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US Special Ops Forces Committing Suicide in Record Numbers
Offbeat  (tags: Army, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
US special forces have been committing suicide at record levels for the last two years, the head of the US Special Operations Command (SOCom) admitted in a speech on Thursday. He blamed the high numbers on the length and difficulty of combat.
Outrage as Police 'Executioners' Seize and Kill 22 Pet Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: Outrage, merseyside, police, liverpool, pit bulls, killed, sad news )

Marie
- 1 hour ago - express.co.uk
POLICE were last night accused of playing "judge, jury and executioner" after officers seized 22 pet dogs in dawn raids and killed them all.
The Great British Bucket List: The Top 50 UK Experiences That Everyone Should Try at Least Once
Offbeat  (tags: Bucket list, UK, Great Britain, trooping of the guard, experiences )

Marie
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
But the number one British bucket list experience is the simple pleasure of enjoying fish and chips while sat on a pier at a traditional seaside resort.
Televangelist Pat Robertson Wants to Know Why Jews 'Are So Rich'
Offbeat  (tags: americans, culture, U.S. government, polishing diamonds, Pat Robertson, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, The 700 Club )

Jess
- 1 day ago - haaretz.com
According to a report in Salon, Lapin explained that Jewish people don't spend their weekends mowing lawns or fixing their cars because they prefer to pay others to do it for them.
Easter 2014: Another Tide (Coincides)
Offbeat  (tags: Easter, Holy Spirit, Revelations, Vision, Faith, Good News )

Wind
- 18 hours ago - seaclearly.wordpress.com
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. Exodus 14:21
Powerful Range Hood - REALLY FUNNY!
Offbeat  (tags: funny, culture, humans, humor, hoax )

Giana
- 9 hours ago - biggeekdad.com
Professional cooks understand the benefit of having a powerful range hood in their kitchen but this one beats them all. The turbo fan vent is on sale and the special price is probably a bargain given how powerful this kitchen vent is.
Report Indicates That US Aligned Regimes Are Preparing for War
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Asia, Budget, Middle East, Military, NATO, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - rt.com
Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details.
Navy Charges Fourth Official in Worst Corruption Scandal in Decades
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Corruption, Court, Crime, Intelligence, Law, Military, Navy, Scandal, Security, USA, Vessels )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Officials have arrested and charged a fourth US Navy officer with leaking classified information to a defense contractor in exchange for cash, gifts, and other personal favors.
Gold Bars Removed From Indian Man's Stomach
Offbeat  (tags: Gold Bars, Stomach, businessman, Delhi, India )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Indians traditionally hoard gold in the belief it will bring financial security. Twelve bars of gold have been recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him has said.
Obama Administration Delays Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline Again
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Oil, Resources, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The Obama administration said Friday that it is giving federal agencies more time to assess a proposed trans-national pipeline, likely keeping a decision about the controversial Keystone XL project from being made anytime soon.
Alabama Inmates Plan Strike Against Prison Labor
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Law, Protest, Security, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Inmates in at least one Alabama correctional facility are planning a prison-wide work stoppage that threatens to bring production to a halt over pay and court conditions, according to an inmate who spoke to reporters from his cell.
Govt Moves to Shield 'Whaling Culture'
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, whaling, scientific, changes, government, Japan )

Marie
- 15 hours ago - the-japan-news.com
The government's decision on Friday to continue research whaling in the northwestern Pacific for fiscal 2014 reflects domestic voices demanding that the government protect "Japan's whaling culture," but the decision is likely to trigger stronger protests
Victoria's Miracle
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dogs, puppies )

Cher
- 39 minutes ago - all-creatures.org
When my friend Victoria was volunteering with IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals)in Borneo, she stumbled across an unexpected miracle. Whilst going about her duties, something in a gutter at the side of the road
Activists Cry Foul After Discovery of Dead Leopard at Golf Course
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, leopards )

Cher
- 23 minutes ago - dailymail.co.uk
A day after the carcass of a leopard was found at Gurgaon's ITC golf course, wildlife activists on Saturday cried foul over the mysterious circumstances surrounding the spotted cat's death.
Who, What, Why: Why Is Good Friday Called Good Friday?
Offbeat  (tags: Who, What, Why, Good Friday, Crucifixion )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion. So why is it called Good Friday? According to the Bible, the son of God was flogged, ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death.
WWF Snaps #Lastselfie of Endangered Animals
Offbeat  (tags: WWF, endangered, selfies, save, animals )

Marie
- 1 day ago - adweek.com
The animal conservation organization is encouraging users of the photography app to take a picture of its bleak ads and Snapchat it to their friends.
Victorian Strangeness: The Tale of the Lion and the Spa Break
Offbeat  (tags: Circus, Lion, Victorian, Wales )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Saturday, as you'll surely need no reminding, is International Circus Day. Author Jeremy Clay delves into the Victorian newspaper archives to unearth a tale of a travelling menagerie, an escaped lion,
Baby Baboon's Frightening Encounter With Lions Ends With a Heroic Twist
Offbeat  (tags: lioness, baby baboon, baboons, protective, National Geographic, Cat Watch, photos, wildlife, unusual )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
One of the most remarkable wildlife interactions that I have come across in my time. The photographs are amazing, but it's the touching behaviour of the animals involved that makes this story so unique.
I Luv Da Sunshine - Enjoy!
Offbeat  (tags: Luv, sunshine, music. Video, happy tunes )

Marie
- 12 hours ago - m.youtube.com
Enjoy!
Flying the County Flag: The Preservation of An Identity
Offbeat  (tags: Flags, Counties, ID, preservation, UK )

Ray
- 9 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Symbols, patterns and colours have been used for millennia as ways to rally the troops, frighten foes, inspire loyalty, and recognise allies. Think Native Americans using war paint to intimidate their enemies, the clan tartan of the Scots,
Cannabis: The Fabric of Japan
Offbeat  (tags: cannabis, Japan, fabrics )

Naoko
- 2 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
"Most Japanese people see cannabis as a subculture of Japan but they're wrong," Takayasu says. "Cannabis has been at the very heart of Japanese culture for thousands of years."
Rescued Panther Kitten Now at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 12 minutes ago - mynews13.com
The Florida panther kitten rescued earlier this year near Naples now has a new home.
   

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