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  • Ohio Youth Basketball Team Removed From League for Offensive Language On Jerseys

    01/17/2018 9:09:01 AM PST · by Mr.Unique · 23 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 09, 2018 | KHADRICE ROLLINS
    An Ohio youth basketball team was suspended for the remainder of its season for offensive terms on its jerseys, according to Evan Millward of ABC News 5 Cleveland. The Kings Rec Basketball 7-12 team wore jerseys with the nickname "Wet Dream Team" on the front, and on the back of the jerseys, players had offensive terms such as "Knee Grow" and "Coon". The team was playing its fourth game of the season at West Clermont Middle School when parents of the opposing team noticed what was on the jerseys. A representative from the West Clermont team spoke with officials before...
  • Iranian Oil Tanker Burns For Third Day As Winds, High Waves Lash Rescuers

    01/11/2018 9:09:29 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Rigzone ^ | January 09, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Iran's Sanchi’ running 136,000 tonne ultra-light condensate, (in) an off record run, up the west China coast. In dark, rough seas just north of the Yang, Sanchi was rammed by US CF Crystal, carrying grain. Any chances of taming the fire or saving any of the 31 (all Iranian nationals except for two Bangladeshi) tanker crew members, is slim the Ministry of Transport said Tuesday… The flames are forcing South Korean Coast Guard to stay miles from the tanker.
  • Would N.Korean Would N.Korean Olympic Participation Violate Sanctions

    01/07/2018 9:53:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | January 05, 2018 | Staff
    North Korea takes part in the 2018 Winter Olympics would that technically violate UN Security Council resolutions sanctioning the regime over its nuclear and missile programs? Province Governor Choi Moon-soon met with North Korea's sports chief Mun Ung in China and offered to ferry them to South Korea aboard a cruise ship. The International Olympic Committee has also said it is willing to shoulder their expenses.
  • Brookfield to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 billion

    01/07/2018 7:54:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 19 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 04 January 2018 | Staff
    Brookfield Business Partners, together with institutional partners - collectively known as Brookfield - has agreed to acquire 100% of Westinghouse Electric Company from Toshiba Corporation for total of about $4.6 billion, the companies announced today.
  • Drunk Mandurah Man Boris Pascoe’s Stopover at Dubai Airport Captured in Viral Video (Typical Aussie)

    01/05/2018 12:13:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The West Australian ^ | 5 January 2018 | Peta Rasdien
    MANDURAH man Boris Pascoe was far from home, drunk and trying to negotiate plane travel and a stopover in a Middle Eastern airport — not usually a recipe for a happy ending. But, lucky for him, he stumbled, quite literally, into the path of ‘wonder woman’ and fellow Aussie Grace Cheatley in November. The hilarious shenanigans that ensued has won the internet in a video that’s gone viral, viewed 7.5 million times on LADbible’s Facebook page, and thrust the pair into the media spotlight. Ms Cheatley started filming Mr Pascoe’s antics when he tried to retrieve his luggage from the...
  • Waltz with Bashir - I Bombed Beirut by Zeev Tene

    Waltz with Bashir - I Bombed Beirut by Zeev Tene
  • U.S. oil production capacity approaches 10 mln barrels per day

    12/30/2017 8:06:05 PM PST · by Rabin · 42 replies
    Brudi Drect ^ | December 31st, 2017 | XINHUA Staff
    The U.S. oil production in October was over 298 million barrels, or 25 million barrels more than that in January. And its production capability was over 9.6 million barrels a day, or 9.2 percent higher than January. "U.S. crude oil production in October rose to the highest in more than 46 years and the production is expected to continue rising in 2018 to past historical level recorded in 1971 which will have significant effects on global energy balance,"
  • Coffee, Tea or Bikini? VietJet Stands by Racy Calendar Amid Criticisms

    12/29/2017 1:45:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Dec 29, 2017
    Vietnam's VietJet Aviation said on Thursday (Dec 28) it was standing by a controversial "bikini" calendar, a marketing ploy featuring scantily clad female models that has prompted criticism in conservative South-east Asia and beyond. The annual calendar, which has gone viral online, is part of a broader marketing push by VietJet that has propelled the start-up airline's rapid growth, as it has taken market share from Vietnam Airlines. The publication of the 2018 calendar - which critics say overly sexualises the image of flight attendants and other airline staff - comes as there is a growing debate in the global...
  • Statement from IG Intel & IG DoS, Regarding the Review of Former Secretary Clinton's Emails

    12/24/2017 11:30:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Yesterday the Inspector Generals of the Intelligence Community and State Dept, (IC IG, McCullogh & IGDoS, Linick) sent a congressional notification to Congressional intelligence oversight committees… Inspectors General,had sampelled 40 out of the 30000 relevant emails, and found 4, (10%) to contain classified (& or) IC-derived information… “these emails contained classified information when they were generated and, according to IC classification officials, that information remains classified today”… “This classified information should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system”.
  • The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

    12/23/2017 8:20:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2011 | Josh Meyer
    PART I A GLOBAL THREAT EMERGES How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
  • 7 Mistakes Women Make with Men

    12/20/2017 2:19:13 PM PST · by x1stcav · 173 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/20/17 | John Hawkins
    Women are complicated because they have: A) a layer of logic, B) laid across that a mood, and C) on top of that an ever-fluctuating stream of emotion. If men are like checkers, then women are like chess -- except the pieces are all kittens hopped up on catnip with broken glass taped to their paws. I'm puzzled listening to my female friends tell me they don't understand men. This is like a rocket scientist telling you she can't figure out how a flush toilet works. Men are fairly simple; so how can we be so confusing to such comparatively...
  • Forensic scientists caught a deer munching on a human carcass for the first time ever

    12/17/2017 8:58:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 5, 2017 | Sarah Fecht
    It’s gruesome, but could help investigationsForensic scientists have to do a lot of weird things in order to solve crimes and identify bodies. Sometimes that involves leaving corpses outside to rot, to better understand what happens during and after decomposition. In fact, there are entire facilities devoted to studying the decay of donated human remains, like the 26-acre Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF) in San Marcos, Texas. In July 2014, researchers left a body in a wooded part of FARF. They wanted to learn about how different scavengers leave their marks on human remains, so they set up a motion-sensitive...
  • Top Gun - North Korean style

    Kinda speaks for itself. But, might I say to all MiG-21 detractors, the Fishbed is still one of the finest jet fighters ever produced, and I believe exported to more countries than any other supersonic jet. RESPECT THE's the pilot who's to be pitied. So speaks Da J Maj.
  • U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

    12/15/2017 8:07:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2017 | Karen Freifeld
    <p>A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release Paul Manafort from hyper house arrest, to houses arrest for bail of just $10 million… Judge Jackson wants; forfeit of two homes in New York, one in Alexandria, and his home in Florida, plus wife Kathleens’$5 million, daughter Andreas’ $2 million and a full months, collections of the news paper kid, as appropriate.</p>
  • Who Ran the DNC Server???

    12/15/2017 4:38:56 PM PST · by demsux · 8 replies
    Various | 12/15/2017 | Self
    Does anyone here know what person/company was responsible for the DNC server prior to wikileaks releasing the emails? I have tried searching every way I know how, and can find no mention of the system admin. Awan was the system admin for most of the Democratic Caucus INCLUDING DWS and she was running the DNC, so was Awan in charge of the DNC server as well? THAT would answer ALOT of questions. Maybe HE sold the info to the Russians? Maybe he handed it off to Assange? Maybe Seth Rich stumbled upon Awan's theft of the emails? Maybe Sam MCCABE...
  • The Atlantic: Internet Porn Is Killing the Environment

    12/15/2017 12:54:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Charlie Nash
    The Atlantic claims online pornography is killing the environment at a greater pace than physical pornography ever did, in an article this week. “So many people watch porn online that the industry’s carbon footprint might be worse now that it was in the days of DVDs and magazines,” declared Atlantic writer Matt Kessler. […] … “Using a formula that Netflix published on its blog in 2015, Nathan Ensmenger, a professor at Indiana University who is writing a book about the environmental history of the computer, calculates that if Pornhub streams video as efficiently as Netflix (0.0013 kWh per streaming hour),...
  • Japan’s caution over N. Korean ‘ghost ships’ lets China off hook

    12/12/2017 9:49:10 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Asia Times ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2017 | PETER J. BROWN
    Japanese Coast Guard has recently warned over 800 North Korean fishing vessels to leave Japanese waters; may demonstrate Tokyo is finally addressing maritime domain awareness – and aims to address North Korean “ghost ships” ... first started arriving, loaded with corpses, three years ago. The body ships are still coming, however. To date, Japan seems powerless to prevent the penetration of North Korean vessels deep into its waters.
  • TV Director Threatens Woman Over Payment

    12/12/2017 12:07:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Gulf Today ^ | December 12, 2017 | HAMZA M SENGENDO
    DUBAI: A TV director caught up in a payment dispute with a woman threatened to use her photos to create an adult video he would publicise on social media. The Arab man, 43, landed at the Dubai Criminal Court for having reportedly blackmailed the Arab woman with threats to tarnish her honour unless she paid Euro20, 000 (Dhs86, 600) he had spent on her. Prosecutors also accused him of misusing information technology to modify the woman’s photos with the intention of shaming her, besides using telecom services to hurt her feelings in 2016. During court questioning he denied the charges...
  • Governor's Office Awards $6.5M in Grants for Sexual Assault Victims

    12/10/2017 9:46:00 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | December 08, 2017 | Josefa Velasquez
    New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced nearly $6.5 million in grants to 55 anti-sexual assault crisis (abortion slush funds) run by hospitals, nonprofits and New York “agencies”.
  • WATCH: Mesa Police Officer Found Not Guilty of Murder in Shooting of Unarmed Man

    12/10/2017 10:03:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies ^ | December 9, 2017 | exposinggovernment
    A Maricopa County jury on Thursday found former Mesa police Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford not guilty of second-degree murder charges in the 2016 shooting of an unarmed Texas man who was on his knees begging for his life. Jurors deliberated for less than six hours over two days, finishing Thursday afternoon. The eight-member jury also found Brailsford not guilty of the lesser charge of reckless manslaughter. The packed courtroom in Maricopa County Superior Court was quiet after one of Judge George Foster’s clerks read the verdict. Brailsford was one of two officers in Arizona since 2005 who had been charged...