Hero Amazon worker accused of stealing products, shipping empty boxes

NDO, Fla. — Sheriff’s deputies say a worker at an Amazon warehouse in Florida stole nearly $4,000 in merchandise and gift cards, and sent customers empty boxes.
Submitted by revdrew at 2018-12-14 18:28pm to the The Economy forum.

Sandy Hook School Students Sent Home After Receiving Threat on Shooting Anniversary

Sandy Hook Elementary School students were sent home for the day after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the school Friday, the sixth anniversary of the massacre that killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

Newtown police said a bomb threat was called in around 9 a.m. Friday and the school was evacuated.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-12-14 17:38pm to the Crime forum.

Meet the Vulture Capitalists Who Savaged ‘The Denver Post’

he rebellion last week by The Denver Post’s editorial board against newspaper’s hedge-fund owners has spurred a national outcry, including front-page articles in The New York Times and coverage in The Washington Post. Finally, mainstream voices seem to get it that newspapers are a public trust, not an ATM for vulture capitalists. And they seem willing to consider the notion that newspapers are not endangered solely because the big, bad Internet made print obsolete. No, the public-trust ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-12-14 16:43pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Quebec play about a man and his penis fined $500 over fake cigarette

'The penis is OK, killing people is OK, all kind of things is OK — but smoking sage cigarettes is not OK'

-potentially NSFW for picture of actor in penis costume-
Submitted by Wonko at 2018-12-14 16:09pm to the Arts forum.

Escape From the Trump Cult

On December 20, 1954, some 62 years before Donald Trump would be sworn in as president of the United States, Dorothy Martin and dozens of her followers crowded into her home in Chicago to await the apocalypse. The group believed that Martin, a housewife, had received a message from a planet named Clarion that the world would end in a great flood beginning at midnight, and that they, the faithful, would be rescued by an alien spacecraft.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-12-14 15:51pm to the Politics forum.

Never Forget: 10 Years Ago, An Iraqi Man Threw His Shoes at George W. Bush's Head

Friends, where were you ten years ago when you heard the news?

On this day in 2008, President George W. Bush was in Baghdad. It was a month after his party was wiped out in the presidential election, partially because he was a dogshit awful president who led the country into a catastrophic war based on a lie.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-12-14 15:16pm to the Politics forum.

Lawson tests fried chicken-dispensing robot in Tokyo

Major convenience store chain Lawson Inc. began experimenting Tuesday with a hot-and-ready food-dispensing robot that looks like its famous mascot, Karaage-kun, at an outlet in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. Karaage refers to Japanese fried chicken.
Submitted by egg sandwich at 2018-12-14 11:35am to the Food forum.

Ghosting at work is now big enough that it caught the Fed’s attention

The new Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Bank contains some millennial slang to describe a rising trend in the workplace: ghosting.

The mention in the Fed publication, more formally known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District, also comes with a helpful definition: ”A number of contacts said that they had been ‘ghosted,’ a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact,” the summary ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2018-12-14 3:14am to the Education forum.

Democratic Republic of Congo Will Request Return of Cultural Objects from Belgium

The news comes on the heels of the reopening of Belgium’s Africa Museum, which recently completed a five-year $73 million renovation and expansion project. The institution’s director general Guido Gryseels, told the New York Times that the overhaul of the museum was, in part, prompted by the need to rid it of its racist image.

Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-12-14 2:26am to the Arts forum.

Students, alumni upset with Clarke University's plan to cut arts majors

Clarke President Joanne Burrows said cuts were made because of low enrollment.

"The demand in the arts area is not as high as it used to be," she said.

She added, "there are fewer than 20 students in all six programs. And so that’s a small number if you divide six into 20."
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-12-14 2:02am to the Education forum.

Behind CBS’s Secret $9.5 Million Settlement With the Actress Eliza Dushku

Mr. Engstrom handed over outtakes from “Bull” in the belief that they would help the network’s cause, because they showed Ms. Dushku cursing on the set, investigators wrote in the draft of their report.

The strategy backfired. The outtakes were a “gold mine” for Ms. Dushku, the lawyers wrote, because they “actually captured some of the harassment on film.”

Submitted by Forensic at 2018-12-14 1:27am to the Crime forum.

Ex-Handler Says in Standup Set That Trump Was ‘Speed Freak’ Who Railed Lines of Adderall

A former talent handler for President Donald Trump that worked with him and his family during the 1990s and the early 2000s said, during a comedy routine on Wednesday night, that Trump was a “speed freak” who invited teenage girls to his hotel room.

Last night, comedian Noel Casler took the stage at the Gotham Comedy Club’s veteran show. About halfway through his set, Casler turned his attention to the Trump family, noting that he worked on six seasons of Celebrity Apprentice and on a ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2018-12-14 0:13am to the Politics forum.

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch recalls overcoming addiction, finding God in new doc

Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch was at the prime of his career during the late ‘90s and early 2000s when Korn helped define a completely new genre of music known as nu-metal, becoming one of the most successful acts of its day.

But behind closed doors, the Grammy-winning rock star was losing himself to drugs and alcohol.

Welch walked away from Korn – and a $23 million dollar record deal – in 2005 after he found God. The bold move helped him become free of his addictions, but the single ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-12-14 0:38am to the Music forum.

Peter Murphy Reportedly Ejected From His Own Concert For Throwing Bottles Into The Audience

Peter Murphy, currently touring Europe with his old Bauhaus bandmate David J, was thrown out of his own concert in Stockholm on Wednesday night for allegedly throwing a bottle into the audience and injuring a fan, according to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Submitted by Enki Don't at 2018-12-14 0:41am to the Music forum.

Shortage of part-time faculty (to put the squeeze on) puts squeeze on Tulsa Community College course offerings

A growing shortage of part-time professors resulted in Tulsa Community College’s turning away students this fall.

Officials say the lack of adjunct faculty members has gotten so severe that many classes don’t have enough room for all the students who want to enroll, and the college can’t create new course sections to meet the demand because there aren’t enough professors to teach them.

There were 99 fewer sections in core general education courses from fall 2017 to 2018. One student ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-12-13 23:03pm to the Education forum.

Smuggled Finches, Bound for Singing Contests, Keep Arriving in New York

On Saturday, 70 live finches were discovered in the black duffel bag of a Guyanese citizen who, like the other smugglers, was believed to be bringing them to the United States to participate in underground singing contests. Gamblers set the birds against each other and place bets on their chirping skills.
Submitted by Qfwfq at 2018-12-13 21:42pm to the Crime forum.

The Viruses That Eavesdrop on Their Hosts

When bacteria talk, Bonnie Bassler listens. She just never figured that viruses were listening, too.

Since the 1990s, the Princeton University biologist has been studying a phenomenon called quorum sensing, in which bacteria release molecules that indicate how many of their peers are around. Through these messages, they can coordinate their behavior and launch certain actions—such as infectious attacks—only when their numbers are large enough.

Bassler’s student Justin Silpe has now ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-12-13 20:47pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Hogan’s more visible profile: Could he be a 2020 contender?

When one thinks about governors who could potentially challenge President Trump in a 2020 Republican primary, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has been among the most consistent, visible and unsparing Trump critics, surely comes to mind. There likely is not a subject — including Russia, human rights, health care, race and the debt — on which he has not engaged. However, he is not the only Republican whom one could imagine mounting a primary challenge to Trump.

Gov. Larry Hogan who won reelection ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-12-13 20:23pm to the Horseshit! forum.

The 69 Idiots of 2018: Elected Officials

2018 was a year filled with idiots—including the amoral, crooked wastes of space who occupy our most hallowed political offices. Here are some of the worst.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-12-13 19:37pm to the Politics forum.

Factory robot impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes after horror malfunction (graphic image warning)

The accident resulted in him being impaled with foot long, half-inch thick metal rods, the People’s Daily reported.

He was first taken to a local hospital before he was transferred to the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University due to the severity of his injuries.

Six steel rods fixed on a steel plate pierced his right shoulder and chest, and four penetrated elsewhere in his body.

During the operation, doctors found that one of the rods missed an artery by just 0.1mm.

Americans have ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-12-13 19:31pm to the The Economy forum.