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Crazy news 'round the globe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Night Prowler, May 12, 2011.

  1. Chip

    Chip Invader

    "Freedom of expression vs. Negative influence on people" is the line that's been drawn. Some bands do go over that line and I can think of a few that as good as their music is, the message is too negative or dark to want to be a part of. A gimmick is one thing. Spreading a message of hate is another. I think some of these bands forget that the world is not the US of A where freedom of speech is in the Constitution.
     
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  2. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  3. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

  4. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    [​IMG]

    GERMANIC ART CAMPAIGN

    Vandals spray on club house

    LIPPE - Unknowns have sprayed paint on the club house "Am Eggstadion" owned by the tennis club Blau-Weiss in Horn-Bad Meinberg near the Teutoburg Forest between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Among other things, they sprayed the name "Shirley" on a wall. The damage amounts to about 500 Euros. According to the Lippe police, the culprits are thought to be "Vandals", members of a Germanic tribe that mysteriously disappeared in the 6th century.
     
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  5. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

  6. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

  7. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    Which is beside the point. I linked to the Snopes page because it points out that this story was first published on a fake news site, which is something you can check out yourself. And if it was first published on a fake news site, it's likely to be fake, no?

    So Snopes can't be trusted, but Now8News can? :facepalm:
     
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  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

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  9. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    Baffling. You'd trust now8news.com, a satire website that runs stories like "Donald Trump's Head Shaved After Attack By Hispanic Protestors" and "Woman ‘Accidentally’ Kills Husband With Car While Swerving to Avoid Ghostly Apparition Of ‘Prince’" over a website that does its best to expose hoaxes and frauds without claiming to be infallible.

    @Travis The Dragon - do you even want to be taken seriously with this stuff?
     
  10. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    Oops. It might help if I actually took a look at sites to see what else is on them.
     
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  11. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Not sure if that'd help, considering the things you do think are real.
     
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  12. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    Ya, that's a very good point Flash.
     
  13. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    OK, that is kinda funny.
     
  15. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

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  16. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  17. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Sadly, this gorilla "had" to be killed. It looked as if it tried to protect the kid. I bet it did.
    Heartbreaking, that moment when he puts the child on his feet. Then he took it to a calmer place (away from the screaming) and got killed on the spot. (killing is not on video)


    Who remembers this gentle giant?
     
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  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  19. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    So, oral sex with dogs is cool now

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bestiality-supreme-court-canada-1.3624312


    The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the acquittal of a British Columbia man in a decision that defines the crime of bestiality as penetration involving a person and animal.
    The B.C. man was found guilty three years ago of 13 counts arising from years of sexual molestation of his two step-daughters.
    The charges included one count of bestiality under the Criminal Code, stemming from sexual activity involving the older girl and the family dog.
    The man successfully challenged the bestiality conviction in the B.C. Court of Appeal based on the fact the activity did not involve penetration. (The man cannot be named to protect the identities of the step-daughters.)
    In a 6-1 decision Thursday, the Supreme Court affirmed that ruling, rejecting the notion bestiality is an offence encompassing sexual activity of any kind between a person and an animal.
    At issue was whether updates to the Criminal Code in 1955 and 1988 altered the meaning of the crime.
    "The term 'bestiality' has a well-established legal meaning and refers to sexual intercourse between a human and an animal. Penetration has always been understood to be an essential element of bestiality," wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell on behalf of the court.
    "Parliament may wish to consider whether the present provisions adequately protect children and animals. But it is for Parliament, not the courts, to expand the scope of criminal liability for this ancient offence."
    In a dissenting opinion, Justice Rosalie Abella said she had a great deal of difficulty accepting that in modernizing amendments to the Criminal Code, "Parliament forgot to bring the offence out of the Middle Ages."
    A good case can be made that by 1988, Parliament intended, or at the very least assumed, that penetration was irrelevant, she wrote.
     
  20. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    I believe they are already introducing legislation to fix that.
     

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