I use Facebook and such as a brain drain sometimes and it’s been a great way to see what some people are up to that I grew up with. It really is frustrating and disappointing how many people just jump right on board with confirmation bias misinformation. The most ironic wave I’ve seen recently is people bitching about the lack of critical thinking while while spreading misinformation. I used to think tiny soundbites taken out of context on cable news were the worst thing for society but social media is even worse than that.
What happened to Slashdot? At one time it was the first site I visited in the morning. Now I just visit it once in a while since it has become so slow and bloated. They used to have interesting news and even more interesting comments. Now all they show is old stories with the same old memes.
So our local newspaper has decided that they want me to pay a few dollars to read more than 15 articles online. To me this would be fine if I didn’t already pay to have it delivered. Why should I have to pay extra to read it online on a page loaded with ads? I don’t read the print version myself because of the small print not working with my eyesight.
Yesterday afternoon and evening there was a fire in Conshohocken that went to 8 alarms according to the news. It has displaced over 300 people the news said earlier. It started in a 5 story building that was under construction. It seems like it quickly spread through the entire building and then the radiant heat caused it to spread to more buildings. The one video I saw of it just looked totally insane.
How many times can you rob the same place and get away with it? For two stupid people 3 times in a week was too many. The robbed Cyber Warehouse last Tuesday and Wednesday. I heard about it on the news last night and couldn’t help but to laugh. Why would someone go back to the same place three times in a week. Wouldn’t they think the police might be watching?
Chinese Woman Falls 6 Stories, saved by pile of excrement1 I’m not sure how true this is but according to this article a woman was hanging laundry from the sixth story of a building in China and fell. They happened to be cleaning the building’s septic system when she fell so she landed in the crap. I wonder if she was thinking “oh shit!” when she hit the pile of shit.
Police: Man swiped 1,500 women’s undies1 This guy stole all this women’s underwear from apartment complex laundry rooms. He had it at his house. The police said it they got 5 garbage bags full and 94 pounds of it. The good thing is the guy admits he has a problem. It’s surprising he got away with it so much. edited post to remove dead link. ↩︎
Community Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents1 I just saw this and thought it was pretty interesting and bullshit at the same time. It seems this Home owners association thought they should not allow residents to have guns on their property. This is a good example of why I’d never want to have to deal with one of these HOA. I really wouldn’t want someone else telling me what I can and cannot do on my own property.
Person on their cell phone on top of their flooded car. They showed them on the noon news. Apparently both heavy rains and cell phones bring out the stupid in people. If they hadn’t gone around the barrier to drive into the water it wouldn’t have been a problem.
Teen ‘sport killings' of homeless on the rise It supposedly started off as a game. The started throwing sticks and leaves at a homeless man after having a couple of beers with him. Then they started punching and kicking the homeless man. They also threw rocks and bricks at him and pounded him with a pipe and baseball bat. After that one of them smeared his own shit on the man’s face and cut him with a knife to see if he’s dead…
Mummified body found in front of blaring TV1 A mummified body was found sitting sitting in front of a blaring TV. He had been dead for over a year. It’s just strange that someone can be dead for over a year and no one noticed. He was only noticed because of a broken water pipe. The other weird thing is the electricity wasn’t turned off. edited post to remove dead link.
teens get 10 years for cooking puppy in oven1 Damaging computers, splattering paint on the walls and breaking glass of a newly refurbished community center wasn’t enough for these asses. They had to take a puppy and cook it and kill it in the oven. I hope a rabid dog chews off their balls in the future but then again even that would be too nice. edited post to remove dead link.
No Charges Filed After Accidental Car Theft1 Oops.. A woman accidentally stole a car in Ohio. She used her daughter’s key in a car that wasn’t hers. She must have been embarrassed. This is something I’d do. I actually did try to get into the wrong car in a parking lot more than once. Molly’s car is black. Their are a lot of black cars out there. edited post to remove dead link.
Somehow two people that were burned by wires while climbing up on a trail were awarded $24,000,000 million