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looks like the woman punched 1st, then football player punched back harder

What does DU think? The whole tussle between them is shown. He seems to grab her and try to hold her back, then she punches.

Video shows Florida State QB De'Andre Johnson hitting woman, officials say

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jul 6, 2015, 11:06 PM (68 replies)

CHP 'busts' a cute freeway jaywalker

critter that's known for playing dead may have ended up really dead had the California Highway Patrol not come to its rescue.

Passing drivers alerted CHP on Friday to an opossum scurrying about on Interstate-880 near 7th Street in Oakland.

Officer Wood was able to apprehend the jaywalker before it got hit, Officer Sean Wilkenfeld of CHP Oakland told NBC Bay Area.

The suspect was released on its own recognizance in an undisclosed wooded area safely away from the freeway.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jul 6, 2015, 07:52 PM (13 replies)

Man takes two years to figure out his dogs are black bears

At what point do you realize that your beloved puppies are actually bears?

When they start growling? When they steal your picnic basket? Or maybe almost immediately, when they stop looking like small dogs and start looking like bears.

For one Chinese man, it took two years to decide that something was distinctly un-dog-like about Spot and Fido. Wang Kaiyu, a villager in the Chinese province of Yunnan, purchased two "puppies" while on a trip in Vietnam. He described them as "lively, not picky about food and friendly with humans."

After some time went by, he realized they were behaving "strangely," although the bears would probably beg to differ on that description.

Regardless of his pets' unusual habits, Kaiyu continued to love and care for the "dogs," giving them daily grooming sessions.

Kaiyu realized the harsh and hairy truth when he saw a wildlife protection promotion regarding Asian black bears, two years after buying the animals.

Since the bears are listed as a class II protected species, Kaiyu decided to contact the authorities and let them know about his unusual predicament.

In an effort to ensure the animals receive the best care, the dogs-turned-bears were moved to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre of Yunnan. Staff at the center say the boy and girl pair arrived in good health and are adjusting well to their new living situation.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Jul 6, 2015, 03:25 PM (54 replies)

story behind the crying Greek man

Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.

When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it was all too much and he collapsed in tears.

The 77-year-old told AFP that he had broken down because he "cannot stand to see my country in this distress".

"That's why I feel so beaten, more than for my own personal problems," Chatzifotiadis said.

The image of him sitting outside the bank, openly crying in despair with his savings book and identity card on the floor, was captured by an AFP photographer illustrating how ordinary Greeks are suffering during the country's debt crisis.

Recounting how he had gone from bank to bank in a futile attempt to collect his wife's pension, Chatzifotiadis said when he was told at the fourth "that I could not get the money, I just collapsed".

Both he and his wife, like many Greeks in the north of the country, had spent several years in Germany where he "worked very hard" in a coal mine and later a foundry.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 04:08 PM (12 replies)

first couple's fourth of July outfits

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 03:40 PM (0 replies)

Man shoots off firework (mortar) from top of his head, dies instantly

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.

Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

The firework exploded, killing Staples instantly, McCausland said.
His death is the first fireworks fatality in Maine since the state legalized fireworks on Jan. 1, 2012, authorities said.

Calais is on the Canadian border near New Brunswick.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 01:44 PM (12 replies)

progress.. University of Mississippi cheerleaders, seen in 1962 and now

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 4, 2015, 10:48 PM (20 replies)

Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner: A Woman Who Is Funny and Beautiful Is "Impossible to Find"

Source: Hollywood reporter

"In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women — a Lucille Ball — that are funny, is impossible to find."

Michael Eisner thinks that funny, beautiful women are hard to find.

That's what the former Disney CEO told an audience Thursday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, according to The Atlantic.

During an onstage conversation with Goldie Hawn, he theorized on why she'd been so successful: "From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far. They usually—boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online—but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny."

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-chief-michael-eisner-a-806748
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 4, 2015, 10:31 PM (33 replies)

woman who threw kittens from black infinity suv arrested!

Good! Too many times people get away with this cruel shit. Expensive vehicle..she could afford to make a different decision. Infinity suv can cost more than 60k


Florida woman 'who threw kittens out of her SUV while cruising down highway' is arrested
Veronica Gordon, 39, was reportedly seen tossing kittens on Highway 87
Witness reported seeing her throw four small kittens from SUV in Navarre
Authorities said she confessed and was charged with felony animal cruelty
Only one was recovered and was in poor condition when deputies found it
Kitten taken to vet and its condition is unknown while others still missing

A 39-year-old Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she was spotted throwing kittens out her car window while driving down the highway around 11.45am on Friday morning.

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's deputies say a witness reported seeing 39-year-old Veronica Gordon throwing four small kittens alongside Highway 87 while cruising in a black Infinity SUV in Navarre.

The witness said she saw kittens thrown from the driver and passenger-side window, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.

She reported one of the kitten 'grabbed on to the passenger-side door in an attempt not to fall' and made if for 'several seconds' before letting go.
Authorities said Gordon was crying as she confessed and she was charged with felony animal cruelty.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149529/Florida-woman-arrested-throwing-kittens-car-window.html#ixzz3eyXivP8w
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 4, 2015, 09:20 PM (18 replies)

Should the homeless be allowed to sleep in their cars?

Should the homeless be allowed to sleep in their cars?

A bill making its way through the state legislature would legalize something that, on its face, seems uncontroversial: sleeping in your car.

But for homeless advocates and leaders of some beach communities in Orange County, the bill, AB718, is a point of contention that reflects starkly different worldviews.

People who work with the homeless say the bill would provide a small measure of dignity for people struggling to survive on the streets. They view the practice of issuing fines, or rousting people from their cars, as many local agencies now do routinely, as a form of harassment.

But leaders in Laguna Beach and Dana Point, and several other California cities, say a state law would limit local control and jeopardize residents’ safety.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 4, 2015, 02:29 PM (56 replies)
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