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Title: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on April 22, 2006, 04:03:45 AM
Recently there's been some funny news stories reported that have made me laugh, and I've wanted to share them with my friends. Well I've finally decided to get off my big fat lazy arse and create a thread to post them in.

Basically this thread is designed for you to post any news stories that you find funny, or interesting. This includes fairly mundane stories that you feel have been reported in a stupid way.

For example. Yesterday was the Queens birthday. She was 80 years old and there celebrations have been going on for a while. Surely you would of thought the British newspapers would of had an article about the Queen's birthday on the front page. Well... not all of them seem to think so. Instead they chose to go with this (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4929026.stm).

That's right, the tabloid press seem to think that Cherie Blair spending £7,700 ($13,725) on hair cuts during the month leading up to the election campaign in May 2005 (that about £275/$490 a day), is more important then our monarchs 80th Birthday.

Now yes that is a hell of a lot of money to spend on a hair cut, but is it really that important? I don't think so. To be honest I don't whose dumber. Cherie for spending that much on haircuts, or the press for the way they've reported it.

Anyway if you wish to comment on this story, or if you have on of your own to post, this is the place to do it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on April 22, 2006, 05:07:19 AM
That is too funny! :crylol: And... dude that ALOT of money. :saywhat:

Um.. I don't really hjave anything to say. XP
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 22, 2006, 05:17:07 AM
"we'll have to go over to Walter Concrade, with the weather, walter?"

"I just want to begin by saying that roosivelt D Roosivelt, what it is, what it shall be, what it was...  Weather out there today is hot and S****Y, Followed by hot and S****Y in the afternoon, folloowed by continued crappy weather, pissy weather, fron coming down from the north... Basically it's, hotter than a snakes a$$ in a wagon rut"

  -Robin williams "Good morning vietnam"-
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on April 23, 2006, 11:49:09 PM
ROFLMAO!!!!! (nearly litterally)  :kaboom: that-that was HILARIA$$!!!
no, i don't have news :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on April 25, 2006, 04:43:09 AM
Here's a news story that I've found to be very interesting.

Building an Antimatter Spaceship
Wed, 19 Apr 2006 - If you're looking to build a powerful spaceship, nothing's better than antimatter. It's lightweight, extremely powerful and could generate tremendous velocity. However, it's enormously expensive to create, volatile, and releases torrents of destructive gamma rays. NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts is funding a team of researchers to try and design an antimatter-powered spacecraft that could avoid some of those problems.
Read Full Story (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/antimatter_mars.html?1942006)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on April 25, 2006, 05:03:06 AM


We're now gonna turn over to Ollie Williams with the "Black-u-weather" Forecast. Whatcha' got for us Ollie?

Ollie: Its gunna rain!

Thanks Ollie!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on April 25, 2006, 05:05:16 AM
Neat! Although my attention span lasted only half the page. Maybe I'll read the rest later. My computer's being stupid; I just got the dreaded Blue Screen of DEATH. D:



We're now gonna turn over to Ollie Williams with the "Black-u-weather" Forecast. Whatcha' got for us Ollie?

Ollie: Its gunna rain!

Thanks Ollie!
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LOL

Family Guy! :crylol: :crylol: :giggle: :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on April 28, 2006, 12:00:57 AM
interesting...interesting.....and amusing sorta.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Bop on April 28, 2006, 01:56:45 AM
I have bad news Boondocks season 2 isnt airing untill 2007. :crying: :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on April 28, 2006, 04:46:54 AM

Well, people its official. Construction of the Freedom Tower has begun.

Clicky:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12513193/ 


Another example as to why I think we aren't as civilized as I originally thought:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/8994998/detail.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 01, 2006, 10:49:23 PM
oh, the WTC's repacement is going up, thats definatly news.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 19, 2006, 11:10:29 PM
You guys will love this. It's a story that I've been following over the past days.

It basically started about a few days ago when it was revealed that some cleaners who went to work at the Home Office, the department in charge of dealing with illegal immigrants, were arrested on Wednesday (I think it was Wednesday) because they were in fact illegal immigrants. Initially the home office stated they workers were ones they had only just hired. But today it was revealed some of them had been working there for years.

Home Office inquiry into cleaners (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4999610.stm)

And in other news Britain's first drought order in a decade comes into force in south-east England (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4999610.stm)

And the 5 day weather forecast for London?

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2843/londonweather8tf.jpg)

Yep. Good old Britain. Even when we're in the middle of a drought it's chucking it down.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on May 19, 2006, 11:46:14 PM
Ha ha! That'd pretty funny! And I don't know why but the weather makes me laugh, too! :giggle:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on May 20, 2006, 05:00:53 PM
Britain does have very awful weather and times. But it is nice and freshing when it is really hot and it rains!
Anyway moving onto the news. The Eurovision song contest is going to be held today. More information at the following link:
Eurovision (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/eurovision/2006/index.shtml)

They actually have a heavy metal band for Finland! :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on May 21, 2006, 05:29:32 AM
5 people worked in an explosive factory in Gladstone, South Australia

anyways, There was an explosion, In an explosive factory 

well 3 of the five died so,

Its not funny its just ironic!

And also

There were 3 miners in Tasmainia (another australian state)

they were mining and there was this rock fall, 1 got crushed by rocks and the other 2 climbed into a cage and were safe.

3 days later people found out about them and they made a tube where they could send supplies to them (eg food, water)

when asked what they wanted one of the miners asked for deoderant & a meat pie. the other said he wanted the saturday newspaper b/cause he was quiting his mining job and wanted a new one!

Eventually they were freed after 2 weeks

Thats what's making news in Australia!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 21, 2006, 05:37:24 AM

Kid commits suicide over "World of Warcraft"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060512/ap_on_hi_te/china_online_suicide
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on May 21, 2006, 05:42:08 AM
That kid REALLY commited suicide.... over a GAME?!



D:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 21, 2006, 08:26:46 AM
Britain does have very awful weather and times. But it is nice and freshing when it is really hot and it rains!
Anyway moving onto the news. The Eurovision song contest is going to be held today. More information at the following link:
Eurovision (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/eurovision/2006/index.shtml)

They actually have a heavy metal band for Finland! :crylol:


I know. AND THEY WON! :crylol: I just read the results on BBC news was like "Dude, Finland won! EXCELLENT!"

Finnish monsters rock Eurovision (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4998186.stm)


Kid commits suicide over "World of Warcraft"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060512/ap_on_hi_te/china_online_suicide

That's not really that surprising to hear. Some people can get pretty obsessive when it comes to online games. I remember a BBC news report about the growth of internet cafes in South Korea, in the report they said some people can spend days at time there. One person even stayed online for so long they collapsed of exhaustion and died.

I also recall hearing about a game hearing of a South Korean game where a person has a virtual house and uses real money to buy virtual furniture for it! Unfortunately I don't have a link to it, but I do have a link to another similar story from 2004.

Gamer buys $26,500 virtual land (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4104731.stm)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on May 21, 2006, 09:45:56 AM
People are dying because of VIDEO GAMES?

This thread scares me. In a bad way. D:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on May 21, 2006, 01:44:39 PM
People are dying because of VIDEO GAMES?

This thread scares me. In a bad way. D:

Me too, I love playing video games! I mean what would I do without my brothers PS2, the computer, xbox, XBOX 360 etc. XD

And yeah Brad, Finland won! I actually couldn't believe it! I mean they looked like Orcs from LOTR. I didn't like the song though that they sung though. But everything on Eurovision is crappy.
I think Finland won because it was different from the rest of the countries. But I am glad the UK didn't win.
Our entry sucked major!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 21, 2006, 06:11:06 PM
And yeah Brad, Finland won! I actually couldn't believe it! I mean they looked like Orcs from LOTR. I didn't like the song though that they sung though. But everything on Eurovision is crappy.
I think Finland won because it was different from the rest of the countries. But I am glad the UK didn't win.
Our entry sucked major!

Actually I haven't heard their song yet. I was just glad because a rock group won the Eurovision, which has traditionally been won by by pop songs. I have however seen some of the our entry, and you're right it was pile of crap.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on May 21, 2006, 06:52:05 PM
I heard of two suicides ofer warcraft games... terrible :crying:  :fail: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!??!?!?!?!  AAHHHWA, AHHWAHH
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on May 22, 2006, 04:40:37 PM
And yeah Brad, Finland won! I actually couldn't believe it! I mean they looked like Orcs from LOTR. I didn't like the song though that they sung though. But everything on Eurovision is crappy.
I think Finland won because it was different from the rest of the countries. But I am glad the UK didn't win.
Our entry sucked major!

Actually I haven't heard their song yet. I was just glad because a rock group won the Eurovision, which has traditionally been won by by pop songs. I have however seen some of the our entry, and you're right it was pile of crap.

I was glad that there was a rock song in it to, but I could'a expected more. But like I said before,they looked like friggin Orcs from LOTR! And it wasn't really heavy metal. (The news said it wad that genre)
It was more rocky in my opinion XP

And that is sad news about the two suicides over warcraft games.
Do you have a link on were you found out about it FryGuy?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 22, 2006, 06:15:28 PM
And yeah Brad, Finland won! I actually couldn't believe it! I mean they looked like Orcs from LOTR. I didn't like the song though that they sung though. But everything on Eurovision is crappy.
I think Finland won because it was different from the rest of the countries. But I am glad the UK didn't win.
Our entry sucked major!

Actually I haven't heard their song yet. I was just glad because a rock group won the Eurovision, which has traditionally been won by by pop songs. I have however seen some of the our entry, and you're right it was pile of crap.

I was glad that there was a rock song in it to, but I could'a expected more. But like I said before,they looked like friggin Orcs from LOTR! And it wasn't really heavy metal. (The news said it wad that genre)
It was more rocky in my opinion XP

And that is sad news about the two suicides over warcraft games.
Do you have a link on were you found out about it FryGuy?

It was BIG RED who posted the story, he placed a link in his original message.


Kid commits suicide over "World of Warcraft"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060512/ap_on_hi_te/china_online_suicide
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on May 23, 2006, 09:01:14 AM
Woah! :oops:

i never thought someone would actually kill themselves over a video game :crying: :crying: :crying: poor kid! being that addicted to games  :crying:

thats very sad news...

I'm glad im not that addicted to games!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 23, 2006, 01:59:21 PM
Whereas I'm glad that I'm to stupid to find the on button on my consoles. J/K

Anyway, here's a story from May 17th that some of you may find interesting.

Before the Big Bang

Wed, 17 May 2006 - The Big Bang describes how the Universe began as a single point 13.7 billion years ago, and has been expanding ever since, but it doesn't explain what happened before that. Researchers from Penn State University believe that there should be traces of evidence in our current universe that could used to look back before the Big Bang. According to their research, there was a contracting universe with similar space-time geometry to our expanding universe. The universe collapsed and then "bounced" as the Big Bang.

Full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/beyond_big_bang.html?1752006)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on May 23, 2006, 08:53:58 PM
Woah! :oops:

i never thought someone would actually kill themselves over a video game :crying: :crying: :crying: poor kid! being that addicted to games :crying:

thats very sad news...

I'm glad I'm not that addicted to games!

I kinda am... I am scared now!


Kid commits suicide over "World of Warcraft"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060512/ap_on_hi_te/china_online_suicide

Thankyou for the link Brad, I checked out it out.
How could your parents let you play a game for 36 hours straight! Also, I think it may be something else. I don't think that video games are that "influencing for bad actions" I have nothing against video games but I mean it could of been something else going on in the kids life at the time.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on May 26, 2006, 09:18:59 AM
yeah
I don't think that video games are that "influencing for bad actions" I have nothing against video games but I mean it could of been something else going on in the kids life at the time.

I agree
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on May 26, 2006, 05:40:26 PM
Yeah, thanks for agreeing with me. But seriously If games caused kids to commit suicide then wouldn't games be banned?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on May 27, 2006, 12:14:37 PM
I agree with cherokee again!

But Im not addicted to games!

I'M ADDICTED TO INTERNET!!!! ARGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

HELP SOMEONE!!!!!!!  :eyepopping: :eyepopping: :eyepopping: :eyepopping:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on May 27, 2006, 02:35:31 PM
I'm addicted to both. XD HAHAHA! And no, I don't think either is cureable. :ehwhat: Well, maybe not for me.. or you either. xD;; HA! Well yeah... :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on May 27, 2006, 06:44:56 PM
Yeah, I am addicted to both and I can admit it Hi-5's Froggy

Anyway lets try to stay on topic ^^
 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on June 05, 2006, 12:08:39 PM
One thing on the news in australia currentley is nuclear power plants, our idiot leader is probably gonna get a nuclear plant for australia! And the worst part is that it will probably be in South Australia! (my state)  :cross: :cross: :cross: I hate John Howard's Ideas!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on June 05, 2006, 12:43:33 PM
Why? Personally I think Nuclear power could be quite beneficial, and if we want to freeze our CO2 emissions at their current levels in order to tackle global warming, then we nuclear power will probably play a significant part, as renewables can not do it alone.

Perhaps you should take a look at a thread a created a while ago called "Is Nuclear Power the Answer?" (http://futurama-madhouse.com.ar/forum/index.php?topic=731.0). When I started the thread I was originally a sceptic of nuclear power, but as I read into it more I was my opinion changed.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on June 05, 2006, 01:23:48 PM
Oh thanks! I might change my opinion too!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on June 06, 2006, 12:32:10 AM
Good news everyone. No really, this time it is good news!

The Ozone Layer's Recovering

Tue, 30 May 2006 - Over the last few decades, scientists have been tracking the depletion of the ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere. A large hole still opens up over Antarctica, but ozone levels worldwide have stopped declining. The question is why. The relatively recent reduction of ozone-destroying gasses shouldn't make an improvement so quickly. NASA scientists think that atmospheric wind patterns could be transferring ozone around the planet, helping with the recovery. At this rate, we'll return to 1980 levels between 2030 and 2070.

Full Story Here (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/ozone_layer_healing.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 06, 2006, 11:30:46 PM
HOORAY!!!! that IS good news, unless you want to die of skin cancer, of course.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on June 09, 2006, 02:38:27 PM
Well I dont wnt to die of skin cancer so

WOO! FINALLY! SOME GOOD NEWS!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on June 15, 2006, 05:11:33 PM
Finally, some good news at last about global warming and stuff!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 16, 2006, 03:22:32 AM
Bill Gates to leave day-to-day role at Microsoft:

http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/15/technology/microsoft_news/index.htm?cnn=yes
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on June 19, 2006, 07:14:24 AM
A few stories from the Oddly Enough (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/oddlyenough/index.html) section of Yahoo News.

Domestic cat-astrophe       
 
An accountant has demanded more than £5,000 in compensation from estate agents after a cat sneaked into his house during a viewing and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Read Full Story (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/17062006/344/domestic-cat-astrophe.html)

Attacked by dead puppy       
 
A dog breeder from Missouri in the US was repeatedly assaulted with a dead puppy by a disgruntled customer, newspapers reported.

Read Full Story (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/17062006/344/attacked-dead-puppy.html)

Ostrich hazard

A motorist had to cope with an unusual traffic hazard as he drove down a street in the Czech Republic - a runaway ostrich.

Read Full Story (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/17062006/344/ostrich-hazard.html)

Japan bomb squad mobilised over six-pack of beer

TOKYO (Reuters) - Police in southern Japan closed off roads, evacuated residents and even brought in a bomb squad after spotting a suspicious box in a police station, only to find out it was a six-pack of beer.

Read Full Story (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/17062006/80-132/japan-bomb-squad-mobilised-six-pack-beer.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on June 19, 2006, 02:22:42 PM
 :crylol: I think I'll read yahoo! news now...  LOL
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on June 19, 2006, 08:38:25 PM
:crylol: I think I'll read yahoo! news now... LOL

Very random :crylol: Anyways Yahoo news gets on my nerves, every time I go on firefox its my homepage! It should die! >8(

Anyway, I just looked on BBC NEWS and I had been watching it about Megan's law which is about knowing who perverts are in your area (it is only in America at the moment.)

But here is the link about that problems have been admitted with that law:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5093804.stm
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on June 23, 2006, 02:17:27 PM
yesterday's news headline in South Australia (aka: the murder state, I live here :(:(:()

2 stabbings and a siege

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on June 23, 2006, 04:35:09 PM
yesterday's news headline in South Australia (aka: the murder state, I live here :(:(:()

2 stabbings and a siege



There was a death the other day on my estate were I live. They had forensic scientists, police everything! So it must of been serious, but were I live loasda stuffs like that happens
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on June 24, 2006, 03:51:43 AM
3 more murders today :(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 30, 2006, 11:39:07 PM
3 more murders today :(

Toronto is currently is some sort of Murderous state, I can't manage to visit my brother down there without feeling paranoid.

but three murders in one day :ehwhat: that's just crazy!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on July 01, 2006, 12:04:34 AM

Kinda glad I live in Niagara Falls.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on July 01, 2006, 01:19:43 AM
Murders are VERY common here, not long ago, an 8 yr was killed in a shopping center :(:(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Bop on July 01, 2006, 01:49:52 AM
3 more murders today :(
Thats it in FL we have like 10 a day
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on July 04, 2006, 08:27:45 PM
Good News Everyone... or at least everyone who's interested in the space shuttle.

STS-121 (Space Shuttle Discovery) successfully launched just over 25 minutes ago.

The shuttle had been due to launch on July 1st, but the launch was postponed because anvil (thunderstorm) clouds and lightning were detected within 20 miles of the launch area and path. The second attempt on July 2nd was also scrubbed due to unfavorable weather conditions. But today at 14:38 EDT (18:38 GMT), Space Shuttle Discovery launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canavral, Florida. What better way to celebrate Independence Day then with the launching of the space shuttle?

[Link] BBC report on the launch (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5146866.stm)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 04, 2006, 09:38:27 PM
...........yeah, I watched that on the TV earlier today, it was already on, and I couldn't find the damn remote to change the channel.

just in random news: A few months back, an armed robbery took place at a Tim Hortons in Toronto, really, that was on my nerve for a while, Why the hell would someone arm themselves to rob a TIM HORTONS!!? It's a friggin coffee/doughnut store! That's almost as senseless as robbing a McBarfs! (A.K.A. McDonalds :pukey:)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on July 04, 2006, 11:16:14 PM
I could say something very strange and disturbing here, but I think I'll pass.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 05, 2006, 02:01:55 AM
......damn it Nostradamus, tell me! Now you got me wondering.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 05, 2006, 02:48:59 AM
I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/04/korea.missile/index.html

 :saywhat:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on July 05, 2006, 09:20:25 AM
Quote
......damn it Nostradamus, tell me! Now you got me wondering.

(evil chuckle) I still prefer not to.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 05, 2006, 07:16:31 PM
Quote
......damn it Nostradamus, tell me! Now you got me wondering.
(evil chuckle) I still prefer not to.

EERRRRRGGGG I NEED TO KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on July 05, 2006, 10:53:14 PM
MUHAHAHAHA HAHA!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 06, 2006, 12:16:41 AM
an in other news....I'm mad at Nostradamus, who wont tell me something strange and disturbing.

oh, and Officer1BDI: I was going to mention the missiles, but Nostradamus' post earlier got the better of me.

DAMN IT, WHAT's SUPPOSEDLY DISTURBING!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on July 06, 2006, 01:41:17 AM
You mean besides the fact that with just one (well okay then three) expertly crafted posts Nostradamus has driven you past the point of (even more) insanity?

Anyway in a (vain) attempt to stay on-topic here a follow up on STS-121. NASA has released the  first two status reports on the mission, which can be found  by clicking here (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news/index.html)

Also a little something I saw on yahoo.

Death not all bad, says Australian tax office

Australia's tax office has ruled that death has its benefits.

Read More Here (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/05072006/80-132/death-bad-says-australian-tax-office.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on July 06, 2006, 02:54:41 AM


Oh those crazy Aussies... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on July 07, 2006, 12:24:07 PM


Oh those crazy Aussies... :rolleyes:

WE AREN'T CRAZY! D:
Only our Idiot leader, John Howard.
I'm not like that at all just so you know, I HATE JOHN HOWARD! I'll scream if we have one more term of howard! ALP! ALP! ALP! *coughs* sorry about that. :rolleyes:

But an 8 year old girl Called Sofia was murdered in a shopping centre the other day :( so sad..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on July 07, 2006, 04:55:56 PM
My dissertation has been validated. Which means my fifth year is validated as well.

I finally got my degree !!!

HOORAY !!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on July 07, 2006, 05:15:44 PM
Murders are VERY common here, not long ago, an 8 yr was killed in a shopping center :(:(

Man, In Kilburn there must be loasda murders but they are never reported. Also (I think I mentioned it before)
But this guy got murdered on my estate in the middle of the night
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 07, 2006, 07:19:41 PM
I've got one.

Ok, not only did this girl not know she was in labor, she didn't know she was pregnant (http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=344619).

These are the instances that make me weep for humanity. 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 07, 2006, 09:22:30 PM
..........MORON!! that is sad, just completely SAD.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on July 08, 2006, 02:43:23 AM
That is sad... :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on July 08, 2006, 02:20:11 PM
I've got one.

Ok, not only did this girl not know she was in labor, she didn't know she was pregnant (http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=344619).

These are the instances that make me weep for humanity.

Whoa...I mean how can you not know that you are pregnant! I feel sorry for her though, maybe she didn't even want a baby and she had it in the supermarket as well!

Here is something moving on to a less sadder note but Rose is going to die in this episode :(
It is the last episode in the Doctor Who series but there is also going to be a new doctor Who companion next season:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/index.shtml
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on July 09, 2006, 01:12:38 PM
Whoa man! But didn't she know that she was getting larger?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 09, 2006, 06:25:47 PM
I'm more interested in learning how she didn't realize she was late for 9 months.  Unless she's one of those miracle women who only cycle, like, twice a year. >_>

She's not the first woman I've heard of who didn't realize they were pregnant until the baby was born, but most of those women were older and thought they were done with their child-bearing years, so it would be easier for them to not notice.  A 21 year old woman, though?!

All of this said, I can only dream I have a quick and painless labor like she apparantly had.  So long as it's actually in a birthing center. :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on July 10, 2006, 12:31:06 PM
Whoa man! But didn't she know that she was getting larger?

oops, i deleted my post (Do'h) I posted that I knew someone that didnt know they were pregnant 'till a week before they had their kid...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cheri on July 10, 2006, 06:38:21 PM
Oh ok ^^ Well my mum definitley knew that she was having me but she was in a taxi and then he realised that she was having me so she had to go straight to the hospital (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i229/MUWHAAA/Smilies/gummybear.gif)

But I was supposed to be born around the end of August (I was about 2 weeks early)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 11, 2006, 01:43:41 AM
I was two weeks early, too.  :ehwhat:  That was apparantly too early for some people, because the doctors scared the crap out of my parents warning them that I was technically a premie (*pfft*) and if I fell under 6 pounds, they'd have to bring me back and put me in the ICU or something equally moronic.

On-topic: Virginia witch is exonerated 300 years too late (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/07/10/virginia.witch.exonerated.ap/index.html).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on July 12, 2006, 10:27:00 PM
Finally ! I've just finished the Season 2 DVD box !
Now, I only have to buy the third season, and I would have seen all the Futurama episodes !
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on July 12, 2006, 10:41:43 PM
I was born one day early.. I was apparantley supposed to be born on the 18th. xD;; Ah well. I did get my imbedical (sp?) cord wrapped around my neck in the whom, but I don't think that counts as what you guy are talking about.. Anyway! Cyclops KITTEN! :D! (Even though it looks like a monkey... 'tis sad though D: )

http://www.smh.com.au/news/unusual-tales/cyclops-kitten-no-hoax/2006/01/11/1136956230663.html


And congrats to purplefish! XD I guess.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Chug a Bug on July 12, 2006, 11:06:51 PM
I was born 2 weeks late, and arguably I've been late for everything ever since! I find it really hard to be anywhere on time.  :harle:

Here's a news story that I've found to be very interesting.

Building an Antimatter Spaceship
Wed, 19 Apr 2006 - If you're looking to build a powerful spaceship, nothing's better than antimatter. It's lightweight, extremely powerful and could generate tremendous velocity. However, it's enormously expensive to create, volatile, and releases torrents of destructive gamma rays. NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts is funding a team of researchers to try and design an antimatter-powered spacecraft that could avoid some of those problems.
Read Full Story (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/antimatter_mars.html?1942006)

Wow, seems that story is genuine. I thought it was a joke to start with... ::checks date:: unless it's an April Fool.  :harle:

Britain does have very awful weather and times. But it is nice and freshing when it is really hot and it rains!

No it isn't! Last week when it was baking in the 30'so Celsius we had a heavy shower of rain and then it stopped and the sun came out again and it was just as hot, only now it was steaming and hot as well! It was like a steam sauna! We actually had some rain the other night, the first decent drop of rain in months. Everythings dying from lack of water.

My dissertation has been validated. Which means my fifth year is validated as well.

I finally got my degree !!!

HOORAY !!!

Congratulations!  :) :beer:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on July 13, 2006, 05:23:32 AM
My dissertation has been validated. Which means my fifth year is validated as well.

I finally got my degree !!!

HOORAY !!!

Well done! Go purplefish! :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on July 13, 2006, 08:50:50 AM
Yeah, and now, succeeding in competitive examinations...

"Well done, now you just have to get a job... Well done, now you just have to get a job... Well done, now you just have to get a job..."

Mmmmh, nobody will get this joke here... Bah, nevermind...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 13, 2006, 04:41:12 PM
My dissertation has been validated. Which means my fifth year is validated as well.

I finally got my degree !!!

HOORAY !!!

Sorry for not kungrajumulating you earlier purplefish, so: KUNGRAJUMULATIONS!!
here have a cake! :cake: *imitates commercial on GTA: San Andreas* Celebrate with Cake!

also, what's the joke?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on July 13, 2006, 11:03:11 PM
also, what's the joke?

It's basically a reference to a french humoristic show. They took an extract of a very old movie, where a degree distribution is displayed, and the guy distributing the degrees was saying to each qualified guy "Bravo, t'as plus qu'à trouver du boulot", which can be translated in English into "Well done, now you just have to get a joke".
It became a bit popular, with our economic problems and our cynism...

But believe me, that is the most "kid friendly" joke they've made in years. That show would be rated R in the USA. And it's aired in prime time.

Boy, I love my country.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on July 15, 2006, 04:46:26 AM
Inflatable Habitat Reaches Orbit
July 12th, 2006

Robert Bigelow's dream of a thriving space tourism industry took a significant step forward today with the launch of the Genesis 1 experimental spacecraft. Bigelow Aerospace reported that the prototype habitat was successfully lofted into orbit atop a converted Russian inter-continental ballistic missile. Once in orbit, it extended its solar panels and began to inflate. The rocket launched at 6:53 pm Moscow Time, and the company released a series of statements over the course of the day reporting that everything's going well.

Read Full Story (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/07/12/inflatable-habitat-reaches-orbit/)

EDIT: 17/7/06

Here's a news story I've following with great interest.

First Britons flown out of Beirut

Evacuations of British citizens from Lebanon have begun with 37 of the most vulnerable being flown by helicopter from north of Beirut to Cyprus. And plans are in place for the evacuation of up to 10,000 Britons as the crisis in the Middle East worsens.

Read Full Story Here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5186076.stm)

What I don't understand is why Hezbollah attacked Israel. I mean, Israel withdrew from Lebanon in May 2000, and Syria withdrew it's troops in 2004. Lebanon was well on it's way to rebuilding it's infrastructure, so why did they attack Israel? Surely they must of known that Israel would retaliate tenfold.

EDIT: 18/7/06

Britons preparing to flee Lebanon

More news on the situation in Lebanon, looks like the Britons there are preparing for a mass evacuation. The news reporters have been calling this the biggest evacuation since Dunkirk, and with good reason, according to Kim Howels (our Foreign Office minister) said there's over 22000 people who need to be evacuated. According to him there are 12,000 Britons in Lebanon, 10,000 with dual nationality and some Commonwealth nationals for whom Britain was responsible, so it ain't going to be an easy task to say the least.

Read Full Story Here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5186076.stm)

Also here's something else some of you may find interesting.

Unplugged Bush, Blair speak frankly on Mideast

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A microphone picked up an unaware U.S. President George W. Bush saying on Monday Syria should press Hizbollah to "stop doing this s***" and that his secretary of state may go to the Middle East soon. Bush was talking privately to Prime Minister Tony Blair during a lunch at the Group of Eight summit in St Petersburg about an upsurge of violence in the Middle East. Neither immediately realised a microphone was transmitting their candid thoughts on that and other issues.

Read Full Story Here (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/17072006/80-132/unplugged-bush-blair-speak-frankly-mideast.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on July 29, 2006, 06:11:22 PM
Sunken German Aircraft Carrier found in the Baltic: 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5223514.stm 


Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on August 17, 2006, 12:32:00 AM
Officials Propose 12 Planets in the Solar System

The International Astronomical Union, currently meeting in Prague, has announced a proposal that would boost the number of planets in the Solar System to 12. Under their new classification, the asteroid Ceres, Pluto's moon Charon, and the newly discovered UB313 (aka Xena) would join the traditional 9 planets we're familiar with. Any additional large bodies would also be described as planets. The IAU will make a final vote on this proposal on August 24.

Link to full story (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/08/16/officials-propose-12-planets-in-the-solar-system/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on August 17, 2006, 01:56:40 AM
Yay! I was getting bored of our solar system.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on August 17, 2006, 07:11:06 AM
Stupid question: is "Xena" also the planet "X" I heard about years ago, aka the hypothetical 10th planet in the solar system?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on August 17, 2006, 07:49:11 AM
Stupid question: is "Xena" also the planet "X" I heard about years ago, aka the hypothetical 10th planet in the solar system?

I think I can answer that with a confident... Yes, no, maybe.

You see at the turn of the twentieth century, scientists observed what appeared to be perturbations (wobbles) between the orbits of Neptune and Uranus. To explain there apparent wobbles they theorised that there must be another, undiscovered, planet whose gravitational effect was causing the wobbles. Pluto's discovery in 1930 only deepened the mystery as it's mass was not enough to cause the wobbles thought to be present between Neptune and Uranus. So speculation about the so called Planet X continued. However,  it's now known that there are no unexplained perturbations and, therefore, these are no longer valid grounds upon which to suspect that a tenth planet is real.

However if this new system of defining planets is excepted. Then Pluto could* be Planet X. With the new order of planets possibly looking like this.

Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Ceres [Link] (http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/C/Ceres.html)
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
Charon (Pluto largest moon, not quite sure how they could call it a planet, but that's what they said on the news yesterday)
2003 UB313 (aka Xena)

*I say it could be Planet X, but in reality Pluto's orbit does bring it closer to the Sun then Neptune. Just as Xena's orbit sometimes brings it closer to the sun the Pluto (but not closer then Neptune).

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6200/lonlysk5.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 17, 2006, 02:06:31 PM
Neat! But I can't figure out what Ceres is.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on August 17, 2006, 07:24:32 PM
Isn't Ceres that one planet they discovered when I was in 3rd grade? (I can't remember the year.. 1990 something.. O_o)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 17, 2006, 08:36:54 PM
I'm calling the guy that does Brad's news an idiot. why?  'cause Charon is PLUTO'S MOON, NOT a planet! god!

Is there actually another planet beyond Pluto, or is this some joke a bunch of morons are playing on us? Personally, I don't think there is, but then again, aren't they discovering new satelites around the gas planets still?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on August 17, 2006, 09:57:04 PM
Neat! But I can't figure out what Ceres is.

It's in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter (hence it's position in the list)

Isn't Ceres that one planet they discovered when I was in 3rd grade? (I can't remember the year.. 1990 something.. O_o)

It was discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi on Jan 1st, 1801. So I'm guessing that's a no.

I'm calling the guy that does Brad's news an idiot. why? 'cause Charon is PLUTO'S MOON, NOT a planet! god!

Is there actually another planet beyond Pluto, or is this some joke a bunch of morons are playing on us? Personally, I don't think there is, but then again, aren't they discovering new satelites around the gas planets still?


Yes my newsreaders are idiots. When they said Charon may be reclassified as a planet I literally yelled at my TV "Charon is a moon! Not a planet you f***tard!"

And no, it is not a joke. The news story is about a new way of classifying what a planet is. Which the International Astronomical Union is currently debating.

And considering they have already discovered objects in the Kuiper Belt [Link] (http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/K/KuiperBelt.html) that are in fact larger then Pluto. I wouldn't be surprised if the number of planets in the Solar System is raised. Also yes, they are still discovering new moons around the gas giants. For example, in May 2005 12 new moons were discovered around Saturn, bringing the known total to 47.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on August 17, 2006, 10:02:50 PM
Isn't the layman's definition of a planet "a boxy of X size that revovles around a sun"?  I'm not sure how Charon fits that description.  :notreally:

And Xena must be the planet I'm thinking of, as I remember first hearing about it in '03 or so.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 17, 2006, 10:15:05 PM
w-w-w-w-w--w-wait....Saturn has 47 moons?! I need to get back into paying attention to astronomy.

Isn't the layman's definition of a planet "a boxy of X size that revovles around a sun"? I'm not sure how Charon fits that description. :notreally:

no, Charon doesn't fit that, it orbits Pluto, not the Sun.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on August 17, 2006, 11:15:43 PM
Isn't the layman's definition of a planet "a boxy of X size that revovles around a sun"?  I'm not sure how Charon fits that description.  :notreally:

And Xena must be the planet I'm thinking of, as I remember first hearing about it in '03 or so.

I believe the current definition is "An object that orbits a star and is intermediate in size between a large asteroid and a small brown dwarf (the least massive kind of star)." Obviously this isn't very precise, hence why it's led to loads of confusion as to whether or not objects (such as Xena) are planets or not. Which is why they're planning on changing the definition (See the Link in my original post)

w-w-w-w-w--w-wait....Saturn has 47 moons?! I need to get back into paying attention to astronomy.

Yep. I believe this is the current numbers of moons per planet.

Mercury: 0 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mercury&Display=Moons)
Venus: 0 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Venus&Display=Moons)
Earth: 1 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Moon)
Mars: 2 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mars&Display=Moons)
Jupiter: 63 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Jupiter&Display=Moons)
Saturn: 56 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Saturn&Display=Moons)
Uranus: 27 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Uranus&Display=Moons)
Neptune: 13 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Neptune&Display=Moons)
Pluto: 3 [Link] (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Plu_Charon)

EDIT: Revised the numbers of some the the Planets moons. Apparently Saturn now has 56 moons

Isn't the layman's definition of a planet "a boxy of X size that revovles around a sun"? I'm not sure how Charon fits that description. :notreally:

no, Charon doesn't fit that, it orbits Pluto, not the Sun.

After looking at the NASA page on Pluto's moon Charon I think I understand why some may consider Charon to be a Planet. It seems that it is half the size of Pluto. Seeing that no other planetary moon in our solar system is so close in size to its planet, some consider the two to be a "double planet" [Link] (http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/D/double_planet.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 18, 2006, 01:48:54 AM
actually, the double planet theory makes sense to me. I still think it a moon, but I'll at least get waht they mean when they call it a planet.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on August 18, 2006, 02:21:14 AM
Yeah, this new 'Cheron is a planet' thing is all over the news, so I heard about it today. : P

And Xena must be the planet I'm thinking of, as I remember first hearing about it in '03 or so.

Okay then THAT'S the planet I was thinking of when I was in third grade. XD Not Ceres.. : P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Chug a Bug on August 18, 2006, 06:52:30 PM
Isn't the layman's definition of a planet "a boxy of X size that revovles around a sun"?  I'm not sure how Charon fits that description.  :notreally:

According to the new definition of the IAU a planet is defined as orbiting the Sun and circular in shape, so Pluto is defined as a planet even though it's so small (it's smaller than Earth's Moon.)

It also means that Ceres which has long been described as an asteroid has now to be re-classified as a planet too.

The problem is that there are likely dozens, possibly hundreds of "Plutons" i.e. Pluto-like objects beyond Pluto and "Xena" so the list of planets could get absurdly large. Myself I'm not sure I agree with the new classification as far as I'm concerned there are 8 major planets and thats it...

....on Charon I think I understand why some may consider Charon to be a Planet. It seems that it is half the size of Pluto. Seeing that no other planetary moon in our solar system is so close in size to its planet, some consider the two to be a "double planet" [Link] (http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/D/double_planet.html)

Some people think that the Earth-Moon system should be re-classified as a double planet system too as the Moon is so large in comparison which the size of it's planet.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 18, 2006, 07:48:38 PM
wouldn't the decrition be a round mass which orbits a star, I mean, theres already planets in different galaxies which orbit different stars, and by your definition they couldn't be classified as planets, as they don't orbit the sun, they orbit a different star.

....on Charon I think I understand why some may consider Charon to be a Planet. It seems that it is half the size of Pluto. Seeing that no other planetary moon in our solar system is so close in size to its planet, some consider the two to be a "double planet" [Link] (http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/D/double_planet.html)

Some people think that the Earth-Moon system should be re-classified as a double planet system too as the Moon is so large in comparison which the size of it's planet.

THE MOON IS NOT A PLANET, FOR GOT F**KING SAKES!!! IT ORBITS EARTH, THUS IT IS CLASSIFIED AS A SATELITE!! Damn, some theories piss me off! That is the stupidest theory I've ever heard of!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on August 19, 2006, 01:28:28 AM
Trust me. There are a lot of theories out there that are much much worse.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Chug a Bug on August 19, 2006, 12:52:35 PM
wouldn't the decrition be a round mass which orbits a star, I mean, theres already planets in different galaxies which orbit different stars, and by your definition they couldn't be classified as planets, as they don't orbit the sun, they orbit a different star.

I presume the definition applies to other stars too. There are number of planets that have been discovered around other stars and the number is growing all the time. None so far discovered are like Earth though. Theres a new telescope being planned that ought to actually get a good look at them.

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THE MOON IS NOT A PLANET, FOR GOT F**KING SAKES!!! IT ORBITS EARTH, THUS IT IS CLASSIFIED AS A SATELITE!! Damn, some theories piss me off! That is the stupidest theory I've ever heard of!

Easy dude, take a chill pill. You'll have a heart attack at this rate. Actually, they both orbit around a common centre of gravity i.e they both circle around each other. It just so happens that this happens to lie inside the Earth's diameter but... yeah. I guess whats needed now is a new IAU definition of the word "satellite."  :smirk:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 20, 2006, 02:35:17 AM
I'm going to leave this topic until the subject changes, all it's doing is making me angry. I have one question though: Why would they change the definition of "satelite?"
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on August 20, 2006, 08:57:43 AM
(http://www.superdickery.com/images/misc/morbo.jpg)

SATELLITES DO NOT WORK THAT WAY !!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on August 26, 2006, 06:44:19 AM
Theres technically only 5 planets now! YAY! not. XD Those friggin idiots!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on August 26, 2006, 08:59:42 AM
5 ?!? Wouldn't it be 8 ?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on August 26, 2006, 09:03:58 AM
Actual Kath is kinda right technically.

On the 24th of August 2006. A date that will live in infamy. The International Astronomical Union, voted on a new definition for the term "Planet". From now on a celestial body cannot be classed as a planet unless it meets the following criteria-

1: It is in orbit around the Sun
2: It has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium shape (IOW it is spherical)
3: It has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.

Now according to the new definition this mean Pluto is no longer a planet. Instead Pluto, along with Charon, Ceres and the newly discovered 2003 UB313 (aka Xena), will now be classed as a Dwarf Planet. Bringing the total number of planets in the Solar System to 8.

Now some of you may not see a problem with this. You may be saying "Great, they finally made their minds up about what is and what is not a planet". But there's just one small problem. Going by the new definition then technically there ARE NOT 8 planets in the Solar System. You see the definition is flawed. As it requires that a planet "has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit." But Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune all have asteroids as neighbors. So technically they fail to meet this criteria. So one could argue that technically they too are not planets, but are in fact Dwarf Planets. It all depends on what the IAU actually means by "clearing the neighbourhood around its orbit"

And it would appear that I'm not the only one who isn't happy. Alan Stern, leader of NASA's New Horizon's mission to Pluto and a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in an interview with SPACE.COM said it was "absurd" that only 424 astronomers were allowed to vote on the new definition, out of some 10,000 professional astronomers around the globe. He also said that "it won't stand" and that "it's a farce". He also stated that astronomers are already circulating a petition that would try to overturn the IAU decision. Lets hope they succeed.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on August 26, 2006, 09:13:04 AM
Ah. That's one interesting debate indeed.
Earth not being classified as a planet would be kinda hard to imagine...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on August 26, 2006, 09:18:53 AM
Same with Jupiter. I've heard people argue that it should be classed as a "Brown Dwarf" (a failed star) because of it's size (if it were slightly larger it could potentially have become a star), but this is the first time I've ever heard a (potential) case for it to be reclassified as a "Dwarf Planet".
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on August 26, 2006, 09:28:53 AM
The biggest planet of the Solar System... RECLASSIFIED AS A "DWARF PLANET" ?!?

And I thought Farnsworth was a parody !
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 26, 2006, 12:25:38 PM
what? Great, now we're not a planet?!

....And about Jupiter:

The biggest planet of the Solar System... RECLASSIFIED AS A "DWARF PLANET" ?!?

Exactly my thoughts!

Have astronomers turned to morons?!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on August 27, 2006, 03:23:43 AM
i think astronomy has gone to the birds.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on August 27, 2006, 05:03:50 PM
First that horrible plane crash in the Ukraine (http://euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=376267&lng=1), and now this horrible plane crash in Kentucky (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/27/plane.crash/index.html).  :ehwhat:

And my mum and grandma're flying this morning. >_<
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on August 27, 2006, 11:15:08 PM
At least they're not going by train. The last time I traveled somewhere by train, a plane fell on it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 27, 2006, 11:38:21 PM
 :crylol: Thanks, Noswtradamus, you just made me spit CocaCola on my computer screen. *grabs a pair of cloths, and wipes off the screen* Sorry, but I find ridiculously unlikely accidents to be the most hilarious of things.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on August 28, 2006, 09:46:03 AM
Excellent.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on August 29, 2006, 01:58:48 AM
Once again I'm on holisay as of tomorrow and won't be here for a week,  so...  yeah, bye and stuff
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on August 29, 2006, 09:27:59 AM
awwwww, bye! have fun!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on August 29, 2006, 06:27:49 PM
This pissed me off to no end  :fail: :

COUNCIL COULD SINK MODEL BOAT DREAM

Taken from the 'Dundee Courier' 24th Aug 2006

A man who is building a '100ft' replica model of the Titanic in his back garden may be forced to pull it down, it emerged yesterday.

Stan Fraser has been told he must apply for retrospective planning permission for his version of the ill-fated liner which sank in 1912.

If it is refused Mr Fraser will have to rip apart the model, which has taken him six years to contruct.

"All that work will be down the drain if it has to be chopped up" he said. A man from the council came down to see the model and said it would be hard for me to get planning permission because I live in a listed building. But I will argue my point because it would be sad and a waste if it had to be cut down".

The model, complete with funnels, lights, a smoke system and foghorn, takes pride of place in Mr Frasers garden in Inverness (Scotland - United Kingdom), which lies next to the city's Caledonian Canal.

His home is a listed property because it is a former tollhouse, meaning planning approval is required and the structure is also in a conservation area.

He must now await the decision of the higland councillors who may visit the site to examine the model.

Mr Fraser (41), a former light engineer, began making the model after being diagnosed with ME and having stopped working.

The father-of-five eventually hopes to open a maritime museum with the replica Titanic as an exhibit.

And a picture of said model: 

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4342/3034ig7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 29, 2006, 10:50:14 PM
Poor guy, working on that for so long, and now he has to tear it down. :fail: It looks good too!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on September 01, 2006, 12:38:57 PM
Muhahaha, the fool. Investing six years his life without checking for permit first.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 01, 2006, 02:30:45 PM
meh,  I guess nostradamus kind of has a point there. Oh well, I still feel sorry for him.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on September 02, 2006, 01:01:06 AM

As a die-hard Titanic/Ocean Liner fan since age seven, I feel for him the most.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 05, 2006, 06:01:27 PM
We finally know why that notorious headbutt at the World Cup occured: (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/soccer/09/05/bc.sport.soccer.materazzi/index.html)

Materazzi : *grabs Zidane's shirt*
Zidane:  :rolleyes: If you want my shirt I'll give it you afterwards.
Materazzi: I'd much prefer your sister's shirt, thanks.
Zidane: ...

(http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/soccer/09/05/bc.sport.soccer.materazzi/p1_zidane_0905.jpg)

Ahahahahaha!





(Sorry, but I am amused by the most simple things. :P )
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 05, 2006, 11:30:47 PM
LOL!

(Sorry, but I am amused by the most simple things. :P )

Don't apologise, some idiots in my school are amused by forcing natural gas out their behinds, and another bodily funton which involves building saliva in your mouth and forcing it onto walls at high speeds. And even staring at our new football/soccer (American/Canadian kinds, not British) scoreboard, which is entirely BLANK. :rolleyes: pffft..cool kids.

In other NEWS, SCHOOL IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 09, 2006, 08:32:33 AM
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
Invader Zim on YTV!!!!!!!!!!!!! first episode today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (runs around frantically in circles) cough, then fall over dead
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 12, 2006, 01:59:53 AM
What time is IZ on, I might watch it¿?¿?¿?

Damn thoser are fun! ¿¿¿¿¿ HE-HE!

And in othewr news: Toronto, Ontario is back to the murderous city it was at the beginning of the year. Apparently you aren't even safe in a luxury hotel's bathroom!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on September 12, 2006, 09:47:20 AM
[Morbo]You are safe nowhere, puny humans ![/Morbo]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on September 12, 2006, 11:57:38 AM
LOL!

(Sorry, but I am amused by the most simple things. :P )

Don't apologise, some idiots in my school are amused by forcing natural gas out their behinds, and another bodily funton which involves building saliva in your mouth and forcing it onto walls at high speeds. And even staring at our new football/soccer (American/Canadian kinds, not British) scoreboard, which is entirely BLANK. :rolleyes: pffft..cool kids.

In other NEWS, SCHOOL IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOLZ, I'm still at school, school ends in december here :P so We have summer hols
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 12, 2006, 01:06:14 PM
[Morbo]You are safe nowhere, puny humans ![/Morbo]

Until you leave Toronto, that is.
LOLZ, I'm still at school, school ends in december here Tongue so We have summer hols

Sucker, now you're going to have longer holidays! unless you want that.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on September 12, 2006, 02:20:42 PM
we only get 6 weeks, Its ok.
sometimes I hate holidays, sometime I love them..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 24, 2006, 08:22:53 AM
hey has anyone seen the kid name wah wah who going to eaten by cannibals because his mum and dad are dead and because they think his a witch is this crazy or what :wannaeat: :wannaeat: :wannaeat:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 24, 2006, 08:23:43 AM
Can't say I've ever heard of him/it
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on September 24, 2006, 10:54:20 AM
Quote
hey has anyone seen the kid name wah wah who going to eaten by cannibals because his mum and dad are dead and because they think his a witch is this crazy or what

Are you sure this is a human language? Because I can't decode it in any satisfying manner.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on September 24, 2006, 02:19:13 PM
I think me may be talking this news story [Link] (http://www.news.com.au/sundaytelegraph/story/0,,20408340-5001021,00.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 24, 2006, 08:17:11 PM
I- I can't tell if this is a mock news article or not. O_o

But if it isn't, then shouldn't this be in the news thread?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on September 24, 2006, 08:21:22 PM
If that is what he talking about then yes. But I think I'll wait for benderrocks to confirm this before merging this thread with the news thread.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 24, 2006, 10:17:09 PM
I say so too
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 25, 2006, 01:47:00 AM
...This just in  (for anyone who cares...probably just Kaboom)   Roxas:  now official owner of Halo 2
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 25, 2006, 04:39:31 AM
its a real news story
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on September 25, 2006, 12:52:41 PM
In that case you should have posted this story in the news thread in the off-topic section. I'll merge the two threads now.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 28, 2006, 12:59:41 AM
Pirates of the carribean 2 Comes out on December 5th!!!!!!!!!    (in Canada at least...)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on September 28, 2006, 08:32:50 AM
Pirates of the carribean 2 Comes out on December 5th!!!!!!!!!    (in Canada at least...)

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

Hahem, sorry... I know it's bad to mock people.

...

BUT IT'S FUNNY !!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 28, 2006, 01:03:19 PM
...This just in  (for anyone who cares...probably just Kaboom)   Roxas:  now official owner of Halo 2

..... do you have Xbox live?

And in other news..... some idiot, set fire to another bathroom in my School!  :frown: God, I hope this doesn't continue.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 29, 2006, 07:09:56 PM
Gawd, I'm glad I'm out of the public education system:


Wednesday's Colorado school shooting (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/29/school.shooting/index.html).

Today's Wisconsin school shooting (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/29/wisc.shooting.ap/index.html).

What the hell is wrong with these people?!   :bleh:

Edit:  From the first article.

Quote
Investigators were aware of rumors that Morrison may have researched his victims on MySpace.com, an online community that allows users to post personal pages and network with friends, Wegener said.

 :ouch:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 30, 2006, 01:23:39 AM
...This just in  (for anyone who cares...probably just Kaboom)   Roxas:  now official owner of Halo 2

..... do you have Xbox live?

And in other news..... some idiot, set fire to another bathroom in my School!  :frown: God, I hope this doesn't continue.

nope...  I may get it when I move out of the house...  do you have it?
Cause that would be sweet, you and I, in the near future playing video games...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 30, 2006, 02:34:59 AM
Gawd, I'm glad I'm out of the public education system:


Wednesday's Colorado school shooting (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/29/school.shooting/index.html).

Today's Wisconsin school shooting (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/29/wisc.shooting.ap/index.html).

What the hell is wrong with these people?!   :bleh:

Edit:  From the first article.

Quote
Investigators were aware of rumors that Morrison may have researched his victims on MySpace.com, an online community that allows users to post personal pages and network with friends, Wegener said.

 :ouch:
has anyone mentioned the shooting in a college in Monteal, Quebec?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 30, 2006, 02:36:18 AM
...but you still haven't answered my question
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 30, 2006, 02:48:01 AM
Oh, right, you mean this?:

nope...  I may get it when I move out of the house...  do you have it?
Cause that would be sweet, you and I, in the near future playing video games...

yeah, I have XBL, until June.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 30, 2006, 04:04:49 AM
sweet... like I said...  5 years to go
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 30, 2006, 11:36:49 PM
....but I won't have XBL in five years. I won't have it by next year.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 30, 2006, 11:54:13 PM
oh...  Maybe I'll have it by christmas.  meh
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on October 02, 2006, 08:21:44 PM
What.  The.  F***?!

"Truck Driver Kills Three Girls in Amish School Shooting. (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/02/amish.shooting/index.html)"

I recant my "public school" statement....

Quote
has anyone mentioned the shooting in a college in Monteal, Quebec?

I don't think so.  Someone on one of the other forums I lurk in (VGCats, maybe) was actually on campus, in the same building as the shooting, when it occured.  He claimed he was 20 seconds away from walking straight into it.  :frown:

EDIT: ...And yet another school under threat.   Surprise, surprise. (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/02/lasvegas.schools.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 02, 2006, 10:35:45 PM
I found it!

Dawson's College Sooting. (A couple weeks ago.)

 [Link]  (http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/09/14/montreal.shooting.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 04, 2006, 04:10:45 AM
oh, god, I heard about that....(get ready to covver your ears....now) WHAT A  F***ING D*****##&#$#$ &#  @$#@$&#$  #@&@$#$#@@* $@##@&@&$#$$  #&#&&#%#$  #%^$%#&#   $#^$#%#$#^#^$#F**** *****  F******    $$%$*$#*$#*%$$(%$%$*&%$^

I also heard about this guy (in Pennsylvania?) Who marched into a school gym during a dance, and separated the boys from the girls - made them go to opposite sides of the gym, told them to face the wall, then shot and killed each and every one of them

Why do people do these things?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Shaz on October 04, 2006, 04:18:15 AM
Because some people are messed up in the head; making their thinking completely sick and wrong. It makes you wonder if these people are taking drugs or not, like that guy last Friday. I'm scarred for life. XD

Uhm, yes, anyway..  I heard there was one kid who was bullied so bad in school, he came to school and shot his principal because he felt the school didn't do anything for him.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 04, 2006, 04:22:13 AM
1. I totally agree

2. My GOSH!!  Sereousley!  wow...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 04, 2006, 05:50:03 AM
a) Yeah, something has to be screwed up in their brains to run around killing people in schools (or anywhere really)

b) If a bullying situation got that bad, I'd much rather shoot the bullies than the principle. I mean, the principle didn't do anything to him.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on October 04, 2006, 09:31:12 AM
Uhm, yes, anyway.. I heard there was one kid who was bullied so bad in school, he came to school and shot his principal because he felt the school didn't do anything for him.
I heard about that too.

b) If a bullying situation got that bad, I'd much rather shoot the bullies than the principle. I mean, the principle didn't do anything to him.
'Yeah, I agree.



I also heard about this guy (in Pennsylvania?) Who marched into a school gym during a dance, and separated the boys from the girls - made them go to opposite sides of the gym, told them to face the wall, then shot and killed each and every one of them
Well, I heard that he only killed the girls, and told the boys to go outside the gym. And yes it was pensylvania. And it think it was 10 girls he tried to kill, but only 4 died. Originally the news said it was everyone, but then later in the day they gathered more info and got it right, (It was all over the news)
The guy was obviously a complete idiot.
It was because of a grudge he held with the school, that was 20 years ago.
So all the kids he killed had nothing to do with why he killed them!
These people sure are messed up O_o
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 09, 2006, 04:20:23 PM
Well if there was any doubts about whether or not North Korea had nuclear weapons, those doubts have been completely vaporised... along with half a mountain.

Just hours ago at about 1:36am GMT, North Korea tested what they claim to be a nuclear bomb. The US and Japan have both confirmed detecting seismic shock-waves, and Russia has stated that they were "100% certain" that an (underground) nuclear test had occurred. The test has already received condemnation from the international community, and it feared that the test may result in a nuclear-arms build-up in neighboring countries, although Japan has stated that they would maintain their ban on nuclear weapons.

As of now it is still unclear on the exact yield of the bomb. Reports from South Korean put it as low as 550 tons of TNT, but Russia said it was between five and 15 kilotons, compared to the US atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, which had a yield between 12.5 to 15 kilotons.

[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6032525.stm) to BBC report
[Link] (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2543867) to ABC report
[Link] (http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-10-09T144146Z_01_L08141538_RTRUKOC_0_US-KOREA-NORTH.xml&WTmodLoc=NewsArt-L3-Top+NewsNews-2) to Reuters report

Edit: According to this BBC report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6034873.stm), South Korean media said the test took place in Gilju in Hamgyong province at 1036 (0136 GMT), but according to the BBC news report I just watched, the explosion took place at 2:36am. I'm not exactly sure which one is correct, so I'll wait and see what the news reports on ITV and Channel Four say.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on October 09, 2006, 10:03:54 PM

^I don't whether to be suprised or nervous right now.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 10, 2006, 12:16:08 AM

^I don't whether to be suprised or nervous right now.

Personally I'm neither surprised or nervous. This test merely confirms what most people (myself included) have believed for years. That North Korea does have nuclear weapons. And I don't see why we need to be nervous. While N.Korea does possess missiles which could theoretically reach parts of the US mainland, the recent test have show the "crap-ability" of said missiles. Of course this crap-ability is of no reassurance to neighboring countries, but is (or should be) a reassurance to the US, as the only practical way for N.Korea to launch a nuclear attack on them would be via the use of nuclear armed missiles. And they are probably still a few years away from having the ability to do this. Why? Simple really. Prototype nuclear weapons are normally large cumbersome things. For example; the first US atom bomb (Little Boy) was 3 meters long and 0.71 meters in diameter, and weighed 4000kg (8900lb); and the second bomb (Fat Man) was 2.34 meters long and 1.52 meters in diameter and weigh 4630kg (10200lb). Hence the only way to deliver them to a target would be via a truck, ship or aircraft. In order to fit one to a missile a nuclear bomb must be miniaturised down to about a meter in length. Which is no easy feat. But then again, neither is building a working nuclear bomb in the first place.

And for those who need more re-assurance.  A recent study Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) stated that there was little evidence to suggest North Korea was capable of making a nuclear warhead light enough for the Taepodong-2.  The Taepodong-2 missile being the only missile that the N.Koreans possess that could theoretically reach the US. And so far these have been proven to be quite crap, with a zero percent success rate. However, the ISIS did state that North Korea could have the capability to build a crude nuclear warhead for its medium-range Nodong missile. So if any countries were at risk from N.Korea, they would have to be S.Korea and possibly Japan, which puts pressure on Japan to speed up the development of it missile defences, and could possible lead to S.Korea and Japan pursuing a nuclear weapons program of their own. Hence the fears that the test may spark a nuclear arms race in the region.

Source: [Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6033577.stm)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on October 10, 2006, 02:00:38 AM

Well, I feel much better now. I'm gonna go play some "Call of Duty" and then work on my memoirs.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 10, 2006, 03:25:30 AM
And I'm going to go build a hidden zombie lab nuclear bomb shelter under the flat (you can never be to careful).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on October 10, 2006, 05:11:01 AM
LOL, Zombie Lab.  XD
I heard the North Korea thing on news this morning.
It seemed that they were going to make a nuclear bomb or something. Since they were enriching the uraniun heaps.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 10, 2006, 06:01:40 AM
...and plutonium... Don't forget plutonium... the most Radioactive/toxic material on Earth

||||||||  <- that much can kill everyone on earth!!!!  :uck:
||||||||
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on October 10, 2006, 03:23:33 PM
YouTube - Sold to Google. Wow. XD

I can't beleive YouTube was sold for 9 BILLION dollars! (probably USD)
If I find an article, I'll post the link
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 10, 2006, 03:49:41 PM
...and plutonium... Don't forget plutonium... the most Radioactive/toxic material on Earth

||||||||  <- that much can kill everyone on earth!!!!  :uck:
||||||||

No it's not. Plutonium is hardly the most toxic in any way. Chemically, it is a heavy metal and as such it is chemically toxic like lead or mercury, but it lies on the middle of the scale. Mercury and lead have a much greater chemical toxicity, both of which are in widespread use. Other chemicals like cyanide's represent an even greater chemical hazard. In terms of radiotoxicity, plutonium isotopes are also unremarkable. They are alpha emitters with little or no gamma emission. The energy of the alpha particles is around 5 MeV, which is on the high end of the scale, but by no means the highest. Most notably radon gas, which is responsible for more than half of our total radiation dosage, has alpha particle energies in excess of 6 MeV. Plutonium isotopes are also considerably longer lived than radon isotopes or other alpha emitters of similar energies, meaning that their activity is lower.

To put it in Laymans terms. The claim that Plutonium is the most radio-toxic substance known to man is a myth.

YouTube - Sold to Google. Wow. XD

I can't beleive YouTube was sold for 9 BILLION dollars! (probably USD)
If I find an article, I'll post the link

Here ya go. [Link] (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/10102006/152/google-buys-youtube-1-65bn.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 10, 2006, 10:12:10 PM
HOLY CRAP!!

GOOGLE HAS THAT MUCH FRIGGIN' MONEY!?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 11, 2006, 12:41:58 AM
...and plutonium... Don't forget plutonium... the most Radioactive/toxic material on Earth

||||||||  <- that much can kill everyone on earth!!!!  :uck:
||||||||

No it's not. Plutonium is hardly the most toxic in any way. Chemically, it is a heavy metal and as such it is chemically toxic like lead or mercury, but it lies on the middle of the scale. Mercury and lead have a much greater chemical toxicity, both of which are in widespread use. Other chemicals like cyanide's represent an even greater chemical hazard. In terms of radiotoxicity, plutonium isotopes are also unremarkable. They are alpha emitters with little or no gamma emission. The energy of the alpha particles is around 5 MeV, which is on the high end of the scale, but by no means the highest. Most notably radon gas, which is responsible for more than half of our total radiation dosage, has alpha particle energies in excess of 6 MeV. Plutonium isotopes are also considerably longer lived than radon isotopes or other alpha emitters of similar energies, meaning that their activity is lower.

To put it in Laymans terms. The claim that Plutonium is the most radio-toxic substance known to man is a myth.

YouTube - Sold to Google. Wow. XD

I can't beleive YouTube was sold for 9 BILLION dollars! (probably USD)
If I find an article, I'll post the link

Here ya go. [Link] (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/10102006/152/google-buys-youtube-1-65bn.html)
...So you're saying mymother and my math teacher are liars?  It was in the Guiness Book of world records!! Most toxic Radioactive material...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 11, 2006, 01:38:35 AM
...and plutonium... Don't forget plutonium... the most Radioactive/toxic material on Earth

||||||||  <- that much can kill everyone on earth!!!!  :uck:
||||||||

No it's not. Plutonium is hardly the most toxic in any way. Chemically, it is a heavy metal and as such it is chemically toxic like lead or mercury, but it lies on the middle of the scale. Mercury and lead have a much greater chemical toxicity, both of which are in widespread use. Other chemicals like cyanide's represent an even greater chemical hazard. In terms of radiotoxicity, plutonium isotopes are also unremarkable. They are alpha emitters with little or no gamma emission. The energy of the alpha particles is around 5 MeV, which is on the high end of the scale, but by no means the highest. Most notably radon gas, which is responsible for more than half of our total radiation dosage, has alpha particle energies in excess of 6 MeV. Plutonium isotopes are also considerably longer lived than radon isotopes or other alpha emitters of similar energies, meaning that their activity is lower.

To put it in Laymans terms. The claim that Plutonium is the most radio-toxic substance known to man is a myth.

YouTube - Sold to Google. Wow. XD

I can't beleive YouTube was sold for 9 BILLION dollars! (probably USD)
If I find an article, I'll post the link

Here ya go. [Link] (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/10102006/152/google-buys-youtube-1-65bn.html)
...So you're saying mymother and my math teacher are liars?  It was in the Guiness Book of world records!! Most toxic Radioactive material...

Not liars, just misinformed. As I said, there are also materials, such as Radon, which are more radioactive then Plutonium.

As for the Guinness Book of World Records. Pfft. That means nothing. Not all the records in that book are technically correct. For example they say that the crash of Pan Am Flight 214 (with 81 fatalities) is cited, as of 2006, as holding the world record for "the worst death toll in history from a lightning strike"; but at least one other deadly crash, LANSA Flight 508, was caused by lightning (in 1971) and has no mention in the Guinness World Records, despite having more casualties (91 fatalities).

And besides, before you can judge their record to be accurate you need to know the conditions that need to be met. Almost every material know to man is radioactive to some degree, therefore they probably have a condition that states the materials radioactivity must be at x strength for it to qualify. Which would rule out other more toxic materials such as radium and Botulin toxin. All of which are far more toxic then plutonium. So technically the record should say "Most toxic material with whose radioactivity is great then X becquerel (Bq)"

And if you want more prove, here a quote from Wikipedia.

Quote from: Wikipedia
When taken in by mouth, plutonium is less poisonous (except for risk of causing cancer) than several common substances including caffeine, acetaminophen, some vitamins, pseudoephedrine, and any number of plants and fungi. It is perhaps somewhat more poisonous than pure ethanol, but less so than tobacco; and many illegal drugs. From a purely chemical standpoint, it is about as poisonous as lead and other heavy metals. Not surprisingly, it has a metallic taste
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 11, 2006, 03:49:30 AM
...and plutonium... Don't forget plutonium... the most Radioactive/toxic material on Earth

||||||||  <- that much can kill everyone on earth!!!!  :uck:
||||||||

No it's not. Plutonium is hardly the most toxic in any way. Chemically, it is a heavy metal and as such it is chemically toxic like lead or mercury, but it lies on the middle of the scale. Mercury and lead have a much greater chemical toxicity, both of which are in widespread use. Other chemicals like cyanide's represent an even greater chemical hazard. In terms of radiotoxicity, plutonium isotopes are also unremarkable. They are alpha emitters with little or no gamma emission. The energy of the alpha particles is around 5 MeV, which is on the high end of the scale, but by no means the highest. Most notably radon gas, which is responsible for more than half of our total radiation dosage, has alpha particle energies in excess of 6 MeV. Plutonium isotopes are also considerably longer lived than radon isotopes or other alpha emitters of similar energies, meaning that their activity is lower.

To put it in Laymans terms. The claim that Plutonium is the most radio-toxic substance known to man is a myth.

YouTube - Sold to Google. Wow. XD

I can't beleive YouTube was sold for 9 BILLION dollars! (probably USD)
If I find an article, I'll post the link

Here ya go. [Link] (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/10102006/152/google-buys-youtube-1-65bn.html)
...So you're saying mymother and my math teacher are liars?  It was in the Guiness Book of world records!! Most toxic Radioactive material...

Not liars, just misinformed. As I said, there are also materials, such as Radon, which are more radioactive then Plutonium.

As for the Guinness Book of World Records. Pfft. That means nothing. Not all the records in that book are technically correct. For example they say that the crash of Pan Am Flight 214 (with 81 fatalities) is cited, as of 2006, as holding the world record for "the worst death toll in history from a lightning strike"; but at least one other deadly crash, LANSA Flight 508, was caused by lightning (in 1971) and has no mention in the Guinness World Records, despite having more casualties (91 fatalities).

And besides, before you can judge their record to be accurate you need to know the conditions that need to be met. Almost every material know to man is radioactive to some degree, therefore they probably have a condition that states the materials radioactivity must be at x strength for it to qualify. Which would rule out other more toxic materials such as radium and Botulin toxin. All of which are far more toxic then plutonium. So technically the record should say "Most toxic material with whose radioactivity is great then X becquerel (Bq)"

And if you want more prove, here a quote from Wikipedia.

Quote from: Wikipedia
When taken in by mouth, plutonium is less poisonous (except for risk of causing cancer) than several common substances including caffeine, acetaminophen, some vitamins, pseudoephedrine, and any number of plants and fungi. It is perhaps somewhat more poisonous than pure ethanol, but less so than tobacco; and many illegal drugs. From a purely chemical standpoint, it is about as poisonous as lead and other heavy metals. Not surprisingly, it has a metallic taste

...Speaking of records, My sisters hamster lived longer than the oldest recorded hamster in the world... 5 3/4 Years old... sadly, we have no proof of this, so we 'aint getting any records
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on October 18, 2006, 05:16:04 PM
Oh my G-d, this made the animal lover in me cry in dismay:

(Source (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/18/hero.dog.ap/index.html))

Quote
Dog saves owner from fire, dies trying to rescue cat
POSTED: 1:53 a.m. EDT, October 18, 2006

ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (AP) -- After a disabled woman's cat started a house fire, her specially trained dog came to the rescue, then died trying unsuccessfully to rescue the cat.

Jamie Hanson said her 13-year-old dog Jesse brought her artificial leg and a phone she used to call 911.

"She got me outside and then she heard the cat upstairs and she went up there to get the cat, and she wouldn't come back to me," Hanson, 49, said at a news conference Monday at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, where she was being treated for her injuries.

She received third-degree arm burns in the fire Sunday night at her home in Rhine, south of Elkhart Lake. Both pets died.

Hanson, who lost a leg in a car accident three years ago, said she was on the couch watching television when the cat ran over the back of the couch.

"And he jumped onto a table that had a candle on it and tipped it over and lighted the artificial plants on fire," she said.

Hanson said she fell off the couch and was unable to get her artificial leg from the table, "so my dog got my leg for me and went and got the phone and brought the phone to me so I could call 911."

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 :ouch: Stupid cat.  And I'm a cat person....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 18, 2006, 11:12:14 PM
...That's Why You should Always Supervise an open Flame
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 19, 2006, 09:34:32 PM
Experts create invisibility cloak

A US-British team of scientists has successfully tested a cloak of invisibility in the laboratory.

[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6064620.stm) to full story.

Bush accepts Iraq-Vietnam echoes

President George W Bush has accepted that the surge in violence in Iraq may be equivalent to America's traumatic experience in the Vietnam War.

[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6065050.stm) to full story.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 19, 2006, 09:52:04 PM
Intersting....but I still wanna see something ENTIRELY dissapear. (Like, visibly dissapear.)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 19, 2006, 10:09:26 PM
I think you'll probably have to wait a few decades before the technology has reached that stage.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 19, 2006, 11:32:19 PM
Experts create invisibility cloak

A US-British team of scientists has successfully tested a cloak of invisibility in the laboratory.

[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6064620.stm) to full story.

Bush accepts Iraq-Vietnam echoes

President George W Bush has accepted that the surge in violence in Iraq may be equivalent to America's traumatic experience in the Vietnam War.

[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6065050.stm) to full story.

It took him THAT long to figure out!!??  THAT'S why we shouldn't let Monkeys run for President!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 20, 2006, 02:04:06 AM
WE?! You must mean "Thats what THEY shouldn't let monkeys run for pres." W'e're in Canada, we have nothing to do with their stupid presidents. We have to deal with STUPIDER P.M.s!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on October 20, 2006, 04:38:15 PM
And here we've got to deal with crooks, liars and fascists in disguise. But at least, there are no religious zealots. Whoohee !
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 20, 2006, 06:47:54 PM
WE?! You must mean "Thats what THEY shouldn't let monkeys run for pres." W'e're in Canada, we have nothing to do with their stupid presidents. We have to deal with STUPIDER P.M.s!

We as in People in general
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on October 21, 2006, 01:19:00 AM
There is no such thing as people in general. There's always some small minority to spoil it for the rest of us...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 21, 2006, 02:32:08 AM
I think by "general" he means "majority".
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 21, 2006, 04:13:56 AM
I don't think I agree with FryGuy on this point. Judging by the performance of alot of our world leaders, I sometimes wonder whether we'd be better off with a chimpanzee leading us, or maybe one of the other more intelligent primates. Or maybe a Dolphin, they're quite smart... although that may end up like that Simpsons Halloween episode...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 21, 2006, 04:55:09 AM
I don't know about those dolphins, they've bneen known to attak humans before.

Of course, ity was entirely the attacked human's fault.

And yeah, George Bush (and most other politians) is(/are) dumber than a monkey.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 22, 2006, 01:04:50 PM
UK troops to get dedicated ward

Injured British troops will be treated on a new military-managed ward at an NHS hospital, Tony Blair has revealed.

[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6074164.stm) To full story

Okay, I've got mixed feeling about this. Yes, it's about bloody time that our troops got their own wards. But Tony Blairs' comments about not reopening military hospitals because they cannot "match NHS specialised care and treatment" is complete and utter f***ing buls**t! The military hospitals we once had were VASTLY superior to the NHS ones. I know, my aunt was in charge of one of them when she was in the Navy. When the Naval hospital she was working at closed, and she was transferred to a naval ward at a NHS hospital she didn't like it because the NHS staff were nowhere near as well trained as the Navy nurses were. Which is why she left and became the manager of an privately run minor injuries unit. If we want our troops to get the health care that they so rightly deserve, we should either re-open the military hospitals, or train the NHS staff to the standards that the nurses in the armed forces are trained to.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 25, 2006, 04:42:13 AM
I don't think I agree with FryGuy on this point. Judging by the performance of alot of our world leaders, I sometimes wonder whether we'd be better off with a chimpanzee leading us, or maybe one of the other more intelligent primates. Or maybe a Dolphin, they're quite smart... although that may end up like that Simpsons Halloween episode...

Oh.. ok, let's all put one over on ol' FryGuy! ha!   awwwwwwwww
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 27, 2006, 08:03:35 PM
Science! Sucking the fun out of Halloween!

Just like vampires suck the blood out of humans. Or apparently not according to phys­ics pro­f­es­sor Cos­tas Ef­thi­mi­ou of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cen­tral Flor­i­da in Or­lan­do, Fla. Who has apparently proved that vampires are mathematically impossible.

[link] (http://www.world-science.net/othernews/061024_vampire.htm) to story

He also claims that ghosts don't exist, and offered a scientific explanation for voodoo zombies. Saying that a tox­ic sub­stance called tetrodotox­in, found in a puffer-fish, was to blame for the myths of 'voodoo zombification'.

So... it's not possible to turn people into zombies? Blast. *throws a book called 'Voodoo Zombification for Dummies' into a fire*.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 28, 2006, 12:23:15 AM
SCIENCE WINS AGAIN!!!!!!

HURRAH!!!!!

SCIENCE RULES!!!!

*Bill Nye appears* "YEAH!"

Kaboom: Shaddap. *rolls Bill Nye in a carpet, ties him to a concrete block, and tosses him into the neibouring gravel pit's water pool*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on October 28, 2006, 05:26:20 AM
What.

The.

Hell?

Priests admits to fondling politician as a youth, then says "I shouldn't be prosecuted!" (http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/27/foley.priest.reut/index.html?eref=rss_topstories)

I... urm... saywha....

...

What.

The.

Hell?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 28, 2006, 06:50:31 AM
wow...just...wow
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on October 28, 2006, 07:37:23 AM
Science! Sucking the fun out of Halloween!

Just like vampires suck the blood out of humans. Or apparently not according to phys­ics pro­f­es­sor Cos­tas Ef­thi­mi­ou of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cen­tral Flor­i­da in Or­lan­do, Fla. Who has apparently proved that vampires are mathematically impossible.

No s**t, Sherlock.

How many hours has he spent on this ? That he could have used for something more useful ?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on October 28, 2006, 07:43:15 AM
How many hours has he spent on this ? That he could have used for something more useful ?

Probably quite alot, but at least now when Dracula tries to bite us, we'll be able to point at him and say "you don't really exist! The mathematician said so!" seconds before he drains us of our blood.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 02, 2006, 02:25:26 AM
(Content Warning: If you are offended by discussions concerning female reproduction and related functions, you might want to skip this post.)

I found another "Woman gives birth without realizing she was pregnant beforehand (http://www.king5.com/health/stories/NW_103106HEKunknownpregnancyKC.65e6f18.html)" story.  What caught my eye with this one was that the woman claimed that one of the reasons she wasn't aware was because she was cycling normally.

To which I originally claimed "Bulls**t!"  Spotting, maybe.  But actual cycles with a healthy baby in the end?  Impossible.

Until I did some research. (http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/0334.html)  Not the most reputable sites, but nevertheless, the fact still kept popping up (http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061022213756AARPgUt)....

Everything I know is a lie!!   :bleh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on November 02, 2006, 02:36:54 AM
(Content Warning: If you are offended by discussions concerning female reproduction and related functions, you might want to skip this post.)

I know I won't.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on November 02, 2006, 06:49:04 AM
Urban myth. An impossible urban myth.

Except if perhaps the woman was some sort of mutated freak with body and mind so twisted and malformed that she didn't notice increased food intake needs, hormone disbalance, random mood switching, and generally a 10 lb creature growing in her womb for nine months, occasionally moving and kicking.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 02, 2006, 07:10:51 AM
...10 lbs would be a fairly big baby.  Or maybe I was just really small. :P

God forbid I ever get pregnant and not realize it beyond the first trimester.  I don't understand how she didn't feel him kicking or moving, either.  My mum's told me horror stories from her pregnancy with me; stuff like how I would kick her so hard she could see the shape of my foot.  :ehwhat:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on November 02, 2006, 02:47:21 PM
See? Humbug, all of it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on November 02, 2006, 07:31:54 PM
God forbid I ever get pregnant and not realize it beyond the first trimester.  I don't understand how she didn't feel him kicking or moving, either.  My mum's told me horror stories from her pregnancy with me; stuff like how I would kick her so hard she could see the shape of my foot.  :ehwhat:

And you had to spend how many years of therapy to deal with such news ?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 02, 2006, 09:26:12 PM
...Actually, I thought that was kind of cool.   :P  Pregnancy is one of those rare things that absolutely fascinates me; to the point that I'd make a career out of studying it if I weren't so depressed by the tragedies often coupled with it.

Hrmph.  So off-topic.  Maybe I should request a split for this thread?  :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Nostradamus on November 03, 2006, 06:52:14 AM
Well, yes, the fabrication process is immensely interesting. Unfortunately, it often results in children, which are abhorrent and an abomination unto me, to the point of shooting at them with my Tesla Gun.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on November 03, 2006, 07:52:41 AM
Aaaaah, they make so cute screams when they're burning...

...

What ? Why are you looking at me ?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 05, 2006, 04:48:50 AM
Ok, the next article I'm about to post goes far beyond "WTF" territory.

-Student's Expulsion Pending For Making Bomb Joke About Other Student- (http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061103/NEWS03/111030069)

And if you don't want to read the article, here's the summary: A middle school student is facing expulsion after he and his friends, while playing Halo and conversing over AIM in the privacy of their own respective homes, discussed one fellow, unnamed student who "looked weird enough to attempt bomb the school."  Note that they did not say he would bomb the school, just that he looked like the kind of kid who would.  The friend's parents saw the conversation and CALLED THE FRICKIN' COPS, who then investigated the incident, turned around, and told the school about it.  The school's now considering expelling the first middle school student for "making false allegations."

Nevermind that he never told the school directly about these "allegations."  Nevermind that he was in his own home having a private conversation with his friend.  This is scary.  He was clearly just taking the mickey out of some unfortunate soul who went to the same school as him; why is the school suddenly insisting he's crying wolf when he never even made the cry to them, let alone made the cry at all?

And since when is it the school's business what I or any other student says or does in the privacy of my/their own homes.  Threats are one thing, but comments made in jest?  What's next?  Suspending a student for badmouthing a teacher over a telephone conversation?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on November 05, 2006, 07:10:05 AM
What an age we live in...


...Actually, I thought that was kind of cool.   :P  Pregnancy is one of those rare things that absolutely fascinates me; to the point that I'd make a career out of studying it if I weren't so depressed by the tragedies often coupled with it.

Just wait till the labour comes...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 05, 2006, 04:46:54 PM
Well, with all luck I'll inherit the "process of a speedy labor" genes.  Also, epidural makes it a moot point anyway.  :P

I think it does, at least....  :uhoh:

Also: Expected but long-awaited news (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/11/05/dujail.saddam/index.html?eref=rss_topstories).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on November 06, 2006, 12:53:43 AM
Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging for crimes against humanity.

link to story (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/11/05/dujail.saddam/index.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on November 06, 2006, 02:22:45 AM

I should be saying excellent like Mr. Burns, but I have a strong feeling that his defense council will get the death sentence overturned.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on November 26, 2006, 01:27:25 PM
Hmm... not much news being discussed... I know! I'll post some made up stuff!

U.S. Plans Own Nuke Test .. Middle of Downtown Pyongyang North Korea

[Link] (http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i12043)

Walmart Begins Selling Nuclear Weapons

[Link] (http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s8i12158)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on November 26, 2006, 06:38:45 PM

Walmart Begins Selling Nuclear Weapons

[Link] (http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s8i12158)

Now I have a reason to go to WallMart!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on November 27, 2006, 12:27:22 PM
Me too
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 28, 2006, 01:11:09 AM
Colorado homeowners' association threatens $25 a day fine for peace sign wreath (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/27/peace.wreath.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories).

 :ehwhat:

*Adds Denver to her "Places I Refuse to Move To" list*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on November 28, 2006, 02:08:01 AM
Colorado homeowners' association threatens $25 a day fine for peace sign wreath (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/27/peace.wreath.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories).

 :ehwhat:

*Adds Denver to her "Places I Refuse to Move To" list*

Eric Cartman: Damn Hippies! Serves 'em right!*
Sorry, that's just the first thing that article reminded me of. Same state, too!

Anyways, yeah, that is kinda ridiculous.

* Please note that in no way do I agree with fictional charachter Eric Cartmen, this was just a quote.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 03, 2006, 12:05:44 AM
well hopefully our own government wont do anything stupid to provoke any more countries into a war like posture.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 03, 2006, 01:23:20 AM
Err, I've heard rumors that here in Canada, a bill was passed allowing Quebec to split off, and becomne its own country.
Now as a "the only real great thing 'bout canada is tha fact that it's really big" type of person, I'm against this.
I say we invade them when they split off. (What?! We have the tactical advantage, as we would surround them from: NorthWest (Nunavut - Yukon), West (Ontario - BC), East (New Brunswick - Nova Scotia, Labrador, Newfoundland, PEI) 

FryGuy, what do you think?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 03, 2006, 01:42:14 AM
oh yeah, Quebec is officialy an independant nation within Canada

THOSE BASTARDS!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 03, 2006, 03:17:28 AM
Huh? They already split?!

I don't recall THAT news.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 03, 2006, 04:13:49 AM
oh yeah, Quebec is officialy an independant nation within Canada

THOSE BASTARDS!!!


Most Canadians outside of Quebec really don't care though. We all knew this was going to happen sooner or later.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 03, 2006, 04:20:42 AM
So, they're not part of Canada already?
I'm kinda confused about this....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 03, 2006, 04:52:05 AM
oh yeah, Quebec is officialy an independant nation within Canada

THOSE BASTARDS!!!


Most Canadians outside of Quebec really don't care though. We all knew this was going to happen sooner or later.

I didn't know Stephen harper was a separatist...

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO PREVENT SEPERATISM, NOT JOIN IT!!!


NOOOOooOooOoOooOOoOoOoooOoOOOoOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 03, 2006, 04:54:52 AM
oh yeah, Quebec is officialy an independant nation within Canada

THOSE BASTARDS!!!


Most Canadians outside of Quebec really don't care though. We all knew this was going to happen sooner or later.

I didn't know Stephen harper was a separatist...

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO PREVENT SEPERATISM, NOT JOIN IT!!!


NOOOOooOooOoOooOOoOoOoooOoOOOoOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PM Harper is a politician....it's his job to have evil qualities.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 03, 2006, 05:03:53 AM
he's not a politician he's a bloody heretic!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 03, 2006, 05:09:28 AM
he's not a politician he's a bloody heretic!

I thought politicians WERE heretics?
But yeah, you DO have a point.
Also, Harper is stupid. Not Bush stupid, though. He's just Canadian-PM stupid.

As I said to one of my friends:
"Why are there no smart politicians... Because if they WERE smart, they wouldn't become politicians."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on December 03, 2006, 05:10:42 AM
he's not a politician he's a bloody heretic!

I thought politicians WERE heretics?

Naw, just retarded.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 03, 2006, 05:11:35 AM
it's been said that politicians are like underwear, you have to change them often and for the same reason

Which is why, my good Conservative-supporting friend, I am a fan of the Liberals...  Paul Martin never would've let this happen :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 03, 2006, 05:20:08 AM
Paul Martin never would've let this happen :fail:

Yeah...he'd just take our money (and use it for himself)... (that's what made people pissed at him, right?)
PM Martin got on my nerve almost as much as that Cretien (I know that's not spelled right) guy.

For god sakes...if it weren't for the people that cause looting and riots....WE'D BE BETTER OFF IN ANARCHY.   :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 03, 2006, 05:21:59 AM
DAMN RIGHT!!!  (starts riot) Chanting: ANARCHY FOREVER, POLITICS NEVER!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on December 05, 2006, 01:20:26 AM
Whatever...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on December 05, 2006, 09:13:29 AM
UK nuclear weapons plan unveiled

Tony Blair has outlined plans to spend up to £20bn on a new generation of nuclear submarines armed with Trident missiles.

[Link] (http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6205174.stm?dynamic_vote=ON#vote_news_trident_04_12_2006) to full story.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 05, 2006, 02:38:03 PM

^All  the more reason to build my supertanker that can swallow submarines whole.

It will exist. Oh yes.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 06, 2006, 06:01:18 AM
edit:  okay, Quebec isn't Independent,  but they've been recognized as an independant NATION WITHIN CANADA

Leela47, what do you think?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 10, 2006, 02:23:31 AM
thats interesting news however im not exactly sure what that has to do with this topic.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 10, 2006, 06:55:16 PM
er, because it's recent News  In Canada...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 10, 2006, 11:07:52 PM
edit:  okay, Quebec isn't Independent,  but they've been recognized as an independant NATION WITHIN CANADA

Leela47, what do you think?

thats interesting news however im not exactly sure what that has to do with this topic.

Yeah, that's news, that's definately news, that's about the biggest news i've heard/read in two weeks!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 13, 2006, 07:10:30 AM
wow i didnt know anything about canada news so its definetly news to me.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on December 13, 2006, 08:50:40 AM
Parrot squawks on woman's affair. [link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4619764.stm)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 13, 2006, 08:34:46 PM
This just in :

The Flemish Parliament has just declared its independence. Which means that Belgium no longer exists.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 13, 2006, 08:53:16 PM
[Prof. Farnsworth] NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! [/prof. Farnsworth]   
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 14, 2006, 07:34:16 AM
wha ??????????????? this cant be the whole world is going bonkers.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 14, 2006, 09:15:04 AM
This just in :
It was a hoax. I turned off the TV (the belgian channel that announced this, more precisely) just before they revealed this. And this morning, when I woke up, I heard the truth on the radio.

Basically, it was for illustrating the debate in Belgium, as extremists Flemish indeed have independentist claims. But many people from the Wallony (the french-speaking part of Belgium) really believed this for a while, and now there's a huge controversy.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 14, 2006, 01:00:30 PM
^Damnit, you almost gave me a bloody coronary.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 15, 2006, 04:23:17 AM
ok hmm what exactly are you guys talking about i am sort of out of the loop.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on December 15, 2006, 08:01:45 AM
They're talking about the news story that purplefish posted-

This just in :

The Flemish Parliament has just declared its independence. Which means that Belgium no longer exists.

Which turned out to be a hoax-

This just in :
It was a hoax. I turned off the TV (the belgian channel that announced this, more precisely) just before they revealed this. And this morning, when I woke up, I heard the truth on the radio.

Basically, it was for illustrating the debate in Belgium, as extremists Flemish indeed have independentist claims. But many people from the Wallony (the french-speaking part of Belgium) really believed this for a while, and now there's a huge controversy.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on December 15, 2006, 09:15:09 AM
This just in:

..............*cough*..............................*tubleweed rolls past*....Hey! How did that get in here!?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on December 15, 2006, 11:06:22 AM
This just in:

..............*cough*..............................*tubleweed rolls past*....Hey! How did that get in here!?

Believe me, they're everywhere...

(http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/8/83/Tumbleweed01.gif)

See?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 16, 2006, 06:35:30 AM
wow thats weird very interesting news though.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on December 24, 2006, 02:40:25 AM
What is?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 24, 2006, 06:25:11 AM
tumbleweeds.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on December 24, 2006, 06:31:17 AM
tumbleweeds.


Good for you.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on December 29, 2006, 06:36:26 AM
Saddam Hussein to be executed this weekend. (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/28/hussein/index.html?eref=rss_topstories)

So it's finally come to this.  I can't say I'm sad to see him go.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on December 29, 2006, 12:44:56 PM
Hanging's too good for that bastard, I'd rather they wait till the other trials against him (the ones for genocide, etc) are over, then hand him over to the families of those he murdered, and let them deal with him as they see fit.

But unfortunately, it's unlikely that will happen. There's is one thing I would like to know though, after Saddam's dead, will the other trials against him continue? Or will they collapse?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Graham on December 29, 2006, 08:48:06 PM
Then again, wasn't the point of this war to bring democracy and its values to Iraq? OK, cynical me knows that that wasn't the real reason (oil and the need to control the region in the name of the Dollar), but nevertheless, if you're going to pretend such values were what were fought for, then you'd want to act in a civilised manner and not descend into such a mob mentality.

Anyway, my feelings for the reason why Saddam was dealt with so quickly is because someone is scared that he knows something that they don't want known or made too much about. Something like the fact that the US and Western governments were busy propping up this brutal dictator when he was busy doing "our" work in Iran during the Iraq-Iran war. You know, getting into detail about the strange dodgy deals that might prove embarrassing. So, don't expect the trials involving Saddam to go on, unless they know that they'll be safe from some embarrassment. ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 29, 2006, 09:58:05 PM
actually having stay in jail till he dies naturally is better than hanging him since it would make him a martyr and it might cause more problems than keeping him in jail for the rest of his natural life.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on December 30, 2006, 02:01:56 AM
I'm against the death penalty myself, but I can see why so many people want to see his head on a stake right now, and if I were in their position... maybe I would change my mind.  I don't picture Hussein to be the "martyr" type (that's something I'd be more concerned about if this were Osama bin Ladin heading to the gallows), but who knows what some people are going to turn this into.  :notreally:

Hussein's supposed to be hanged within the hour. (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/29/hussein/index.html)

EDIT: Hanged, damn it.  Why do I always make that mistake?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on December 30, 2006, 02:18:21 AM
Hanging's too good for that bastard, I'd rather they wait till the other trials against him (the ones for genocide, etc) are over, then hand him over to the families of those he murdered, and let them deal with him as they see fit.

But unfortunately, it's unlikely that will happen. There's is one thing I would like to know though, after Saddam's dead, will the other trials against him continue? Or will they collapse?

I agree. Although, I could see it happening:

"Families! Take out your weapons and KILL!"
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 30, 2006, 05:26:43 AM

So long Saddam! Hope you enjoy yourself in hell being the devil's b***h. Send us a card and tell us if its hot enough down there for you.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on December 30, 2006, 05:34:28 AM
*opens mailbox*
Huh, what do you know, a postcard from Saddam!
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8676/saddamtg5.png)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 30, 2006, 05:56:46 AM
no im seriously worried that saddams death will have major reprocussions on the world as a whole.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on December 30, 2006, 06:02:17 AM
no im seriously worried that saddams death will have major reprocussions on the world as a whole.

Oh well, what are you gonna do about it?
Ask him to send a friendly postcard?
HE TRIED HIS BEST DAMMIT!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 30, 2006, 09:46:34 AM
ok thats enough about saddam ok the guy is dead leave it alone.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on December 30, 2006, 07:07:34 PM
no im seriously worried that saddams death will have major reprocussions on the world as a whole.

Oh well, what are you gonna do about it?
Ask him to send a friendly postcard?
HE TRIED HIS BEST DAMMIT!!!

Actually, Mike does have a point. Alot of people have been concerned that executing him may turn him into a martyr. I'm not too sure if that'll happen, and I'm not sure what, if any, effects his death will have in the long term. As for the short term though, I expect that there'll probably be a temporary increase in attacks/bombing in Iraq for the next few months.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on December 31, 2006, 05:22:20 AM
Hang on, what the hell is a martyr?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on December 31, 2006, 05:46:02 AM
Hang on, what the hell is a martyr?

This: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyr)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 31, 2006, 12:17:11 PM
yep zoidy poo has the answer right there man.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on January 01, 2007, 06:17:43 AM
yep zoidy poo has the answer right there man.

I actually didn't read it. :uhoh:
Title: Australian Drinking Water Crisis
Post by: Will on January 31, 2007, 10:52:34 AM
There is a drinking water crisis in Australia, what's your opinion?

EDIT: FMMB's 1500th Topic!!! WOOO!!!!! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Australian Drinking Water Crisis
Post by: Tyrie2001 on January 31, 2007, 10:57:26 AM
There is a drinking water crisis in Australia, what's your opinion?

EDIT: FMMB's 1500th Topic!!! WOOO!!!!! :biggrin:

Which has just been merged with the "In Other News Thread". Seeing that the thread is about news story/issue.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on January 31, 2007, 11:26:34 PM
wow man the news is depressing.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on February 01, 2007, 03:10:53 AM
Aqua Teen Hunger Threat (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16902707).

...

Bwahahahahaha!  They were there for two weeks before anyone even noticed them, apparently.  I can't believe how blown out of proportion this whole incident is becoming.

(OK, seriously, was this supposed to be promotion for the series or the pending movie?)

EDIT: In retrospect, it's kind of sad and scary that a perceived threat was not actually noticed for two weeks.  :notreally:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on February 08, 2007, 05:47:15 PM
I read this in the newspaper today during my lunch break. It made me laugh... alot. (Picture caption added by me, news story blagged from Mirror.co.uk)

THIS SWEET-TOOTHED MOUSE
CHOC MICE? ASDA PAY PRICE

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6402/mousepwnagesd1.png)

THIS sweet-toothed mouse taking a sneaky peek at a tempting chocolate bar will cost Asda a packet.

Managers at one of the supermarket chain's stores had brushed off customer complaints that their displays were less than squeaky-clean.

So public health inspectors went along to find items on sale to the public half-eaten by vermin and covered in droppings and urine.

A dead mouse was also found in the bakery. But this little pest stayed long enough to pose for a picture at the Lavender Hill store in South West London.

Wandsworth council said: "While inspectors were examining shelves that stocked the chocolate, a mouse appeared and stuck its head and paws through a hole."

The watchdogs also found "large build-ups of food debris and dirt underneath many display cabinets".

Councillor Malcolm Grimston said: "This was a shocking case of neglect."

Asda now faces an unlimited fine when it gets sentenced at a crown court after it lost a High Court review of the case. The chain admitted four food safety offences last July. A magistrate then passed sentencing on to a higher court because he could only give a maximum £20,000 fine.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Coils on February 08, 2007, 06:39:49 PM
Wandsworth!? Erk... I think the next time I'm with my other half I shall convince him not to go to that ASDA's...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 08, 2007, 07:51:27 PM
wtf whos that and whats up with the mice.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on February 08, 2007, 09:12:48 PM
Wow. Almost as bad as any chinese restaurant !

Anyway :

Remember those Mohamed caricatures from Denmark that made a scandal in the muslim countries ? During this period, a satirical magazine published them here, as a way to express their opinion about the matter.
Of course, muslim associations are attacking them. The trial began today, and they already received supports from some political personalities, some they even constantly criticize.

I have the awful feeling it will soon degrade...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 08, 2007, 10:09:07 PM
That mouse thing is..... not good... :ouch:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 08, 2007, 10:18:19 PM
any health issue isnt good at all.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 09, 2007, 06:45:49 AM
Health issue?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 09, 2007, 11:45:09 AM
yes any health related problem facing the world.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 09, 2007, 11:47:02 AM
Well, that was random.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 09, 2007, 12:14:40 PM
well its true that any health problem is a major issue for the world.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on February 10, 2007, 01:56:47 AM
It a mouse in a supermarket in London... it's hardly major world health issue. If it were a turkey then maybe. But not a mouse. ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 10, 2007, 03:03:28 AM
That'd be funny, a turkey walking around in a supermarket. :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on February 10, 2007, 03:07:18 AM
That'd be funny, a turkey walking around in a supermarket. :P

I'll take two!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on February 10, 2007, 03:15:10 AM
Well, you're dead then. :P (I was making a reference to the 160,000 turkey that had to be slaughtered at a farm in the UK after it was found that they were infected with the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 10, 2007, 05:35:40 AM
That's cruelty to animals! Call the RSPCA!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on February 10, 2007, 10:55:08 AM
Um... the cull was carried out by DEFRA.... in these sort of cases, they kinda pwn the RSPCA, whose response would probably be to give the turkeys some Lemsip. Compared to DEFRA.... who crammed them into large sheds and gassed them... Sounds like a mini Turkey Holocaust... :uhoh:

I on the hand still believe that the best response would have been a tactical nuclear strike with 5-10kt warheads
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 10, 2007, 11:02:32 AM
Geez, take a joke. :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on February 10, 2007, 11:10:09 AM
I don't wanna!... Okay!

And in other news. The chaos on Britain's roads caused the snow looks set to ease as the thaw sets in.
[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6349135.stm)

Ha! Foolish Earthenoids! Pwned by 3cm (1 inch) of snow!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 10, 2007, 11:14:37 AM
3cm of snow?
Babies....
Incidentally, I've been in 12cm of snow before...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on February 10, 2007, 11:20:03 AM
And in other news. The chaos on Britain's roads caused the snow looks set to ease as the thaw sets in.
[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6349135.stm)

Ha! Foolish Earthenoids! Pwned by 3cm (1 inch) of snow!

Hey, I remember you saying once that Brits are afraid of snow. So how did they react?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 10, 2007, 11:40:48 AM
How could someone be afraid of snow?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on February 10, 2007, 11:48:10 AM
How could someone be afraid of snow?

Don't ask me. I'm not the Englishman of the forum. :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 10, 2007, 12:02:26 PM
You don't have to be English. :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 10, 2007, 12:14:48 PM
im not afraid of snow.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on February 27, 2007, 11:40:38 PM
FryGuy: NEWSFLASH!  This just came in on the Donkey

Bender: SHUT UP AND GET TO THE POINT!!

FryGuy: *cough* well, some ass told me...

Bender: I get it HA HA!!!

yes, anyway.  This was an excerpt from a favorite magazine I just read. go to www.themagazine.ca for details the phrased in italics will be info that you may not have already known.

Quote
(from magazine)

FUTURAMA IS BACK!
Rumors have been circulating forever about the return of FUTURAMA and finally we have an Update!
Executive producer David X. Cohen has stated that a new season is being prepared for a 2008 release. The show will pick up 2 years later and will get righ down to the Fry and Leela relationship. The new season will most likely air on Comedy Central, but there is still a possibility it may go straight to DVD. Any way that we can get more new episodes is fine by us!

and there you have it.  further proof that our hopes can be raised and hung off the CN tower! on the highest flagpole!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on February 28, 2007, 09:19:32 AM
And in other news. The chaos on Britain's roads caused the snow looks set to ease as the thaw sets in.
[Link] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6349135.stm)

Ha! Foolish Earthenoids! Pwned by 3cm (1 inch) of snow!

Hey, I remember you saying once that Brits are afraid of snow. So how did they react?

Hmm. Could of sworn that I had already replied to this... Meh. Must of got deleted when the forum went down.

It's not that us Brits are afraid of snow... it's just that the majority of the country are panicky idiots who don't know how to react to it. I mean come on! Barely an inch of snow and suddenly millions of people can't make it into work because they're either "snowed in" or because they automatically assume that the roads are now unusable (despite the fact that the traffic report on the radio is saying the opposite). Pfft. Dread to think what would happen if we had winters like Canada or Russia. It'd probably cause a civil war.

I swear though, if I ever meet the weather reporter who exclaimed that there will be "snow for the whole of the UK", I'll kick 'em to death. Ever since they said that we has had nothing but rain, rain and more f'ing rain (well, we've had the odd sunny day thrown in here and there, but the majority of the time it's been raining)

Ah, well. At we least ain't the only ones with crappy weather [LINK] (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/28022007/80-132/rare-summer-hailstorm-blankets-australian-capital.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 01, 2007, 04:34:39 AM
 :saywhat: i dont get it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on March 01, 2007, 05:25:24 AM
I was ranting about how utterly sh*t the weather has been in the Devon recently. But then I saw that news report, and took solace in the fact that we aren't the only ones with crap weather at the moment.., You did view the link right?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on March 08, 2007, 06:11:02 PM
Pope Benedict XVI Claims Bob Dylan is a "False Prophet." (http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/03/08/pope.dylan.reut/index.html)

If my parents ever question my decision to leave the Catholic Church, this is the first article I'm showing them.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on March 08, 2007, 06:33:54 PM
Heh. No wonder hardly anyone (over here anyway) takes what the Catholic Church has to say seriously anymore.



Here's a story for comic book fans to sink their teeth into.

Captain America Assassinated... For Now (http://www.abqtrib.com/news/2007/mar/08/captain-america-assassinated-now/)

Though personally I prefer the Spoof's version of the report (http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i15873)

Five quid says he'll be resurrected within a few years somehow.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on March 08, 2007, 07:23:02 PM
Part of the problem is, IMO, that the church is too serious.  I'd been fighting my negative opinions about the church for several years, but they finally built up to the point where I had to step back and ask, "do I really want to be a self-loathing Catholic, or do I want to stop being a ruddy hypocrite and go find a spiritual path I can actually support?"

If you look at it from the right angle, it's a very humble, even beautiful religion.  I just couldn't keep that image in the front of my mind.  :notreally:

Quote
Five quid says he'll be resurrected within a few years somehow.

The first thing I thought of when I heard the news was "Superman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Superman)."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on March 08, 2007, 09:12:35 PM
And in local news:

Some cows fell out of a truck on the M1 Motorway causing congestion (in other words blocking the road) for 2 hours while police ran around trying to catch the helpless cows.
Luckily, I just got home before that, otherwise I wouldn't have got home till 5.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 09, 2007, 01:28:39 AM
hmm what interesting traffic.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on March 11, 2007, 08:03:03 PM
Heh. No wonder hardly anyone (over here anyway) takes what the Catholic Church has to say seriously anymore.



Here's a story for comic book fans to sink their teeth into.

Captain America Assassinated... For Now (http://www.abqtrib.com/news/2007/mar/08/captain-america-assassinated-now/)

Though personally I prefer the Spoof's version of the report (http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i15873)

Five quid says he'll be resurrected within a few years somehow.

First, they make Ultimate Captain America a real d*ck, a big fascist a**h*le who doesn't deserve to be called "Captain America" at all.
Then, they turn the regular Cap, much, much more liberal, into a "cheese-eating surrendering monkey".
And now, this.

THOSE GUYS HAVE AN AGENDA, I'M TELLING YOU !!!

More seriously, Cap will be back. I'm sure of it. You may think he's cliché, but he's essential in the comics world. A spark of rightousness and dignity in this whole angsty crap-fest that became comics lately needs to exist for its own redemption.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 11, 2007, 11:34:24 PM
what weird stuff for comics.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on March 28, 2007, 05:51:44 PM
Fear of Rape Leads US Soldiers to Dehydrate Themselves to Death (http://www.vermontguardian.com/dailies/022006/020806.shtml)

It's an old story, apparently (from last month), but this is the first I've heard of it. I'm not sure why; perhaps rape is nothing new, but this story in particular just really struck a chord.

Some highlights (all bold emphasis mine):

Quote
Although there was a toll-free number women could use to report sexual assaults, no one had a phone, and no one answered the U.S. number when it was called. Any woman who successfully connected to it would get a recording.

Quote
Even after more than 83 incidents were reported during a six-month period in Iraq and Kuwait, the 24-hour rape hot line was still answered by a machine that told callers to leave a message, Karpinski told Cohn.

Quote
Sanchez's attitude was: 'The women asked to be here, so now let them take what comes with the territory,' Karpinski quoted him as saying. Karpinski told Cohn that Sanchez, who was her boss, was very sensitive to the political ramifications of everything he did, Cohn reported.

Excuse me?  Being raped by your fellow soldiers* is suddenly a part of the "territory?"  What kind of f--ked up mindset are you guys promoting?

Unfortunately, this seems to all come from the account of a single demoted (and former) colonel, but if what she says actually holds water.... WTF?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 28, 2007, 10:29:47 PM
hmm thats very weird that is so messed up.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on March 29, 2007, 01:02:17 AM
(...) but if what she says actually holds water.... WTF?

Holds water?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on March 29, 2007, 01:18:24 AM
I'm not sure where the saying comes from, but for a story to "hold water," it means it's truthful.  If a story is false or suspicious, it's usually said to be "full of holes," so if a story were a physical thing that could hold water, if it had a bunch of holes in it, it wouldn't be able to hold anything.

I think that's the logic behind the saying, anyway.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 29, 2007, 01:42:19 AM
[warning: people who have love & respect towards furry little critters should be warned as the following involves cats & dogs & tainted pet food]

North American tainted pet food pandemic.
various quotes I found from the ctv news website.  enjoy (or not)


New lawsuit filed against pet food manufacturer (03/28/2007)

Another lawsuit has been filed against Menu Foods of Mississauga, Ont., bringing the number of civil suits by angry pet owners to at least six.

Pet deaths likely to rise, Menu Foods admits (03/27/2007)  

The Canadian company at the centre of a massive North American pet food recall admits the number of dog and cat deaths blamed on tainted food will likely continue to climb.

Scientists searching for toxic pet food ingredient (03/26/2007)  

Grieving pet owners were still waiting for answers Monday as the U.S. laboratory that identified the poison that has contaminated 95 brands of dog and cat food continued its search for the source of the toxin.

Pet food company calls for complete recall (03/24/2007)  

An embattled Canadian pet food company wants retailers in North America to remove all 'cuts and gravy'-style food from its shelves



anyone heard of this?   I'm glad my pet food wasn't on the list is all I can say...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on March 29, 2007, 01:43:52 AM
I'm not sure where the saying comes from, but for a story to "hold water," it means it's truthful.  If a story is false or suspicious, it's usually said to be "full of holes," so if a story were a physical thing that could hold water, if it had a bunch of holes in it, it wouldn't be able to hold anything.

I think that's the logic behind the saying, anyway.

And I thought it was about pregnancy...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 29, 2007, 02:10:12 AM
what i dont understand whats all that about.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on April 01, 2007, 01:15:40 AM
New clues might bring the enigma of Amelia Earhart' last flight one step closer to a conclusion:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070331/ap_on_re_us/search_for_amelia (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070331/ap_on_re_us/search_for_amelia)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 01, 2007, 06:15:02 AM
you know i think it was engine trouble.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on April 01, 2007, 07:16:44 AM

I always thought she and Fred Noonan lost their bearings or maybe due to fatigue. flew out into open ocean and ran out of fuel.

There's been a theory that she crash landed her plane on Saipan and was tortured and executed as a spy by the Japanese.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 01, 2007, 02:01:51 PM
no that type of plane was very bad for engine reliability.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on April 01, 2007, 06:49:54 PM
no that type of plane was very bad for engine reliability.

No it wasn't. The plane she was flying was a Lockheed 10E, powered by twin Pratt & Whitney R-1340 reciprocating engines, which were quite reliable. It's also worth pointing out that the R-1340 was an air-cooled radial engine. These types of engines were known for their reliability for long over-water flights, hence why the US Navy favoured them over the liquid cooled type used by the Army.

I think the two most commonly accepted theories are that they either-


If the notes recalling SOS calls from Amelia being received after she disappeared are accurate, then the first explanation seems to be the most likely one. Because in order to broadcast they would of had to of had at least one of their engines running in order to charge their radio's power hungry battery.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 02, 2007, 03:15:15 AM
hmm interesting theory if true.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on April 02, 2007, 04:17:54 AM
hmm interesting theory if true.

STOP SAYING THAT!! *Head explodes*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 02, 2007, 06:24:24 AM
TSUNAMI HITS NORTH QUEENSLAND!!!!!


To all Australian Members:  HEAD COUNT STAT!!  So far we have reports from Zoidy-poo and Michael. 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on April 02, 2007, 06:52:09 AM
I live in Melbourne, you dink. And I was just away from the computer playing PS2.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on April 02, 2007, 10:12:58 AM
Experts 'grow' part of human heart (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/02042007/344/experts-grow-part-human-heart.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on April 02, 2007, 10:47:50 AM
Experts 'grow' part of human heart (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/02042007/344/experts-grow-part-human-heart.html)

First Frankenstein and now this...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 03, 2007, 12:17:28 AM
whoa thats some weird stuff.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on April 03, 2007, 08:44:38 PM
Weird? Possible. But also very important. Hopefully it won't be too long before they can grow complete organs from scratch. Because that could save several thousands of lives a year.

Here's another two news stories for you.

French set new rail speed record (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6521295.stm)

HERO SUBMARINER 'DESERVES MEDAL' (http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=141507&command=displayContent&sourceNode=201813&home=yes&more_nodeId1=201752&contentPK=17017866)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on April 04, 2007, 12:38:10 PM
French set new rail speed record (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6521295.stm)

Ironically, I was supposed to take a train that day, and it got cancelled for technical reasons...

HERO SUBMARINER 'DESERVES MEDAL' (http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=141507&command=displayContent&sourceNode=201813&home=yes&more_nodeId1=201752&contentPK=17017866)

DEATH TO ALL SURFACERS !!!

Oh, wait, wrong Submariner...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 04, 2007, 12:43:01 PM
mwahahahaha thats some funny stuff.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on April 05, 2007, 09:49:09 PM
I'm not a big fan of sex offenders (who is?), but this is unacceptable (http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/04/05/bridge.sex.offenders/index.html?eref=rss_topstories).

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The Florida Department of Corrections says there are fewer and fewer places in Miami-Dade County where sex offenders can live because the county has some of the strongest restrictions against this kind of criminal in the country.

Florida's solution: house the convicted felons under a bridge that forms one part of the causeway.

That is the stupidest, most irresponsible solution to this problem I think I've ever seen.  When you've got convicted sex offenders in these conditions, and they start saying stuff like this:

Quote
"Jail is anytime much better than this, than the life than I'm living here now," Morales said. "[In jail] I can sleep better. I get fed three times a day. I can shower anytime that I want to."

Then you're going to run into huge problems down the road.  I see a Shawshank Redemption-esque lament where these guys are so desperate for decent shelter that they commit new crimes just to get back into jail.  Nevermind that they're living under a flippin' bridge; I can't imagine how anyone could possibly keep track of their surroundings in such an open environment 24/7.  I can't believe Florida seriously believes this is a feasible solution to their problem.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on April 06, 2007, 12:06:11 AM

Just watch, They're going to take a page out of the Nazis' book and make Ghettos for these guys sooner or later.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 06, 2007, 12:16:44 AM
thats so messed up i mean cant the justice system come up with a very well thought out solution for this type of stuff ayayay.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on April 06, 2007, 09:53:11 AM
 :uck:

Dayum...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 07, 2007, 04:20:47 PM
anyways the justice system is so messed up itll take a miricale to fix it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 06, 2007, 07:17:26 PM
So we've got a new president.

...

Who wants a French roomate ? For... Oh, I don't know... 5 years, at least ?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 06, 2007, 07:20:51 PM
No thanks... four adults in the house is enough....  :eyepopping:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on May 07, 2007, 05:08:30 AM
whoa man that is really freaky dont you think.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on May 07, 2007, 12:00:23 PM
So we've got a new president.

...

Who wants a French roomate ? For... Oh, I don't know... 5 years, at least ?

Sure. ;) xD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 07, 2007, 07:06:16 PM
$4 gas likely in the United States (http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/07/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories).

 :ouch:

They're almost there in San Francisco, apparantly.  I'm driving home this summer, too.  Boo.  :thumbsdown:

Purple: I haven't been keeping up with the French election.  What's so bad about your new president?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 07, 2007, 07:30:37 PM
Purple: I haven't been keeping up with the French election.  What's so bad about your new president?

Lemme try to be concise : he's got full control of politics and medias (a French version of Berlusconi, if you know that guy), he's pushing on extremely repressive politics and in the result only managed to increase the tensions between people and police, he wants to destroy our medical system (You're rich ? You'll be able to pay for your treatments. You're not ? Die.), he's so atlantist he's already planning to send our troops in Irak to help Bush, he wishes to bring down (or at least weaken) the separation between church and state, he considers that all the people whose (grand)parents were immigrees are potential criminals, he insulted his opponents during the campaign in a way you can only witness in dictatorship (calling him the side of fraud and corruption), he thinks that genes determine if you're gonna be a pedophil or have suicidal tendencies, and his whole program can be summoned in three words : me, myself, I...

That's the first things that come to my mind. That guy is the negation of 60 years of democracy.

And yet 53 % of French voted for him.

If you're among the Americans who wanted Bush out in 2004 and was horrified by his re-election, you'll have an idea of what I'm feeling right now.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 07, 2007, 07:40:02 PM
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*Lots and lots of stuff that disturbs me*

Oh. :ouch:

I'm sorry. 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 08, 2007, 01:24:07 PM
Lemme try to be concise : he's got full control of politics and medias (a French version of Berlusconi, if you know that guy), he's pushing on extremely repressive politics and in the result only managed to increase the tensions between people and police, he wants to destroy our medical system (You're rich ? You'll be able to pay for your treatments. You're not ? Die.), he's so atlantist he's already planning to send our troops in Irak to help Bush, he wishes to bring down (or at least weaken) the separation between church and state, he considers that all the people whose (grand)parents were immigrees are potential criminals, he insulted his opponents during the campaign in a way you can only witness in dictatorship (calling him the side of fraud and corruption), he thinks that genes determine if you're gonna be a pedophil or have suicidal tendencies, and his whole program can be summoned in three words : me, myself, I...

HOLY CRAP!    :eek:
That's just.. scary!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 08, 2007, 02:05:33 PM
Purple: I haven't been keeping up with the French election.  What's so bad about your new president?

Lemme try to be concise : he's got full control of politics and medias (a French version of Berlusconi, if you know that guy), he's pushing on extremely repressive politics and in the result only managed to increase the tensions between people and police, he wants to destroy our medical system (You're rich ? You'll be able to pay for your treatments. You're not ? Die.), he's so atlantist he's already planning to send our troops in Irak to help Bush, he wishes to bring down (or at least weaken) the separation between church and state, he considers that all the people whose (grand)parents were immigrees are potential criminals, he insulted his opponents during the campaign in a way you can only witness in dictatorship (calling him the side of fraud and corruption), he thinks that genes determine if you're gonna be a pedophil or have suicidal tendencies, and his whole program can be summoned in three words : me, myself, I...

That's the first things that come to my mind. That guy is the negation of 60 years of democracy.

And yet 53 % of French voted for him.

If you're among the Americans who wanted Bush out in 2004 and was horrified by his re-election, you'll have an idea of what I'm feeling right now.

Or as French lawyer on the BBC Daily Politics program put it, he's like a cross between Gorden Brown and Margaret Thatcher... *shudders at the thought*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 08, 2007, 07:22:30 PM
Purple: I haven't been keeping up with the French election.  What's so bad about your new president?

Lemme try to be concise : he's got full control of politics and medias (a French version of Berlusconi, if you know that guy), he's pushing on extremely repressive politics and in the result only managed to increase the tensions between people and police, he wants to destroy our medical system (You're rich ? You'll be able to pay for your treatments. You're not ? Die.), he's so atlantist he's already planning to send our troops in Irak to help Bush, he wishes to bring down (or at least weaken) the separation between church and state, he considers that all the people whose (grand)parents were immigrees are potential criminals, he insulted his opponents during the campaign in a way you can only witness in dictatorship (calling him the side of fraud and corruption), he thinks that genes determine if you're gonna be a pedophil or have suicidal tendencies, and his whole program can be summoned in three words : me, myself, I...

That's the first things that come to my mind. That guy is the negation of 60 years of democracy.

And yet 53 % of French voted for him.

If you're among the Americans who wanted Bush out in 2004 and was horrified by his re-election, you'll have an idea of what I'm feeling right now.

Or as French lawyer on the BBC Daily Politics program put it, he's like a cross between Gorden Brown and Margaret Thatcher... *shudders at the thought*

Errr, is Gordon Brown the leader of the BNP, your far-right party ?
If yes, that's an even more concise description, yes.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on May 08, 2007, 09:59:42 PM
what is a right party
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 08, 2007, 10:08:08 PM
what is a right party

Quote from: Wikipdia
In politics, right-wing, the political right, and the right are terms used in the spectrum of Left-Right Politics (...) it has a broad variety of definitions: the same name can, in politics, sometimes mean different things. However, it is generally used to refer to the segments of the political spectrum often associated with any of several strains of conservatism, monarchism, fascism[1], libertarianism, anarcho-capitalism, reactionism, some forms of populism, the religious right, nationalism, militarism, realism or simply the opposite of left-wing politics.

[link to article] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_wing_politics)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 08, 2007, 10:33:08 PM
Errr, is Gordon Brown the leader of the BNP, your far-right party ?
If yes, that's an even more concise description, yes.

Nah. He's our chancellor, and soon to be leader of the Labour party. Who are "left wing"... not that you can tell though. In Britain both the Left wing Labour party and right wing Conservatives are all clambering for the middle ground :rolleyes:

Here's a link to his wiki page [Link] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Brown)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 09, 2007, 08:25:45 AM
Errr, is Gordon Brown the leader of the BNP, your far-right party ?
If yes, that's an even more concise description, yes.

Nah. He's our chancellor, and soon to be leader of the Labour party. Who are "left wing"... not that you can tell though. In Britain both the Left wing Labour party and right wing Conservatives are all clambering for the middle ground :rolleyes:

Here's a link to his wiki page [Link] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Brown)

Ah yeah. I made a little mistake, here. We're accusing our left-wing to have forgotten they're supposed to be... Well, the left-wing, but I forgot that's nothing compared to New Labour.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 09, 2007, 11:10:12 PM
"Two teenage girls in Western Australia have been sentenced to life in prison for killing a friend to see whether they would feel remorse at the deed." (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6639027.stm)

...


...



Can I give up on humanity yet?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 10, 2007, 01:48:30 AM
Rather than that, quit watching the "news".  I did and my outlook on life improved dramatically.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 10, 2007, 01:52:56 AM
I didn't see it on the news, though: someone posted it in another message board I lurk in.  :P

(That is a good idea, though.)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 10, 2007, 02:05:09 AM
Ah!  Are you sure it's true?  I used to have an e-mail signature that went something like "$MY_NAME, who believes little he reads in print, nothing he hears on the air, and even less off the internet."  I think it's still applicable.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 10, 2007, 03:11:22 AM
"Two teenage girls in Western Australia have been sentenced to life in prison for killing a friend to see whether they would feel remorse at the deed." (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6639027.stm)
Whoa... that's about the stupidest reason to kill I've EVER heard of that's been carried out.

Can I give up on humanity yet?
Humanity in general: yes.
But there's some logical people out there, like [friend who's name shall remain unknown].
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 10, 2007, 03:26:29 AM
Ah!  Are you sure it's true?  I used to have an e-mail signature that went something like "$MY_NAME, who believes little he reads in print, nothing he hears on the air, and even less off the internet."  I think it's still applicable.

Another good insight, but as the link he posted took me to the BBC News site, I'm going to lean towards "he's unfortunately telling the truth."

In more pleasant news: Scientists work to write the "Book of Life." (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6638017.stm)

If I were still majoring in biology, I wouldn't mind jumping on that project after graduation.  :smirk:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on May 10, 2007, 06:59:11 AM
$4 gas likely in the United States (http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/07/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories).

 :ouch:

:uck: :bleh:

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A while back, here, it was 98 cents!!!!!!!!! *Head a splode*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 10, 2007, 02:31:30 PM
$4 gas likely in the United States (http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/07/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories).


Yeah, we hear this every year.  There's another group of "experts" that are going "no, it'll stay about $3 a gallon", and yet others saying "biofuels will drive it down under $2 a gallon".    Who do you believe?  My bet is that on the coasts, you'll get hit harder than we will here in the hinterlands.  I'm guessing we'll see $3.25 on average throughout the summer except for the holiday weekends.


HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A while back, here, it was 98 cents!!!!!!!!! *Head a splode*

Are you sure that isn't 98 cents per liter?  A liter is roughly a quart making it just under $4 a gallon.

It was 98 cents a gallon here too "a while back" (as in before you were born).  ;)  I can remember gas at 29 cents a gallon, and my dad can remember 9 cents a gallon.



Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on May 10, 2007, 11:05:51 PM
Oh, yeah, ok.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 12, 2007, 08:59:38 AM
$4 gas likely in the United States (http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/07/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories).

Yeah, we hear this every year.  There's another group of "experts" that are going "no, it'll stay about $3 a gallon", and yet others saying "biofuels will drive it down under $2 a gallon".    Who do you believe?  My bet is that on the coasts, you'll get hit harder than we will here in the hinterlands.  I'm guessing we'll see $3.25 on average throughout the summer except for the holiday weekends.

I wish our petrol was that cheap. The average price in Tavy at the moment is about 95p per litre, which works out at about £4.31 ($8.54US) per UK gallon (which is roughly 1.2 US gallons)

Anyway, here's some the news alot of people have been waiting for Tony Blair will stand down on 27 June (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6639945.stm)

And in other news, I met Prince Charles yesterday.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 12, 2007, 06:51:47 PM
The last time I took gas, it was 1.32 â?¬ a liter... I don't know the name of the type of gas I take in English, but damn, that's getting high.

And in other news, I met Prince Charles yesterday.

WHAAAAAAT ?!?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 13, 2007, 04:27:23 AM
I wish our petrol was that cheap. The average price in Tavy at the moment is about 95p per litre, which works out at about £4.31 ($8.54US) per UK gallon (which is roughly 1.2 US gallons)

The last time I took gas, it was 1.32 â?¬ a liter... damn, that's getting high.

Oh yeah, we have no cause to complain, our gas has been cheap for years compared to the rest of the world, but it's all a matter of what you're used to.  Right now in my area we're averaging $3.25/US gallon, which if I've done my math right works out to 0.53â?¬/liter.  On the other hand, my truck gets 14 miles/gallon (5km/L) which is why I've been riding the city bus to work for the last two years.


And in other news, I met Prince Charles yesterday.

Ok, you can't just leave that hanging.  Give.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 13, 2007, 04:45:52 AM
And in other news, I met Prince Charles yesterday.


Pics, or it didn't happen.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on May 13, 2007, 06:01:08 AM
You want pictures? Very well. I shall bring you pictures. ;)

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/7951/princecharlesthumbrz7.png) (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/55107237/) (http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4681/princecharles01thumbpq5.png) (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/55107377/)
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5121/princecharles02thumbos8.png) (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/55107488/) (http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5918/princecharles03thumbzd5.png) (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/55107571/)

There you go ^^ Sorry about the gray blob in the two... Of all the places the rain drop could of landed it just had to choose my blasted camera lens! ^^; Sods law I guess :eyeroll:

Anyway, the reason why Prince Charles and Lady Camilla (you can just see her in the first pic, she's the one in blue whose face is hidden behind someone else) came down was to celebrate the 150th Birthday of the towns local paper. The Tavistock Times Gazette. (They just happened to be in South West at the time as part of a three day tour of the region, my guess they thought it might be nice in pop in and say hello... That or someone said there would cake)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 13, 2007, 10:25:12 AM
Anyway, the reason why Prince Charles and Lady Camilla (you can just see her in the first pic, she's the one in blue whose face is hidden behind someone else) came down was to celebrate the 150th Birthday of the towns local paper. The Tavistock Times Gazette. (They just happened to be in South West at the time as part of a three day tour of the region, my guess they thought it might be nice in pop in and say hello... That or someone said there would cake)

Hey, I can understand that. I would too make a very boring visit if I was sure I would have cake just after this.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on May 17, 2007, 04:33:13 PM
I have good news, too! I met prince ..errr William
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 17, 2007, 05:16:21 PM
Where was Prince William?

In other news: Modified herpes virus has the potential to cure cancer (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6646151.stm).  :ehwhat:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on May 18, 2007, 02:27:41 PM
"Two teenage girls in Western Australia have been sentenced to life in prison for killing a friend to see whether they would feel remorse at the deed." (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6639027.stm)

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Can I give up on humanity yet?

Why not.
Those two are emos.
Stupid, stupid, reason to kill.
The guy channel ten interviewed said "Parents should keep an eye on any of their children that look like they are following the Emo culture"

Weren't those girls like, 15 or something.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 18, 2007, 06:25:16 PM
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The guy channel ten interviewed said "Parents should keep an eye on any of their children that look like they are following the Emo culture"

I'm sorry, but I'm not seeing the connection.  What does being "emo" have to do with killing someone as an experiment?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 18, 2007, 08:44:34 PM
Quote
The guy channel ten interviewed said "Parents should keep an eye on any of their children that look like they are following the Emo culture"

I'm sorry, but I'm not seeing the connection.  What does being "emo" have to do with killing someone as an experiment?

Yeah, if you're emo, you'd only want to kill yourself...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 18, 2007, 09:19:07 PM
$4 gas likely in the United States (http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/07/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories).

 :ouch:

:uck: :bleh:

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A while back, here, it was 98 cents!!!!!!!!! *Head a splode*
Before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it was like 78-84 ¢/L here.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 21, 2007, 03:55:03 PM
I am so sad right now:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070521/ap_on_re_eu/britain_cutty_sark (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070521/ap_on_re_eu/britain_cutty_sark)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 22, 2007, 01:12:11 AM
I am so sad right now:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070521/ap_on_re_eu/britain_cutty_sark (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070521/ap_on_re_eu/britain_cutty_sark)

Yeah, I feel your pain.  Could have been a lot worse though.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 22, 2007, 03:00:38 AM
Yeah, I feel your pain.  Could have been a lot worse though.


It's a good thing they removed most of the important artefacts before the blaze started. If it was arson, I hope the bastard who did it gets nothing less than a good old fashioned "Blood Eagle."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 22, 2007, 03:41:14 AM
If it was arson, I hope the bastard who did it gets nothing less than a good old fashioned "Blood Eagle."


I had to go look that one up.  Ya learn something new every day. :pukey:    I think keel hauling would be more fitting, given the situation.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Coils on May 22, 2007, 05:34:24 PM
Aye, they're saying it's arson, examining suspicious people on the CCTV footage. Luckily some parts were away (like the masts and other fixtures) at the time. It is sad, I don't live too far from London (only 1hr 30mins) and it was one of the places I wanted to visit. Greenwich is a generally good area for culture and such like, and it's sad to see such an important piece of heratige burn like that.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 24, 2007, 03:45:20 AM
Goddamn it, not again...

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/high_school_shooting (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/high_school_shooting)

14 years old... :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 24, 2007, 03:53:51 AM
Goddamn it, not again...

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/high_school_shooting (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/high_school_shooting)

In T.O.!? HOLY F**K! THEY'RE CONSTANTLY GETTING CLOSER TO ME! I'M DOOOMED!

It's a sickening story, but one quote makes me want to throw up:
Quote
"We absolutely have to get the guns off the streets. It's going to require some changes to our laws, but it has to be done."
Bulls**t. I bet you, that the murderer had an illegal weapon. Taking guns off the streets won't stop people (Torontonians particulary) from getting weapons illegally.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on May 24, 2007, 06:54:07 AM
*Drops in, Indiana Jones style & Rescues KaBoOM & takes him back to Vancouver*

sereousley, though.  I heard it on the news:

*REENACTMENT OF YOURS TRULY'S RESPONSE*

Guy on Radio: ...Toronto's Mayor (that guy I don't know) claims handguns are meant for killing

Roxas: *Smacks head* DUUUUHHH!!!!  How long did it take for them to figure THAT out!!?

Roxas's dad: It's probably just their opinion (relatively what he said)

Roxas: I'm sereous!  Like, was there a survey involved, how long did it take to figure out!  Did they spend MONEY on this!!??? I'd really like to know how long this all took!

Roxas' Dad: *chuckles*

Roxas: I guess it's true...  The Mayors a dork  :musicnote: in Torontoooo!!!  Ontario-ho-hooo :musicnote:


see!  I can be funny in real life sometimes!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on May 24, 2007, 09:16:04 AM
It's a sickening story, but one quote makes me want to throw up:
Quote
"We absolutely have to get the guns off the streets. It's going to require some changes to our laws, but it has to be done."
Bulls**t. I bet you, that the murderer had an illegal weapon. Taking guns off the streets won't stop people (Torontonians particulary) from getting weapons illegally.

Wait, wait, wait... Are you pro-NRA or something ?!?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 24, 2007, 10:55:35 AM
It's a sickening story, but one quote makes me want to throw up:
Quote
"We absolutely have to get the guns off the streets. It's going to require some changes to our laws, but it has to be done."
Bulls**t. I bet you, that the murderer had an illegal weapon. Taking guns off the streets won't stop people (Torontonians particulary) from getting weapons illegally.

Wait, wait, wait... Are you pro-NRA or something ?!?
If saying that makes me pro-NRA, I guess so.


Guy on Radio: ...Toronto's Mayor (that guy I don't know) claims handguns are meant for killing

Roxas: *Smacks head* DUUUUHHH!!!!  How long did it take for them to figure THAT out!!?

Roxas's dad: It's probably just their opinion (relatively what he said)

Roxas: I'm sereous!  Like, was there a survey involved, how long did it take to figure out!  Did they spend MONEY on this!!??? I'd really like to know how long this all took!

Roxas' Dad: *chuckles*

Roxas: I guess it's true...  The Mayors a dork  :musicnote: in Torontoooo!!!  Ontario-ho-hooo :musicnote:
And, the mayor IS a dork. I'm gonna laugh when they take guns off the street and school shooting rates continue to climb.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on June 15, 2007, 08:16:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOKbHnNkLOY&mode=related&search= (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOKbHnNkLOY&mode=related&search=)

Yes, this man is our president... And yes, apparently, he can't stand alcohol...
There are other parts you can found on youtube, on one he's almost barfing on his microphones...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on June 15, 2007, 09:57:44 PM
I can't speak French, so I found this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uxb0JHqzlA) with a translation in the summary.

The translation, coupled with his body language, isn't very reassuring.  Doesn't he have PR people for this sort of thing?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on June 16, 2007, 08:27:28 AM
I can't speak French, so I found this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uxb0JHqzlA) with a translation in the summary.

The translation, coupled with his body language, isn't very reassuring.  Doesn't he have PR people for this sort of thing?

Oh yes, he has... dozens of them... But this time, I think he was left alone with Putin, and although he got some advices, there had a little problem when he had to take in into practice...

BTW, the video I posted is from a local belgian TV. At first, all the french TV refused to air this. But, you know, era of fast-travelling information, the internet, yada yada...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 20, 2007, 11:59:29 PM

Japan changes name of Iwo Jima:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_re_as/japan_iwo_jima;_ylt=AtJgV8mQ2h_I6DmxSHPGhhxvaA8F (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_re_as/japan_iwo_jima;_ylt=AtJgV8mQ2h_I6DmxSHPGhhxvaA8F)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on June 21, 2007, 07:48:30 AM

Japan changes name of Iwo Jima:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_re_as/japan_iwo_jima;_ylt=AtJgV8mQ2h_I6DmxSHPGhhxvaA8F (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_re_as/japan_iwo_jima;_ylt=AtJgV8mQ2h_I6DmxSHPGhhxvaA8F)

Buh... A bit pointless, if you ask me...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on June 25, 2007, 02:52:00 AM
actually they supposedly did it for a reason but i dont remember what that was.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on July 01, 2007, 03:21:09 PM
Terrorist attacks strike London. Two car bombs laden with gas, petrol, and nails are found in in front of a night club and another about 200 yards away; car filled with explosives rams into terminal at Glasgow airport. Threat level raised to critical.

- Nightclub bomb alert issued two weeks ago (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article2007873.ece)

- Britain under attack as bombers strike at airport (http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article2010062.ece)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on July 02, 2007, 03:32:51 AM
whoa nelly that is way too crazy for me.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on July 02, 2007, 03:50:19 AM
Wha?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on July 02, 2007, 10:20:49 AM
Wha?

Agreed.
Sometimes I don't get you, mike...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on July 02, 2007, 11:22:25 AM
does anyone really understand mike he's a 26 year old guy who likes beyblades to be trueful he creeps me out :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 02, 2007, 05:39:20 PM
*cough* Back on topic....

Overloaded servers render some new iPhones useless (http://money.cnn.com/2007/06/30/technology/iphone_usersreact.reut/index.htm?postversion=2007070113).

I'd laugh, but deep inside, I really want an iPhone, too; and I feel for anyone who spent that kind of money on a faulty device.  It sounds like they're slowly all starting to work, though, so that's good.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on July 03, 2007, 03:38:06 AM
this might be real news bush has commuted libbys sentence.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 03, 2007, 05:03:07 AM
That is real news, Mike.  (Link to news here (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/02/politics/animal/main3010072.shtml).)  And I think it's... concerning.  2009 can't come soon enough.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on July 03, 2007, 06:00:40 AM
who's libby???? :confused:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 03, 2007, 05:42:34 PM
I'm not going to pretend I understand everything going on with this case, because I don't, and I haven't been keeping up with it like I probably should, but this is my understanding of the events:

* A CIA agent's name is leaked (in 2003).
* Investigators try to find the source of the leak; question Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to V.P. Cheney.
* Libby essentially lies to and/or hides critical evidence from said investigators.
* Investigators find this out and are not happy.
* Libby is tried in court for, among other things, obstructing justice.
* Libby is found guilty of these charges and is given a hefty fine plus jail time.
* President Bush jumps in and immediately utilizes his executive power to take away Libby's jail time (3 years, I believe), saying the punishment is too severe (Mike's post) given that Libby's reputation has been dragged through the mud.

I think Cheney's under fire right now as well, but he's apparantly doing his best to avoid being questioned as Libby was.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on July 12, 2007, 12:01:16 AM
major news bush told them to defy subponeas.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on September 21, 2007, 05:01:12 AM
God sued over pestilence and terror

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A court in Nebraska is being asked to cast judgement on the ultimate judge -- God. LINK to full story (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070919/od_afp/usjusticereligionoffbeat_070919153210)

'God' apparently responds to lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. - A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response. One of two court filings from "God" came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha. LINK to full story (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070921/ap_on_fe_st/odd_suing_god;_ylt=AtccWEKB6WdSev8m0lwO1jqhOrgF)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on September 21, 2007, 07:47:07 AM
God sued over pestilence and terror

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A court in Nebraska is being asked to cast judgement on the ultimate judge -- God. LINK to full story (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070919/od_afp/usjusticereligionoffbeat_070919153210)

'God' apparently responds to lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. - A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response. One of two court filings from "God" came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha. LINK to full story (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070921/ap_on_fe_st/odd_suing_god;_ylt=AtccWEKB6WdSev8m0lwO1jqhOrgF)

Work of atheists, no doubt...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 21, 2007, 05:17:43 PM
I agree that someone probably submitted that response "on God's behalf," but I don't think said person would have necessarily been an atheist.  The purpose of the original lawsuit was to demonstrate just how out of hand America's insistence to "blame the other guy" has become.  Whoever actually countered the suit either has an uncanny sense of humor or is, IMO, missing the point of the original lawsuit; it wasn't about religion so much as it was about the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits in general.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on September 22, 2007, 03:53:35 AM
ok plain and simple this guy was nuts to try suing god for petes sake if your going to sue someone do it over something legit not ridiculous
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 24, 2007, 09:30:18 PM
GOOD NEWS FOR US, BAD NEWS FOR THEM!!!

The Canadian dollar reached Par with the American doller on Wednesday, September 21st, it fell back to 99.87 cents, but it continues to rise.  This has not happened since 1978
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 25, 2007, 05:33:01 AM
soon canada will take over the world witch is a good thing in my view
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 25, 2007, 06:17:13 AM
*hi-five*

it was destiny!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on September 25, 2007, 08:17:02 AM
You know, a money that takes valour kinda handicaps the exportations...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 23, 2007, 09:14:34 PM
So, I was flipping through the newspaper today, and something caught my eye that really p***ed me right off... take a look:

[note: this is everything that the newspaper said, word for word]

MAY OFFEND WOMEN

Aussies take ho, ho, ho out of Christmas

SYDNEY - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greetings because it may be offensive to women.
Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telagraph reports.   One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "hoe," a U.S. slang term for a prostitute.


now, i don't know about you, but this may just be the single most stupid thing i have EVER heard of.  WHO IS GOING TO BE OFFENDED WHEN A SANTA CLAUSE SAYS HO HO HO??? the tradition has been around for well over a thousand years!  you say "Merry Christmas" to someone who isn't a Christian instead of "Happy holidays" and are they offended?  NO!  so WHY THE HELL can't a guy dressed in a santa suit say "Ho Ho Ho"?
think of all those years that you were SO excited at christmas to sit on santa's lap, were you scared when he said "ho ho ho"? maybe so, but it would be even MORE disturbing for a little kid to go up to santa and he says "ha ha ha" or "hee hee hee" or whatever.  Think of the responses!  "Mommy, Santa's not real"

another childhood dream shattered... and if this keeps up - fifty years from now, no-one but us will rememer the true meaning of Christmas - peace on earth and goodwill toward people.


What a sad time in history we live in, I'm starting to hate the twenty first century..........
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on November 23, 2007, 09:18:07 PM
Yeah, when I saw that on the news I was shocked...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 23, 2007, 09:21:14 PM
shocked? only??  *I* went up the scale right to Dumbstruck, flabberghasted, atrocitized... take your pick, I got more
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on November 24, 2007, 02:46:32 AM
man what is the world coming to when you can speak your mind jeez.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on November 24, 2007, 06:40:43 AM
So, I was flipping through the newspaper today, and something caught my eye that really p***ed me right off... take a look:

[note: this is everything that the newspaper said, word for word]

MAY OFFEND WOMEN

Aussies take ho, ho, ho out of Christmas

SYDNEY - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greetings because it may be offensive to women.
Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telagraph reports.   One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "hoe," a U.S. slang term for a prostitute.


now, i don't know about you, but this may just be the single most stupid thing i have EVER heard of.  WHO IS GOING TO BE OFFENDED WHEN A SANTA CLAUSE SAYS HO HO HO??? the tradition has been around for well over a thousand years!  you say "Merry Christmas" to someone who isn't a Christian instead of "Happy holidays" and are they offended?  NO!  so WHY THE HELL can't a guy dressed in a santa suit say "Ho Ho Ho"?
think of all those years that you were SO excited at christmas to sit on santa's lap, were you scared when he said "ho ho ho"? maybe so, but it would be even MORE disturbing for a little kid to go up to santa and he says "ha ha ha" or "hee hee hee" or whatever.  Think of the responses!  "Mommy, Santa's not real"

another childhood dream shattered... and if this keeps up - fifty years from now, no-one but us will rememer the true meaning of Christmas - peace on earth and goodwill toward people.


What a sad time in history we live in, I'm starting to hate the twenty first century..........
yer i heard that on the the news its gay were not in america you know santa should be able to say ho ho ho it would not be xmas with withont it
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on November 24, 2007, 06:52:08 AM
It's ruining years of tradition, I mean seriously, 'tis the season to just shut your mouth and enjoy being alive. Not to whine over such pathetic things...Leave Santa alone!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on November 24, 2007, 06:53:00 AM
It's ruining years of tradition, I mean seriously, 'tis the season to just shut your mouth and enjoy being alive. Not to whine over such pathetic things...Leave Santa alone!
second
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on November 24, 2007, 06:56:20 AM
*Weeps* Stupid modern society..ruining the best time of year...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on November 24, 2007, 06:58:36 AM
Stupid modern society..ruining the best time of year...
second
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 24, 2007, 07:15:53 AM
It's ruining years of tradition, I mean seriously, 'tis the season to just shut your mouth and enjoy being alive. Not to whine over such pathetic things...Leave Santa alone!

hey, can I quote that? It would make a good point in my defense when I take it up with the government about why modern society sucks
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on November 24, 2007, 07:17:12 AM
Do what you want XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on November 26, 2007, 02:04:14 AM
you want to really know something take a look at history sometime you might find out a lot of things you didnt even know.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 10, 2007, 07:22:36 PM
Hey guys, did you see who we invited for the International Day of the Human Rights ? Kadafi ! Yep, the Lybian bloodthirsty terrorist dictator ! And we're selling him planes, missiles, tanks and even a nuclear reactor ! Isn't that great ?!

I hate you, gnomish president...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 10, 2007, 09:34:47 PM
Hey guys, did you see who we invited for the International Day of the Human Rights ? Kadafi ! Yep, the Lybian bloodthirsty terrorist dictator ! And we're selling him planes, missiles, tanks and even a nuclear reactor ! Isn't that great ?!

I hate you, gnomish president...

Yeah. That sounds great.. [/sarcasm]
... Wait.. isn't that kind of like how Iraq got Russian tanks? If not.. I'm totally going to stop listening to my brother ramble on about wars..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 11, 2007, 07:26:43 PM
Hey guys, did you see who we invited for the International Day of the Human Rights ? Kadafi ! Yep, the Lybian bloodthirsty terrorist dictator ! And we're selling him planes, missiles, tanks and even a nuclear reactor ! Isn't that great ?!

I hate you, gnomish president...

Yeah. That sounds great.. [/sarcasm]
... Wait.. isn't that kind of like how Iraq got Russian tanks? If not.. I'm totally going to stop listening to my brother ramble on about wars..

Yup.

And you know Sarkozy's answer to the various criticisms (including ones from the government he nominated) ?

"Hey, screw you, I'm making money for my friends... Er, I mean, for France !"
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on December 11, 2007, 08:09:58 PM
And you know Sarkozy's answer to the various criticisms (including ones from the government he nominated) ?

"Hey, screw you, I'm making money for my friends... Er, I mean, for France !"


Boy does THAT sound familiar.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 12, 2007, 04:25:32 AM
major news former vice president al gore has said if we dont stop warring with our planet it will ultimately lead to our and the planets destruction.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on December 12, 2007, 04:30:36 AM
major news former vice president al gore has said if we dont stop warring with our planet it will ultimately lead to our and the planets destruction.
Jesus, how long did it take him to work that out..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on December 12, 2007, 05:27:14 AM
major news former vice president al gore has said if we dont stop warring with our planet it will ultimately lead to our and the planets destruction.
Jesus, how long did it take him to work that out..
Second.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on December 12, 2007, 02:36:51 PM
From a computer security list I'm on:

Quote
An artificial intelligence program circulating in Russian chat forums flirts with human users in an attempt to get them to divulge personally identifiable information.  People have fallen prey to CyberLover because it is difficult for them to tell that they are not talking with a real person.  The program can create up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, and assembles dossiers for each relationship that include names, contact information and photographs. So far, CyberLover has just been spotted in Russian chat rooms, but others are urged to use caution while chatting.


Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on December 12, 2007, 11:24:47 PM
From a computer security list I'm on:

Quote
An artificial intelligence program circulating in Russian chat forums flirts with human users in an attempt to get them to divulge personally identifiable information.  People have fallen prey to CyberLover because it is difficult for them to tell that they are not talking with a real person.  The program can create up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, and assembles dossiers for each relationship that include names, contact information and photographs. So far, CyberLover has just been spotted in Russian chat rooms, but others are urged to use caution while chatting.


Ok, that's really freaky..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 13, 2007, 12:05:18 AM
wow man and i thought fraud was messed up.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on December 13, 2007, 05:32:13 AM
Quote
An artificial intelligence program circulating in Russian chat forums flirts with human users in an attempt to get them to divulge personally identifiable information.  People have fallen prey to CyberLover because it is difficult for them to tell that they are not talking with a real person.  The program can create up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, and assembles dossiers for each relationship that include names, contact information and photographs. So far, CyberLover has just been spotted in Russian chat rooms, but others are urged to use caution while chatting.
thats just sick who would do that i mean someone would have to really sick in the head to do that and this is coming for me who planed to shoot up one of my former schools
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 13, 2007, 06:05:10 AM
you said it all right man i cant even imagine someone planning that.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 13, 2007, 12:45:20 PM
Quote
An artificial intelligence program circulating in Russian chat forums flirts with human users in an attempt to get them to divulge personally identifiable information.  People have fallen prey to CyberLover because it is difficult for them to tell that they are not talking with a real person.  The program can create up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, and assembles dossiers for each relationship that include names, contact information and photographs. So far, CyberLover has just been spotted in Russian chat rooms, but others are urged to use caution while chatting.
thats just sick who would do that i mean someone would have to really sick in the head to do that and this is coming for me who planed to shoot up one of my former schools

Because they would then sell the informations to companies which would use them for targeted advertisements. And this is the less dire thing it can be used for.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on December 13, 2007, 02:51:42 PM
Quote
An artificial intelligence program circulating in Russian chat forums flirts with human users in an attempt to get them to divulge personally identifiable information.  People have fallen prey to CyberLover because it is difficult for them to tell that they are not talking with a real person.  The program can create up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, and assembles dossiers for each relationship that include names, contact information and photographs. So far, CyberLover has just been spotted in Russian chat rooms, but others are urged to use caution while chatting.
thats just sick who would do that i mean someone would have to really sick in the head to do that and this is coming for me who planed to shoot up one of my former schools

Because they would then sell the informations to companies which would use them for targeted advertisements. And this is the less dire thing it can be used for.


What they are attempting to do is to steal the victim's money and identity. 

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 13, 2007, 08:00:16 PM
Quote
An artificial intelligence program circulating in Russian chat forums flirts with human users in an attempt to get them to divulge personally identifiable information.  People have fallen prey to CyberLover because it is difficult for them to tell that they are not talking with a real person.  The program can create up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, and assembles dossiers for each relationship that include names, contact information and photographs. So far, CyberLover has just been spotted in Russian chat rooms, but others are urged to use caution while chatting.
thats just sick who would do that i mean someone would have to really sick in the head to do that and this is coming for me who planed to shoot up one of my former schools

Because they would then sell the informations to companies which would use them for targeted advertisements. And this is the less dire thing it can be used for.


What they are attempting to do is to steal the victim's money and identity. 



...

Wow, for once, I wasn't pessimistic enough... I must be getting old...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on December 13, 2007, 09:20:55 PM
Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/13/terry_prachett_alzheimers/)

 :ouch:
Title: Killer Karaoke
Post by: H.G. Heather on December 14, 2007, 03:30:20 AM
This was just too good to keep to myself.  Every now and they there's a news story that will keep me laughing for years...today, it's this one from foxnews.com...

ROXBURY, Conn. '  Karaoke can be scary, but threatening?

A school custodian's impromptu after-hours karaoke performance prompted a police response when a teacher thought she was being threatened over the loudspeaker.

State police say the teacher at Booth Free School barricaded herself inside a classroom Wednesday when she mistook someone singing a Guns N' Roses song over the public address system for a threat.

She was working after hours and thought no one else was in the building. Then she heard someone say over the loudspeaker that she was going to die.

Six troopers and three police dogs showed up and found three teenagers, one of them a custodian at the school, who had been playing with the public address system.

Police say one of them sang "Welcome to the Jungle" into the microphone. The song contains the lyrics "You're in the jungle baby; you're gonna die."

The teenagers were cuffed for about 15 minutes while police investigated. They didn't realize anyone else was in the school at the time. No charges will be filed, said state police Sgt. Brian Ness.


EDIT:  Whoops...there's already a thread for this stuff, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to delete this!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: H.G. Heather on December 14, 2007, 03:32:11 AM
Dec. 13, 2007 from foxnews.com


ROXBURY, Conn. '  Karaoke can be scary, but threatening?

A school custodian's impromptu after-hours karaoke performance prompted a police response when a teacher thought she was being threatened over the loudspeaker.

State police say the teacher at Booth Free School barricaded herself inside a classroom Wednesday when she mistook someone singing a Guns N' Roses song over the public address system for a threat.

She was working after hours and thought no one else was in the building. Then she heard someone say over the loudspeaker that she was going to die.

Six troopers and three police dogs showed up and found three teenagers, one of them a custodian at the school, who had been playing with the public address system.

Police say one of them sang "Welcome to the Jungle" into the microphone. The song contains the lyrics "You're in the jungle baby; you're gonna die."

The teenagers were cuffed for about 15 minutes while police investigated. They didn't realize anyone else was in the school at the time. No charges will be filed, said state police Sgt. Brian Ness.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 14, 2007, 05:47:00 AM
oh my god can you say messed up.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 14, 2007, 11:00:00 AM
Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/13/terry_prachett_alzheimers/)

 :ouch:

yeah, I read that.

Dammit. :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on December 14, 2007, 11:07:45 AM
Dec. 13, 2007 from foxnews.com


ROXBURY, Conn. —  Karaoke can be scary, but threatening?

A school custodian's impromptu after-hours karaoke performance prompted a police response when a teacher thought she was being threatened over the loudspeaker.

State police say the teacher at Booth Free School barricaded herself inside a classroom Wednesday when she mistook someone singing a Guns N' Roses song over the public address system for a threat.

She was working after hours and thought no one else was in the building. Then she heard someone say over the loudspeaker that she was going to die.

Six troopers and three police dogs showed up and found three teenagers, one of them a custodian at the school, who had been playing with the public address system.

Police say one of them sang "Welcome to the Jungle" into the microphone. The song contains the lyrics "You're in the jungle baby; you're gonna die."

The teenagers were cuffed for about 15 minutes while police investigated. They didn't realize anyone else was in the school at the time. No charges will be filed, said state police Sgt. Brian Ness.

I can't help but find that extremely amusing..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Coils on December 14, 2007, 02:26:12 PM
Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/13/terry_prachett_alzheimers/)

 :ouch:

I know... that made me say 'aw dang', because Alzheimers is a horrible condition. Let us hope he holds out for a few more decades.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 15, 2007, 04:22:34 AM
umm not to pry but who is terry pratchet?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on December 15, 2007, 08:37:23 AM
Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/13/terry_prachett_alzheimers/)

 :ouch:
my dad has that too :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 15, 2007, 09:10:01 AM
Aw, man, I'm really sorry, emoguy... :ouch:

umm not to pry but who is terry pratchet?
The writer of the "Discworld" novels, a series of books that take place in a fantasy world... But with an added factor of incredibly funny humor that just makes it incomparable. He has a real talent for making laugh, thrill and think, all this at the same time. And he's revered by thousands of fans all over the world for his works. You should take a look, I had some really good moments with his books, and will probably have more.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on December 15, 2007, 12:21:21 PM
Aw, man, I'm really sorry, emoguy... :ouch:
it's all right as long as he takes his pills he's alright
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: H.G. Heather on December 15, 2007, 05:54:59 PM
Aw, man, I'm really sorry, emoguy... :ouch:

umm not to pry but who is terry pratchet?
The writer of the "Discworld" novels, a series of books that take place in a fantasy world... But with an added factor of incredibly funny humor that just makes it incomparable. He has a real talent for making laugh, thrill and think, all this at the same time. And he's revered by thousands of fans all over the world for his works. You should take a look, I had some really good moments with his books, and will probably have more.

Sounds like Douglas Adams.  I miss his writing.   :(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 15, 2007, 08:00:07 PM
and in other news.  two articles involving animal cruelty (which, if you ask me, is THE worst crime ever) 
one i have an article for, and the other I heard about through the grapevine.  I warneth thou, though.  these stories may just test your heartstrings. You have ben warned.

The Nerve of Some people!

[taken from 24 hours newspaper]

Tortured cat tugs at heartstrings

A veteran B.C. SPCA worker choked up before describing the condition of an innocent 10-week-old kitten found in Surrey days ago after being tortured and left for dead.

"Someone literally pried her jaws open and stuck coins down her throat," said Melissa Balfour of the five-pound kitten named Penny. "Someone had kicked her, or beaten her, so she suffered neurological damage as well."

But Penny fought, and Penny lived.

Thanks to the Biscuit Fund, established specifically by the B.C. SPCA for animals in need, veterinarians were rushed in to carry out emergency surgery costing $837.37 to remove the lodged coins and mend the cat's fractured ribs.

"The fund covered her surgery in order for her to have a second chance for life."

Today, the resilient orange tabby cat is on the mend and in foster care looking for a full-time family.

However, this poor 10-week old kitten has found a new home.  The Vetrinarian at the local mall has adopted her!  yay!


Article number two, however. isn't as pretty, and I recite this entirely from memory, as I never read it in the newspaper.

apparently, a girl was walking home from school and foud her dog, no. Puppy! lying in a pool of it's own blood. So she calls the Police, and they find out who it was almost right away.  Apparently, it was her neighbour, who cane into their yard, and SLIT THE POOR PUPPY'S THROAT because it was barking!

now pardon my French (if you'll excuse the figure of speech, Purplefish) but what an asshole!  What kind of twisted sicko would do such a thing! 

now he's probably going to be charged, what,  a $500 dollar fine and 30 hours of community service; but if you ask me, he should be shipped to Texas and given the chair.  But that's just me.....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 15, 2007, 08:18:46 PM
Poor animals.. That's just wrong...

now he's probably going to be charged, what,  a $500 dollar fine and 30 hours of community service; but if you ask me, he should be shipped to Texas and given the chair.  But that's just me.....
Nah, I think he should be shipped to South Ontario and be the subject an inhumane killing.  :devil:

animal cruelty (which, if you ask me, is THE worst crime ever)
I think rape is, but, animal cruelty's damn close.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 16, 2007, 01:33:26 AM
 :ouch: man some people ayayay.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on December 16, 2007, 01:48:06 AM
Animal cruelty makes me sick..

I did an assignment on it in English at the start of the year.. and I nearly burst out crying in the middle of the library when I was researching it. The horrible things people do..

Animals are so innocent.. they don't deserve any pain. Especially since we're ruining their planet on top of everything..

I'll stop rambling now..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on December 16, 2007, 02:25:22 AM
Animal cruelty makes me sick..
then join PETA
www.peta.org
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 16, 2007, 07:24:43 PM
Animal cruelty makes me sick..
then join PETA
www.peta.org

no, I checked their website. Though I love animals, The stuff on their website is a buncha BS in my opinion.  they cross the line from being respectable to animals to just being plain Communists about it...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on December 16, 2007, 09:47:20 PM
Animal cruelty makes me sick..
then join PETA
www.peta.org

no, I checked their website. Though I love animals, The stuff on their website is a buncha BS in my opinion.  they cross the line from being respectable to animals to just being plain Communists about it...
Second.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on December 17, 2007, 12:01:01 AM
Animal cruelty makes me sick..
then join PETA
www.peta.org

no, I checked their website. Though I love animals, The stuff on their website is a buncha BS in my opinion.  they cross the line from being respectable to animals to just being plain Communists about it...
i don't want you to join it's a joke i hate peta i just like to make fun of them
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: H.G. Heather on December 17, 2007, 12:55:04 AM
Animal cruelty makes me sick..
then join PETA
www.peta.org

no, I checked their website. Though I love animals, The stuff on their website is a buncha BS in my opinion.  they cross the line from being respectable to animals to just being plain Communists about it...
Second.

Third.  There's a difference between caring about animals and not wanting them hurt and being fanatical about it.  Although throwing paint on people who wear fur sounds like fun.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: SonicPanther on December 28, 2007, 12:27:58 AM
apparently, a girl was walking home from school and foud her dog, no. Puppy! lying in a pool of it's own blood. So she calls the Police, and they find out who it was almost right away.  Apparently, it was her neighbour, who cane into their yard, and SLIT THE POOR PUPPY'S THROAT because it was barking!

That made me feel physically ill. That's just despicable!  :pukey: I'm a big animal lover. You know that tiger that escaped from the San Francisco Zoo? I'm extremely angry that they killed it just because it mauled some people. Yeah, really. It's a TIGER, of course it's going to be violent and hurt people if it gets the chance! It's the zoo's fault it escaped in the first place, you should've built a better enclosure! It didn't deserve to be killed.

The PETA, however, is the most ridiculous organization I've ever heard of, and I've heard of some pretty stupd ones.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 28, 2007, 01:20:08 AM
wow man there sure are a lot of weird organizations out there.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 28, 2007, 09:00:39 AM
aw, terrible, TERRIBLE news people.  The former Pakkistani prime minister has been assassinated.  Here's the whole story, taken from Google News, and I quote.


New Delhi, Dec 27 - The killing of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto - whose family is compared with the Kennedys in triumph and tragedy -- highlights the bloody saga of assassinations in South Asia since the end of British rule six decades ago.

It began with the fatal shooting of Mahatma Gandhi at a prayer meeting in the very heart of the Indian capital, less than a year after he led the country to independence. The lone killer was Nathuram Godse, who shot him from close range at Birla House on the morning of Jan 31, 1948.

Three years later, Pakistan's first prime minister, Liaqat Ali Khan, was shot twice in the chest while attending a public meeting in Rawalpindi - the same city where Bhutto was killed -- on Oct 16, 1951. He was posthumously honoured with the title 'Shaheed-e-Millat' or 'Martyr of the Nation'.

The Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka, now in the grip of a terrible ethnic conflict, witnessed its first major political assassination when a Buddhist monk shot dead President S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike on Sep 26, 1959 in Colombo.

Three decades later, Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa was killed when a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber strapped with explosives blew up at a May Day rally in 1993, also in Colombo.

Sri Lankan presidential candidate and opposition leader Gamini Dissanayake was killed in a similar suicide attack in 1994, also blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Five years later, President Chandrika Kumaratunga miraculously survived a near similar LTTE attack but lost vision in one eye.

Bangladesh, founded in 1971 after a bloody struggle against the Pakistani military, saw disgruntled army personnel storm the Dhaka residence of the country's founder leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Aug 15, 1975 and shoot him and most of his family dead.

President Zia ur Rahman, who took power soon after Mujibur Rahman's death, was also killed by army officers in the port town of Chittagong May 29, 1981.

In Pakistan, Zulifkar Ali Bhutto, Benazir's father, was hanged to death April 4, 1979 on the orders of President Zia-ul-haq, who had overthrown him in a coup two years earlier.

As fate would have it, on Aug 17, 1988, Zia died in a plane crash whose cause remains a mystery.

Nearly four decades after Mahatma Gandhi's killing, political assassinations returned to India with a vengeance.

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi died a horrible death when two of her Sikh bodyguards opened fire at her from close range at her official residence in New Delhi Oct 30, 1984.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on December 28, 2007, 12:55:09 PM
apparently, a girl was walking home from school and foud her dog, no. Puppy! lying in a pool of it's own blood. So she calls the Police, and they find out who it was almost right away.  Apparently, it was her neighbour, who cane into their yard, and SLIT THE POOR PUPPY'S THROAT because it was barking!

SLIT THE NEIGHBOUR'S THROAT!!!

That's all I have to say.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: H.G. Heather on December 28, 2007, 06:30:50 PM
What do you think...we bring back hang, draw and quarter?  Or perhaps the iron maiden, or some other form of medieval torture?  I swear, some people should be shot on sight...take these two for example...What kind of MONSTER does this to a child!!!???   :fail:

GALVESTON, Texas '

A 2-year-old girl whose body was found in Galveston Bay was beaten by her mother and stepfather with leather belts, held under water, and grabbed by her hair and flung her across a room onto a tile floor, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The affidavit released Thursday said Riley Ann Sawyers' stepfather placed the girl's body in a bathtub, covered her with a purple towel and shut the shower curtain so her mother couldn't see her dead child.

The stepfather, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, 24, and Riley's mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, 19, have been indicted on capital murder charges. Prosecutors have not decided whether to seek the death penalty.

Zeigler's attorney, Neal Davis III, said the affidavit is based on information Trenor gave police and that her credibility will be challenged at trial.

Trenor told police the beating was a discipline session that went awry because the toddler didn't remember to say "please," and "yes, sir" to her stepfather. Davis has denied the account.

Authorities say Zeigler and Trenor stuffed Riley's body in a plastic container and hid it inside a storage shed at the house for up to two months before dumping it in Galveston Bay.

The box washed ashore and was found by a fisherman in October. Authorities dubbed Riley "Baby Grace" as they spent weeks searching for her identity and family.

The affidavit said investigators searched for the shower curtain, the bath towel and other evidence in a rented storage unit and the Spring residence of Trenor and Zeigler.

They recovered the shower curtain, a desktop computer, a box containing notebook pads and paper, digital images, a bathtub slip mat, files, the contents of a dryer lint trap and bathroom sink pipes, the affidavit said.

Items the investigators were looking for but didn't find were a shovel, bleach, trash bags, latex gloves, concrete mix and other goods. Trenor told police those items were used to dispose of the body.

Davis said his own investigation of the home did not turn up any evidence to support Trenor's claim that Zeigler picked up Riley by the hair and threw her across the room.

"There is no evidence to corroborate this story of a towel being draped over her face," he said.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 28, 2007, 07:28:02 PM
that reminds me of a video I saw on youtube a while ago. don't ask mew how I found it, because I don't remember, but here is Kelsey Briggs' story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWow42TCwzg)  :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 29, 2007, 03:06:12 AM

I know I have stated this before in this thread, but the Blood Eagle will suffice with scum like that.     

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on December 29, 2007, 11:49:06 AM
Well, with all the bad news getting posted, I think it's time for some funny news.

Yesterday at the Somerfield store I work at in Tavistock, as we going about our various jobs, a strange odor (almost like a BBQ) could be smelled coming from the Rotisserie/Deli department, and the store gradually starting getting a bit smokey. Seeing that some of the chickens sold on the Deli are BBQ flavour, everybody assumed that someone had overdone the chickens.

A few minutes later though, as I was going over to the Bakery fixture to top it up and see what needed baking, another staff member ran past saying that the Deli ovens were on fire, and within seconds the sound of fire extinguishers going off could be heard. I darted out back into the warehouse to see if there was anything I could do to help (the kitchen part of the Deli has a door leading through into the warehouse section of the store). When I got there there were already a few people standing nearby as the Supervisor was trying to put out the fire. As he moved onto the last of the three nearby CO2 fire extinguishers though he turned to us and told us to evacuate the store.

It took less then a minute to clear the store... unfortunately it was raining at the time so all the staff members had to wait under the shopping trolley shelter (we were gonna to go over the neighbouring pub... but it was closed :() About ten minutes later the fire brigade arrived, being greeted with cheers and clapping by all of the staff, who were actually enjoying everything quite alot (and seeing we were still getting paid, even though we weren't working, who can blame us). About twenty or thirty minutes later the fire brigade had put the fire out, and we were all allowed back into the store (although needless to say, we were advised not to cook any chickens for a little while).

After having a quick look at the damage to the Deli ovens, I went back to work on the Bakery, and things were going fine... the fire was out, the store was open, and I had just finished baking some bread... but then, just as I switched on our bread wrapper, half of the power for the Bakery went out (guess I must have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker or something). The ovens and lights were still working... but the weighing machine, label printer, bread wrapper, and bread slicer were dead. Fortunately though these inconveniences didn't really effect me much, as I only had fifteen minutes of my shift left to work. (Although I'm not too sure the same could be said for the chap who was on after me :rolleyes:)

But apparently, it seems that the problems on the Rotisserie and Bakery weren't the only ones to befall the store yesterday. It seems that the store has lost the use of it's home delivery van... because the people using it put petrol in it, which is quite bad seeing it runs on Diesel  :crylol:

So yeah, definitely a quite interesting day at work. The Rotisserie got roasted, the Bakery got broken, and the Home Delivery Van died. So I guess it's true what they say, trouble does come in threes!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on December 29, 2007, 02:26:54 PM
hmm sounds like that could be but i think murphys law applys there.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 29, 2007, 02:36:58 PM
Pfff.. LOL XDDD
Especially the van part.. I love hearing about people doing moronic crap.. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on January 22, 2008, 10:35:00 PM
D:>
^ (Really, I'm not sure what else to say.)

Heath Ledger Found Dead (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Obit-Ledger.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=ledger&st=nyt&oref=slogin)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on January 23, 2008, 07:03:21 AM
D:>
^ (Really, I'm not sure what else to say.)

Heath Ledger Found Dead (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Obit-Ledger.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=ledger&st=nyt&oref=slogin)
i heard about that it's sad but i guess there's a bright side about him dying there's not going to be a second broke back mountain
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on January 23, 2008, 07:48:42 AM
dude, there wouldn't have been a second one anyways, and besides, it was a good movie.

at least Jake Gylenhall doesn't have to share the Oscar anymore......
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: H.G. Heather on January 23, 2008, 06:14:27 PM
You know....I have no idea why they are so excited about this, I mean, there's an entire university there along with the Wong Buggalo farm...


NASA Photo Shows Humanoid Figure on Mars
Wednesday, January 23, 2008



ADVERTISEMENT
 Is it Bigfoot? A Tusken Raider from the first "Star Wars" movie? Or just a rock?

British newspapers went crazy Wednesday morning about an image from Mars that appears to show a humanoid figure descending a shallow hillside.

The "alien" is actually a blurry detail in a huge panoramic photograph snapped on the edge of Mars' Gusev crater by NASA's Spirit rover in early November, and posted on NASA's Web site on Jan. 2.

Naturally, it took the Photoshop skills of dedicated bloggers to find the "humanoid."

â?¢ Click here for the full NASA image. If that doesn't work, try this. The figure is near the bottom left corner.

"NASA scientists have been puzzled by the peculiarly life-like image," declared the Times of London, despite the apparent fact that no one from NASA has had any comment.

The skeptical Web site BadAstronomy.com, however, scoffed, "Puhlllleeeeze. A man? It's a tiny rock only a few inches high. It's only a few feet from the rover!"

Other British papers saw the humo(u)r in the story, with the Sun theorizing that it was Detective Gene Hunt, the drunken, sexist policeman from the BBC time-traveling crime series "Life on Mars."

"It's Usama bin Laden!" declared one Times of London commenter. "All this time we thought he was in Pakistan."


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/martian.jpg)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: H.G. Heather on January 23, 2008, 06:16:33 PM
D:>
^ (Really, I'm not sure what else to say.)

Heath Ledger Found Dead (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Obit-Ledger.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=ledger&st=nyt&oref=slogin)

First Brad Renfro...now Heath Ledger.... :(  This is getting really sad.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on January 25, 2008, 02:25:21 AM
God, I almost cried when I found out.. The small amount of talent Australia produces can't die.. it's not fair!

And that stupid Mars thing is starting to bug me.. everyone's going nuts over it.. to me it looks like a freaking rock.
dude, there wouldn't have been a second one anyways, and besides, it was a good movie.

at least Jake Gylenhall doesn't have to share the Oscar anymore......
Second ^^ *Massive Jake Gyllenhaal fan*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2008, 06:49:24 AM
You know....I have no idea why they are so excited about this, I mean, there's an entire university there along with the Wong Buggalo farm...


NASA Photo Shows Humanoid Figure on Mars
Wednesday, January 23, 2008



ADVERTISEMENT
 Is it Bigfoot? A Tusken Raider from the first "Star Wars" movie? Or just a rock?

British newspapers went crazy Wednesday morning about an image from Mars that appears to show a humanoid figure descending a shallow hillside.

The "alien" is actually a blurry detail in a huge panoramic photograph snapped on the edge of Mars' Gusev crater by NASA's Spirit rover in early November, and posted on NASA's Web site on Jan. 2.

Naturally, it took the Photoshop skills of dedicated bloggers to find the "humanoid."

â?¢ Click here for the full NASA image. If that doesn't work, try this. The figure is near the bottom left corner.

"NASA scientists have been puzzled by the peculiarly life-like image," declared the Times of London, despite the apparent fact that no one from NASA has had any comment.

The skeptical Web site BadAstronomy.com, however, scoffed, "Puhlllleeeeze. A man? It's a tiny rock only a few inches high. It's only a few feet from the rover!"

Other British papers saw the humo(u)r in the story, with the Sun theorizing that it was Detective Gene Hunt, the drunken, sexist policeman from the BBC time-traveling crime series "Life on Mars."

"It's Usama bin Laden!" declared one Times of London commenter. "All this time we thought he was in Pakistan."


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/birchmoon/martian.jpg)


i when i saw this on the news last night the first thing i said was BIGFOOT ON MARS SO THAT'S WHERE WAS HE OWE'S ME MONEY!!!!! and my parents give me that look the "your f**king insane look"
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on January 25, 2008, 11:33:38 PM
looks more like a tusken raider.  and no, bigfoot does not live on mars.  His REAL name (real as in what CANADIANS call him) is Sasquatch, he's a mascot for the Vancouver 2010 olympics, he really exists, and he lives in My territory of British Columbia.  there, I just saved you about 4 hours of research.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on January 26, 2008, 12:37:04 AM
...Bigfoot is part of peoples' minds..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Comrade Scott on January 30, 2008, 09:17:41 PM
His REAL name (real as in what CANADIANS call him) is Sasquatch

More than just Canadians refer to bigfoot as Sasquatch...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on January 31, 2008, 12:30:57 AM
oh. Well, that's just what I've heard, oh well, no big deal.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on January 31, 2008, 10:10:16 PM
Looks like the US Navy has a new toy to play with:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/30/railgun_record_bid_us_navy_electric_hypersonic_cannon/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/30/railgun_record_bid_us_navy_electric_hypersonic_cannon/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on January 31, 2008, 11:23:58 PM
*has evil look on face, starts tapping fingers together*  Welcome to the twenty second century, we've been expecting you >:D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 03, 2008, 04:48:05 AM
hey in life ive found anything is possible thats my opinion and im standing by it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on February 05, 2008, 11:27:26 PM
This just in... there's going to be a total eclipse of the Moon on the Twentieth of February.  Here's some news I picked up........on Facebook.......

A Lunar Eclipse takes place at a Full Moon when the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth cast by the Sun. This takes place at the same instant for all observers, but the LOCAL time on the clock depends on your time zone!

In North America, the Total Eclipse takes place during:

Newfoundland ~ 11:30 p.m. - 12:21 a.m.
Atlantic ~ 11:00 - 11:51 p.m.
Eastern ~ 10:00 - 10:51 p.m.
Central ~ 9:00 - 9:51 p.m.
Mountain ~ 8:00 - 8:51 p.m.
Pacific ~ 7:00 - 7:51 p.m.

Look 1 hour 20 minutes earlier before and after to see the partial phase. In Western regions, the Moon may rise partially eclipsed.

You don't have to go to any special place to see the eclipse, as long as you can see the Moon from where you are: front porch, backyard, walking down the street.

To the left of the Moon you will see the planet Saturn.

It may help to look for the Moon on the night before, so you know roughly what part of the sky to look in. On eclipse night, the Moon will be further East and a little lower in the sky, compared to the previous night. But don't worry...a near-Full Moon is hard to miss, even in the city!

THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on February 06, 2008, 01:22:12 AM
Cool!  :biggrin:  And if I know the weather around here, it'll be cloudy and snowing then.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on February 14, 2008, 04:19:18 AM
so a while ago they recalled a brand of water bottles, because there were toxic plastic particles seeping into the water, which apparently could cause infertility... And I was thinking: Why recall them? why not just deliver all of them to Brittany Spears' sister?
 :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 14, 2008, 06:01:14 AM
so a while ago they recalled a brand of water bottles, because there were toxic plastic particles seeping into the water, which apparently could cause infertility... And I was thinking: Why recall them? why not just deliver all of them to Brittany Spears' sister?
 :crylol:

LOL XD!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on February 14, 2008, 09:32:35 PM
I don't know if I ever told you guys this before (and knowing me, I probably haven't) but before my voice broke, I was a professional boy soprano (the most in-demand musical career ever, I might add)  and about a year or so ago, I sang for a rock band, and I heard from my mother that the very CD that I sang for was NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 17, 2008, 09:00:41 AM
I don't know if I ever told you guys this before (and knowing me, I probably haven't) but before my voice broke, I was a professional boy soprano (the most in-demand musical career ever, I might add)  and about a year or so ago, I sang for a rock band, and I heard from my mother that the very CD that I sang for was NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY!
grammys are worthless see even i have one *pulls a grammy out of his pocket*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on February 17, 2008, 10:26:10 AM
I don't know if I ever told you guys this before (and knowing me, I probably haven't) but before my voice broke, I was a professional boy soprano (the most in-demand musical career ever, I might add)  and about a year or so ago, I sang for a rock band, and I heard from my mother that the very CD that I sang for was NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY!
grammys are worthless see even i have one *pulls a grammy out of his pocket*
Hey, that's mean..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 17, 2008, 10:44:24 AM
I don't know if I ever told you guys this before (and knowing me, I probably haven't) but before my voice broke, I was a professional boy soprano (the most in-demand musical career ever, I might add)  and about a year or so ago, I sang for a rock band, and I heard from my mother that the very CD that I sang for was NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY!
grammys are worthless see even i have one *pulls a grammy out of his pocket*
Hey, that's mean..
hey it's just a joke i happy fryguy won a grammy
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on February 17, 2008, 12:33:30 PM
He didn't yet, he was just nominated..

So, GOOD LUCK FG!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 17, 2008, 01:07:26 PM
cool man hope you win those awards are tought to win.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on February 17, 2008, 05:29:51 PM
He didn't yet, he was just nominated..

So, GOOD LUCK FG!!!

naw, it didn't win... I'm just psyched that it was even nominated! :biggrin:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on February 17, 2008, 10:20:18 PM
That's better than nothing, right? =]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 17, 2008, 10:23:26 PM
IN LATEST NEWS MY TINY NIPPLES WENT TO FRANCE!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on February 17, 2008, 10:24:18 PM
Wrong topic. That belongs in 'Crap News'.. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 17, 2008, 10:26:34 PM
Wrong topic. That belongs in 'Crap News'.. XD
OH S**T
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on February 18, 2008, 08:11:35 AM
*claps* Bravo, bravo.. XDD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 18, 2008, 12:43:59 PM
*claps* Bravo, bravo.. XDD
*claps* encore encore XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 19, 2008, 01:10:51 AM
 :oops: :uhoh: :crylol: :giggle: man that was funny.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 26, 2008, 11:16:58 AM
What was funny?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 26, 2008, 11:35:51 AM
What was funny?
i did something stupid if you look back a couple of posts
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on February 26, 2008, 11:37:10 AM
What was funny?
The fact that everytime he types something like that, it's added to his post count.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 27, 2008, 04:18:35 AM
the tinny nipples that was funny unless it was true.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 27, 2008, 06:21:44 AM
the tinny nipples that was funny unless it was true.
of course it was a joke my nipples hardly move at all
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on February 27, 2008, 07:44:43 AM
..So you're saying they don't move, but they are tiny? XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Michael on February 27, 2008, 08:27:48 AM
It's a line from the movie Bruce Almighty.

Anyway, where are we going with this?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 27, 2008, 09:16:49 AM
..So you're saying they don't move, but they are tiny? XD
no their not tiny their MANBOOBS!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on February 27, 2008, 09:27:50 AM
It's a line from the movie Bruce Almighty.

Anyway, where are we going with this?

In France, if I read correctly.

Which makes me want to tell you two different news about our dear president sucker :

1) This week-end was the opening of the agriculture exposition. So, he made a little visit. And then, everything went wrong... He was shaking hands, when one guy moved away from him and told him "Don't touch me, you're filthing me !". Our president's answer ? "Then gets the f*** away you prick !". Way to look like a responsible guy, Naboléon...

2) Watch out, this one's a bit technical... Not so long ago a bill has been proposed which would force people who are incarcerated to see their punishment being prolonged if they'd still be considered as dangerous. It already sounds particularly repressive and has only been voted for pleasing the worst instincts of his electorate, but whatever... Now, the bill has been examined by the Constitutional Council.
Let me tell you what this court is: it's nothing else than the supreme court in everything that deals with legislation. Basically, the Constitutional Council, when being asked by the competent people, examines the bill in question to see if it fits with the fundamental dispositions of the Constitution. If the bill (or a part of it) is declared unconstitutional, it is purely and simply dismissed, without any possibility of redemption. As the members of the Constitutional Council are completely independent and don't have to face any kind of pression (they're designated, not elected, so they don't have to care about the public opinion, and they stay at their post for the rest of their lives), their decisions are completely valid and are supposedly only inspired by the respect of our basic principles.
This particular bill had a problem : it was retroactive. Laws are supposed to be used against cases that occurs after they've been adopted, for a question of security (if this wasn't the case, you could be sued for something that was completely legal before the adoption of the law and would no longer be the case. As a consequence, you wouldn't do a damn thing for the fear it would backfire years later). But a retroactive law also has effects on any cases that occured before its adoption. Such kind of laws are firmly prohibited by the Constitution. As a result, the Constitutional Council censored the part of the bill that was making it retroactive.
Well, this displeased the bling president, who asked to another lesser court to get around the CC's decision. Thank God this court said it wouldn't do this... It is quite clear, in our Constitution, that it's absolutely impossible to go against a decision of the CC, because this Council is protecting everything that makes us a democracy. If he'd ever have been allowed to do this, that would have been the first step to dictatorship.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on February 29, 2008, 06:10:47 AM
wow i cant believe some of the jerks they have in government.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on March 01, 2008, 11:58:50 AM
50p bet makes a million for punter (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20080223/tuk-50p-bet-makes-a-million-for-punter-6323e80_1.html)

Lucky b***ard
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on March 01, 2008, 12:26:20 PM
Woah! Lucky bugger!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 02, 2008, 01:31:30 AM
hmm sounds like luck all right.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 02, 2008, 06:52:48 AM
50p bet makes a million for punter (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20080223/tuk-50p-bet-makes-a-million-for-punter-6323e80_1.html)

Lucky b***ard
i bet he had the 7 leaf clover
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on March 16, 2008, 11:48:12 PM
After 66 years, HMAS Sydney has been found: 

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23387660-2,00.html (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23387660-2,00.html)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 17, 2008, 12:38:39 AM
wow thats so cool they found a sunken ship.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on March 17, 2008, 01:44:40 AM
wow thats so cool they found a sunken ship.


Not just any sunken ship. The Sydney was one of the worst Naval disasters in Australia's history, and one of the most lingering mysteries of WWII. For over 60+ years the families of those 645 men who died with their ship have had to grieve knowing that the grave of their loved ones was unmarked. Now, with the discovery of the Sydney's wreckage (and that of the Kormoran), those families can finally get the closure denied to them for so long. It's the mystery surrounding her loss that makes Sydney just as famous (Or infamous) as Titanic, Bismarck, the Arizona, or the USS Indianapolis.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on March 17, 2008, 12:33:20 PM
I keep hearing about that ship.. It's everywhere.. I pitty my ears..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 17, 2008, 12:49:34 PM
I keep hearing about that ship.. It's everywhere.. I pitty my ears..
Second.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 18, 2008, 04:17:20 AM
what exactly happened that everyone thought it was a mystery?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 18, 2008, 05:23:16 AM
what exactly happened that everyone thought it was a mystery?
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....ask big red.....XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on March 18, 2008, 05:45:16 AM
what exactly happened that everyone thought it was a mystery?

With no survivors available to tell what happened to their ship, Sydney's wherabouts and more importantly how she sank, have been open to speculation for many years. The Kormoran's captain, Theodor Detmers, gave a pretty good account of the battle from his perspective, but even his recollections were not enough to make an accurate guess to where Sydney's grave was. However it was the best the search team had to go on. So far, the "where" part is solved. Now the "How" and "Why" need to be tackled. The two best theories is that A: Fire ignited the Sydney's magazines, or B: she suffered some kind of catastrophic structural failure as a result of the damage she took during the battle.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 18, 2008, 06:57:31 AM
hmm wow i wonder if something else happened to her?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on March 19, 2008, 10:24:57 AM
Kind of slipped out of my mind, but we buried our very last soldier of the First World War last monday, and it had been the occasion of a celebration of all the people who fought and died for our country during this horrible war.

It feels a little weird to think that now, nobody can talk and testify about the horrors of this period...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 24, 2008, 03:51:03 AM
you know i have watched tv on these wars and it makes me sick i mean we are all human beings are we not?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on March 24, 2008, 08:57:57 AM
And your point is..?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 24, 2008, 12:59:55 PM
we are all human beings are we not?
i'm not
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on March 24, 2008, 05:18:28 PM
Let's stay on topic please.


It feels a little weird to think that now, nobody can talk and testify about the horrors of this period...

That's why it's important to record people's recollections while we still can.  And unfortunately, there will probably always be new horrors coming along to talk about.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on March 24, 2008, 08:48:45 PM
Ok, I don't mean to sound evil here, but, unfortunately? The world would be really boring if nothing went wrong...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 25, 2008, 05:01:05 AM
If you wanted to fix that sentence without worrying about sounding evil, you could have said "the world would be very boring if [nothing/nothing like that] ever happened"  but that's just what I'd say.

i just heard on the news that a good friend of the Beatles just died today at age 66.  A shame
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on March 25, 2008, 11:26:06 AM
There's massive fires where I live right now. I can see smoke from my lounge..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on March 25, 2008, 12:16:52 PM
*GASP!*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 25, 2008, 01:32:08 PM
There's massive fires where I live right now. I can see smoke from my lounge..
DAMN! that missile was suppose to hit the white house :mad:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on March 25, 2008, 11:36:51 PM
There's massive fires where I live right now. I can see smoke from my lounge..
Eep..

DAMN! that missile was suppose to hit the white house :mad:
*facepalm*


And in other news, it's still snowing here. This winter has brought the more snow to my township than any other winter since I was born, which was in 1991. (That's totalled up from over the winter, not one single snowfall.) I also believe this year brought the biggest snowstorm of the millenium so far for Ontario (not quite sure though...) I think Toronto's had something like 185 cm.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 26, 2008, 04:12:13 AM
wow i cant believe it :eyepopping:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 26, 2008, 05:12:34 AM
And in other news, it's still snowing here. This winter has brought the more snow to my township than any other winter since I was born, which was in 1991. (That's totalled up from over the winter, not one single snowfall.) I also believe this year brought the biggest snowstorm of the millenium so far for Ontario (not quite sure though...) I think Toronto's had something like 185 cm.
RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE'S IT GLOBAL COOLING!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 26, 2008, 05:18:37 AM
umm hey man you dont really have to make the words that big.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 26, 2008, 05:26:28 AM
umm hey man you dont really have to make the words that big.
YES I DO!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on March 26, 2008, 11:52:04 AM
No, you don't.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 27, 2008, 06:11:48 AM
No, you don't.
YES I DO IT HELPS DEAF PEOPLE HEAR ME BETTER!!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on March 27, 2008, 11:11:31 AM
You mean blind people read your posts better..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 27, 2008, 11:38:43 AM
You mean blind people read your posts better..
blind people can't read they can hardly tie their shoes
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 27, 2008, 09:03:38 PM
fascinating, now back on topic.

In other news.  My math teacher is sick.  He will be gone for a month at least, so GET WELL SOON Math teacher guy!  (whose name shall remain anonymous)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on March 28, 2008, 01:11:49 AM
major news flooding in the states continues and might not stop till the weekend.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on March 28, 2008, 03:58:40 AM
Aheh. It's flooding up here too, mike.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 29, 2008, 05:45:31 PM
it was SNOWING here, yesterday.

And in other news, Today is the day of Earth Hour (http://www.google.ca/intl/en/earthhour/) the day where between 8PM and 9PM in your time zone, you conserve as much energy as you can, by turning off any and all lights you don't need, unplugging your iPod, cell phone, and gameboy chargers, and basically shutting off anything you won't need to be using for an hour.  I will take part in this, myself.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on March 29, 2008, 05:50:19 PM
I somehow get the feeling that some retard' going to say I don't need my computer to live. And I'm not unplugging my alarm. That thing takes like an hour to get it into reset mode...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 30, 2008, 04:07:08 AM
it was SNOWING here, yesterday.

And in other news, Today is the day of Earth Hour (http://www.google.ca/intl/en/earthhour/) the day where between 8PM and 9PM in your time zone, you conserve as much energy as you can, by turning off any and all lights you don't need, unplugging your iPod, cell phone, and gameboy chargers, and basically shutting off anything you won't need to be using for an hour.  I will take part in this, myself.
i did that even though i spend most of my time in the dark i like it there
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on March 30, 2008, 12:41:23 PM
We turned off our lights, but that's it. I left my laptop on, cuz I was in the middle of reading MSN history, and I didn't wanna lose my place. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on March 30, 2008, 01:08:36 PM
We did it for twenty minutes.. But mom was cheating (had the TV, air purifiers, and microwave on) so, my brother said "If you're going to do it half-assed, why do it at all?" and then we went back upstairs and resumed our normal lives.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 31, 2008, 05:11:27 AM
good for your brother! XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on March 31, 2008, 05:51:30 PM
and in NASCAR news - Jack Roush said that he will not pursue legal action against michale waltrip racing in the disaparence of a sawybar. and denny hamlin won yesterday :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 04, 2008, 06:40:36 AM
and in other news presidential candidates are really hamming it up
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 08, 2008, 09:03:14 AM
I thought the election was over..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 10, 2008, 01:07:40 PM
I thought the election was over..
no in it STARTED like a year ago and they begin voting in November
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on April 10, 2008, 01:11:21 PM
..Holy crap.. We still have to endure 7 months of this US Election crap?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 10, 2008, 01:18:40 PM
..Holy crap.. We still have to endure 7 months of this US Election crap?
yes yes we do *loads gun and points at head*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on April 11, 2008, 12:24:26 AM
*whines* Damn it. I'm so sick of hearing about Hilary and that other guy whose name I can't remember.... because it's weird...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: mike on April 11, 2008, 01:21:13 AM
hmm sounds like you would rather not hear about this.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 11, 2008, 06:58:31 AM
yesterday marks the 91st anniversary on the attack on Vimy Ridge!
April 9th, 1917, the day that Canadian troops started advancing on Vimy ridge, which would affect the outome of the war during the next 100 days.
it was this one action, beleve it or not, that was the true cause of Canadian Independance.  Winning the war had a major impact on Canada, especially since it was no longer seen as "Britan's little pet".
As it was once said: "Always remember Vimy ridge.  For if you forget Vimy Ridge, then, in a sense, you are also  forgetting Canada"

Bless our Country!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 11, 2008, 08:28:52 AM
..Never heard of it..

*whines* Damn it. I'm so sick of hearing about Hilary and that other guy whose name I can't remember.... because it's weird...

Barrack Obama? xD

(Yes, I said xD. DEAL WITH IT!)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 11, 2008, 08:49:40 AM
not long now and it will be the 9th anniversary of columbine >:D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 11, 2008, 08:51:52 AM
I bet you're excited.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 11, 2008, 08:55:16 AM
I bet you're excited.
yes yes i am now i going to go pray to Eric Harris and Dylan klebold >:D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 11, 2008, 08:57:30 AM
I bet you're excited.
yes yes i am now i going to go pray to Eric Harris and Dylan klebold >:D

you're a sick, sick man.....  those people are evil.  Have you no respect???

...

actually, don't answer that.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 11, 2008, 08:59:15 AM
I bet you're excited.
yes yes i am now i going to go pray to Eric Harris and Dylan klebold >:D

you're a sick, sick man.....  those people are evil.  Have you no respect???

...

actually, don't answer that.
i'll answer it anyway no i have no respect nore a soul
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 11, 2008, 09:00:13 AM
you're reeeeeealy starting to get on my nerves....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 11, 2008, 09:01:55 AM
you're reeeeeealy starting to get on my nerves....
yes mr mod
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 11, 2008, 12:11:15 PM
yes yes i am now i going to go pray to Eric Harris and Dylan klebold >:D

Those names mean "Eric Johnson" and "Bob Dylan" to me. YOUR WORDS DON'T SCARE ME! xD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on April 12, 2008, 05:25:21 AM
I bet you're excited.
yes yes i am now i going to go pray to Eric Harris and Dylan klebold >:D

you're a sick, sick man.....  those people are evil.  Have you no respect???

...

actually, don't answer that.
i'll answer it anyway no i have no respect nore a soul
Keep your attention seeking, disgusting view points to yourself. Those people didn't deserve to die. The people who killed them, did. Thank Vader they shot themselves.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 12, 2008, 05:32:33 AM
They did? HURRAT!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Comrade Scott on April 12, 2008, 09:18:42 AM
not long now and it will be the 9th anniversary of columbine >:D

F**king kill yourself.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 12, 2008, 12:22:21 PM
I don't know why he's even excited.. it's not like it's gonna happen again..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Comrade Scott on April 12, 2008, 07:39:03 PM
I don't know why he's even excited.. it's not like it's gonna happen again..

There have been numerous school shootings since then.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on April 12, 2008, 09:26:59 PM
I know I don't have any awesome mod powers on this half of the forum, but I think the tone of some of these posts could be mollified a bit.  This is a touchy subject, and benderrocks1892, you're entitled to your own opinion, but many members don't share it (myself included), and IMO it's starting to look like you're just flame-baiting.  :notreally:

ETA: I just reread that paragraph and it reads like I was singling out benderrocks, which wasn't my intention. *headdesk*  Just pretend I said, "I agree with Graham."

In other news: Mother of organ donor denied organs despite donor's wishes (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bradford/7344205.stm).  Sad story; I suppose I agree with the policy in principle, but it's frightening to think that I couldn't give my organs to a family member or friend postmortem if they desperately needed them.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Graham on April 12, 2008, 10:43:07 PM
Yeah, please drop the antagonistic tone here a bit, which applies to both sides. It'd also be a bit more interesting to have such "different" opinions if they were explained, rather than posted in a flamebait manner. If you're going to have such views, and there's no reason why you can't here, then at least have some courage and explain them to the "ignorant". You never know, you just might convert some people, although I do hope they don't end up damaging school property if you happen to do so. ;)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 12, 2008, 10:53:35 PM
*Manages to stifle a laugh without Graham hearing as he walks away*

He's right though... but sure everyone has different views on... darn near every conflict out there...  but that doesn't always mean that both viewpoints are right. you see, benderrocks, I understand how you said that as a joke, coming out of your Hating School,  but those guys killed lots of innocent students.  Regular average joes, trying to get a good education so they can have a good job when they grow up and make money, so that attack was hardly liberating... in fact, it's far from it.

But I told you that story to tell you a different story...

speaking of "School".  Quite recently, there was a school in New Wesminser (Still part of the Lower Mainland of Vancouver...  not that far from where I live) in which there was a gun scare.  Kind of chills you a bit, especially when one finds out the proximity of it in relation to where one lives.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 13, 2008, 12:49:30 AM
not long now and it will be the 9th anniversary of columbine >:D

F**king kill yourself.
maybe tomorrow
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 01:06:11 AM
You never cease to amaze me...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on April 13, 2008, 02:54:32 AM
When I was in year seven my school went into lockdown because there was a guy with a gun outside the school.

..

It turned out to be fake.
I lost half an hour of my day.
*mutter*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 03:08:09 AM
In year 6 there was a guy with a knife at my school...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on April 13, 2008, 03:14:49 AM
My school's been in lockdown twice because of gang activity. Well, twice since I've been there.
The police patrol cars surrounding the school make it really erie
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 03:21:40 AM
That's scary..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 13, 2008, 04:36:30 AM
My school's been in lockdown twice because of gang activity. Well, twice since I've been there.
The police patrol cars surrounding the school make it really erie
ocean view had a lot of gang related violence when i was there it got locked down twice
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 05:03:17 AM
That's the same amount of times as his school.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 13, 2008, 05:28:51 AM
That's the same amount of times as his school.
MAYBE KABOOM'S MY CLONE OR SOMETHING!!!!!!! :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 05:33:58 AM
You're the evil twin.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 13, 2008, 05:34:50 AM
You're the evil twin.
well DUH!!!!! :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 05:35:35 AM
ANYWAY back on topic, I've been wondering; when does the American Election end?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on April 13, 2008, 07:58:29 AM
The presidential election?  It ends this November (but Pres. Bush will still be president until next January).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 08:10:26 AM
Woah, and voting has already started?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on April 13, 2008, 11:42:25 AM
That's the same amount of times as his school.
MAYBE KABOOM'S MY CLONE OR SOMETHING!!!!!!! :P
That thought scares the f**kin' hell out of me.


It ends this November (but Pres. Bush will still be president until next January).
Ehhhwhhhaaaaaa? It makes no sense!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2008, 12:45:01 PM
Well, that's the American political system for ya. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 22, 2008, 06:06:05 AM
man suck in elevator for 41 hours
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=451062
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on April 27, 2008, 07:03:25 PM
man suck in elevator for 41 hours

[Kevin Smith's Clerks] In a row ?!? [/Kevin Smith's Clerks]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on April 28, 2008, 12:06:12 AM
man suck in elevator for 41 hours

[Kevin Smith's Clerks] In a row ?!? [/Kevin Smith's Clerks]
yes
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 15, 2008, 04:46:03 AM
I left the Catholic Church a while ago, but reading this (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7399661.stm) still made me smile (in a good way).

Quote
Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.

[...]

Asked about the Catholic Church's condemnation four centuries ago of the Italian astronomer and physicist, Galileo, Father Funes diplomatically says mistakes were made, but it is time to turn the page and look towards the future.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 15, 2008, 05:19:07 AM

WWII codebreaking center Bletchley Park faces uncertain future:

http://resources.zdnet.co.uk/articles/imagegallery/0,1000002003,39415278,00.htm (http://resources.zdnet.co.uk/articles/imagegallery/0,1000002003,39415278,00.htm)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on May 15, 2008, 07:42:16 AM
hey BIG RED, have you heard the story of the last WWI survivor?  he's 107.  He lives in Washington, even though he was born & raised a Canadian, and just 2 days ago got an official Canadian citizenship!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 15, 2008, 02:35:39 PM
^I sure did.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 15, 2008, 07:56:09 PM
YES! (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/15/same.sex.marriage/index.html?eref=rss_topstories)

Quote from: CNN.com
In a much-anticipated ruling issued Thursday, the California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.

There is not enough (http://i26.tinypic.com/2afgbt.png) in the world to express how happy this news makes me.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on May 15, 2008, 07:59:05 PM
Yes, let them marry. Why should hetero couples get all the pain?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on May 15, 2008, 09:06:50 PM
YES! (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/15/same.sex.marriage/index.html?eref=rss_topstories)

Quote from: CNN.com
In a much-anticipated ruling issued Thursday, the California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.

There is not enough (http://i26.tinypic.com/2afgbt.png) in the world to express how happy this news makes me.

*hi-fives 1BDI*

finally the gay's are getting the respect and aknowledgement they deserve!

gays are people too!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on May 15, 2008, 09:57:26 PM

There is not enough (http://i26.tinypic.com/2afgbt.png) in the world to express how happy this news makes me.

1BDI, I'm sorry to have to tell you that this is not over yet...several religious and other right-wing groups are planning to go to court in various places in California today or tomorrow.  Massachusetts remains the only state in the US where same-sex couples can legally marry.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 15, 2008, 11:40:36 PM
Yeah, I realize that.  Apparently the state's going to have another "ban same-sex marriage" amendment proposal on the November ballot, too.  :fail:  I'm just thankful for any step in the right direction at this point.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on May 16, 2008, 12:11:09 AM
As long as there's some sort of privilege for people raising children I don't care who gets married to whom... I'd even consider allowing gay couples to adopt.

Actually, frankly, the state has no business in it. Marriage should be contract-based. Best solution all round really.

And stop taking my damned money you bastards!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on May 18, 2008, 01:29:42 AM
Yes, let them marry. Why should hetero couples get all the pain?

That made me crack up.. XDD

Yes, it should be up to them if they want to get into marriage, not the state..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on May 27, 2008, 05:19:51 PM
I didn't know we were already doing this....

"Pixie Dust" may help regenerate lost limbs. (http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/05/26/regrowing.body.parts/index.html?eref=rss_topstories)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on May 28, 2008, 12:27:51 AM
yes, I heard about this a couple of years ago, back when they were growing bits of chickens with the technology. It's an adult stem-cell based technology, as opposed to the dead-end of embryonic stem-cells - there's a few other adult stem-cell applications out there already in testing stages, but little reported for various reasons. It's fascinating how it actually works, too, tricking your own body into growing itself back again. I don't know if they've tried growing back limbs yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if they're able to do that. Then all we need is some sort of means to stimulate a high metabolic rate in the area and you've got star-trek style tissue regeneration.

Just make sure you get plenty of carbs. :)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on May 28, 2008, 01:14:37 AM
In recent news, I have a job again.  Yay me!

In local news, British Columbia now has the record for longest life span in the world.  That's right, folks.  Older than Japan!

In other news, The mars lander is sending 3D pictures to Earth. (http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/05/27/1068158.aspx)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 02, 2008, 10:14:39 PM
This is so pathetic it's funny..
Parents arrested after putting baby on Craigslist (WikiNews) (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Parents_arrested_after_putting_baby_on_Craigslist)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Ross on June 07, 2008, 03:42:32 AM
TODAY IS THE 64TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVASION OF NORMANDY!

(http://www.chautauqua.us/grave.jpg)

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
       
         George S. Patton
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 07, 2008, 04:54:13 AM
*stands and salutes*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 07, 2008, 06:05:02 AM
*Plays Last Post on my trumpet*

*moment of silence *
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 07, 2008, 02:50:25 PM
*doffs cap, stands at attention for various national anthems*

*remembers being there for 40th and 50th anniversaries*

The people of Normandy have not forgotten...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 07, 2008, 09:30:37 PM

To the Americans, British, Canadians, Frenchmen and women, and other Allied nations who took part in that historic June day, I and a great many others thank you for your efforts in taking the first steps to liberate Western Europe from the grip of the Third Reich.   
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on June 14, 2008, 03:32:05 PM
I'm so happy that the No Vote as won in Ireland for the Lisbon Treaty.

The Yes Vote Was bad for Ireland and me because I live there.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on June 16, 2008, 05:02:00 AM
Human ovulation caught on tape. (http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/mg19826604.200-human-egg-makes-accidental-debut-on-camera.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=specrt10_head_Egg%20snapped) (Warning: Images of live human organs on page.  Avoid if sensitive to that sort of thing.)

Based on the other comments I've seen on the story elsewhere, I think I'm part of the small handful of people who've seen the pictures in that article and thought, "Holy ---- that's awesome" instead of, "Holy ---- that's disgusting."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Ross on June 21, 2008, 01:48:42 AM
People have finally discovered the wreck of the 22-gun warship HMS Ontario, lost on Lake Ontario in 1780 with all hands, roughly 130 total.  The ship, which went down in a violent storm, is completely intact, tilted slightly on its side.  Two galley windows still have completely intact glass panes!   :eek:  Historians and researches have labeled this an "archaeological miracle" and the "Holy Grail" of Great Lakes shipwrecks. 

Unfortunately, the two discoverers, Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville, are keeping the wreck's location secret and wish to block any "disturbance" of the site, while most historians wish to somehow preserve the wreck in a similar fashion to England's Mary Rose and Sweden's Vasa. :fail:  It is a shame that they wish to let such a valuable piece of British, American, and Canadian heritage fade away with the passage of time...

Anyway, there are some pictures of how well-preserved the Ontario is:

(http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2008/06/13/image4180956g.jpg)

(http://multimedia.thestar.com/images/e2/9f/82cd86234d1b98317c7ecd5a29ba.jpeg)

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Technology/c9de1ab9-0b1b-45c0-b3c8-2474c01dbeff_mn.jpg)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 21, 2008, 02:06:14 AM
COOL! :eek: I love it when the Canadians uncover all the cool stuff!

...now if only they could recover the Mary Ellen Carter!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Ross on June 21, 2008, 02:28:27 AM
COOL! :eek: I love it when the Canadians uncover all the cool stuff!

Actually, I'm pretty sure Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville are Americans...

Either way, I just found a beautiful image of the Ontario's stern and one of the deck guns.  BEHOLD!   :drool:

(http://www.shipwreckworld.com/images/story/2008/06/13/127-giant-stern_03.jpg)

(http://www.shipwreckworld.com/images/story/2008/06/13/123-giant-cannon.jpg)

Also, an interesting quote by a naval historian who watched all 80 minutes ( :eek:) of footage of the wreck: "If it wasn't for the zebra mussels, she looks like she only sunk last week."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 21, 2008, 04:07:13 AM
Out f-ing standing!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on June 23, 2008, 02:30:16 PM
On a sadder note - George Carlin died yesterday, heres a link to the article http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080623/ap_on_en_tv/obit_george_carlin
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 23, 2008, 08:26:27 PM
 :eek: NOOO! 

wow, I just didn't see that one coming....


Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the Air India flight 182 bombing.  This has been marked as the worst terrorist attack ever to occur in Canada, devastating to both Canadians and Indians alike.  A memorial has taken place in Surrey (Surrey BC, not Surrey England) today, which has outraged many people because this is the same temple that has praised one of the suspected organizers of this attack as a hero.

here's a link for further information (http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/airindia/bombing.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on June 23, 2008, 09:11:03 PM
I saw the news about George Carlin in a blog comment this morning at the first thing I thought was, "They have to be talking about a different George Carlin.  Have to."  I only just started getting into his stuff, and I'm really sad to hear that he's gone. :(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 23, 2008, 09:43:55 PM
On a sadder note - George Carlin died yesterday, heres a link to the article http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080623/ap_on_en_tv/obit_george_carlin
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! He was my hero! He hated little kids and always told the horrible truth...
*sulks*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on June 24, 2008, 06:50:57 AM
On a sadder note - George Carlin died yesterday, heres a link to the article http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080623/ap_on_en_tv/obit_george_carlin
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on June 24, 2008, 01:48:46 PM
Since George Carlin died, i was thinking to myself that just maybe that he and Bender would probably get along very well. Why cant Ron Popeil hurry up and invent the head-in-a-jar technology?   :eyepopping:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on June 24, 2008, 11:52:09 PM
Why cant Ron Popeil hurry up and invent the head-in-a-jar technology?   :eyepopping:
second
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 25, 2008, 12:24:36 AM
*waves nonchalantly*  helloo, air India bombing anniversary over here...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 25, 2008, 01:03:48 AM
No one caaaaaaaaaaares.. That was a year ago.. The best comedian ever just died on the 22nd... *sulks*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 30, 2008, 07:12:51 AM
yes, he was a great actor, and I think it's sad that he's gone...  but... a terrorist bombing in Canada?  that's a bit higher on my priority mourning list... honestly!


MORE sad news at the Greater Vancouver Zoo...  first we have a spider monkey being shot... now we have an eagle being eaten by a lion...

here's a link to the story (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080630.wbceagle30/BNStory/Front/home)

happens all the time in the wild... but  tragic to be witnessed by the public
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on June 30, 2008, 01:51:19 PM
It seems somebody in the French Army didnt get the memo about not using live ammo in a crowd.

heres the link http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080630/ts_afp/francemilitaryaccident
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on June 30, 2008, 02:22:39 PM
It seems somebody in the French Army didnt get the memo about not using live ammo in a crowd.

heres the link http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080630/ts_afp/francemilitaryaccident
i heard about that on the news now that is a LOL
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on June 30, 2008, 02:26:55 PM
[Bill Lumbergh] Did you get that memo?[/Bill Lumbergh]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 30, 2008, 06:23:29 PM
Uhoh... That's not good..

Is purplefish alright? XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on June 30, 2008, 06:53:36 PM
The IRS has been flooded with calls from people getting wrong amounts or no rebate at all.


ooh, that sucks :bleh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 03, 2008, 06:30:19 PM
Are you effing serious?

Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom (http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/07/judge-orders-yo.html)
Quote
Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users' names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Viacom wants the data to prove that infringing material is more popular than user-created videos, which could be used to increase Google's liability if it is found guilty of contributory infringement.

I will give that Viacom has a right to be PO'ed over this, and yes, knowing how many users watched how many copywritten videos could prove useful to their case, but why the hell do they need the usernames and IPs of everyone on YouTube?!  Why not just... obtain the numbers in question?  I have to side with Google on this: this seems like a violation of privacy.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on July 03, 2008, 07:19:02 PM
Google caved to the chinese quickly enough when it came to naming chinese dissidents. To now argue that they shouldn't invade their users privacy is hypocritical, especially considering the nature of the punishments meted out to chinese bloggers for their criticism of the "people's republic". I will only believe they're sincere when they attempt to correct what they did.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 03, 2008, 07:35:21 PM
Ah, jeeze, I'd completely forgotten that Google had been involved with that.  :notreally:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on July 03, 2008, 08:46:51 PM
Yeah, it adds a bit of a dimension to things.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on July 04, 2008, 01:02:14 AM
Fellow Americans,

It's the 4th of July here at FM/TLZ, so -

Happy Independence Day!

It's time to celebrate our nation's 232nd birthday...take the day off, eat drink and be merry, launch some fireworks...

And please take a moment, whether you're for or against the war, to remember our military people deployed overseas.  :thumbsup: Send them good wishes or care packages, if you're religious pray for them.

And never forget...Freedom Is Not Free.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 04, 2008, 02:05:42 AM
The "Pregnant Man" gave birth to a baby girl a few days ago.


I find this very disturbing.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on July 04, 2008, 10:10:02 AM
Fellow Americans,

It's the 4th of July here at FM/TLZ, so -

Happy Independence Day!

It's time to celebrate our nation's 232nd birthday...take the day off, eat drink and be merry, launch some fireworks...

And please take a moment, whether you're for or against the war, to remember our military people deployed overseas.  :thumbsup: Send them good wishes or care packages, if you're religious pray for them.

And never forget...Freedom Is Not Free.

[Homer] WOOHOO!!!  USA!  USA! USA![/Homer] 

*is slapped by Kyle*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 04, 2008, 03:57:59 PM
[Professor] Good old American feces [/Professor]

[Fry] God bless America [/Fry]

Happy 4th of July!


[Homer] WOOHOO!!!  USA!  USA! USA![/Homer] 

 :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on July 12, 2008, 02:39:39 PM
the new iPhone is out now. anybody got one yet? i have mine ordered, should be here wed. now can get the madhouse on the go!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on July 12, 2008, 03:10:59 PM
now can get the madhouse on the go!

Heck, I can do that with my 3-month-old AT&T Tilt!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 07, 2008, 03:53:24 PM
Anyone who knows about the Kwami Kilpatric scandle in  Detriot, the judge ordered him to jail just a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 07, 2008, 05:13:20 PM
Just saw it - heres the link on CNN - http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/08/07/mayor.jailed.ap/index.html

Its was only a matter of time before he got cought.  :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 07, 2008, 05:23:01 PM
Hammer do you live around the Detriot area? I mean I know you, me, and Red-Line all live in Michigan.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 07, 2008, 05:27:05 PM
I'm actually about 1-2 hours north of Detorit, about 15mins south of Flint. And i know its going to be all over the local news tonight. he should have been in there a long time ago...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 07, 2008, 05:54:34 PM
So, pretty close to Lansing. Right?

but you're right, he should of been in there a long time ago. hopefully in a few months this will all be over, I'm sick and tired of hearing about this.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 07, 2008, 05:59:17 PM
well its about 1 1/2 hrs to lansing form where i live. But this whole thing should have been over a long time ago. i am so sick of this to. Btw, would you happen to live Michigan by chance?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 07, 2008, 06:07:04 PM
Yes I do. I live about 30-45 minutes south of Detriot.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 07, 2008, 06:12:54 PM
What a conicedence. looks like we have few michiganders on this fourm.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 07, 2008, 07:15:46 PM
I know. I'll make my friends join too so we have even more and then we can take over!  :devil:

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 07, 2008, 07:30:35 PM
Yes excellent.  >:D

And kwame's already on his way to jail to!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 07, 2008, 10:15:36 PM
[Homer (whispering)/] I think he's in trouble. [/Homer]

Well it's his falut. He left the country when he wasnt suppose to. How stupid can you be?  :rolleyes:  :confused:

and you know that people are going to be feeling sorry for him. all that "Oh, he shouldnt be in jail. He was just doing what he thought he should" crap.

oh give me a break!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 07, 2008, 11:44:09 PM
I couldn't have said that any better. It's probaly going to be like during the trial.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 08, 2008, 01:12:21 AM
Exactly.

But today, for and hour ! all they said was "The mayor's in jail"  "the mayor's in jail"

I know, you've said it 600 times in the last 15 minutes!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 08, 2008, 01:26:23 AM
i think it would be more intersting if it was Morbo doing the news. and why dont they just kick him out already?!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 08, 2008, 01:34:52 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!

THAT IS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD! [Fry/] I miss Morbo [/Fry]

I think this is what it would be like:

Morbo: The puny mayor of Detriot was sent to jail today, and if he thinks that's bad, wait till my race takes over the earth. Mwahahaha!

Linda: Hahaha!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 08, 2008, 01:41:12 AM
yea, the news would definatly be more intertesting with Morbo. My stepdad told me that the radio station he was listening to had audio of him pleading with the judge, and the judge had enough it. if only if it was Judge Whitey
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 09, 2008, 03:16:52 PM
Bernie Mac dies at 50 from inflammatory lung disease

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080809/ap_on_en_mo/obit_bernie_mac
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on August 10, 2008, 09:49:02 AM
No.  He was a funny guy.

Deleting that post, actually.

Have more respect for the dead... you wouldn't shout hooray If I were to die, would you?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 10, 2008, 02:24:26 PM
Oh and now the mayor of Detroit  is getting charged with assult.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on August 10, 2008, 10:00:11 PM
Isaac Hayes just died (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gsCUwiqAHCNIbxD6oePjCg1RToZQD92FL17G0).  :(

I was pretty annoyed with him after the whole South Park Vs. Scientology sphiel, but I'm still sad that he's gone.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 11, 2008, 01:54:43 PM
Well more news from Detroit - Kilpatrick is now faced with assault.[/color]]http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080809/NEWS01/808090402/1003/NEWS01Kilpatrick is now faced with assault. (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080809/NEWS01/808090402/1003/NEWS01[color=blue)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 11, 2008, 03:58:38 PM
Suprised no one's mentioned the propane explosions in Toronto yesterday.. (http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/475696)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on August 12, 2008, 12:24:13 AM
Suprised no one's mentioned the propane explosions in Toronto yesterday.. (http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/475696)


a bad day for Canadians  :(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on August 16, 2008, 01:50:19 AM
Parks Canada is launching a search for the wrecks of HMS Erebus, and HMS Terror, the two ships used by Sir John Franklin on his Ill-fated 1847-48 expedition to find the Northwest Passage.
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=147541d1-0d04-445c-963a-f9c498b32883 (http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=147541d1-0d04-445c-963a-f9c498b32883)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on August 16, 2008, 05:45:56 PM
In Local news (more or less, for me...) an acquaintance of mine (goes to the same school, didn't know him well... I think he was in my socials class this year)  drowned in the Fraiser river yesterday morning.   :(

in National news, Canada now has three medals, one of each type

Gold in Women's wrestling, silver in men's rowing, and bronze in men's wrestling.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on August 16, 2008, 10:06:25 PM
Well, at least we won't be going home empty handed.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 17, 2008, 01:17:25 AM
Michael Phelps goes for his 8th gold medal tonight. Whoo! Go Michael!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


USA! USA! USA!
(http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-CA391_0811ph_20080811000328.jpg)



I find this picture funny
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 17, 2008, 01:22:48 AM
Lookit those biceps..  :pukey:

Other than that, at least those PbAu medals aren't going to China.

in National news, Canada now has three medals, one of each type

Gold in Women's wrestling, silver in men's rowing, and bronze in men's wrestling.
*salute*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on August 17, 2008, 01:32:58 AM
Michael Phelps goes for his 8th gold medal tonight. Whoo! Go Michael!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


USA! USA! USA!
(http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-CA391_0811ph_20080811000328.jpg)



I find this picture funny

(Olympic official, out of picture) "This is madness!"

(Michael Phelps) "Madness?,,,THIS, IS, SPARTAAAAAA!"

I lol'd. :mellow:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 17, 2008, 04:00:27 AM
LMAO! :crylol:


Actually this isn't Sparta it's Beijing.


Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on August 18, 2008, 04:13:54 AM
Oh my God, he actually did it? *has not been watching the Olympics*  Awesome!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on August 18, 2008, 05:00:08 AM
Canada's olympic medal count so far (http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/GL/92A/CAN_T.shtml):

2 Golds, 1 silver,  4 bronze.

one guy on the men's 8-section rowing team is from Richmond BC!  *salutes*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 18, 2008, 01:58:37 PM
Canada's finally on the board!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: CosmicF on August 18, 2008, 06:42:24 PM
Michael Phelps goes for his 8th gold medal tonight. Whoo! Go Michael!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


USA! USA! USA!
(http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-CA391_0811ph_20080811000328.jpg)



I find this picture funny

(Olympic official, out of picture) "This is madness!"

(Michael Phelps) "Madness?,,,THIS, IS, SPARTAAAAAA!"

I lol'd. :mellow:

maybe he's shouting, I, AM, BEOWULF! PHELPS!


Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 18, 2008, 06:56:00 PM
Michael Phelps goes for his 8th gold medal tonight. Whoo! Go Michael!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


USA! USA! USA!
(http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-CA391_0811ph_20080811000328.jpg)



I find this picture funny
(Olympic official, out of picture) "This is madness!"
(Michael Phelps) "Madness?,,,THIS, IS, SPARTAAAAAA!"
I lol'd. :mellow:
maybe he's shouting, I, AM, BEOWULF! PHELPS!

Or TAKE THAT JERKBAGS!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on August 19, 2008, 02:19:59 AM
Quick, someone photoshop Leonidas's head on his shoulders! DO IT! right now! :mellow:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 19, 2008, 03:55:39 AM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n77/KaBoOM_444/crap/THISISCHINAAAAAAAAAA.jpg)
heheheh.. *LOLLing*


Seems Canada's got another two silvers..
... Waaaiit.. Trampoline is a sport?!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 19, 2008, 02:28:52 PM
ROFL!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Ross on August 20, 2008, 03:02:40 PM
Parks Canada is launching a search for the wrecks of HMS Erebus, and HMS Terror, the two ships used by Sir John Franklin on his Ill-fated 1847-48 expedition to find the Northwest Passage.
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=147541d1-0d04-445c-963a-f9c498b32883 (http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=147541d1-0d04-445c-963a-f9c498b32883)

A worthy cause...


(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n77/KaBoOM_444/crap/THISISCHINAAAAAAAAAA.jpg)

THIS IS SWIMMING!  ROOOAAARRR!  :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on August 20, 2008, 06:31:22 PM
Per the associated Press:

"Usain Bolt of Jamaica broke the world record by winning the 200 meters in 19.30 seconds Wednesday night, becoming the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to sweep the 100 and 200 gold medals at an Olympics.

Bolt is the first man ever to break the world marks in both sprints at an Olympics. Not even Lewis or Jesse Owens managed that."

Apparently Jamaicans DO have other interrests. Congratulations to him.



Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 20, 2008, 06:35:05 PM
Apparently Jamaicans DO have other interrests. Congratulations to him.

You mean besides limboian right? I wonder how good his limbo skills are.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on August 21, 2008, 05:52:58 AM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n77/KaBoOM_444/crap/THISISCHINAAAAAAAAAA.jpg)
heheheh.. *LOLLing*


Seems Canada's got another two silvers..
... Waaaiit.. Trampoline is a sport?!

I suspected it was a sport... I just never knew it was olympic-worthy...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 21, 2008, 02:29:11 PM
Trampoling a sport?  :crylol:

If that's in the olympics, then limbo should be to!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on August 21, 2008, 02:38:16 PM
My art class had a discussion on this the other day, and we decided that by the year 2020 'stool sitting' will be included in the Olympics, since everything else is...

What? My art room has stools! XDD
Yeah, we're insane...

Seriously though, some Olympic sports are pathetic...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 21, 2008, 07:25:34 PM
Wait! RvB has a video on this subject! To the Roosterteeth archives! ..Eh.. YouTube's easier.
Red versus Blue: The Winter Lames (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46YEDq2oTcg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on August 21, 2008, 07:29:34 PM
My art class had a discussion on this the other day, and we decided that by the year 2020 'stool sitting' will be included in the Olympics, since everything else is...
What? My art room has stools! XDD
Yeah, we're insane...

That sounds like my drafting classes in high school, we would always start discussing something like this.

Seriously though, some Olympic sports are pathetic...

Yea, and yet they're still people that dont consider NASCAR a sport.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on August 22, 2008, 05:46:54 PM
Seriously though, some Olympic sports are pathetic...

Yea, and yet they're still people that dont consider NASCAR a sport.
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It isn't. It's driving really fast in a oval for 4 hours.

Does it take skill? Yes. Driving with that many lunitics at those speeds takes a ton of skill. Is there competition? Hell yes. Between drivers, teams, sponsers, and fans. But a sport? I'd say no.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on August 23, 2008, 01:26:15 PM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n77/KaBoOM_444/crap/THISISCHINAAAAAAAAAA.jpg)
heheheh.. *LOLLing*


Seems Canada's got another two silvers..
... Waaaiit.. Trampoline is a sport?!
ZOMG! LMAO! :mellow:

TONITE, WE SWIM,,,IN HELL! >:D :mellow:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on September 02, 2008, 01:43:29 AM
John McCain's running mate Sara Palin said Monday her 17-year-old unmarried daughter Bristol,  is five months pregnant. Also, Sarah Palin's fifth child, a son named Trig, was born in April with Down syndrome. Internet bloggers have been suggesting that the child was actually born to Bristol Palin but that her mother, the 44-year-old Alaska governor, claimed to be the mother.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 02, 2008, 02:03:34 AM
Looks like somebodys got family troubles...

I think I know why McCaine picked her-they got the same the same blood type, you know  like the same reason Farnsworth keeps Amy around    ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 02, 2008, 02:20:02 AM
Oi, not here too....

Trig is her 5th child (http://www.newsminer.com/news/2008/apr/22/palins-flight-labor-falls-under-scrutiny/) and not her grandson.  I wish I had a better source, but I've seen this picture of her thrown up everywhere so I'm going to assume it's safe to say that this is a picture of her pregnant with Trig (http://alaskareport.com/images31/palin_pregnant.jpg) (also video from what I assume is the same event (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAzv7Be6iqQ)).  As for her daughter's pregnancy; I feel horrible for the girl, but... well, it is what it is.   :notreally:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 02, 2008, 10:22:16 PM
jerry reed has just passed away- heres the AP article - http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gtCKwgisw0t7ftgEpx3zQa1gEjtQD92UOT880
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on September 02, 2008, 10:25:09 PM
jerry reed has just passed away- heres the AP article - http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gtCKwgisw0t7ftgEpx3zQa1gEjtQD92UOT880
Oh noes! :(

Guess he's on that final run westbound & down now. :mellow:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 02, 2008, 11:35:51 PM
Oh no.  :ouch:  And I just found out that Don LaFontaine died (http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/movies/27765714.html?elr=KArksD:aDyaEP:kD:aUg:oaEQDUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU), too.

R.I.P., you two.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 03, 2008, 12:22:48 AM
[Guess he's on that final run westbound & down now. :mellow:

Sorry to hear that...he was a real character.   :(

Which way is it to Confederate Heaven?  Wouldn't that be - southeast?  ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on September 03, 2008, 01:37:39 AM
[Guess he's on that final run westbound & down now. :mellow:

Sorry to hear that...he was a real character.   :(

Which way is it to Confederate Heaven?  Wouldn't that be - southeast?  ;)
Basically, it's an old Aviation saying, that when a pilot dies, he "Goes West".
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 03, 2008, 01:42:37 PM
[Guess he's on that final run westbound & down now. :mellow:

Sorry to hear that...he was a real character.   :(

Which way is it to Confederate Heaven?  Wouldn't that be - southeast?  ;)
Basically, it's an old Aviation saying, that when a pilot dies, he "Goes West".

Sorta like Davey Jones's locker then for sea faring folk?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 04, 2008, 04:07:06 PM
Kwame's going to jail! he finally plead guilty heres the free press article - http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080904/NEWS01/309050001/&imw=Y
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 04, 2008, 07:31:08 PM
Kwame's going to jail! he finally plead guilty

HA-HA! *pointing and laughing, Nelson Muntz-style*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 04, 2008, 07:34:34 PM
It would be great if he got Roberto as his cell mate  ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on September 04, 2008, 10:16:28 PM
Kwame's going to jail! he finally plead guilty heres the free press article - http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080904/NEWS01/309050001/&imw=Y

YES! Finally!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 04, 2008, 11:49:52 PM
he's addresing the city tonight at 7. I belive it's going  to on Fox 2.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 05, 2008, 07:35:15 PM
Sorta like Davey Jones's locker then for sea faring folk?

Eh, that's a Navy saying.  You don't often hear it from civilians who go to sea.

Kwame's going to jail! he finally plead guilty

It's a good day for Detriot Detroit!

Basically, it's an old Aviation saying, that when a pilot dies, he "Goes West".

I learn something new every day on this board...Where do expired pilots go from the Left Coast?  Hawai'i, maybe?  Sounds good to me!  ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on September 05, 2008, 08:43:59 PM


Basically, it's an old Aviation saying, that when a pilot dies, he "Goes West".

I learn something new every day on this board...Where do expired pilots go from the Left Coast?  Hawai'i, maybe?  Sounds good to me!  ;)

There's really no earthly destination, they just "head west". I think it may also have something to do with the sunset as well.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 09, 2008, 01:57:00 PM
Well it looks like some crazy scientist have created what some may call a doomsday device. They want to re-create the big bang. 

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJlBbJVKcIbLyH0VBswS1rM-ntTw
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 09, 2008, 03:17:34 PM
Well it looks like some crazy scientist have created what some may call a doomsday device. They want to re-create the big bang. 

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJlBbJVKcIbLyH0VBswS1rM-ntTw
were boned aren't we
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 09, 2008, 03:25:06 PM
Well it looks like some crazy scientist have created what some may call a doomsday device. They want to re-create the big bang. 

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJlBbJVKcIbLyH0VBswS1rM-ntTw
were boned aren't we

Yup, we're boned. Time to cheese it out of the universe...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 09, 2008, 04:00:14 PM
Yup, we're boned. Time to cheese it out of the universe...

Oh, it's not going to be that bad. TOP SCIENTISTS say that if any black holes are created, they won't last very long and won't do much damage.  And if TOP SCIENTISTS say it, it must be true. Right? Right?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 09, 2008, 04:04:42 PM
Yup, we're boned. Time to cheese it out of the universe...

Oh, it's not going to be that bad. TOP SCIENTISTS say that if any black holes are created, they won't last very long and won't do much damage.  And if TOP SCIENTISTS say it, it must be true. Right? Right?

Well since you put it that way... but what about all the possiable looting to be done?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 09, 2008, 04:47:08 PM
Well since you put it that way... but what about all the possiable looting to be done?
Probably reserved mostly for the Europeans. Us folks on this side of the Atlantic are getting hosed, I reckon.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 09, 2008, 04:49:31 PM
Well since you put it that way... but what about all the possiable looting to be done?
Probably reserved mostly for the Europeans. Us folks on this side of the Atlantic are getting hosed, I reckon.

As usual the europeans get have all the fun.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 09, 2008, 04:57:50 PM
But you guys own the guns! We have to make do with boards with nails in them...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 09, 2008, 04:59:53 PM
As usual the europeans get have all the fun.

Yeah, but look at the bright side, if Fermilab ever blows a new Fry-hole in the universe, being in Michigan you'll have some good looting. Of couse, I'll be reduced to a singularity if it ever blows, so I get cheated. Lousy physics.

But you guys own the guns! We have to make do with boards with nails in them...
But one day, you'll build a bigger board with a nail big enough to destroy us all!!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 09, 2008, 05:01:46 PM
But you guys own the guns! We have to make do with boards with nails in them...

well clumsy bludging is always fun!

And now it looks like our good freind Hugo Chavez is getting noticed by the Russians - http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2008/09/20089818343814320.html

As usual the europeans get have all the fun.

Yeah, but look at the bright side, if Fermilab ever blows a new Fry-hole in the universe, being in Michigan you'll have some good looting. Of couse, I'll be reduced to a singularity if it ever blows, so I get cheated. Lousy physics.


Hmm good point. only for few seconds though unitl we're sucked in to.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 09, 2008, 07:11:01 PM
On the topic of the world ending at 12:30 PM tomorrow, Eastern Time (give or take a few seconds), per Fox News:

Professor Stephen Hawking, easily the world's most renowned living physicist, came down squarely in the "it's a good thing" camp Tuesday in a interview with BBC Radio: "Whatever the LHC finds, or fails to find, the results will tell us a lot about the structure of the universe."

So, I guess we'll live.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 09, 2008, 10:28:27 PM
if black hole hawking says its ok then I guess we'll live.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 09, 2008, 11:55:51 PM
From what I can gather about a hundred of these miniature black holes are estimate to be made in our own atmosphere every year, from high-energy particle collisions - "cosmic rays". Making one or two more won't really cause a problem.

Still... if it doesn't work out, it's been nice knowing you all. :)

But you guys own the guns! We have to make do with boards with nails in them...

well clumsy bludging is always fun!


It's messy. And before you point it out, I know guns are messy too, they just happen to make the mess go over there rather than get all over my nice pants.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 10, 2008, 10:35:38 AM
Double post! But it's worth it:

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/Swizz_Dub/random/1221029885137.jpg)

ALSO!

http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 10, 2008, 02:13:13 PM
Intresting stuff!

And also it appears that McCain now has a lead in the polls - http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-07-poll_N.htm

And down south it seems that Chavez is up to his usual antics - http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5747556

In automotive-related news, GM has made some design changes to its Chevrolet Volt concept car  - http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2008-09-09-gm-chevrolet-volt-production-photos_N.htm

(the technology it uses is very similar to the old diesel submarines, run on battery for awhile then use the gasoline engine to recharge.)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 10, 2008, 02:42:19 PM
So far, so good. The LHC has passed the initial tests, and we still exist. 2 hours, 48 minutes, give or take, to Doomsday.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 10, 2008, 03:11:17 PM
[Farnsworth]Good news everyone! only 2hrs and 45min till doomsday![/Farnsworth]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 10, 2008, 04:32:23 PM
I guess they shot their wads a little early in Switzerland. According to Fox News, the test has already happened.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420062,00.html (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420062,00.html)

Hooray for science, I guess.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 10, 2008, 05:24:52 PM
yup. we still  got a year till its up to full-power though. And if those ruskie scientist are right, we could have a bunch a time-paradox duplicates running around! It'll be like BBS again!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 10, 2008, 05:29:03 PM
yup. we still  got a year till its up to full-power though. And if those ruskie scientist are right, we could have a bunch a time-paradox duplicates running around! It'll be like BBS again!
We could have an obnoxious robot on the loose, hunting for everyone named Phillip J. Fry? Glad that's not me.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 10, 2008, 05:31:10 PM
yup. we still  got a year till its up to full-power though. And if those ruskie scientist are right, we could have a bunch a time-paradox duplicates running around! It'll be like BBS again!
We could have an obnoxious robot on the loose, hunting for everyone named Phillip J. Fry? Glad that's not me.

Me niether, but it would be cool to see said obnoxious robot though  ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 10, 2008, 11:17:06 PM
I'm still alive!  huzah!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Cx on September 10, 2008, 11:24:17 PM
I guess they shot their wads a little early in Switzerland. According to Fox News, the test has already happened.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420062,00.html (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420062,00.html)

Hooray for science, I guess.

The "real" experiment should happen in a few weeks from now (the one that is supposed to recreate conditions similar to those when the big bang occured). My whole family leaves inside the "circle", I am quite confident, but I will feel even better once the test will be ran.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on September 10, 2008, 11:52:09 PM
Everyone at my school was like, dying of panic attacks yesterday. I don't know how many times I had to repeat "We're not going to die, dammit."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 11, 2008, 03:13:54 PM
seeing as how the world didnt end yesterday, heres some news out of North Korea - Kim Jong il may have had a stroke - http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i-7J8W3U3hGqe6cckzwh0tmHJRbAD93406FO0
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on September 11, 2008, 10:08:43 PM
Today is the 7th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks in New York City. Lets remember all the people who lost their lives on the tragic day.

(http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/karsmi123/u/u1007.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 11, 2008, 10:10:34 PM
*stands at attention*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 12, 2008, 01:58:31 PM
It was truly a sad day in America.

In motorsports news 18 yr old racing phenom Joey Logano will attempt to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at New Hampshire Motorspeedway - http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/sep/12/logano-hopes-for-sprint-cup-debut/sports/

This kid is going to be good.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 12, 2008, 06:07:44 PM
^
^
^
*holds hat in hand, stands at attention*
*thinks about cousin who almost lost her life there, remembers those who were lost*

Never Forget.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 12, 2008, 06:17:22 PM
^

And also our good buddy Hugo Chavez is getting some help from the Russians - http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/09/10/russia.venezuela/index.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 15, 2008, 02:58:40 PM
Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_bi_ge/lehman_brothers_bankruptcy

And Merill Lynch is bought by Bank of America - http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080915/merrill_bank_of_america.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 15, 2008, 03:12:42 PM
Ok, I wasn't too worried when I heard about Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.

That combined with your news, however, makes me a little nervous.  :notreally:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 15, 2008, 03:25:52 PM
That combined with your news, however, makes me a little nervous.  :notreally:

And it seems Wall Street seems to agree - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street;_ylt=AgJ.Ku._V5oaYH6EtrNvjbB34T0D

Last night on the news, i heard one the talking heads say that this the worse housing crisis since the Depression.  :ehwhat:  :ehwhat:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 15, 2008, 03:43:22 PM
In happier news, occassional Futurama guest star George Takei married his partner this weekend

Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_en_tv/people_george_takei;_ylt=AjohB3Kyjv57Hixe8k3aGg9xFb8C (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_en_tv/people_george_takei;_ylt=AjohB3Kyjv57Hixe8k3aGg9xFb8C)

Congratulations to the both of them.

Personally, I don't give a rip about gay marriage. Right wingers here in the US are claiming that it's ruining the family and our values, and we need an ammendment banning it, yada, yada, yada. I think that divorce on demand is doing worse, but hey, that's me.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 15, 2008, 03:48:37 PM
In happier news, occassional Futurama guest star George Takei married his partner this weekend

Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_en_tv/people_george_takei;_ylt=AjohB3Kyjv57Hixe8k3aGg9xFb8C (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_en_tv/people_george_takei;_ylt=AjohB3Kyjv57Hixe8k3aGg9xFb8C)

Congratulations to the both of them.

Personally, I don't give a rip about gay marriage. Right wingers here in the US are claiming that it's ruining the family and our values, and we need an ammendment banning it, yada, yada, yada. I think that divorce on demand is doing worse, but hey, that's me.

That is Good news, not the professors kind of course.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 15, 2008, 08:45:39 PM
Hooray for independant religious governments setting up residence in soverign nations.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4749183.ece (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4749183.ece)

Revealed: UK's first official sharia courts -
"ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence."

How soon until this passes into France, which has a larger Muslim population than the UK (I believe)? A government parallel to the regular government.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 15, 2008, 08:54:49 PM
France will give in anyway. And in other finacil news - Stocks take a hit after Lehman Brothers and Merill Lynch news - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street, I bet those stock brokers wish they had a suicide booth



Also Oil is BELOW A $100 A BARREL  :ehwhat:  :ehwhat: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices

Yet gas is still at $4.19 where i live   :verymad:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 15, 2008, 09:40:53 PM
Also Oil is BELOW A $100 A BARREL  :ehwhat:  :ehwhat: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices
I think it was around $94USA/barrel, correct?
And gas here is slightly on the rise. $1.35CAN/L ... which is approx $4.79USA/Gal
...... Holy sh-- gas is WAY more expensive up here.
And you practically live next to me!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 15, 2008, 09:47:32 PM
Yea it closed at 95.71 US, and i blame the refineries.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 15, 2008, 09:50:54 PM
Blame the successive governments who made it essentially impossible to build refineries by placing such a huge regulatory burden on them. No new refineries since the late 70s in many countries, especially the US... that's where the big bottleneck lies.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 15, 2008, 10:30:52 PM
Also Oil is BELOW A $100 A BARREL  :ehwhat:  :ehwhat: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080915/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices
I think it was around $94USA/barrel, correct?
And gas here is slightly on the rise. $1.35CAN/L ... which is approx $4.79USA/Gal
...... Holy sh-- gas is WAY more expensive up here.
And you practically live next to me!

oh YEAH!?  WELL IN VANCOUVER IT'S $1.51!!!! :eek:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 15, 2008, 10:34:55 PM
oh YEAH!?  WELL IN VANCOUVER IT'S $1.51!!!! :eek:
Guh! I thought Chicago was bad at $4.39. We were the highest in the country (well, the continental portion, anyway) for a good stretch this summer.

In my day, that would half fill the tank on my Pontiac Sunbird *grumbles like an old guy...*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 15, 2008, 10:59:06 PM
I can beat all of that. Over here it's approximately £5.12/gallon, and Imperial gallons are larger than US gallons. A US gallon of petrol costs $11.06 here.

Thanks, Gordon!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on September 15, 2008, 11:35:17 PM
Widespread gouging is going on now, because of the 2 hurricanes we just experienced. Basically, people are being asked to report it ASAP. It's nothing new to me, I've seen it happen back home in FL, whenever a hurricane threatens.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 16, 2008, 12:17:06 AM
Widespread gouging is going on now, because of the 2 hurricanes we just experienced. Basically, people are being asked to report it ASAP. It's nothing new to me, I've seen it happen back home in FL, whenever a hurricane threatens.

Good thing I don't live in Florida!

D'OH!...I do.  :P

Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts -
"ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence."

This is VERY, VERY BAD NEWS for those of us who love liberty.  What say you folks who live in the UK?

In happier news, occassional Futurama guest star George Takei married his partner this weekend

Hooray for love and marriage!  My best to George Takei and his partner (Husband?  Spouse?  Significant other?  Whatever!  :) ).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 16, 2008, 12:26:35 AM
Compared to you guys, $4.19 here sounds pretty good. And it was like that at EVERY SINGLE STATION I PASSED.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 16, 2008, 12:39:41 AM
^Wow!  You folks in the Midwest are getting the short end of the stick!

Here in Eugene, Oregon this morning regular was $1.047 (USD)/liter.  That's $3.98/US gallon.  And an attendant pumps it for you - self-service gas is illegal in OR!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 16, 2008, 12:43:08 AM
you think you guy have it bad here it $1.50 a litre on special
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 16, 2008, 12:53:53 AM
^Wow!  You folks in the Midwest are getting the short end of the stick!

Here in Eugene, Oregon this morning regular was $1.047 (USD)/liter.  That's $3.98/US gallon.  And an attendant pumps it for you - self-service gas is illegal in OR!

I'd say we are! It hasn't been under $4 here since before the news about Ike! Self-serve illegal? wow didnt see that coming! 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 16, 2008, 01:02:16 AM

Revealed: UK's first official sharia courts -
"ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence."

This is VERY, VERY BAD NEWS for those of us who love liberty.  What say you folks who live in the UK?

They're civil arbitration courts, allegedly voluntary... except unlike the similar Jewish Beith Din courts or other civil arbitration and mediation services, they're apparently also allowed to real with criminal cases on a voluntary basis.

I mentioned the Beith Din for a reason, too. Jewish courts are used to arbitrate aspects of jewish religious law that aren't dealt with in English civil law, and in certain civil arbitration matters such as divorce settlements. The Beith Din makes a great pain to inform people using it that they can in fact retroactively refuse the arbitration and revert to english common law if they wish and they place themselves subservient to the law of the country they operate in. It's a variation of "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's". They most often deal with things English courts have no jurisdiction over anyway. These Islamic sharia courts are unlikely to make that same effort.

I've heard it said this is like letting the fox guard the chicken coop. It's more like putting the fox inside the coop and insisting that it's a chicken about to lay an egg.

And I still can't get over the fact that they're dealing with criminal matters. How long before they start handing out Islamic sentences? Theft is punished by chopping off the right hand and then if they repeat the offence, the left foot. Then again, I've seen muslims in places like bradford with missing hands and feet before. Sharia courts have been operating in secret for the last decade or more. And what about women in these courts? The use of Sharia in civil arbitration gives a patina of legitimacy to institutional rape, kidnapping and the sort of misogynist behaviour that would have made the 4th century curl up its toes in horror.

... by which you can probably guess, I don't like this. I don't like it one bit. The very concept of law established in this country over a thousand years is that all men, all people, from the Queen down to the lowest muckraker face the same law and receive the same justice. It has to be one law for all, or you end up with no law. Unfortunately now these "arbitration" courts ae in place it's unlikely they'll go away again any time soon. Another snap of the ratchet.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 16, 2008, 01:12:15 AM
all it really means is that poiltical correctness is winning.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 17, 2008, 03:59:58 AM
What the hell is this? (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7619828.stm)

Do not want.  DO NOT WANT.  :ouch:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 17, 2008, 01:31:23 PM
Yesterday, General Motors turned 100. And they finally relased the production version of the Chevy Volt - http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iP4u5H9zy-lvMr4n7TThdeF-043gD937UIU00

http://www.gmnext.com/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 17, 2008, 02:45:18 PM
What the hell is this? (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7619828.stm)

Do not want.  DO NOT WANT.  :ouch:
Why? Why do people do this? I can understand in the case of the Robert Jordan books, where he died while writting the last book and told his hand-picked successor how he wanted them to end. But this is stupid. :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 17, 2008, 06:40:18 PM
AIG got a bailout - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080917/ap_on_bi_ge/aig

Your tax money at work
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 17, 2008, 07:38:34 PM
And in international affairs:

Explosions Rock U.S. Embassy in Yemen; 16 Killed
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,423823,00.html (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,423823,00.html)

"The Islamic Jihad of Yemen claimed responsibility, saying they did it as result of U.S.-Yemen ties and cooperation. Internet forums also cited religious leaders that in the last few weeks called for jihad to start in Yemen."

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on September 17, 2008, 11:58:51 PM
What the hell is this? (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7619828.stm)

Do not want.  DO NOT WANT.  :ouch:
Why? Why do people do this? I can understand in the case of the Robert Jordan books, where he died while writting the last book and told his hand-picked successor how he wanted them to end. But this is stupid. :fail:
I have no idea why people do this... The name of my favourite writer has forever been degraded since she died and a 'ghost writer' was ordered to use her name so the publishers could get more money..

She only wrote eight books in her life.. and he's written like, thirty in her name...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 20, 2008, 01:51:23 AM
ok, check this out - some people stole 3 Roush Racing engines from their shop in Mooresville NC, now what would some do witrh these, cause you cant put them in a street car.

http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9027466
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on September 21, 2008, 05:46:03 PM
Travis Parker and DJ AM were in a plane crash, but are expected to make a full recovery.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1595309/20080921/barker__travis.jhtml
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 24, 2008, 05:56:10 PM
And in other fun news...

EU warns Iran close to nuclear arms capacity
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080924/ap_on_re_mi_ea/eu_nuclear_iran (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080924/ap_on_re_mi_ea/eu_nuclear_iran)

"Iran insists its nuclear activities are geared only toward generating power. But Israel says the Islamic Republic could have enough nuclear material to make its first bomb within a year. The U.S. estimates Iran is at least two years away from that stage, and some experts say the country could reach that stage in as little as 6 months through uranium enrichment."

How much longer, do you think, will Isreal will let this go on until they drop their own bombs on Tehran? Ahmadinejad has already said that Isreal should be wiped off the map.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 24, 2008, 06:20:30 PM
Probably not to much longer. If they do, they better be prepared to face the consequences, since Terhan will most likely retaliate. They did take out a reactor that Saddam was building, back in '81 - Here's the wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Opera
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 29, 2008, 09:05:22 PM
Guess which major economic bill didn't get passed today (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7641733.stm)?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 29, 2008, 09:27:17 PM
Guess which major economic bill didn't get passed today (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7641733.stm)?
Where are we going and why are we in this basket?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 29, 2008, 09:59:52 PM
Oh dear.  FLEE TO CANADA!  IT'S SAFE HERE!

(because we don't give out houses like they're halloween candy)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 29, 2008, 10:05:22 PM
Blame the carter administration. If it wasn't for their forcing lenders to quota in "low income" borrowers who wouldn't have been able to pay back their lones, there would have been none of this problem.

A bailout now is the worst possible solution. Housing is in a bubble, and that bubble needs to be popped and the market allowed to reset. A bailout will simply prolong the problem and make the resulting reset even more painful than it already is.

Watch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tZc8oH--o). Ignore the stuff about McCain at the end, just watch the factual parts at the beginning. It's an eye-opener.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on September 29, 2008, 10:27:28 PM
Guess which major economic bill didn't get passed today (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7641733.stm)?
I liked the pic of the guy doing the facepalm in that article! ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 29, 2008, 10:41:03 PM
Watch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tZc8oH--o). Ignore the stuff about McCain at the end, just watch the factual parts at the beginning. It's an eye-opener.

Quote
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner Music Group
Do you know if the video's available anywhere else?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on September 29, 2008, 10:47:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxgSubmiGt8

For a while, at least.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 30, 2008, 03:01:10 AM
Oh dear.  FLEE TO CANADA!  IT'S SAFE HERE!

(because we don't give out houses like they're halloween candy)
*runs to canada*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on September 30, 2008, 03:18:02 AM
FLEE TO CANADA!  IT'S SAFE HERE!

As Sara Palin might say: I can see Canada from my house.

Well, not from my house, but I can see it if I go down to the river
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 30, 2008, 07:17:27 AM
WERE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! FLEE TO CANADA IT'S SAFE THERE!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 30, 2008, 02:19:40 PM
Blame the carter administration.
...
A bailout now is the worst possible solution. Housing is in a bubble, and that bubble needs to be popped and the market allowed to reset. A bailout will simply prolong the problem and make the resulting reset even more painful than it already is.

Government intervention in the marketplace in the name of "social engineering" = ALWAYS a bad idea.  Haven't we learned anything at all from the last 80 or so years of Western history?
Stand by...Barack Obama = Jimmy Carter.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on September 30, 2008, 02:48:03 PM
And if your in a 401K, you were pretty much screwed since the market lost $1.1 TRILLION in value.

if someone's wiling to invent a stop-in-drop, they'd make  a killing a wall street! (pun intended)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on October 08, 2008, 02:45:52 PM
Ok, now who thinks these two guys should be fired out of a cannon and into the sun?

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/finance/aig-executives-blow--getting-bailout/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on October 08, 2008, 08:28:16 PM
^Seconded!

See where your tax money goes these days?  Just wait...it's going to get even more flagrant and egregious... :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

[EDIT] And today FMMB went over 100k posts!  Whoo hoo! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :redstar: :redstar: :redstar: :redstar: :mellow: :) :biggrin: :beer: :martini:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on October 13, 2008, 11:33:49 PM
Good News everyone! The market closed UP, yes UP, 936 pts today.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081013/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street

Oh and today's also the 233rd birthday of the Navy.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on October 14, 2008, 12:20:28 AM
Good News everyone! The market closed UP, yes UP, 936 pts today.

C'mon Wall Street!  My 401k is depending on you!  Laissez-faire, baby!

Oh and today's also the 233rd birthday of the Navy.

Now I remember where I was 25 years ago today...in dress whites, "manning the rail" aboard USS Eisenhower (CVN-69). :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on October 14, 2008, 08:34:41 AM
Oh and today's also the 233rd birthday of the Navy.
IN THE NAVY!!!!!!!! sorry just had to do that
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on October 15, 2008, 09:46:05 PM
Wall Street went south again  :( down to 733 points. heres the AP link - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081015/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 28, 2008, 09:45:29 PM
All Kwame got was 4 months. Perjury and obstruction of justice ain't what they used to be, I guess.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081028/ap_on_re_us/detroit_mayor (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081028/ap_on_re_us/detroit_mayor)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on November 04, 2008, 02:48:26 PM
All Kwame got was 4 months. Perjury and obstruction of justice ain't what they used to be, I guess.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081028/ap_on_re_us/detroit_mayor (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081028/ap_on_re_us/detroit_mayor)

Nope guess they arent. At least he's going to get some jail time, although it would be nice if he had Roberto as his cell mate.


Good news everyone! It's here finnally! Not only Bender's Game, but also election day. Something tells me somewhere they'll be a recount.

And heavy voter turnout is expected http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081104/ap_on_el_pr/voting_problems;_ylt=AvIUodMNZFIScxHPNcONS1F34T0D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 04, 2008, 04:18:00 PM
The Democrats in Florida are already suing the GOP about something election related. Ain't politics fun?

At least Bender's Game is out today. Something better than messed up election returns to watch.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on November 04, 2008, 08:12:57 PM
The democrats are suing the GOP? thats not surprising. 

Looks like this could end up in the courts - http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=6172268&page=1

[Zapp]Kif, we have a conundrum[/Zapp]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 05, 2008, 04:22:52 AM
It's official.  Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the United States of America (http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1856560,00.html).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 05, 2008, 06:16:52 AM
[Fry] WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [/Fry]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on November 05, 2008, 10:49:12 AM
I'm telling you, it'll be Carter all over again. He'll make Bush look good.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on November 05, 2008, 12:07:00 PM
^Second!  Anybody remember the "Misery Index"?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on November 05, 2008, 04:41:56 PM
I'm to young to remember Carter, ( I was born in '87) i do think that Obama will not last his full term in office. At least its not Nixon's head-in-a-jar. Let's just hope in the next four years the economy gets better.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on November 05, 2008, 07:32:31 PM
Michael "Jurassic Park" Crichton has died (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/05/print/main4575403.shtml).  :fail:

This sucks.  The Lost World was one of the first "adult" novels I ever read (yes, I read the books out of order :p ) and his earlier novels are among my favorite books.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on November 05, 2008, 09:33:03 PM
[Fry] WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [/Fry]
This is a bad thing.
Now there's going to be people saying racism in america is over.
Which will inflate their patriotism more. Even though it's a lie.

That and, Barack will probably be asassinated within... Uh, lets say.. A year.
I'd say less, but, lets face it; assassins are getting much less dependable nowadays.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on November 05, 2008, 09:42:34 PM
Better than freaking McCain getting the seat, dying and leaving.. *shudder* ..Sarah Palin in charge.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 05, 2008, 09:47:52 PM
I'm just waiting for Obama to start putting his Chicago Machine buddies into places of power. Welcome to Chicago, America. You think the system's corrupt now, you just wait.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on November 05, 2008, 09:54:57 PM
I'm just waiting for Obama to start putting his Chicago Machine buddies into places of power. Welcome to Chicago, America. You think the system's corrupt now, you just wait.

Why does that sound so familar? *cough* Kwame*cough*


That and, Barack will probably be asassinated within... Uh, lets say.. A year.
I'd say less, but, lets face it; assassins are getting much less dependable nowadays.


Agree, and not mention they're getting sloppier to.  he might just get the clamps!


[Nibbler]We're dooomed! Dooomed![/Nibbler]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 05, 2008, 11:38:18 PM
[Fry] WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [/Fry]
This is a bad thing.
Now there's going to be people saying racism in america is over.
Which will inflate their patriotism more. Even though it's a lie.

That and, Barack will probably be asassinated within... Uh, lets say.. A year.
I'd say less, but, lets face it; assassins are getting much less dependable nowadays.


I am so tired of everyone assuming Barack will get assassinated!  I mean, maybe with the KKK and neo-nazis...  I think Barack will be a great president, but not so great as to be assasinated like JFK.  But I guess only time will tell...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on November 07, 2008, 09:07:27 AM
I think he'll be a good president. Even though I really couldn't care less about *shudder* American Politics..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on November 07, 2008, 10:50:03 AM
Michael "Jurassic Park" Crichton has died (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/05/print/main4575403.shtml).  :fail:

A dark day indeed. :crying:  He was one of the VERY few popular authors who took hard science seriously.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on November 10, 2008, 09:15:39 PM
Should the US Automakers get a bailout? Looks like they will - http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081110/bs_nm/us_autos_aid;_ylt=Au9fwHfqIopGPbt0Psd6i0t34T0D

If they fail, not only would it affect the employees, but also the suppliers, and not to mention the communities that rely on them. Living in Michigan, this is very important to us. Think of the millions of jobs that would be lost.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on November 11, 2008, 04:30:01 PM
Seeing as how today's Vets day, I'd like to say thank you to all the soldier's, sailors and marines who have served past present and future. We all owe them a thank you for their service to their country. And I know there re a few here on this very forum. (Flounder, Ramon)

So thank you all for the service you did for our country.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 11, 2008, 09:12:13 PM
I was busy at Victory square today.  so, without further delay: *Plays last post*


also, I got a 90th anniversary of the war pin!

*adds it to his collection of rare pins, next to the one I got from Her Majesty*


any of my Canadian bretheren with CTV - did you by any chance see the ceremony from downtown Vancouver?  they said it would be broadcast all over canada.  Maybe it'll be on youtube or their website.  maybe you'll see me in the choir!  (I'm in the back row, if you're wondering)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on November 12, 2008, 04:24:44 AM
So thank you all for the service you did for our country.

You're very welcome.  What I accomplished in the military pales beside what Ramon and all war veterans did.  My hat is off to them.

Whether you call it Veterans' Day or Remembrance Day, I'd like to sincerely thank the veterans of all the Allied nations.  It is you who gave my generation the gifts of peace and prosperity.  That debt can never be repaid. *Hand...SALUTE!*

Don't wait until November 11th to thank a veteran.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 12, 2008, 07:15:16 AM
there is one living WWI veteran left in Canada.  he is 108.,  He got to pass the torch of rememberance today.

How many are left in America?  does anybody know?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on November 12, 2008, 01:45:31 PM
According to Wikipedia, only 1 - Frank Woodruff Buckles -107.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_veterans_of_World_War_I
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 17, 2008, 08:21:01 AM
when fails turn into wins...  This is not a gag, either, that's the scary thing....

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=665847
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on December 03, 2008, 03:00:22 PM
Bad news every one, looks like Hillary will be the next Secretary of State (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/12/02/2008-12-02_secretary_of_state_tobe_hillary_clinton_-2.html).  :(

Since she's gone, i wonder who's gonna keep an eye on Bill?

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 03, 2008, 03:18:41 PM
This just in, according to Politico, Bill wants in, too. Don't you love the refreshing change from the Washington insiders and Big Business types that have run this country for the last eight years?

"Clinton told CNN International that he's 'just try to be a helpful sounding board' for Hillary Clinton when she becomes the nation's chief diplomat.

'Unless he (Obama) asks me to do something specific, which I'm neither looking for nor closed to,' Clinton said...."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081203/pl_politico/16156;_ylt=AkGftyj0B6ORK0OYJCsGWjGyFz4D (http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081203/pl_politico/16156;_ylt=AkGftyj0B6ORK0OYJCsGWjGyFz4D)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on December 03, 2008, 04:05:16 PM
Well it sure looks like it's going to be a third term for Clinton.  :rolleyes: minus Monica of course.

Still doesn't look good for the Big 3, no decsion yet.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081203/pl_afp/useconomypoliticsautowhouse;_ylt=AlpvCwJztjR2TxLe2HWIVYCyBhIF

And according to a GM exec bankruptcy is not an option.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081203/ap_on_bi_ge/meltdown_autos;_ylt=AgVAEmAvXQQC3e2Q4uuPj2KyBhIF
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on December 04, 2008, 04:01:28 AM
Saw the Hillary thing while I was out job-hunting the other day. "Change"? yeah right. Typical politician, say something to enchant the masses, then have your way with em'. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 04, 2008, 08:06:59 PM
The latest idea of our minister of Justice : she wants to put 12 years old kids in prison.

And according to her, it's common sense.

...

I freakin' hate my country, sometimes.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 04, 2008, 09:38:56 PM
Read this and you'll see why I hate liberals. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Canadian_parliamentary_dispute#Background)
Seriously. What the f'.
We just had a federal election two months ago!

Go away you liberal f****ts! And green hippies! F*** you and your stupid carbon taxes!
RRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 05, 2008, 04:04:27 AM
*tranquilizes Kyle*

but sereously.. Stephen Harper getting a prorogue?  what is a prorogue, it sounds like he was promoted?  from a crook with a salary to a pirate with a salary?   :crylol:

maybe it's an Asian Entree with a speech impediment.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on December 05, 2008, 06:17:25 AM
Go away you liberal f****ts! And green hippies! F*** you and your stupid carbon taxes!
RRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

...

*slowly backs away*

The latest idea of our minister of Justice : she wants to put 12 years old kids in prison.

And according to her, it's common sense.

...

I freakin' hate my country, sometimes.
Did she say why?  What's the context for this opinion (or decision, or whatever she made)?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 05, 2008, 01:33:28 PM
Go away you liberal f****ts! And green hippies! F*** you and your stupid carbon taxes!
RRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

...

*slowly backs away*
Sorry, but Stephan Dion has already confirmed plans to tax all companies that use Carbon.
Which is really stupid.
As if the economy weren't bad enough already!

from a crook with a salary to a pirate with a salary?   :crylol:
Sorry but that was your Paul Martin a****** that stole stuff. Not Harper.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 05, 2008, 04:12:06 PM
Go away you liberal f****ts! And green hippies! F*** you and your stupid carbon taxes!
RRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

...

*slowly backs away*
Sorry, but Stephan Dion has already confirmed plans to tax all companies that use Carbon.
Which is really stupid.
As if the economy weren't bad enough already!

from a crook with a salary to a pirate with a salary?   :crylol:
Sorry but that was your Paul Martin a****** that stole stuff. Not Harper.
you'd probably only get that joke if you're not a conservative supporter.

Think about it....  Pro-Rogue?  jeeze, I just work with what they give me!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 05, 2008, 07:51:33 PM
The latest idea of our minister of Justice : she wants to put 12 years old kids in prison.

And according to her, it's common sense.

...

I freakin' hate my country, sometimes.
Did she say why?  What's the context for this opinion (or decision, or whatever she made)?
No other reasons than "OMG kidz are noty OMG OMG", and plain, sheer dumbness. Really, it came out of nowhere, and there was absolutely no reasons for her to say that.
Thankfully, our prime minister (at least he did one good thing during his term) said today "no freaking way".
Also keep in mind she's currently pregnant. Maybe it's awfully mysoginistic from my part, but I have trouble believing that a woman who's expecting a child would send 12 years old into jail without flinching.

Oh, and we learned recently that a police squad broke into a school and made extremely strict searches on 12 to 15 year olds. Menacing them with dogs. They even searched a 14 year old girl's underwear. Talk about trauma !!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on December 05, 2008, 08:46:18 PM
And after long last, OJ Simpson is finally going to serve time in the Big House (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/oj_simpson)

and in the auto news, the Bg 3 (GM, For, and Chrysler are again on Captial Hill. http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/05/news/companies/house_hearing/index.htm?postversion=2008120515
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 05, 2008, 09:39:06 PM
you'd probably only get that joke if you're not a conservative supporter.
Well, what else is there to chose from? the No-brains Dummy Party (NDP), Separatists (Bloc Quebecois), or a Party Which Is So Bad I Don't Even Need To Come Up With An Insult For Them (Liberal)?

From what I can see, Sir Harper has done nothing major wrong. He's the best prime minister we've had in well over a decade.
(Of course, Jean Chretien and Paul Martin aren't much competition.. XD)


Honestly, if this country were to become a fascist state run by the Conservatives, I wouldn't care.
I'd actually be happy, because then I wouldn't have to worry about the Liberals getting into power.
The liberals will ruin our country.

[example]
Sorry, but Stephan Dion has already confirmed plans to tax all companies that use Carbon.
Which is really stupid.
As if the economy weren't bad enough already!
If the C tax is introduced, the already crippled auto industry will surely fail. And the auto industry makes up a good portion of South Ontario's economy.
[/example]
This is why Stephan Dion is a downright idiot.
I would rather have George W. Bush (with John McCain as the Governor General) run Canada than Stephan Dion.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 06, 2008, 06:48:13 PM
Honestly, if this country were to become a fascist state run by the Conservatives, I wouldn't care.

Kaboom, I like you, but this made me facepalm.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on December 06, 2008, 07:43:48 PM
yeah, I mean... The Liberals USED to be awesome, but they've had leaders that gave them a bad rap:  Jean Chretien, Stephane Dion...  You need to look at all the sides of the fence here... it seems to me that you don't actually have a reason for hating the Liberals

I like the conservatives more than I used to, save for one thing.

Stephen Harper, during the debates, made several poor comments about arts-  he said that Musicians are the spoiled Children of the family, and several other times he made mention of the fact that Most Canadians don't care about the arts-  which is SO not true!
(and why did you call him "sir" :confused: even if you like him, he's hardly been dubbed by the queen, which is actually disrespectful to those who have been.  Like Sir Ian McKellen)
but anyways

speaking of spoiled children...

The REAL spoiled children are these fat-cat union gangsters that are only NOW going on strike,  at a time when our economy is poor.  That's just selfish.  Unemployed people will just rush in and take their jobs from them anyways.  Suckers...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on December 07, 2008, 09:45:20 PM
Lest we forget...Today is the sixty-seventh anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, O'ahu, T.H.

Remember them always.

*Hand - salute*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on December 07, 2008, 10:02:27 PM
(http://z.about.com/d/history1900s/1/0/6/T/wwiip259.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 07, 2008, 10:10:35 PM
yeah, I mean... The Liberals USED to be awesome, but they've had leaders that gave them a bad rap:  Jean Chretien, Stephane Dion...  You need to look at all the sides of the fence here... it seems to me that you don't actually have a reason for hating the Liberals
... You just said my reason for hating them before saying I don't have a reason.
In concept, they have a good party; but put to practicality, they suck. Because all their leaders suck.

(and why did you call him "sir" :confused: even if you like him, he's hardly been dubbed by the queen, which is actually disrespectful to those who have been.  Like Sir Ian McKellen)
I meant it in the wy you call a General, or Captain, or other commanding officer "Sir". Because he is our leader.
And will still be our rightful leader if this f***ing liberal-run "coalition" gets into power.


(http://z.about.com/d/history1900s/1/0/6/T/wwiip259.jpg)
And yet, look at what you're planning to do in Iraq: Run.

No disrespect intended to the fallen of Pearl Harbour, on either side of the conflict. (Can't hate the Japs, they brought us Toyota and Anime...)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on December 07, 2008, 11:34:14 PM

No disrespect intended to the fallen of Pearl Harbour, on either side of the conflict. (Can't hate the Japs, they brought us Toyota and Anime...)

And Pocky, Kirin-Ichiban beer, Hasegawa & Tamiya model kits, Ibanez Guitars, and my Jackson DK2 Pro! :mellow:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 08, 2008, 12:00:24 AM
And all three of my Playstations, my DVD player, and Nintendo

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/47/Iron_Maiden_-_Maiden_Japan.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on December 08, 2008, 12:33:33 AM
Yeah, that too!  >:D


(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff150/fidelis31/Dream%20Theater/Budokan_cd.jpg)
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm211/martindl/LiveAtBudokan.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Jarmatus on December 08, 2008, 02:59:24 AM
Police chopper, dogs clear pub brawl

AAP | December 08, 2008 08:18am

POLICE called in the riot squad, a PolAir helicopter and the dog squad to clear a crowd of up to 600 people after a brawl erupted outside a bar in Sydney's west.

[clicky for full] (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24766522-29277,00.html?Bruce)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on December 08, 2008, 02:29:38 PM
as most of you all know here, i'm a history buff, and i would've posted something yesterday about Pearl Harbor, but wasn't able to. So instead, here's FDR's Day of Inafmy speech he gave before a joint session of Congress on Monday Dec. 8th 1941. There is an mp3 audio version of it here (http://www.radiochemistry.org/history/video/fdr_infamy.html)

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The People of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the People when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our People - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941 a state of War has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.
 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 08, 2008, 07:23:49 PM
On one hand, Pearl Harbor was a tragedy.

On the other hand, it's not sure the USA would have accepted to go to war if it didn't happen, and therefore free us from Nazi domination.

So what am I supposed to do ?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 09, 2008, 12:05:38 AM
I don't know about that. IMO the U.S. would have gone to war eventually. If not against the Japanese, then probably against Germany (That nearly happened in October of '41 when USS Ruben James (DD-245) was torpedoed off Iceland by the German submarine U-552, commanded by Kapitanleutnant Erich Topp).

Oh, and I found this:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/081208/world/us_military_plane_crash (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/081208/world/us_military_plane_crash)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on December 09, 2008, 12:23:28 AM
And yet, look at what you're planning to do in Iraq: Run.

True.  But it will not be the fault of those of us who've urged our government to stay until the job is done.  We broke it, we have to fix it.

Hopefully Obama will be more pragmatic than idealistic.  There are plenty in Congress who will not.  *cough*Barney Frank*cough*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 09, 2008, 02:49:00 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

"Illinois Governor Taken Into Federal Custody
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was pulled from his home in Chicago and put in federal custody Tuesday morning.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home, The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday, the next step in a three-year federal corruption investigation of "pay-to-play politics" in the governor's administration.

The Tribune said federal authorities were permitted by a judge to record the governor secretly before the November election after raising concerns that a replacement for President-elect Barack Obama would be tainted. That's the latest in an investigation that has included recordings of the governor and the cooperation of one of his closest friends."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/09/report-illinois-governor-taken-federal-custody/ (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/09/report-illinois-governor-taken-federal-custody/)

They finally got Public Official A from the Tony Rezko trial. I bet his buddy Obama is going to pardon him, though.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on December 09, 2008, 08:14:33 PM
Well it seems another one bites the dust. Hmm pay-to-play politcs, why does that sound so familer? *cough* Kwame *cough*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on December 16, 2008, 02:29:17 PM
yet another reason why Fire Fox is better than Internet Explorer - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081216/ap_on_hi_te/tec_internet_explorer_security;_ylt=AmKSrbWFav36g1gc8e5OV4x34T0D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: purplefish on December 16, 2008, 07:55:00 PM
So, today, they found a bomb in one of Paris' "grand magasin", and shortly after this a message from a presumed terrorist group was received by the press, claiming they're the ones who planted it and that if we don't get our forces out of Afghanistan bad things will happen.

However :
1) This group was absolutely unknown until this action
2) The "bomb" was in fact specifically designed NOT for blowing off (and it didn't, in case you're wondering)
3) In the message, the group said it was a warning. But as far as I know, terrorists don't make any warnings, they immediately attack
4) That message is also quite strange because the parts that were made public don't follow the usual claims from terrorist groups. They do make it clear they want us out of Afghanistan, but apart from this, no islamist or political rants. Not even a little "Allah ackbar".
5) An anonymous phone call warned about the presence of the fake bomb

So real terrorist menace or very stupid hoax, we'll have to wait for the conclusions of the police and secret service to know...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on December 16, 2008, 09:39:30 PM
 1981 Adam Walsh cased solved (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081216/ap_on_re_us/adam_walsh)
Adam's father is best known for hosting the show American's Most Wanted
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on December 18, 2008, 02:04:07 PM
Chrysler idles plants (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081218/bs_nm/us_autos_bailout;_ylt=AvkBAqNVAGLO7qftmKtv_Op34T0D)

Well, this certainly is not good news, esspically for the state of Michigan (where I live) which is already suffering from job losses. So when will the next axe fall?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on December 18, 2008, 05:15:06 PM
Chrysler idles plants (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081218/bs_nm/us_autos_bailout;_ylt=AvkBAqNVAGLO7qftmKtv_Op34T0D)

Well, this certainly is not good news, esspically for the state of Michigan (where I live) which is already suffering from job losses. So when will the next axe fall?
That is troubling to say the least. I was flying down to my brother's place in GA for turkey day. When the aircraft arrive at Hartsfield Int'l from the east, they fly over the Ford plant. On approach, I was shocked to see that plant is being torn down!

My truck is a 3rd generation Dodge Ram, it's DPC is approx 83%. It was built in Fenton, Missouri, and it's 4.7L PowerTech V8 was built at the Mack Ave Engine Shop in Detroit. :mellow:

I honestly don't care for the flashy marketing campaigns by either side, our economy's in the gutter, and it's gonna be a while before I even think about buying a new truck. I buy based on past track records, and from what people I know tell me about their vehicles. I am a mechanic, so I have lots of friends who are gearheads. Personally, I want to buy as much American as possible, the more $ that stays in-country, the better, and it keeps the factories here running. My brother has had a Tacoma for 10 years, and it's been in the shop more times than my Ram and Intrepid combined!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on January 19, 2009, 05:30:08 PM
Happy Martin Luther King Day!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on January 20, 2009, 08:30:24 PM
Everyone and their mother knows what's going on today, but I just heard about this: Ted Kennedy collapses at inaugural lunch (http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-BarackObama/idUSTRE50J6W920090120).

God, of all the days.... He's not my favorite senator, but I hope he's ok.  :ouch:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on January 20, 2009, 10:01:39 PM
And Robert Byrd too. Teddy I have sympathy for and I hope he gets well - especially after the whole brain tumour thing.

Byrd is an unrepentant racist bastard and deserves everything he gets.

IMO. :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 20, 2009, 10:10:57 PM
*claps* Yay President Obama! Whoo!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on January 22, 2009, 04:03:47 AM
Byrd is an unrepentant racist bastard and deserves everything he gets.
I actually was horribly unfamiliar with Byrd until you said that, so I looked him up on Wikipedia.  Wow.  :uck:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on January 22, 2009, 11:54:02 AM
^Byrd is a scumbag.  The only reason he keeps getting re-elected is because he's moved half the federal government to West Virginia.

And re T. Kennedy...he seems to have recovered from his Tuesday illness.  Too bad Mary Jo Kopechne won't ever get better. :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on January 22, 2009, 03:21:23 PM
Too bad Mary Jo Kopechne won't ever get better. :fail:

That does make the sympathy harder... but at least he's not Byrd.

Perhaps they just keep him around to make everyone else look good?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: La Belle Leela on January 22, 2009, 04:40:00 PM
I'd say Byrd is a scumbag too, but that would be an insult to bags filled with scum!


I saw him on the news the other night, he looked like his head was gonna explode, like that guy in the film "Scanners"
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on January 22, 2009, 05:47:05 PM
That does make the sympathy harder... but at least he's not Byrd.

Point well taken.  Byrd can bite my shiny metal ass!

Quote
Perhaps they just keep him around to make everyone else look good?

Ha ha!  In Congress?  Making THEM look good is a job and a half.

Or did you mean his family?  You may have read @ MM's site...a few weeks ago pigs flew, hell froze over, and the New York Times wrote an uncomplimentary article about a Kennedy - Teddy's niece Caroline.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Tyrie2001 on January 29, 2009, 05:55:36 PM
Saw this on an Urban Dead related forum I'm a member of.

Hackers Crack Into Texas Road Sign, Warn of Zombies Ahead (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484326,00.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on January 29, 2009, 11:48:31 PM
Well, looks like the governor of Illinois was convicted today. In my opinion, he's like old Tricky Dick himself.

Heres the article - Ill. senate votes 59-0 to remove Gov. Blagojevich (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_re_us/illinois_governor_impeachment)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on January 30, 2009, 03:02:05 PM
One down
(http://www.illinipundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/blagojevich.jpg)

Two to go (Left: C(r)ook County Board President Todd Stroger; Right: Da son of Da Mayor, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley)
(http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/images/2007/06/19/stroger.jpg)(http://www.chicagocropwalk.org/images/0710-MayorRichardMDaley.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on February 16, 2009, 10:41:35 PM
Here's something intersiting - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090216/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_sub_collision

Apparently the Brits and the French don't have good navigation skills.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on February 16, 2009, 11:26:08 PM
No, I wouldn't say that's it - anyone who can build stealth boomers knows their stuff.  I think it's more a case of driving on the highway with your eyes closed and ears plugged.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on February 17, 2009, 05:32:11 PM
From the article:

Quote
anti-nuclear groups said it was still a frightening reminder of the risks posed by submarines prowling the oceans powered by radioactive material and bristling with nuclear weapons.

[rant]Again and again they prove their ignorance of the technical and scientific issues surrounding mankind's use of fissile materials.  "Bristling" with nuclear weapons?  The missiles are not hanging on the sub's sides, you dumb bunnies.
Go back in the corner and suck on your thumbs.  The adults are handling it.[/rant]

OK, I'll get off my soapbox now.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on February 17, 2009, 05:48:44 PM
Couldn't have said that better. Now for a bit of racing news - Matt Kenesth won the rain-shortened 51st Daytona 500 on Sunday (http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AkSvalqXXdhG6t59vA0UJm7ov7YF?slug=ap-nascar-daytona500&prov=ap&type=lgns).

And also tomorrow is the 8th anniversary of the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr.

(http://www.beersodasports.com/images/img11/my11145.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: tommy on February 17, 2009, 08:32:06 PM
Quote
And also tomorrow is the 8th anniversary of the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr.


Yes he was a legend and is still a legend.Here in Germany Nascar is not so popular but i have the chance i watch it.I have only 5 Sport channels and they bring not often Nascar races.
But we have DTM and F1.And I know F1 is boring to Americans but it's the only we have.
So all respect  for him and all what he have done for this great sport.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on March 05, 2009, 03:52:44 AM
In this ruling, Prop 8 is revisited. (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-prop8-supreme-court4-2009mar04,0,7225200.story)

Quote
The California Supreme Court may reveal Thursday whether it intends to uphold Proposition 8, and if so, whether an estimated 18,000 same-sex marriages will remain valid, during a high-stakes televised session that has sparked plans for demonstrations throughout the state.

By now, the court already has drafted a decision on the case, with an author and at least three other justices willing to sign it. Oral arguments sometimes result in changes to the draft, but rarely do they change the majority position.

*is nervous*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on March 05, 2009, 02:34:33 PM
A little late for this, but last Saturday, radio host Paul Harvey passed away at age 90. Article Here (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/03/05/2009-03-05_paul_harvey_mourned_as_one_of_the_last_v.html)

Good news everyone?, the jobless claims have dropped to 639K (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090305/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/economy;_ylt=AlfNG2.XX6HamqG6F.MleCF34T0D)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 05, 2009, 04:06:10 PM
there was a February 29?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: fortissimo on March 05, 2009, 07:42:12 PM
I agree...I better let this rattle around awhile...

But, not at my expense....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on March 06, 2009, 11:57:47 AM
I agree...I better let this rattle around awhile...

But, not at my expense....
*BR's brain implodes*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Icky on March 08, 2009, 08:50:10 AM
This is an interesting one. :P

http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,28318,25066192-5014090,00.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on March 11, 2009, 04:23:53 PM
Looks like Madoff is going to jail.  About freaking time - http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090311/bs_nm/us_madoff;_ylt=Av48DOyrD2u7Umqo8zNBdjx34T0D.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on April 13, 2009, 07:29:51 PM
Good news, everyone!  Three pirates down!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30178013
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on April 14, 2009, 12:06:26 AM
Huzzah for us.  Time to bring on the convoys, CAMs, and Q ships in that part of the world I think.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: archonix on April 14, 2009, 12:07:38 AM
yay, someone else knows about the Q ships!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on April 20, 2009, 05:48:19 PM
Stephen Hawking is in the hospital. (http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/04/20/hawking.health/index.html?eref=rss_topstories)  :ouch:  I hope he recovers and gets well soon.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 20, 2009, 05:52:52 PM
 :ouch: oh dear...  I hope he gets better... If we lose him to an illness of all things :fail: - I don't even want to think about it...  who, then, will save the world?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on April 20, 2009, 06:25:23 PM
Time to bring on the convoys, CAMs, and Q ships in that part of the world I think.

My ship will be over there some time early next year.  We carry firearms.  Our ROEs are very simple: shoot to kill.

Quote
yay, someone else knows about the Q ships!

One of the MANY smart things the Brits did during the war.

Quote
I don't even want to think about it...  who, then, will save the world?

Barack Obama and Gordon Brown? [/sarcasm off]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on April 25, 2009, 11:40:13 PM
Nooo. (http://www.calgaryherald.com/Arthur+dies/1534693/story.html)  :ouch:

Quote
Bea Arthur, the actress best known for her hit comedy shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls," has died of cancer at 86, entertainment websites were reporting Saturday.

Rest in peace, Bea.  *wanders off to put on "Amazon Women in the Mood"*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on June 01, 2009, 02:21:16 PM
Well today it's offical, GM has filled for Chapter 11. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090601/ap_on_bi_ge/us_automakers
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: tommy on June 02, 2009, 01:22:01 AM
Sorry I piss you off but give us OPEL back and we will rebuild it to a strong Carbuilder(My Dream)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: James Prospect on June 02, 2009, 09:23:17 AM
The outcome of the Minnesota Senator election may put the Democrats in control of 60% of the Senate.
Kinda reminds me of Fry owning 51% of PE. :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on June 02, 2009, 03:06:51 PM
Sorry I piss you off but give us OPEL back and we will rebuild it to a strong Carbuilder(My Dream)

Well, you just might be in luck. Since as part of their filing, they are selling their European ops.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 02, 2009, 04:03:05 PM
Sorry I piss you off but give us OPEL back and we will rebuild it to a strong Carbuilder(My Dream)

As long as Opel keeps building Vauxhalls, it'll all be good. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on June 19, 2009, 05:19:27 AM
Oh my god.  I just read this (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pixar-up-movie-2468059-home-show).  Now I'm goign to curl up on a corner of my couch and bawl.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 20, 2009, 04:54:30 AM
Oh my god.  I just read this (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pixar-up-movie-2468059-home-show).  Now I'm goign to curl up on a corner of my couch and bawl.

Saw that today on another site. Sad and depressing that is, I have to give Pixar credit for stepping up and granting that girl her wish.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 25, 2009, 11:20:46 PM
this just in, Michael Jackson just went into cardiac arrest (http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/06/25/michael-jackson.html) of course, this is unfortunate...  but in all honesty, with all those pedo conspiracies, I could care less, sorry if you do.

Update: he has now been confirmed dead... (http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/2009/06/25/9936706.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on June 25, 2009, 11:31:51 PM
I can't even get on The LA Times site right now due to (I think) server strain.  Jeeze, first Ed McMahon, then Farrah Fawcett, now this.

I can't say I liked the man in his later life, but he was a music legend and in that respect I'm sad to see him gone.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 26, 2009, 12:14:53 AM
Oh my god.  I just read this (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pixar-up-movie-2468059-home-show).  Now I'm goign to curl up on a corner of my couch and bawl.

Saw that today on another site. Sad and depressing that is, I have to give Pixar credit for stepping up and granting that girl her wish.

I don't doubt they would do it for any kid that was dying. I mean, seven hours after she saw it? *shudder* And the Jackson thing, I'm not sad in the least. All that matters to me is the music and that's what's left. So yeah, kinda coldhearted but I don't care if anyone calls me that.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 26, 2009, 02:05:24 AM

Looks like the Grim Reaper has pulled a hat trick.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on June 26, 2009, 02:36:44 AM
this just in, Michael Jackson just went into cardiac arrest (http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/06/25/michael-jackson.html) of course, this is unfortunate...  but in all honesty, with all those pedo conspiracies, I could care less, sorry if you do.

Update: he has now been confirmed dead... (http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/2009/06/25/9936706.html)
WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!! ummmmmmm i mean how sad :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on June 26, 2009, 02:48:10 AM
As a kid that grew up in the '80's, I choose to remember Michael Jackson being a talented singer and dancer, and not as an alleged pedophile and complete wack-job. And black.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on June 26, 2009, 02:12:28 PM
And with his natural nose? XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Jarmatus on June 26, 2009, 04:37:22 PM
You know, I always wondered why MJ never was convicted. Granted, I wasn't particularly screaming for his blood, but there was an overwhelming load of testimony against him. Not evidence, perhaps, but it should have swayed a jury.

Nevertheless, he was one of the greatest musicians to have lived. As a musician, I respect him and wish him well.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 26, 2009, 05:40:28 PM
You know, I always wondered why MJ never was convicted. Granted, I wasn't particularly screaming for his blood, but there was an overwhelming load of testimony against him. Not evidence, perhaps, but it should have swayed a jury.

Nevertheless, he was one of the greatest musicians to have lived. As a musician, I respect him and wish him well.
As a musician, I disrespect his poor example and hope he gets his own personal layer in hell - assuming it exists.
And honestly, I'd rather be Rickrolled than listen to MJ.
The way all these people on the news are now calling their WAAAAAAAAHHHmbulances and immediately forgetting what this monster did (and was never punished for, either) is exactly why the human race disgusts me.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on June 26, 2009, 06:02:19 PM
Well, I won't go quite that extreme, but I never cared for MJs muzak either, so this is all kind of meh for me.

I pretty much tend to ignore the goings on of so-called "celebrities" because the ones you hear about the most are typically playing an attention getting game.  I can respect the person who quietly goes about doing what they do best, but I have a hard time with someone who jumps up and down and goes "look at me, look at me".  I prefer substance.

As to why he never got convicted, I don't think anyone who wasn't on the jury can really say.  Were they trumped up charges by over-zealous prosecutors with no real evidence to back them up?  Or did MJ or someone on his entourage buy off the victims?  Or did the jury just decide that he was above the law?  I've done my share of jury duty and have sat on criminal trials, I've seen the games both sides play so it could be any or all of the above, or something else all together.  We'll never know for sure.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Private Detective A on June 26, 2009, 09:29:59 PM
As a kid that grew up in the '80's, I choose to remember Michael Jackson being a talented singer and dancer, and not as an alleged pedophile and complete wack-job. And black.

I agree I may be a 90s girl but most of my life I grew up lovin MK's work, I liked him way better in his younger years from Jackson 5 to his first solo album and alot more I still admired his music and always will. I would never imagine someone with so much love to be marked as a pedophile, I think the paps were just jelous. To qoute jackson was always a very love and peace sort of guy with the strongest sense of imagination and free spirit. He was and always will be open minded!! :( I miss that moon walker, but he's moonwalking up in heaven...or where ever he is!! HEE HEE HEE!! PEACE SUCKA!! (Thriller rules!!)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dissy_future on June 26, 2009, 09:42:00 PM
i think he was passed his best music wise but i will still miss him. he really was famous, and it's a big shock. :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 27, 2009, 01:02:18 PM
Quote
Looks like the Grim Reaper has pulled a hat trick.

I was always told this growing up. If one person goes, expect two more. They always go in threes.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on June 27, 2009, 01:06:10 PM

Looks like the Grim Reaper has pulled a hat trick.
yes i did didn't i OH CRAP!.........
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on June 28, 2009, 05:11:16 AM
Looks like the Grim Reaper has pulled a hat trick.
Heh, I said the same thing when I found out.. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 29, 2009, 12:06:41 AM
Look who's bought it now:
http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090628%2fmays_obit_090628

Who will be next?  :ehwhat:

My vote goes for Vince, the guy who sells Shamwows and the Slap Chop.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 29, 2009, 12:15:44 AM
shame.  He was my favourite infomerciallist... :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 29, 2009, 12:36:28 AM
^Here are my thoughts on the passing of Billy Mays:
http://calnoo.ytmnd.com/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on June 29, 2009, 12:39:30 AM
shame.  He was my favourite televangelist... :fail:

I don't think Billy Mays could be considered a televangelist (http://www.answers.com/topic/televangelism). :p

I woke up to this news.  What a downer.  I didn't particularly like his TV personality (too loud and pushy for my tastes), but I'm sad to see he went so suddenly and unexpectedly and I sympathize with his family.

Incidentally, all of these "50 yr. old age range" deaths are making me take a closer look at my own 50+ yr. parents.  :ouch:

ETA: For those in the states, Mays' appearance on Conan's show last week (http://www.hulu.com/watch/79329/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-billy-mays-and-anthony-sullivan#x-4,vclip,2).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 29, 2009, 01:27:54 AM
Hey.. why's the media still going willy-nilly about MJ, someone more important's died!

My vote goes for Vince, the guy who sells Shamwows and the Slap Chop.
NOOOOOOOO, NOT VINCE!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on June 29, 2009, 01:52:50 AM
..Who the hell is Billy Mays? XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on June 29, 2009, 04:13:07 AM
..Who the hell is Billy Mays? XD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_mays
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on June 29, 2009, 10:42:02 AM
Well, the grim reaper deserves happiness too, I suppose. XD


(Yes, that was distasteful.)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on July 01, 2009, 09:54:26 PM
If you had this tri-fecta, you are the Grim Reaper

Billy Mayes
Alexis Arguello
Karl Malden
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on July 02, 2009, 12:04:50 AM
Incidentally, all of these "50 yr. old age range" deaths are making me take a closer look at my own 50+ yr. parents.  :ouch:

Hell, they're making ME look in the mirror. :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on July 02, 2009, 01:11:03 AM
Incidentally, all of these "50 yr. old age range" deaths are making me take a closer look at my own 50+ yr. parents.  :ouch:
Hell, they're making ME look in the mirror. :uhoh:
Red, if we lost you and Ramon a lot of people here would cry. I know I would. :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 02, 2009, 02:18:00 AM
Tim and Ramon... gone?  Don't speak of such horrors! D:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 03, 2009, 02:35:17 PM
Incidentally, all of these "50 yr. old age range" deaths are making me take a closer look at my own 50+ yr. parents.  :ouch:

Me too. Both of my parents are 55-56 and were smokers for years. Luckily my Mom quit in January but my Dad's still smoking (less).

And I was just wondering, is there NOTHING else going on in the world and so all they can talk about is MJ dying?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on July 03, 2009, 04:48:24 PM
Thank you Umbreon and 1BDI.  :smile:


And I was just wondering, is there NOTHING else going on in the world and so all they can talk about is MJ dying?

Amen to that!  :rolleyes:  In fact, I almost hate to mention this because it's another "celebrity death" thing, of which I normally pass off with not much more than a "meh", but Karl Malden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_malden) died.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 03, 2009, 04:52:34 PM
And I was just wondering, is there NOTHING else going on in the world and so all they can talk about is MJ dying?
Hmm.
Economy's still choking, but everyone's bored of that.

Uhh.. Swedish torrent side The Pirate Bay got sold for something like US$6-7 MIL. [Wikinews] (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/File_sharing_site_The_Pirate_Bay_sold)

That's all I got. I've stopped watching the news because I'm sick of people talking about MJ.

Edit: Hey, found something on Wikinews. You Michiganers heard about the 7 youths that were shot in Detroit (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Seven_youths_shot_in_Detroit,_Michigan)?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on July 03, 2009, 10:45:50 PM
Edit: Hey, found something on Wikinews. You Michiganers heard about the 7 youths that were shot in Detroit (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Seven_youths_shot_in_Detroit,_Michigan)?

Yes, we have.  :rolleyes:  Detroit isn't called the "Murder City" for nothing.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 04, 2009, 03:33:42 AM
Edit: Hey, found something on Wikinews. You Michiganers heard about the 7 youths that were shot in Detroit (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Seven_youths_shot_in_Detroit,_Michigan)?

Yes, we have.  :rolleyes:  Detroit isn't called the "Murder City" for nothing.
Oh, so it's just nothing out of the ordinary? XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on July 04, 2009, 01:22:05 PM
Quote
Thank you Umbreon and 1BDI. :)
You're welcome. You are young enough to be my father after all. ;)

And the MJ thing...I just wish someone would take a stand like that one guy did against the octo-mom. He said he wouldn't report it anymore because it's not news. :crylol: Good stuff. On the plus side, no one is bothering Farrah Fawcett's family.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on July 10, 2009, 07:04:38 AM
HOLY SH*T!  A plane just crashed less than a kilometer from my house!!!!!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Plane+crashes+Richmond/1776106/story.html :uhoh:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on July 10, 2009, 07:32:10 AM
HOLY SH*T!  A plane just crashed less than a kilometer from my house!!!!!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Plane+crashes+Richmond/1776106/story.html :uhoh:
that's happen to once except it was a car and IT WAS ACROSS THE ROAD!!!!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 10, 2009, 01:02:24 PM
HOLY SH*T!  A plane just crashed less than a kilometer from my house!!!!!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Plane+crashes+Richmond/1776106/story.html :uhoh:
Wow, and there's nothing about this on the news over here.
...
I wasn't very far away at the time Air France Flight 358 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_358) crashed at Pearson International Airport (I think I was actually on the 401 - a freeway that passes it directly - just past the airport).
But that was years ago.

HOLY SH*T!  A plane just crashed less than a kilometer from my house!!!!!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Plane+crashes+Richmond/1776106/story.html :uhoh:
that's happen to once except it was a car and IT WAS ACROSS THE ROAD!!!!!
....
Car and plane accidents are very different things, Rob...

EDIT: How could I possibly mix up the 400 with the 401? *headdesk*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on July 12, 2009, 08:31:11 AM
That reminds me of a long, boring story. XD



I was once like, a metre away from a car crash..

Like, the car was coming towards our car from the side, as it had hit the curb, but swerved wildly at the last second and barely missed us.

Needless to say, it scared the s**t out of me. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on July 18, 2009, 01:51:19 AM
Well it turns out Tiger Woods is human after all - ]Woods bows out of 138th Open Championship[/color] (http://www.opengolf.com/ChampionshipGolf/TheOpenChampionship/News.aspx?story=Tiger+Woods+bows+out+of+the+138th+Open+Championship[color=blue)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on July 18, 2009, 04:13:12 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, we have lost a media legend:
http://tvguide.sympatico.msn.ca/TVNews/Articles/090717_walter_cronkite_GD (http://tvguide.sympatico.msn.ca/TVNews/Articles/090717_walter_cronkite_GD)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on August 01, 2009, 05:44:47 PM
Corazon Aquino, RIP:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090801/ap_on_re_as/as_obit_corazon_aquino

I was in Subic Bay during the first EDSA ("people power" revolution) that ousted Ferdinand Marcos.

Salamat (Tagalog for "thank you"), Tita Cory.  You will be missed. :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on August 02, 2009, 10:33:18 PM

After 18 years, the remains of Naval Aviator Michael Scott Speicher have been found:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090802/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_gulf_war_missing_pilot (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090802/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_gulf_war_missing_pilot)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Private Detective A on August 06, 2009, 02:12:08 PM
5 japanese incinerator bulls died the other day, and now theres only one left in the world.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on August 06, 2009, 10:40:11 PM
^ Ouch.  :ouch:

John Hughes died today (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-john-hughes7-2009aug07,0,6413498.story).  Yes, that (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088847/) John Hughes.  He was only 59. :uck: 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Private Detective A on August 06, 2009, 10:42:27 PM
My last names Hughes :( wonder if I have an uncle John, I think I do, hope it ain't him
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on August 06, 2009, 10:44:59 PM
Unless your uncle is renowned for working with Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick, I think he's fine.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Private Detective A on August 06, 2009, 10:47:43 PM
YAY, DO THE HUSTLE!!
*Dances the hustle* WOOOOO!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on August 13, 2009, 06:27:46 PM
RIP to Les Paul.
One of the original Guitar Heroes.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on August 27, 2009, 09:06:12 AM
Six-year-old takes knife to school over paper plane jibe (http://news.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20090827-163844.html)


I can't believe this sort of thing happens these days.. this was just near where I live.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: James Prospect on August 30, 2009, 08:26:24 AM
Nothing like a psychopathic child to remind us of how interesting life can be.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on August 30, 2009, 10:42:32 AM
He didn't even get expelled!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on August 30, 2009, 12:38:31 PM
Nothing like a psychopathic child to remind us of how interesting life can be.
you rang >:D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on August 30, 2009, 12:53:57 PM
You're not a child, BR. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on August 30, 2009, 03:29:33 PM
by law i am i'm still only 17
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on September 08, 2009, 01:18:55 AM
On this date in 1966 (43 years ago) the very first episode of Star Trek premiered on US television.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  I'd go as far to say that we are here (at Futurama Madhouse) as a direct result of Star Trek.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on September 15, 2009, 01:27:31 AM
Patrick Swayze has died:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28582715/ns/entertainment-celebrities/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28582715/ns/entertainment-celebrities/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on September 15, 2009, 02:38:28 AM
Well I think I can safely say...*screams* I didn't hear about any of this. This...just sucks. :fail: :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on September 15, 2009, 02:57:51 AM
Well I think I can safely say...*screams* I didn't hear about any of this. This...just sucks. :fail: :crying:

It does, there is no denying that, but deep down I knew this was coming.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on September 15, 2009, 07:45:17 AM
Indeed, he did have cancer.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 15, 2009, 11:14:31 AM
Indeed, he did have cancer.
indeed he was in some crappy movies
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on September 15, 2009, 11:17:21 AM
Never seen any of them. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on September 15, 2009, 08:11:30 PM
Indeed, he did have cancer.
indeed he was in some crappy movies
there you go again, insulting dead actors... jerk.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on September 15, 2009, 09:18:28 PM
Patrick Swayze has died:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28582715/ns/entertainment-celebrities/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28582715/ns/entertainment-celebrities/)

Oh man. My freshman Spanish teacher loves him! She either talked about Patrick Swayze or Bob Joes frozen custard .
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 15, 2009, 11:25:18 PM
Indeed, he did have cancer.
indeed he was in some crappy movies
there you go again, insulting dead actors... jerk.
what some people knit some people write me i insult the dead
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on September 16, 2009, 01:22:21 AM
indeed he was in some crappy movies

Red Dawn kicked ass.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on September 16, 2009, 01:40:20 AM
To Wong Foo wasn't crappy....  :crying:

R.I.P., Mr. Swayze.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on September 20, 2009, 01:09:55 PM
Indeed, he did have cancer.
indeed he was in some crappy movies
there you go again, insulting dead actors... jerk.
He wasn't insulting the actor, he was insulting the movies he was in..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 20, 2009, 02:57:56 PM
Indeed, he did have cancer.
indeed he was in some crappy movies
there you go again, insulting dead actors... jerk.
He wasn't insulting the actor, he was insulting the movies he was in..
and the actor
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Spoonyboy on September 20, 2009, 11:23:49 PM
You do realize you just made a person who was defending you's point redundant?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on September 21, 2009, 07:59:13 AM
You do realize you just made a person who was defending you's point redundant?
yes i am good at stuff like that
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 22, 2009, 12:48:54 AM
Red Dawn kicked ass.

Seconded! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on September 25, 2009, 09:36:43 PM
I heard about this a couple of days ago, but it seems doctors might have the first steps of an AIDS vaccine. Anyone else want to give a big cheer with me? :biggrin:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on October 03, 2009, 05:51:59 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2009/10/02/2009-10-02_book_reveals_chilling_details_of_how_cryonic_lab_thumped_remains_of_baseball_imm.html (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2009/10/02/2009-10-02_book_reveals_chilling_details_of_how_cryonic_lab_thumped_remains_of_baseball_imm.html)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 05, 2009, 10:55:07 PM
On this date in 1969, Monty Python's Flying Circus premiered.

And now for something completely different...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on October 06, 2009, 09:52:59 AM
On this date in 1969, Monty Python's Flying Circus premiered.

And now for something completely different...

40 years! Wow..

I can't believe something so awesome is that old..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 16, 2009, 11:39:57 PM
Holy crap, Ken Ober died.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1626376/20091116/index.jhtml?rsspartner=rssYahooNewscrawler (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1626376/20091116/index.jhtml?rsspartner=rssYahooNewscrawler)

I used to love Remote Control.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on December 20, 2009, 11:01:03 PM
 Actress Brittany Murphy Dead at 32  (http://omg.yahoo.com/news/brittany-murphy-dead-at-32/32963?nc)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on December 20, 2009, 11:57:01 PM
I just saw that and was floored.  I hadn't even remembered she was in King of the Hill and played Colleen in Futurama until I read the CNN article.  Rest in peace, Brittany.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: SMG on December 21, 2009, 12:15:12 AM
OMG! I heard about it, but her name wasn't familiar to me. Then you tell me it was Colleen's voice!  :fail: 32 is too young. RIP, Brittany Murphy.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on December 21, 2009, 11:47:39 AM
Being a shipper, I was never a big fan of Colleen. But she had what I thought was the funniest line in BWABB.

"I love going to exotic worlds and getting hammered."

:crylol: :crying: Here's to you, Brittany.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on December 21, 2009, 11:55:40 AM
She's in a fair few of my favourite movies..

Clueless, Riding In Cars WIth Boys, Eight Mile and Drop Dead Gorgeous..

I was really shocked when it came on the news tonight. The last celebrity that I expected to die, at her age and all. She's also doesn't come across as a partier or drug taker.. So, yeah, the Grim Reaper messed up big this time. O_o
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on December 21, 2009, 12:00:25 PM
And Sin City! Not a big part, but still. She's one of the few actors that could make me want to see a movie just because I found out she was in it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: benky on December 21, 2009, 12:43:39 PM
:(

I just found out she died. I'm still kinda in shock.

I watch king of the hill all the time, luanne is one of the main reasons I watch the show.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on January 06, 2010, 09:32:18 PM
The Hawk gets elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Another Cub (and Expo, Red Sock and Marlin) in the Hall.

[Mel Allen] How 'bout that? [Mel Allen]

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/baseball/mlb/01/06/hall.of.fame/index.html?xid=si_topstories (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/baseball/mlb/01/06/hall.of.fame/index.html?xid=si_topstories)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on January 07, 2010, 01:46:07 AM
I can't believe nobody posted this!


On the 29th of December the drummer from Avenged Sevenfold (Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan) died at age 28, from "natural causes".
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on January 07, 2010, 07:13:43 AM
28 is NOT natural...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on January 07, 2010, 09:45:48 AM
28 is NOT natural...
it is if your doing drugs XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on January 07, 2010, 11:04:16 AM
28 is NOT natural...
it is if your doing drugs XD


He, or anyone else in Avenged Sevenfold, never did drugs.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on January 07, 2010, 02:11:38 PM
On the 29th of December the drummer from Avenged Sevenfold (Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan) died at age 28, from "natural causes".
28 is NOT natural...

My cousin died at 15 of natural causes. He got an infection and died two days later. They classified it as natural causes.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on February 22, 2010, 07:06:57 PM
Well folks, looks like former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could finally be facing jail time - Feds have evidence ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick took bribes (http://www.freep.com/article/20100221/NEWS01/2210424/1001/rss01)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on February 22, 2010, 09:23:34 PM
A7X ENTERS STUDIO WITH MIKE PORTNOY

..I want our fans to know that with Jimmy in our hearts, our journey to record has officially began. Jimmy helped leave this world an amazing gift and now it's our job to make sure to deliver that gift to our fans. We asked Jimmy's all time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy to record on behalf of him. Mike said it would be an honor and without question that's what Jim would have wanted. Its comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev's abilities. Even though it will never be the same without our brother by our side, his essence lives in our hearts and through the music he helped create. He was a legend before any of the success or any of that bulls**t and we are f**king excited to lay this down for our fans, and especially for Jimmy.
-Avenged Sevenfold
________________________________________________________


Even under normal circumstances, I would've been happy to help the guys out in any way I could as I think Avenged Sevenfold are a great band...but under these incredibly sad and tragic circumstances, I must say I am truly honored to have been asked to play with them...and I didn't even have to think twice about saying yes.

These guys are a true family and it is an incredibly emotional experience to be here with them for the first time without their lost brother. But they have welcomed me into the family with open arms and there's a real excitement to make the record they had set out to make...

I am treating my participation on this album with the utmost respect for Jimmy's memory and am remaining as true as possible to the drum parts that he wrote for the songs and the record he wanted to make.

I want their fans to realize that I'm not trying to step into or fill The Rev's shoes...I'm just merely lacing em up for him!

MP





For those of you who don't know, the drummer from Avenged Sevenfold died last December, and Mike Portnoy is the drummer from DREAM THEATER!!!!!!!! EPIC WIN!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on February 23, 2010, 12:38:09 AM
Well folks, looks like former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could finally be facing jail time - Feds have evidence ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick took bribes (http://www.freep.com/article/20100221/NEWS01/2210424/1001/rss01)

He should of been sent to jail a long time ago!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on February 23, 2010, 01:46:19 AM
Well folks, looks like former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could finally be facing jail time - Feds have evidence ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick took bribes (http://www.freep.com/article/20100221/NEWS01/2210424/1001/rss01)

He should of been sent to jail a long time ago!

Oh my yes, but hes going to be getting big-time. 20 years for each count


Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on March 05, 2010, 09:04:07 PM
And in other news, some freaking dimwits are offended by O Canada so they want to change the lyrics to our national anthem (http://www.lfpress.com/comment/columnists/larry_cornies/2010/03/05/13125366.html).

I propose we hang them by the neck with our flag from Bunker Hill.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 05, 2010, 10:17:24 PM
don't worry, that was recalled.  Take that dumbass who suggested it!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on April 01, 2010, 07:49:49 AM
wow, I just about fainted when I read THIS (http://www.starbucks.com/blog/10113/starbucks-listens-to-customer-request-for-more-sizes.aspx)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on April 01, 2010, 03:02:19 PM
And today's date is ...    :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on April 13, 2010, 02:16:09 AM
For those of you who don't know, the drummer from Avenged Sevenfold died last December, and Mike Portnoy is the drummer from DREAM THEATER!!!!!!!! EPIC WIN!
Ah, yes, I heard about that a while back.

..*should check this thread more often*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on April 13, 2010, 02:55:37 AM
wow, I just about fainted when I read THIS (http://www.starbucks.com/blog/10113/starbucks-listens-to-customer-request-for-more-sizes.aspx)
Is it wrong that I want the 128 oz cup to be real? Sooooooddaaaaa. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on April 13, 2010, 03:11:31 AM
For those of you who don't know, the drummer from Avenged Sevenfold died last December, and Mike Portnoy is the drummer from DREAM THEATER!!!!!!!! EPIC WIN!
Ah, yes, I heard about that a while back.

..*should check this thread more often*

Heh, and they're releasing a new album very soon...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on April 13, 2010, 10:57:06 AM
<3 Avenged Sevenfold's "A Little Piece Of Heaven". Cannot stop listening to it.

But, anyway, back on topic:

Uhm..

I can't find the article which I read it in, but, anime fans that are also High School Musical haters, and High School Musical fans that are anime haters will be shocked to learn that the two will be joining forces soon.

...I cried, the pain was so deep.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: SMG on April 13, 2010, 10:52:09 PM
I can't find the article which I read it in, but, anime fans that are also High School Musical haters, and High School Musical fans that are anime haters will be shocked to learn that the two will be joining forces soon.

...I cried, the pain was so deep.

What the ... ? Hahaha. No, seriously, that's just.... XD... I think I'm going to cry too.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Omicronian8 on April 14, 2010, 04:29:07 AM
My best friend looked like she was going to kill someone when I told her. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hammer087 on May 07, 2010, 01:51:17 AM
Detroit tigers radio announcer Ernie Harwell has passed away at 92-http://www.freep.com/article/20100504/SPORTS02/100504087/1358/sports/Ernie-Harwell-dies

RIP Erine
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AFBXcDrUSStc23M%3A%3Adir.salon.com%2Fpeople%2Ffeature%2F2002%2F08%2F27%2Fharwell%2Findex.html)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on June 10, 2010, 04:23:42 AM
´hawks win!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 25, 2010, 07:42:33 PM
even though this happened solely in Vancouver, I think everybody everywhere will be able to shed a tear with us for this terrible loss :'( (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iWTvOQvkNZbub4HyMvCLjVSU7J3g)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Jodes on June 26, 2010, 08:54:20 PM
I found a nickel.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on June 28, 2010, 07:49:40 AM
Here is some interesting article:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19458 (Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary US Treasury, Associate Editor Wall Street Journal, Professor of Political Economy Center for Strategic and International Studies Georgetown University Washington DC.)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on July 14, 2010, 03:43:14 PM
Proofreading isn't just about spelling and grammar checking.  Someone should have really given this headline (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703) some thought.  :crylol:


Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on July 14, 2010, 07:44:20 PM
.....*chortles*
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Chug a Bug on July 14, 2010, 09:57:11 PM
*guffaws* These things really should be checked by a subeditor and not just a spellchecker before they're posted.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 15, 2010, 09:12:54 PM
Proofreading isn't just about spelling and grammar checking.  Someone should have really given this headline (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703) some thought.  :crylol:

Wow  :rolleyes:  :crylol:

 According to the National Enquirer, Chelsea Handler's beach house, which ironiclly is no where near the beach, will be throwing weekly vodka mixer parties.  (http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/pool-parties/17wxrn30j)

I have to say, Mr. Enquirer, I think you're close to a pulitzer because as always you have hit it right on the throbbing head.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on July 21, 2010, 09:47:51 AM
Lindon LaRouche announces:
'We are now looking at a late-July-August general collapse of the entire world financial-monetary system. It is now happening.'
http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2010/3727lar_post_obama.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Officer 1BDI on July 24, 2010, 11:06:40 PM
This may be the greatest thing I have ever seen (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/22/super-heroes-vs-the-westboro-baptist-church/).  I wish I'd taken off work so I could have seen it personally.

(http://i27.tinypic.com/33ksql2.png)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on July 24, 2010, 11:21:34 PM
okay, after seeing the spy saying "God hates sentries" this is an instant win
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on July 27, 2010, 03:33:04 AM
... how do magnets work? :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on July 27, 2010, 04:44:24 AM
I lost it at "Odin is God read The Mighty Thor #5", and "...the Dark Knight is by My Side."

Edit: "God hates Slurm", LOL.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 31, 2010, 03:41:55 PM
 Black couple gives birth to white baby.  (http://zhiphopcleveland.com/videos/djstephfloss/black-family-white-baby/)

The baby's name is Nmachi....well she's black now.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Hissae2 on August 05, 2010, 01:56:40 AM
Did you know that The Simpsons is getting taught in british schools?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 29, 2010, 03:25:39 AM
Canadian actor, and funny man Leslie Nielsen has passed away at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia.
He was truly a legendary Canadian Icon. :(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on November 29, 2010, 04:44:39 AM
Canadian actor, and funny man Leslie Nielsen has passed away at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia.
He was truly a legendary Canadian Icon. :(

Noooooo!  'Shirley' you can't be serious! ;)

Seriously, he will be missed... even by some people who remember his serious roles he had. (insert age jokes here)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on November 29, 2010, 05:05:21 AM
That makes me sad...he ALWAYS made me laugh!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 29, 2010, 05:25:50 PM
Via YahooNews:

PARIS (AFP) ' US director Irvin Kershner, renowned for making the second Star Wars film, "The Empire Strikes Back", has died in Los Angeles, his goddaughter Adriana Santini told AFP on Monday. He was 87 years old.  Kershner, who besides the 1980 sci-fi epic also directed Sean Connery as James Bond in "Never Say Never Again" (1983) and Peter Weller in "Robocop II" (1990), died at home after a long illness, said Santini, who lives in France.

 :(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on November 30, 2010, 02:56:07 AM
Both large members of the film community. :fail: I will have to watch Airplane and Empire in memory.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on December 07, 2010, 01:02:11 PM
'Dandy' Don Meredith- American 'Football' player (back when the pads were to only keep you from getting killed, not get boo-boos >:D) who played when you really could hit each other, died from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 72.  He was also know to us 'old timers' as Howard Cosell's 'side kick' on Monday Night Football.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on January 10, 2011, 04:13:47 PM
On January 2nd, MAJ Richard Winters, whose WW2 achievements were chronicled in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, passed away in central Pennsylvania at the age of 92:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/10/5804380-farewell-to-wwii-hero-maj-dick-winters-central-character-in-band-of-brothers

A true hero, in every sense of the word.  To the Fallen! :beer:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on January 10, 2011, 08:22:11 PM
On January 2nd, MAJ Richard Winters, whose WW2 achievements were chronicled in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, passed away in central Pennsylvania at the age of 92:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/10/5804380-farewell-to-wwii-hero-maj-dick-winters-central-character-in-band-of-brothers

A true hero, in every sense of the word.  To the Fallen! :beer:
Sad, sad, terrible news! :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 11, 2011, 10:08:57 PM
On January 2nd, MAJ Richard Winters, whose WW2 achievements were chronicled in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, passed away in central Pennsylvania at the age of 92:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/10/5804380-farewell-to-wwii-hero-maj-dick-winters-central-character-in-band-of-brothers

A true hero, in every sense of the word.  To the Fallen! :beer:

*salutes*

My thoughts go out to his family.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on January 14, 2011, 02:38:08 AM
I'm sad now.[/Farnsworth] (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20110113/ts_yblog_upshot/boy-saved-brothers-life-in-australian-flood)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on January 14, 2011, 03:45:27 AM
This happened a couple days ago..

T.O. police officer struck by stolen snowplow, dies (http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-toronto/toronto-police-officer-struck-by-stolen-snowplow-dies)

Quote
Police followed the erratically driven snowplow through downtown streets. Reports indicated the driver was driving erratically and not stopping for red lights. In the vicinity of Davenport and Avenue Rd, Sgt. Russell exited his vehicle in an attempt to end bring the situation to a conclusion. The driver aimed the plow at the officer and although Russell managed to get some shots off, he could not avoid being struck. He was then rushed to St. Michael's Hospital where he later died.
Poor cop was just doing his job, trying to stop the mayhem.

This is just another reason Canada needs the death penalty.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on January 14, 2011, 03:48:03 AM
Aw man, that sucks.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on January 14, 2011, 06:40:07 AM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on January 14, 2011, 09:54:41 PM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Crap, no mention of what he's allergic to. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on January 15, 2011, 11:29:46 AM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Crap, no mention of what he's allergic to. :rolleyes:
My thoughts exactly- maybe we could have sent him a little 'care package'!  :devil:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 15, 2011, 03:09:11 PM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Crap, no mention of what he's allergic to. :rolleyes:

...Puberty?  :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on January 15, 2011, 08:19:00 PM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Crap, no mention of what he's allergic to. :rolleyes:

...Puberty?  :crylol:
Apparently it was on an episode of CSI - so it must be dead bodies. Quickly, let's kill a couple hundred of his screaming-10-year-old-girl-fans and feed hem to him! XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 15, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Crap, no mention of what he's allergic to. :rolleyes:

...Puberty?  :crylol:
Apparently it was on an episode of CSI

So he's allergic to talent?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on January 15, 2011, 09:14:52 PM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Crap, no mention of what he's allergic to. :rolleyes:

...Puberty?  :crylol:
Apparently it was on an episode of CSI

So he's allergic to talent?
CSI is horrible and needs to stop plaguing TV. If anything, I find it convenient that he was on CSI because then I can avoid two terrible things at once. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on January 16, 2011, 04:41:56 AM
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/justin-bieber-released-from-hospital-after-allergic-reaction-returns-to-csi-set/54101

 :crylol:   >:D  :)  :mellow:
Crap, no mention of what he's allergic to. :rolleyes:

...Puberty?  :crylol:
Apparently it was on an episode of CSI

So he's allergic to talent?

Nope, it has to be girls.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on January 16, 2011, 07:37:18 AM
there is only one way to kill a justin bieber first you must carve a wooden stake from a wooden crucifix then have it bless by a preist soak it in holy water for 3 days then find the bieber stab it in the heart then salt and burn the remains....it is the only way
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on January 16, 2011, 07:58:21 AM
(http://www.lostrepublic.us/Graphics/DoubleFacePalm.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on January 24, 2011, 05:43:53 AM
NEWS OF THE WEIRD...
In todays news... this from 'The Daily Herald'-

Parents Call For Greater Respect For Vaginas: Jacqulyn Levin, a high school health/phys ed teacher in Crystal Lake, Ill., intending to make sex education class more interesting [ed.: What's wrong with those kids, anyway?], designed the Vagina Dance, which she defended with uptown reasoning, as opposed to the kids' downtown version, described as (according to suburban Chicago's Daily Herald) "pointing to and singing about reproductive parts while prancing around the room" with the rhythm "set to the tune of the Hokey Pokey." (Naturally, moms and dads practicing Selective Micro-Parenting were outraged.)

YES FOLKS- THAT WAS A DIRECT CUT FROM NEWS OF THE WEIRD... I DID NOT DREAM THAT UP.
(I will NEVER look at all those old people dancing at weddings to that song ever the same again... :pukey: )
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 24, 2011, 09:13:22 PM
 Jared Lee Loughner, the man responsible for the deadly Ariz. shooting pleads "Not Guilty"  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_congresswoman_shot)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2011, 01:26:11 AM
Jared Lee Loughner, the man responsible for the deadly Ariz. shooting pleads "Not Guilty"  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_congresswoman_shot)
i feel sorry for that guy i know what he did was bad but it's obvious he's insane
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on January 25, 2011, 01:28:19 AM
Jared Lee Loughner, the man responsible for the deadly Ariz. shooting pleads "Not Guilty"  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_congresswoman_shot)
WHAT THE F***?

PULL OUT THE GUILLOTINE! OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

Seriously. Even though this is undoubtedly just some BS claim of insanity so he can sidestep jailtime - If you're insane enough that you shoot 13 people, you're a threat to society, and need to be extinguished. Immediately. No more of this effing court BS. The second they know they have the right person, the offender should be subjected to punishment equal to the offense.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 25, 2011, 01:47:40 AM
Jared Lee Loughner, the man responsible for the deadly Ariz. shooting pleads "Not Guilty"  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_congresswoman_shot)
WHAT THE F***?

PULL OUT THE GUILLOTINE! OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

Seriously. Even though this is undoubtedly just some BS claim of insanity so he can sidestep jailtime - If you're insane enough that you shoot 13 people, you're a threat to society, and need to be extinguished. Immediately. No more of this effing court BS. The second they know they have the right person, the offender should be subjected to punishment equal to the offense.

There's evidence that proved he planned ahead, so he's not going to get the insanity plea. Besides there's no way Arizona will let him get away with that. I agree this guy is a sociopath and needs to be put on death row.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on January 26, 2011, 05:33:34 AM
FEBRUARY 6TH, 2011: SUPER BOWL: GREEN BAY PACKERS VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 03, 2011, 06:00:06 AM
More weird but true news...

The price of gas is going up in the African country of Malawi... and it's NOT petrol!
The Federal government of said country is trying to pass a law to fine people for FARTING in public...
Not sure how that will be inforced, or catching the gas passer in large crowds...


Man, and I thought the U.S. had some weird crap (pun intended) going on with our laws!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on February 04, 2011, 06:21:05 AM
Jared Lee Loughner, the man responsible for the deadly Ariz. shooting pleads "Not Guilty"  (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_congresswoman_shot)
i feel sorry for that guy i know what he did was bad but it's obvious he's insane

And so is every other killer out there, right?  :rolleyes: If I'm not mistaken, it's a common defense plea....the defensive strategy, right?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on February 04, 2011, 06:56:27 AM
I didn't delve into the details at all because I knew I wouldn't want to ever find out, but the gyst of it is that 100 huskies were brutally slaughtered in whistler after being  deemed  "unadoptable"
details, should you wish to see them, can be found here (http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/Dogs+slaughter+aftermath+turns+bloody/4221618/story.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on February 04, 2011, 09:18:29 AM
I didn't delve into the details at all because I knew I wouldn't want to ever find out, but the gyst of it is that 100 huskies were brutally slaughtered in whistler after being  deemed  "unadoptable"
details, should you wish to see them, can be found here (http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/Dogs+slaughter+aftermath+turns+bloody/4221618/story.html)
T_T
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on February 04, 2011, 09:48:06 AM
Second. :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 05, 2011, 12:15:49 PM
Damn, I'm a cat person, and I find that sick.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on February 06, 2011, 05:08:19 PM
Serious stuff.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110206/ap_on_re_us/us_mideast_unrest_terrorism
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on February 07, 2011, 03:14:11 AM
Congratulations Cheeseheads on your 13th NFL title.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 07, 2011, 03:44:30 AM
YAY!!!  I picked a pro sport team this year that WON a game!  Huzzah!  (Now Joe won't kill me!)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on February 07, 2011, 05:19:33 AM
This year's Super Bowl was the worst EVER.

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/392160/black-eyed-peas-vs-tron-a-super-bowl-contest-no-one-wins/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 07, 2011, 05:23:29 AM
Wow- I guess I didn't miss much when I walked away at half time...  at least your team won
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on February 09, 2011, 02:18:00 AM
Kid spends £1000 of Xbox LIVE, mother blames Microsoft (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354490/Boy-11-racks-1-000-mothers-debit-card-playing-XBox-online.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)

tl;dr-
Quote
Kid spent £1,082.52 on his Xbox without realising all the purchases were being charged to his mum's card.
Mother has now complained to Microsoft
Microsoft say they offer parental control accounts so parents like Dawn can monitor what their children are spending.
Mother blames Microsoft for making it 'too easy' for her son to spend the money.

Now hold on a sec, lady. If you left a bunch of money on the counter, then when you came back and noticed it was gone and your kid had a tonne of new toys... Would you go to the toy store and complain to them?

Also, it is impossible to not realise how much money you are spending. Not only goes it tell you on the page of the Marketplace... But then you press okay to purchase it there, it opens up a confirmation window that lists the price a second time.
And don't bring up the age thing. When I was twelve-ish on my first XBL account - which had my parent's credit information attached - I knew not to download anything that cost money.

Another thing, sure it's easy to make purchases once the credit information is on the Xbox.. But it's impossible to miss the parental controls she should have turned on. The Xbox asks you if you want them turned on during Initial Setup.
I remember because I accidentally turned them on.. and it took me almost an hour to get them off!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 11, 2011, 09:51:35 AM
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORD TODAY!?

This is from a local (for me) paper- The Times Union, from Albany NY (here on a Road Runner link)
'Priest cracks broad smile after rape conviction'
http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/4473267/34565594/Priest_cracks_broad_smile_after_rape_conviction

Yup... someone is gonna be playing 'hide the pineapple' with Satan later... :devil:
Move over, Hitler!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on February 11, 2011, 08:07:38 PM
Interesting! I'll have to see if this really works when I go out next.

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/15-secrets-your-waiter-will-never-tell-you-2447556/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 28, 2011, 05:38:41 PM
A sad, sad terrible day...
 :crying: The United State's last World War ONE Veteran has died.  Mr. Frank Woodruff Buckles was 110. :crying:

Please read the following links about Mr. Buckles-

A.P. release-
http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9001/35911852/Last_living_US_WWI_vet_dies_in_W_Va_at_age_110?cmpid=RRWMHero

Frank Buckles' web page-
http://www.frankbuckles.org/

IF YOU ARE A UNITED STATES CITIZEN- WRITE TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND DEMAND THAT THERE WILL BE A NATIONAL WORLD WAR ONE MEMORIAL!!!  THIS WAS HIS LEGACY, AND WHAT HE FOUGHT FOR UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED!  DO NOT LET HIM THINK HE DIED IN VAIN!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Mr Buckles!  I am sure I speak for all of your countrymen and women when I say that!  GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on February 28, 2011, 06:51:54 PM
^What he said.  I second that emotion.

Requiescat in pace, Mr. Buckles, and thank you for your service.  :martini: :beer:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 01, 2011, 02:41:52 AM
*removes hat* You and your brothers in arms will not be forgotten.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 02, 2011, 04:58:18 AM
A sad, sad terrible day...
 :crying: The United State's last World War ONE Veteran has died.  Mr. Frank Woodruff Buckles was 110. :crying:

Please read the following links about Mr. Buckles-

A.P. release-
http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9001/35911852/Last_living_US_WWI_vet_dies_in_W_Va_at_age_110?cmpid=RRWMHero

Frank Buckles' web page-
http://www.frankbuckles.org/

IF YOU ARE A UNITED STATES CITIZEN- WRITE TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND DEMAND THAT THERE WILL BE A NATIONAL WORLD WAR ONE MEMORIAL!!!  THIS WAS HIS LEGACY, AND WHAT HE FOUGHT FOR UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED!  DO NOT LET HIM THINK HE DIED IN VAIN!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Mr Buckles!  I am sure I speak for all of your countrymen and women when I say that!  GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
we lost ours sometime last year.  This November was the first one Canada had without a WW1 vet.  so there's only two left in the UK now/
Very sad.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Will on March 02, 2011, 10:50:39 AM
we lost ours sometime last year.  This November was the first one Canada had without a WW1 vet.  so there's only two left in the UK now/
Very sad.


Well, one of them is in Australia..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on March 02, 2011, 11:15:43 AM
yes- and he turns 110 soon...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 13, 2011, 08:31:42 AM
not sure what to make of this people, I'm getting a lot of bullcrap and lack thereof about it,  so I'm not sure whether the sh** just got real and is about to hit the fan or not, but
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/world/asia/13accidents.html?src=twrhp

what I understand is that there was a Nuclear meltdown in a 40-year-old reactor in Japan set off by the earthquake and the fallout is going to be carried by airlift winds (or whatever the balls that's called) and will stretch as far as central North America (this includes Western Mexico, as far East as Colorado, Most of BC and Southern Alberta) with about 750 RADS. (enough to cause death if you don't get your ass to a hospital posthaste)
Like I said, this could very well be a bunch of made-up apocolyptic BS, but is it not worth discussing and finding out every detail?
I think so.

2012 is a bunch of BS, this is just coincidence.  and apparently that earthquake shifted Japan by 8 miles and tilted the Earth a whole 4 inches.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 13, 2011, 10:43:57 AM
I heard that to avoid a meltdown, there was going to be some controlled release of slightly irradiated (not sure how much, but the news was saying nowhere near enough to be harmful) steam. Course, I did hear that the afternoon following the quake. If this new info is for real, see you all later, goodbye cruel world and all that rot. At least I won't have to deal with horrible amounts of crap for long.

Knowing my luck, everything will be just fine.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on March 13, 2011, 11:54:10 AM
I too have heard about a partial meltdown; not sure myself as to how much is in the atmosphere.  Can't seem to find anything set in stone as of yet...
Those poor, poor people. :crying:

EDIT- posted about ONE HOUR AGO (Dink's local time, that is)

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7feb0aaa-4d3d-11e0-85e4-00144feab49a.html?ftcamp=rss#axzz1GTf0b8Yj

A partial meltdown HAS been confirmed.  It however, does not seem to pose too much of a threat, as radiation levels outside the plant did not raise any concerns.  THANK GOD.  The few people who did test positive for radiation poisoning, are not showing any signs of distress.  They are most likely to recover.  The radiation may spread far, but will be more than likely negligable. (You're safe, Umbry!)

Also- a big HOO-RAH to the Navy and Marines with their two Carrier groups sending water, food, and aid to the people of Japan via air lifts!  We know it's just a drop in the bucket, be we are proud of you!  You bet the rest of us will be joining you soon, and sending help any way we can!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on March 13, 2011, 05:09:42 PM
and apparently that earthquake shifted (...) tilted the Earth a whole 4 inches.
I've heard it was less than an inch, but even if it is four inches, that's a tiny, tiny decimal of a degree. Nothing's going to happen from earth's axis tilting ~0.0001 degrees. (Note, I didn't do math for that. Obviously.)

A partial meltdown HAS been confirmed.  It however, does not seem to pose too much of a threat, as radiation levels outside the plant did not raise any concerns.  THANK GOD.  The few people who did test positive for radiation poisoning, are not showing any signs of distress.  They are most likely to recover.  The radiation may spread far, but will be more than likely negligable. (You're safe, Umbry!)
While that's certainly not the worst outcome (hurrah?), what about the other nuke plant that was in trouble? The news is freaking useless here.

You bet the rest of us will be joining you soon, and sending help any way we can!
Music For Relief (http://www.musicforrelief.org/page/donate-1) just put up a donation button specifically for Japan, They haven't forgot about Haiti, either. they work through PayPal / Credit or some weird text messaging thing. Other than that, your local Red Cross.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on March 20, 2011, 07:33:53 PM
A partial meltdown HAS been confirmed.  It however, does not seem to pose too much of a threat, as radiation levels outside the plant did not raise any concerns.  THANK GOD.  The few people who did test positive for radiation poisoning, are not showing any signs of distress.  They are most likely to recover.  The radiation may spread far, but will be more than likely negligable. (You're safe, Umbry!)

All true, Dink.  That map from Australian Radiation Services that is circulating on the Web purporting to show how radiation would spread from Japan has been proven false; ARS put a disclaimer on their website to that effect: http://www.australian-radiation-services.com.au/

I am a graduate of the US Navy's Nuclear Power School (the nerdiest program in the military! :aww:); I also successfully completed training on the Navy's nuclear plant prototype "S5G" in the deserts of Idaho.  For over 8 years I helped operate the reactor plants aboard two Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.  I know a little bit about how nuclear reactors work.  The other 5 or so reactor plants that were initially affected by the quake and tsunami are safe and sound.  Here is the 5-minute dissertation about what happened and what's going on at Fukushima Dai-ichi:

All of the 6 reactors at the plant were GE-designed BWRs (boiling water reactors).  In this type of reactor, water is boiled in the nuclear core to produce pressurized steam; the steam drives a turbine which drives an electrical generator.  When the earthquake happened, the 3 reactors that were in operation were SCRAMmed (neutron-absorbing control rods inside the reactor cores were unlatched and forced into the core, instantly shutting down the nuclear chain reaction).  After the shutdown of the reactors, some of the fission products in the core decayed and produced heat; this is a natural consequence of reactor operation; heat about equal to 3% full reactor power was initially emitted.  The operators at the 3 plants immediately started injecting water into the core to keep it covered and remove the decay heat.  When the tsunami hit, the plant's outside electrical supply lines and emergency diesel generators were destroyed.  The operators continued decay heat removal using pumps powered by emergency batteries; the batteries were depleted after about 8 hours.

At this point, the operators started venting steam from the core to remove heat.  But this resulted in partially uncovering the core.  The zirconium used to construct the reactor's fuel elements reacted with steam to produce zirconium dioxide and hydrogen gas.  The high (decay) heat level in the uncovered core greatly sped up the Zr-H2O reaction.

The steam produced in the core, which contained very little in the way of radioactive elements, was at first vented to a pool below the reactor vessel (the high-strength steel containment for the core).  The hydrogen gas rose from the pool and collected in the building surrounding the reactor containment, forming an extremely flammable mixture.  These mixtures exploded at reactors 1,2, and 3, destroying the outside buildings but NOT, I repeat NOT, breaching the reactor containment structures.  The probably-partially-melted cores are still safely held inside their containments.  Decay heat removal continues with the unprecedented method of injecting seawater into the reactor cores.

There was spent nuclear fuel stored on the reactor site.  Normally, purified fresh water is continually circulated through the fuel structures to remove any decay heat that is generated.  This stopped when electrical power was cut to the site.  It is possible that some of that spent fuel might have heated up and partially ruptured, releasing highly radioactive fission products; the zirconium surrounding the fuel might have reacted exothermally.  This would account for the fire at Unit 4 (which along with Units 5 and 6 was shut down for maintenance at the time of the quake) and a spike in site radiation readings at about the same time.  The fire was brought under control and the spent fuel pools were refilled with seawater.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) employees have made intelligent and in some cases heroic efforts to mitigate the effects of the accidents at all 3 reactors.  The cleanup of the site will take years and years, just as it did at Three Mile Island.  Despite some site workers receiving increased radiation doses, the amount of radiation and contamination released from the site is not even nearly enough to cause harm to the general public. 

When this is set against the probable loss of around 14,000 lives from the quake and tsunami, plus oil refinery fires spewing tons of harmful pollutants into the air, I think nuclear plants come out on the positive side of the equation (in spite of media hysteria).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on March 21, 2011, 02:44:59 AM
^Good overview. Its amazing that in this day and age news agencies can still blow things out of proportions. As far as nuclear power goes it's been like that since the cluster f*** at Chernobyl.

I guess it'll never change.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on March 21, 2011, 04:30:54 AM
THANK YOU FLOUNDER for explaining that better than I ever could (it's amazing what an education can do! :giggle: )
Saratoga NY has a 'secret' (cough cough) Nuclear reactor for Naval Training as well.  We also have one in Niscayuna (Knolls Atomic- supplies the Navy reactors).  Both are/have been supplied by G.E. like the power facilities in Japan, however ours are much more modern and are 'war capable'.  Trying to explain what you have known since youth (both from living in the area, and having your Dad in the Marines/working for G.E.) into layman's terms is not easy. The radiation leaked is non lethal.  Also- what radiation that is leaked dissipates as it spreads.

^Good overview. Its amazing that in this day and age news agencies can still blow things out of proportions. As far as nuclear power goes it's been like that since the cluster f*** at Chernobyl.

I guess it'll never change.


AGREED.  Let's face it- GOOD news is boring to them.  BAD news gets attention... if they make it worse than it really is, it'll get them MORE attention!  Jack-wads.

Let's face it folks- the worst way this will affect the rest of the world will be economically... and that will seem like nothing as compared to what those poor people in Japan are dealing with.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on March 22, 2011, 01:22:23 PM
Go ahead and punish me for the double post- I thought everyone would like to see a little GOOD news for once...

In the United States' NCAA Wrestling Championships in Philadephia, PA, a ONE LEGGED wrestler in the 125lb weight class is the NEW NATIONAL CHAMPION!   Oh... he was also PERFECT the whole year for wins as well!  :ehwhat:

http://www.rr.com/sports/topic/article/rr/2060/37415642/Robles_Born_With_One_Leg_Wins_Wrestling_Title

Photos-
http://www.rr.com/sports/gallerywrestling#rr%2F37415646%2F37250961%2F

It's nice to see that with hard work, tenacity, and spirit, good people can have great things happen to them, no matter WHAT life throws at them!  Congrats, Anthony!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 23, 2011, 02:43:32 AM
I saw that guy on the news and clapped. I say good for him. :D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on March 23, 2011, 09:22:18 PM
"Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the classic movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79."

 Full story    (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/film-legend-elizabeth-taylor-dies-79-la-ap)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on March 24, 2011, 11:31:40 AM
In the United States' NCAA Wrestling Championships in Philadephia, PA, a ONE LEGGED wrestler in the 125lb weight class is the NEW NATIONAL CHAMPION!   Oh... he was also PERFECT the whole year for wins as well!  :ehwhat:

VERY COOL, Dink!  Thanks much for the good news!

As far as nuclear power goes it's been like that since the cluster f*** at Chernobyl.

Don't even get me started on ALL of the reasons why Chernobyl was such a disaster... :kaboom: :wall:

Saratoga NY has a 'secret' (cough cough) Nuclear reactor for Naval Training as well.  We also have one in Niscayuna (Knolls Atomic- supplies the Navy reactors).
Let's face it folks- the worst way this will affect the rest of the world will be economically... and that will seem like nothing as compared to what those poor people in Japan are dealing with.

Many of my friends from Nuclear Power School trained at Saratoga.  Some even lived in tents in the woods to save money. :confused: :saywhat:
KAPL (Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory) is doing some amazing things with supercomputers to design new cores with much longer lifespans for the Navy.  It's all about the fuel distribution.
I have a friend who grew up in that area of Japan.  She is distraught.  It is alarming to see what those thousands of people are enduring.  But they are resilient, resourceful and hard-working.  We could learn from them.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on April 07, 2011, 12:02:48 PM
O.K.- maybe there IS something in the water here in upstate NY... or we just have our share of weirdo priests...

Heck- at least he wasn't a pedo...

http://capitalregion.ynn.com/?ArID=539132
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on April 29, 2011, 05:54:45 AM
Fukusima and Chernobyl
Two very interesting articles in Russian
http://scepsis.ru/library/id_3003.html  - comparing Fukusima and Chernobyl
http://shurigin.livejournal.com/271039.html -  interview with one of Russian militaries, who  worked on Chernobyl
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on April 29, 2011, 07:32:47 AM
Ah yes- 25TH anniversary of the disaster... forgot to post that- thanks slam13
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on April 29, 2011, 08:16:44 AM
Sometimes the year you were born is awesome because of movies and sometimes... it's not all that great. Must have moment of silence.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on May 02, 2011, 03:58:28 AM
This just in, and I mean just. If sources are to be believed Osama Bin Laden has been killed. -Link- just a tiny scroll up from here. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osama_bin_Laden#Reports_of_his_current_whereabouts)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on May 02, 2011, 04:16:12 AM
Oh wow...if they really got Osama that would be major...but also spark a fire under those guys over there.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on May 02, 2011, 05:34:41 AM
Oh wow...if they really got Osama that would be major...but also spark a fire under those guys over there.
True, but then again we have to remember that we wound up killing almost all of his top henchmen over the last nine years as well.  That can be a mighty depressing deterrent to an enemy.
What I AM interested in, is what spin will Washington D.C. pols put on it to further their careers!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on May 02, 2011, 07:21:28 AM
It's official:

U.S. forces kill elusive terror figure Osama bin Laden in Pakistan
By the CNN Wire Staff
May 2, 2011 2:18 a.m. EDT

(CNN) -- The mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed about 3,000 people.

Osama bin Laden -- the founder and leader of al Qaeda -- was killed by U.S. forces Sunday in a mansion in Abbottabad, north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

In an address to the nation Sunday night, Obama called bin Laden's death "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda."

"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan," Obama said. "A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."

A congressional source familiar with the operation confirmed that bin Laden was shot in the head.

Footage that aired on CNN affiliate GEO TV on Monday showed fire and smoke spewing from the compound where bin Laden was killed.
Mansion where bin Laden died on fire
Obama: Osama bin Laden killed
New Yorkers celebrate bin Laden death
Bin Laden death 'a victory for U.S.'

Half a world away, the scene outside the White House was of pure jubilation.

Hundreds reveled through the night, chanting "USA! USA!" Others chanted "Hey, hey, hey, goodbye!" in reference to the demise of bin Laden. Many also spontaneously sang the national anthem.

The news also brought some relief to family members of those killed on 9/11.

"This is important news for us, and for the world. It cannot ease our pain, or bring back our loved ones," Gordon Felt, president of Families of Flight 93, said in a statement. "It does bring a measure of comfort that the mastermind of the September 11th tragedy and the face of global terror can no longer spread his evil."

"This welcome news is a credit to our intelligence efforts and brings to justice the architect of the attacks on our country that killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, in a statement issued Sunday night.

Bin Laden eluded capture for years, once reportedly slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it.

He had been implicated in a series of deadly, high-profile attacks that had grown in their intensity and success during the 1990s. They included a deadly firefight with U.S. soldiers in Somalia in October 1993, the bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 in August 1998, and an attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors in October 2000.

In his speech, Obama reiterated that the United States is not at war with Islam.

"I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released a statement Monday morning welcoming the death of bin Laden.

"As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam. In fact, in addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide," the statement said. "We also reiterate President Obama's clear statement tonight that the United States is not at war with Islam."

U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world were placed on high alert following the announcement of bin Laden's death, a senior U.S. official said, and the U.S. State Department issued a "worldwide caution" for Americans. The travel alert warned of the "enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan." Some fear al Qaeda supporters may try to retaliate against U.S. citizens or U.S. institutions.

But for now, many Americans were soaking up the historic moment.

"It's what the world needed," said Dustin Swensson, who recently served in Iraq and joined the revelers outside the White House. "(I'll) always remember where I was when the towers went down, and I'm always going to remember where I am now."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on May 02, 2011, 07:36:59 AM
I say all U.S. citizens should write their elected reps in D.C. and in Bin Laden's 'honor', make this date a National Holiday! :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on May 02, 2011, 10:40:09 AM
I am so glad that the...forgive my words this one time BASTARD is dead.I hate to wish death on someone,and I never did with him,but with ALL the things he did,he needed to be killed.

Good job U.S. Forces you did your job well and you finally got that freaking idiot.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on May 02, 2011, 12:39:12 PM
Woohoo! USA USA USA!!!!

Go Navy!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: noodlebrain on May 02, 2011, 11:38:03 PM
Finally the guy's dead. long time commin you know? Girlfriend and I went to Boston Common, big park in Boston and we met up with a bunch of other college kids at like 3 am. Girlfriend's brother is overseas and my old neighbor had died durin sept.11. Justice has been rightfully served my friends....like a boss  :redstar:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on May 02, 2011, 11:51:01 PM
This is so awesome...go USA KILL that supid %^$^$#$#%##
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on May 03, 2011, 03:13:08 AM

Good to see that this piece of murdering filth has been dealt with and consigned to the depths, but I have no illusions that Al Qaeda is going to just pack up and go away after this. There is no doubt in my mind that they're be pretty well shaken up by this turn of events, but It's not over people. Not. Even. Close.



I apologize for my pessimism.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on May 03, 2011, 05:04:35 AM
There is no doubt in my mind that they're be pretty well shaken up by this turn of events, but It's not over people. Not. Even. Close.

I apologize for my pessimism.
Me either.

Quite honestly, I think killing Bin Laden just probably kicked up a sh**storm.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on May 03, 2011, 09:25:18 AM
There is no doubt in my mind that they're be pretty well shaken up by this turn of events, but It's not over people. Not. Even. Close.

I apologize for my pessimism.
Me either.

Quite honestly, I think killing Bin Laden just probably kicked up a sh**storm.

I agree with you both as well.But we also proved that America is the best at this.You can do stuff to us to try and knock us down.Sure we fall on our asses,but we get right back up and to quote Toby Keith"We'll put a boot in your ass."
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on May 04, 2011, 07:31:39 AM
this just happened less than an hour ago so I'll post a link when one becomes availible

but there is a MASSIVE fire happening in my city.  So big that I can see orange smoke in the pitch black and the fire is on the other side of the city.
Nobody has been killed so far because it's a building under construction but it's a residential area, and is about a block wide and is being contained I think.  Damn this thing is massive.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on May 04, 2011, 08:23:34 AM
Not to make light of a giant fire in B.C. but... HOMG, best thing ever! (http://www.thefablife.com/2011-05-02/justin-bieber-egged-on-stage-in-australia)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on May 04, 2011, 10:15:37 AM
this just happened less than an hour ago so I'll post a link when one becomes availible

but there is a MASSIVE fire happening in my city.  So big that I can see orange smoke in the pitch black and the fire is on the other side of the city.
Nobody has been killed so far because it's a building under construction but it's a residential area, and is about a block wide and is being contained I think.  Damn this thing is massive.

Wow...sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on May 27, 2011, 11:17:27 PM

I call Schenanigans on Italy. (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/27/italian-scientist-charged-manslaughter-failing-predict-earthquake/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on May 30, 2011, 06:40:35 AM

I call Schenanigans on Italy. (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/27/italian-scientist-charged-manslaughter-failing-predict-earthquake/)


Scientific illiteracy is amusing, n'est-ce pas? :kaboom: :wall:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on May 30, 2011, 10:32:56 AM
In other news, Dale Earnhardt Jr. once again lost another race in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on June 01, 2011, 11:24:33 AM
http://englishrussia.com/2011/05/27/cemetry-for-the-fukushima-nuclear-wastes/
They took a decision to get the Fukusima waste in Russia...

'And everywhere (in Russia), everyone thinks the same thing: that someone should just go kill those motherf**kers.' (© The Boondock Saints)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 01, 2011, 09:11:45 PM
Englishrussia.com is an excellent site!

I'm not surprised that some of the waste from the Fukushima reactors will be going to "Mayak."  There is plenty of usable U-235 in those three reactors.

Why aren't we reprocessing used reactor cores here in the US?  There are two reprocessing plants here that were built in the 1970s, but hardly ever used since then.  Oh, I forgot - scientifically illiterate Americans go batbrick crazy over anything that says "nuclear."  Dumbazzes.

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Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on June 01, 2011, 09:43:49 PM
Un-frickin-believeable, seriously.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110601/wl_africa_afp/nigeriacrimechildtrafficking_20110601143218
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on June 01, 2011, 10:45:54 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110601/ts_yblog_thelookout/handcuffed-by-policy-fire-and-police-crews-watch-man-drown
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 03, 2011, 04:23:07 AM
The good guys win one, for a change:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110602/ap_on_re_us/us_fla_soldier_foils_robbery
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 03, 2011, 04:25:26 AM
He tried to rob a bank with a toy gun? What a weenie. :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on June 03, 2011, 07:56:08 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110602/ap_on_re_us/us_fla_soldier_foils_robbery
YES!!! :thumbsup:  GOOD FOR HIM!!!  The crook is lucky he's still alive after messin' with his kids! :crylol:  This guy deserves a car for this, and not a rented one!  Maybe the bank should pay him something out of the money stolen as a reward!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on June 03, 2011, 10:12:00 AM
HAHAHA Tried to rob a bank with a toy gun.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on June 03, 2011, 08:14:53 PM
In many places in the US it makes sense to use a toy gun.  Often it's too hard to get a real hand gun (legally anyway), and this luser probably couldn't afford one regardless of source.  And many jurisdictions have a thing called "Felony Firearm" or something similar which can add a bunch of years to your sentence.  This site (http://www.criminal-law-lawyer-source.com/terms/felony-firearm.html) has more info on the subject.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 04, 2011, 01:01:54 AM

Kevorkian's dead:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/04/dr-death-jack-kevorkian-suicide (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/04/dr-death-jack-kevorkian-suicide)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on June 04, 2011, 04:44:41 AM
^
I wonder if he operated on himself.... :crylol:

(Yes, yes...I know, bad joke.  :devil: :mellow:)

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on June 04, 2011, 11:32:54 AM
^
I wonder if he operated on himself.... :crylol:

(Yes, yes...I know, bad joke.  :devil: :mellow:)


CRAP!  I WANTED TO SAY THAT FIRST! :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 05, 2011, 02:20:15 PM
A little "extra meat" on your sandwich?  The comments on this one are pretty funny:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43271837/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/subway-employee-sold-weed-foot-longs/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on June 05, 2011, 06:38:24 PM
^
I wonder if he operated on himself.... :crylol:

(Yes, yes...I know, bad joke.  :devil: :mellow:)


CRAP!  I WANTED TO SAY THAT FIRST! :crylol:

Great minds think alike!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 06, 2011, 09:18:23 AM
A little "extra meat" on your sandwich?  The comments on this one are pretty funny:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43271837/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/subway-employee-sold-weed-foot-longs/
Wow, someone was watching too much "Weeds". XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on June 13, 2011, 11:41:53 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/10/dana-rohrabacher-iraq-war-cost_n_875163.html

That is just outrageous...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on June 16, 2011, 01:42:51 PM
Another 2 news from the US:

http://www.shtfplan.com/precious-metals/federal-reserve-admits-we-have-no-gold_06062011
http://truthiscontagious.com/2011/06/15/arnie-gundersen-nebraska-nuclear-plant-emergency-level-4-about-to-get-worse
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 16, 2011, 07:55:08 PM
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/World+bemused+Vancouver+hockey+riot/4958274/story.html

this is a disgraceful black mark on my city and I have no doubt that most of you will have heard of this within at least a few days
please, PLEASE understand that the people who caused these riots consisted of probably a couple hundred out of several hundred thousand residents.
It's that bad that people are blaming Every person that was at that game.
People died, stores were destroyed, and cars lit on fire.
I am not proud of this, and neither is 98% of the population of Vancouver. It's...  Embarassing to say the least.
It's a friggin' hockey game!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on June 16, 2011, 08:54:46 PM
I read something, can't recall for the life of me where right now, that the police said it wasn't so much the hockey fans as hooligans who used it for an excuse. Sure, some of the fans did stuff, but most of them were jsut wrong place, wrong time.

this is a disgraceful black mark on my city and I have no doubt that most of you will have heard of this within at least a few days
As long as you overlook this. (http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/5976465-418/boy-mugged-by-group-of-teens-near-ogilvie-transportation-center.html/)
Just the latest in a disturbingly increasing number of "wilding" events in downtown (groups of kids/teenagers attacking/robbing people seemingly at random, just for the hell of it). And no one here wants to talk about who's doing this because of being afraid of being called racist (since most of the people doing the crimes appear to be young black males).

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 17, 2011, 12:35:59 AM
well that's exactly the problem.
FANS. TRUE FANS. Have WAY more class than that.
There were actually people there who went JUST FOR THE RIOT
and I'm not talking about "oh hey, we lost, let's go to the riot"
I mean that they knew whether we won or lost there was going to be one, so they went, and they waited, and they didn't care about the end result, they just wanted to burn things.

on a lighter note, I heard that more than 10 000 people had volunteered to go downtown and clean up the citty, at 7 in the morning.  They came from all parts of the Lower Mainland.  I regret not being able to join the ranks of those selfless people.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 17, 2011, 03:53:23 AM
I saw that on the news today, Greg, and the first thing I thought was how disappointed you must be. Being in LA, I've had my share of sports riots. It's not fun. :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 17, 2011, 04:03:26 AM
well the good news is that, like I said, it's about a few thousand rioters outweighed by a few tens of thousands of volunteers who cleaned things up.  In fact, I'm pretty sure that the clean-up crew was ORGANIZED by a bunch of teenagers, just goes to show that today's youth has the power to both destroy and rebuild.

eerie...

also, I wore my canuck jersey to work today to show that I still believe in the team, as do many others despite what some people caused.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 17, 2011, 04:25:23 AM
At least there was a chance of this not happening. A few years back I heard a newscaster on the radio. There was a big game the Lakers were in, probably a Championship, I can't be bothered to care enough about basketball. Either way, I remember he said, "If the Lakers lose, please don't riot. If they win, PLEASE DON'T RIOT." They rioted.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 17, 2011, 04:44:05 AM
no, actually they would have rioted either way, so yes, sh** was going down, whatever the outcome.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 17, 2011, 04:49:21 AM
Oh. Well, sorry about this in any case. It's too bad the world has to have those kinds of people in it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on June 17, 2011, 12:44:07 PM
'BAM'!* :crylol:

Marines' Parris Island welcomes it's first Female General-

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9001/43963126/Historic_Marine_base_gets_1st-ever_female_general

HOO-RAH!!!  YOU GO 'GIRL'!!!
Congrats, General Reynolds!

*- In WWII, the U.S. fighting forces had 'special' units of women, and were all given special names... all but the Marines.  They were just Marines, or 'Lady Marines'.  One sexist officer started calling them 'BAMS', or 'Broad assed Marines'.  The Lady Marines quickly responded by calling their male counterparts 'HAMS', or 'HAIRY assed Marines'! :giggle:
Dink will NOT call General Reynolds a 'BAM' for fear for his life! :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 17, 2011, 08:31:38 PM
*salutes*

This is indeed good news. :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 18, 2011, 08:52:24 PM
Marines' Parris Island welcomes it's first Female General-

I'm sure General Reynolds has always had to be three times as tough and squared-away as any male Marine, and that she's not the kind of person who will tolerate any slack or lackadaisical attitudes.

Good on her for getting assigned to Parris Island! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on June 18, 2011, 09:16:26 PM
What?  WHAT!? :saywhat:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9001/44071112/Anti-circumcision_comic_hero_called_anti-Semitic

Is... is this guy for REAL?  'FORESKIN MAN'!?  :fail:  Oh MAN... what a way to look like a nazi, dude!  YOU SCHMUCK!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on June 20, 2011, 08:18:05 PM
I can't believe it...Ryan "Random Hero" Dunn was killed in a car crash early this morning. R.I.P. Ryan!

For those of you who don't know who he was, he was a part of the Jackass crew and starred in quite a few shows.

Here's the article/obituary:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv-news.en.ap.org/tv-news.en.ap.org-20110620-us_obit_ryan_dunn
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 22, 2011, 05:38:10 PM
YOU SCHMUCK!

 :fail: :mad: :thumbsdown:

Couldn't have said it any better myself, Dink.

Why can't parents be allowed to make this sort of decision?  Oh, I forgot, random activists and the government know best how your children should be raised. :kaboom: :wall:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on June 23, 2011, 01:59:16 AM
I can't believe it...Ryan "Random Hero" Dunn was killed in a car crash early this morning. R.I.P. Ryan!

For those of you who don't know who he was, he was a part of the Jackass crew and starred in quite a few shows.

Here's the article/obituary:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv-news.en.ap.org/tv-news.en.ap.org-20110620-us_obit_ryan_dunn

:'( so sad. RIP Random Hero. Anyone who makes nasty comments about the circumstances about his death, (Joe you know who I'm talking about):  f**k you!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on June 23, 2011, 03:42:55 AM
:'( so sad. RIP Random Hero. Anyone who makes nasty comments about the circumstances about his death, (Joe you know who I'm talking about):  f**k you!
Well then, f**k me and Roger Ebert. You get bombed to almost three times the legal limit (he was at 0.196, the limit in PA is 0.08), then get into a car, drive 140 MPH, endangering everyone on the road, shredding the car when you crash to the point that the only thing recognizable is a door that was thrown away from the wreckage after the rest of the wreck burned (oh, and by the way, you're burned so badly they can only ID you from your tattoos and some hair), and killing the other person in the car with you, you deserve what you get. Everyone else who was on the road with him was lucky that it was a only a one car accident.

I feel the same amount of sadness for him that I did for Curt Cobain.  Meaning, none, since this isn't (wasn't, whatever) his first drunk driving incident.  He obviously didn't learn anything from getting off easy that time.  I think I pity him, more than anything, because he felt he had to live his life this way for some reason.  I feel bad for his family, but that's it. 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on June 23, 2011, 06:30:29 AM
Agree completely, MC.
Got what he deserved. Too bad someone else had to pay the price as well.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on June 23, 2011, 09:09:44 PM
Jackass' star Ryan Dunn's funeral to be protested by Westboro Baptist Church

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/06/23/2011-06-23_jackass_star_ryan_dunns_funeral_to_be_protested_by_westboro_baptist_church.html

Those guys again!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on June 24, 2011, 12:47:28 AM
Agree completely, MC.
Got what he deserved. Too bad someone else had to pay the price as well.
second!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on June 28, 2011, 07:28:16 AM
http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2011-06-27/mcmahon-suspends-punk
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on June 28, 2011, 11:41:23 AM
Meh. It's a work. Punk's contract is up in a month or so and he hasn't resigned. And with the crap they've been giving him to work with the last year, I wouldn't resign, either.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on June 28, 2011, 11:41:52 PM
What?  WHAT!?   Oh LORD, 'lady'...
SOMEONE needs HELP...

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9024/44793311/Not_guilty_plea_in_Ohio_breast-milk_spraying_case
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on June 28, 2011, 11:46:35 PM
What?  WHAT!?   Oh LORD, 'lady'...
SOMEONE needs HELP...

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9024/44793311/Not_guilty_plea_in_Ohio_breast-milk_spraying_case

Haha, what is this world coming to?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 30, 2011, 05:56:24 PM
What?  WHAT!?   Oh LORD, 'lady'...
SOMEONE needs HELP...

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9024/44793311/Not_guilty_plea_in_Ohio_breast-milk_spraying_case

[insert breast/"got milk"/udder/bra/etc. pun/joke here]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 06, 2011, 01:47:08 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/jury-resumes-deliberations-casey-anthony-murder-trial-141824663.html

Casey Anthony, aquitted on chargers of murdering her daughter.

Yahoo! the system fails again!

If her young daughter was missing, why would she lie to the cops and go out partying? Her parents even thought she did it!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on July 06, 2011, 03:15:58 AM
This could have implications for FMTLZ:

Quote
THE US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) wants to take down web sites that use the .com and .net top level domains (TLD) regardless of whether their servers are based in the US.

Erik Barnett, assistant deputy director of ICE said told the Guardian that the agency will actively target web sites that are breaking US copyright laws even if their servers are not based in the US. According to Barnett, all web sites that use the .com and .net TLDs are fair game and that, since the Domain Name Service (DNS) indexes for those web sites are routed through the US-based registry Versign, ICE believes it has enough to "seek a US prosecution".

According to the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/03/us-anti-piracy-extradition-prosecution), ICE is not focusing its efforts just on web sites that stream dodgy content but those that link to them, something the newspaper claims has "considerable doubt as to whether this is even illegal in Britain". It points out that the only such case to have been heard by a judge in the UK was dismissed.

Barnett said, "By definition, almost all copyright infringement and trademark violation is transnational. There's very little purely domestic intellectual property theft."

However Barnett's claim that because Verisign is the registry for .com and .net TLDs that gives ICE jurisdiction over servers based in foreign countries seems tenuous at best. Nevertheless he said, "Without wishing to get into the particulars of any case, the general goal of law enforcement is to arrest and prosecute individuals who are committing crimes. That is our goal, our mission. The idea is to try to prosecute."

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on July 06, 2011, 09:20:47 AM
This could have implications for FMTLZ:

Quote
THE US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) wants to take down web sites that use the .com and .net top level domains (TLD) regardless of whether their servers are based in the US.

1.  This would probably generate a significant amount of diplomatic blowback (not to mention, plenty of ridicule) from even our closest allies - something our federal government and this administration does not need right now, or ever.

2.  Does ICE really have the resources or the people to go after relatively low-traffic, innocuous sites like FM/TLZ?

3.  As the site's owners can tell us, they are not using copyrighted material to make money for themselves or anyone else.  That ought to count for something.

4.  I am squarely in favor of protecting creators' intellectual property rights.  If Fox et al. complained about this site's use of their copyrighted material, the site's owners should work with them and act in good faith.  But consider...the copyright owners are not (currently) complaining.  If they start to do so solely because ICE gives them a window of opportunity, it would just make them look like Disney-level crybabies. 
I hope that Fox/MG/DXC/CC are canny enough to realize that they couldn't buy the publicity and good will we fans give them via sites like this.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on July 06, 2011, 09:33:17 AM
HEAR, HEAR!
I couldn't have said it better!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on July 06, 2011, 10:18:23 AM
I hope that Fox/MG/DXC/CC are canny enough to realize that they couldn't buy the publicity and good will we fans give them via sites like this.
Everyone else may be, but at this point I think we all know how stupid Fox can be. I'll bet they'll just jump on this renewed chance to get rid of fan sites.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on July 06, 2011, 10:39:43 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/casey-anthony-acquitted-killing-young-daughter-191600480.html

This just made me shake my head.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 06, 2011, 03:00:38 PM
York Regional Police Constable G. Styles was killed Tues, 28 June. (http://www.topix.com/forum/news/obits/TN0RMH6C3FC7OON4B) He was pulling over a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by a fifteen year old and a few of his friends. Styles was attempting to remove the keys from the ignition when the driver accelerated - Styles was dragged until the van rolled over and pinned him. While he was pinned, he made this call to dispatch. (http://www.globalnews.ca/York+police+officer+last+moments+audio+transcript+WARNING+GRAPHIC+CONTENT/5019216/story.html) To give anyone listening an idea of the roads they're talking about, Styles is near the Herald Rd. and Hwy. 48, Davis Drive is 2km South of Herald Rd, Kennedy Road is 4 km West, and McCowan is 2km West.  Constable Styles was pronounced dead approximately an hour later.

Constable G. Styles' funeral was held yesterday along in Newmarket. A major section of Yonge Street was closed off for the procession. The driver is paralyzed from the waist down, and is to be tried as an adult tomorrow - he is faced with 1st degree murder.

This happened right in my negbourhood. About 2-2.5 km from my house. I find it tragic that an officer taking the time to patrol my rural community was killed.
My condolences to the Styles family.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on July 06, 2011, 09:59:44 PM
My hat's off to Constable Styles. It's just so sad that there are moronic teens everywhere.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on July 07, 2011, 04:44:21 AM
York Regional Police Constable G. Styles was killed Tues, 28 June. (http://www.topix.com/forum/news/obits/TN0RMH6C3FC7OON4B)

My sincerest condolences go to Constable Styles' family, also.

Words cannot express my anger at the driver of that van and disgust at the loss of a good policeman. :kaboom: :wall:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on July 08, 2011, 09:07:28 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/jury-resumes-deliberations-casey-anthony-murder-trial-141824663.html

Casey Anthony, aquitted on chargers of murdering her daughter.

Yahoo! the system fails again!

If her young daughter was missing, why would she lie to the cops and go out partying? Her parents even thought she did it!

Only one word comes to mind when I heard about this: DISGUST. It's literally disgusting and grotesque that this incident has happened but it's also disgusting to see that the system let's another maniac to walk....what the hell was the judge and jury thinking?!?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on July 08, 2011, 11:12:24 PM
Only one word comes to mind when I heard about this: DISGUST. It's literally disgusting and grotesque that this incident has happened but it's also disgusting to see that the system let's another maniac to walk....what the hell was the judge and jury thinking?!?
That the prosecution over-reached and didn't actually prove anything. Lots of circumstantial evidence, but not enough to prove her guilt of first degree murder beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof was on them, and they didn't have a strong case.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 08, 2011, 11:53:45 PM
Only one word comes to mind when I heard about this: DISGUST. It's literally disgusting and grotesque that this incident has happened but it's also disgusting to see that the system let's another maniac to walk....what the hell was the judge and jury thinking?!?
That the prosecution over-reached and didn't actually prove anything. Lots of circumstantial evidence, but not enough to prove her guilt of first degree murder beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof was on them, and they didn't have a strong case.

Which is so unfortunate. Now you know movie producers will be offering her millions and she'll take it. I just don't understand how she could be found guilty of lying to police but not of murder. She was lying to them because she killed her daughter! Seriously, who doesn't report their kid missing for a month? If my mom doesn't hear from me when I'm gone all day she flips out.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on July 09, 2011, 01:02:43 AM
I'm just waiting for her to write a book and admit that she did it, like that one guy...you know, the one that's associate with Orange Juice?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on July 09, 2011, 02:00:30 AM
I'm just waiting for her to write a book and admit that she did it, like that one guy...you know, the one that's associate with Orange Juice?
Like he WOULD have done it.  Allegedly....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 09, 2011, 02:03:53 AM
Breaking News:
 
Former first lady Betty Ford has died at age 93
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 09, 2011, 03:13:32 AM
York Regional Police Constable G. Styles was killed Tues, 28 June. (http://www.topix.com/forum/news/obits/TN0RMH6C3FC7OON4B)

My sincerest condolences go to Constable Styles' family, also.

Words cannot express my anger at the driver of that van and disgust at the loss of a good policeman. :kaboom: :wall:
Just read some utter BS in the newspaper today.
The killer is covered under youth protection, so newspapers can't give his name and he's not speaking to anyone. The court called the hospital he's in yesterday when the bastard failed to appear, and only got a short "statement" from a lawyer. Court's resceduled for September 15th - I think I know what's going to happen now. Bloody hell, the system's even going to fail when a POLICE OFFICER IS MURDERED?

Goodamnit, just release his name. I'll make sure things go right.

With all the sh** youths have been pulling around here lately (five car's tires slashed one day, then three stores robbed the next, which was a week before Styles was killed), we should just start giving all youths HARSHER sentences than ADULTS with absolutely none of this no names released BS.
It's not like anyone can argue "WAH WAH WAH THESE KIDS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING". B***S***. The second you can think[1], you know what's wrong, what's questionable, and what's okay.

[1]: Yeah, I know most kids now can't think. Too bad for them. Death sentence. If they can't figure out what's right and wrong they have no place in life. Society is being far too lenient.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on July 17, 2011, 07:54:56 PM
[1]: Yeah, I know most kids now can't think. Too bad for them. Death sentence. If they can't figure out what's right and wrong they have no place in life. Society is being far too lenient.

I completely understand your frustration.  It's a shame that your nation, despite otherwise being an excellent place, did not see fit to keep the death penalty as a last resort for the worst of criminals.  I'm also glad that the US' federal government and most of our states have retained it.  (Texas just executed a horrible murderer/rapist last week.  Governor Rick Perry, to his credit, refused to commute the criminal's sentence to life imprisonment.  Our Supreme Court saw no reason to do so either.  The usual suspects in Mexico, among the US' soi-disant "intelligentsia," and in the EU vehemently protested.  SCREW THEM.)

"An armed society is a polite society." -Robert Heinlein

(PS Not to go OT or anything, but I'm always happy to hear opposing views.)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on July 18, 2011, 12:33:38 AM
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/jennifer-lopez-marc-anthony-split-signs-of-trouble-2011177

I don't understand why celebrities even get married, seriously.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 18, 2011, 12:38:24 AM
 Casey Anthony goes free.  (http://articles.cnn.com/2011-07-16/justice/florida.casey.anthony_1_casey-anthony-george-anthony-caylee-anthony?_s=PM:CRIME)

Casey Anthony feared being release from jail today, but Police told her:  "Don't worry, if you need us we can be there in 31 days."

I like the fact that while I was watching coverage on the news, they really stressed that she was wearing a pink shirt and jeans. They might as well said flat out: Go find her! XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on July 18, 2011, 01:06:17 AM
Casey Anthony goes free.  (http://articles.cnn.com/2011-07-16/justice/florida.casey.anthony_1_casey-anthony-george-anthony-caylee-anthony?_s=PM:CRIME)

Casey Anthony feared being release from jail today, but Police told her:  "Don't worry, if you need us we can be there in 31 days."

I like the fact that while I was watching coverage on the news, they really stressed that she was wearing a pink shirt and jeans. They might as well said flat out: Go find her! XD

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-63Tp2fR4YPo/ThtNLUgkphI/AAAAAAAAAFk/TBogGwWZNvc/s1600/OJ_Casey.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on July 23, 2011, 09:48:29 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/world/europe/24oslo.html

Freakin' sicko, there is no limt in the amount punishment you deserve, we won't however sink to your level, most people are too good (like me) to fall into evil like you have, we'll just put you in jail for the rest of your life, that's the best punishment we can do to sickos like you.

Anders Behring Breivik, you evil scumbag!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on July 23, 2011, 11:44:07 AM
^ Wow! 92?! Yesterday evening this was on the Dutch 8 o'clock news and the death rate was then at 7..! This guy slaughtered at a enormous rate!

It is becomming a trent at late - several months ago a teenage guy walked into a Dutch shopping mall armed with several machineguns and emptied them on the shoppers and shops - killing 9 people and wounding several others, scaring the rest for life. Then some weeks later I walked in one shopping mall in my home town and a man from Marokan ancestry assaulted people with a long butcher knife in some insane vengence-of-honour quest. He only slightly wounded a man before getting overpowered by securityguards though.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on July 23, 2011, 11:36:13 PM
Amy Winehouse found dead at age 27. (http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/392228/police-singer-amy-winehouse-dies-at-age-27/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on July 23, 2011, 11:47:53 PM
Amy Winehouse found dead at age 27. (http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/392228/police-singer-amy-winehouse-dies-at-age-27/)
quite a shame, that.  The world is running out of decent famous singers, it seems.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on July 24, 2011, 02:18:20 AM
Amy Winehouse found dead at age 27. (http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/392228/police-singer-amy-winehouse-dies-at-age-27/)
your welcome
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 24, 2011, 03:28:59 AM
Amy Winehouse found dead at age 27. (http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/392228/police-singer-amy-winehouse-dies-at-age-27/)
quite a shame, that.  The world is running out of decent famous singers, it seems.

They tried to make her go to rehab, but she said "no, no, no."

Really is tragic. It's always horrible when someone so young dies in their prime. My heart goes out to her friends and family. I just read an article about her a few weeks ago and how the doctors told her that if she did not get treatment she was going to die. Such a shame that these artists become addicted to drugs and end up destroying their lives. Especially when they're very talented. I just don't understand why some producers give their clients these substances when they know what will happen to them.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 06, 2011, 07:21:26 PM
 31 US soldiers killed in a helicopter crarsh  (http://news.yahoo.com/31-americans-7-afghans-killed-helicopter-crash-145151275.html)

Quote
A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos

Tragic  :fail: These men fought to keep America free. My thoughts go out to their families.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on August 06, 2011, 11:15:15 PM
31 US soldiers killed in a helicopter crarsh  (http://news.yahoo.com/31-americans-7-afghans-killed-helicopter-crash-145151275.html)

I've known a few SEALs and special operations people in my time.  They are the best of the best.  My condolences go out to their families and fellow unit members.

I'm sure no effort will be spared to track down their killers.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on August 08, 2011, 11:27:13 PM
A groop of whats-ya-call-it - IDIOTS,
are randomly shooting cars on the Dutch highways! :verymad::thumbsdown:

They drive by in their own car(s) and shoot at cars and busses while passing them. Scareing the living daylights out of the drivers and everyone inside their vehicles. Within the hours they've been doing this, many accidents have occured! Luckely no one is hurt so far - only the cars have damage... but still... What is the fun of this then?!? :cross:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on August 09, 2011, 02:44:17 PM
The London riots are ridiculous this guy on Youtube couldn't of said it any better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bJ3CbW7HKM

It's just pure evil.



Why can't more people be like peaceful nerds? [I'm sure not all nerds are peaceful.]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on August 09, 2011, 06:35:40 PM
It's just pure evil.
True that!

The prospect of plummeting into yet another economic crisis has made people mad! Like the guy says on the video: those people only needed an excuse - Any excuse to do what they are doing right now. That is retarded! Just plundering and devastating all around them won't help!
I just watched on a special tv broadcast that it no longer is held in London alone, but that these riots have inflicted a large number of other major Brittish cities now as well... :fail:

Lands as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy financially fall down. Belgium (NO goverment for very many, many months) is soon to be next. Luxemburg is having a large banking problem. Germany has still not recovered from joining West and East and still struggles to maintain it's every day standard. With SO many countries in need of grave resque, other countries can no longer provide to all needs themselves.
Europe is nearing it's end, civillians are losing income, houses and hope...
Only 5% of the Dutch have still a positive notion about the near future! (guess on what side I'm on...) The US has decreased as a world economy and facing large problems on their own ground and even China is no longer holding it's own.

Humans are more and more, yet less and less are needed these days. I truelly dread where this ends up in and how fast it will arrive... When people get frustrated they are seemingly only capable to destroy things held dear to others.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on August 09, 2011, 07:11:19 PM
When people get frustrated they are seemingly only capable to destroy things held dear to others.
And I talked to a friend in Manchester (UK) today, and she said it's starting there, too.

There are smaller scale riots breaking out all over the US. Mostly racial things, though. Chicago, Philidelphia, and Wisconsin to name a few. I think I saw more, but I'll have to look for the news links for them. Hopefully Barry can help, with a good solid budget (oh, wait, two and a half years later and still no budget) and a plan to fix the economy (oh, wait, he never put anything out for the public to see last month, or even yesterday while he was talking about needing a plan).

Well, we're boned.  Might as well start making handbaskets.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: That Joe Guy on August 10, 2011, 06:38:38 AM
Wisconsin recall elections, round one: 6 GOP senators defend seats as nation watches

http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_18643029?source=rss
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on August 11, 2011, 07:02:28 PM
Wisconsin recall elections, round one: 6 GOP senators defend seats as nation watches

http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_18643029?source=rss
What I really love is the quiet on the part of all the people who wanted to raise hell about this when it was happening last winter.  They were recalling the legislators based upon how they voted during the budget battle.  But according to what I've heard (don't live in Wisconsin, so I don't get the TV/radio commercials from cities there), everything under the sun was brought up about what the Republicans were going to do but what they actually did was barely talked about.  There was, from what I've heard from reliable WI sources little to no mention of what Gov. Walker and the legislature did during the budget battle.  The people of Wisconsin spoke in 2010 and did it again last week.  And it could get worse next week for the Democrats. They've got two seats being recalled on Tuesday. 

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on August 22, 2011, 08:38:27 PM
this just in...  a sad day for Canadians.  The only decent political leader left has died, struggling with cancer a second time and losing. The leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, Jack Layton.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/22/pol-layton-last-letter.html

"So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." - Jack Layton

I voted for him......
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on August 25, 2011, 04:47:59 AM
Can you say awesome? (http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_18751951)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rob on August 28, 2011, 01:38:17 AM
Can you say awesome? (http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_18751951)
if only he'd quit his job as the prince of the underworld
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on August 29, 2011, 11:59:04 AM
Stupidity is universal...
Weird but True...

First, in Shelton, Connecticutt, USA...
An activist who was angry that cops weren't handing out enough tickets, decided to park in a Handicapped parking spot, and called the POLICE on HIMSELF.  He had to make a DOZEN calls before they came.
When the officers DID come, they hit him with their tazers and arrested him! :crylol:

Also- in the 'Land Down Under'...
The Austrailian Defence Department officials are a wee bit embarassed... Seemed they spent over $600 million on a naval torpedo system, and found out they couldn't use it, because the instructions are only in Italian and French!
NOW they're shelling out another $100,000 for translators...

And we are supposed to be EVOLVING!? :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on August 31, 2011, 07:25:11 PM
The Netherlands is going to have a MOUNTAIN! :ehwhat:

That's right you read it correctly - a mountain. Not a group, not even two, one mountain - ONE!
It's not really decided WHERE we're going to place it. The best changes are on Flevoland - which is our own selfmade province we pulled out of the sea. So that would make for a great combination! Hooray... :aww:
The plan is to attract tourists to come ski in our country. Eat your heart out Switzerland! :crylol:
This reminds me of a song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJVewWbeBiY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJVewWbeBiY)
The Netherlands - famous for being a country UNDER the waterline - will have it's very own build mountain. That makes me so proud to be Dutch. Now try to keep a straight face when you say the Dutch aren't crazy.  :smirk:

You don't have to be crazy to live there, but it helps... :giggle:

A groop of whats-ya-call-it - IDIOTS,
are randomly shooting cars on the Dutch highways! :verymad::thumbsdown:

They drive by in their own car(s) and shoot at cars and busses while passing them. Scareing the living daylights out of the drivers and everyone inside their vehicles. Within the hours they've been doing this, many accidents have occured! Luckely no one is hurt so far - only the cars have damage... but still... What is the fun of this then?!? :cross:
They are still shooting almost daily at random cars. The entire Dutch police force doesn't know what to do...
But at least we can say we are proudly building a ...mountain...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on September 04, 2011, 04:35:57 AM
this just in...  a sad day for Canadians.  The only decent political leader left has died, struggling with cancer a second time and losing. The leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, Jack Layton.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/22/pol-layton-last-letter.html

"So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." - Jack Layton

I voted for him......
Me too, bro.

Can you say awesome? (http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_18751951)
if only he'd quit his job as the prince of the underworld
I cried out rainbows when I read this.
IT'S OVER! FINALLY! THE DARK AGES ARE ENDING! RULE MICROSOFT! And also Open-Source UNIX - they seem like pretty cool guys.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on September 07, 2011, 01:24:57 AM
On this date in 1927  Philo T. Fansworth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philo_Farnsworth) first demonstrated electronic television.  We are here as a result.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on September 07, 2011, 02:09:44 AM
You heard the good news, everyone! Huzzahs are in order! :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: RubyFlower77 on September 10, 2011, 09:55:34 PM
What are everyone's thoughts on Libya and Egypt? 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 11, 2011, 02:41:28 PM
Libya and Egypt?  I'm glad that they've rid themselves of dictatorships.  But I'm not holding my breath waiting for Madisonian-style freedom and limited government to rise to the fore.  Tribalism, religious extremism, and entrenched corrupt administration still run rampant in both countries.

On a related note, as many of you probably know, this is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US.  I for one am very happy that, due to the diligence and hard work of the US' armed forces and intelligence services, Usama bin Laden and many of his murderous henchmen did not live to see this day. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on September 12, 2011, 02:43:28 AM
On a related note, as many of you probably know, this is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US.  I for one am very happy that, due to the diligence and hard work of the US' armed forces and intelligence services, Usama bin Laden and many of his murderous henchmen did not live to see this day. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Amen.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on September 23, 2011, 11:11:57 PM
In a science centre at Geneva, Neutrino's are proven to be faster than light!
Since no one believes this could actualy be real. The scientists repeated the test 1500 times(!) with the same results over and over again. Now they asked the world to prove them wrong.

If this WON'T be proven wrong, time travel -at some small degree- is no longer science fiction but science fact.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on October 06, 2011, 12:55:47 AM
 Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is dead  (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Apple-says-company-cofounder-apf-2413458028.html?x=0)

My thoughts go out to his family.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on October 06, 2011, 02:37:52 AM
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is dead  (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Apple-says-company-cofounder-apf-2413458028.html?x=0)

My thoughts go out to his family.
Same here. Can't say I liked the guy, but I can never really be happy when someone has died.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on October 07, 2011, 03:26:38 AM
Eugene Oregon (Flounder's home town) was recently home to a Ranch Dressing drinking contest   :bleh:  The winner put away 32 oz of dressing in something like 16 seconds.  :pukey:   Unfortunately I seem to have misplaced the video link.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on October 07, 2011, 03:34:00 AM
... I stand in awe of that person. :ehwhat:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Felix on October 07, 2011, 04:14:15 AM
Eugene Oregon (Flounder's home town) was recently home to a Ranch Dressing drinking contest   :bleh:  The winner put away 32 oz of dressing in something like 16 seconds.  :pukey:   Unfortunately I seem to have misplaced the video link.
OYG I found the perfect thing for my cousin person (I have no idea what the hell she is.) She gets ranch with freaking everything. Hell when were at a resturant she drinks it out of the little cup sometimes. She would be perfect for that.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on October 07, 2011, 06:13:35 AM
Eugene Oregon (Flounder's home town) was recently home to a Ranch Dressing drinking contest   :bleh:  The winner put away 32 oz of dressing in something like 16 seconds.  :pukey:

Only in Eugene... :rolleyes: :saywhat:

Well, I probably would've gone to see it just for the freak/dork/audacity value of it, if I wasn't at work.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on October 18, 2011, 07:28:46 AM
http://ozyism.blogspot.com/2011/10/at-least-85-us-special-ops-have-been.html

It is not neccessary to declare war anymore.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on October 18, 2011, 07:53:57 AM
http://ozyism.blogspot.com/2011/10/at-least-85-us-special-ops-have-been.html

It is not neccessary to declare war anymore.
Not when Nato or the U.N. tells you to do it. :fail:  When will we get a backbone and tell them both where to stick it?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 18, 2011, 09:41:22 PM
Adolf Hitler died in 1962(!)  :saywhat:

Brittisch researchers have proof that Uber Nazi Adolf Hitler a.k.a the Furher escaped the assault on Berlin and flew away to Argentine to live out his days there together with his wife Eva Braun.

The burned corpse found inside of the bunker in Berlin was a look-a-like, double, stand in, political figures work with even today. The autopsy reported that it could not have been Adolf Hitler himself. Many documents about that are still top secret. But those who are open now due to date expantion, are providing a whole different story of what happened.
A documentary about this is going to be on television next year.

The researchers are currently investigating further in their work and hope that more autorities will help them in this investegation.

If correct and publicly aproved - this will rewrite history.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on October 19, 2011, 12:09:06 AM
Adolf Hitler died in 1962(!)  :saywhat:

Brittisch researchers have proof that Uber Nazi Adolf Hitler a.k.a the Furher escaped the assault on Berlin and flew away to Argentine to live out his days there together with his wife Eva Braun.

The burned corpse found inside of the bunker in Berlin was a look-a-like, double, stand in, political figures work with even today. The autopsy reported that it could not have been Adolf Hitler himself. Many documents about that are still top secret. But those who are open now due to date expantion, are providing a whole different story of what happened.
A documentary about this is going to be on television next year.

The researchers are currently investigating further in their work and hope that more autorities will help them in this investegation.

If correct and publicly aproved - this will rewrite history.
not a completely unbelievable story.  Truly, this will be an interesting historical shift.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on October 19, 2011, 02:10:54 AM
Adolf Hitler died in 1962(!)  :saywhat:

Brittisch researchers have proof that Uber Nazi Adolf Hitler a.k.a the Furher escaped the assault on Berlin and flew away to Argentine to live out his days there together with his wife Eva Braun.

The burned corpse found inside of the bunker in Berlin was a look-a-like, double, stand in, political figures work with even today. The autopsy reported that it could not have been Adolf Hitler himself. Many documents about that are still top secret. But those who are open now due to date expantion, are providing a whole different story of what happened.
A documentary about this is going to be on television next year.

The researchers are currently investigating further in their work and hope that more autorities will help them in this investegation.

If correct and publicly aproved - this will rewrite history.
OH LORD.... the book and movie 'The boys from Brazil' may not have been far off...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on October 20, 2011, 10:54:40 AM
There have been roumors ever since World War 2 ended that Hitler didn't die so I wouldn't be surprised if it was wrong or someone else.


But then again...stranger things HAVE happened.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 20, 2011, 07:06:12 PM
Libian dicktator Kaddafi has been shot dead before a life studio audience...

Heavely wounded he is seen shuffling towards a car and seen leaning against a car surrounded by his shouting rebel enemies. Shortly after he is shown on the ground while having been shot dead lying in a pile of his own blood...

Good riddance - hopefully Libia will be free to more democracy from now on. Although as experiance learns from other Arabic/African countries, his seat will probably be replaced shortly by some other powerhungry megalomaniac.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on October 21, 2011, 12:14:04 AM
^I heard about that today..wow.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on October 21, 2011, 08:35:12 AM
Live in Libya under Qadhafi:

* GDP - $14192   per capita.
* State paid to every family member $ 1000 grants per year.
* Dole - 730 $ per month.
* Nurse salary - $ 1000 per month.
* For every newborn state paid $7000.
* Newlyweds got $64000 to buy an apartment.
* Financial aid to open a personal business - 20 000 $.
* Education and medicine was free.
* Education and training abroad - the expense of the state.
* A lot of stores for large families with symbolic prices for basic foodstuffs.
* Part of pharmacies was free.
* Medication counterfeiting - death penalty.
* Appartment rent - none.
* There was no charges for electricity for the population.
* Credits to buy a car and or an apartment ' no interest free.
* Real estate services were prohibited.
* Car price 50% paid by the state (for militia fighters - 65% paid by the state).
* 1 liter of gasoline - $ 0.14.



Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on October 24, 2011, 01:47:21 PM
New York Senators want labeling fake Maple Syrup as Maple syrup a FEDERAL OFFENCE...
This bill also has the backing of elected officials in Vermont and Maine- three 'powerhouse' maple syrup producing states in the U.S.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Fake-maple-syrup-sours-sweet-image-2229085.php
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on November 02, 2011, 04:14:41 AM
Live in Libya under Qadhafi:

{snip}


Life would be SO much better if we just sacrificed all of our liberties for the sake of The State And Its Leaders, wouldn't it?

The Libyan people don't seem to think so.  (And neither do I.)  Bravo to them for breaking the dictator's chains! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

"Those who would trade their essential liberties for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." -Benjamin Franklin
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on November 04, 2011, 03:48:39 PM
Mom banned from McDonald's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vk8rFL-j4g&feature=related

McDonald's are evil!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on November 11, 2011, 08:40:47 PM
School director arrested and trown in police cell after separating two fighting 13 year olds in classroom.

The Dutch public is shocked after police action in school. After the resess, two 13 year old boys won't stop fighting and continue to do so while entering the classroom. :boxing: The teacher calls them to order but one of the two refuses to stop. After the teacher tells the boy to leave the classroom he refuses to listen repeatedly. The school director is called and grabs him by his jacket removing the kid outside the classroom. The kid phones his father - who snaps and steps to the police. A policecar imediatly drives over to the school and during class, under the eyes of all the students the school director is arrested for abuse and thrown in the cell at the police station!  :saywhat:

Publicly this police action is appalled. The 13 year old kid should have been rightly tought a lesson - NOT the school director! The parents should have been ashamed that their kid was so agressive. (Obviously he didn't get this from strangers...) They should have TALKED to the school instead of running to the police furiously. And finally the police (never to be bothered with serious crimes on a good day) shouldn't have dropped all they were doing to jump in their cars to arrest the school director during class. :verymad:

What kind of signal goes out to bullies at schools now? If you ignore your teacher and act agressivly the police will be on YOUR side as well! :kaboom:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on November 16, 2011, 10:50:53 PM
^ Today the police dropped all charges against the school director involving child abuse and appologized for their overreacting behaviour in the matter.  :thumbsup::notreally:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Bouncy Rhythm on November 17, 2011, 12:06:55 AM
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?axEflcb
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 17, 2011, 12:07:01 AM
give these guys an award instead of an arrest warrant, come on, BC! I thought you were better than this! http://www.vancouversun.com/news/superheroes+under+investigation+online+vigilante+justice+with+video/5716294/story.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Felix on November 17, 2011, 01:42:40 AM
Yesterday the body of a one year old child was found in a bush near a grave yard. By a dog,and it's onwer. The mother had reported to the police the same day that he was kidnapped. When he was found she said they must have killed him. She was arrested today for murdering her own child. They showed a video of her the day she found out the child was dead. She didn't look sad at all,and actually smiled a few times. Yeah...i think she did it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on November 17, 2011, 01:56:48 AM
This was last Thursday, but screw it.

On my way home from school that day, I was going to take the Don Valley Parkway North. But the entire highway was closed off. When I got home, I opened up Firefox, and googled "DVP closed Nov 10th"


Turns out a Black BMW SUV was travelling in excess of 150km/h - the speed limit is 90km/h, and average speed around 100-110km/h. The vehicle lost control, careened left and smashed into the center median, then swerved far right, smashed into the guard rail, came to a stop, and burst into flames.
The driver was pronounced dead upon arrival of EMS.

http://www.globaltoronto.com/southbound+dvp+shutdown+after+fatal+car+crash/6442519051/story.html
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/11/10/southbound-dvp-remains-closed-at-bayview-bloor-after-fiery-crash-kills-one/

What an idiot. This would be at least mildly okay further North on HWY 404 (which turns into Don Valley Parkway when you reach Toronto) where everyone goes 120-130km/h, but not downtown.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on November 17, 2011, 02:33:56 AM
At least schlee only offed shlimself and didn't take anyone else with schler.  Evolution has been served.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on November 17, 2011, 02:43:44 AM
At least schlee only offed shlimself and didn't take anyone else with schler.
Silence! I concur.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on November 17, 2011, 06:22:16 AM
Evolution has been served.

Can you say, "Darwin Award"?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on November 18, 2011, 10:05:08 PM
In a science centre at Geneva, Neutrino's are proven to be faster than light!
Since no one believes this could actualy be real. The scientists repeated the test 1500 times(!) with the same results over and over again. Now they asked the world to prove them wrong.

If this WON'T be proven wrong, time travel -at some small degree- is no longer science fiction but science fact.

It's been proven right yet again and again!
This time they have broken the boundaries of the speed of light with a record of 6 kilometers per seconde.  :eek:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Bouncy Rhythm on November 19, 2011, 08:14:08 AM
(http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/internet-memes-pizza-is-a-veggie.jpg)

lol
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on November 19, 2011, 08:23:57 AM
Once again, I must take a stance against my stupid government. :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Felix on November 19, 2011, 06:28:56 PM
(http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/internet-memes-pizza-is-a-veggie.jpg)

lol
:ehwhat: Then my family and i eat a lot of vegetables.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 23, 2011, 07:26:14 PM
famed author Anne Mcaffrey dies at the age of 85 (http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/11/23/anne-mccaffrey-dragonriders-of-pern-author-dies/?mod=google_news_blog)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 23, 2011, 09:36:32 PM
'Alien' Skull Discovery Tops South American Bone Finds
 (http://news.yahoo.com/alien-skull-discovery-tops-south-american-bone-finds-000000498.html)
(http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/alienssquare.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on November 23, 2011, 10:16:11 PM
^ Simular skulls like that have been found in the last 12 years at tombs of pyramids in Egypt too. There are more simularities between those two ancient lands as well.

- First, building Pyramids and Ziggurats. Although not exactly simular in style. Both are triangle in shape.
- Second, the way they use to click huge building blocks together. Using copper moulded in this shape >-< between stone blocks.
- They both mummiefy their dead. Also plants and herbs found in one continent was found inside the mummies in the other and vice versa.
- Black African men's pictures and statues where found in and around South America Ziggurats.

Logic dictates that at one point in time the continents where not as far from one another as they are now and these people where interacting/trading together. This would mean that the Egyptians and the Maya's cultures are older then they where thought of.
[EDIT] Because in the times they would have been living the continents were too far between to sail over using the ships they could build back then. Navigation was suposed to be not very developped.
But perhaps they had better tools then we now know of and did this feat nevertheless.
A Turkisch admiral around the 17th century came in the possesion of a highly developed worldmap where detailed coastlines were drawn of all continents including Antartica - that was (and still is) covered beneath the ice. Only recently scientist have been able to astablisch it's borders. How was it that a world map which was already considdered very old in those days had that much accurate details?
So, maybe the ancient civilizations where much higher developped as we modern people give them credit for... or other technology was used.

The Sphinx for instance is many thousands years older than it was thought of too.

The ancient Egyptians were capable of brainsurgery (!) at those times already. It is discovered they had both the tools and the knowladge to do this and further proof was found in mummies who had (in life) undergone surgery to remove tumors - and had survived the operations. Judging from healed scars)

The lengtened shape of the skull was done surgecly and believed to have been made cosmaticly for looking like a higher being - see some of the ancient Egyptian headgowns - they have cone shapes.
If this in fact was to inplicate they were trying to look "better" like in a trend Or if they all wanted to look more divine after some godlike image is not certain.

I guess you can see I'm always fasinated to see new things about such ancient subjects. :smile:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 24, 2011, 03:31:44 AM
Uh-oh...
 (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/chicago-12th-district-police-station-osha-asbestos-pipe-soil-contamination-danger-20111123)

I was on this site last winter and collected some soil samples. No sign of anything bad in my samples, but I wasn't looking for burried asbestos-covered pipes. All I did was put about half a dozen 2 inch diameter holes on the site.  From what I saw in the story on the news, and based on what I know about environmental remediatin (having done it for about 15 years), both parties (the PBCC and IEPA, and the contractor) are at least partially right.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on November 26, 2011, 06:56:55 PM
Black Friday, what the hell is happening to Humanity?! Are we really that barbaric and insane over some Xbox 360s and new camaras?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzjUcfRLVms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Fhanlwrz8
_________________

Also related:  Black Friday shooting! (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/san-leandro-black-friday-wal-mart-shooting.html)

I don't want to live on this planet anymore!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Felix on November 27, 2011, 12:47:51 AM
Wow.... :ehwhat: neither do i.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on November 27, 2011, 09:19:07 AM
Yeah, it's getting to the point that people aren't going to be able to hold Black Friday sales anymore. Last year people were trampled, this year there's shootings and pepper spray... yet another reason for the turning of people into nerdlingers. Stay at home, deal with your food hangover, and shop online.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on November 27, 2011, 08:27:51 PM
There are some deals that are worth it but the stores always have little catches. Like 300 people will show up for a $200 TV and they only sell like 15 :P I did get a $1000 laptop for $200 one year but it was crazy. It's the big department stores that are the worst and people there don't go there for just big electronics that you can save a lot of money on. They rush to get clothes and things like books and DVDs which they have great sales on all year!

These people who pepper spray and everything are just trash.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on December 07, 2011, 06:27:42 PM
 What is this? (http://www.kare11.com/news/article/950240/333/Wisconsin-Michigan-engaged-in-mitten-battle)

Sorry Wisconsin, you can't make a mittin shaped like your state for two reasons:

1. Wisconsin doesn't look like a hand. If someone's hand looks like that, they need to see a doctor because that's just not normal.

2. That is our territory! Michigan is actually shaped like a mitten!

I bet they're just jealous that they can't point to a spot on their hand and say "That's where I'm from" XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 07, 2011, 07:00:12 PM
EDIT: BREAKING NEWS DOUBLE WHAMMY!!!

 This is effing golden (http://news.yahoo.com/blagojevich-gets-14-years-prison-corruption-183334615.html)
That's two for two on our ex-governors going to prison.  Now, if we can only get the current governor and senate out before they sink the state any further into debt.

 Harry Morgan dies at age 96 (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/12/07/mash-star-harry-morgan-dies-at-age-6/?test=faces)




Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on December 08, 2011, 02:39:39 AM
What is this? (http://www.kare11.com/news/article/950240/333/Wisconsin-Michigan-engaged-in-mitten-battle)
lolwut? :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on December 08, 2011, 03:00:43 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/blagojevich-gets-14-years-prison-corruption-183334615.html

Effing golden, indeed.  Blago?  What a maroon!  I hope his dance card is filled every night.

And now for today's "Lest We Forget" moment:

http://news.yahoo.com/nation-marks-70th-anniversary-pearl-harbor-010321602.html

One of the many, many reasons to thank the veterans of the Greatest Generation. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on December 08, 2011, 08:37:40 AM
http://lezgetreal.com/2011/12/rick-perry-declares-war-on-other-peoples-religion/

Even if I was religious or lived in USA I still would not vote for this jackass and his hate speech. Bet you don't watch Futurama! XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on December 08, 2011, 10:06:38 AM
And they burned him with a Futurama quote. Go internet! XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on December 08, 2011, 10:54:54 AM
The Muppets Are Evil? XD Fox News sucks! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl6ekkvWnOE

Fox you canceled Futurama so you suck! Also related: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57339107-52/rick-perry-fails-youtube-101/


Rick Perry Defends Ad Attacking Obama For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/08/rick-perry-anti-gay-ad_n_1136614.html

Quote
I don't want to live in this world anymore!

Seen one of those comments. Futurama is gaining more power!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on December 08, 2011, 06:47:13 PM
And they burned him with a Futurama quote. Go internet! XD

That's the best thing EVER!
EDIT:

There has been another shooting at Virgina Tech. So far a cop and one student have been killed and the gunman is still on the loose while the school is on lockdown.  Full story here (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/police-officer-reportedly-shot-virginia-tech-campus-lockdown-183115715.html)

Wow. I remember the one that happened in 2007.  :fail: Hopefully they find this guy before he kills anyone else.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 09, 2011, 08:17:59 PM
What is this? (http://www.kare11.com/news/article/950240/333/Wisconsin-Michigan-engaged-in-mitten-battle)

Sorry Wisconsin, you can't make a mittin shaped like your state for two reasons:

1. Wisconsin doesn't look like a hand. If someone's hand looks like that, they need to see a doctor because that's just not normal.

2. That is our territory! Michigan is actually shaped like a mitten!

I bet they're just jealous that they can't point to a spot on their hand and say "That's where I'm from" XD
Pfffft, Lake Simcoe looks more like a glove (http://maps.google.ca/maps?ll=44.402721,-79.130044&spn=0.664225,1.454315&oe=utf-8) (which is making the handgun symbol) than Michigan looks like a mitten. ..It's upside down, though.
Yeah I just made this up on the spot. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 19, 2011, 04:29:20 AM
Well, it was gonna happen sooner or later I guess:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16239693

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kH057JGJNxc/TFMy9rWG_aI/AAAAAAAAEuk/LO5V8-sT7hM/s1600/Kim+Jong-il.jpg)
                                                             1941(2)-2011
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on December 19, 2011, 04:46:07 AM
NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOW who are we going to photograph pointing at rocks while backed by a security detail?

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lucv68d7Jo1qewv1lo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on December 19, 2011, 05:38:52 PM
Well, it was gonna happen sooner or later I guess:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16239693

Ding dong, the witch is dead!  The king is dead, short live the king!

One more dead tyrant.  The world is a better place today. :thumbsup: :biggrin: :thumbsup: :) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on December 19, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
Well, it was gonna happen sooner or later I guess:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16239693

Ding dong, the witch is dead!  The king is dead, short live the king!

One more dead tyrant.  The world is a better place today. :thumbsup: :biggrin: :thumbsup: :) :thumbsup:

Best tweet I've seen concerning this:

"I can't believe @KenJeong died. He was great on Community, but I don't see how this affects North Korea."

XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 19, 2011, 06:53:26 PM
Frosty: That was the most awesome thing I've seen all day (and probably all of the last couple of days).

Plus, who else is expecting a revelation about some wacky, "Weekend at Bernie's"-type schenanigans from North Korea down the road? I'm guessing he's been dead for a couple of weeks and they've been propping him up and moving his arms and legs with wire.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on December 19, 2011, 11:00:17 PM
Frosty: That was the most awesome thing I've seen all day (and probably all of the last couple of days).

Plus, who else is expecting a revelation about some wacky, "Weekend at Bernie's"-type schenanigans from North Korea down the road? I'm guessing he's been dead for a couple of weeks and they've been propping him up and moving his arms and legs with wire.

Apparently its the same deal with Bob Barker.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on December 25, 2011, 06:00:05 AM
NORAD has a record year tracking Santa Claus.

Yes, Canada and United States... this is YOUR hard earned money at work! :crylol:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55255105/58271000/NORAD_Santa_trackers_having_record_holiday

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 02, 2012, 05:29:16 PM
 Bob Anderson-who did Darth Vader's sword fighting moves in Star Wars-dies at the age of 89  (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movie-sword-fight-master-bob-anderson-dies-89-122704485.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on January 04, 2012, 01:32:44 AM
Iran threatens U.S. Navy as sanctions hit economy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5thnbpj05I

Another pointless war (99% of wars are pointless)! Who don't everyone watch Futurama and watch Youtube videos about cats?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on January 04, 2012, 06:02:20 PM
 Michele Bachmann quits Presidential race.  (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/michele-bachmann-expected-quit-presidential-race-following-poor-161724564.html)

Now if we can just get rid of the Kardashians....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on January 05, 2012, 12:36:21 PM
Code Orange for dyke breaking due to ungoing heavy storms in the Netherlands. :saywhat:
People in the North of my country have been ordered to evacuate. I feel fortunate to live in the South and on relative high ground. I sure hope those dykes hold until these storms passes. :ehwhat:

And here is a bit of irony:
Tonight the disaster movie 2012 is aired on TV! :crylol: You got to see the humor in that!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on January 09, 2012, 09:33:59 PM
Stephen Hawking talks about what mystifies him ' and it's not physics (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/stephen-hawking-talks-about-what-mystifies-him--and-its-not-physics/2011/12/21/gIQA6keBmP_story.html)

----



I think this is the most stupid thing ever: http://www.salon.com/2006/10/17/santorum_24/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on January 19, 2012, 01:45:10 PM
No more toasts for the American Master at his grave-

Poe fans call an end to the 'Toaster' tradition...

http://www.rr.com/entertainment/topic/article/rr/55255441/59989633/Poe_fans_call_an_end_to_Toaster_tradition

Sadly, some things truly are 'Nevermore'  :(
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on January 26, 2012, 06:47:45 PM
News Report ACTA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBwE111ZzfU

News Report ACTA 2: http://rt.com/news/acta-poland-internet-government-745/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 09, 2012, 11:29:59 AM
Sad news... :crying:
The last WWI veteran has died.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-16929653

Thank you, Mrs. Green! The whole free world thanks you!  :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on February 12, 2012, 01:18:38 AM
 Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48  (http://news.yahoo.com/whitney-houston-superstar-records-films-dies-005927033.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on February 12, 2012, 11:50:09 AM
Sad to hear about Whitney Houston.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on February 29, 2012, 06:39:05 PM
Monkees singer Davy Jones dies (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/02/monkees-singer-davy-jones-dies-report/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on March 01, 2012, 01:48:36 PM
Really sad about Davy Jones!  Used to watch reruns of The Monkees on TV Land. 

In the news lately, there's been a lot of buzz about how to spot a narississtic sociopath.  Here are the signs:

They can never stay in a relationship for too long

They are always out for their own gain

They are out to ruin others

They appear to be charming at first


Those are the signs you have to look for if you suspect a sociopath.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on March 02, 2012, 08:23:48 AM
I don't know where I heard this from, but I heard a man in Alabama shot a eagle in the head and wing. I mean like what the  :cross:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on March 02, 2012, 09:20:47 PM
Perhaps, you mean  this.  (http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20120225/NEWS/120229857)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on March 02, 2012, 11:06:16 PM
Yeah thats it...I mean how in the  :cross: could anyone shoot an eagle?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on March 19, 2012, 06:41:17 PM
In Election News, Mitt Romney seems to be leading in the polls.   

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on March 20, 2012, 06:32:06 AM
This past Sunday, former Mr. Universe (1952)  Manohar Aich turned 100 YEARS OLD

What an awesome life story!  Born into extreme poverty in India, imprisoned by the British, later doing odd jobs to make ends meet, and at 40 (YES- 40) he became Mr Universe.

http://hypervocal.com/culture/2012/the-incredible-100-year-life-of-manohar-aich-indias-1952-mr-universe/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on March 21, 2012, 02:37:53 PM
L.A. Kings Goalie may have to change his mask because of the Hollywood logo.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/kings-goalie-jonathan-bernier-must-goodbye-hollywood-mask-215218004.html

Dumb! Hollywood is a big part of LA History. Why shouldn't the hockey team be allowed to have it on their helmets? I get it's a trademark but the people who own it need to get over themselves.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 23, 2012, 08:23:49 AM
Muslim and African nations walk out of UN panel on gay rights. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/07/muslim-african-nations-un-gay-rights)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on March 23, 2012, 11:27:14 AM
Muslim and African nations walk out of UN panel on gay rights. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/07/muslim-african-nations-un-gay-rights)

Just give gay people as much as rights as hetrosexuals and be done with it. There are far more pressing matters than what someone's sexual orientation is.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on March 25, 2012, 10:57:59 PM
Recent years it starting to become a Dutch undergroundsport to assault ambulance personel while on the job and trying to get to or take care of injured people(!) :verymad:
To counter this there are commercials aired:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FiASkiD6M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FiASkiD6M)
Which is a good commercial of truely outragerous behaviour nowadays.

The Dutch police have simular problems - more and more police officers are intimidated and assaulted too. They feel there is no longer any respect for them nor are they taken seriously anymore.
To counter that they let an small airplane fly over the country with a banner which read:
"Stop assaulting the police!"


Now WHO is going to take THAT serious?! :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on March 26, 2012, 04:20:47 AM
Recent years it starting to become a Dutch undergroundsport to assault ambulance personel while on the job and trying to get to or take care of injured people(!) :verymad:
To counter this there are commercials aired:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FiASkiD6M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FiASkiD6M)
Which is a good commercial of truely outragerous behaviour nowadays.

The Dutch police have simular problems - more and more police officers are intimidated and assaulted too. They feel there is no longer any respect for them nor are they taken seriously anymore.
To counter that they let an small airplane fly over the country with a banner which read:
"Stop assaulting the police!"


Now WHO is going to take THAT serious?! :crylol:

Seems to ME they need to start doing what we do here in the U.S.- the police will SHOOT them, and emergency personnel have been known to stab/inject people to defend themselves!  :devil:

Tear gas, tazers, and rubber bullets are all nice (most of the time) non-lethal ways to persuade the idiots to back off!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on March 26, 2012, 09:35:07 PM

Seems to ME they need to start doing what we do here in the U.S.- the police will SHOOT them.

Indeed, that how they should act upon such idiots.

But in the Netherlands criminals are the ones with ALL the legal rights...while victims have NONE.

eg 1): The criminal's identity is shielded for everyone, BUT the criminal is allowed to look in all files conserning his/her case INCLUDING getting full inside information of whoever turned them in and/or testified against them! So when they are tried and are on the street after a few months at the most or after weeks - which is more common - they can come back for revenge. The police won't help the victim(s) in any case whatsoever. :ehwhat:

eg 2): When a burgler breaks in your house and you hinder him or hurt him in ANY way, YOU will be the one who gets arrested by the police and procecuted by the court - not the burgler! :saywhat:

eg 3): When a Dutch criminal escapes prison. That person will never get punnished for it when or if the police is able to arrest him afterwarts. Nor will his sentence get longer in any way... :kaboom:

Earlier this month, one of the most awfull pedofiles my country has ever had - and even confessed about it, was LEGALLY able to dismiss the justice court for a day because he felt the judges wouldn't be on his side during the trial but on the side of his many, many, many victims (the youngest being 19 days old!!!) :verymad:
My personal opinion on those matters is cut of one of his *&%$## and than jam it up his @*%& put his %%*&^ and tie it to his @$&$%*... but that's just me... :chainsaw: :boxing:

As for the shooting, you may not know this, but some years ago while on mission in Afghanistan (during the war) one highly decorated and very expierenced marine fired his gun in selfdefence (I want to repeat the WAR part again). But the bullet bounced off some carwreck and hit a civilian. That soldier got arrested immedietly and procecuted by the Dutch government and hounded for years until the Dutch population got sick of hearing about it every day on the news :pukey: and the case eventually got partially dismissed. The public opion was: "Why else should we send soldiers to a WARZONE if they are not allowed to shoot...?!"
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on March 28, 2012, 08:32:59 PM
Are we coming closer to a Futurama-esque tube transport system? (http://translogic.aolautos.com/2012/03/27/tube-transport-to-china-in-two-hours/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&)

[Fry]Uh, cross-town express?[Fry/]
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on March 29, 2012, 12:53:51 AM
This is very cool and today we are much closer to having the technology to actually make something like this work.  What I do find amusing is I remember reading about this in 70 year old  Popular Science magazines (only it was New York to London or some such).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 29, 2012, 02:50:44 AM
Are we coming closer to a Futurama-esque tube transport system? (http://translogic.aolautos.com/2012/03/27/tube-transport-to-china-in-two-hours/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&)
Oh, I call being the guinea pig! =D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on April 02, 2012, 03:46:07 AM
BATMAN pulled over in Maryland!  Cool little story- and kudos to the police for understanding! 
And this dude is AWESOME for what he does!  Way to go, 'Batman'!  :thumbsup:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55255121/65840554/Motorist_dressed_as_Batman_escapes_ticket_in_Md
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on April 18, 2012, 09:48:02 PM
Dick Clark, Entertainment Icon Nicknamed 'America's Oldest Teenager,' Dies at 82 (http://tv.yahoo.com/news/dick-clark--entertainment-icon-nicknamed--america-s-oldest-teenager---dies-at-82.html)

(http://theinfosphere.org/images/9/95/Dick_Clark%27s_head.png)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on April 19, 2012, 02:53:31 AM
... Well, New Year's is no longer a holiday. :fail:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on April 24, 2012, 03:11:41 AM
 Teacher arrested for firing blanks at students.  (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/virginia-teacher-arrested-allegedly-firing-blanks-students-164758793.html)

 :saywhat: Uh-wha-I don't even...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on April 30, 2012, 02:01:35 PM
Vermont passes a resolution...
'Thanks for the M&Ms'  :crylol:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55255121/68161707/Vt_House_in_resolution_Thanks_for_the_MMs
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on May 01, 2012, 01:48:25 AM
 Dentist pulls out all of her ex-boyfriends teeth.  (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/dentist-pulls-her-ex-boyfriend-teeth-split-210829769.html)

Wow. I bet that:

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llyobtUl8o1qh65rho1_400.gif)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on May 04, 2012, 06:32:49 PM
 Beastie Boy Adam Yauch dead at 48  (http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/04/11540570-adam-yauch-mca-of-the-beastie-boys-dead-at-47?lite)

(http://theinfosphere.org/images/1/12/Beastie_Boys.png)
R.I.P., MCA
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on May 05, 2012, 06:47:09 AM
:eek: :fail:
A moment of silence for a great bull rider.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on May 11, 2012, 08:52:00 PM
Just when you thought 2012 would be our last year, a NEW but even more ancient Maya calendar is discovered now. According to that calendar we're all going to survive on earth for another 7000 years - hooray! Aint that find just really convenient now with the half of 2012 being almost over and all...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on May 11, 2012, 09:11:43 PM
Just when you thought 2012 would be our last year, a NEW but even more ancient Maya calendar is discovered now. According to that calendar we're all going to survive on earth for another 7000 years - hooray! Aint that find just really convenient now with the half of 2012 being almost over and all...

Oh this cycle of nonsense never ends. XD I'm gonna Google this right now.

Maybe they found an ancient Maya fan fiction? XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on May 12, 2012, 04:53:13 AM
I think that is quite interesting:
http://www.beaconequity.com/we-are-preparing-for-massive-civil-war-says-dhs-informant-2012-05-03/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on May 20, 2012, 06:51:39 AM
Madness: Teenage girl dead in Italy school bombing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVdpvanEUDM

I hate this planet!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on May 21, 2012, 09:42:47 PM
 Worst Dad Ever Locks Kid in Washing Machine  (http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x1832933531/Worst-Dad-In-The-World-accidentally-locks-kid-in-washing-machine)

What the actual f**k?! Who would think that's a good idea?!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 22, 2012, 06:32:18 PM
Scotty is really in space finally.

http://news.yahoo.com/scotty-trip-final-frontier-spacex-rocket-174001331.html (http://news.yahoo.com/scotty-trip-final-frontier-spacex-rocket-174001331.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on May 22, 2012, 06:56:53 PM
Really sad about Donna Summer and Robin Gibb.   Both talented musical artists of the 1970's.  Weird how they died days within each other. 

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on May 24, 2012, 07:35:54 AM
The world has lost a wonderful nerd...

Mr. Eugene Polley died on the 20th.  He is none other than the inventor of the TELEVISION REMOTE CONTROL.  If this isn't epic enough, he ALSO worked on early radar for the United States defence during WWII, and he worked on the first push button car radios and he also contributed to the development of video disks!

So, put down those remotes, turn down the radios, and pause your DVD/blue rays, and let's give the man a moment of silence...
(fidgets)
O.K.- long enough! ;)  Back to modern technology!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on May 24, 2012, 11:33:20 AM
Now to be disrespectful to the deceased:

Are they sure he's dead? Maybe they should...
...smack him around a little and try again.
...jiggle his batteries.
...move him around, pointing him at various points near the TV.

If the back of the casket comes off at the funeral, they can replace it with electrical tape.

He wanted to be buried between two giant couch cushions.

Colin Quinn is going to preform the eulogy from a Lay-Z-Boy chair. Ken Ober would do it, but he's dead, too. (Look it up)

There's more, but I can't think of anything else right now.

Goodbye, and thank you Mr. Polley.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on May 24, 2012, 01:13:33 PM
Hilarious,  but I think you are confusing the inventors of the technology (who are usually highly intelligent nerdlingers like us) with those that package and market the technology (whom are other kinds of species).

RIP Mr. Polley.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on June 04, 2012, 02:49:24 AM
 Colin Lionel Emm died this past Saturday.  Who?
The world knew him as British born comedian and actor Richard Dawson.  He was 79.

Americans will remember him from 'Hogan's Heroes' as Lt. Peter Newkirk, host on the (original run of the) game show 'Family Feud', and a member of the celebrity panel on the game show 'Match Game'.

Also, he did a little movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger called 'The Running Man' ;)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 07, 2012, 11:20:10 PM
RIP, Mr. Bradbury.  Thank you for all the inspiration, wonder, and entertainment.

http://www.raybradbury.com/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on June 08, 2012, 12:19:49 AM
The world knew him as British born comedian and actor Richard Dawson.  He was 79.

RIP, Mr. Bradbury.

I had thought they were both already dead. And that Dawson was older than 79.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 08, 2012, 01:23:06 AM
Americans will remember him from 'Hogan's Heroes' as Lt. Peter Newkirk, host on the (original run of the) game show 'Family Feud', and a member of the celebrity panel on the game show 'Match Game'.

RIP, Mr. Emm. :crying: Could be wrong; but as I recall Newkirk wore corporal's stripes, not lieutenant's pips.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on June 08, 2012, 03:02:50 PM
Speaking as someone who watched the show in it's original round screen black and white, I can definitely say that you are technically correct, the best kind of correct.  He was Corporal Newkirk.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on June 09, 2012, 07:09:00 AM
News of the European culture:

Dutch artist Bart Jansen honored the memory of his cat, which died under the wheels of the car, having made from cats corpse radio-controlled helicopter.

Link:
http://news.mail.ru/foto/85474/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on June 09, 2012, 11:32:39 AM
^ :crylol:
You beat me to it of posting that - my work here is done.  :coffee::aww:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on June 12, 2012, 02:57:42 AM
That is just So, So, So wrong.  Is it bad that I'm laughing my ass off?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on June 12, 2012, 03:02:00 AM
That is just So, So, So wrong.  Is it bad that I'm laughing my ass off?
If laughing at heli-kitties is wrong, I don't wanna be right. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on June 15, 2012, 12:56:02 AM
Dutch artist Bart Jansen honored the memory of his cat, which died under the wheels of the car, having made from cats corpse radio-controlled helicopter.

That is the most bizarrely hilarious thing I've seen all month.

Of course, the month is not yet over...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on June 18, 2012, 08:23:14 PM
Voyager I spacecraft nears interstellar space  (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/18/nasa-voyager-1-spacecraft-nears-interstellar-space/)

All hail the mighty V'GINY, indeed (yeah, I know it's V'GER, but I like V'GINY better).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on June 28, 2012, 10:20:26 PM
Italian Battleship Roma found:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iVCw9Of4Enc3t3gk6JFgKxihi4Sw?docId=CNG.4f6429a25c5ad80deef257b189c96876.721 (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iVCw9Of4Enc3t3gk6JFgKxihi4Sw?docId=CNG.4f6429a25c5ad80deef257b189c96876.721)

The Roma following her commissioning:
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7203/italianbattleshiproma19.jpg)

The Roma's magazine exploding following the second bomb hit:
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/7203/italianbattleshiproma19.jpg)

This is the weapon that sank her. The "Fritz X", a radio controlled anti-ship missile dropped from an aircraft:
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3838/300pxfritzxside.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/300pxfritzxside.jpg/)

Two of these were launched at Roma on September 9, 1943. One tore through her engine room, crippling the ship and setting her ablaze. The second one ignited her ammunition magazines, tearing her in half.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on July 04, 2012, 09:44:33 AM
God has been found in Geneva.

The Higgs-Boson particle has been found by research in the Geneva lab.
It's the most important particle because it gives all other particles it's mass.
Because of it's great importance it is also called the god particle.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on July 08, 2012, 06:06:50 PM
Maybe Futurama will make it there next...

http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-tv-shows-mickey-mouse-winnie-pooh-073126435.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on July 25, 2012, 04:28:06 AM
I'm sure by now most of us have heard about the man who went on a shooting rampage at the premiere of the Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.

First:  James Holmes faced a Judge yesterday for the first time.  (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57477756/james-holmes-faces-judge-for-first-time-in-wake-of-aurora-colo-movie-theater-mass-shooting/)

Before on the news we had only seen his student ID picture but his mug shot and video of him in court shows him with bright orange hair and looking bored at his hearing. I saw on the news that he even appeared to be sleeping during it.

Second, on a lighter note: Dark Knight star Christian Bale visited the survivors of the shooting:
(http://p.twimg.com/AymSpOhCUAAsdIZ.jpg)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on July 25, 2012, 02:11:55 PM
One of the fatalities of that shooting was in the middle of the Eaton's Center (mall) shooting in Toronto only a couple weeks ago. .... Bloody bad luck.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on July 25, 2012, 03:12:59 PM
Sherman Hemsley dies at 74  (http://news.yahoo.com/sherman-hemsley-tvs-jeffersons-dies-020421730/)

I seriously thought he was much older than that.  Maybe just because he looked so old in the '70s.

Mr. J is moving on up to that de-luxe apartment in the sky.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on August 06, 2012, 05:39:17 PM
Welcome to Mars.  Admission, $20.  (http://news.yahoo.com/mars-rover-curiosity-nears-break-landing-attempt-002742981.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on August 06, 2012, 05:39:52 PM
Today (August 6th) marks the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on August 07, 2012, 05:30:46 AM
Today (August 6th) marks the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

Damn...so long ago
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on August 12, 2012, 08:24:11 PM
Dutch comedy central is finaly catching up!  :rolleyes:
It has aired other episodes then the random selection of seasons 1-4 for a change, today came Neutopia.

Gave me a good laugh at the Dutch 'accurate' subtitles...
For example, Hermes cries to Labaraba while in bed together: "Your manwich!"
Dutch subtitles read: Je stukje vlees op een stokje (litteraly translated) Your little piece of meat on a small stick...  :giggle:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 12, 2012, 08:35:36 PM
Quote
Your little piece of meat on a small stick.

I don't know whether to laugh or throw up. XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on August 13, 2012, 04:08:26 AM
For example, Hermes cries to Labaraba while in bed together: "Your manwich!"
Dutch subtitles read: Je stukje vlees op een stokje (litteraly translated) Your little piece of meat on a small stick...  :giggle:

OH YOUR GOD!!! :crylol:  That is a RIOT!! :crylol:


HAD to add this after reading the morning news!  Seems that the former Soviet Union's countries don't like teddy bears   :crylol:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/belarus-kgb-summons-swedish-teddy-bear-stunt-team-16985112#.UCkFMJ2PXp4
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on August 13, 2012, 02:49:07 PM
US Army's 101st Airborne Division (one company of which was chronicled in Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers) celebrates its 70th anniversary:

http://news.yahoo.com/storied-101st-airborne-marks-70th-anniversary-145329730.html

As they say in England, "Lest we forget..."  Don't wait 'til Veterans' Day to thank a vet like Ramon.

Dutch subtitles read: Je stukje vlees op een stokje (litteraly translated) Your little piece of meat on a small stick...  :giggle:

pffftHAHAHAHAHA!!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on August 14, 2012, 03:07:37 AM
So once again there was ANOTHER shooting today at Texas A&M...nothing else to say anymore.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on August 21, 2012, 03:53:45 AM
American Comedian Phyllis Diller died.  She was 95.

A housewife with a sense of humor, she never ceased to make people of all ages, races and walks of life laugh, since starting her career in the 1950s.  Many female comics say she was the driving force behind them entering the field.

She will sorely be missed.  There are some good examples of her jokes here...

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-phyllis-diller-20120821,0,4800295.story



And what is  Dink's favorite joke attributed to Mrs. Diller?
Q: What is the difference between an oral, and a rectal themometer?

A: The taste.  :crylol: :pukey:

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 24, 2012, 05:46:45 PM
 Shooting at Empire State Building  (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57499732/multiple-people-shot-near-empire-state-building)

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A man laid off about a year ago went to his former workplace Friday morning and shot a co-worker in the face, killing him, before a shootout broke out between him and New York police officers near the Empire State Building, injuring nine, the police said.

All together 11 people were shot-the gun man and his intended victim (a coworker) dead and 9 others injured. Some of the injured may have been shot by NYPD officers in the shoot out but all their injuries are non life threatening.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on August 25, 2012, 10:19:36 PM
 First man on the moon Neil Armstrong dies at 82  (http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/25/13478643-astronaut-neil-armstrong-first-man-to-walk-on-moon-dies-at-age-82?chromedomain=usnews)

RIP Mr. Armstrong.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on August 26, 2012, 12:40:33 AM
You beat me to it, Frosty!  Leela's line from TSHL has, unfortunately, finally come (partially) true:

Quote
Leela: Fry, look around. It's just a crummy plastic flag and a dead man's tracks in the dust.

I was privileged to watch him take the first steps on the lunar surface on a small black-and-white TV in upstate New York in the summer of 1969.  It was...exhilarating and inspiring, one of the seminal moments of my life.

It is truly a sad day for the entire world when a hero the caliber of Mr. Armstrong passes away. :fail: :( :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on August 26, 2012, 01:53:18 AM
I also watched that landing in small screen black and white - I was with some neighbors at their grandparents on Lake Michigan and their TV was from the 1950's.

It was a glorious time, and when you look back on the technology they did all of that with, you realize just how much guts those guys had.  Hats off to Mr. Armstrong and everyone like him.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on August 26, 2012, 02:41:29 AM
It was a glorious time, and when you look back on the technology they did all of that with, you realize just how much guts those guys had.  Hats off to Mr. Armstrong and everyone like him.
I third that. And I wasn't even alive back then.
(I honestly think someone would still have to be nuts to do it with today's technology. Can't exactly stop an electromagnetic pulse from Sol.)

And also - on a somewhat related note - hats off to Buzz Aldrin, for decking that one guy who accused him of lying to the world.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on August 31, 2012, 05:58:27 PM
Who Is Neil Armstrong? Twitter Users Ask After Iconic Astronaut's Death (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/25/who-is-neil-armstrong-twitter_n_1830438.html)

This is just sad.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on August 31, 2012, 07:42:02 PM
It is sad, but when you consider this (http://xkcd.com/1093/) it makes perfect sense.  Next up, what was Watergate? :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: BIG RED on September 01, 2012, 12:42:46 AM
"For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."
-From a statement by the Armstrong family.

And also - on a somewhat related note - hats off to Buzz Aldrin, for decking that one guy who accused him of lying to the world.

That was just the preliminaries. When Buzz Aldrin dies, he'll be waiting for Bart Sibrel in the afterlife...with another closed fist.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on September 01, 2012, 10:38:20 PM
The Dutch are already well known for being cheap.

To avoid the high cost of his electricity bill a Dutchman dug a hole under his own house yesterday towards the house of his neighbours to tab off their electricity.(!)
Today his corpse was found electricuted and smouldering underneath the floor of his neighbours' home. Police reported that the man made a mistake adjusting the powerwires and died at the attempt. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 18, 2012, 11:18:17 PM
Police reported that the man made a mistake adjusting the powerwires and died at the attempt. :rolleyes:

First: my condolences to his family.  Second: don't mess with electricity - especially live circuits - if you don't know what you're doing. :rolleyes: :fail:

Hope this isn't affecting your kids, Marloc:

http://news.yahoo.com/strike-goes-parent-support-wavers-chicago-teachers-194420708.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 19, 2012, 01:13:51 AM
Hope this isn't affecting your kids, Marloc:

http://news.yahoo.com/strike-goes-parent-support-wavers-chicago-teachers-194420708.html
Nope.  Although I live within spitting distance of the city, I live in the suburbs, so my kids aren't affected.  However, my sister is a teacher and my company does work for the CPS from time to time (like last Tuesday, during the strike; there were a lot more tachers striking at the one crummy school than I thought there would be).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on September 19, 2012, 07:42:54 PM
Muslims worldwide have not yet stopped protesting over the internet Muhammed spoof movie, and TODAY the French magazine Charlie Hebdo have published the new Muhammed cartoons filling their entire magazine! :crylol:

While causing a dilemma for the French government and getting high protection around their building, the editor from the magazine claims: that it is important to remain the freedom of speech and make it necessary to take a step back from the global madness around the whole comotion and keep things in perspective with humor.
Because for being felt insulted the Muslims have riotted, killed and destroyed other peoples properties in so many countries and feel that THEY are in the right and should be allowed to do this with all the world appologizing to THEM - so the satiristic Muhammed catoons had to be published today for the West should not yield for Eastern rage.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on September 23, 2012, 11:49:20 AM
Sweet sixteen going on... to riots in a small Dutch village.

On the night of friday to saterday a 15 year old Dutch girl in a little northern village called Haren, had planned to hold her sweet sixteen birthday party...

The trouble was that she had announced it on Facebook last week, but hadn't just send it out to just her personal friends but in general so EVERYONE could see it. Which ment that a staggering 240.000 people reacted to come on her birthday that fridayevening!

The media also got wind of this event - which became known as Project X and reported about the progress. The little village was not anticipating any really big things, but nevertheless had police from all over the country come in to help if it got ugly - which it did...

From the 240.000 only 30.000 people came to 'party'. For her own safety the girl and her family had been asked by the police to evacuate their home. The street was roadblocked and there was basicly nothing to do in the sleepy little village - so BOREDOM sank in the thousands of drunken partypeople which turned to riots early on in the evening and eventually led to a massive outburst of agressive plundering and destruction for most of the little village.

In the aftermath yesterday and today the estimated damage was huge! Many houses and stores were destroyed and their contants stolen or destroyed, many people got wounded and injured, one 84 year old man was beaten with a pavement tile during a break in of his own home by the 'new hooligans' as they are now called and had his jaw broken and severe injury to his brain.

All because of a girl wanting to celebrate her birthday... :fail: I pitty her and her family, for she will be reminded of this for every other birthday she is going to have. :ouch:

The 'new hooligans' came from all over the country and are therefore not easy to catch although there is many footage and filming material during the riots by media and security camera's. Even so the police have announced through the media and press that the hooligans should turn themselves in..!  :uhoh:
Perhaps the police were thinking that a media anouncement like that would bring in the crowds once again...? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on September 26, 2012, 11:42:25 PM
Crooner Andy Williams dies at 84.  (http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/story/2012/09/26/moon-river-crooner-andy-williams-dies-of-bladder-cancer-at-age-84/57845932/1)

 RIP my huckleberry friend.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jgIezosVA)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on September 27, 2012, 12:55:49 AM
And Nelson Muntz sheds a tear.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on September 28, 2012, 05:11:18 PM
Crooner Andy Williams dies at 84.  (http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/story/2012/09/26/moon-river-crooner-andy-williams-dies-of-bladder-cancer-at-age-84/57845932/1)

 RIP my huckleberry friend.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jgIezosVA)

Sad news indeed.  He was one of my all-time favorite singers.  Moon River was the #1 pop song the week I was born.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on October 02, 2012, 01:01:32 PM
 Michigan State University math professor breaks down and removes his clothes in front of class.  (http://gawker.com/5947979/msu-math-professor-breaks-down-removes-his-clothes-in-front-of-class)

...Go Blue!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on October 03, 2012, 03:18:31 AM
Just another day at work.   :giggle:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 03, 2012, 06:26:35 PM
Michigan Police May Be Using Cellphone Hacking Device During Routine Traffic Stops [LINK] (http://www.geekosystem.com/cellebrite-cellphone-hacker/)

"The device, called the Cellebrite UFED, has been tested by the Department of Justice which reported the device was capable of pulling all photos and video from an iPhone in under a minute and a half. Cellbrite says their devices also can extract, “existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags.” It can also extract your highly incriminating ringtones. These devices can also circumvent password protection, and are reported to work on over 3,000 cellphone models."


Wow. All you Michiganders, I suggest turning your phone immediately to airplane mode if/when you get pulled over.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on October 03, 2012, 07:31:49 PM
Michigan Police May Be Using Cellphone Hacking Device During Routine Traffic Stops [LINK] (http://www.geekosystem.com/cellebrite-cellphone-hacker/)

"The device, called the Cellebrite UFED, has been tested by the Department of Justice which reported the device was capable of pulling all photos and video from an iPhone in under a minute and a half. Cellbrite says their devices also can extract, “existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags.” It can also extract your highly incriminating ringtones. These devices can also circumvent password protection, and are reported to work on over 3,000 cellphone models."


Wow. All you Michiganders, I suggest turning your phone immediately to airplane mode if/when you get pulled over.
Wouldn't pulling all that personal information be, I don't know, illegal?!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 03, 2012, 08:31:27 PM
Michigan Police May Be Using Cellphone Hacking Device During Routine Traffic Stops [LINK] (http://www.geekosystem.com/cellebrite-cellphone-hacker/)

"The device, called the Cellebrite UFED, has been tested by the Department of Justice which reported the device was capable of pulling all photos and video from an iPhone in under a minute and a half. Cellbrite says their devices also can extract, “existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags.” It can also extract your highly incriminating ringtones. These devices can also circumvent password protection, and are reported to work on over 3,000 cellphone models."


Wow. All you Michiganders, I suggest turning your phone immediately to airplane mode if/when you get pulled over.
Wouldn't pulling all that personal information be, I don't know, illegal?!
Apparently not (?). But what isn't is that they're asking for $5000 for a Freedom Of Information Act request.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on October 04, 2012, 02:54:12 PM
Did anyone see on FOX News a high speed car chase in Arizona?   A man ran out of the car and into the desert and shot himself.   Shepard Smith was screaming, "Get it off!  get it off!   Get if off!"

Also, I wish people would stop trying to dig up Jimmy Hoffa.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 08, 2012, 11:28:13 PM
Joran van der Sloot becomes a father.

Apparently he got himself a girlfriend while locked away that she loves him enough to ocasionally visit his Argentine cell and... well...

What kind of woman starts an affair with a ... and still wants HIS baby?
I just don't understand that...
 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on October 11, 2012, 07:41:45 AM
Alex Karras died.

Who is Alex Karras?  Well, he was an NFL (American football) defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions, a professional wrestler, as well as an actor... perhaps you have seen him on TV in the 80's on the show 'Webster'... or on the big screen in 'Porky's' as the sheriff.  Or even as my personal favorite, Mongo, in 'Blazing Saddles'.

RIP, Mr. Karras.  Thanks for entertaining us for all those years.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 11, 2012, 03:03:48 PM
Alex Karras died.

Who is Alex Karras?  Well, he was an NFL (American football) defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions, a professional wrestler, as well as an actor... perhaps you have seen him on TV in the 80's on the show 'Webster'... or on the big screen in 'Porky's' as the sheriff.  Or even as my personal favorite, Mongo, in 'Blazing Saddles'.

Mongo just pawn in game of life.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on October 11, 2012, 05:33:38 PM
 Malala Yousafzai: Shot Pakistan girl moves hospitals  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19908409)

For those of you who don't know, Malala Yousafzai gained attention at age 11 when she started writing a diary for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban under the pen-name Gul Makai.

Quote
She wrote about suffering caused by militants who had taken control of the Swat Valley in 2007 and ordered girls' schools to close.

The Taliban were ousted from Swat in 2009, but her family said they had regularly received death threats.

They believed she would be safe among her own community, but on Tuesday, she was stopped as she returned home from school in Mingora, in north-western Swat, and shot in the head.

Luckily the shot did not kill her but she is in critical condition with a 70% chance of survival.

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Malala Yousafzai was being treated in an intensive care unit in Peshawar before doctors decided to move her to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology critical care unit in Rawalpindi.

I just....I can't even.....
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on October 12, 2012, 05:00:01 PM
Heard about that teen girl who was shot by the Taliban just because she wanted to go to school.   very sad.

Alex Karrass was a football player.   He was on that sitcom Webster.   
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 14, 2012, 09:56:18 PM
Over 180 years ago Belgium the country between Holland and France, separated itself from the Netherlands to become a country in it's own right.
The Northern part (Flanders) remained to speak Dutch, the Southern part (Wallonia) French. From that moment on the two parts were in a notorious language struggle. Only recently this struggle became more than just a speaking one and started to form a serious political one.

Today 14-10-12 the N-VA political party won the election and their chief goal is to separate Flanders from Wallonia once and for all. Therefore it is well possible that within a few years from now the country known as Belgium will cease to exist.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on October 14, 2012, 11:49:15 PM
Arlen Spector died today.   He was in a congressman in Pennsylvania.   He also came up with the 'Magic Bullet' theory. 

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 15, 2012, 12:07:39 AM
Arlen Spector died today.   He was in a congressman in Pennsylvania.
Well, that's one nasty way to go I guess...  :P
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on October 15, 2012, 02:02:47 AM
Arlen Spector died today.   He was in a congressman in Pennsylvania.
Well, that's one nasty way to go I guess...  :P

XD Dying!

 Felix Baumgartner Completes 24-Mile Freefall Space Jump  (http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/14/watch-live-felix-baumgartner-attempts-23-mile-freefall-space-jump/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on October 15, 2012, 02:23:03 PM
The Atari 2600 is 35!  8 bit gaming at it's best! ;)

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/happy-35th-atari-2600-175216071.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on October 15, 2012, 05:25:53 PM
Today also marks the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay's 'Little Nemo In Slumberland'. Why do I consider this news enough to tell everyone about it? Because the comic strip was later turned into a movie and, after that, a video game. And I absolutely love that game. Honestly, am I the only one squealing and fangirling over Google today? If you're not, you should. Just fake it or something, because it was awesome.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 18, 2012, 05:46:43 PM
Sylvia Kristel died today at age 60.
She was a Dutch actress that was internationaly mostly known for playing the leading role in the first Emmanuelle movie in 1973. She suffered from cancer.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 18, 2012, 06:54:26 PM
I remember her well from my youth. Or at least parts of her, anyway  :rolleyes:

I honestly didn't think she was still alive, and was amazed to hear that she was only 60.  That seems so very long ago.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 19, 2012, 08:44:46 AM
I honestly didn't think she was still alive,
I had a simular thing with actor George Kennedy a little while ago, thinking he had already died in the late '90 's - turned out he is still alive.

and was amazed to hear that she was only 60.  That seems so very long ago.
I also thought she was way older than that.
She was one of those girls that don't look like 'girls' when they are very young but already appear as 'women'.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 19, 2012, 07:31:10 PM
 First Illinois Amtrak train hits 111 mph in modest milestone for Obama’s high-speed rail plans  (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/1st-illinois-amtrak-train-to-hit-110-mph-in-modest-milestone-for-obamas-high-speed-rail-plans/2012/10/19/8170a62c-19bb-11e2-ad4a-e5a958b60a1e_story.html)

I did the environmental investigations for this stretch (Pontiac, IL to Dwight, IL) of the project last November.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on October 19, 2012, 08:02:23 PM
First Illinois Amtrak train hits 111 mph in modest milestone for Obama’s high-speed rail plans  (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/1st-illinois-amtrak-train-to-hit-110-mph-in-modest-milestone-for-obamas-high-speed-rail-plans/2012/10/19/8170a62c-19bb-11e2-ad4a-e5a958b60a1e_story.html)

I did the environmental investigations for this stretch (Pontiac, IL to Dwight, IL) of the project last November.

Huzzah!  We're almost back to where we were in 1948.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 19, 2012, 08:16:22 PM
Blowing through Odell, IL (the town between Pontiac and Dwight) at 111 MPH is probably the most exciting thing to happen there in years.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on October 26, 2012, 09:37:24 AM
See the gay exorcism Youtube vide called "Man Possessed by Gay Demon"? You can't make this stuff up. XD

Seriously, why can't people just leave gay people alone?!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on October 29, 2012, 04:33:38 PM
 Man shot on I-96 in Michigan  (http://www.freep.com/article/20121029/NEWS05/310290079)

Some guy has been posted up on Interstate 96 sniping cars as they drive by but police have yet to find him. This guy was lucky-he was shot in the buttox and has no life threatening injuries. Other people have had their windows broken or their doors shot up.

...Totally staying away from 96 from now on. My friend and I dropped another one of our friends off at Michigan State last night and took a longer route just to avoid driving on it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 31, 2012, 12:33:03 AM
 Disney buying 'Star Wars' maker Lucasfilm for $4.05B (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/30/disney-buying-tar-wars-maker-lucasfilm-for-405b/)

A decade since George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion.
 
The seventh movie, with a working title of "Episode 7," is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The trilogy will continue the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond "Return of the Jedi," the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new "Star Wars" movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies.
 
"I'm doing this so that the films will have a longer life," Lucas, the 68-year-old creator of the series and sole owner of Lucasfilm, said in an interview posted on YouTube. "I get to be a fan now ... I sort of look forward to it. It's a lot more fun actually, than actually having to go out into the mud and snow."
 
Disney CEO Bob Iger said Lucasfilm had already developed an extensive story line on the next trilogy, and Episode 7 was now in early-stage development. He said he talked with Lucas about buying the company from him a year and a half ago, but they didn't decide on a deal until very recently as Lucas set in motion his retirement.

I'm personally not buying that red sentence.  I had thought the stuff they had in development was for a TV series set between RotS and ANH.  The questions now are how much input Lucas will have in the new movies and how much of the post-RotJ EU that Disney will now render non-cannon.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on October 31, 2012, 12:53:58 AM
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Lucasfilm had already developed an extensive story line on the next trilogy, and Episode 7 was now in early-stage development.

I call BS. What else is there to tell? Return of the Jedi was the best way to conclude the story. And I do like the prequels but making sequels? No thank you.

I also saw on E! News that Lucas said it was time to pass the torch on to someone else (or something along those lines.) I think he just wanted to get a few more bucks before finally retiring.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 31, 2012, 01:02:35 AM
Disney?!? wow, why not complete the movies in LEGO style... :giggle:


Lucasfilm had already developed an extensive story line on the next trilogy, and Episode 7 was now in early-stage development.

I'm personally not buying that red sentence.  I had thought the stuff they had in development was for a TV series set between RotS and ANH.  The questions now are how much input Lucas will have in the new movies and how much of the post-RotJ EU that Disney will now render non-cannon.

I remember that when the first (original) trilogy was redone in the late 90's it was announced that the saga would continue with TWO new trilogies - one was how Darth Vader became what he was (which was filmed) and the second trilogy was going to be about what happened afterwards to Luke and the others like you said. All these 6 movies where planned to be done before 2006 if memory serves me correctly - it was planned one for each year.
I was hoping to see that other trilogy aswel but then in 2006 it was announced that Lucas had called it quits because he feared he was not able to completely film this second trilogy because of his age. :notreally:

Because he cancelled the second trilogy plans, I bought the Heir of the Empire trilogy novel and if THAT one is going to be filmed I do want to see that. Grand admiral Thrawn is a very interesting adversary for the known heroes.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on October 31, 2012, 01:07:46 AM
I buy it. Maybe it was just me being stupid and mishearing, because I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan so when it got brought up I wasn't really paying attention, but I seem to remember when Episode 1-3 were being talked about, someone said it was going to be a trilogy of trilogies. Then I thought, 'Wow, nine movies is kinda excessive' and that was it because I didn't really care. Even if that's not true, this doesn't surprise me.

I remember that when the first (original) trilogy was redone in the late 90's it was announced that the saga would continue with TWO new trilogies - one was how Darth Vader became what he was (which was filmed) and the second trilogy was going to be about what happened afterwards to Luke and the others like you said. All these 6 movies where planned to be done before 2006 if memory serves me correctly - it was planned one for each year.
Yay, it wasn't just me! :D
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 31, 2012, 01:23:19 AM
I buy it. Maybe it was just me being stupid and mishearing, because I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan so when it got brought up I wasn't really paying attention, but I seem to remember when Episode 1-3 were being talked about, someone said it was going to be a trilogy of trilogies. Then I thought, 'Wow, nine movies is kinda excessive' and that was it because I didn't really care. Even if that's not true, this doesn't surprise me.

I remember that when the first (original) trilogy was redone in the late 90's it was announced that the saga would continue with TWO new trilogies - one was how Darth Vader became what he was (which was filmed) and the second trilogy was going to be about what happened afterwards to Luke and the others like you said. All these 6 movies where planned to be done before 2006 if memory serves me correctly - it was planned one for each year.
Yay, it wasn't just me! :D

I hadn't heard any of that.  Then again, I remember WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY back in the late '70's/early '80's, he had been planning nine movies from the beginning, but, then some time after RotJ, he said that three was all he wanted to do.  Then he announced the prequals and said, "No, no, no. I meant six movies.  That will tell Anakin's story completely (since the movies were more or less about him and his journey)."  And now there's going to be an extra three? I call BS on it until I see it on the big screen.

Thrawn would be cool, but if they go 20 years beyond RotJ, then they can do the New Jedi Order storyline.  In the nJo time period, the heroes have pretty much passed the torch to Han and Leia's kids.  Only bad thing is that Chewie dies. But it does take a moon to kill him.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on October 31, 2012, 03:57:54 AM
Disney buying 'Star Wars' maker Lucasfilm for $4.05B (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/30/disney-buying-tar-wars-maker-lucasfilm-for-405b/)

A decade since George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion.
 
The seventh movie, with a working title of "Episode 7," is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The trilogy will continue the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond "Return of the Jedi," the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new "Star Wars" movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies.
 
"I'm doing this so that the films will have a longer life," Lucas, the 68-year-old creator of the series and sole owner of Lucasfilm, said in an interview posted on YouTube. "I get to be a fan now ... I sort of look forward to it. It's a lot more fun actually, than actually having to go out into the mud and snow."
 
Disney CEO Bob Iger said Lucasfilm had already developed an extensive story line on the next trilogy, and Episode 7 was now in early-stage development. He said he talked with Lucas about buying the company from him a year and a half ago, but they didn't decide on a deal until very recently as Lucas set in motion his retirement.

I'm personally not buying that red sentence.  I had thought the stuff they had in development was for a TV series set between RotS and ANH.  The questions now are how much input Lucas will have in the new movies and how much of the post-RotJ EU that Disney will now render non-cannon.

THEY BETTER NOT RECTON MAH EXPANDED UNIVERSE


Especially Thrawn. Oh lord please don't let them mess up Thrawn.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on October 31, 2012, 12:25:14 PM
In the nJo time period, the heroes have pretty much passed the torch to Han and Leia's kids. 

Han and Leia's kids and DISNEY...
I don't think we need to speculate any further on what path these new films will be taking.

Quote
Only bad thing is that Chewie dies. But it does take a moon to kill him.
Really?! Dawn I didn't know that - a MOON you say? :uck: I can think of... ah never mind...
So, did it fell on him or something? :saywhat:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on October 31, 2012, 12:46:12 PM
In the nJo time period, the heroes have pretty much passed the torch to Han and Leia's kids. 

Han and Leia's kids and DISNEY...
I don't think we need to speculate any further on what path these new films will be taking.
Oh, the torch is passed to tehm, but they're adults at the time, and it REALLY doesn't end well (one eventually turns to the Dark Side, forcing his sister to kill him, and the youngest one dies). Probably should have spoilered that, but the books that that stuff was in have been out for over 10 years.

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Only bad thing is that Chewie dies. But it does take a moon to kill him.
Really?! Dawn I didn't know that - a MOON you say? :uck: I can think of... ah never mind...
So, did it fell on him or something? :saywhat:
The bad guys in the nJo era are extra-galactic (yeah, I know) aliens that use mini-black holes (yeah, again) and other non-machine things for ships and weapons.  Somehow, I honestly don't remember how, they dropped the moon of the planet Senpidal onto the planet.  Han and Chewie were on the planet doing something with Han's kids (all Jedi, by the way), and Chewie sacraficed himself to save one of Han's kids.  The book had Chewie basically standing on the planet, looking at the moon howling "Come at me, bro." in Shyriiwook, while the Falcon flew away.

All of that happened in the novel 'Vector Prime' by Troy Denning (who, in an editorial aside, is a dick; no, really, he was a rude asshat when I met him at a Con he was a guest at).
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on November 01, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
... they dropped the moon of the planet Senpidal onto the planet. ..and Chewie sacraficed himself to save one of Han's kids.  The book had Chewie basically standing on the planet, looking at the moon howling "Come at me, bro." in Shyriiwook, while the Falcon flew away.
:ehwhat: ow...kay...

That Troy
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is a dick
Denning is NOT a writer I want to read a story from I see. :notreally:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 01, 2012, 02:02:31 PM
An update from this morning's Chicago Tribune (I saw it in the actual, physical copy of the paper, and I can't find it online, or I'd link to it) says:

"In the months before Disney announced it would acquire "Star Wars" studio Lucasfilm, several screenwriters paid a visit to Lucasfilm's Northern California compound (MC note: i.e., Skywalker Ranch) to pitch George Lucas and his production chief Kathleen Kennedy (MC note: she was named earlier this year to succeed Lucas when he retired next year, and will now be the Disney VP overseeing LFL) their ideas for the new live-action installment (the series' seventh), according to a person familiar with the talks who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about them.  The screenwriters were pitching ideas for a new story, not ones adapted from the existing books."

So, it looks a bit like Lucas was planning to ignore the established EU cannon.  What Disney does with these ideas remains to be seen.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on November 01, 2012, 06:18:13 PM
Quote
Only bad thing is that Chewie dies. But it does take a moon to kill him.
Really?! Dawn I didn't know that - a MOON you say? :uck: I can think of... ah never mind...
So, did it fell on him or something? :saywhat:
The bad guys in the nJo era are extra-galactic (yeah, I know) aliens that use mini-black holes (yeah, again) and other non-machine things for ships and weapons.  Somehow, I honestly don't remember how, they dropped the moon of the planet Senpidal onto the planet.  Han and Chewie were on the planet doing something with Han's kids (all Jedi, by the way), and Chewie sacraficed himself to save one of Han's kids.  The book had Chewie basically standing on the planet, looking at the moon howling "Come at me, bro." in Shyriiwook, while the Falcon flew away.

All of that happened in the novel 'Vector Prime' by Troy Denning (who, in an editorial aside, is a dick; no, really, he was a rude asshat when I met him at a Con he was a guest at).
Hahah, the Yuuzahn Vong series was hilariously ridiculous.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 01, 2012, 07:24:37 PM
Hahah, the Yuuzahn Vong series was hilariously ridiculous.
Oh, it was so very, very bad.  I didn't even finish it.  As a matter of fact, that whole series pretty much made me swear off the books for a very long time.  And when I did finally start reading them again, they were pretty much garbage.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on November 09, 2012, 06:51:53 AM
Only 42 light-years away...Ad Astra!!

http://news.yahoo.com/super-earth-alien-planet-may-habitable-life-000948317.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on November 12, 2012, 06:36:49 AM
Only 42 light-years away...Ad Astra!!

http://news.yahoo.com/super-earth-alien-planet-may-habitable-life-000948317.html
it'd need a name that rolls off the tongue better, before we decide to live there
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on November 12, 2012, 08:53:40 PM
Only 42 light-years away...Ad Astra!!

http://news.yahoo.com/super-earth-alien-planet-may-habitable-life-000948317.html
it'd need a name that rolls off the tongue better, before we decide to live there
Reach.


NO, SERIOUSLY, HEAR ME OUT.
Reach was the closest habitable planet to Earth and also referred to in the novels as a super-Earth.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on November 12, 2012, 09:55:40 PM
Only 42 light-years away...Ad Astra!!

http://news.yahoo.com/super-earth-alien-planet-may-habitable-life-000948317.html
it'd need a name that rolls off the tongue better, before we decide to live there
Reach.


NO, SERIOUSLY, HEAR ME OUT.
Reach was the closest habitable planet to Earth and also referred to in the novels as a super-Earth.
And look what happened! >.>
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on November 13, 2012, 10:58:58 AM
Some time ago I wrote somewhere here about a 15 year old Asian girl that was murdered by a 14 year old boy hired by her own girlfriend in the Netherlands. :oops:

Update on renewed Dutch trial:
The 14 year old Asian boy was paid by the girl to kill her friend because she had said something about her on Facebook.
After he had stabbed her to death her father saw it and in order to escape he also stabbed the father in the arm. His sentence is one year.
The girl who gave the order for the hit would get the punishment as a minor, but the crime is so heavy that the procecutor asked for a punishment for an adult (which could be 5 years). The court however decided against it and kept the minor sentence for the Asian girl making it 2 years - the maximum penalty for a minor in my country.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on November 13, 2012, 12:16:27 PM
Some time ago I wrote somewhere here about a 15 year old Asian girl that was murdered by a 14 year old boy hired by her own girlfriend in the Netherlands. :oops:

Update on renewed Dutch trial:
The 14 year old Asian boy was paid by the girl to kill her friend because she had said something about her on Facebook.
After he had stabbed her to death her father saw it and in order to escape he also stabbed the father in the arm. His sentence is one year.
The girl who gave the order for the hit would get the punishment as a minor, but the crime is so heavy that the procecutor asked for a punishment for an adult (which could be 5 years). The court however decided against it and kept the minor sentence for the Asian girl making it 2 years - the maximum penalty for a minor in my country.
And people wonder why Americans still have the right to bear arms... to protect us from jackasses like THAT.  Wow.  :fail:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/77580828/Elmo_puppeteer_accused_of_underage_relationship

Oh, dude...
I... I HAVE to say it!

Hehehehehehehe... quit touching my junk, pervert!  :crylol:

(ahem) sorry.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on November 20, 2012, 02:51:39 AM
Twinkies may not be part of history quite yet...

http://news.yahoo.com/bankruptcy-court-judge-says-hostess-try-mediation-2nd-202233692.html

The 14 year old Asian boy was paid by the girl to kill her friend because she had said something about her on Facebook.

{snip}

The court however decided against it and kept the minor sentence for the Asian girl making it 2 years - the maximum penalty for a minor in my country.

Give those young kids to their respective ethnic communities...here in the US.  They would never be heard from again. :uhoh:

I lived in Europe a few years ago, and feel sorry for honest, hard-working people like yourself who have to endure injustices like this. :rolleyes: :verymad:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on November 22, 2012, 11:04:18 AM
It might not be big major news but a tv personality died Wednesday here in Georgia.

http://www.wtvm.com/story/20157680/tv-chef-art-ginsburg-mr-food-dies-at-81
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on November 22, 2012, 11:06:52 AM
It might not be big major news but a tv personality died Wednesday here in Georgia.

http://www.wtvm.com/story/20157680/tv-chef-art-ginsburg-mr-food-dies-at-81
Yes-  He started in upstate NY! (as a matter of fact, my cousin, also a chef) bought his house in Troy, NY, when he moved)  He'll be missed here in the upstate area as well.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on November 22, 2012, 11:09:05 AM
Ah cool really sad cause I never knew he had cancer and that he passed was a surprise. Didn't even know he was that old to begin with.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 23, 2012, 01:48:21 AM
 Hector Camacho declared brain-dead by doctors in wake of shooting (http://tracking.si.com/2012/11/22/hector-camacho-brain-dead-shooting-boxing/?section=si_latest)

The Macho Man was shot the other night in Puerto Rico.  From my understanding of it, either he or his friend were involved with something really shady. There were reportedly 9 baggies of coke in his car at the time he was shot.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on November 23, 2012, 02:23:36 AM
Sad to hear that. Haven't ever heard of him just know the wrestler named Camacho. Sad either way.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on November 23, 2012, 02:29:33 AM
Sad to hear that. Haven't ever heard of him just know the wrestler named Camacho. Sad either way.
Hector "Macho" Camacho was a boxer.   He was the Macho Man before Randy Savage.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Rush on December 02, 2012, 01:40:29 AM
North Korea: Researchers Find 'Unicorn Lair (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/north-korea-researchers-unicorn-lair-043459519.html)....

What? :crylol:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on December 10, 2012, 11:06:31 AM
Kung fu expert in China beats up mob of 50 trying to evict him

http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2012/11/kung-fu-expert-in-china-beats-up-mob-of.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on December 10, 2012, 06:43:51 PM
Anyone hear on the news that Asperger's Syndrome is being taken off the Autism Spectrum?

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on December 11, 2012, 10:07:50 AM
Once again- my hometown is 'famous' for our old, and peculiar holiday tradition! :rolleyes:
(the pics can also be clicked on to view as well)

 http://www.kirotv.com/news/ap/entertainment/peppermint-pigs-a-smashing-tradition-in-ny/nTR87/



And, YES, I already have the piggy for my youngest daughter to find under the tree, riding in her toy train  :giggle:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 11, 2012, 08:23:06 PM

 Rush, Public Enemy, Heart, Randy Newman and Quincy Jone will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (http://news.yahoo.com/vindication-2013-rock-hall-fame-inductees-191700784.html)

Well, it's about damn time. It's criminal that Quincy Jones wasn't in before now. I'm fine with Rush (obviously), PE, and Randy Newman, but does Heart really belong?

And the new question is, will Rush perform, given Neil Peart's hatred of things like this, (performing cold, not as part of a tour, etc; which is part of the reason they've performed on TV only a handful of times)?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on December 12, 2012, 03:24:29 PM
In the Odd Temporal Milestones department, the first Star Trek episode aired closer in time to the ratification of the 19th Amendment—guaranteeing women in the US the right to vote—than to today.

Source: blag.xkcd.com (http://blog.xkcd.com/2012/09/29/odd-temporal-milestones/)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on December 13, 2012, 05:17:03 AM
Personally I'd rather build the Planet Express Ship or start terraforming Mars, but to each their own...

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/12/10/over-13000-petition-white-house-to-build-a-death-star.html?ESRC=navy.nl
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on December 14, 2012, 07:48:26 PM
Ongoing: At least 27 dead, 18 children and nine adults, in a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. (http://hsrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=Ai3UKP3hLbktpVtUiLgpUeSbvZx4;_ylu=X3oDMTVqc3RlMGNuBGEDMTIxMjE0IG5ld3MgR01BIHNjaG9vbCBzaG9vdGluZyB0BGNjb2RlA3B6YnVmY2FoNQRjcG9zAzEEZWQDMQRnA2lkLTI5MDc2NjMEaW50bAN1cwRpdGMDMARtY29kZQNwemJ1YWxsY2FoNQRtcG9zAzEEcGtndAMxBHBrZ3YDNTUEcG9zAzIEc2VjA3RkLWZlYQRzbGsDdGl0bGUEdGVzdAM3MDEEd29lAzEyNzk1NjE5/SIG=146qc1li8/EXP=1355600746/**http%3A//gma.yahoo.com/breaking-conn-school-district-locked-down-shooting-report-151955384--abc-news-topstories.html)
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 14, 2012, 08:50:55 PM
Latest update, per Fox Chicago news on in the background, 20 children, 7 adults (including the shooter), and at least one other adult at an off-site location, presumed to be the gunman's father.  Unconfirmed reports say that one of his brothers in custody, one of his brothers among the dead, and two of his cousins missing in New Jersey.  Earlier there were unconfirmed reports of another classroom of children (18 to 22, I heard several numbers in between that range) missing and/or unaccounted for.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on December 17, 2012, 12:44:11 PM
So sad....the closer it gets to this December 21st thing the crazier the world gets..
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on December 17, 2012, 01:43:00 PM
the closer it gets to this December 21st thing the crazier the world gets..
Seriously?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on December 18, 2012, 03:37:17 PM
The United States has had a hell of a week or so...
We now just lost a real Hero.

Senator Daniel Inouye (D)HI died from a respiratory ailment.  He was 88.

Senator Inouye, a proud Japanese American citizen, served his country and the allies as a member of the U.S.'s most decorated unit- the 442nd.  He won many medals for bravery, including the United States' ultimate military honor- The Congressional Medal of Honor,  for single handedly storming and knocking out three German machine gun nests (he lost his right arm because of his heroic act).

No matter 'what side of the aisle' your political party leans, everyone respected and admired this man in Washington D.C.


http://www.npr.org/2012/12/18/167477326/daniel-inouye-was-senates-most-senior-member
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on December 20, 2012, 11:17:31 AM
the closer it gets to this December 21st thing the crazier the world gets..
Seriously?

Yeah I guess people want to go out "in a blaze of glory" and do those shootings and such. Heck I remember eariler in the year a mother killed her kids because she didn't want them to go through what happened in the movie 2012.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on December 27, 2012, 05:02:54 AM
The World's Largest Naval Station Is Packed Tight For Christmas

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worlds-largest-naval-station-is-packed-tight-for-christmas-2012-12
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on January 24, 2013, 03:45:22 AM
Most criminal city of the US

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184246/Americas-dangerous-city-Camden-New-Jersey-39-people-murdered-year.html


See also

http://www.infowars.com/large-cities-all-over-america-are-degenerating-into-gang-infested-war-zones/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on January 24, 2013, 03:50:08 AM
Ice fishing in the USA

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5637/137106206.279/0_ad031_1b052a18_orig
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on February 05, 2013, 10:41:09 PM
News, anyone!

 Conrad Farnsworth, Wyoming Teen, Builds Nuclear Fusion Reactor In Garage (http://main.aol.com/2013/02/04/conrad-farnsworth-builds-nuclear-fusion-reactor-garage_n_2617869.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058?test=latestnews&ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058)

From the story:
The teen, who shares his last name with the fusor's original designer, Philo T. Farnsworth, and self-proclaimed mad scientist Hubert J. Farnsworth, began work on the project at age 16. He started by contacting members of the international amateur fusion community for guidance.

A Farnsworth did this. Choke on that, Wernstrom!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on February 06, 2013, 01:18:27 AM
Huzzah!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on February 06, 2013, 04:17:28 AM
Good news everyone, there wasn't a humanity-destroying explosion from Wyoming! XD
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Kaboom on February 06, 2013, 09:14:59 PM
Good news everyone, there wasn't a humanity-destroying explosion from Wyoming! XD
Question: would a nuclear explosion in Wyoming actually kill anyone?

Wait, didn't someone already do this, years ago, and get arrested for it? Or was that fission instead of fusion?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on February 07, 2013, 12:21:12 AM
Someone probably DID get arrested.  That doesn't really mean anything.  Idiot and self-righteous LE types are always arresting people for imagined offenses, which usually means anything they can't understand and/or which offends their own particular belief system.  The actual law doesn't always enter into the equation.

Also, just because you have fission or fusion doesn't mean you will have an explosion.  Fission is relatively easy to do,  it's getting the necessary materials that's the hard part (and also probably the illegal part).  Besides, there's fission going on right now in your own basement - that's where the radon is coming from. 

Fusion on the other hand is a lot harder.  It takes a lot of energy to do.  We've figured out, like the above cited individual, how to spend megawatts to generate milliwatts.  And we've figured out how to use a few kilowatts to generate gigawatts (and vaporize whole cities in the process) - it's that happy medium in the middle that we haven't quite figured out yet.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on February 10, 2013, 01:43:13 AM
I like that I got to eat bacon. :drool:

Here ya go Sic, it's your day:

http://news.yahoo.com/bacon-enthusiasts-converge-iowa-festival-222136101.html
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Felix on February 10, 2013, 06:53:25 PM
I like that I got to eat bacon. :drool:

Here ya go Sic, it's your day:

http://news.yahoo.com/bacon-enthusiasts-converge-iowa-festival-222136101.html
O_O  :drool: DAD WE NEED TO GO ON A ROAD TRIP!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on February 11, 2013, 11:55:02 AM
Pope Benedictus XVI anounced today that he calls it quits. Next thursday a new pope has to be chosen. :dove:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on February 11, 2013, 05:31:48 PM
Pope Benedictus XVI anounced today that he calls it quits. Next thursday a new pope has to be chosen. :dove:

Back in my day, a Pope worked until he died in office or was poisoned by his closest bishops. These Popes nowadays...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Pieter on February 11, 2013, 09:41:13 PM
Back in my day, a Pope worked until he died in office or was poisoned by his closest bishops. These Popes nowadays...
:giggle:

At least this time we won't have to see the pope getting too sick to hold up his own head though. ;)

Word has it that the next pope could be African - because Europeans are not so catholic as they used to be. A black pope... THAT would be a change. :music:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on February 15, 2013, 03:15:53 AM
Beyoncé's publicist tries to have an "unflattering image" removed from the Web, and look what happens...

http://cheezburger.com/7047314688#comments

Why not  (\/) (;,,;) (\/)  ?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on February 15, 2013, 12:11:48 PM
Meteor in Chelyabinsk
http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/14/breaking-tremendous-flash-in-the-skies-now/
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on February 15, 2013, 05:16:33 PM
Heard about that meteor blowing up in Russia.  And about that Carinval cruise ship and that gunman in Big Bear California that was holding that couple hostage.   Sounded like something out of a movie.

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Flounder on February 17, 2013, 05:53:27 AM
Hope all of our FMMB friends in Michigan are doing OK and not trying to drive:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/16/16987468-snow-snarls-detroit-interstates-winter-storm-warning-for-new-england?lite=
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on February 18, 2013, 01:58:34 PM
Nothing here, and I was down just north of Milford on Saturday night.  If if got any of us, Frosty was probably the closest to it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on February 19, 2013, 04:48:03 AM
Nothing here, and I was down just north of Milford on Saturday night.  If if got any of us, Frosty was probably the closest to it.

Nope, nothing near Detroit. It snowed a bit on Saturday but today it's all gone.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on February 19, 2013, 12:12:55 PM
Hope all of our FMMB friends in Michigan are doing OK and not trying to drive:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/16/16987468-snow-snarls-detroit-interstates-winter-storm-warning-for-new-england?lite=
Nothing here, and I was down just north of Milford on Saturday night.  If if got any of us, Frosty was probably the closest to it.
Nope, nothing near Detroit. It snowed a bit on Saturday but today it's all gone.
It was probably all lake effect snow, burying places around the south end of Lake Michigan (like South Bend, Gary and Michigan City,IN, and Niles, New Buffalo  and other towns in Michgan that I don't remember). All I know is that I didn't get squat. Allegedly, there's snow coming Thursday night, but until I see Jim Cantore, I won't believe it.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on February 19, 2013, 05:33:15 PM
Ah well there you go then, all those places are on the west side of the state, Detroit is on the east side.  For those of you from elsewhere and too lazy to consult a map, hold up your right hand, palm towards you.  Detroit and Frosty are under your thumb, I'm in the middle of your palm, and the snow was over on the left side and down your wrist a bit.  As a comedian once remarked, it's a good thing that Michigan isn't shaped like a nose. :crylol: 
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: RubyFlower77 on February 20, 2013, 12:35:09 AM
don't forget about that olympic runner who shot his girlfriend

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Frosty on February 20, 2013, 05:27:57 PM
 Man charged with slapping 2 year old on Delta Flight.  (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/travel/crying-boy-assault/index.html)


What is wrong with people?
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: dinkdrinker on February 23, 2013, 01:04:04 PM
So- Fox sports' Soccertrax lost their satellite feed.  They posted this on their twitter page-

https://twitter.com/FOXSoccerTrax/status/305119066736168960
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on February 27, 2013, 10:27:14 AM
Not sure how much this could be considered news to everyone else, but today is the 17th anniversary of the original release of Pokemon Red and Green in Japan. Woo!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on February 28, 2013, 08:06:27 PM
Is anyone watching that trial where that Arizona woman is accused of killing her boyfriend?

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 01, 2013, 04:38:15 AM
I heard a little bit about it, but I wasn't really paying attention. I say go for equal rights and give her the chair.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Red_Line on March 01, 2013, 01:03:09 PM
Huzzah!  It's March!  February is over.  Only twenty more days 'till Spring!
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 01, 2013, 02:21:50 PM
Huzzah!  It's March!  February is over.  Only twenty more days 'till Spring!
*weeps* February is over! That's the best month. :crying:
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 02, 2013, 06:24:44 PM
and this just brightened up my year (http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/01/whose-line-is-it-anyway-returns/)

there is hope for us yet.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: slam13 on March 04, 2013, 09:12:08 AM
Personal income in the USA decreased $505.5 billion, or 3.6 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI)
decreased $491.4 billion, or 4.0 percent, in January, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

http://bea.gov/newsreleases/national/pi/pinewsrelease.htm

Sarah Palin:
"The real economic Armageddon looming before us is our runaway debt... If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over 0.3% in annual spending cuts when we’re running up trillion dollar annual deficits, then we’re done. Put a fork in us. We’re finished. We’re going to default eventually and that’s why the feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest."

http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151473843058588
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 05, 2013, 12:59:05 AM
 toddler apparently cured of AIDS.  (http://www.news10.net/video/2202799183001/1/Toddler-apparently-cured-of-AIDS) not only is this a good day for science, but also for humanity
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on March 05, 2013, 02:02:57 PM
What about that sinkhole in Florida?  Scary!

Heard about the baby that's been cured of AIDS.   Amazing!   Maybe it could help adults, too!

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Umbreon on March 05, 2013, 02:56:43 PM
toddler apparently cured of AIDS.  (http://www.news10.net/video/2202799183001/1/Toddler-apparently-cured-of-AIDS) not only is this a good day for science, but also for humanity
I had heard they were working on the stage of human testing for a vaccine, but a cure? Holy crap...
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Marloc on March 06, 2013, 02:58:10 PM
 Bill Moody, known as WWE manager 'Paul Bearer', dies at 58  (http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-paul-bearer-dies-wwe-20130306,0,1614344.story)
I can't believe he was only 58.  He looked old when I first saw him 30 years ago with Rick Rude (known then as Percival Pringle, III). 

Ooooohhhhhhh.....yeesssssssssss.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: KurtPikachu2001 on March 06, 2013, 04:40:16 PM
Don't forget that Bonnie Franklin and Huge Chavez died....

Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: Oreius on March 10, 2013, 04:32:07 AM
Bill Moody, known as WWE manager 'Paul Bearer', dies at 58  (http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-paul-bearer-dies-wwe-20130306,0,1614344.story)
I can't believe he was only 58.  He looked old when I first saw him 30 years ago with Rick Rude (known then as Percival Pringle, III). 

Ooooohhhhhhh.....yeesssssssssss.

Very sad about Paul Bearer. One day after The Undertaker returns on Monday Night Raw, Bearer died.
Title: Re: And in other news
Post by: FryGuy on March 11, 2013, 03:17:22 AM
and this is more than a little disturbing (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21732457)