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A man has a stroke and doesn't comply - SO - the police taser and pepper spray him

The Fredericksburg Police Department released this body camera video of Officer Shaun Jurgens. Jurgens used a stun gun and pepper sprayed a man who was having a medical emergency May 4. Some audio was redacted to protect personal information of the driver.



Obama Has Priceless Reaction To Little Girl’s White House Meltdown

Everyone has at least one embarrassing moment from childhood that makes them cringe whenever they look back. For little Claudia Moser, this moment is probably it.

Accompanying her parents during an April visit to celebrate Passover at the White House, Claudia decided to throw a full-blown temper tantrum in the Red Room – right in front of President Barack Obama. During the epic meltdown, Claudia threw herself onto the carpet, buried her face in the floor and pounded her frustration into the fabric, leaving President Obama and the First Lady speechless.

A photo capturing the moment was posted to Twitter by Claudia’s Uncle, writer and journalist Benjamin Moser, showing not only Claudia’s crying spell, but President Obama’s amazing reaction to it:

This is a moment that all parents can relate to, and sometimes the only thing you can do is just let the child ride a fit out. Accepting that he couldn’t do anything to pull Claudia out of her cranky mood, Obama raises his hands in defeat while keeping completely composed – a technique he probably picked up from dealing with conservatives on a regular basis. Michelle Obama, also rendered helpless in the situation, looks on sympathetically in the background.


Australian footballer becomes 1st man in history to be sent off for tackling giant BBQ sauce bottle

Australian footballer becomes first man in history to be sent off for tackling a giant BBQ sauce bottle
Brian Griffiths dismissed for horror tackle on living condiment

Playing in a testimonial for the retiring Central Coast Mariners player John Hutchinson, Griffiths committed the violent act while the sauce was clean through on goal.

Chasing the human condiment down in a bid to prevent conceding another goal in the eventual 12-5 victory for Hutch's XI, Stoke born Griffiths lunged from behind, taking his victim out of the game in the process.

Rightfully dismissed for the foul, Griffiths left the pitch unaware that video footage of the incident would be shared around the world and tarnish his career.

Questions over the referee's decision to allow the sauce to take part in the game in the first place have been asked by conspiracy theorists, forgetting that at a testimonial you're allowed to do whatever you want. Except slide tackle a delicious meal accompaniment.

and yes, there is even video:

my brother was curious too.....


at 64 going on 65 and decades of therapy......
I still cannot "totally understand what happened".

curiosity just doesn't explain it away for me.


—Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) quoted by Politico, when asked if he would become a lobbyist after retiring:

“I would rather be taken to Singapore and caned.”


Dugger Cover-up: Arkansas Police ORDERED To DESTROY Records of Josh Duggar's Alleged Molestation

Arkansas police have destroyed the records of the investigation into Josh Duggar's alleged molestation of five underage girls, a police spokesman announced Friday, a day after the reality TV star resigned his position as head of FRC Action.

Springdale Police spokesman Scott Lewis said Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the 2006 offense report destroyed Thursday. Zimmerman didn't return a request for comment on Friday.

"The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record," Lewis said, adding that similar records are typically kept indefinitely. "As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn't exist."

Neither Duggar nor his father, a former state representative, returned calls seeking comment Friday.


Amazing video has emerged of an orca swimming underneath paddleboarder off the coast of New Zealand

An amazing video has emerged of an orca swimming underneath a paddleboarder off the coast of New Zealand on Monday. The once-in-a-lifetime footage, captured off Kuaotunu beach, shows the killer whale swimming right next to boarder Luke Reilly.

Interviewed by a local news organisation about the experience, Riley said: “This one just bee-lined it for me. He popped up about 10cm away from the back of my board.”


Holy Shit. This Is How the Duggars' Homeschooling Curriculum Allegedly Dealt With Sexual Abuse.


France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

Source: The Guardian

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities
Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty

French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste.

The French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles an epidemic of wasted food that has highlighted the divide between giant food firms and people who are struggling to eat.

As MPs united in a rare cross-party consensus, the centre-right deputy Yves Jégo told parliament: “There’s an absolute urgency – charities are desperate for food. The most moving part of this law is that it opens us up to others who are suffering.”

Supermarkets will be barred from deliberately spoiling unsold food so it cannot be eaten. Those with a footprint of 4,305 sq ft (400 sq m) or more will have to sign contracts with charities by July next year or face penalties including fines of up to €75,000 (£53,000) or two years in jail.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/22/france-to-force-big-supermarkets-to-give-away-unsold-food-to-charity
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