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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

DR community requests of RCADE: Please bring back Goatman.
There has been a ground swell of support for some users to be given a pardon for past indiscretions. We hereby implore RCADE to give pardon to Goatman. The rest, is just a question to see who we would like to see back...Do you want to see goatman given a pardon? Who else deserves a pardon? And who else would you bring back?


Friday, September 26, 2014

An El-Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was turned into an "11-hour nightmare" after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women. According to those on board the flight descended into chaos because of their demands. The flight was full with Israelis, secular, orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews -- known as Haredim -- flying home to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Even though the passengers had been pre-assigned seats before boarding, the ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to accept the arrangements because their beliefs required that men and women were segregated. read more


Kai Xu was not happy to see the border guard. Those were turtles in his pants.

Fifty-one of them. Mostly taped to his legs. Others hidden in his crotch.

The scene is described in a criminal complaint that was filed in U.S. federal court on Tuesday, alleging that Xu, a Windsor resident, tried to sneak the amphibious reptiles across the Detroit-Windsor border in August.

His bulging sweatpants gave him away and he is charged with smuggling, trading in protected species, and illegally exporting fish or wildlife. His bond hearing in a Detroit court is scheduled for Friday.

He faces up to 10 years in a federal prison if convicted.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Billionaires are holding mountains of cash, offering the latest sign that the ultra-wealthy are nervous about putting more money into today's markets. According to the new Billionaire Census from Wealth-X and UBS, the world's billionaires are holding an average of $600 million in cash each -- greater than the gross domestic product of Dominica. That marks a jump of $60 million from a year ago and translates into billionaires' holding an average of 19 percent of their net worth in cash. "This increased liquidity signals that many billionaires are keeping their money on the sidelines and waiting for the optimal moment to make further investments," the study said.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

More than four decades after Jimmy Carter served as governor, his grandson is making a play to restore the family at the helm of the Georgia state capital -- in no small part by distancing himself from his controversial granddad.

Jason Carter, a 39-year-old Georgia state senator and Democrat, is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. Despite the low regard that conservative-state voters generally have for the former president, the younger Carter is holding his own in the race. read more


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