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Old 03-19-2015, 04:35 PM
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Rogue owl caught after year-long reign of terror in Dutch town | World news | The Guardian

:tealdeer: An owl that attacks the Dutch is looking for a permanent home.

Everyone cross your fingers and stay tuned to the "What's up with you?" thread for updates.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:25 PM
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:50 PM
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:29 PM
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Oh, look. Two owls. One good, one evil.

"Cuddly Owl" shows "Horror Owl" how it's done - NL Times

You guys live in a cartoon. You know that, right? You're just a bunch of comical leprechauns living in cartoon land.
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tsk tsk. Leprechauns are Irish. The Dutchland equivalent is probably gnome or kobold or kabouter.
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It's the English what live in Britain wot came up with the name Dutch. They are way too confused to be naming other countries those United Kingdommers.

Also kabouters!

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UPDATE: It looks like the poisoning happened after they got home, so it was probably a deranged neighbor or something. It's still terrible, but it sounds like the other reported poisonings were mostly just panic, which is good.

'Crufts poisoning' did not take place at dog show | Life and style | The Guardian
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By Day 2 of the American airstrike campaign against militants holed up in Tikrit, the mission appeared beleaguered on several fronts on Thursday: Thousands of Shiite militiamen boycotted the fight, others threatened to attack any Americans they found, and Iraqi officials said nine of their fighters had been accidentally killed in an airstrike.

U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit Prompt Boycott by Shiite Fighters
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Not really sure where to put this, so.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't seek re-election in 2016. He has endorsed Chuck Schumer to replace him.

Schumer wouldn't be bad but my top choices are definitely Senator Professor Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders (though he's not technically a Democrat). Al Franken and Sherrod Brown would also be good choices.

ETA: After reading stuff from Greenwald on Twitter about Schumer's ties to Wall Street and AIPAC I definitely don't want Schumer to be Reid's replacement. Sanders is probably ideal but I'll take Warren too.

Edit 2: Mother Jones suggests we should be rallying behind Patty Murray.
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ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria) have joined forces to attack the Yarmouk refugee camp which is very close to Damascus.

State Of Syrian Refugee Camp Under ISIS Attack Is 'Beyond Inhumane,' UN Official Says

ISIS still has NEVER attacked Israel, but it has attacked pretty much everyone else in the region: Turks, Kurds, Yazidis, Assyrians, Alawis, Turcomen, Sunnis, Shi'ites, Druzes, Christian Orthodox, Maronites and now Palestinians. But never Israel. Or Israeli embassies or other Israeli interests. And we also know Israel has been treating wounded JaN fighters and supplying them. Probably all a coincidence though.
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Egyptian helicopters in Yemen. They look a lot like these:

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0NY01J20150513

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North Korea executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers, which would be the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge.

Hyon Yong Chol, who headed the isolated nuclear-capable country's military, was charged with treason, including disobeying Kim and falling asleep during an event at which North Korea's young leader was present, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed in a closed-door meeting with the spy agency on Wednesday.
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Hackers or are the machines awakening? :hyperventilate:

'Hackers' give orders to German missile battery - The Local
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Everyone's worried but any machines humans make will have a snooze button they press at least twice before they awaken.
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Can't find a good source on this, the original article seems to be gone. Nothing is impossible, but in this particular case, I would bet it's nonsense.
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Everyone's worried but any machines humans make will have a snooze button they press at least twice before they awaken.
What we design to be important ...

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Iran executions see 'unprecedented spike' - Amnesty - BBC News

200 confirmed executions, and Amnesty International suspects another 400+, 80% stemming from drug trafficing offences.
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Not sure if I was gonna put this in 2 minutes hate, but I don't manage to limit it to 2 minutes...

Palestinian toddler killed in settler arson 'terror' attack
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Reporter and cameraman shot dead in Virginia during live broadcast | US news | The Guardian

No motive clear, suspect at large
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