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Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 21:06 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Church denounces gay priests after magazine revelations

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 17:41 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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An Italian Catholic diocese has denounced homosexual priests for their "double life" and said they should not be in the priesthood.

The Diocese of Rome was responding to a magazine article on three homosexual priests that gave details of alleged sexual encounters and trips to clubs.

The diocese said "the honour of all the others" was sullied by their behaviour.

Wait, what? Catholic priests still have honour left?


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America’s Best Christian Explains Marriage for Non-Christians

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 17:37 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


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  1. Haha! I’ve seen stuff like that before. (: There are a couple of inaccuracies, though — Adam and Eve had a third kid, Shet (English translations call him Seth), and *he* was the one who propagated his line. He presumably married his sisters, not his mother, since Adam went on for 800 years after begetting Shet and had more kids. (Shet had his first son Enosh at age 105, so there was plenty of time.) You could say that’s bad, but then again, they hadn’t received the Torah yet, so it wasn’t wrong to them yet, the Torah being the code of law for Yahweh’s chosen people. He hadn’t chosen any people yet at the time — there weren’t that many to choose, presumably. ;p

    (By the way, you know the bit about meat and milk? Look up Genesis 18:7-8. Abraham just got visited by angels, one of whom was possibly Yahweh himself, and he’s running to make them comfortable. “Then Abraham ran to the herd, took a calf, tender and choice, and gave it to a servant-boy, who hastened to prepare it. He took curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared and set those before them; and he waited on them under the tree as they ate.” That’s right, goat meat cheeseburgers; the verse before this mentions the flour cakes. So very kosher.)

Fuck Everything, We’re Doing Six Blades

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 17:27 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Funny!

You think The Onion is ridiculous?

Wrong!


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  1. It’s not the first time the Onion correctly predicted something. Don’t you remember when Clinton got elected and they had the headline, New President Feels Nation’s Pain, Breasts

    Or even better yet: Bush Takes Oath of Office, Declares End to “Our National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity”

  2. Yeah, but how many times has the Onion *underestimated* the foolishness?

  3. I seem to recall that Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell took seriously the article about how the ’98 homosexual recruitment drive was reaching its goal.

  4. Well, I’ve found that a Schick Twin works best for me, and I have no beard and a shaved head! Fark Gillette – they are too expensive, and frankly just suck!

Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah ‘worse than Hiroshima’

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 17:22 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.

Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs. They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents.


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Alarms, detectors disabled so top rig officials could sleep

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 16:51 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Critical fire and gas leak alarm systems had been disabled for at least a year aboard the Deepwater Horizon because the rig’s leaders didn’t want to wake up to false alarms, a rig chief engineer tech told federal investigators.


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Doubts surface on North Korea’s role in ship sinking

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 16:51 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls the evidence “overwhelming” that the Cheonan, a South Korean warship that sank in March, was hit by a North Korean torpedo. Vice President Joe Biden has cited the South Korean-led panel investigating the sinking as a model of transparency. But challenges to the official version of events are coming from an unlikely place: within South Korea…

Armed with dossiers of their own scientific studies and bolstered by conspiracy theories, critics dispute the findings announced May 20 by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, which pointed a finger at Pyongyang.

They also question why Lee made the announcement nearly two months after the ship’s sinking, on the very day campaigning opened for fiercely contested local elections. Many accuse the conservative leader of using the deaths of 46 sailors to stir up anti-communist sentiment and sway the vote…

“I couldn’t find the slightest sign of an explosion,” said Shin Sang-chul, a former shipbuilding executive-turned-investigative journalist. “The sailors drowned to death. Their bodies were clean. We didn’t even find dead fish in the sea.”

Shin, who was appointed to the joint investigative panel by the opposition Democratic Party, inspected the damaged ship with other experts April 30. He was removed from the panel shortly afterward, he says, because he had voiced a contrary opinion: that the Cheonan hit ground in the shallow water off the Korean peninsula and then damaged its hull trying to get off a reef.

“It was the equivalent of a simple traffic accident at sea,” Shin said.

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Two South Korean-born U.S. academics have joined the chorus of skepticism, holding a news conference this month in Tokyo to voice their suspicions about the “smoking gun:” a piece of torpedo propeller with a handwritten mark in blue ink reading “No. 1″ in Korean.

“You could put that mark on an iPhone and claim it was manufactured in North Korea,” scoffed one of the academics, Seunghun Lee, a professor of physics at the University of Virginia.

Lee called the discovery of the propeller fragment five days before the government’s news conference suspicious. The salvaged part had more corrosion than would have been expected after just 50 days in the water, yet the blue writing was surprisingly clear, he said.

“The government is lying when they said this was found underwater. I think this is something that was pulled out of a warehouse of old materials to show to the press,” Lee said.

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Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles, the senior U.S. representative on the panel, said investigators considered all possibilities: a grounding, an internal explosion, a collision with a mine. But they quickly concluded that the boat was sunk by a bubble-jet torpedo, which exploded underneath the vessel and didn’t leave the usual signs of an explosion, he said.

“The pattern of damage was exactly aligned with that kind of weapon,” Eccles said in a telephone interview. “Torpedoes these days are designed to drive underneath the target and explode. They use the energy of their explosion to make a bubble that expands and contracts. It is designed to break the back of the ship.”


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  1. Not to mention the piece of shrapnel was given to the authorities by Elvis. The truth here is what you want it to be. Nothing to see, folks, move along.

Amazon deforestation in dramatic decline, official figures show

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 12:06 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Large-scale deforestation in the Amazon rainforest fell dramatically last year, according to official figures released yesterday.

Data from satellite sensors making fortnightly detections of only larger areas of forest destruction (greater than 25 hectares) was 1,500km2 between August 2009 and May 2010, compared with 3,000km2 in the same period a year earlier.

The Brazilian environment agency, Ibama, which is responsible for protecting the forests against illegal logging, said the drop was due to the increased use of satellite data to spot the felling of trees and new tactics to deter loggers, including ending their ability to hide under cloud cover.


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No To Oligarchy

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 9:36 by John Sinteur in category: News

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During the Bush years alone, from 2000-2008, median family income dropped by nearly $2,200 and millions lost their health insurance. Today, because of stagnating wages and higher costs for basic necessities, the average two-wage-earner family has less disposable income than a one-wage-earner family did a generation ago. The average American today is underpaid, overworked and stressed out as to what the future will bring for his or her children. For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.

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The 400 richest families in America, who saw their wealth increase by some $400 billion during the Bush years, have now accumulated $1.27 trillion in wealth. Four hundred families! During the last fifteen years, while these enormously rich people became much richer their effective tax rates were slashed almost in half. While the highest-paid 400 Americans had an average income of $345 million in 2007, as a result of Bush tax policy they now pay an effective tax rate of 16.6 percent, the lowest on record.


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  1. What about oligarhy? Is that one OK?

They want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, fleecy, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen, knotted, polka-dotted, twisted, beaded, braided, powdered, flowered, and confettied, bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied, hair

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 9:22 by John Sinteur in category: News

Of course, Colbert has something to say about it:

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Pilot ejects an instant before fighterjet crashes

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 9:00 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Pilot Capt. Brian Bews ejects as his a CF-18 fighter jet plummets to the ground during a practice flight at the Lethbridge County Airport on Friday, July 23 for the weekend airshow in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. "He is alive and we believe right now that his injuries are non-life-threatening," Canadian Forces Capt. Nicole Meszaros told CBC News.

More amazing pictures at the link


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Most iPhone users love AT&T

Posted on July 24th, 2010 at 6:32 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, Google

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77% of iPhone owners say they’ll buy another iPhone, compared to 20% of Android customers who say they’ll buy another Android phone.


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  1. Lies, damned lies and… yet again: statistics.

  2. Article has a correction that invalidates this quote.