The Pacific Northwest

When the probation officer performed a random check of a Shoreline sex offender's apartment, states this report, he found a naked teen girl hiding in his closest. In 2012, the sex offender, Dean T. Michael, who is 23, admitted that he sent immoral messages to a 14-year-old girl on He had, according the the report, an account on this site at the time of his arrest.

A glorious image from the Cloud Appreciation Society:

The United States

What the Boston Athletic Association wants at this year's Boston Marathon is more security, and it will also impose a "no bags" policy. This, hopefully, will make it much harder for the lethal terrorist action of 2013 to be repeated.
(USA Today)

One will be surprised to learn that porn stars make pretty darn solid Academy Award predictions.

The World

Black Africa is in a mess. Uganda is a huge fucking mess. And this sorry business of passing laws against the rights of human beings is a tragedy. These bad laws and passions will only increase the rate of the country's brain drain. Soon it will be a country of fools and their leaders. That is where much of black Africa is actually heading. The smart ones can get out and find work in the West. But the world does not want black African labor (tons of it to be had in India), and so uneducated blacks will be stuck with their stupid exploiters:

A day after Uganda passed harsh anti-gay laws, a tabloid newspaper came out with a list of what it called the country's top homosexuals.The cover of the Red Pepper newspaper read, "EXPOSED! Uganda's 200 Top Homos Named," with several photographs next to the headline.


Uganda represents the black Africa with no future. In this story, which concerns a giant robot in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, we see something of the black Africa that might be. The giant robot was made by Therese Ir Izay Kirongozi, the founder of an organization called Women's Technology, at the cost of $15,000. The robot manages traffic on an important intersection with lights and a booming voice. The robot has a twin on another intersection. Both seem to be loved by drivers:

"God bless those who invented it," said taxi driver Franck Mavuzi while he was stuck in traffic. "The robot is good."

"When the robot stops the traffic you can see that everybody stops and the pedestrians can cross without a problem," said taxi driver Mavuzi.

People want the robots to replace traffic cops. Robots do not take bribes.
(Africa Review)

A second recording has appeared on YouTube. In the first recording, the voice of a man who sounds just like the president of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, is heard ordering his son Bilal to hide a huge sum of money from the eyes of an investigation. In the second recording, the president's voice is heard saying this: "Don't take it. Whatever he has promised us, he should bring this. If he is not going to bring that, there is no need. The others are bringing. Why can't he bring? What do they think this business is? … but don't worry they will fall into our lap." The president is not sounding like a president but like a businessman. But is this a surprise?
(The Guardian)

The Universe

Only reminding us that the Catholic church killed the philosopher Giordano Bruno for seeing and saying the truth: NASA has discovered 715 new planets in our our "galactic neighborhood."