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Pilot lands plane without its wheels

Posted on February 10th, 2013 at 17:29 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Police seeking Dorner opened fire in a second case of mistaken identity

Posted on February 10th, 2013 at 17:24 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way.

Seconds later, Perdue’s attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue.

His pickup, police later explained, matched the description of the one belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner — the ex-cop who has evaded authorities after allegedly killing three and wounding two more. But the pickups were different makes and colors. And Perdue looks nothing like Dorner: He’s several inches shorter and about a hundred pounds lighter. And Perdue is white; Dorner is black.


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Why We Took Cocaine Out of Soda

Posted on February 10th, 2013 at 17:15 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Hale’s account of the role of racism and social injustice in Coca-Cola’s removal of coca is corroborated by the attitudes that the shaped subsequent U.S. cocaine regulation movement. Cocaine wasn’t even illegal until 1914 — 11 years after Coca-Cola’s change — but a massive surge in cocaine use was at its peak at the turn of the century. Recreational use increased five-fold in a period of less than two decades. During that time, racially oriented arguments about rape and other violence, and social effects more so than physical health concerns, came to shape the discussion. The same hypersexuality that was touted as a selling point during the short-lived glory days of Vin Mariani was now a crux of cocaine’s bigoted indictment. U.S. State Department official Dr. Hamilton Wright said in 1910, “The use of cocaine by the negroes of the South is one of the most elusive and troublesome questions which confront the enforcement of the law … often the direct incentive to the crime of rape by the negroes.” Dr. Edward Williams described in the Medical Standard in 1914, “The negro who has become a cocaine-doper is a constant menace to his community. His whole nature is changed for the worse … timid negroes develop a degree of ‘Dutch courage’ which is sometimes almost incredible.”

Yes, even the Dutch were not spared from the racism.


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  1. Uh, phrases like Dutch uncle and Dutch courage date back to the Dutch-English naval wars and have nothing to do with racism.

Precision Of Human Flight

Posted on February 10th, 2013 at 17:03 by Paul Jay in category: News


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Twilight at Yellowknife Bay

Posted on February 10th, 2013 at 10:46 by John Sinteur in category: awesome, Great Picture

Huge picture


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  1. So, when will we get a good picture of Olympus Mons? :-)

  2. You will have to live with just Mount Sharp, visible in the picture – not 22km high like Olympus Mons, but still an impressive 5km

‘Do You Love Me’, a film by Cleverbot

Posted on February 10th, 2013 at 9:35 by John Sinteur in category: News


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POS LA Cops Fire On Truck Matching Description Of Cop Killer’s Wounding 2 Innocent Women

Posted on February 10th, 2013 at 8:53 by Paul Jay in category: News


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  1. They lived? The police obviously need bigger guns.

  2. I expect a request to Obama for drones with Hellfire missiles by tomorrow.