Humor, love, police a strange mix at Cannabis Church

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Dozens of officers were stationed outside the Eastside church, where members were inside celebrating the joys of marijuana and easy living.
Submitted by Haystack at 2015-07-02 16:30pm to the Politics forum.

Vandergrift man accused of sexual assault (and drinking teen blood)

Davis allegedly told police that the blood letting and sampling is part of “Mabinogi.” That is described online as a “massive, multiplayer role-playing game” distributed by a South Korean company.
Submitted by Oh No at 2015-07-02 15:41pm to the Crime forum.

The best films of 2015 (so far): A halftime report in superlatives

2015 is half over, and already we’re looking at a banner year for movies of all shapes and sizes, from expensive studio films to idiosyncratic indies to three-hour Russian science-fiction epics. There will be plenty of time come December to make the hard choices between these wildly different works, ranking and organizing them per annual tradition. For now, let’s just express our enthusiasm for these early-bird triumphs through the democratic art of the superlative. Every film singled out ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 15:24pm to the Movies forum.

Kansas Gov. Brownback pondering religious objections legislation after gay marriage ruling

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he’s considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration’s cautious response to the ruling.

Same-sex couples can obtain marriage licenses in all 105 Kansas counties, but the state is not allowing gay and lesbian spouses to change their names on driver’s licenses, nor has it said whether couples can file joint income tax ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 14:45pm to the Politics forum.

Falkland Road, Bombay

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Altamont and Falkland Roads are just a couple of miles away from one another in downtown Bombay. However, they seemed to belong to different worlds. Magnates, celebrities, and ambassadors live in the upscale residential neighborhood around Altamont Road. Less exulted is the area around Falkland Road, known as Kamathipura, one of the largest red-light districts in the world. Frequented by lower classes since the days of British rule, the area remains a brutal epicenter of abuse, ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 13:40pm to the Arts forum.

N. Korean scientist flees to Finland with info on inhumane experiments

A North Korean scientist with expertise in biochemical weaponry defected from his home country in June and has been spending his time in Finland.

The 47-year-old left with 15 gigabytes worth of data and information regarding human experimentation, which he felt may have crossed ethical boundaries according to Yonhap News Agency.

The researcher plans to present and hand over the information to the European parliament later this month.
Submitted by Emcee at 2015-07-02 14:03pm to the The World forum.

Child Labor in America 100 Years Ago

At the start of the 20th century, labor in America was in short supply, and laws concerning the employment of children were rarely enforced or nonexistent. While Americans at the time supported the role of children working on family farms, there was little awareness of the other forms of labor being undertaken by young hands. In 1908, photographer Lewis Hine was employed by the newly-founded National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) to document child laborers and their workplaces nationwide. His ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 13:42pm to the The Economy forum.

Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.

Collier said he is a former Mormon who was excommunicated for polygamy and now belongs to no religious organization. He said he and his wives hid their relationship for years, but became tired of hiding and went public by appearing on the reality cable television show "Sister Wives."
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 13:25pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Female pastors in Clarendon County receive letters threatening their safety

Two Clarendon County pastors say they have been targeted with threats of violence just because they are women.

The two pastors received letters where the writer used Bible verses to threaten the women, leaving them concerned about their safety. One letter was left on the front door of Society Hill AME Church on June 10th for Pastor Mary Rhodes.

“Whoever wrote this letter has taken the rime to find out who I am which means you may know my children, my grandchildren, and I have no clue who ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 13:23pm to the Crime forum.

US soldiers awarded $132.4m in lawsuit against Omar Khadr

A US judge has awarded $134.2m to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15.

Omar Khadr, 28, pleaded guilty to throwing a grenade that killed US solider Christopher Speer and injured Layne Morris in 2002. He spent 10 years at Guantánamo Bay, the US naval base in Cuba, and was transferred to Canada in 2012. Khadr was recently ...
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2015-07-02 12:59pm to the Crime forum.

Four preteen boys will be charged in fire at historic stadium

Four preteen boys will be charged in connection with the blaze that destroyed Civic Stadium in Eugene, police said.

Investigators received a tip Wednesday that led them to the boys, who range in age from 10 to 12, said Melinda McLaughlin, a police spokeswoman.

The stadium, built in 1938, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was last home to the minor league Eugene Emeralds in 2009 and had hosted myriad events over the years.

Recently, its future was uncertain. The Eugene ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2015-07-02 12:31pm to the Crime forum.

BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The federal government and the Gulf Coast states have reached a tentative deal with the British oil company BP for it to pay about $18.7 billion, the largest environmental settlement in American history, to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, federal, state and company officials said Thursday.
Submitted by katheudo at 2015-07-02 12:28pm to the Crime forum.

On The Road With The Teen Social-Media Sensations Of DigiTour

This cross-country cash cow starring seven of America’s biggest Vine and YouTube stars may have all the trappings of a traditional rock tour — long bus rides, concert hall stages in front of screaming fans, staying up late — but it’s the clearest sign yet that the entertainment industry’s star-making apparatus is being turned upside down.
Submitted by nocash at 2015-07-02 11:26am to the Off Topic News forum.

Heart-stopping moment man plunges off cliff edge after gymnastic stunt goes horribly wrong is caught on film

An extreme base jumper is lucky to be alive after a television stunt at the top of a 1,200 metre high cliff went dangerously wrong and left him plummeting to the ground just inches from a rocky cliff face.

Richard Henriksen was invited to be filmed for the popular Norwegian series Normal Madness because of his daredevil approach to the sport - which sees him performing gymnastics on a high bar bolted to the edge of a cliff before launching himself into the air.

But his well-rehearsed routine ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 11:23am to the Sports forum.

I'm Not Married to the Idea

A bit more than 15 years ago, the software industry was barreling straight into a crisis: the dreaded Y2K bug. Vital software was going to fail in odd ways, banks weren’t going to handle transactions, planes weren’t going to fly, nuclear reactors weren’t going to react, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria, real wrath of God type stuff.

The software industry rallied, software got patched, and at the stroke of midnight, not much actually happened. Over the past week, a different ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 11:26am to the Science forum.

Judge tosses Muskegon woman's ACLU lawsuit over Catholic abortion doctrine, hospital care

A federal judge in Grand Rapids has dismissed a Muskegon woman's ACLU-backed lawsuit that claimed Catholic anti-abortion doctrine caused her to receive improper care at Muskegon's Mercy Health Partners before she miscarried in 2010.

The ACLU immediately filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tamesha Means, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Michigan, in November 2013 sued the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She also sued three ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 11:20am to the Health & Beauty forum.

LSU professor fired for using salty language in classroom claims she's ‘witch hunt’ victim, plans suit

An LSU associate professor has been fired for using curse words and for telling the occasional sexually-themed joke to undergraduate students, creating what university administrators describe as a “hostile learning environment” that amounted to sexual harassment.

A faculty committee that reviewed her case gave a few “notable” examples: Saying “F*** no” repeatedly in the presence of students, using a slang term for vagina that implies cowardice and telling a joke that the quality of ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 11:17am to the Education forum.

For the first time ever, the LDS Church has given a donation to the Utah Pride Center

For the first time ever, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated to the Utah Pride Center.

The LDS Church quietly made a $2,500 donation to the non-profit Utah Pride Center to help its efforts with LGBT homeless and youth. The money, coming in the form of access to the Bishop’s Storehouse, will provide food for those in need, the Utah Pride Center told FOX 13.

In a grant letter, the LDS Church wrote: “We are grateful to be able to serve your efforts in this worthy ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 11:11am to the Politics forum.

Ted Cruz’s awful Simpsons impressions are good for keepin’ down the urges

are good for keepin’ down the urges
By Kyle Daly@dalykyle
Jul 1, 2015 10:35 AM

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The Germans, as they so often do, have a word for a highly specific, immediately recognizable sensation that nevertheless has no English-language equivalent. This particular word is fremdscham, the cringing secondhand embarrassment you feel when someone is obliviously making a fool of himself, and Ted Cruz has revealed himself to be a natural at generating it. The ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 11:13am to the Television forum.

Tom DeLay Knows Of Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia.

"We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-07-02 11:15am to the Horseshit! forum.