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2018 Darwin Awards

Old 9th Aug 2018, 10:42
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It's like that in India too but usually there are no white lines
At night with no lights and you get better fuel economy too.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 04:33
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https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/cr...216544255.html
Two people are dead following a vehicle collision Sunday morning on Interstate 5 that led to a fight between the two drivers.

The vehicles struck each other in the northbound lanes of I-5 around 3:44 a.m., according to Mike Zerfas, California Highway Patrol public information officer.

The two drivers, both male, then drove farther north on the freeway, stopped near Del Paso Road, exited their vehicles and began to fight, Zerfas said. One of the drivers was killed in the fight after suffering what appears to be blunt force trauma. Then the second driver, walking north on the freeway, was struck and killed by a passing motorist.

“It escalated from a traffic collision to a fight to a homicide,” Zerfas said.

CHP investigators immediately arrived on the scene, where both men were pronounced dead.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 06:52
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^ Well at least they won't do that again.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 08:17
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You are never too young to commence training for this award and, thanks to technology, this training can be enhanced to ensure a nomination will be added to the associated memorials.........

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ngham-45169966
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 13:08
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Was trying to add about the woman in Isle Of Wight who kicked a grenade but not allowed to post links...

BBC news...

Woman 'kicked grenade then took it home' in Liphook

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 19:57
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Was trying to add about the woman in Isle Of Wight who kicked a grenade but not allowed to post links...

BBC news...

Woman 'kicked grenade then took it home' in Liphook

Here you go...
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 21:44
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You are never too young to commence training for this award and, thanks to technology, this training can be enhanced to ensure a nomination will be added to the associated memorials.........

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ngham-45169966
And another potential road pizza cyclist on M5 near Birmingham - ironic as he is Uber Eats delivery boy...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ngham-45183556
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 23:33
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https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...ff6c42db46bcc7

“You’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. ‘People,’ the narrative goes, ‘are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil.’ I don’t buy it.”
Decides to cycle through Tajikistan. Gets murdered by ISIS.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 23:40
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You don't want to go looking for water in the wrong place: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-brazil-favela
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 12:11
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You don't want to go looking for water in the wrong place: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-brazil-favela
Hardly a Darwin nomination - though choosing to go to an uncivilised country must count a little...
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45205880


“The phone number used to make the call was the same one Abdellak used to book his flight, Sussex Police said.”


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Old 17th Aug 2018, 16:55
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Hardly a Darwin nomination - though choosing to go to an uncivilised country must count a little...
Disagree, here's their 'manifesto':“I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own—it’s easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.” Just before they pedaled into ISIS held whatever-stan

I consider this shallow gene pool thinking to be very Darwinian. I would say that most if not all of their friends, and all of their relatives tried to talk them out of this part of the plan.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 17:46
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Ethical

401 was referring to the family that strayed into the wrong area in Brazil, not the ISIS murders.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 17:17
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Decides to cycle through Tajikistan. Gets murdered by ISIS.
Rod Liddle, in this weeks Spectator, has his own view on this...

The story of Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan is an interesting one, I think, for what it tells us about the right, the left and human nature. These two youngish people — both 29, one of them a vegan, the other a vegetarian — jacked in their wonkish jobs in Washington DC in order to experience the world in all its glory. Their itinerary included dangerous areas — or at least areas deemed dangerous by western governments with an axe to grind. As Jay put it: ‘People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own… By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.’

But in a sense it was only after the couple had been stabbed to death by Isis maniacs near the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border that the story really began. It was immediately taken up by the conservative right as the quintessence of millennials’ credulousness and stupidity, their fatal misapprehensions about the world, their epic delusions. Everyone I have told their story to has guffawed — and then, having wiped the tears from their eyes, looked slightly ashamed and said something like: ‘Ah, yes, ummm… not really that funny, is it?’

This is presumably a societal norm kicking in, something we have all been taught. It’s not quite decent to laugh at the horribly murdered. Fair enough, I suppose — but I think the laughter was the genuine reaction and that fact, by itself, rather abruptly disproves Jay’s thesis. Incidentally, I was alerted to the story by my friend and Sunday Times colleague Camilla Long, who commented only: ‘A vegan and a vegetarian… never mind Isis, imagine the tension!’ I laughed long and loud at this until a semblance of civility kicked in and I stopped. Then I told lots of other people, pretending that it was a desperately sad story rather than something to make you laugh mordantly.

The lefties took a very different approach, but one which will have surely become familiar to you. They denied the substance of the story outright. That, they said, is not what happened at all. It is fake news, a fabrication.

Everything the left doesn’t like is fake news — and they will always attempt to demonstrate this point with recourse to that most meretricious of modern inventions, the so-called ‘fact check’. You should never believe everything you read in the newspapers or hear on a radio broadcast, but be especially sceptical when it comes under the heading Fact Check. It will be cherry-picked stats handed down by some tenth-rate academic determined to prove his or her point of view, but presented as if it’s the word of either God or pristine science: the two being, for the secular left, coterminous.

The provisional wing of the Deluded Liberal Army, the BBC, has a regular fact-check thing and is able to prove every week that Brexit is a disaster and there is no genocide against white farmers in South Africa. In this case, the newspaper fact-checkers insisted that these two ill-fated millennials hadn’t ventured to Tajikistan to prove that the world was not a wicked place and that everyone was caring. Trawling through other stuff said by Jay Austin, they claimed the jaunt had been made purely from a sense of adventure. Well, maybe. But the couple’s blitheness in wandering through Tajikistan in the manner of Dora the Explorer was occasioned precisely by the belief that everyone is lovely really and nobody will hurt them. That is what killed them.

Truth is, though, I don’t think Jay and Lauren did entirely believe there was no wickedness in the world. Perhaps Jay meant that there is no wickedness except among the western imperialist establishment — Trump, the US, capitalism, colonialism and so on. It is us who have imposed wickedness upon cultures too militarily weak to allow their inherent goodness to shine through, bullied as they are by the West. This is an even graver delusion than the one the couple were accused of harbouring, but it has been terribly au courant for the past 20 years on university campuses, and among NGOs, the BBC and the left in general.

All evil in the world, the delusion runs, devolves directly from the West’s corrupt hegemony, its history and its traditions. Left free of western malefaction, the rest of the world would indeed be a beautiful and peaceable place. You can catch a whiff of this patent idiocy in the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s decision to fund a charity — Conflict Resolution Services Ireland — which has deep connections to IRA terrorism; or in the charities that cause chaos by trying to ship more ‘refugees’ to Europe every day, thus ensuring that more and more die while trying to come here.

And it is there in almost every pronouncement made by Jeremy Corbyn — his support for the brutal dynastic dictatorship of Cuba and the catastrophic and now vicious regime in Venezuela; his hand held out in supplication to Iran; his support for IRA terrorists and the genocidal maniacs of Hamas and Hezbollah; his refusal to criticise either Putin’s Russia or Brezhnev’s Soviet Union. We are the source of the madness in the world. Everywhere else is perfectly OK. It’s a belief system based largely upon a weird form of self-loathing, a denial of all the available evidence, a kind of psychosis.

I very much wish that Jay and Lauren had not been murdered by Islamist savages and were able to continue walking this earth in a state of happy oblivion to reality, munching their nuts and berries. But the world is not as they thought it was. It is a different place, a fatally different place.
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 06:48
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A Pennsylvania man has been charged with homicide after admitting to police he cut his girlfriend's brakes in order to make a crack pipe, US media reports.

Does choosing to have a boyfriend with not an once of brain cell qualifies you in the Darwin if he kills you?
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 10:07
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 18:27
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Florida Uber driver kills 'stalker' who 'threatened him with a pistol' after chasing

I've got a pistol. Do you want me to shoot you?' as he approaches the Uber. He was not holding a gun but had his cell phone in his hand.
He is subsequently shot dead by Uber driver who has concealed permit and just finished police training academy.

Uber driver kills man in 'perfect stand your ground' shooting Daily Mail Online
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Old 31st Aug 2018, 14:36
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Originally Posted by arketip View Post
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But, to quote the BBC article: « Mr Jenkins told police Fox was "driving him crazy" looking for a pipe to smoke crack in, according to local media »
So the guy went to built her a pipe out of her car brake’s lines.

I think he should have been in this car too when it crashed.
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 00:44
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But, to quote the BBC article: « Mr Jenkins told police Fox was "driving him crazy" looking for a pipe to smoke crack in, according to local media »
So the guy went to built her a pipe out of her car brake’s lines.

I think he should have been in this car too when it crashed.
I think he should have been, too. In any case, she already had five kids, so with that many sprogs in the gene pool, doesn't that in itself disqualify her?
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 07:48
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He has yet to be sentenced and executed, after a fair trial of course.
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