B.T. Doran: The 5 Most Evil Ways Anyone Ever Got Rich (Cracked)
We tend to think of homicidal maniacs as being in the murder business purely for the delight that comes with being an evil little shit goblin. But … there have been plenty of psychopathic killers throughout history for whom a lifetime of mayhem and mutilation was simply their way of paying the bills.
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of 20 people, most of them women, and most by hanging. 12 other women had previously been executed in Massachusetts and Connecticut during the 17th century. Despite being generally known as the Salem witch trials, the preliminary hearings in 1692 were conducted in several towns: Salem Village (now Danvers), Salem Town, Ipswich and Andover. The most infamous trials were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692 in Salem Town.
The episode is one of the nation's most notorious cases of mass hysteria, and has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process. It was not unique, but simply an American example of the much broader phenomenon of witch trials in the Early Modern period. Many historians consider the lasting effects of the trials to have been highly influential in subsequent United States history.
Alan J was first and correct with:
If I rember correctly, it was 20; 19 were hanged and one, an old man,
was pressed to death.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Nineteen accused witches were hanged on Gallows Hill in 1692
19 hanged, one pressed to death and more died in prison.
Dale of Fine Fall, Diamond Springs, Norfuckincali replied:
According to "The "Smithsonian"19 were hanged on Gallows Hill, a 71-year-old man was pressed to death with heavy stones, several people died in jail and nearly 200 people, overall, had been accused of practicing "the Devil's magic." They even allowed spectral evidence-testimony about dreams and visions to condemn the wicked witches.
Happy Birthday Grace Slick (We attended the same sober meetings for a few years) Quite a Broad!!!
DJ Useo said:
You've got me stumped. In Texas they mostly say that no one was actually burned as witches,
but I don't consider Ted Cruz a good source. Lol.
Lois Of The Coven answered:
Proud moments in American History, The Salem Witch Trials: 200 people falsely imprisoned and 20 murdered in a fifteen month period of extreme "Christian Values" enforcement, which no doubt had some small influence on our "founding fathers" ( that and maybe The Spanish Inquisition, and, oh yeah, the whole "Divine Right of Kings" thing to do whatever the hell they want to us, by the way thanks a bunch for THAT one, God ) when they decided to slip that subtle Separation of Church and State concept into the first amendment , which has been TOTALLY lost on all these fucking atavistic morons who have never paid attention to history or read a book and goddamn it, we are so fucking doomed...AARRGGHH...OK, time to get drunk.
20 people and two dogs ~ Fourteen women and five men were hanged. One suspect was tortured and crushed to death beneath heavy stones when he refused to confess to collusion with the devil.
The mighty Wiki says 20 people, of over 200 accused, were executed.
Tough week - vacation & fun, a full day flying, then ugh, work.
I'd retire tomorrow with the right package.
Randall took the day off.
Joe S took the day off.
Charlie took the day off.
Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
AMC offers the movie 'Halloween II', followed by the movie 'Halloween III: Season Of The Witch', then the movie 'Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers'.
[6:00AM] Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip: Italy-Episode 1
[7:00AM] Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip: Italy-Episode 2
[8:00AM] The Silence of the Lambs
[10:30AM] The Exorcist
[1:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 11 - The Crimson Horror
[2:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 9 - Hide
[3:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 4 - Listen
[4:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 8 - Mummy on the Orient Express
[5:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 11 - The God Complex
[6:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 9 - Night Terrors
[7:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 10 - Blink
[8:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 6 - The Woman Who Lived
[9:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 7 - The Zygon Invasion
[10:00PM] The Last Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 4
[11:15PM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 10
[12:00AM] The Rocky Horror Show
[2:30AM] The Real History of Science Fiction-Ep 3 - Invasion
[3:00AM] The Real History of Science Fiction-Ep 4 - Time
[4:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 6 - The Woman Who Lived
[5:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 7 - The Zygon Invasion (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by the movie 'Men In Black II'.
Comedy Central has 'Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters', followed by 'Jeff Dunham: Minding The Monsters', again, then 'Jeff Dunham: Minding The Monsters', yet again, and 'Jeff Dunham: Minding The Monsters', yep, again.
[6:00AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-FIRST LOOK
[6:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ROBERT KIRKMAN WEARS A TAN BLAZER AND RED SUIT PANTS
[6:45AM] GIGI DOES IT-EAT SOMETHING
[7:15AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD
[9:15AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
[11:15AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE
[1:15PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS
[3:30PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER
[5:30PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD
[7:30PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
[12:00AM] HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-HALLOWEEN
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-TOO OLD TO TRICK OR TREAT, TOO YOUNG TO DIE
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-ROLLER DISCO
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S PANTIES
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-HALLOWEEN (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Riding the Bullet
[10:00AM] Silver Bullet
[4:30PM] Pet Sematary
[6:30PM] The Shining
[10:00PM] The Returned-Episode 1
[11:06PM] The Shining
[4:09AM] The Returned-Episode 1
[5:15AM] The Approval Matrix-WorstPeopleEver (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Insidious: Chapter 2', followed by the movie 'The Conjuring'.
Comedian Amy Schumer, recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, poses at the Britannia Awards hosted by BAFTA Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California, October 30, 2015.
Photo by Danny Moloshok
Michelle Obama is bringing a little bit of Hollywood on her trip to Qatar next week.
The first lady is being accompanied by late-night comic and talk-show host Conan O'Brien, who will entertain U.S. troops during a visit to the al-Udeid air base near the capital of Doha.
The vast air base operates as an overseas headquarters for U.S. Central Command, and hosts American bombers and support aircraft used in the air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
The base is home to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing of the U.S. Air Force and has more than 11,000 service members stationed there.
Actor Harrison Ford, recipient of the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, poses at the Britannia Awards hosted by BAFTA Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California, October 30, 2015.
Photo by Danny Moloshok
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Friday said he was "very happy" that a Polish court rejected a bid to extradite him to the United States to face sentencing for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
"I'm obviously very happy that this case is coming to an end. It cost me a lot of energy, health," the 82-year-old told reporters in the southern city of Krakow where the court is located.
"I'm glad I put faith in the Polish justice system," the Polish-French fugitive added after the court ruled "inadmissibility in extraditing" Polanski.
Presiding judge Dariusz Mazur criticised the original US investigation in his two-and-a-half-hour ruling, saying the judges and prosecutors there "seriously broke the rules of a fair trial".
"Had Poland accepted the US extradition request, it would have violated the rights of Mr Polanski and at the same time the European Convention on Human Rights," the judge decided.
The wolf OR-7 became globally famous when he took off from his northeast Oregon pack four years ago and wandered thousands of miles in search of a mate, his movement tracked by a GPS satellite.
Wildlife officials say the collar that transmitted his location through satellites and radio signals has stopped working.
"It all finally wore out," said John Stephenson, Oregon wolf coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bend. "The battery died, basically."
Knowing the electronics were close to blinking out, state and federal wildlife managers made three attempts - last summer, last fall and early this spring - to trap OR-7 or another member of his Rogue Pack, said Mark Vargas, district wildlife biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Medford.
Nile Rodgers, left, and Bette Midler, right, attend Bette Midler's annual "Hulaween" party, to benefit The New York Restoration Project, at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Andy Kropa
Pope Francis has strongly denounced the Catholic priests and bishops who "defamed" Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero after his murder in a campaign that delayed his beatification until earlier this year.
Francis spoke off-the-cuff Friday to a group of Salvadoran bishops and pilgrims who traveled to Rome to thank history's first Latin American pope for beatifying the hero to the continent's poor and oppressed.
"I was a young priest then and I was a witness to this," Francis said. "He was defamed, calumnied and had dirt thrown on his name - his martyrdom continued even by his brothers in the priesthood and episcopate."
He said Romero was "stoned with the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue."
Romero was gunned down by right-wing death squads as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel in San Salvador. He had spoken out against repression by the army at the beginning of El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war between the right-wing government and leftist rebels, a conflict that killed nearly 75,000 people.
Still annoyed by CNBC's handling of this week's presidential debate, the Republican National Committee said Friday that it was suspending its partnership with NBC News and its properties on a primary debate scheduled for February.
NBC News said it was disappointed in the development and will work to resolve the issue with the GOP.
It was unclear in the letter from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (R-Pendejo) to NBC News chief Andrew Lack (R-For Sale) whether the party would forbid NBC from televising the Feb. 26 debate and open up the broadcast rights to others. The debate was expected to be telecast on NBC and its Spanish-language partner, Telemundo.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said it was "extremely disappointed" by the RNC's decision, given NBC's partnership with Telemundo. Relations between Republicans and Latino voters were already strained over Trump's comments on immigration.
Telemundo was the only Spanish-language partner for a Republican debate, the group said, and it is vital for the candidates to address the concerns of Latino voters.
Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller filed a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit Friday over the hit film "Straight Outta Compton," claiming it portrayed him as a villain who led to the breakup of the gangster rap group.
Heller, who is portrayed in the film by Paul Giamatti, sued former N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, the widow of rapper Eazy-E, and NBC Universal, which released the film in August.
"Straight Outta Compton" was a hit, earning nearly $160 million domestically in the first six weeks after it was released in August.
Heller claims the film portrays him as a villain who led to the breakup of N.W.A., which launched the careers for Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and sparked the rise in popularity of gangster rap. The film is uses elements of a script that Heller commissioned, and violates his copyright in a memoir that included his description of key moments depicted in the film, the lawsuit states.
"The film is littered with false statements that harm the reputation of (Heller) and aim to ridicule and lower him in the opinion of the community and to deter third persons from associating or dealing with him," the lawsuit states.
The FBI deployed at least 10 flights of surveillance planes equipped with advanced aerial surveillance technology, including infrared and night-vision cameras, to monitor the Baltimore riots earlier this year, according to government documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The flights, totaling more than 36 hours and involving at least two planes, occurred over Baltimore from April 29 to May 3, showed the flight logs provided to the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act. The ACLU, a civil rights group, released the logs to Reuters and other news organizations on Friday.
Half of the flights carried Baltimore police, in addition to FBI officials, and a majority of them occurred at night over Baltimore during several days of civil disorder that followed the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.
In congressional testimony last week, FBI Director James Comey did not elaborate in detail on how surveillance flights are conducted or approved.
But he acknowledged that planes were also used at the request of local authorities during protests last year in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer.
A model presents a creation from the Ethno Tendance Fashion Week Brussels by designer Sara Roces Buelga of Belgium, in Brussels, Belgium, 30 October 2015. The event runs from 30 October to 01 November.
Photo by Laurent Dubrule
This was something that had never been seen before - the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what is now North America tens of millions of years ago.
The fossils first caught the attention of paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science during a trek through the badlands of the Bisti Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico in 2011.
After years of hard work and some paper pushing, a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked the baby Pentaceratops' skull - encased in plaster - from the wilderness and airlifted it to a waiting cargo truck on Thursday morning. The team also airlifted the skull of an adult Pentaceratops that was found about 10 miles away.
The mission was mostly a success. Muddy conditions prevented the team from transporting a third and final plaster jacket that contained the remainder of the baby's skeleton. That will happen later.
Traditional means for excavating and removing the fossils were out the window because crews were working within wilderness, museum curator Spencer Lucas said. No vehicles or mechanized equipment are allowed.
A gold pocket watch that once belonged to U.S. military war hero General George S. Patton Jr. is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on October 29, 2015. The watch, 1909 Five Minute Repeater by Patek Philippe, fetched $137,000 at auction in New York City October 29.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. Taylor Swift; $5,400,649; $112.30.
2. Kenny Chesney; $3,129,466; $89.54.
3. Ed Sheeran; $1,889,953; $62.51.
4. Luke Bryan; $1,701,821; $52.92.
5. Maroon 5; $1,613,381; $82.44.
6. Zac Brown Band; $1,535,552; $57.17.
7. Marc Anthony / Carlos Vives; $1,319,555; $107.89.
8. Foo Fighters; $1,216,281; $59.40.
9. Violetta; $1,160,971; $66.94.
10. Phish; $1,109,401; $55.40.
11. Shania Twain; $952,646; $92.16.
12. Dave Matthews Band; $944,347; $57.45.
13. Nicki Minaj; $653,854; $45.00.
14. Mötley Crüe; $643,040; $72.54.
15. 5 Seconds Of Summer; $635,779; $45.19.
16. Chris Brown; $594,281; $40.22.
17. Def Leppard; $593,834; $47.37.
18. Marco Antonio Solis; $583,751; $112.73.
19. Florida Georgia Line; $580,395; $35.03.
20. Chayanne; $569,559; $88.34.
A native of Kenosha, Wis., Molinaro joined Happy Days - also created by Marshall - in 1974 for its second season, and his character eventually took over the diner from Pat Morita, who had played Arnold (and left for his own sitcom). Molinaro then played Al on the ABC spinoff sitcom Joanie Loves Chachi.
In 1994, Molinaro reprised the role of Al yet again, this time for Weezer's "Buddy Holly" video (directed by Spike Jonze), with the band performing at the drive-in.
Harapan, a Sumatran Rhino, roams his enclosure on his last day of viewing at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. A zoo official informs The Associated Press that the 8-year-old male, Harapan began the air, land and sea journey back to its ancestral southeast Asian homeland Friday afternoon. The trip is expected to take some 50 hours before the rhino reaches an Indonesian sanctuary.
Photo by John Minchillo
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