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  1. Bizarre Shane Dawson tries selling his underwear for $100k

  2. Bizarre Driverless cars will hit UK roads by 2021, say Hammond

  3. http://wnep.com/2017/01/04/shadowy-figure-in-facebook-photo-has-some-seeing-a-demon/ i say tree
  4. Feminine gay men turned off almost three quarters of the gay community, according to a new survey. In Attitude magazine’s Masculinity Survey, 71% of the over 5,000 respondents admitted they were actively turned off by a partner with typically feminine attributes. It’s part of the magazine’s latest issue, aiming to tackle attitudes towards masculinity in the gay community. The survey also asked: ‘Have you ever thought that effeminate gay men give the gay community a bad image or reputation?’ A shocking 41% of respondents answered ‘Yes.’ Editor-in-chief Matt Cain said the survey highlights some ‘troubling results.’ He wrote: ‘It backs up the experience so many of us have had on hook-up apps or the dating scene. And it reflects the difficult relationship so many of us have with our masculinity.’ He asked: ‘But why should we let expectations about how we should look or act as men make us feel bad about ourselves?’ These latest results reflect similar studies completed in the past, like one from last year. Authored by Cal Strode, the survey interviewed 280 gay men in the UK and the state of California. It found a third of ‘straight-acting’ gay guys think feminine gay men give the community a bad name. Of the respondents saying they never experienced homophobia, 56% also identified as ‘straight-acting’, compared to 26% of those who had experienced it. But that’s not all: 37% of men who identified as ‘straight-acting’ also said they agreed with the statement that ‘Feminine gay men give gay men like me a bad reputation.’ And they’re not just acting the part of a straight guy. They’re also more likely to identify with the straight community, according to 35% of survey respondents. Source: Gay Star News
  5. Bizarre Italy fails to qualify for World Cup

  6. Bizarre Pegida plants cross with pig blood on construction site for mosque

    Pegida Netherlands put a wooden cross on a soon to be construction site for a mosque. A man in sacerdotal vestments put pig blood with a toilet brush on the cross. Pegida posted a video of the ritual on their Twitter account and Facebook page. Fourteen members of Pegida, an extreme right winged organization participated with the ritual. Eye witnesses said that the police took down the cross. The mayor called it disgusting, provocation, and that the city of Enschede distanced themselves from this action.
  7. So he had a wife, then had a fiancee, and dumped her out of nowhere to marry the side chick A Kii! A TV Drama! Scandal is SHOOK! https://kotaku.com/famed-manga-artist-marries-cosplayer-now-reportedly-su-1820284377?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
  8. Bizarre Travis Scott reportedly sued by paralyzed fan who fell from NYC concert balcony

    Kyle Green, 23, says he was pushed off a balcony during a show at Terminal 5 earlier this year. Travis Scott has become known for creating a raucous environment at his concerts, but things went too far during his Birds Eye View tour stop at New York City's Terminal 5 earlier this year. The April 30 concert saw fans jumping from the venue’s balcony throughout the performance, including one Kyle Green, who suffered significant injuries that left him paralyzed from the fall. The 23-year-old alleges he was pushed off “by the surging crowd” and is reportedly hitting the Scott with a lawsuit, according to the New York Post. Green was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology while living in Brooklyn, but now has to rely on his family to survive back in Dutchess County, New York. Reliving the incident Green told the Post, “I fell and hit the floor. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by security guards, who scooped me up.” After being egged on by Scott he continued, “Travis Scott was yelling at his security guards to bring me to the stage. They didn’t put a backboard or a neck brace on me or anything, they just kinda lifted me up and pulled me around. Then they dropped me in front of the stage.” The Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight artist then gave Green one of his expensive rings for his fearlessness before continuing the energetic show. The victim’s injuries include fractured vertebrae, a broken left wrist and fractured right ankle due to the fall. Even after multiple surgeries he will have to get around in a wheelchair the rest of his life after being paralyzed on his left side. Claiming the emotional toll has been brutal on him, Kyle's lawsuit also leaves blame on the venue and security guards in addition to Travis, as his concerts have “incited mayhem and chaos at prior events.” Epic Records has not responded to Billboard’s request for comment. See footage from the concert below; the first video is unrelated Source: Billboard
  9. Bizarre Porcelain Black ranting about Paypal

    and retweeted this
  10. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/playboy-transgender-playmate-first-ever-magazine-ines-rau-a8008281.html
  11. BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District is apologizing for a controversial photo that appears to show a young African-American girl tied to two leashes. Plimoth Plantation presented a lesson about the Pilgrims to third graders last Friday at the Mitchell Elementary School in Bridgewater. Administrators said part of that lesson focused on outfits from the 17th century, particularly those worn by parents and children. Some of the children dressed up and posed for a photo with an adult in costume. The photo showed the adult, a white woman, with her arms around two white children who were holding what appear to be leashes, which were attached to a young African-American girl who is kneeling on the floor in front of them. The teacher shared the photo with parents of her students and that led to several irate postings of the picture on social media. Superintendent Derek Swenson said he got word of the complaints late Wednesday and began an investigation early Thursday. What appeared to be leashes were actually “tethering straps” the superintendent said in a statement, noting that the “garment worn by toddlers commonly used tethering straps to assist them when learning to walk.” “We realize without this context added to the photo that was shared by the classroom teacher it could be perceived differently,” Swenson said in the statement issued Thursday. “Please note it was never the intent of the lesson to demean or degrade any one person or group. The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District sincerely apologizes to the students, staff and community at large for this unfortunate incident.” Source: CBS Boston
  12. Bizarre Fossil could rewrite human history

    "A team of German archaeologists discovered a puzzling set of teeth in the former riverbed of the Rhine, the Museum of Natural History in Mainz announced on Wednesday. The teeth don't appear to belong to any species discovered in Europe or Asia. They most closely resemble those belonging to the early hominin skeletons of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) and Ardi (Ardipithecus ramidus), famously discovered in Ethiopia. But these new teeth, found in the western German town of Eppelsheim near Mainz, are at least 4 million years older than the African skeletons, which has scientists so puzzled they held off publishing for a year. A specialist team will be carrying out further tests on the teeth. The teeth are similar to the famous skeletons of Lucy and Ardi, but predate them by several million years "They are clearly ape-teeth," head of the team Herbert Lutz was quoted as saying by local online news outlet Merkurist (link in German) . "Their characteristics resemble African finds that are four to five million years younger than the fossils excavated in Eppelsheim. This is a tremendous stroke of luck, but also a great mystery." In the press conference announcing the find, Mainz Mayor Michael Ebling claimed the find would force scientists to reconsider the history of early mankind. "I don't want to over-dramatize it, but I would hypothesize that we shall have to start rewriting the history of mankind after today," Ebling was quoted as saying. Regional archaeologist in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate Axel von Berg told news outlets that he was sure the the finds would receive a lot of attention. "This will amaze experts," he told a daily for the Rhine and Main river regions, Allgemeine " http://www.dw.com/en/archaeology-fossil-teeth-discovery-in-germany-could-re-write-human-history/a-41028029
  13. Bizarre Caitlyn Jenner denounces Trump at last

    http://www.newnownext.com/caitlyn-jenner-donald-trump-worst-ever/10/2017/?xrs=synd_facebook_nnn Caitlyn Jenner Finally Sees The Light: Trump “Is By Far The Worst Administration Ever Towards The LGBT Community” "I was hoping for a lot better than this." “And I was somewhat optimistic and I thought this guy is going to be okay. He has totally, totally disappointed me.” They are by far the worst administration ever towards the LGBT community—and particularly the trans community,” Jenner admitted, adding that it’s time “to gather together… and fight what they’re doing.” ____________ The last part Attention-seeking old shrimp is trying it again People ARE trying... to undo what SHE helped to shape I swear to god, if she thinks she'll be the figurehead of some new trans opposition, I- What were all those people expecting in the first place? Nobody was fooled into this situation. For all it's worth, yellow demon was the most genuine of them all. He promised shit, and he's delivering shit. Bye, Caitlyn, not like her millions and social status will evaporate under this, or any other, administration
  14. Anne Frank, left, became one of the world’s most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust after a diary she wrote while hiding from Nazis was recovered. Right, the costume being sold at HalloweenCostumes.com. (Photos: Twitter) Online retailer HalloweenCostumes.com has removed a Anne Frank Halloween costume following social media complaints calling it “disgusting” and “offensive.” The company, which described the costume as “inspirational,” calls Frank a World War II hero. However, Alexandra DeVitt, a spokesperson for the Anne Frank Center, told Fox News that “there are more appropriate ways to commemorate the legacy of Anne Frank than through a Halloween costume, which is offensive and trivializes her suffering and the suffering of millions during the Holocaust.” She added, “We are pleased that the costume has been pulled.” Ross Walker Smith, a public relations specialist for HalloweenCostumes.com has addressed the criticism on Twitter. He apologized on behalf of the website for “any offense it has caused.” “We sell costumes not only for Halloween, but for many uses outside of the Halloween season, such as school projects and plays,” Walker Smith wrote. “We have passed along the feedback regarding this costume, and it has been removed from the website at this time.” https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/anne-frank-halloween-costume-removed-following-complaints-not-trivialize-memory-140834685.html
  15. Robin Antin's (the founder of PCD) occupation has been edited to "Hollywood Madame" on her Wikipedia entry. The girl group member who committed suicide is presumably Simone Battle of G.R.L. source
  16. Bizarre Marilyn Manson continues in being a pressed lame old man & calls Bieber a girl

    "Marilyn Manson has reignited his beef with Justin Bieber, describing him as a “girl” with “the mind of a squirrel”. Last month saw shock-rocker Manson make headlines after he called Bieber a “piece of shit” for claiming that he made him “relevant again” with his range of repurposed Manson merchandise. “He was a real piece of shit in the way he had the arrogance to say that,” Manson said of the incident. Manson later suggested that the pair had reconciled, hinting at a possible collaboration between the pair. Now, in a recent radio interview, Manson has said of Bieber: “Well he’s in some sort of sexual religious cult with an Asian version of Dave Navarro, apparently. The guy doesn’t wear a shirt… But no, I don’t like to fight with girls, so I don’t want to fight with Justin Bieber.” When asked what Bieber’s thoughts must have been with his repurposed merch, Manson said: “I don’t know, because I don’t know how to use the mind of a squirrel.” http://www.nme.com/news/music/marilyn-manson-justin-bieber-squirrel-girl-2150641 let it go grandpa, no1 cares about your "music"
  17. Bizarre Milo Yiannopoulos marries a black guy

    source Sis please love yourself. Milo is gutter trash and is only using you so he can pull the "I'm not racist, my husband is black" card.
  18. Several school districts in Southern California warned parents this weekend that flutes and recorders given to children through a nonprofit music program may have been contaminated with bodily fluids. At least one district specified that those fluids could have been semen. Local, state and federal agencies were investigating a male music teacher who visited schools in Southern California through a program called Flutes Across the World, according to updates from the Saugus Union School District, which serves the Santa Clarita area. “The performer distributes a flutelike musical instrument made of PVC pipe or bamboo to students during a music lesson, and the allegation is that he contaminated some of these instruments with semen,” Saugus Union Superintendent Joan Lucid said in an email to parents on Saturday. “These allegations are deeply concerning, and I realize they raise many questions. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/10/01/semen-contaminated-flutes-might-have-been-given-to-children-california-school-officials-warn/?utm_term=.1160223f0e8b
  19. Daddy's home! CinemaBlend claims that there are some sick tricks out there that want to have sex with Pennywise. Not the band, hun! i'm talking the demonic clown villain from horror movie smash hit It!!!!! I’ve heard of some bizarre, dangerous fetishes, but evil-clown fucking takes the entire bakery. True, Pennywise is played by Bill Skarsgard, who is tall Nordic p.o.a. Alexander Skarsgard’s little bro. Maybe that has people all horny. But no, it’s not the possibility of getting with Eric Northman by doing his younger bro that has people soaking their Regal Cinema seats during viewings of It. It’s the actual evil nightmare clown that they want to get on. I blame Trump, lbr. There are people posting their Pennywise the Fucking Dancing Clown fantasies online. Does Homeland Security have a Cyber-Gross Division? I’d have more respect for you if you wanted to do the Zodiac Killer. Oh, and these freaks forcing me to actually kink-shame people are unafraid to go into full floppy-clown-shoes-from-hell detail. Barf. He eats children! No, what you want, nay NEED, is a 5150 hold on your crazy ass. He lives in a sewer! Some even feel sorry for Pennywise and think reasoning with him might help. Sure, right after he finishes BITING OFF THAT KID’S ARM. Oh, sure, true love will surely soothe the savage clown with the knife teeth. What are they teaching kids in schools these days? Damn it.
  20. Bizarre Donald Trump has threatened to totally destroy North Korea

    Donald Trump has threatened to totally destroy North Korea, in a bellicose first address to the United Nations general assembly in which he lashed out at a litany of US adversaries and called on righteous countries to confront them. The speech was greeted in the UN chamber mostly with silence and occasional outbreaks of disapproving murmurs, as Trump castigated a succession of hostile regimes. In an address heavy with echoes of George W Bush’s “Axis of Evil” State of the Union address more than 15 years earlier, Trump said: “The scourge of our planet today are a small group of rogue regimes. “If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,” the president said. He first singled out North Korea, recounting its history of kidnapping, oppression, and missile and nuclear tests. “The US has great strength and patience,” Trump said. But he added: “If it is forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.'' As alarmed murmurs spread around the hall, Trump had another barb. Using his newly adopted epithet for Kim Jong-un, Trump said: “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.” He said the US was “ready, willing and able” to take military action, but said hopefully that would be unnecessary if the rest of the world stepped up its efforts to constrain the Pyongyang regime. “That is what the United Nations is for,” the president said. “Let’s see how they do.” Trump moved on to Iran, claiming that the Islamic Republic had robbed a great people of its destiny. “The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most,” he said, adding that the day would come when the Iranian people would be faced with a choice between “the path of poverty, bloodshed and terror” and their country’s “proud roots as a center of civilisation, culture, and wealth”. Trump said the Iran nuclear deal, signed by the US under the Obama administration with five other countries two years ago, was “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into”. “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States,” he said. “I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it – believe me.” Trump must decide by 15 October on whether to certify Iranian compliance or not. His threatened withdrawal of presidential endorsement could lead to Congress reimposing nuclear-related sanctions and the collapse of the agreement. Like much of the 41-minute speech, Trump’s reference to the Iran deal was met by stony silence. The deal is overwhelmingly supported by UN member states, including most of Washington’s closest allies. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, also making his UN debut, said he had offered to discuss further constraints on Iranian missile development and curbs on Tehran’s nuclear programme after 2025, when important elements of the 2015 deal expire. But Macron warned that if the existing deal was abandoned it would lead only to a “no man’s land”, a nuclear arms race and a situation as serious as the North Korean crisis. The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, responded with a tweet, saying Trump’s “ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times – not the 21st Century UN” and adding that it was “unworthy of a reply”. “Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one,” he said. The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was one of the few to applaudwhen the US president said the world could not abide by the Iran agreement “if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear programme”. Netanyahu swiftly issued a statement praising Trump. “In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech,” Netanyahu said. “President Trump spoke the truth about the great dangers facing our world and issued a powerful call to confront them in order to ensure the future of humanity.” Trump is also almost entirely isolated on climate change. Unlike the other opening speakers, including the UN secretary general, António Guterres, Trump made no mention in his speech of an issue that most other leaders in the chamber consider to be the greatest threat to the world. When his turn to speak came, Macron insisted that though the Paris climate accord, which Trump said he would leave, could be improved, “it will not be renegotiated”. He said he “profoundly respected” the US decision but said “the door will always be open to them”. The US president had clearly not come to the UN in the mood to placate foreign leaders, but rather to speak over their heads to his own supporters. He picked out one adversary after another, pointing out that he had taken steps to reverse Barack Obama’s policy of detente with Cuba. But he devoted much more of his speech to a rigorous denunciation of the government of Nicolás Maduro, which he said was strangling Venezuela through “faithfully implemented” socialism. Trump vowed to help the Venezuelan people “regain their freedom, recover their country and restore their democracy”. The US has already imposed severe sanctions on the Maduro government and Trump said Washington was ready to take “further action” if the regime “persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule”. The Venezuelan foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, said Trump’s remarks were “sad for the world” and said the US president had spoken like a general at the head of an invading army. “We do not accept threats from President Trump or whoever in the world,” Arreaza said. “We are … peaceful people and we want relations of mutual respect.” Attacks on other governments took up much of the second half of Trump’s speech. The first half was devoted to outlining his view of international relations, which he repeatedly said should be based on “strong sovereign nations” with different cultures and values. Trump’s argument against humanitarian intervention and “nation-building” is an approach favoured by Russia, China and much of the Non-Aligned Movement. “As president of the United States,” he said, “I will put America first, just as you as leaders of your countries will always put your countries first.” It was one of the few lines that drew significant applause. Trump did not explain how that sentiment squared with the second part of his address, in which he called for action against “rogue regimes” for their lack of democracy. Source: The Guardian
  21. Bizarre Marilyn Manson flicks an interviewer's testicles

    It is while discussing the difference between his stage persona and his day-to-day life that Marilyn Manson leans over and flicks me in the testicles. This comes as quite a surprise: I have encountered a lot of unusual things as a journalist, but have thus far managed to get by without an interviewee touching my genitals. More surprising still is that leaning over and flicking my testicles appears to form part of his answer to a question about whether he has ever felt consumed by the character he created a quarter of a century ago, in the same way that Bowie struggled to separate himself from Ziggy Stardust or the Thin White Duke. Certainly, the way he says: “That’s the difference!” immediately afterwards suggests it is, but I’m not sure. For one thing, I am distracted by my sore testicles, and, for another, I wasn’t really following his line of argument at the time. First, he took my notepad, wrote “person” on it and added an “a” at the end. “I’m this and I’m this,” he said. “A person and a persona. But I can’t really divide the two. There’s a difference on the stage; people I don’t know I just seduce, in a lot of ways. You go offstage and people … even me and you now, talking …” Full interview here at The Guardian.
  22. Banks and building societies are to carry out immigration checks on 70m current accounts from January in the biggest extension of Theresa May’s plans to create a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants in Britain, the Guardian has learned. The Home Office expects to identify 6,000 visa overstayers, failed asylum seekers and foreign national offenders facing deportation in the first year of the checks, which are to be carried out quarterly. The accounts of those identified will be closed down or frozen “to make it harder for them to establish or maintain a settled life in the UK”. Officials say freezing accounts that hold significant sums “will create a powerful incentive [for those involved] to agree to voluntary departure” so they can secure their money once they have left the country. Immigration welfare campaigners warned that the Home Office’s recent record meant it could not be trusted to implement this new system without errors and that migrants with every right to be in Britain were likely to be hit by mistakes in the imposition of the checks. Satbir Singh, the chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, criticised the move: “The government’s own record shows it cannot be trusted even to implement this system properly. Immigration status is very complex, and the Home Office consistently gives out incorrect information and guidance. “Migrants and ethnic minorities with every right to be here will be affected by the imposition of these new checks.”. Banks have been told to adopt a default position of telling customers to take up the matter with the Home Office if a mistake has been made, even if they provide a passport or biometric residence permit showing they are lawfully present in Britain. The Guardian confirmed with the Home Office the January implementation date for the bank checks after being alerted by a reader who is a European national resident in Britain. Her husband spotted a reference to “changes to how we check your eligibility to bank with us based on your immigration status” in an email from Barclays detailing their latest changes in their banking terms of conditions. Dominique Welbank said: “As a French national having lived here since 1991, and having been denied permanent residence because I do not have comprehensive sickness insurance, I have no confidence the Home Office will not extend this scheme to EU citizens like myself because of Brexit.” Status checks are required by anyone opening a new bank or building society account under the Immigration Act 2014, but no measure has previously required checks on the scale of every current account in Britain. The new legislation requires the banks to check the identity of every current account holder against a Home Office supplied database held by an anti-fraud organisation, Cifas. It includes details of those whom the Home Office regard as liable for removal or deportation because they are overstayers, failed asylum seekers or those who have absconded from immigration detention. Safeguards are included to prevent the closure of a bank account which would leave the account holder without the subsistence means to live. Account closure can also be delayed to recover debts or deal with complex joint accounts. An official Home Office impact assessment acknowledged “the proposed measures may have the potential to impact on the appetite of firms to offer banking services to legal migrants who do not have permanent leave to remain in the UK” and promises to monitor the situation. Officials add that the banking laws ban discrimination against legally resident customers. The January implementation of the quarterly checks on the current accounts operated by every bank and building society in Britain are part of Immigration Act 2016 measures to create a hostile environment for illegal migrants. Other measures include “right to rent” checks with heavy fines for landlords who let homes to illegal migrants, checks on driving licences and tougher measures against illegal working. An official Home Office impact assessment acknowledges that rather than encouraging illegal migrants to go home it could simply drive them even further into the “hidden economy”, but says this will not be a significant issue because they are already breaking the law. “This policy is not expected to exacerbate the situation but to contribute to the hostile environment, encouraging illegal immigrants to leave the UK on a voluntary basis,” it says. Banks have also been told there is no requirement on them to contact account holders or require additional documentary evidence as part of the check. A Home Office spokesperson defended the introduction of the checks saying: “We are developing an immigration system which is fair to people who are here legally, but firm with those who break the rules. Everyone in society can play their part in tackling illegal migration. “As approved by parliament in December 2016, from January banks and building societies will be required to carry out regular checks on the immigration status of all current account holders against the details of known illegal migrants to establish whether their customers are known to be in the UK unlawfully. This is part of our ongoing work to tackle illegal migration. People who are here legally will be unaffected.” A Barclays spokesperson said the bank was simply complying with the Immigration Act 2016 and the checks impacted on all customers regardless of nationality.
  23. Bizarre Trump at it again: tweets about Emmy Awards

    The US president tweeted about the award show tonight. Trump tweeted; I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "deplorables” When he’s not provoking a country with a crazy dictator with nuclear weapons, he takes the time to write negative comments about shows like someone without anything to do with it’s life.
  24. Bizarre Britney and Mariah switched bodies!

  25. PRAY FOR MEXICO <3 https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MexicoEarthquake&src=tyah