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Post by hhfarang » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:22 pm

Only the US police can shoot someone in the back, preferably when they are unarmed with their hands up.
But to get away with that the perp has to be black or hispanic... :P
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Post by pharvey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:33 pm

And it saves on coffin expenses too!!

Nitschke's 'Suicide Machine' Draws Crowds at Amsterdam Funeral Fair

"A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at the press of a button went on display at an Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday.
Called the “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister.

“The person who wants to die presses the button and the capsule is filled with nitrogen. He or she will feel a bit dizzy but will then rapidly lose consciousness and die,” said Nitschke. The Sarco was a device “to provide people with a death when they wish to die,” Nitschke said.

The inventors put a model of the device on display, together with a set of virtual reality glasses to give visitors a true-to-life experience of what it would be like to sit in the pod, before ultimately pressing the button.

Nitschke said he aimed to build the first fully functioning pod before the end of the year.

After that, the design will be put online as an open-source document for people to download. “That means that anybody who wants to build the machine can download the plans and 3D-print their own device,” Nitschke said."


Full Article: - https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... neral-fair

Truly bizarre..... :shock:
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Post by handdrummer » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:38 pm

Has it been tested? Any volunteers? Money back guarantee? The cost of 3D printer would be prohibitive. It sounds like suicide for the rich. At least if your Catholic you no longer will go to Hell, so that might be an incentive to save your money for a machine.

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Post by Nereus » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:24 am

Fruit causes gas scare at Vic uni library

https://au.news.yahoo.com/fruit-causes- ... --spt.html

Stinky fruit has led to the evacuation of a university library in Melbourne's CBD.

Traffic was disrupted around RMIT University on Saturday as around 600 staff and students cleared the building amid fears of a gas leak.

Specialist crews wearing masks searched the building for the source of the smell, which turned out to be rotting durian left in a cupboard.
A Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesman said the smell had alarmed staff and students as it permeated the air-conditioning system.

The waste will be dealt with by Environment Protection Authority officers.

Durian is a tropical fruit known for its strong smell.
It is commonly banned from hotel rooms and public transport in southeast Asia.
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Post by Big Boy » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:30 am

:laugh: Exactly the same thing happened in a Plymouth shopping centre a few years back.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/ ... -shoppers/

In fact, a common occurrence:

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015 ... lly-fruit/
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Post by handdrummer » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:24 pm

The same thing happened in my house last month. I told my wife all durians are to be kept outside. Did she listen? Yes. did anything change. you know the answer.

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Post by Nereus » Fri May 11, 2018 3:58 pm

Excuse me, can I just borrow your credit card?
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WATCH: Amazing footage of crow 'trying to use credit card'

https://au.news.yahoo.com/watch-amazing ... 31539.html

Stunned passengers watched the black bird climb onto the automated machine and was instructed to hit a button to make a payment.
Perhaps realising the machine needed payment, the bird can be seen strolling over to a snatch a woman’s credit card, then waddle back with the plastic in its beak to have a go at completing the transaction.

The thieving bird ignores the woman’s request to return the card, and momentarily appears to try to and insert the card into the machine, at Kinshicho Station in Tokyo, Japan.

Despite its best efforts, the bird’s attempt to ride the train was unsuccessful and it returned the card to the woman, who even thanked the creature.

The Twitter video has been viewed more than 2.88 million times, liked by more than 107,400 people, and has been shared more than 54,200 times.
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Post by Nereus » Fri May 11, 2018 4:06 pm

Crabs riding on train cause peak-hour chaos

https://au.news.yahoo.com/bizarre-creat ... 02673.html

A commuter has caused a scene on a train in Canada after bringing four live crabs onboard and giving them their own seats.
The bizarre scenario took place in Toronto during the afternoon peak hour rush and was documented by several passengers on social media.
One woman, Kristine Hughes, posted her account of the extraordinary scene on her Facebook page, which quickly went viral.
“There was a man sitting on the subway on my way home the other day with 4 live crabs sitting on the surrounding seats,” she wrote.
“Pretty casual stuff on a jam packed train.”

She went on to recount how one woman almost sat on a crab and quickly gave the man a piece of her mind.

According to Ms Hughes, the woman yelled: “What is this? Crabs on the seats? So no one can sit down? All these people standing here tired after working all day?”

“Then she smacked each crab off the seats so hard that they landed in someone’s lap and on another person’s feet and stormed off.

“Everyone was just standing around, holding their breaths, waiting to see how this guy was going to react,” Ms Hughes wrote.

The man accused the woman of assaulting the crab, and also of assaulting the woman who was hit by the flying crab.

“Then he just picked up the crabs, which are currently flaying around on the floor, and put them back on their seats,” Ms Hughes wrote to finish off her post.

Toronto Transit Commission spokesperson Brad Ross said he had never seen anything like this before.
“People have complained that they’ve gotten or seen crabs on the subway before, but not the crustacean type,” he joked to the CBC.

“We know that crabs do not belong on seats, they belong in buckets,” he said. “Even if those crabs come with some hot drawn butter and a bib, you can’t put crabs on a seat.”

On a more serious note, the spokesperson said there was a report made over the crabs and added there were also concerns for people who are allergic to shellfish.

“I’d like everybody to just get along,” he said. “Leave your crabs in the bucket.”

Toronto police spokesperson Gary Long told CBC that bringing crabs on public transit is not illegal and police would not be investigating.
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Post by Nereus » Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm

Gone fishing!

https://au.news.yahoo.com/just-another- ... 37957.html
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