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Study Confirms: Beer Is Proof That God Loves Us And Wants Us To Be Happy!

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In perhaps one of the happiest studies ever conducted, scientists confirm what many partygoers know: Just add booze and groups of men start smiling.

The study, reported this week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, included more than 700 social drinkers in their 20s. It found that drinking significantly boosted "contagious smiling" in groups consisting solely of men, but did not have the same effect when women were on the scene.

"We wanted to explore the possibility that social alcohol consumption was more rewarding to men than to women -- the idea that alcohol might actually 'lubricate' social interaction to a greater extent among men," study author Catharine Fairbairn, a psychological scientist at the University of Pittsburgh, said in a journal news release.

Prior research has shown that men are about 50 percent more likely than women to drink excessively, and a great deal of problem drinking occurs when they're socializing, Fairbairn's team explained.

In fact, "many men report that the majority of their social support and social bonding time occurs within the context of alcohol consumption," Fairbairn said.


Dumb Criminals: Fired UPS Employee Accused Of Stealing $160K Diamond Trades It For $20 Worth Of Weed

PHOENIX - A one-time UPS worker is accused of stealing a package containing a $160,000 diamond, and trading the valuable jewel for $20 worth of marijuana.

Walter Earl Morrison, 20, was working for UPS while unloading a plane in the cargo section of Sky Harbor Airport when he stuffed a package under his shirt, according to court documents.

Morrison thought the package contained cash, but instead he found a diamond.

“Any single stone over $100,000 is an expensive stone,” House of Diamonds owner Brent Taubman said when asked about pricey diamonds.

Morrison allegedly traded the diamond for the drug, before being caught.


Americans For Prosperity Sends (Incorrect) Voter Registration Info To Cat

RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians – and one cat – have received incorrect voter registration information, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections.

The information – an “official application form” – was sent by Americans for Prosperity, a national conservative group with a state chapter based in Raleigh.

Since then, hundreds of people who received the forms have called and complained to the State Board of Elections, said Joshua Lawson, a public information officer for the board.

“It’s unclear where (Americans for Prosperity) got their list, but it’s caused a lot of confusion for people in the state,” Lawson said.

One resident even received a voter registration form addressed to her cat, he said.

“The phone calls have consistently been all day, every day,” Lawson said.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/25/4181779_voters-mailed-incorrect-information.html?sp=/99/102/105/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

Could they possibly get any shadier???

Dumb Criminals: Truck Driver Accused Of Abandoning $80,000 Worth Of Chicken At Truck Stop

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop.

The Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force in Meridian found Christopher Hall, 42, on Friday afternoon, Nampa police Lt. Eric Skoglund said.

Police say the trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula, Montana, for a month before it was discovered this week with rancid juices from the cargo dripping onto the pavement and attracting flies.

Hall abandoned the trailer after his employer, Dixie River Freight Inc., refused his demands for more money to deliver its then-frozen cargo to Kent, Washington, according to police.


Dumb Criminals: Real Estate Agent Allegedly Stole $100K Of Jewelry During House-Sitting Gig

LADUE, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A real estate agent is accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from a home while he was house-sitting.

Andrew Bauer, 23, is facing felony theft charges.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bauer stole jewelry while a colleague was out of town. Bauer was watching her house while she was gone.


Dumb Criminals: Oklahoma Man Carjacks McDonalds Patron After Being Denied Service

The Oklahoma City Police Department said a man is in custody after he carjacked a McDonald's customer and then lead police on a chase early Tuesday morning.

Erik Aguilar, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning for robbery and attempting to elude an officer.

According to police, they were called to the McDonald's at NW 23rd and Pennsylvania at 12:50 Tuesday morning to a reported carjacking. The driver told police she was at the drive thru when a Hispanic man came up to her driver's side door and opened it.

She said he told her to get out of the car but she refused and the two began to fight over the car. She said he eventually was able to pull her out of the car and threw her to the ground before driving off in the car.


Dumb Criminals: Santa Ana Grocery Store Robber Rides Around On Courtesy Scooter, Caught On Camera

A man who cased a grocery store on a motorized scooter, then grabbed the store manager and robbed the place was identified on Thursday. He was already in custody on an unrelated incident.

Antonio Delgado Juarez was in Santa Ana Police custody, arrested for burglary, battery and possession of burglary tools on Monday in an unrelated case. Santa Ana Police received a tip from the public that led to the identification of Juarez after the case was aired on local television. Details of the Monday arrest were not released.

On September 18 around 10 a.m., Juarez jumped off a scooter inside a Food 4 Less, put the store manager in a chokehold and robbed the supermarket.

Surveillance video shows Juarez grabbing a motorized scooter and riding up and down aisles for more than 15 minutes. Police believe he was scoping out the store.


15 Values Voters Summit Speakers Who Think That The US Is Becoming Nazi Germany

At the Values Voter Summit, which begins this Friday, Republican politicians and Religious Right leaders will come together to rebuke President Obama, attack the gay community and decry the current state of affairs in the U.S.

Subtlety and nuance aren’t this crowd’s strong suits. In fact, it wasn’t that hard for us to come up with a list of at least 15 scheduled summit speakers and panelists who believe that America has gotten so bad under Obama’s leadership that the country has become just like Nazi Germany.

1. Tony Perkins

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins thinks that gay rights supporters are bent on ushering in an anti-Christian holocaust. When are LGBT activists “going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians?” he asked in June.

2. Mike Huckabee

Former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee agreed last year that it was “the truth” that bills introduced to prevent gun violence are just like what happened in Nazi Germany. “[T]hey’ll start saying, ‘Oh there you go comparing to the Nazis.’ And I understand the reaction, but it’s the truth,” Huckabee said. “In every society and culture where dictators take over, one of the things they have to do is get control of the military and the police and ultimately all of the citizens and make sure the citizens are disarmed and can’t fight in the streets.”

4. Glenn Beck

Unsurprisingly, Glenn Beck is pretty sure that “we are Germany 1930.” Earlier this year, Beck agreed with venture capitalist Tom Perkins that billionaires in America are just like Jews under Nazi oppression and said that officials like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are aspiring concentration camp guards. He has also predicted that the government will “scoop up” Tea Party members and “be remembered as the most evil nation in the history of the world, we will dwarf what Germany did.”


I swear these people love Nazi Germany. Any argument we make, they're almost immediately quick to make a Nazi comparison. Need I bring up Lewis Black's famous Nazi tourettes rant?

Danish Burger Joint "Hot Buns" Adds Sex Toys To Menu

A burger joint in Copenhagen, Denmark, isn't chicken about arousing controversy: It's now selling sex toys along with hamburgers.

Starting Thursday, Hot Buns is adding dildos, vibrators, whips and other sex-oriented products to the menu.

It's a natural fit, considering the restaurant puts as much emphasis on the tank top and hot pants worn by its all-female staff as it does on the burgers.

The restaurant's Instagram page even posts cleavage shots of employees and invites followers to guess which woman it is.

Hot Buns owner Mathias Kaer says the sex toys will only be available in evening hours. He believes he's onto something.

"On Friday and Saturday nights there are only two things most people want: sex and food. We're combining them both," Kaer said, according to the Local.dk.


Dumb Criminals: "It's Not Illegal, It's Frowned Upon, Like Masturbating On An Airplane."

A commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Nebraska because of an unruly passenger from the Bay Area.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Virgin America flight made the unscheduled landing Monday morning at Omaha's Eppley Airfield following a medical emergency on board.

But the police report paints a slightly different picture. Twenty-six-year-old Doug Adams, of Woodside, was “masturbating in flight and later tried to open an exit door,” according to the Omaha Police Department report acquired by NBC Bay Area on Tuesday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office told reporters in Nebraska that Adams was taken to the hospital for observation.


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