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Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line - latimes.com
'About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.'
terrorism  USA  posttofacebook  breaking-news  news  dude...  yikes 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Anarchist Soccer Mom: Thinking the Unthinkable
'In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.'

Description of life with a mentally ill child. Somewhat harrowing.
parenting  posttofacebook  dude...  mental-health  mental  children 
december 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row
'Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", [Maine Republicans] claim.'
posttofacebook  World-of-Warcraft  geeky  computer-games  culture  elections  democracy  Democrats  Republicans  USA  politics  dude...  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
33 Perfectly Timed Photos | Bored Panda
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
posttofacebook  post  dude...  awesome  photography  photos  amusing 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Stunning ballpoint pen drawings by artist Samuel Silva - Digital Spy
Fairly photo-realistic art, apparently made with just a set of 8 standard Bic ballpoint pens.
interesting  art  impressive  awesome  dude...  posttofacebook 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
The way accounts are often chained together along with security policies designed more around letting stupid people access their stuff after losing their details than keeping out hackers means that wow, you can lose a lot, very quickly.

Some or all of the security holes may have been fixed, going by the titles of the related stories at the bottom of the page on this.
posttofacebook  technology  security  internet  dude...  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Far-right supporters agree with armed attacks | World news | The Observer
Significant numbers of far-right supporters in the UK consider violence and "armed conflict" a legitimate form of political expression, experts will warn this week.
racism  posttofacebook  dude...  politics  violence  the-far-right  news 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Dead Teen Sued for Losing Control of Flying Body Parts | The Stir
'an appeals court in Illinois recently ruled that a woman is allowed to sue a dead teen's estate for injuries caused by his flying body parts.'

The argument for it is in the private healthcare situation of the USA, it becomes much more necessary to sue when your injuries are caused by another person.
ouch  law  injury  death  dude...  news 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
From the Mailbag | Regretsy
Buyer disputes authenticity of the $2500 violin he's just bought? Paypal says to get a refund he must DESTROY THE VIOLIN!!!
posttofacebook  money  fail  interesting  internet  music  destruction  dude...  wtf 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Space Exploration History: The Space Shuttle and the Horse's Rear End
The width of the booster rockets for the space shuttle is partially determined by the width of the arse of a Roman chariot horse.
posttofacebook  dude...  awesome  space  history  design  technology  SCIENCE!!!  science  amusing  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Notorious Nigerian witch-hunter to preach in the US
'…one of the leading figures in the persecution of alleged "witches" in West Africa, is to preach in the United States in March.'
dude...  interesting  Christianity  abuse  religion  belief 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Belgium attack: grenades thrown at bus-stop in Liège - live updates | News | guardian.co.uk
At least one person has been killed and about a dozen others injured after a series of explosions in the Belgian city of Liège, according to media reports.
violence  terrorism  dude...  death  important 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Iterating Towards Bethlehem - No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons (Reloaded)
How does the Portia spider consider huge and complex problems of hunting down its various prey? Very slowly. Yet far more completely than a far larger-brained animal would. (one picture of a spider there)
insects  animals  interesting  awesome  biology  nature  braaaaaains  via-theweaselking  clever  dude...  Warning:SPIDER(S) 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - How will real Mars mission differ from simulation?
'Six members of an international crew have come to the end of a gruelling 17-month Mars simulation exercise. But in what ways would a real mission to the Red Planet be different?'
interesting  science  space  dude... 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Vegas man begs web for $1m to fix gigantic scrotum • The Register
'An American has turned to the internet to raise $1m to pay for an operation to fix his scrotum, which has swollen to an eye-watering 45kg.'
USA  interesting  ouch  medicine  dude... 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Triassic 'Kraken' may have created self-portrait | TG Daily
'Back in the Triassic, giant octopi were killing and eating ichthyosaurs - and arranging their bones in pretty patterns, says a Mount Holyoke College paleontologist.'
interesting  awesome  SCIENCE!!!  science  history  dude... 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Media Can Legally Lie | Project Censored
In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

(Old news, but I'd not read the full story behind it before)
dude...  wtf  people-suck  news  journalism  law  Fox-News  murdoch  media 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why does folk music collector Alan Lomax have a copyright interest in “Takeover” by Jay-Z?
Because he's sampling something which sampled something which covered something which sampled something Lomax owns the rights to. Despite the fact he's not using any of the actual melody or music from the song Lomax owns.
dude...  wtf  intellectual-property  music 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Without Insurance, 24-year-old Dies of Toothache - ABC News
'A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn't afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.'
news  health  healthcare  dude...  USA 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Split Family Faces - My Modern Metropolis
Family members photographed, photos cut in half, then photoshopped onto the other half of a family members face. Really interesting, slightly freaky.
Awesome  dude...  interesting  pretty  photos  photography  photoshop  art  biology  weird  via-Andrew-Ducker 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Diamond Planet | Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
"A once-massive star that’s been transformed into a small planet made of diamond: that is what University of Manchester astronomers think they’ve found in the Milky Way."
Awesome  interesting  science  SCIENCE!!!  the-universe  dude...  via-Andrew-Ducker 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
GameStop the worst, removes OnLive codes from Deus Ex PC -Destructoid
"OnLive partnered with Square Enix for a pretty cool promotion for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Buy a retail copy of the game for PC, and you'll get a free cloud-based version of the game that you can play using the OnLive service. Unless, of course, you purchased Human Revolution from GameStop.
GameSpy has confirmed that the mega-retailer has asked its stores to intentionally remove the OnLive coupon from boxed copies of Human Revolution"
dude...  fairness  wtf  people-suck  gaming  geeky 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Atos moves to shut down criticism | Tentacles of doom
"It seems that Atos don’t like [people complaining and protesting about them]. They have started issuing legal threats, and they have succeeded in shutting down some of their opposition… They have also shut down a support forum for carers, CarerWatch,"
the-coalition  government  fairness  fail  people-suck  dude...  disability 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Coulson got hundreds of thousands of pounds from News Int
Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World who has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in phone hacking and bribing the police, received several hundred thousand pounds (and healthcare, and benefits, and a car) from News International after starting work as the Conservative Party's Director of Communications in July 2007.
dude...  conservatives  wtf  politics  News-of-The-World  journalism  corruption 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Microbot - Showcase by David Fuhrer
Some awesome computer made graphics. The planets are especially good
Awesome  dude...  pretty  geeky 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Innocent people's DNA profiles won't be deleted after all, minister admits - Telegraph
Instead the police will retain DNA profiles in anonymised form, leaving open
the possibility of connecting them up with people's names, ministers have
wtf  dude...  politics  the-coalition  lies  crime  identity  fail 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
15 Animals You Won’t Believe Aren't Photoshopped | Cracked.com
Sometimes the results of evolution look like Mother Nature sat down with Salvador Dali and sketched out whatever Hunter S. Thompson was screaming about. Warning: Contains bugs, including one particularly weird looking (though less spidery) spider.
Awesome  dude...  biology  nature  weird  interesting 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
London riots - The Big Picture - Boston.com
"Collected here are images from the rioting and the aftermath. -- Lane Turner (26 photos total)"
rioting  london  London-riots  photography  violence  crime  dude... 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cerabino: Crops rot as Georgia feels effects of immigration law
Tough new immigration law means that the migrant workers just aren't coming to Georgia. So the crops are going unpicked, and are rotting in the fields.
immigration  USA  dude...  economy  government 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Church sex abuse inquiry 'not needed' | Herald Sun
Because the Bishop in question, "While conceding the abuse of children was wrong, he said that in the past it had not always been clear to everyone what was appropriate and inappropriate behaviour."
abuse  children  dude...  crime  corruption  law  wtf  religion  people-suck 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
At Border, Teacher Becomes Unwitting Drug Smuggler : NPR
A teacher at an El Paso school spent more than a month in a Juarez jail after Mexican police found drugs in her car at the Mexico-U.S. border crossing. But FBI agents uncovered a complex drug operation that involved tracking Ford cars and copying their keys.
clever  crime  dude...  drugs  interesting 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Drunken Expat Writer - Amy Winehouse
"When you are in the music business and like drugs or alcohol, the industry makes a very cynical decision - they decide whether or not to surround you with people charged with keeping you alive or with people who will make it easier for you to die."
dude...  drugs  health  music  life  death  interesting  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Your beautiful eyes on Photography Served
Extreme close up shots of the human eye. Kinda pretty and kinda ewww all at the same time
photography  biology  ewww  science  pretty  dude... 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
6 Real People With Secret Identities Nobody Saw Coming | Cracked.com
"Every character with a secret identity seems to be surrounded by nothing but oblivious morons. Yet real life has given us examples of people who carried on this kind of brazen charade for years."
It feels slightly like I'm getting sponsored by Cracked now, but fuck it, they have interesting articles.
cracked  interesting  politics  crime  history  Awesome  dude!  dude...  geeky 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Pervocracy: "Why does she stay with that jerk?"
Trigger warning for domestic abuse. 'The one thing that isn't on the list, anywhere, is "the victim is just weak and stupid." Victims of abuse come in all types and lots of them really are flawed in big and small ways--but their reasons for staying with their abusers are not "just stupid."'
trigger-warning  abuse  relationships  dude...  important 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why I will never pursue cheating again - A Computer Scientist in a Business School
"Last Fall, it was my first semester of teaching as a tenured professor. It was also the semester that I realized how pervasive cheating is in our courses. After spending a tremendous amount of time fighting and pursuing all the cheating cases, I decided that it makes no sense to fight it."
education  academia  teaching  cheating  dude...  fairness  interesting  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Poor to be banned from bringing spouses to the UK from overseas | UK news | The Guardian
Home Office proposes minimum income threshold for those wishing to bring a spouse, partner or dependents to the country. It's yet another thing that sounds tough, will mess with people's lives and happiness, but doesn't actually reduce the numbers that much. Note that there's no investigation of whether the spouse can support themselves, can work; it's an automatic "You must be able to pay for your other half to have them" thing. Russian brides incorporated into law, perhaps?
politics  conservatives  news  guardian  dude...  fairness  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Getting to (too?) Crazy - NYTimes.com
"There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety — in the spectacle of so many people who have been in denial suddenly waking up and smelling the crazy."
USA  comment  dude...  economy  events  interesting  money  politics  republican 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Gordon Brown's shock that his family medical records were hacked - Crime, UK - The Independent
"In October 2006, Rebekah Brooks, then editor of The Sun, contacted the Browns, informing them that she had obtained medical details about their four-year-old son Fraser. The Sun subsequently published a story stating that Fraser had cystic fibrosis. Friends of the Browns said Ms Brooks' call caused them considerable distress, as they were seeking to come to terms with the diagnosis, which had not been confirmed." — Seriously, what the fuck? I don't care who's child is, that's just not on. Via mejoff
dude...  wtf  crime  corruption  important  health  murdoch  news  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Half of US social program recipients believe they "have not used a government social program" - Boing Boing
It's the "Keep your government hands off my Medicare" phenomena writ large: a society of people who subsist on mutual aid and redistributive policies who've been conned (and conned themselves) into thinking that they are rugged individualists and that everyone else is a parasite.
via-theweaselking  USA  amusing  dude...  economy  fallacies  healthcare  interesting  wtf 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Michele Bachmann signs controversial slavery marriage pact - Telegraph
Michele Bachmann, the Republican presidential candidate, signed a Christian
conservative pledge that stated that African American children were more
likely to grow up in stable families during the era of slavery than under
President Barack Obama. Sure, that part wasn't in the specific vow she signed, but it was in the preamble, and by signing, she's effectively endorsing the whole thing.
USA  republican  dude...  wtf  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scientists discover first gonorrhea strain resistant to all available antibiotics
An international research team has discovered a strain of gonorrhea resistant to all currently available antibiotics. This new strain is likely to transform a common and once easily treatable infection into a global threat to public health.
dude...  fear  health  interesting  medicine  STD  sex  ooh…nasty 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Washington Man Wrongfully Arrested for Check Fraud at Chase Bank - ABC News
Black guytries to cash a (large) cheque at a bank. Bank refuses, has him arrested for cheque fraud. They fairly quickly work out they're wrong, ring up cops to say its a mistake. Cop they call is out, so the guy spends four days in jail. During which his car (left in the bank's park) is impounded then auctioned. Lack of car leads to him losing his job. One wonders at the likelihood of that happening to someone who wasn't black.
USA  dude...  racism  law  police  via-theweaselking  wtf  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
130 police officers broke rules to view files on Steven Gerrard's trial - Telegraph
The failed criminal prosecution of England footballer Steven Gerrard provoked
so much interest among police officers that 130 of them breached data
protection laws to view his file, it has emerged.

And if it's that easy to access it, then I bet the newspapers have been bribing for that information too…
corruption  police  law  important  interesting  people-suck  dude...  crime 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police: Man Tried To Extort Money From Potato Chip Co.
Police said Pence left a note behind demanding $22,000 in $100 bills be put in a bucket.Officers said they put fake money in the bucket, and when Pence tried to reel the bucket to himself with fishing line, they moved in and made the arrest.
amusing  USA  dude...  crime  wtf  people-suck  police 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The News of the World and Fleet Street's dark era
Incredibly, these hacks got the full inside stories on serial killers Heath, Haigh and Christie, and in return paid their legal defence costs - in two cases, they made substantial payments to the families of two of the killers after they were executed.
news  journalism  history  dude...  News-of-The-World  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive | Media | The Guardian
Police are investigating evidence that a News International executive may have deleted millions of emails from an internal archive, in an apparent attempt to obstruct Scotland Yard's inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal.The archive is believed to have reached back to January 2005 revealing daily contact between News of the World editors, reporters and outsiders, including private investigators.
dude...  murdoch  news  News-of-The-World  people-suck  law 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics]
An amusement park in New Orleans, too damaged to fix after the hurricane, but with the rest of New Orleans only slowly picking itself back up, not worth the cost of demolishing it. So it sits, and rusts, and rots. And makes some damn fine photos.
photography  art  dude...  USA  interesting 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Courthouse News Service
 DAYTON, Ohio (CN) - Dayton police "mistook" a mentally handicapped teenager's speech impediment for "disrespect," so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from "upward of 20 police officers" after the boy rode his bicycle home to ask his mother for help, the boy's mom says.
USA  dude...  law  police  wtf  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Burma warns Aung San Suu Kyi to halt all political activities - Telegraph
Burma's new military-backed government has warned freed democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party to halt all political activities and cease holding meetings.
dude...  prison  politics  protest  people-suck 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Paris syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paris syndrome (French: Syndrome de Paris) is a transient psychological disorder encountered by some people visiting or vacationing in Paris and more generally France and Spain.
psychology  paris  braaaaaains  dude...  wtf  health 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bank robber planned crime and punishment | bank, richard, hailed - Gaston Gazette
James Richard Verone woke up June 9 with a sense of anticipation. He took a shower. Ironed his shirt. Hailed a cab. Then robbed a bank. He wasn’t especially nervous. If anything, Verone said he was excited to finally execute his plan to gain access to free medical care.
USA  politics  healthcare  prison  dude...  economy  interesting  medicine  touching  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Parliament Square peace campaigner Brian Haw dies
Peace campaigner Brian Haw has died at the age of 62 after "a long hard fight" against lung cancer, his family has announced.
dude...  war  protest  life  death 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Japan scientist synthesizes meat from human feces - Yahoo! News
Tokyo Sewage approached the Mitsuyuki Ikeda (a researcher from the Okayama Laboratory) because of an overabundance of sewage mud. He found that the mud contained a great deal of protein because of all the bacteria, and developed steaks based on proteins from human excrement.
dude...  Awesome  amusing  science  wtf  interesting  research 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Streetsblog New York City » Saudi Arabia on the Hudson: NYPD Officer Stopped Cyclist For Wearing Skirt
Woman gets told off and threatened with ticket/suchlike for the terrible crime of wearing a skirt whilst cycling. It could cause crashes, you know!
USA  dude...  law  people-suck  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
An update; it appears that the gay girl in Damascus isn't a girl, or in Damascus. Dunno if he's gay. This is the same one that mysteriously 'disappeared' with statements she'd been taken away, a few days ago.
LGBT  comment  dude...  wtf  blog  internet 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Blogger arrested for filming council meeting « Richard Wilson's blog
"In Carmarthenshire, this is what democracy looks like" Arrested and intimidated by police for having the temerity to film a public meeting.
comment  dude...  law  news  people-suck  politics 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Vintage whorehouse menu (NSFW!!!)
A rather detailed and specific list of services provided from a particular brothel from sometime ago.
advertising  amusing  dude...  nsfw  sex 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Oxi: Twice as powerful as crack cocaine at just a fraction of the price | Society | The Guardian
A highly addictive and hallucinogenic blend of cocaine paste, gasoline, kerosene and quicklime (calcium oxide) is wreaking havoc across the Amazon region.
dude...  drugs  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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