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JCC ~~** OFFICIAL **~~ WACKY NEWS DEPOSITORY THREAD. TOS MINDED. MOD APPROVED. PROBABLY

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    If you think that's bad...

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    Hopefully this stays in Japan.



    But this is the creepiest body mod I've ever seen. I don't know how people can do this to their bodies.

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  2. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    What on God's earth is that??
     
  3. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Her nickname is "vampire lady," but I think either "gargoyle lady," or "snake lady," or "dragon lady," would also work.

    Maria Cristerna, a woman in Mexico who loves body mods.

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    I think that girl I posted on the last page is very freaky too...

     
  4. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    There's not a facepalm or a SMH strong enough for this...

    this also reminds me of that tiger guy...
     
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I've also seen photos of people with forked tongues *shiver*
     
  6. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    That "bagel forehead" thing reminds me of a rejected alien design for Star Trek TNG/DS9/Voyager.
     
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  7. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  8. darthhelinith

    darthhelinith Jedi Master star 5

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  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  10. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, Pokemon is about fighting animals until they're weak, so that you can catch them (all) into a little ball that you carry in your pocket, and then train them to fight each other for entertainment. In the real world, how would that not be animal abuse? So I can understand where the sentiment is coming from.

    The thing for PETA to understand, though, is that it's fiction, and a quite fantastical fiction at that. It's inconceivable to watch or play Pokemon and think that it's supposed to be portraying the real world. There are many stories where, although they're fictional, the narrative is set in the real world. Pokemon is so clearly not one of those! :p
     
  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Sometimes I wonder if PETA ever lived in the real world.
     
  12. darthhelinith

    darthhelinith Jedi Master star 5

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    Nah, PETA's best case scenario is all humans dieing overnight and animals ruling supreme....


    ...while millions of household pets and domesticated livestock slowly starve to death.
     
  13. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  14. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  15. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  16. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  17. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  18. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  19. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jilted young man with two jobs wins $30.5m in lottery

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    Singh elected to receive the money in a one-time, lump sum payment of approximately $23 million. After taxes, he should net about $16.1 million.


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  20. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    But why is he receiving only 23 million when the prize was 30.5? If you choose to get it all at once, the amount shrinks?
     
  21. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    The cash option of any jackpot is right around 65%. The Annuity includes interest so you are getting the value of the jackpot minus the interest from 20 years. Then you pay taxes on the remainder. Some states that cash option is less.

    Here in michigan if a jackpot were 100 million after cash option and taxes I'd get 40 to 45 million.
     
  22. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  23. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Soldier tackles Westboro Baptist Church member as crowd cheers

    A member of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church was tackled on Saturday by an angry soldier at a funeral for fallen Army Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson in North Carolina.
    “So at the funeral today for Fallen Soldier Sgt. Johnson a Westboro member decided it would be smart to stomp on the American flag,” the blog Guardian of Valor explained. “A Soldier did not take kindly to that and broke through the line, hitting one of the protesters that was disgracing Old Glory. As he was being arrested, two other Soldiers rescued the flag.”


    The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality, and has gained infamy for picketing the funerals of public figures and military members.

    Johnson, 26, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.
    Hundreds of Patriot Guard Riders and others formed a line between the Westboro Baptist Church members and the funeral service.
    The Westboro Baptist Church, which only has a few dozen members, is typically drowned out by counter protesters. The biker activist group Patriot Guard Riders has dedicate itself to doing just that.
    Johnson’s wife, Tracy Dice, also serves in the military.

    [​IMG]Raw Story (http://s.tt/1q8rb)​

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    I took the liberty of highlighting that last part, since I think it's quite significant to the case.​
     
  24. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Sadly, this soldier has laid himself open to a big fat lawsuit from the WBC, which is exactly what that group wants in situations like this, in order to get money for their 'church' (yes, I'm using quotes, as I consider them more a cult than a bonfide church at this point.):(

    On the other hand, that Westboro idiot is lucky all he got was tackled and decked for stomping on a flag in front of current and retired soldiers.[face_flag]

    Also, while the WBC itself is a bit whacko, I'm not sure this belongs in the wacky news thread, to be honest.
     
  25. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Okay fine. Here's a woman who breastfeeds her pug.

    "People might say I'm a freak, but having [my dog] suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother"