of death-metal music.
Wall Street Journal Interviews Frank Oz, The Voice Of The Cookie Monster, About His Influence On Death Metal!
LSD Tested on British Troops – Google Video
Troops Trip
Neave Lab › Pinwheel
Drugless Acid Effect
baitcar_oncoming.wmv (video/x-ms-wmv Object)
Oncoming! Oncoming! Crystal Meth is a BITCH!
EXCESS ALL AREAS
Take More! Take More! TAKE MORE!
Glue Sniffing and Pills
Vintage Film Strip With Groovy Graphics
Drug Identifier
Enter The Shape, Color, & Markings To Find Out What Yer About To Wash Down With That Beer.
Vintage Drug Ads
How to mess with Coke Machines
Hack a Coke Machine!
How I stalked my girlfriend
Using GPS To Spy On A Loved One…No Privacy In The Modern Era
International Real Estate – Islands for Sale Worldwide
Fuck Saving For A House…I’m Saving For An ISLAND!
Cocaine Blunts & Hip Hop Tapes
We eat so many shrimp
unkut.com – A Tribute To Ignorance (Remix)
Party Flyers
A Shitload of Old School Hip-Hop Party Flyers
Oh Word
HoustonSoReal
BEAUTIFULHUSTLE.COM | Healin hoods with this shit up out my kitchen..
phallus.is
Dick Museum In Iceland
-:* Sedlec Ossuary Gallery – Page 1 *:-
Holy Shit…40,000 Skeletons Decorate This Church In The Czech Republic!
Keith Richards guitar chops fan, 1981 video clip
Ka-BonG!
Crispin Glover on Letterman
Classic Shit, River’s Edge Era! Hiiii-Yah!
Eyebrow-Raising Tattoos
Fuck You!
The Odds of Dying
Now Taking Bets!
Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site
Every Mad Magazine Cover! What, Me Worry?
7 i n c h p u n k
Awesome Collection Of MP3’s From Rare Punk 7 Inch Gems!
Cute Overload! 😉
So Damn Cute It’ll Make Yer Teeth Hurt!
IRAK NYC
Fan Fotolog
PONG-Story
The Story Of The First Video Game
dizzydvd1.mov (video/quicktime Object)
We Got The Dizzy DVD In The Store, Yo!
Christian T Shirt Design from Godly Garb.
Jesus Is The New All-Over Print!
The Daily Monkey
New Monkey Every Day!
NYPL Digital Gallery
Thousands Of Vintage Images For Yer Browsing Pleasure
Original Gangsta Bling Diamonds
Photoshop Tutorial For All You Begining Street Wear Graphic Designers
Lame/funny/bad tattoos for your enjoyment.
Stupid Is Forever
Nintendo Punch-Out! Live Reenactment
Crip Walkin’
Blue Note: Over 1000 great jazz album covers
Some Good Shit Right Here!
Project Censored / WanttoKnow.info
Censored News Stories of 2005: Top 10 Project Censored News Stories
Blotter Art
LSD Graphics
One Word Movie
Castle of love
Take Yer Girl To White Castle For A Romantic Valentine’s Dinner
Answer Songs, Parodies, and Death Tunes
Vandals wanted to test Amsterdam subway trains
Nothing Can Be Truly Vandal Proof . When There’s A Will, There Is A Way!
The ABC’s of Sex education for trainables
A 70’s training film for people who need to teach sex ed. classess to the mentally disabled.
35mm Stock Footage Building demolition
11 Minutes Of Buildings Blowing Up!
Concern over rise of ‘happy slapping’ craze
UK Kids Beat Up People And Record It On Their Phones…Coming To NYC Soon!
Sunday Times: My strange life with someone else’s face
The world’s first face transplant recipient, Isabelle Dinoire, pictured for the first time in public since her operation.
Other dimensions might soon be detected
Beach Blanket A-Ron
(The Other) Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics of All Time
Las Vegas SUN: Former porn star dies in car crash outside Las Vegas
Anna Malle Dead At 38
The Latest Craze: Anal Bleaching
Celebrity NippleWatch‚Ñ¢
BBS Ads Collection v1.0
Cool ASCII Art From The Pre-Internet Days
Dateline Warns On The Dangers Of MySpace
“When ‚ÄúDateline‚Äù surfed MySpace, we found scenes of binge drinking, apparent drug use, teens posing in underwear, and other members simulating sex, and in some cases even having it. We also found less provocative pages like Shannon‚Äôs was, but potent
Weird Pissing Sculpture
Jeremy Reid’s Backyard Roller Coaster
Steve-O Trashed Beyond Belief
SNEAKER JOCK FROM MILANO
Sneaker Nerds Take It To The Extreme
All-Ages Kirk/Spock Archive: Star Trek gay romantic art
Nordic Viking Metal With Naked Synth
Psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
jan_pehechaan_ho.mpg (video/mpeg Object)
Masked 60’s Bollywood Dance Craze
slow_dogs.mov (video/quicktime Object)
Wwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooffffffffffffff
Plan59 > Mid-Century Commercial Art and Illustration
Mid-Century Commercial Pop Art
Rat Kings
Ewwwww!
Jello City In The Ghetto
This Is How We Learn To Fold Shirts At The aNYthing Store
SupersizedMeals.com – Foodstuffs of Epic Proportions
For All You Fat Fucks!
SitePal – How Sitepal Works?
Creepy animated people who are supposed to help you sell on yer website. Fun to play with for a lil’ while.
Tennessee “Crack Tax” brings in nearly $2 million in first year
Mermaids, jackalopes and a one-eyed pig
RFID-Zapper(EN) – 22C3
DIY RFID-Zapper Made From Disposible Camera
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Licensed to Thrill)
Honk If You Like Anal!
2005 Mug Shots Of The Year
Find Music You’ll Love – Pandora
This Fuckin’ Rules! Check It Out!
PAPERMAG: They Only Come Out at Night
Dash Snow Portfolio
Artfagzzzz
artnet.com Magazine Features – 24-7
Interview With Ryan McGinley
Ryan McGinley
This Fag Needs To Update His Site Already!
Superdickery.com
Superman Is A Dick!
The Yellow Icon : Quality Freeware Icons For You
Weird To Think That People Actually Sit Around And Make These
STLtoday – News – St. Louis City / County
Ankle bracelet can catch DWI offenders who cheat
CBC News Indepth: Aboriginal Canadians
Aboriginal Canadians Huff Gas
CNN.com – Fine for urinal art attacker – Jan 24, 2006
A Frenchman who attacked and damaged “Fountain,” a urinal declared a work of art by Dada pioneer Marcel Duchamp, was ordered on Tuesday to pay a fine of ‚Ǩ214,000 euros ($262,700)
Alleged Crack Dealer Uses Business Cards
“…the business card had an image of what appeared to be an alarm clock being hit by a boxing glove and said: “For a quick hit on time call the boss.”
Feds smoke out largest drug tunnel yet
Mexican Drug Smuggling Tunnel
DuckHunt 1945
DuckHunt x 1945 Videogame Mash-Up
The Advertiser: Treasure in the sand
Expensive Whale Puke
Adult diaper sales soar in China
For All You Chinese Adult Baby Fetishists
Paris Hilton doesn’t change facial expressions (original sound)
This Bitch Must Be A Robot…She Sure Fucks Like One!
yougottoloveit.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)
Grade A NyC Beef!
Litwack.org
Cool Blog That Linked To Us
popsike.com – searchresults – rare vinyl records auction results
Check Out How Yer Lil’ Round Black Plastic Investments Are Doin’!
aNYthing glob
Loop-De-Loop Never Not Worksafe
EFF: Homepage
we make money not art
Joe La Pompe
Synapse Magazine – Electronic Music and Synthesizers
Old School 70’s Electronic Music Magazine. Cool DEVO Interview!
Dead Porn Stars
Kooks Museum Lobby
ookworld – Observing Obscure Kulture – index
Music You (Possibly) Won’t Hear Anyplace Else
Spread The Good Word
PCL LinkDump
Get LoFi
Dead Porn Stars – Alex Jordan,Angelique Pettijohn,Arcadia Lake,Cal Jammer,Chance Ryder,Charli Waters,C.J. Lang,Joey Karson,John C. Holmes,Kim Kitaine,Krysti Lynn,Laurien Dominique,Lei Lani,Leslie Glass,Linda Wong,Lisa De Leeuw,Lolo Ferrari,Megan Leigh,Moa
A list of dead porn stars with photos, dates, and causes
R. Luke DuBois
Every #1 song ever to appear on Billboard Top 100 squashed into one long song
The Weird World of 70s Cinema * Home
Retro Thing
Urban Legends Reference Pages: What’s New
Satan’s Laundromat
This is a photolog of New York, with an emphasis on urban decay, strange signage, and general weirdness.
:: Mikey Sklar :: Electric Clothing ::
DIY RFID human implants
Jecta – Electonic Animal Identification
electronic ID administering equipment
1984 Grenada Comic Book
BME: Body Modification Ezine – The biggest and best online bod-mod site since 1994
modblog.bmezine.com: Body modification blog (piercings, tattoos, suspension, and more)
The Memory Hole [rescuing knowledge, freeing information]
Rubber Johnny
“It’s the creepy video everyone is talking about”
AudioMastermind
Module-records blog about electronic music: Wee arrre the rrrobotsss
The Internet Pinball Machine Database
CLIR Reports
Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives
It’s JerryTime!
Cool Autobiographical Animation With An ‘American Splendor’ Flavor
Tick Tock Toys – Archives & Galleries
NPR : Kool Herc: A Founding Father of Hip Hop
Library of Vinyl Experience (L.O.V.E.)
The Hype Machine – Today’s Blog Music
ear fuzz
Funky16Corners
Mastermix dot org old school pirate bootleg mp3s
The Vice Guide To New York Graffiti
*** Keep A Breast ***
IRAK: Fact Magazine
sixcentz.com nyc graffiti
Myspace.com
5th Dimension Forum
Criminal Mischief
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God Hates America — A Warning to the USA!!!
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music (for robots)
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Cool rusted structures that used to host a pirate radio station.
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