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Two And A Half Men star character to die off - at last

The drug addled sex crazed run of Charlie Sheen as the star of 2 And A Half Men, draws to a close with the death of his character Although this is a show I can't stand, apparently he's very popular, so here is the gossip on the end of the show [quote]I've got more information on the shrouded-in-secrecy ninth-season premiere of CBS' comedy Two and a Half Men, which will feature the debut of new star Ashton Kutcher and which I now hear will be a two-parter I have been able to confirm

Top 100 things that disappear during a collapse

100 Items to Disappear First portable toilets 1 Generators Good ones cost dearly Gas storage, risky Noisytarget of thieves; maintenance etc 2 Water Filters/Purifiers 3 Portable Toilets 4 Seasoned Firewood Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses 5 Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil If scarce, stockpile ANY! 6 Coleman Fuel Impossible to stockpile too much 7 Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingsho

Snow in Christchurch New Zealand - video and images

Its winter, and its snowing So what Well, if you live in New Zealand winter always seems to surprise the locals And snow Wow that's something really unusual, unless you live in the bottom of the country Entire cities grind to a halt at the hint of white, schools close, shops shut, people huddle at home and wait for it to pass Although New Zealanders are a hardy people, snow reduces us to a childlike passivity Anyway here are some pics and videos taken of the snow while being forced

Cyclist slams into barbed wire in Tour de France accident - video

Johnny Hoogerland was involved in a hard fall during a dramatic ninth stage of Tour de France He crashed after one of the France 2 television cars tried to avoid a tree and hit first Juan Antonio Flecha from team Sky Hoogerland was then spectacularly thrown over a barbed-wire fence However following the incident Hoogerland and Flecha could continue their ride Hoogerland was injured with deep-cut wounds but he managed to reach the finish streak in Saint-Flour on time Upon arrival Hooger

Croatian train accident caused by weed killer creating slippery rails - dramatic video

A company sprayed weed repellent TG-300 to prevent weeds and fires around the rail tracks After they sprayed it over the track it melted in the high temperatures and created slippery layer causing trains to loose traction Apparently the second train is the rescue wagon to work on the first train The two-carriage tilting train derailed near the town of Kaštela, outside Split Passengers claim that the speed of the train was excessive Other reports say railway workers put anti-weed ointmen

Man dies from head injuries after crashing his motorcycle during an anti helmet protest rally

Fate got the final laugh in an ironic accident when a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike’s handlebars and hit his head on the pavement The accident happened Saturday afternoon in the town of Onondaga, in central New York near Syracuse State troopers said that 55-year-old Philip A Contos of Parish, NY, was driving a 1983 Harley Davidson with a group of bikers who were protesting helmet laws by not we

Man burns himself to death - his last letter talks about a society in crisis

An unemployed man forced to pay $2,200 in back child support realizes that death is not the worst of evil In this, his last letter to the local newspaper, he outlines a society that deliberately breaks down families, alienates parents, and, he felt, destroyed his future Yet he wasn't a saint, hitting your child is very poor form A fascinating read, of a sad case On Thursday morning, June 16, The Sentinel received a "last statement" via mail from a man who insinuated that he planned t

Much of Mexico’s beef is so tainted with steroids that it sickens hundreds of people each year

Use of the steroids in Mexican beef is illegal But it’s found a niche among ranchers, who marvel at the way it helps cattle build muscle mass before going to the slaughterhouse The beef is pink and largely free of layers of fat, winning over unwitting consumers Ranchers call the powdery substance “miracle salts” A few call it “cattle cocaine” Whatever name is used, the substance has unpleasant side effects for human beings Last year, 297 people felt sick enough after eating tainted

Chief cries after learning his tribal lands will be lost - image

Chief Raoni cries when he learns that Brazilian President Dilma released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and more than 600,000 signatures were ignored That is the death sentence of the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations a

Greece owes 330 bill Euro, have assets of only 300 Bill Euro, miss all their fiscal targets, are screwed

Greece has missed all fiscal targets agreed under its bailout plan, a mission from an international inspection team found, putting further funding for Athens at risk The International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank -- known as the troika -- currently have a team in Greece assessing how sustainable the country's debts are The troika asserts that Greece had missed all its agreed fiscal targets The mission will be holding meetings next week before an ex

Narcotanks - the next Mexican drug baron fashion statement - video

Authorities in Jalisco, Mexico, recently seized this tricked-out 2011 Ford F-150 Super Duty truck that had been transformed by drug gang members into an obviously DIY armored vehicle The steel-plated "Z Monster," as the truck was called, could fit 20 men and was outfitted with a rotating machine gun turret Drug gangs are crafting armored "narcotanks" in order to battle the Mexican military--and each other Security forces complain they're battling gangs that are better armed than they

After being followed around in China for five days a journalist confronts the undercover agents. Commence crazy - video

An Australian journalist confronts the minders who have spent a week following them around Their almost hysterical response is fun to watch I guess they too are scared for their jobs Its not good to be outed so publicly on TV in a secretive society like China [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/s8FCtgrq73Q[/flash]

Christchurch baggage handlers tossing bags into dump truck - video

A video showing baggage handlers at Christchurch Airport tossing bag after bag into a rubbish truck this week has created a stir The clip shows piles of luggage being thrown into a dump truck from a baggage trolley on the tarmac Naturally everyone who saw the video assumed it was unclaimed luggage or passengers bags However communications manager Monique Oomen said the bags had been part of a trial of the new baggage handling system installed at the facility "We asked locals to donat

Blind man uses echolocation to live a normal life and ride a bike - inspiring article

Daniel Kish has been sightless since he was a year old Yet he can mountain bike And navigate the wilderness alone And recognize a building as far away as 1,000 feet How The same way bats can see in the dark The first thing Daniel Kish does, when I pull up to his tidy gray bungalow in Long Beach, California, is make fun of my driving “You’re going to leave it that far from the curb” he asks He’s standing on his stoop, a good 10 paces from my car I glance behind me as I walk up to hi

Used photocopier security risk - every copy ever made on a photocopier is stored - video

Every photocopier made after 2002 contains a hard drive, these drives keep an image of every document that has been processed by the machine They are not erased when the machine is passed on to the next user Therefore second hand photocopiers hold a record of their previous owners usage and documents they have worked on Scary The video is well worth watching [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/iC38D5am7go&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0[/flash] Comments http://wwwredd
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