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Judge gives Juror indefinite jury duty after she makes racist remarks Posted: 6 months ago by NoPantsMan
When asked to name 3 people she least admired, a woman answered "African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians." Assuming she did so to avoid jury duty the judge has ordered that she be forced to show up for jury duty until he feels like releasing her.
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Was this caveman gay? Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
A 5,000-year-old skeleton was discovered in a Prague suburb, and archaeologists have declared him to be the first known "gay caveman" in history because of how he was buried.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Comments: 9 Score: [-] 292 [+].
Wachovia launders billions in Mexican cartel money, pays small fine, let off the hook Posted: 6 months ago by scantron27
A damning story by the Guardian uncovers how the large US bank Wachovia laundered billions of dollars for drug cartels, ignored all blatant warning signs, impeded internal investigations, and recently settled with the feds for only $50 mil.
Comments: 1 Score: [-] 275 [+].
More people die of hatred than other cause Posted: 6 months ago by midnightbliss10
More people have died because of human hatred than from any other human cause, a U.S. professor says.
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When the King Saved God Posted: 6 months ago by NoPantsMan
Our language and culture owes a tremendous debt to a 400-year old book, The Authorized King James Version of the Bible. Spurned by the Establishment, it really represents a triumph for rebellion and dissent.
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Small seed company takes on agri-giant Posted: 6 months ago by drogue
Genetic testing for contamination is expensive. Organically certified farms and dairies are not allowed to have any genetically modified contamination to receive certification. The lawsuit claims that organic farmers and non-genetically modified seeds companies are suffering an unfair expense and seeks damages.
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Jim Henson Commercials and Early Works Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Jim Henson, the widely famous puppeteer pioneer, is generally known for his creation of The Muppet Show and the iconic characters associated with it. Jim Henson’s earlier more experimental works of the 60’s and 70’s.
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Scott Walker Gives $81,500 Government Job To Top Donor’s 26-Year-Old College Dropout Son Posted: 6 months ago by zircon77777
Today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reveals that Walker is using state funds to pay more than $81,500 a year to the 26-year-old son of a major campaign donor with no college degree and two drunken-driving convictions.
Despite having almost no management experience, UW Madison college dropout Brian Deschane now oversees state environmental and regulatory issues and manages dozens of Commerce Department employees.
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No more saggy pants for Arkansas school children Posted: 6 months ago by midnightbliss10
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe signed a bill on Wednesday that bans students from wearing clothing that exposes "underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female."
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Superbunny of Minorca Posted: 6 months ago by bingo
Paleontologist of the Mediterranean island of Minorca and have discovered the fossils of the largest rabbit that ever lived on Earth. The new rabbit, Nuralagus rex, shows the kind of unusual turn that evolution can take on islands. When pioneer animals start colonizing an island, rates of evolution typically speed up at first. Small creatures can supersize, and big ones can shrink.
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Using CAPTCHA to Decipher Old Text Posted: 6 months ago by bingo
If you think that CAPTCHA, the squiggly lines you have to decipher in order to login or place your comments on many websites, are only there to keep out spammers, think again! There is actually another use of the annoying feature: to correct mistakes in scanning old text.
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The Zombie Autopsies Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
A crack medical team has been sent to a remote island to explore a radical theory that could uncover a cure for the zombie epidemic. Based on the team's research and the observations of renowned zombie expert Dr. Stanley Blum, The Zombie Autopsies documents for the first time the unique biology of zombie organisms.
Comments: 1 Score: [-] 213 [+].
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Proposes Fining Fat People and Smokers Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
As part of a plan to revamp the state's Medicaid program, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced on Thursday that she is proposing fees for adults who lead unhealthy lives. Childless adults who are obese or suffer from a chronic condition and who fail to work with their doctor to meet specific goals would be charged $50 annually. The $50 annual fee also would apply to all childless adult smokers.
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Transocean gives safety bonuses despite Gulf spill deaths Posted: 7 months ago by drogue
Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the "best year in safety performance in our company's history" — despite the explosion of its oil rig that killed 11 people, including nine of its own employees, and spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
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A hard man is good to find Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
Nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language, and the element of language that best encapsulates a society's values and beliefs is its proverbs.
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Nike plans Cheech & Chong shoe Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
'High tops' I hope.
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Depressed pregnant woman tries to commit suicide. Fails but is arrested for murder of her fetus Posted: 7 months ago by NoPantsMan
A pregnant woman, Bei Bei Shuai tried to kill herself which is not a crime in Indiana. Friends found her and saved her life. Her baby died as a complication of her suicide attempt. Now despite legal and medical experts asking she be given help instead of prison she has been charged with murder and attempted fetuscide. ACLU is aiding her
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Hole in Cabin Grounds Flight Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
A terrifying mid-flight ordeal ended safely on Friday after a hole opened up in the cabin of a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Sacramento. Those onboard reportedly heard something like a gunshot, and then noticed a panel missing as the plane began descending rapidly.
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Florida GOP scolds a democrat for using inappropriate language Posted: 7 months ago by NoPantsMan
A spokeswoman for the House GOP later explained "that members of both parties needed to be mindful of decorum during debate" and that "language that would be considered inappropriate for children and other guests" should be avoided.
you'll have to read the article to find out which word was used. Plime is a family site after all
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Citibank debt collectors allegedly kill client Posted: 7 months ago by zircon77777
An employee of Citibank and two debt collectors hired by the major international bank allegedly killed a customer who complained about his ballooning credit card bill.
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Bald Eagle nest live stream - hatch is immient. Posted: 7 months ago by NoPantsMan
The Raptor Resource Project brings you the Decorah Eagles from atop their tree at the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa. Unbelievably majestic looking birds
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Koch-brothers-funded study confirms climate change Posted: 7 months ago by NoPantsMan
a new and methodologically interesting study, carried out by people some of whom might have been expected to take a somewhat sceptical view on the issue, seems essentially to have confirmed the results of earlier work on the rate at which the earth’s temperature is rising.
(disclaimer writer of article is obviously biased but that shouldn't detract from the story)
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Aviary Introduces Voice Control for Apps Posted: 7 months ago by suebe
World, meet our latest labs feature: Parrot, the voice-activated actions enhancement for the Aviary suite! Parrot allows you to use voice controls within any of the currently released Aviary apps, to help you gain even greater control over your workflow.
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Almost a Year After Oil Disaster Began, Journalists Are Still Being Barred From Beaches by BP's Hired Guns Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
"You have to get permission from central command to come on here, and then you'll probably have to be escorted by an official," the security guard tells me.
"How hard is it to get permission?"
"Usually pretty hard." She says a local reporter couldn't get through recently.
Comments: 5 Score: [-] 220 [+].
Masturbation Calms Restless Leg Syndrome Posted: 7 months ago by suckersklub
What it says above.
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