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« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2012, 03:33:28 pm »
The chick-fil-a situation is a strange and funny news story.  The gay community has supposedly responded the way they have because they want same sex marriage to be legal.  In the process the only thing they have done is to move the american people further away from accepting same sex marriage.  Strange and funny.

"Homosexual behavior is not limited to human beings. It’s been observed in thousands of animal species. Including 171 birds. Including chickens."

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Did-You-Eat-A-Gay-Chicken-Yesterday-164770926.html#ixzz22cT7iqPQ
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« Reply #91 on: August 04, 2012, 11:38:48 pm »
The chick-fil-a situation is a strange and funny news story.  The gay community has supposedly responded the way they have because they want same sex marriage to be legal.  In the process the only thing they have done is to move the american people further away from accepting same sex marriage.  Strange and funny.

No it is NOT a strange OR funny news story.....

it's a stupid, sick, disgusting story of discrimination; there's certainly NOTHING funny about it, and sadly - it's not really strange either.
                    
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« Reply #92 on: August 04, 2012, 11:59:06 pm »
Who says Iowa isn't a rough and tumble place?  I was in the dentist office waiting room a couple days ago and looking through the local paper for Marion, Iowa.  The police blotter indicated that a 2-year-old had been arrested for assault with intent to harm... I'm hoping it was a typo :-)

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« Reply #93 on: August 05, 2012, 01:02:37 am »
*must refine search parameters; this news story came up using "two year old arrest"*


"A 2-year-old Brazilian boy suffered cardiac arrest and was declared dead after he was unconscious and unresponsive. During the funeral arrangements the next day, the family got the surprise of their life when the little boy came back to life."

http://itsybitsysteps.com/toddler-declared-dead-wakes-up-at-funeral/
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« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2012, 01:31:07 am »
I've seen quite a few peculiar-looking mugshots, and heard or read countless bizarre arrest and/or criminal stories.
This is the first time I've ever seen a name like this one:


Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, 30, Arrested By Madison, Wisconsin Police
The Huffington Post  01/06/12

Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and a violation of probation in Madison, Wisc.

Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was born Jeffrey Drew Wilschke, according to court records unearthed by the Capital Times. He legally changed his name to Beezow Doo-Doo Zoopittybop-Bop-Bop in October.

According to Zopittybop-Bop-Bop's apparent Facebook account, when he's not in trouble with the law he enjoys activities including "eating," "standing," walking," "thinking," and "diamond." He's also single... so there's that, ladies.

Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was apprehended by authorities after neighbors complained of "excessive drinking and drug use" around a local park, the Madison police report says.

Police say that when they took Zopittybop-Bop-Bop into custody, they found him in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a knife.

On his way to the prison, Zopittybop-Bop-Bop allegedly told cops that he would eventually "get even with them."

If he plans to do so by challenging the precinct to the most amazing scat-off we've ever seen, we call dibs on front-seat tickets.


COMMENTARY: I love the details they listed from his facebook account page: 'enjoys activities including "eating," "standing," walking," "thinking," and "diamond." '
                    
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« Reply #95 on: August 06, 2012, 05:44:39 pm »
"LONDON -- Note to self: A microwave is for leftovers, not your boxers.

British firefighters say they saved an apartment from destruction after its domestically challenged resident tried to dry his wet socks and underwear in a microwave oven.
The Dorset Fire and Rescue Service says firefighters rescued the man from his home and extinguished the kitchen blaze Monday.
The fire destroyed the appliance along with the two pairs of underwear and socks inside it, and caused smoke damage to the apartment in Weymouth, a town on England's southwest coast.
"The fire safety message here is to never put clothing of any kind in the microwave or an oven to attempt to dry them," the Dorset firefighters said in a statement."       HuffPost.com

COMMENTARY:  Every day I ask myself - whatever happened to common sense?

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« Reply #96 on: August 11, 2012, 07:02:36 pm »
Pumice 'Raft': Volcanic Rock Mass The Size Of Belgium Floating Off New Zealand Coast


WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.
The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of Auckland. The rocks stretch for about 26,000 square kilometers (10,000 square miles).
A navy ship took scientists to the rocks Thursday night. Naval Lt. Tim Oscar says the rocks appeared a brilliant white under a spotlight, like a giant ice shelf.
He says it's the "weirdest thing" he's seen in 18 years at sea.
Scientists say the rocks likely spewed up in an eruption by an underwater volcano. They don't believe the eruption is connected to the onshore ash eruption this week of another volcano, Mount Tongariro.
The Defence Force says the mass of rocks stretches 250 nautical miles by 30 nautical miles.
Pumice is made from lava and water and is very lightweight, so it poses no danger to ships. Pumice has a variety of uses: as an ingredient in concrete, polishes and scrubbing cleaners; to stone wash jeans and exfoliate skin.

Commentary:  Very weird.  It makes you wonder what else goes on under the sea that we don't know about.

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« Reply #97 on: August 12, 2012, 04:27:21 pm »
STRANGE AND FUNNY

What's more alarming: seeing a dead body in a river, or seeing that dead body get up and start moving toward you?
Sue Hubbard of Williamsport, Pennsylvania was sure that the man she saw floating in the Susquehanna River on Thursday was a drowning victim, WNEP reports. She was so sure, in fact, that police, firefighters, and even a coroner were called to the scene.
The emergency team was trying to figure out the best way to remove the body from the water when the man, who was wearing a life jacket, sat up.
Needless to say, the onlookers were a bit startled.
"Let me tell you, it was quite a shock for us," Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. told the Sun-Gazette. "He was bobbing up and down in the water and he really looked like he was dead."
"I said, 'It's a miracle!'" Williamsport Police Captain Michael Orwig told WNEP.
The "drowning victim," it turns out, was Joseph DeAngelo, who said he had just been taking a nap in the river. He happened to wake up when a dragonfly landed on his nose, according to the Associated Press.
"I didn't mean to worry anyone," said DeAngelo. He added that on a summer day, it's nice "just to float and forget your troubles."

COMMENTARY:  I'm sure that would give me a start.

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« Reply #98 on: August 13, 2012, 08:24:44 pm »
GARBAGE OR RATS:

Two prisoners who attemped to escape a Brazilian jail disguised as garbage have had their attempts trashed before their eyes.
Sidney da Cruz, 24, and Carlos Pereira, 19, allegedly tried to escape the Delegacia de Furtos jail in Curitiba, Brazil, last Tuesday, in hopes of being taken out of the prison with the real garbage, the Brazilian newspaper Noticias de Navarra reported.
The duo are accused of waiting until the lunchtime trash was collected. They then climbed into the plastic trash bags and somehow put themselves next to the other bags, The Daily Mail reported.
Something was clearly not right when prison guard Cleverson Mineiro noted that two of the bags were "breathing."
"I was walking past the sacks of rubbish and I noticed something moving," he told Record TV, a Brazilian TV network. "At first I thought there was a rat."
Authorities are still trying to figure out how the two suspects tied the trash bags while inside them, EliteDaily.com reports.
Da Cruz and Pereira were arrested and may have additional prison time added to their sentences.

COMMENTARY:  Maybe it was not much of a disguise, it depends on how mean and nasty these men are.

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« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2012, 07:01:20 pm »
San Diego Woman Slips in Shower and Falls Out Window, Down Shaft

Why you should watch your step in the shower: You might slip, fall out the bathroom window and land at the bottom of a 15-foot shaft.
That's what happened to a San Diego woman (pictured at left) this week when she lost her balance in the shower of her second-floor apartment and fell out an open 2-by-3-foot window next to the bathtub (pictured below), U-T San Diego reported. The woman, identified only as in her 50s, fell to the bottom of a light shaft (pictured above), some six to eight feet below ground level.
"It was an odd or freakish type of accident," San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Battalion Chief David Connor told U-T San Diego.
Each bathroom in the apartment complex has a window into a shaft, said one tenant, John Taylor. He noted that the light shaft, designed to bring light and air into interior rooms, is a common feature of older apartment buildings.
Taylor said the building's landlord called him to alert him when the woman had fallen.
"The fire department was looking to see how they could get in there," Taylor told U-T San Diego. "They came to my window and saw her right there. They could reach her and get her."
Fire officials pulled the woman up through Taylor's window, and she was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Though this may be an extreme example, bathroom injuries are more common than you might think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report last year that in 2008, there were an estimated 234,094 bathroom injuries in the U.S. Two-thirds of those cases occurred in the bathtub or shower, and 81% overall were related to accidental falls. HuffPost

COMMENTARY:  All I can think of to say is "Ouch."

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Re: News Stories - Strange and Funny
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2012, 07:05:12 pm »
San Diego Woman Slips in Shower and Falls Out Window, Down Shaft

Why you should watch your step in the shower: You might slip, fall out the bathroom window and land at the bottom of a 15-foot shaft.
That's what happened to a San Diego woman (pictured at left) this week when she lost her balance in the shower of her second-floor apartment and fell out an open 2-by-3-foot window next to the bathtub (pictured below), U-T San Diego reported. The woman, identified only as in her 50s, fell to the bottom of a light shaft (pictured above), some six to eight feet below ground level.
"It was an odd or freakish type of accident," San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Battalion Chief David Connor told U-T San Diego.
Each bathroom in the apartment complex has a window into a shaft, said one tenant, John Taylor. He noted that the light shaft, designed to bring light and air into interior rooms, is a common feature of older apartment buildings.
Taylor said the building's landlord called him to alert him when the woman had fallen.
"The fire department was looking to see how they could get in there," Taylor told U-T San Diego. "They came to my window and saw her right there. They could reach her and get her."
Fire officials pulled the woman up through Taylor's window, and she was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Though this may be an extreme example, bathroom injuries are more common than you might think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report last year that in 2008, there were an estimated 234,094 bathroom injuries in the U.S. Two-thirds of those cases occurred in the bathtub or shower, and 81% overall were related to accidental falls. HuffPost

COMMENTARY:  All I can think of to say is "Ouch."

The 'lesson' here is; sometimes those who blindly seek the light, get the shaft instead.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2012, 07:16:51 pm »
San Francisco:
A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the branch and wrote "this iz a stikkup. Put all your muny in this bag." While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to Wells Fargo. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he was not the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America. Looking somewhat defeated, the man said "OK" and left. The Wells Fargo teller then called the police who arrested the man a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at the Bank of America.

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« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2012, 07:38:48 pm »
San Francisco:
A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the branch and wrote "this iz a stikkup. Put all your muny in this bag." While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to Wells Fargo. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he was not the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America. Looking somewhat defeated, the man said "OK" and left. The Wells Fargo teller then called the police who arrested the man a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at the Bank of America.

Commentary remarks: stupid is only the beginning of it's own punishment.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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« Reply #103 on: August 24, 2012, 03:17:21 pm »
"100 Year Old Package Contents Revealed

It was a mystery 100 years in the making.
On Friday, the contents of a mysterious package from Otta, Norway were finally revealed. The package, which dates back to 1912, appeared to hold a collection of historical documents, letters, newspapers and national decorations.
The unveiling was part of a celebration that included musical performances and a grand opening on stage. It was live-broadcasted by the Norwegian news outlet, Verdens Gang, which had been the first to report on the package.
During the event, the mayor of the Sel municipality in Norway snipped the rope around the package, as two directors of a local museum in Gudbrandsdal held onto it wearing gloves. The directors explained that they were opening the package from the back in an effort not to ruin the writing on the front, which had instructions that said, "May be opened in 2012."
Tension rose when the museum directors got through the first level of packaging, only to come upon another layer of paper with another rope tied around it. Then, they finally got to the actual items, including a white banner with gold tassels that said "Fra Kongen" which translates to "From the King." There were several other banner and flag-like decorations in the national colors of red, blue and white.
"This is like gold for us museum people," one of the museum directors told the audience.
As a video about the package previously released on the Verdens Gang website explained, a man named Johan Nygard gave the package to town administrators, telling them that its contents would "benefit and delight future generations."
According to the video, little is known about Nygard, but he helped to plan a celebration for the 300-year anniversary of a battle that the townsmen won against Scottish mercenaries in 1612. That fact led some to speculate that the items in the package might be tied to the anniversary. Sure enough, among the documents inside were telegrams that the museum workers said were related to the celebration of the victory, and committee work for what might be a memorial of the battle.
Among the items discovered were letters from the United States, as well as newspapers from 1914 and 1919. (Nygard held onto the package himself for several years, according to Verdens Gang's live coverage.)
The museum workers are expected to give a full resume of the contents later on Friday."   (The Huffington Post)

COMMENTARY:  I'm not sure if this is Strange or Funny, but it is unusual.  And it is very interesting.  It's also nice to see something unusual in the news that IS interesting and beneficial.

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« Reply #104 on: August 25, 2012, 09:26:15 am »
         This story is somewhat strange, I guess - definitely a happy ending!!

Kitten Survives Pit Bull Attack, Hides in Minivan Bumper
The kitten was discovered inside a car's bumper after a 25-mile drive that followed the vehicle's having been attacked by dogs

A 7-week-old kitten survived an attack by a pack of pit bulls and gained a ride from Banning to Palm Springs (California) by hiding inside the bumper of a minivan.

Here's the feline survivor's story, according to Palm Springs police: An unidentified resident of Banning went out to his Dodge minivan Monday morning to find the vehicle's bumper torn apart, and a tire flattened.

The culprit: the vehicle owner's four pit bulls, which the man assumed had been trying to get at something hiding somewhere under the hood.

"He figured that there was a maybe a rodent or an animal in there," Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said.

The man changed the tire and drove to work – 25 miles – in Palm Springs. When he got out of the car, he heard mewing from the front of the vehicle.

Palm Springs police were called just after 9 a.m., and an animal control officer eventually dismantled the bumper after about 40 minutes of work.

In a hollow space inside, the officer found the kitten, a brown American shorthair tabby. She was taken to a nearby animal hospital, where she was found to be in good health.

"The kitten had successfully survived the pit bull attack and the 25 mile drive to Palm Springs from Banning," a press release from the Palm Spring Police Department read.

The vehicle didn't fare as well as the kitten, who was named "Fender-Lynx" after her adventure.

The young feline's name was selected for the following reason, according to the police release: "'Fender,' for area where she was rescued from and 'Lynx' based on the Lynx-like appearance of the tufts on her ear tips."




COMMENTARY: This is definitely one of those stories that shows us again that animals are truly amazing.

**NOTE** I DID NOT post this with the intention of portraying pitbulls as bad - I've been a pitbull owner myself, and I don't believe that it is a vicious breed.


The kitten is available for pre-adoption from the Palm Spring Animal Shelter (760-416-5718) beginning Saturday for a fee of $20.
                    
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