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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    He was jailed for 41 days for having heroin. It was only detergent — and part of a wider scandal.

    Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputy Steven O’Leary pulled a plastic bag cinched shut with a hair tie from the driver’s side door compartment. Inside was a white powder — Tide laundry detergent. But Crull’s world flipped upside down when the deputy announced a field test had determined the substance was actually heroin — 92 grams worth.

    “I really freaked out,” Crull told WPBF. “I started panicking and didn’t really know what to think.”
     
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    A hospital rep said “We don’t feel there is any merit to this claim.” :mental:


    Powell notes, “On the one hand, I’m thankful… it wasn’t [my brother]. On the other hand, I killed somebody [who] was a dad or a brother.” :ugh:
     
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    The GM chickens that lay eggs with anti-cancer drugs

    Many diseases are caused because the body does not naturally produce enough of a certain chemical or protein. Such diseases can be controlled with drugs that contain the deficient protein. These drugs are synthetically produced by pharmaceutical companies and can be very expensive to manufacture.

    Dr Herron and her colleagues managed to reduce the costs by inserting a human gene - which normally produces the protein in humans - into the part of the chickens' DNA involved with producing the white in the chickens' eggs.
    The eggs are produced for research purposes and not on sale in supermarkets
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    MAN KILLED AFTER ASKING FRIEND TO TEST BULLETPROOF VEST BY SHOOTING HIM

    An Arizona man was shot and killed when he asked an acquaintance to test a bulletproof vest he was wearing by shooting at him.


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    And the Bride Wore, Um, Nothing (the Groom, Too)

    When Carolyn Hawkins, 75, officiates at weddings, sometimes she dresses up and sometimes she dresses down. Way down. Like not at all.

    Ms. Hawkins is a nudist. She has been a nudist for 38 years. Last year, she performed five nude weddings.

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    27-year-old man wants to sue his parents for giving birth to him 'without his consent'

    A 27-year-old Indian businessman is going viral after he announced a plan to sue his parents for bringing him into this world without his explicit consent.

    Raphael Samuel, from Mumbai, identifies as "anti-natalist," BBC News reports. The term derives from the ideology that life is so full of misery that people should stop procreating.

    Samuel said because he didn't ask to be born, he should be paid for the rest of his life.
     
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    2 arrested for brawl at buffet over crab legs
    The claws were out! A fight for crab legs at an Alabama buffet turned into a wild brawl where hungry diners jousted with tongs and smashed plates — and ended with two of the crabby customers in cuffs, according to a new report.
     
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    As a former smoker, I am totally flipped out at the price of machine made cigarettes.
    Map of Cigarette Excise Taxes & Price Per Pack

    A friend would pick up cartons (10 pack) at the PX for $2 for me in high school. Cancer, like many things, was a lot cheaper back then.
     
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    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Yeah, my first pack of cigarettes cost 20 cents out of a machine on the Quonset point navel station in 1967.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    New Jersey Suburb Plans to Ban Barking Dogs

    Dogs bark, just as humans play their stereos too loud and tend to have room-shaking sex when they live directly above you. That latter thing seems difficult to circumvent, but one New Jersey borough has decided to address the former, making it illegal for dogs to bark extensively during certain hours.
     
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    Florida man upsets neighbors by doing yard work naked
    Florida residents can’t bear it anymore and have finally spoken out about their nudist neighbor.

    A man has been seen doing his yard work in the nude outside his Stuart, Fla. home on multiple occasions — it has even been caught on video.
     
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    Apparently, I can't go to New Zealand for a visit--and, it's not because of cannabis.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/nati...sque-shootings-manifesto-deemed-objectionable
    https://www.dia.govt.nz/Censorship-Objectionable-and-Restricted-Material

    Since I downloaded and read the purported "manifesto" (And, sent it along to a radio host who asked for it on his show.), as I knew the authorities were going to censor it and hate being told what I'm allowed to see or not see, I could be on the line for a 14 year stretch if I go there. Good times.

    It reminds of my dark past. The past where I was an INTERNATIONAL ARMS DEALER according to U.S. federal law. Back in the day, encryption above a certain level was considered "arms" and was forbidden to be transferred outside of the country. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a public-key cryptography process that could exceed the ridiculous limits imposed by law and was covered by the limitation. Someone set up a website where you could click on a button and it would send a copy of the program to an overseas server. I clicked intentionally--making me an international arms dealer.

    Madlad's not done yet. Remember DeCSS? It was a program that would allow a person to rip a DVD. The decryption was illegal under multiple laws. Even telling someone about how to do it was considered illegal. What did I do? Got the T-shirt. (Now gone due to an...unfortunate...choice of chew toy.) I can't find a good picture of it online (Is it still "illegal"?) but it had "I am a circumvention device." on the front with the code on the back that looked like:
    [​IMG]

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
     
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    When I first read about the shooting, the media seemed to be telling me all about the manifesto, but no links were available. Made me curious, so I searched and downloaded it. Nothing really special about the rantings of a madman, but 10 years for possessing it in NZ?!? Is this a test case for more severe censorship?
     
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    I did not get a "rantings of a madman" vibe from the text. I didn't agree with much of it, but, some seemed a priori and most was well written. Rather like the Unibomber manifesto. You can certainly criticize the conclusions, but, it is not a mere rant.
     
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