Sunday, April 30, 2017

PIX-N-TOONZ-N-STUFF 050117

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!!!IT'S FOLK CONCERT!!!


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Barbra Streisand argued that sexism cost her Oscar nominations for “Yentl” and “The Prince of Tides” during a spirited public interview at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday. But it wasn’t just men who balked at the idea of a woman calling the shots on a major motion picture. SORRY, BABS, NO, THAT WASN'T IT!

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A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US. The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) reservoir could drastically and immediately change the global climate for over a decade if it were to be released.

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday. The attack occurred Saturday near San Onofre State Beach in northern San Diego County. "All of the back of her leg was kind of missing," Thomas Williams, one of several witnesses who pulled the woman ashore, told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2oYfHJv ). "If she didn't receive immediate care, it was life-threatening."

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Caitlyn Taylor, 17, who was visiting the Gulf Coast town for a softball tournament, said she saw the fish approaching as it rode a wave in her direction, but initially she thought it was a dolphin. When the shark started to attack her, she punched its snout repeatedly.
The incident was the second shark attack in a week along the Florida coast. The previous weekend, a 58-year-old man swimming at New Smyrna Beach was bitten on the foot.



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Head Transplants: Sergio Canavero Says First Patient Will Be Chinese National, Not Valery Spiridonov
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has announced further details about the plan to carry out the world's first head transplant surgery.


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George Soros fixes eye on new enemy -
George Soros appears to have fixed his eye on a new enemy – a proposed Article V Convention. Operatives from Soros-funded organizations have been caught ..


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Bruce Jenner Becomes a Former Stepmother- Michael Brown cannot seem to get with the program regarding the subordination of language, biology, and accurate recollection of the past to political correctness:
As reported on Pink News, “Kim Kardashian hits out at ‘untruthful’ stepmother Caitlyn Jenner on Ellen.” Yes, “Kim Kardashian has lashed out her former stepmother Caitlyn Jenner.”


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From Hollywood Reporter : Actor and model Fabio Lanzoni told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Friday night that he’s worried about California, which he calls home. “California is a mess,” Fabio told Carlson, joking that “coming from Europe, I’ve already seen this movie before.” “I’m telling you, it’s an epidemic,” he explained. “Out of my friends, about 14 people got burglarized or robbed. As people, we have to take the law’s side, we have to stand behind the police, not behind the criminal,” he added.

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A Japanese company has created a smartphone case to help parents prevent their children from becoming addicted to their mobile devices. The case, which can only be removed with a specific screwdriver, allows parents to set time restrictions on their child’s smartphone usage via an accompanying app. Motion detectors built into the case – called OTOMOS - also deactivate the phone automatically when the child is walking, to prevent them from checking the devices while on the move.

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Shortly after 9 a.m. EST, a massive column of M1 Abrams battle tanks and armored personnel carriers escorted by a squadron of U.S. Army attack helicopters rumbled down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House. Perched atop the turret of the lead battle tank, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two wonderful children, Malia and Sasha, smiled radiantly as they waved and tossed candy into the eager hands of thousands of ecstatic Americans who lined the streets of Washington, D.C.
“We were greeted as liberators,” First Lieutenant Justin Hawthorne, a U.S. Army tank commander, told The Washington Post. “These people have had to endure seventy-four agonizing days under the Trump regime – and more than a few told me they felt like strangers in their own country.” First Lieutenant Hawthorne was one of some fifty American soldiers who stormed the White House alongside the 44th President of the United States.

UM, YEAH, SURE.


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Harlequin Novel 2017 Update


He grasped me firmly, but gently, just above my elbow and guided me into a room, his room. Then he quietly shut the door and we were alone. He approached me soundlessly, from behind, and spoke in a low, reassuring voice close to my ear. "Just relax."

Without warning, he reached down and I felt his strong, calloused hands start at my ankles, gently probing, and moving upward along my calves, slowly but steadily. My breath caught in my throat.

I knew I should be afraid, but somehow I didn't care. His touch was so experienced, so sure. When his hands moved up onto my thighs, I gave a slight shudder, and partly closed my eyes. My pulse was pounding. I felt his knowing fingers caress my abdomen, my rib cage.

And then, as he cupped my breasts in his hands, I inhaled sharply.  Probing, searching, knowing what he wanted, he brought his hands to my shoulders, slid them down my tingling spine and into my panties.

Although I knew nothing about this man, I felt oddly trusting and expectant. This is a man, I thought - A man used to taking charge. A man not used to taking 'No' for an answer. A man who would tell me what he wanted. A man who would look into my soul and say . . . .




 
"Okay, ma'am, you can board your United flight now."


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Thousands of Russians Present Letters of Protest in Demonstrations
Police officers blocked participants at an unauthorized rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday. Some protesters were detained.


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Quick answers to Germany's mystery over an army officer's double life as a Syrian asylum-seeker are being demanded by the Interior and Defense ministries. Germany's refugee agency has come under the spotlight.

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Biologist: Orca attacks on gray whales up in California bay
MONTEREY, Calif. - Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist said.


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The first freight train linking China directly to the UK has arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu. It is part of China's drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe along a modern-day 'Silk Road.'

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SAYS THE FAKE NEWS




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Pell City woman charged: made cheating husband ‘eat his own genitals’- A 43-year old woman from Alabama’s St. Clair County is in custody after authorities were called to a property on 16th St S in Pell City late last night to respond to a reported domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the officers found a confronting scene. In the master bedroom, a 49-year old man, and the husband of the accused woman, lay in a pool of blood with a gruesome wound to his groin.

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Spain continues to taunt the UK over the Rock with the P78 Cazadora deliberately entering the northern side of the Bay of Gibraltar this morning. It is unclear if the ship remains in Gibraltan waters as relations between Spain and the UK become increasingly strained. The ship entered the bay at around 9am this morning, making the incident the the third time this month that the Spanish Navy has entered UK waters.

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Late Friday evening, Georgia Power issued a terse press release. Thousands of people who have been tensely anticipating a crucial decision regarding the fate of the Plant Vogtle expansion project cannot stop worrying yet. We will now mark our calendars for May 12 as the next deadline for announcing a decision about whether the massive project will be continued through completion.

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Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading the race to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, a study showed on Tuesday (25 April). European cities are seizing the opportunities offered by technology to curb climate change and reduce air pollution. They filled the top ten positions, together with Tokyo and Seoul. The London-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) presented its ranking of 35 ‘green’ cities, sponsored by smartphone chip maker Qualcomm.

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Brussels uproar as Juncker declares banking war on Spain, Croatia, Cyprus AND Portugal- JEAN-Claude Juncker has declared war on Spain, Croatia, Cyprus and Portugal over their reluctance to introduce legislation governing mortgages. EU, BREXIT, ETC,,

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MANILA: In the wake of a failed missile test by North Korea early Saturday (Apr 29), heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula continued to be a focus at this year’s ASEAN Summit, with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong the latest among leaders to call North Korea’s actions “clear violations” of UN Security Council Resolutions.
Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/singapore-deeply-concerned-over-n-korea-s-deliberate-provocative-8805506


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This Ought to Make All Grandpas Feel All Warm and Fuzzy

A six-year-old goes to the hospital with her mother to visit her Grandpa. When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her mother and bursts into her Grandpa's room. "Grandpa, Grandpa," she says excitedly, " As soon as my mom comes into the room, make a noise like a frog!"

"What?" said her Grandpa.



"Make a noise like a frog because my mum said that as soon as you croak,
we're all going to Disney World!


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25 Years Since Rodney King Riots: Race, Rebellion and Rebirth in South LA
LOS ANGELES - Najee Ali watched the first flares of unrest in South Central Los Angeles from home, heeding his better instincts to stay out of trouble after four police officers were cleared in the beating of Rodney King.



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SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Health and Communications and Information Chee Hong Tat has expressed concern over recent reports of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinics being used as massage parlours sexual services.
Chee was referring to an enforcement blitz conducted on TCM centres and unlicensed massage parlours by the police earlier this week, which resulted in the arrests of nine women.
A total of 15 establishments in Little India, Bukit Batok, Clementi, MacPherson, Sennett Estate and Upper Paya Lebar were raided over three days. YAY TCM!!

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CBR lists the top 10 pioneers who have and are still taking open source software to the next level.
Open source changed the software game, introduced in the mid-1980’s but really making an impact in the late 1990’s and introducing a free, collaborative approach to software development.
What was first only adopted by a small community has now been embraced by the biggest in the business, with giants like Microsoft now tapping the innovation created by open source’s affordability, flexibility, transparency and interoperability.
Open Source has been driven by a many great minds, with innovators establishing open source practices and culture across business and industry.


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