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Spectator tries to take on horses in bizarre racecourse stunt in England

Man vs Horses
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Speed: A spectator leaps the fence and tries to compete during a race meet.
We all love a thrilling horse race.

But the excitement on the turf appears to have been all too much for one punter... who decided to get involved himself.

The lone spectator left the stands, vaulted a fence and took to the field mid-way through the race.

Despite sprinting at full pelt, he was quickly overtaken by the ten galloping horses and their determined riders.

But the white-shirted man was fortunate not to be trampled under the hooves of the animals on the field.

It is unknown what action, if any, was taken against the spectator. Previous attempts at gate-crashing the turf have ended in serious injury or death.
Treasure Chest

If you thought the wage gap was bad, Chelsea Clinton's salary for doing nothing will shock you

Chelsea Clinton
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Journalists were lighting the torches and toting pitchforks when Jill Abramson was fired from the New York Times over wage discrimination, but Chelsea Clinton might tip the scales the other way with her enormous salary for doing nothing:
Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract with NBC but has recently switched over to a month-to-month arrangement in case her mother runs for president.
...She joined the network as a special correspondent with a three-month trial period starting in November 2011 before she was signed on full time.

The segments that she worked on showed up largely on the now-defunct Rock Center with Brian Williams, and her most recent coverage aired on Nightly News but her last contribution came in January.
Smiley

South Carolina governor's unfortunate tweet: "We will no longer educate children..."

The governor of South Carolina created a mini-Twitter firestorm among the chattering class on Monday by mistakenly announcing that the state, in the process of passing education reform, "will no longer educate children."

Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, seemed to type out a complete tweet only to attach an Instagram link at the end of it, a situation in which Twitter likely chopped up the message at an unfortunate point. The tweet has since been deleted, but screenshots of the image remain thanks to a number of political pundits and a mounting number of re-tweets.
Magic Wand

The sneaky secret behind a "stimulus package"

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"Could use a little help here..."

Stay with this one. It is good.


It's a slow day in the small town of Pumphandle and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.

A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.

As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

(Stay with this..... and pay attention)

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op.

The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.

The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel Owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town now thinks that they are out of debt and there is a false atmosphere of optimism and glee.

And that, my friends, is how a "stimulus package" works.
Briefcase

Who needs a car when you have a drivable suitcase?

If you thought suitcases with wheels were handy, wait till you check out this new invention. It's an electric suitcase that not only has wheels, but is also equipped with a small motor - so instead of carrying or dragging it, and you actually get to ride it wherever you need to go. Getting by in an airport will seem a breeze with this bad boy. You just sit on it, start it up, and go!
Dollar

The Symbolic Universe couldn't be more clear: Vultures on K Street, an area known for highly paid lobbyists

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A vulture that has been hanging around K Street in Washington appears to be looking at its own reflection in an office window.
Hand Washington a chance to be self-deprecating, and, oh, will it deliver. Take Bob Schneider, who responded to the news that two vultures had made a home on K Street, an area known for highly paid lobbyists, with this comment: "I'm a retired lobbyist. I resent this remark, they are merely applying for jobs."

The jokes that people have left on The Washington Post's Web site and Facebook page since the story first appeared online Thursday have left no target safe.

Not politicians:

"We owe it to our fine feathered friends to provide a plethora of carcasses come this November. However, even a vulture might choke on some of them," wrote lelliot4.
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Man in gorilla suit mistakenly shot with tranquiliser dart at Spanish zoo

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A man dressed in a gorilla costume was shot by a dart.
A man dressed in a gorilla costume was shot with a tranquiliser dart after being mistaken for a real gorilla at a Spanish zoo, according to reports.

The staff member at Loro Parque in Tenerife was reportedly dressed in an ape suit for a practice drill when he was accidentally shot with the dart filled with enough drugs to take down a 400lb gorilla.

According to La Opinión de Tenerife newspaper, the employee was running around the zoo in the costume to add realism to the drill practicing what would happen if an animal escaped.
Mr. Potato

Leaked Obama workout tape: Well... that was awkward

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Work it! Barack "I'm the most powerful man in the world" Obama is a bit of a light-weight.
A leaked video of President Obama pumping iron in a Polish gym has got social media in a spin. Far from complimenting the leader on his workout, people poked fun at the 'Nerd-in-Chief' for emboldening the enemy with his 'weedy' weights routine.

President Obama came to Eastern Europe to reaffirm his commitment to NATO allies over the crisis in Ukrainian amid criticism in Washington that he is not taking a hard enough line.


However, leaked footage of the President's workout in a Warsaw hotel has got social media users questioning Obama's tough-guy image. The video shows Obama making his way around the gym in a dark tracksuit, doing lunges and doing upper body exercises with a range of weights.


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Taking a load off! Bear spotted lounging in hammock

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Summer in the Northern Hemisphere doesn't officially start until June 21, but last week in Florida a forward-thinking black bear got a head start on the rest of us.

Vincent James of Daytona Beach told WESH-TV he saw the bear climb into the hammock on Thursday and proceed to lounge like "a tourist or something."

According to James, this bear stayed in the hammock for about 20 minutes, relaxing and allowing a photographer to shoot several soon-to-be widely shared photos of the unlikely visitor.

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Redacted Tonight: Monsanto, the Koch Bros, and the NSA

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In this episode, Lee Camp bites into Monsanto, which makes him ill, and John F. O'Donnell gets molested by the tentacles of the billionaire Kochtopus. Obama ends the War in Afghanistan with something other than peace, Chilean magician Papas Fritas makes $500 million in student debt disappear. Sam Sacks examines NSA reform - and by "reform," we mean ''business as usual." A second Deutsche Bank video against boasting bankers is mysteriously leaked, and speaking of leaks - radiation is leaking in New Mexico. Tennessee brings back a shocking punishment, and more!


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