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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
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    I hope more than I probably should that he used them like nunchuks.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    re: World's Tallest Building - " will [...] accommodate approximately 100,000 people, [...] provide them with retail and leisure facilities too. According to CNN the Sky City One will contain 1,000,000 sq m (10,800,000 sq ft) of usable floor space"

    So, not even allowing for retail and leisure facilities, lobbies, lifts and corridors, that's 10 sq m each.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    @DJ Stawes

    Linguica, when you absolutely, positively, must lacerate everyone in the room with some sausage. Accept no substitutes.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012 edited
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    So, Julian Assange has holed up in the Ecuador Embassy in London claiming political asylum.

    Ecuador quite rightly say they're obliged to consider all applications for asylum
    , but expect this to kick off a political stink anyway.

    Just when I thought this whole story couldn't get any weirder...
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    Adidas cancels 'shackle shoes' after outcry.

    I can't believe there was anyone who thought that would be a good idea.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    doh
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    @DJ Stawes

    I can't imagine anyone thought they'd buy them. I mean, those, at least, are some hidesouly fucking ugly shoes.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    Granted that this is a couple years old, but apparently a thousand or so people live in the flood tunnels underneath Las Vegas.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    British scientists appear to be trying to make 28 Days Later a reality.

    Sure they say they want to cure people with extreme aggression problems but they always say things like that.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
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    I wouldn't trust any story about that vampire-looking motherfucker being dead until some occult precautions have been taken.
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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012
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    Greasemonkey, I have no problem with that result.

    However, I was amazed by the number of people on other sites saying that even investigating whether the father's story was true was inappropriate.

    Seriously, the prosecutor was getting death threats for saying, in effect, "if the facts are as stated, then no offence was committed but a man died so we have to check out his killer's story."
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    Here's another article that contains a few more details of the case, but also contains lines like
    One blow probably would have been sufficient to separate the alleged predator from the girl.


    Are you fucking kidding me?
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    Greasemonkey, I have no problem with that result.

    I'd have done the same thing under those circumstances, too.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012 edited
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    From what I've read, this isn't a vigilante justice "he had it coming" kind of case.

    The father apparently had no intention of killing the guy, he was just defending his daughter and was quite distraught that he accidentally killed the attacker while doing so.

    If he had used the "I just snapped" defense, it would probably have gone to trial with the jury returning a verdict of justifiable homicide or temporary insanity in a matter of minutes.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
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    Uganda bans 38 organisations accused of 'promoting homosexuality'

    Uganda has announced a ban on 38 non-governmental organisations it accuses of undermining the national culture by promoting homosexuality.
    Simon Lokodo, the country's ethics and integrity minister, claimed the NGOs were receiving support from abroad for Uganda's homosexuals and "recruiting" young children into homosexuality
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
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    @Kosmopolit - He even called an ambulance for the guy. A full investigation is appropriate, definitely. But it seems that in this case he had plenty of reason to attack the guy, but no intent to kill him, so it's a pretty sound judgement call to not charge him.