Monday, November 24, 2014
Via WWTDD: Teens, old chicks, strange foreign chicks with pasties who nobody remembers inviting. All the girls went braless last night at the American Music Awards. After watching two minutes of sunken eyed anorexics talking fashion on E!, I discovered braless is a new style trend. I suppose it’s better than tiny hats. The Jenner girls don’t belong at a music awards show, but you ditch the bra and you’re on every short list, including the Cosby mentor program speed dial.
Via WND: A mass email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Sunday tried to drum up support by warning President Obama is in danger of impeachment, or even worse, jail time. The email – with subject line "Impeachment? Prison??? – Sign now, stand with President Obama" – claims Obama "took bold, courageous action this week to fix our nation’s broken immigration system", but now is "under attack". "Republicans think this is their chance to destroy the president", the email reads. "They’re threatening lawsuits, shutdowns, impeachment? One Republican congressman even suggested President Obama be thrown in jail!" The DCCC then implores Democrats to show they’re “still standing with President Obama” and "have his back" by signing an online petition. Former Alaskan GOP Senate Candidate Joe Miller noticed the email and posted it on his blog, "Restoring Liberty".
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Today we bring you Hannah Ferguson shakin' it on the island of St. Lucia, much to the enjoyment of photographer Walter Iooss and, well, the world at large.
Via The Local: A collection of gold rings which date back some 3.000 years mysteriously turned up at the offices of a Swedish newspaper on Friday after they had gone missing from a museum collection. The rings were sent anonymously to the arts desk at the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily and it has emerged that they belong to the National Museums of World Culture. The rings had apparently gone missing without anyone noticing. According to a letter enclosed with the package the rings originated from Cyprus around 1.200 BC and Rhodes around 1.100 BC. The letter also detailed alleged deficiencies with regards to security and expertise at the museums agency. The items have been reclaimed by the museum and the incident has been reported to the police. A museum spokesman revealed that the rings have perhaps been missing since 2007 when the collections underwent a major reorganization. "The whole story is remarkable, but indicates that the rings have been in the possession of someone who has taken care of them. We are very happy that they have resurfaced and can be exhibited", said Lars-Erik Barkman at the agency to SvD.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Via ValueWalk: The U.S. is scrambling to catch up to Russia in the new nuclear arms race — just in case World War 3 really is on the horizon. If the world really is on the brink of World War 3, which country would come out on top? An expert said not that long ago that the U.S. would lose to Russia, and with all of Russia’s shows of military strength, it appears as if Moscow thinks they can win too. Even U.S. officials appear to be concerned that Russia has surpassed Washington in nuclear capabilities, according to Forbes contributor James Conca. Russia has been aggressively spending money on developing tactical nuclear weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin said they aimed to develop a guaranteed deterrent to protect against NATO and the U.S. Moscow apparently thinks that its own tactical nuclear weapons are better than what the U.S. and NATO has. Russia has 5.000 nuclear weapons of various tactical classes, while the U.S. has only 300 tactical B-61 bombs. Conca points out that the U.S. will be hard-pressed to catch up to Russia in the renewed nuclear arms race, as many of the nuclear missiles built during the Cold War have been destroyed. Also the U.S. created treaties limiting its ability to develop more nuclear weapons.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Virgin Mary at the age of three years entered the Temple, where she remained for twelve years. Today the Church honors the entrance of the Theotokos - the Mother of God - into the Temple. The event was a prelude to the coming of Christ into the world.
Via Sowetan: According to the Twitter post, it is alleged that the women were asked by a pastor to strip naked so that he can kiss their behinds in order for them to find the correct marriage partners. When we dug a little further, we found a published piece online by Karmer360 who wrote that marriage is a serious problem experienced by single women who are looking for a male counterpart and are willing to go to greater lengths to find marriage.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Via WWTDD: You adapt or you die. The FEMEN protestors added coordinated dance moves and miming of Christ on the cross fucking them up their poop traps for their latest Vatican protest. The Pope is not a politician they yelped as onlookers tried to figure out what the fuck they were talking about and if any of the protestors were good looking enough to keep watching or it it was time for gelato. While feminists in the U.S. are busy adding excessive hyperlinks to their tirades in HuffPo blogs, these European freedom fighters are taking their crazy to the street.
Via The Local: Under 25s in Sweden are increasingly being given fixed term contracts rather than permanent roles, according to new figures seen by Sweden's Trade Union Confederation, LO. Temporary employment in Sweden is now back at the same level it was when the country was on the brink of financial crisis in 2007, according to a report by Statistics Sweden due for release on Friday and leaked to Sweden's Trade Union Confederation and Swedish news network SVT. The study shows that 20 percent of the country's workforce has a job with a limited time frame. Among young people aged 16 to 25, the figure shoots up to 52 percent. The report also suggests that a higher proportion of women lack permanent roles compared to men. "It's an absurd situation", the union's vice president Tobias Baudin told SVT. "We see that many young adults today sleep with their phone under their pillow or stand with their phone in the shower, terrified to miss that job that means they can get out and work for a few hours", he said. In total, more than 618.000 people are in temporary jobs in Sweden, according to the new figures, with those in the the hotel, restaurant, and leisure industries worst affected.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Via WWTDD: Back in the days when you could eat steak rare and colonic with Camel smoke and bang your secretary over a metal desk, men kept pin up calendars on their wall. Now that move will cost you two weeks in a re-education camp beneath Vassar’s rugby field. Pirelli has been publishing a calendar of models since 1964, distributed to product resellers in shops and garages across the western world. Most of those calendars have since been replaced by Federal workplace rules and regulations written in Spanish and Hmong. But so long as photographers are interested in getting good looking models to distant tropical ports for the purposes of mild rape, these calendars will never go away. A couple years ago Pirelli tried turning their calendar into some G-rated artsy shit but several dudes from Big-O tires flew to the Pirelli headquarters and burned the building down. Now tits are back to provide context.
Via The Local: Swedes are more closely related to to the first Europeans than either the French or the Germans, according to DNA taken from a 37.000 year-old skeleton. The skeleton belonged to a man who lived in Kostenki, which is part of what is now Russia. Dubbed "the first European", the skeleton was examined by experts as part of a study into the early origins of Europeans. "From a genetic point of view he is a European. In fact he is more closely related to the Danes, Swedes, Finns, and Russians than with the French, Germans, or the Spaniards", said Eske Willerslev, director of Center of Excellence in GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, and one of the researchers involved in the study. The purpose of the study was to find out when the divergence between the people who became Europeans and Asians occurred. Scientific journals reported that analysis of the Kostenki skeleton also revealed the presence of Neanderthal genes. Previous scientific findings indicated that there was a brief period when Neanderthals and humans bred together. "What we can see from Kostenki and other ancient genomes is that for 30.000 years there was a single meta-population in Europe. These Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer groups split up, mixed, dispersed, and changed, and through ancient genomes we can trace the genetic thread of their shared ancestry", Willerslev added. The study of ancient DNA material confirmed that the human populations now predominant in Eurasia and East Asia split more than 36.200 years ago. Researchers used new techniques to analyze genetic samples from the left tibia of a young man who died 38.700-36.200 years ago.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Via The Local: Sweden granted citizenship to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other EU member state except Hungary in 2012, according to figures released on Tuesday. Statistics released by the EU's statistics agency, Eurostat, show that 7.8 percent of foreigners living in Sweden were given citizenship in 2012. Hungary tops the table, with 12.8 percent of international residents scoring citizenship rights. Austria comes bottom, with just 0.7 percent of foreigners granted citizenship. The research shows that across Europe, increasing numbers of people are being granted citizenship rights, which include the chance to vote in and have a passport from the country where they are living. More than a third of new citizens are under 25. A quarter are Moroccans, Turks, Indians, Ecuadorians, or Iraqis, according to Eurostat's figures. Previous research has also revealed that Sweden took in almost 20 percent of the EU's asylum seekers in 2013, more than any other country in the union. Earlier this month, Sweden’s Migration Board said it expected 83.000 asylum seekers to move to the country by the end of the year, 3.000 more than it previously predicted.