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  1. OMG!!! The stained glass is lost forever! Thank god I had visited them back in the 00s
  2. Florida man killed by large flightless bird he owned 8 hours ago Cassowary birds are described as having "dagger-like" claws A 75-year-old man has been killed in Florida after he was attacked by a large flightless bird he owned. Alachua County Sheriff Department told the BBC they were called to the man's property on Friday and found the man badly wounded by a cassowary. The man, named Marvin Hajos, was taken to hospital by paramedics where he died from his injuries. Police are investigating but say initial information suggests this was a "tragic accident". It happened south of the city of Alachua in northern Florida. "My understanding is that the gentleman was in the vicinity of the bird and at some point fell. When he fell, he was attacked," Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor told the Gainesville Sun newspaper. A woman at the property, who identified herself as Mr Hajos' partner, told the newspaper he had been "doing what he loved". Mr Hajos had kept exotic animals, including llamas, for decades, reports from local newspapers say. Similar in appearance to emus, cassowary are among the largest and heaviest bird species in the world - and can weigh more than 100lb (45kg). The birds can run up to 30 mph (50km/h) and have a five-inch claw on each foot. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission consider cassowary a Class II species, which require a permit for ownership. Police say the bird involved in the incident remains at the property. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47924486
  3. As usual, movie makers try to make hacker looks good/innocent/kind/hero, and indirectly sent a message to all that "it's ok to be a hacker".
  4. Jan, I'm surprised you have decided to turn a blind eye. Don't tell me you didn't google why the Swedish dropped the charges? One of the victim was attacked by Julian Assange's mother & supporters just because she had decided to speak out. Does it sound familiar? MJ's supporters accusing paedophile victims for making up sexual allegation all over again. MJ is a legendary superstar Julian Assange is the whistle blower How could they hurt anyone when look so good?
  5. Whistle blower doesn't mean he's exempted from any sex crime that he committed aside from exposing the ugly truth about the government or politician. If he can be excused for rape, so can Harvey Weinstein/Kevin Spacey/Roman Polanski etc.
  6. Julian Assange is a sexual predator. He's no difference from Roman Polanski. Why Ecuador ended asylum for 'spoiled brat' Julian Assange Ecudaor, which prides itself on its hospitality and spent almost $1 million a year protecting the WikiLeaks founder, saw his behavior as a national insult. April 12, 2019, 4:54 PM MPST / Updated April 12, 2019, 7:17 PM MPST By Associated Press QUITO, Ecuador — The dramatic end to Julian Assange's asylum has sparked curiosity about his seven-year stay inside Ecuador's Embassy in London that was marked by his late-night skateboarding, the physical harassment of his caretakers and even the smearing of his own fecal matter on the walls of the diplomatic mission. It would've tested the patience of any host. But for tiny Ecuador, which prides itself on its hospitality and spent almost $1 million a year protecting Assange, it was also seen as a national insult. "We've ended the asylum of this spoiled brat," a visibly flustered President Lenin Moreno said Thursday in a fiery speech explaining his decision to withdraw protection of Assange and hand him over to British police. "From now on we'll be more careful in giving asylum to people who are really worth it, and not miserable hackers whose only goal is to destabilize governments." Others, including former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who granted Assange asylum in 2012, said that while Assange violated the terms of his asylum and was a burden on Ecuador "that's no excuse for throwing him to the lions." Ecuador emerged as a haven for the WikiLeaks founder in 2012 as his legal options to evade extradition to Sweden over sex crime accusations dried up in the United Kingdom. On a June day, he moved into the country's embassy near the upscale Harrods department store for what most thought would be a short stay. Instead, the cramped quarters, where a small office was converted into a bedroom, became a permanent address that some likened to a de facto jail. As the asylum dragged on, his relations with his hosts soured and his behavior became more erratic. Embassy staff complained of him skateboarding at night, playing loud music and walking around in his underwear with no apparent concern for others in the tiny embassy. One senior Ecuadorian official described his room as a "sovereign territory within a sovereign territory" that none of the staff at No. 3 Hans Crescent could enter. But the stench from going weeks without a shower, and dental problem born of poor hygiene, was a constant nuisance, according to the official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he isn't authorized to discuss details of Assange's behavior. Then there was the issue of Assange's poop, which authorities said he spread across embassy walls on at least one occasion in an act of open defiance showing how little he thought of his hosts. "When you're given shelter, cared for and provided food, you don't denounce the owner of the house," Moreno said Thursday to applause. Within months of taking office in 2017, Moreno's government scolded Assange again for meddling in international affairs by voicing his support for Catalan secessionists from the Ecuadorian Embassy. Relations grew so prickly that last year Ecuador increased its restrictions on his Internet access and required him to clean up after his cat James. The rules said that if the feline wasn't properly fed and cleaned up after, it would be sent to the pound. Assange tried challenging the restrictions in Ecuadorian court, to no avail. More recently, as the feuding became more public, he started physically and verbally harassing his caretakers, accusing them of being U.S. spies looking to exchange information on WikiLeaks in exchange for debt relief for Ecuador. Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said in an audio recording a few months ago captured a moment when Assange threatened Ambassador Jaime Merchan with pressing something of a panic button that he said would bring devastating consequences for the Embassy in the event of his arrest. Although it wasn't clear what he meant by the threat, authorities shared their concerns with British authorities and in carrying out the raid Thursday were careful to prevent Assange from returning to his room to execute any possible emergency plans. The final straw for Moreno was WikiLeaks' decision to spread information about a purported offshore account controlled by the president's brother. Personal photographs of Moreno lying in bed, as well as images of close family members dancing, were also leaked, further incensing him. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/why-ecuador-ended-asylum-spoiled-brat-julian-assange-n993711
  7. Poacher is trampled to death by an elephant before his remains are devoured by a pride of lions who ate everything apart from his skull and pants in a South African nature reserve You should never say bad things about the dead, only good. That Rhino poacher is dead. Good.
  8. Why didn't George Clooney boycott Hotels owned by Saudi Arabia?
  9. YES!!!! They think so highly of themselves just because they have many followers and demand to be treated differently e.g. have free accommodation... Can't remember that bitch name 'cos she demanded the hotel to give her free accommodation 'cos she's a "social influencers" but the hotel just shut her out. She bad-mouthed about the hotel and deleted all unfavourable comments. Do all these "negative" comments affect the hotel much? Not at all And also, some demand free food and if they didn't get what they want, they will write something bad about the restaurant blah blah blah. They spend their entire time posting on internet. They will not work and hope to get funded whenever they need money. They contribute NOTHING to the society. These ppl are leeches of the society. They fail to realize when there's a crisis, no one would care about them.
  10. PrEP anti-HIV medication user who contracted disease holds no grudge, wants to reduce stigma Exclusive, by Mark Reddie | Updated about 9 hours ago A Sydney man has become the second gay Australian to contract HIV despite taking medication that promises to prevent the spread of the disease. Steve Spencer, 27, returned a positive result before Christmas following a regular sexual health test — a requirement for people taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). "It was a surprise and a shock," he said. "I remember I was left sitting in the doctor's waiting room for 15 minutes and then came the diagnosis. "It has been a bit of a rollercoaster, a bit of a wild ride, as anyone's diagnosis will be." Key points: Steve Spencer described receiving his diagnosis as being "a rollercoaster" He says he holds no grudges against the PrEP medication and is a huge supporter PrEP is usually taken daily, but some users like Mr Spencer opt for an "on-demand" approach Most doctors recommend taking the blue pill daily for it to be around 99 per cent effective, but Mr Spencer was following the "on-demand approach" — which can be recommended to PrEP users who don't have regular sex. Australian Society for Sexual Health Medicines Associate Professor Edwina Wright said that method involved taking two tablets before sex and another two in the following 48 hours. "There's one excellent trial which shows reduced HIV transmission by 86 per cent," she said. "We're still waiting on further studies to see whether it's just as effective as taking it daily." Associate Professor Wright said not everyone was comfortable taking daily medication, due to the cost or toxicity, while others don't have enough sex to justify it. 'A little unlucky' Mr Spencer started HIV treatment the day he was diagnosed and after six weeks his viral load was undetectable, meaning the virus is unable to be transmitted during sexual intercourse. He said the last thing he wanted was for people to start doubting the effectiveness of PrEP. "I can acknowledge why people would be fearful of this or have concerns for themselves or their loves ones," he said. "I'm maybe a little unlucky, but that's how the cookie crumbles and I am not angry at all, I don't hold a grudge." More than half a million people around the world take PrEP and health advocates hope the drug will help end the HIV epidemic by 2020. "HIV rates are falling quite dramatically every year," said Darryl O'Donnell from the Australian Federation of AIDS organisations. "PrEP is largely responsible for this and while Steve's case is unfortunate, there have only been a handful of men that have contracted the virus while taking the medication." PrEP was put on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in April last year after clinical trials involving 14,000 gay and bi-sexual men across Australia. That reduced the cost of a three-month supply from around $2,000 dollars to $120, with some PrEP users importing it cheaper from overseas. Mr Spencer has been a PrEP advocate since he first signed up for the NSW trial and remains supportive of the drug. "Even though my case may sow a seed of doubt, I don't think it should at all," he said. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-22/prep-hiv-medication-user-contracts-disease/10928166
  11. I played the clip first and didn't read the article and I didn't find anything offensive. Even after I had read the "complaint", I still dun find anything offensive. All I can say is these idiots' minds are corrupted.
  12. U.S. athlete Mariah Bell intentionally injured Korean figure skater Sports News | March 20, 2019 / 10:31 PM | By Yonhap News Agency SEOUL, March 20 (UPI) -- A South Korean sports agency is claiming an American figure skater intentionally injured its client Lim Eun Soo with a skate blade in a collision during the ongoing world championships. According to All That Sports, Lim sustained a cut to her calf Wednesday when Mariah Bell struck Lim's leg with her skate during their warmup prior to the ladies' short program at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan. Lim Eun Soo: Mariah Bell: Lim was immediately treated for her injury. She was 30th among 40 skaters to take the ice and had the cut on her leg taped before performing her program. In her first senior world championships, Lim, 16, set a personal high with 72.91 points to rank fifth, while Bell, 22, scored 71.26 points to place sixth. An All That Sports official who witnessed the collision said there was enough ground to believe Bell's act was premeditated, since Lim was skating close to the walls so as not to interfere with others, and Bell came from behind the South Korean to make contact. Lim and Bell train under the same coach, Rafael Arutyunyan, in Los Angeles. The agency's official said Bell had been bullying Lim for months and launched a verbal attack on the South Korean just before the world championships. Bell didn't apologize to Lim after the collision, the official added. All That Sports said it has asked the Korea Skating Union to lodge a formal complaint on Lim's behalf. https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2019/03/20/Agency-US-athlete-intentionally-injured-Korean-figure-skater/8661553134107/?fbclid=IwAR1DEgBK5k3Fbf8oDb6r8jdIJgiqV8eG_hDAJ6WzgZgHTodPyjzq1_jIyU0
  13. So adorable. They are so clever to know where to chill safely and where not to (e.g. Chinese restaurant)
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