The religion of peace keeps bringing the hits.

A street magician in Syria beloved by children was beheaded by militants with the Islamic State group after his performances were deemed to be insulting to God, the Daily Mirror reported Wednesday.

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Unsurprisingly, psychic predictions were approximately as accurate as usual in 2014, which is to say, not very.

Another year has come and gone and so we have the opportunity to review how the world’s leading psychics fared in their predictions for the year 2014. Before we take a look at some of the predictions, let us also review the major events that – one could argue – should have been predicted. The…

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“Rudolf Boyarinos cannot remember his visions, but four people had to calm and subdue him as he screamed ‘monsters!'”

Classified as an encephalopathy of unclear origin—the highfalutin term for a weird brain disorder we can’t figure out—villagers who do not simply keel over while moving or working report feeling weakness, dizziness, and memory and motor control loss.

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“Babe”

Another pig farmer fails to do his job. —No stars.

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” An excellent film. The obviously unfit individuals are winnowed out, and an enterprising young boy receives a…

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“This is one of my favorite phenomena because it underscores a basic human emotion: being 100% confident that something is not true, yet simultaneously unable to escape the feeling that is can’t be completely untrue. Fan death is such a beautiful illustration of this phenomenon, because unlike other popularly cited examples of this phenomenon (aliens, adherence to a specific religion, even ghosts) – it doesn’t really come with any agenda. It’s so specific and easily refutable beyond any doubt that it truly underscores in absolute isolation: cultural mythos is so powerful that it can make people believe things they know to be untrue without even offering them anything in return.”

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LOL: “CLYNK brings the power of the sharing economy to the world of punitive incarceration.”

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Have you ever wondered why city, state, county, and federal governments waste countless millions of dollars on the simple task of keeping the criminal element locked up and off the streets? Have you…

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I suspect the Nazis were behind it.

Axum| The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, His Holiness Abune Mathias, announced this morning that the most prized biblical treasure in the world, the Ark of Covenant, was stolen

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I’ve been on a relaxing vacation for the last couple of weeks, and I figured a fun thing to do would be to go out camping and enjoy a little peace and quiet.  So I reserved a cabin way downstate, near Springfield, in the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area.

And it was indeed a fun thing to do.  I talked to nobody, I did a little fishing, I cooked over a fire, and had a couple of internet-free days to myself.  Although, I think next time I’d probably prefer to do it the first week of October, rather than the first week of November.  The weather is nicer, and the trees are still changing color.