Thursday, May 23, 2019

Man not guilty of possessing child porn — sex doll he bought was child-sized but

Kenneth Harrisson’s stated reasons for ordering the doll did not ring true.A Newfoundland man has been found not guilty of possessing child pornography after a judge determined it was not proven he knew the sex doll he ordered was child-sized. The judge said he accepted expert testimony that the doll was child pornography.

But the judge concluded the Crown failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Harrisson knew what was in the box delivered to his St. John’s home.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Grumpy Cat, feline internet legend, dead at age 7

Grumpy Cat, the famous feline known for her permanent scowl, has died at age seven, according to her owners. The cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, became famous in 2012 after photographs of her grumpy expression rocketed across the web. Grumpy Cat’s internet fame was followed by a best-selling book and eventually, a TV movie called Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. She even had an agent to handle her public appearances.
The cat’s sulk is caused by feline dwarfism and an underbite. Last year, Grumpy Cat won over US$700,000 in a copyright lawsuit. Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of the U.S. coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat’s image.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Trump Wall pumper Brian Kolfage doing real well lately

A Florida man who raised over $22 million on GoFundMe in the “We The People Will Build the Wall” campaign is being accused of diverting money to pay for a ‘million dollar’ yacht and suddenly high-flying lifestyle.

"My name is Brian Kolfage and I'm a triple-amputee war veteran. I take the security of the American people very seriously which is how I find myself building wall on the southern border. " he says on his Go Fund Me Page.
A source indicated that Kolfage was manipulating donors with his personal sob story to support his high lifestyle. Despite many statements there has been no progress on Kolfage's project. Brian Kolfage made millions from fake news on Facebook pages formerly known as the Right Wing News before getting shuttered by FaceBook. He appears to have simply moved on to an intentionally fake wall.
In January, Kolfage said he was going to give a refund to all those who gave if the goal didn’t reach $1 billion. That turned out to be bullshit; he didn’t issue refunds and instead has kept the GoFundMe page going while continuously posting about immigration.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Female Instagrammer sells her armpit hair

Instagrammer Sarah Jane doesn't worry about her clothing when travelling. The 33-year-old enjoys going to exotic locations to pose naked for social media pictures. Sarah Jane says many of her pictures are actually taken by her sister. She said: "My family is 100% supportive of my nude photos."

Her Instagram account, @Wonderhussy, has 45,000 followers and counting. Competitive pressure has made her turn to a new revenue source ... her underarm hair. She laughs: "Boy, are my pits hairy."

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Poo and Pee make big splash: featured on Fox News

Metro Vancouver’s new Poo and Pee mascots are raising a stink. On Wednesday night, the bodily functions, which are part of Metro Vancouver’s third annual Unflushables campaign, were featured on Fox News.
The point apparently being made is that the region’s sewer systems can handle only poo, pee, and toilet paper. One wonders where 'rollie' the bum wipe mascot is.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Model Tales Soares drops dead on catwalk

A photo showed the model lying face down on the catwalk. Soares was 26 years old.A model participating in Sao Paulo's Fashion Week has died after getting sick and falling on the catwalk. A statement from organizers said Tales Soares took ill Saturday while in a parade of fashion brand Ocksa. A medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Soares tripped on his shoelace and fell. The crowd initially thought his fall was part of a performance.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Lori Loughlin's daughters didn't fall far from the tree

Lori Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli lied to his parents about going to college and then pocketed the tuition money. The couple is accused of paying $500k in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. They face a wide array of charges.

19-year-old Oliva Jade is also now implicated in the scandal.

The couple are accused of paying a fortune in bribes to have daughter Oliva Jade placed on the USC rowing team, greasing her acceptance into USC. Oliva Jade is no athlete.
Oliva Jade has recently closed social media accounts. Loughlin and Giannulli each face up to 40 years in prison. They turned down a plea deal which would have substantially reduced their sentences. The pair thought the feds were bluffing.
Isabella Rose Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli

Thursday, April 18, 2019

‘I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to’

Trump again pushed back against the suggestion that he obstructed justice during Robert Mueller‘s investigation, on the day that a redacted version of the special counsel’s report was released publicly. This time, he suggested that the very fact that he didn’t fire anyone from the special counsel’s office shows that he didn’t obstruct anything.

Hours after the report was released, Trump was spewing ... “Donald Trump was being framed, he fought back. That is not obstruction.” He then tweeted, “I had the right to end the whole witch hunt"

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Florida man killed by large, flightless pet bird

A large, flightless bird native to Australia killed its Florida owner when it attacked him. A cassowary killed the man on his property near Gainesville using its long claws. Cassowaries are similar to emus and stand up to 1.8 metres tall and weigh up to 130 pounds.
The San Diego Zoo calls them the world's most dangerous bird. They carry a 10-centimetre, dagger-like claw on each foot. Cassowaries have a reputation for being dangerous and can be extremely aggressive if provoked.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Father-son team sold diseased body parts

An Illinois father-son team is accused of illegally selling body parts ravaged by infectious diseases, including HIV, sepsis and hepatitis. Donald Greene Sr. is charged with wire fraud and his son, Donald Greene II, is charged with concealing a crime. The pair allegedly sold the body parts of people who believed they were donating their bodies to science. Researchers pay for cadaver parts, but it is illegal to knowingly trade in diseased organs.

Operating from 2008 to 2014 through the Biological Resource Center of Rosemont, the company provided the bodies to researchers.
The Greenes operation came up as investigators were probing notorious Detroit body broker Arthur Rathburn. Rathburn was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2018.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Man buys $8 million island then steals from Kmart

A man who had just bought an $8m island off Key West was arrested for participating in a scheme to steal $300 in household items from Kmart. Andrew Francis Lippi, 59, had purchased several items, including a Keurig coffeemaker and light bulbs, and returned the original boxes for refund. Police say the boxes were stuffed with other items. For example, store officials said a basketball was inside the Keurig box.

The store's loss prevention officer provided detectives with video of Lippi buying and returning all of the items between March 30 and April 5.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Loblaw Co. gets $12m Carbon reduction subsidy

The Liberal government is taking heat after announcing it's giving Loblaw Co. $12m under a clean energy program. Minister Catherine McKenna announced that Loblaw would receive the cash as part of a $36m upgrade to refrigeration units at 370 Loblaw stores.
Critics are questioning why Loblaw Co., which turned a profit of $754m in the 2018 fiscal year, would need taxpayer help to pay for equipment upgrades. The controversy spurred a hashtag, #LoblawsGiveItBack

Monday, April 8, 2019

'Creature from the black lagoon' on the rise - C. auris

In May last year, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ called Candida auris. C. auris is tenacious, in part, because it is impervious to major antifungal medications. Fungi, just like bacteria, are evolving defenses to survive modern medicines.

It's thought that rampant use of fungicides on crops is contributing to the surge in drug-resistant fungi infecting humans.
Nearly half of patients who contract C. auris will die within 90 days. 90 percent of C. auris infections are resistant to at least one drug, and 30 percent are resistant to two or more drugs.

The man at Mount Sinai died in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor tiles to eradicate it.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Fake Heiress comes crashing down

With a vast family fortune and intent on launching her own global business, Anna led a life that seemed too good to be true. And it was. Anna Sorokin travelled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle was a fraudster who bilked friends, banks and hotels. Sorokin, 28, lived in luxury New York City hotel rooms she couldn’t afford, promised a friend an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco and then stuck her with the $62,000 bill, and peddled bogus bank statements in a quest for a $22 million loan.
She was arrested last October while in rehab in Malibu, California. Sorokin is accused of falsifying documents from foreign banks showing balances of £52 million, which she tried to use to secure a £16.5 million loan for her business project.

With her plea bargain now rejected, Sorokin faces 15 years in jail.

Her lawyer told jurors that Sorokin was exploiting a system that was “easily seduced by glamour and glitz”