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Thought Crimes: Middlesbrough Man Sentenced For Possessing Dirty Cartoons

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In this May 27, 2008 file photo, a visitor to the Tokyo International Anime Fair looks at cartoon figures on display in Tokyo. Japan’s parliament has passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children in comics, animation and computer graphics. The upper house voted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 to approve the law, which was passed by the lower house earlier this month. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)

 

ROBUL Hoque, 39, stands in the dock at Teeside Crown Crout. He’s accused of 10 counts of possessing prohibited images of children. It’s a typical case of depravity, right? Wrong.

His barrister Richard Bennett explains:

“These are not what would be termed as paedophilic images. These are cartoons.”

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Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Finds Large Rat’s Head In His Chilli And Hard Beans

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IT’S protein a-go-go at the Golden Corral in Florida, where Billy Wilson has found a large chunk of extra meat in his chilli dinner.

He tells the media:

“It’s usually pretty great. I go maybe once a week. The first bite I took out of it was a crunch, and at the time I was like, maybe you know, sometimes you get a hard bean inside of the chilli.”

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Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


French Opera Fascists Refuse To Sing For Woman In Niqab

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TO Paris, where a woman on holiday form The Gulf has been ordered to remove her niqab or else be ejected from the Bastille opera house.

During the second act of La Traviata, members of the cast spotted the “Muslim veil” and stopped singin. They would begin again when the woman removed it.

The Times:

The spectator, from the Gulf, was in one of the most expensive seats in the front row of the stalls, just behind the conductor, with her head and face fully shrouded by a niqab.

“They alerted me in the second act,” Jean-Philippe Thiellay, the deputy director of the opera, said. “Some chorus members indicated that they did not want to sing.”

Mr Thiellay said that the unidentified woman was told that she was breaking French law, which since 2010 has prohibited the covering of the face in public spaces. Offenders are liable to a fine of up to €150 (£119).

“It is never very pleasant to ask someone to leave the theatre, which is governed in principle by openness and understanding,” he said. “But in this case there was ignorance of the law and either that lady obeyed it or she had to leave.”

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Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Selfie Guy: Man Falls Into Dock On Live TV

SHOULD we laugh? Wince? Upload the video then call an ambulabnce? Whilst attempting to take a selfie, this man fell into the dock. A TV camera crew captured the moment.

We’ll know if he lived when the video he uploads his own video.

Spotter: Tastefully Offensive

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hurricane Gonzo Arrives In The UK (Photos)

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Man 'O' War bay next to Durdle Door in Dorset just after sun rise, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers.

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Porno Titties For Breast Cancer

 Porno Titties For Breast CancerThis might be the finest offer of corporate sponsorship ever. It is simply, in it’s initial form, so perfect that the refusal of the donation is absurd. For what one of the porn sites on the web did was offer a donation to one of the charities dealing with breast cancer. More than that, it offered a sum of money for each video of boobies watched in the relevant, let’s all be aware of breast cancer, month:

In 2012, the Susan G Komen Foundation declined a donation from Pornhub.com which had raised one cent for every boob video viewed on the site,

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Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Israeli Hospital Treats Daughter Of Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh

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INTERESTING news from Israel. The Times of Israel reprots that Hamas might not want the State destoyoed just yet?

An Israeli hospital confirmed Sunday that it had treated the daughter of Hamas’s top leader in the Gaza Strip, weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamist group.

Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized for “a number of days” this month. He did not disclose what she was treated for.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli military also confirmed the hospital stay. She spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to release the information otherwise. Hamas officials were not immediately available for comment.

Haaretz:

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Breaking Bad Action Figures Come With Free Crystal Meth But No Atomic Bomb

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THE Sun says TOYS R Us has been “blasted for encouraging kids to ‘play with meth’ by selling Breaking Bad toys.”

Doubtless the shop could offer a 2-4-1 deal with its Toy Chemistry Kits.

 

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But that’s not necessary, the Sun adds that the meth is already supplied:

The retailer is flogging dolls of the show’s main characters, which come with gas masks and bags full of drug money and crystal meth.

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bedfordshire Dad Scared Of Ebola Sends Daughter To School In Goggles And Mask

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OTHER parents presents Jon O’Brien, of Turvey, Bedfordshire, who is “insisting” his 13-year-old daughter wears a face mask to Sharnbrook Upper School.

Ha-ha. Dad insists teenage daughter does what he says when in school. Dad is living in a dream world.

But Jon’s world is the stuff of nightmares:

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ebola: CDC Issues Flawed Advice As Dead Bodies Vanish From Liberia’s Streets

EBOLA: The CDC advice is flawed. It might be an idea not to touch the gloves:
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Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hong Kong: The Taking Of Mong Kok In Photos

THE pro-decmoracy protests in Hong Kong are being dismantled. Police are ripped down barriers in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. Police cleared protesters.

We’ve photos of the umbrellas, the police and how big sticks win:

 

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Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Snotty @hawkeandco Mock Their Customers On Social Media: Epic Fail

WHEN brands are jerks to their customers on public social networks, you get this.

 has now many followers?

 

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They are:

Hawke & Co is a lifestyle brand designed for the Modern Explorer.

Dickheads are as dickheads do.

Spotter: @Glinner

Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bratislav Stojanovic Lives In A Grave (Photos)

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Homeless Bratislav Stojanovic is seen near the grave where he now dwells in a cemetery in the city of Nis, Serbia. The homeless man from this southern Serbian city has been dwelling at a local cemetery for more than fifteen years, turning one of the underground tombs there into a place of his own. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dying Staffordshire Man Told By 999: ‘Call Back If You Fall Unconscious’

AT the inquest into the death of Mark Hemmings, 41, the court heard that he had called 999 for an ambulance. The despatcher at the West Midlands Ambulance Service refused to send help. They told Mr Hemmings that his agonising gallstones should be treated in an out-of-hours surgery.

For seven minutes he pleased for an ambuilance. Three times the despatcher refused. The call was recorded so we know he was told this:

“You could try a warm bath, hot water bottle in the painful area but if you collapse, become unconscious, unresponsive, faint, or become pale, cold or clammy it’s 999.”

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Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


£5 Fine Warning: What To Do With Your Library Books If You Catch Ebola

WHAT to to with your library book if you catch Ebola:

 

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A fiver for catching Ebola is a small price to pay when compared to the late return charges…

Spotter: @jamiesont

 

Posted: 18th, October 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sex In The Time of Ebola: Semen Acts Like A Grain Store

SEX and Ebola:

When the only way to get an often fatal disease is through contact with body fluids, it makes good sense to be very careful about sexual partners and practices. But since Ebola victims can infect others only when they are showing symptoms — high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness and aches — physical intimacy probably isn’t a common way of transmitting the disease.

However, the Ebola virus can survive in semen for months after a man recovers from the infection, posing an ongoing threat to sexual partners long after he is well. At a time when a man’s bloodstream is swimming with antibodies, and he is immune to the disease, he still may be able to infect others. . . .

The magnitude of the threat is not entirely clear, however. After past Ebola outbreaks, follow-up studies of people who have recovered from Ebola found no evidence that the virus was transmitted from a recovered patient to close contacts, according to Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory University’s Infectious Disease Unit, who led the team that successfully treated American missionaries Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol.

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Posted: 18th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Four Men Guilty Of £100m Match.com Dating Scam

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Emmanuel Oko

 

HOW do you know the true idenity the man of your dreams – the one you met online? The man is James Richards, aka Emmanuel Oko, aka Peter Monty Emu, aka  Adewunmi Nusi and aka Chukwuka Ugwu. James Richards is a 4-for-1 deal.

 

The quartet of unlovelies have been jailed at Winchester Crown Court for tricking 12 lovelorn women out of nearly £250,000.

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Posted: 17th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The War On White Men: Transgender Timothy Boatwright Is Too Male To Be Wellesley College’s Diversity Officer

THE war on white men continues: a caucasian female student who identifies as a man has been discouraged from becoming Wellesley College’s diversity officer because to have a white male in that position would perpetuate patriarchy.

Timothy Boatwright was born a girl, and checked off the “female” box when applying to the Massachusetts all-women’s school, according to an article in the New York Times. But when he got there, he introduced himself as a “masculine-of-center genderqueer” person named “Timothy” (the name he picked for himself) and asked them to use male pronouns when referring to him.

And, by all accounts, Boatwright felt welcome on campus — until the day he announced that he wanted to run for the school’s office of multicultural affairs coordinator, whose job is to promote a “culture of diversity” on campus.

But some students thought that allowing Boatwright to have the position would just perpetuate patriarchy. They were so opposed, in fact, that when the other three candidates (all women of color) dropped out, they started an anonymous Facebook campaign encouraging people not to vote at all to keep him from winning the position.

Oh, brave new world…

Posted: 17th, October 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hatred Presents The Most Joyously Violent Video Games Ever

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THERE’S a bit of hubbub around a new video game that’s knocking about called ‘Hatred’. It is being hailed (or accused, if you prefer) as the most violent game ever.

Of course, fans of video games will roll their eyes at such a suggestion as there’s a whole host of gory splatterfests in the gaming canon.

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Posted: 17th, October 2014 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Grisham Tells The Truth: Watching Child Porn Doesn’t Make You A Paedophile

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JOHN Grisham has rather surprised the usual people by telling the truth about child pornography. Yes, there is truly vile stuff out there and those who produce it and seek it should indeed be locked up. But that’s not quite the same as saying that everyone who looks at a pair of underage tits should be in jail:

The author of legal thrillers such as The Firm and A Time to Kill who has sold more than 275m books during his 25-year career, cited the case of a “good buddy from law school” who was caught up in a Canadian child porn sting operation a decade ago as an example of excessive sentencing.

“His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ’16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff – it was 16 year old girls who looked 30.

“He shouldn’t ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything. And God, a week later there was a knock on the door: ‘FBI!’ and it was sting set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people – sex offenders – and he went to prison for three years.”

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Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Europe Hates Israel: It’s Envy, Stupid

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Scouts parade with their Colours passing through the vast crowd at the Jamboree.
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WHY is Europe obsessed with Israel? It’s envy:

Why Europe Is Irrational About Israel. “The flowering of Jewish national life in Israel makes the Europeans crazy. It is not simply envy: it is a terrible reminder of the vanity of European national aspirations over the centuries, of the continent’s ultimate failure as a civilization. . . . Europeans cannot live with their past. They cannot live with their present, and do not plan to have a future, for they do not bear enough children to forestall demographic ruin at the hundred-year horizon. With its high fertility, national spirit, religiosity and unabashed national self-assertion, Israel reminds the Europeans of everything that they are not. Much worse: it reminds them of what they once desired to become. The idea of Israel as well as the fact of Israel are equally intolerable to them.” over the centuries, of the continent’s ultimate failure as a civilization. . . . Europeans cannot live with their past. They cannot live with their present, and do not plan to have a future, for they do not bear enough children to forestall demographic ruin at the hundred-year horizon. With its high fertility, national spirit, religiosity and unabashed national self-assertion, Israel reminds the Europeans of everything that they are not. Much worse: it reminds them of what they once desired to become. The idea of Israel as well as the fact of Israel are equally intolerable to them.”

And that’s what  many of Israel’s critics don’t like about it. It’s not just that it’s home to Jews. They want to bash Israel for the sins of their own forefathers…

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0