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  1. There's one thing I don't get it: why is he considered a "celebrity"?
  2. I didn't watch the show. I just googled it and found out he'd been booted.
  3. Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years Demise of nine out of 13 of the ancient landmarks linked to climate change by researchers Mon 11 Jun 2018 23.13 BST Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers. The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a bus is long, may have fallen victim to climate change, the team speculated. “We report that nine of the 13 oldest … individuals have died, or at least their oldest parts/stems have collapsed and died, over the past 12 years,” they wrote in the scientific journal Nature Plants, describing “an event of an unprecedented magnitude”. “It is definitely shocking and dramatic to experience during our lifetime the demise of so many trees with millennial ages,” said the study’s co-author Adrian Patrut of the Babeș-Bolyai University in Romania. Among the nine were four of the largest African baobabs. While the cause of the die-off remains unclear, the researchers “suspect that the demise of monumental baobabs may be associated at least in part with significant modifications of climate conditions that affect southern Africa in particular”. Further research is needed, said the team from Romania, South Africa and the United States, “to support or refute this supposition”. Between 2005 and 2017, the researchers probed and dated “practically all known very large and potentially old” African baobabs – more than 60 individuals in all. Collating data on girth, height, wood volume and age, they noted the “unexpected and intriguing fact” that most of the very oldest and biggest trees died during the study period. All were in southern Africa – Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia. The baobab is the biggest and longest-living flowering tree, according to the research team. It is found naturally in Africa’s savannah region and outside the continent in tropical areas to which it was introduced. It is a strange-looking plant, with branches resembling gnarled roots reaching for the sky, giving it an upside-down look. The iconic tree can live to be 3,000 years old, according to the website of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, a natural baobab habitat. The tree serves as a massive store of water, and bears fruit that feeds animals and humans. Its leaves are boiled and eaten as an accompaniment similar to spinach, or used to make traditional medicines, while the bark is pounded and woven into rope, baskets, cloth and waterproof hats. The purpose of the study was to learn how the trees become so enormous. The researchers used radiocarbon dating to analyse samples taken from different parts of each tree’s trunk. They found that the trunk of the baobab grows from not one but multiple core stems. According to the Kruger Park, baobabs are “very difficult to kill”. “They can be burnt, or stripped of their bark, and they will just form new bark and carry on growing,” it states. “When they do die, they simply rot from the inside and suddenly collapse, leaving a heap of fibres.” Of the 10 trees listed by the study authors, four died completely, meaning all their multiple stems toppled and died together, while the others suffered the death of one or several parts. The oldest tree by far, of which all the stems collapsed in 2010/11, was the Panke tree in Zimbabwe, estimated to have existed for 2,500 years. The biggest, dubbed Holboom, was from Namibia. It stood 30.2 metres (99 feet) tall and had a girth of 35.1 m. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/11/giant-african-baobab-trees-die-suddenly-after-thousands-of-years
  4. Gay man claims discrimination after he was kicked out of Vegas pool for skimpy swimsuit Chris Donohoe wore a $98 pair of Mr Turk swim briefs at the Encore Beach Club Security claimed it received a complaint and that Donohoe needed to cover up Said management told him his outfit was not 'in integrity' with the pool's brand After sharing his story Donohoe was contacted by another gay man who said he had been discriminated against Juan Casado was dancing on a stripper pole when security attempted to remove him before he was pushed into the club's pool By Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com Published: 17:43 BST, 8 August 2018 | Updated: 08:49 BST, 9 August 2018 A gay man is claiming he was discriminated against after he was kicked out of a Las Vegas pool party for wearing what management said was 'inappropriate swimwear'. Chris Donohoe was partying in the popular Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday when he was approached by security. Donohoe, who was wearing a $98 pair of Mr Turk swim briefs, was escorted out of the club and told he would have to leave if he did not cover up. 'I was kicked out for being a gay man wearing a bathing suit that was just a little too gay for the Encore Beach Club to tolerate,' he wrote on Facebook. After posting his complaints on Facebook Donohoe was contacted by another gay man, Juan Casado who said he had also been discriminated against at the venue. Casado shared a video with Donohoe that shows him being pushed off a dance platform in the pool by a security guard while showing off his moves. He was later told that only women were allowed to dance on the podium. 'I saw your post and I just want to say that I have been discriminated there as well,' Casado wrote to Donohoe. 'Not for being gay (even though I am) but the double standard of being male or female.' Donohue said two men laughed at him from the deck just minutes before he was removed from the Encore pool party. Security was allegedly acting on a complaint they had received at the pool. 'I didn't even say anything to [my friend] Veselka because I'm so f*****g used to this s**t,' Donohoe said in a Facebook video explaining the incident. 'Two men, walking by me, laughing at me, pointing and laughing at what I was wearing - which I think is fab, by the way.' Donohoe also filmed his confrontation with the general manager, who told Donohoe that his swimwear attire was not 'in integrity' with the pool party's brand. 'As far as I understand the policy is no Speedos, and this is not a Speedo,' Donohoe can be heard telling the manager, who is off-camera, in the video. 'I would just like to have the same rules as everyone else,' he continues. 'This is not a Speedo. I would love to go in there with all the other people not wearing Speedos.' 'You're more than welcome as long as you put your shorts on,' the manager tells him. 'But it doesn't sound like I'm allowed to wear this - which is not a Speedo - because I'm a gay man, because this is too much skin,' Donohoe continues. 'This has nothing to do with your sexual preferences,' the manager responds. 'Then why is this the rule?' Donohoe asks. 'What about this is not in integrity with your brand?' Donohoe asks. 'Because we have a dress code which says what you can and cannot wear,' the manager replies. Encore's dress code states that guests must 'dress to impress' and that 'pool attire is required to enter the venue'. Speedos are not listed under the policy's 'prohibited apparel', which includes no undergarments, no see-through bathing suits, and no torn or cut-off clothing. One line in the policy notes that 'no risqué or indecent swimwear is permitted' and that 'management reserves all rights to determine appropriate attire'. But Michael Weaver, the CMO of Wynn Resorts, revealed this is a new policy the hotel will now enforce after the incident with Donohue. 'In the Encore Beach Club, we have a policy, clearly posted at the entrance, which prohibited Speedos,' he told Yahoo! 'Upon receiving a guest complaint, we reviewed the policy and have changed it. The new policy will allow Speedos, but will prohibit risqué and indecent swimwear for both men and women.' Donohoe said the entire incident made him feel 'completely powerless' and that he does not plan to visit Encore ever again 'We will include the new policy on entry signage, as well as the club website, in order to help guests plan appropriately and enjoy a welcoming environment.' 'We apologize to the guest who was affected by our previous policy.' Weaver went on to say that the hotel has appreciated all of its LGBTQ+ guests 'for years'. 'Decisions to enforce policies are solely based on guest behavior, or in this case, attire,' he said in the statement. 'We have always and will continue to apply attire policies equally to all of our guests, regardless of sexual orientation.' Donohoe said the entire incident made him feel 'completely powerless' and that he does not plan to visit Encore ever again. 'There are places all over this country where I’m accepted, where I can wear my Mr Turk bathing suit – which is fierce AF, I mean come on look at it,' he said in one video. 'There are places where I don’t have to put up with this s**t. So if you're a gay man and thinking about wearing your fabulous brief bathing suits, put your money somewhere purple, put your money somewhere pink, don't put it here.' 'Because you're not welcome here actually - that was the message I was very clearly told today when I was removed from the pool.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6040293/Gay-man-kicked-Las-Vegas-pool-party-inappropriate-swimwear.html
  5. How DARE he use Vogue for his intro background music?!
  6. horn

    Enya

    Still in shrinkwrap!
  7. * Signed * There must be something else that he didn't mention in order to get sympathy from the public.
  8. UNFARE? Moment Korean Air passenger gets forcibly dragged off flight because ‘she REFUSED to get out of business class and sit in her designated economy seat’ The woman, who was only identified as a 30-year-old US citizen, resists as several flight attendants try to remove her By Gemma Mullin 3rd August 2018, 4:51 am Updated: 3rd August 2018, 5:02 am THIS is the moment a passenger was forcibly dragged off a Korean Air flight after she allegedly refused to get out of business class and sit in her designated economy seat. Footage shows the woman, who was only identified as a 30-year-old US citizen, resisting as several flight attendants try to remove her before takeoff. It happened on a flight bound for San Franscico from Incheon Airport in South Korea on Friday with the drama delaying the flight by an hour and 40 minutes. The passenger can be heard shouting “US Marshall” as at least six female cabin crew members haul her from the business class seat. They can be seen dragging her down the aisle towards the front of the aircraft as a number of passengers begin to applaud. She repeatedly chants “Korean Air stole my passport” as she's pulled towards a wheelchair and strapped in. The woman then directs her abuse at the camera and holding up a peace sign shouts “Nuclear Disarmament!” before putting her hands under her face and saying: “Meanwhile at SpaceX". In polite Korean fashion, the air hostesses are seen offering her a blanket as she is rolled away from the plane. According to the San Francisco Gate, the woman was assigned to seat 40D in economy class but moved to seat 14B in business class. Staff tried to convince her to return to her assigned seat but she continued her "unruly behaviour" and they contacted the National Intelligence Service and police. Officers transported her to the hospital to assess her mental health condition, according to AllKpop.com. Representatives for Korean Air and SkyTeam were not immediately available to comment. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6930395/korean-air-passenger-dragged-flight-refused-business-class/
  9. horn

    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    I hope all the sane Americans vote this lunatic out of the office!
  10. She's just trying her America-First luck. She's making funny face when she was wheeled out of the plane. I'm very sure she wouldn't dare to do the same if it's in America 'cos she knew she would be beaten and dragged out of the plane on the floor.
  11. Obviously they dunno what "Skimpy" is
  12. So glad that they have decided to silence this swine.
  13. 'YOU RESPECT MY MOMMA!' McDonald’s worker batters customer who threw a milkshake at her and ‘insulted her mum’ The much larger woman threw the customer around like a rag doll and pummelled her in the face By Jay Akbar, 26th July 2018, 10:46 am A BRUTAL video of a McDonald's worker beating up a female customer who apparently "disrespected" her mum surfaced today. It begins with the visitor throwing a milkshake at the employee who is angrily marching towards her. The McDonald's worker has subsequently posted a bragging video talking about how she 'hit the girl in the teeth' during the brawl. The waitress grabs the woman, wearing just a small black tank top and grey shorts, and starts pounding her head on a table. She throws the customer around so brutally that one of her breasts falls out of her top. The larger woman then pummels her face with wild, swinging blows before tossing her on to a cushioned seat. At this point, other employees try to get between the two women as the very one-sided fight rages on. Another employee, wearing a blue shirt, eventually restrains the battered patron but gets an elbow in the face for her effort. The first waitress tells her: "My momma ain't dead, you respect my momma." In a last-ditch effort, the customer picks up a chair but the waitress disarms her with ease. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6868521/video-mcdonalds-worker-fights-customer/
  14. This bitch is obviously clueless about the difference between North & South Korea. She should be glad that she's being treated more humanely as compare to those American Airlines e.g. United / North West etc
  15. This reminds me of SOS who gets turn on by yeast infection!
  16. Sex attacker with no penis tricked two women during sex by using unknown object while the lights were out •Carlos Delacruz pretended to have sex with women despite not having a penis •He tricked two women by using an unknown object while the lights were out •The 35-year-old has now been placed on the sex offenders register •Delacruz was medical examined while in custody and it was 'found he did not have a penis' By Cheyenne Roundtree For Mailonline Published: 09:50 BST, 25 July 2018 | Updated: 15:02 BST, 25 July 2018 A sex attacker with no penis who tricked women during sex by using an unknown object while the lights were out, has been placed on the sex offenders register. Carlos Delacruz, 35, was in a relationship with two women when he pretended to have sex with them by using an unknown instrument instead of his member. Both victims complained of experiencing 'extreme pain' during intercourse with DeLacruz and were forced to stop, and both suffered from thrush afterwards. Delacruz, from Banknock, near Falkirk, refused to allow the women to see him naked and always performed in bed with the lights out. No details of Delacruz's gender position were read out in court and the defending brief said he would reserve his full mitigation to the sentencing in September. Carlos Delacruz, 35, was in a relationship with two women when he pretended to have sex with them by using an unknown instrument instead of his member Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told both women, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, were left shocked after they subsequently discovered Delacruz did not have a penis and had been using an unknown object to enter them. Delacruz admitted to penetrating both women with an unknown object without their consent when he appeared at the city court on Tuesday. Fiscal depute Kirsten Cockburn told the court Delacruz had been in a relationship with both women at separate times between May 27, 2013, and May 14 last year. Ms Cockburn said: 'The accused was in a relationship with one of the women between May 2013 and January 2016 and they first had sex in May 2013. 'She believed she was being penetrated by his penis. The accused does not have a penis. 'She knew he was self conscious about his body and always wore a t-shirt. '[On one occasion] the accused turned his back [while in bed together] and she heard him with a [condom] wrapper. The accused turned around and inserted his penis into her. 'During intercourse he would hold on to the base of the penis with his hand.' The fiscal added Delacruz and the woman would have sex around once a month despite her suffering 'extreme pain' and only being allowed to touch his body 'over his clothing'. 'During their relationship the woman continued to believe he had a penis', the fiscal added. Ms Cockburn added the woman suffered from thrush following the lovemaking sessions with Delacruz. The couple split up in January 2016 and the woman informed the police in May that year after she learned Delacruz had been lying to her and did not have a penis. Delacruz then began a second relationship with another woman in August 2016 and after two months of dating they moved in together. The second victim also 'believed Delacruz had a penis' and the couple always had the lights off during when they had sex. She also suffered 'extreme pain from penetration' during lovemaking and on the first occasion had to tell Delacruz to stop as she was bleeding. The couple then had sex around ten times over the course of their nine-month relationship and the woman also contracted thrush afterwards. The relationship failed in May 2017 due to 'financial matters' the couple were having and the court was told the woman discovered Delacruz's sordid secret the following month and decided to call in the police. Ms Cockburn said during a subsequent police interview Delacruz made no comment and that he was medical examined while in custody and it was 'found he did not have a penis'. Sheriff Alison Stirling placed Delacruz on the sex offenders register for a term still to be determined. Sheriff Stirling deferred sentence to September but warned Delacruz that 'all options remain open to the court at the sentencing'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5989563/Sex-attacker-no-penis-tricked-women-sex-using-object-lights-out.html
  17. horn

    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    The saddest part: It's NOT a parody.
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