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Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 03:47 PM (4 replies)

Don't click here

Made you look!

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 02:11 PM (1 replies)

Bears are increasingly learning how to open car doors

...As recently as 1997, bears caused more than half a million dollars in damage, according to the New York Times, breaking into 600 cars. This had fallen to between 100 and 300 a year between 2004 and 2011, down to 23 in 2011, 34 in 2012 and just 10 in 2013.

This, according to the wildlife officer at Yosemite, is in large part because the animals – in a development eerily similar to this classic moment in the movie Jurassic Park – have learned how to operate door handles. And it’s not just in Yosemite: bears are learning new behaviours around humans all across the US. In Truckee, California, a two-week period in 2013 saw three separate incidents of bears locking themselves inside cars.

Nor is this the only skill bears are learning. In Yellowstone in 2009 it was noticed that a canister specifically designed to store food against bears was compromised by a particularly smart bear called Yellow-Yellow. The company, BearVault, was forced to continually update its locking mechanism, according to the New York Times, because Yellow-Yellow kept working them out...

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 11:08 AM (6 replies)

A few more Jefferson quotes to chew on

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccesful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine necessary for the sound health of government.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“We took the liberty to make some enquiries concerning the ground of their pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation.

The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.

{Letter from the commissioners, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson, to John Jay, 28 March 1786}”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away all this artificial scaffolding...

{Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823}”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“. . . The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster cruel vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging three headed beast like god one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes fools and hypocrites. ”
― Thomas Jefferson

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:34 PM (6 replies)

Here's a Darwin Award if I've ever seen one

You can't fix stupid.

A Detroit man who died early Sunday in a one-car crash was pantsless and masturbating while watching a pornographic movie on his cell phone, according to police who investigated the accident.

The rollover crash occurred around 3:40 AM as motorist Clifford Ray Jones, 58, was driving a 1996 Toyota on a freeway near Interstate 75.

Michigan State Police officials report that Jones became "distracted" while watching the film and lost control of the car, which overturned. Jones, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected through the car’s sun roof and died on the scene,

Accident investigators discovered that Jones, who was alone in the Toyota, was not wearing pants at the time of the crash.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jan 27, 2016, 10:40 AM (14 replies)

Another Swedish murder

Revealed: Migrant boy, 15, arrested on suspicion of murdering Swedish social worker is from Somalia - as family blame politicians for her death and police warn they cannot cope with rising violence

The migrant teenager arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death a young Swedish social worker at a at a shelter for refugee children is from Somalia, one of her colleagues has revealed.

Alexandra Mezher, 22, was working on a night shift alone with ten teenagers when she was attacked at the home for unaccompanied young refugees in Mölndal, near Gothenburg. She later died of her injuries in hospital.

Details of the 15-year-old boy being held by murder detectives come as Miss Mezher's family blamed Sweden's migration crisis for her death.

Chiméne Mezher, 42, today told how she had lost her 'angel', as a cousin said: 'It is the Swedish politicians' fault that she is dead.'

Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Jan 26, 2016, 04:36 PM (11 replies)

You gotta see this: A tiny little V8 engine made from paper

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 01:39 PM (8 replies)

My wife has just been diagnosed with the weirdest condition


What is achalasia?
The esophagus is the muscular tube that extends from the neck to the abdomen and connects the throat to the stomach. Achalasia is a condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a valve located at the end of the esophagus, stays closed during swallowing, resulting in the back up of food. Other symptoms include vomiting undigested food, chest pain, heartburn and weight loss..

For months now she has been complaining about difficulty swallowing. Well, several tests later we get this diagnosis. Now we have to figure out what to do about it. It's terrible. She's lost 30 pounds in the last month.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 10:23 AM (43 replies)

Japan is committing national suicide via abstinence and indifference

According to a survey of never-married people by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, 27.6 percent of single men and 22.6 percent of single women have no interest in engaging in a relationship with the opposite sex. Researchers cite those statistics to argue that a significant portion of Japanese simply has no interest in sex. They might even have an aversion to it.

Says Auumu Ochiai, a researcher based in Tokyo: “41.6 percent of males in their 20s have never dated anyone.”

The number of men with no sexual experience drops with age, but it’s still large at 34: 26.1 percent. For women age 34, it’s somewhat less, but not by much – 23.8 percent...

That augurs poorly for Japan’s birthrate, computed as the number of children the average Japanese woman is expected to have in her lifetime. At 1.4, it’s one of the lowest in the world. In 1985, it was 1.8, the same as the United States’ rate then; now the U.S. rate has inched up to 1.9.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Jan 21, 2016, 04:01 PM (23 replies)

Drudge is running an online poll

Have fun!
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Jan 21, 2016, 01:54 PM (68 replies)
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