An MEK oath ceremony at Camp Ashraf in Iraq, taken around 2002 by a member who has since left and does not wish to be named.
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The Pro Wrestling Company That Closed Itself Down as a Stunt
Anonymous and Its Allies Are Attacking Government Websites in Pakistan
A Ukranian Border Gateway Was Just Seized, with Little Resistance from Exhausted Locals
Photo courtesy of Mike Kulich Mike Kulich would like to be known as one of the good pornographers. When "The Fappening" occured on Saturday, it was still being called "Celebgate," and the nude photos of such celebrities as Jennifer Lawrence, McKayla Maroney, and Krysten Ritter were still being called "alleged nude photos." Before they could be authenticated, much of the internet rushed to masturbate rapturously, tweet dumb shit, and then make jokes.
Screencap via the Chinese web forum nx123* The Chinese Northeast is flooded with meth from North Korea. But with crackdowns from the authorities, Chinese chemists are now cooking up their own batches.
Illustration: Cătălin Banu My name is Alex Nedea. I'm a journalist and I narrowly escaped death by getting “hit with the pointy part between my antlers”.
(Photo by Stuart Sandford) According to a survey last month, more than 30 percent of men in New York have faked an orgasm.
Competitors at the 2014 Evo Champion Series Playing video games competitively can make you a millionaire.
The March on Islamabad (Dispatch 1)
The Disgusting Yet Soothing World of ASMR Eating Videos
Files at the FCO archives in Hanslope Park (All images courtesy of the author) In 2013, The Guardian revealed that Britain’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) had illegally withheld 1.2 million (later revised to 600,000) historic documents from the public, in flagrant breach of the UK Public Records Act.
The "Baker" explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the US military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, 1946 (Photo via) The history of nuclear technology isn’t all drawn-out military stand-offs and catastrophic power plant disasters – there’s also a load more depressing stuff you’ve probably never heard about.
(Images via / via / via / via) It makes sense to read a review of something before you put it inside your body.
A Seized Laptop Reveals ISIS Researched Weaponizing the Bubonic Plague
The Time a Woman Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
Allowing Transgender People to Serve in the US Military Is 'Inevitable'
Photo courtesy of Mark Barron Unlike most entrepreneurs who make millions of dollars inventing pointless apps like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur named Mark Barron wants to use smartphones to solve one of America's biggest problems: gun violence. The 58-year-old inventor has created a new app called Lockdown, which he believes could decrease the country's number of gun-related crimes.