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Jailbreak! Owners catch their dog carefully climbing a 6ft chain-link gate

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After jumping up at the gate as if appealing for help, the dog sets about climbing the 6ft chain-link fence
A dog showed off its athleticism by successfully climbing a 6ft chain-link gate so it could visit its friend next door.

In the clip, which was uploaded to YouTube, two dogs can be seen staring at each other from either side of a large metal fence.

Deciding that their distance apart is just too much, one pooch takes action, showing off its impressive climbing ability.

Initially it jumps up at the fence and appears to be appealing to the video maker for some assistance.

But before long it has a paw-hold on the chain-link gate and suddenly all four of its legs are off the ground.

Moving meticulously, the dog takes its time as it leans back and looks for the best place to put its paws while climbing.


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Right-wing Bishop says women are sinning by doing yoga exercises

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Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these anti-yoga right-wingers?

A conservative Catholic Bishop in Nebraska has issued a warning to women claiming that they are sinning if they practice yoga, and says they should find a different way to exercise.

Retired Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of the Lincoln Diocese sent a letter to Women of Grace Ministry calling yoga a dangerous practice and "a pagan religion based on heathen beliefs and false doctrine of revelation involving such things as transmigration of souls, and so forth."

That's right. This Catholic Bishop thinks over 20 million Americans are living in sin because they are practicing yoga, which exercises the body and mind through controlled breathing, stretching and meditation.

But because yoga originates from India and is associated with Hinduism, conservative "Christians" around the country have targeted yoga in vicious attacks that include proposals to ban women from wearing yoga pants.

"Certainly, if one wants to engage in physical exercises to strengthen one's body, such a practice would be morally neutral, and would not, in itself, involve anything detrimental to our Catholic faith," Bruskewitz continued.
"The practice of yoga...eventually morphs into an acceptance of points of view, and even doctrinal and moral matters that are distant from Catholic truth and from genuine and authentic Christian revelation.

In our time there are innumerable ways and methods by which appropriate and proper exercise of the human body can be undertaken that present no real danger to our faith or to our Catholic beliefs and commitments. It would be most desirable for persons who are Catholic to abstain from the practice of yoga and use other methods to exercise. We are never allowed to place our Catholic faith unnecessarily in any danger, and certainly the practice of yoga could be an occasion of serious sin."
If conservative Catholics are really worried about succumbing to "pagan" religions just because they adopt a practice originating from another religion, perhaps they should also stop using Christmas trees, mistletoe, or celebrating Christmas on December 25th, which were all adopted from "pagan" religions. It's really the only way to not be a hypocrite.

And conservatives wonder why more Americans than ever before are refusing to identify as Christians. It's because of embarrassments like Bruskewitz and other Christian leaders.

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Today marks the 15th anniversary of US Government planning for 9/11

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A huge milestone in recent history was recognised today in Washington DC as former US president George W. Bush, along with former vice-president Dick Cheney and former secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld as they made the journey back to the Whitehouse for an official state dinner with President Barack Obama.

The 15th anniversary of the decision to plan 9/11 was marked in typical grandeur and style with Beyoncé flying at the request of President Obama to sing the national anthem.

The large banquet attended by key figures from the Pentagon and the CIA represented one of the few occasions the American political and security personnel elite honoured the key people involved in the planning of 9/11, which unofficially began in May 2000.

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Trekky dream: Chinese millionaire erects $160 million Starship Enterprise HQ

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This photo taken on May 16, 2015 shows the NetDragon Websoft headquarters building with the iconic circular contours and tubular features of the USS Enterprise, from the US television and film series Star Trek, in Fuzhou, in eastern China's Fujian province.
An eccentric Chinese millionaire and apparently one of the biggest fans of the legendary Star Trek franchise has built his company HQs in the shape of the Starship Enterprise, where the series' characters explored new worlds in death-defying journeys.

The Starship Enterprise'is located in the city of Fuzhou, Fujian province, south-eastern China. It has circular contours and tubular features like its twin from the franchise.

The 'spacecraft' was built by Liu Dejian, the head of Netdragon Websoft Inc, a Chinese company that develops massive multiplayer online games and makes mobile applications, China's People's Daily newspaper reported as cited by AFP. Liu currently takes 320th place on the list of China's wealthiest businessmen, according to Forbes.

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Universal musical sounds: Playing a Didgeridoo for the herd

Cows stand to attention for Andrea Furlan playing his 'Butterfly Landscape' didgeridoo.


Smiley

Busy canal towpaths now have duck lanes to protect birds using them

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One duck overtakes three others
Don't deny right of way to these mallards or they might end up calling the old bill.

The Canal and Rivers Trust has put temporary duck lanes on busy towpaths in London, Birmingham and Manchester to remind people to respect other users - including the wildlife.

It comes after the organisation warned people against feeding birds and ducks bread .

People were urged to feed our feathered friends "healthier snacks", such as oats, corn or defrosted frozen peas.

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Putin on ice: Russian leader plays in the NHL

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken to the ice in one of Sochi's Olympic sports arenas. The state leader played along the country's other top officials, sportsmen and businessmen in an NHL (Night Hockey League) match.

Георгиевская ленточка

Virtual Victory Day Celebrations


Fans of a popular video game decided to celebrate the Victory Day in style, and staged a full-fledged parade in-game. While not as majestic as the parade in Moscow, it was definitely remarkable in its own way.

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Boy bewildered by 'old fashioned' pay phone

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Huh?
A young boy named Jake became the physical embodiment of the generational divide when he came face to face with his first payphone and was utterly bewildered.

The video shared on YouTube by AFV shows the young boy, addressed by the woman shooting the video as "Jake," puzzling over the 20th-century relic in an attempt to figure out the intended purpose of the anachronistic device.

Only when the videographer explains the concept of a phone booth does the boy have a realization: "Is this an old fashioned phone?"

The video has been viewed by nearly 300,000 users -- many of whom were likely using the pay phone's descendant, the modern cellphone.


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Siberian dancers perform dance about Good and Evil


Dancers from the Siberian group UDI have won over the hearts of millions with their incredible neon light dance on Britain's Got Talent. The video of with their unique performance has gone viral since last week.

In an interview before their performance the group members said they want "to impress the British people and the judges." And they surely did! The video of the Siberian dance troupe UDI from Tomsk has hit over 2.8 million views on YouTube channel of the 'Britain's Got Talent' entertainment show.

Comment: This is a beautiful performance.