Fisherman attacked and bitten by shark off the coast of California

Fisherman attacked and bitten by shark off the coast of California
A California fisherman got a nasty surprise early this morning. According to an official release by local authorities, the fisherman hooked more than just a tuna.Authorities stated that the man fought with the fish for over 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, the man gave up and decided to go unhook his bait before his line broke. The man apparently swam out to release his line and was then attacked by his own catch- a 16 foot great white shark.With such a nasty surprise, the man was too shocked to react fast enough and the great white shark ferociously tore at his leg. 20 minutes after the initial incident, the shark suddenly let go and swam off. Beach security personnel managed to get the man to shore in a timely manner and medical personnel arrived on time to save the man’s leg.The beach area where the attack occurred was cut off to...
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Man killed by fireworks

Man killed by fireworks
A 44 year old man was killed late yesterday after taking a full-blown firework blast to the chest. Eyewitnesses report that the man, 44 year old Mahir Aburouman was setting up some fireworks for a 4th of July celebration. A friend that was nearby noted that this was routine and that Aburouman had done this many times in the past. However, this time the firework struck right into Abourman shortly after the fuse blew.Abourman’s friend noted that following the blast he went up to his friend and put a pillow under his head. Abourman’s friend (55 year old Ron Mohlman) stated that he kept telling Abourman to keep his eyes open.However, despite Mohlman’s valiant efforts to keep his friend alive, Abourman lost consciousness and stopped breathing. Before authorities could arrive, Abourman’s pulse was gone. Abourman’s family and friends describe him as an energetic family man that cared deeply for his two...
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Sky Punch

Sky Punch
What would the end of the world look like? Perhaps this question can be answered by looking at a weather phenomenon known as a “sky punch” (the actual name is Fallstreak Hole).A fallstreak hole/ sky punch is basically a weather phenomenon in which specific types of cumulus clouds (cirrocumulus and altocumulus) form a hole in the center, and subsequently ice particles may fall rapidly downwards or evaporate.If the Burgeron Process (see citation) takes effect, the sky punch will likely simply be a hole in a very cloudy sky. These can be observed frequently during the winter. These are characterized by being the only rays of sunlight on a very cloudy day.However, if the Burgeron Process does not take place, something truly magnificent occurs! Ice particles begin to form above the hole in a beautiful mass. The crystalized ice then begins to move clockwise in what appears to be an ice tornado....
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Where are we heading?

Where are we heading?
Over the past few weeks, we have begun to migrate the entire content of The Order Of The Iron Phoenix to the Cthulhu Portal.This move, although it has already begun, will take an estimated 5-8 months to complete (we have a lot of content to move).This sudden change in policy means that certain features might be pushed back even further. For example, the long anticipated “Holy War” game will be pushed back to after the migration.Likewise, our movie and store will have to be pushed even further to accommodate the changes.We are, however, still going to fix bugs and issues as we migrate our content. This means that everyone that encounters an issue or bug needs to report it on the forums under “Help and Support”!We are also happy to announce that an even newer feature will soon be available. This feature will include a directory of listings for products, places,...
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Time is not uniform!

Time is not uniform!
Time, although invented by people, is a concept that often reflects consistency. After all, if there is anything that we can rely on to always be accurate, it must be our time telling devices.Time is a human-made illusion which gives our lives the uniformity and predictability we all feel so comfortable with. However, time is not uniform.What this means is that time, like everything else in life, is not precise. Have you ever wondered where the central base of time is coming from? Have you ever questioned the accuracy of time?There are many questions and few answers to this issue, even though we assume it to be entirely precise. Research now done by us at The Order Of The Iron Phoenix has yielded something revolutionary! What we did was take two electronic timers that measure time in billiseconds. We started our timer when the universal clock located at time.windows.com hit a...
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2014 World Cup Results

2014 World Cup Results
Here are the results for all the games played in the 2014 soccer world cup:Thursday, June 12, 2014 (opening game):Brazil V.S. Croatia:31 Winner: BrazilFriday, June 13, 2014(Day 2):Mexico V.S. Cameroon:10 Winner: MexicoSpain V.S. Netherlands:15 Winner: NetherlandsChile V.S. Australia:31 Winner: ChileSaturday, June 14, 2014 (Day 3)Colombia V.S. Greece:30 Winner: ColombiaUruguay V.S. Costa Rica:13 Winner: Costa RicaEngland V.S. Italy:12 Winner: ItalyIvory-Coast V.S. Japan:21 Winner: Ivory CoastSunday, June 15, 2014 (Day 4)Switzerland V.S Ecuador:21 Winner: SwitzerlandFrance V.S. Honduras:30 Winner: FranceArgentina V.S. Bosnia:21 Winner: ArgentinaMonday , June 16, 2014 (Day 5) Germany V.S. Portugal:40 Winner: GermanyIran V.S. Nigeria:00 Winner: DrawGhana V.S. United States:12 Winner:United StatesTuesday, June 17, 2014 (Day 6)Belgium V.S. Algeria:21 Winner: BelgiumBrazil V.S. Mexico:00 Winner: DrawRussia V.S. South Korea11 Winner: DrawWednesday, June 18,2014 (Day 7)Australia V.S. The Netherlands:23 Winner: Netherlands Spain V.S. Chile02 Winner: ChileCameroon V.S. Croatia04 Winner: CroatiaThursday, June 19, 2014 (Day 8)Colombia V.S. Ivory Coast:21 Winner: ColombiaUruguay V.S. England:21 Winner: UruguayJapan V.S. Greece:00 Winner: DrawFriday, June 20, 2014 (Day 9)Italy V.S. Costa Rica:01 Winner: Costa RicaSwitzerland V.S. France:25 Winner: FranceHonduras V.S. Ecuador12 Winner: EcuadorSaturday, June 21, 2014 (Day 10)Argentina...
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Man takes revenge on hammock stealing bear

Man takes revenge on hammock stealing bear
A Florida man recently found that a black bear had been using his hammock while he was away. Worse yet, the bear was seen sleeping in the hammock every Thursday for multiple hours at a time.The Florida man had enough, however. On Friday ,may 30th, the man finally took the hammock down.The man reported that he had seen overturned squirrel and bird feeders and rummaged trashcans for some time in the past year. He has reported that the frequency of these pillages has decreased after he removed the hammock.Perhaps this was an action against letting the bears get too comfortable in this man’s backyard.
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Cancer Killing Injection Enters Clinical Trials

Cancer VaccineFor years, a miracle solution to the complete eradication of cancer cells has been the result of wishful thinking. Today, we are pleased to announce that a prototype vaccine against cancer has entered clinical trials.This so called “Miracle Vaccine” is the result of years of research on the behavior and chemical make-up of cancer cells. The vaccine is a result of the works of prominent English scientist Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou. Taylor , after years of research, noted that the protein Mucin-1 was located throughout the cell walls of most cells within the human body.Years after (1980-2003), Romanian scientists revealed a striking correlation between excess in Mucin-1 and cancer cells. This correlation basically meant that perhaps the gene for Mucin-1 protein was responsible in the creation of the cancer cell.Even if that was not the case, the Mucin-1 could reliably pinpoint cancer cells (mainly breast, lung and pancreas). This revolutionary research would...
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Heinous attack by crazed gunman leaves six dead

Gunman's Vehicle22 year old self-proclaimed “alpha male” Eliot Rodger (son of the director of the Hunger Games) has committed a disturbing and disgraceful act today. Rodger , after posting a disturbing YouTube video vowing to take pleasure in the slaughter of those that shunned him , has killed six people and injured up to six more.Rodger allegedly stabbed three men at his home – somehow managing to kill them all. Then, Rodger went to the University Of California and gunned down two women.Rodger finished his rampage by shooting another male and ramming his black BMW into a car, injuring a family of 4 people. Upon retrieval by police, the body of Rodger was noted to have a bullet hole which obviously meant that he shot himself in his car.Rodger’s actions were claimed to be on a basis of inferiority. Rodger stated that he would slaughter those he felt were more competent than him...
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12 year old jumps out of 6th story building after watching Spiderman

Boy Kills Himself Over Spiderman12 year old Aaron Clinton was literally obsessed with Spiderman. Well, today this young boy’s obsession ended up costing him his life. Allegedly, Clinton was watching “The Amazing Spiderman 2” when he decided to (for god knows what reason) jump out of his 6th story apartment window.The boy’s mother claimed that this was the fault of Marvel(the company responsible for the Spiderman series) and has launched a law suit of 50 million dollars just four hours after the boy fell to his death.Unfortunately, it seems the child took Spiderman too far and it cost him his life.
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Man Steals $200,000 To Feed Cats

A Japanese man was indicted today on an incident that took place back in December of 2013. Allegedly, this man stole over $200,000 worth of cash and jewels. What is even more bizarre is that this individual did not spend a penny of the money on himself.Instead, sources tell us that this man spent all the stolen money on fresh fish and chicken for his 23 cats. However, he was also noted to have been feeding around 100 more strayed that lived in his neighborhood with luxurious catfoods (all organic of course).Although the court had no ready conviction, we can all rest assured this man is the “Robin Hood" of cats. We applaud his devotion to cats and hope that the Japanese government can grant him amnesty. Kittehs
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Florida man kills son over video game

Florida man kills son over video game
A Florida man has allegedly smothered his son to death over an Xbox360 video game!24 year old Cody Wygant was arrested early today after he smothered his 16 month old son to death because, apparently, the child was disturbing Wygant’s gaming.When police questioned Wygant about why he had committed the heinous act, Wygant stated “he kept on nagging me and would not stop crying”. Wygant then stated “he [the child] was disturbing me while I was playing my Xbox game!”When paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the lifeless boy under some bed covers in his crib.Wygant was arrested, charged with third degree murder and child neglect. Wygant’s daughter was then extracted from the home (located 70 miles north of Tampa).Wygant is being held without bail in a Tampa prison until his hearing scheduled later this month.Cody Wyant smothered his 16 month old son over an xbox game 
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Chapter 9 Assignment

Chapter 9 Assignment
  (1) When Club Med goes through the hiring process, they are apparently looking at potential employees who are motivated and genuinely interested in the positions they offer. For example, the “employee testimonies” have yielded a significant emphasis on employee loyalty both to the field they work in and to Club Med as a whole. They often look for people that show this motivation to join the field and potentially go up the ladder (long-term employees). They state that their ideals are “Multicultural, pioneer, kindness, freedom, responsibility” which implies that the majority of those that go past the interview process are ethical and driven to lead and manage (regardless of their field). Likewise, there is heavy emphasis on taking responsibility for all of one’s actions.                 When hiring internationally, there is a huge diversity of problems that arise. Often, hiring people from separate countries already creates a boundary based on culture...
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Man stabbed with Legend of Zelda MasterSword

A Texas man was stabbed today during a dispute with another video gamer. After a few minutes of arguing, one man pulled a Legend of Zelda Mastersword from the ground and lunged at the first man.After thirty seconds of dodging the sword, the victim was finally impaled through the chest. The victim, a resident of the town of Katy, is now in serious condition in the local hospital.The victim stated that early this morning, this man (half naked) came running to his house with some sort of a sword he had pulled from the ground.The victim allegedly yelled at the attacker telling him “get back! , you don’t live here”. But, before the victim could move; he was impaled.The attacker is still at large.Update: The attacker was located wearing nothing but a pair of Hanes ™ tighty whities less than a mile from the scene of the crime. When confronted, the...
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Man found alive in a body bag

Man found alive in a body bag
Mississippi funeral home coroners were shocked when they found a man kicking inside a body bag. According to credible reports, the pulse of a 78 year old farmer had been non-existent for well over 6 hours and a family member reported the man dead. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced “dead”. The dead man was transported to a local funeral home for preparation. However, the man was apparently not dead. The 78 year old man somehow came back to life in the body bag.Family members of the man claim this event was truly a “miracle”. And that “god gave him a second chance”.This event is truly something spectacular.
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The 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Come To A Close

Sochi Olympic GamesWe were watching the winter Olympics since the ironic beginning (the malfunctioning final ring). Today we are going to take some time to commemorate what we could, unfortunately, not cover on here due to a complete lack of time ;(The 2014 Sochi Olympic winter games ended today with a stunning show of performance-- primarily from the Russians themselves [along with other nations worldwide]. The Russians managed to win the games , nabbing an astounding 13 gold medals, and 33 in total. Here are the results from all the nations for the games:Sochi Winter Olympic games medal totalsOur own corporate office was very proud to see that Austria made it in the top 10. But we would also like to recognize the achievements of each individual medal winner from every nation. These Olympics were a proud and amazing moment for people worldwide to set aside conflict and indulge in friendly...
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Assignment 4

Assignment 4
  (1) Very recently I had made a decision to ditch my now aged “RGB” television and get a nice 60” flatscreen. There were key attributes from the social environmental factors which played an enormous role in my final decision. Family and Culture:  Although the core sociological structure of my personal family did not directly influence my decision, input from family members was extremely important in making the purchase decision. When looking for a specific brand, family input was critical in the final decision. What I mean by this is that the initial decision to modernize and acceptance of change for hedonic purposes was spewed by my own psychological evaluation of the situation (ie modern is better, more reliable and uses less energy hence it would be fair to put the past behind me). However, it is very important to note that after I made up my mind to go ahead...
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Updates for February 2014

Updates for February 2014
Our dearest users, we have done some recent renovations to the Cthulhu Portal that we think are not only aesthetically nice to look at , but also enhance the user experience.First, the toolbar was moved from the left to the right. This is basically a standard feature for the entire Internet. Those of you that were used to the left-sided toolbar should quickly adjust to this (since it is more natural to look from left to right). A revolvermap was added to pinpoint all visitor's locations! This is an independent 3d party program , so no personal data about anyone's location is being collected , but it fun to see who is on here in real-time! A "latest forum post" toolbar has been added to the right side of the forum. This will display the last messages from up to one month on the forum. User images will be displayed to the right...
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Retailing Assignment 2

Retailing Assignment 2
  1: Type Of Food Stores And The Marketing Mix A convenience store has a very direct retail mix. As oppose to supermarkets, supercenters and warehouse stores do not need a large conventional location (hence the name “convenient”). Often, the best location for a convenient store can be a corner off a highway with relatively easy access to anyone that needs a “last second item”. Prices can often be much higher than supermarkets, supercenters and warehouse stores due to the fact that convenient store ideology is centered on convenience (how far would someone have to go to get milk parse) rather than competitive price. Merchandise assortment is similar to some supermarkets, supercenters and warehouse stores , however the assortment is sold from limited vendors and is often comprised of essentials such as bread and milk(along with less necessary but tempting products such as junk food and alcohol).Advertising as opposed to supermarkets,...
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Pirates steal ropes from Douala Port, Cameroon

On February 01, 2014 at approximately 1:40 eastern time(US) , a wooden motorboat carrying some 12 men approached a rope transport vessel. The pirates , using grappling hooks, attached their speedboat to the hull of the transport vessel.The pirates then proceeded to board the vessel one by one using additional grappling hooks. The crew noticed and alerted a distress call to the local officials.However, the response did not arrive on time and the pirates looted about one hundred containers full of threaded rope. The crew of the tanker locked themselves in the captain's quarter and were apparently unharmed.At approximately 3:30 eastern time (US), the pirates detached the speedboat from the bulk carrier and sped off. Officials did not arrive for another two hours.A "thorough" investigation has apparently been launched to not only investigate the incident, but also why authorities reacted so late. Rope stolen in Douala Port, Cameroon
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