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Judge clears way for “Creationist dinosaur park” to be seized
08.06.2009
05:30 pm
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Ah religion, that organized system of ignorance… you never fail to bring the funny:

imageA ruling by U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers states that the nine properties that make up Dinosaur Adventure Land as well as two bank accounts associated with the park will be used to satisfy $430,400 owed to the federal government.

Kent Hovind, who founded the park and a ministry, Creation Science Evangelism, is serving 10 years in federal prison for failing to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $470,000 in employee taxes.

He was found guilty in November 2006 on 58 counts, including failure to pay employee taxes and making threats against investigators.

The conviction culminated 17 years of Hovind sparring with the IRS. Saying he was employed by God and his ministers were not subject to payroll taxes, he claimed no income or property.

 

Judge clears way for dinosaur park to be seized

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.06.2009
05:30 pm
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After 34 years, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme to be released
08.05.2009
06:09 pm
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This just in from CNN:

The president she once pointed a gun at has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.

However, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme is about to get her first taste of real freedom in more than three decades.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fromme, now 60, is set to be released on parole August 16.

Fromme is housed at the Federal Medical Center at Carswell, Texas.

After 34 years, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme to be released

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.05.2009
06:09 pm
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Beatles space broadcast ‘risks alien attack’ (they *are* from Liverpool, you know…)
07.29.2009
11:15 am
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Maybe we should add a new “WTF?” category:

NASA started to beam the song towards the North Star, 431 light years from Earth at midnight GMT on Monday, drawing congratulations from former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, who mused that it marked “the beginning of the new age in which we will communicate with billions of planets across the universe.”

But today’s New Scientist asks whether such signals could expose us to the risk of attack from mean spirited aliens.

Beatles space broadcast ‘risks alien attack’

Thank you Mister Mark Jordan of London, England!

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.29.2009
11:15 am
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Christian right aims to change history lessons in Texas schools
07.25.2009
03:20 pm
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We are living in Idiocracy. It’s not coming, it’s here now…

imageThe Christian right is making a fresh push to force religion onto the school curriculum in Texas with the state’s education board about to consider recommendations that children be taught that there would be no United States if it had not been for God.

Members of a panel of experts appointed by the board to revise the state’s history curriculum, who include a Christian fundamentalist preacher who says he is fighting a war for America’s moral soul, want lessons to emphasise the part played by Christianity in the founding of the US and that religion is a civic virtue.

Opponents have decried the move as an attempt to insert religious teachings in to the classroom by stealth, similar to the Christian right’s partially successful attempt to limit the teaching of evolution in biology lessons in Texas.

Christian right aims to change history lessons in Texas schools

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.25.2009
03:20 pm
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Alex Kovas: Freaky Manimal Model
07.23.2009
12:00 pm
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Alex Kovas (born 1977) is a Russian-British male model in the fitness and fashion industries.   He gained notoriety within the furry fandom after a number of videos featuring Kovas were posted to his YouTube account; the videos depict Kovas posing in a combination of body paint and animal masks.

It’s a little creepy folks!  Do what you will with this:

Humanimal is collaboration between amazingly talented body painter Kirsten Bentley and professional model and actor Alex Kovas. Combining detailed body painting with the use of prosthetics, Humanimal can create a variety of visually stunning animals, for your event using, contact lenses, body paint and ingenious prosthetics to complete the illusion. Humanimal can turn Alex Kovas into a jaguar, panther, lion or any other big cat you could imagine, as well as a range of dogs and even a zebra. All these animals are amazing recreations of the orginal, created with astounding attention detail. humanimal have even recieved praise from a big cat game keeper at a safari park reception they performed at. He commented that the markings displayed by Humanimal`s big cat were as close to the real thing as they could possibly be.

Alex has modelled for a Diesel billboard campaign and has starred in commercials for both Nike and Adidas. He has also performed in Calvin Harris?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.23.2009
12:00 pm
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Radovan Karadzic?
07.23.2009
11:30 am
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imageYes, THAT Radovan Karadzic, the Serbian politician, poet and accused genocider!

In a tale that will surely go down in the annals of WTF? as one of the weirdest “Where are they now?” stories of all time, Rodavan Karadzic—well we know where he is now, he’s awaiting trial at The Hague—grew a beard and took the alias of Dr. Dragan David Dabi?тİ. Under this name he operated a website offering to treat sexual disorders using what he called Human Quantum Energy. He gave talks on his theories to hundreds of people.

This story is super tweaked:

At the time of his arrest, Dragan Dabi?тİ was fast becoming a minor celebrity in Belgrade. He had his own column in a national magazine. He was a rising star in a Connecticut-based vitamin company. And he was collaborating with a well-known sexologist on a novel form of sperm-rejuvenation therapy.

So after Karadzic was hustled off to The Hague last July to stand trial for war crimes, some knotty questions lingered. I made e-mail contact with Tesanovic, whose antiwar writings became popular in the late ?

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.23.2009
11:30 am
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Cat Ladies: When Cats Mean “Meow” to You Than People
07.22.2009
03:42 pm
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CAT LADIES is a one hour verit?ɬ

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.22.2009
03:42 pm
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Tiny Tim Performs Apocalyptic Ditty With Children
07.22.2009
02:48 pm
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Tiny Tim sings and dances to his mutant psychedelia “The Other Side” with an audience of little girls.  I wonder what the kids were thinking?

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.22.2009
02:48 pm
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Man claims to look like Michael from “Good Times”
07.16.2009
10:19 am
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My husband found this curious poster taped on a telephone pole in Los Angeles. I’m not exactly sure what this fellow wants, other than to meet some fly white, Asian and Latina ladies to help him with “things.” Apparently he likes rapping and playing chess. We at Dangerous Minds wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors.

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Update: A savvy Boing Boing commenter points out that the guy’s a) prolific b) known.

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.16.2009
10:19 am
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Obscure 80s German duo sing ‘Tippen Ein’
07.14.2009
05:16 pm
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I couldn’t find much information on German group New Production Goes to Munich’s 1987 hit “Tippen Ein.”  But, for all you Tim and Eric fans out there, I think you’ll really love this twisted synthpop masterpiece. Genius.

Here’s a link to a live version of “Tippen Ein”

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.14.2009
05:16 pm
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