VIDEO: Stun Gun Used 10 Times On Airplane Passenger Who Allegedly Fondled A Woman

A man who allegedly touched a woman without her permission onboard an American Airlines plane was shocked with a stun gun 10 times before police finally dragged him off the aircraft and arrested him Sunday night, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

And multiple passengers captured the violent altercation on video from multiple angles.
Submitted by DamnHead at 2018-04-24 20:39pm to the Crime forum.

The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale

About 31 years ago, when Dr. Joy Reidenberg was a graduate student at Mount Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences, she climbed into a trailer, then on top of a stranded 11-foot-long pygmy sperm whale lying on its back, and “cut the midline of its throat to get past the blubber.” She parted the blubber and muscles of the 1,000-pound whale to the sides and located the hyoid bone, “which is a free-floating bone in the neck,” she says. Underneath this bone was the trophy she came to ...
Submitted by nocash at 2018-04-24 19:33pm to the Science forum.

'Beyond belief': Brexit app for EU nationals won't work on iPhones

A mobile phone app for EU nationals seeking to stay in the UK after Brexit – claimed to be as user-friendly as “an online account at LK Bennett” – will not work on iPhones, Home Office officials have admitted.

After arriving late for a meeting in Brussels to reassure MEPs of the efficiency of the British government, officials from Amber Rudd’s department conceded that a key function on the app would not work on the phone brand used by more than half of the adult population in the UK.
Submitted by meat bingo at 2018-04-24 19:16pm to the Video Games forum.

Rattlesnake bites Marin hiker multiple times

A call before 2 p.m. sent Marin County firefighters to the aid of the hiker at the junction of Old Railroad Grade and Hoo-Koo-E-Koo fire roads.

The hiker picked up the snake and was bitten as many as three times, including at least one bite on each hand, said Marin fire Capt. Joe Gallardo.

Submitted by MaulLove at 2018-04-24 19:04pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Lost for 189 years, has the Lake Serpent been found in Lake Erie? Dives this summer to confirm

In October 1829, the bodies of Ezra and Robert Wright, owners of the two-masted Lake Serpent, washed ashore in Lorain County, according to newspaper reports at the time.

Their corpses confirmed what had been suspected for a week - that the schooner had gone down in a storm after leaving Put-in-Bay, bound for Cleveland with a load of stone.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-04-24 18:45pm to the The World forum.

Toronto van attack: What is an 'incel'?

Alek Minassian, 25, appeared in court on Tuesday, a day after a rental van struck pedestrians in the city, killing 10 and injuring 15.

Facebook confirmed to the BBC that Minassian was the author of a post which read in part: "The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!" The post also contained a reference to the message board 4chan.

Submitted by MaulLove at 2018-04-24 19:15pm to the Crime forum.

Scenes from a Chinese restaurant

A photo essay exploring what it’s like to be raised in a family business.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-04-24 14:47pm to the Arts forum.

Inside A Divisive Fight Over How A Top Progressive Think Tank Handled Sexual Harassment

The Center for American Progress, the politics and policy hub for the Democratic establishment, has put out four different policy proposal papers on handling sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as data on how pervasive the issue is “across all industries.”
Submitted by nocash at 2018-04-24 14:34pm to the Politics forum.

Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer

Sean Hannity’s real estate venture bought houses through a property dealer who was involved in a criminal conspiracy to fraudulently obtain foreclosed homes, according to records reviewed by the Guardian.

In 2012, a shell company linked to the Fox News host bought 11 homes in Georgia that had been purchased by the dealer, Jeff Brock, following foreclosures. Brock transferred the properties to corporate vehicles that sold them on to the Hannity-linked company at a profit.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-04-24 14:32pm to the Crime forum.

Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure

A battle over pleasure has broken out. On Twitter and in the pages of scientific journals, psychologists, neurologists and neuroscientists are forging alliances over the question of whether pleasure we get from art is somehow different from the pleasure we get from candy, sex or drugs.

The debate was ignited by an opinion piece titled “Pleasure Junkies All Around!” published last year in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. In it, Julia F. Christensen, a neuroscientist at the ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2018-04-24 13:47pm to the Arts forum.

Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.

VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week.

While the space is still under construction, it will eventually have a winding path and a park scene, with benches and trees, he said.

It will be made to take his little Bird scooters on scenic trips inside the confines of the 20,000-square-foot office situated near the Pacific Ocean and, more important to him, on Electric Avenue ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-04-24 12:56pm to the The Economy forum.

Barber who gave boy humiliating haircut is sent to jail

A barber who gave a ten-year-old boy a "humiliating haircut" and then made him sweep up the hairs from the floor has been jailed for eight months.

The youngster, who was said to be "proud" of his hairstyle, was given a number one all over as punishment for trying to use a razor himself.

But after being laughed at by others who were sat around him, he felt so humiliated he called the police.
Submitted by meat bingo at 2018-04-24 10:02am to the Crime forum.

Cops murdered man then used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone.

"I just felt so disrespected and violated," said Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip, was shot and killed by a Largo police officer last month.

Armstrong, 28, happened to be at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater the day two detectives showed up with Phillip’s phone, she said. They were taken to Phillip’s corpse. Then, they tried to unlock the phone by holding the body’s hands up to the phone’s fingerprint sensor.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-04-24 8:10am to the Crime forum.

A conversation with Lindy West: Writer, performer, activist, and West Seattle native

Lindy West's career has spanned from early days at the Stranger newspaper to the publishing of her memoir to now a contributing columnist at the New York Times.

She's currently working on the follow-up to her 2016 bestselling memoir, and winner of the Stranger Genius Award, Shrill.
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-04-24 1:42am to the Books forum.

Even in a fursuit, SonicFox keeps winning fighting game tournaments

Keeping his promise from two weeks ago, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean showed up to the Clutch 2018 fighting game tournament last weekend in a custom-made fursuit. Naturally, he continued to kick everyone’s asses.
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2018-04-24 1:44am to the Video Games forum.

Confirmed: Uranus Smells Like Farts

Following some of our very serious informed speculation, scientists have directly observed a molecule in the planet’s deep atmosphere that confirms Uranus’s stench. That molecule is hydrogen sulfide, and it’s important for more reasons than just determining the planet’s scent.
Submitted by terriblefred at 2018-04-23 23:42pm to the Science forum.

Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members

A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course.

“I felt we were discriminated against,” one of the women, Myneca Ojo, told the York Daily Record. “It was a horrific experience.”

Sandra Thompson and four friends met up Saturday to play a round of golf at the Grandview Golf Club, where they are all members, she told the newspaper.
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-04-24 0:00am to the Sports forum.

John Pfeffer's Ira Sohn Pick: "Bitcoin To $700,000"

Pfeffer, an entrepreneur, an investor and author of the book "An (Institutional) Investor's Take on Cryptoassets
is a partner in Pfeffer Capital, and previously at PE firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, said he anticipates bitcoin to rise to no less than $90,000 and potentially as high as $700,000. This makes even Tom Lee's prediction of Bitcoin hitting $125,000 in 2022 seem tame by comparison.
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-04-23 22:27pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Sharing nude photos of current or ex-partners protected under First Amendment, court rules

Is distributing intimate photos of current or previous sexual partners without their consent protected by the First Amendment? A state appeals court says yes.

Now it will be up to the state attorney general's office to defend the state's "revenge porn" law, which was passed in 2015 and punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online.

The Tyler-based 12th Court of Appeals said the law is unconstitutional because it's too broad and infringes on free ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-04-23 22:37pm to the Crime forum.

The Trump Administration Is Letting Wells Fargo Get Away with Grand Theft Auto

In January, Wells Fargo announced a one-time benefit from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of $3.89 billion. With the 40 percent cut in the corporate income tax, Wells could write down the cost of its deferred tax liabilities – money it owed down the road to the government. So with the stroke of a pen, Donald Trump made Wells Fargo $3.89 billion richer.

The benefits didn’t end there. In the first quarter of this year, Wells Fargo enjoyed a drastically reduced effective income tax rate of 18.8 ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-04-23 21:47pm to the Politics forum.