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Stupidity On Parade

DrLeftover

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Cops: Mother Swung Her Baby "Like A Bat"
Floridian, 18, used infant as a weapon in July 4 beach attack

JULY 5--Swinging her five-month-old son like a baseball bat, a Florida woman yesterday struck her boyfriend with the infant before dropping the child face first into the sand on Daytona Beach, police charge.

Cops allege that Tatyana Allen, 18, initially hit her 19-year-old beau “several times in the face with a closed hand” before using her baby “as a weapon.” Allen, witnesses said, swung the infant “like a bat” before “the baby was dropped in the sand, face down.”

Allen’s boyfriend, the child’s father, quickly flipped the infant upright since he was unable to turn over on his own. Witnesses told cops that Allen subsequently “snatched” her son from the man’s arms and walked away with the child “dangling,” without his head being supported.

As Allen walked up a set of boardwalk stairs, the baby’s head hit a railing due to her "carelessness," according to the report, which notes that investigators got verbal statements from about 20 witnesses.
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The baby was transported to a Daytona Beach hospital “for treatment and further evaluation,” police reported. The child was accompanied by an aunt, one of several family members present during the incident.
http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/revolting/baby-used-as-a-weapon-547930
 

DrLeftover

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Woman who was driving while praying with her eyes closed hits house
A 28-year-old woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation after driving into a Mary Esther house Thursday morning.

The woman told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies she was praying at the time and had her eyes closed, according to the OCSO.

The Fort Walton Beach woman was traveling eastbound on Marcia Drive when she failed to stop at a stop sign, went through an intersection and into the yard of a home on Miramar Drive.

She tried to back out but got stuck in the sand, the OCSO said.

She was cited for reckless driving with property damage.

No one in the house was injured.
Woman who was driving while praying with her eyes closed hits house


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DrLeftover

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  • An RA at the University of Kansas was advised against incorporating an image of a gorilla into a jungle-themed floor decoration because the animal apparently represents “a very masculine image.”
  • Assistant Complex Director Dale Morrow also noted that there are "stereotypes that surround this animal," and therefore its inclusion in the display would not be "inclusive."

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Full story
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8171


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DrLeftover

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“In order to create an inclusive and diverse environment, some costumes may be denied."
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In a latest measure to create a “safe space” for students, a number of universities have issued “costume protocol,” banning such un-PC Halloween costumes as Arab turbans, feathered Indian headdresses, Japanese Geisha outfits, and Caitlyn Jenner costumes.
Brock University in Ontario, Canada, for instance, has set up a website laying out its “Halloween Costume Vetting Protocol,” complete with a list of offending costumes and pictures of inappropriate wear.
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http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...ban-politically-incorrect-halloween-costumes/



Halloween is now Politically Correct.

Isn't that completely at odds with the origins of the celebration?

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Portland man who died in Yellowstone hot spring was trying to 'hot pot'

Details have emerged about the Portland man who died in a Yellowstone hot spring in June, who was allegedly looking to "hot pot" in the park.

Colin Nathaniel Scott, a 23-year-old Portland resident, and his sister walked about 225 yards off the boardwalk near Pork Chop Geyser at the Norris Geyser Basin, looking for a place to "hot pot" or soak in an extremely hot natural spring.

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While Scott was bending over to check the temperature of a spring, according to the report, he slipped and fell in, succumbing quickly to the boiling acidic water.
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Scott had just graduated from Pacific University with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
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More:
http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/11/portland_man_who_died_in_yello.html



@Webster ... or should this be in the Darwin Award Thread?

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Virgin flight delayed by Galaxy Note wi-fi hoax
A flight in America was delayed and almost diverted on Tuesday after a passenger changed the name of their wi-fi device to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'.

Mr. Wojciechowski subsequently tweeted the crew's announcements from the late night flight after the pilot warned passengers they would have to make an emergency landing.

"This isn't a joke. We're going to turn on the lights (it's 11pm) and search everyone's bag until we find it.

"This is the captain speaking. Apparently the plane is going to have to get diverted and searched if nobody fesses up soon."

The owner came forward confessing there was no Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board, but they had changed the name of their SSID wireless device to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7_1097.'
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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38404711

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Injured Daredevil Criticized For GoFundMe Page After Failed Jump

MISSION VIEJO (CBSLA.com) — A man known for his thrill-seeking jumps, now in the hospital with two shattered feet after missing his mark at a Laguna hotel pool, is asking the public for help with his medical bills.

Anthony Booth Armer, 28, is laid up in the hospital for the next four weeks, has casts on both feet and expects two more surgeries. He says he feeling all sorts of pain, but not regret.

“It’s super painful,” Armer said. “They took the wrapper off yesterday I was in shock almost.”
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with video:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/01/03/daredevils-gofundme-page-criticized-after-failed-jump/



he is obviously attempting to earn a Darwin Award:
So when will the daredevil give up the tricks?

“When I die,” Armer said.

Armer says he is making plans for a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.


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Apparently he's not alone as here is his go fund me page.

https://www.gofundme.com/36jtpcg

He's already got 1332 dollars already from 55 of his fans after just 2 days of it being up. So far the highest donation total from one person so far is 500 dollars who chose to remain anonymous. I don't get what they see in doing this as he is just going to keep doing these things until he ends up with an injury he won't be able to "walk" away from.
 

DrLeftover

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He's already got 1332 dollars already from 55 of his fans after just 2 days of it being up. So far the highest donation total from one person so far is 500 dollars who chose to remain anonymous. I don't get what they see in doing this as he is just going to keep doing these things until he ends up with an injury he won't be able to "walk" away from.

They should keep collecting to pay for his funeral.

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Documents: Just-'OK' spaghetti dinner sparked police standoff in Merrimack
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MERRIMACK — A police standoff began in Merrimack after a boyfriend told his girlfriend that the spaghetti dinner she made was "OK," according to police paperwork.

Police responded to Webster Green Condominium Complex for a domestic disturbance Saturday at about 2:35 p.m. Officers met with a resident of the complex who said that his girlfriend, Jodi Ecklund, was in the apartment and damaging property.

The boyfriend told police that Ecklund had made him a spaghetti dinner and asked him how it was. He replied with "OK," and said Ecklund then went "bipolar" on him.

Ecklund allegedly assaulted the boyfriend by punching him in the face, punching him in the arm and scratching his hand. He left the apartment and heard Ecklund lock the door, according to court documents.

Two firearms - a Glock 9mm and a M4 rifle - were in the apartment, the boyfriend told police.

Officers approached the apartment door and heard Ecklund screaming yelling, telling them to get the (expletive) out of there, court documents read. She then told police that she would kill them if they entered the apartment and would harm herself, confirming there were guns inside.

Ecklund began to barricade herself in the apartment. Officers said they attempted to gain access in, and while doing so Ecklund told them they could come in now that she had the safety off.

The report said she threw out property belonging to the boyfriend into the parking lot during the incident, police said. A speaker was also thrown out, damaging a window to a different residence.

Ecklund faces two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of criminal threatening and two counts of reckless conduct - all felonies. She also faces three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence.

She pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges.

She was placed on $25,000 cash bail, which could be converted to personal recognizance if accepted into the Hampstead Hospital for inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment or a similar program that consists of a minimum of 28-days. The bail would revert back to cash once Ecklund was discharged or completed the program.
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http://www.nh1.com/news/documents-just-ok-spaghetti-dinner-sparked-police-standoff-in-merrimack/


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Becoming transgender convinces student to accuse former lover of sexual assault
To avoid him in the men’s room

sexual assault
BRIAN BENSIMON - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTINFEBRUARY 23, 2017
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To avoid him in the men’s room

When “Nathan” and “Melanie” hooked up on Memorial Day weekend in 2014, neither could have imagined they would still be talking about their sexual encounter two years later – or that Melanie would now identify as a man.

That transgender transition, more than a year after their sexual relationship had ended, led Melanie to tell Michigan State University that Nathan had groped her without consent after their consensual sex.

Nathan plans to sue the university in federal court for violations of due process in its adjudication of their dispute, his lawyer told The College Fix.

Her client is a “very strong feminist coming from a progressive family,” Deborah Gordon said.

The ongoing dispute over the “one-time, non-consensual touching” was told in exhaustive detail last month by Bridge, a magazine published by the Center for Michigan, a state think tank.

For all the disagreement about the nature of their final encounter, both students have largely the same account of events.

Breast touch after sex is ‘assault’

According to Bridge’s timeline of events, the two met in October 2013 at a male feminist group dedicated to “raising consciousness” for men supportive of feminism. It’s not explained why Melanie, who still identified as female, was at a male group.

They started dating soon after, and Melanie initiated sex with the virgin Nathan. Though she was “frustrated” by Nathan’s refusal to call her his girlfriend, their relationship remained sexually active through the summer.

Everything went downhill on the night of their final sexual encounter over Memorial Day weekend, which started with Melanie sharing a nude photo and describing her “frisky” mood to Nathan.

They tried to have sex in a parked car. When a bystander started knocking on the window, Melanie felt “embarrassed and upset.”

She told Nathan the incident brought up a previous abusive relationship and that she didn’t want to have sex again that night.

After they met friends for dinner the same night, Nathan reached beneath her shirt and bra, briefly “touching her breast.” Melanie quickly rejected his advances and Nathan complied.

It was the last time they would talk to each other, and that single unwanted touch would form the basis of Melanie’s complaint to Michigan State 16 months later. She texted Nathan the next day, scolding him for having “groped me after I’d told you I didn’t want to do anything more.”

Echoing a declaration she made to her poetry class right before she started transitioning, Melanie insisted to Bridge magazine that Nathan “did sexually assault me” in that one moment.

The publication’s report was based on an in-person interview with Melanie and interviews with Nathan’s mother and his lawyer Gordon, as well as university documents and a transcript of Nathan’s interview with the investigator.

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Nathan’s lawyer Gordon challenged the second report, saying its own description of Nathan’s actions did not rise to the “severe, persistent or pervasive” level required by school policy.

The university nevertheless ruled against Nathan in October, saying he had violated the sexual harassment policy, even while dropping the groundless “pushed” claim.
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Gordon expressed frustration with how the university handled the case, telling The Fix that it was “not a real criminal procedure” and the process “doesn’t give people the right to be heard.”

She noted that “these guys don’t get to confront their accuser” under the Title IX interpretation released by the Department of Education in 2011, which changed many rules around how colleges must handle sexual-assault claims.

Nathan is “terrified” by the hardships he has suffered since he was accused and then found responsible, Gordon said. The investigation has had “huge implications” on her client’s future career, including at least one lost job opportunity.

Michigan State is “trying to make an example out of everyone,” she said.
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http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31344/




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Bucknell Covers Residence Hall Mirrors to Promote ‘Body Positivity,’ and ‘Self-Love’


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Mirrors in Bucknell’s Swartz Hall were covered on Sunday evening in an effort to promote “body positivity” and “self-love.” The construction paper was draped over the mirrors to bring attention to Eating Disorder Awareness Day, which took place on Monday.

The coverage of the restroom mirrors was done in part to draw attention to “Self-Love Week,” an initiative program taking place this week at Bucknell. One of the events being advertised on the mirror of the men’s restroom is entitled “Words Your Body Needs to Hear,” and will be taking place in the Swartz Hall lobby on Tuesday.
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http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/27/bucknell-students-cover-residence-hall-mirrors/


Do liberals really believe that "self image" is that simple?



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