All posts tagged "news"

  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD: 1.20.16

    The New Grade Inflation They are simply “‘spas’ designed to attract teenagers,” according to one university official—plush, state-of-the-art “training” complexes built by universities in the richest athletic conferences to entice elite 17-year-old athletes to come play for...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 1.13.16

    Hard Times for Science 1. A tractor-trailer driver with a load of bottled water tried to make it over a historic bridge in Paoli, Ind., on Christmas Day, with the obvious outcome when 35 tons of water...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • THEM ON US

    Brigid goes hunting Huge “atta cowgirl” to Brigid Mander. The former Planet writer knocked out a wonderful piece on hunting for the Wall Street Journal to end last year. It was mainly a travelogue for interested hunters....

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD: 1.6.16

    New World Order In December, Canada’s supportive organization The Transgender Project released a biographical video of the former Paul Wolscht, 46 and the father of seven children with his ex-wife, Marie, describing his new life as not...

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 12-30-15

    One-man Arsenal According to the flabbergasted sheriff of rural Chesterfield County, South Carolina, “This has completely changed our definition of (what constitutes) an ‘ass-load’ of guns.” Brent Nicholson, 51, had been storing more than 7,000 firearms (most...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 12-23-15

    Are We Safe? As if 2015 weren’t bad enough for the Department of Homeland Security (e.g., in June, internal DHS tests revealed that its Transportation Security Administration failed to stop 67 of 70 guns passing through airport...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD: 12.16.15

    Wait, What? After certain takeoffs and landings were delayed on Nov. 7 at Paris’ Orly airport (several days before the terrorist attacks), a back trace on the problem forced the airport to disclose that its crucial “DECOR”...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    But Isn’t That Their Skill Set? In November, lawyer Michael Petersen of Appleton, Wis., was ordered by county judge Philip Kirk (in a sentence for contempt of court) to inform every client he acquires in the following...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    Annals of Injustice Richard Rosario is in year 18 of a 25-to-life sentence for murder, even though 13 alibi witnesses have tried to tell authorities that he was with them—1,000 miles away—at the time of the crime....

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    He Missed “Judgment” Class in Basic Training Fort Bragg, N.C, declared an emergency on Oct. 30 when one of its soldiers had the bright idea to arrive for a Halloween party on base dressed as a suicide...

    • Posted November 17, 2015
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