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Crazy news 'round the globe

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

  1. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    That is good, though I might invest in Canadian Peanut Butter stocks in the short term
     
  2. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

  3. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11



    ATV is one of the major private TV channels here, it's owned by Erdoğan's son-in-law. The news you see in the video was broadcast yesterday evening as a "special news story". The reporter is saying "Among the things putschist Gülenists left in the garbage are some interesting notes. Here it is, between the pages of a notebook, what looks like a password for the coup attempt. It says "cheat codes" but there are things like "health and weapon", "health and armor", "weather", "helicopter" "motorcycle" and "weapon", which were used in the coup attempt written on it."

    As you can see in the closeup angle of the notebook, the piece of paper actually features listed cheat codes from Grand Theft Auto IV. :facepalm:
     
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  4. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Charming.
     
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Well it's less controversial than some other primate/human race links.
     
  7. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Penguin (which has already been knighted) promoted to brigadier. I don't think he was bothered about the honour, but he would have liked some fish.

     
  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    Well done, Brigadier Sir Nils Olav.
     
  9. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Caught Somewhere in Catania!

    Man, this article has many c's.
    (CNN) Italy's highest court has ruled that masturbation in public is not a crime, as long as it is not conducted in the presence of minors.

    The decision came down from the Italian Supreme Court -- La Corte di Cassazione -- in the case of a 69-year-old man, identified only as "PL," who was caught masturbating in Catania, a city on Sicily's east coast.

    The man was convicted in May 2015 after he performed the act in front of students on the University of Catania campus, according to documents filed with Supreme Court. The man was sentenced to three months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of €3,200 (around $3,600).

    However, the defendant's lawyer appealed the case to the country's highest court, which ruled on the side of the accused in June but only just made its decision public. Judges ruled that public masturbation out of the presence of minors is no longer deemed criminal conduct due to a change in the law last year, which decriminalized the act.

    The new iteration of the criminal code does call for imprisonment -- of up to four-and-a-half years -- if the act is witnessed by a minor.
    In light of this ruling, the court overturned "PL's" sentence. The case has been sent back to local courts in Catania to determine exactly what the administrative fine -- between €5,000 ($5,651) and €30,000 ($33,912) -- will be.

    Public masturbation remains a criminal offense in many other parts of the world, where it can lead to a jail sentence.
     
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  11. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Interesting analysis. However, I judge you to have too much time on your hands, I prescribe copious public masturbation
     
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  12. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  13. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Trier accepts controversial Karl Marx statue from China

    The jist of the story is this: China has offered the German city of Trier a 6 metre statue of Karl Marx as an official gift to commemorate his 200th birthday. The city was uncertain whether to accept it, but have voted to accept it today (the article linked to is older). Apparently, one of the main arguments brought forth by the sculptor himself was that it would help attract Chinese tourists to the city. Idolatry to attract capital, I must say the spirit of Marxism is captured very well here.
     
  14. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    I went in some shop to get C64 stickers but left with a DDR flag fridge magnet too. Downtown Munich. Euros are good comrade.
     
  15. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  16. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon My Maiden show was a SUPER EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE!

  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  18. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Korn will undoubtedly say that this speaks for the level of the kid's playing, the rest of the world will say this speaks for the level of Korn's playing.
     
  19. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    The rest of the world doesn't care.
     
  20. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

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