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General => The Superdeep Borehole => Topic started by: benjipwns on September 02, 2019, 11:08:37 PM

Title: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on September 02, 2019, 11:08:37 PM
Sometimes these are really important because they have warnings and stuff that I want you guys to be safe about and I never know where to post them. Now I do.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/religion/2019/08/31/harry-potter-books-removed-st-edward-catholic-school/2168489001/
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The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic parish school, wrote in an email.

"These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text," the email states.

Reehil goes on to say in the email that he consulted several exorcists in the U.S. and Rome who recommended removing the books.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 02, 2019, 11:13:26 PM
WHAT YEAR IS IT
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Post by: benjipwns on September 02, 2019, 11:18:15 PM
It feels good to cancel Harry Potter because he's promoting witchcraft instead of because J.K. Rowling is a TERF on Twitter. :heart
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 03, 2019, 12:17:56 PM
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/health/poor-diet-blindness-scli-intl/index.html

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Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and French fries

Come on, we all know it was the chronic masturbation that caused it.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: BisMarckie on September 03, 2019, 12:21:57 PM
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/health/poor-diet-blindness-scli-intl/index.html

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Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and French fries

Come on, we all know it was the chronic masturbation that caused it.

I hope Dan Ryckert will be okay.  :-\
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Raist on September 03, 2019, 01:46:13 PM
WHAT YEAR IS IT

201-

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the Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic parish school, wrote in an email.

Oh. Huh, yeah, 201.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Yeti on September 03, 2019, 06:49:05 PM
 :pika
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 03, 2019, 07:06:12 PM
Shocking.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on September 05, 2019, 01:10:39 AM
https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/i-broke-the-official-jeremy-renner-app-by-posting-the-w-1837804181
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on September 05, 2019, 02:01:33 AM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hitlers-last-living-relative-convicted-19441891
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Hitler's 'last living relative' convicted of paedophilia after kissing girl, 13

...

The angry dad said: "I had put a garage up for sale and Hitler answered the advert. But when he turned up he didn't seem to have much interest in the garage, only in Ania. He lured her to his flat with sweets, brought her clothes and plastic flowers and even offered to marry her."

The dad said when their daughter had told them he had kissed her, they banned her from seeing him and filed a complaint with the cops.

Hitler however defended himself, saying he simply enjoyed the company of the child and that when he kissed her it had simply been the usual sort of greeting that was normal in Germany and was harmless. He insisted: "I'm innocent".
(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article19441951.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/0_PAY-CEN-HitlerKiss-01.jpg)
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He has always insisted it is bad for him to have been related to the German dictator, claiming that his surname was the reason why he struggled to find work. He added: "The name is like a cross to bear and I wish that on nobody."
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: BisMarckie on September 05, 2019, 06:34:03 AM
Cultural genocide against German customs  :maf
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Brehvolution on September 05, 2019, 08:56:59 AM
If the Harry Potter spells really worked when they were spoken, why did they need all that CGI? :thinking
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on September 05, 2019, 09:05:13 AM
If the Harry Potter spells really worked when they were spoken, why did they need all that CGI? :thinking
lol it's just a movie, i can't believe you thought it was real :neogaf
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Post by: Ghoul on September 05, 2019, 01:36:38 PM
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/30/pennsylvania-man-facing-charges-after-being-caught-on-video-using-finger-gun-gesture-towards-neighbor/ (https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/30/pennsylvania-man-facing-charges-after-being-caught-on-video-using-finger-gun-gesture-towards-neighbor/)
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 05, 2019, 01:50:06 PM
Single or double guns?
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Raist on September 06, 2019, 02:16:52 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49593954

(https://t3.ftcdn.net/jpg/01/27/36/22/160_F_127362287_qjwoHGdIBTyCEPOiTVfqmZRW8SEnhTNO.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 13, 2019, 11:32:08 AM
https://gizmodo.com/body-of-man-who-went-missing-in-1997-discovered-in-pond-1838090294

Not funny, just creepy. Someone just happened to see a car in a pond on Google Maps and police checked it out and found a body that had been there for 22 years.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on September 13, 2019, 11:46:45 AM
great, now I have to make a bunch of phone calls
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tasty on September 13, 2019, 11:54:28 AM
I read speculation that the bloody spots in the pools nearby are from dogfighting. :(
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tasty on September 13, 2019, 12:36:12 PM
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/01/police-botnet-takedown-infections/
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tasty on September 13, 2019, 12:38:45 PM
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/09/jerry-falwell-liberty-university-loans-227914

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Not previously reported is the fact that, according to a half-dozen high-level Liberty University sources, when Gauger traveled to New York to collect payment from Cohen, he was joined by Trey Falwell, a vice president at Liberty. During that trip, Trey posted a now-deleted photo to Instagram of around $12,000 in cash spread on a hotel bed, raising questions about his knowledge of Gauger’s poll-rigging work.

Trey did not respond to requests for comment.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tasty on September 13, 2019, 12:59:13 PM
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Everybody is scared for their life. Everybody walks around in fear,” said a current university employee who agreed to speak for this article only after purchasing a burner phone, fearing that Falwell was monitoring their communications.

Dude, you work at Trump U for Evangelicals.

White Christians really do exaggerate their woes. "Everybody is scared for their life." Give me a break.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on September 25, 2019, 10:16:29 PM
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-protect-your-library-with-medieval-book-curses
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Given the extreme effort that went into creating books, scribes and book owners had a real incentive to protect their work. They used the only power they had: words. At the beginning or the end of books, scribes and book owners would write dramatic curses threatening thieves with pain and suffering if they were to steal or damage these treasures.

They did not hesitate to use the worst punishments they knew—excommunication from the church and horrible, painful death. Steal a book, and you might be cleft by a demon sword, forced to sacrifice your hands, have your eyes gouged out, or end in the “fires of hell and brimstone.”
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The curse of excommunication—anathema—could be simple. Drogin found many examples of short curses that made quick work of this ultimate threat. For example:

    May the sword of anathema slay
    If anyone steals this book away.

    Si quis furetur,

    Anathematis ense necetur.

If a scribe really wanted to get serious, he might threaten “anathema-maranatha”—maranatha indicating “Our Lord has Come” and serving as an intensifier to the basic threat of excommunication. But the curses could also be much, much more elaborate. “The best threat is one that really lets you know, in specific detail, what physical anguish is all about. The more creative the scribe, the more delicate the detail,” Drogin wrote. A scribe might imagine a terrible death for the thief:

    “If anyone take away this book, let him die the death; let him be fried in a pan; let the falling sickness and fever size him; let him be broken on the wheel, and hanged. Amen.”

Or even more detailed:

    “For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner, let it change into a serpent in his hand & rend him. Let him be struck with palsy & all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain crying aloud for mercy,  & let there be no surcease to his agony till he sing in dissolution. Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the Worm that dieth not, & when at last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him for ever.”
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If you’re looking for a good, solid book curse, one that will serve in all sorts of situations, try this popular one out. It covers lots of bases, and while it’s not quite as threatening as bookworms gnawing at entrails, it’ll get the job done:

“May whoever steals or alienates this book, or mutilates it, be cut off from the body of the church and held as a thing accursed.”
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Post by: Tripon on September 26, 2019, 12:14:00 AM
https://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Jewish-pirates-of-the-Caribbean-447397

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ACCORDING TO Edward Kritzler’s Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean, as early as 1501 the Spanish Crown published an edict that “Moors, Jews, heretics, reconciliados (repentants – those who returned to the church), and New Christians are not allowed to go to the Indies.”

(https://www.jpost.com/HttpHandlers/ShowImage.ashx?ID=333318)
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on October 09, 2019, 10:17:08 AM
keep a lookout for Rufus around your car guys:
https://www.kmov.com/news/that-s-nuts-squirrel-hides-more-than-walnuts-under-pennsylvania/article_f460ff2a-ea78-11e9-a081-eb537e27ed12.html
(https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/kmov.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/ec/0ec1e8e2-ea7a-11e9-97e6-47e83887c797/5d9dad266b17d.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C900)
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There were so many walnuts and so much grass under the hood of the car that it took almost a full hour to get the car clean enough to take it to a local auto repair shop.

Once they got the car to the shop, mechanics were able to put it up on a lift and remove the protective plate from under the car. Walnuts they couldn't reach fell out and covered the floor. There were enough walnuts to fill half a trash can.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Joe Molotov on October 09, 2019, 10:32:45 AM
Hey, free walnuts!
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Joe Molotov on October 31, 2019, 03:24:28 PM
Marijuana found in man's nose 18 years after he smuggled it into prison (http://www.cnn.com/2019/10/31/health/marijuana-rhinolith-nose-18-years-prison-wellness-intl-scli/index.html)
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: EchoRin on November 02, 2019, 07:07:10 AM
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50258727

Indonesian man who helped set strict adultery laws flogged for adultery  :doge :brain
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Post by: tiesto on November 07, 2019, 10:43:58 PM
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/long-island-firm-chinese-surveillance-1.38332553 (https://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/long-island-firm-chinese-surveillance-1.38332553)

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Federal prosecutors Thursday charged a Long Island company, its chief executive and other employees with fraudulently passing off Chinese-made surveillance and security equipment as American-made and selling it to the U.S. government — potentially exposing the military and federal agencies to cybersecurity surveillance and attack.

Commack-based Aventura Technologies Inc., and seven of its current and former employees, ran the scheme that dated to 2006, netting some $88 million in sales, including $20 million in government contracts in the last nine years, authorities said.

The Chinese-manufactured equipment included network surveillance cameras imported into the United States through Kennedy Airport in Queens in 1,000 shipments from China since 2010, said Richard P. Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

"Aventura not only defrauded their customers, but also exposed them to serious, known cybersecurity risks and created a channel by which foreign adversaries and other actors could potentially access some of our government's most sensitive facilities and computer networks," Donoghue said.

When I got laid off from my last job, I applied to a whole bunch of jobs. Aventura called me in for an interview right away, and I met with the owner... the next day, he made an offer, but it was $8k less than I was making before so I didn't take. Dodged a bullet on that one!
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Post by: benjipwns on November 09, 2019, 01:03:44 AM
https://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Court-rules-against-life-inmate-who-says-he-died-14819864.php
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The Iowa Appeals Court has ruled against a convicted killer who says he "died" during a medical emergency and thus fulfilled his life sentence.

Wapello County court records say Benjamin Schreiber has been serving the life term since being convicted in 1997 of beating a man to death.

Schreiber says his heart stopped five times on March 30, 2015, at a hospital where he'd been taken from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

Schreiber filed for release in April 2018.

A district judge found little merit in Schreiber's argument, saying his filing confirmed he was still among the living.

The appeals court affirmed that ruling Wednesday, saying: "Schreiber is either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."
so close
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Post by: Joe Molotov on November 09, 2019, 03:39:52 PM
https://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Court-rules-against-life-inmate-who-says-he-died-14819864.php
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The Iowa Appeals Court has ruled against a convicted killer who says he "died" during a medical emergency and thus fulfilled his life sentence.

Wapello County court records say Benjamin Schreiber has been serving the life term since being convicted in 1997 of beating a man to death.

Schreiber says his heart stopped five times on March 30, 2015, at a hospital where he'd been taken from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

Schreiber filed for release in April 2018.

A district judge found little merit in Schreiber's argument, saying his filing confirmed he was still among the living.

The appeals court affirmed that ruling Wednesday, saying: "Schreiber is either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."
so close

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Post by: benjipwns on November 12, 2019, 12:34:17 AM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/shelter-cat-put-solitary-confinement-20859811
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A cat named Quilty has been sentenced to solitary confinement for continually letting other cats out of their enclosures at his shelter after multiple warnings failed to curb the problem.

The serial offender was caught by staff at Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization jail-breaking other felines out of the senior room 'repeatedly, several times a day'.

Quilty also has a chequered past of consistent offending, after staff at the shelter in Houston discovered he used to let his dog sibling into the house at his old home.

After an online campaign was launched to #FreeQuilty, the shelter said that his review with the parole board had failed but he 'released himself' anyway, before being returned to solitary.

The shelter said: "Quilty will not be contained. And he has no shame.

"Quilty loves to let cats out of the senior room. Repeatedly. Several times a day.

"We have since Quilty-proofed the cat room, while he took a brief hiatus in the lobby.

"His roommates missed him while he was banished to the lobby. They enjoyed their nighttime escapades around the shelter.

"The staff, however, did not miss the morning cat wrangling, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree there."

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article20860198.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_xxxxxxxxxx.jpg)

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE ATTICAT ATTICAT
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Post by: Joe Molotov on November 12, 2019, 08:47:54 AM
bork has to be stopped
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on November 24, 2019, 06:31:35 AM
GR letting one of his friends do donuts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooKPCFNAw98
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnWL2UmUgiA
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on November 27, 2019, 02:11:34 PM
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article237802609.html
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In a new filing to quash the subpoena, Parkhomenko’s attorney argues that the Twitter accounts’ language “does not constitute defamation” and that courts are tasked with protecting anonymous communications in the interest of freedom of speech.

“No reasonable person would believe that Devin Nunes’ cow actually has a Twitter account, or that the hyperbole, satire and cow-related jokes it posts are serious facts,” reads the filing in Virginia’s Henrico County Circuit Court. “It is self-evident that cows are domesticated livestock animals and do not have the intelligence, language, or opposable digits needed to operate a Twitter account.
I can't even with this cowphobia.
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Post by: Tripon on December 02, 2019, 10:43:58 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/habsburg-jaw-seen-in-16th-century-kings-was-caused-by-inbreeding-researchers-find-200002981.html

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A distinctive jutting jawline seen in dozens of pictures from the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings was caused by inbreeding, researchers have found.

The family intermarried multiple times, securing power and influence across a European empire for 200 years - but it carried with it an unusual by-product.

The distinctive ‘Habsburg jaw’ can be seen in dozens of paintings, and researchers analysed the deformity, comparing it to the degree of relatedness in the kings and wives pictured in the images.

Professor Roman Vilas from the University of Santiago de Compostela said, "The Habsburg dynasty was one of the most influential in Europe, but became renowned for inbreeding, which was its eventual downfall.

“We show for the first time that there is a clear positive relationship between inbreeding and appearance of the Habsburg jaw.”

(https://s3.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/Z1_X1Ni7dyBFmec4WcKD0Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW15O3c9NjQwO3E9NzU7c209MQ--/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-uploaded-images/2019-12/4a8e9cb0-153d-11ea-b7fb-a744981476aa)
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Post by: Joe Molotov on December 03, 2019, 10:22:14 AM
You may not like it, but this is what peak monarchy looks like.
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Post by: Cindi Mayweather on December 03, 2019, 10:34:05 AM
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/health/poor-diet-blindness-scli-intl/index.html

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Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and French fries

Come on, we all know it was the chronic masturbation that caused it.

How TF did his parents not make sure he was eating good things? Did they not ever make breakfast, lunch, or dinner? How is this not neglect? How did this kid eat lunch at school every day?
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Post by: Cindi Mayweather on December 03, 2019, 11:19:08 AM
What is WRONG with this boy?

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Back in Bristol, the 19-year-old walking case study is unable to finish his college courses or to get a job, but he hasn't changed his eating habits, either. "He is taking vitamin supplements, but his diet is still pretty much the same," his mother said. “When he was having counseling we managed to start him on fruit smoothies. But he’s gone off those now.”

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"The first we knew about it was when he began coming home from primary school with his packed lunch untouched. I would make him nice sandwiches—and put an apple or other fruit in—and he wouldn’t eat any of it. His teachers became concerned, too," his mother told The Guardian. "He has always been skinny, so we had no weight concerns. You hear about junk food and obesity all the time—but he was as thin as a rake.”

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywapnw/19-year-old-goes-legally-blind-due-to-picky-diet-of-pringles-bread-fries
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Post by: Joe Molotov on December 03, 2019, 11:21:06 AM
His parents were probably chavs.
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Post by: Cindi Mayweather on December 03, 2019, 11:24:14 AM
I read it and it says they tried. She literally packed the kids lunch and he wouldn't eat it.

It's basically the kid being a moron or possibly autistic.

Even after going blind he still eats THE SAME DIET. Is this autism? What in the CHRIST.

How does someone not like at least one fruit? HOW? How does someone not like even a hamburger or pizza? A hamburger and pizza are probably more healthy than what he currently eats! :mindblown
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Post by: Great Rumbler on December 03, 2019, 01:17:19 PM
Fruit is basically natural candy that it's okay to eat!
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tripon on December 18, 2019, 10:51:56 PM
https://twitter.com/JasonSchwartz/status/1207380027853152257
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: OnlyRegret on December 18, 2019, 10:53:38 PM
https://twitter.com/JasonSchwartz/status/1207380027853152257

C H O W D A H
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Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tasty on December 18, 2019, 11:29:12 PM
:mouf
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tripon on December 20, 2019, 09:53:20 PM
https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1207335052163665921
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Post by: chronovore on December 21, 2019, 01:54:04 AM
https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1207335052163665921

That fucking picture. :lol
:dead
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Post by: Tripon on January 20, 2020, 12:33:30 AM
https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1219129946934784001
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tripon on January 27, 2020, 12:59:48 PM
https://twitter.com/VitalVegas/status/1221847883026067459
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Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on January 27, 2020, 08:39:31 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jan/27/college-football-coach-adolf-hitler-dinner-guest-grand-valley-state

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“This is probably not going to get a good review, but I’m going to say Adolf Hitler,” he said. “It was obviously very sad and he had bad motives, but the way he was able to lead was second-to-none. How he rallied a group and a following, I want to know how he did that. Bad intentions of course, but you can’t deny he wasn’t a great leader.”
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 27, 2020, 09:20:46 PM
regarding the previous post about Adolf Hitler, you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to him"
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Post by: Tripon on February 12, 2020, 02:57:17 PM
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1227682065778454529
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: chronovore on February 16, 2020, 04:44:19 AM
https://www.bbc.com/sport/taekwondo/40391326

"World Taekwondo Federation changes name over 'negative connotations'"
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Post by: Joe Molotov on February 16, 2020, 01:24:53 PM
https://www.bbc.com/sport/taekwondo/40391326

"World Taekwondo Federation changes name over 'negative connotations'"

(https://i.imgur.com/V2mOkeq.gif)
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Post by: Tripon on February 17, 2020, 10:20:01 PM
https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1229605204049453056
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Post by: chronovore on February 19, 2020, 09:27:41 PM
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/12/us/kfc-crocs-shoe-trnd/index.html
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Post by: Tripon on February 19, 2020, 09:50:48 PM
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1227682065778454529

Update: Teacher back to work and lesson cleared to use again.  :lol
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Post by: Lonewulfeus on February 19, 2020, 09:55:46 PM
South Jersey is pretty much north Kentucky no shock there.
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Post by: Tripon on February 19, 2020, 10:03:21 PM
https://twitter.com/Mrs_Matsalia/status/1228537765718982656
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Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on February 20, 2020, 09:05:59 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/14/experience-i-killed-my-classmate-with-a-javelin
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Great Rumbler on February 21, 2020, 09:09:55 AM
"I accidentally killed my best friend and it really tore me up for a while but then I discovered hard drugs"
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Post by: shosta on February 23, 2020, 01:55:25 AM
Vice: Eleven Years Later, No One Knows Who Pooped in This Woman's Gelato (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzmn8v/eleven-years-later-no-one-knows-who-pooped-in-this-womans-gelato)
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Post by: Great Rumbler on February 23, 2020, 07:27:59 PM
Vice: Eleven Years Later, No One Knows Who Pooped in This Woman's Gelato (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzmn8v/eleven-years-later-no-one-knows-who-pooped-in-this-womans-gelato)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnOeIFx3ML8
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Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on April 15, 2020, 02:45:21 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/1249849853326381061
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: chronovore on April 17, 2020, 10:17:21 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/b9q1zj/what_sounds_like_fiction_but_is_actually_a_real/ek6ptgf/

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The Marathon at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.

The first place finisher did most of the race in a car. He had intended to drop out, and got a car back to the stadium to get his change of clothes, and just kind of started jogging when he heard the fanfare.

The second place finisher was carried across the finish line, legs technically twitching, by his trainers. They had been refusing him water, and giving him a mixture of Brandy and Rat Poison for the entire race. Doping wasn't illegal yet (and this was a terrible attempt at it), so he got the gold when the First guy was revealed.

Third finisher was unremarkable, somehow.

Fourth finisher was a Cuban Mailman, who had raised the funds to attend the olympics by running non-stop around his entire country. He landed in New Orleans, and promptly lost all of the travelling money on a riverboat casino. He ran the race in dress shoes and long trousers (cut off at the knee by a fellow competitor with a knife). He probably would have come in first (well, second, behind the car) had it not been for the hour nap he took on the side of the track after eating rotten apples he found on the side of the race.

9th and 12th finishers were from South Africa, and ran barefoot. South Africa didn't actually send a delegation - these were students who just happened to be in town and thought it sounded fun. 9th was chased a mile off course by angry dogs. Note: These are the first Africans to compete in any modern Olympic event.

Half the participants had never raced competatively before. Some died.

St. Louis only had one water stop on the entire run. This, coupled with the dusty road, and exacerbated by the cars kicking up dust, lead to the above fatalities. And yet, somehow, Rat Poison guy survived to get the Gold.

The Russian delegation arrived a week late, because they were still using the Julian calendar. In 1904.

Seriously. This needs to be a movie.

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Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on May 05, 2020, 01:58:57 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/kmbc/status/1257731058075947010
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Post by: Tripon on May 05, 2020, 03:10:27 PM
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But as the state reopens its economy, infection counts are surging—and experts warn of a potential flood in the months ahead.

On March 4, the state health department reported Texas’ first positive case of COVID-19. One month later, on April 4, there were 6,110 cases. As of Monday—May 4—approximately 32,332 Texans had tested positive for the coronavirus, with an overnight uptick of 784. About 7,035 of those cases were confirmed in just one week, according to data analyzed by The Texas Tribune. And that’s despite having one of the lowest testing rates in the nation.

Two counties lead the state’s cases. Harris, which includes the city of Houston and is the third largest county in the United States, had 6,967 confirmed cases on Monday and more than 130 deaths, according to Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director for the county’s public health department. There were 129 new cases overnight, Shah told The Daily Beast.

On Sunday, Dallas County reported its highest new COVID-19 case total to date, with 234 additional positive results—just two days after Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide shelter-in-place order expired. As of 10 a.m. Monday, the county had reported 237 additional positive cases overnight—another record—bringing the total case count there to 4,370, including 114 deaths.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has repeatedly cautioned residents to continue social distancing despite Abbott’s decision to reopen businesses on Friday. Abbott was just one in a laundry list of mostly Republican governors who recently launched aggressive efforts to reignite pandemic-ravaged economies—even as epidemiologists warn of possibly grave consequences.

But amid evidence of nationwide quarantine fatigue and revised models showing a surge in deaths expected in connection with COVID-19, public health experts in the state were keeping their eyes trained squarely on long-term care facilities and prisons. That’s where they expected one of the most populous states in America to see its coronavirus future come into sharper, and more disturbing, focus.

“It’s going to be scary going into the fall,” said Diana Cervantes, director of the epidemiology program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. “We’re going to see a huge explosion of cases.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/texans-brace-for-a-covid-19-explosion-just-days-after-reopening
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Post by: Tripon on May 07, 2020, 07:27:22 PM
https://twitter.com/zainabhuseinn/status/1258216714006867969
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Post by: benjipwns on May 21, 2020, 12:00:51 AM
https://wset.com/news/local/va-family-found-1-million-in-cash-laying-in-the-road-they-called-police
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Emily Schantz told WTVR she was driving with her family in Caroline County when the car in front of her swerved around something in the road. Schantz said she ended up hitting it, which turned out to be a bag.

Thinking it was trash, Schantz said she picked the bag up, and then another bag spotted about 15 feet away, and put it in her truck.

Turns out, that bag was full of money, close to about a million dollars in cash.

"Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said ‘cash vault,'" Schantz told WTVR.

The family called the Caroline County Sheriff's Office.

Maj. Scott Moser said his office is investigating, but told WTVR that they believe the mail bags were meant for a bank and possibly belongs to USPS.
:money
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Post by: benjipwns on May 24, 2020, 03:25:59 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/business/omegaverse-erotica-copyright.html
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A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question

What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?

Omegaverse stories typically feature characters arranged into a wolfpack-like hierarchy of dominant Alphas, neutral Betas and submissive Omegas — plus lots of lupine sex.
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Addison Cain was living in Kyoto, volunteering at a shrine and studying indigenous Japanese religion. She was supposed to be working on a scholarly book about her research, but started writing intensely erotic Batman fan fiction instead.

It happened almost by accident. It was 2012, and Ms. Cain — who grew up in Orange County, Calif., under a different name — was three years out of college, alone abroad with a lot of time on her hands. Her command of Japanese was halting, and English titles in bookstores were wildly expensive. So Ms. Cain started reading things she could find for free online, and soon discovered fanfic — stories by amateurs that borrow characters and plots from established pop-cultural franchises.

Ms. Cain began devouring works set in the world of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. She decided to write some of her own, featuring Batman’s nemesis Bane as a sexy antihero, and posted them for free online. She quickly developed a fan base, becoming something of a star in her sub-subgenre.

A few years later, she was living in Arlington, Va., and working as a bartender when she began to wonder if she could turn her hobby into a business.
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In the spring of 2016, she published “Born to Be Bound,” an adaptation of her fanfic. The story takes place on a future earth where most of humanity has died from a plague and survivors live under a dome, divided into a wolfpack-like hierarchy of dominant Alphas, neutral Betas and submissive Omegas. A powerful, brutish Alpha named Shepherd takes an Omega woman named Claire captive, and they engage in rough, wolfish sex.

Ms. Cain’s fans posted nearly 100 positive reviews on Amazon, enough to get her some visibility. “Unapologetically raw and deliciously filthy,” read one glowing blurb. The debut was a hit. She rushed out several more titles, and the series grossed some $370,000, according to her publisher.

For the next two years, Ms. Cain published at breakneck speed, producing a novel every few months by repurposing her older fan fiction, keeping her books in the algorithmic sweet spot of Amazon’s new releases and turning herself into a recognizable brand. “Dip your toes into the erotica pool,” she said on a 2016 sci-fi and fantasy podcast. “There’s nothing to do here but make money.”

Then, in 2018, Ms. Cain heard about an up-and-coming fantasy writer with the pen name Zoey Ellis, who had published an erotic fantasy series with a premise that sounded awfully familiar. It featured an Alpha and Omega couple, and lots of lupine sex. The more Ms. Cain learned about “Myth of Omega” and its first installment, “Crave to Conquer,” the more outraged she became. In both books, Alpha men are overpowered by the scent of Omega heroines and take them hostage. In both books, the women try and fail to suppress their pheromones and give in to the urge to mate. In both books, the couples sniff, purr and growl; nest in den-like enclosures; neck-bite to leave “claim” marks; and experience something called “knotting,” involving a peculiar feature of the wolf phallus.

Ms. Cain urged Blushing Books to do something. The publisher sent copyright violation notices to more than half a dozen online retailers, alleging that Ms. Ellis’s story was “a copy” with scenes that were “almost identical to Addison Cain’s book.” Most of the outlets, including Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Apple, removed Ms. Ellis’s work immediately. Ms. Cain’s readers flocked to her defense. “This is a rip off of Addison Cain,” one irate reader wrote on Goodreads. “So disappointed in this author and I hope Mrs. Cain seeks legal charges against you for stealing her work! Shame on you!”

It’s hard to imagine that two writers could independently create such bizarrely specific fantasy scenarios. As it turns out, neither of them did. Both writers built their plots with common elements from a booming, fan-generated body of literature called the Omegaverse.
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Post by: Tripon on June 20, 2020, 09:37:40 AM
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Matthew Hubbard, a mathematics instructor at Laney College in Oakland, told the student, Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen, that her name "in English sounds like F-ck boy" and that she needs to "understand" that her name is "an offensive sound in my language," according to the screenshots.

"If I lived in Vietnam and my name in your language sounded like Eat a D---, I would change it to avoid embarrassment both on my part and on the part of the people who had to say it," Hubbard wrote. "I understand you are offended, but you need to understand your name is an offensive sound in my language."



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Nguyen told Hubbard that his request for her to change her name felt "discriminatory" and that she planned to file a complaint with the Title IX Office if he did not "refer to her" by her "given birth name," according to the screenshots. Title IX protects people from discrimination on the basis of sex in education and other federally funded activities.

The emails were not dated and neither the student's sister, who also posted a video of Hubbard addressing Nguyen as P. Nguyen" on a Zoom call, nor Nguyen, responded to NBC News' messages requesting comment.

:dead

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/professor-who-told-student-anglicize-her-name-placed-leave-n1231595?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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Post by: Joe Molotov on June 20, 2020, 03:08:08 PM
don't appropriate fuccboi culture
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Post by: Tasty on June 20, 2020, 04:31:47 PM
https://twitter.com/RobertKlemko/status/1274352557956247556
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Post by: benjipwns on June 25, 2020, 09:39:37 PM
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ssqu.12824
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Abstract
Objectives
The objective of this study was to empirically test the wide belief that Reviewer #2 is a uniquely poor reviewer.

Methods
The test involved analyzing the reviewer database from Political Behavior . There are two main tests. First, the reviewer's categorical evaluation of the manuscript was compared by reviewer number. Second, the data were analyzed to test if Reviewer #2 was disproportionately likely to be more than one category below the mean of the other reviewers of the manuscript.

Results
There is no evidence that Reviewer #2 is either more negative about the manuscript or out of line with the other reviewers. There is, however, evidence that Reviewer #3 is more likely to be more than one category below the other reviewers.

Conclusions
Reviewer #2 is not the problem. Reviewer #3 is. In fact, he is such a bad actor that he even gets the unwitting Reviewer #2 blamed for his bad behavior.

Anyone who has ever submitted a paper to a peer‐reviewed outlet knows the reviewers can, occasionally, be unpleasant. While rejection always stings, the belief that a reviewer has either completely missed the point of the manuscript, been overtly hostile in his or her review, or simply held the author to an impossible standard is vexing. The source of this frustration has seemingly become personified in the identity of a single person—Reviewer 2. He (and it is always assumed to be a he) is embodiment of all that we hate about other scholars. Reviewer 2 is dismissive of other people's work, lazy, belligerent, and smug.

The purpose of this article is to test a very specific claim about Reviewer 2: he is the reviewer who holds us back. Using the database of reviewer responses from four years of Political Behavior , I empirically test if reviewers who are assigned number 2 are systematically more negative and more likely to be out of line from the other reviews a manuscript received. I assess this hypothesis in two ways. First, I compare the ordinal score each reviewer gives the manuscript. Second, I develop an original measure of “being Reviewer 2 .” In this specific case, being Reviewer 2 is defined as giving a score to the manuscript that is more than one category below the mean ranking of the other two reviewers. The results suggest that Reviewer 2 is no more likely to give a negative review of a manuscript or to be uniquely critical.
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Post by: EchoRin on July 01, 2020, 12:11:49 AM
This one is more in the bad vibes category  :-\

Utterly insane in some parts of the world to even have to worry about this. Which, you know, it should be. But yankee doodle my fucking ass or something.

Were those pops fireworks or gunshots? Here’s how to tell the difference
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/30/21303442/fireworks-gunshots-difference-chicago

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Post by: EchoRin on August 14, 2020, 10:13:24 AM
https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/08/13/israeli-hockey-player-in-hot-water-for-signing-with-team-auschwitz/

Uh, hmmm...

The logic on the haterz side doesn't really make sense. Like should no athlete go play for a German sports club because Nazis? ???
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tripon on August 25, 2020, 12:59:23 PM
https://twitter.com/GenePark/status/1298303109962309632
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Post by: team filler on August 25, 2020, 04:20:34 PM
https://www.foxnews.com/us/alaska-man-wilderness-rescue-cabin-burn-down-sos-snow

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"Steele’s shoulder-length hair, chestnut brown near the roots fading to golden blond near its frayed tips, hung matted and dreadlocks-like over his neck. His auburn beard flowed untrimmed to his chest," Alaska State Trooper Ken Marsh wrote in a recap of the rescue.

 :uguu
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Post by: team filler on August 25, 2020, 04:32:20 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8WYYvcB.jpg) :foodcourt
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Post by: benjipwns on August 28, 2020, 11:05:56 PM
https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020/08/fitchburg-mother-and-son-both-charged-with-incest-could-face-up-to-20-years-in-prison.html
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Tony L. Lavoie’s wife caught her husband and his 63-year-old mother, Cheryl Lavoie having sex at their home on Clarendon Street, Fitchburg on May 20, according to the Sentinel and Enterprise.

Lavoie’s wife called 911 and when police arrived they were told by both mother and son that the sexual relations were consensual. The Lavoie’s also added that it was the first time it had happened.

Fitchburg police charged the mother and son with incest and issued them a summons to appear at Fitchburg District Court on Aug. 20. The charge is a felony.
:doge

spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Meaww reports that when pressed for further details about committing incest with his mom in their Massachusetts home, the son told the officer who arrived on the scene of the tawdry crime, “I don’t want to talk about it, I made a mistake and I am embarrassed enough as it is.”

Ultimately, the son divulged to the Massachusetts officer that he’d been playing a video game in the living room when his mom approached and the two “just started to kiss and have sex” — incestuously, that is.
[close]
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Post by: Joe Molotov on August 28, 2020, 11:11:10 PM
— incestuously, that is.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on August 29, 2020, 12:24:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/a9931HR.png)
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Post by: Joe Molotov on August 29, 2020, 02:16:43 AM
Good thing I wasn’t playing a video game.
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Post by: Great Rumbler on August 29, 2020, 09:21:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/a9931HR.png)

:thinking
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Post by: benjipwns on October 07, 2020, 05:39:47 PM
https://www.dickinsoncountynews.com/story/2839758.html
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Cameras at Jennings Tow & Repair in Spirit Lake recorded a man visiting the local Shell station at midday. Co-owner Sylvia Jennings said she recognized him as a somewhat regular customer, and she recalled him asking if she carried $100 gift cards.

"I said, 'No, I don't, but I've got $50. Let me get some more out here,'" Jennings said. "I turned around to get them out of the cabinet, and he grabbed my papers, folded them over, stuck them down by his leg and walked out the door."
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But on Sept. 3, he stole about 35 copies of the newspaper from the store.

"He put his Wall Street Journal down on top of the Dickinson County News and looked over to see if anyone was watching him, grabbed all the papers and walked out the door," Theye said.

The general manager decided to confront De Yager about the theft on his next visit, rather than going immediately to the police.

"I said, 'You need to bring those papers back,'" the Kum & Go manager recalled saying. "That's a loss of money for me."

According to Theye, De Yager initially denied stealing the papers but soon changed his story, saying he mistook them for the free Northwest Iowa Shopper publication and that he wanted to cut out all the coupons to a particular quick-service restaurant. Theye said De Yager paid for the newspapers a few days later, telling the cashier he felt guilty and planned to pay each location back for the papers he stole.
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De Yager's name happened to appear on page 3 of the Sept. 2 edition — in the police reports. The Hull businessman had been charged with fifth-degree theft and trespassing — both misdemeanors — after stealing a political yard sign from a residence in the Monarch Cove area the night of July 26. Dickinson County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Vodraska helped file those charges and confirmed the stolen sign was in support of former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAavNvf-HAQ
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Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on November 17, 2020, 06:49:34 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1328775101848956929
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Great Rumbler on November 17, 2020, 07:27:11 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1328775101848956929

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye8KvYKn9-0
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Post by: chronovore on November 22, 2020, 09:56:52 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1328775101848956929

"I like James Bond escapes that don't fail."
:trumps
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Post by: Tasty on December 25, 2020, 06:27:03 AM
Not dumb but really cool. :heart

Japanese school renames boys, girls uniforms as “Type I” and “Type II” in gender identity reform (https://soranews24.com/2020/12/23/japanese-school-renames-boys-girls-uniforms-as-type-i-and-type-ii-in-gender-identity-reform/)
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: chronovore on December 26, 2020, 12:49:20 AM
Not dumb but really cool. :heart

Japanese school renames boys, girls uniforms as “Type I” and “Type II” in gender identity reform (https://soranews24.com/2020/12/23/japanese-school-renames-boys-girls-uniforms-as-type-i-and-type-ii-in-gender-identity-reform/)


That is a start.

They should let the boys wear skirts though.
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Post by: team filler on December 30, 2020, 02:21:05 AM
https://twitter.com/YungSpengler/status/1344163916931358720
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: EchoRin on January 01, 2021, 04:02:06 PM
A blast from the past

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fake-teen-doctor-now-23-175957431.html
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: team filler on January 01, 2021, 07:51:17 PM
https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1345163161490620419
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Sideshow Raheem on January 02, 2021, 02:51:09 AM
The New York Post is having a field day with Alec Baldwin's non-entity of a wife.

Hilaria Baldwin speaks with a fake Spanish accent and is really Hillary!

https://pagesix.com/2020/12/29/8-times-hilaria-baldwins-fake-spanish-accent-has-gone-wrong/

Do a search for Hilaria and you can see the Post has done more than 10 stories on this woman.
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Post by: team filler on January 03, 2021, 04:12:46 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/business/oil-industry-careers.html?
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Great Rumbler on January 03, 2021, 07:33:30 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/business/oil-industry-careers.html?

oops
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Post by: team filler on January 15, 2021, 06:24:20 PM
https://www.facebook.com/santacruzwaves/posts/10159728628360649

 :lol
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Post by: EchoRin on January 15, 2021, 06:31:56 PM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/c8d446a5d094deeb7fdc06c3252c122e/tenor.gif)

Slammin Sammy
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Post by: Nintex on January 15, 2021, 06:45:15 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EryoPSxW4AMImq9?format=png)
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Post by: Tasty on January 15, 2021, 08:04:42 PM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/c8d446a5d094deeb7fdc06c3252c122e/tenor.gif)

Slammin Sammy

We are riders

On a mission

:salute
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Post by: chronovore on January 16, 2021, 12:01:19 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/business/oil-industry-careers.html?

oops

“Even after the pandemic ends, some of them fear that growing concerns about climate change will lead to the inevitable decline of oil and gas.”

Yeah, too bad there was no public discussion about a need to switch to greener energy, the unsustainability of petroleum, and passing peak oil, or anything like that prior to 2020.

Next thing, we’ll hear how people are surprised that we want to move away from coal.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: team filler on January 16, 2021, 12:32:20 AM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/c8d446a5d094deeb7fdc06c3252c122e/tenor.gif)

Slammin Sammy

We are riders

On a mission

:salute
just some beautiful boater jr's  :trumps
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Post by: Joe Molotov on January 16, 2021, 05:27:49 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EryoPSxW4AMImq9?format=png)

This is a clue, re-read the Y(um) Drops!
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: team filler on February 03, 2021, 10:25:35 PM
https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1357165487885582340
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tasty on February 03, 2021, 11:11:09 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8MVC3oj.jpg)
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: chronovore on February 08, 2021, 03:48:40 AM
https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1357165487885582340

I fucking hate Texas.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on February 27, 2021, 02:21:59 PM
Judges hate this one simple trick.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/1365703741597495298
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: benjipwns on April 07, 2021, 11:40:36 PM
Quote from: https://www.thecut.com/2021/04/a-q-and-a-with-the-man-who-keeps-uploading-my-feet-to-wikifeet.html
An Interview With the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet

Back in the fall, I received an unexpected text from a man I had just started seeing. “Are u on wikifeet?”

Assuming he was joking, I laughed and said no. Then he sent me a link to my wikiFeet page. I had never actually heard of the website — basically an encyclopedia of celebrity foot photos for fetishists and foot enthusiasts — until that moment.

To be clear, I am not a celebrity. I have decent Twitter following from having reported on politics for over a decade, from tweeting jokes about politics and appearing on cable news sometimes. But I was pretty shocked to be looking at my own wikiFeet profile, which included my full name, birthday, and photos of me and my exposed feet, dating back to a family vacation in 2013. The images seemed to have been lifted from my Instagram page, which I keep public because I share my work and media appearances there sometimes. My feet had a very sad 3.5 out of 5 stars rating, which categorized them as “okay.”
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Robert! Is it just Robert, or do you go by something else? You sound young.
Yeah, just Robert. And I’m almost 60 years old, young lady.

Do you consider yourself a foot fetishist? 
Yes.

Since when?
Age 6.
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: team filler on April 08, 2021, 03:49:58 AM
https://twitter.com/SuperXolani/status/1379869400375963650
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Nintex on April 08, 2021, 05:43:08 AM
That last one is like a skit from the Chapelle show  :lol
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: D3RANG3D on April 08, 2021, 07:14:57 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/8MVC3oj.jpg)

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EminentFlusteredIncatern-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Tasty on April 08, 2021, 11:03:38 AM
Arriving off the bus, two months later :dead Amazing GIF use
Title: Re: Dumb News Stories: aka it's not really that funny but it's kinda amusing and
Post by: Joe Molotov on April 08, 2021, 11:24:28 AM
Quote from: https://www.thecut.com/2021/04/a-q-and-a-with-the-man-who-keeps-uploading-my-feet-to-wikifeet.html
An Interview With the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet

Back in the fall, I received an unexpected text from a man I had just started seeing. “Are u on wikifeet?”

Assuming he was joking, I laughed and said no. Then he sent me a link to my wikiFeet page. I had never actually heard of the website — basically an encyclopedia of celebrity foot photos for fetishists and foot enthusiasts — until that moment.

To be clear, I am not a celebrity. I have decent Twitter following from having reported on politics for over a decade, from tweeting jokes about politics and appearing on cable news sometimes. But I was pretty shocked to be looking at my own wikiFeet profile, which included my full name, birthday, and photos of me and my exposed feet, dating back to a family vacation in 2013. The images seemed to have been lifted from my Instagram page, which I keep public because I share my work and media appearances there sometimes. My feet had a very sad 3.5 out of 5 stars rating, which categorized them as “okay.”
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Robert! Is it just Robert, or do you go by something else? You sound young.
Yeah, just Robert. And I’m almost 60 years old, young lady.

Do you consider yourself a foot fetishist? 
Yes.

Since when?
Age 6.

Her feet are only a 3.5, come on Robert, you can do better. Don't settle, King.