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Moving to Twitter

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 02:53:11 +0000

Dearest Beloved, Please accept my apologies for such a long time without blog updates.  I’ve been through a truly crappy Xmas / New Years 2011 season that resulted in the death of my father.  As such I’ve not had time to properly manage my updates here.  However, I finally did figure out how to update things [...]



Haitians lynching sorcerors to stop the spread of cholera

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:44:33 +0000

45 people lynched amid Haiti cholera fears: Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2500 people across the country, officials said. The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern [...]



XMas, UK Style

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 04:03:21 +0000

Park visitors met with bodies of entombed deer: People visiting a UK park in the hope of seeing Christmas reindeer were greeted with a horrific sight — the bodies of several animals which had fallen through the ice and drowned. The bodies and antlers of at least eight deer and stags could be seen protruding [...]



Saddam’s sacred script: what am I bid?

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 03:54:35 +0000

Qur’an etched in Saddam Hussein’s blood poses dilemma for Iraq leaders It was etched in the blood of a dictator in a ghoulish bid for piety. Over the course of two painstaking years in the late 1990s, Saddam Hussein had sat regularly with a nurse and an Islamic calligrapher; the former drawing 27 litres of [...]



No(t enough) ganja, No Crime…

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 03:51:31 +0000

Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’: A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week. Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about [...]



So much for that NASA alien life claim…

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:34:03 +0000

Backing off an arsenic-eating claim: Amid a flurry of criticism, a NASA-funded team on Thursday backed off the more extravagant, textbook-changing claims they’d made about a bacterium that had allegedly substituted arsenic for phosphorus in its DNA. The original announcement, made at a NASA news conference Dec. 2, seemed to break a cardinal rule of [...]



Don’t mess with Granny!

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:12:26 +0000

Granny with skillet KOs intruder: Police in Hutchinson say a 71-year-old woman used a frying pan to knock out a man who attacked her. Police Sgt. John Moore say a 25-year-old man talked his way into the woman’s home shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday, claiming he was homeless and had nowhere to go. Moore says when [...]



NYC Mystery of the Week

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:07:20 +0000

N.Y.C. Sanitation Officials Puzzled Over Missing Appliances: Over the last several months, 22,741 New Yorkers contacted the city’s Department of Sanitation and arranged for the pickup of refrigerators, air-conditioners and freezers. In more than 11,000 instances, the machines vanished before sanitation workers arrived in their white trucks to pick them up. Who, then, is stealing the [...]



Berlusconi gets away with it

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 01:57:55 +0000

Riot in Rome as Silvio Berlusconi survives as Italian premier by just THREE votes: Incredulity quickly turned to fury today after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi survived not one but two no-confidence votes in parliament. The multi-millionaire premier has been dogged by sex scandals and fraud allegations during his highly controversial stint in office but somehow managed [...]



Anarchy in the UK!

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 20:51:33 +0000

TUITION FEES VOTE PROTEST: Charles and Camilla’s car attacked as thousands of students descend on Parliament  Anarchists protesting against the student tuition fees rises attacked Prince Charles and Camilla’s car outside the London Palladium tonight. The couple were due to attend the Royal Variety Performance, which was taking place close to the epicentre of a [...]



Cyberwar and you…

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:59:17 +0000

WikiLeaks, Stuxnet, Cyberwar, and Obama: War is transforming itself before our eyes, turning into something unfamiliar and strange. Information has taken a place as a major class of weaponry, with sabotage and subterfuge as preferred tactics. On the new battlefield, these weapons are available not only to nation-states, but to organizations and even individuals. [...]



Holy Hamburgers!

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 04:13:35 +0000

Priest, rabbi and monk bless ‘cursed’ burger joint: It’s no joke. A catholic priest, rabbi and Buddhist monk walked into a new burger joint in Chelsea today to bless the place. The Buddhist monk turned to the priest and said, “This is my first time blessing a burger joint.”  The priest doesn’t say much, just [...]



New twist on Gianni Versace’s murder

Sun, 05 Dec 2010 22:23:00 +0000

Versace murdered ‘because of debts to Mafia The 50-year-old Versace was gunned down on the steps of his Miami apartment in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. According to a new book by Giuseppe Di Bella, a former member of the Calabrian Mafia known as the N’drangheta, Versace was allegedly killed “over debts” he had [...]



Snowbound in a Scottish pub for a week

Sat, 04 Dec 2010 22:18:34 +0000

Snow leads to ‘ultimate pub lock-in’ Two guests and five workers have been stuck at the Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorks, since the area’s first snowfall on Nov 26, in what is being called “the ultimate lock-in”. With snow drifts outside the pub up to 16 feet deep, vehicles have also been [...]



Yet another drunk elephant rampage in India

Sat, 04 Dec 2010 18:13:49 +0000

Elephants on drunken rampage kill three people Binge-drinking elephants, drunk on local hooch, have killed three people and destroyed 60 homes in a four-day rampage in east India. Yesterday they were reported by local officials to be sleeping off hangovers as shocked communities tried to clear the wreckage left by the 70-strong herd in remote [...]



Squirrels join the War on Christmas

Sat, 04 Dec 2010 17:20:31 +0000

Braintree mayor vows to save Christmas from squirrels Grinch-like squirrels with hearts three sizes too small failed to steal Christmas from Braintree — but the furry little fiends did gum up the town’s tree-lighting festivities. The yuletide buzz-killers managed to chew through wires on lights strung on four of the eight trees on the town [...]



And then Charlie got a cell phone…

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 12:52:38 +0000

Charles Manson had a cellphone? California prisons fight inmate cellphone proliferation: Contraband cellphones are becoming so prevalent in California prisons that guards can’t keep them out of the hands of the most notorious and violent inmates: Even Charles Manson, orchestrator of one of the most notorious killing rampages in U.S. history, was caught with an LG [...]



Yet another reason to avoid Air India Express

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 04:16:15 +0000

Report: Co-pilot moved seat, sent jetliner plummeting The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report. According to the report from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the co-pilot panicked and was unable [...]



Oops of the week

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 02:54:41 +0000

Logger dismantles $5,000 sculpture mistaken for wood pile A New Brunswick logger is unrepentant after beginning to dismantle a wood pile that turned out to be a sculpture titled Deadwood Sleep. Ron Fahey of Sackville said Monday he was granted permission in August from Mount Allison University to take the logs stacked in an area [...]



Germanwings tries to fuel their passengers

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 03:03:02 +0000

Cream and sugar with your jet fuel? Plane water tanks mistakenly filled Three planes belonging to the airline Germanwings reportedly took off this weekend with jet fuel in their drinking water tanks, which nearly made it into passengers’ coffee cups. According to daily Bild, a 21-year-old service company employee on Saturday thought he was filling the planes [...]



More antics with Iran’s nuclear program

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:51:39 +0000

Bombs kill Iran nuclear scientist, wound another: Assailants on motorcycles attached bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists as they were driving to work in Tehran Monday, killing one and wounding the other, state media and officials said. Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the man killed was involved in a major project at the [...]



Meanwhile in N Korea

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:33:44 +0000

South Korea warns North Korea it will ’sternly retaliate’ to any further provocation: Two South Korean marines were killed and 17 others injured, as well as three civilians, after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow sea, 50 miles off the South’s northwest coast in an area close to [...]



The Great Tragedy of the West, 20 years ago…

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:35:04 +0000

Margaret Thatcher knew the single currency would devastate Europe : Next week it will be 20 years since Margaret Thatcher fell. Pressure had been building on a number of fronts, but the issue which finally destroyed her was the yet-to-be-born euro. In the last weekend of October 1990, she travelled to a European summit in Rome, [...]



Fun with bombs in Scotland

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:25:53 +0000

Terrorist fears after mystery explosion in forest Anti-terrorism and bomb disposal experts from the Metropolitan Police and the Royal Navy have been called in after a walker heard what sounded like a bomb going off in Garadhban Forest, Loch Lomond. When police officers arrived, they uncovered several explosive devices and found that a tree had [...]



TSA, still giving a good name to government authority every day…

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 03:50:42 +0000

Airport staff ‘exposed woman’s breasts, laughed’: A WOMAN is suing over an incident where airport staff allegedly pulled down her top and joked about her breasts in public view. The 23-year-old traveller, from Amarillo, US, is suing the US Government for the emotional distressed she says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents caused. The [...]



“Bristol the Pistol” rage in Wisconsin

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:18:55 +0000

Bristol Palin’s dancing on TV set off man in standoff, complaint says: Allegedly set off by Bristol Palin’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” a rural Black Earth man kept police at bay outside his home for 15 hours Monday and Tuesday before he surrendered to police. Steven N. Cowan, 66, railed at the television [...]



Demons on the attack in Trinidad and Tobago

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 22:04:38 +0000

Panic after ‘Devil attack’ at school Panic broke out at the Moruga Composite School yesterday as 17 female students fell mysteriously ill and began rolling on the ground, hissing and blabbering in a strange tongue, after suffering bouts of nausea and headaches. Two of the students reportedly tried to throw themselves off a railing and [...]



They start ‘em young in Mexico!

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 02:37:53 +0000

El Ponchis, the sadistic executioner who is terrorising Mexico…. at the age of 12 He is the sadistic executioner whose killings have terrorised Mexico. But unlike most of the brutal players in the country’s horrific drug wars, El Ponchis (The Cloak) is just 12 years old. The diminutive hitman, whose real name is not [...]



No One Ever Leaves the KGB

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:43:25 +0000

Russian assassin ’sent to kill double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman’ A contract killer has been dispatched to assassinate the Russian double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman and nine other spies in the United States this spring, according to reports in Moscow. “We know who he is and where he is,” a high-ranking Kremlin [...]



Please don’t whip your students

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 02:20:30 +0000

High School Coach Suspended For Whipping Players: A high school basketball coach at Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi has been suspended and has been sued for allegedly whipping players for several different reasons. Marlon Dorsey faced a lawsuit filed Tuesday for the actions against the players. Attorney Lisa Ross [...]



Mafia assassination in Toranto

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:56:29 +0000

Former mob boss Nicolo Rizzuto gunned down For a time it seemed Nicolo Rizzuto was the last of the untouchables, or at least that the enemies picking off his family had decided to let the elderly godfather live out his final years. Mr. Rizzuto was shot dead at his home at dinnertime Wednesday in what [...]



Please don’t pee on the transformer

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:54:17 +0000

Graffiti tagger who urinated on transformer gets shock of his life A GRAFFITI vandal who cheated death while tagging a railway power substation caused thousands of dollars damage and shut down the Gold Coast train line for a day.  But a potentially lethal shock of up to 22,000 volts has left the man, 22, with injuries so [...]



French fry rage in Martin County

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:33:15 +0000

Wife eats all the fries, accused ‘enraged’ hubby goes on rampage A 32-year-old man accused of hitting his wife with a small bat after getting “enraged because she ate all the French fries” faces charges, according to a recently released Martin County Sheriff’s Office [...]



Remember kids, baby doesn’t go in the laundry!

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 04:04:30 +0000

Ten-Day-Old Bartlesville Baby Found Dead In A Washing Machine  Bartlesville Police are investigating the death of a 10-day-old baby. The infant’s mother, Lyndsey Fiddler, has been arrested for second-degree manslaughter. Police officers were called to a downtown apartment at 7:42 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call. When they arrived, they found the infant dead inside [...]



Oh, the games nations play…

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 03:44:28 +0000

Obama piles more military pressure on Iran – conspicuously Before taking off for Asia Saturday, Nov. 6, President Barack Obama ordered the Pentagon not just to beef up American and NATO military pressure on Iran but to do so as conspicuously as possible, debkafile’s Washington and military sources report . At a special White House security consultation [...]



Zimbabwe lions get their man

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:38:00 +0000

Zimbabwean man killed by lions while showering The man was attacked while using an outside shower at a fishing camp near Mana Pools National Park, Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwean Conservation Task Force told German news agency DPA. The area, located on the Zambesi River, is popular with hunters, most of whom stay in basic camps [...]



Ignorance of history always bites you in the butt

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:46:03 +0000

US political ad mistakenly shows German troops: A North Carolina state legislator says he supports the military, but a flyer prepared by his campaign could lead some to question which country’s. Democrat Tim Spear’s campaign has apologised after inadvertently sending voters a leaflet showing actors in World War II-era German uniforms. The firm that [...]



Yet another reason not to get married in a foreign land

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 02:46:14 +0000

Western couple mocked as ‘infidel’ by wedding ‘minister’ at luxury Maldive resort A luxury resort in the Maldives has sparked outrage after a video appeared on You Tube showing members of staff abusing and mocking their guests using a language they were unable to understand. Employees at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort [...]



Who needs dog food when you’ve got hubby?

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 02:15:29 +0000

Dead man ‘fed to dog, left in freezer’: The girlfriend and children of a US man have been charged with his murder after his remains were found inside a freezer. David Reuben Green Jr’s de facto partner Wendy Edmond Green and his teenage children of are accused of feeding parts of his body to their [...]



One way ticket to Mars in the offing

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 01:02:40 +0000

Nasa plan Hundred Year Starship – the mission that will take astronauts to Mars and leave them there forever Nasa is planning an audacious mission to send a manned spacecraft on a one-way trip to permanently settle on other planets. The ambitious idea is known as the Hundred Years Starship and would send astronauts [...]



Evil or Gay? You make the call

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 01:48:38 +0000

Sesame Street Tweet Sparks Rumors That Bert Is Out of the Closet: He’s lived with a man for 31 years and wears turtlenecks and saddle shoes, and rumors of his homosexuality have swirled for years. But no one’s ever heard directly from Sesame Street’s Bert on his sexuality, until now… sort of. On June 11, [...]



Tariq gets a date with a rope

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:58:57 +0000

Saddam aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang: Saddam Hussein’s longtime foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. Iraq’s high criminal court spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Sahib did not say when Aziz, 74, would be put to death. The death sentence followed his [...]



The devil made them do it

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:35:56 +0000

Baby killed as family jumps from Paris window after ‘devil sighting’ A baby died when a family of 12 leapt from their second floor balcony in Paris claiming they were fleeing the devil. Eight more were injured, some seriously, in the tragedy when they jumped 20ft into a car park in Paris suburb of La [...]



Croc on a Plane!

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 02:41:35 +0000

Crocodile caused plane crash: survivor: A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that killed a British pilot and 19 others could have been caused by an escaped crocodile, a magazine has reported. The aircraft plummeted to the ground when the animal, which had been smuggled into the cabin, sparked panic among passengers, [...]



‘I guess there’s just certain things that rock stars are supposed to do.’

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:22:31 +0000

Kanye West has teeth replaced with diamonds: ‘They were cooler’ He travels by private jet, holidays on a luxury yacht and dates beautiful models. And now Kanye West has the ultimate accessory to his rock star life – diamond teeth. The rapper showed off the sparkling diamond and gold implants to chatshow host [...]



More fun and games with Iran’s missile program

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:23:41 +0000

Blasts hit secret Iranian missile launching-pad for US, Israeli targets: A top-secret Iranian military installation was struck by a triple blast Tues. Oct. 12 the day before Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon. debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report the site held most of the Shehab-3 medium-range missile launchers Iran had stocked for striking US [...]



Never underestimate the threat from elves

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:05:14 +0000

Fear of elves made Montreal man get powerful guns A man charged with uttering death threats on Facebook armed himself with high-powered weapons because he feared he was being stalked by elves, a Montreal court was told Wednesday. Quebec provincial police told David Abitbol’s bail hearing that he told a friend on the Internet that [...]



Yet another reason to avoid tongue piercing!

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 04:54:48 +0000

Tongue piercing killed woman in 2 days A woman died of blood poisoning two days after having her tongue pierced as a birthday treat, an inquest was told on Thursday. Amanda Taylor wanted the stud so she could look like royal Zara Phillips and pop star Pink, her family said. The 34-year-old collapsed within 48 [...]



UFO over Manhattan

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:18:47 +0000

Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy: A mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan’s West Side set off a flurry of reports and wild speculation Wednesday that a UFO was flying over the city. Police and the FAA said they began getting flooded with calls starting at 1:30 p.m. from people reporting [...]



Iran having even more fun with Stuxnet

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:57:55 +0000

Iran may have executed nuclear staffers over Stuxnet Debkafile’s intelligence sources report information reaching the West in the past week that Iran has put to death a number of atomic scientists and technicians suspected of helping plant the Stuxnet virus in its nuclear program. The admission by Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy [...]



Well, that’s one way to purify your husband…

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 11:25:27 +0000

Wife set fire to husband to “purify his penis,” court told – Monsters and Critics: An Australian set her husband’s genitals alight because she suspected he was having an affair and wanted to ‘purify his penis,’ a court in Adelaide was told Thursday. Rajini Narayan, 46, has pleaded not guilty to murdering her husband and [...]



Bad Day at the Grand Canyon

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 23:46:48 +0000

Fall Kills 1 At Grand Canyon; Lighting Strikes 2: A California man fell to his death and two Korean women were injured after they were stuck by lightning at the Grand Canyon on Friday afternoon. An eyewitness to the man falling said he was trying to jump from one outcropping to another just off the [...]



Judge of the week

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 02:39:09 +0000

Federal judge charged with buying drugs from stripper: A longtime federal judge was freed on a $50,000 bond Monday after his arrest on federal charges that he bought cocaine and other illegal drugs while involved in a sexual relationship with an exotic dancer for the past several months. North Fulton Senior U.S. District Judge Jack T. [...]



Our Federal Government At Work Again

Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:38:01 +0000

New Yorkers outraged as bureaucrats order city to change lettering on every single street sign: The city will change the lettering on every single street sign – at an estimated cost of about $27.5 million – because the feds don’t like the font. Street names will change from all capital letters to a combination of [...]



Stuxnet totally hoses Iran

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:57:07 +0000

An alarmed Iran asks for outside help to stop rampaging Stuxnet malworm Tehran this week secretly appealed to a number of computer security experts in West and East Europe with offers of handsome fees for consultations on ways to exorcize the Stuxnet worm spreading havoc through the computer networks and administrative software of its most important [...]



Aliens messing with our nukes!

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:47:08 +0000

Aliens have deactivated British and US nuclear missiles, say US military pilots: Aliens have landed, infiltrated British nuclear missile sites and deactivated the weapons, according to US military pilots. The beings have repeated their efforts in the US and have been active since 1948, the men said, and accused the respective governments of trying [...]



Shagging the Kings #12 Wife Not Too Brite

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:26:48 +0000

Polygamist King Mswati of Swaziland fires justice minister after affair with 1 of 14 wives The polygamous king of Swaziland has fired his justice minister after the politician was caught red-handed having an affair with one of the king’s 14 wives. King Mswati III acted after pictures emerged of his minister Ndumiso Mamba hiding in [...]



It’s never easy to evict a hoarder

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:49:22 +0000

DC Woman Evicted From Home Was A Hoarder: An eviction in D.C. turned into a bigger job than anyone could have ever expected. The woman being kicked out is a hoarder. What was in her home was enough to fill ten houses. All of it wound up piled up on both sides of her street and [...]



Teachers of the Year

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 11:55:12 +0000

Two Boiling Springs teachers accused of sex with minors Two Boiling Springs teachers are facing charges after deputies say they threw parties for teenagers that involved alcohol, marijuana and sex. Sarah Jane Lindsay, 42, of 438 Maplecroft St., and Audrey Beidleman Grabarkiewicz, 44, of 230 Sandy Drive, were taken into custody by Spartanburg County [...]



Mother of the Year

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 11:42:08 +0000

Mom jailed after Palmetto High student fight The mother of a 16-year-old Palmetto High School student was arrested Wednesday on child abuse charges, accused of encouraging her daughter to fight another student, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported. The girl told her mother, April Newcomb, that she was planning to fight another 16-year-old girl Friday [...]



Stuxnet AttackWare: Coming Soon to a Nuke Plant Near You

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:59:49 +0000

Stuxnet malware is ‘weapon’ out to destroy … Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant? Cyber security experts say they have identified the world’s first known cyber super weapon designed specifically to destroy a real-world target – a factory, a refinery, or just maybe a nuclear power plant. The cyber worm, called Stuxnet, has been the object [...]



How not to destroy seized ganja

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 02:25:54 +0000

N.Zealand burn-off sends dope smoke over school Police in New Zealand burning off seized cannabis were left red-faced when a change in the wind sent smoke billowing over a primary school, it was reported Tuesday. Officers in the South Island town of Picton were destroying cannabis and shredded paper in an incinerator at the [...]



Bees on the rampage in Texas

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 02:33:02 +0000

Man suffers shocking injuries after being stung 1200 times by angry swarm of bees AN AMERICAN stung 1200 times by a swarm of bees as he mowed his lawn has amazed doctors and family with his survival. Lamar LaCaze, 65, was riding his tractor when he was suddenly set upon by the bees near [...]



Burning down your former employer not too brite

Tue, 14 Sep 2010 01:34:20 +0000

Fired Domino’s pizza worker torches two of chain’s stores: authorities: Guess he likes his crust crispy and burnt. A pyromaniac pizza-maker fired from his job at Domino’s decided to turn up the heat on his former employer — torching two of the chain’s Bronx restaurants by setting fire to pizza boxes, authorities said today. [...]



Microsoft vs. Pooty-Poot, round 2

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:44:38 +0000

Microsoft Changes Policy Over Russian Crackdown Microsoft announced sweeping changes on Monday to its software policy in Russia, responding to criticism that it has been supporting a crackdown on dissent. The company essentially prohibited its Russian division from taking part in piracy cases against government opponents and declared that it would thwart any attempt by the [...]



Mother of the Year

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:19:47 +0000

Mother obsessed with computer game neglects her three children and lets two dogs starve to death A mother neglected her three children and let her dogs starve to death because she was so obsessed with a computer game. The 33-year-old woman played the Small World game almost non-stop on the internet for months while her [...]



Human sacrifice alive and well in India

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 11:56:44 +0000

Father sacrifices newborn girl child in Gujarat to please deity In a shocking incident, a father scarified his newborn girl child to keep his promise to his family deity Kitotarmata. The man, Narottam Mana Devipujak, threw his child in a drain near his house in Sundarpuri, a busy slum area of Gandhidham. “We have [...]



Oops of the week

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 00:42:18 +0000

Cruise Passenger Mistakenly Arrested for Prostitution Getty Images The end of a woman’s pleasure cruise turned into a nightmare in Fort Lauderdale when she was mistakenly arrested for prostitution just moments after she got off the ship Monday night. What’s worse is she was carrying her 9-month old son at the time. Now [...]



Crime Headline of the Year

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 00:29:20 +0000

Butts Arrested in Boob Murder Case Police have arrested a third person in connection with the murder of Samuel Boob. Boob was shot and killed at his home in Potter Township, Centre County, on the morning of August 23rd, 2009. Kermit Butts, 26, of Madisonburg, is accused of driving the suspected killer to and [...]



Memo to Ferrari designers: Dont use flammable glue near the engine!

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:27:17 +0000

Ferrari Recalls 1,248 Cars due to Fire Hazard  Ferrari says it is recalling 1,248 of its 458 Italia supercars after reports of fires breaking out in five of the luxury vehicles in several countries. The Italian carmaker said Thursday it wants to replace an adhesive that in some circumstances can melt due to overheating and [...]



Today it is Russia, tomorrow it will be your country

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 03:08:07 +0000

‘People should smoke and drink more’, says Russian finance minister Russia’s finance minister has told people to smoke and drink more, explaining that higher consumption would help lift tax revenues for spending on social services. Speaking as the Russian government announces plan to raise duty on alcohol and cigarettes, Alexei Kudrin said that by [...]



You play with fire, you’re gonna get burnt

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 02:15:23 +0000

Mysterious death of Russian military intelligence high-up in Syria Gen. Yuri Ivanov, 52, deputy head of GRU, the Russian military’s overseas intelligence arm of Russian military, was found dead in mysterious circumstances described in a terse official Russian eulogy as a tragic swimming accident “several days ago.” No [...]



Politically (In?)correct in Japan

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:34:11 +0000

Japanese politician launches attack on ‘River Kwai’ Britons : A politician tipped as a future Japanese prime minister has said the British are not very likeable, but admitted the way British prisoners marched in The Bridge on the River Kwai demonstrated their best qualities. Ichiro Ozawa, the former secretary-general of Japan’s ruling Democratic Party, [...]



Remember kids, dressing like Hitler at school isn’t cool

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 01:21:35 +0000

School sorry for Hitler costume: A Perth Catholic school has apologised to parents who were offended by a Year 4 student pretending to be Adolf Hitler being awarded first place in his class at a school dress-up day. The inner-city school sent out a letter of apology on Wednesday after parents complained about the boy’s [...]



Pooty-Poot Thinks Crossbowing Whales Makes Him a Man

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 03:35:31 +0000

Putin fires darts at gray whale from crossbow Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin fired darts from a crossbow at a gray whale off Russia’s Far Eastern coast on Wednesday in the latest in a series of man-versus-nature stunts designed to cultivate the image of a macho leader. Putin held his balance in a rubber [...]



Shoplifting during “Shop with a Cop” event not too brite

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 03:29:16 +0000

2 men arrested for shoplifting at a ‘Shop With a Cop’ event: You couldn’t miss the large presence of Portland police officers at the Fred Meyer off Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard this morning. Mounted patrol officers were out front. K9 patrol were teaming around and about 60 other uniformed officers from assistant chiefs and commanders [...]



Politically Incorrect in Deutschland

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:12:21 +0000

Anger as ex-finance minister warns Muslims ‘making Germany stupid’ A LEADING German Social Democrat has written a book with an apocalyptic vision of his country sliding into poverty, stupidity and Muslim domination. Thilo Sarrazin, 65, a former Berlin finance minister and current Bundesbank board member, is already under investigation by a public prosecutor for allegedly [...]



How not to get reinstated to your former job

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:20:53 +0000

Dismissed cop takes tourists hostage in Manila: A dismissed policeman armed with an automatic rifle seized a bus in the Philippine capital Monday with 25 passengers, most of them Hong Kong tourists, in a bid to demand his reinstatement, police said. Six hostages, including three children, were subsequently released, and appeared to be unhurt. [...]



A quick and dirty way to make $1 million

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:18:59 +0000

$1m to streak in front of Obama A British billionaire has offered $1 million to the first person who manages to streak naked in front of Barack Obama. Alki David, ranked 45th in the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated fortune of £1.15 billion, made the pledge as part of a publicity stunt for a [...]



Chaos to strike Moscow in September

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:59:05 +0000

Moscow to ban vodka sales after 10pm  From the beginning of September, it will be illegal for the Russian capital’s supermarkets, shops and kiosks to sell vodka from 10pm to 10am. The move will replace lax rules that theoretically forbid Moscow’s shops from selling the grain-based spirit from eleven at night to eight in the [...]



Pole dancing at your work party not too brite

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:30:27 +0000

Memphis councilwoman Janis Fullilove apologizes for ‘pole dancing’ incident Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove sent a letter of apology to the president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials for what she described as “over the top” behavior at a party last week.  Fullilove, regional director for NBC-LEO, said Tuesday that she engaged in [...]



The sun is our friend, except when it’s our enemy

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:59:45 +0000

End of the world…for real Last week we were attacked by the sun. For real.  Huge solar eruptions sent a blast of radiation toward Earth. Thankfully, the planet’s natural magnetic shield warded off the worst effects. Life went on uninterrupted. That won’t always be the case. In 1859, Richard Carrington recorded what is now [...]



Beware Grandpa’s War Souvenirs

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 02:13:02 +0000

Souvenirs From War – Stay Back Many veterans of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam brought home tales of heroism and valor and, unbeknownst to their loved ones, potentially explosive war souvenirs. The police in Bangor, Me., received a call this month: a woman found a live hand grenade in a moving box, [...]



Remants of Eath’s ‘umbilical cord’ found in Canada

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 01:41:14 +0000

Chunk of original earth found Imagine you suddenly discovered part of your umbilical cord was still attached. Scientists just did that for the planet Earth. What’s been found is a clear sign that beneath the crust in northern Canada there is a chunk of pristine, undisturbed rock from the time when Earth was nothing but molten [...]



God goes after 13 yr old on Friday the 13th

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:20:59 +0000

Boy, 13, struck by lightning — on Friday the 13th Friday the 13th proved suitably unlucky for one 13 year-old boy who was struck by lightning before being taken to hospital — at 13:13 on the dreaded date. The boy, who has not been named, was treated for a minor burn after being hit along [...]



Get ready – your portfolio is about to evaporate

Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:07:07 +0000

Hindenburg Omen: Why equity investors should be very afraid Perhaps the clue is in today’s date, Friday 13, but equity investors should be very afraid if the reappearance of a US technical indicator believed to herald an imminent market crash is to be believed. The ‘Hindenburg Omen’ is the ominously-titled list of five separate indicators [...]



Brazil wants to know about their UFOs

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:39:17 +0000

Brazil air force to record UFO sightings: Brazil’s government has ordered its air force to officially record any sighting of unidentified flying objects. A government decree said all military and civilian pilots as well as air traffic controllers should register any UFO sightings with the national aerospace defence command. The information will be stored in the [...]



Politically incorrect UK Olympics etiquette guide

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:14:12 +0000

UK Issues Etiquette Guide: As they prepare for the world Olympic Games in 2012, the British are doing more than mere construction of the facilities. The British tourism agency – VisitBritain – has issued an official etiquette guide for hospitality workers including cab drivers as they seek to show off a friendlier side. The Olympics can [...]



Tying your naked self to a tree not too brite

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:33:29 +0000

Man dies after bondage game with tree fails: A COMPUTER engineer died after tying himself naked to a tree with a cord wrapped around his penis, an inquest heard. Kevin Kirkland, 44, used a pair of makeshift rope handcuffs to attach himself to the trunk, but got trapped when a knot jammed around his wrists, [...]



Wikileaks getting ready to nuke the State Department

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 01:39:23 +0000

WikiLeaks posts huge encrypted file to Web: Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named “Insurance” to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them. At 1.4 gigabytes, the file is 20 times larger than the batch of 77,000 [...]



Saudi Fatwa says it’s ok to breast feed adult men

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:44:13 +0000

Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults: Sheikh ‘Abd Al-Muhsin Al-’Obikan, an advisor at the Saudi Justice Ministry, recently issued a fatwa allowing the breastfeeding of adults. The fatwa is aimed at enabling an unrelated man and woman to be secluded in the same room, a situation which Islam considers forbidden gender mixing. [...]



UFO coverup goes back as far as Churchill and Ike?

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 03:05:31 +0000

Winston Churchill ‘Ordered Cover-Up’ Of UFO Info To Avoid Mass Panic, Says National Archives  Winston Churchill allegedly ordered a cover up of a close encounter between an RAF aircraft and a UFO during the Second World War because it would create “mass panic”, accordingly to newly-released files. The claim that the then Prime Minister ordered [...]



Tractor rampage in China

Mon, 02 Aug 2010 11:08:03 +0000

Drunken man kills 11 in China tractor rampage A drunken man went on a rampage while driving a shovel loader in northern China, smashing into shops and vehicles and killing 11 people, a government spokesman said Monday. The incident began when 38-year-old Li Xianliang killed a customer Sunday at the Hongyuan coal depot in Hebei provinces Yuanshi [...]



Bacterial mega-feast coming to an end

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:03:10 +0000

Gulf Surface Oil Vanishing Quickly The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected, a piece of good news that raises tricky new questions about how fast the government should scale back its response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The immense patches of surface oil that covered [...]



Aliens targeting Bosnian for special harassment

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:52:49 +0000

Man hit by six meteorites is being ‘targeted by aliens’ A Bosnian man who claims he is being targeted by extraterrestrials after a series of meteorite strikes on his house has now been hit by a sixth space rock in the space of a few years. Radivoje Lajic first came to international attention in 2008, [...]



Some of us hate helicopters more than others

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 04:20:23 +0000

Raging businesman’ hung on to helicopter as it took off A businessman enraged that a helicopter blew debris on to his car and garden tried to cling to it as it took off, a court heard. Houshang Jafari, 59, lost his temper as the aircraft landed near his £1million flat, the jury was told. He kicked the helicopter, [...]



Maggots on a Plane

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 05:01:32 +0000

Maggot infestation grounds US plane. Maggots falling from an overhead luggage bin has stopped a US plane from taking off. Passengers were horrified to see the larvae dropping onto an unsuspecting passenger as others began to panic and cause a commotion, US media report. US Airways blamed spoiled meat in a suitcase on board the Atlanta-to-New York flight [...]



Lose a game, go to the coal mines

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:51:54 +0000

North Korean team will be sent to coal mines as punishment, reports say MORE than one disgraced national team has been heckled by angry fans on returning home – but North Korea’s misfiring stars reportedly face a much harsher punishment. Unfortunately, crazed dictator Kim Jong-il chose the 7-0 mauling at the hands of Portugal to be the first [...]



“He had nothing else to do at that point, so he had another beer.”

Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:41:28 +0000

Trapped drunk driver opens another beer as awaits rescue A drunk driver trapped after overturning his car cracked open another can of beer while he waited for emergency crews to rescue him, a New Zealand court was told. Paul Nigel Sneddon, 47, pleaded guilty to careless driving and drunken driving after being nearly three times over the [...]



Black Bloc Rocks Toronto

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 23:54:05 +0000

Thousands protest summit in Canada; vandals smash windows, torch police cars. Black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful protesters at the World Summit, torching police cruisers and smashing windows with baseball bats and hammers. Police with shields and clubs earlier pushed back another small group of demonstrators who tried to head south toward the [...]