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Offline Cycle

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #525 on: February 24, 2015, 10:25:16 AM »
Guy gets arrested after allegedly raping a student in attempts to recreate scenes from 50 shades of Grey.

*sigh*



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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #526 on: February 24, 2015, 08:32:01 PM »
Guy gets arrested after allegedly raping a student in attempts to recreate scenes from 50 shades of Grey.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/student-allegedly-raped-woman-while-recreating-50-shades-of-grey-scenes-/531312/

Welp looks like the inmates at whatever prison he will be sent to will be trying out some new stuff.  >:)

Offline Valerian

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #527 on: February 25, 2015, 10:35:43 AM »
Here in Wisconsin, they're trying to pass 'right to work' laws (which are actually nothing of the kind), and it's causing a lot of friction.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/right-to-work-offers-little-for-wisconsins-economy-b99450181z1-293708861.html

Quote from: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The Republicans will make three arguments: Workers should have freedom to choose whether they join a union; right-to-work legislation will boost jobs and the state's economy; Wisconsin will be at a competitive disadvantage if it doesn't adopt right-to-work.

But it's more likely that working class wages will take a hit as private sector unions, already weak, grow weaker still. Right-to-work laws ban labor deals in the private sector that require workers to pay union dues.

This train is being driven by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, a group heavily weighted toward manufacturing, where union membership still hovers around 15% of the workforce far greater than labor's penetration in other sectors of the economy. Republicans, no doubt, also sense a chance to weaken organized labor, a traditional constituency of the Democrats.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/work-debate-begin-wisconsin-hearing-29177287

Quote from: ABC
The daylong hearing began at 10 a.m. Sen. Stephen Nass, a Whitewater Republican and the committee's chairman, had planned for it to last until 7 p.m. But around 6:20 p.m. he announced he was ending the hearing due to what he called a "credible threat" that union members planned to disrupt the proceeding.

"We're not going to take a chance," Nass told the crowd. He issued a statement later Tuesday evening saying he didn't want protesters disrupting his meeting the way they did hearings on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's signature measure stripping most public workers of their union rights in 2011.

The Madison protests in 2011 were indeed some of the largest such protests ever seen, peaking at somewhere around 100,000 people, and local Republicans made a pretty considerable fuss at the time about 'not feeling safe', despite the fact that there were around ten arrests over the course of five months, and none of them for anything violent.  But at this point, the Republicans have control of the state legislature, and they're taking their chance to push through all sorts of laws like this one.  :/

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #528 on: February 26, 2015, 02:23:51 PM »
 They want to ram things through before Walker goes off on his big run for president.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #529 on: February 26, 2015, 04:42:32 PM »
In other news:

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/outposts/post/italian-catches-huge-wels-catfish-record/

My God, what a fish  :o

(have I mentioned that I'm scared of giant fish and other water-based animals?)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #530 on: February 26, 2015, 04:45:33 PM »
At least he wasn't noodling when he caught it.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #531 on: February 26, 2015, 05:07:52 PM »
In other news:

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/outposts/post/italian-catches-huge-wels-catfish-record/

My God, what a fish  :o

(have I mentioned that I'm scared of giant fish and other water-based animals?)
Somewhat unrelated note. I want the fear of giant fish to be dubbed Jobiphobia. :P

Offline Dimir

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #532 on: February 27, 2015, 01:22:06 PM »
36-year old man in the rural town of Tyrone, Missouri goes on a shooting rampage, victimizing two families and killing seven, wounding one before taking his own life.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/us/gunman-kills-7-people-in-tyrone-missouri.html?_r=0

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #534 on: February 27, 2015, 06:54:43 PM »
Live long and Prosper, as Nimoy ended his touching final tweet...


...and don't open the back door of the ship to agents of the Klingons, please?

Not the best time to try to get a temporary, partial shutdown of Homeland Security...  ::)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #535 on: February 27, 2015, 10:11:52 PM »
One of Vladimir Putin's critics and Opposition party leader (Boris Nemtsov) was gunned down today on the steps of Moscow.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-critic-russian-opposition-leader-boris-nemtsov-killed-in-moscow/ar-BBi3y5L?ocid=HPCDHP

And apparently Vlad says he will lead the investigation....yeah I think that says it all.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #536 on: February 28, 2015, 03:21:38 AM »
One of Vladimir Putin's critics and Opposition party leader (Boris Nemtsov) was gunned down today on the steps of Moscow.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-critic-russian-opposition-leader-boris-nemtsov-killed-in-moscow/ar-BBi3y5L?ocid=HPCDHP

And apparently Vlad says he will lead the investigation....yeah I think that says it all.


Angela Merkel is a critic as well. She's still alive. I think.

Just another chapter of Russian political murders the Putin regime get the blame for without anybody ever proving it for real.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #537 on: February 28, 2015, 04:31:10 AM »

Angela Merkel is a critic as well. She's still alive. I think.

Just another chapter of Russian political murders the Putin regime get the blame for without anybody ever proving it for real.

 Being in another country helps that a bit.

 I wonder if more Russian soldiers are going to get lost again. Maybe Poland this time?

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #538 on: February 28, 2015, 06:47:45 AM »
No... No I'm not going to get into this. Not this time.

Offline lovelylilT

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #539 on: February 28, 2015, 07:05:17 AM »
One of Vladimir Putin's critics and Opposition party leader (Boris Nemtsov) was gunned down today on the steps of Moscow.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-critic-russian-opposition-leader-boris-nemtsov-killed-in-moscow/ar-BBi3y5L?ocid=HPCDHP

And apparently Vlad says he will lead the investigation....yeah I think that says it all.

Nemtsov has lots of enemies. I'm Not surprised if some one else kills him, and gets rid of him, and makes Putin look more bad at same time. Also some of his enemies are organized crime (the ones not politicians). I'm Not for saying Putin's innocent, but he's defanitely not only suspect.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #540 on: February 28, 2015, 07:06:06 AM »
No... No I'm not going to get into this. Not this time.

Me, neither.

Offline LisztesFerenc

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #541 on: February 28, 2015, 11:31:45 AM »
Nemtsov has lots of enemies. I'm Not surprised if some one else kills him, and gets rid of him, and makes Putin look more bad at same time. Also some of his enemies are organized crime (the ones not politicians). I'm Not for saying Putin's innocent, but he's defanitely not only suspect.

   But he's still a suspects, so he probably shouldn't be heading the investigation.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #542 on: February 28, 2015, 11:44:01 AM »
In other less serious news it seems Gwendoline Christie has been chosen to play a role in the new Star Wars film.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Gwendoline-Christie-May-Playing-Scarred-Badass-Star-Wars-7-69593.html

So Brienne of Tarth will be in SW...excuse me as I fangirl like crazy <3


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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #543 on: February 28, 2015, 08:35:31 PM »
A member of parliament in the Canadian province of Manitoba spoke out against health professionals who determined it was safe to let Vince Li on supervised trips into the general population. Li was found not criminally responsible by reason of insanity for beheading Greyhound bus passenger Tim McLean.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/vince-li-faces-threat-of-vigilante-justice-says-advocate-1.2977303


I admit I would be terrified to be around Vince Li from a personal perspective, but if anything goes wrong with his schizophrenic condition while out in public, the medical community has themselves to blame.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #544 on: March 01, 2015, 10:13:48 AM »
Human interest story

Well, Jean Claude Van Dam did a thing.... not sure now to react to this.  :o

 

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #545 on: March 01, 2015, 10:24:30 AM »
Human interest story

Well, Jean Claude Van Dam did a thing.... not sure now to react to this.  :o

 

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Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #546 on: March 03, 2015, 12:40:42 PM »
A news bit I just heard: in a few Polish cities, Church-supported billboards appear. The billboards say "Concubinage is a sin. Don't commit adultery" and are illustrated with a photo of a male and female hands tied with a snake.

Hmm.

In another Church-related news, the Polish Catholic Church appeal for the Senate to repeal the anti-domenstic violence convention recently accepted by the Polish Parliament:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/199024,Polands-Catholic-Church-appeals-for-repeal-of-antidomestic-violence-convention

Double hmm...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #548 on: March 03, 2015, 07:05:12 PM »
  That is one terrified woodpecker. Now if only weasel could be trained not to eat the woodpecker the warthog mounted monkey cavalry could have some air support...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #549 on: March 04, 2015, 11:39:30 AM »
This photo really is making the rounds... I've seen it today on two different news shows.