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Florida man arrested for DUI while riding his lawnmower

Kenneth Burton Alleshouse
Kenneth Burton Alleshouse
A man was arrested on a DUI charge last week in Port St. Lucie after police spotted him riding a lawn mower, carrying a case of beer and driving erratically on an access road.

A Port St. Lucie police officer spotted 56-year-old Kenneth Burton Alleshouse on Nov. 3 at about 6:15 p.m.

Comment: See also: Lakeland, Florida woman charged with driving under the influence - on horseback


'Get lost, please. Thank you' - Watch Russian tycoon tell pestering CNN reporter where to go

Deripaska cnn manafort
Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska's encounter with a CNN reporter, who kept asking him about alleged ties with Paul Manafort, ended with the tycoon giving him a steely look and telling him to "get lost."

CNN's Matthew Chance spotted Deripaska during the APEC summit in Vietnam and immediately started following him. The journalist repeatedly asked questions about Deripaska's alleged connections to former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort, according to the CNN video released on Friday.

After unsuccessful attempts to ignore Chance's questions, Deripaska eventually became annoyed with the reporter and said: "Get lost, please, thank you."

Comment: Yes, CNN, get lost, please. Thank you.


Loud screaming prompts 911 call - Sheriff responds to find culprit is... Diego the parrot

parrot screaming
© Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Screams for help pierced the air, and a UPS driver, just going about his business delivering packages, leapt into action.

The unnamed deliveryman was tooling along his route near Clackamas on Monday around 7:45 p.m. when he heard what sounded like a person in serious distress.

He called his wife, who in turn called the cops. The UPS worker stood by while he waited for them to arrive. When deputy Hayden Sanders from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office showed up, the scene was tense.

Cautiously, the deputy approached the residence, likely worried that someone inside could be in serious trouble.


NATO blogger will take the 'Sarin Bucket Challenge' to prove the nerve agent is actually harmless

sarin bucket challenge

Not photoshopped in any way shape or form.
Sarin. Some say it's a highly toxic and extremely potent nerve agent that will murder you basically immediately, even in pin prick-sized amounts. But others, such as famous YouTube sleuth Eliot Higgins, insist that while Sarin is a bummer to inhale, exposing your skin to it is gross but rarely lethal - the bio warfare equivalent of giving Harvey Weinstein a taint massage.

Take the wheel, Eliot:


Lakeland, Florida woman charged with driving under the influence - on horseback

Donna Byrne
© Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP
This undated booking photo made available by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows Donna Byrne, of Lakeland, Fla.
A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk.

Polk County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her horse in the road.

Officers did a sobriety test and said she gave breath samples that registered blood-alcohol level of .161 - twice Florida's legal limit of .08.

Byrne is charged with DUI and animal neglect for endangering and failing to provide proper protection for the horse.

Deputies took the horse to the Polk County Sheriff's Animal Control livestock facility. She was booked into the Polk County Jail. Jail records did not list an attorney for her.

Mr. Potato

Porn star to run against Putin in Russian elections, vows to bring death penalty for sexual harassment in the wake of Weinstein scandal

Elena Berkova
An ex-Russian porn star is the latest woman to announce she'll be standing against President Putin in next year's presidential elections.

Busty brunette Elena Berkova from the city of Murmansk in northwest Russia, who also stood for mayor of Sochi, posted a video on Instagram outlining her plans.

The 32-year-old mum-of-two, who will be the fourth female candidate to run for office, said she would introduce the death penalty for sexual harassment because she was fed up with people like Harvey Weinstein.

Comment: That's quite the insightful platform. Surely Putin will be burning the midnight oil to come up with strategies against the threat of this powerhouse political adversary. In the US she would probably have a pretty good shot, but Russians seem to be a little more discerning when it comes to their candidates. More pictures in the original article.


French president Emmanuel Macron: Master of poetry and publicity but probably not politics

Macron thumbs up wink
© Jean-Paul Pelissier / Reuters
Macron's speciality is inane publicity
Emmanuel Macron is keen to be seen as a man of many talents. The French leader, nicknamed Jupiter after the all-powerful Roman god for his ostentatious displays of statesmanship, has this week been waxing lyrical after a 13-year-old British schoolgirl sent her poetic tribute to the Eiffel Tower to the Élysée Palace.

On a family visit to Paris in April, the teenager known only by her first name, Sophie, penned a tribute to the French capital's most enduring symbol over a sketched drawing of the Dame de Fer (Iron Lady). Entitled, Centre of Attention, she wrote:

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Man shares his paranormal books wishlist

In honor of Halloween, some paranormal books I'd like to see ...
un-haunted house

Mr. Potato

New York legislator has epic meltdown over a speeding ticket

Jennifer Schwartz Berky, a New York county legislator, was filmed by police cameras as she freaked out over getting a speeding ticket in Kingston, NY. She claimed to have PTSD and to be having a panic attack during the encounter, which reportedly lasted for about half an hour. In the end, the officer wrote her a ticket for driving 13 miles over the speed limit and Berky apologized for her behavior.


Macron smells marijuana during visit: "That will not help you with your schoolwork."

Macron Smells Marijuana During Visit:
'[Macron] could clearly smell some marijuana and said: "I still have a nose. So, there are some of you who do not only smoke cigarettes, huh?"'
French President Emmanuel Macron knows how to play the press. While he is faced with criticism from the left for his labour reforms, criticism from the right for his tax reforms and union strikes in the streets, this week the French news was dominated with two Macron moments that prove the President is very popular indeed and can simply rise above it all by saying something funny.

On an overseas trip to the territory of French Guiana this week, he joked that he could clearly smell some marijuana and said: "I still have a nose. So, there are some of you who do not only smoke cigarettes, huh?", as the crowd greeted him with laughter. After that he posed for photos with locals in the Crique neighbourhood of capital Cayenne on Friday night.

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