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It's News Guys, But Not As We Know it!
#1
Oh for the days when serious news outlets delivered unbiased, neutral information that attracted customers from all
walks of life. But could it be that the supposed 'golden years' of being informed are attempting to resurrect themselves?

Er, no.

Quote:Woman who ‘married’ pirate ghost claims he tried to kill her after dumping

A woman who “married” the 300-year-old ghost of a pirate says he nearly killed her when she broke off the relationship.

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'Amanda Teague underwent an exorcism after the spirit possessed her. Her ex was a Haitian pirate called Jack who was
executed in the 1700s. The 47-year-old –who has worked as a Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator –said: “After two weeks
of marriage, I started to get health problems.

“I started to get reoccurring abscesses and I was suffering from cirrhosis. About four or five months in, when things started to
go really downhill, I went back to some of the people that had communicated with Jack. “I know the symptoms of possession
and part of it is ill health. So I was concerned that it was to do with the relationship, because of the timeline.
But I was assured that he was a lovely spirit who wouldn’t harm me.”

Amanda, of Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, cut off sex with the ghost in order to see if that helped.
She said: “Once I stopped having sexual contact with Jack, the abscesses started to improve. And I’d say that was literally the
best three weeks I’d had since we got married.

“So, anyway, one night a friend of mine got married to her spiritual partner and Jack and I ended up being intimate.
The very next day, the abscess was back with a vengeance. ” Amanda was rushed to hospital for surgery in May last year after
developing sepsis. But she says when she confronted him the ghost threatened to kill her.

Amanda said: “His reaction when I told him he had to leave was that he wasn’t going to.
“And that if I tried to have an exorcism and get rid of him, he was going to kill me.”
She says her health has drastically improved since the exorcism in December.

Amanda has now sworn off all spiritual work and written book A New Attitude about her experiences, available on Amazon...'
Daily Star:

We're always warned that when drinking from a pirate's bottle of rum, always-always wipe the rim.
tinysure
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Quote:THE PHANTOM MAID

Intruder breaks into family’s home while they’re out… and CLEANS the entire house.

'An intruder broke into a family's home and poked around their stuff while they were out -and then cleaned the entire house.
The stranger didn't steal a single thing but instead vacuumed, made the beds and scrubbed the toilets.
His five-year-old son's room had been tidied and all the toys were put away. They even made origami roses out of the rolls
of toilet paper.

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Nate Roman, 44, discovered his house had been given a spring clean when he returned home from work in Marlborough,
Massachusetts, on May 15. He said it's possible that he forgot to lock his door as whoever got in didn't break anything to enter.
The dad now thinks a cleaning service may have entered his home by mistake.

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Mr Roman said he found the situation "weird and creepy" and reported the incident to the police.
He told The Boston Globe: "It’s funny now, but didn’t feel funny at the time. "I kept the toilet paper roses as souvenirs."

Police said they haven't heard of this happening anywhere else in the area.
Marlborough Police Sergeant Daniel Campbell said: "We have not received any reports similar to this in other locations,
and we have no suspects at this time."

Nate called the incident 'creepy'...'
The Sun:

Thanks Nate and you're probably right about a Cleaning Agency accidentally entering the wrong home and I for one will
be happier when they invent reminders about protecting ones home and family.
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#2
Moving slightly away from the zany, an article from China reflects on the integrity of the above stories
and what category they should be listed in. Basically, they should be flushed!

Quote:Mum in China strained so hard on the loo she lost 10 YEARS of memory.

A mum was so badly constipated she strained so hard on the loo and lost 10 years of memory.

'According to news site Qing Bao, the mother who has not been named pushed extremely hard while she
was on the toilet in an attempt to shift her blockage. However, her toilet situation left her having to be rushed
to hospital by her family after her straining was followed by a sudden bout of memory loss. 

The incident, which happened two weeks ago, was caused by the blood rushing to her brain after trying to force
her excretion out. Her memory loss lasted for a matter of hours - but caused her deep distress at the time. 

She was sent off for urgent brain scans after the family told doctors that her amnesia had lasted around eight hours
long and made her memories jump back 10 years. The news site reports that she couldn’t remember anything from
the past decade. 

After spending the night in hospital recovering and brain scan results coming back as normal, the doctor discharged her. 
And when the mother’s memory came back, she had no recollection of her memory loss -which could have been caused
by insufficient blood supply to the brain...'

Now in attempts to give the yarn some credibility, they spin some science!

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Dr. Jiaxiongm, a man with fingers in many pies.                                    An average toilet after its been 'Trumped'!

'Neurosurgery specialist Peng Jiaxiong replied to Qing Bao explaining that the heart will help output oxygenated blood
into the brain through the artery, allowing the brain to function properly. When the patient used a sufficient amount of force
to push the blockage out, the abdominal pressure and sudden increase in Intracranial pressure -pressure inside the skull
-to increase the chance of jugular valve -between heart and brain -insufficiency.

The doctor explained in the mother's case, the oxygenated blood that originally passed through the artery to the brain
could not reach the brain. This meant that the blood supply was unbalanced, causing hypoxia in the brain and transient
amnesia. 

Dr. Peng also pointed out that people who often carry heavy objects, emotional excitement or forced bowel movements
are high-risk groups, but the overall incidence is not high. He pointed out that the patient should go to the hospital for a
detailed medical examination, which is judged by a professional doctor to find the source of the cause.

Worryingly, he also said this sort of patient is 30 per cent more likely to have a stroke than the average person, so they need
to be checked regularly to avoid increasing the chance of further episodes...'
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Nobody, NOBODY,,,,, should have a relationship with a Spirit!!!  tinysure
Can you, you may ask and the answer is Yes.

Your body can not transverse into the Spirit's Realm / Dimension without suffering harm and Your Body can not accept the prolong intrusion of a Spirit without being harmed.
When others notice a person acting different than before and becoming sick with skin lesions or a blood disease, extreme hair loss, dizziness and stomach problems it can sometime be attributed to spirit possession or what religious types call Demon Possession.

JMHO, from personally knowing two ancestor spirits. (they do not attempt to possess me)
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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That's some of the weirdest stories I've ever heard. 

Thanks for sharing.   minusculeclap
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#5
Finally, some decent information that represents today's standard of legacy journalism.
For too long, the rhetoric has been swayed towards a particular elite-class and the realities
that the everyday-person in the street deal with, get left behind and hailed mundane.

Thank heavens there's still one beacon of truth out there.


Quote:TRUMP SENDS DRAGONS, ZOMBIES TO BORDER!

'WASHINGTON, DC – Today Donald Trump took the bold, daring step to send dragons, zombies and flying monkeys
to the border.

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“We need to protect our country. And it is my job to make sure we are safe. The wall is big and beautiful and we’re building
fifty to one hundred miles every day, but it’s not enough,” the President said today.

“I have hereby authorized the Department of Defense and Homeland Security to send dragons to the border.
For centuries dragons have been used to keep people away and I have complete faith that they will do that for us as well.”

The President went on to say that in support of the dragons he was sending zombies and flying monkeys. The President told
WWN that the zombies definitely have a deterrent, especially at this time of year. And the flying monkeys?
The President said this, “I have always loved flying monkeys. They are terrific beings and I love the way they handle themselves.
They fight back. They’re counterpunchers, just like me. So, I am sending 90,000 flying monkeys to the border.”

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The arsenal at hand. Flying monkeys, dragons, willing Democrats and Trump's uncle's invention, a force-field machine.

Unfortunately, Homeland Security made a major mistake and sent the flying monkeys to the northern border of the United States.
Canadian authorities have been getting complaints all day about their citizens being attacked by zombies and flying monkeys.

The dragons have made a move on Toronto and Montreal, causing great chaos and destruction. They were supposed to be used
only for defensive purposes but as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said, “it’s not easy controlling dragons. They tend to think for
themselves.”

President Trump acknowledged the mistake but will keep the beasts on the northern border. “Why not?” he told WWN.
“I will just be sending the same amount of these patriotic beasts to the southern border. Keep us super safe.”

Additionally, President Trump said he is working on a force field that will cover the entire United States. “I think we can get a big,
beautiful force field over the country by the time of my re-election...'
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#6
Gone are the days when one can peer out of the window and see children playing in the street
and rehearsing social skills they'll need to endeavour in their futures. Gone has the feeling of
looking good in a fine Gieves & Hawkes suit with a tie the ladies will want to caress.

No, the West coast of the United States demands a lighter sort of costume to encourage envy
and admiration. One can only suggest that Savile Row is missing out.
tinywondering


Quote:Man Allegedly Broke Into Family's Home And Changed Into Lingerie.

Shaun McGuire, who has a history of exposing himself in public, was taken into custody hours after
Matthew Eschrich's family contacted authorities to report a home intruder.

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Shaun McGuire with friends.

'A California man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a family’s home, changing into lingerie, and prowling
through a Sacramento suburb in nothing but a bra and panties. Shaun McGuire was charged with indecent exposure,
trespassing, burglary, loitering, and violating his parole in the bizarre Saturday incident, police said. 

“Last night a resident woke to find a man in his home, in only a bra and panties,” stated the El Dorado County Sheriff’s
Office. “The suspect fled, jumped fences and ran through several backyards.”

Homeowner Matthew Eschrich woke up around 2 a.m. on Oct. 12 after he heard his 5-month old baby fussing and stumbled
through the darkness to make a bottle for the child when he noticed his auto-sensor hallway lights had been triggered. 

He thought maybe it was his sister-in-law, who sometimes worked late shifts at In-N-Out Burger. But Eschrich told Oxygen.com
that when he proceeded down the hallway he heard “a lot of scuffling and commotion.” Then a door slammed and he heard
“shuffling” coming from his garage. Eschrich bolted upstairs to tell his wife someone had broken into their home and to call 911. 

At that moment, his sister-in-law arrived at their home and witnessed the night-crawling bandit’s dramatic exit.
“She calls me and says, ‘Oh my god there’s somebody outside who just ran through your garage and he’s wearing nothing but
a bra and panties,’” Eschrich recounted.

Eschrich’s sister-in-law described the suspect as “trim” and a “pretty big guy.” She said she could see the man crouching behind
a neighbor’s bushes, and observed said he was still “peeking” into the house. 

Authorities responded, set up a perimeter, and deployed police dogs. Hours later, law enforcement said they arrested “now naked”
McGuire nearby.  “No doubt he must have been cold,” said Eschrich, who noted the temperature was in the mid-40s that morning.

Eschrich believes the man changed into the lingerie in his home. He said the bra and panties the suspect was allegedly wearing
didn’t belong to him or his wife. Police, too, were unable to confirm where the lingerie came from. 

“I’ll never forget that sight,” Eshcrich described. “It was certainly something you hear about you read about, you don’t think it’s
something that’s going to happen to you until it does. The whole premise of somebody in my house in my bathroom changing
into lingerie -it’s extremely unnerving as you could imagine.”

Since the creepy encounter, Eschrich said “it’s hard to sleep.” “If we didn’t wake up, what would have happened?” he asked.
“We’re just really fortunate.” 

The 28-year-old client services director explained he’s installed a handful of surveillance cameras and that his family has since
adopted a rescue dog to get a “peace of mind back.” Eschrich, a gun owner, also said he relocated his firearm to a more
accessible place in his home. 
“I hope we can have some levity in the future,” he added.

McGuire reportedly has a past history of sexual deviance. While stationed as an active service member in Fort Hood, Texas in the
early 2000s, McGuire terrorized local businesses with his lewd behavior, according to court documents obtained by Oxygen.com.
He masturbated publicly in several convenience and department stores including K-Mart and Walmart, where he once “approached
a woman, and, while standing close to her and smiling, exposed his penis and masturbated,” court documents stated. 

In another instance in 2003, the alleged bra burglar also fondled himself in the toy and cosmetic sections of a Target. 
“He went into the toy department of a Target department store, pulled out his penis, and masturbated,” court documents also stated.
“He then went to the cosmetics aisle of the store, exposed his penis, and masturbated until he ejaculated. 
Afterward, he rubbed his semen into the carpet with his foot and wiped his hands on the wall and a piece of clothing from a nearby cart.”  

A military judge in Texas sentenced him to 10 months confinement and a bad-conduct discharge from the army related to the series of
indecent exposures. A psychiatrist at the time diagnosed McGuire with substance abuse issues and “exhibitionism.”
An arraignment for his current case involving the alleged Sacramento break-in hasn’t yet been set.
He’s being held on $129,000 bond, according to online court records...'
SOURCE:

That'll explain why they used to call them 'Superstores' then?
tinyhuh

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Meanwhile -and if we travel to the peninsula of Florida, it seems the toleration level for these types of nightly
visits is far below those who smell the Pacific Ocean and welcome friends south of the border.


Quote:PROWLER PUMMELLED Naked man ‘beat peeping Tom to death’ after catching him ‘spying through window’
as he had sex with his girlfriend

'A man beat a peeping Tom to death after he watched him having sex with his girlfriend through a window, cops say.
Victor Vickery, 30, was arrested on Thursday on a manslaughter charged by Fort Lauderdale police after carrying out
a lengthy investigation into the death of Asaad Akar, 57, in July 2018.

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Victor Vickery -the intimate and Asaad Akar, the observer.

Sgt Steven Novak said Vickery had told the cops he was in bed with his girlfriend Samantha Hobi in her Fort Lauderdale
home “and they were getting intimate when they heard a scratching on the window and possibly somebody pulling on it.”
Vickery claimed the same thing had happened on a previous occasion when he was there.

He is then said to have run outside naked and barefoot to confront Akar, who had exposed himself. A brawl then broke out
with both men exchanging blows and kicks. Vickery informed the cops that he feared for his safety during the brawl, according
to reports.

He told police that Akar had lunged at him, got on top of him and began choking him. Hobi called the cops in a three-minute call
and can be heard saying: “Tori stop, Tori that’s enough.” Akar died in hospital two hours later of blunt force trauma to his head
and body.

The officer said in the arrest report that during the investigation he had obtained evidence showing that Akar had been “peeping
into windows” at different addresses and had a “previous history of arrests for doing the same”.
Novak also added that several weeks after the girlfriend had informed cops she had hit Akar with a shovel, she withdrew that
statement, saying Vickery had told her to say that.

A month after the killing, a woman accused Vickery of sexually assaulting her, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel.
According to the paper Vickery has also been arrested for domestic violence, car theft and unlawful possession of prescription drugs.
Vickery, from Delray Beach, Florida, was jailed in relation to the killing on $100,000 (£77.000) bail...'
The Sun:

What happened to the shovel?


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All I can say is-------



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#8
I feel terrible for counting the monoliths of Stonehenge and you can imagine my privileged shame
of having the ability to calculate the amount of breasts Boy In A Dress has.
mediumfacepalm 


Quote:Seattle Public Schools Say Math Is Racist.

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'The Seattle Public Schools Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) released a rough draft of notes
for its Math Ethnic Studies framework in late September, which attempts to connects math to a history of
oppression.

The framework is broken into four different themes: “Origins, Identity, and Agency,” “Power and Oppression,”
“History of Resistance and Liberation,” and “Reflection and Action.” (RELATED: Professor Claims Math,
Algebra And Geometry Promote ‘White Privilege’)

The committee suggests that math is subjective and racist, saying under one section, “Who gets to say if an
answer is right,” and under another, “how is math manipulated to allow inequality and oppression to persist?”


Quote:Rantz: Seattle Schools document say math is oppressive,
US government racist https://t.co/uV6DzIHfFu
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 2, 2019

Jason Rantz of KTTH in Seattle noted that, “ESAC is made up of a number of educators and was created
due to a legislature mandate to ‘advise, assist, and make recommendations to the office of the superintendent
of public instruction regarding the identification of ethnic studies materials.'”

It is also stated in the document that Western mathematics is “used to disenfranchise people and communities of
color.” Under this framework students will be able to “construct & decode mathematical knowledge, truth, and beauty”
so that they can contribute to their communities.

Furthermore, under this criteria students will analyze the ways in which “ancient mathematical knowledge has been
appropriated by Western culture,” and “identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and
marginalize people and communities of color.”
The deadline for the final draft of the curriculum is September 1, 2020.

Tracy Castro-Gill, Seattle’s ethnic studies director, told King 5 in Seattle, “The goal is to disrupt the status quo and do
something different.”

The idea of math being problematic has been promoted among academics with a Vanderbilt professor saying that
math education is sexist and a high school in Canada last year moved to “Africentric Math” to try and promote more
black students...'
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#9
So lets dumb everything down to the lowest denominator, yep that is going to make everything better.
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(10-23-2019, 12:25 PM)BIAD Wrote: I feel terrible for counting the monoliths of Stonehenge and you can imagine my privileged shame
of having the ability to calculate the amount of breasts Boy In A Dress has.
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Quote:Seattle Public Schools Say Math Is Racist.
Daily Caller:

That explains a lot.

Follow my reasoning here:

Algebra was invented by the Arabs. It's even an Arabic word.

I failed 10th grade algebra the hardest I've ever failed any subject - not a single passing grade in it all year, not even on a quiz.

Now it is revealed - I was being oppressed by Islamic radicals, even that far back!

I went on to university later in life, and passed 3 levels of calculus with flying colors.

Calculus was invented by Isaac Newton, an old white guy.

I am an old white guy, and since we all stick together, obviously Newton invented calculus with the sole objective of lifting my oppression by the Arabs.

I am vindicated!

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“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people.”

-Aldous Huxley

-- Got mask? Just sayin'...




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#11
There are times when you think that maybe -just maybe, we're going to survive as a species.
Then, there's times like this. I'll bet a pound to a packet of shite that whoever wrote this was smirking as
they typed it up.


Quote:Homemade 'pipe bomb' caused accidental death at gender-reveal party

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'Authorities say an Iowa family’s attempt at a gender reveal party went horribly wrong when a homemade device
that was meant to discharge coloured powder instead exploded like a pipe bomb, killing a 56-year-old woman.

The Marion County Sheriff’s office said Pamela Kreimeyer died instantly when debris struck her head Saturday
before flying another 132 meters (432 feet), and landing in a nearby field in rural Knoxville, about 56km (35 miles)
southeast of Des Moines.
Kreimeyer was 14 meters from the device when it exploded...'

Did Pamela fly 432 feet and land in a field or was it a fragment of the device?
Enquiring minds need to know.


Quote:'...Family members had been experimenting with explosives in the hopes of posting a colourful announcement on social
media, authorities said.

They welded a metal cylinder to a stand and packed it with gunpowder that they thought would send the coloured baby
powder aloft. But authorities say tape covering the top of the cylinder caused it to detonate like a pipe bomb...'
tinyhuh  As you do... ever-lit candles just aren't funny enough anymore.


Quote:Law enforcement officials expressed condolences to the family and warned about the dangers of using explosive materials.
“This family got together for what they thought was going to be a happy event with no intent for anyone to get hurt,” Sheriff
Jason Sandholdt said in a statement.

“What ended up happening was that Pamela Kreimeyer, a wife, mother and grandmother, was killed by a piece of metal
where a metal stand, gunpowder and coloured powder were involved. This is a reminder that anytime someone mixes
these things there is a high potential for serious injury or death.”

A reminder... a f*ckin' reminder!!!


Quote:Using explosives to reveal a baby’s gender is rare, but a similar incident caused a major wildfire in Arizona in 2017, when
an off-duty border patrol agent accidentally set off a blaze that burned 189 sq km (73 sq miles) of mostly Forest Service land.

The blaze forced about 200 people out of their homes and cost an estimated $8m in damage and firefighting expenses.
The agent, Dennis Dickey, fired a rifle at a homemade target that exploded, sending a blue substance into the air.
The explosion started a grassfire that spread quickly.

Dickey pleaded guilty in September 2018 to a federal misdemeanour charge of starting a fire without a permit.
He was sentenced the following month to five years of probation and was ordered to make an initial payment of $100,000
in restitution and monthly payments of $500...'
SOURCE:

Thank Heavens that using explosives to reveal a baby’s gender is rare.

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How much explosive did he use, a claymore mine has a kill area of about 100m. That was one hell of a bomb he made to send bits of it so far
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(10-29-2019, 11:14 AM)Wallfire Wrote: How much explosive did he use, a claymore mine has a kill area of about 100m. That was one hell of a bomb he made to send bits of it so far

From The Des Moines Register:


Quote:'...Six people, including Kreimeyer and the expectant mother, gathered Saturday and put gunpowder
inside a homemade stand that was welded to a metal base.

They put a piece of wood on top of the gunpowder and some powder of an unspecified color on top of that.
The stand had a hole drilled in the side for a fuse.

Finally, tape was wrapped over the top of the assembly. The idea was for the gunpowder to blast the powder
indicating a boy or girl out the top of the stand.

But the explosion instead sent metal shrapnel flying. Kreimeyer — who was standing with family members about
45 feet away — was struck and killed, the news release said. The debris continued flying for well over 100 more
yards, the sheriff's office said...'
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(10-29-2019, 11:14 AM)Wallfire Wrote: How much explosive did he use, a claymore mine has a kill area of about 100m. That was one hell of a bomb he made to send bits of it so far

There are a lot of other factors to consider beyond the amount of explosive. The type also factors in. Claymores are powered by about 8 ounces of C4 as I recall, and this was gunpowder. Not even relatively weak black powder, but actual gunpowder, which generates pressures of 50,000 to 60,000 PSI in a 5.56x45  NATO rifle chamber, made to withstand it. Most pipe is NOT rated to withstand pressures like that, and will contain much, much more powder than a relatively tiny rifle shell casing.

Claymores are also composed of plastic casing, rather than steel. Their destruction is caused by around 700 steel ball bearings being forcefully projected forward ("FRONT - Towards Enemy") directionally.

On top of packing the powder into a pipe, they then SEALED it with a wooden  plug which acted as wadding to hold back the explosive pressure, and tape over the mouth of the pipe which did the same. Modern gunpowder burns at a furious rate, and when that pressure of the gasses generated is held back, it's going to have to come out somewhere. In this case that somewhere was through the side of the pipe container, sending shrapnel flying.

I can recall guys using a tiny gob of C4 to start fires, or a dollop smeared on the bottom of a canteen cup to heat the water in it for coffee. I never did that, because adding any compression (like stomping the fire out or setting the canteen cup down) while the C4 was still burning could result in the loss of a foot or hand, and I was pretty attached to mine.

But some folks did.

An "explosion" is just rapid burning. Very rapid to be sure, but at it's heart just rapid burning, with an associated rapid release of gasses. C4 can be burned without flashing if that burning is not accompanied by pressure (like from a blasting cap), but gunpowder, even black powder, cannot. When that burning is contained, the pressure has to go somewhere, resulting in an explosion along the lines of least resistance.

Folks should not play with explosives without understanding them. These people did, and now one of them is no more.


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“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people.”

-Aldous Huxley

-- Got mask? Just sayin'...




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#15
Maybe it's a 'Man-Thing'?!
tinywondering


Quote:‘Gender Reveal’ Celebration in Texas Led to a Plane Crash

'The aircraft stalled after dumping hundreds of gallons of pink water, according to safety officials.
It appears to be the latest in a growing list of similar announcements gone wrong.

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In recent years, expectant parents have gone to extreme lengths to create splashy, Instagrammable
moments to announce the sex of their child. Some of the celebrations, however, have ended in calamity:
a 45,000-acre forest fire, a flaming car, a deadly explosion.

And now, a plane crash could be added to that list, according to a preliminary report from the National
Transportation Safety Board filed this week.

A crop-dusting plane that dumped hundreds of gallons of pink water over a field in Turkey, Texas, about
300 miles northwest of Dallas, crashed to the ground in early September, according to safety board
documents. No major injuries were reported.

The pilot, Raj Horan, had been “conducting a gender reveal flight for a friend” when, after releasing about
350 gallons of water, the single-seat plane “got too slow” and stalled, records show.

A passenger, identified as Jennifer Harrell, sustained minor injuries, according to the incident report.
The aircraft, which struck the ground and flipped on its back, sustained substantial damage.
Attempts to reach Ms. Harrell and Mr. Horan on Friday afternoon were not successful.
The pilot told investigators there were “no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane.”

Cultural researchers have traced the origins of the so-called gender reveal party to the late 2000s. But those
early attempts feel almost quaint by today’s standards. Despite the possibility of attracting backlash for
reinforcing gender stereotypes and schadenfreude should things go wrong, some couples have felt that
confetti or cake sprinkles are not flashy enough to deliver their messages.

Last month, an Iowa couple trying to create a device that could shoot colored powder into the air inadvertently
built a pipe bomb that killed one of their guests. A day later, authorities in the state investigated another explosion
of a store-bought “gender reveal kit,” according to The Associated Press.

On Australia’s Gold Coast, a black car was rigged to spew thick clouds of blue smoke. But after drifting slowly
and spinning its wheels on the road, the car burst into flames. (The driver managed to escape.)

And in 2018, a man shot a rifle at a target containing a highly explosive chemical mixed with colorful powder
packets that were intended to create a pink or blue cloud. The resulting explosion, however, sparked a massive
fire that took firefighters a week to extinguish and burned more than 45,000 acres in Arizona.

The man who shot the rifle, a Customs and Border Protection agent, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation
of United States Forest Service regulations and agreed to pay $220,000 in restitution...'
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Sheesh...! When they're not messing about with US elections, those pesky Russians
are looking to improve the lives of others that look like Pelosi!


Quote:Virtual reality provides Russian cows with perpetual summer.

'Showing cows images of permanently sunny pasture through virtual reality headsets can boost milk yields,
according to Russian researchers. The Moscow Agriculture Ministry’s pilot project was carried out by vets
and researchers at a dairy farm outside the city.

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The research aimed to lift depressed milk yields seen in cows housed during Moscow’s harsh, five-month
winters. Previous trials have shown that calmer cows are more productive, so the researchers sought ways
to provide imagery of sunlit pastures to counter the bleak conditions outside.

According to a ministry statement, cows were fitted with specially designed headsets that were large and
durable enough to survive in a practical situation.

The statement explained: “Virtual reality architects created a unique summer field simulation program.”
The imagery was then tweaked because a cow’s eyes are better able to perceive shades of red rather than
green or blue tones on the colour spectrum.

The statement suggested a red-focused colour scheme would make the virtual summer even more calming.
Initial results have been positive in terms of yield, with some cows producing higher quality milk.
“During the first test, experts recorded a decrease in anxiety and an increase in the overall emotional mood
of the herd,” the ministry said.

“The impact of VR glasses on milk production will be demonstrated by further comprehensive study,” it added.
Researchers confirmed the project would be scaled up and extended...'
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It could be suggested that the makers of these types of knitwear were targeting a Journalist audience and that
the theme was genuinely appropriate. But I mean... come on, it's just a joke!


Quote:Walmart apologises for Christmas jumper showing Santa with 'Grade A Columbian cocaine'

'Walmart Canada was forced to apologise after a Christmas jumper showing Santa with "quality, grade
A Colombian snow" appeared for sale on its website.

The jumper, sold by a third party seller on Walmart.ca, formed part of a range of adult-themed "ugly"
Christmas sweaters made for the festive season.

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A wide-eyed Santa can be seen sat in an armchair on the jumper, in front of a table that has three white lines
on it, above the caption "let it snow". “We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow
comes straight from South America,” an online description of the product read.

“That’s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole. That’s why Santa really likes to savor
the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.”

Made by clothing company FUN wear, Walmart has since pulled the garment after the supermarket giant was made
aware of the grown-up joke. “These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s
values and have no place on our website," a spokesperson told local media.

"We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offence this may have
caused.” Plenty of punters got the joke, with many taking to social media to comment on the sweater.

One wrote: "This is the best ugly Christmas sweater copy ever written," while another added:
“Wow #Walmart a fool for this one … check out the description on this sweater lol,” wrote another user.
A third chipped in: “EXCUSE ME HWAT, WALMART IS ADVERTISING COCAINE ON ITS CHRISTMAS
SWEATERS."

Other jumpers for sale on the range depicted Father Christmas in compromising situations, including with his pants
off -roasting his “chestnuts” -in front of a fireplace. The items, made by different manufacturer's, are still available on
other sites.
FUN wear did not immediately respond to a request for comment...'
Daily Star:
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Moving slightly south, we find that a Phoenix resident -all resplendent in seasonal slippers, had taken
equality to another level by demanding that a fellow train passenger should appreciate what many UK
commuters deal with daily and have to stand!


Quote:Woman tipped out of wheelchair by man trying to steal it as she sat on train

'This is the moment a man allegedly tried to steal a disabled woman’s wheelchair from her on a train.
The woman was sitting on the train in Phoenix, Arizona, when she was tipped out of her seat.
The woman tried to hold on, but was thrown onto the floor by the suspect.

Other rail users intervened and following a manhunt, Austin Shurbutt, 26, was taken into custody.

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He was seen running from the scene wearing reindeer slippers after witnesses intervened and retrieved
the wheelchair last Friday. The incident took place as the train pulled into the station at 12th Street and
Jefferson at around 3.40pm on Black Friday.

He was arrested a week later on Saturday after an appeal that was shared widely across social media.
He also had two outstanding warrants and faces charges of robbery, kidnapping and assault...'
SOURCE:
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The US judicial system is always under scrutiny by those who wish to reform how justice is meted out.
But for this particular Judge it's spelt 'meat' and woe betide anyone who ignores her order!


Quote:Judge ‘had threesomes in her chambers and pressured lawyers into group sex’

'A judge has been accused of using her court room to have group sex with lawyers. Judge Dawn Gentry, 38,
from Kentucky, US, is also alleged to have pressurised lawyers into having threesomes with her and her ex
pastor lover.

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Those lawyers who refused her requests, were then not given preferential treatment in their cases, it is alleged.
Divorced Gentry denies the allegations against her. She is said to have used social media app Snapchat to flirt
with lawyers, according to the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission.

Among the charges, Gentry is also accused of having a threesome involving her secretary and with her lover
Stephen Penrose, a former Christian pastor, as well as allowing employees to get drunk on the job.

Gentry is also accused of using her position to secure Penrose a job in court as a case specialist.
The judicial commission has also spoken to Katherine Schulz, who was on a panel with Gentry, to  deal with cases
of child abuse.

Shulz claims that Gentry used Snapchat to ask her to seduce her former husband, Brian Gentry, so that she could
then accuse him of infidelity. Representatives of Gentry have denied she engaged in inappropriate or unwanted
sexual advances toward Ms. Schulz as well as the other charges...'
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Luckily, nobody was hurt in the making of this... this strange tale.
(Try the YouTube video with the sound on...!)
tinyhuh


Quote:ROYAL FAIL Ellie Goulding among hero motorists filmed rescuing driver pushed SIDEWAYS by
Royal Mail truck along dual carriageway.

Pop star Ellie Goulding was among hero motorists forced to block a Royal Mail truck as its driver unwittingly
pushed a car sideways along one of London's busiest roads.





Drivers screamed and blasted their horns at the hapless Royal Mail driver, as he forced the Volkswagen hundreds
of yards down the A40 dual carriageway near Perivale, North-West London on Monday morning.

Following the incident Goulding shared images on Instagram and wrote: "I'm the one in the car checking if this guy
was OK - craziest thing I've ever seen on the road. "Everyone was driving past but my driver Guy stopped.
Driver safe and look out for others everyone!!"

The Starry Eyed singer later added: "On a side note, I can't believe the first instinct of the other drivers who got out
was to instantly start filming on their phones and shout abuse at the poor shocked driver, not even checking the
other driver was OK."

Loud screeching can be heard from the Volkswagen GTI in footage filmed by a passing motorist and later shared
on social media. After the truck finally stops, one driver can be heard shouting: "What the f*** are you doing man?"
The truck driver then looks out of his window and see the stranded car on his bonnet and throws his hands in the air
with disbelief.

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The entire carriageway comes to a halt as motorists abandon their vehicles and rush to see if the man in the
Volkswagen is OK. Miraculously, the driver appears unhurt and walks out of the vehicle.
It has since been revealed the driver of the Volkswagen is Jack Joy, an assistant producer for popular motors
website, Car Throttle.

Alex Kersten, the head of video at Car Throttle, confirmed on Twitter last night:
"To everyone asking, yes, this is Jack from Car Throttle.
"Happened this morning.
"Jack minding his own business in the slow lane, lorry driver failed to look properly
when changing lanes, jack-knifing Jack's GTi and pushing him 0.5 miles down the
road. Jack is shaken but ok."

He added on Instagram: "Jack's Golf GTI is almost certainly a write off - shame after
having spent £300 last week getting the car tip top".
The popular site's YouTube channel has more than 2.6million subscribers.

The Royal Mail truck driver climbs down from his cab and can be heard yelling: “I didn’t see him! I honestly didn’t see
him!” The cameraman argues with the Royal Mail worker as he opens the door of the Volkswagen and the car driver
can be heard saying: “You spun me round.”
The Royal Mail driver then says: “Let’s pull over and I can explain.”

TfL later reporting a traffic jam where it happened close to the Hanger Lane roundabout.
A Royal Mail spokesman told The Sun Online: “We are very concerned about this incident. We sincerely hope that no
one was hurt. We are investigating as a matter of urgency.”

Met Police said officers on a routine patrol had attended the incident, saying: "Officers spoke with both parties.
No arrests were made."...'
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Are those Brits speaking really Brits? I ask because, with my hillbilly Yank accent, they sound a little off from the British standard accent. In all honesty, the car was the same color as the pavement (as were several of the pieces of clothing in evidence), so it may be that the driver did not see them.... but he probably should have noticed a section of "road" moving right along with his truck...

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“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people.”

-Aldous Huxley

-- Got mask? Just sayin'...




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(12-18-2019, 08:25 AM)Ninurta Wrote: Are those Brits speaking really Brits? I ask because, with my hillbilly Yank accent, they sound a little off from the British standard accent. In all honesty, the car was the same color as the pavement (as were several of the pieces of clothing in evidence), so it may be that the driver did not see them.... but he probably should have noticed a section of "road" moving right along with his truck...

Ah, I see the dilemma.
When you're promoting a YouTube motorist community channel and a failing British singer's profile dealing with
a scene that is supposed to represent a real-world incident, something that most onlookers would just perceive
as an unusual accident in a usual situation, there are particular rules to adhere to.

Ethnicity in today's society is a must, as well as the subtleties of victim-blaming. The 'White-Man-Bad' scenario
has been so over-done now that to give the incident some credibility, those who are deemed 'common-folk' will
come in all shapes, colours, accents and sizes.

The heroic people who struggling with careers far-loftier than some Royal Mail truck driver and Ellie Goulding's
taxi driver, can see what the problem is straight away and are always there to lend a measured hand on how to
evaluate what is right and what is wrong.

The scene offers diversity, it gives the viewer an opportunity to see that we're all born with particular slants on
the way we talk and how reasonable a black person can be when they make a mistake. You'll notice that the
singer didn't actually open the car door straight away, but waited for the truck driver to, so that the dialogue
can be presented.

The Asian taxi driver merely filmed it -as he said, for evidence. Jack Joy -the Assistant Producer for the car
community (Jack Joy, really?) seemed unperturbed by his strange journey and could be seen relaxed without
any sign of road-rage or annoyance.

The actual logistics of how a car on a continually-moving one-way duel-carriageway can get itself into a position
where a truck can not only capture it side-on, but go unnoticed by it's driver, are lost when presented with the
rich diverse tapestry of everyday London commuters.

No ginger-haired person or a cripple in the scene...? Outrageous and the Director of this promotion should be
fired!!
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