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Weird News Stories of the Day.....

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. crawdad

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    virginia no longer allows 12 year olds to get married

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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    couldn't watch. makes me ill
     
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    And what if in this experiment the girl looked overjoyed instead of scared and sad. What if she had made it abundantly clear she wanted to do so.... instead of allowing people to belittle her elderly husband to be... lol

    I bet everyone would have kept their mouths shut... or maybe not...

    We are an opinionated species to the point of not even realizing they are being set up.... because who would take fucking wedding photos in a crowd full of people you don't know? On a fucking busy street?

    They would have gotten a completely different impression.... had this not been intentionally set up to create a particular emotional response.

    Flawed social experiment.
     
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    some social experiments are meant to bring about awareness with only minor concern on being authentic.
     
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    You can hire a Pokemon trainer

    My services are simple: I will walk around in 1-4 hour shifts signed in to your account capturing every single Pokémon I come into contact with, activating every Poke Stop I pass and walking nonstop to help hatch your eggs. I’ll even send you hourly updates while you’re at work/class/on a hot date informing you of any really exciting things I’ve come across for you. Pokémon training help, gym battles and strategy tips are also included, if requested.
     
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    Wtf is going on here... did he just serve a customer while totally ignoring an armed and masked man?

    I knew a dude years ago who did this to cigarettes... alot.. It's called WET weird fucking people...

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/five-arrested-after-woman-discovered-living-in-backyard-cage/

    They were going to prostitute an autistic woman they kept in a cage out back....
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    grokit well-worn member

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    :disgust: You couldn't pay me enough, even in olympic gold.

    "the stench was often overpowering, human waste and dead animals in the water."

    Rio 2016: Olympic athletes told to ‘keep your mouth closed’ when in contaminated water

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    “We just have to keep our mouths closed when the water sprays up...”

    IF OLYMPIC athletes’ tolerance levels were not being pushed to the limit already, they’ve now been told to keep their mouths closed.

    On top of concerns over substandard Olympic village accommodation, athletes have been warned that Rio’s aquatic sites remain contaminated.

    Government and Olympic officials admit efforts to treat sewage and clear garbage from Guanabara Bay and the city’s beaches have been insufficient, prompting warnings from health experts.

    The bay will host the sailing and windsurfing events at next month’s Olympics.

    Scientists say the waters are filled with a host of pathogens and viruses with recent tests showing it is more contaminated than first thought, The New York Times reported.

    One doctor told The Times that athletes will “literally be swimming in human crap”.

    :o MUCH more, including "super bacteria"...
    http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympi...r/news-story/45e6ae4643f4dbd4001281f669b898c1

    :puke:
     
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  11. turk

    turk turk

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    ....just lovely
     
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    The is from fox of course...:rofl:

    Moment of clarity-on second thought this just scares me..:uhoh:
     
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    Vapor_Eyes The map is not the territory

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    Yeah, the coach said the water was "soupy" . . . :puke:

    In other news . . .

    Patient set to undergo the world's first human head transplant . . .

    Valery Spiridonov, from Russia, agreed to become the first ever human head transplant patient. Speaking at a press conference he said his surgeon, Dr Sergio Canavero, will reveal more about the procedure next month.


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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    grokit well-worn member

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    I find it weird that we don't seem to care about the rain forest anymore.
    Then again it's not that weird, if we're not informed :suspicious:

    Why Corporate Media Won’t Tell You What’s Being Done to the Amazon

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    Some 90% of the world’s media is controlled by a mere six corporations. The business model of this industry is dependent on advertising revenue, which means that the content they produce must serve well the bottom lines of advertisers, or more significantly, content cannot be of detriment to the profits of corporate advertisers.

    This is the reason why so much of the most important news in our times goes un-noticed and under-reported on, most notably environmental news, for if our attention was sufficiently directed to these issues then we would certainly change our attitudes, priorities and behaviors, potentially harming the income streams of the biggest environmental destroyers on the planet, and the biggest advertisers.

    Of particular note is the destruction being done to the Amazon, the ‘lungs of the earth’ as it is known by those who understand the value of life and the need to protect the world’s ecosystems from corporate greed. While indigenous people continue to rally around in support of Amazonian conservation, consumerism in ‘first-world’ parts of the world continues to demand resources that are increasingly being harvested from the most bio-diverse regions of the planet.

    After failed conservation efforts, the Ecuadorian government has given up and as of September 2016 the state owned oil company Petroamazonas began drilling for oil in the most pristine and biodiverse region of the entire Amazon, the Yasuní. As reported by Amazon Watch:

    Commercial oil production has begun at Tiputini C, the first of a slated 200-plus wells inside the ITT fields (Ishpingo, Tambococha,Tiputini) underneath Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park. The remote UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that borders Peru has some of the highest species of birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, and trees ever recorded. In just one hectare it has more tree species than there are in all of the United States and Canada combined, an area that is one billion times that size. Scientists believe that Yasuní’s unique concentration of biodiversity and hotspot of endemic species are due to a climate that allowed species to survive the Ice Age.

    The park is also home to the Tagaeri-Taromenane, two indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation. Drilling and planned expansion into the park is a virtual death sentence for them, surrounding the nomadic peoples with oil extraction on all sides.

    Today, Ecuador is expected to announce production of the first of an initial 3,000 barrels per day, a number that is expected grow to some 300,000 by 2022.

    Corporate Advertisers Directing Public Consciousness
    Sadly, from the perspective of economy, it makes sense that news like this goes untouched by corporate media because many of the top global advertisers are from industries that sell us products derived from materials extracted or produced in the rainforest.

    According to Business Insider, three of the top ten U.S. advertisers are automobile manufacturers (General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Fiat-Chrysler), representing an industry completely dominated by big oil. Furthermore, two of the companies on this list, including the number one global advertiser Proctor & Gamble, sell consumer products which are heavily reliant on petroleum by-products as well as on palm oil, one of the chief products harvested in the in the world’s rainforests.

    When you look at top global advertisers beyond the U.S. economy, the list expands to include many more consumer product conglomerates, such as Unilever, L’Oréal, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Toyota, Volkswagen, MARS and McDonald’s.

    In short, these are the corporations that are paying for the vast majority of the world’s media content and it would be a sincere conflict of their interests to tell the truth about how vital the Amazon is and how rapidly it is being destroyed.

    Final Thoughts
    The Amazon is perhaps the world’s greatest natural resource in terms of extractable materials, land, and it’s extraordinary biological and cultural diversity. Yet, as the wheels of the matrix keep grinding forth, the Amazon is being increasingly turned under for profit, while most people hardly notice.

    http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/09/30/corporate-media-wont-tell-whats-done-amazon/

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    UN criticism of Trump prompts Russian response
    GENEVA (AP) — Russia's government lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official's condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians, diplomats told The Associated Press, an intervention that underscores the unusual links between the Republican presidential nominee and the Kremlin.
     
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