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

  1. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Includes the beatles catalog :rofl:

    Michael Jackson is top-earning dead celebrity, beating Prince and Bowie
    King of Pop stays at the top of the list for the fourth straight year, while Arnold Palmer takes No 3 spot and Prince lands at No 5

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    Michael Jackson once again topped the Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities.

    Michael Jackson topped an annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities on Wednesday for the fourth straight year, far outstripping fellow musical icons Prince and David Bowie who passed away earlier this year.

    Jackson, who died in 2009, raked in a bumper $825m in earnings for the 12 months ending 1 October, according to estimates from Forbes. That came mostly from the Jackson estate’s $750m sale of the late singer’s remaining stake in the Sony/ATV music publishing catalog – which includes the rights to many Beatles songs – to Sony Corporation.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2...on-dead-celebrity-earnings-prince-david-bowie
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    A Union Is Building A Wall Of Taco Trucks Outside Trump’s Las Vegas Hotel
    The Culinary Union, long a Donald Trump antagonist in Las Vegas, is going to “build” a wall of taco trucks outside Trump’s hotel, just a couple miles from UNLV, site of the final presidential debate. The groups aim to have at least five taco trucks outside the hotel, in addition to a banner in the style of a wall that participants will be able to sign.

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    Naked statue of Hillary Clinton ignites fury in New York

    On Tuesday morning the statue depicting the Democratic candidate with hoofed feet and a Wall Street banker resting his head on her chest appeared outside of the Bowling Green subway station in Manhattan's financial district.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    grokit well-worn member

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    Florida man sues city, drug-test company after doughnut-glaze arrest

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    ORLANDO, Fla. –– A man who was arrested after police mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal methamphetamine is suing the city and the drug-testing kit manufacturer.

    Daniel Rushing alleges negligence by the city of Orlando and Safariland Group, which produces the drug kits. He's seeking damages of more than $15,000.

    Orlando Police Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins pulled Rushing over in December because he was speeding and did not come to a full stop, according to a police report.

    During the stop, she spotted a "a rock like substance on the floor" near his feet and asked to search his vehicle, records show.

    Riggs-Hopkins used a roadside drug kit produced by Safariland to test the substance twice. Both times it showed it was methamphetamine, police said.

    Rushing, who lives in Orlando, was arrested on a drug-possession charge and jailed for about 10 hours.

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement tested the substance several weeks later and cleared him.

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  6. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Forget The Ethics Of Robot Sex — What About VR Sex?

    Kathleen Richardson, a senior research fellow in the ethics of robotics at De Montfort University Leicester is focused on issues around sex robots — she’s director of The Campaign Against Sex Robots, which should give you a sense for where she stands — but she’s also worried about the nearer-term reality of virtual reality sex. She believes that things like VR, and sex robots, encourage us to see other humans as property and decrease our empathy.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Man wins OK to wear goat horns in driver's license photo

    An ordained Pagan priest finally has gotten the OK to sport goat horns in his Maine driver's license photo. Maine resident Phelan Moonsong said that unless he's sleeping or bathing, he always wears his goat horns, which serve as his spiritual antennae and help him educate others about Paganism.

    But Moonsong is questioning why he had to appeal his driver license's photo to the state after explaining his religious beliefs to Bureau of Motor Vehicle staff. Plus, he adds, the horns didn't obstruct his face.
     
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    DC-area diner sparks controversy with Trump-themed ‘Golden Shower’ burger.

    "The burger combo, (officially sold for just one day on Wednesday) included a beef patty topped with yellow 'self-tanning' cheddar cheese, a heavy dose of yellow mustard-- and a tiny pickle topper." :lol:
    http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/01/13/dc-area-diner-sparks-controversy-with-trump-themed-golden-shower-burger.html
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    http://patch.com/california/arcadia...um=email&utm_term=business&utm_campaign=alert

    But...........there is a caveat. This offer is only provided to members of the Alliance. Horde must pay a higher rate.

    mod note: Back to back posts merged.
     
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  17. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Florida heroin bust reveals something bizarre: Drugs covered in Donald Trump’s face

    Heroin, like cocaine and marijuana, seems to inspire an endless supply of monikers once the drug hits the streets. In case you needed a refresher, there’s “dope,” “smack,” “China white,” “brown sugar,” “Mexican mud,” “black tar,” “horse,” “snowball,” and “Big H,” just to name a few.

    Florida law enforcement officials announced this week that there’s a new name for the deadly drug: “Donald Trump.”
     
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  18. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Japanese PM's facial expression after this awkward hand shake.......:lol:

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    @crawdad is now officially on suicide watch. :uhoh:
     
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