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    Default Official News Thread - Misc To Replace CNN

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    Seeing as many people here like posting news stories, I figured we’d create another news thread for, well, news. If you feel that there’s some news story that is worth discussing, go ahead and post it here. As the previous news thread, if you feel that there is a news story that deserves its own thread, please go find a moderator and ask for approval before you post it.

    As for posting, you should include a link to your article, as well as include a quotation of a paragraph from the article. Don’t just link the source and have no content, try to spark some discussion and hook others into reading it, too.

    Like any other thread, make sure to follow the forum rules. Posts that only contain a link and no quoted passage from the article will be deleted, and possibly infracted for spam. If I were you, I’d just stop being lazy and go ahead and quote that article. Seriously, it’s only one paragraph that you need quoted!

    This topic will be able to be bumped, so don’t worry if no one has posted in over 30 days or more. Go ahead and post without the fear of receiving an infraction.
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    Today, the internet says farewell to one of its legends. Eduard Khil, the man responsible for one of the more memorable, long-lasting, and recreated viral videos of all time has died at the age of 77.
    NOOOOOO! He brought a whole new meaning to memes... :'(. He was from the video "Trolololol"...

    As much as I want to say "first", I'm not a retard, so...

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    ^ Awwwww... well, he was getting old, so I suppose I can't feel too upset over the loss.

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    A Phoenix, Ariz., woman put her 5-week-old baby on top of her car in his car seat and drove away, apparently forgetting he was there, not even noticing when the seat fell off the car and landed in an intersection, police said.

    ...The baby’s mother, 19-year-old Catalina Clouser, who allegedly had been smoking marijuana, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence and child abuse, police said.
    I live in Arizona, and I'm disgusted with this girl. What, she couldn't find a babysitter before she and a friend smoked around the baby?
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    I'm confused as to why you find the act of smoking marijuana more appalling than the mother leaving her child on top of her car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreis View Post
    I'm confused as to why you find the act of smoking marijuana more appalling than the mother leaving her child on top of her car.
    Sorry, I didn't word that well. Her forgetting to leave her baby on top of her car is more appalling than marijuana (much as I am against the drug), I totally agree. Had she found a sitter, this wouldn't have happened. But nope, she was just being an idiot, and chances are good she's not getting the child back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreis View Post
    I'm confused as to why you find the act of smoking marijuana more appalling than the mother leaving her child on top of her car.
    This. I mean putting the child on the car could have actualy killed the kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    ^ Awwwww... well, he was getting old, so I suppose I can't feel too upset over the loss.

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    I live in Arizona, and I'm disgusted with this girl. What, she couldn't find a babysitter before she and a friend smoked around the baby?
    And this is why Arizona should allow abortions, people. So that babies don't grow up in states like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame Mistress View Post
    And this is why Arizona should allow abortions, people. So that babies don't grow up in states like this.
    What a horribly myopic and tactless statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geekachu View Post
    What a horribly myopic and tactless statement.
    I agree completely, but I'm inclined to believe she was joking.

    Anyway, I'm glad the child wasn't hurt. Bad parenting is rampant no matter where you go, and this was no exception. I can see how you can forget things if you're high, but you're child? I'm hoping that the child gets placed with a family besides her or her mother's. Obviously that woman is vile and shouldn't be trusted with raising a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geekachu View Post
    What a horribly myopic and tactless statement.
    What would you prefer? A childhood where you're neglected by your constantly high mother with probably the same future as your mum, or no life at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spite View Post
    NOOOOOO! He brought a whole new meaning to memes... :'(. He was from the video "Trolololol"...

    As much as I want to say "first", I'm not a retard, so...

    http://www.webpronews.com/trololo-gu...stroke-2012-06
    I went ahead and took the liberty of posting the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1orMX...ture=g-all-lik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spite View Post
    NOOOOOO! He brought a whole new meaning to memes... :'(. He was from the video "Trolololol"...

    As much as I want to say "first", I'm not a retard, so...

    http://www.webpronews.com/trololo-gu...stroke-2012-06
    He ended up dying!? NOO! He was great, and he has left a legacy! Well done, he will probably be a trol-angel :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame Mistress View Post
    And this is why Arizona should allow abortions, people. So that babies don't grow up in states like this.
    Well, that's flawless logic. One mother did something horrible, therefore every mother in Arizona is horrible and so they should just give up and abort their babies.
    Huh.

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    Another reason for abortion to stay legal.
    Yes, this is why people. Stupid mothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame Mistress View Post
    What would you prefer? A childhood where you're neglected by your constantly high mother with probably the same future as your mum, or no life at all?
    That's quite the generaliation you're making. 'Most likely with the same future'.... Has A Child Called It and Mummy Dearest taught you nothing? They ended up pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandi. View Post
    Another reason for abortion to stay legal.
    Yes, this is why people. Stupid mothers.
    My general impression is that its usually the "stupid conservative" people who tend not to get abortions. Also saying that one person's stupidity is a reason why we should keep infant genocide legal is utterly disgusting and reprehensible.

    Concerning the mother, however, I guess sometimes there is just no way to quantify or explain stupidity. I can offer you an elaborate theory detailing all the circumstances or factors that could have caused this incident. But, would I be right?

    My best answer is this: This mother probably had no mother of her own (in the sense of being trained correctly) The cycle of negligent parenting is becoming more evident by the days.

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    People still call abortion infant genocide? How upsetting.
    More like fetus genocide.

    See me in the abortion debate!
    I just can't see how people still find abortion unnecessary after hearing about all these terrible mothers who should have had an abortion because they obviously can't be responsible enough to take care of a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    I agree completely, but I'm inclined to believe she was joking.
    Ah, okay. I guess I mustn't be in tune with these hip Family Guy senses of humour.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame Mistress View Post
    What would you prefer? A childhood where you're neglected by your constantly high mother with probably the same future as your mum, or no life at all?
    Well, as you originally put it, whether this be through unfortunate choice of words or not, was "And this is why Arizona should allow abortions, people. So that babies don't grow up in states like this.", which is a horribly sweeping statement that defines a whole state down to the actions of one of its moronic inhabitants. Furthermore, abortion is a really contentious topic and the way you brought it up showed as little regard for that child's life as that pot-smoking mother did.

    Abortion isn't even the only option anyway, that child could have been adopted and raised by a loving family, so to jump immediately to the termination notion just made your original statement that much more myopic.

    I concede that this may have been down to poor choice of words on your part or a very poor joke, but this in any case isn't suitable posting for a news thread.

    I apologise for digressing off the news topic, so read about the transit of Venus, which is due to occur tonight, and won't reoccur for another 105 years.

    Planet Venus is set to move across the face of the Sun as viewed from Earth.

    The more than six-and-a-half-hour transit, which starts just after 22:00 GMT (23:00 BST) on Tuesday is a very rare astronomical phenomenon that will not be witnessed again until 2117.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geekachu View Post
    It's a shame that I won't haver the opportunity to witness it. I'm still hoping to be able to experience a few astronomical events in my lifetime that aren't super moons (though those aren't exactly common either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandi. View Post
    People still call abortion infant genocide? How upsetting.
    More like fetus genocide.

    See me in the abortion debate!
    I just can't see how people still find abortion unnecessary after hearing about all these terrible mothers who should have had an abortion because they obviously can't be responsible enough to take care of a child.
    Yeah but this terrible mother MAY have wanted to be a parent.

    So true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geekachu View Post
    I apologise for digressing off the news topic, so read about the transit of Venus, which is due to occur tonight, and won't reoccur for another 105 years.
    Watching the live video, but it's bothering me. I just want to see images (and possibly video, if any), not seeing the same images over and over (they should be updating right now) and people talking about it with microphones that are having issues (or the people just have voices that are bothering me, either of the two).

    Video feed in question
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terra Branford View Post
    I'm still hoping to be able to experience a few astronomical events in my lifetime that aren't super moons (though those aren't exactly common either).
    Damn I missed the supermoon a month ago too. I'm too bad at this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    Watching the live video, but it's bothering me. I just want to see images (and possibly video, if any), not seeing the same images over and over (they should be updating right now) and people talking about it with microphones that are having issues (or the people just have voices that are bothering me, either of the two).

    Video feed in question
    Here's a nice article about the transit in which you can find a high-definition video from NASA of the event. In all honesty, and despite the magnitude of the transit, I couldn't be arsed to lug myself out of bed really early in the morning to watch it. I don't even think the weather was right in my area for viewing. I know that watching a playback of the event on the internet isn't the same thing as watching the transit first-hand, but it's still interesting nonetheless (and allows us to consider our sheer insignificance compared to the sun, too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geekachu View Post
    Damn I missed the supermoon a month ago too. I'm too bad at this.
    Forgot about the supermoon... eh.

    Here's a nice article about the transit in which you can find a high-definition video from NASA of the event.
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    The video is GORGEOUS. I was more interested in our Sun than Venus' transition, I never did get to see videos of it in motion like that with our current technology. The solar flares are so beautiful... *day-dreams*
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    Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk across Niagara Falls

    Wallenda made the walk from the U.S. side of the falls to the Canadian side, a journey of 1,800 feet (550 meters) over treacherous waters and rocks, in a little more than 25 minutes.
    Yeah, small article, but sure there will be more to tell tomorrow. Just putting it here since it is a bit historic, and it was neat to watch, even if I was thinking, "Gee, that guy's screwed if he falls."

    Yeah, it was on live TV in case no one was aware of it.
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    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/11/ju...html?hpt=ju_c2

    A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.

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