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Re: Weird News
« Reply #400 on: January 17, 2015, 11:35:15 PM »
http://www.9news.com/story/news/weird/2015/01/17/exploding-flashlight-lakewood/21921797/

One of the jeep group folks. Small LED flashlight, with (report says) Lithium Ion batteries, held by mouth to have two hands free - blows up with burns to lips, tongue, throat.

Looking at the URL - curious to see that 9news.com has their own "weird" category!
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« Reply #401 on: January 18, 2015, 07:22:45 AM »
Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.

He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II.

Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). “I know nothing about who shot the film or who it belonged to,” he says.


http://petapixel.com/2015/01/16/31-rolls-undeveloped-film-soldier-wwii-discovered-processed/

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« Reply #402 on: January 18, 2015, 08:48:49 AM »
Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.

He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II.

Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). “I know nothing about who shot the film or who it belonged to,” he says.


http://petapixel.com/2015/01/16/31-rolls-undeveloped-film-soldier-wwii-discovered-processed/


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« Reply #403 on: January 18, 2015, 09:04:58 PM »
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Oh Hell, this old Granny thought she was at Talladaga. She put her lead foot down and totally destroys this Carwash. I dont even know how they gave her a licence to drive. This is why we will all be driven by robots in 10 years.

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« Reply #404 on: January 19, 2015, 03:00:04 PM »
unbelievable. Take a 5 year old to court for non attendance at a party? Only in Cornwall. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-30876360

A five-year-old was billed for failing to attend a friend's birthday party - resulting in threats of legal action.

Alex Nash, from Cornwall, was invited to the party just before Christmas.

An invoice for £15.95 was sent by his schoolfriend's mother Julie Lawrence, who said Alex's non-attendance left her out of pocket and his parents had her details to tell her he was not going.

Alex's father Derek said he had been told he would be taken to the small claims court for refusing to pay.

Alex's parents, from Torpoint, had accepted an invitation to the party at a dry ski slope in Plymouth, Devon, just before Christmas.

However, they realised their son was double-booked and due to spend time with his grandparents, which he did.
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« Reply #405 on: January 19, 2015, 03:37:15 PM »
Team’s Mission: Beat the Boys (and Maybe Make Them Cry)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Tariq Toran, the coach of the Central Illinois Xpress basketball team, presented his players with matching mouth guards for Christmas. He had made sure they all came in fluorescent green.

The Xpress were already drawing attention, having emerged as an unlikely force in the fifth-grade boys’ league at the Gym, a bustling basketball center here. In running their record to 8-1 through the first half of the season, the Xpress executed a motion offense and often overwhelmed the competition. But they really stood out for another reason.

“We’d walk in, and all the boys would be like, ‘We’re playing girls?’ ” said Anne Rupnik, a point guard. “Then we’d beat them. Some of them cried.”



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A few of the parents expressed reservations when Mr. Toran broached the idea of entering the girls in a boys’ league. Dan Schrage said he was concerned that someone could be hurt; boys can be rough, after all. But Mr. Toran has seldom shielded his team from physical play, he said.

Mr. Toran recalled a game over the summer against a group of older girls who were determined to push his players around. Mr. Toran challenged his team to do something about it.

“Everybody go foul somebody on the next play,” he told the players in a huddle. “Really plaster them!”

The Xpress did as they were told — and the officials, for whatever reason, let them play on. The Xpress, having untapped some latent aggression, went on to win the tournament championship, Mr. Toran said.
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« Reply #406 on: January 20, 2015, 03:19:34 PM »
^  That is awesome.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #407 on: January 22, 2015, 08:20:23 PM »
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #409 on: January 24, 2015, 11:53:15 AM »


Los Viagras on the rise:


They sound like a hard bunch.
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« Reply #410 on: January 24, 2015, 01:40:34 PM »
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« Reply #411 on: January 24, 2015, 03:02:14 PM »
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« Reply #412 on: January 24, 2015, 03:43:31 PM »
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« Reply #413 on: January 24, 2015, 03:54:21 PM »

Los Viagras on the rise:



They sound like a hard bunch.

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« Reply #414 on: January 24, 2015, 04:25:43 PM »
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« Reply #415 on: January 24, 2015, 08:32:11 PM »
I wonder if they blow their tops easy?
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« Reply #416 on: January 25, 2015, 04:54:23 AM »
EELS!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30961220

Customs officials in Bulgaria have seized two million live baby eels hidden in luggage.

Two Chinese men arriving from Madrid were detained at Sofia airport for trying to smuggle the eels in eight containers.

Officials said that the tiny eels, known as elvers, had been declared as food items.

The European eel is classified as a critically endangered species and cannot be exported outside the region.

Their sale is also heavily regulated within the EU.

Elvers are seen by some as a delicacy. Just 1kg (2.2lb) can fetch up to €1,300 (£1000; $1500) in Asia, according to customs officials
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« Reply #417 on: January 25, 2015, 06:32:57 AM »
Just 1kg (2.2lb) can fetch up to €1,300 (£1000; $1500) in Asia...
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Who here has a whole hovercraft full of eels?!??!

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« Reply #418 on: January 25, 2015, 11:02:00 AM »
Just 1kg (2.2lb) can fetch up to €1,300 (£1000; $1500) in Asia...
WoW!
Who here has a whole hovercraft full of eels?!??!

They're rich! Rich, I tell you!

Start sending begging letters now.
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« Reply #420 on: February 02, 2015, 03:30:28 PM »
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #421 on: February 03, 2015, 11:24:30 AM »
Police chief blogs about naked man walking on I-75

http://woodtv.com/2015/02/02/police-chief-blogs-about-naked-man-walking-on-i-75/

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WOOD) — It sounds like a pretty unusual 911 call: A 53-year-old Bloomfield Hills man was spotted walking down busy I-75 Sunday while taking off his clothes.

Eventually, the man was strolling naked down the highway in Auburn Hills during a snowstorm wearing only his cowboy hat. A nearby motorist took cellphone video of the incident.

The man’s truck had gone into a ditch. Then, for an unknown reason, he began walking down the highway and shedding his clothes.

While the call may sound unusual, Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko said the incident is not that odd. Chief Olko writes a blog and posted a lengthy note about the incident Monday.

>>Online: Chief Olko’s blog post

Chief Olko said the sergeant and responding officers immediately recognized that they were probably dealing with a person suffering from “Excited Delirium Syndrome.”

“I don’t know if this man fit the entire profile but it is likely he fit enough of it to end up in this state. Their bodies overheat in an extreme way which is why they take off their clothes,” Olko wrote.

These individuals can be combative, and if they struggle with police, the body may overheat more and go into cardiac arrest.

“When the officers began to talk with him they realized he was delusional,” Olko wrote.

The officers were able to convince the man to get into the patrol car. On the way to the fire station, the man became unresponsive. When they got to the fire station, he became combative. But there was lots of help at the fire station, and paramedics were able to get him to the hospital.

No one was hurt.

“Because the officers recognized the true nature of the call, they may have saved his life,” wrote Olko.

It is unclear if charges will be filed against the man. Right now, police say they just want to make sure he gets the help he needs. He was recovering Monday.

>>Online: Video of the man walking down the road. (Warning: Contains nudity)

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« Reply #422 on: February 03, 2015, 02:08:03 PM »
On the way to the fire station...
Those dastardly cops!
Every Firefighter knows you only bring nekkid wimmen to the firehall.
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« Reply #423 on: February 03, 2015, 02:49:49 PM »
Police chief blogs about naked man walking on I-75

http://woodtv.com/2015/02/02/police-chief-blogs-about-naked-man-walking-on-i-75/

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WOOD) — It sounds like a pretty unusual 911 call: A 53-year-old Bloomfield Hills man was spotted walking down busy I-75 Sunday while taking off his clothes.

Eventually, the man was strolling naked down the highway in Auburn Hills during a snowstorm wearing only his cowboy hat. A nearby motorist took cellphone video of the incident.

The man’s truck had gone into a ditch. Then, for an unknown reason, he began walking down the highway and shedding his clothes.

While the call may sound unusual, Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko said the incident is not that odd. Chief Olko writes a blog and posted a lengthy note about the incident Monday.

>>Online: Chief Olko’s blog post

Chief Olko said the sergeant and responding officers immediately recognized that they were probably dealing with a person suffering from “Excited Delirium Syndrome.”

“I don’t know if this man fit the entire profile but it is likely he fit enough of it to end up in this state. Their bodies overheat in an extreme way which is why they take off their clothes,” Olko wrote.

These individuals can be combative, and if they struggle with police, the body may overheat more and go into cardiac arrest.

“When the officers began to talk with him they realized he was delusional,” Olko wrote.

The officers were able to convince the man to get into the patrol car. On the way to the fire station, the man became unresponsive. When they got to the fire station, he became combative. But there was lots of help at the fire station, and paramedics were able to get him to the hospital.

No one was hurt.

“Because the officers recognized the true nature of the call, they may have saved his life,” wrote Olko.

It is unclear if charges will be filed against the man. Right now, police say they just want to make sure he gets the help he needs. He was recovering Monday.

>>Online: Video of the man walking down the road. (Warning: Contains nudity)


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« Reply #424 on: February 04, 2015, 12:32:24 AM »
We all know that you can leave your hat on.

dude was walk'n barefoot in the snow - that's just not right...

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An update on the weird news of the exploding batteries in the flashlight held in the mouth:

http://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/showthread.php?22715-the-long-road-of-recovery

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« Reply #425 on: February 04, 2015, 09:32:14 AM »
Kid Suspended for Threatening to Wield The One Ring at School

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A Kermit parent said his fourth-grade student was suspended Friday for allegedly making a terroristic threat.

His father, Jason Steward, said the family had been to see “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” last weekend. His son brought a ring to his class at Kermit Elementary School and told another boy his magic ring could make the boy disappear.

Steward said the principal said threats to another child’s safety would not be tolerated – whether magical or not. Principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment on the matter.

“All student stuff is confidential,” Greer said. She referred a call from the Odessa American to Kermit ISD Superintendent Bill Boyd, who did not return a phone call.

Steward said he didn’t understand why his son was removed from school and why the district didn’t just send a letter home.

He said he requested that the school send him “something in writing” saying that the school suspended his son and why they suspended him. Steward was told the school would put the letter in the mail.

Steward said his son has attended Kermit Elementary since August. The 9-year-old has been in in-school suspension for referring to another student’s skin color and got in trouble for bringing a kids’ book about pregnancy to school.


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« Reply #426 on: February 04, 2015, 09:55:31 AM »
Kid Suspended for Threatening to Wield The One Ring at School

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A Kermit parent said his fourth-grade student was suspended Friday for allegedly making a terroristic threat.

His father, Jason Steward, said the family had been to see “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” last weekend. His son brought a ring to his class at Kermit Elementary School and told another boy his magic ring could make the boy disappear.

Steward said the principal said threats to another child’s safety would not be tolerated – whether magical or not. Principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment on the matter.

“All student stuff is confidential,” Greer said. She referred a call from the Odessa American to Kermit ISD Superintendent Bill Boyd, who did not return a phone call.

Steward said he didn’t understand why his son was removed from school and why the district didn’t just send a letter home.

He said he requested that the school send him “something in writing” saying that the school suspended his son and why they suspended him. Steward was told the school would put the letter in the mail.

Steward said his son has attended Kermit Elementary since August. The 9-year-old has been in in-school suspension for referring to another student’s skin color and got in trouble for bringing a kids’ book about pregnancy to school.


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They clearly don't understand the power of the one ring.
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« Reply #427 on: February 04, 2015, 09:58:17 AM »
We should have a thread dedicated to the pathetic news of the pussified USA.
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« Reply #428 on: February 04, 2015, 10:10:33 AM »
We should have a thread dedicated to the pathetic news of the pussified USA.


I thought this was that thread.
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« Reply #429 on: February 04, 2015, 10:11:57 AM »
We should have a thread dedicated to the pathetic news of the pussified USA.


I thought this was that thread.

Nope. This is thread about things like creepy old men in their pickup trucks.
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« Reply #430 on: February 04, 2015, 11:03:28 AM »
This is thread about things like creepy old men in their pickup trucks.
It's always "ME, ME, MEEE"!
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« Reply #431 on: February 04, 2015, 11:12:44 AM »
:lol:

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« Reply #432 on: February 04, 2015, 12:33:13 PM »
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local-news/crime/attempt-to-pay-property-taxes-in-1-bills-lands-man-in-jail_78437140

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas - A Wichita Falls man was arrested by a Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jan. 28 for refusing to leave the Wichita County Courthouse Annex while trying to pay his property tax in $1 bills.

According to the affidavit:

The deputy was at the Annex, 600 Scott Street, just after 2 p.m. when Wichita County Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth asked Timothy Andrew Norris, 27, to leave the tax office. Smyth accused Norris of disrupting the operation and efficiency of the tax office by attempting to pay $600-worth of property taxes with $1 bills. The bills were said to be folded so tightly it “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill.”

When Norris refused, he was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. As the deputy grabbed Norris’ arm to place him in handcuffs, Norris pulled away. He pulled away again when the deputy went to grab his arm a second time, causing the deputy and Smyth to wrestle Norris to the ground to detain him — bringing an additional charge of resisting arrest.

Norris’ bail totaled $500 for both charges. He was not in the Wichita County Jail Monday.


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« Reply #433 on: February 05, 2015, 12:12:36 AM »
Unpussified news. Not from America, natch

Four months ago, Demeteriya Nabire was killed by a crocodile when she went to the lake near her home to fetch water. The animal later came back to the area but found Nabire's husband waiting, ready to take revenge.

Demeteriya Nabire was at the water's edge with a group of women from her village - they were gathering water from Uganda's Lake Kyoga when the crocodile grabbed her. It dragged her away and she was never seen again.

Her husband, Mubarak Batambuze, was devastated - Nabire was pregnant when she died, and he had lost not only his wife but an unborn child as well. He felt powerless. But then last month he heard the crocodile had returned.

"Somebody called me and said, 'Mubarak, I have news for you - the crocodile that took your wife is here - we are looking at it now.'"

The 50-year-old fisherman made his way to the lake with some friends. "He was a very big monster, and we tried fighting him with stones and sticks. But there was nothing we could do," he says.

So Batambuze went to visit the local blacksmith.

"I explained to him that I was fighting a beast that had snatched and killed my wife and unborn baby. I really wanted my revenge, and asked the blacksmith to make me a spear that could kill the crocodile dead.
"The Blacksmith asked me for £3.20 ($5) and made the spear for me," he says. It was a significant amount of money for Batambuze, but he was determined to kill the animal that had snatched his future.

"The crocodile ate my wife entirely. Nothing was ever seen of her again - no clothes, no part of her body that I could identify. I just didn't know what to do - a mother and her unborn child. It was the end of my world. I was completely lost."

Armed with his new spear - specially designed with a barb on one side - the widower went on the attack.

When he got to the water the crocodile was still there, but Batambuze's friends took fright.

"Please don't attack this beast," they pleaded, "it's so huge it may eat you. The spear is not enough - it won't finish the job."

But Batambuze insisted they stay. "I failed killing it the first time around," he told them, "I'm not bothered if I die killing this beast. I'm going to take it on with this spear, and I will make sure that it dies."

Basically, there was a heroic fight and the widower won

A Ugandan Wildlife Authority ranger, Oswald Tumanya, says the crocodile was more than four metres long and weighed about 600kg.

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« Reply #434 on: February 05, 2015, 08:26:01 AM »
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas - A Wichita Falls man was arrested by a Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jan. 28 for refusing to leave the Wichita County Courthouse Annex while trying to pay his property tax in $1 bills.

According to the affidavit:

The deputy was at the Annex, 600 Scott Street, just after 2 p.m. when Wichita County Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth asked Timothy Andrew Norris, 27, to leave the tax office. Smyth accused Norris of disrupting the operation and efficiency of the tax office by attempting to pay $600-worth of property taxes with $1 bills. The bills were said to be folded so tightly it “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill.”

When Norris refused, he was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. As the deputy grabbed Norris’ arm to place him in handcuffs, Norris pulled away. He pulled away again when the deputy went to grab his arm a second time, causing the deputy and Smyth to wrestle Norris to the ground to detain him — bringing an additional charge of resisting arrest.

Norris’ bail totaled $500 for both charges. He was not in the Wichita County Jail Monday.



1.  At least he's paying his taxes, even if it is in an inconvenient manner.  Quit yer whining, count, accept, and note payment, and move on. 
2.  Six minutes to unfold each $1 bill?  Oh, please.  I call BS.  Government work at its finest.  Their "efficiency" of unfolding the bills is laughable.

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« Reply #435 on: February 05, 2015, 06:30:45 PM »
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« Reply #436 on: February 05, 2015, 07:03:01 PM »
Doesn't surprise me that that's in Plainfield and Barrington.


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« Reply #438 on: February 05, 2015, 08:55:03 PM »
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« Reply #439 on: February 06, 2015, 05:01:13 AM »
A South Florida family woke up Sunday to find a fist-sized chunk had been taken out of the body of their car.

They feared they’d been the target of vandals and Nora Ziegler said police only deepened that fear when she called them to her home.

But their worries turned to total shock and confusion when the culprit turned out to be a common squirrel.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2361031/Car-eating-oddball-squirrel-chews-fist-sized-chunks-familys-SUV.html#ixzz3QxgLM7kp

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« Reply #440 on: February 06, 2015, 08:26:30 AM »
Family Charged in Fake Kidnap Plot to Scare 'Too Nice' Child
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A 6-year-old Missouri boy was led to believe he'd been kidnapped, shown a gun, and threatened with being sold into "sex slavery" — and it was all part of an alleged plot to teach the boy a lesson because he was "too nice" to strangers, authorities said.
The boy's aunt, Denise Kroutil, 38, enlisted the help of a co-worker, Nathan Wynn Firoved, 23, to stage a kidnapping to scare the child, and that the boy's mother, Elizabeth Hupp, 25, and grandmother, Rose Brewer, 58, agreed with the scheme.
On Monday, Firoved allegedly kidnapped the child after he got off a school bus and said he would never "see his mommy again," authorities said. Firoved also showed a handgun to the now-sobbing boy
The blindfolded child was then taken to family's home, put in the basement, and his aunt allegedly removed the child's pants and told him he could be sold into "sex slavery," the sheriff's office said. The boy was eventually led upstairs and lectured about the dangers strangers could pose.
Deputies were called to the home Wednesday after the boy told officials at school, and they contacted the state Division of Family Services, the sheriff's office said. The child was taken from the home.
All four were charged Thursday with felony kidnapping and child abuse, and were being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to police and court records. Firoved, Brewer and Kroutil were also charged with felonious restraint.
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« Reply #441 on: February 06, 2015, 01:04:21 PM »
Both weird and unbelievably embarrassing to me as Canadian  :facepalm:
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« Reply #443 on: February 07, 2015, 03:42:00 AM »
Joggers report horrifying owl attacks in Oregon park


Running in circles and screaming, the general surgeon for Kaiser Permanente began to think that he was having a stroke or an aneurysm.

Twat.
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« Reply #444 on: February 07, 2015, 07:28:43 AM »
Joggers report horrifying owl attacks in Oregon park


Running in circles and screaming, the general surgeon for Kaiser Permanente began to think that he was having a stroke or an aneurysm.

Twat.


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« Reply #445 on: February 09, 2015, 03:24:03 PM »
A plan is just a list of things that doesn't happen.

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« Reply #446 on: February 09, 2015, 03:27:51 PM »
Nothing this bi#$h does surprises me.
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Well, not so much weird, as scary-but-totally-expected...
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Users should be careful what they say around their TV, as it may just be listening, or even recording as well. Yep, you read that right, as a single sentence buried in Samsung’s “privacy policy” for its Smart TVs discovered by The Daily Beast has revealed that it is indeed recording everything you say and sending it to a third party. “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party,” the policy reads.
 

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« Reply #448 on: February 09, 2015, 03:57:23 PM »
Yep.

Any "Internet connected" device that has a video camera pointing into your living space - consider covering the camera when not in use.

Microphone's are a tad more difficult.

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« Reply #449 on: February 09, 2015, 04:16:38 PM »
Yep.

Any "Internet connected" device that has a video camera pointing into your living space - consider covering the camera when not in use.

Microphone's are a tad more difficult.

Just put in ear plugs.
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