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  • 22 hours ago
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    Shipping containers carrying $104 million in bank notes have gone missing in Liberia

    It was brazen even by Liberian standards. Shipping containers carrying the equivalent of $104m in Liberian bank notes, ordered by the Central Bank from printers in Sweden and China, arrived at Liberia’s port and then vanished. The news broke in local paper Front Page Africa on Monday. Since then members of president George Weah’s government have been trying to cast blame on the previous administration of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The former president, who handed the reins to Weah in January, ga...

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event robmonk

    Are There Really Four Personality Types?

    We love to categorize ourselves and others into personality types. Maybe you’re a “Type A.” Or maybe the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, versions of which many have taken on Facebook, labels you a “Protector” (ISFJ). But how distinct are these types? Is everyone clearly Type A or Type B, with no one in between? Or do people fall on a spectrum? If there’s a spectrum, are there two clumps with a few people between, or one clump in the middle with a few people at the extremes?

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event robmonk

    Thousands evacuated in the Philippines ahead of super typhoon Mangkhut

    A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday (Sept 13), prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China. Typhoon Mangkhut, which has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, is speeding across the Pacific with winds that can gust as high as 255km per hour. Authorities said some 10 million people in the Philippines are in the storm’s path, not including millions more in h...

  • 11 days ago
    Comment robmonk

    Hurricane season begins in June

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event robmonk

    Thieves 'ate from stolen gold lunchbox'

    Thieves who stole a gold, diamond-studded lunchbox that belonged to a former royal family were using it to eat their meals, Indian police say. The lunchbox, stolen last week, was recovered along with a ruby and gold teacup, saucer and teaspoon. Two men from the southern city of Hyderabad have been arrested.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event robmonk

    Homeless teen Fred Barley bikes 6 hours to get to college, sleeps in tent

    At just 19 years old, Fred Barley has proven he knows what he wants out of life and he’ll do anything to make it happen. Officers found the teen sleeping in a tent over the weekend outside a local college. Instead of giving him a ticket for trespassing, the officers listened to his story – and that’s where this amazing story begins.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event robmonk

    ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Scores Additional 5-Episode Order at NBC

    NBC has ordered an extra five episodes for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 6, the broadcaster announced Friday. That brings the cop comedy series’ sixth season to 18 episodes total. The series was canceled at Fox after five seasons back in May, with NBC saving the show shortly thereafter. Producer Universal Television had been in talks with Hulu to keep the series afloat, but the streaming service ultimately passed.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment robmonk

    Definitely easier than saying "anonymous" correctly lolz

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Sword & Sworcery's Switch Port Won't Support Twitter Because It's A 'Vat Of Toxic Waste'

    Several eras ago—before algorithms came to dictate our every breath and Nazis re-infiltrated popular discourse via extremely uncreative and shitty memes—Twitter was alright. Now it’s a suckhole that eats negativity and barfs conflict. The developers of indie classic Sword & Sworcery don’t want anything to do with it anymore.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event robmonk

    Mom charged after drugs in breast milk killed baby, prosecutors say

    In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prosecutors are arguing that 30-year-old Samantha Jones killed her 11-week-old son, R.J., by breastfeeding while using drugs. According to the criminal complaint, R.J. died from ingesting a "combination of fatal drugs through breast milk" and is being charged with criminal homicide Jones' attorney, Louis Busico, said that Jones "absolutely, unequivocally loved that child" and never intended to harm him.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event robmonk

    A new dimension to marine restoration: 3D printing coral reefs

    The local fishermen looked on skeptically. From the deck of a small motorboat, scuba divers grabbed odd chunks of ceramic – which could be described as rocky brains stuck on stumpy stilts – and plunged into the aquamarine waters. The dive team assembled the pieces as a few triggerfish circled around to investigate the commotion.

  • 1 month ago
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    Bayer's Monsanto is being sued by 8,000 plaintiffs for not disclosing alleged cancer risks

    Bayer said the number of US lawsuits brought against newly acquired Monsanto has risen to about 8,000 from 5,200 previously, after Monsanto was ordered to pay damages for not warning of alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. The number of plaintiffs in both state and federal litigation is approximately 8,000 as of end-July.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event robmonk

    2,358 pets find homes during 8 On Your Side 'Clear The Shelters' adoption drive

    2,358 pets in the Tampa Bay area now have forever homes, thanks to a joint effort by 8 On Your Side and local shelters. 8 On Your Side teamed up with 23 local shelters for Clear The Shelters, a 2-week adoption drive. The last day of the adoption drive was today, Saturday, Aug. 18. It was an amazingly successful day with 854 adoptions happening in one day.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event robmonk

    Fire near Yosemite park is contained

    A huge, deadly wildfire that burned for weeks and threatened the Yosemite National Park in California has finally been contained. The Ferguson Fire has burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of land to the south-west of the park since 13 July. More than 3,000 firefighters have battled the blaze. Two have been killed and 19 injured. Most of Yosemite's tourist areas have now reopened.

  • 1 month ago
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