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Owners shocked when family dog gives birth to mint green puppy

© Cascade News
A DOG owner couldn't believe what she was seeing when her golden retriever gave birth to a GREEN puppy.

Her beloved pet Rio, aged three, gave birth last week to nine puppies - but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was stunned.

The rare occurrence is only known to have happened only three times before in the world.

It is caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs which can stain the puppy's coat when it mixes with the mother's amniotic fluid - the liquid that protects her pups.

Mrs Sutherland from Golspie in the Highlands has now named the pup Forest in recognition of her unusual shade.


Captured ISIS' fleet of high-tech Ukrainian tanks now on display in Mosul

The Yatsenyuk-69 MBT
On Friday, Kremlin mouthpiece "RT" published a criminally inaccurate story in which it claimed that "dozens of captured cars, modified 'Mad Max-style' by Islamic State terrorists ... have been put on display by Iraqi security forces in the liberated city of Mosul."

Nice try, Putin.

In an obvious attempt to avoid giving credit where credit is due, RT conveniently chose not to mention that ISIS was such a formidable foe in Mosul because it had access to fifth-generation Ukrainian military hardware:

Salo-class LAV

Cupcake Pink

Melania Trump outs herself as a Russian secret agent

Da comrades, I was born in the USSR. Well, Yugoslavia. Whatever, behind Iron Curtain. So I am Russian agent sent to handle Trump in case he became prezidient of USA.
In an announcement that is sure to send shockwaves throughout the political world, Melania Trump held a press conference earlier today in which she admitted to being a Russian secret agent.

The former model turned First Lady was born in the Soviet area now known as Slovenia before she moved to America and married Donald Trump. But today she gave a stunning public confession that she was, and had always been, a KGB agent.
'It is with a heavy heart that I must admit that I have deep ties to the KGB and Russian government. My mission has always been to keep a close eye on Donald and manipulate his actions to the benefit of the Russian government,' said Melania.

Comment: The moment US media actually starts claiming Melania is a Russian agent, this item is going into Puppet Masters.


'OMG' - Child portion fish & chips coming your way due to climate change!

© The Independent, UK
Last December British Fish and Chips was going to become Squid and Chips thanks to Climate Change. This year, cod will become anchovies. Battered anchovie anyone? British Fish and chips have been dying for a decade.

Now, apparently, fish are shrinking, thanks to falling oxygen levels in the seas:
By 2050, the size of fish could shrink by 10 - 20 per cent, Dr William Cheung, a marine ecologist at the University of British Columbia, Canada, forecast.

Dr Cheung, who gave a keynote address at the 50th Anniversary Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles at Exeter University this week, said some fish in the North Sea, including haddock, were already getting smaller.
Some might say the shrinking Haddock might have more to do with over-fishing.
He predicted the trend would continue with common species such as cod shrinking by up to a fifth within our lifetime.
Get ready for "child's portions" of fish and chips. No really, that's the headline, not the punchline.


Climate change obsession syndrome - Earth could face attack of flying pigs!

© Malaga Bay
Back in the days of drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll I visited a locum dentist on a sunny August morning when I had a a loose filling. I'm not sure quite which planet this locum dentist was from but I suspect it was Venus.

I came to that conclusion because this delightful dentist dabbled in the precautionary principle.

He argued:

All teeth should be extracted because eventually they could cause pain and suffering.

Strangely enough, this particular self-enlightened "professional" never mentioned the pecuniary principle.

The pecuniary principle is particularly popular with "professionals" and "experts".

For example:

Nine out of Ten British dentists have expressed a preference for performing procedures that maximise their income for the least effort.

These self-enlightened "professionals" specialise in wallet welfare not patient welfare i.e. you get what you're given - not what you need.

This explains why Britain has a reputation for being a Bad Teeth Nation.


Aliens influencing global politics? Massive crop circle of Putin appears in Italian field (VIDEO)

© Dario Gambarin
This is the work of artist Dario Gambarin.
A crop circle unlike any other has appeared in a field in Italy - a giant image of Russian President Vladimir Putin's face.

Don't blame Russian-speaking aliens though, this is the work of artist Dario Gambarin.

Comment: Ok, so it wasn't aliens. If you believe in US intelligence agency fairy-tales, however, then the Russian government got into this farmer's head and made him do it!

​The 135-metre portrait is in a field near Verona and has been created ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, which Putin will be attending.


Only MP's and Royal family need pay rise, says Chancellor

© The Sun, UK
Chancellor Philip Hammond has insisted the nation must hold its nerve on public sector pay rises, claiming the only people who should be getting them are the MP's and royal family that need them most.

With the Queen set to get an 8% pay rise of an extra £2.8m a year, the chancellor has said we must all be brave in resisting the urge to give nurses enough money to avoid a need for food banks.

Hammond told reporters,
"I understand that people are weary after seven years of austerity, but now is not the time to take our foot off their throats.

"We almost have them beaten. Soon there will be no-one left who is willing to work in the NHS, and then we can easily privatise it because it won't be functioning properly. Believe me; you'll actually agree with us when the time comes.

"See, and you people thought we were doing this purely out of spite.

"And we're not interested in trying to privatise the Royal family, so we really don't care how much they get paid.

"Plus my chances of getting a knighthood would be pretty slim if I gave the Queen a pay cut. I'm not an idiot."


Tim Allen's take on Political Correctness

Great wig, Tim!
These two video clips are from Tim Allen's TV series "Last Man Standing." Season 6, episode 9 titled "Precious Snowflake."

What is great about this episode is it tackles the issue of America becoming too politically correct. Where people are feeling censored by using Freedom of Speech, in fear that they might hurt someone's feelings or make someone feel excluded. Stuff like micro-aggressions.


TSA workers find gaint lobster in packed luggage -- Twitter users are not amused

© Michael McCarthy / Twitter
Transportation security officials in the US are used to finding some weird, wonderful and downright strange items hidden away in passenger luggage. Monday was no different, but the discovery of a 20lb lobster may not be as odd as it sounds.

TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy tweeted a photo of an unnamed TSA official displaying a huge 20lb crustacean discovered in checked luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Perhaps the strangest thing about the discovery is that it's not that strange at all, well apart from the sea creature's monstrous size.

Lobsters are apparently a common sight at New England airports and can either be brought onboard as carry-on or can be checked in.

Grey Alien

'Out of town passenger' spotted in speeding car

© Alpharetta Department of Public Safety/Facebook
It's no secret that police see just about everything on the job - just ask the officers of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

It likely started as a routine stop for what officials told 11Alive was a speeding violation. But as the officer approached, he noticed the passenger's stern, unwavering, unnaturally pale face. It was pretty clear that this guy was from out-of-town, to say the least.

That passenger turned out to be a life-sized alien doll - surprisingly lifelike if that's, indeed, what they look like. Naturally, photos were taken and ended up on the Alpharetta police Facebook page with all the necessary puns: "#ET #doesthisqualifyforHOV #IndependenceDay". (Could you blame them?)

The driver was apparently pulled over for going 84 mph - not too fast for interstellar travel but a bit too much for cruising through north Fulton.