Police tase Florida man after refusing to leave park while playing Pokémon GO

Everyone was instructed to leave and all complied except for David T. Mastrototaro-Baermude. Officers asked him to leave the park several more times and he refused to do so. Officers then attempted to arrest the defendant for trespassing after warning at which time the defendant grabbed an officer's arm and pushed off. The defendant actively continued to resist further attempts to arrest him, almost pulling one officer to the ground. The officer deployed his Taser and was then able to gain ...
Submitted by ShiftlessRastus at 2016-07-24 6:07am to the Video Games forum.

You Can Live in a Van

House prices are spiralling out of reach for almost anyone on a normal wage, trapping millions in the clutches of greedy landlords, but don't give up quite yet here are 8 other options
Submitted by owl at 2016-07-23 19:06pm to the The Economy forum.

Not Forgotten

This is the story of Cassius Marcellus Clay — not that Cassius Clay, the heavyweight fighter and luminous worldwide presence best known as Muhammad Ali.

This story is about the original Cassius Clay: the 19th-century scion of a slaveholding family who became a belligerent emancipationist, globe-trotting statesman, unsparing duelist, early Republican and larger-than-life American eccentric.
Submitted by Qfwfq at 2016-07-23 17:56pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Skywalker Village

“Flanked by the Caucasus Mountains on the highest plateau in Dagestan,” Kate Sutton wrote for the February issue of Artforum, “the village of Tsovkra-1 has parlayed the perils of its topography into a peculiar claim to fame: that every able-bodied member of its roughly four-hundred-person population can walk a tightrope. While locals say that this skill was first developed simply as a way to traverse the region’s slopes and crevices, tightrope walking is now considered an integral part ...
Submitted by the late ba at 2016-07-23 16:57pm to the The World forum.

Florida man steals and crashes $61,000 boat belonging to dentist who shot Cecil The Lion

A Marco Island, Florida, resident stole and crashed a $61,000 boat belonging to Walter Palmer, the infamous dentist who shot and killed Cecil The Lion last summer.
Submitted by owl at 2016-07-23 13:43pm to the Arts forum.

New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him

From:MARSHALL@dnc.org
To: MirandaL@dnc.org, PaustenbachM@dnc.org, DaceyA@dnc.org
Date: 2016-05-05 03:31
Subject: No shit

It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.
Submitted by nocash at 2016-07-22 21:16pm to the Politics forum.

Mysterious green foam appears in Bluffdale drain

An area has been cordoned off while health department officials investigate a mysterious green foam that came out of a Bluffdale roadway drain Thursday, according to Bluffdale officials.

According to Bluffdale city engineer Michael Fazio, officials were alerted of the unknown foam-like substance coming out of a drain near 3200 W. 14800 South.
Submitted by nocash at 2016-07-22 20:49pm to the The World forum.

Former KKK leader David Duke, citing Trump, announces Senate bid

Duke, a strong supporter of Trump, said he was “overjoyed” to see the businessman’s campaign “embrace most of the issues that I’ve championed for years,” including the nationalist and protectionist notion of “America First.”
Submitted by DoleKemp96 at 2016-07-22 18:44pm to the Politics forum.

Russia (via Wikileaks) Releases 20,000 Hacked DNC Emails Just in Time For the Convention

Russia, by way of Wikileaks, today released close to 20,000 hacked DNC emails searchable by keyword, just in time for the convention.
Submitted by nocash at 2016-07-22 18:22pm to the Politics forum.

Huh.

The possibilities are endless: robots that could replace janitors, food servers, and street cleaners; artificial intelligence that could replace knowledge jobs like insurance agents and accountants; autonomous vehicles to replace taxi drivers and truck drivers; better materials could reduce rust, which costs the US economy $400 billion; and biopharmaceutical innovations could cure costly diseases like Alzheimer’s, which research by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) ...
Submitted by the late ba at 2016-07-22 17:51pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Oklahoma police show up at 5-year-old’s birthday party — and shoot his dog in the head

A family in Wynnewood, Oklahoma says that police mistakenly killed their dog during their 5-year-old son’s birthday party.
... The officer who shot the dog had come to the Malone home to serve a warrant to a person who lived there 10 years ago. The warrant, he said, gave him the right to enter private property and take whatever action he deemed appropriate under the circumstances. The Malone family says they never saw any warrant.
Submitted by revdrew at 2016-07-22 17:23pm to the Crime forum.

I’m With The Banned

This is a story about how trolls took the wheel of the clown car of modern politics. It’s a story about the insider traders of the attention economy. It’s a story about fear and loathing and Donald Trump and you and me. It’s not a story about Milo Yiannopoulos, the professional alt-right provocateur who was just banned from Twitter permanently for sending racist abuse to actor Leslie Jones.

But it does start with Milo. So I should probably explain how we know each other and how, on a ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2016-07-22 16:13pm to the Politics forum.

WNBA Players Continue Protests Despite Fines, Stage Media Blackout

The New York Liberty played a game against the Indiana Fever this morning, the first game either team has played since being fined by the WNBA for wearing clothing that expressed support for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter, and the slain Dallas police officers. Based on events that took place after the game, it doesn’t look like the players have any intention of staying silent.
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2016-07-22 16:14pm to the Sports forum.

Miami officer was trying to shoot patient, not unarmed man, police union says

"Oh well that makes a lot more sense" said nobody.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2016-07-22 16:14pm to the Crime forum.

Vermin Supreme: Unsung Peacekeeper At The RNC Protests

In the lead-up to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, there was a lot of fear that the event might become a bloodbath. But in the end, it was all pretty much fine. The few minor dust-ups that did occur didn't lead to anyone being killed, or even bruised up all that badly. A lot of folks deserve credit for keeping the RNC protests peaceful, but in my experience covering all four days, one man stood above the rest: Vermin Supreme.
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2016-07-22 15:24pm to the Politics forum.

Here's What Humans Might Look Like If We Had Evolved to Survive Car Crashes

This is Graham. Graham has trouble getting dates, and he's not sure why. Is it his fat, bulbous head? Or perhaps it's the fact that his face looks like it had an anvil dropped on it and his ears seem to be retreating from yet another Colt Ford abomination. Or maybe it's all of those extra air sacks lining his rib cage and the fact that his hoof-like legs are, well, hoof-like?
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2016-07-22 15:17pm to the Science forum.

Jailer testifies he falsified jail log in Sandra Bland case, lawyer says

The lawyer for Sandra Bland's mother said a former Waller County Jail guard told him under oath that he falsified entries on a jail log, indicating he checked on Bland in the hour before she was found dead when he did not.
Submitted by nocash at 2016-07-22 14:58pm to the Crime forum.

McDonald's 'Make Burger History' site hijacked with offensive burger ideas

McDonald's New Zealand has been left with egg on its face after a raft of bad-taste burger suggestions from customers forced it to quickly take down its new design-your-own-burger website.
The company launched its "Make Burger History" site this week, as part of a new promotion where customers can "build your own unique burger" and get free fries and a medium soft drink.
The burger concepts ranged from the mild, such as "Bag of Lettuce" (literally just a pile of lettuce leaves) and "The ...
Submitted by Enki Don't at 2016-07-22 13:41pm to the Food forum.

Ancient Bottom Wipers Yield Evidence of Diseases on the Silk Road

Travellers on the Silk Road, the most famous trade route of the ancient world, were bringing more than the precious fabric with them out of China. Some bamboo sticks with scraps of grimy cloth wound around them have been identified as bottom wipers from a latrine pit in a 2,000-year-old Chinese relay station on the Silk Road. They have also preserved the first solid evidence of disease spread from east to west by travellers.

Samples of ancient faeces scraped off the fabric and brought back to ...
Submitted by pittrivers at 2016-07-22 6:55am to the Science forum.

Hold on to your fucking hat cause everything you thought you knew about lichen is a LIE

Most people know lichens as those flaky, light green things that grow on tree bark, and learned in school that they're a mutually beneficial partnership or "symbiosis" between a fungus and an algae.

But lichen scientists have made the shocking new discovery that many lichens are also made up of a previously undiscovered third partner — a new kind of yeast.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2016-07-22 4:56am to the Science forum.