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Photos Of The Day: 23 Sept 2014

 

 

Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: News, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Josh Lederman, Barack Obama And The War On Bush And Facts

BARACK Obama has ordered air strikes on Islamic State. Washington, France and five named Arab nations have joined the fight on the jihadists.

“I can confirm that US military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against Isil terrorists in Syria,” said Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon press secretary, in a statement. “Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time.”

The Washington Post said the Arab states helping the US are: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Oh, and Qatar is playing a “supporting role”.

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Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Jammed Her Finger Up Staffordhire Terrier’s Bum To End Attack On Her Beloved Jack Russell

Screen shot 2014 09 23 at 09.11.08 Woman Jammed Her Finger Up Staffordhire Terriers Bum To End Attack On Her Beloved Jack Russell

 

“SHE’S my soulmate, and I love her so much and I was so glad she was actually saved,” says Ann Bendouli. “It said if you have a lighter, put it onto its bottom.”

Mrs Bendouli was walking her dog Jack Russell Lexie on Hampton beach, Australia, when a Staffordhire Bull Terrier attacked.

She had no lighter. But she had her fingers.

“I pulled pulled the tail up and stuck it right up to that knuckle,” she adds.

Yoooooowwwwww!

Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hope And Change In Syria And Iraq: Vote Obama Get Romney

PA 20959117 Hope And Change In Syria And Iraq: Vote Obama Get Romney

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, adjusts his translation ear piece during a U.N. Security Council meeting, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. The Security Council met Friday to discuss the situation of the Islamic State group in Iraq. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

HOW’S that pledge not to be like Mitt Romney going?

Two months before the 2012 presidential election, Vice President Biden warned on the campaign trail that Mitt Romney wanted to go to war with Syria…

“He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran,” Biden said in his speech.
Biden also went after the Republican presidential nominee when Romney called Russia America’s “number one geopolitical foe.”

“He wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin’s Russia,” Biden said. “And these guys say the president’s out of touch? Out of touch? Swiss bank account, untold millions in the Cayman Islands. Who’s out of touch, man?”

 

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Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wonderful TV: KTVA Charlo Greene Quits Live TV After Revealing She Founded The Alaska Cannabis Club

KTVA Charlo Greene quit on live TV after revealing she was the founder of the AK Cannabis Club.

 

Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Study: Internet Trolls Are As Narcissistic As Newspaper Columnists

HOW about that online debate?

In this month’s issue of Personality and Individual Differences a study was published that confirms what we all suspected: internet trolls are horrible people.

Aren’t they just saying things online?

Let’s start by getting our definitions straight. An internet troll is someone who comes into a discussion and posts comments designed to upset or disrupt the conversation. Often, it seems like there is no real purpose behind their comments except to upset everyone else involved. Trolls will lie, exaggerate, and offend to get a response.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Koh Tao Murders: Sex, Gangsters And Shaking Hands

PA 20936780 Koh Tao Murders: Sex, Gangsters And Shaking Hands

Chief of the Forensic Police Institute Pornchai Suteerakune updates reporters on the deaths of two British tourists who were found dead on a beach in Koh Tao, a popular diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand, in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Police on the scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers’ residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of the tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

 

KOH Tao murders: A look at reporting on the murders or David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.

The Sun: “Cop: Sex row key to Thai murders”

THE killer of two Brits in Thailand may have been motivated by “sexual jealousy”, local police say. They are investigating a row between David Miller and a Thai man who tried to chat up Hannah Witheridge in a bar. Police spokesman Kissana Phathanachareon said: “We still believe sexual jealously is at the heart of this crime.”

What else is believed?

It is believed David stepped in to help Hannah in the bar — and died as he tried to protect her from their killers.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


IndyRef: Glasgow Rangers And Celtic Fans Laugh At The IndyRef ‘Riots’

PA 11715626 IndyRef: Glasgow Rangers And Celtic Fans Laugh At The IndyRef Riots

 

THE DAILY MAIL says “Nazi-saluting thugs” stained the Scotland indy referendum no-vote victory celebrations in Glasgow. The Mail says things became “nasty”. There were songs, such as “You can stick your independence up your arse”, “If you hate Alex Salmond clap your hands” and the Sectarian mainstay God Save the Queen.

One drunken protester boasted that ‘Glasgow would burn for voting Yes,’ claiming it was now ‘payback time’.

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


Living In Dreamland: A Look Around Britian’s Oldest Surviving Rollercoster And Theme Park In Margate

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The beach front at Margate showing the crowds of holiday makers.
Date: 31/07/1946

 

THE Dreamland site in Margate, Kent, is billed as “Britain’s oldest surviving rollercoaster”. By surviving the blurb means not yet fallen down. Built in 1920, the Scenic Railway fell into disrepair when the attraction closed in 2005 and was then badly damaged by an arson attack in 2008. The refurbishment of the Grade II listed ride, is part of an £18m project to reopen the amusement park in 2015.

 

Margate was once the resort of choice for families and youth:

 

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Holidaymakers continue like normal (bottom left) before trouble flares up again between mods and rockers on Margate beach
Date: 18/05/1964

 

 

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Sculptor Antony Gormley stands in front of his 25 metre high ‘Waste Man’, a giant sculpture made out of waste wood, paper and cardboard, at Dreamland, Margate.
Picture date: Thursday September 28, 2006.

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Lest we forget. You can keep the Costa Brava and all that palava, going no farther, me i’d rather have me a day down Margate with all me family”…

 

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


Islamic State Soldiers Deserted Because Of Legalised Child Rape

PA 20599351 Islamic State Soldiers Deserted Because Of Legalised Child Rape

Protesters on Whitehall, London, who are calling for help from the government for the Yazidi religious minority who have been forced to flee after attacks by Islamic State extremists in northern Iraq.
Picture date: Friday August 8, 2014.

 

A FORMER former Islamic State member has been talking to YourMiddleEast:

In this interview “Omer” explains how he left his hometown in Iraqi Kurdistan to join the Syrian opposition and eventually became an IS member, what he witnessed and the reasons for which he risked his life to exit the extremist Islamic organisation.

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


Man Robbing Old Weapons Collector Stabbed With Medieval Spear

spear thief Man Robbing Old Weapons Collector Stabbed With Medieval Spear

 

WHEN you rob a man who collects medieval weapons, wear armour:

Jimmy Morgan Jr. met burglar Thomas McGowan, who had broken into to the weapons’ collector’s home. Mr Morgans reaches below his bed and pulls out the spear he keeps there in case of emergencies:

“This door is open within five seconds, probably within three seconds; this door was open and he was standing no more than two to three feet away from me. I looked at him, I didn’t see any weapons however I was terrified. He started retreating and I started advancing and I was stalking him here, you never cross your legs, and I cornered him right here. The door was locked and shut. He was panicked at this point. He said, ‘I can’t get out, I can’t get out’. As he was running, he smeared blood from here to high heaven and he splattered here and he splattered there and splattered all over there. It was like a deer.

“It’s called the SCA. It’s a medieval fighting and we do use spears and swords and things of that nature. I don’t have a firearm so I have a short spear, very quick, very agile and very deadly. I am a Christian man and I don’t want to take life, however I want to make sure that he understands that his life was mine to take. I let him have it.”

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


Life Imitates Viz: Clemson University Calls In The Bottom Inspectors

clemson  Life Imitates Viz: Clemson University Calls In The Bottom Inspectors

 

TO the land of the free (that’s still America according to the brochure, readers), where students at Clemson University are mandated to answer questions on how often they have sex, what sort of sex it was, and the number of partners.

Not to worry, kids, the quiz is anonymous, although students do have to use their official IDs and third-party services to complete. 

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


Only Hereditary Journalists And The Well-Connected Can Afford To Send Their Children To State Schools

IS private schooling fair? Janice Turner writes in the Times:

Having experienced both systems, I agree with Jonathan Leigh, Master of Marlborough College. Private schools must avoid becoming “isolated enclaves of privilege”, he said this week, by engaging with the local community and neighbouring state schools. Maybe not least for the benefit of their own cocooned kids.

It’s about playing fields. They’re not level. The private school parents have to pay a fortune for greenery; the state-school pupils have to find gaps between housing schemes.

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


How Did CNN Cast The Scottish Independent Referendum? Like This

 

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


Photos of The Day: Friday 19th September 2014

PA 20955436 Photos of The Day: Friday 19th September 2014

Racegoers in fancy hats during day two of the 2014 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival at Ayr Racecourse, Ayr.
Picture by: Jeff Holmes

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Male Heart Patient, 60, Sues Hosptial For Sexual Assault By 33-Year-old Female Nurse

nurse chicagoland shaper Male Heart Patient, 60, Sues Hosptial For Sexual Assault By 33 Year old Female Nurse

TO Chicago, where 33-year-old registered nurse Rachel Shaper has been sacked for allegedly assailing 60-year-old patient John Cantone with “initiated unsolicited sexual relations, including intercourse”.

Shaper was sacked for “crossing professional boundaries with a patient.”

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


Daily Express: The Student Who Never Left Her Flat Except When She Did

Screen shot 2014 09 19 at 14.53.22 Daily Express: The Student Who Never Left Her Flat Except When She Did

 

THE Daily Express has news of a student who did not all that much:

Student convinced family she was on trip around Asia – despite NEVER leaving her bedroom

Who is this modern days Joris-Karl Huysmans?

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IndyRef: Photos Of The 9 Happiest And Saddest People In Scotland

SCOTLAND says NO!

 

These YES voters were happy until the results came in.

 

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Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marketing Balls: Made.Com Celebrates An Independent Scotland With Free 10 Groats Offer

made.com fail Marketing Balls: Made.Com Celebrates An Independent Scotland With Free 10 Groats Offer

 

SCOTLAND says ‘yes’ to the United Kingdowm!

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


LA School District Surrenders The Grenade Launcher The Pentagon Donated But Keeps MRAP

PA 18293647 LA School District Surrenders The Grenade Launcher The Pentagon Donated But Keeps MRAP

Warren County Undersheriff Shawn Lamouree poses in front of the department’s mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Queensbury, N.Y. For police and sheriff’s departments, which have scooped up 165 of the mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPS, since they became available this summer, the price and the ability to deliver shock and awe while serving warrants or dealing with hostage standoffs was just too good to pass up. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

 

DID you hear about the LA School district that surrendered the grenade launcher the Pentagon gave it?

Are the children now defenceless?

Well, no. They still have the military rifles and mine resistant vehicle (MRAP).

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


Tabloid Hell: London Evening Standard Declares #IndyRef The ‘New ‘Black’

EVERYTHING I learned about Scotland I read in the tabloids:

 

Screen shot 2014 09 18 at 19.27.29 Tabloid Hell: London Evening Standard Declares #IndyRef The New Black

 

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The 20 Best Internet Reactions To The Indy Scotland Vote

SCOTLAND votes! Scotland decides! Scotland puts its hair in a bun and its bellend in a toaster. Scotland is big news. These are 20 of the best Internet reactions:

 

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Kay Burley Calls IndyRef ‘Yes’ Campaigner A ‘Nob’ And Worse

PA 8805354 Kay Burley Calls IndyRef Yes Campaigner A Nob And Worse

Sky News presenter Kay Burley reads from a card with the wrong spelling of Kirkcaldy written on the back, at the Adam Smith College – where the count for Gordon Brown’s Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Constituency was held in the General Election.
Picture date: Friday, May 7, 2010.

 

THE increasingly bizarre Kay Burley has been doing her thing on Sky News again, this time referring to a Yes campaigner in the Scottish Independence Referendum as ‘a bit of a nob’.

We should hold our own referendum on the spelling of nob/knob when referring to the male genitalia.

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


Tabloid Highlights Of The Scottish Indy Referendum

HAVE you been getting your Indy Referendum news from the tabloids? If not, you missed some informative stuff.

The Daily Mail warned that an Independent Scotland would have to muddle on without Jeremy Clarkson.

 

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The Sun saw an omen in the skies:

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The Sun provides context.

 

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The Mirror – “the self-styled “intelligent tabloid” – had news from Chicken Little:

 

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This made it onto STV:

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And this horror in the Standard:

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Any we missed..?

 

 

 

 

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


Publisher Features Porn Star On School Textbook

porn school Publisher Features Porn Star On School Textbook

WAS it the lack of patriotism or the subject matter that uspet educators in Thailand?

Rocket News 24 reports that the MuangThai Book Center featured Japanese porn star Mana Aoki on the cover of 3,000 copies of its latest maths textbook.

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