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Toowoomba flood takes out parked cars - video

The normally placid small Toowoomba stream turns into a raging river and washes away a carpark of cars Amazing video [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/kYUpkPTcqPYfs=1[/flash]

Knife not only stabs a person but injects them with C02 - amazing

This knife has a C02 cylinder in the handle and a small vent near the tip of the blade Stabbing an object triggers the C02 cylinder which then injects it into the victim Great for fighting off sharks, but it would be really handy for cooling your beer! Just stab through the top of the can and push the button : [quote]This weapon injects a frozen ball of compressed gas approximately the size of a basketball at 850psi nearly instantly The effects of this injection will drop many of

Saudis party behind closed doors - Wikileaks cable

This US cable is interesting as a glimpse into the world of Saudi royalty and the relative freedoms they have while their subjects are oppressed and controlled by the religious police Isn't it always thus through history C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 JEDDAH 000443 SIPDIS DEPT FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/PPD EO 12958 DECL: 10/31/2014 TAGS SA, SCUL, SOCI, ZR, KISL SUBJECT: UNDERGROUND PARTY SCENE IN JEDDAH: SAUDI YOUTH FROLIC UNDER “PRINCELY PROTECTION” REF: A JEDDAH 029

Russian plane crash - video and images

On December 4, 2010 a Tupolev Tu-154M, with registration RA-85744 operating the flight skidded off the runway following an emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport The plane was flying a scheduled trip from Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow to Uytash Airport in Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan Two of the aircraft's three engines failed shortly after it took off from Vnukovo Airport at 14:07 local time 11:07 UTC; the pilots reported the loss of engines when the aircr

Wikileaks mirrors - copies of the Wikileaks website on the net

Presently the main Wikileaks website is not only under attack, but may be totally deleted with its Wikileaksorg domain name However that hasn't closed the site down This is a list of 'mirrors' copies of the Wikileaks site on other servers on the internet People have voluntarily given some space on their servers, to host a copy of Wikileaks, so that it will always be on the internet Wikileaks is what you get when investigative journalism fails to ply its trade [url=http://213

TSA confiscate nail clippers and gerber tool from 233 soldiers armed with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns

The craziness of the TSA body searches reached its height in the body search of approximately 233 soldiers with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns As the Chalk Leader for my flight home from Afghanistan, I witnessed the following: When we were on our way back from Afghanistan, we flew out of Baghram Air Field We went through customs at BAF, full body scanners no groping, had all of our bags searched, the whole nine yards Our first stop was Shannon, Ireland to refuel After

If you die with debts your friends may be asked to pay

Only in America If one of your close friends passes away, you might be getting a few unpleasant phone calls: [quote]The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to revise the protocol surrounding two of life's touchiest subjects: debt and death The rise in debt collection has spawned a niche market devoted to recouping money from those who die with unpaid bills The FTC began investigating the practice several months ago and found confusion among collectors over whom they were allowed to conta

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange walks out on CNN interview - video

During an interview with CNN WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange walks out on CNN's attempts to minimize the importance of the release of the Iraq information by trying to attack his character In this great exchange the reporters agenda is evident She pluralizes the number of people complaining about him, there was only one, and then deliberately tries to focus on his private life instead of the topic at hand, despite his warning that its not the issue he wants to address Others have note

Whats wrong with our education system? It was constructed for a different age - educational video

A great video from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/zDZFcDGpL4Ufs=1&hl=en_US[/flash] Here is another talk, done at a TED conference in May 2010 Why don't we get the best out of people Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers Students wit

The death of literacy at the hands of ignorance- an English teachers ordeal in America

A sad story of the birth and death of a school bookclub at the hands of ignorant parents This article was removed by Risha Mullins, the author, after the people in it were harassed, however it shows how a few people can destroy the lives of many Worth reading My kids are away for the weekend, and here I sit—drinking Dr Pepper from a wineglass no wine on hand—remembering Remembering how excited I was to start teaching Remembering the Master’s course in which I created a cla

Amazing photos of the toxic sludge dam that ruptured in Hungary - image

Look at the size of the diggers at the bottom of the image to get a scale of the huge dam that broke On Monday, October 4th, a large reservoir filled with toxic red sludge in western Hungary ruptured, releasing approximately 700,000 cubic meters 185 million gallons of stinking caustic mud, which killed many animals, at least four people, and injured over 120 - many with chemical burns The 12-foot-high flood of sludge inundated several towns, sweeping cars off the road as it flowed i

Red Cross can't give aid money away as people don't need it. Tells them to buy new TV's and go on holiday

If there has ever been a time to be ashamed, taking aid money to buy a flat screen TV or go on holiday is it However the Red Cross needs to carry the blame by being so irresponsible with money raised for people who really need help in the rest of the world People don't give money to the Red Cross to see it spent on consumer items by people who don't need it People receiving earthquake-relief grants are welcome to spend the money on items such as flat-screen television sets, the Red Cro

GodLikeProductions CIA Take Over and Offer to Purchase

A poster on ATS talks about his experience at [url=http://wwwgodlikeproductionscom/]GodLikeProductions[/url] [quote]Maybe about 6 or 8 months ago I stumbled across a site called Godlike productionscom I found it to be quite a lively discussion forum but a bit "oddball" Anyway, one day I noticed that whenever someone posted a link to certain media files and pictures over at imageshackcom I would get spyware on the computer Damn I even found godlike productions was riddled with th

How bad is the Commonwealth Games accommodation in Delhi? This bad .. images

The first photos of the accommodation for athletes at the Commonwealth Games in India have emerged One shows a filthy leaking toilet, another a stained and dirty shower and a third a bed with muddy dog paw prints over it The pictures, leaked to the BBC by an unnamed member of a national delegation, were the first illustrations of the conditions that so shocked officials who recently arrived at the athletes' village in Delhi Angered and frustrated by the inaction of Indian organisers,

Study finds Facebook users 'are insecure, narcissistic and have low self-esteem'

Using Facebook is the online equivalent of staring at yourself in the mirror, according to a study Those who spent more time updating their profile on the social networking site were more likely to be narcissists, said researchers Facebook provides an ideal setting for narcissists to monitor their appearance and how many ‘friends’ they have, the study said, as it allows them to thrive on ‘shallow’ relationships while avoiding genuine warmth and empathy They also tend to use the site
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