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  1. #1100262017-04-11 06:12:05 *--Jack-- said:

    Furry Convention Cancelled After Neo-Nazi Association & Tax Irregularities Come To Light

    The accompanying stock photo may horrify you. It has been censored for your peace of mind.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9G6WjSVwAIVLDs.jpg

    Colorado furry convention Rocky Mountain Fur Con has been canceled. Funds collected in advance of this August's event are to be spent on existing liabilities, and refunding attendees and dealers where possible; any remainder will go to the convention charity.

    While their official statement cites rising security costs, the closure follows the controversial issues surrounding CEO Kendal Emery (Kahuki Liaru), and the "Furry Raiders" group. It has also been discovered by Flayrah that the convention's parent company's Federal tax-exempt status, obtained in 2009, had lapsed, and it had not filed taxes for a period of seven years, while still claiming to be a registered 501(c) non-profit. In this investigative report we can identify the issues that have contributed to the end of Denver's furry convention.

    Apparently these "furry raiders" are a group of furries headed by some guy with the nickname foxler (a play on fox and hitler). He's known for wearing the group's arm band for their club (intentionally red with the paw logo in a circle, styled similar to nazi arm bands), being racist, and other already-out-of-the-ordinary things. Also apparently there's an "AltFurry" hashtag on twitter that foxler has used (its an equivalent to Alt-right if you did not make the connection). The final nail in the coffin is his 1993 conviction for "Criminal Sexual Contact with a Minor".

    Should I have left out any other important details...well...I really didn't want to research much more about it.

    Here's a picture from his twitter:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3MiHA0UoAAGzbW.jpg

  2. #1100682017-04-13 15:49:06Kirn said:

    ‘Charging Bull’ Sculptor Says ‘Fearless Girl’ Violates His Rights

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    So, apparently, on Wall Street there's a Charging Bull statue. That's normal. Actually, I believe, bull and bear are two important terms of the stock trade. And anyone who was Wolf from Wall Street know how much those fucks think of themselves as macho guys. So yeah, bull. Charging. Very fucking manly. That's silly enough in its own right.

    And then, apparently, on International Women Day, some small firm placed a Fearless Girl statue, right in front of the bull, literally going 'fuck you, I am not afraid'. And it's silly enough, with all the posturing and using other statue for your statue's emphasis and for the whole relation to women's day bullshit...

    But then author of the first sculpture went to court. And god fucking damn it, this got so retarded!

    "In our opinion, a deliberate choice was made to exploit and to appropriate the 'Charging Bull' through the placement of 'Fearless Girl,'" attorney Norman Siegel said at the press conference.

    Siegel said they believed the artist's rights had been violated as a result of placing the statue of the girl "directly across from the 'Charging Bull,'" without Di Modica's permission.

    What can we take from this? Bull lost his balls.

    The attorney said "Fearless Girl" was a "marketing campaign" for the SHE index based around the confrontational image of the two statues. This amounted to commercial use of "Charging Bull," Siegel said, in violation of Di Modica's trademark rights.

    So weird and dumb on so many levels. Statue rights wars!

  3. #1101842017-04-21 17:34:33Kirn said:

    Girls have a higher chance of getting pregnant than boys

    Buhera – Zimbabwe’s First lady, Doctor Grace Mugabe has advised young girls in Zimbabwe to be careful with their lives since girls have a higher chance of falling pregnant than their male counterparts.

    Doctor. She is a motherfucking doctor!!

    “Girls have a higher chance of falling pregnant than boys. If you look at the statistics, girls have nearly 100% chance of getting pregnant, while boys have nearly zero chances of falling pregnant. This means girls have to be extra extra vigilant”, she said

    Motherfuckers... well, you heard it. Girls have much higher change to get pregnant, than boys! So beware!

    No, really, can't even have commentary to this.

  4. #1105082017-05-12 15:17:43Lieutenant said:

    The Philippines Just Bought a Warship for $100

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    The Pohang-class corvettes were some of the first large warships built by South Korean shipyards. Twenty-four corvettes were built during the mid 1980s and early 1990s between 1984 and 1993. Each weighed 1,200 tons fully loaded and had a maximum speed of 32 knots, armed with a pair of Italian-made 76-millimeter deck guns, four Harpoon anti-ship missiles, two 40-millimeter cannons, and anti-submarine torpedoes as well as depth charges. The Pohang-class ships were built mainly to patrol South Korean coastal waters and square off against North Korea's fleet of small gunboats and coastal submarines.

    While the ex-Chungju is essentially free, the Philippines has also committed to paying to bring the ship back into service. One Philippine former naval officer-turned-blogger describes the necessary work as "repair, minor refurbishing works, replacement of obsolete systems required for safe use of the ship, crew billeting and training, and other expenses." That will cost an estimated 200 million Philippine pesos, or the equivalent of $4 million dollars.

    The ship will also not transfer with all of its weaponry. The Harpoon missiles are not part of the sale-the missiles are still useful to South Korea and Seoul would have to get permission from the United States to sell them, a process that could take years. The ship might also lose its American-made Mk. 46 anti-submarine torpedoes.

  5. #1106162017-05-18 16:00:08Kirn said:

    Dutch king reveals he held part-time job as airline pilot

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    The Dutch king has revealed that for more than two decades he has, alongside his royal duties, held down a part-time second job.

    In a newspaper interview published on Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander said that he recently ended his role as a regular “guest pilot” after 21 years on KLM’s fleet of Fokker 70 planes and before that on Dutch carrier Martinair.

    Now that's a nice way to relax. A lot of royals do pretty stupid stuff, but that guy decided to go and work to rest. Not bad for a hobby.

    “You have an aircraft, passengers and crew. You have responsibility for them,” the king told De Telegraaf. “You can’t take your problems from the ground into the skies. You can completely disengage and concentrate on something else. That, for me, is the most relaxing part of flying.”

    So yeah, that's weird, for a king to do stuff like that. But I think that's rather nice. We need more kings like that.

  6. #1113282017-07-01 06:39:26Kirn said:

    While I was looking over Ukraine/Russia/US news, I found this little gem, but this one is very much more for this thread.

    A Russian and his bodyguard nearly caused scuffles by pursuing their thieves into their city, in Seine-Saint-Denis.

    Okay, that's a long-ass news title. Also, the article itself is in French. There's also a Russian version, more extended, because of what happened.

    So, apparently, French city of Seine-Saint-Denis is notorious for its petty crime. Basically, you keep your car locked at all times, even when you are driving in it. Two Russians, driving there, did not know that. So on some crossroad, some fucks approached them on scooter and grabbed the bag from the back seat. And drove away.

    What the thugs didn't know was that one of the Russians was tied to Russian Ministry of Defense. Actually, noone really knows who exactly it was - member of the ministry or representative of one of their financial partners. The other Russian was, in the style of best action movies, his female bodyguard.

    Russians didn't call the Police. Instead, they just decided to chase the thugs, which actually baffled the criminals, because people really don't do that. So, after failing to lose the 'victims', thugs called their band and went to the baddest district of the city. There they were met by group of their allies. So they felt safe. For a few second, because Russians still went in, actually left the car and proceeded to shake the thugs down. Completely ignoring the number of people meeting them.

    In the end? Russians not only got their bag back, but they didn't even leave after that, probably trying to shake down locals for money for the trouble or something, no idea about that. In the end, police arrived, and noone knows who called it. Russians were escorted out, 4 thugs were detained for a short time.

    For French criminals that was a seriously weird day.

  7. #1114072017-07-09 12:19:57Kirn said:

    Over half a million counterfeit Pokémon plushies confiscated in South Korea

    A South Korean sting operation has ended with roughly 530k counterfeit Pokémon plushies seized by police.

    Not cocaine, not weapons. Pokemon fucking plushies. I blame Pokemon fucking Go for this and also...

    As reported by South Korean outlet Yes! Top News (via GoNintendo), the full bounty of counterfeit characters was worth an estimated $6.27 billion. Yes, billion.

    Fuck cocaine, Pokemon Plushie black market is apparently a lot more lucrative shit. This is the biggest Pokemon raid in history, I am sure, and it was reported to be years - fucking years - in the making.

    Seriously. Just imagine being an undercover police agent in the Pokemon smuggling organization...