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Polar bear petting dog filmed in Manitoba

A tour guide in Canada discovered that man's best friend has pals elsewhere in the animal kingdom when he captured video of a polar bear petting a dog.

David De Meulles said he was taking a pair of North Star Tours clients on a polar bear watching expedition during the weekend in Churchill, Manitoba, when the group witnessed the meeting between the bear and dog, which was tethered on its owner's property.

"I had no idea what was going to happen, and then sure enough he started petting that dog, acted like he was a friend," De Meulles told CBC News. "I just so happen to catch a video of a lifetime."

The video shows the polar bear gently stroking the dog's fur while the two animals enjoy a snuggle.

"I've known the bears to have somewhat friendly behavior with the dogs, but for a bear to pet like a human would pet a dog is just mind-blowing," De Meulles said. "It was a beautiful sight to see, and I just can't believe an animal that big would show that kind of heart toward another animal."


Enough politics already! Pilot bans Trump talk on flight after passengers argue

A passenger on a flight from San Francisco to Mexico recorded a pilot's announcement discouraging political talk in flight after an argument about Donald Trump.

Jon Bauer posted a video to YouTube he said was recorded by a friend on a United flight Friday morning from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Bauer said the passenger began to film just after the pilot asked passengers to refrain from discussing President-elect Donald Trump or other hot-button political issues while in the air.

"I understand everybody has their opinions; that's fine," the captain says over the plane's speaker system in the video.


Steamboat protesters: 'More snow, less hate'

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Four young men who have had it with the way things are right now decided to protest on a street corner in downtown Steamboat Saturday.

Their signs read, "More snow, less hate," "Powder to the people," "Make Colorado snow again," and "Anything but summer."

Shannon Lukens of SteamboatRadio.com said they were yelling at all of the drivers in the cars as they drove by the intersection of 5th and Lincoln Avenue.

The good news is that a storm system is expected to bring snow to the mountains later next week, and potentially Denver as well.

Comment: The kind of "snowflakes" we want!


Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder (TARD): Are you suffering?

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Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time. Sufferers of Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, uncontrollable crying, suicidal ideation, and extreme sadness.

Signs And Symptoms:

People with Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again.

Individual sufferers often display signs of paranoia and delusion; in acute cases psychotic episodes have been observed. Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder is different from being upset about the results of the 2016 presidential election; People with TARD are unwilling or unable to accept reality, despite irrefutable evidence.

According to the DSM-V, individuals with TARD exhibit most or all of the following symptoms:
- Telling others they are moving to Canada;
- Fixated on fantasies about the Electoral College;
- Protesting an election no credible source contests the outcome of
- Exclamations that "Someone" should do "Something";
- Acute change in demeanor from pompous and arrogant to fearful and combative;
- Claim that anyone who disagrees with them is some combination of Racist, Sexist, Bigoted, Homophobic, and actually some sort of Hitler persona.


The Shakening

Contains strong language, viewer discretion is advised.


Jonathan Pie: Analysis of the US Presidential Election

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An analysis of the US Presidential Election and the roles of the mainstream media and 'progressive Left' from intrepid UK News reporter Jonathan Pie.

Warning: contains strong language

Comment: See also:


The all-seeing Simpsons predicted Donald Trump presidency

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Sixteen years before Donald Trump's election as US President, The Simpsons predicted the tycoon would become leader of the free world. The bizarre premise was outlined in an episode, titled 'Bart To The Future', broadcast in early 2000.

Trump was also mocked in another episode of the satirical cartoon, aired last year, after he announced he was running for president.

James L. Brooks, executive producer on "The Simpsons", tweeted this morning: "F*** disillusionment!"

In the 2000 episode predicting the Trump administration, Lisa is pictured sitting in the Oval Office surrounded by advisers. "We've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump," she says. "How bad is it Secretary van Houten?"

Comment: See also: The Simpsons' crystal ball: Bombing Syrian 'rebels' and 6 other 'predictions'

Mr. Potato

Harambe for president: Thousands reportedly cast their vote for a dead gorilla

© Cincinnati Zoo / Reuters
Thousands of US voters reportedly cast their votes for a dead gorilla and a world famous cognac instead of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election.

An estimated 11,000 people reportedly wrote in 'Harambe' - the gorilla who was shot and killed by staff at Cincinnati Zoo in May when a toddler fell into his enclosure - as their preferred candidate to become the 45th President of the United States.

Comment: Voting has absolutely nothing to do with who is actually controlling the Disneyland.

Grey Alien

Humanity too embarrassed to take Martians to our leader

© Eylül Gazetesi
A Martian invasion of Planet Earth was delayed this morning when alien demands to be taken to the leader of the free world were just met with shifty looks and embarrassed silence.

"It was really weird," admitted Martian invasion fleet captain Zy-Mon Williams.

"Normally when we invade a planet, the usual procedure is to park the saucers over the largest and most prosperous-looking nation, beam down, point the blaster at some local and say 'Take me to your leader'.

"But this time, for some reason, it's not working.

"All the humans we've collared so far just seem to look shifty or embarrassed, saying things like 'my word, is that the time,' and then run away.

"Also none of them will look us directly in the eye, they just stare at their feet, whereas normally people always stare at us on account of us being green and stuff."

But Williams was optimistic. "Pretty soon we'll find whoever runs this place," he declared, "and then Earth is doomed! Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!"

On hearing this, humanity nodded as if it wasn't really surprised.


Who will win US elections?: This mystical Chinese monkey has figured out

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A monkey called Geda, described locally as “the king of prophets,” kisses the cardboard cutout of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Nov. 3 in Changsha, China. The selection is intended to predict the result of the U.S. election.
With U.S. polls yo-yoing and conspiracy theories swirling on both sides of the political spectrum, some of the smartest people in politics are at a loss in predicting the outcome of Tuesday's presidential election.

So, since people can't seem to predict the most epic election in U.S. history, why not let animals give it a shot?

Thankfully, the Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park in China's Hunan province had the same idea, and decided to roll out their not-so-secret weapon for unmasking the future: a Chinese monkey described as the "king of prophets," according to Agence France-Presse.

His name is Geda, and local legend has pegged him as a mystical monkey with prophetic insight — one with an impressive record of correctly predicting the winners of European soccer matches.