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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Ursa Major

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Of course, it actually looks more like a monkey

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - You're Pretty

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Curses! She's discovered my hidden intentions!

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Gold star, Bobby.

Donald Duck cleared of extremism charges by Russian court

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The highest court in the Russian Far Eastern region of Kamchatka has ordered the cancellation of an earlier ruling recognising a 1942 Disney cartoon depicting Donald Duck’s adventures in Nazi Germany as ‘extremist material’. The ruling in question was passed by the city court of Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky in 2010. Back then the judge gave a six-month suspended sentence to a local resident for distributing extremist materials over the internet.

The propaganda included the Oscar-winning animation ‘Der Fuehrer's Face’ that the accused called ‘Donald Duck and Fascism’ in Russian and because of this the film has been included in the Russian federal list of banned extremist materials. When prosecutors discovered this fact they filed a cassation with the regional court explaining that the video is a classic Walt Disney cartoon made within the framework of an anti-Nazi propaganda campaign.



They also wrote that the film contains no calls to extremism - on the contrary, it depicts Nazi ideology in satirical and mocking forms. The court agreed with this statement and also ruled that the film’s characters are not promoting violence against anyone. ‘Der Fuehrer's Face’, also known under the title ‘Donald Duck in Nutzi Land’, was created in the US in 1943 and in the same year its director, Jack Kinney, received the Academy Award for best animated short.

Current Russian law bans any public calls for extremism or attempts to humiliate people and provides that such actions should be punished with up to five years in prison. This applies to internet posts as well as mass media publications. Decisions on the subject are made by regional courts, but once something is recognized as extremism anywhere in the country, this material is included in the federal list of banned information.
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Motorcycle rear-ended by horse

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A horse “rear-ended” a motorcycle on a road in east China’s Zhejiang Province last Thursday. The owner of the horse said he was walking the horse while a motorist opened the throttle while passing them.





The noise of the motorcycle frightened the horse, making him chase after it. The three-year-old horse quickly caught up with the motorbike, causing the two people onboard to crash. The owner of the horse was seen running after his animal.





According to the police, the motorcyclist was driving under the influence of alcohol, an offence leading to a fine of 1,800 yuan (£205, $270) and a six-month licence suspension. The two victims were sent to the hospital, and claimed the owner of the horse should pay for their medical fees.


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Traffic police determined the case was not a traffic accident but a physical injury case, which is under further investigation. China has the second largest horse population in the world, the US has the largest, and horses are far cheaper in China. While it isn’t common to see people riding horses in major Chinese cities nowadays, one horse riding advocate recently said that he thinks it is cheaper to ride a horse than drive a car.
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Walking Into Things

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A childhood spent walking while reading books has prepared me unexpectedly well for today's world.
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I 100% agree with the mouseover.
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Covarr
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I have found I walk into the very thing I'm looking directly at in an effort not to walk into it.
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rjstegbauer
1 day ago
The Air Force has to train their dive bomber pilots to prevent the same thing.
ydant
23 hours ago
Target fixation - a common factor for many motorcycle crashes.
jimwise
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That alt text, tho
srsly
1 day ago
"A childhood spent walking while reading books has prepared me unexpectedly well for today's world."
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He's a wild type, that one
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Dear God

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Honestly, on a strictly empirical basis I have trouble with the concept of Me.

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