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[PHOTOS] Alien And Predator Head Fire Pits

These are the Alien and Predator fire pits welded together by metal artist Burned By Design from old propane tanks (previously: this Lord of The Rings Witch-King version). They make the perfect fire pits for the person who already has everything. Or the person who doesn’t have anything, because hobos have to build fires to stay warm at night…(read more)


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[VIDEO] Delicate Snowflakes: Yale University Students Protest Halloween Costume Email


Liberals’ Response to Dissent: Shut Up 

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Michael Baronebarone-sq writes: “‘Shut up,’ he explained.” Those words are from Ring Lardner‘s short story “The Young Immigrunts.” They’re an exasperated father’s response from the driver’s seat to his child’s question, “‘Are you lost, Daddy?’ I asked tenderly.”

They also can be taken as the emblematic response of today’s liberals to anyone questioning their certitudes. A response that at least sometimes represents the uneasy apprehension of the father in the story that they have no good answer.

“We are told that speech codes are necessary because some students may be offended by what others say. In recent years we have been warned that seemingly innocuous phrases may be ‘microaggressions’ that must be stamped out and that “trigger warnings” should be administered to warn students of possibly upsetting material.”

It was not always so. Today’s liberals, like those of Lardner’s day, pride themselves on their critical minds, their openness to new and unfamiliar ideas, their tolerance of diversity and differences. But often that characterization seems as defunct as Lardner, who died at an unhappily early age in 1935.

“Beyond the campus, liberals are also eager to restrict free speech. This is apparent in some responses to those who argue that global warming may not be as inevitable and harmful as most liberals believe, and that while increased carbon emissions would surely raise temperatures if they were the only factor affecting climate, some other factors just might be involved.”

[Read the full story here, at Washington Examiner]

Consider the proliferation of speech codes at our colleges and universities. The website of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education sets out the speech codes at 400 of the nation’s largest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning. The liberals who run these institutions — you won’t find many non-liberals among their faculties and administrations — have decided to limit their students’ First Amendment right of freedom of speech. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Penn Jillette on Being Offended: Outtake from ‘Can We Take A Joke?’ 


[VIDEO] BOURBAGEDDON: Lightning Strike, ‘Firenado’ at Jim Beam Kentucky Whiskey Factory, Rivers Flow with Flaming Liquor 

Footage has emerged of the extraordinary blaze caused by lightning striking a whiskey factory – sparking a ‘firenado’ of flaming alcohol to be sucked up into the sky.

A Kentucky warehouse, which produces Jim Beam bourbon, was battered by lightning, heavy rain and strong winds simultaneously in 2003. Aerial footage taken during the blaze has been obtained by The Weather Channel and shows how a river of alcohol and flames spewed forth from the burning factory.

The combination of wind, rain and whiskey meant that water laced with alcohol was whipped into a funnel- sparking the fire which tore through the factory. Read the rest of this entry »


Chaos on the Coast: How Drought and Fire Ravaged North America’s West Coast 

The recipe for drought is simple: mix extended hot weather with a corresponding lack of precipitation and, voilà. Add in a carelessly tossed cigarette or a flash of lightning and drought conditions beget wildfires. Both have wrought damage and pain on North America’s West Coast during the summer of 2015.

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Source: National Post


Seattle-Area Erotic Espresso Stand Torched by Man on Bicycle, Police Search for Arsonist

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LACEY — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an arsonist that allegedly smashed an espresso stand window, threw an incendiary device and lit the stand on fire.

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Around 4 a.m. July 22, an arson occurred at the Bongiorno Brew Espresso stand in the 4900 block of Lacey Boulevard, Lacey police said. According to cops, the suspect rode up to the stand on his bicycle, shattered a window and lit a prepared incendiary device.

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The suspect then tossed the device inside and took off, police said….(read more)

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#NorthFire: ‘If you wrote this in a screenplay, you would be told to tone it down. Unreal’

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[VIDEO] Explosion Rocks New York City Neighborhood


Explosion and Fire in the East Village

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 reports: Firefighters were on the scene of an apparent explosion on Thursday afternoon in the East Village, and a building at the site appeared to have been partially destroyed while another building was engulfed in flames.

A witness reported hearing a large explosion at the five-story building, which is at the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street.

The authorities were closing down the surrounding streets, concerned about the building collapsing further and sending debris flying.

Officials said that they could not say yet if anyone was in the building when it collapsed or if anyone was in the neighboring building that was in flames. Read the rest of this entry »


Wicked Blue Venomous Rock & Roll Tarantula of the Night: Meet Poecilotheria Metallica

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Poecilotheria metallica is a species of tarantula. It reflects brilliant metallic blue color. Like others in its genus it exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The species’ natural habitat is deciduous forest in Andhra Pradesh, in central southern India. P. metallica was first discovered in the town of Gooty, a fact reflected in some of its common names: Gooty sapphire ornamental tree spider, Gooty sapphire, and Gooty tarantula. Other common names are metallic tarantula, peacock parachute spider, peacock tarantula, or salepurgu….(read more)

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[VIDEO] Happy Friday Face-Flame Vodka Shot

Four friends sat in a room looking forward to a good time.

Of course, some drinks were also added in the mix to help with the said good time. However it soon turned into a scene out of a sci-fi film,  when one man downed his flaming vodka, only to discover that he had set himself on fire…(more)

India Today


Arachnapyromania: Man Sets House Afire Trying to Kill Spider with Lighter, Spray Paint

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“I’m pretty sure the spider did not survive this fire.”

SEATTLE — Fire officials say a West Seattle man was using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider in his laundry room when the house went up in flames.

Fire crews were called to a home in the 10200 block of 34th Avenue SW just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Fire is not the method to use to kill a spider.”

Firefighters originally battled the blaze from a distance after learning there may be ammunition inside. Crews were eventually able to extinguish the fire, but not before it did significant damage to the structure.

“I don’t want to encourage people to do this, but that’s what he did. The spider tried to get into the wall. He sprayed flames on the wall, lit the wall on fire, and that extended up to the ceiling.”

— Kyle Moore, Seattle Fire Department

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Chinese Poultry Plant Fire Kills More than 100

Relatives of victims left the scene of the deadly fire

Relatives of victims left the scene of the deadly fire

HONG KONG — Explosions and fire tore through parts of a poultry processing plant in northeast China on Monday, killing at least 120 people in one of the country’s worst factory disasters in years.

Chinese news reports said many of the workers who had died had been hindered from leaving the factory, the Baoyuanfeng Poultry Plant, because the exits had been blocked or inadequate. The plant began operations four years ago and was considered a major domestic poultry supplier.

Survivors described panic inside the burning plant, as employees unfamiliar with the fire escapes jostled and trampled one another through smoke and flames to reach exits that turned out to be locked.

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