Sunday, April 30, 2017

PIX-N-TOONZ-N-STUFF 043017




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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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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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