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Title: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Toy Ranch on July 02, 2009, 12:23:13 AM
Please put all mentions of news not pertaining to our hobby in some form or your personal life in this thread. 


Thanks
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 02, 2009, 11:44:30 AM
The Taliban in Pakastan are offering $7-14,000 dollars to families, to buy their children, to be used as Suicide Bombers.
Some of the children are as young as 7 yrs old.

What a sick world we live in.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Toy Ranch on July 02, 2009, 12:14:29 PM
That's interesting, do you have a news story link?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Punkrockbillyjack13 on July 02, 2009, 12:47:35 PM
The Taliban in Pakastan are offering $7-14,000 dollars to families, to buy their children, to be used as Suicide Bombers.
Some of the children are as young as 7 yrs old.

What a sick world we live in.

You can say that again.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on July 02, 2009, 01:40:17 PM
I'm not saying never, it's unavoidable, but I seldom follow the news. There's only one source I believe is truly impatial, but for the sake of avoiding a political viewpoint, I won't mention it. (Clue: it's NOT one of the cable channels). But nearly every source, except for local new reporting, has a blatant political spin, which I find intolerable. I'm sick to death of partisian bashing, red flag waving, & general sensationalism for the sake of $$$ & ratings.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Inkfink on July 02, 2009, 01:44:47 PM
"Unknown life form" found in NC sewer: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5483707/ (http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5483707/)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: dlhenderson on July 02, 2009, 02:01:09 PM
There was a kinda fun book written in the early sixties called "The Clone". The title doesn't refer to what we now call a clone. Instead, it was a collection of refuse and sewer stuff that came together beneath a city and formed a blob of "life". The material began to creep up into the city, eating anything organic in its path. The only thing it left behind was water. There's one interesting chapter describing the "clone" entering the plumbing of a department store. Near the end of the chapter all of the escalators in the store were little waterfalls of the warm H20 from the hundreds of consumed victims. Also reminds me of "The Heap" from early Mad magazine, about a pile of garbage that comes to life (wonderfully drawn by Bill Elder).
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 02, 2009, 02:10:12 PM
http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/6431/Taliban_Training_Children_to_be_Suicide_Bombers (http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/6431/Taliban_Training_Children_to_be_Suicide_Bombers)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: fmofmpls on July 05, 2009, 08:18:38 PM
"Unknown life form" found in NC sewer: [url]http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5483707/[/url] ([url]http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5483707/[/url])


Man, is this ever disgusting or what?

Here is the video footage of said life form. Can you say gross?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKpx2DxGwY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKpx2DxGwY)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: ChattyLMS on July 05, 2009, 09:54:08 PM
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The Taliban in Pakastan are offering $7-14,000 dollars to families, to buy their children, to be used as Suicide Bombers.
Some of the children are as young as 7 yrs old.

What a sick world we live in.

OH HOW AWFUL!  I wonder what happens if the parents refuse?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 05, 2009, 10:08:45 PM
OH HOW AWFUL!  I wonder what happens if the parents refuse?

BANG BANG!
Title: yep, pretty disgusted with humanity right now....
Post by: preyer on July 06, 2009, 11:02:01 AM
just hopped on ebay to check out how much michael jackson memorial tickets were going for. thought ten grand was a bit on the exhorbanent side. then again, if you're dumb enough to pay it, i guess there's no lack of sleaze bags who'll sell it to ya. then again, i think it's despicable to profit off the tickets at all.

funerals and weddings always seem to bring out the worst in people, eh?
Title: Re: yep, pretty disgusted with humanity right now....
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 06, 2009, 11:26:47 AM
Preyer, man, you are so right.  Unbelieveable!
Title: Re: yep, pretty disgusted with humanity right now....
Post by: CreepysFan on July 06, 2009, 12:16:06 PM
 This sleazoid disrespectful profiteering of the dead has been going on since Elvis died at least.  Your just NOW becoming disgusted with humanity? I'm not surprised parasites are trying to get rich off of Jackson's death. Even the media is still milking this for more ratings. Few in today's society have the morality that the monster kids on this site still seem to show.  Respect for the dead seems to be becoming a thing of the past, especially if profit can be made. The more years I live, the more I miss the mid Twentieth Century.
Title: Re: yep, pretty disgusted with humanity right now....
Post by: Fester on July 06, 2009, 12:37:21 PM
An old friend of mine once said to me: "The whole history of the human race is governed by two factors -- greed and stupidity."

I used to think he was being cynical. 

Now, maybe he was right.
Title: Re: yep, pretty disgusted with humanity right now....
Post by: poseablemonster on July 06, 2009, 01:09:06 PM
I dunno...if my family could make millions off people gawking over my dead body, I'd say, "Go for it."  Then again, I'd be dead so I guess I wouldn't care one way or the other.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on July 06, 2009, 05:03:45 PM
From what i understand, his body won't be there...just the rest of the Jackson's performing while running MJ's final rehearsal videos in the background. 10 grand, FOR THAT??? Hell, you could probably drive down to the local Burger King and see Tito for FREE...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 06, 2009, 07:29:39 PM
On the news today, the Jackson's attorney said that the family was wanting the event to be "low-key & not over-hyped, to show respect"!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on July 07, 2009, 03:40:51 PM
On the news today, the Jackson's attorney said that the family was wanting the event to be "low-key & not over-hyped, to show respect"!
The Jackson family hasn't been "low-key" & "not over-hyped" since 1969!!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 07, 2009, 06:14:13 PM
I wish they would hurry up and put him in the ground. >:( Sorry to seem rough, but this guy..... was just a guy. There are far too many more impoortant things going on in the world and America right now. He also was eccentric and non conventional in every sense of the word. Yet Al Sharpton says there was nothing strange about Michael Jackson, but there were few things he did that weren't strange.  Tired of the media's hypocrisy.  For years, MJ was nothing but a curiosity and weirdo to them. "Let's see what the weirdo is doing to get on tv this week" kind of thing.  Now, they are all going on about how he changed history as we know it, and speaking as if they always loved him.  I call this band wagon jumping myself.  Its ridiculous. The country needs to move on.  We have troops getting shot at in Afghanistan right now (my nephew, Marine, among them), the President is under the impression that if he throws enough money (ours!) at a problem, it will go away, North Korea wants us dead, the economy is in the toilet, and 6.5 million jobs have been lost since January in the US alone. Michael Jackson dying, while understandably upsetting to his fans, is just not the big deal they are making it out to be. People die. That's the thing about life...no one gets out alive.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 07, 2009, 08:24:57 PM
I wish they would hurry up and put him in the ground. >:( Sorry to seem rough, but this guy..... was just a guy. There are far too many more impoortant things going on in the world and America right now. He also was eccentric and non conventional in every sense of the word. Yet Al Sharpton says there was nothing strange about Michael Jackson, but there were few things he did that weren't strange.  Tired of the media's hypocrisy.  For years, MJ was nothing but a curiosity and weirdo to them. "Let's see what the weirdo is doing to get on tv this week" kind of thing.  Now, they are all going on about how he changed history as we know it, and speaking as if they always loved him.  I call this band wagon jumping myself.  Its ridiculous. The country needs to move on.  We have troops getting shot at in Afghanistan right now (my nephew, Marine, among them), the President is under the impression that if he throws enough money (ours!) at a problem, it will go away, North Korea wants us dead, the economy is in the toilet, and 6.5 million jobs have been lost since January in the US alone. Michael Jackson dying, while understandably upsetting to his fans, is just not the big deal they are making it out to be. People die. That's the thing about life...no one gets out alive.

Good post Anton.
MJ= 80's/90's BIG popstar. World as we know it = F'D Which is more important? :P
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 09, 2009, 05:48:33 PM
A southwest Florida woman was arrested after deputies said she assaulted her 71-year-old common-law husband after he complained about her cooking. A Lee County Sheriff's Office arrest report shows 66-year-old Meredith Hart Mulcahy was charged with battery on an elderly person Tuesday night.

Deputies said the man got into an argument with her about undercooked potatoes and burnt bread. He went to the bedroom and began eating, and authorities said the woman then threw a phone at him.

Deputies said Mulcahy became belligerent in the back seat of the patrol car and told them that she "burned the bread she was cooking because she was so intoxicated." She was in the Lee County Jail on Wednesday pending a $1,500 bond.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 10, 2009, 02:16:35 PM
Scientists have detected a spike in underground rumblings on a section of California's San Andreas Fault that produced a magnitude-7.8 earthquake in 1857.

What these mysterious vibrations say about future earthquakes is far from certain. But some think the deep tremors suggest underground stress may be building up faster than expected and may indicate an increased risk of a major temblor.

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, monitored seismic activity on the fault's central section between July 2001 and February 2009 and recorded more than 2,000 tremors. The tremors lasted mere minutes to nearly half an hour.

Unlike earthquakes, tremors occur deeper below the surface and the shaking lasts longer.

During the study period, two strong earthquakes hit _ a magnitude-6.5 in 2003 and a magnitude-6.0 a year later. Scientists noticed the frequency of the tremors doubled after the 2003 quake and jumped six-fold after 2004.

Tremor episodes persist today. Though the frequency of tremors have declined since 2004, scientists are still concerned because they are still at a level that is twice as high as before the 2003 quake.

The team also recorded unusually strong rumblings days before the 2004 temblor.

Results of the research appear in Friday's issue of the journal Science. The work was funded by the U.S. Geological Survey and National Science Foundation.

"The fact that the tremors haven't gone down means the time to the next earthquake may come sooner," said Berkeley seismologist and lead researcher Robert Nadeau.

Nadeau first discovered tremors deep in the San Andreas Fault in 2005. Before that, the phenomenon was thought only to occur in Earth's subduction zones, where one tectonic plate dives beneath another.

USGS seismologist Susan Hough found the latest observations intriguing, but said it's too soon to know what they mean.

"We don't have enough data to know what the fault is doing in the long term," said Hough, who had no part in the research.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 11, 2009, 01:16:58 AM
An American flag flown upside down as a protest in a northern Wisconsin village was seized by police before a Fourth of July parade and the businessman who flew it _ an Iraq war veteran _ claims the officers trespassed and stole his property.

A day after the parade, police returned the flag and the man's protest _ over a liquor license _ continued.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is considering legal action against the village of Crivitz for violating Vito Congine Jr.'s' First Amendment rights, Executive Director Chris Ahmuty said.

"It is not often that you see something this blatant," Ahmuty said.

In mid-June, Congine, 46, began flying the flag upside down _ an accepted way to signal distress _ outside the restaurant he wants to open in Crivitz, a village of about 1,000 people some 65 miles north of Green Bay.

He said his distress is likely bankruptcy because the village board refused to grant him a liquor license after he spent nearly $200,000 to buy and remodel a downtown building for an Italian supper club.

Congine's upside-down-flag represents distress to him; to others in town, it represents disrespect of the flag.

Hours before a Fourth of July parade, four police officers went to Congine's property and removed the flag under the advice of Marinette County District Attorney Allen Brey.

Neighbor Steven Klein watched in disbelief.

"I said, 'What are you doing?' Klein said. "They said, 'It is none of your business.'"

The next day, police returned the flag.

Brey declined comment Friday.

Marinette County Sheriff Jim Kanikula said it was not illegal to fly the flag upside down but people were upset and it was the Fourth of July.

"It is illegal to cause a disruption," he said.

The parade went on without any problems, Kanikula said.

Village President John Deschane, 60, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, said many people in town believe it's disrespectful to fly the flag upside down.

"If he wants to protest, let him protest but find a different way to do it," Deschane said.

Congine, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq in 2004, said he intends to keep flying the flag upside down.

"It is pretty bad when I go and fight a tyrannical government somewhere else," Congine said, "and then I come home to find it right here at my front door."

Umm, if I saw some dude flying the flag upside down, I'd be pis*** too, that is disrespectful to the American flag.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 11, 2009, 09:41:57 AM


"It is pretty bad when I go and fight a tyrannical government somewhere else," Congine said, "and then I come home to find it right here at my front door."

Umm, if I saw some dude flying the flag upside down, I'd be pis*** too, that is disrespectful to the American flag.

Depends what statement he is trying to make. He does have that right.
I know this town. I have relatives up there and I lived in Marinette for awhile. I can see how they would get pissed considering the type of people they are. A village in upper WI. You do the math.

I do think he should have taken it down for the one day. He knows how these people are and he shoulda known it would spark something.



Don't want this getting political. Just tossing in my 2 cents since I have relatives there.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on July 11, 2009, 11:49:33 AM
I heard about this statue being stolen a couple of weeks ago on the news. At the time they were hoping it was a prank and the perps would return it...Here's what ended up actually happening. We really don't need people like this wasting the oxygen on the planet.

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2009/07/09/statue-of-liberty-replica-beheading-probed-by-nypd/ (http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2009/07/09/statue-of-liberty-replica-beheading-probed-by-nypd/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 13, 2009, 09:53:53 PM
Byrd and Melanie Billings had a growing brood of adopted children with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities, and took care to make their nine-bedroom house a safe place for them, wiring it with surveillance cameras in every room.

It was those cameras that captured images of the masked men who shot the wealthy couple to death in a break-in executed with chilling precision.

Authorities made three arrests over the weekend, plus another arrest announced Monday evening, but the mystery around town only deepened, when Sheriff David Morgan said that as many as eight people in all may have been involved and that the crime appeared to have "numerous motives," though robbery was the only one he would mention.

"Mr. Billings was well-to-do. He was an entrepreneur and he opened his home to the community. You are asking me to speculate on a motive. That could have been one reason," Morgan said, likening the killings to the 1959 slayings of a Kansas farm family that were chronicled by Truman Capote in the book "In Cold Blood."

The video from last Thursday showed three armed, masked men arriving in a red van, entering through the front of the house and then returning to the vehicle. Others dressed in what the sheriff called "ninja garb" went in through an unlocked utility door in the back. They were in and out in under 10 minutes.

The sheriff would not say what, if anything, was stolen.

Some of the nine children in the house at the time were sleeping, but several others saw the break-in, authorities said. One left the house and went to get a neighbor, who called 911.

"I think you'll find this particularly chilling and here's why: We have a team that enters at the rear of the home and another that enters at the front of the home," Morgan said. "It leads me to believe this was a very well-planned and methodical operation."

Morgan said, however, that there was no indication anyone had unlocked the door for the intruders, explaining, "I believe it was a matter of course in this community that they felt comfortable enough to leave the door unlocked." He also said he knew of no connection between the men under arrest and the Billings family.

The Billingses owned several local businesses, including a finance company and a used-car dealership. They lived in Beulah, a rural area west of Pensacola, near the Alabama state line, in a house set deep in the woods. They had 16 children in all _ 12 of them adopted.

In a 2005 story in the Pensacola News Journal, the couple said they wanted to share their wealth with children in need, but didn't imagine their family would grow so large.

"It just happened," said Melanie Billings, who was 43 when she died. "I just wanted to give them a better life."

The surveillance system was installed to help the couple keep track of their children as they wandered through the large house and yard, said Susan Berry, principal of Escambia Westgate School in Pensacola, which some of the children attended.

Tips from the public led police to the van on Saturday. Day laborer Wayne Coldiron, 41, turned himself in on Sunday, and Leonard P. Gonzalez Jr., 35, was arrested the same day in a neighboring county. They were charged with murder and home invasion. Gary Lamont Sumner Jr., 30, was arrested Monday in Okaloosa County on a murder charge and will eventually be returned to Escambia County. Morgan said he hopes to make another arrest on Tuesday.

Authorities also jailed Gonzalez's father on a charge of evidence tampering. Police said the 56-year-old tried to paint over and hide damage on the van.

The elder Gonzalez told investigators that he was the getaway driver and waited in the van while the others broke into the house and burglarized it, according to court papers. Authorities said he also told them several other men were involved.

Byrd Billings, 68, was a man with big twinkly-eyed smile, Berry said. At one school function, his big hand enveloped hers, leaving a neatly folded check for the school in her palm. She wouldn't say how much the check was for, but she couldn't believe how big it was.

"They weren't only generous with their children," Berry said. "They were generous with everyone that touched their children's lives."

When Melanie Billings picked up her children from school, she would stretch out her arms, and "the kids would run to her, the ones that could," Berry said. "They would go as fast they could with their arms in the air for Mom to take them."

For one daughter's prom, the couple created a Cinderella scene. The girl's dress was white, her date wore a white tuxedo with a pink tie, and the couple emerged from a white limousine.

"The beam on Byrd and Mel's faces, and on the parents of the young man, is something I'll never forget," Berry said. "It was picture-perfect."

Ashley Markham, an adult daughter of the victims, said she plans to carry on with her parents' legacy.

"My mother always told me some people grow up wanting to be doctors or lawyers or teachers. She wanted to be a mommy," Markham said in a statement. "Her lifelong dream was loving her babies and being a voice for them."

A funeral service has been planned for Friday morning at the Liberty Church, with visitation planned for the night before.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: The Spangler on July 14, 2009, 02:35:52 AM
 The last two posts completely broke my heart. 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 14, 2009, 02:13:32 PM
Masked suspects, some dressed as ninjas, stole a safe and other items during a deadly break-in at the sprawling Florida Panhandle home of a couple known for adopting children with special needs, authorities said Tuesday.

Melanie and Byrd Billings were shot to death Thursday in their nine-bedroom home. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan hugged their sobbing adult daughter, Ashley Markham, at a press conference Tuesday to announce that three more people had been arrested, bringing the total to seven.

"It is my honor today to tell you, Ashley, and your family, we have found them and they are in custody," Morgan said.

Investigators had said previously that there were many motives for the crime, but prosecutor Bill Eddins said Tuesday that robbery was the main one. He would not say what was in the safe or what else might have been taken from the house.

Nine of the couple's 17 children were home at the time and three saw the intruders but were not hurt.

Morgan said investigators were still looking for at least one more person in the case and at least one of the suspects in custody may have done work at the Billings home. He has previously said the suspects had no direct connection to the victims.

Several of the suspects were day laborers who knew each other through either a pressure washing business or a car detailing group, Morgan said.

The arrests started Sunday with 56-year-old Leonard Gonzalez Sr., who was originally charged with evidence tampering but will be charged with murder, authorities said. He is accused of driving a red van seen on surveillance video pulling away from the Billings home and then trying to paint over it.

His son, 35-year-old Leonard P. Gonzalez Jr., was also arrested Sunday along with day laborer Wayne Coldiron, 41. Both were due in court Tuesday to face murder charges.

Another day laborer, Gary Lamont Sumner, 31, was arrested on a murder charge in a nearby county Monday after he was pulled over in a traffic stop. Morgan said investigators have placed Sumner at the scene, though he would not provide details.

Three more people were arrested Tuesday _ a juvenile whom police did not identify; Frederick Lee Thorton Jr., 19; and Donnie Ray Stallworth, 28, who was arrested in Alabama but lives in Florida.

The break-in was captured by an extensive video surveillance system the Billings used to keep tabs on their children.

Surveillance video showed three armed, masked men arriving in the red van, entering through the front of the house and then returning to the vehicle. Others dressed in what the sheriff called "ninja garb" went in through an unlocked utility door in the back. They were in and out in under 10 minutes.

"I think you'll find this particularly chilling and here's why: We have a team that enters at the rear of the home and another that enters at the front of the home," Morgan said. "It leads me to believe this was a very well-planned and methodical operation."

Morgan said, however, that there was no indication anyone had unlocked the door for the intruders, adding that people in the community felt comfortable leaving their doors unlocked.

The couple owned several local businesses, including a finance company and a used-car dealership. They lived in Beulah, a rural area west of Pensacola, near the Alabama state line, in a house set deep in the woods. They had 17 children in all _ 13 of them adopted.

Tips from the public led police to the van on Saturday.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 14, 2009, 11:32:57 PM
Here's some offbeat news.....

A 51-year-old man told a police officer he was naked in a northern Indiana cemetery because he had taken off his wet clothes after checking on his in-laws' grave and then wanted a closer look at some flowers. The officer was off duty and jogging through Rice Cemetery in Elkhart Sunday afternoon when he saw the naked man get into a truck and drive away. The officer later tracked down the Mishawaka man from his license plate number.

The man said he had been golfing all day and that he undressed in his truck because his underwear was wet. He said he left his truck naked to look at the flowers because he did not have his glasses.

He was arrested on a preliminary misdemeanor charge of public indecency.



And in other news today...............................

A man has been charged with public intoxication after authorities said he was walking along Highway 11 with a pair of panties hanging out from his unzipped pants. According to The Daily Post-Athenian, 31-year-old man told deputies he had been at a pool party and stole them from a nearby home early Sunday.

A search revealed the man had stuffed some 40 pairs of female undergarments into his pants, although he had thrown most of them to the ground as a deputy approached.

The owner of the garments declined to prosecute but the man was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.





Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 15, 2009, 03:54:49 PM
A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars. Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number _ a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).

Muszynski says he spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers and the $15 overdraft fee.

The bank corrected the error the next day.

Bank of America tells WMUR-TV only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 16, 2009, 05:10:51 PM
Thousands of jumbo flying squid _ aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles _ have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, spooking scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.

The carnivorous calamari, which can grow up to 100 pounds, came up from the depths last week and swarms of them roughed up unsuspecting divers. Some divers report tentacles enveloping their masks and yanking at their cameras and gear.

Stories of too-close encounters with the alien-like cephalopods have chased many veteran divers out of the water and created a whirlwind of excitement among the rest, who are torn between their personal safety and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with the deep-sea giants.

The so-called Humboldt squid are native to the deep waters off Mexico, where they have been known to attack humans and are nicknamed "red devils" for their rust-red coloring and mean streak. Those who dive with them there chum the water with bait and sometimes get in a metal cage or wear chain mail to avoid being lashed by tentacles.

"I wouldn't go into the water with them for the same reason I wouldn't walk into a pride of lions on the Serengeti," said Mike Bear, a local diver. "For all I know, I'm missing the experience of a lifetime."

The squid are too deep to bother swimmers and surfers, but many longtime divers say they are staying out of the surf until the sea creatures clear out. Yet other divers, including Shandra Magill, couldn't resist the chance to see the squid up close.

On a recent night, Magill watched in awe as a dozen squid with doleful, expressive eyes circled her group, tapping and patting the divers and gently bumping them before dashing away.

One especially large squid suspended itself motionless in the water about three feet away and peered at her closely, its eyes rolling, before it vanished into the black. A shimmering incandescence rippled along its body, almost as if it were communicating through its skin.

But the next night, things were different: A large squid surprised Magill by hitting her from behind and grabbing at her with its arms, pulling her sideways in the water. The powerful creature ripped her buoyancy hose away from her chest and knocked away her light.

When Magill recovered, she didn't know which direction was up and at first couldn't find the hose to help her rise to the surface. The squid was gone.

"I just kicked like crazy. The first thing you think of is, 'Oh my gosh, I don't know if I'm going to survive this. If that squid wanted to hurt me, it would have," she said.

Other divers have reported squid pulling at their masks and gear and roughing them up.

Roger Uzun, a veteran scuba diver and amateur underwater videographer, swam with a swarm of the creatures for about 20 minutes and said they appeared more curious than aggressive. The animals taste with their tentacles, he said, and seemed to be touching him and his wet suit to determine if he was edible.

"As soon as we went underwater and turned on the video lights, there they were. They would ram into you, they kept hitting the back of my head," he said.

"One got ahold of the video light head and yanked on it for two or three seconds and he was actually trying to take the video light with him," said Uzun, who later posted a 3-minute video with his underwater footage on YouTube. "It almost knocked the video camera out of my hands."

Scientists aren't sure why the squid, which generally live in deep, tropical waters off Mexico and Central America, are swarming off the Southern California coast _ but they are concerned.

In recent years, small numbers have been spotted from California to Sitka, Alaska _ an alarming trend that scientists believe could be caused by anything from global warming to a shortage of food or a decline in the squid's natural predators.

In 2005, a similar invasion off San Diego delighted fisherman and, in 2002, thousands of jumbo flying squid washed up on the beaches here. That year, workers removed 12 tons of dead and dying squid.

This summer, the wayward squid have also been hauled up by fisherman in waters off Orange County, just north of San Diego.

Research suggests the squid may have established a year-round population off California at depths of 300 to 650 feet, said Nigella Hillgarth, executive director of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Swarms off the coast _ and the subsequent die-offs _ may occur when their prey moves to shallow waters and the squid follow, and then get trapped and confused in the surf, said Hillgarth, who saw a dying squid on the beach last weekend.

"It was an amazing privilege to touch a creature like that and see how amazingly beautiful it was," she said. "They have these wonderful eyes. ... They look all-seeing, all-knowing."

That's the kind of description that pulls veteran divers such as Raleigh Moody back to the pitch-black water, despite the danger.

"My usual dive buddy, he didn't want to come out," said Moody, as he prepared for a night dive with another friend. "There are some divers (who) just don't want to deal with it and there are some like me that, until they hear of something bad happening, I'm going to be an idiot and go back in the water."

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 16, 2009, 05:57:26 PM
Masked suspects, some dressed as ninjas, stole a safe and other items during a deadly break-in at the sprawling Florida Panhandle home of a couple known for adopting children with special needs, authorities said Tuesday.

Melanie and Byrd Billings were shot to death Thursday in their nine-bedroom home. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan hugged their sobbing adult daughter, Ashley Markham, at a press conference Tuesday to announce that three more people had been arrested, bringing the total to seven.

"It is my honor today to tell you, Ashley, and your family, we have found them and they are in custody," Morgan said.

Investigators had said previously that there were many motives for the crime, but prosecutor Bill Eddins said Tuesday that robbery was the main one. He would not say what was in the safe or what else might have been taken from the house.

Nine of the couple's 17 children were home at the time and three saw the intruders but were not hurt.

Morgan said investigators were still looking for at least one more person in the case and at least one of the suspects in custody may have done work at the Billings home. He has previously said the suspects had no direct connection to the victims.

Several of the suspects were day laborers who knew each other through either a pressure washing business or a car detailing group, Morgan said.

The arrests started Sunday with 56-year-old Leonard Gonzalez Sr., who was originally charged with evidence tampering but will be charged with murder, authorities said. He is accused of driving a red van seen on surveillance video pulling away from the Billings home and then trying to paint over it.

His son, 35-year-old Leonard P. Gonzalez Jr., was also arrested Sunday along with day laborer Wayne Coldiron, 41. Both were due in court Tuesday to face murder charges.

Another day laborer, Gary Lamont Sumner, 31, was arrested on a murder charge in a nearby county Monday after he was pulled over in a traffic stop. Morgan said investigators have placed Sumner at the scene, though he would not provide details.

Three more people were arrested Tuesday _ a juvenile whom police did not identify; Frederick Lee Thorton Jr., 19; and Donnie Ray Stallworth, 28, who was arrested in Alabama but lives in Florida.

The break-in was captured by an extensive video surveillance system the Billings used to keep tabs on their children.

Surveillance video showed three armed, masked men arriving in the red van, entering through the front of the house and then returning to the vehicle. Others dressed in what the sheriff called "ninja garb" went in through an unlocked utility door in the back. They were in and out in under 10 minutes.

"I think you'll find this particularly chilling and here's why: We have a team that enters at the rear of the home and another that enters at the front of the home," Morgan said. "It leads me to believe this was a very well-planned and methodical operation."

Morgan said, however, that there was no indication anyone had unlocked the door for the intruders, adding that people in the community felt comfortable leaving their doors unlocked.

The couple owned several local businesses, including a finance company and a used-car dealership. They lived in Beulah, a rural area west of Pensacola, near the Alabama state line, in a house set deep in the woods. They had 17 children in all _ 13 of them adopted.

Tips from the public led police to the van on Saturday.



Sorry, these scumbags should fry. Period.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 17, 2009, 03:13:06 PM
Police are looking for a man with a self-professed sexual fetish for slashing rubber balls. Police have been seeking the 31-year-old since surveillance tape allegedly showed him breaking into a fitness clinic in May and slashing exercise balls.

Authorities are familiar with the man. A criminal complaint released Thursday said he was convicted in 2005 of breaking into a sports facility at the University of Minnesota in Duluth and slashing about 70 balls. Each ball cost between $30 and $60.

The complaint says when he pleaded guilty in that case, he admitted slashing more than 40 other balls at two clinics.

Court documents said the man told police he slashed the rubber balls to satisfy a sexual urge. Experts said he has an unusual attraction to inflatable exercise devices.




Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 12, 2009, 08:50:59 AM
Warning! This is not for the squeamish. Ignorance is bliss and people should think about this when they are enjoying their breakfast.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090902/ap_on_go_ot/us_egg_hatchery_investigation (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090902/ap_on_go_ot/us_egg_hatchery_investigation)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: hammerfan on September 12, 2009, 10:52:39 AM
Thats pretty f####d up.  But in the corporate meat and poultry biz its no surprise. I worked for Armour Foods one summer while in college. You NEVER want to eat canned stew or meat. EVER!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: The Creeper on September 12, 2009, 01:51:40 PM
That is messed up!  Why can't they let them live to be adults then they would have a bunch of chickens for the needy and people who are starving?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Monster Bob on September 12, 2009, 02:05:57 PM


If you knew the half of what goes during food processing/manufacturing, you wouldn't eat anything.

I know a guy that is a supervisor for Nestle, and I will tell you would not eat Crunch Bars or Butterfingers if you knew the truth. I know, you would think candy bars would be safe...! :P



Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: raycastile on September 12, 2009, 11:35:20 PM
I am very happy to be a vegetarian.  :)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 13, 2009, 09:49:13 AM
I tried going without meat for 3 mos back in the 80s. Problem was that I lift weights/W.O and just could not enough protein and calories. I started losing weight and getting weaker.This was after I went to a meeting for the group AWARE. We saw films on the factory farm industries and what really goes on in a slaughter house. There are a lot of twisted people that work in these places.

There are many things I won't eat or seldom eat A.Because of ethics and B. I KNOW how they are made.
I did not eat any pork (unless it happened to be in pizza sausage) for maybe 20 years. Finally my wife got sick of chicken. So we had pork chops a couple times a week. Also for a few years one of our vendors would send me a very$ honey ham at x-mas. Free food for a week.

Right now I am back to no pork. Pigs are smarter than many dogs. You wouldn't eat a dog.
No veal (that is just WRONG) Beef once a week. Pretty much live on boneless skinless chicken breasts/veggies/protein shakes/pasta/grains/nuts and beer. I'll have a couple Ball Park beef franks maybe a couple times a year even tho I know they are grossly made crap.

Most people are by nature omnivores so meat is going to be consumed. The cruelty in the meat industry is horrific(don't get me started on the medical research area  >:( ). When we lived in Wisconsin we bought our meat from a regular farmer. It was basically ole bessie had no idea what was coming and BANG done.

I'm probably considered moderate as far as animal rights. I used to belong to PETA about 20 years ago but after a while felt they were too extreme and kinda nutty.

There are two books I highly recommend. Slaughter of the Innocent by Hans Reusch and Diet for a New America by John Robbins. Real eye openers.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 13, 2009, 10:05:05 AM

If you knew the half of what goes during food processing/manufacturing, you wouldn't eat anything.

I know a guy that is a supervisor for Nestle, and I will tell you would not eat Crunch Bars or Butterfingers if you knew the truth. I know, you would think candy bars would be safe...! :P





There is actually an allowance(possibly by the FDA?) of how many bug legs/rat hairs etc in a certain amount of food. Most of it won't hurt you but it is disturbing.
I've found things like this myself. The two grossest things I experienced were one  winter morning I was half asleep and poured myself one of those cereals with the flakes/grains /raisins etc. New box. We keep the lights low first thing in the morning. So's I'm munching on this stuff and by the 3rd mouthfull I notice it tastes weird and spicy. So I flip the lights on and notice these little black things in my bowl. I looked in the box and the cereal was MOVING :o. It was infested with these little beetles. I almost puked.
 I should have taken the box back to the store but I just tossed it in the trash and suck down juice trying to rinse my mouth out.

The other time I gave my cats a can of turkey and cheese which they always scarf down.
An hour later I notice they are avoiding the food like the plague. So I take a look and it's moving around. I take a fork and stir it. Maggots galore! I never bought them turkey and cheese again. In fact now their diet is 95% special vet recommened dry food. Alot more $ but they are worth it.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Monster Bob on September 13, 2009, 10:11:52 AM


Frank[ensteinly]ly, I love beef 'n chix 'n pork, so I eat it. And seriously, I would be just as worried about the standards of the restaurants or grocery stores that I was buying food from as I would what type of food I was eating, as they are often the weakest link in the chain-the USDA/health department isn't looking over their shoulders but once every few months. Poorly processed/stored/prepared veggies can be just as bad as any meat product! I mean really, is there a pretty way to butcher a cow?

Now let's eat.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on September 13, 2009, 08:02:14 PM
Will never forget the time my wife was cooking up some frozen spinach and when getting ready to serve it, discovered a mouse paw mixed in with the greens...poor Mickey must have gotten a little too close to a conveyor belt at the processing center. I love spinach but i gotta admit, not one time goes by where i don't think of this when i see it on my plate!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 13, 2009, 10:52:34 PM
I feel bad for Popeye now ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Monster Bob on September 15, 2009, 09:37:12 PM


Here's some more wonderful, true food horror stories (all non-meat! Kind of.)


My Grandfather always liked to relay the story of the time he bit off the top of a Fudgesicle, exposing a half cockroach (the other half in his mouth).



From my high school days at Parks Bros Supermart-

We used to see mice in (full) returnable soda bottles several times a year.

One woman brought back an 'industrial sized' can of Van Camp's Pork 'n Beans, that you could smell ten feet away. She pulled back the opened can top, and there was an adult rat inside, laying dead in the beans. Damndest thing I ever saw, food-wise. Never forgot it.


Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on September 15, 2009, 11:50:02 PM
Mmm-mmm-g-  oops!  That's Campbells...  sorry.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 29, 2009, 03:54:55 PM
Cops say skater faces charges after confrontation over the right-of-way with boy, 4, on tricycle
(AP) 03:26:38 PM (ET), Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (STAMFORD, Conn.)
A Connecticut in-line skater faces assault and other charges after a confrontation over whether a 4-year-old on a tricycle had the right to be on a bike path. Stamford police charged 43-year-old Chris Karamon with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and other crimes.

Police said Karamon shouted and cursed at the boy's parents on the path in Cove Island Park. Police said he later skated into the boy's father, who was shielding his children, and threw a helmet and water bottle at him.

Police Lt. Sean Cooney said the path is for use by everyone, not just skaters.

Karamon declined to comment Tuesday morning.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 06, 2009, 05:27:51 PM
http://www.newser.com/article/d9b06c500/idol-friend-of-horrorcore-victims-alleged-killer-says-quadruple-slaying-not-musics-fault.html (http://www.newser.com/article/d9b06c500/idol-friend-of-horrorcore-victims-alleged-killer-says-quadruple-slaying-not-musics-fault.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 09, 2009, 03:27:11 PM
MARGE SIMPSON..........???? PLAYBOY.......??????? WTF......?????

Ay Carumba! Bart's mom to be on cover of Playboy
(AP) 03:37:54 PM (ET), Friday, October 9, 2009 (CHICAGO)
Marge is about to do something Homer might not approve of.

Playboy magazine is turning over its cover to the matriarch of Springfield's first family: Marge Simpson.

It's a first for the magazine, which has had everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Cindy Crawford to the Girls of Hooters and even the likes of Jerry Seinfeld on the cover. But it's never had a cartoon character before.

Marge and her pile of bright blue hair are set to grace the cover of the November issue of Playboy. It will hit the newsstands October 16.

Marge isn't going to bare all, though, as the magazine says there will only be "implied nudity" in the 3-page pictorial.

New CEO Scott Flanders says the idea is to attract readers in their 20s to a magazine where the average reader's age is 35.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on November 09, 2009, 02:03:07 PM
Man, is this ever disgusting or what?

Here is the video footage of said life form. Can you say gross?
>>>>>>>

    Either The Blob or the goop from the Ghost Busters series.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on November 09, 2009, 02:08:23 PM
A southwest Florida woman was arrested after deputies said she assaulted her 71-year-old common-law husband after he complained about her cooking. A Lee County Sheriff's Office arrest report shows 66-year-old Meredith Hart Mulcahy was charged with battery on an elderly person Tuesday night.

Deputies said the man got into an argument with her about undercooked potatoes and burnt bread. He went to the bedroom and began eating, and authorities said the woman then threw a phone at him.

Deputies said Mulcahy became belligerent in the back seat of the patrol car and told them that she "burned the bread she was cooking because she was so intoxicated." She was in the Lee County Jail on Wednesday pending a $1,500 bond.
>>>>>>>>>>

  I don't know if you just made me feel better about my own marriage  ::)... or if you just scared the heck out of me with regards to what I can expect. ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on November 09, 2009, 02:16:28 PM
Here's some offbeat news.....

A 51-year-old man told a police officer he was naked in a northern Indiana cemetery because he had taken off his wet clothes after checking on his in-laws' grave and then wanted a closer look at some flowers. The officer was off duty and jogging through Rice Cemetery in Elkhart Sunday afternoon when he saw the naked man get into a truck and drive away. The officer later tracked down the Mishawaka man from his license plate number.

The man said he had been golfing all day and that he undressed in his truck because his underwear was wet. He said he left his truck naked to look at the flowers because he did not have his glasses.

He was arrested on a preliminary misdemeanor charge of public indecency.
>>>>

     Hmmm... if your underpants were wet, why not go HOME and change them?  OR... why take your shirt off because your underpants are wet?  OR... why NOT put your PANTS on sans wet underpants, keep everything else ON, THEN get out and look at the flowers..... OR, what were you doing DRIVING A TRUCK without glasses you need just to see grave marker flowers clearly?


     Great stuff.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Creature Features on December 03, 2009, 01:45:12 PM
Comcast buys Universal Studios:

http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/200912/1571/ (http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/200912/1571/)

Hopefully, someone at Comcast has an affinity for the classic horror movies... :-\
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Jscareshock on December 11, 2009, 10:39:53 AM
YEah, Comcast ants NBC.  They get a dozen other channels (including USA and SyFy) as well as the Universal theme parks.
Title: Too Close for Comfort. : (
Post by: ChattyLMS on December 25, 2009, 10:11:25 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/12/25/airliner.firecrackers/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn (http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/12/25/airliner.firecrackers/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn)

Not only did this horrible incident happen, but it happened on a plane bound for Detroit Metro Arport.
Title: Re: Too Close for Comfort. : (
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 26, 2009, 02:09:58 PM
Wow, I can not believe what I just read. Actually I'm not surprised.......and the sad thing is, we as a nation are always going to have to worry about terrorism.  :(
Title: Re: Too Close for Comfort. : (
Post by: BlackLagoon on December 26, 2009, 02:43:59 PM
Thank God no one was hurt. Fantastic work by the passengers and crew for acting so fast.

Terrorism....unbelievable.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on December 26, 2009, 07:42:03 PM
 A 23 year old with no better purpose in this life than being a failed human bomb.  What a loser.  MY sentence for this guy?  You don't even want to know.
Title: Justice for Buddy
Post by: Wolfman66 on January 03, 2010, 06:22:13 PM
Guys and gals pretty sure theres alot of animal lovers on here like myself and hope you all will sign the petition as a very cruel act was done to a dog resulting in its death  :'(

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14112 (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14112) ... z0bZoH6eSU
To sign the petition here>   http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/demand-justice-for-buddys-killer. (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/demand-justice-for-buddys-killer.)
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: Scatter on January 03, 2010, 06:45:36 PM
Article is no longer available through the Denver Post/
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: Wolfman66 on January 03, 2010, 06:51:50 PM
Article is no longer available through the Denver Post/
But there is a brief description of it on the petition
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: BlackLagoon on January 03, 2010, 07:12:13 PM
Man that was hard to read. I just do not understand cruelty to animals. I dont get how people can do something to anything that is capable of emotion and pain, its incredible.

With all we have learned and all the media saturation bringing these people to justice, all the education and everything else that is out there....it makes me think, maybe sometimes you do have fight fire with fire. I really think alot of the people responsible for these things can only learn right and wrong by a boot in the ass!

I'll stop there because I dont want to go in a direction these boards shouldnt take, I signed the petition.

Back to Monsters.
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: ChattyLMS on January 03, 2010, 07:14:40 PM
OMG, how can people be so cruel?  I feel like vomiting. 
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 03, 2010, 08:25:42 PM
Live by the sword by die the sword. I volunteer my truck for payback. >:( Petition signed.
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: The Creeper on January 03, 2010, 10:30:13 PM
That is not right!  I signed the petition and I think they need to drag him behind a truck the same as he did to that poor dog!
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on January 03, 2010, 10:45:39 PM
Petition signed.

I recall a recent story on a similar, but different note: Mountain lions are slim to rare here in IA. One guy made the news here for spotting one, but I was outraged to learn he'd shot it, for no other reason than for a trophy. To the best of my knowledge, the animal wasn't threatening him or his property in any way, yet this "great white hunter" still received his 15min of fame from the local news media.
Title: Re: Justice for Buddy
Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on January 03, 2010, 11:29:00 PM
There was a link down further to a new/another article about Buddy:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14112631 (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14112631)

If this becomes an eye for an eye, remember this is a human being. So, we must not urge for him to be dragged by the neck, but perhaps he can be dragged more profitably by something else? 
Bring cameras !   Just a thought ....  >:D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 04, 2010, 11:03:27 AM
I signed the petition last night about 10 hrs ago. Since that time to right now it has gone from 4500+ to almost 7300 signatures. The 10,000 goal is a shoe in. I hope the authorities take note and do whats right and send a message,not just for Buddy's sake but to other would be sickos that they can't get away with a slap on the wrist.  u6juu
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on January 04, 2010, 11:11:08 AM
I signed the pettion and being a Dog lover I hope this guy gets the worst punishment possiable! I just wish I could be there to see it C:)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 04, 2010, 06:23:00 PM
I've been watching the petition every hour. A lady in CO was the 10,000th post wanted and still growing. Hopefully the right people will get a clue on the outrage and give the maggot the full penalty NO parole. Have fun in prison punk. >:D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on January 04, 2010, 10:58:25 PM
I would have LOVED to sign the petition, but I'm not giving out my street address to folks I don't even know. I hope this guy gets duly punished for the almost unimaginable cruelty.
Title: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Wolf Man on May 28, 2010, 01:43:53 AM
Proving once again that real life is often stranger than fiction here is an article about a new potential "Ripper". 

http://www.aolnews.com/crime/article/stephen-griffiths-british-man-obsessed-with-serial-killers-held-in-murder/19493741?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fcrime%2Farticle%2Fstephen-griffiths-british-man-obsessed-with-serial-killers-held-in-murder%2F19493741 (http://www.aolnews.com/crime/article/stephen-griffiths-british-man-obsessed-with-serial-killers-held-in-murder/19493741?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fcrime%2Farticle%2Fstephen-griffiths-british-man-obsessed-with-serial-killers-held-in-murder%2F19493741)
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: CreepysFan on May 28, 2010, 02:22:39 AM
 I've studied Jack the Ripper and various other famous crimes, but have no desire to re-enact them thus.  There had to be something not quite right to begin with to become obsessed to this degree.  If he is the one committing these killings.
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Wolf Man on May 28, 2010, 08:04:33 AM
According to the article he wasn't the only one, the Yorkshire Ripper also did it and he offed 13 of them.  Crazy.
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: long live kong on May 28, 2010, 12:48:40 PM
Apparently when he appeared before magistrates earlier today he asked to be referred to as 'the crossbow cannibal'. It seems he is relishing the prospect of infamy, a typical trait of the organised serial killer. these losers are complete nihilists. I have sympathy for disorganised killers who suffer from genuine psychosis and mental illness but it sounds like this guy was in it for the thrill. May his victims rest in peace and may he rot in his cell and be forgotten.
  
Peter Sutcliffe AKA 'the Yorkshire Ripper' murdered at least 13 prostitutes in Yorkshire during the seventies in a 9 year reign of terror. Another organised killer who was married and held a stable job as a lorry driver. Unfortunately psychological profiling was non existent in england at this time and forensics/DNA was in its infancy so the police had to rely on traditional methods to catch him.
  One of the founders of psychological profiling, Robert Ressler of the FBI, was actually brought in by the British police to profile the killer and to listen to a taunting tape recording the police had received claiming to be from the Ripper. This tape recording was quickly dismissed by Ressler as a sick prank but his advice was scoffed at and the police concentrated all their enquiries on tracking the sender of the tape. He was eventually caught by pure chance after being stopped in a ruetine check by two Bobbies who discovered his 'murder kit' of sharpened screwdrivers/hammer etc.
  He was initially declared sane and sentenced to life in prison but was later controversially declared insane and resides at Broadmoore, a hospital for the criminally insane. He has become a kind of 'celebrity' here in England, the tabloids regularly reporting on his goings on to this day.  
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Fester on May 28, 2010, 02:09:49 PM
When I was a kid, I read up on almost all of the murderers and serial killers.  I think it dated to the time Richard Speck murdered all those student nurses back in 1966.  My parents were kind of worried that I could name all of Jack the Ripper's victims; knew about Ed Gein's influence on the movie Psycho; and how Dr. HH Holmes (Herman Mudgett) stalked his victims at the 1893 Pan-American Exposition in Chicago.
Eventually they asked me why I was reading up on them.  (Maybe as a prelude to having me committed?)  My answer was simple:  I wanted to find out all about them so maybe I could figure out how to stay the heck away from people like them!

Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 28, 2010, 03:00:01 PM
I've read about serial murders and crime for many years....I remain interested in serial profiling, and decided to major in psychology in college, and have yet to kill anyone, although I do have the heart of a small boy...I keep it in a jar on my desk...

I was interested in Ed Gein, William Heirens, Jack and the Yorkshire Ripper, Paul Bernardo and Paula Homolka from Canada, even that fella in Canada who feed hookers to hogs and sold their meat....

Its still interesting reading.



Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: The Creeper on May 28, 2010, 03:32:19 PM
It is crazy how some people think.  I have read a lot and watched a lot movies on serial killers and it is crazy the way they think.
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 28, 2010, 04:39:33 PM
I've read books that support the theory that serial killers have sustained head injuries, that in some way predispose them to commit such heinous acts....the diagnostic manual used in mental health, the DSM-IV-TR, isn't sophisticated enough to diagnose serial criminals....I would suspect that many are true psychopaths - and a psychopath can't be "cured"....you might think of it this way - suppose you bake a cake, and accidentally dump a cup of salt into the batter, but decide to bake the cake anyway...so you bake it, frosten it, decorate it, and eat a piece, which tastes, oddly enough, like salt.  And you think if there was only some way to take the sale out of the cake, it's be fine.  But you can't.

I suspect that whatever is wrong with people like Shawcross (from my own neck of the woods), and others like him, can't be cured....in most cases, there is no way to tell - there aren't any therapies or techniques that will work....I remember decreasing about one offender some years ago who said he had been "saved" while incarcerated, but couldn't say with certainly that he'd refrain from killing if he was ever released.....

Some serial killers, and I'm not sure that Gein could be considered a serial murderer, based on the definition of serial killers, are clearly insane.  Gein was, I think, a paranoid schizophrenic, who died in the stae mental health system of Wi back in the 80s...there was also a fella back in CA in the 70s (Herbert Mullin) - who also appeared to be schizophrenic, and he murdered 13 people - Howard Unruh, of NJ (just died last year), shot 13 people in NJ after WWII, and was hopelessly insane.

But still, an interested subject.

Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Scatter on May 28, 2010, 05:45:24 PM
Bizarre......
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: long live kong on May 28, 2010, 06:42:41 PM
I like the analogy of a psychopath and baking a cake! The very definition of a psychopath leaves no doubt that they are probably incurable. You cant teach empathy and you cant put it in a pill. There is a list of criteria (including head trauma) that psychologists use to explain the 'making' of a serial killer. Profilers split serial killers into two main groups; Organised killers, who appear lucid and are able to function in society, who may be married and hold a job, and Disorganised killers; who are in the grip of a serious disorder such as schizophrenia and will stand out visably in a crowd as disturbed. An organised killer is aware of forensics, the consequences of being caught, and basically plans each killing meticulously and is always the hardest to catch. Disorganised killers attack randomly and in a frenzy. An Unorganised killer usually lives relatively close to the crimescene, as they may be unfit to drive, or are unemployed. The list goes on and the process is complicated by the fact that organised and disorganised killers can have some characteristics from the other group! All these factors go towards profiling and it really is a fascinating subject. 'Whoever fights Monsters' by Robert Ressler is a great introduction and a must read.
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 28, 2010, 07:16:10 PM
Yes, I've read a lot by Resseler and John Douglas....Douglas is where I borrowed the bit about the sale cake.



Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: DollFace on May 29, 2010, 01:16:55 AM
I do have the heart of a small boy...I keep it in a jar on my desk...

Nice King reference.

I also enjoy reading and studying serial killers. I haven't found any other females though who do which is a shame especially since I kind of believe that every girl should know about this stuff. They have told me that they would get too scared. .......

Anyway, as much as I like researching them, I have not killed anyone and don't plan to. It is interesting to think "what if" but never make it a reality.



Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Wolf Man on May 29, 2010, 07:46:36 AM
There is an excellent film about Russia's serial killer called Citizen X.  Top notch acting and just a well made film considering the subject material.  This was a very demented man.  I won't spoil the end for anyone who hasn't seen it but I will say the US could learn a lesson by how Russia dealt with this situation. 
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: long live kong on May 29, 2010, 07:54:08 AM
I saw Citizen X quite a few years ago and I agree about the ending! I did enjoy it, it's a bit of a hidden gem and was quite accurate to the real case. Didn't Donald Sutherland play the narrow-minded police chief? They don't come much more messed up than Chickatilo.  
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Wolf Man on May 29, 2010, 09:05:02 AM
D Sutherland played the higher ranking Police Official who was the good guy even standing up to the political Officer when it became necessary.  He did a good job in the film.  The "diplomatic immunity" guy from Lethal Weapon 2 was the idiot Political officer who ordered the killer's release earlier in the film when they had him caught.  Or you may be thinking about that idiot police chief who was appointed to the case and really mucked it up.  I forget that guy's name too. 
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: long live kong on May 29, 2010, 09:16:53 AM
Ah yes I remember now, Donald Sutherland was the good guy, I was thinking of the idiot chief!
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on May 29, 2010, 05:39:44 PM
We had a case years back in the town where I worked as a Police officer.It was a Sunday morning when we recieved a call to go to an address in our town and when we got there to just walk in cause no one was alife to answer th door.(This was before 911 where the callers name,etc shows up)
 When we arrived at the address given we entered the property and found a women and 7 children stabbed to deaths.The women was in the kitchen and all the children were in their beds.While we were investagateing the phone rang.Myself being the ranking Sgt on the scene answered the phone and the caller was the same male who called the station.He told me to go to another address and that we would find more bodies.When we arrived at the 2nd address when found 5 more people all adults also stabbed to death! The phone also rang there and it was the same male caller and he gave us a third address.When we got there we found 4 more bodies all stabbed to death.
 We would up catching this guy later in the afternoon and he turned out to be the Husband and Father of the first address that he called in.The 2nd address was his parents home and the 3rd was the home of his wife's parents.We found the murder weapon a bowie knife in a trash can out side the k-mart where in made the calls from a telephone booth.
 This guy turned out to be a very respected Doctor in our town and said he wanted to find out how it felt to take lifes instead of saving them!
 He was given the death penalty but is still sitting on death row because all the Liberals in Penna don't carry any of the death sentences out!

Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Wolf Man on May 29, 2010, 10:14:25 PM
That is a really sad and terrible story.  When people flip out they "really" flip out.  One thing I hate about the death penalty is that they don't carry it out much sooner. 

I feel like there are two kinds of cases, one where you know who did it, the person admits it, all the evidence points to that person and it is an open and shut case, a no brainer.  With that kind of case the punishment should be swift, especially the death penalty. 

The second kind of case, as we experienced in Norfolk Va.  A sailor was coming home from a long deployment.  His wife was getting ready for his return.  When he docked she was not there.  He had to take a cab home and found her dead.  She had been killed the day before.  Five men, all friends of both the husband and wife.  All in the Navy as well were accused of the murder.  Four of them vehemently denied it while one confessed.  The four who denied were tortured by Police using psychological ways of torture that was allowed during that time.  Eventualy, exhausted the other four made half hearted confessions.  They were all five convicted.  When DNA testing became available the history channel did a forensic study of the case to find that the one who confessed indeed did the murder while the four who initially denied any involvment were in fact innocent.  The female prosecuting attorney was interviewed and showed absolutely no remorse for convicting four innocent men claiming they confessed and that was that.  The psychologist brought in by the history channel examined how the men were interrogated and indeed said they were tortured by the Norfolk Police.  He described all sorts of ways for a person to be tortured such as used in this case they were given lots of water but not allowed to use the restroom.  Many different techniques like this one were used on these men.  When the story broke they were still in prison and I have not heard if they were ever released. 

Our system is still not perfect.  Innocent people do get wrongly convicted.  But, as in the first type of case, there are those who are guilty without any shadow of doubt.  These should be swiftly executed and not left in jail with our tax dollars supporting them for ten years or more before sentence is finally carried out. 

Also, as with the Sunday School teacher in California that raped and murdered an 8 year old little girl has plea bargained to avoid the death penalty.....WTF?  That is also a jacked up problem with our legal system.  Now, she will be convicted but our tax dollars will support this woman the rest of her life including medical expenses when she gets sick or old.  WTF? 

As so called "civilized" as we are supposed to be I believe we should take a good throwback lesson from our beloved Westerns and hang some people out in public.  This woman deserves to be hanged.  She took a child's innocent life so she could have one moment indulging in her sick twisted sexual perversions and will live out the rest of her days in prison rather than getting death.  Plus, our way of putting someone to death is far more humane than what most of these killers do to their victims.  A hanging is a terrible way to die and is what many deserve.  It sickens me that we pretend to be so civilized but over and over we prove that the guilty murderers have more rights than the victims.  Tragic
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 30, 2010, 08:13:59 AM
I heard a rant by Dennis Miller some years ago, who made the point that there are crimes that call for blood....and, once these crimes are committed, you give up your right to be treated as human.....

I read reports on Yahoo all the time, with Man's inhumanity to Man....I remember reading about a 2 yr old girl who was beaten to death by her mother and boyfriend, and as they beat her, the little girl told the mom she loved her.....

I have no problem with the death penalty - but it needs to be carried out ASAP, and not let the criminal linger on death row for years......

Overall, people suck.


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on May 30, 2010, 09:30:02 AM
Also, as with the Sunday School teacher in California that raped and murdered an 8 year old little girl has plea bargained to avoid the death penalty.....WTF?  That is also a jacked up problem with our legal system.  Now, she will be convicted but our tax dollars will support this woman the rest of her life including medical expenses when she gets sick or old.  WTF?

You really think she will last a long time in the general population? Even convicts have a certain code. Child rapists/killers have a VERY hard time in prison,as it should be.  u6juu
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on May 30, 2010, 09:58:57 AM
In the UK sex offenders are kept in an isolated wing with their own 'rooms' (as they don't really resemble cells) for their own safety and spend their days eating sweets and playing video games. Upon release they are relocated to a new part of the country and supported on the welfare system for life. When they reoffend they get another year or so and the process begins again.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on May 30, 2010, 10:06:06 AM
As so called "civilized" as we are supposed to be I believe we should take a good throwback lesson from our beloved Westerns and hang some people out in public.  This woman deserves to be hanged.  She took a child's innocent life so she could have one moment indulging in her sick twisted sexual perversions and will live out the rest of her days in prison rather than getting death.  Plus, our way of putting someone to death is far more humane than what most of these killers do to their victims.  A hanging is a terrible way to die and is what many deserve.  It sickens me that we pretend to be so civilized but over and over we prove that the guilty murderers have more rights than the victims.  Tragic
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Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: hammerfan on May 30, 2010, 12:49:53 PM
I'd like to hear what UMA members think about the BP oil spill screw up. I for one think they should be HEAVILY fined and pass the money to the people in the Gulf who will be needing it.  They shouldn't be drilling in deep water if they dont have the solution for this kind of  calamity. I dont think most people realize the effect this will have on our  economy.  Greedy, thoughtless corporations like BP need to be made a lesson of.  Instead the govenment sits on its hands and hopes for a Hail Mary.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 30, 2010, 01:33:26 PM
Kong -

Are you anywhere near Broadmoor, my friend??


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on May 30, 2010, 01:45:36 PM
I live on the north east coast of england about 180miles from Berkshire and Broadmoor. I have been there a couple of times (outside the grounds - not as an inmate!!) and it is quite a sight.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: BANE on May 30, 2010, 02:03:47 PM
If you guys really want to know what is going on...I suggest you watch this...http://esotericagenda.net/eawatch.html (http://esotericagenda.net/eawatch.html)

It blew my mind.  I had no idea Flouride in our drinking water was a poisen.
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Scatter on May 31, 2010, 03:20:33 PM
We had a case years back in the town where I worked as a Police officer.It was a Sunday morning when we recieved a call to go to an address in our town and when we got there to just walk in cause no one was alife to answer th door.(This was before 911 where the callers name,etc shows up)
 When we arrived at the address given we entered the property and found a women and 7 children stabbed to deaths.The women was in the kitchen and all the children were in their beds.While we were investagateing the phone rang.Myself being the ranking Sgt on the scene answered the phone and the caller was the same male who called the station.He told me to go to another address and that we would find more bodies.When we arrived at the 2nd address when found 5 more people all adults also stabbed to death! The phone also rang there and it was the same male caller and he gave us a third address.When we got there we found 4 more bodies all stabbed to death.
 We would up catching this guy later in the afternoon and he turned out to be the Husband and Father of the first address that he called in.The 2nd address was his parents home and the 3rd was the home of his wife's parents.We found the murder weapon a bowie knife in a trash can out side the k-mart where in made the calls from a telephone booth.
 This guy turned out to be a very respected Doctor in our town and said he wanted to find out how it felt to take lifes instead of saving them!
 He was given the death penalty but is still sitting on death row because all the Liberals in Penna don't carry any of the death sentences out!



Here's hoping someone in the prison where this scum resides decides to meet out justice on his own. Because there's precious little in the System.
Title: Re: New Ripper - You just can't make this stuff up
Post by: Sean on May 31, 2010, 06:14:45 PM
I've read books that support the theory that serial killers have sustained head injuries, that in some way predispose them to commit such heinous acts....the diagnostic manual used in mental health, the DSM-IV-TR, isn't sophisticated enough to diagnose serial criminals....I would suspect that many are true psychopaths - and a psychopath can't be "cured"....you might think of it this way - suppose you bake a cake, and accidentally dump a cup of salt into the batter, but decide to bake the cake anyway...so you bake it, frosten it, decorate it, and eat a piece, which tastes, oddly enough, like salt.  And you think if there was only some way to take the sale out of the cake, it's be fine.  But you can't.

Yeah.  I'm a firm believer in that you cannot fix certain things/ people.  You know, if you watch enough wildlife shows, you'll hear over and again how wonderful certain animal mothers are---as if man could somehow take a lesson in parenting... I always wondered why there isn't the same push to have humans emulate how these same animals secure their communities and families, however...

If a lion or a chimp does something like attack young within the group or forces itself sexually on other members uninvited, the rest of the pride/ troop chases that individual out of the group.  If that individual returns, it is killed.  Period.  When you act uncivilized, IMO, you revoke your right to be treated civilly.

I support 'putting down' animals and people under these condditions.  And 'who' has the right to determine such things, you ask?  The PERPETRATOR has chosen his/ her fate themselves by their own actions.  JMO.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on June 01, 2010, 12:31:22 PM
Sean,

Well, I think some things can be fixed, or at least modulated....but the offender has to WANT to make some changes.  All to often, unfortunately, offenders are happy with the way things are, and therapy is a waste of time.  I'd argue the point for some behaviors, there is just no cure or therapy that is going to make any difference.  For example, for some offenders who are pedophiles, therapy can be useful to reduce their urges - maybe some social skills training, maybe refraining from drug or alcohol use (which lowers inhibitions, etc).  That being said, serial crimes cannot be cured.....offenders are permanently damaged, for whatever reason, and simply beyond out present knowledge to fix....these offenders need to be quarantined from the rest of us....how many times do you let a rabid dog bite you?


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on June 01, 2010, 01:05:22 PM
I'm sorry Sean, but I have no compassion for pediphiles or hope for they're therapy. So many times these people are repeat offenders. I tend more towards a Barney Fife solution..Nip it in the bud...surgically. These offenders are like animals getting their first taste of blood, they crave more. i can't believe these parasites can be rehabilitated, and I am speaking as a victim.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on June 01, 2010, 01:37:08 PM
A lifelong friend of mine was recently convicted of sexually assaulting a nine year old girl after climbing through her bedroom window. Although he was always a little strange, and had never had a girlfriend it came as a great shock to most who knew him. It has had a devastating effect on his family (his elderly grandfather has been attacked on two occasions just for being related to him and his brother who worked at the same factory has been hounded from his job. His parents are moving home after being shunned by their neighbours and have had their windows smashed and their car vandalised) My 'friend' in question on the other hand is having a great time in prison. I know this as he has wrote to me on three occasions (I have never replied to any of his letters) and in each letter he describes how easy prison is, and at no point in any of the letters does he show any remorse for the pain he has caused to his victim and all his family and friends he has let down. The overriding theme to all his letters is "Me, Me, Me."
I have thrown the letters away but they gave a real insight into the selfish nature and arrogance of these offenders. The ones who feel genuine remorse more often that not commit suicide. The rest carry on living in their own perverted, nihilistic worlds.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on June 01, 2010, 02:13:19 PM
I'm sorry Sean, but I have no compassion for pediphiles or hope for they're therapy. So many times these people are repeat offenders. I tend more towards a Barney Fife solution..Nip it in the bud...surgically. These offenders are like animals getting their first taste of blood, they crave more. i can't believe these parasites can be rehabilitated, and I am speaking as a victim.

Agreed.........there is absolutely no clinical data which supports the supposition that pedophiles can be rehabilitated. Creepy, I'm so sorry you were victimized this way my friend. I completely agree with your surgical solution, but the political correctness of our age puts the disease of the offender over the pain of the victims every time.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on June 01, 2010, 02:16:02 PM
A lifelong friend of mine was recently convicted of sexually assaulting a nine year old girl after climbing through her bedroom window. Although he was always a little strange, and had never had a girlfriend it came as a great shock to most who knew him. It has had a devastating effect on his family (his elderly grandfather has been attacked on two occasions just for being related to him and his brother who worked at the same factory has been hounded from his job. His parents are moving home after being shunned by their neighbours and have had their windows smashed and their car vandalised) My 'friend' in question on the other hand is having a great time in prison. I know this as he has wrote to me on three occasions (I have never replied to any of his letters) and in each letter he describes how easy prison is, and at no point in any of the letters does he show any remorse for the pain he has caused to his victim and all his family and friends he has let down. The overriding theme to all his letters is "Me, Me, Me."
I have thrown the letters away but they gave a real insight into the selfish nature and arrogance of these offenders. The ones who feel genuine remorse more often that not commit suicide. The rest carry on living in their own perverted, nihilistic worlds.

In America, he'd likely not be reveling quite so much. Our inmates, no matter how depraved, will generally circle a pedophile like sharks in bloody water until they can get to him in a vulnerable moment.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 01, 2010, 03:32:07 PM
In America, he'd likely not be reveling quite so much. Our inmates, no matter how depraved, will generally circle a pedophile like sharks in bloody water until they can get to him in a vulnerable moment.

Don't know if ya'll caught wind of this, but a couple of weeks ago, CBS News reported in the late news about a Pedophile Circle, I believe somewhere in SoCal, which was infiltrated by a reporter, revealling lude discussions and planned meetings in public areas for the purposes of watching youngsters. Moreso now, as a relatively new Father, I cannot begin to tell you how furious and sick at the same time I was over the existence of such a thing.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on June 01, 2010, 03:55:12 PM
I'm a new father myself, I have a ten month old daughter, and it's amazing how now I am even more repulsed by paedophilia (I even hate typing the word). Don't get me wrong, it disgusted me before but now I am a father it hits a whole other nerve. I honestly believe that if - God forbid - anything ever happened to my daughter I would never mentally recover from it. There really are some truly evil people in this world.

On a cheerier note Opera Ghost congrats on your newly extended family and here's to fatherhood !
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 01, 2010, 04:00:26 PM
I'm a new father myself, I have a ten month old daughter, and it's amazing how now I am even more repulsed by paedophilia (I even hate typing the word). Don't get me wrong, it disgusted me before but now I am a father it hits a whole other nerve. I honestly believe that if - God forbid - anything ever happened to my daughter I would never mentally recover from it. There really are some truly evil people in this world.

On a cheerier note Opera Ghost congrats on your newly extended family and here's to fatherhood !

Congrats back atcha Kong. Our Little man is nearly 2 1/2 years now.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on June 01, 2010, 04:15:06 PM
Scatter -

I'd disagree that there is a lack of clinical data regarding pedophilia.  There are certainly all sorts of tests that measure recidivism rates, and other factors.  Robert Hare, who developed the Hare PCL-R, is used with this population, and it has good rates of reliability.


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on June 01, 2010, 04:23:38 PM
Even if true rehabilitation is possible, I wonder if it is worth the risk.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on June 01, 2010, 04:32:41 PM
Don't know if ya'll caught wind of this, but a couple of weeks ago, CBS News reported in the late news about a Pedophile Circle, I believe somewhere in SoCal, which was infiltrated by a reporter, revealling lude discussions and planned meetings in public areas for the purposes of watching youngsters. Moreso now, as a relatively new Father, I cannot begin to tell you how furious and sick at the same time I was over the existence of such a thing.

I know the feeling OG.....
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 01, 2010, 08:33:59 PM
MANBA-basically man and boy association. Been going on for years. Motto-Get em by 8 or it's too late. Most of the members were victimized themselves. If the psychological rehab doesn't work a 45 cal does. Sorry but I have NO problem with gays or lesbians at all. NONE. There are a few in my family. But when it is forced on kids you need to regroup your thinking or suck dirt. Period.  >:D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on June 08, 2010, 02:36:12 PM
TIME TO PAY THE DEVIL..HIS DUES......................

Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.

Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30.

Several Peruvian media reported that Van der Sloot killed Flores in a rage after learning she had looked up information about his past on his laptop without his permission. They did not name their sources for the information.

The newspaper La Republica said that he tearfully confessed, in the presence of a prosecutor and a state-appointed attorney, to grabbing Flores by the neck and hitting her because she had viewed photos and videos about the Aruba case on his computer while he was out buying coffee.

Gamarra would not provide details of the confession. Nor would the chief of Peru's criminal police, Gen. Cesar Guardia, when the AP reached him by telephone. Guardia said only police director Gen. Miguel Hidalgo could authorize the information to be divulged. Hidalgo's cell phone rang unanswered.

Asked about the Van der Sloot confession, a brother of the victim, Enrique Flores, told the AP "we are not going to make any comment. This is in the hands of the police, of the justice system."

Van der Sloot's confession came on his third full day in Peruvian police custody, on the eve of a planned trip to the hotel in which he was to participate in a reconstruction of the events leading to Flores' slaying, Gamarra said.

Flores, a business student, was found beaten to death, her neck broken, in the 22-year-old Dutchman's hotel room. Police said the two met playing poker at a casino.

Video from hotel security cameras shows the two entering Van der Sloot's hotel room together at 5 a.m. Saturday and Van der Sloot leaving alone four hours later with his bags. Police say Van der Sloot also left the hotel briefly at 8:10 a.m. and returned with two cups of coffee and bread purchased across the street at a supermarket.

Gamarra said the case would now be turned over to prosecutors to present formal charges and Van der Sloot will be assigned to a prison while he awaits trial. Murder convictions carry a maximum of 35 years in prison in Peru and it was not immediately clear if a confession could lead to a reduced sentence.

Van der Sloot remains the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, then 18, on the Caribbean resort island of Aruba while she was celebrating her high school graduation.

He was arrested twice in the case _ and gave a number of conflicting confessions, some in TV interviews _ but was freed for lack of evidence.

Holloway's father told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that Van der Sloot should tell all he knows about the disappearance of his daughter.

"He confessed to this one ... I would like for him to tell everyone what happened" in the earlier case, Dave Holloway said. "Hopefully this is his last victim."

A fixture on true crime shows and in tabloids after Holloway's disappearance, he gained a reputation for lying _ even admitting a penchant for it _ and also exhibited a volatile temper. In one Dutch television interview he threw a glass of wine in a reporter's eyes. In another, he smashed a glass of water against a wall in a fury.

The 6-foot-3 (191-centimeter) -tall Van der Sloot had been held at Peruvian criminal police headquarters since arriving Saturday in a police convoy from Chile, where he was captured on Thursday.

He had crossed into Chile on Monday, nearly a day after leaving the Lima hotel _ five years to the day after Holloway's disappearance.

Lima's deputy medical investigator, Victor Tejada, told the AP that Flores was killed by blows with a blunt object, probably the tennis racket found in the hotel room.

Guardia told the AP her body was found face down and clothed with no indication of sexual assault.

In video taken of the Dutchman that was broadcast by a TV channel, Peruvian police were seen searching Van der Sloot's belongings in his presence, pulling a laptop, a business-card holder and 15 bills in foreign currency from his backpack.

Chilean police who questioned Van der Sloot earlier said he declared himself innocent of the Lima slaying but acknowledged knowing Flores.

Van der Sloot was represented by a state-appointed lawyer during Saturday's questioning and both a Dutch Embassy official and his U.S.-based attorney told the AP on Sunday that he was seeking to hire his own counsel.

The suspect's father, a former judge and attorney on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, died in February. Van der Sloot has two brothers.

There were indications Van der Sloot may have been traveling on money gained through extortion.

The day of his arrest in Chile, Van der Sloot was charged in the United States with trying to extort $250,000 from Holloway's family in exchange for disclosing the location of her body and describing how she died.

U.S. prosecutors say $15,000 was transferred to a Dutch bank account in his name on May 10. He arrived in Peru four days later, his visit coinciding with the runup to a June 2-5 Latin America Poker Tour tournament with a $930,000 prize pool.

Tournament organizers said Van der Sloot did not sign up to participate in the event.

Van der Sloot is an avid gambler and was known to frequent Aruba's casino hotels, one of which was lodging Natalee Holloway.

In a lengthy 2006 interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News, Van der Sloot described drinking shots of rum with Holloway, whom he said he met while playing poker at an Aruba casino, then taking her to a beach and leaving her there around 3:30 a.m.

Two years later, a Dutch television crime reporter captured hidden-camera footage of Van der Sloot saying that after Holloway, drunk, collapsed on the beach while the two were kissing he asked a friend to dump her body in the sea.

"I would never murder a girl," he said.

That interview prompted authorities in Aruba to reopen the case, but Van der Sloot later said he made up the whole story and he was not charged.

The crime reporter, Peter de Vries _ the victim of the wine-throwing incident _ reported later in 2008 that Van der Sloot was recruiting Thai women in Bangkok for sex work in the Netherlands.

Title: This is so awful
Post by: ChattyLMS on June 10, 2010, 04:36:07 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37621453/?gt1=43001 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37621453/?gt1=43001)

I hope this doesn't spark too much controversy and Terry iif it does please shut it down.

I would NEVER have let either of my children do this.  What were the parents thinking?
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: zombiehorror on June 10, 2010, 04:50:27 PM
Me personally, nope, no way!  Neither the 17 year old boy, nor the 16 year old girl would have been setting foot in a boat for a solo journey.  Maybe across a lake but not across an ocean!!  When you are 18, and out of my house, then you can put your life at risk but until then it ain't happening.  As the article states sometimes a kid can do some crazy stuff like this and set a record other times it ends in tragedy.  In my opinion the success isn't worth the risk in the first place!
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 10, 2010, 05:08:20 PM
I agree, but perhaps In the Cemetery might be a little too soon?
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: ChattyLMS on June 10, 2010, 05:52:26 PM
Opera Ghost,
I didn't mean it that literally.  I was trying to put it into a place that fit a little better.  I guess it's not a good fit.  I hope they find her alive and that her parents get a big wake up call.
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 10, 2010, 06:00:53 PM
I'm sure we all hope for the best possible outcome
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: CreepysFan on June 11, 2010, 02:25:26 AM
  16 yr. old Abby Sunderland has been found safe and alive, floundering in the Indian ocean. She had lost mast and rigging in heavy seas. Her mother should seek psychiatric councilling for allowing a minor to attempt such a dangerous stunt.
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: Wolf Man on June 11, 2010, 03:22:41 AM
At the risk of starting something I would respectfully disagree. 

This girl has probably been sailing a long time and it is an awesome feat just getting to where she reached while fighting 30 foot waves in a storm and even though her mast broke she was alive and well.  That speaks volumes about the girls skill and ability.  With courage, determination and fortitude like that she could end up a very successful CEO one day or pretty much do whatever she wants. 

There are kids who can't cross a street without almost getting hit by a car so yes, there are some so underdeveloped (saying that as nice as I can) that should not be allowed to drive a car to the corner market but in this girls case her parents knew her skill level and abilities.  Plus, I might add, when she ran into difficulties she pulled into port and sought repairs so she showed caution and restraint by not trying to push her luck too much in search of a record. 

I am trained in water rescue but I most likely would not even try sailing a boat from Virginia to Florida so I applaud this girls courage.  Good for her.  We should have more women with that kind of motivation for success. 

Although sometimes tragedy strikes and accidents happen, like the girl's Mother said, she could get hurt or killed driving to school so what is risk for the sake of adventure. 

Just my take on it. 
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: ChattyLMS on June 11, 2010, 09:56:03 AM
I'm glad to hear your position on this Wolfie!  We need to be able to have discussions like this, pros and cons, without everybody getting mad.


IMHO I think that the parents weren't thinking responsibly.  Yes, she could get killed driving to school or crossing the street, but the odds are greatly higher that she could die at sea.  I think that they should have waited until she was legally an adult.  Yes, this is good training to be a CEO, however, that's not necessarily the goal for everybody.  I think that life long happiness is a better goal, but a decision as dangerous as this should be made by an adult.  I'm so glad that she's safe!  If I were her parents I'd get her home as fast as possible and let her try again when she's an adult.
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 11, 2010, 10:03:53 AM
One word


Pirates




OG
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: ChattyLMS on June 11, 2010, 10:10:32 AM
Oh yeah, OG.  Thee are some out there.  They are very dangerous.  I hate to think what horrors they would put her through before they dumped her in the water or kill her.
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: zombiehorror on June 11, 2010, 12:06:06 PM
Yes, she could get killed driving to school or crossing the street, but the odds are greatly higher that she could die at sea.

To me letting a child do this is like telling a kid that can cross any subdivision street safely and on their own and then telling them, "Ok now that you got that down go try and cross the interstate/highway!".  And let me add a 16 year old is capable of making some...some...adult decisions but this?  I just can't see letting them do it.
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: Gillfan on June 11, 2010, 12:29:11 PM
I'm of two minds on this:
1) Good for the girl for having the faith that she can do this.
2) Why are we paying over $200,000.00 to rescue some kid who shouldn't have been there in the 1st place?


When I was a kid I loved to climb stuff.
If I had said to my parents "I want to be like that human fly guy and climb the Empire State Building" and they said "Son, we've seen you climb and belive you can do it" and then let me, would they be neglectful? If I needed to be rescued half way up , who should pay for it?

I don't have kids, so perhaps I'd have a different view on this as a parent.


Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: Scatter on June 11, 2010, 07:25:47 PM
At the risk of starting something I would respectfully disagree. 

This girl has probably been sailing a long time and it is an awesome feat just getting to where she reached while fighting 30 foot waves in a storm and even though her mast broke she was alive and well.  That speaks volumes about the girls skill and ability.  With courage, determination and fortitude like that she could end up a very successful CEO one day or pretty much do whatever she wants. 

Or, they could be planning her funeral services today. Adventure is fine for those mature enough to soberly assess the risks. That's what parents are supposed to do for 16 year olds.

Her parents should foot the entire bill for the rescue efforts being made on behalf of their daughter. Every freaking dime. I'm not thrilled about having my tax dollars used to fund the near tragic aftermath of some quirky rich families' sense of "adventure."


Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 14, 2010, 11:16:57 AM
Or, they could be planning her funeral services today. Adventure is fine for those mature enough to soberly assess the risks. That's what parents are supposed to do for 16 year olds.

Her parents should foot the entire bill for the rescue efforts being made on behalf of their daughter. Every freaking dime. I'm not thrilled about having my tax dollars used to fund the near tragic aftermath of some quirky rich families' sense of "adventure."




OK, can you now say TV series??????
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Monster Bob on June 14, 2010, 11:26:48 AM


According to the TV news this morning, Dad was priming the daughter for a related reality TV show. There were professionals criticising the notion this morning on the show.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 14, 2010, 12:49:39 PM

According to the TV news this morning, Dad was priming the daughter for a related reality TV show. There were professionals criticising the notion this morning on the show.

Thanks for the backup Monster Bob. Heard it on the morning drive on KNX News Radio
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on June 14, 2010, 07:09:43 PM
Oh thank goodness!! I was afraid that we were running short of reality show ideas.  :P
Title: Re: This is so awful
Post by: CreepysFan on June 14, 2010, 09:26:08 PM
Her parents should foot the entire bill for the rescue efforts being made on behalf of their daughter. Every freaking dime. I'm not thrilled about having my tax dollars used to fund the near tragic aftermath of some quirky rich families' sense of "adventure."

This would be my view as well. At 16, the parents are still legally responsible for her actions.  They should not be allowed to profit off reckless endangerment of a minor, and should expect to at least partly help reimburse the rescue.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 08, 2010, 05:34:10 PM
Egypt unveils discovery of father-and-son tombs dating back 4,300 years at ancient necropolis

Egyptian archaeologists on Thursday unveiled a newly-unearthed double tomb with vivid wall paintings in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo, saying it could be the start for uncovering a vast cemetery in the area.

The tomb includes two false doors with colorful paintings depicting the two people buried there, a father and a son who served as heads of the royal scribes, said Abdel-Hakim Karar, a top archaeologist at Saqqara.

"The colors of the false door are fresh as if it was painted yesterday," Karar told reporters.

Humidity had destroyed the sarcophagus of the father, Shendwas, while the tomb of the son, Khonsu, was robbed in antiquity, he said.

Also insribed on the father's false door was the name of Pepi II, whose 90-year reign is believed to be the longest of the pharaohs. The inscription dates the double tomb to the 6th dynasty, which marked the beginning of the decline of the Old Kingdom, also known as the age of pyramids.

Egypt's antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass, said the new finds were "the most distinguished tombs ever found from the Old Kingdom," because of their "amazing colors." He said the area, if excavated, could unveil the largest cemetery of ancient Egypt.

The paintings on the false doors identified Shendwas and Khonsu as royal scribes and "supervisors of the mission," meaning they were in charge of delegations overseeing the supply of materials used for pyramids construction.

A single shaft from the surface led down to the father's tomb, from which a side passage led to that of the son, with the false door with paintings of Khonsu in front of an offering table.

Hawass pointed to a handful of duck-shaped artifacts and a small obelisk made of limestone. Such obelisks were often buried with the dead in the 5th and 6th dynasties to show their veneration for the sun god, Ra. "These artifacts were found at the end of the burial shaft, at 18 meters (yards) depth, but we covered it up," Hawass told reporters.

Karar said that so far six tombs dating back to the end of the Old Kingdom have been unearthed since digging in the area three began three years ago. Work started on the double tomb five weeks ago.

The tombs lie just west of Saqqara's most famed pyramid, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, which is surrounded by a large burial ground, contain tombs from Egypt's earliest history up through Roman times.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 08, 2010, 05:42:18 PM
COOL!!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on July 08, 2010, 05:54:02 PM
IM HO TEP
IM HO TEP
IM HO TEP
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 08, 2010, 11:12:33 PM
IM HO TEP
IM HO TEP
IM HO TEP

Yer Ho Tep?....okay, if you say so...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 09, 2010, 04:22:12 PM
Yer Ho Tep?....okay, if you say so...

His ho is what??
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on July 09, 2010, 04:27:55 PM
My Ho is my own, and cheap like I like it!



OG
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 09, 2010, 04:49:33 PM
My Ho is my owe, and cheap like I like it!



OG

Word.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 09, 2010, 07:51:04 PM
My Ho is my own, and cheap like I like it!

OG

THAT"S why Santa says Ho Ho Ho. He must be REALLY happy. ;D You sleigh driving stud you.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: fmofmpls on July 11, 2010, 02:26:58 PM
Vt. scrap-wood dinosaur posing modern-day problem - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100711/ap_on_re_us/us_wooden_dinosaur (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100711/ap_on_re_us/us_wooden_dinosaur)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 23, 2010, 11:55:17 AM
It seems that Darth Vader will go to any lengths to reform the Deathstar.....

A man donning a Darth Vader mask at a New York bank has gone to the dark side.

Police say the man entered a Chase bank branch on Long Island on Thursday, displayed a gun and demanded money. A surveillance camera caught the "Star Wars" character wearing a blue cape and camouflage pants.

The bandit escaped from the Setauket bank with an undetermined amount of cash.


Sorry, no link...couldnt get one to load..
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on July 23, 2010, 09:28:29 PM
 WOW. Now even Darth Vader is among the jobless.  ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 23, 2010, 10:04:28 PM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100723/i/r2746378588.jpg?)

The fact that he didn't just wear a mask for the sake of hiding his face-----but actually donned a CAPE......is fabulous.

I think capes are coming back.... I HOPE they are...... ohboyohboyohboy!!!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 29, 2010, 04:35:31 PM
GRIZZLY ATTACKS AND ATTACKS AND ATTACKS....

A mother grizzly and two of her three cubs have been captured after killing a Michigan man and injuring two other people during an overnight rampage through a campground near Yellowstone National Park.

The sow, estimated to weigh 300 to 400 pounds, was lured into a trap fashioned from culvert pipe covered by the dead victim's tent Wednesday evening. The bear tore down the tent again and was caught in the trap, said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim.

By Thursday morning, two of the year-old bears had been caught and the third could be heard nearby, calling out to its mother.

Montana wildlife officials on Thursday identified the man killed in the mauling as Kevin Kammer, 48, of Grand Rapids, Mich. The bear pulled Kammer out his tent and dragged him 25 feet to where his body was found, Aasheim said.

The other victims, Deb Freele of London, Ontario, and an unidentified male, have been hospitalized in Cody, Wyo.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Capt. Sam Sheppard said he was confident they had captured the killer bear because it came back to the same site where the man was killed early Wednesday.

Sheppard described the rampage _ in which campers in three different tents were mauled as they slept _ as a highly unusual predatory attack.

"She basically targeted the three people and went after them," Sheppard said. "It wasn't like an archery hunter who gets between a sow and her cubs and she responds to protect them."

Officials have said the sow will be killed after DNA evidence confirms it was the same bear that attacked the victims.

"Everything points to it being the offending bear, but we are not going to do anything until we have DNA samples," Aasheim said.

State and federal wildlife officials will determine the fate of the cubs. Sheppard said they are unlikely to be returned to the wild because they could have been learning predatory behavior from their mother.

Freele said Thursday she was bitten on her arm and leg before she instinctively played dead so the animal would leave her alone.

Appearing on network morning shows from a Wyoming hospital, Freele said she woke up just before the bear bit her arm.

"I screamed, he bit harder, I screamed harder, he continued to bite," she said, adding that she could hear her bones breaking. "I told myself, play dead," she said. "I went totally limp. As soon as I went limp, I could feel his jaws get loose and then he let me go."

Freele said the bear was silent.

"This, to me, was just an absolutely freaky thing," she said. "I have to believe that the bear was not normal. It was very quiet, it never made any noise. I felt like it was hunting me."

Freele suffered severe lacerations and crushed bones from bites on her arms. The male survivor, thought to be a teenager, suffered puncture wounds on his calf.

The bear attack was the most brazen in the Yellowstone area since the 1980s, wildlife officials said.

One camper said he heard the screams from two of the attacks, which started around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Don Wilhelm, a wildlife biologist from Texas, thought the first scream was just teenagers, maybe a domestic dispute in the middle of the night. He tried to go back to sleep, stifling thoughts that a beast might be lurking outside his family's tent.

Minutes later, another scream _ this one coming from the next campsite over, where a bear had torn through a tent and sunk its teeth into Freele's arm.

"First she said, "No!' Then we heard her say, 'It's a bear! I've been attacked by a bear!'" said Wilhelm's wife, Paige.

By that point, the bear already had ripped into another tent a few campsites away, chomping into the leg of a teenager who had been sleeping with his family. The solo camper who was killed was at the other end of the Soda Butte Campground.

Then, the screams stopped.

After a quick parental back-and-forth over whether to shield their 9- and 12-year-old sons with their bodies or make a break for it, the Wilhelms took advantage of the silence and darted to their SUV.

They drove around the campground, honking their horns and yelling to alert other campers. Along the way, they met with a truck leaving the campground with the teenage victim, who apparently tried in vain to fight off the bear by punching it in the nose.

"It was like a nightmare, couldn't possibly happen," Paige Wilhelm said later.

In 2008 at the same campground, a grizzly bear bit and injured a man sleeping in a tent. A young adult female grizzly was captured in a trap four days later and taken to a bear research center in Washington state.

The latest attack had residents and visitors to Cooke City on edge. Many were carrying bear spray, a pepper-based deterrent more commonly seen in Yellowstone's backcountry than on the streets of the national park satellite community.

"The suspicion among a lot of the residents is that the bear they caught (in 2008) was not the right one," said Gary Vincelette, who has a cabin in nearby Silver Gate.

Sheppard, the warden captain, said there was no truth to that.

The grizzly involved in the latest attack showed no outward signs of sickness or starvation that might have explained its unusual behavior, said Fish Wildlife and Parks spokeswoman Andrea Jones.

About 600 grizzly bears and hundreds of less-aggressive black bears live in the Yellowstone area.

The region is pasted with hundreds of signs warning visitors to keep food out of the bruins' reach. Experts say bears who eat human food quickly become habituated to people, increasing the danger of an attack.

Yet in the case of the Wednesday's attack, all the victims had put their food into metal food canisters installed at campsite, Sheppard said.

"They were doing things right," he said. "It was random. I have no idea why this bear picked these three tents out of all the tents there."

The 10-acre Soda Butte Campground in Gallatin National Forest has 27 sites.

Two other campgrounds were also closed while the attacking bear or bears remained at large.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 29, 2010, 05:48:53 PM
(Note to self.........bump "Grizzly" to the top of the Netflix queue.)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 29, 2010, 05:50:29 PM
(Note to self.........bump "Grizzly" to the top of the Netflix queue.)

Dude!! I love that movie...have it somewhere on vhs  :D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 29, 2010, 05:52:19 PM
Dude!! I love that movie...have it somewhere on vhs  :D


Haven't seen it since I snuck into the Drive-In ages ago. Top of the queue now.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on July 29, 2010, 07:32:01 PM
This story is chilling, Doc!  I never would have heard this, as I don't watch the news very much.  Man, this is horrible! I can't believe that lady heard her own bones crack under the bear's teeth and then had the instinct to play dead! I would have soiled myself and had a heart attack.  I am not a camper or national park nighttime visitor. I've actually never been to Yellowstone, but I really want to go within the next couple of years, but just during the day and maybe with a large group of humans that look more appetizing than me! Bears!!!!  Holy crap, I never thought about them rampaging tents! They HAVE to make a movie about this incident, it's too frightening to be forgotten.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 30, 2010, 08:45:55 AM
This story is chilling, Doc!  I never would have heard this, as I don't watch the news very much.  Man, this is horrible! I can't believe that lady heard her own bones crack under the bear's teeth and then had the instinct to play dead! I would have soiled myself and had a heart attack.  I am not a camper or national park nighttime visitor. I've actually never been to Yellowstone, but I really want to go within the next couple of years, but just during the day and maybe with a large group of humans that look more appetizing than me! Bears!!!!  Holy crap, I never thought about them rampaging tents! They HAVE to make a movie about this incident, it's too frightening to be forgotten.

Just rent the movie "Grizzly" ,which I and Scatter are talking about...it's a classic.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 06, 2010, 10:21:27 PM
Sour inspection squeezes kid's lemonade stand, but on appeal, county chair makes it sweeter

After a county inspector squeezed out a kid's lemonade business, so many Oregonians puckered up in disgust that the county chairman had to pour on a little sugar.

The apology sweetened up some sour feelings and made 7-year-old Julie Murphy eligible to resume selling her Kool-Aid and water concoction for 50 cents a cup.

Last week at a local arts fair, Julie and her mother were surprised when a county inspector asked to see their restaurant license.

They didn't have one. The inspector told them they would face a fine of up to $500 if they didn't stop selling lemonade.

Other vendors urged Julie and her mother not to leave. A second inspector arrived and the two inspectors were surrounded by a crowd of vendors supporting Julie and her mother.

Ultimately, Julie and her mother packed up the stand, and as Julie left the fair she was crying.

But Julie has prevailed.

Jeff Cogen, chairman of Multnomah County, says the health inspectors were "just following the rule book" but they should have given the girl and her mom a break. On Thursday, he talked with Julie's mom to apologize.

"A lemonade stand is a classic, iconic American kid thing to do," Cogen told The Oregonian. "I don't want to be in the business of shutting that down."

And how does Julie feel about this?

Her mother, Maria Fife, said she and her daughter appreciates the apology.

But the sweet and sour tale of lemonade stands at the Portland art fair might not yet be over.

According to the Oregonian, one vendor at the local arts fair is planning a "lemonade revolt" the next time the fair is held _ later this month.

Cogen says he doesn't know what he'll do if a bunch of fair vendors try selling lemonade without a license.

As it turns out, lemons may present county officials with something of a pickle.

 
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Post by: Sean on August 19, 2010, 06:04:33 PM
Bear Pack Greets Cops on Pot Bust in Canadian Woods

AOL News (Aug. 19) -- Canadian police on a bust in the woods of British Columbia found more than drugs at one remote cabin.

Cops in Christina Lake, a town of barely 1,500 year-round residents, were acting on an anonymous tip that a woman in the woods was up to something. When they arrived, they found $1 million worth of marijuana plants, but they weren't the only ones on the scene.


RCMP / The Canadian Press / AP
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer poses for a photo July 30 as bears walk toward him near a marijuana crop in Christina Lake, British Columbia.
Police were shocked to discover at least 10 full-grown black bears wandering the property. One officer grabbed a shotgun, fearing for his safety. To the officers' surprise, the bears were not hostile, and they seemed undisturbed by the sight of armed strangers.

"They soon realized [the bears] were very docile and very laid back, wandering throughout the property," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Fred Mansveld told The National Post.

It appeared the bears were being fed dog food. Black bears can weigh as much as 600 pounds in British Columbia, according to the tourist website bcadventure.com.

The owners of the property, whose names were not released, assured the police that the bears weren't hostile. Still, with at least 1,000 marijuana plants on the property, they had other problems. Police arrested the couple, one of whom is known locally as the "Bear Lady."

The so-called Bear Lady is, by all accounts, a private person. She lives deep in the woods, emerging only to buy basic provisions. Many Christina Lake residents didn't even know she was married.

Christina Lake is a rural community near the Gladstone Provincial Park. Bears, elk, deer and mountain sheep wander through the countryside, and it is easy to live a private -- and criminal -- lifestyle away from prying eyes.

Residents took a benign view of the Bear Lady.

"She's just different," one woman told The National Post. "She's very much into thinking the bears are part of her friends. I don't think she realizes they are not a domesticated animal."

It isn't clear if the woman was keeping the bears as pets, or if they were meant to guard her drug cultivation operation, The New York Daily News reported.

Either way, the future for the bears is uncertain. Authorities in British Columbia have to kill dozens of bears each year if they rely on humans for food and then become a threat to public safety.

The bears were not the only guests on the property: Police also stumbled upon a pig and a raccoon napping in one of the bedrooms.

"The pig was a little frantic at the sight of police, but the raccoon was pretty laid back about the bust and took it all in stride," Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said, according to The Canadian Press.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on August 19, 2010, 06:10:28 PM
When they arrived, they found $1 million worth of marijuana plants, but they weren't the only ones on the scene.

Police were shocked to discover at least 10 full-grown black bears wandering the property. One officer grabbed a shotgun, fearing for his safety. To the officers' surprise, the bears were not hostile, and they seemed undisturbed by the sight of armed strangers.

"They soon realized [the bears] were very docile and very laid back,

The bears were not the only guests on the property: Police also stumbled upon a pig and a raccoon napping in one of the bedrooms.
 
>>>>>>>>>>>

Hmmmm... pigs and racoons sleeping together... laid back bears...  I wonder if the MILLION DOLLARS worth of WEED contributed to any of this?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 20, 2010, 11:50:27 AM
You might of heard about the recent discovery within a steamtrunk stored for over 74 years in the basement of an L.A. Apartment Building...in todays LA Times
Mystery deepens over woman at heart of L.A.'s basement babies case
The LAPD is trying to learn about Jean M. Barrie, whose trunk contained the mummified remains of two babies. It could be one of two women: a possible nurse or a relative of the author of 'Peter Pan.'
 
This Jean M. Barrie, seen in the 1918 edition of Lyceum Magazine, was a storyteller.
 
August 20, 2010

Who was Jean M. Barrie, the woman whose steamer trunk stored for decades in the basement of a Los Angeles apartment building contained the mummified remains of two babies?

That's the question investigators were mulling Thursday, two days after the babies — wrapped in newspapers from the 1930s — were discovered when the basement was being cleared out. As the county coroner began an autopsy on the bodies Thursday, Los Angeles Police Department detectives were left to sift through a crime scene that also is a time capsule.

Inside the trunk, police found a fur wrap, a flapper dress, a beaded purse and a bundle of blank medical test forms.

The medical forms, detectives said, point them in the direction of a woman named Jean M. Barrie, who lived in the area and may have worked as a nurse. She was born in San Francisco in 1916. Detectives said they found postcards in the trunk addressed to a Jean M. Barrie from a brother, Thomas, in San Francisco.

LAPD sources said one of the biggest challenges will be to determine whether a crime was committed. Detectives from the LAPD juvenile division's abused child section are hoping medical tests can determine whether the babies were stillborn, aborted or subjected to trauma.

Detectives also are considering other leads, including the possibility that the trunk may have belonged to a different woman — also named Jean M. Barrie — who was a well-known storyteller and performer at the time.

This Jean Barrie apparently lived in the Midwest and on the East Coast and was a relative of James M. Barrie, the author of the children's book "Peter Pan."

Several clues point in this woman's direction. A copy of "Peter Pan" was found inside the trunk Tuesday along with a membership certificate for the Peter Pan Woodland Club, a Big Bear resort.

But it's unclear whether Barrie ever lived in Los Angeles. An ad in the 1918 edition of Lyceum Magazine shows a stern-faced Barrie in a decorative lace and velvet dress. The ad hails her as a "Reader of Plays and Miscellaneous Programs."

Gloria Gomez, manager of the Glen-Donald apartment building near MacArthur Park, said the trunk had been sitting in storage, unclaimed, for decades. On Tuesday night, Gomez and building resident Yeming Xing broke the lock with a screwdriver to see what was inside.

They found books, postcards, a beautiful crystal bowl and two leather doctor's satchels. Inside each satchel was the body of a baby. Each was swaddled in a blanket and wrapped in a faded, 1930s-era Los Angeles Times newspaper.

Xing, who discovered the first body, said Wednesday that it appeared to be a fetus.

"It looked like a baby, but it didn't have any shape to it," she said. A USC geneticist, Xing said she believes the baby had been miscarried or possibly had been aborted.

John Medford, a resident at the building, also thinks the bodies may be linked to illegal abortions.

"It was kept secret for 74 years and my theory is that this rolls back the cover on a cruel, tragic and unjust time in America for women," Medford said. "Ending pregnancies this way would have been commonplace. This was business as usual in all social strata."

A team of coroner's investigators, including a pathologist and an anthropologist, will use DNA, toxicology and other tests to determine how the babies died, while detectives try to piece together the life of the woman who kept their bodies tucked carefully among her possessions.
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Post by: long live kong on August 20, 2010, 12:58:58 PM
'Ratzilla' shot on a Bradford estate, uk. According to the papers there have been reports all over England of rats that have grown to massive proportions, it isn't known if they are common rats or a form of non indigenous rodent, but they're big and mean. Reminds me of James Herbet's novel trilogy 'Rats'....

      (http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/SNN1905A-280_1108840a.jpg)(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/SNN2005A-280_1109464a.jpg)                        (http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/index-2.jpg)
Title: 1q
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 20, 2010, 01:52:18 PM
'Ratzilla' shot on Bradford estate, uk. According to the papers there have been reports all over England of rats that have grown to massive proportions, it isn't known they are common rats or a form of non indigenous rodent, but they're big and mean. Reminds me of James Herbet's novel trilogy 'Rats'....

      ([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/SNN1905A-280_1108840a.jpg[/url])([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/SNN2005A-280_1109464a.jpg[/url])                        ([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/index-2.jpg[/url])


I'm betting that this is Crop-Circle related!  8)
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Post by: Scatter on August 20, 2010, 03:58:45 PM
'Ratzilla' shot on a Bradford estate, uk. According to the papers there have been reports all over England of rats that have grown to massive proportions, it isn't known if they are common rats or a form of non indigenous rodent, but they're big and mean. Reminds me of James Herbet's novel trilogy 'Rats'....

      ([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/SNN1905A-280_1108840a.jpg[/url])([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/SNN2005A-280_1109464a.jpg[/url])                        ([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/index-2.jpg[/url])


Obviously the offspring of the Rodents Of Unusual Size from "The Princess Bride", which of course was filmed in England.

(http://i30.tinypic.com/2po2vig.jpg)

Elementary, my dear Watson.
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Post by: long live kong on August 20, 2010, 04:00:34 PM
You've cracked it Scatter!
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Post by: Scatter on August 20, 2010, 04:01:39 PM
You've cracked it Scatter!

I think the general consensus is that I'm cracked. Nothing new there.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 20, 2010, 04:05:45 PM
I think the general consensus is that I'm cracked. Nothing new there.

Apparently the Rodent Wranglers need to unionize over on the other side of the pond
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on August 20, 2010, 04:07:03 PM
Apparently the Rodent Wranglers need to unionize over on the other side of the pond

You're suggesting that the love child of Maggie Thatcher form a union now?? Perish the thought!!

I think the problem is that so many of the rodent wranglers had their free milk taken away that they're now too frail to get the job done.
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Post by: long live kong on August 20, 2010, 04:41:47 PM
Or the millions of bottles of free milk were dumped in massive landfills where they were gorged on for decades by the Rats which subsequently grew to such monstrous proportions.

Now wait a minute....


Maggie abolishes free school milk...(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/th_thatcherspittingimage3.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/?action=view&current=thatcherspittingimage3.jpg)


Rats drink milk....(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/rat-population-1.jpg)


Rats grow in size and numbers....(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/images-4-2.jpg)


Maggie's angst-ridden love child becomes union steward of Rodent Wranglers....(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/th_images-3.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/?action=view&current=images-3.jpg)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on August 20, 2010, 06:17:17 PM
Or the millions of bottles of free milk were dumped in massive landfills where they were gorged on for decades by the Rats which subsequently grew to such monstrous proportions.

Now wait a minute....


Maggie abolishes free school milk...([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/th_thatcherspittingimage3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/?action=view&current=thatcherspittingimage3.jpg[/url])

Elementary my dear Watson.


Rats drink milk....([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/rat-population-1.jpg[/url])


Rats grow in size and numbers....([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/images-4-2.jpg[/url])


Maggie's angst-ridden love child becomes union steward of Rodent Wranglers....([url]http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/th_images-3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/benfifield/?action=view&current=images-3.jpg[/url])
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Post by: Scatter on August 20, 2010, 06:17:38 PM
NOW it all makes sense!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 21, 2010, 11:05:45 PM
 "Ben, the two of us need look no more ....."  Food of the Gods stuff here, life really does imitate fiction.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on August 22, 2010, 01:03:07 AM
"Ben, the two of us need look no more ....."  Food of the Gods stuff here, life really does imitate fiction.

Oh my God. My mum used to sing that song to me, when I was very very young I hasten to add, bless her. (my name is Ben)  :'(  ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on August 23, 2010, 03:33:10 PM
"Ben, the two of us need look no more ....."  Food of the Gods stuff here, life really does imitate fiction.

My Creepy friend, did you see the re-make of "Willard" with Crispin Glover?? Nancy and I loved it!!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on August 23, 2010, 03:51:32 PM
My Creepy friend, did you see the re-make of "Willard" with Crispin Glover?? Nancy and I loved it!!

I actually got to go to the premiere. Really enjoyed the film.
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Post by: Scatter on August 23, 2010, 04:23:06 PM
I actually got to go to the premiere. Really enjoyed the film.

Of course you did, Sucky McSuck. That's actually pretty cool!! Tux and the whole bit, or could you dress "ratty"?
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Post by: Opera Ghost on August 23, 2010, 05:19:20 PM
Of course you did, Sucky McSuck. That's actually pretty cool!! Tux and the whole bit, or could you dress "ratty"?

Oh, that's my agent.

nah...wasn't that dressy. They had it at The Egyptian. R Lee Ermey was there as well. Love that guy!
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Post by: Scatter on August 23, 2010, 06:09:32 PM
Oh, that's my agent.

nah...wasn't that dressy. They had it at The Egyptian. R Lee Ermey was there as well. Love that guy!

I'm ashamed to say I haven't made it inside The Egyptian, or The Chinese Theater, or The Pantages. I've seen them all of course, but we're always so busy when we're there that we never have the time it seems to get inside.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on August 24, 2010, 11:04:04 AM
I'm ashamed to say I haven't made it inside The Egyptian, or The Chinese Theater, or The Pantages. I've seen them all of course, but we're always so busy when we're there that we never have the time it seems to get inside.

Oh for shame and forsooth! I've too all three. Hitting the Pantages next month for the final run of the Webber" Phantom of the Opera" (wife's anniversary present  ::) )
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 20, 2010, 04:09:29 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paris Hilton can still sashay down red carpets and hit the club scene but she better not step outside the law for the next year after pleading guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges stemming from her cocaine arrest last month at a Las Vegas resort.

Hilton, who faced a felony drug charge, avoided jail time by acknowledging during the Las Vegas Justice Court hearing that she had cocaine in her purse and lied to police when she was arrested.

She will serve a year of probation under the terms of a plea deal and faces a year in jail if she is arrested for anything other than a minor traffic violation during that time.

"The purpose of this at this point is that you change your conduct," Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure told the hotel heiress. "The Clark County Detention Center is not the Waldorf-Astoria."

Hilton, 29, pleaded guilty to drug possession and obstructing an officer. She must complete a drug abuse program, pay a $2,000 fine and serve 200 hours of community service.

Hilton — wearing a champagne-colored blouse, a black pencil skirt and black platform heels — told Bonaventure the cocaine was hers.

When he asked what she did to obstruct justice, Hilton, swaying side to side, responded, "I said that the purse wasn't mine to the officer," and acknowledged that she had bought it months earlier.

"Our main concern is that Ms. Hilton stay out of trouble over the next year," Clark County prosecutor David Schubert said.

Hilton's attorney, David Chesnoff, said the celebrity socialite would attend an outpatient substance abuse treatment program. She would also continue to volunteer with animal rights groups and children's hospitals to meet the requirements of the plea agreement, he said.

"I know Ms. Hilton is contrite and accepts the responsibility for her actions," Chesnoff said.

Under the original felony charge, Hilton would also not have served jail time as a first-time offender, but she faced up to three years of probation.

Hilton was arrested Aug. 26 inside the Wynn resort, after police say a small bag containing 0.8 of a gram of cocaine spilled from her Chanel purse as she reached for lip balm.

Hilton told police the purse and cocaine were not hers.

She was stopped with her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, 34, after an officer smelled marijuana smoke coming from the Cadillac Escalade they were riding in.

Waits was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A toxicology report is pending.

Hilton is no neophyte to courtroom procedure.

She briefly faced a marijuana charge in July after a FIFA World Cup game in South Africa, but the case was dropped when a woman who was with her pleaded guilty to carrying the illegal drug.

Hilton served 23 days in jail in 2007 for a probation violation after pleading no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving.

However, because the South Africa case was dropped and the amount of cocaine was so small, the district attorney's office did not pursue the felony charge, Schubert said.

"That's standard," he said.

Hilton arrived at the courthouse with Chesnoff and a bodyguard in a black Escalade. A court marshall joined them in escorting her up a ramp, while local police cleared room between her and dozens of cameramen and gawkers who watched her go inside and through a metal detector.

Hilton did not speak with reporters when she went in or out, mouthing "Thank you" only after a fan yelled "You're beautiful, Paris."

Comedian Jake Byrd, a recurring personality on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," wore a shirt with an image of Hilton that read "Stop the Prosecution."

"I love Paris Hilton because she's classy, sassy and brassy," Byrd said.

Claude Hudson, 74, was removed from the courtroom after he tried to give Hilton a bag of sugar-free chocolates. He said he recently had been released from jail and had written her several letters from behind bars.

During a brief news conference following Hilton's exit, Chensoff said his client did not receive special treatment.

"She was treated like anybody else would be treated under the circumstances," he said.
HA! WHAT A BUNCH OF B.S.
IF THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF US,A REGUALR PERSON...WE WOULD BE IN JAIL RIGHT NOW!!
JUSTICE SYSTEM SUCKS!!!!
 >:D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 20, 2010, 04:12:58 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paris Hilton can still sashay down red carpets and hit the club scene but she better not step outside the law for the next year after pleading guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges stemming from her cocaine arrest last month at a Las Vegas resort.

Hilton, who faced a felony drug charge, avoided jail time by acknowledging during the Las Vegas Justice Court hearing that she had cocaine in her purse and lied to police when she was arrested.

She will serve a year of probation under the terms of a plea deal and faces a year in jail if she is arrested for anything other than a minor traffic violation during that time.

"The purpose of this at this point is that you change your conduct," Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure told the hotel heiress. "The Clark County Detention Center is not the Waldorf-Astoria."

Hilton, 29, pleaded guilty to drug possession and obstructing an officer. She must complete a drug abuse program, pay a $2,000 fine and serve 200 hours of community service.

Hilton — wearing a champagne-colored blouse, a black pencil skirt and black platform heels — told Bonaventure the cocaine was hers.

When he asked what she did to obstruct justice, Hilton, swaying side to side, responded, "I said that the purse wasn't mine to the officer," and acknowledged that she had bought it months earlier.

"Our main concern is that Ms. Hilton stay out of trouble over the next year," Clark County prosecutor David Schubert said.

Hilton's attorney, David Chesnoff, said the celebrity socialite would attend an outpatient substance abuse treatment program. She would also continue to volunteer with animal rights groups and children's hospitals to meet the requirements of the plea agreement, he said.

"I know Ms. Hilton is contrite and accepts the responsibility for her actions," Chesnoff said.

Under the original felony charge, Hilton would also not have served jail time as a first-time offender, but she faced up to three years of probation.

Hilton was arrested Aug. 26 inside the Wynn resort, after police say a small bag containing 0.8 of a gram of cocaine spilled from her Chanel purse as she reached for lip balm.

Hilton told police the purse and cocaine were not hers.

She was stopped with her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, 34, after an officer smelled marijuana smoke coming from the Cadillac Escalade they were riding in.

Waits was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A toxicology report is pending.

Hilton is no neophyte to courtroom procedure.

She briefly faced a marijuana charge in July after a FIFA World Cup game in South Africa, but the case was dropped when a woman who was with her pleaded guilty to carrying the illegal drug.

Hilton served 23 days in jail in 2007 for a probation violation after pleading no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving.

However, because the South Africa case was dropped and the amount of cocaine was so small, the district attorney's office did not pursue the felony charge, Schubert said.

"That's standard," he said.

Hilton arrived at the courthouse with Chesnoff and a bodyguard in a black Escalade. A court marshall joined them in escorting her up a ramp, while local police cleared room between her and dozens of cameramen and gawkers who watched her go inside and through a metal detector.

Hilton did not speak with reporters when she went in or out, mouthing "Thank you" only after a fan yelled "You're beautiful, Paris."

Comedian Jake Byrd, a recurring personality on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," wore a shirt with an image of Hilton that read "Stop the Prosecution."

"I love Paris Hilton because she's classy, sassy and brassy," Byrd said.

Claude Hudson, 74, was removed from the courtroom after he tried to give Hilton a bag of sugar-free chocolates. He said he recently had been released from jail and had written her several letters from behind bars.

During a brief news conference following Hilton's exit, Chensoff said his client did not receive special treatment.

"She was treated like anybody else would be treated under the circumstances," he said.
HA! WHAT A BUNCH OF B.S.
IF THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF US,A REGUALR PERSON...WE WOULD BE IN JAIL RIGHT NOW!!
JUSTICE SYSTEM SUCKS!!!!
 >:D

Caught a bit of this on the way in this am. The Lawyer doing commentary on this indicated that Hilton is just a wreckless socialite with too much money and had no intent to sell. The Justice system just does not really take her seriously. To sentence her to hard time would be a miscarriage of Justice, which is the reason for the fine/ community sentence and rehab.

Lohan, on the other hand, is an idiot, and mocks the Judicial system.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 20, 2010, 04:22:24 PM
seriously dude...simply put...Celeb Status with Money buys the Justice System....

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 20, 2010, 04:26:31 PM
seriously dude...simply put...Celeb Status with Money buys the Justice System....



Not always... Michael Vick....Phil Spector...but I agree with your point....OJ
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 20, 2010, 04:58:42 PM
This Just In...


Arrest Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan, who just FAILED a drug test over the weekend.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 20, 2010, 05:33:04 PM
This Just In...


Arrest Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan, who just FAILED a drug test over the weekend.

That chic needs to go to jail, but I doubt she will ever do any hard time..
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 22, 2010, 06:15:48 PM
That chic needs to go to jail, but I doubt she will ever do any hard time..

I don't. I'd say they will give her at least a year in a minimum security summer camp. To a soft celeb THAT is hard time.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on October 26, 2010, 09:27:20 PM
WHY IS THIS NEWS?

Today's news that Charlie Sheen was found drunk, angry and naked in a New York hotel room was amusing, but far from surprising. The star, who was born into show business and became famous in his own right with major movie roles in the '80s, has been no stranger to scandal.

Who HASN'T been naked in a hotel room?  Drunk?  Angry?  Naked, angry AND drunk?  There's a good chance I'm all 3 at least 1/2 the times I've been in a hotel room----at least pre-marriage.  I was probably all 3 on my wedding night... ???
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Post by: Gasport on October 27, 2010, 12:41:13 PM
LOL! I told my wife if Sheen had any sense he would have simply told the cops he was doing research for the character he plays on his sitcom, which basically IS Charlie Sheen, anyway!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on October 28, 2010, 10:32:57 PM
LOL! I told my wife if Sheen had any sense he would have simply told the cops he was doing research for the character he plays on his sitcom, which basically IS Charlie Sheen, anyway!

The guy is a mess.  I heard he had a prostitute in there and his kids were across the hall.  I haven't bothered to confirm any of it.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 28, 2010, 10:42:30 PM
You mean finding the truth isn't gnawing at your soul?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on November 01, 2010, 01:01:59 PM
Ohio Teen Finds Family Members Dead, Thought It Was Halloween Prank

Published November 01, 2010

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio –  An Ohio sheriff says a teen found the bodies of three family members and at first thought he was looking at a Halloween prank.

Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton says 53-year-old William Liske, his 46-year-old wife and her 23-year-old son were found dead Sunday afternoon. The woman's 16-year-old son discovered the bodies in the family's home east of Toledo.

The sheriff tells The Blade newspaper a preliminary coroner's exam indicated the deaths were caused either by gunshot or a blunt object.

A suspect was arrested about 170 miles away in east-central Ohio.

A sheriff's dispatcher identifies him as 24-year-old William Liske Jr. and tells The Associated Press he was initially charged with one count of murder. She didn't know if he had an attorney.>>>>>>

Sounds like the son of the husband came and killed his dad and his dad's new family.  I'd rather read more Charlie Sheen hotel stories.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on November 01, 2010, 01:06:34 PM
You mean finding the truth isn't gnawing at your soul?

When I apply the Lonczakian Equation----I conclude that (A) the effort to uncover the details of fact multiplied by the % chance that they are less juicy than the story as currently understood is (B) of LESSER value than merely going with the story as currently understood. ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Inkfink on November 05, 2010, 06:19:47 AM
Come on now!

Man in disguise boards international flight...

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/americas/11/04/canada.disguised.passenger/t1larg.disguise.cnn.jpg)

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/04/canada.disguised.passenger/index.html?hpt=C1 (http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/04/canada.disguised.passenger/index.html?hpt=C1)

Now I know what I'll be doing with my Shock Monster mask.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on November 09, 2010, 03:42:41 PM
Come on now!

Man in disguise boards international flight...

([url]http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/americas/11/04/canada.disguised.passenger/t1larg.disguise.cnn.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/04/canada.disguised.passenger/index.html?hpt=C1[/url] ([url]http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/04/canada.disguised.passenger/index.html?hpt=C1[/url])

Now I know what I'll be doing with my Shock Monster mask.


When did they 'discover' him?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: dafunk on November 11, 2010, 09:53:44 AM
someone has seen this big holes in all the earth?
some people said that was provocated by a anti-mattery technology cause the all the land of the holes never is found....

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fbOPcrAR5j0/TNJ7VNY1ybI/AAAAAAAAOJs/vOHYWvnGC_0/s1600/Los+abujeros+misteriosos+de+China1.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fbOPcrAR5j0/TNJ7U0e8PkI/AAAAAAAAOJc/rdK0CMvy4RQ/s1600/Agujero+en+Guatemala3.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fbOPcrAR5j0/TNJ7VL7LmbI/AAAAAAAAOJk/qZ7byQ0ELZA/s1600/Agujero+enAlemania.jpg)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on November 11, 2010, 11:35:44 AM
Wow, some of those holes are insane! I thought these to be the result of water table changes
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Post by: Scatter on November 11, 2010, 10:13:37 PM
Wow, some of those holes are insane! I thought these to be the result of water table changes

Well, that long tunnel is the result of amateur Photoshop-ists.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on November 12, 2010, 12:42:45 AM
Well, that long tunnel is the result of amateur Photoshop-ists.

lol   8)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: dafunk on November 12, 2010, 12:23:15 PM
those holes are real i see with my eyes the guatemala hole the first ones are from china and the last one is from Germany
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on November 12, 2010, 06:37:35 PM
those holes are real i see with my eyes the guatemala hole the first ones are from china and the last one is from Germany

can ya post a link?
All I see is Red Xs...the pics didnt load for me..
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on November 12, 2010, 06:55:57 PM
can ya post a link?
All I see is Red Xs...the pics didnt load for me..

I wonder what causes that....bandwith perhaps? I can see these pics, but I know I perioducally have problems seeing some of Gillman Fans pix
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on November 12, 2010, 07:13:24 PM
I wonder what causes that....bandwith perhaps? I can see these pics, but I know I perioducally have problems seeing some of Gillman Fans pix

I think alot of problems I have with that, is because I am on Dial up...

Take for instance, CAWS.ws (a wrestling site for videogames) just updated their site with a new look, and I am no longer able to log in
because of my dial-up..
Title: Zahra Baker
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on November 16, 2010, 12:42:55 PM
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/11/16/1841750/filing-has-gruesome-details-of.html (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/11/16/1841750/filing-has-gruesome-details-of.html)

there are crimes that, once committed, the individuals responsible should no longer be considered human.  There are crimes that call for blood....


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 16, 2010, 08:04:39 PM
I totally agree, Jeff.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on November 17, 2010, 10:45:56 AM
Sure, we slaughtered our daughter, dismembered her, and hid the body parts from here to the gates of hell..............but look how good I'm cooperating!!

Please. This sub-human debris makes the wisdom of "an eye for an eye" exceedingly obvious.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on November 17, 2010, 12:50:30 PM
it's official - bones found were those of Zahra Baker.

Rest in peace - justice will be done.



Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 17, 2010, 03:58:06 PM
Not to get political, but if they need an executioner...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on November 17, 2010, 08:50:33 PM
  justice will be done.



Bizarro Jeff

I doubt it. What could be done to give justice to that little girl? Justice will come in hell.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: RedKing on November 19, 2010, 02:19:57 PM
Not to get political, but if they need an executioner...
I am with you UP! I would have no problem being a hooded axeman executioner for scum like these people. That poor little girl!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on November 19, 2010, 06:22:25 PM
I doubt it. What could be done to give justice to that little girl? Justice will come in hell.

Indeed!

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on November 27, 2010, 06:22:47 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101127/ap_on_re_us/us_missing_woman (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101127/ap_on_re_us/us_missing_woman)

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/body_found_believed_to_be_jenn.html (http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/body_found_believed_to_be_jenn.html)

Such a tragedy.....2 families destroyed....



Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on December 09, 2010, 03:32:12 PM
When did they 'discover' him?
further to this, you might have heard of the African American who was arrested after being mistaken from a causian man wearing a mask. In today's LA Times,, the mask FX company is featured, who produced both of these masks

Crime takes on a new face with high-tech masks
LOS ANGELES TIMES | BY SHARON BERNSTEIN | 1 hour, 28 minutes ago

     
 MASKS-CRIME
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LOS ANGELES -- They're not just for Halloween anymore.

Expensive, realistic masks -- the kind that are the hit of the costume party -- are increasingly being used out of season, and not always for laughs.

A white bank robber in Ohio recently used a "hyper-realistic" mask manufactured by a small Van Nuys, Calif., company to disguise himself as a black man, prompting police there to mistakenly arrest an African-American man for the crimes.

In October, a 20-year-old Chinese man who wanted asylum in Canada used one of the same company's masks to transform himself into an elderly white man and slip past airport security in Hong Kong.

Authorities are even starting to think that the so-called Geezer Bandit, a Southern California bank robber believed for months to be an old man, might actually be a younger guy wearing one of the disguises made by SPFXMasks.

News coverage of the incidents has pumped up demand for the masks, which run from $600 to $1,200, according to company owner Rusty Slusser.

But he says he's not happy about it.

"We're proud of the fact that our masks look real, but I'm not proud of the way they were used," said Slusser, a 39-year-old former makeup artist. "We're very embarrassed this has happened. We were shocked that this happened."

Conrad Zdzierak, a 30-year-old Polish immigrant, used one of Slusser's masks to disguise himself as a black man during a series of Ohio robberies last spring. The costume was so good that six of seven bank tellers wrongly identified an African-American man as the culprit in a photo lineup, said Detective Keenan Riordan, who investigated the case for the Springdale, Ohio, Police Department.

"We showed the picture to his own mother, and she thought it was him," Riordan said.

The man remained in jail until Zdzierak's girlfriend tipped police off after finding money and a mask in his hotel room. Zdzierak pleaded guilty last week to six robbery counts.

Police found two of Slusser's masks in Zdzierak's safe -- one of a young black man called "The Player," and another of an old white man called "The Elder." A search of his computer revealed videos of the robber modeling the old-man mask and trying to speak like an elderly person.

It also showed that he had sent e-mails to Slusser under a fake name, claiming to be a movie producer who wanted to know how the African-American mask would look on a white man and whether the matching hands would tear in a fight, Riordan said.

Riordan was also intrigued to find that Zdzierak had saved copies of news stories about Southern California's Geezer Bandit, so named because surveillance video from bank teller windows appears to depict an elderly man.

The images in those videos resemble Slusser's "Elder" mask.

Authorities are investigating the possibility that the Geezer Bandit was actually wearing a disguise, said FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth, whose office is investigating the robberies in San Diego, Riverside and Kern counties.

Foxworth noted that an eyewitness at a Bakersfield robbery last month suspected the bandit might have been wearing a mask. Slusser also confirmed that investigators have contacted him about the case.

The use of lifelike masks to commit crimes is just the latest example of crooks adopting new technology, Foxworth said.

In one New York case last year, thieves stole a car with a GPS device and used the navigation system to find the victim's home, where they stole a second car.

"Whether we're talking about this kind of mask or using the computer, it's a reflection of how criminals are using technology to commit crimes," he said. "We have to stay one step ahead of them. That's certainly a challenge for us."

Slusser opened SPFX-Masks in 2003. His six-person crew uses silicone that looks and feels like flesh, down to the pores. Each strand of hair -- and it's human hair -- is sewn on individually. Artists methodically paint the masks to create realistic skin tones.

"I wanted to make something that looks so real that when you go out for Halloween no one can tell," Slusser said.

"It's like 'Mission: Impossible' -- you pull it over your head one time and that's it. It's like a 10-hour makeup job in 10 seconds."


He experimented until he found the right recipe for silicone that would seem like skin. A key discovery was that if the inside of the mask is smooth -- even if the outside is bumpy with pores, a nose and other features -- it will stretch over most faces and move with facial muscles.

Customers include Halloween revelers, theme parks and a few TV shows and horror movies, Slusser said. The main character in the film "Hallows Point" wore an SPFX mask, he said, as do the dancing old man characters who perform at Six Flags amusement parks.

Slusser's customers also include a few Hollywood celebrities who use the masks to fool paparazzi, but he declined to reveal their names.

The masks are time-consuming to make, and they're not cheap. Slusser's first effort to sell them through a Manhattan Halloween shop was a flop, simply because customers weren't expecting to spend hundreds of dollars for a mask.

Slusser moved his sales operation online. The company projects $500,000 in sales this year and expects to turn a profit for the first time.


Lawbreakers have always tried to hide their identities, wearing hats, pulling bandannas or ski masks over their faces, or donning wigs. Slusser's masks pose additional challenges, but the larger issue remains human nature, said Riordan of the Springdale police force.

"It's not SPFX masks or Rusty Slusser that's making these people commit crimes," Riordan said.

___

(c) 2010, Los Angeles Times.

Visit the Los Angeles Times on the Internet at http://www.latimes.com/. (http://www.latimes.com/.)

Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on January 08, 2011, 08:42:42 PM
Not trying to be political here, but if you are so inclined, please keep the victims of the horrific shooting in Tucson today in your thoughts and prayers. This has been a devastating blow to us here in AZ, to have so many people killed or injured by such a senseless act of violence.

Karen
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on January 08, 2011, 10:55:00 PM
Not trying to be political here, but if you are so inclined, please keep the victims of the horrific shooting in Tucson today in your thoughts and prayers. This has been a devastating blow to us here in AZ, to have so many people killed or injured by such a senseless act of violence.

Karen

Just horrific. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on January 08, 2011, 11:20:11 PM
Just horrific. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.

Gary, it's been a very depressing day here in Phoenix. We found out about it while we were out at lunch and running errands. Everyone you met was just in shock over it. Of course, as sane people, we can never begin to understand how people can do these things. I've just had a knot in my gut ever since I heard. Gifford had been to ASU (where I work) and was very supportive of our efforts in solar energy technology and biofuels. She seemed like a really nice person. I'm hoping she can recover, but brain injuries like this have a very high mortality rate. Then there's also the people who were killed, one being a child. There's just so much tragedy here. I was glad to read the posts on monster stuff, just to get some escape from it all.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on January 08, 2011, 11:26:36 PM
Doesn't matter what side of the political fence you're on...wrong is wrong and this was simply a disgusting example of a totally worthless homicidal maniac ruining the lives of countless innocent victims. Not just the dead and wounded, but all their extended families and loved ones. There are no words...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 10, 2011, 11:11:24 AM
Whatever else he may have done, it might be good to remember that Jared Loughner is someone's son - that he had people that cared about him....I'm saddened over the loss of life, and the fact that Jard never got the psychological help he needed.....medication and counseling might have helped his young man.  he certainly seems to have the flavor of schizophrenia about him....

No winners in this horrible situation.



Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on January 10, 2011, 02:19:59 PM
Jeff, I've also been wondering why this guy didn't get the help he obviously needed. I don't want to blame anyone, but it seems like it would be clear to anyone close to him that he was in serious need of help. And I agree, from everything I've heard, it sounds like schizophrenia is the likely issue.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 10, 2011, 04:42:39 PM
Moonshadow -

My background is actually in mental health/abnormal psychology, and I've seen the way the system actually works.

First and foremost, you have to WANT any services.  In the United States, individuals have the right to be crazy, until they violate the rights of others.  I could be psychotic, hearing voices, having delusions, and, as long as I kept to myself and didn't hurt anyone else, I could be as "crazy" as I liked.  Generally speaking, there aren't laws that mandate treatment (here in NY we have Kendra's Law that will force treatment, but only if an individual meets specific guidelines AND is taken to court and found to be in need of treatment.  Where I live (upstate NY) I've never heard of it being utilized.  You can suggest treatment, but unless the authorities become involved, treatment can't be forced.

Denial is a wonderful thing - most of the people I've ever worked with have denied their mental illness...and, if there is nothing wrong with you, then obviously no need to participate in treatment, take medications, etc. 

The Court system in the United States have upheld the rights of the mentally ill, and rulings have supported the concept of "least restrictive environment" (mental health treatment must be in the least restrictive environment possible.  For example, if you can safely be maintained on an outpatient basis, you are).  Criteria for admission to a psychiatric hospital (at least in NY and KY - I've worked in both) are a vague "danger to self, danger to others" - which covers a lot of ground.  I've known people who were admitted after threatening suicide when intoxicated, and have known people who were clearly psychotic who weren't admitted.....there are few hard and fast rules.

Perhaps his parents didn't see anything....perhaps they didn't know where to turn.....maybe he just refused to go....from the little I've seen online, he appears to have been social withdrawn/isolated, laughed at inappropriate things, which to me screams schizophrenia, most likely Schizophrenia, Paranoid type, which is usually pretty straight forward to treat.  Of course, not having examined him, this is all conjecture on my part. 

Most people with a mental illness are more a danger to themselves than anyone else - unfortunately, paranoid schizophrenics can be the exception to the rule.  I knew a case in KY years ago - identical twins who were paranoid schizophrenia.  One twin decided to kill several members of his family, then commit suicide.  His brother was equally as violent, and was held on a locked ward for years - he could not be trusted off the ward for any reason......this guy, for whatever reason, was a ticking time bomb, and someone lit the fuse....



Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on January 10, 2011, 07:45:40 PM
I know, it's hard to get people help -it's the double-edged sword of our system. But in situations like this you just wish somehow this could have been averted.

One of my uncles was a paranoid schizophrenic and got really scary -tried burning down his parents' house at one point. That's when they realized they could no longer manage him at home and he had to be institutionalized for a while. It was hard on them having him at home, but also hard on them placing him there too. Sad all the way around. But safer for everyone.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 10, 2011, 10:46:48 PM
Been following this on the news.  Terrible & so very sad.  Makes me a bit angry, too.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on January 10, 2011, 11:06:54 PM
Moonshadow- I have also been so stunned by this tragedy, that I just cry every time I read another news update. I have only been to Arizona once, but I will always remember the beauty of the Saguaro Nat. Park and the kindness of the people who live there. It's sometimes hard to keep in mind that most people have the best of intentions toward the people they share this planet with, but lately it seems impossible. I hope Arizona and the rest of the country can honor these good peoples' memories by taking some time to talk to their kids and give them some reassurance. Every time something horrible happens, it seems like people lose hope and give up on each other. We have to stick together in times like these and look for a way to carry on and make it better.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 11, 2011, 12:59:23 PM
I know it's the law, but they keep referring to this psycho dirtbag as the alleged killer.  Sickening...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 11, 2011, 01:03:18 PM
What must be remembered is that this was a crazy person. He was not, despite speculation, attached to the GOP, The tea party, Foxnews or Sarah Palin. He  was on the other side of the political spectrum.
We must keep our heads here and not succumb to emotionalism, as hard as that is.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 11, 2011, 01:05:53 PM
To me, he's just a psycho dirtbag - period!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on January 11, 2011, 01:18:46 PM
Moonshadow- I have also been so stunned by this tragedy, that I just cry every time I read another news update. I have only been to Arizona once, but I will always remember the beauty of the Saguaro Nat. Park and the kindness of the people who live there. It's sometimes hard to keep in mind that most people have the best of intentions toward the people they share this planet with, but lately it seems impossible. I hope Arizona and the rest of the country can honor these good peoples' memories by taking some time to talk to their kids and give them some reassurance. Every time something horrible happens, it seems like people lose hope and give up on each other. We have to stick together in times like these and look for a way to carry on and make it better.
Too true Charlotte. Even in a tragedy like this, there were people immediately trying to help the injured, people trying to take down the gunman and protect others. I'd rather believe that most people want to help, rather than harm, others.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 11, 2011, 01:23:21 PM
To me, he's just a psycho dirtbag - period!

That's the whole point. He is just a psycho dirtbag.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: BaronLatos35 on January 13, 2011, 01:17:32 PM
That's the whole point. He is just a psycho dirtbag.

With easy acess to extended clips.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on January 14, 2011, 05:40:15 PM
Really, mental disease is every bit as real as physical disease. While I despise the way the legal system allows ACTUAL dirtbags to abuse the mental defect defense, the fact remains that there really are folks with genuine mental maladies which they have neither chosen nor can control. And there is no perfect system for dealing with them.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: bigbud on January 14, 2011, 09:24:46 PM
It all makes me want to stay in the basement....with my toys....with my computer......talking with you guys......
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on January 14, 2011, 09:50:40 PM
It all makes me want to stay in the basement....with my toys....with my computer......talking with you guys......

Yup. I plan on being the scary old man who lives surrounded by artifacts from his past.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: bigbud on January 14, 2011, 09:55:53 PM
You will be the scary old man with da knot on head........
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 15, 2011, 01:55:51 AM
With easy acess to extended clips.

The extended clip is not the issue. If the weapon itself was at fault, I can blame my ink pen for spelling errors.  The clip is a tool, like any other tool and can only do as much harm as the hand wielding it.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 15, 2011, 01:09:51 PM
Scatter -

Unfortunately, you are correct.  The criminal justice/legal system simply isn't set up to deal with mentally ill offenders.  Much of our jurisprudence on this topic originally comes from the UK, and the case of Daniel M'Naghten and his attempted murder of the English PM in 1843.

His trial gave rise to what is known as the "M'Naghten Rule", which states "to establish a defense on the ground of insanity it must be clearly proven , that the time of committing the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing, or if he did know it, that he did not know that what he was doing was wrong".

Part of the problem in the US is there is not an accepted consensus of what mental illness is, or how to define it.  Some states use the M'Naghten Rule, or a variation of same - others use a variation of the American Law Institute (ALI).   he use of the so-called "insanity rule" is used approximately in 1% of all criminal trials in the US - and often fails...the individual is usually committed to a secure psychiatric institution for a period longer than a criminal sentence would be (I should mention at this point that I'm NOT an attorney, and have no legal training...perhaps if one of our members was an attorney he/she could correct anything I have wrong...).

A mental health diagnosis covers a lot of territory......could a diagnosis of a phobic disorder absolve an individual of a crime?  Is it solely psychotic or manic disorders that could be used.....I just don't know.  And even if diagnosed, it doesn't mean that an individual is "insane" - that is a determination that must be made by a Judge.  Any mental health professional can diagnose, but can't diagnose someone as insane. 
And individuals have been found to be mentally ill, and still held responsible for their crimes.

I wrote my these on how individuals moved from the mental health system into the criminal justice system, and spoke at length with everyone concerned:  jailers, the DA, local judges, etc - and the system is broken, my friend.  I wish I had an  easy answer, but I don't.


Bizarro Jeff

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: BaronLatos35 on January 16, 2011, 09:52:13 PM
The extended clip is not the issue. If the weapon itself was at fault, I can blame my ink pen for spelling errors.  The clip is a tool, like any other tool and can only do as much harm as the hand wielding it.

A tool that has no business in civilian life my friend...and the fact he was easily able to get one at Wal Mart is part of the issue.

I see this is a slippery slope on the board...I dig your pics of weapons and I am also a gun owner...we just have different views on the subject.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 17, 2011, 12:04:29 AM
A tool that has no business in civilian life my friend...and the fact he was easily able to get one at Wal Mart is part of the issue.

I see this is a slippery slope on the board...I dig your pics of weapons and I am also a gun owner...we just have different views on the subject.

Last time I checked it was a bill of rights, not a bill of needs. That said, The extended clip has a legitimate use in target shooting, and if you start banning one item, it will culiminate in banning of them all, and the right to self-defense doesn't come from the law, it comes from nature and god. 

But We're venturing entirely too close to politics right now.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on January 18, 2011, 10:26:14 AM
I think any effort to "fix" the situation, including changing laws regarding the size of clips, will do nothing to prevent this from happening in the future.  If changing the law won't fix the situation, don't change the law.  The shooter was angry about the way Rep. Gifford's answered his question in 2007, and he planned her death for revenge against that perceived insult (To be honest, Loughner's question was stupid).  Do we forbid public servants from meeting with their constituents, to prevent the rare crazy person from seeking revenge over a perceived insult, from perhaps years earlier?  Mental illness does indeed need to be addressed, and I think we've come along way from the situation shown in the Karloff movie "Bedlam".  We also need to rethink what happened in the 1960's, where some people were unfairly locked up on just the word of somebody who knew them.  Unfortunately, in the 1960's and 1970's we went to the other extreme, where some people who needed to be locked up for the sake of everyone, were released in consideration of their "civil rights".  That some Government bean counters were more then happy to have some folks released to save costs, doesn't change the fact that Civil Rights groups did not have a problem with the rellease of patients who should have never left the institution.  But as we saw after 911, with the ridiculous personal invasive searches that have yet to stop a single act of terror, we should not change all our lives as a reaction to the few Malcontents out there who hate the world.  Why let the Loughner's win?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 18, 2011, 11:20:40 AM
I think any effort to "fix" the situation, including changing laws regarding the size of clips, will do nothing to prevent this from happening in the future.  If changing the law won't fix the situation, don't change the law.  The shooter was angry about the way Rep. Gifford's answered his question in 2007, and he planned her death for revenge against that perceived insult (To be honest, Loughner's question was stupid).  Do we forbid public servants from meeting with their constituents, to prevent the rare crazy person from seeking revenge over a perceived insult, from perhaps years earlier?  Mental illness does indeed need to be addressed, and I think we've come along way from the situation shown in the Karloff movie "Bedlam".  We also need to rethink what happened in the 1960's, where some people were unfairly locked up on just the word of somebody who knew them.  Unfortunately, in the 1960's and 1970's we went to the other extreme, where some people who needed to be locked up for the sake of everyone, were released in consideration of their "civil rights".  That some Government bean counters were more then happy to have some folks released to save costs, doesn't change the fact that Civil Rights groups did not have a problem with the rellease of patients who should have never left the institution.  But as we saw after 911, with the ridiculous personal invasive searches that have yet to stop a single act of terror, we should not change all our lives as a reaction to the few Malcontents out there who hate the world.  Why let the Loughner's win?

Exactly. We cannot become more free by becoming less free, and that includes the ridiculous body searches at airports, and the potential disbarment of certain weapons and accessories. Any law that is made in reaction to a single event is a bad idea.
Title: Dog Shelter Death Zone
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 20, 2011, 09:02:04 PM
This is so horrible. I waited til after the Holidays to post this yet it came out a month ago. I passed this place everyday and aside from looking like it went OOB there were no signs. I hope the bitch gets the max.  u6juu

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101217/news/712189922/ (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101217/news/712189922/)

Update

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101230/news/712319879/ (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101230/news/712319879/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on January 20, 2011, 09:26:00 PM
Lester, this story was so heartbreaking. I cannot believe how cruel human beings can be sometimes. Those poor creatures will be on my mind for a long time.  I also hope that the subhuman that did this to these precious animals, gets punished to the fullest. Sometimes it's hard being a grown up and having to face these sickening stories of evil. We have to teach young people to respect and revere these helpless creatures and maybe they will grow up and do better. I'm sorry to hear about this Lester.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on January 20, 2011, 09:44:31 PM
What should affect us were those who acted to take Loughner down before he harmed others, and the Judge who sacificed his own life to save anothers.  They are the ones who show us the best in humanity. 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: spideydroogy on January 21, 2011, 11:39:03 AM
Did anybody catch PBS Nova about the Mission to Mars the other night.  I learned quite a lot from that show.  They are testing a new type of rocket engine called the VASIMIR.  It basically uses superheated, like that of a small sun, atom ions from an inert gas like Argon to provide thrust.  It will allow for a 39 day trip instead of 6-months if they used our current rocket technology.  Here is a wiki article about the engine:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_Specific_Impulse_Magnetoplasma_Rocket (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_Specific_Impulse_Magnetoplasma_Rocket)
The other thing I found interesting was that one of the Mars rovers has been operational since January of 2004! Programming and controlling these things is no easy task.  They don't have GPS on Mars.  The other rover lost communication last year and may be able to recharge and come back online considering its last known position.  Watch the show if you get a chance.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Opera Ghost on January 21, 2011, 11:57:04 AM
Did anybody catch PBS Nova about the Mission to Mars the other night.  I learned quite a lot from that show.  They are testing a new type of rocket engine called the VASIMIR.  It basically uses superheated, like that of a small sun, atom ions from an inert gas like Argon to provide thrust.  It will allow for a 39 day trip instead of 6-months if they used our current rocket technology.  Here is a wiki article about the engine:
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_Specific_Impulse_Magnetoplasma_Rocket[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_Specific_Impulse_Magnetoplasma_Rocket[/url])
The other thing I found interesting was that one of the Mars rovers has been operational since January of 2004! Programming and controlling these things is no easy task.  They don't have GPS on Mars.  The other rover lost communication last year and may be able to recharge and come back online considering its last known position.  Watch the show if you get a chance.


Love this stuff, thanks SD
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 21, 2011, 01:41:47 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/21/da-regulators-ignored-reports-philadelphia-abortion-clinic/ (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/21/da-regulators-ignored-reports-philadelphia-abortion-clinic/)

I think this trumps the evil of the animal abuser. On here, we often speak of monsters. This guy is true evil. There's a hot place in hell for him.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2011, 08:53:33 AM
This is not 'Brand New'..... but it's so fantastic that I decided to post it after seeing a mug shot of the perp.

A 40-year-old man who tricked caregivers into changing his diapers by pretending he had the emotional maturity of a 5-year-old apologized to a victim in court Monday before pleading guilty to charges of organized fraud. Authorities said Sean Kelly of Port St. John, Florida, told caregivers he was incontinent and hired two women to change his diapers in 2008 and 2009 but did not pay them the amount he promised.
Title: Re: Dog Shelter Death Zone
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 08, 2011, 12:32:48 PM
This is so horrible. I waited til after the Holidays to post this yet it came out a month ago. I passed this place everyday and aside from looking like it went OOB there were no signs. I hope the bitch gets the max.  u6juu

[url]http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101217/news/712189922/[/url] ([url]http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101217/news/712189922/[/url])

Update

[url]http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101230/news/712319879/[/url] ([url]http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101230/news/712319879/[/url])


Life is Sacred. And this person should fry for it.
Title: Re: Dog Shelter Death Zone
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2011, 11:15:43 PM
Life is Sacred. And this person should fry for it.

Just not before he has to change the 40-year old guy's diaper.
Title: Re: Dog Shelter Death Zone
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 11, 2011, 05:46:13 PM
Just not before he has to change the 40-year old guy's diaper.

I'm watching what's going in Cairo. I hope the  Military has the presence of mind to stop the protesters.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 12, 2011, 07:27:16 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have arrested a woman who, officials said, has been stalking a priest.

Father Edward Konopka, 93, of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Coral Springs, said he has been the victim of a stalker, 70-year-old Dorothy Jones Scalise.

Father Konopka said, Scalise is known to pester several other Catholic priests around the area and she frequently gets tossed out of Catholic churches. "She would go to the organ and take over the organ, or she would sit in the second or fourth pew and make monkey faces," Konopka said.

The retired priest said he fears the 70-year-old woman. "She's getting ready for something to end this thing," Konopka said. "She's been in every parish on University and kicked out of the parish. They carry her out like a sack of potatoes. Between us, she's out to do something, this is the end."Konopka added that he would have to avoid Scalise, as he exited his apartment in the mornings. "[She] would sit on that second or third step with a pot of coffee and Dunkin Donuts waiting for me to come out to her. Three to four times a week, and sit on those yellow stones over there and just taunt me."

Neighbors said they have seen the woman in the area acting erratic. "She used to come here with a wig, and she used to scream and carry on,"
 Sandra Jarvis said.

Bond court Judge John Hurley ordered a psychological evaluation of Scalise. "You are not allowed to come within 500 feet of St. Elizabeth or Father Konopka, do you understand that?"

The 70-year-old woman responded, "Your honor, the pleasure is all mine."

Scalise was released to home confinement Friday after she was charged with misdemeanor stalking.

(Copyright 2011 by Sunbeam Television Corp. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 13, 2011, 02:50:26 PM
WOW!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 13, 2011, 06:44:04 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have arrested a woman who, officials said, has been stalking a priest.

Father Edward Konopka, 93, of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Coral Springs, said he has been the victim of a stalker, 70-year-old Dorothy Jones Scalise.

Father Konopka said, Scalise is known to pester several other Catholic priests around the area and she frequently gets tossed out of Catholic churches. "She would go to the organ and take over the organ, or she would sit in the second or fourth pew and make monkey faces," Konopka said.

The retired priest said he fears the 70-year-old woman. "She's getting ready for something to end this thing," Konopka said. "She's been in every parish on University and kicked out of the parish. They carry her out like a sack of potatoes. Between us, she's out to do something, this is the end."Konopka added that he would have to avoid Scalise, as he exited his apartment in the mornings. "[She] would sit on that second or third step with a pot of coffee and Dunkin Donuts waiting for me to come out to her. Three to four times a week, and sit on those yellow stones over there and just taunt me."

Neighbors said they have seen the woman in the area acting erratic. "She used to come here with a wig, and she used to scream and carry on,"
 Sandra Jarvis said.

Bond court Judge John Hurley ordered a psychological evaluation of Scalise. "You are not allowed to come within 500 feet of St. Elizabeth or Father Konopka, do you understand that?"

The 70-year-old woman responded, "Your honor, the pleasure is all mine."

Scalise was released to home confinement Friday after she was charged with misdemeanor stalking.

(Copyright 2011 by Sunbeam Television Corp. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)






She  is not serious about wanting the padre's attention. She didn't dress like an altar boy/ Not oncee
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 15, 2011, 03:50:06 PM
From the files of the "Really Not Sorry To Hear That":

O.J. Simpson spent three weeks in a prison infirmary due to injuries suffered when Simpson was beaten unconscious in a prison attack, according to a report.

According to the National Enquirer, Simpson drew the ire of white supremacists at Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center after bragging about his sexual past with white women.

"Unfortunately for O.J., a group of young skinhead punks were within earshot -- and they were enraged," Simpson's former business partner Bruce Fromong told the paper.

As a result, a "muscular young skinhead" reportedly attacked Simpson, kicking and punching him while inmates cheered. According to the Enquirer, the prison was embarrassed that its high-profile inmate was left unprotected, prompting them to keep the attack quiet. Simpson is now reportedly afraid to leave his cell.

The 63-year-old is serving nine years for his role in an armed robbery in a Las Vegas casino in 2007.


No way of knowing for sure if it's true... but karma has a way...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 15, 2011, 03:52:48 PM





She  is not serious about wanting the padre's attention. She didn't dress like an altar boy/ Not oncee


At 93, I'm not sure anything garners Father Ed's 'attention' in that manner. :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 16, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
Pic is from the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Leon.

(http://img2.allvoices.com/thumbs/event/598/486/67178035-star-wars.jpg)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 16, 2011, 10:38:55 AM
Man, is this ever disgusting or what?

Here is the video footage of said life form. Can you say gross?


[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKpx2DxGwY[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKpx2DxGwY[/url])


I wonder if this will lead to a major motion piture "It came from North Carolina!"
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 16, 2011, 06:07:40 PM
Right now, we got a trial going on about a Fort Sill Soldier who beat up his Girlfriend's 8 year old son for erasing a Xbox game data.
He punched and kicked the 8 year old several times, and stomped him in the stomach , and put the boy in the hospital... WTF??
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 16, 2011, 09:27:48 PM
Right now, we got a trial going on about a Fort Sill Soldier who beat up his Girlfriend's 8 year old son for erasing a Xbox game data.
He punched and kicked the 8 year old several times, and stomped him in the stomach , and put the boy in the hospital... WTF??

Sounds like because of his reaction to what happened to the Xbox, he may soon became a Xsoldier.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on February 17, 2011, 05:49:35 PM
Re:  Darth Vader hot air balloon....

"Lukkkkeeeeeeee, I am your father"....


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 18, 2011, 12:30:43 AM
Right now, we got a trial going on about a Fort Sill Soldier who beat up his Girlfriend's 8 year old son for erasing a Xbox game data.
He punched and kicked the 8 year old several times, and stomped him in the stomach , and put the boy in the hospital... WTF??

Today the Fort Sill Soldier was sentenced to 75 years in prison.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 22, 2011, 10:33:47 PM
Today the Fort Sill Soldier was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

I initially thought that sentence was harsh... and I don't mean to be insensitive regarding the welfare of a child------however, I realized that if I caught anyone assaulting my girls in that manner, I would probably have to be prevented from literally killing them.

I guess they're not going to try to rehabilitate that guy. 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 23, 2011, 12:07:52 PM
forget the time...... eye for an eye, is what I say.

They should have sentenced him to the same punishment he unleashed on the kid.
Get someone twice his size to stomp on his abdomen, and punch and kick him...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 23, 2011, 11:51:03 PM
forget the time...... eye for an eye, is what I say.

They should have sentenced him to the same punishment he unleashed on the kid.
Get someone twice his size to stomp on his abdomen, and punch and kick him...

Oh... I'm certain he's got worse coming to him.  There seems to be a code among the incarcerated------they despise child abusers.  He'll likely be reduced to tears daily until he doesn't feel anymore.  I wonder how much the memory card on that video game will matter then.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 24, 2011, 12:43:23 AM
We have a manhunt going on right now, and not too far from here either.
Bubba Rawlings a convicted Cattle Rustler ran from the law today and out into my neck of the woods.
He crashed his truck into some trees about 3 or 4 miles away, and fled on foot.
That was around dusk, so my mother was a little worried.
But, we have some bright lights in front and back of the house, and we have the pistol and shotgun handy.

I'm hoping he doesnt come this way, I have never shot a person before, but if some criminal breaks inside, I wont hesitate.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on February 24, 2011, 12:52:55 AM
 I've never shot anyone either Doc, but if he breaks into your home it's time to adopt the James Bond philosophy of LIVE AND LET DIE.  Hope he gets caught so your not put in that position.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 24, 2011, 12:55:06 AM
Dang, Doc!  That's pretty heavy, dude.  Be careful my friend!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 24, 2011, 01:00:16 AM
I've never shot anyone either Doc, but if he breaks into your home it's time to adopt the James Bond philosophy of LIVE AND LET DIE.  Hope he gets caught so your not put in that position.

Dang, Doc!  That's pretty heavy, dude.  Be careful my friend!

yeah, I dont think I'm going to get any sleep tonight.. :/
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 24, 2011, 01:17:34 AM
We have a manhunt going on right now, and not too far from here either.
Bubba Rawlings a convicted Cattle Rustler ran from the law today and out into my neck of the woods.
He crashed his truck into some trees about 3 or 4 miles away, and fled on foot.
That was around dusk, so my mother was a little worried.
But, we have some bright lights in front and back of the house, and we have the pistol and shotgun handy.

I'm hoping he doesnt come this way, I have never shot a person before, but if some criminal breaks inside, I wont hesitate.


Keep your powder dry my brah and your hand steady. If he comes to you, you know what to do. I hope you don't have to, but he's not worth as much as your family. If you must choose, put a bullet through his brain.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 24, 2011, 09:52:53 AM
The Sheriff nabbed him around Midnight (central) using one of the new dogs, who tracked him by scent.
Yay!!  :)


Bobby Fuller I fought the law (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPXnoLAEUSQ#)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on February 24, 2011, 12:47:58 PM
We have a manhunt going on right now, and not too far from here either.
Bubba Rawlings a convicted Cattle Rustler ran from the law today and out into my neck of the woods.
He crashed his truck into some trees about 3 or 4 miles away, and fled on foot.
That was around dusk, so my mother was a little worried.
But, we have some bright lights in front and back of the house, and we have the pistol and shotgun handy.

I'm hoping he doesnt come this way, I have never shot a person before, but if some criminal breaks inside, I wont hesitate.


Check out this scumbag currently residing in my town Doc, having apparently already gotten away with one murder....

http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/crimehome/news/DPDPDPP-D-PDPDP-DPDPDP-DPDPPD/article-3226484-detail/article.html (http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/crimehome/news/DPDPDPP-D-PDPDP-DPDPDP-DPDPPD/article-3226484-detail/article.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 26, 2011, 12:44:00 AM
I guess the system dont matter, where ever you are...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on February 26, 2011, 10:37:45 AM
Another example of real justice.

 

BUTTE,  MONTANA

Shotgun preteen vs. Illegal alien Home Invaders...


Two illegal aliens,
Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11-year-old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.


It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a
clay-shooting champion since she was nine.

Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house.

She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point-blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's
knee-crouch aim.  He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.

When Garza ran to the foot of the
stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death
before medical help could arrive.
 

It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45-caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery.

That victim, 50-year-old David 0'Burien, was not so lucky.  He died from stab wounds to the chest.

 

Ever wonder why good stuff like this never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news........?


An 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself......against two murderous, illegal immigrants.......and
she wins.  She is still alive.

Now THAT is Gun Control!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 26, 2011, 11:23:24 AM
I have no doubt that some will say the father should be charged with Child abuse, because he didn't lock up the shotgun from his 11 year old daughter.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on February 26, 2011, 08:53:35 PM
I have no doubt that some will say the father should be charged with Child abuse, because he didn't lock up the shotgun from his 11 year old daughter.Who was a master with shotgun for 2 years. If I had the $ you better believe I would sell my house and move into GUN country. Things are different there. Life,liberty and the 2nd amendment are huge in this day and age. I live in IL which is one of THEE WORST states to live in for personnel rights. 20 years ago I moved to WI and with little B.S I could CARRY a 9mm on my belt as long as I did not do it in a Federal building. Check me in and pump me out. I am SOOO sick of this B.S. Please toss me an E-mail to do REAL talk. C:) >:D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 27, 2011, 11:57:58 AM
Some would charge him with Child abuse, that would not be me.  My daughter is 19, I've been associated with a cowboy shooting group (where I play an Undertaker), and I've made sure my daughter was real familiar with the dangers of Firearms, as well as their defensive uses.  In fact, when two of our city council in Temecula attempted to prevent the group I work with from putting on public shows, where only blanks are fired and firearm safety demonstrations are included, my daughter (who was 10 at the time) asked to speak up at the city council meeting to ask the council not to shut down the shows.  The shows were allowed to continue with a 3 to 2 vote in favor.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on February 27, 2011, 11:53:04 PM
WOW...Now THIS is embarrassing;

http://wishididntknow.com/2011/02/26/hypocrisy-watch-former-president-of-mothers-against-drunk-driving-is-arrested-for-drunk-driving/ (http://wishididntknow.com/2011/02/26/hypocrisy-watch-former-president-of-mothers-against-drunk-driving-is-arrested-for-drunk-driving/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 27, 2011, 11:56:16 PM
WOW...Now THIS is embarrassing;

[url]http://wishididntknow.com/2011/02/26/hypocrisy-watch-former-president-of-mothers-against-drunk-driving-is-arrested-for-drunk-driving/[/url] ([url]http://wishididntknow.com/2011/02/26/hypocrisy-watch-former-president-of-mothers-against-drunk-driving-is-arrested-for-drunk-driving/[/url])


ROFLMAO
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 02, 2011, 10:22:17 AM
(Newser) – A mentally ill man with an uncanny resemblance to actor Christopher Walken has been hospitalized after stalking students at several colleges. Tony Kadyhrob, 68, was arrested and released on bail after trying to pull a Rider College student into his car last week, reports the New York Daily News. A judge banned him from every campus in the state, but he was spotted near Princeton and the College of New Jersey this week.

(http://img1.newser.com/image/806274-6-20110407012429.jpeg)

Kadyhrob, a paranoid schizophrenic, was sent to a mental health unit after police stopped him near Princeton. His sister says he is not a criminal, but has been plagued by mental illness for decades. His illness may explain his attraction to campuses, she says. "I heard him say to himself one time ‘Tony, you are 21 and a graduate from Princeton University,'" she tells the Daily Princetonian.


Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on May 02, 2011, 01:26:44 PM
I was just admiring your new avatar pic, when I saw this!!  Crazy likeness!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 02, 2011, 07:29:52 PM
I was just admiring your new avatar pic, when I saw this!!  Crazy likeness!

It takes A LOT for me to scrap the Benchley Jaws Book Cover art avatar.  Jaws is my favorite movie of all time.  But I LOVE Christopher Walken.  And his doppleganger is stalking co-eds at my alma mater.  It was meant to be.  I like imagining that Walken is delivering my posts for me.  I can hear him in his odd speech pattern saying what I type.... TO ME.  (Listen to what I'm saying.... sounds like I might start stalking co-eds soon). :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on May 02, 2011, 10:13:47 PM
Sean!!! YOU ARE HILARIOUS!  I finished reading your post with Christopher Walken's delicious accent in my head!  :)   It also reminded me of that music video a few years ago where he was dancing through a hotel lobby? Or some building, and he was such a beautiful dancer.........ahhhh...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 03, 2011, 06:51:03 AM
Sean!!! YOU ARE HILARIOUS!  I finished reading your post with Christopher Walken's delicious accent in my head!  :)   It also reminded me of that music video a few years ago where he was dancing through a hotel lobby? Or some building, and he was such a beautiful dancer.........ahhhh...

Charp, you have exceptional taste!  Fatboy Slim's 'Weapon of Choice' is an awesome video (I haven't been able to post it here---but search 'Weapon of Choice video' and you can see it).  I hate Dancing With  The Stars----------but I always wanted Walken to go on that show and kick everybody's ass.  I'd watch with bells on.

His face takes up the entire avatar, like he's alive... everytime I sign in and the site says 'Hello, Sean'-----------I see his face and I hear his voice saying it.  It's cool. 

Isn't it hilarious reading my post with HIS voice?

When I moved in to my house 8 years ago, we had it re-painted.  The guy with the best price who's van we saw all over town was named 'Joe'.  My wife hired him sight unseen after seeing his work.  I took off to deal with him and I was floored........ he was 85% Christopher Walken and 15% Steve Buschemi...... and he talked JUST LIKE WALKEN!  I made excuses to go out to talk with him.  He even caught me taking pictures of him------and I thought he might kill me.  But he thought I was photographing before /after shots of the house and wanted a set for his advertising (I don't know where those pics are-----probably storage).  He was VERRRY odd, which was par for the course and I tell stories about him with a Walken accent (some funny things happened during the job) that just won't do him justice if I typed them here.

He was 1/2 the price and did a great job, BTW. 

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on May 03, 2011, 07:47:24 PM
OMG!! (I NEVER use that phrase!) but, OMG!!  I got choked on M&Ms when I was reading this, mainly because I started reading the paragraph about you moving into your house, IN CHRISTOPHER WALKEN'S VOICE!! You know, I'm approaching 49 years old- 50 when the Mayan Calendar runs out in 2012, and I can not stop laughing about the idea of reading text in Mr. Walken's distinct voice!  What is wrong with me?? My husband is at the airport and when he called, I could hardly talk because this has struck me sooo funny!  Sean- you deserve an award!  I don't know if it's because of the stress over this OBL thing, and gas prices or what......but you, sir, have cracked me up beyond repair!  And I thank you   :)   I really wish I could half-way do that accent, though. Last year at Star Wars Weekend, my little brother (he's 40 and has young kids like you), started talking like Doofenschmirtz from Phineas and Ferb in the T-Rex Restaurant in Orlando, and I literally could not stop laughing for 2 hours! His wife (my beloved sister-in -law) was hitting him and telling him to stop, but his kids and I kept egging him on!  Anywho- Thanks for putting that awesome-ness on here!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 03, 2011, 09:19:22 PM
Charp, that's so funny because I call my 2 year old 'Doofenschmirtz'....and she answers to it without blinking... Her name is Victoria, but I rarely call her that.  Usually she is Schmoob and her 6 year old sister Elizabeth is Boo...

I have a serious problem now because I enjoy re-reading what I typed in Walken's voice.  I need help. ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: dlhenderson on May 08, 2011, 05:46:41 PM
Yvette Vickers!  :(

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/03/mummified-body-playmate-la-home/?intcmp=obnetwork (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/03/mummified-body-playmate-la-home/?intcmp=obnetwork)
Title: Keep it in your pants...
Post by: FACTO2 on May 17, 2011, 06:20:50 AM
Well, this explains it...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/17/arnold-schwarzenegger-fathered_n_862867.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk1%7C63371 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/17/arnold-schwarzenegger-fathered_n_862867.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk1%7C63371)

Arnie, what were you thinking???
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on May 17, 2011, 01:39:56 PM


Just heard this on the radio. There is a kid out there somewhere who can say 'I am Arnold Shwarzenegger's love child' with a straight face.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: FACTO2 on May 17, 2011, 11:22:59 PM
I'm sure you all know the last thing Maria said berfore she left...

"I won't be back!"   :D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 19, 2011, 02:21:46 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_re_us/us_boy_s_roadside_body (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_re_us/us_boy_s_roadside_body)

So sad - and I see an insanity defense in her future.....pity someone couldn't have saved her son.

Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 19, 2011, 02:25:49 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_en_tv/us_people_jeff_conaway (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_en_tv/us_people_jeff_conaway)

Pity - to have all that talent, and piss it away on drugs and alcohol....


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 20, 2011, 08:26:21 PM
Here's Why The World Is Going To End On May 21, 2011

Gus Lubin

We picked up a pamphlet in Union Square to see why so many people are talking about the world ending on May 21, 2011.

It turns out the theory comes down to two numerological proofs.

The first proof is based on Genesis 7:4, when God said to Noah: "Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."

When God referred to seven days, he meant both seven days and seven thousand years, because "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." The flood occurred in 4990 BC. Seven thousand years later is 2011.


The second proof looks at the significance of the number of days between the Crucifixion and May 21, 2011.

There are 722,500 days between these dates. 722,500 is a significant number because it is composed of the significant numbers 5x10x17x5x10x17. Five signifies redemption; ten signifies completion; and 17 signifies heaven. The numbers represent the day of redemption (5) and the end of the Christian era (10) and the ascent to heaven (17) -- and these factors are doubled for added significance.

We'll know for sure soon.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I'm NOT preaching... I just thought it was cool that there's a prediction that the dead will walk the Earth tomorrow at 6pm!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on May 20, 2011, 08:39:45 PM
Well, I'm going to a B-day party for me and a couple friends. We are all born within a couple dates of each other. So I guess I'll go out "tanked" fighting evil zombies. How cool of a B-day present is that. ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 20, 2011, 08:53:42 PM
Well, I'm going to a B-day party for me and a couple friends. We are all born within a couple dates of each other. So I guess I'll go out "tanked" fighting evil zombies. How cool of a B-day present is that. ::)

You? Fighting?  Tanked?  I pity the zombies! ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on May 20, 2011, 09:28:31 PM
I'm sure you all know the last thing Maria said berfore she left...

"I won't be back!"   :D

Oh, THAT was bad!!  ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 21, 2011, 10:23:35 AM
I'm sure you all know the last thing Maria said berfore she left...

"I won't be back!"   :D


I'm sure Maria would like for Arnold to say this to HER:  "I'm HERE!!  Kill me!!  KILL ME!!!"
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on May 21, 2011, 05:06:26 PM
Here's Why The World Is Going To End On May 21, 2011.... I just thought it was cool that there's a prediction that the dead will walk the Earth tomorrow at 6pm!
     
   Ooops, it's 6:06.  Maybe I teased Doc and Scatter just a little too much.   ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Hepcat on May 21, 2011, 05:42:43 PM
So can someone tell me whether the world ended or not?

 ???
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: FACTO2 on May 21, 2011, 08:12:18 PM
So can someone tell me whether the world ended or not?   ??? 

Apparently not, unless it's going by Hawaii time.   :roll:

And the current view from Harold Camping's front window...

(http://biggovernment.com/files/2011/02/angry-mob.bmp)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Hepcat on May 21, 2011, 09:54:35 PM
Are those the Bible thumpers who were predicting the end of the world?

 ???
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on May 21, 2011, 10:11:45 PM
I was really hoping that guy who predicted the end of the world would spontaneously combust at the designated hour.  I mean, throw us a bone here, would ya ?... As far as the Arnold thing goes, i love to read all his quotes using Conan O'Brien's imitation of his voice. [where he takes a bite of an imaginary sausage at the end of every sentence] I feel about as sorry for him as i did for Trump when Obama publicly dissed him at that dinner.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: FACTO2 on May 21, 2011, 10:55:59 PM
Are those the Bible thumpers who were predicting the end of the world?   ??? 

Well, I won't use the phrase "Bible thumpers" but... yeah, sorta.  Here was the original story I read...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110519/ts_yblog_thelookout/pr-campaign-for-the-apocalypse-seems-to-be-working (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110519/ts_yblog_thelookout/pr-campaign-for-the-apocalypse-seems-to-be-working)
Here's a pretty good vid from CBS after...
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/21/eveningnews/main20065059.shtml (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/21/eveningnews/main20065059.shtml)
And by the way, the official name for today is “Apocalypse Not.”
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on May 21, 2011, 11:21:09 PM
It's TRUE it's True. We were sitting around drinking beers and margaritas and suddenly one of my friends just went "POOF" shirt jeans undies and shoes just left on the lawn. :o
We were joking about what  was going to happen and suddenly we knew the truth. The chipmunks went crazy and were actually being cannibalistic and tearing each other up. It WAS a bloodbath to be remembered. Little bodies everywhere and the dead neighbors came out martini glasses intact came toddling towards us.. A couple shotgun blasts and a few machete slices later we are all fine and huddling in the basement of my friends new big home talking strategy.
Cleaning my shotgun is lots of fun ,killing zombies 'GET ER DONE" 8) WTF?
I HATE scary real stuff.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on May 23, 2011, 05:43:38 PM
I'm glad I heard about this around 7:00 pm on Saturday!  Why didn't anyone want me to know?  I guess I was too busy watching my Netflix free 30 day trial and not watching the news or reading Yahoo.   Oh well.....
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on May 23, 2011, 09:26:27 PM
Apparently not, unless it's going by Hawaii time.   :roll:

And the current view from Harold Camping's front window...

([url]http://biggovernment.com/files/2011/02/angry-mob.bmp[/url])


Well Camping's latest story is that Judgement day happened, it was an invisble judgement day.  However the end of the world will take place on Oct 21st.  Better plan your Halloween festivities 10 days early.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on May 23, 2011, 10:12:38 PM
Oh No!!! Not another one!  I told my daughter that I would read up on Rapture, because we don't really know the details about the whole thing. I would really like it explained to me, just so I know what other people are expecting and I can be supportive. So I guess I'll be reading some Wikipedia before October 21st.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on May 23, 2011, 11:03:32 PM
At the Unified Church of Bedrock, Rev. Alley Oop has insisted the Raptor is when a group of tiny T-rexes will emerge from the bowels of the earth to devour mankind, so that King Zor can rule for a thousand years.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: FACTO2 on May 23, 2011, 11:15:42 PM
Well Camping's latest story is that Judgement day happened, it was an invisble judgement day.  However the end of the world will take place on Oct 21st.  Better plan your Halloween festivities 10 days early. 
Really?  Or is this a joke?  I know the prediction is a joke but I hadn't heard about Camping making another prediction.  Link to news story?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 24, 2011, 06:40:30 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/may/24/ooops-radio-host-says-he-missed-end-world-5-months-ar-1060508/ (http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/may/24/ooops-radio-host-says-he-missed-end-world-5-months-ar-1060508/)

now its October, baby!



Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 24, 2011, 07:41:46 AM
Yes, the good news is that NOW the dead will rise from their graves on Oct. 21st... and it THAT doesn't come true----------then this clown will make it Oct. 31st  and some legally blind granny will have a heartattack when Casper knocks on her door looking for a Clark bar. :o   

 

(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=968767050192&id=769c23fe9fa44170854e70acf5056e8c&url=http%3a%2f%2fstatic.flickr.com%2f38%2f83176132_7c2e7b2984_o.jpg)  (http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=810492758939&id=5acfb75acb24b420a2c9cdd2c5f85efb&url=http%3a%2f%2fi.ebayimg.com%2f19%2f!CB24kj!BGk%7e%24(KGrHqJ%2c!igE0HCkqD7CBNJOBDjRJw%7e%7e_3.JPG)


I would like Francis Dollarhyde get this guy and do the thing with the wheelchair to him. ;)



(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/281327/thumbs/a-PASTOR-CAMPING-233x155.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK59BLeUOmE&feature=player_detailpage#t=2s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK59BLeUOmE&feature=player_detailpage#t=2s)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on May 24, 2011, 09:31:17 AM
Since Camping claims to know so much about the Bible, I wonder if he remembers reading some of THESE verses?

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."

 "But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words;"

This is the SECOND time he's made these false prophecies, and we still haven't seen his FIRST admission he was wrong.......nor any confession of sin or repentance.

Like Jesus Himself said........this guy is nothing but a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on May 24, 2011, 10:10:11 AM
I always wonder about these guys, considering Jesus said no one knows the day or hour, not even him. Predicting the end is pretty egotistical of them. Well, there's gonna be crackpots in every group. I just feel badly that they get some people really frightened when they do this stuff.

PS- Hey Gary, I left you a PM about something entirely different!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 24, 2011, 09:16:16 PM

This is the SECOND time he's made these false prophecies, and we still haven't seen his FIRST admission he was wrong.......nor any confession of sin or repentance.

Like Jesus Himself said........this guy is nothing but a wolf in sheep's clothing.

He'd be cooler if he was aflame in a wheelchair. >:D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: FACTO2 on May 25, 2011, 05:59:31 PM
More apocalyptic predictions and dates...

Someone on another board, who might be a bit of a conspiracy theorist, pointed this info out to me and I found this one on youtube...

ELEnin - The Good -The Bad and The Ugly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLu78y5qpjE#)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 09, 2011, 09:28:42 PM
Thomas Stroup, Alleged 'Werewolf,' Arrested For Underage Drinking In Ohio Posted: 06/ 9/11 01:56 PM ET


Deputies in Ohio arrested a 20-year-old who claims he "goes on the attack" whenever the moon is out, according to police documents. Thomas Stroup was charged with underage consumption after the werewolf allegedly told a deputy: "I'm going to kill your cousin Keith." According to reports, the deputy has no cousins named Keith.

 After a harrowing encounter with a wolf, whenever the moon rises over the woods of Ohio, a 20-year-old man undergoes a shocking transformation into... a drunk?

That's what investigators say they encountered in Lorain County, where an under-aged drinker growled at deputies and explained that he "goes on the attack when the moons [sic] out," according to a police report obtained by AOL Weird News.

Deputies received a call at around 12:30 a.m. on May 27 from a friend of the werewolf, who said his pal was being "very violent" with people and animals at a campground where they share a trailer.

When authorities arrived at the scene, the werewolf's friend claimed his pal had been fighting with other campers and kicked a dog cage before passing out.

Instead of letting sleeping dogs lie, cops awoke the suspect, who was reportedly passed out amidst "numerous knifes, swords and other edged weapons," according to the incident report.

The man -- identified as Thomas Stroup -- smelled of alcohol and "wouldn't open his eyes, then he began to growl at deputies," officers noted.

Speaking in a "thick Russian like accent," the suspect allegedly slurred his words and told a deputy: "I'm going to kill your cousin, Keith."

The Morning Journal reports that the deputy does not have a cousin named Keith.

On the way to the county jail, deputies say Stroup apologized. The young man admitted he drank too much vodka and blacked out -- then claimed that, after being scratched by a wolf, he goes on rampages that follow the cycles of the moon.

He's no teen wolf, but the 20-year-old is still below the legal drinking age. Stroup has been charged with under-age consumption.

The incident occurred not far from the place where a 21-year-old allegedly got drunk last year and told Ohio cops he was a century-old vampire who wanted to drink their blood and eat their kidneys.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: monsterphile on June 10, 2011, 11:34:31 AM
Thomas Stroup, Alleged 'Werewolf,' Arrested For Underage Drinking In Ohio Posted: 06/ 9/11 01:56 PM ET


That's why I'll only associate with nice werewolves that this one:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oXsV5Js58Dg/SLt9pO4WFsI/AAAAAAAAANU/DwvH0HKvFOk/s320/Garou4.jpg)

Rob
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on June 13, 2011, 12:00:16 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/atlantic/20110613/ts_atlantic/haroldcampingsuffersstroke38757_1 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/atlantic/20110613/ts_atlantic/haroldcampingsuffersstroke38757_1)


funny....in sad way
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on June 15, 2011, 05:59:53 PM
[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/atlantic/20110613/ts_atlantic/haroldcampingsuffersstroke38757_1[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/atlantic/20110613/ts_atlantic/haroldcampingsuffersstroke38757_1[/url])


funny....in sad way


My my...........the lengths some people will go to in order to keep from having to say "I was wrong."
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 15, 2011, 10:27:48 PM
Fire it up!

http://www.ghosttheory.com/2011/06/06/2700-year-old-stash-of-pot-found (http://www.ghosttheory.com/2011/06/06/2700-year-old-stash-of-pot-found)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on June 17, 2011, 09:55:59 AM
Heartwarming story, UP   :)   People were so much nicer then!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 17, 2011, 12:37:26 PM
Yeah, I wonder if you can get the munchies in the afterlife?  Notice they didn't include a bag of Dorito's!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on June 19, 2011, 07:47:44 PM
   
Hmmm....maybe it ages well, like a fine wine.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 24, 2011, 09:28:05 PM
Undead ghouls descend upon northern Kentucky!
http://weirdnews.aol.com/2011/06/24/zombie-warning-kentucky-_n_883737.html (http://weirdnews.aol.com/2011/06/24/zombie-warning-kentucky-_n_883737.html)
Title: Re: yep, pretty disgusted with humanity right now....
Post by: samcro1963 on July 03, 2011, 05:24:52 PM
An old friend of mine once said to me: "The whole history of the human race is governed by two factors -- greed and stupidity."

I used to think he was being cynical. 

Now, maybe he was right.

i think you can through BRUTALITY in there too!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 05, 2011, 08:59:10 AM
From the 'Oooooops!  Perhaps I should re-think my position' file:   



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/03/motorcyclist-dies-helmet-protest_n_889427.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/03/motorcyclist-dies-helmet-protest_n_889427.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: long live kong on July 05, 2011, 01:14:27 PM


All hail Roland....


http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/fashion/unlikely-beauty-king-quits-next-modelling-competition-after-topping-poll-blog-125-yahoo-lifestyles.html (http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/fashion/unlikely-beauty-king-quits-next-modelling-competition-after-topping-poll-blog-125-yahoo-lifestyles.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on July 05, 2011, 01:22:57 PM
Anthony found not guilty of murder....

was she guilty or not guilty?  I'm curious about your opinions....

Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 05, 2011, 05:21:00 PM
Anthony found not guilty of murder....

was she guilty or not guilty?  I'm curious about your opinions....

Bizarro Jeff


I don't know what the hell the jury was thinking on this one.  :o I don't know anyone that thought it would have ended this way.
There are too many things on this one to let her off the hook. Oh,sure she may spend a couple years in prison for lying to the cops. Then when she gets out she can go back to partying.

[urlhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/05/casey-anthony-verdict-not-guilty-murder][/url]
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: monsterphile on July 05, 2011, 06:21:47 PM
Anthony found not guilty of murder....

was she guilty or not guilty?  I'm curious about your opinions....

Bizarro Jeff

I personally think she probably was guilty, but I can understand how the physical evidence wasn't strong enough to prove it.  There just wasn't enough of a "smoking gun" in this case.  There was a ton of suspicious behavior and it certainly points to her being involved with the dumping of her daughter's body, but due to the decomposition of the body, the forensics couldnt make that final link.  AT the very least she is a horrible person (can't even call her a human being).

I hope the court gets her on every other crime they can and that she gets the maximum on each one.  I hope she never gets a chance to have a child again.



Rob
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 05, 2011, 08:29:32 PM
To our dismay they are actually talking about possibly letting her walk in a couple/few days for time served. :o
I don't want to start a thread that WILL get heated but our judicial system all around pretty much SUX! u6juu

 She WILL get hers somewhere sometime :angel: la de da de da...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 06, 2011, 12:55:36 AM
She's as guilty as OJ was, but unlike the OJ case there simply wasn't enough direct evidence to convict her. The OJ jury was populated by some of the most ignorant booger-eaters imaginable, and the prosecution wasn't much better. But in this case I saw the specter of "reasonable doubt' hovering over the proceedings quite early on. I told Nancy a few days ago that she would likely walk.

How do you prove someone murdered another person when you can't even determine the method of the killing?? Was that precious baby strangled?? Drowned?? Asphyxiated?? Drugged?? The prosecution had no idea. Nancy believes that she chloroformed the bay to ensure that she would remain asleep and without the need of a sitter while mommy went out and partied. I tend to agree with her. I have no doubt she killed that baby, but the legal standard of "beyond reasonable doubt" simply could not be met when the decomposition of the body left the means and method of the murder impossible to determine, and the identity of the killer impossible to prove.

There was none of the prosecutorial incompetence that marred what SHOULD have been a slam-dunk 1st degree murder conviction in the OJ trial. The State here did an admirable job with the purely circumstantial case they were given. But it's a sad sign of the ultimate weakness of their case when even so feckless and feeble a legal presence as Baez couldn't bumble and fumble enough to get his client the nearest lethal needle. If even as massive a boob as Baez couldn't manage to get Ms. Anthony convicted, that says far less about his skill as a lawyer than it says about the insurmountable hurdle the lack of direct evidence was for the State.

As for Ms. Anthony, she may have slipped through the greasy cracks of our shattered legal system, but to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, "I tremble for Ms. Anthony when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 06, 2011, 08:14:43 AM
It is a fact that people have been found guilty of murder on LESS evidence.

My gut from the outset was that Casey Anthony did NOT pre-meditate murder, but rather wanted to knock out her kid so she could go out and party... so she tried chloroform instead of dropping the kid off at her folks' house.

Who would do this, you ask?  A sociopath.  A psychopath.  Casey Anthony is one of these.  My gut tells me that the child died unintentionally---------yet as a direct result from what Casey negligently did.  It should have been manslaughter plus all of the lying to authorities she was tried on.

Manslaughter was one of the lesser charges that the jury had as an option.  Problem was, the prosecution argued Murder One and nothing else.  Instead of ever establishing a firm bridge between 'not guilty' and 'manslaughter'---------they tried to build a bridge between 'manslaughter' and 'Murder One'...   They were building a skyscraper by starting at the observation deck and building to the radio tower.  They neglected to establish a foundation. 

When the jury couldn't find her guilty of pre-meditated murder in a death penalty case-----------they had nowhere to go because the prosecution didn't even TRY to prove anything else.  The only thing left was to say she was guilty of the lying, which WAS proven.

A dead girl has recieved no justice.  Someone is responsible for her dying and for her being thrown in a swamp.  The strongest thing the prosecuton said was 'somebody's life got BETTER' with the death of Caylee.  All of the evidence points to the Anthony home.  Did Cindy Anthony's life get better?  No.  Listen to the 911 call.  Did George's life get better?  No.  Look at the suicide note.  The person who's life got better got a 'beautiful life' tattoo.  It was Casey.  Still not enough to prove pre-meditation or intent..... but it was, IMO criminally negligent.  Some one died.  Casey is responsible.  The defense's opening statement should have hurt them.  They became accusers and proved nothing themselves.  It's not reasonable to think George, an ex-cop was unwilling to call authorities in an accidental  drowning case or do CPR until the ambulance got there.  It's not reasonable to think George (who buries his pets) would throw his granddaughter in a swamp and make an innicent drowning look like murder.  There's is NOTHING reasonable about the defense's story.  All reasonable theories point to Casey.

There's a lot we don't know about this case.  They family is ODD as a group.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 06, 2011, 08:24:17 AM
She was tried repeatedly and convicted repeatedly by the news media.  That there was insufficient evidence never occurred to the pundits. 

Now everyone is outraged that she did it and got off.  The whole trial was a high tech lynching thanks to cable news needing something to fill up the 24/7 news shows.

Did she do it?  Apparently, to the jury, there was reasonable doubt.

At least that part of the system worked.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on July 06, 2011, 02:20:22 PM
I don't know that I'd agree she's a sociopath or psychopath (remember, they aren't the same thing....).

But I'm betting this is the single event she'll be remembered for the remainder of her life....however long THAT is.


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on July 06, 2011, 02:43:56 PM
Much like Gary and Nancy, my husband and I discussed the case on Friday and I suggested that she might walk due to the lack of evidence. I don't disrespect the jurors one bit; they did what they were supposed to do, consider the case as it was presented to them, not as the media presented it.

That being said, I have no doubt the mother was involved in the child's death. But there simply isn't enough evidence to convict her of that. And common sense or a gut feeling doesn't cut it in the court of law.

But no doubt, she will get pay back at some point, in this world or the next.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 06, 2011, 06:55:06 PM
It is a fact that people have been found guilty of murder on LESS evidence.

My gut from the outset was that Casey Anthony did NOT pre-meditate murder, but rather wanted to knock out her kid so she could go out and party... so she tried chloroform instead of dropping the kid off at her folks' house.

Who would do this, you ask?  A sociopath.  A psychopath.  Casey Anthony is one of these.  My gut tells me that the child died unintentionally---------yet as a direct result from what Casey negligently did.  It should have been manslaughter plus all of the lying to authorities she was tried on.

Manslaughter was one of the lesser charges that the jury had as an option.  Problem was, the prosecution argued Murder One and nothing else.  Instead of ever establishing a firm bridge between 'not guilty' and 'manslaughter'---------they tried to build a bridge between 'manslaughter' and 'Murder One'...   They were building a skyscraper by starting at the observation deck and building to the radio tower.  They neglected to establish a foundation. 

When the jury couldn't find her guilty of pre-meditated murder in a death penalty case-----------they had nowhere to go because the prosecution didn't even TRY to prove anything else.  The only thing left was to say she was guilty of the lying, which WAS proven.

A dead girl has recieved no justice.  Someone is responsible for her dying and for her being thrown in a swamp.  The strongest thing the prosecuton said was 'somebody's life got BETTER' with the death of Caylee.  All of the evidence points to the Anthony home.  Did Cindy Anthony's life get better?  No.  Listen to the 911 call.  Did George's life get better?  No.  Look at the suicide note.  The person who's life got better got a 'beautiful life' tattoo.  It was Casey.  Still not enough to prove pre-meditation or intent..... but it was, IMO criminally negligent.  Some one died.  Casey is responsible.  The defense's opening statement should have hurt them.  They became accusers and proved nothing themselves.  It's not reasonable to think George, an ex-cop was unwilling to call authorities in an accidental  drowning case or do CPR until the ambulance got there.  It's not reasonable to think George (who buries his pets) would throw his granddaughter in a swamp and make an innicent drowning look like murder.  There's is NOTHING reasonable about the defense's story.  All reasonable theories point to Casey.

There's a lot we don't know about this case.  They family is ODD as a group.

Agreed on every count.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 06, 2011, 06:57:37 PM
She was tried repeatedly and convicted repeatedly by the news media.  That there was insufficient evidence never occurred to the pundits. 

Now everyone is outraged that she did it and got off.  The whole trial was a high tech lynching thanks to cable news needing something to fill up the 24/7 news shows.

Did she do it?  Apparently, to the jury, there was reasonable doubt.

At least that part of the system worked.

Agreed again. The blathering media become less relevant every day. Journalism is dead.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 06, 2011, 06:59:08 PM
Much like Gary and Nancy, my husband and I discussed the case on Friday and I suggested that she might walk due to the lack of evidence. I don't disrespect the jurors one bit; they did what they were supposed to do, consider the case as it was presented to them, not as the media presented it.

That being said, I have no doubt the mother was involved in the child's death. But there simply isn't enough evidence to convict her of that. And common sense or a gut feeling doesn't cut it in the court of law.

But no doubt, she will get pay back at some point, in this world or the next.

Again, I'm awfully agreeable today. But I can't help it. When you're right, you're right.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: frankenstein73 on July 06, 2011, 10:24:49 PM
5 July 2011      (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53877000/jpg/_53877683_skull_met.jpg) 'Barnes mystery' of Attenborough garden skull solved
Julia Martha Thomas, who was in her 50s, died in south-west London in 1879 but her skull vanished A skull recovered in the back garden of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough in south-west London belonged to a woman murdered in 1879, a coroner has ruled.

Julia Martha Thomas was killed by her maid, Kate Webster, but her head remained missing. The case became known as "the Barnes mystery".

The skull was found during building work in Richmond last October.

The coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing and the cause of death as asphyxiation and a head injury.

Alison Thompson said all of the evidence presented to her pointed to the body being that of Mrs Thomas, who was in her 50s.

Census records and radiocarbon testing had been provided to the inquest by the Metropolitan Police.

"This is a fascinating case and a good example of how good old-fashioned detective work, historical records and technological advances came together to solve the 'Barnes mystery'," said Ch Supt Clive Chalk.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 06, 2011, 10:35:59 PM
The prosecution is what killed the verdict. There were several verdicts the jury had the option of going with but with the 1st degree PUSHED PUSHED PUSHED That is what got her off. 1st degree P.M murder there was not quite enough to nab her.
Manslaughter (which I cannot believe was turned down),negligent homicide, covering a crime,obstruction of justice , aggravated battery on a child. GUILTY GUILTY....
15 years no parole would have been better than nothing.
Casey,change your hair your name and location. The villagers are lighting their torches and sharpening their pitchforks as I type this.
RUN RABBIT RUUUUUN... u6juu
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 07, 2011, 08:18:11 AM
The prosecution is what killed the verdict. There were several verdicts the jury had the option of going with but with the 1st degree PUSHED PUSHED PUSHED That is what got her off. 1st degree P.M murder there was not quite enough to nab her.
Manslaughter (which I cannot believe was turned down),negligent homicide, covering a crime,obstruction of justice , aggravated battery on a child. GUILTY GUILTY....
15 years no parole would have been better than nothing.
Casey,change your hair your name and location. The villagers are lighting their torches and sharpening their pitchforks as I type this.
RUN RABBIT RUUUUUN... u6juu

Yes, Wicked.  I believe in Florida, the appropriate charge would have been Involuntary Manslaughter------which carries a maximum of 15 years. 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 07, 2011, 10:22:58 AM
Given the media attention, it is going to be almost impossible for her to live anywhere without being recognized.

I would not be surprised of some nutcase with a gun pops her and says either God or the voices in his head told him to do it.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on July 07, 2011, 01:46:09 PM
Fester -

the voices told me to stay home and clean my guns....


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gillfan on July 19, 2011, 09:46:06 AM
And so we bigin with the attempted murder:

http://yourblackworld.com/2011/07/16/woman-tries-to-kill-someone-because-she-looked-like-casey-anthony/ (http://yourblackworld.com/2011/07/16/woman-tries-to-kill-someone-because-she-looked-like-casey-anthony/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on July 19, 2011, 12:23:59 PM
"Wild animals never kill for sport.  Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself".

                                                                                                                                                                                        J.A. Froude

says it all, I think....
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on July 19, 2011, 06:23:15 PM
"Wild animals never kill for sport.  Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself".

                                                                                                                                                                                        J.A. Froude

says it all, I think....

Obviously Fronde never had a house cat.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 20, 2011, 07:30:10 AM
Femen, Topless Women's Rights Group, Clashes With Georgian Embassy's Security Guard In Kiev


A topless demonstration in Ukraine got ugly outside the Georgian embassy when a security guard fought with half-naked women on Monday.

The shirtless ladies from the women's activist group FEMEN were part of a larger protest in Kiev criticizing the Georgian government for jailing three photographers accused of spying, the Guardian reported.

A security guard shoved FEMEN members and kicked a photographer taking their picture before a policemen separated them, as seen in a video posted on Animal New York.

It was a busy week for the women of FEMEN who just can't seem to keep their shirts on. Last week, the group splashed around in a Kiev fountain to draw attention to expected hot-water shortages during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament which will be held in Ukraine and Poland.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 20, 2011, 07:40:57 AM
Obviously Fronde never had a house cat.

Wouldn't a house cat be domesticated rather than wild?  That Frounde guy (gal?) was slick, wasn't he (she?)...? ;)  I wouldn't be suprised, though, that as humans have studied the habits of wild animals, that they have observed killing for sport---------ironically in the more highly developed wild animals.  I'm pretty certain orcas flip seals around for the hell of it------to the ultimate death of the seal-------without necessarily eating it.  Chimpanzees participate in gang activity that may not be based completely on territoriality.  I'm guessing that Frounde purposely said 'wild' to excuse domesticated animals that have been 'corrupted' by man to kill for sport----------cock fights, pit bulls, fox hunts, etc., but as you said---------------> what domesticated house cat gets TRAINED to bring things they've killed to their landlords?  Yet they do.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 20, 2011, 07:45:00 AM
Femen, Topless Women's Rights Group, Clashes With Georgian Embassy's Security Guard In Kiev

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/30210/slide_30210_311893_large.jpg?1311165723855)

No topless women's protest need be 'ugly'.  Touchy-feely?  YES. 

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 20, 2011, 07:48:01 AM
And so we bigin with the attempted murder:

[url]http://yourblackworld.com/2011/07/16/woman-tries-to-kill-someone-because-she-looked-like-casey-anthony/[/url] ([url]http://yourblackworld.com/2011/07/16/woman-tries-to-kill-someone-because-she-looked-like-casey-anthony/[/url])


The tip off to the would-be assassin that it COULDN'T have been Casey Anthony was that the woman was WORKING!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on July 23, 2011, 03:33:13 PM
Wouldn't a house cat be domesticated rather than wild?  That Frounde guy (gal?) was slick, wasn't he (she?)...? ;)  I wouldn't be suprised, though, that as humans have studied the habits of wild animals, that they have observed killing for sport---------ironically in the more highly developed wild animals.  I'm pretty certain orcas flip seals around for the hell of it------to the ultimate death of the seal-------without necessarily eating it.  Chimpanzees participate in gang activity that may not be based completely on territoriality.  I'm guessing that Frounde purposely said 'wild' to excuse domesticated animals that have been 'corrupted' by man to kill for sport----------cock fights, pit bulls, fox hunts, etc., but as you said---------------> what domesticated house cat gets TRAINED to bring things they've killed to their landlords?  Yet they do.

Since I have refused to let my cat read any of my NRA magazines, or care for hunting, I can not be held responsible for my cats delight in acting like sadists when it comes to other animals.  I certainly never went out, and showed them how to take down a rabbit.  The truth is, cats are the least domesticated of domestic animals, and they really don't act that much different from undomsticated feline species.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Vampire bat death!
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on August 12, 2011, 10:34:00 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/first-vampire-bat-death-us_n_924996.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/first-vampire-bat-death-us_n_924996.html)

I don't know about you, but I'm sharpening my stakes NOW.....




Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Vampire bat death!
Post by: Sean on August 15, 2011, 06:47:39 PM
[url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/first-vampire-bat-death-us_n_924996.html[/url] ([url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/first-vampire-bat-death-us_n_924996.html[/url])

I don't know about you, but I'm sharpening my stakes NOW.....

Bizarro Jeff


I'd like a baseline physical report on the 'migrant worker' pre-bat attack before I fill up my bathtub with holy water and garlic.  I have a suspicion that the chap already had fatigue and a droopy eye..... ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on August 28, 2011, 08:48:46 PM
To quote Droopy "I'm happ-eye".
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on September 09, 2011, 07:54:29 PM
Josephine Smith, 'Vampire,' Attacks Florida Senior Citizen, Cops Say

 "I am a vampire, I am going to eat you," was the last thing Josephine Smith allegedly said before she viciously assaulted a homeless senior citizen sleeping on the porch of a vacant Hooters, according to Florida police.Smith, 22, attacked 69-year-old Milton Ellis early Thursday morning, biting chunks of flesh from the victim's face, lips, and arms police said.
Ellis managed to escape and call 911, but not before the so-called vampire removed "the top layer of skin" on his arm. He later received stitches for his wounds.
Ellis had invited his soon-to-be attacker to join him at the abandoned restaurant while she waited for a relative from Pensacola to pick her up, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
"He was staying near an overhang near the vacant Hooter's restaurant so he thought it might be a good place for her to stay," Mike Puetz of the St. Petersburg Police Department said.
Smith told authorities that she had no recollection of the attack and could not explain why she was naked and covered in blood, according to local 13-News.
Smith is charged with felony aggravated battery on an elderly person, and is currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail on $50,000 bond.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Wow.  Eating the flesh of a homeless guy.  He could NOT have tasted good. :o

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on October 19, 2011, 06:21:11 PM
I rarely watch the tv news, but I walked right in on the footage of those beautiful "wild" creatures that had to be put down today in Zanesville, Ohio.  I almost posted this on the Cemetary Wall, but it seemed inappropriate.  I just felt so sickened and sad by the sight of those Bengel tigers and lions lying on the ground in an Ohio USA,  "sanctuary". I am not an animal expert, but I just know that it looked "wrong" when I saw the aftermath of the ordeal. I feel like we lost some amazing creatures, and there was nothing anyone could do to change the outcome of the day.  I am pretty ignorant about laws and permits concerning wild animal sanctuaries. And I know in my heart that the person that owned this place probably had the animals' best interests in mind.  (I hope).  Anyway, I just feel a sense of loss and I wonder how these animals came to be in that place. The police and animal control had NO choice, they had to protect us humans, but I feel almost guilty about that. R.I.P.- Beautiful animals of the Earth
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: twilitezoner on October 20, 2011, 05:07:34 PM
I rarely watch the tv news, but I walked right in on the footage of those beautiful "wild" creatures that had to be put down today in Zanesville, Ohio.  I almost posted this on the Cemetary Wall, but it seemed inappropriate.  I just felt so sickened and sad by the sight of those Bengel tigers and lions lying on the ground in an Ohio USA,  "sanctuary". I am not an animal expert, but I just know that it looked "wrong" when I saw the aftermath of the ordeal. I feel like we lost some amazing creatures, and there was nothing anyone could do to change the outcome of the day.  I am pretty ignorant about laws and permits concerning wild animal sanctuaries. And I know in my heart that the person that owned this place probably had the animals' best interests in mind.  (I hope).  Anyway, I just feel a sense of loss and I wonder how these animals came to be in that place. The police and animal control had NO choice, they had to protect us humans, but I feel almost guilty about that. R.I.P.- Beautiful animals of the Earth

I think the guy that owned them was a nutjob (clinical term) that released the animals and then shot himself due to the debt he accrued from keeping the animals.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on October 20, 2011, 05:32:51 PM
Seeing all those beautiful animals killed is just terrible, but I don't see that the sheriff had any other options. At least a few animals were recaptured. But they needed to be put down quickly before they could harm anyone. I place the blame for their deaths squarely on the nutjob (as Twilitezoner put it) who kept them and released them.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: twilitezoner on October 20, 2011, 05:59:43 PM
Seeing all those beautiful animals killed is just terrible, but I don't see that the sheriff had any other options. At least a few animals were recaptured. But they needed to be put down quickly before they could harm anyone. I place the blame for their deaths squarely on the nutjob (as Twilitezoner put it) who kept them and released them.

You would think that there were already strong laws on record that prohibited individuals from amassing their own personal zoos. Last year here in Atlanta there was a wild "cat" that had gotten loose from someone and the Police said point blank that when/if they find out who's cat it was they were in serious trouble because it was against the current laws to have such a "pet".


 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Pauspy on October 27, 2011, 12:54:49 PM
OCCUPY WALL STREET-some people see this as a bunch of unemployables sitting around Wall Street b/c they have nothing better to do than spout out-dated and disgraced left-wing ideology. Others see them as a rising alternative to the "Tea Party" movement, urging more government regulation of the private sector (especially the financial services sector) , rather than less, as the Tea Party tends to advocate.

Personally, I see this as an effort to change the ideology around the aquisition and redistribution of wealth. My opinion is that the ethics of aquisition up to now can be summarized by "more is better". The idea is that a person or company may, in an honest, open free-market system, work as hard as they wish and, based on their hard work and talents, aquire as much wealth as they are able, and dispense with it as they see fit. No person or organization has a right to speak to how that person/ organization chooses to handle it's wealth, whether it decides to give it all away, keep it or bury it in a hole in the ground....it's up to the person/ gruop who made that wealth to decide.

I personally think this is a wonderful abstract idea, just as many idealized economic and social systems are. Unfortunately, it has led to the current situation where banks and private companies are actually sitting on large caches of wealth, but are reluctant to spend it for fear of how they may be affected in the future. It's as if your neighborhood was destroyed in a natural disaster, a tornado or earthquake or something. Your supplies are lost in the disaster, but the guy next to you has managed to store a year's supply of food, water, and means to make shelter. Since he owns those supplies, he is under no obligation to share them, and shouldn't be expected to share them with others. But should he? Should the ethics of wealth aquisition include aknowledgement of a responsibility to look after others in times of hardship?

As unfocused as the "occupy" movement may be, i think this is at the core of what they are looking to change, and personally I think many people support this idea.

Just my thoughts-what are yours?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on October 29, 2011, 03:40:56 PM
It says a lot that both David Duke and Farrakin support the "occupy" crowd.  Since politics aren't allowed here, I don't know how you can even have a discussion on this subject without bringing politics into it.  Unless you want to have a discussion about the effects of large numbers of people not bathing in a concentrated area, and how it affects the local environment.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on October 31, 2011, 06:25:03 PM
Yeah, i just got back from Chiller in NJ, so i can relate to the large numbers of people not bathing thing.... :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on November 18, 2011, 10:34:56 PM
How about some good news for a change?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57327960/man-spends-$4-million-on-minor-miracles/?tag=broadcast (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57327960/man-spends-$4-million-on-minor-miracles/?tag=broadcast)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on November 20, 2011, 09:05:28 AM
Moonshadow- Thanks  :)   I love this story!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on November 20, 2011, 09:17:23 AM
That's beautiful........
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on November 22, 2011, 09:24:55 AM
every so often I think there might be some real hope for mankind....

Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on November 23, 2011, 11:10:15 PM
Teen misses ‘Twilight’ movie, gets DUI charge instead
Chicago Tribune
November 19, 2011 2:48PM


Olivia Ornelas, 18, 200 block of Williams Street, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor after the car she was driving was found in a ditch at 12:04 a.m. Saturday near Route 71 and East High Point, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office said. According to police, Ornelas was driving with no front right tire. She told deputies she was extremely upset with her boyfriend because she did not get to see the new “Twilight” movie as they were supposed to do, according to a police report.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on November 25, 2011, 12:45:04 AM
Serves her right, supporting that drivel.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on December 07, 2011, 10:37:08 AM
Maybe if the teen is planning to watch sparkling Vampires, to avoid trouble with the law, drink sparkling apple cider instead.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on January 01, 2012, 01:41:18 PM
I'll Take the Pneumonia, Thanks...

An Indian man who died in a state-run hospital is alleged to have had his penis chewed off by rats, Asian Age newspaper reports.

Arun Sandhukha, 53, had been a pneumonia patient at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) since December 11. According to the newspaper, his family members arrived at the hospital for a visit and found him in a pool of blood, with no medical staff in sight.

"No nurse was found at the scene and he was writhing in pain. His penis had been nibbled by rats," a victim's relative identified as Bishwanath said. The relative said that hospital staff "admitted the presence of rats in the hospital."

Later in the day, Sandhukha was pronounced dead. (Asian Age published its story on December 24, but it is not clear on what day the incident occurred.)

The horrific story is only the latest in a string of medical mishaps to capture the Indian public's attention. On December 23, a government doctor was found to be practicing medicine while inebriated, reports The Statesman.

In a more serious case, a drunk medical worker "was reported to have pulled off the oxygen mask of a three-week old baby that led to her death," reports the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama.

And in a tragedy that made international headlines, 89 people were killed when a fire swept through a Kolkata hospital on December 9. Medical staff abandoned patients as the blaze spread, and six administrators were charged with culpable homicide.



Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 01, 2012, 02:00:52 PM
Oh man - what a way to start the new year!  Horrible!  And yes, I'll take the pneumonia, too.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 01, 2012, 02:59:04 PM
And I thought the conditions in Walter Reed Hospital was bad . . .
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/17/AR2007021701172.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/17/AR2007021701172.html)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on January 01, 2012, 09:45:24 PM
Fester, I had to stop reading this for a few minutes and come back after I took a few deep breaths. I am so heartbroken after reading this article. There HAS to be something I can do to help. I just feel so compelled to do something- anything to make these brave men and women receive decent care. wow. It's a real eye-opener. My brother is in the Reserves and we have other family members that have served, but thankfully they are all Ok. I really would have never thought that things were this horrible.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on January 03, 2012, 06:26:58 PM
I'll Take the Pneumonia, Thanks...

An Indian man who died in a state-run hospital is alleged to have had his penis chewed off by rats, Asian Age newspaper reports.

Arun Sandhukha, 53, had been a pneumonia patient at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) since December 11. According to the newspaper, his family members arrived at the hospital for a visit and found him in a pool of blood, with no medical staff in sight.

"No nurse was found at the scene and he was writhing in pain. His penis had been nibbled by rats," a victim's relative identified as Bishwanath said. The relative said that hospital staff "admitted the presence of rats in the hospital."

Later in the day, Sandhukha was pronounced dead. (Asian Age published its story on December 24, but it is not clear on what day the incident occurred.)

The horrific story is only the latest in a string of medical mishaps to capture the Indian public's attention. On December 23, a government doctor was found to be practicing medicine while inebriated, reports The Statesman.

In a more serious case, a drunk medical worker "was reported to have pulled off the oxygen mask of a three-week old baby that led to her death," reports the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama.

And in a tragedy that made international headlines, 89 people were killed when a fire swept through a Kolkata hospital on December 9. Medical staff abandoned patients as the blaze spread, and six administrators were charged with culpable homicide.

My brother just got back from India. From his description, you couldn't pay me enough to set foot there.
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Post by: Gillfan on January 04, 2012, 01:05:31 PM
My baby brother is a Marine and fought and was seriously injured in Iraq.
He receives a small government check for his condition. Every 6 months he needs to go to a local VA hospital so they can ensure he didn't improve and still deserves the monthly payment.
He sees many of the same Marines who are on the same schedule as him each time he goes back.
Now the amazing part.
Even Marines who have lost limbs are required to go back.
Is there a fear an arm or leg will grow back and they won't report it and will run off with their monthly check?
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Post by: Scatter on January 04, 2012, 04:41:59 PM
My baby brother is a Marine and fought and was seriously injured in Iraq.
He receives a small government check for his condition. Every 6 months he needs to go to a local VA hospital so they can ensure he didn't improve and still deserves the monthly payment.
He sees many of the same Marines who are on the same schedule as him each time he goes back.
Now the amazing part.
Even Marines who have lost limbs are required to go back.
Is there a fear an arm or leg will grow back and they won't report it and will run off with their monthly check?

First, my eternal gratitude and respect for your brother. Second, this kind of idiocy is government-wide. My daughter is 17, has hydrocephalus, a mid-brain obstruction, a shunt from her brain to her heart, still wears diapers, barely communicates, doesn't walk well, is autistic, OCD, and bi-polar. And we still have to fight with Medicaid constantly to prove she still requires coverage. Dopes.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on January 07, 2012, 02:13:38 PM
First, my eternal gratitude and respect for your brother. Second, this kind of idiocy is government-wide. My daughter is 17, has hydrocephalus, a mid-brain obstruction, a shunt from her brain to her heart, still wears diapers, barely communicates, doesn't walk well, is autistic, OCD, and bi-polar. And we still have to fight with Medicaid constantly to prove she still requires coverage. Dopes.

In the least offensive way to anyone possible:  God has enormous faith in you.  You are a special person, as is your entire family.  Carry on, soldier. :)
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Post by: Sean on January 07, 2012, 02:14:55 PM
Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, 30, Arrested By Madison, Wisc. Police  

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/458138/thumbs/r-BEEZOW-large570.jpg)


We've seen plenty of weird crime mugshots and heard plenty of bizarre stories. But when it comes to criminal names, this one is ... a mouthful.
Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and a violation of probation in Madison, Wisc.
Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was born Jeffrey Drew Wilschke, according to court records unearthed by the Capital Times. He legally changed his name to Beezow Doo-Doo Zoopittybop-Bop-Bop in October.
According to Zopittybop-Bop-Bop's apparent Facebook account, when he's not in trouble with the law he enjoys activities including "eating," "standing," walking," "thinking," and "diamond." He's also single... so there's that, ladies.
Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was apprehended by authorities after neighbors complained of "excessive drinking and drug use" around a local park, the Madison police report says.
Police say that when they took Zopittybop-Bop-Bop into custody, they found him in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a knife.
On his way to the prison, Zopittybop-Bop-Bop allegedly told cops that he would eventually "get even with them."

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


OK.  2 things immediately come to mind.  Why was the guy who does the Keystone Light commercials on probation the in the 1st place? :o

(http://ts2.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1534943890021&id=efa32005f4f0365de24885e955096c69&url=http%3a%2f%2fwac.450f.edgecastcdn.net%2f80450F%2fwkdq.com%2ffiles%2f2011%2f09%2f25744_382697388819_329834133819_3571630_3224316_n.jpg)

Secondly, he'll have a much shorter name in prison.... Mud. 8)
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Post by: Haunted hearse on January 10, 2012, 12:42:20 PM
I wonder, if Uncle Remus was asked, if capturing this guy made it a "Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop"  day?
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Post by: Jethro on January 10, 2012, 02:31:47 PM
First, my eternal gratitude and respect for your brother. Second, this kind of idiocy is government-wide. My daughter is 17, has hydrocephalus, a mid-brain obstruction, a shunt from her brain to her heart, still wears diapers, barely communicates, doesn't walk well, is autistic, OCD, and bi-polar. And we still have to fight with Medicaid constantly to prove she still requires coverage. Dopes.
And in the mean time I'm dealing with a guy I arrest for stealing a girls lap top out of her car after she gives him a ride and I ask him his source of income and he says he gets $900.00 a month in S.S.I. due to a llearning disorder and the girl says she gets $700.00 a month for anger managment issues also from S.S.I. (she says she can't keep a job because she always gets into it with her boss).  That's $1,600.00 a month from just two people very capable of working and choose to live off money that should go in the right direction, for instance your daughter's. That is what that money is meant for for.  Not sure if the guy is still collecting his monthly bonus check in prison. And I am with Sean on this one too
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 13, 2012, 01:56:00 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/texas-mom-sentenced-45-years-killing-son-6-141641421.html (http://news.yahoo.com/texas-mom-sentenced-45-years-killing-son-6-141641421.html)

I don't know if there is enough punishment for someone who takes the life of an innocent child.



Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Fester on January 13, 2012, 02:16:27 PM
She is 42.
She got 45 years.
If she serves full time, she'll be 87 when she gets out.
Theoretically it is a life sentence w/o parole.
I think 45 years of her living with what she did might be appropriate.
And if she has no remorse--at least she is off the streets.

As regards execution: that would be letting her off easy.  Less suffering than she inflicted.

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Post by: long live kong on January 13, 2012, 02:32:01 PM


Sean - thanks for the zee-boo dippatee-what not post, or whatever his name is! Had me in stitches!    ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 16, 2012, 05:25:04 PM
EEK!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/man-stable-condition-44-million-hospital-bill-075830021--abc-news.html (http://news.yahoo.com/man-stable-condition-44-million-hospital-bill-075830021--abc-news.html)


" I'm a-comin' 'Lizabeth! Oooo... Its the Big One... You hear that 'Lizabeth... I'm comin' to you!" ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 16, 2012, 08:42:48 PM
Damn!  That would be horrible!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 23, 2012, 09:27:11 PM
I'm Speechless!

Cinema-goers complain that Oscar favourite The Artist has no dialogue

The Artist is being tipped to collect a raft of Baftas – but some cinemagoers are demanding their money back because it is a silent film.

By Richard Alleyne
2:01PM GMT 17 Jan 2012

The tribute to 1920s Hollywood, the black and white movie has already won three Golden Globe awards for its dazzling portrayal of the pre-talkie era.
But audiences at some Odeon Cinemas are unimpressed by the homage to the "Golden Age" of silent films and a smaller-than-usual screen.
Film-fan Nicola Shearer, 25, attended a screening at Odeon Liverpool One after a wave of complaints. She was asked by cinema staff if she knew "it is a silent film".
English graduate Nicola, from Liverpool, said: "Of course I knew it was and I asked the usher why she wanted to know.
"She then told me some people complained and asked for refunds because there is no sound and the screen is smaller.
"I thought it was really funny and laughed."
The film was purposely reduced to a smaller screen size to give it an authentic look of original silent films which were hugely popular from the late 19th century to the early 30s.
Many silent film stars like Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy are still household names despite the fact that we live in an era of films laden with compter graphics.
Critics say that is what makes The Artist a "magnificent crowd-pleaser".
Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group initially denied there had been any complaints made at screenings at their multiplex in Liverpool city centre.
A spokesperson first said: "We can confirm that there have been no complaints/refunds regarding The Artist screenings."
But after being confronted with statements from amazed cinemagoers Odeon admitted refunds had been given to some of their guests.
The spokesman said: "Odeon Liverpool One can confirm it has issued a small number of refunds to guests who were unaware that The Artist was a silent film.
"The cinema is happy to offer guests a refund on their film choice is they raise concern with a member of staff within 10 minutes of the film starting."
The first award-winning silent film in 90 years stars Jean Dujardin as fading leading man George Valentin at the beginning of the end for the silent film era, Hollywood 1927.
French actress Berenice Bejo also stars as the young dancer Peppy Miller who is destined for fame and a threat to Valentin's limelight.
Famous faces John Goodman, L.A. Confidential star James Cromwell, Malcolm McDowell and Penelope Ann Miller are in supporting roles.
Director Michel Hazanavicius's acclaimed tale was named Best Musical or Comedy along with Best Score – beating Oscar-winning composer Trent Reznor's soundtrack for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Dujardin won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance and he also won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
The Artist is now tipped for Oscar glory after the Golden Globe wins.
Hazanavicius said he saw the funny side of the audience walkouts.
"I have been told about it and I think it's hilarious, actually," he said.
"If I could give any advice to people it would be that they should ask for their money back whenever they see a film they don't expect. If it's not written on the poster 'this is a bad movie' and they think it's a bad movie, ask for a refund!”
Some French audiences also had difficulty with the film. Hazanavicius explained: "It's funny because we don't have the same word in French for 'silent', we say 'mute'. And in the beginning people kept asking, 'Is this a movie about mute and deaf people?'”
The success of the first "talkie", The Jazz Singer, released in 1927 and starring Al Jolson, was the beginning of the end for silent films and they had ceased production within a decade.
Hazanavicius said he hoped that The Artist would be the first of many films to revisit the silent era.
“We have gained some things with talkies - if we still had the silent era we would never have had Billy Wilder, never have had Woody Allen. But it’s true that we also lost something,” he said.
“Maybe the only thing I regret is that talkies totally killed silent movies. I think we could have both. That’s what is happening with The Artist - people really enjoy the format and they’ve discovered that it is a new way to tell a story.”



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/9020460/Cinema-goers-complain-that-Oscar-favourite-The-Artist-has-no-dialogue.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/9020460/Cinema-goers-complain-that-Oscar-favourite-The-Artist-has-no-dialogue.html)
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Post by: Steinerfrank on January 25, 2012, 12:27:26 PM
When I heard that news about people wanting their money back because the silent movie they went to see was, of all things, silent it reminded me of the person who sued McDonald's because the hot coffee they ordered was, of all things, hot.

I also recall the ranting of my neighbor over the fact that a 3D movie he wanted to see was not offered in 2D at the cinema he attended. He felt this was a violation of his rights as he should have the option to see any 3D movie in 2D (the fact that he wanted to see the movie in 3D to begin with was not the point), and he was searching to find the right party to take to court over his 'traumatizing' ordeal.

I could continue with the list, such as when a friend of mine did not comprehend why Madonna and everyone else in EVITA was constantly singing "as if the movie was some kind of opera or something;" or the man who demanded his money back after attending a film version of HAMLET due to the fact that he could not comprehend the 'weird English' that was used in the film (after all, it was the 20th century, and someone should have come along and revised the script by now); and then there's the critic who was disappointed by the American version of GODZILLA because, in his words, "it was just about this giant dinosaur who went around smashing buildings and squashing people, and was not provocative of enough depth" (because, as everyone knows, no one goes to see any of Japan's versions of Godzilla to watch a giant dinosaur walk around smashing buildings and squashing people, because that would just be weird)....

I, as everyone else would surely admit,  found "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster" provocative of such depth that I left the movie theater just dripping with it!


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Post by: Haunted hearse on January 25, 2012, 10:46:25 PM
But what about the people who go to twighlight, and are disapointed, because they thought they were going to see a movie about vampires? :P
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Post by: Count_Zirock on January 26, 2012, 12:36:23 AM
Then there's my 28-year-old neighbor, who asked me how to get her money back after seeing a crappy film, after she'd already left theater. I asked her what movie it was. "Paranormal Activity 3." Um, anyone who'd pay to see that garbage, got what they deserved.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on January 27, 2012, 02:52:43 PM
Naked corpses on the streets of Montgomery, Ala., might mean the long-feared zombie uprising has begun and we poor humans might as well just prepare for our brains to ripped from our skulls and eaten.

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/479366/thumbs/r-PETACORPSE-large570.jpg)


For better or worse, however, these corpses were actually members of the animals rights group PETA dramatizing their animal rights agenda.

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on January 27, 2012, 04:09:37 PM
If by PETA, you mean "People eating tasty animals", then I'm a member.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on January 27, 2012, 04:27:21 PM
If by PETA, you mean "People eating tasty animals", then I'm a member.

Me too! And I love me some fur coats too!! Eat it PETA.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 27, 2012, 04:28:45 PM
Welcome back, Scatter!
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Post by: Scatter on January 27, 2012, 04:54:33 PM
Why thank you good sir..........thread with pics of the 3 day Scatter Clan pilgrimage to the actual town of Sleepy Hollow, New York  (burial spot of Washington Irving and setting for his famous saga of the Headless Horseman) to follow.

The coolest and creepiest 17th century cemetery we've ever seen (and we've seen a LOT) where hauntings abound, a charming little town complete with (haunted) woods and the (haunted) Sleepy Hollow Bridge, the Sleepy Hollow Dutch Reformed church (est. 1640 AD, where Washington Irving as well as many of the Cranes and Van Tassels from the story now rest), and where one of the best diners on the planet (The Fountain Diner) abides as well.

Also a pilgrimage to the graves of Joan Crawford, Aaliyah, Richard Barthelmess (silent film star), Ed Sullivan, Mrs Kravitz from "Bewitched",  and Harry Houdini (whose magnificent grave rests in a cemetery which is largely wrecked and abandoned, and where we were more afraid of crack addicts than ghosts).

All in all, a fantastic short excursion into legend and lore!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Illoman on January 27, 2012, 08:54:32 PM
When I heard that news about people wanting their money back because the silent movie they went to see was, of all things, silent it reminded me of the person who sued McDonald's because the hot coffee they ordered was, of all things, hot.


I, too hold that lawsuit as the epitome of frivolous, but according to a friend of mine who studied the case, there's more to it. Apparently that particular McDonalds had received three notices to change the temperature on their coffee maker since it was indeed excessively hot. They refused to do it each time, so the judge decided to make an example of them. I guess the woman who got burned had pretty severe injuries from it. And now you know.... the rest of the story. :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on January 28, 2012, 11:21:01 AM
And now you know.... the rest of the story. :o

Good day!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 28, 2012, 08:30:27 PM
Like the subject line says, "May Be Disturbing"...

http://www.ghosttheory.com/2012/01/27/florida-man-axes-victim-eats-eyeball-and-brain (http://www.ghosttheory.com/2012/01/27/florida-man-axes-victim-eats-eyeball-and-brain)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: zombiehorror on January 30, 2012, 10:17:58 AM
Topless Ukranian protestors!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 30, 2012, 11:22:15 AM
Topless Ukranian protestors!

Please pass the eye bleach! :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: zombiehorror on January 30, 2012, 11:35:02 AM
Please pass the eye bleach! :o

Apparently we have not seen the same protestors?!?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 30, 2012, 11:56:15 AM
Apparently we have not seen the same protestors?!?


I sure hope so . . .(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7812/fglytoplessprotesters.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/fglytoplessprotesters.jpg/)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: zombiehorror on January 30, 2012, 12:06:28 PM
I sure hope so . . .


My paper definitely skipped those ladies!!

(http://acidcow.com/pics/20100208/femen_organisation_03.jpg)
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRQIAnZS_DrCTCQL2mKiLy3pZkXbysquyWmUH9IEVl4692vRODKQxCQNhQ0Tg)
(http://images.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20120128/800_ap_topless_ukrainian_protesters_120128.jpg)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 30, 2012, 12:52:17 PM
Thank Heavens! ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 30, 2012, 01:02:27 PM
" U - F "   Ukrainian Foto - hee hee...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 01, 2012, 09:31:11 PM
Ever wonder what is in a Twinkie?
http://madartlab.com/2012/01/27/twinkie-the-opera/ (http://madartlab.com/2012/01/27/twinkie-the-opera/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: zombiehorror on February 06, 2012, 06:57:55 PM
'Lost World' reached: 20 million yr old Antarctic lake 'drilled'

Anyone else read about this, I just heard about it a few weeks ago!  http://rt.com/news/antarctic-million-secrets-lake-583/ (http://rt.com/news/antarctic-million-secrets-lake-583/)

Article excerpts~
"After 30 years spent drilling through a four-kilometer-thick ice crust, researchers have finally broken through to a unique subglacial lake. Scientists are set to reveal its 20-million-year-old secrets, and imitate a quest to discover ET life."

"Lake Vostok is a unique closed ecosystem hidden under some four kilometers of ice. Its water has been isolated from the atmosphere – and therefore from any contact with the outside world – since before man existed. The key question for scientists is, could the lake harbour life?"

"But if the lake proves to be a closed system devoid of any life, it would offer scientists the chance to test their theories on how to search for extra-terrestrial life on future space trips. Conditions in the lake are often described as “alien," as they resemble lakes on Jupiter's moon Europa."

"After the 24-hour-a-day drilling work is over, scientists are to take samples of lake water which penetrates through the crack. Specialists at the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute predict they will find “the only giant super-clean water system on the planet.” The pristine water will be “twice cleaner than double-distilled water,” they believe. "

I'm thinking eventually Coke or Pepsi will put a bid in on the lake and start bottling the water and selling it, bringing them a mint!!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on February 06, 2012, 07:32:49 PM
 Specialists at the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute predict they will find “the only giant super-clean water system on the planet.” The pristine water will be “twice cleaner than double-distilled water,” they believe.  "

Even with Pleisiosaur poop in it? :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 06, 2012, 07:57:39 PM
OMG !  They've vanished!

The Russian scientists drilling down into Lake Vistok have gone missing!  No word from them for several days!

Russian scientists seeking Lake Vostok lost in frozen 'Land of the Lost'?

Published February 02, 2012
| FoxNews.com
A group of Russian scientists plumbing the frozen Antarctic in search of a lake buried in ice for tens of millions of years have failed to respond to increasingly anxious U.S. colleagues -- and as the days creep by, the fate of the team remains unknown.
"No word from the ice for 5 days," Dr. John Priscu -- professor of ecology at Montana State University and head of a similar Antarctic exploration program -- told FoxNews.com via email.

The team from Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) have been drilling for weeks in an effort to reach isolated Lake Vostok, a vast, dark body of water hidden 13,000 ft.  below the ice sheet's surface. The lake hasn't been exposed to air in more than 20 million years.
Priscu said there was no way to get in touch with the team -- and the already cold weather is set to plunge, as Antarctica's summer season ends and winter sets in.
"Temps are dropping below -40 Celsius [-40 degrees Fahrenheit] and they have only a week or so left before they have to winterize the station," he said. "I can only imagine what things must be like at Vostok Station this week."
The team's disappearance could not come at a worse time: They are about 40 feet from their goal of reaching the body of water, Priscu explained, a goal that the team was unable to meet as they raced the coming winter exactly one year ago.
When the winter arrives in the next few weeks, the temperature can get twice as cold. Vostok Station boasts the lowest recorded temperature on Earth: -89.4 degrees Celsius (-129 degrees Fahrenheit).
If the team does reach the lake water, they will bring its water up through the hole and let it freeze there over the winter. The following year they will be able to start research on what they find, Priscu explained.
While there are only a few researchers actually working at the lake, scientists around the globe have been waiting with bated breath to see what the Russian's unearth this weekend.
"We are terribly interested in what they find," Alan Rodger, a scientist at the British Antarctic Survey, told FoxNews.com last year. "This is a lake that we don't think has been exposed for 15 million years. Therefore, if there is life there, we're going to have so many questions. How has it evolved over those years, how has it survived, what does it look like? Won't it be exciting to find something completely new on Planet Earth?"

The Lake Vostok project has been years in the making, with initial drilling at the massive lake -- 15,690 square kilometers (6,060 sq mi) -- starting in 1998. Initially, they were able to reach 3,600 meters, but had to stop due to concerns of possible contamination of the never-before-touched lake water.
"Ice isn't like rock, it's capable of movement," Dr. Priscu told FoxNews.com. "So in order to keep the hole from squeezing shut, they put a fluid in the drill called kerosene. Kerosene also grows bacteria, and there's about 65 tons of kerosene in that hole. It would be a disaster if that kerosene contaminated this pristine lake."
But the scientists came up with a clever way to make sure this debacle would not occur. They agreed to drill until a sensor warned them of free water. At that point they will take out the right amount of kerosene and adjust the pressure so that none of the liquids fall into the lake, but rather lake water would rise through the hole.
Priscu was concerned for his colleagues, but also admits the stunning scope of the story.
"It could be fodder for a great made-for-TV movie," he said
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/02/russian-scientists-lost-in-frozen-land-lost/ (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/02/russian-scientists-lost-in-frozen-land-lost/)

Have giant ice worms taken them hostage?


Oh, wait . . . here they are!

Guess they were just a little  misplaced . . .

Never mind.

Fox Flub: Russian Vostok Lake Scientists Safe

Russian team trying to uncover Antarctica's Lake Vostok 'Doing something that has never been done before.'

By Jason Koebler
February 3, 2012 RSS Feed Print

The team of Russian scientists trying to uncover the prehistoric Lake Vostok miles beneath a surface of Antarctic ice are not lost, according to American Antarctic explorer John Priscu.

"I can assure you that they are not lost or out of contact," he wrote in an email. "I never said the Russians were lost."

Fox News reported that the team hadn't been heard from for more than five days.

"What I can tell you is that they are doing something that has never been done before—think of it, sampling a lake under 2.5 miles of ice at a location that is the highest, driest and coldest desert on our planet," he adds.

What the Russian team is trying to do is unprecedented—the waters of Lake Vostok have been left untouched beneath more than two miles of ice for more than 15 million years. Lake Vostok has been called the "most alien lake on earth," and scientists believe microscopic "extremophiles" that can survive in very low temperature and light situations might live in the water.

The drilling expedition started more than a decade ago, in 1998, and the team was expected to hit water any day as the unforgiving Antarctic winter approaches. Vostok Station, the Russians' headquarters, has recorded the lowest temperature ever seen on earth: -129 degrees. In recent days, temperatures have dipped below -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Priscu, who heads an American Antarctic exploration team, said the Russians are "working round the clock and trying to reach their goals as winter approaches. I completely understand why they are not communicating as frequently as in the past."


http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/02/03/fox-flub-russian-vostok-lake-scientists-safe (http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/02/03/fox-flub-russian-vostok-lake-scientists-safe)
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 06, 2012, 10:01:39 PM
Good to see Fox News is upholding their high standards of journalism.
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Post by: Fester on February 16, 2012, 12:43:45 AM
Man eating at Heart Attack Grill suffers heart attack 
Customer was dining on Las Vegas grill's notorious Bypass Burger when attack struck


By Philip Caulfield / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:30 AM

A man who scarfed down a burger and fries at a Heart Attack Grill restaurant in Las Vegas over the weekend actually suffered a heart attack mid chew, authorities said.
Witnesses said the man, who was in his 40s, was grubbing on one of the grill's notorious "Triple Bypass Burgers" when his symptoms started.
"He was having the sweats and shaking," a waitress identified as "Nurse" Bridgett told local station KVUU.

"The gentleman could barely talk," the joint's owner, Jon Basso, added. "He was sweating, suffering."
Basso called 911 and the man was rushed to a local hospital. He survived and was reportedly recovering, KVUU reported.
The Arizona-based chain caused a stir in Sin City when it opened in October because of its shameless glorification of fatty, high calorie food.
Patients wear hospital gowns over their clothes and are served by waitresses in skimpy nurse's uniforms, who check diners' pulses before taking their drink order.
Bypass burgers are served with "Flatliner Fries" cooked in lard washed down with butterfat milkshakes.
A sign on the door says, "Caution! This establishment is bad for your health." Customers who weigh over 350 pounds eat free.
Tragedy stuck the franchise last March when Blair River, a 6-foot-8, 575-pound pitchman, died at 29 after contracting pneumonia during a bout with the flu.
The grill has no plans to trim the fat from the menu following Saturday's scare, but Basso said his heart went out to the customer.
"I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt," he told KVUU.
"Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-eating-heart-attack-grill-suffers-heart-attack-article-1.1022918 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-eating-heart-attack-grill-suffers-heart-attack-article-1.1022918)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 16, 2012, 04:32:32 PM
I was just going to post that myself, Dave - I've seen that same restaurant showcased on one of The Food Network's programs!
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Post by: Sean on February 21, 2012, 11:06:22 PM
Mark Loescher, Assault Suspect, Tells Police He's Half-Orangutan And Elvis's Brother
 

When Mark Loescher,51, was arrested for assault in Naples, Fla., he warned officers that, among other things, he was half-orangutan, Elvis Presley's borther and director of the CIA.   


If the police officers who arrested Mark Loescher for assault didn't think he was slightly bananas at first, it's possible they changed their minds when he allegedly told them he was half orangutan.
Florida police also say Loescher told them he was also Elvis Presley's brother, a friend of President Bush, and director of the CIA.

Deputies confronted Loescher in Naples, Fla., last week after after a woman said he had threatened her with a gun, Newser.com reported.
When the deputies got to the bank shortly before 5 p.m., they found Loescher still sitting in the driver’s seat while another woman, not the one who called the police, sat in the front passenger seat, according to the Naples Daily News.

The paper also reports that Loescher allegedly told police that he needed to call the "Fusion Center" about his monkey blood.

Those who attempt to arrest Mark Loescher have their work cut out for them. When he was arrested for assault, he not only told officers that he was Elvis Presley's brother, a friend of President Bush, and director of the CIA, but he was also half-orangutan.
 
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 21, 2012, 11:21:03 PM
Mark Loescher, Assault Suspect, Tells Police He's Half-Orangutan And Elvis's Brother
 

When Mark Loescher,51, was arrested for assault in Naples, Fla., he warned officers that, among other things, he was half-orangutan, Elvis Presley's borther and director of the CIA.   


If the police officers who arrested Mark Loescher for assault didn't think he was slightly bananas at first, it's possible they changed their minds when he allegedly told them he was half orangutan.
Florida police also say Loescher told them he was also Elvis Presley's brother, a friend of President Bush, and director of the CIA.

Deputies confronted Loescher in Naples, Fla., last week after after a woman said he had threatened her with a gun, Newser.com reported.
When the deputies got to the bank shortly before 5 p.m., they found Loescher still sitting in the driver’s seat while another woman, not the one who called the police, sat in the front passenger seat, according to the Naples Daily News.

The paper also reports that Loescher allegedly told police that he needed to call the "Fusion Center" about his monkey blood.

Those who attempt to arrest Mark Loescher have their work cut out for them. When he was arrested for assault, he not only told officers that he was Elvis Presley's brother, a friend of President Bush, and director of the CIA, but he was also half-orangutan.

Half orangutan and from Florida? Come on, he's obviously related to Scatter.
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Post by: Fester on February 22, 2012, 01:03:03 AM
Anyone seen Charlie Sheen lately?
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 23, 2012, 02:43:07 PM
Only half orangutan?  What a sis!
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Post by: Sean on February 24, 2012, 07:31:51 PM
Only half orangutan?  What a sis!

It would have been cooler if he were FULL orang and Elvis's HALF brother. :o
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Post by: Scatter on February 25, 2012, 10:42:19 AM
Half orangutan and from Florida? Come on, he's obviously related to Scatter.

AND an Elvis fan. He should be released immediately.
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Post by: daltontom7782 on March 09, 2012, 02:18:44 PM
That's exciting, do you have a report link?
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on March 12, 2012, 06:28:43 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/rare-movie-posters-found-us-attic-sale-064633897.html (http://news.yahoo.com/rare-movie-posters-found-us-attic-sale-064633897.html)

I'm starting a collection to buy the "Dracula" poster....lol.

Bizarroo Jeff
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Post by: Sean on March 24, 2012, 12:01:33 PM
Batman Pulled Over For Illegal Tags

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/544391/thumbs/r-BATMAN-POLICE-large570.jpg)

Christian Bale may have driven around Gotham in a black Lamborghini during "The Dark Knight," but that was as Bruce Wayne, not Batman.

Nevertheless, that didn't stop one citizen in Silver Spring, Maryland from taking a spin in his sports car dressed as the masked crusader. Unfortunately, he ended up being pulled over by local police when cops noticed his license plate was just a bat emblem.
According to WTOP, the man was en route to visit sick children in the hospital, which was why he was wearing costume.

Thankfully, the officers decided to take some photographic evidence of the traffic stop. You can check out all of the photos over on the Montgomery County Police Department's Facebook page.

Hopefully, these types of frivolous events will not occur in "The Dark Knight Rises," which hits theaters on July 20.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 24, 2012, 12:53:04 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Fester on March 25, 2012, 05:28:46 PM
He'll beat the ticket.

Batman is rich. 
And he has commissioner Gordon in his pocket. ;)
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Post by: Haunted hearse on March 26, 2012, 09:20:49 PM
Don't forget, if the Batmobile had license plates, the Joker could use that information to locate the Batcave! :P
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Post by: Fester on April 16, 2012, 10:35:00 PM
ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-human-meat-pies,0,7878286.story
ktla.com
Police: Family Sold Meat Pies Made From Parts of Murder Victims
During the police deposition, Negroponte's wife said she stuffed meat pies with human flesh and sold them to neighbors, schools and hospitals.

CNN/KTLA News

11:31 AM PDT, April 16, 2012


SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Police have arrested three people suspected of killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their remains to make stuffed meat pies sold in the northeastern town of Garanhuns.

The three suspects -- 51-year-old Jorge Beltrao Negroponte, his wife, Cristina da Silveira, and his mistress, Bruna da Silva-- were arrested Wednesday and have confessed to the crimes, the police said on local television.

Interviewed behind bars, Negroponte told SBT Television that he followed the instructions of voices in his head.

"I did certain things for purification, to protect people and deliver them to God," he told SBT on Sunday.

He confirmed that he and his two companions ate the flesh of the women "to purify them."

Police said the suspects lured the two young women to their house by offering them jobs as a nannies.

Authorities were first alerted to the situation when the suspects tried to use the credit card of a woman who had disappeared.

According to Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, a 5-year-old girl living with the suspects showed the police where they could find the remains of the bodies. The remains of two women were found buried in the backyard of the house, police said.

Police said they believe the girl is the daughter of another woman who disappeared in 2008.

According to the newspaper report, Negroponte's wife was known in the town for her meat pies. During the police deposition, she said she stuffed them with human flesh and sold them to neighbors, schools and hospitals.

Police believe the number of victims could be greater than 10.
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on April 17, 2012, 04:45:28 AM
Sweeney Todd!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 17, 2012, 06:35:17 PM
Whoa!
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Post by: Sean on April 22, 2012, 08:18:47 PM
There's a wild intruder in a neighborhood in Florida. Residents are on the lookout for a monkey! Wildlife crews are trying to capture the free-swinging fugitive, but no one seems to know where the little guy came from. According to WJXT, "Florida Fish and Wildlife set out the trap for the monkey that they know didn't come from the nearby Santa Fe Zoo, but that's about all they know."
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Wild intruder.  Florida.  Monkey.  Have the authorities asked Scatter's wife where he's been all day?
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Post by: Scatter on April 22, 2012, 10:41:57 PM
Shhhhhhhh.........you'll give me away.
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Post by: Fester on April 25, 2012, 11:11:41 PM
Submitted without comment . . . maybe a whimper . . .

Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute

Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute April 19, a female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles for the packing dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province. It was learned, the woman, 41 years old, rode on her scooter to an elementary school in Meilan District, Haikou City to pick up her child that day. When she wanted to pack her scooter in front of a shop, she was rejected by the shop owner, a 42-year-old male. The two parties soon fell into a quarrel, and then the physical confrontation. The furious woman called up her husband and brother to come help her, which resulted in a more violent fist fight. During the fight, the middle aged woman manged to grab the man’s testicles, and squeezed them till he finally collapsed on the ground. The man was immediately rushed to hospital, but unfortunately died there despite of efforts.


Story with photos:
http://chinanews24.net/2012/04/woman-kills-man-by-squeezing-his-testicles-over-parking-dispute/ (http://chinanews24.net/2012/04/woman-kills-man-by-squeezing-his-testicles-over-parking-dispute/)
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Post by: seed_murda on April 25, 2012, 11:31:42 PM
Submitted without comment . . . maybe a whimper . . .

Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute

Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute April 19, a female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles for the packing dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province. It was learned, the woman, 41 years old, rode on her scooter to an elementary school in Meilan District, Haikou City to pick up her child that day. When she wanted to pack her scooter in front of a shop, she was rejected by the shop owner, a 42-year-old male. The two parties soon fell into a quarrel, and then the physical confrontation. The furious woman called up her husband and brother to come help her, which resulted in a more violent fist fight. During the fight, the middle aged woman manged to grab the man’s testicles, and squeezed them till he finally collapsed on the ground. The man was immediately rushed to hospital, but unfortunately died there despite of efforts.


Story with photos:
[url]http://chinanews24.net/2012/04/woman-kills-man-by-squeezing-his-testicles-over-parking-dispute/[/url] ([url]http://chinanews24.net/2012/04/woman-kills-man-by-squeezing-his-testicles-over-parking-dispute/[/url])


MAN.... I didn't know you could actually die from that !!! I thought at worst.... scarred for life. Damn.
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on April 26, 2012, 05:50:25 AM
http://newzjunky.com/police/coplog120425wpd.htm (http://newzjunky.com/police/coplog120425wpd.htm)

Police officer hit in head with sex toy....

another reason I don wanna be a policeman....lol

Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Sean on April 26, 2012, 08:44:10 PM
Submitted without comment . . . maybe a whimper . . .

Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute

Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute April 19, a female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles for the packing dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province. It was learned, the woman, 41 years old, rode on her scooter to an elementary school in Meilan District, Haikou City to pick up her child that day. When she wanted to pack her scooter in front of a shop, she was rejected by the shop owner, a 42-year-old male. The two parties soon fell into a quarrel, and then the physical confrontation. The furious woman called up her husband and brother to come help her, which resulted in a more violent fist fight. During the fight, the middle aged woman manged to grab the man’s testicles, and squeezed them till he finally collapsed on the ground. The man was immediately rushed to hospital, but unfortunately died there despite of efforts.


Story with photos:
[url]http://chinanews24.net/2012/04/woman-kills-man-by-squeezing-his-testicles-over-parking-dispute/[/url] ([url]http://chinanews24.net/2012/04/woman-kills-man-by-squeezing-his-testicles-over-parking-dispute/[/url])


'Mommy, why were you late picking me up from school?'

'Well... you see... there were these nuts...'  ::)

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Post by: Haunted hearse on April 28, 2012, 12:40:49 PM
You can't blame her for being upset.  She was anxious to get to the school auditorium, where her child would be performing in a presentation of "The Nutcracker Suite".
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Post by: Toy Ranch on April 29, 2012, 05:40:55 AM
Wow, I had no idea you could die from squeezed nuts.  What a way to go.....  That is sure to land in a future episode of 1000 Ways To Die.
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Post by: Sean on April 29, 2012, 01:21:14 PM

Man Claims To Have Proof He Traveled Back In Time



 Seattle-attorney Andrew Basiago claims he was a participant in a time travel program when he was a kid and when he was 11 visited Gettysburg and appears in the center-left foreground of this picture. (http://i.huffpost.com/gen/575334/thumbs/a-ANDY-BASIAGO-AT-GETTYBURG-233x155.jpg)
A lot of people have a hard time trusting lawyers as it is, but what about one who claims he was part of a secret government time travel program when he was a kid?

Since 2004, Seattle attorney Andrew Basiago has been publicly claiming that from the time he was 7 to when he was 12, he participated in "Project Pegasus," a secret U.S. government program that he says worked on teleportation and time travel under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

"They trained children along with adults so they could test the mental and physical effects of time travel on kids," Basiago told The Huffington Post. "Also, children had an advantage over adults in terms of adapting to the strains of moving between past, present and future."

Skeptical? You're not alone. Hong Kong physicist Shengwang Du issued a paper last year saying time travel is impossible, because nothing moves faster than the speed of light, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Nevertheless, Basiago's claim gets support from Alfred Webre, a lawyer specializing in "exopolitics," or the political implications surrounding an extraterrestrial presence on Earth. Webre said teleportation and time travel have been around for 40 years, but are hoarded by the Defense Department instead of being used to transfer goods and services faraway distances.

"It's an inexpensive, environmentally friendly means of transportation," Webre told The Huffington Post. "The Defense Department has had it for 40 years and [former Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld used it to transport troops to battle."

Basiago said he experienced eight different time travel technologies during his stint in the program. Mostly, he said, his travel involved a teleporter based on technical papers supposedly found in pioneering mechanical engineer Nikola Tesla's New York City apartment after his death in January 1943.




"The machine consisted of two gray elliptical booms about eight feet tall, separated by about 10 feet, between which a shimmering curtain of what Tesla called 'radiant energy' was broadcast," Basiago said. "Radiant energy is a form of energy that Tesla discovered that is latent and pervasive in the universe and has among its properties the capacity to bend time-space."

Basiago said project participants would jump through this field of radiant energy into a vortal tunnel and "when the tunnel closed, we found ourselves at our destination."

"One felt either as if one was moving at a great rate of speed or moving not at all, as the universe was wrapped around one's location," Basiago said.

Basiago claimed he can be seen in a photograph of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg in 1863, which he said he visited in 1972 via a plasma confinement chamber located in East Hanover, N.J.

"I had been dressed in period clothing, as a Union bugle boy," he said. "I attracted so much attention at the Lincoln speech site at Gettysburg -- wearing over-sized men's street shoes -- that I left the area around the dais and walked about 100 paces over to where I was photographed in the Josephine Cogg image of Lincoln at Gettysburg." (The boy on the left in the photo below).



In addition, Basiago said he traveled to Ford's Theatre the night of Lincoln's assassination on five or six occasions. "I did not, however, witness the assassination," he said. "Once, I was on the theater level when he was shot and I heard the shot followed by a great commotion that arose from the crowd. It was terrible to hear."

Basiago said each of his visits to the past was different, "like they were sending us to slightly different alternative realities on adjacent timelines. As these visits began to accumulate, I twice ran into myself during two different visits."

Being sent back in time to the same place and moment, but from different starting points in the present, allowed two of himselves to be in Ford's Theatre at the same time in 1865.

"After the first of these two encounters with myself occurred, I was concerned that my cover might be blown," he recalled. "Unlike the jump to Gettysburg, in which I was clutching a letter to Navy Secretary Gideon Welles to offer me aid and assistance in the event I was arrested, I didn't have any explanatory materials when I was sent to Ford's Theatre."

And how did these alleged time travelers return to the present day or their point of origin? According to Basiago, some sort of holographic technology allowed them to travel both physically and virtually.

"If we were in the hologram for 15 minutes or fewer," he explained, "the hologram would collapse, and after about 60 seconds of standing in a field of super-charged particles ... we would find ourselves back on the stage ... in the present."

Basiago said the technology should only be used for real-time teleportation, not time travel, because, "It would be chaos."

Basiago and Webre recently held a seminar in Vancouver, B.C., focusing on the need to disclose, deploy and declassify the technology, as well as the public policy decisions that would be needed to use it.

Webre, for one, said he wants teleports installed in every major city where people and products would be transported through the time-space continuum. "This would free up a lot of urban space that is currently being used by train yards or airports," Webre said.

Of course, there are risks. Basiago remembered feeling extreme turbulence while going through the vortal time tunnel. Webre said one tragedy occurred in the early days of the technology in which a child in Project Pegasus arrived a few seconds before his legs.

"He was writhing in pain with just stumps where his legs had been," Webre said.

Webre said problems like that have since been solved. Still, he said teleportation needs strict legal controls to prevent it being used for "for political control, economic control or illegal surveillance."

All of this is fascinating stuff -- if true. But experts who include retired Army Col. John Alexander, former director for the Advanced System Concepts Office, U.S. Army Laboratory Command, are, to put it mildly, skeptical.

"If this could be done, if anyone could go even one second into the future, we'd own the world," Alexander told The Huffington Post. "There are computer programs on Wall Street that are hundredths of a second faster and provide a tremendous advantage."

Basiago said that as many as 100 people worked on Project Pegasus. Alexander said he doubts that many people could keep the secret for 40 minutes, much less 40 years.

"There's a saying in Washington: If two people know something, it's not a secret," said Alexander, author of "UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities." "If this was used by the Department of Defense, how did we miss the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or the fall of the Shah of Iran?"

Basiago said Alexander's rhetorical questions can be explained by the paradoxes of the time-space continuum.

"I only know about how the time travel technology was used during my involvement with Project Pegasus, so this is only speculation," he said. "But it's possible that 'forward intelligence' showed [Iraq leader Saddam] Hussein using the weapons of mass destruction, but our military went in and toppled him before he could use them."
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 29, 2012, 01:24:18 PM
That dude's lying!  When I went back into time, he was NOT at Gettysburg!
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Post by: BlackLagoon on April 29, 2012, 01:33:24 PM
That was a pretty intresting read, for me anything that involves time travel usually is. Here is what could be going on

1. He's completely out of his mind.

2. He's not crazy at all, just looking for attention.

3. He actually did go back in time and didnt have the courtesy to stop by my grandmother's house in the early 80's and grab my Mego Spider-Man? SONUVAB***!!!!!!
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Post by: BlackLagoon on April 29, 2012, 01:41:29 PM
Pt 1/14 Andrew D. Basiago - Project Pegasus, teleportation and time travel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38ZqsxuNdvc#)
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Post by: Fester on April 29, 2012, 11:07:24 PM
This is the same nutcase that claimed to have been teleported to Mars where he met Martians wearing blue bodysuits.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/01/06/anomalous-martian-anomalies/ (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/01/06/anomalous-martian-anomalies/)

He has also claimed that Hilary Clinton was a CIA operative, and that Barack Obama has been teleported to Mars.  He ha also claimed that aspertame (Nutrasweet) is a mind control drug used to create slaves for the New World Order.

White House Denies CIA Teleported Obama to Mars
By Spencer Ackerman
Email Author
January 3, 2012 

Forget Kenya. Never mind the secret madrassas. The sinister, shocking truth about Barack Obama’s past lies not in east Africa, but in outer space. As a young man in the early 1980s, Obama was part of a secret CIA project to explore Mars. The future president teleported there, along with the future head of Darpa.
That’s the assertion, at least, of a pair of self-proclaimed time-traveling, universe-exploring government agents. Andrew D. Basiago and William Stillings insist that they once served as “chrononauts” at Darpa’s behest, traversing the boundaries of time and space. They swear: A youthful Barack Obama was one of them.
Perhaps this all sounds fantastical, absurd, and more than a little nuts. We couldn’t agree more. That’s one of the reasons we love conspiracy theories  — the more awesomely insane, the better. Each week during 2012, when the Mayans tell us to expect the apocalypse, Danger Room will peel back a new layer of crazy to expose those oh-so-cleverly hidden machinations powering this doomed plane of existence. Welcome — back — to Tinfoil Tuesday.
According to Basiago and Stillings, Obama isn’t just lying about his identity. He’s lying about his military service record, too. While his political opponents in 2008 attacked him for never serving, in truth, he was concealing his participation in a hidden CIA intergalactic program hosted at a California community college in 1980.
Officially, the White House says Obama never went to Mars. “Only if you count watching Marvin the Martian,” Tommy Vietor, the spokesman for the National Security Council, tells Danger Room. But that’s exactly what a secret chrononaut wants you to believe.
Obama wasn’t the only one making the otherworldly voyage. As “Barry Soetero,” the 19-year-old Obama was one of 10 youths selected to secretly teleport to and from Mars, forming a band of interplanetary Teen Titans. Regina Dugan, the director of Darpa, was another member.
Between 1981 and 1983, Obama is supposed to have visited Mars twice, by way of a teleportation chamber called a “jump room.” Basiago, a fellow chrononaut, told the website Exopolitics that he saw Obama “walk back to the jump room from across the Martian terrain.” To acknowledge his comrade, Obama is said to have told Basiago, “We’re here” — apparently, “with some sense of fatalism.”
It is not known what exactly Obama did on Mars. (Socializing Martian health care, perhaps? Building a birth-certificate printing press?) His mission was a perilous one, according to Basiago and Stillings. The CIA wished to “establish a defense regime protecting the Earth from threats from space” as well as a legal claim to “territorial sovereignty,” making Obama something of a Martian conquistador. Presumably, Obama’s CIA handlers needed him to “acclimate Martian humanoids and animals to their presence” in order to secure the U.S.-Martian alliance. (We’ll bet you weren’t even aware of Martian animals.)
“Simply put, your task is to be seen and not eaten,” an elder chrononaut, retired Army Maj. Ed Dames, is alleged to have told a young Obama.
You can scoff at the idea of Obama on Mars. But it explains a lot. Obviously the birth-certificate controversy is a side effect of Obama forgetting to sufficiently establish his fake identity as he learned to manipulate time and space. (Dugan has a demonstrated record of supporting space travel; the “jump room” must be broken.) And who else but a man accustomed to keeping the country’s most explosive secret would be comfortable waging so many undeclared wars? Ignore Basiago and Stillings at your own peril. If Obama’s reelected, the U.S. is finally colonizing Mars.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/obama-mars/ (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/obama-mars/)

Of Course, if the White House denies it, that is proof of the conspiracy!
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Post by: Fester on April 30, 2012, 11:53:58 PM
OUCH!
http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2012/04/30/man-sues-bmw-after-motorcycle-seat-allegedly-causes-2-year-erection/ (http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2012/04/30/man-sues-bmw-after-motorcycle-seat-allegedly-causes-2-year-erection/)
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Post by: MDG on May 01, 2012, 04:07:53 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/pizza-slice-evil_n_1467455.html?ref=food&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/pizza-slice-evil_n_1467455.html?ref=food&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009)
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Post by: Sean on May 01, 2012, 09:59:16 PM
Obiwan Kenobi is accused of hit and run in California.
 The police force is strong with this one.

A man named Obiwan Kenobi -- like the Jedi knight who trained Luke Skywalker -- was allegedly involved in a California hit and run last month, according to the Auburn Journal.

Police arrested Kenobi, 37, over the weekend, because he allegedly caused a 5-car collision in Rosevill and fled the scene in his Toyota, reported KSSW.

The wreck caused several injuries, according to media reports.

In 1999, Kenobi legally changed his name to win a prize, the Lincoln News Messenger said.

During the release of the "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" in 1999, a radio station offered a $1,000 prize to the first moviegoer who showed up proving that his name was Obiwan Kenobi.

Kenobi's given name was Benjamin Cale Feit, but after spending $12 at a state office he emerged with the name of Sir Alec Guinness's legendary character, though in "Star Wars" lore, "Obi-Wan" is spelled with a dash.
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Post by: Sean on May 01, 2012, 10:07:09 PM
OUCH!
[url]http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2012/04/30/man-sues-bmw-after-motorcycle-seat-allegedly-causes-2-year-erection/[/url] ([url]http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2012/04/30/man-sues-bmw-after-motorcycle-seat-allegedly-causes-2-year-erection/[/url])


Wolf “has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride,” his attorney, Vernon Bradley of Sausalito wrote in the lawsuit. “He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”

The motorcycle seat gave him an erection and he CAN'T have sex?!!?  That's like having the remote that works and being unable to change the channel... is the guy a MORON?
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Post by: Fester on May 01, 2012, 11:25:35 PM
Wolf “has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride,” his attorney, Vernon Bradley of Sausalito wrote in the lawsuit. “He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”

The motorcycle seat gave him an erection and he CAN'T have sex?!!?  That's like having the remote that work and being unable to change the channel... is the guy a MORON?

Great analogy!   ::)
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Post by: Haunted hearse on May 02, 2012, 05:44:18 PM
Maybe we could take up a collection so he can legally change his name once again, but this time to Jar-Jar-Binks.
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Post by: Moonshadow on May 02, 2012, 08:58:32 PM
The time-travelling lawyer must have been reading Marvel Comics in the 80s. There was a whole series of stories in the Thing's book, Marvel Two In One, set in a secret government base called..wait for it...Project Pegasus.
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Post by: Fester on May 02, 2012, 09:47:34 PM
The time-travelling lawyer must have been reading Marvel Comics in the 80s. There was a whole series of stories in the Thing's book, Marvel Two In One, set in a secret government base called..wait for it...Project Pegasus.
He couldn't even make up his own name for the "project."   ::)
Almost as lame as the Gettysburg photo having been published in Life magazine in the 1960s. ::)



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Post by: tv horror on May 04, 2012, 11:18:09 PM
I wonder was he from company B, well he was a bugle boy!
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Post by: CreepysFan on May 05, 2012, 12:38:27 AM
   
I've heard the `60s had good drugs, guess this proves it.  I'll trust someone who says they're psychic or travel time, after they win multiple lottery jackpots.
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Post by: Sean on May 06, 2012, 03:09:44 PM
Speaking of SCARY... HOLY CRAP!!

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/595907/thumbs/a-SINKHOLE-386x217.jpg)

WINDERMERE, Fla. -- A large sinkhole edging dangerously close to a central Florida home has forced a family to move out.

Officials say the sinkhole opened up Thursday morning, just feet away from the sliding glass door at the rear of a home in Windermere, an Orlando suburb.

The newspaper reports the hole was about 50-feet deep behind a row of houses in the subdivision.

The family of six moved out of the house Thursday. Officials say nearby homeowners were notified that their homes could be in danger if the sinkhole expands.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 06, 2012, 04:15:08 PM
Even SCARIER!!  HOLY DOUBLE CRAP!!!

The whack-o in NJ who has tanned herself to a metallic bronze.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/02/article-2138197-12E30E63000005DC-859_306x381.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 06, 2012, 11:22:00 PM
Yeah, and she was letting her 5 (or was it 6?) year old tan with her!
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Post by: seed_murda on May 07, 2012, 12:28:42 PM
I know this isn't in the dopplegangers section, BUT it had to be done !!

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1428/article213819712e30e630.jpg)

I am thinking she was goin for this look:
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5727/talesfromthecryptbywick.jpg)  ;D
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Post by: Fester on May 07, 2012, 09:05:31 PM
I know this isn't in the dopplegangers section, BUT it had to be done !!

([url]http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1428/article213819712e30e630.jpg[/url])

I am thinking she was goin for this look:
([url]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5727/talesfromthecryptbywick.jpg[/url])  ;D


But she isn't quite as fresh looking!

Not sure about this news:  James Cameron wants to do three sequels to Dances with Aliens -- er-- Ferngully in Space -- er Avatar!  http://news.yahoo.com/james-cameron-planning-three-more-avatar-sequels-184743851.html (http://news.yahoo.com/james-cameron-planning-three-more-avatar-sequels-184743851.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: missdead13 on May 07, 2012, 09:17:29 PM
Speaking of SCARY... HOLY CRAP!!

([url]http://i.huffpost.com/gen/595907/thumbs/a-SINKHOLE-386x217.jpg[/url])

WINDERMERE, Fla. -- A large sinkhole edging dangerously close to a central Florida home has forced a family to move out.

Officials say the sinkhole opened up Thursday morning, just feet away from the sliding glass door at the rear of a home in Windermere, an Orlando suburb.

The newspaper reports the hole was about 50-feet deep behind a row of houses in the subdivision.

The family of six moved out of the house Thursday. Officials say nearby homeowners were notified that their homes could be in danger if the sinkhole expands.


all the more reason for Gary to get the heck outta dodge.. ( i mean florida ) ;D  His home may be next for all we know !!!  :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on May 08, 2012, 07:03:24 AM
all the more reason for Gary to get the heck outta dodge.. ( i mean florida ) ;D  His home may be next for all we know !!!  :o

Five gets you ten that Gary MADE that hole. :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: missdead13 on May 08, 2012, 03:02:35 PM
New Jersey tanning mom inspires action figure

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2045/tanningmomdoll.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/tanningmomdoll.jpg/)

The overly tan New Jersey mom accused of taking her young daughter tanning has inspired an action figure.

The $29.95 "Tanorexic" mom doll is available from HeroBuilders.com, the custom doll retailer behind the Michaele Salahi action figure, Anthony Weiner doll and other attention-grabbing toys.

Patricia Krentcil, the real "tanning mom," pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges last week. She was arrested late last month in Nutley, N.J., after police were called to her 5-year-old daughter's school.

Krentcil claims she took her daughter with her to the salon but that her daughter never entered a tanning booth.

"I tan, she doesn't tan," the 44-year-old Krentcil said. "I'm in the booth, she's in the room. That's all there is to it."

New Jersey state law prohibits children under the age of 14 from tanning booths. Children between the ages of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Police were alerted by school officials, who say Krentcil's daughter showed up for school with what appeared to be a sunburn, then told classmates she "went tanning with Mommy."

Rich Krentcil, the girl's father, told NBC the teacher misinterpreted his daughter.

"This whole big thing happened, and everyone got involved," he said. "It was 85 degrees outside, she got sunburned. That's it. That's all that happened."

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Post by: Sean on May 09, 2012, 07:13:55 AM
New Jersey tanning mom inspires action figure

([url]http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2045/tanningmomdoll.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/tanningmomdoll.jpg/[/url])

The overly tan New Jersey mom accused of taking her young daughter tanning has inspired an action figure.

The $29.95 "Tanorexic" mom doll is available from HeroBuilders.com, the custom doll retailer behind the Michaele Salahi action figure, Anthony Weiner doll and other attention-grabbing toys.

Patricia Krentcil, the real "tanning mom," pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges last week. She was arrested late last month in Nutley, N.J., after police were called to her 5-year-old daughter's school.

Krentcil claims she took her daughter with her to the salon but that her daughter never entered a tanning booth.

"I tan, she doesn't tan," the 44-year-old Krentcil said. "I'm in the booth, she's in the room. That's all there is to it."

New Jersey state law prohibits children under the age of 14 from tanning booths. Children between the ages of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Police were alerted by school officials, who say Krentcil's daughter showed up for school with what appeared to be a sunburn, then told classmates she "went tanning with Mommy."

Rich Krentcil, the girl's father, told NBC the teacher misinterpreted his daughter.

"This whole big thing happened, and everyone got involved," he said. "It was 85 degrees outside, she got sunburned. That's it. That's all that happened."


The doll is hilarious.  The mom is obviously troubled.  If she's otherwise 'normal', she has a blindspot with the tanning.  I hope the kids are OK... I know I saw images of the daughter in question and she looked very fair skinned and NOT sunburned and happy.  Let's hope.
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Post by: Fester on May 11, 2012, 11:16:01 AM
Jackie the Ripper?!?!?!

Now someone is claiming that Jack the Ripper was a woman!

http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2440-jack-ripper-serial-killer-woman.html (http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2440-jack-ripper-serial-killer-woman.html)

What next?  Lizzie Borden was really Norman Bates?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2012, 04:47:27 PM
But she isn't quite as fresh looking!

Not sure about this news:  James Cameron wants to do three sequels to Dances with Aliens -- er-- Ferngully in Space -- er Avatar!  [url]http://news.yahoo.com/james-cameron-planning-three-more-avatar-sequels-184743851.html[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/james-cameron-planning-three-more-avatar-sequels-184743851.html[/url])


Why doesn't James Cameron just GO AWAY?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2012, 04:48:49 PM
Five gets you ten that Gary MADE that hole. :o

I KNEW my replica BatCave wouldn't work in this crappy, sandy Florida soil.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on May 11, 2012, 05:34:31 PM
Even SCARIER!!  HOLY DOUBLE CRAP!!!

The whack-o in NJ who has tanned herself to a metallic bronze.

([url]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/02/article-2138197-12E30E63000005DC-859_306x381.jpg[/url])


She's got that same old leather saddlebag look that so many of the Scottsdale princesses out here get from too much tanning. Then they go to the plastic surgeons, and windup looking even worse.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on May 12, 2012, 11:55:16 AM
I KNEW my replica BatCave wouldn't work in this crappy, sandy Florida soil.

Thank heavens!  I was afraid it was that recipe for Three Bean, Four Alarm Chili. ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: seed_murda on May 21, 2012, 10:16:08 PM
Hope this hasn't already been posted...
Never heard anything about it.

http://www.dailytech.com/Baffling+Illness+Strikes+Africa+Turns+Children+Into+Violent+Zombies/article24276.htm (http://www.dailytech.com/Baffling+Illness+Strikes+Africa+Turns+Children+Into+Violent+Zombies/article24276.htm)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Gasport on May 26, 2012, 11:00:26 PM
Can the Zombie Apocalypse be far behind?

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/05/26/Police-shoot-kill-face-eating-man/UPI-65871338082849/?pvn=1 (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/05/26/Police-shoot-kill-face-eating-man/UPI-65871338082849/?pvn=1)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on May 26, 2012, 11:02:24 PM
Can the Zombie Apocalypse be far behind?

[url]http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/05/26/Police-shoot-kill-face-eating-man/UPI-65871338082849/?pvn=1[/url] ([url]http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/05/26/Police-shoot-kill-face-eating-man/UPI-65871338082849/?pvn=1[/url])


What are you, one of them health food nuts?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: missdead13 on June 19, 2012, 02:29:18 AM
Thank heavens!  I was afraid it was that recipe for Three Bean, Four Alarm Chili. ::)

 ;D   that cracked me up .
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 22, 2012, 07:44:56 AM
This medium may have wanted to raise more than the dead.

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/656626/thumbs/s-KARL-LANG-large.jpg)

Karl Lang, 49, of Wales, is accused of pressuring two women to repeatedly expose themselves to him, telling them that their nudity would help them better connect with the spirit world. The women, both in their 20s, did not attend sessions together, but report similar circumstances.

 One of the women scheduled her first appointment with Lang when she was 19, wishing to contact her deceased grandfather. Lang allegedly pressured her to be naked during seances because "the spirits are naked,"  according to the Daily Mail.

As the sessions continued, she says, Lang pressured her to do more and more "outrageous" things, including masturbating in front of him.

"I had to . . . perform a bit like a porn star," she told Wales Online. She continued weekly meetings with Lang for three years.

Both women say that in addition to stripping at psychic sessions, Lang demanded that they send to him nude pictures and explicit videos.

Lang allegedly instituted a system of "levels,"  in which increasingly explicit sexual exhibition was rewarded with greater spiritual powers, according to the Telegraph. One woman says she continued follow Lang's requests because "that was the way to get up to level 30."
Lang allegedly also told his clients he was the "reincarnation of Jesus Christ," the Mirror reports.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If getting naked is Level 1... What in the blue hell could Level 30 be!!??

I want to be at Level 30. :o


Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 22, 2012, 07:56:20 AM

Karl Lang, 49, of Wales, is accused of pressuring two women to repeatedly expose themselves to him, telling them that their nudity would help them better connect with the spirit world. The women, both in their 20s, did not attend sessions together, but report similar circumstances.... "I had to . . . perform a bit like a porn star," she told Wales Online. She continued weekly meetings with Lang for three years.

Aren't we just, then, accusing Karl Lang of BEING A GENIUS!!!??? >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 22, 2012, 12:03:23 PM
And they FELL for it!
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Post by: Sean on June 22, 2012, 08:40:45 PM
And they FELL for it!

...WEEKLY..... for THREE YEARS. :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 22, 2012, 08:41:27 PM
I MUST know what 'LEVEL 30' is!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 22, 2012, 08:49:33 PM
OK... when you're getting 20-somethings to 'go to level 30' nude and YOU look like the Maytag Repairman--------and THEY are paying YOU for the 'honor' every week for 3 YEARS...... you don't get arrested------you get a job offer.

The guy is a GENIUS.

(http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-JS1562119.jpg?size=67&uid=0236cf67-f406-4bbd-baa6-553cc782f2a2)  (http://i.huffpost.com/gen/656626/thumbs/s-KARL-LANG-large.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on June 22, 2012, 09:06:49 PM
I finally know what I want to be when I grow up.
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Post by: missdead13 on June 23, 2012, 03:22:17 PM
sadly, this is southern california news today. . . geeshhh.. .


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Fast-food employee allegedly stabs customer in dispute over order


 June 22, 2012 |  7:09pm



An employee at a fast-food stand in Hemet was arrested for allegedly stabbing a customer with a knife after a dispute over an order, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials said.
 
The argument over the male customer’s order erupted at 1:50 a.m. Thursday at the restaurant on East Florida Avenue, officials said. The eatery was identified as a Del Taco by the Associated Press.
 
The customer, stabbed in the abdomen, was transported by friends to a local hospital. Officials described his wounds as serious but said he is expected to survive.
 
The suspect, 28-year-old, Gabriel Villalba, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was transported to the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

-- Louis Sahagun


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/fast-food-employee-allegedly-stabs-customer-in-dispute-over-order.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/fast-food-employee-allegedly-stabs-customer-in-dispute-over-order.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 28, 2012, 07:38:29 AM
This was the 'big story' on NJ.Com's website yesterday...

From NewJersey.com…
 

Daniel Collins Jr. is accused of pointing a silver revolver at his 47-year-old neighbor in the vestibule of their Cedar Lane apartment building and saying, “I’m going to put a hole in your head.” The confrontation occurred after Collins said his neighbor farted as he walked in front of Collins’ apartment, said Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr.


(http://cdn.weinterrupt.com/wp-content/uploads/collins1.jpg)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on June 28, 2012, 11:35:24 AM
Could have been self defense. ::)

Depends on what the other guy was packing. 
Were cabbage, asparagus or onions involved?

Any fingers get pulled? :P

Remember when Beano is outlawed the terrorists will have won.
Then only outlaws will have Three-Bean, Four-Alarm Chili. ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on June 28, 2012, 08:59:54 PM
Could have been self defense. ::)

Depends on what the other guy was packing. 
Were cabbage, asparagus or onions involved?

Any fingers get pulled? :P

Remember when Beano is outlawed the terrorists will have won.
Then only outlaws will have Three-Bean, Four-Alarm Chili. ::)

Perhaps he was farting the theme song to 'The Jeffersons'...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on June 29, 2012, 05:17:37 PM
Perhaps he was farting the theme song to 'The Jeffersons'...

A cabbage fart would definitely leave you "Weezy".
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Blasko on July 02, 2012, 03:16:25 PM
The worst kept secret in media is no more. Anderson Cooper finally came out that he's gay. Good for him, but like I said, it was a pretty poorly kept secret :P

Still, the positive is that by this point, I would imagine VERY little backlash against him since everyone assumed it anyways.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: missdead13 on July 03, 2012, 01:12:27 AM
The worst kept secret in media is no more. Anderson Cooper finally came out that he's gay. Good for him, but like I said, it was a pretty poorly kept secret :P

Still, the positive is that by this point, I would imagine VERY little backlash against him since everyone assumed it anyways.

never knew that was a secret . hahahaha.. seriously. im not even kidding. i thought everyone knew that . shrugs
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 06, 2012, 09:48:13 AM
This is a headline in the UK today:

ZOO ORANGUTAN FORCED TO QUIT SMOKING
                     
                     (http://www.blogcdn.com/www.pawnation.com/media/2012/07/tori-orangutan-smoking-510x600.jpg)


Really?  It's not as if he's sneaking off to 7-Eleven.  STOP GIVING HIM CIGARETTES!!     ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 06, 2012, 03:44:14 PM
He probably started due to peer pressure from the other apes.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 07, 2012, 07:25:26 AM
He probably started due to peer pressure from the other apes.


Gotta admit, cigar smoking silverbacks ARE cool.

(http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=I4613151962891197&pid=1.5)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 07, 2012, 02:38:21 PM
You should like my new avatar when I get it scanned, Sean[/b!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 08, 2012, 10:56:41 AM
Looks like Baron Frankenstein wasn't the only one to try this.


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120706-bog-mummies-body-parts-frankenstein-ancient-science/ (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120706-bog-mummies-body-parts-frankenstein-ancient-science/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 08, 2012, 11:06:15 AM
Looks like Baron Frankenstein wasn't the only one to try this.


[url]http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120706-bog-mummies-body-parts-frankenstein-ancient-science/[/url] ([url]http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120706-bog-mummies-body-parts-frankenstein-ancient-science/[/url])


Are we to conclude that these creatures LIVED... or did people merely assemble skeletons from spare parts? ???
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 08, 2012, 01:37:42 PM
Are we to conclude that these creatures LIVED... or did people merely assemble skeletons from spare parts? ???

Hard to tell. I think they're all dead now.

And I'm pretty sure that had not harnessed electricity back then.  ::)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 08, 2012, 09:29:14 PM
Hard to tell. I think they're all dead now.

And I'm pretty sure that had not harnessed electricity back then.  ::)

Must have been the work of Len Frankenstone. :-\
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 08, 2012, 09:30:09 PM
Go Swimming... Have a Ball

When biologists say the pacu fish eats nuts, they may be correct in more ways than one.

The pacu, a toothy fish that can weigh up to 55 pounds, has been spotted in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reports.

Responding to a report that a fisherman had reeled in a piranha on June 7, lake superintendent Jim Caldwell brought the fish to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, where it was identified as a pacu. Some reports say another pacu was seen a couple of weeks later.

Caldwell said he is still swimming in the lake nearly every day. Pacus primarily eat nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, he told KDSK, and pose no real threat to humans.

Residents of Papua New Guinea may beg to differ. There, according to British fisherman Jeremy Wade, the pacu is known as the "ball cutter." In 2011, Wade said locals informed him that two fisherman had died from blood loss after something in the water had bitten off their testicles, according to the Metro.

"The locals told me that this thing was like a human in the water, biting at the testicles of fishermen," Wade said.

Wade determined that the perpetrator was the pacu, which is known for having human-like teeth. The angler did note that such attacks are uncommon, the Daily Mail reports.

Though pacus are native to the Amazon Basin, they were released into Papua New Guinea waters in the 1990s as part of an initiative to boost fisheries.

Biologists say any pacus in the Illinois lake are most likely former aquarium pets, according to the Journal-News. Anyone caught dumping the fish in the lake could face criminal charges.>>>>>>>>>>

I have seen these things about 1 foot long in pet shops eating cherry tomatoes.  Yeeeeeeeeoooooooooooowwwwwwwww!!!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 08, 2012, 09:36:23 PM
You should like my new avatar when I get it scanned, Sean[/b!

I'm Waiting.... ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 09, 2012, 01:29:45 AM
Now we know what this is:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=110910911281&nma=true&rt=nc&si=1%252FmbSyC0wP1zajP5UTRJxUY8CLI%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=110910911281&nma=true&rt=nc&si=1%252FmbSyC0wP1zajP5UTRJxUY8CLI%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

It is a nether-region diving helmet for swimming in Pacu-infested lakes. :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 14, 2012, 11:29:28 AM
If you are looking to land a job in this tough economic climate, sending a crazy-eyed picture of actor Nicolas Cage to a potential employer is not the stuff "How to Get Hired" books are made of.

If you are looking to gain instant fame online, it turns out that might be just the thing to do.

Such is the example of Vanessa Hojda, the Canadian college student who earlier this week accidentally attached a picture of Cage instead of her resume to an email inquiring about a summer job as an administrative assistant at her school, York University in Toronto.

When she realized her mistake, the 20-year-old posted the email and a frantic admission of her 21st-century error on her Tumblr page.

"As soon as I saw the thumbnail of the Nic Cage picture glaring back at me from my outbox folder I thought, 'Ok...then. Time to screencap this moment and immortalize it on the blog, I guess,'" Hojda told Goodmorningamerica.com

Since her error went viral, the previously anonymous Hojda has appeared on a Toronto radio show, been photographed for her local paper, the Toronto Star, and been interviewed by the Washington Post's celebrity blogger.  She's also gained more than 1,000 new followers to her Tumblr and seen her mistake blogged by Gawker and tweeted about by actress Elizabeth Banks.

For Hojda, however, all the attention has its drawbacks.

"I was really excited at first," she said.  "But then CNN contacted me because they wanted me live on national television and that's when I took a step back and thought, 'But think of your future children when they Google you and find this colossal mistake. How will you explain this to a fifteen year old?'"

"I went on CNN anyway," she said.  "I'm hoping that my future unborn children will be understanding and possess a sense of humor."

A sense of humor is exactly how Hojda has approached her mistake, even though it cost her the administrative job she wanted.

"The employer got back to me hours later with a short, 'I'm sorry Vanessa, I don't see your resume, only a picture of Nic Cage looking terrifying. The position has been filled out, but thanks for being interested,'" she said.  "I get the distinct feeling that she had an adverse reaction to my application and didn't want to hurt my feelings by saying that instead."

The attention did land the psychology major two internship offers but Hojda says that while she appreciates their trust given what happened, she "has bills to pay" so is still looking for full-time work.

Hojda says she's not even a true fan of Cage, just his crazy expressions that have gained the actor his own Internet fame, which is why she had a photo of him saved on her computer and has poked fun at his often wacky hairdo.

She has not heard from the "Leaving Las Vegas" star himself but she has heard from someone supposedly inside his inner circle.

"I did get an email from someone who claimed to be a close friend of his reassuring me that he's a very nice man and that what I said about his hair wasn't "very nice," she said.

"This kept me awake at night wondering, 'What if I hurt his feelings?,'" Hojda said.  "What if he heard about the buzz and whispered to himself, 'But I won an Oscar...And I'm working so hard on improving my hairline...I wish people appreciated that more often.'"

The whole mess has taught Hojda a lesson, both in the powers of the Internet and the importance of organization.

"I learned that I have no control of what goes viral and what doesn't and that it's entirely up to the mysterious forces of the Internet," she said.  "And I learned that it's a good idea to keep a folder separate for work-related documents."


To see the pic:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/terrifying-nicolas-cage-photo-teaches-student-email-lesson-202459133--abc-news-celebrities.html (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/terrifying-nicolas-cage-photo-teaches-student-email-lesson-202459133--abc-news-celebrities.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 14, 2012, 11:55:52 AM
Now we know what this is:

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=110910911281&nma=true&rt=nc&si=1%252FmbSyC0wP1zajP5UTRJxUY8CLI%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url] ([url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=110910911281&nma=true&rt=nc&si=1%252FmbSyC0wP1zajP5UTRJxUY8CLI%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url])

It is a nether-region diving helmet for swimming in Pacu-infested lakes. :o


Ah, yes Dave.  The 'insulated copper cozy ball holder'.  To hell with lake swimming.  I'm wearing one right now. ;)

A ball cozy.  NOT a pacu. :o

(http://www.psaria.gr/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Pacu-fish-3.jpg)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 18, 2012, 01:56:50 AM
This guy is crazy.
But I really admire him.
Would that I had the courage to do something like this just because I thought it was a good idea.

Knight to ride across Canada in name of love, honour
 
 
By Tom Spears, Postmedia News May 10, 2012
OTTAWA — It gets hot wearing a helmet on sunny days, but that's fine with knight-errant Vincent Gabriel Kirouac, who is six weeks into a cross-Canada journey, offering those he meets a medieval role model in love and honour — a modern Sir Lovesalot.

He rides some and walks some. His horse, Coeur-de-Lion (Lionheart), doesn't have to do all the slogging.

He arrived in Ottawa this week to the usual welcome — stares, some laughs, and in the end a friendly welcome from a good many strangers. Rode downtown. Sang O Canada on Parliament Hill. Headed off to continue his quest.

We'll let him explain that part himself:

"I'm crossing Canada on horseback dressed as a knight, to remind people of the values of long ago, such as devotion," he said.

"All the values of the knight."

Somewhere in all this there's a medieval song about courtly love just waiting to be written, one about hardships and pilgrimages and with a lady waiting at the end of it — like the Roman de la rose, but eight centuries later and minus the naughty bits.

And yes, there is a lady. Kirouac is engaged, and his fiancee is OK with all this.

So are people along the way. You can't ride a horse down the main highway, and you can't arrive at the Holiday Inn with a horse. (At least, you probably can't; Kirouac hasn't tried yet.) But you can ride through rural Quebec, and now Ontario, and count on the basic niceness of ordinary people to take in man and horse together, and feed both, night after night.

Kirouac's motivating force is simple. "It's my faith that pushed me to do it," he said. "I'm a Catholic . . . So I set out to give everyone a hand and give it my best." He started in Riviere-du-Loup, a town on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, a month and a half ago. He has been heading west ever since, keeping to the back roads.

Coeur-de-Lion is doing "super-well," he said. "I give her all that she wants. I walk beside her when she shows any signs of fatigue. I give her the food she needs."

People's reactions are pretty much the same everywhere. First, a face "like a question mark." Then the smiles come.

"It's incredible. People are very touched," he said. "They're very emotional. People say I have made their day, that it's their lucky day . . . I talk to a lot of people on the road." His mission is nothing more structured than that.

"And since I'm always going through agricultural areas, there's always a place for the horse. . . . Today was an exception. I wanted to see the capital of Canada."

He's unemployed for the moment, after working the past two years to raise funds for the trip. "I'm a full-time knight."

Kirouac is on the move, but he's good at staying in touch: Modern knights-errant carry cellphones.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/Knight+ride+across+Canada+name+love+honour/6598323/story.html#ixzz20xFKigr7 (http://www.canada.com/Knight+ride+across+Canada+name+love+honour/6598323/story.html#ixzz20xFKigr7)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/07/12/sk-quebec-knight-kirouac-saskatchewan-120712.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/07/12/sk-quebec-knight-kirouac-saskatchewan-120712.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 18, 2012, 12:44:24 PM
More than 40 poles have been bent, buckled or broken in the past 18 months in one area of south Auckland, New Zealand, it is claimed.
The signs, bearing legally required notices such as parking restrictions, are thought to have cost ratepayers thousands of dollars to replace.
"Prostitutes use these street sign poles as dancing poles," said Donna Lee, an elected member of the city council's Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board.


Sheesh!
Those must be some BIG hookers!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/9404669/Traffic-signs-in-New-Zealand-destroyed-by-prostitutes-performing-stunts.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/9404669/Traffic-signs-in-New-Zealand-destroyed-by-prostitutes-performing-stunts.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Count_Zirock on July 20, 2012, 04:56:49 PM
More than 40 poles have been bent, buckled or broken in the past 18 months in one area of south Auckland, New Zealand, it is claimed.
"Prostitutes use these street sign poles as dancing poles," said Donna Lee, an elected member of the city council's Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board.
Sheesh!
Those must be some BIG hookers!!
"The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin', or so I have read." - This Is Spinal Tap, "Big Bottom"
Title: Fred Willard pulled a Pee-Wee?
Post by: Dr. Jitters on July 20, 2012, 04:57:09 PM
Heard about this from another board -- Fred Willard arrested in porn theater!?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/best-in-show-actor-fred-willard-arrested-on-suspicion-of-lewd-conduct-at-adult-theater/2012/07/19/gJQAGKblvW_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/best-in-show-actor-fred-willard-arrested-on-suspicion-of-lewd-conduct-at-adult-theater/2012/07/19/gJQAGKblvW_story.html)

Still, gotta love Fred Willard.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/drjitters/fred_wahappen.gif)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 20, 2012, 05:05:33 PM
Well, obviously Fred loves him some Fred too. But c'mon. Fred. You're 72. Lay off the little blue pills.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on July 20, 2012, 05:15:37 PM
I loved the comment on the other board, about someone needs to teach him how to use a computer.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on July 20, 2012, 05:41:54 PM
At his age, he should wear this like a badge of honor.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 20, 2012, 07:20:36 PM
At his age, he should wear this like a badge of honor.

If I get to be his age, I'd hope to be able to snag an actual.........you know.........WOMAN.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on July 20, 2012, 07:35:37 PM
Moonshadow- You made me giggle like a teenager  :)  I've seen that guy on lots of tv shows and movies, and I love his voice! I'm also puzzled by his choice of venues for  ahem....that activity. But I'm pretty sure there were no minors in that theater....or miners either.....probably just adult movie enthusiasts.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 20, 2012, 08:26:11 PM
What's a porn theater?   ???
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on July 20, 2012, 08:34:19 PM
I have never seen a porn theater...or a porn for that matter....AND I don't own a porograph to play porn records on!
But I guess, like unicorns, these places exist  :)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 20, 2012, 08:36:21 PM
Uniporns.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on July 20, 2012, 08:56:43 PM
UP- That would make a great punchline to a riddle!!! :)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on July 20, 2012, 10:30:19 PM
If I get to be his age, I'd hope to be able to snag an actual.........you know.........WOMAN.

As Casey Kasem would say, keep reaching for the stars, pal!!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: general gruesome on July 20, 2012, 10:55:05 PM
I thought that Internet porn had a monopoly on the theaters  ???
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 20, 2012, 11:06:55 PM
UP- That would make a great punchline to a riddle!!! :)

What do you call a horny horse?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 20, 2012, 11:55:31 PM
As Casey Kasem would say, keep reaching for the stars, pal!!

I don't think stars were what he was reaching for.  :P

He'll probably get his case thrown out.  I'm betting the evidence won't stand up in court . . . . ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on July 21, 2012, 06:01:11 AM
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Movie-massacre-Shock-sadness-a-search-for-clues-3724591.php (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Movie-massacre-Shock-sadness-a-search-for-clues-3724591.php)

I cannot describe how saddened I am...the worst massacre in US history.....


Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on July 21, 2012, 01:03:05 PM
[url]http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Movie-massacre-Shock-sadness-a-search-for-clues-3724591.php[/url] ([url]http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Movie-massacre-Shock-sadness-a-search-for-clues-3724591.php[/url])

I cannot describe how saddened I am...the worst massacre in US history.....


Bizarro Jeff

At least when Fred Willard was shooting in a theatre, it was most likely blanks, and nobody got hurt.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 21, 2012, 05:47:55 PM
Too bad someone wasn't in the theatre with a concealed carry permit. This might have been stopped before anyone but the shooter was killed.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on July 21, 2012, 06:57:16 PM
The creep was wearing lots of body armor.  anybody attempting to shoot him, would most likely have become a victim, as they attempted to target his head.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 21, 2012, 08:12:18 PM
it's amazing what a head shot can do. Body armor no protectie the head.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 12:14:58 AM
it's amazing what a head shot can do. Body armor no protectie the head.

Care to expand on your extensive combat experience?  How many firefights have you been in?  How many times have you cooly put a slug in the brain pan of someone shooting directly at you?


Know what? Your comments don't warrant a reply.


Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on July 22, 2012, 02:38:34 AM
The creep was wearing lots of body armor.
 
The "tactical body armour" was military grade.  The guy had no prior contacts with crime or militant groups.  All this while home gun rights are being discussed ?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 22, 2012, 03:44:10 AM
Care to expand on your extensive combat experience?  How many firefights have you been in?  How many times have you cooly put a slug in the brain pan of someone shooting directly at you?


Know what? Your comments don't warrant a reply.

Care to show me lab studies where a bullet is stopped by an unguarded human skull?

two can play that game.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 22, 2012, 03:54:25 AM
 
The "tactical body armour" was military grade.  The guy had no prior contacts with crime or militant groups.  All this while home gun rights are being discussed ?

Again. His hair could be seen. and he can only look in a single direction. Had there been two or three people with guns in that theatre, the shooter would be dead or severely wounded and those people might well be alive now.  The Knee-jerk reaction seems to be that that the guns got up on their own, hypnotised the shooter and dragged his half-conscious body down to that theatre, dyed his hair red and made him start firing, but I can tell you this: I have a Mosin Nagant rifle. It's in a corner of my bedroom, behind my hat rack where my daughter cannot reach it. It's unloaded at the moment. Moreover, unless I move it, it doesn't move itself. Gun rights are just that. All gun control laws will do is remove guns from the hands of the people most likely to use them responsibly. Criminals, on the other hand, will always find a way to acquire guns.  Why do you think that New York has a higher crime rate, than say, Houston? I did not initially want to get on my soapbox, and I do politely pose to the nice folks in charge here to observe that I made a single observation- That someone with a concealed carry permit might have been able to stop this madman before people were hurt.  Then I humbly request they observe all responses therein, before they take action .

Thank you.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 22, 2012, 04:09:29 AM
one of the people killed was in the military and I'm sure at least one was a veteran. Had they been armed.....
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 01:42:40 PM
In a crowded theater, in the dark, one or more people shooting back at him would have most likely increased the casualties.  He may have been killed.  But there is no way he could have been stopped before he started shooting people.
I am saying this as a former hunting safety instructor and witness to several firefights.  In no way am I being political.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 02:05:17 PM
In Other News:  Why doesn't everyone use Spell Check???

Jerri Peterson, from Atlanta in the US, carried the torch through Derby on 30 June after being nominated by the hotel chain she worked for.

Before coming to England, she decided to spend money on a tattoo to mark the occasion.
Only later did the 54-year-old realize it featured the mis-spelling "Oylmpic".

She booked a session with a "really good" tattoo artist in her home state of Georgia, and took a friend along for moral support.

Initially she was delighted with how it looked and it was only when she sent a photo of the tattoo to a friend that the spelling mistake was pointed out.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18890901 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18890901)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Blasko on July 22, 2012, 02:22:40 PM
In Other News:  Why doesn't everyone use Spell Check???

Jerri Peterson, from Atlanta in the US, carried the torch through Derby on 30 June after being nominated by the hotel chain she worked for.

Before coming to England, she decided to spend money on a tattoo to mark the occasion.
Only later did the 54-year-old realize it featured the mis-spelling "Oylmpic".

She booked a session with a "really good" tattoo artist in her home state of Georgia, and took a friend along for moral support.

Initially she was delighted with how it looked and it was only when she sent a photo of the tattoo to a friend that the spelling mistake was pointed out.


[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18890901[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18890901[/url])


Way to make us Atlanta folks look good. :P lol
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 05:18:48 PM
If it sounds like a bad idea, it probably is. ::)

San Jose: 21 people treated for burns after firewalk at Tony Robbins appearance

SAN JOSE -- Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the superheated coals, witnesses said.

At least 21 people were treated for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who went to the hospital, a San Jose fire captain said.

The people who suffered various second- and third-degree burn injuries were among more than 6,000 who attended the motivational speaker's event at the San Jose Convention Center called "Unleash the Power Within."

The amazing thing is--people paid anywhere from $995 to $2595 per ticket!
http://www.tonyrobbins.com/se/upw/san-jose.php (http://www.tonyrobbins.com/se/upw/san-jose.php)

Best line of the day:
San Jose Fire Department Capt. Reggie Williams said "We discourage people from walking over hot coals."

Thank you, Captain Obvious.


http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_21125630/san-jose-21-people-treated-burns-after-firewalk?source=rss (http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_21125630/san-jose-21-people-treated-burns-after-firewalk?source=rss)


Dr B:  When it comes to goofs, folks in Atlanta have nothing to worry about! ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 22, 2012, 05:48:19 PM
In a crowded theater, in the dark, one or more people shooting back at him would have most likely increased the casualties.  He may have been killed.  But there is no way he could have been stopped before he started shooting people.
I am saying this as a former hunting safety instructor and witness to several firefights.  In no way am I being political.

Perhaps, however, the presence of other guns or the possibility of it might have discouraged it in the first place.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 05:55:38 PM
This has potential for getting too hot a topic.  I'm dropping it.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 22, 2012, 06:04:35 PM
This has potential for getting too hot a topic.  I'm dropping it.


That's exactly what Fred Willard did with his pants at the porno theater, which he---interestingly enough---BOUGHT from Hot Topic.  :o


(http://img.hottopic.com/is/image/HotTopic/20120722_ht_hp_giop?wid=300)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 06:25:33 PM
That's exactly what Fred Willard did with his pants at the porno theater, which he---interestingly enough---BOUGHT from Hot Topic.  :o


([url]http://img.hottopic.com/is/image/HotTopic/20120722_ht_hp_giop?wid=300[/url])


That's What She Said . . . >:D


Now we're back on track . . . ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 22, 2012, 08:31:58 PM
Ok, what did Fred Willard do? I didn't hear about this.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 09:04:43 PM
Ok, what did Fred Willard do? I didn't hear about this.

Look on this thread, reply 486, July 20.  Dr Jitters posted a link to the whole sordid affair.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 22, 2012, 09:36:24 PM
Ok, what did Fred Willard do? I didn't hear about this.


Willard, 72, was booked at the Hollywood police station on suspicion of committing a lewd act in public. Ro said Willard was released after midnight without posting bail.

By Thursday afternoon, Fred Willard had lost his job narrating “Market Warriors,” which is produced by Boston public television station WGBH.

 “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series,” said WGBH spokeswoman Jeanne Hopkins.

Mark Walberg, the host of “Antiques Roadshow,” will re-narrate the four episodes that have already been produced. Hopkins said.


(http://rittenhoused.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/dirk.jpg)

Okay... so WAIT.  Fred Willard commits a lewd act AT a porn movie theater and he loses his PBS gig---------and they give it to Marky Mark (who committed the SAME lewd act IN a movie ABOUT porn movies (Boogie Nights)....????????

Short version:  'AT'= BAD
                       'IN'= GOOD

Got it. :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 22, 2012, 10:03:31 PM
Close, but no cigar.

Two different Marks involved here.



Mark Wahlberg, formerly known as Marky Mark.
Wanker and Monkey-Spanker.
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3826/planetoftheapeswahlberg.jpg)

Mark L Walberg.
Antique stroker and champion player of Poker
Host of Antiques Roadshow on PBS


(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5630/4f78f6ddcbd7e2d5b9eaf6d.jpg)

What a difference an h makes! ;D



Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on July 23, 2012, 12:37:41 AM
LOL he Pee-weed an adult cinema?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 24, 2012, 07:29:58 AM
Close, but no cigar.

Two different Marks involved here.



What a difference an h makes! ;D

You and your damned details and facts. ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on July 24, 2012, 09:59:55 AM
You and your damned details and facts. ::)

Yeah, I know! Who needs truth if its dull?

Gotta admit, though:  Every time I see Antiques Roadshow, I laugh.
Trying to imagine that square-looking host in Planet of the Apes or dressed as Marky-Mark ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: dafunk on July 24, 2012, 09:35:50 PM
The New York Times admit sensured NEWS!!!
http://www.infowars.com/the-new-york-times-admits-that-virtually-every-major-news-organization-allows-the-news-to-be-censored-by-government-officials/ (http://www.infowars.com/the-new-york-times-admits-that-virtually-every-major-news-organization-allows-the-news-to-be-censored-by-government-officials/)
Title: Re: Fred Willard pulled a Pee-Wee?
Post by: Hepcat on July 25, 2012, 11:54:48 AM
Heard about this from another board -- Fred Willard arrested in porn theater!?

Quote from: Washington Post
Uniformed vice officers were conducting a routine investigation of the theater shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday and saw Willard engaging in a lewd act, Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Ro said.

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to know that our police officers are vigilantly patrolling porn theaters to protect us from evil doers like this fellow. Never mind protecting the public against the nuts such as the one who killed the twelve people in the Aurora, Colorado theater. Police budgets only go so far so the poor fellows must prioritize. And they do.... "Hey, what, apprehending nuts with guns? We're unionized these days. We don't have to do stuff like that. We could get  shot! Not till our danger pay is increased! And unsolved murders? Yeah, I guess we have a few hundred of those on the books but who's got time to count? I mean patrolling the porn theater comes first."

 ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on July 25, 2012, 11:28:19 PM
And You're Worried About What YOU Will Miss If YOU Go To Sleep...



Thieves stole a man's penis while he slept, according to police.

Fei Lin, 41, of the Niqiao village near Wenling City, in east China’s Zhejiang province, told police he was asleep when the thieves burst into his room and put a bag over his head, according to CEN/EUROPICS and as reported in the Daily Star.

"They put something over my head and pulled down my trousers and then they ran off," Lin said. "I was so shocked I didn't feel a thing - then I saw I was bleeding and my penis was gone."

Police believe the attackers were jealous lovers of several local women whom Lin was having affairs with, the Austrian Times reported. Lin denied taking part in any infidelity.

Emergency workers and police searched for Lin's anatomy but turned up nothing, according to TNT Magazine. The penis thieves are nowhere to be found, but police said they're looking for the jealous lovers.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on July 28, 2012, 02:09:46 PM
The New York Times admit sensured NEWS!!!
[url]http://www.infowars.com/the-new-york-times-admits-that-virtually-every-major-news-organization-allows-the-news-to-be-censored-by-government-officials/[/url] ([url]http://www.infowars.com/the-new-york-times-admits-that-virtually-every-major-news-organization-allows-the-news-to-be-censored-by-government-officials/[/url])


Shocking.........not. The media is in bed with a certain political view, and it just gets more blatant every day. Which is why traditional media is dying. Good riddance.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on August 03, 2012, 01:01:29 PM
Vt. police: Man angry about arrest used tractor like monster truck to crush 7 cop vehicles

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Working in a stout former bank building with windows closed and air conditioners humming, Orleans County sheriff's deputies didn't know what was happening in their parking lot until a neighbour called 911.

A man on a big farm tractor, angry about his recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession, was rolling across their vehicles — five marked cruisers, one unmarked car and a transport van.

By the time they ran outside, the tractor was down the driveway and out onto the road.

With their vehicles crushed, "We had nothing to pursue him with," said Chief Deputy Philip Brooks.

Thursday afternoon's incident ended when city police in Newport, the county seat of the northern Vermont county, caught up with Roger Pion, 34, a short distance away.

No one was injured. At least two deputies had gone inside a few moments before after washing their vehicles, officials said.

"Nobody was hurt. That's the thing everybody's got to cherish," said Sheriff Kirk Martin.

Vermont State Police said in a statement that Pion would face seven counts of felony unlawful mischief, one count of misdemeanour unlawful mischief, one count aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of gross negligent operation, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

Pion was being held at the Northern State Correctional Center in Newport on $15,000 bail.

Sheriffs said they did not know if Pion had a lawyer. A phone number for him could not be located.

Martin estimated damage to the vehicles at more than $300,000; state police put it at more than $250,000.

Not only were their roofs and hoods caved in, but "the radios are ruined, the radar detectors, the cages in the cars ... We're going to have to get the jaws of life up here to pry the trunks open and see about the rifles and shotguns," Martin said.

Brooks said the destroyed vehicles constituted more than half the fleet of sheriff's cruisers in the rural county on the Canadian border. Others were out on patrol at the time of the incident.

http://news.yahoo.com/vt-police-man-angry-arrest-used-tractor-monster-093018626.html (http://news.yahoo.com/vt-police-man-angry-arrest-used-tractor-monster-093018626.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on August 03, 2012, 06:41:22 PM
Vt. police: Man angry about arrest used tractor like monster truck to crush 7 cop vehicles

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Working in a stout former bank building with windows closed and air conditioners humming, Orleans County sheriff's deputies didn't know what was happening in their parking lot until a neighbour called 911.

A man on a big farm tractor, angry about his recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession, was rolling across their vehicles — five marked cruisers, one unmarked car and a transport van.

By the time they ran outside, the tractor was down the driveway and out onto the road.

With their vehicles crushed, "We had nothing to pursue him with," said Chief Deputy Philip Brooks.

Thursday afternoon's incident ended when city police in Newport, the county seat of the northern Vermont county, caught up with Roger Pion, 34, a short distance away.

No one was injured. At least two deputies had gone inside a few moments before after washing their vehicles, officials said.

"Nobody was hurt. That's the thing everybody's got to cherish," said Sheriff Kirk Martin.

Vermont State Police said in a statement that Pion would face seven counts of felony unlawful mischief, one count of misdemeanour unlawful mischief, one count aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of gross negligent operation, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

Pion was being held at the Northern State Correctional Center in Newport on $15,000 bail.

Sheriffs said they did not know if Pion had a lawyer. A phone number for him could not be located.

Martin estimated damage to the vehicles at more than $300,000; state police put it at more than $250,000.

Not only were their roofs and hoods caved in, but "the radios are ruined, the radar detectors, the cages in the cars ... We're going to have to get the jaws of life up here to pry the trunks open and see about the rifles and shotguns," Martin said.

Brooks said the destroyed vehicles constituted more than half the fleet of sheriff's cruisers in the rural county on the Canadian border. Others were out on patrol at the time of the incident.

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/vt-police-man-angry-arrest-used-tractor-monster-093018626.html[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/vt-police-man-angry-arrest-used-tractor-monster-093018626.html[/url])
  I understand their already to make a film about this called "The Deere Hunter".
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Universal_Adam on August 03, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
LOL he Pee-weed an adult cinema?

Seriously..The cops don't have better things to do than bust people in a nudie theater with their pants down?  This is just my opinion here, but asking people not to do "that" in an "adult theater" is like telling people not to drink at a bar.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on August 03, 2012, 06:50:57 PM
Seriously..The cops don't have better things to do than bust people in a nudie theater with their pants down?  This is just my opinion here, but asking people not to do "that" in an "adult theater" is like telling people not to drink at a bar.

Seriously, Fred Willard doesn't have better things to do than "that" in an "adult theater"?  ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Universal_Adam on August 03, 2012, 08:23:29 PM
Seriously, Fred Willard doesn't have better things to do than "that" in an "adult theater"?  ;D
Everyone needs to "Blow off some steam" once in a while. lol
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on August 03, 2012, 11:03:29 PM
He He He!

He said Blow! :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on August 25, 2012, 10:40:24 AM
Cops nab alleged boozer on a motorized picnic table

By Scott Taylor,London Free Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


LONDON, Ont. – An Ontario man is facing charges after he and his buddies constructed a motorized picnic table and drove it around town.
Police said they attached a lawnmower motor and four customized wheels to the picnic table and took it for a spin on Sunday evening.

But the joy ride came to a sudden end when residents called police to complain about the group scooting around London's streets, allegedly with open booze.

When officers found the table parked on a sidewalk, they charged a 46-year-old South Huron, Ont., man with having an open container of liquor in a public place.
(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/248/1297302224566original.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/1297302224566original.jpg/)



http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/21/cops-nab-alleged-boozer-on-a-motorized-picnic-table (http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/21/cops-nab-alleged-boozer-on-a-motorized-picnic-table)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 25, 2012, 04:20:05 PM
Genius!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 28, 2012, 10:35:11 PM
Well, it finally happened.  Damn shame & a bad decision.

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/tenley-obit/ (http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/tenley-obit/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: seed_murda on August 30, 2012, 10:29:56 PM
Skynet is almost a reality. Pretty freaky thinking about the supposed impossible and what is just beyond the horizon.

Check it out:


http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/30/harvard-scientists-create-first-cyborg-flesh (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/30/harvard-scientists-create-first-cyborg-flesh)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on September 01, 2012, 10:40:19 AM
This should make home movies more interesting . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-fSqFWcb4rE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-fSqFWcb4rE#)!

Femto-Photography: Visualizing Photons in Motion at a Trillion Frames Per Second

http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/trillionfps/ (http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/trillionfps/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on September 02, 2012, 01:49:34 PM
The Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

The United States have the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. China has the Strategic Pork Reserve. And Canada? Apparently it has its own strategic maple syrup reserve and it's been hit by sticky-fingered thieves in what is probably the sweetest heist of all time:

    The warehouse in rural Quebec held more than C$30 million ($30.4 million) worth of maple syrup, a whopping 10 million pounds of the amber pancake topping.

    It was not clear exactly how much of the sweet stuff was taken in the heist, which occurred at some point over the last few days and was uncovered during a routine inventory check.

    "We don't know yet how much is missing - we do know it is significant," said Anne-Marie Granger Godbout, executive director of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.

    Numerous barrels in the warehouse were emptied of their sticky contents. The remaining barrels need to be weighed and tested to ensure the syrup inside had not been tampered with.

    The robbers "were wise enough, they tried to hide their crime," said Granger Godbout. "We just want to make sure we know how much is missing and how much is still there."





Rumour has it Aunt Jemima is wanted for questioning. ::)




http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Maple+syrup+thieves+make+with+millions+pounds+Quebec+delicacy/7174697/story.html (http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Maple+syrup+thieves+make+with+millions+pounds+Quebec+delicacy/7174697/story.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Sean on September 13, 2012, 07:57:51 PM
I Would Have Preferred To Fall On My Face Than Catch The Nude Guy, Too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsiXurg9W5Q&feature=player_embedded#t=2s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsiXurg9W5Q&feature=player_embedded#t=2s)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on September 30, 2012, 10:25:30 PM
Fan bites Danny Bonaduce at Wash. state casino
Associated Press – 6 hrs ago


TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Former child TV star Danny Bonaduce says a crazed fan bit him during an event at a Washington state casino.

The former "Partridge Family" actor tells The News Tribune of Tacoma (http://is.gd/u3wfjM (http://is.gd/u3wfjM) ) the woman asked him if she could kiss him and then sank her teeth into his cheek for about a minute until others pulled her off.

Bonaduce, who works these days as a radio DJ in Seattle, said the woman was taken into custody Friday, but he doesn't plan to press charges.

His face had a bright red mark a day later, when he said what he was thinking during the attack, "Bath salts," he said, referencing a designer drug linked to bizarre and violent behavior in users.

Bonaduce's wife, Amy, says her husband was treated with antibiotics.

http://news.yahoo.com/fan-bites-danny-bonaduce-wash-state-casino-180528372.html (http://news.yahoo.com/fan-bites-danny-bonaduce-wash-state-casino-180528372.html)

___
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on October 01, 2012, 12:19:52 AM


Bonaduce's wife, Amy, says her husband was treated with antibiotics.

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/fan-bites-danny-bonaduce-wash-state-casino-180528372.html[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/fan-bites-danny-bonaduce-wash-state-casino-180528372.html[/url])



Considering all the things Bonaduce has done, they better treat his attacker with antibiotics too.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on October 27, 2012, 09:27:33 PM
Book'em Danno.  Grand Theft Groin!

That's not my groin, that's not my meth

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A suspect found inside a Les Schwab Tire store in Spokane Valley after an alarm went off told deputies it was neither his groin nor his meth found in his groin area they recovered after arresting him Wednesday.

At 2 a.m. Wednesday deputies were dispatched to the Les Schwab Tires at 15911 E. Sprague Avenue where an alarm had gone off.

Deputies discovered an unsecured door and K-9 Brax and his handler entered the store to conduct a search. Brax and his handler immediately located Kenneth Hooper, 45, who readily complied with the deputy's commands.

After he was taken out of the store to the patrol car, a deputy found two golf ball sized baggies of methamphetamine in his groin area.

Hooper, when the baggies of meth were placed on the patrol car's hood, told the deputy it was not his groin and had no idea where the meth came from.

He was subsequently taken to the Spokane County Jail and booked on charges of 2nd degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance.

http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/That-s-not-my-groin-that-s-not-my-meth/-/101214/17135354/-/3m4ei7/-/index.html?showAds=0 (http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/That-s-not-my-groin-that-s-not-my-meth/-/101214/17135354/-/3m4ei7/-/index.html?showAds=0)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on October 29, 2012, 08:33:07 PM
Bob Wilkins always said: "Watch Horror Films--Keep America Strong!"  Maybe this is what he meant . . .

Watching horror films burns nearly 200 calories a time
Watching a horror film could burn off a whole bar of chocolate, according to new research released today.

Viewers who put themselves through 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror can use up as much as 113 calories, close to the amount burned during a half-hour walk and the equivalent to a chocolate bar.

The movie top of the list of calorie-burners was found to be the 1980 psychological thriller The Shining, with the average viewer using up a whopping 184 calories.

Jaws took the runner-up spot, with viewers burning on average 161 calories, and The Exorcist came third, with 158 calories.

The University of Westminster study measured the total energy expenditure of ten different people as they watched a selection of frightening movies.

Scientists recorded their heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output - and discovered the number of calories used increased by on average a third during the films.

The research also revealed films featuring moments designed to make viewers jump in terror are the best calorie-burners, as they cause heart rates to soar.

Dr Richard Mackenzie, senior lecturer and specialist in cell metabolism and physiology at the University of Westminster, said: "Each of the ten films tested set pulses racing, sparking an increase in the heart rate of the case studies.

"As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body experiences a surge in adrenaline.

"It is this release of fast acting adrenaline, produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case, brought on by fear), which is known to lower the appetite, increase the Basal Metabolic Rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories."

Helen Cowley, editor of the movie rental company LOVEFiLM - which commissioned the University of Westminster study - said: "We all know the feeling of wanting to hide behind the sofa or grab a pillow when watching scary or hair raising scenes, but this research suggests that maybe those seeking to burn some calories should keep their eyes on the screen."

The top 10 calorie-burning frightening films were:

1. The Shining: 184 calories

2. Jaws: 161 calories

3. The Exorcist: 158 calories

4. Alien: 152 calories

5. Saw: 133 calories

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories

7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories

8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories

9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 107 calories

10. [Rec]: 101 calories








http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9638876/Watching-horror-films-burns-nearly-200-calories-a-time.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9638876/Watching-horror-films-burns-nearly-200-calories-a-time.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 29, 2012, 09:46:05 PM
Bob Wilkins always said: "Watch Horror Films--Keep America Strong!"  Maybe this is what he meant . . .

Watching horror films burns nearly 200 calories a time
Watching a horror film could burn off a whole bar of chocolate, according to new research released today.

Viewers who put themselves through 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror can use up as much as 113 calories, close to the amount burned during a half-hour walk and the equivalent to a chocolate bar.

The movie top of the list of calorie-burners was found to be the 1980 psychological thriller The Shining, with the average viewer using up a whopping 184 calories.

Jaws took the runner-up spot, with viewers burning on average 161 calories, and The Exorcist came third, with 158 calories.

The University of Westminster study measured the total energy expenditure of ten different people as they watched a selection of frightening movies.

Scientists recorded their heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output - and discovered the number of calories used increased by on average a third during the films.

The research also revealed films featuring moments designed to make viewers jump in terror are the best calorie-burners, as they cause heart rates to soar.

Dr Richard Mackenzie, senior lecturer and specialist in cell metabolism and physiology at the University of Westminster, said: "Each of the ten films tested set pulses racing, sparking an increase in the heart rate of the case studies.

"As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body experiences a surge in adrenaline.

"It is this release of fast acting adrenaline, produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case, brought on by fear), which is known to lower the appetite, increase the Basal Metabolic Rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories."

Helen Cowley, editor of the movie rental company LOVEFiLM - which commissioned the University of Westminster study - said: "We all know the feeling of wanting to hide behind the sofa or grab a pillow when watching scary or hair raising scenes, but this research suggests that maybe those seeking to burn some calories should keep their eyes on the screen."

The top 10 calorie-burning frightening films were:

1. The Shining: 184 calories

2. Jaws: 161 calories

3. The Exorcist: 158 calories

4. Alien: 152 calories

5. Saw: 133 calories

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories

7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories

8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories

9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 107 calories

10. [Rec]: 101 calories








[url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9638876/Watching-horror-films-burns-nearly-200-calories-a-time.html[/url] ([url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9638876/Watching-horror-films-burns-nearly-200-calories-a-time.html[/url])



I dunno if I buy this one. I have been to many horror conventions. Not everybody there is  skinny. Just sayin'. ;D ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on November 08, 2012, 03:26:07 PM
The only reason the "Blair Witch Project" would cause you to lose weight, is that the motion sickness you would get from watching that film would make it hard not to lose your last meal.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: zombiehorror on November 16, 2012, 10:26:45 PM
Ok, that's it!  I'm waiting for the dvd to come out from now on!

"Blaec Lammers, of Bolivar, is accused of buying assault rifles and more than 400 rounds of ammunition in a plot mimicking the July mass shooting that killed 12 and wounded 57 at an Aurora, Colo., theater showing the premiere of the latest Batman movie, the Springfield News-Leader reports."


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/16/twilight-missouri-man-charged-mass-shooting-plot/1710211/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/16/twilight-missouri-man-charged-mass-shooting-plot/1710211/)

"After he was taken in for questioning, Lammers admitted he had bought the firearms with the intention of shooting up the movie theater in Bolivar on Sunday. However, he later decided to also target a Walmart because he feared running out of ammunition and he would have access to additional ammunition inside the Walmart, according to court documents."

http://www.downrightcreepy.com/articles/article_twilight_mass_murder_plot.html (http://www.downrightcreepy.com/articles/article_twilight_mass_murder_plot.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on November 25, 2012, 08:52:59 PM
Hmm . . .

This sounds like Ex-wife #3 . . .

Woman 'had sex with skeleton'


 A Swedish woman has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a skeleton.

The 37-year-old was charged with using human bones as sex toys after police found the skeleton in her apartment.

Prosecutor Kristina Ehrenborg-Staffas said the woman had a virtually complete skeleton, and said the bones had been used in an "unethical" way.

"I have never heard of a case like this and neither have my colleagues, so I dare to say that this kind of case is quite uncommon," she said.

"In the confidential section of the investigation we have material which indicates she used them in sexual situations."

The woman pleaded not guilty when she was formally charged with "violating the peace of the dead" at Gothenburg District Court.

"She admits to having the bones, but says she collected them out of a historical and archaeological interest," Ms Ehrenborg-Staffas said.

The prosecution's evidence included two CDs labelled "My necrophilia" and "My first experience" which contained a number of document files and pictures.

"She has a lot of photos of morgues and chapels, and documents about how to have sex with recently deceased and otherwise dead people," Ms Ehrenborg-Staffas said.

"You have to ask yourself why she would have those pictures."


http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Woman_had_sex_with_skeleton (http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Woman_had_sex_with_skeleton)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 25, 2012, 10:09:48 PM
Well, I guess it always has a b***r...
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on November 25, 2012, 10:43:20 PM
Well, I guess it always has a b***r...

That's like Ventriloquism!
I tried not to say it.
I thought it.
And someone else said it! ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 26, 2012, 12:07:14 AM
Oh, you definitely sent me a telepathic message to say something about it's b***r... I had no choice.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Scatter on November 26, 2012, 12:11:24 AM
Oh, you definitely sent me a telepathic message to say something about it's b***r... I had no choice.

Why am I picturing two rusty tin cans joined by a string?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 26, 2012, 02:16:06 PM
You nailed it again, ya big ol' ape!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on November 26, 2012, 06:37:10 PM
Why am I picturing two rusty tin cans joined by a string?
Oh, MAN! he's figured it out!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on November 26, 2012, 06:57:24 PM
Sucks To Live There . . .

24. 11. 12. - 11:00
Council Issues Vampire Alert

Kathryn Quinn

Sales of garlic are booming in western Serbia after the local council issued a public health warning that a vampire was on the loose.

The warning came after an old ruined mill said to once have been the home of the country's most famous monster in the form of vampire Sava Savanovic collapsed.

Sava Savanovic was said to have lived in the old watermill on the Rogacica river, at Zarozje village in the municipality of Bajina Basta where he drank the blood of anybody that came to mill their grain.

The watermill was bought by the local Jagodic family, and they were too scared to use it as a mill – but discovered it was a goldmine when they started advertising for tourists to come and visit it – always during the day.

But the family were worried about carrying out building work on the mill because they were scared they might disturb the vampire or unleash his wrath if his home was messed around with – and now the property has collapsed through lack of repair.

But for locals it has sparked rumours that the vampire is now free once again.

Local mayor Miodrag Vujetic admitted: "People are worried, everybody knows the legend of this vampire and the thought that he is now homeless and looking for somewhere else and possibly other victims is terrifying people. We are all frightened."

He added that it was all very well for people who didn't live in the area to laugh at their fears but he said nobody in the region was in any doubt that vampires do exist.

He confirmed that the local council had advised all villagers to put garlic on their doors and windows to protect them from the vampire as it was well known they can't stand the smell.

He added: "We have also reminded them to put a Holy cross in every room in the house."

Villagers who cashed in catering to tourists fascinated by the legend of Sava Savanovic say they now wish they had left the place well alone.

http://www.romaniantimes.at/news/Around_the_World/2012-11-24/24099/Council_Issues_Vampire_Alert (http://www.romaniantimes.at/news/Around_the_World/2012-11-24/24099/Council_Issues_Vampire_Alert)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 26, 2012, 09:35:11 PM
Oh, MAN! he's figured it out!

He's an evil genius...  and a hairy ape!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on November 26, 2012, 10:16:00 PM
He's an evil genius...  and a hairy ape!
So he can multitask?!?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on November 28, 2012, 01:33:59 AM





Drunk ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ singer convicted, wears Viking horns to court


EDSON, Alta. — The Canadian Press

Published Tuesday, Nov. 27 2012, 10:04 PM EST

The Alberta man who became a YouTube sensation for enthusiastically belting out “Bohemian Rhapsody” from the back seat of an RCMP cruiser has been convicted of impaired driving and refusing a breathalyser test.

Robert Wilkinson will have to pay a $1,400 fine and will be prohibited from driving for one year.

Video footage captured on the cruiser’s internal camera of Mr. Wilkinson’s passionate performance was later sent to the 29-year-old as evidence for his trial.

At the urging of friends, Mr. Wilkinson posted it to YouTube, where it went viral, amassing nearly nine million hits.

Mr. Wilkinson had no defence lawyer and represented himself at trial but failed to convince the court the arrest was a violation of his Charter rights.

He arrived at the court building wearing sunglasses, a Viking helmet complete with horns and a NASA T-shirt proclaiming: “I need my space.”

He had been arrested while driving home from a bar in Edson, Alta.

On the video, a scruffy, bearded Mr. Wilkinson delicately takes off his glasses as he launches into the six-minute Queen classic, gesticulating wildly at times and scrunching up his face with angst for the sad bits.

He ends with the second-last line of the tune, but changes it from “Nothing really matters to me” to “Nothing really matters, even the RCMP.”

Throughout the top-of-the-lungs performance, the arresting officer kept his cool and said little except to encourage Mr. Wilkinson to “calm down.”

Mr. Wilkinson earlier said in an interview that he didn’t want to send a bad message to young people about drinking and driving.

He wrote an apology to the band on his Facebook page, then posted an encore performance of “Handle With Care” by the Traveling Wilburys while wearing a T-shirt reading: “I don’t get drunk. I get awesome.”

Mr. Wilkinson said his brief bout with fame didn’t change his life much.

The unemployed karaoke singer said he received $1,000 from the American cable network TrueTV so it could air the video on its show World’s Dumbest Criminals.
Original Robert Wilkinson Edson Alberta Arrested Drunk Sings Queen Bohemian Rhapsody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHLMpAAMkm4#)


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/drunk-bohemian-rhapsody-singer-convicted-wears-viking-horns-to-court/article5749680/?cmpid=rss1 (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/drunk-bohemian-rhapsody-singer-convicted-wears-viking-horns-to-court/article5749680/?cmpid=rss1)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Count_Zirock on December 14, 2012, 10:09:16 PM
Today's tragedy in Newtown, CT is just more proof that the world of imagined horrors can never compete with the depths of horrors in the real world. Thoughts go out to all the victims, families, and survivors.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Zackuth on December 14, 2012, 11:39:46 PM
I was shocked when I heard what had happened, I didn't want to believe it.  One of my coworkers, after being told what happened, said about the guy who did the killing "There's not a hole in Hell deep enough for that guy!"  I liked it and I'm passing it on.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 14, 2012, 11:56:30 PM
I was shocked when I heard what had happened, I didn't want to believe it.  One of my coworkers, after being told what happened, said about the guy who did the killing "There's not a hole in Hell deep enough for that guy!"  I liked it and I'm passing it on.


Disgusting worthless human. Killing children. :( :(  :(
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Count_Zirock on December 15, 2012, 01:14:11 AM
As a writer, the thought of such a law scares me, and it wouldn't solve anything.
The Media Is An Accomplice In Public Shootings: A Call for a "Stephen King" Law (http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephgrenny/2012/12/13/the-media-is-an-accomplice-in-public-shootings-a-call-for-a-stephen-king-law/)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on December 15, 2012, 02:53:38 AM
I'll express my condolences to the families, but this is the fault of a human being, a person, an evil, evil person- not the tool by which he accomplished this act.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Moonshadow on December 15, 2012, 02:00:53 PM
As a writer, the thought of such a law scares me, and it wouldn't solve anything.
The Media Is An Accomplice In Public Shootings: A Call for a "Stephen King" Law ([url]http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephgrenny/2012/12/13/the-media-is-an-accomplice-in-public-shootings-a-call-for-a-stephen-king-law/[/url])



Why not ban thought while you're at it? That is ludicrous.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Count_Zirock on December 15, 2012, 03:19:52 PM
Why not ban thought while you're at it? That is ludicrous.
If, as the study claims, deranged individuals are "inspired" to commit similar crimes--and, indeed, the Newtown, CT massacre came just 3 days after the mall shootings in Portland, Oregon--then I do see a correlation. But, it really would be up to the media to police itself in these instances. And, even if the mainstream news media were to "tone down" their coverage, there's still the internet. The names, deeds, and arsenals of these shooters would still become public knowledge. No, I think we're way beyond the point where "shooting the messenger" is an appropriate or necessary step. Even if the messenger has become seedy, unreliable, and prone to exaggeration.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Zackuth on December 15, 2012, 03:55:13 PM
People who are unstable do not need novels, media, or anything else to commit their crimes.  Can these people find insiration through these avenues?  Sure they can, but they do not need it.  If someone wants to commit a hideous crime, they will come up with both a plan and the weapons needed.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on December 15, 2012, 04:48:10 PM
The issue of correlational studies is that they do NOT imply causation.  There are simply too many other variables that may cause a change. 

I'm currently reading an article by Peter Langman, Ph.D:  Rampage School Shooters:  a Typology.  Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14, which discusses the different types of high school shooters....

There are always going to be people in need of services who fall thru the cracks, especially in the mental health system.  People often wait months to see a therapist - and, here in the US, for the MOST part, people have the right to be crazy, and to refuse treatment.  Its certainly not a prefect system. 

Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: ChrisW on December 15, 2012, 08:53:25 PM
Horrible, senseless evil act.
It has been infuriating watching the news outlets consistently offering up wrong information as "fact". The competition to be first with the news, and the wall-to-wall coverage that screams for more information, whether it be vactual or not, is a crime. How many retractions and corrections have there been?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on December 16, 2012, 12:05:30 PM
Problem is, will there ever be enough answers?  Was listening to a former profiler from the FBI talking about the case, and he said there will always be a little dark corner of the mind that we will never know......

I'm already overwhelmed by news online and on CNN.....I just can't watch anymore...

Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on December 16, 2012, 12:32:10 PM
I can't watch any more.
One of the local reporters couldn't continue with the story and the station cut to the studio.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on December 16, 2012, 04:12:11 PM
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
The following stories have popped up on the internet in the last 24 hours or so.


2 dead after shooting at Las Vegas Strip hotel

http://news.yahoo.com/2-dead-shooting-las-vegas-strip-hotel-091315706--finance.html (http://news.yahoo.com/2-dead-shooting-las-vegas-strip-hotel-091315706--finance.html)

Gunman Opens Fire in Alabama Hospital
http://news.yahoo.com/gunman-opens-fire-alabama-hospital-181915757.html (http://news.yahoo.com/gunman-opens-fire-alabama-hospital-181915757.html)


Death threat prompts police response to Newtown church on Sunday
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/newtown-church-evacuated-due-unspecified-threat-during-noon-182416799.html (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/newtown-church-evacuated-due-unspecified-threat-during-noon-182416799.html)

Ind. man with 47 guns arrested after school threat
http://news.yahoo.com/ind-man-47-guns-arrested-school-threat-164928349.html (http://news.yahoo.com/ind-man-47-guns-arrested-school-threat-164928349.html)

137 police shots, 2 dead: Many questions in Ohio
http://news.yahoo.com/137-police-shots-2-dead-many-questions-ohio-163330872.html (http://news.yahoo.com/137-police-shots-2-dead-many-questions-ohio-163330872.html)

Gunman fires shots outside California mall, no one hit
http://news.yahoo.com/gunman-fires-shots-outside-california-mall-no-one-061055510.html (http://news.yahoo.com/gunman-fires-shots-outside-california-mall-no-one-061055510.html)

Man with assault rifle shot dead by police after Alabama triple murder
http://news.yahoo.com/man-assault-rifle-shot-dead-police-alabama-triple-193516652.html (http://news.yahoo.com/man-assault-rifle-shot-dead-police-alabama-triple-193516652.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Dr. Madd on December 16, 2012, 08:46:54 PM
Thus my reasoning for believing these attacks are coming from one source.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on December 16, 2012, 10:09:54 PM
Sure hope he had a good time . . .


Man ordered to pay $28,000 strip club tab

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A New York court ordered a man to pay the $28,109.60 tab he accumulated in a single night at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club.

William Ilg had filed a lawsuit against the strip club, alleging he was being fraudulently charged because the number of drinks he was served left him "no longer capable of conducting financial transactions," the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

However, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez tossed out the lawsuit, which was filed in 2011, and ordered him to pay the full amount.

"There is no duty upon [Hustler Club] to protect plaintiff from the results of his [voluntary] intoxication," Mendez wrote.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/12/13/Man-ordered-to-pay-28000-strip-club-tab/UPI-23591355436502/#ixzz2FHIXHRLV (http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/12/13/Man-ordered-to-pay-28000-strip-club-tab/UPI-23591355436502/#ixzz2FHIXHRLV)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on December 17, 2012, 04:59:53 PM
That's a healthy tab, Fester

phewww
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on December 17, 2012, 05:03:58 PM
For some reason, the killings at Sandy Hook brought to mind this movie review by Roger Ebert several years back.  The section I highlighted seems especially pertinent today.

 Elephant

BY ROGER EBERT / November 7, 2003

Cast & Credits
Alex: Alex Frost
Eric: Eric Deulen
John McFarland: John Robinson
Elias: Elias McConnell
Jordan: Jordan Taylor
Carrie: Carrie Finklea
Nicole: Nicole George
Brittany: Brittany Mountain
Acadia:   Alicia Miles
Michelle:   Kristen Hicks
Benny:   Bennie Dixon
Nathan:   Nathan Tyson
Mr. McFarland:   Timothy Bottoms
Mr. Luce:   Matt Malloy


Fine Line Features presents a film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. Running time: 81 minutes. Rated R (for disturbing violent content, language, brief sexuality and drug use -- all involving teens). Opening today Pipers Alley and Evanston CineArts.

Gus Van Sant's "Elephant" is a record of a day at a high school like Columbine, on the day of a massacre much like the one that left 13 dead. It offers no explanation for the tragedy, no insights into the psyches of the killers, no theories about teenagers or society or guns or psychopathic behavior. It simply looks at the day as it unfolds, and that is a brave and radical act; it refuses to supply reasons and assign cures, so that we can close the case and move on.

Van Sant seems to believe there are no reasons for Columbine and no remedies to prevent senseless violence from happening again. Many viewers will leave this film as unsatisfied and angry as Variety's Todd McCarthy, who wrote after it won the Golden Palm at Cannes 2003 that it was "pointless at best and irresponsible at worst." I think its responsibility comes precisely in its refusal to provide a point.

Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. "Wouldn't you say," she asked, "that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?" No, I said, I wouldn't say that. "But what about 'Basketball Diaries'?" she asked. "Doesn't that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun?" The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office (it grossed only $2.5 million), and it's unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.

The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory."

In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy.

Van Sant's "Elephant" is a violent movie in the sense that many innocent people are shot dead. But it isn't violent in the way it presents those deaths. There is no pumped-up style, no lingering, no release, no climax. Just implacable, poker-faced, flat, uninflected death. Truffaut said it was hard to make an anti-war film because war was exciting even if you were against it. Van Sant has made an anti-violence film by draining violence of energy, purpose, glamor, reward and social context. It just happens. I doubt that "Elephant" will ever inspire anyone to copy what they see on the screen. Much more than the insipid message movies shown in social studies classes, it might inspire useful discussion and soul-searching among high school students.

Van Sant simply follows a number of students and teachers as they arrive at the school and go about their daily routines. Some of them intersect with the killers, and many of those die. Others escape for no particular reason. The movie is told mostly in long tracking shots; by avoiding cuts between closeups and medium shots, Van Sant also avoids the film grammar that goes along with such cuts, and so his visual strategy doesn't load the dice or try to tell us anything. It simply watches.

At one point he follows a tall, confident African-American student in a very long tracking shot as he walks into the school and down the corridors, and all of our experience as filmgoers leads us to believe this action will have definitive consequences; the kid embodies all those movie heroes who walk into hostage situations and talk the bad guy out of his gun. But it doesn't happen like that, and Van Sant sidesteps all the conventional modes of movie behavior and simply shows us sad, sudden death without purpose.


"I want the audience to make its own observations and draw its own conclusions," Van Sant told me at Cannes. "Who knows why those boys acted as they did?" He is honest enough to admit that he does not. Of course a movie about a tragedy that does not explain the tragedy -- that provides no personal of social "reasons" and offers no "solutions" -- is almost against the law in the American entertainment industry. When it comes to tragedy, Hollywood is in the catharsis business.

Van Sant would have found it difficult to find financing for any version of this story (Columbine isn't "commercial"), but to tell it on a small budget, without stars or a formula screenplay, is unthinkable. He found the freedom to make the film, he said, because of the success of his "Good Will Hunting," which gave him financial independence: "I came to realize since I had no need to make a lot of money, I should make films I find interesting, regardless of their outcome and audience."

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20031107/reviews/311070301/1023 (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20031107/reviews/311070301/1023)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on December 23, 2012, 05:48:14 PM
If "Gun Free Zones" are such a good idea for schools, like the one in CT, thenj I think it's high time that we made the Senate and the White House Gun free zones.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on December 23, 2012, 11:04:05 PM
If "Gun Free Zones" are such a good idea for schools, like the one in CT, thenj I think it's high time that we made the Senate and the White House Gun free zones.

They already are.  Go ahead and try to enter the White House carrying a weapon and see how far you get.

The House and the Senate each employ a man called the Sargent At Arms whose job is to serve as doorman and chief of security.
The office goes back to 1789 when the first sessions of the modern Congress were held.   The Sargent At Arms was tasked with keeping order in their respective chambers. This included confiscating weapons from members of Congress and visitors and keeping Congressmen and Senators in the chambers to ensure a quorum is maintained.  He is also empowered to compel the attendance of an absent Senator when ordered to by the Senate. With the Architect of the Capitol and the House Sergeant at Arms, he serves on the Capitol Police Board, responsible for security around the building. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate can, upon orders of the Senate, arrest any person who violates Senate rules.

Terrance Gainer the 38th and current Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate and has served in this appointment since January 4, 2007. Before Gainer continued his law enforcement career in Washington, D.C., he was the Republican candidate for Cook County State's Attorney in 1988. During his law enforcement career, Gainer served with the Chicago Police Department; director of the Illinois State Police; Executive Assistant Police Chief; second in command of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia; Chief of the United States Capitol Police.

Paul D. Irving,  the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Prior to this, Mr. Irving was an Assistant Director of the U.S. Secret Service from 2001 to 2008, serving as a Special Agent with the Secret Service for 25 years.


Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on December 23, 2012, 11:56:34 PM
Thus my reasoning for believing these attacks are coming from one source.
Just as I've said before.  An increase in shootings over the last few months, covered by the media, just after the gun control proposal came up earlier this year.  Coast to Coast predicted just this increase would happen to sway public oppinion.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on December 25, 2012, 05:20:30 PM
They already are.  Go ahead and try to enter the White House carrying a weapon and see how far you get.

The House and the Senate each employ a man called the Sargent At Arms whose job is to serve as doorman and chief of security.
The office goes back to 1789 when the first sessions of the modern Congress were held.   The Sargent At Arms was tasked with keeping order in their respective chambers. This included confiscating weapons from members of Congress and visitors and keeping Congressmen and Senators in the chambers to ensure a quorum is maintained.  He is also empowered to compel the attendance of an absent Senator when ordered to by the Senate. With the Architect of the Capitol and the House Sergeant at Arms, he serves on the Capitol Police Board, responsible for security around the building. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate can, upon orders of the Senate, arrest any person who violates Senate rules.

Terrance Gainer the 38th and current Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate and has served in this appointment since January 4, 2007. Before Gainer continued his law enforcement career in Washington, D.C., he was the Republican candidate for Cook County State's Attorney in 1988. During his law enforcement career, Gainer served with the Chicago Police Department; director of the Illinois State Police; Executive Assistant Police Chief; second in command of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia; Chief of the United States Capitol Police.

Paul D. Irving,  the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Prior to this, Mr. Irving was an Assistant Director of the U.S. Secret Service from 2001 to 2008, serving as a Special Agent with the Secret Service for 25 years.
The fact that they have armed guards, means they are not gun free zones. There was none of that armed security at any of the places where massacres have occured.  In CT, the shooter took his own life, when he heard sirens, and knew he'd be confronting armed resistance to his acts.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on December 25, 2012, 07:19:12 PM
The fact that they have armed guards, means they are not gun free zones. There was none of that armed security at any of the places where massacres have occured.  In CT, the shooter took his own life, when he heard sirens, and knew he'd be confronting armed resistance to his acts.


Are you seriously arguing that the President and Congress not be protected from criminal, terrorist, or enemy attack?  Sure the White House and both houses of Congress are gun free zones, just as much as any public school in the country. 

One of the main jobs of the Sargent At Arms has been to keep the Congressmen from carrying weapons into the chambers to use on each other. A fairly common occurrence In Ante-Bellum Washington. Of course, that did not stop one Congressman from beating a Senator nearly to death, over an insult.http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Caning_of_Senator_Charles_Sumner.htm (http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Caning_of_Senator_Charles_Sumner.htm)
And gun free zones (or as we have here in Spokanistan weapons free zones) do not include disarming qualified law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties. To suggest so would be rediculous.

And there have been armed guards at places where shootings have occurred. Have you forgotten Columbine High School?
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/columbine.cd/Pages/DEPUTIES_TEXT.htm (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/columbine.cd/Pages/DEPUTIES_TEXT.htm)

And for a foreign perspective from a place that has plenty of experience with trying to maintain security, check this link out:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/nra-breaks-its-silence-on-newtown-shooting-by-calling-for-armed-guards-at-public-schools/ (http://www.timesofisrael.com/nra-breaks-its-silence-on-newtown-shooting-by-calling-for-armed-guards-at-public-schools/)

This issue can too easily slip into a political argument, so I will not be commenting any further.  It is interesting, however, to note in the Times of Israel piece that you can find the argument over whether to arm school guards crosses party lines. 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on December 26, 2012, 01:18:23 PM
Allowing Teachers to carry concealed weapons would not be that big a burden on the taxpayer, and might even save lives.  Preventing law abiding citizens from protecting themselves, will never stop the lawbreakers (as was clearly the case in CT) from bringing guns to gun free zones.  Like CT, Columbine had the shooters taking their own lives, when confronting armed resistance after having shot several people even with armed guards.  Meanwhile, while waiting for the police to arrive, there is plenty of time for the killers to take out victims.  This is also the case of Fort Hood, where several people were shot and killed, because US Soldiers, who are trusted to carry arms for their country, are not trusted to have them on a military instillation. And Military instllations do have armed guards.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on December 26, 2012, 07:24:55 PM
I have a problem believing that any teacher would carry a holstered weapon in his/ her classroom.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on December 26, 2012, 11:42:26 PM
I have a problem believing that any teacher would carry a holstered weapon in his/ her classroom.
Actually several do, but often in violation of the law.  The idea it's better to face legalities of protecting one's own life, then being mourned.  Isreal certainly has no problem allowing their teachers involved with Concealed carry.  Frankly, if a teacher has such mental issues, or a criminal background, they aren't allowed or can't be trusted with a firearm, maybe they shouldn't be allowed to teach children.  By the way, the website where our President's children go to school is very clear about having armed guards, so I don't believe we'll be hearing about anything like CT going on at the school where our nation's elite send their children.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on December 27, 2012, 12:17:35 AM

Woman trying to addle cop drives into home

RED HOOK, N.Y., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A New York state woman whose car crashed through the front door of a house, nearly hitting a woman watching TV, was trying to distract police, police said.

Lynn Sarnowski, 47, of Elizaville, N.Y., was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving and reckless endangerment after she drove past a Red Hook, N.Y., police officer on a winding country road at nearly 100 mph, lost control and smashed through the door of the house, narrowly missing homeowner June Lawson, Red Hook town police said.

Sarnowski started driving at the high speed to distract the town officer who had pulled over a friend of hers for possible drunken driving, police said.

Red Hook is in the Hudson Valley about 100 miles north of New York City.

Sarnowski, who had to be extricated from her car, was taken to a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., hospital, where she was charged and issued a misdemeanor drunken-driving ticket to appear in Red Hook Town Court, police said.

She was later arrested and charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

At the Red Hook home, Jason Lawson, who was on the second floor when the accident occurred, was injured when he fell down the stairs, not realizing they had been taken out by the car running into the house, the Kingston Daily Freeman reported.

Both Lawsons declined medical attention.

The operator of the vehicle originally stopped by police, Gary A. Dodge, 57, of Elizaville, was charged with two counts of felony drunken driving. He was arraigned in town court and released on his own recognizance.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/12/24/Woman-trying-to-addle-cop-drives-into-home/UPI-53901356393532/#ixzz2GE5q8ocV (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/12/24/Woman-trying-to-addle-cop-drives-into-home/UPI-53901356393532/#ixzz2GE5q8ocV)
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Post by: Paladin on December 27, 2012, 09:54:22 AM
Actually several do, but often in violation of the law.  The idea it's better to face legalities of protecting one's own life, then being mourned.  Isreal certainly has no problem allowing their teachers involved with Concealed carry.  Frankly, if a teacher has such mental issues, or a criminal background, they aren't allowed or can't be trusted with a firearm, maybe they shouldn't be allowed to teach children.  By the way, the website where our President's children go to school is very clear about having armed guards, so I don't believe we'll be hearing about anything like CT going on at the school where our nation's elite send their children.

I agree, HH.
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Post by: Fester on January 01, 2013, 02:40:17 PM

Artifacts help pinpoint key Hatfield-McCoy battle


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Hatfield clan New Year's attack on Randolph McCoy's cabin marked a turning point in America's most famous feud — the homestead was set ablaze, and two McCoys were gunned down. Hatfield family members and supporters were soon thrown in jail.

Artifacts recently unearthed appear to pinpoint the location of the 1888 ambush in the woods of Pike County in eastern Kentucky. Excavators found bullets believed to have been fired by the McCoys in self-defense, along with fragments of windows and ceramic from the family's cabin.

"This is one of the most famous conflicts in American history, and we've got bullets fired from one of the key battles. It doesn't get any better than that," said Bill Richardson, a West Virginia University extension professor who was part of the recent discovery.

Check out the whole story here:
http://news.yahoo.com/artifacts-help-pinpoint-key-hatfield-mccoy-battle-151057482.html (http://news.yahoo.com/artifacts-help-pinpoint-key-hatfield-mccoy-battle-151057482.html)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on January 01, 2013, 03:32:24 PM
That's really interesting, Dave.  After researching famous Kentucky feuds, I came across The Underwood-Stamper war.  Unfortunately, my namesakes were less than a stellar bunch of lowdown bushwhackers!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 01, 2013, 04:09:03 PM
That's really interesting, Dave.  After researching famous Kentucky feuds, I came across The Underwood-Stamper war.  Unfortunately, my namesakes were less than a stellar bunch of lowdown bushwhackers!

Oh!  Do Tell!
My ancestors were Border Reivers and sort of sub-upstanding citizens.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 01, 2013, 04:11:34 PM
LOL!  Well - no pressure on you, eh?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 01, 2013, 04:24:36 PM
LOL!  Well - no pressure on you, eh?


Yeah.   
But nobody ever named a war after us--or even a feud.

After the border between England and Scotland finally settled down to a more or less peaceful status, most of my folks emigrated to America--some actually willingly.  Apparently Australia had some standards when it came to immigration. Convicts, YES-- Scots sheep shaggers--No thanks.

And, NO!   I wasn't involved with this story! 
Spokanistan is on the other (Idaho) side of Washington. . .


Kent man attacked by coyotes in his own backyard
By Kristen Drew Published: Dec 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM PST

KENT, Wash. - A local man was attacked by coyotes in his own backyard and spent most of Friday night in the emergency room.

Now he is now warning others to be on the lookout - and he's especially worried for pets and children in the area.

Faron Scarberry says he moved to Kent about two weeks ago and he's already facing an unexpected danger in the neighborhood.

"I love wildlife," he says, "I like looking out the deck, looking at them. But when they're starting to threaten the animals and people in the neighborhood, it's gone a little bit overboard."

Scarberry says three coyotes attacked him Friday night while he was walking his dog in the backyard.

"They come up toward my face, and I kind of blocked them and pushed them away, and that's when the one grabbed me by the leg," he says.

Scarberry spent most of the night in the emergency room - diagnosed with a coyote bite and scratches. He got 24 rabies shots in his leg and two in his hip.

"It didn't hurt me bad, but I don't want any of the neighborhood kids to get hurt," he says.

Scarberry's property in the Arbor Village neighborhood off Kent Kangley Road backs up to a wooded area and Horizon Elementary School.

The attack wasn't the first coyote sighting at his property this week. His son saw the coyotes a day before. Scarberry says they're coming into the neighborhood at all hours, and got into his backyard through a hole in the fence.

Sgt. Kim Chandler of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife says urban coyote issues are "pretty constant," especially this time of year as they go out looking for food.

"They rely heavily on fruit. All the fruit is gone now, so they're now in scavenging mode - cats, little dogs are a treat, and they'll eat them," Chandler says.

Chandler advises people dealing with coyote problems to keep garbage away and pets inside.

As for Scarberry - he still has appointments for more shots over the next three weeks.

If there's a coyote attack in your neighborhood or one showing aggression, you are urged to contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife. In some cases residents can pay to have the coyotes trapped and removed.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Kent-man-attacked-by-coyotes-in-his-own-backyard-185180232.html (http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Kent-man-attacked-by-coyotes-in-his-own-backyard-185180232.html)
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Post by: Fester on January 07, 2013, 01:27:53 PM
Just need to keep everyone abreast of the latest developments . . .

Jan 7, 2013 10:42am
Stone Breasts Miraculously Survive Lightning Strike

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4293/lightningstruckbreasts.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/lightningstruckbreasts.jpg/)

In what seems like a precision strike, a lightning bolt crashed down from the skies over Australia into a voluptuous Venus de Milo statue, with the breasts the only part of the torso surviving intact.

On Jan. 4 Tom Finlay, the stonemasonry head at Finlay’s Stonemasonry in Yarrawonga, Australia, was standing in the courtyard when the white flash came from the sky, striking the nearly 5-foot-tall statue he had hand-carved.

“There was a clap of thunder and the sculpture blew up like a rocket-launcher had hit it,” he told the NT News. “The lightning looked like a serpent. Everything disintegrated but the breasts –all that’s left is what’s under her hips.”

The statue’s 66-pound stone breasts fell over 26 feet from the steel column it was perched atop, but miraculously did not shatter. The NT News reported that only one nipple was damaged.

Finlay said that he isn’t sure what to do with the surviving bosom.

“It’s still a bit raw,” he said. “I’ll leave the statue the way it is to show the force of nature … I might mount [the breasts] and hang them in my office.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/stone-breasts-miraculously-survive-lightning-strike/ (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/stone-breasts-miraculously-survive-lightning-strike/)

Therin . . . Have you been playing with your phasers again? ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on January 07, 2013, 02:06:25 PM
Just need to keep everyone abreast of the latest developments . . .

Jan 7, 2013 10:42am
Stone Breasts Miraculously Survive Lightning Strike

([url]http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4293/lightningstruckbreasts.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/lightningstruckbreasts.jpg/[/url])

In what seems like a precision strike, a lightning bolt crashed down from the skies over Australia into a voluptuous Venus de Milo statue, with the breasts the only part of the torso surviving intact.

On Jan. 4 Tom Finlay, the stonemasonry head at Finlay’s Stonemasonry in Yarrawonga, Australia, was standing in the courtyard when the white flash came from the sky, striking the nearly 5-foot-tall statue he had hand-carved.

“There was a clap of thunder and the sculpture blew up like a rocket-launcher had hit it,” he told the NT News. “The lightning looked like a serpent. Everything disintegrated but the breasts –all that’s left is what’s under her hips.”

The statue’s 66-pound stone breasts fell over 26 feet from the steel column it was perched atop, but miraculously did not shatter. The NT News reported that only one nipple was damaged.

Finlay said that he isn’t sure what to do with the surviving bosom.

“It’s still a bit raw,” he said. “I’ll leave the statue the way it is to show the force of nature … I might mount [the breasts] and hang them in my office.”

[url]http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/stone-breasts-miraculously-survive-lightning-strike/[/url] ([url]http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/stone-breasts-miraculously-survive-lightning-strike/[/url])

Therin . . . Have you been playing with your phasers again? ::)


Ah, the mystery of the stone breasts.  Cool story .  :)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 07, 2013, 02:26:36 PM
Hmmm?  I noticed the nipples are hard.

Sorry - couldn't resist.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 09, 2013, 12:56:33 AM
Hmmm?  I noticed the nipples are hard.

Sorry - couldn't resist.


I know - it was almost impossible!

Here are some even better lines regarding this story:  (More pictures too!)

Lightning blasts boobs off statue

A SERPENTINE lightning strike has "blown the tits" off one man's iconic tribute to Territory women. Literally.
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/01/07/316468_ntnews.html (http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/01/07/316468_ntnews.html)

Lightning blows breasts off NT's iconic Venus de Milo statue

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/lightning-blows-breasts-off-nts-iconic-venus-de-milo-statue/story-fndo20i0-1226548881543 (http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/lightning-blows-breasts-off-nts-iconic-venus-de-milo-statue/story-fndo20i0-1226548881543)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on January 12, 2013, 02:30:50 PM
The aforementioned threads are why I check in on this.  I feel it very important to keep abreast of the news.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on January 14, 2013, 08:30:45 PM
All I can say is:  Nanook, A No-No! Don't be a naughty Eskimo . .

January 11, 2013
Discolored Slopes Mar Debut of Snow-Making Effort
By LESLIE MACMILLAN

After a decade of legal battles, a ski resort in Northern Arizona recently became the first in the world to make artificial snow totally out of sewage effluent. On Dec. 24, Arizona Snowbowl fired up its snow guns for the first time, and to everyone’s surprise, the snow that blasted onto the mountain was yellow.

The discolored snow has sharpened an already fraught conflict.

Snowbowl’s manager, J. R. Murray, said the problem was caused by rusty residue in the new snow-making equipment that carries the wastewater from neighboring Flagstaff, where it is piped directly from the town’s sewage treatment plant.





http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/discolored-slopes-mar-debut-of-snow-making-effort/?hp (http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/discolored-slopes-mar-debut-of-snow-making-effort/?hp)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: CreepysFan on January 14, 2013, 11:02:47 PM
 Isn't rust reddish ?  Bet the skiers don't pick up very many dates, with that snowy aroma.   :o
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 15, 2013, 01:07:12 AM
That would really p*** me off!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 10, 2013, 12:10:17 AM
  This might explain that burning sensation when he urinates . . .


Man shoots self in groin with flare gun

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man was hospitalized with burn wounds after accidentally shooting himself in the groin with a flare gun.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a medical assistance call Sunday in Lehigh Acres and arrived to find Jorge Perez, 23, with multiple burns and lacerations on his genital region, WZVN-TV, Fort Myers, reported Tuesday.

Perez told deputies he had loaded the flare gun and set it down Sunday. He later picked it up and, forgetting he had loaded it, fired it at the ground.

The man said the flare bounced off the floor and struck him in the genitals.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/02/05/Man-shoots-self-in-groin-with-flare-gun/UPI-73451360097271/#ixzz2KTBxEQG4 (http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/02/05/Man-shoots-self-in-groin-with-flare-gun/UPI-73451360097271/#ixzz2KTBxEQG4)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 10, 2013, 01:35:52 AM
Okay - let the puns begin!   ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on February 10, 2013, 11:43:05 AM
  This might explain that burning sensation when he urinates . . .


Man shoots self in groin with flare gun

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man was hospitalized with burn wounds after accidentally shooting himself in the groin with a flare gun.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a medical assistance call Sunday in Lehigh Acres and arrived to find Jorge Perez, 23, with multiple burns and lacerations on his genital region, WZVN-TV, Fort Myers, reported Tuesday.

Perez told deputies he had loaded the flare gun and set it down Sunday. He later picked it up and, forgetting he had loaded it, fired it at the ground.

The man said the flare bounced off the floor and struck him in the genitals.

Read more: [url]http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/02/05/Man-shoots-self-in-groin-with-flare-gun/UPI-73451360097271/#ixzz2KTBxEQG4[/url] ([url]http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/02/05/Man-shoots-self-in-groin-with-flare-gun/UPI-73451360097271/#ixzz2KTBxEQG4[/url])


That's a great big ouch!!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 11, 2013, 12:24:21 AM
Okay - let the puns begin!   ;D


You mean like this?
He shouldn't have gone off half-cocked. ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 11, 2013, 02:27:11 AM
Yes.  :D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 11, 2013, 02:28:44 AM
Hot dog!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 11, 2013, 02:44:14 AM
Kind of reminded me of Christmas.


Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . . ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 11, 2013, 05:15:08 AM

Sounds more like he shot himself in the groan.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 11, 2013, 03:35:09 PM
Oh man!  Speaking of groan!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 11, 2013, 06:36:32 PM
See...I told you I was hot stuff!

I'm in the hot seat tonight.

I knew flares would come back into fashion.

Flare plus stupidity equals hot pants.

So who's a bright spark now.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 11, 2013, 08:46:44 PM
He'd have to be nuts to try that again.
 ::)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 11, 2013, 08:58:49 PM
You guys are killing me!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 12, 2013, 08:59:19 AM
UP that's what he said!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 12, 2013, 04:28:49 PM
* DING! * - You WIN, Maurice!   ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on February 12, 2013, 08:29:04 PM
 ???  "Throwaway Penis"  ???

http://news.yahoo.com/hermaphrodite-sea-slug-mates-throwaway-penis-001103527.html (http://news.yahoo.com/hermaphrodite-sea-slug-mates-throwaway-penis-001103527.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on February 12, 2013, 09:35:22 PM
Isn't that a KING MISSILE song? 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 13, 2013, 11:27:47 AM
I went with an hermaphrodite one, they didn't know if they were coming or going...Think about that one for a minute.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 13, 2013, 02:04:24 PM
???  "Throwaway Penis"  ???

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/hermaphrodite-sea-slug-mates-throwaway-penis-001103527.html[/url] ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/hermaphrodite-sea-slug-mates-throwaway-penis-001103527.html[/url])

If this involved Seagulls, instead of sea-slugs, would the discards be called "Penis from Heaven", and would Steve Martin make a movie about it?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 13, 2013, 02:57:38 PM
I went with an hermaphrodite one, they didn't know if they were coming or going...Think about that one for a minute.

Do I have to?  Dang - too late - now I'm thinking about it!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: RedKing on February 13, 2013, 09:32:43 PM
I went with an hermaphrodite one, they didn't know if they were coming or going...Think about that one for a minute.
The thing with hemaphrodites-if you tell them to go screw themselves-they can! ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 14, 2013, 12:16:36 AM
RedKing - Mastodon of Comedic Destruction!  ;D
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on February 14, 2013, 05:14:14 PM
I went with an hermaphrodite one, they didn't know if they were coming or going...Think about that one for a minute.

haha  good one  ;)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 18, 2013, 01:19:28 AM
Maybe she was just putting out burning flares . . .
Florida Woman Arrested After Genital Kicking Spree


When the Manatee County Sheriff’s office got the call that a woman was standing on a street in broad daylight kicking strangers in the genitals, reports the Miami Herald, they sent an undoubtedly unlucky deputy to investigate.

When the deputy found a woman who matched the description of wearing red pants and braids, he called for her to come towards him. Instead the woman, now identified as Katina Jane Collins, ran for it. As the deputy gave chase, Collins allegedly stopped in her tracks and punched the officer in the face, knocking his sunglasses off. The deputy was able to get Collins on the ground and in handcuffs, despite her alleged attempts to scratch the deputy while he handcuffed her, the report said.

What led Collins to be standing in the “street kicking people in genitals and running around kicking a man,” according to an arrest affidavit from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, is unclear. Collins, a 38- year old resident of Sarasota, Florida, was fresh off of another charge for battery of a police officer. It’s unclear if the incidents are related.

According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Collins has been charged with battery of an officer and is being held at the Manatee County jail on a $1,500 bond. There is no word on the number of individuals who fell victim to genital kicking spree before police intervened.

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/05/florida-woman-arrested-after-genital-kicking-spree/#ixzz2LEEQSCUG (http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/05/florida-woman-arrested-after-genital-kicking-spree/#ixzz2LEEQSCUG)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Paladin on February 18, 2013, 07:23:17 AM
 :D  Funny 
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 18, 2013, 04:03:56 PM
In the U.K they call it footballs or I mean football, well she did have to get her kicks somewhere.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 18, 2013, 04:10:36 PM
Hey lady...Why did you kick those men, oh I don't know maybe it was because they're used to going around in pairs.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 18, 2013, 10:12:26 PM
Its just nuts in Florida. ::)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 18, 2013, 11:54:39 PM
Fester you are so right, everything is heading South and I don't mean where those men were kicked...O.k I did mean it it's a fair cop. I'll admit it I need help.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 25, 2013, 09:44:25 PM


The headline reminded me of my cousin Ernie who majored in Animal Husbandry at Montana State--until they caught him at it . . .
::)

Bill would punish sheepherders who go on the lam


Posted on February 25, 2013

BOISE -- Sheepherders who abandon their animals on the open range could soon be guilty of a misdemeanor, according to a livestock-industry proposal that seeks to enlist the state to help enforce conditions of employment.

The Senate State Affairs Committee agreed to introduce the bill Monday seeking to charge sheepherders with a misdemeanor for going on the lam.

Aiding or abetting somebody leaving their sheep would also be a crime.

Idaho Wool Growers Association director Stan Boyd says foreign workers who leave sheep unattended on the open range have become a big problem.

Even so, some lawmakers were skeptical.

Democratic Sen. Elliot Werk of Boise asked Boyd if he knew of any other job in Idaho where workers could be charged with a crime just for quitting.

Boyd didn't know of any.

http://www.ktvb.com/news/politics/Bill-would-punish-sheepherders-who-go-on-the-lam-193061751.html (http://www.ktvb.com/news/politics/Bill-would-punish-sheepherders-who-go-on-the-lam-193061751.html)

Guess there are no sheep in Devon . . .

Drunk man 'tried to have sex with an ambulance'


A 25-year-old drunken man tried to have sex with an ambulance, a court heard.

Callum Ward, 25, was seen "pressing" himself against the emergency vehicle before "simulating a sex act" on the bonnet.

Official police logs show an officer who saw him stated: "It looks as though he is attempting to make love to the front of the ambulance".

Ward was drunk and had taken cannabis and amphetamine and was "in relatively high spirits" before the incident in November in Barnstaple, Devon.

He was first spotted setting fire to a packet of peanuts inside a phone box before mounting the ambulance, Barnstaple Magistrates Court was told.

He was found guilty of being drunk and disorderly and in possession of Class B drugs.

He was sentenced to a community order with a supervision requirement for six months and ordered to pay £60.

Ward, of Barnstaple, told the court: "I did start using drugs and drinking. I have seen the error of my ways with that."

In 2007, Robert Stewart, of Ayr, Scotland, was placed on the sex offenders’ register after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9870635/Drunk-man-tried-to-have-sex-with-an-ambulance.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9870635/Drunk-man-tried-to-have-sex-with-an-ambulance.html)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 25, 2013, 10:03:11 PM
Well it was an emergency vehicle!
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: charp13 on February 25, 2013, 10:03:58 PM
Whew! Thanks for the cautionary tale! The last story is just another reason why I have not taken up drinking...yet. Ambulances are pretty hot looking sometimes!   :)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 25, 2013, 10:13:50 PM
Whew! Thanks for the cautionary tale! The last story is just another reason why I have not taken up drinking...yet. Ambulances are pretty hot looking sometimes!   :)
  My 59 Coach was both an ambulance and a hearse.  Somehow, as attractive as I find it, I've never had any unatural desires toward it.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: tv horror on February 25, 2013, 10:23:25 PM
Mmm...I wonder Haunted hearse after all you get laid in each of those vehicles.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on February 25, 2013, 10:56:18 PM
Naked robber leaves lingerie store wearing red dress and blonde wig - but is caught by tattoo on his back

 24 February 2013

An Iowa man has been arrested after breaking into a lingerie store and spending two hours trying on various items before leaving wearing a dress and a blonde wig.

Jose Angel Perales Jr., 24, was caught after police noticed a prominent tattoo of his last name on his back as they examined surveillance footage from Dr. John's Lingerie Boutique in Davenport.

Checking the state's mug shot records, they identified Perales and arrested him on Friday for third-degree burglary and third degree theft.

Breaking into the store at around 4.10 a.m. on the morning of February 17th, Perales was videoed entering an unlocked door and heading for the manager's office according to the Quad City Times.

When Perales left the office, he was naked, and was then observed spending the next two hours trying on various items of clothing around the store.

After two hours of shopping, Perales then left the store wearing a dress and a blonde wig that belonged to Dr. John's and was carrying a containing items from the store.

Investigators seized merchandise from the store during a search of Perales’ residence, according to the affidavit.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport police Perales walked around the store and shopped before going into the manager’s office.

The surveillance video showed a tattoo on the man’s back that read 'Perales' in old English lettering.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283834/Naked-robber-leaves-lingerie-store-wearing-red-dress-blonde-wig--caught-tattoo-back.html#ixzz2LzInGLUr (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283834/Naked-robber-leaves-lingerie-store-wearing-red-dress-blonde-wig--caught-tattoo-back.html#ixzz2LzInGLUr)

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Post by: tv horror on February 26, 2013, 11:36:52 AM
Tattoo on his back? Who was he Ricardo Montalban! 
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Post by: charp13 on February 26, 2013, 02:25:59 PM
tv horror!! You are leaving me in stitches! I can't stop giggling over your one liners  :)
I always knew you were a lyrical genius, but I did not know how funny you are! I hope there are more News of the World stories posted soon, just so you can make me laugh some more! 
As for the ambulance/hearse attraction...I don't know what came over me. teehee
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Post by: tv horror on February 26, 2013, 03:31:22 PM
Why thank you Charp13 you honour me with your compliments. Your comment:I don't know what came over me, reminds me of an old joke. "Doctor doctor I feel like a bridge" The doctor replies "What came over you?" "Oh two cars and a lorry!" Boom boom.
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Post by: charp13 on February 26, 2013, 08:44:19 PM
Yes!! That's my favorite kind of joke! I understood it, and I got a great laugh!  :)
I will re-tell it to my grandson, but replace "lorry" with a motorcycle....8 year olds love joke with motorcycles in them- and I'll look pretty cool...... yay!
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Post by: tv horror on February 26, 2013, 10:55:41 PM
Charlotte I know tons of doctor joke's.
 
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Post by: Haunted hearse on February 26, 2013, 11:04:44 PM
Yes!! That's my favorite kind of joke! I understood it, and I got a great laugh!  :)
I will re-tell it to my grandson, but replace "lorry" with a motorcycle....8 year olds love joke with motorcycles in them- and I'll look pretty cool...... yay!
  There was the story of a child who told his mother that he was going to play bridge with his friends.  The mother told him that she had no idea he was familliar with the cardgame.  her son said they didn't play bridge with cards, but rather one would stretch out between two chairs, and the others would walk across him.
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Post by: Fester on February 26, 2013, 11:35:31 PM
A guy walks into a doctor's office and starts saying: "I'm a Teepee--I'm a Wigwam--I'm a Teepee--I'm a Wigwam--I'm a Teepee--I'm a Wigwam--"


The doctor says:  "Calm Down! You're two tents!"

 ::)
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Post by: Fester on February 27, 2013, 12:04:30 AM
Personally, I'm holding out for tickets on the Hindenberg II


Plans for Titanic replica set sail as Australian billionaire avoids sink jinx

Mining tycoon to make exact copy of doomed ocean liner for journey across the Atlantic – but don't ask if it's unsinkable

    Paul Harris in New York
    guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 February 2013 15.40 EST   
   

It looks like the Titanic. It is meant to feel like the Titanic. But the Australian billionaire who on Tuesday unveiled blueprints for a successor ship to the doomed ocean liner is confident his dream project will not sink like the Titanic.

At a news conference in New York, mining tycoon Clive Palmer said his ambitious plans to launch a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic would be a tribute to those who built and backed the original.

“We will complete the journey. We will sail into New York on the ship they designed,” he said at the event being held inside the Intrepid aircraft carrier that is now a museum in the city.

But Palmer, a jovial and brash mogul who likes to style himself "professor", refused to be drawn into predicting that his new boat would be “unsinkable” – and thus avoided repeating an act of hubris that the backers of the first Titanic famously made. “Anything will sink if you put a hole in it,” Palmer admitted of Titanic II. But he joked that due to global warming the risks of travelling through the waters near the Arctic circle had lessened considerably. “There are not so many icebergs in the North Atlantic these days,” he said.

Palmer said that there was huge demand for the Titanic II’s maiden voyage. He said more than a dozen eager customers offering to pay up to a million dollars to snag a first class cabin. But he was less eager to reveal details of the cost of building the ship. Palmer founded Blue Star Line just to build the boat and he has ploughed part of his own fortune into it. “I’ve got enough money to pay for it,” he said when asked if he needed to borrow to raise funds. “Cost is not what it is all about.”
 
For the whole story, including pictures:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/26/titanic-2-launch-new-york-replica (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/26/titanic-2-launch-new-york-replica)
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Post by: tv horror on March 01, 2013, 01:59:29 PM
Fester post another fun story, the Titanic is too tragic to make fun of this time.
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Post by: Paladin on March 01, 2013, 06:49:18 PM
I heard about this. It sounds like a very ambitious and costly venture.
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Post by: Fester on March 02, 2013, 12:13:18 AM
Fester post another fun story, the Titanic is too tragic to make fun of this time.

What? Its too soon?

The Old Canoe sank over a hundred years ago.

And as the boys at Harland And Wolfe said--"Don't blame us!  It was in good shape when it left Belfast."



FROM  ROLLS-ROYCE STAFF MAGAZINE:

 
Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story)..

Scientists at Rolls Royce built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners and military jets all travelling at maximum velocity.

The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.

American engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the Windshields of their new high speed trains.

Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the American engineers.

When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer's back-rest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin like an arrow shot from a bow..

The horrified Yanks sent Rolls Royce the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the British scientists for suggestions.

You're going to love this......

Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo:

"Defrost the chicken."

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Post by: tv horror on March 02, 2013, 12:35:30 AM
Hi Fester, nope it's not to soon but you are quite right it was shoddy work by H and W and would you believe that they are still proud even though they cut corners in its making. As for the chicken I love that memo. Somebody definitely cried fowl. Or why did the chicken cross the road...To avoid the Rolls Royce cannon.
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Post by: Fester on March 02, 2013, 12:51:27 AM
  All the chicken jokes . . . its too much Pun-ishment!!


There really is a lot of tragic news out there . . .

Thousands of litres of whisky flushed down drain in Dumbarton

Thousands of litres of whisky have been flushed down the drain by accident at a bottling plant in Dumbarton.

It is understood the mix-up happened at Chivas Brothers during the night shift on Tuesday while equipment was being cleaned.

Instead of draining away waste water, the workers on duty somehow flushed out thousands of litres of bulk whisky.

The smell was so strong that sewage workers reported it.

Chivas Brothers - which employs 600 workers at the plant and produces the world's second biggest-selling brand, Ballantine's - said it was investigating an accidental release of spirit.

A statement said: "We are currently investigating an accidental loss on the 26th of February at our Dumbarton site, where some spirit was released to the local water treatment plant.

"There has been no release of spirit to the River Leven or any other local water course. We have informed Scottish Water and all other relevant authorities."

'Adverse impact'


A Scottish Water spokesman said: "Staff at our waste water treatment works were already aware of a problem and were working to identify the source when contacted by Chivas Brothers.

"Our trade effluent team have now visited the company to get an oversight into its failure investigation so that we can ensure all possible precautions are being taken to prevent a repeat.

"Discharging large volumes of alcohol into the sewer network can have an adverse impact on waste water treatment processes, particularly during dry, cold weather.

"We are continuing to closely monitor our Dumbarton waste water treatment works to ensure treatment has not been compromised."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-21614304 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-21614304)

It could have been worse-- It could have been Bushmills Single Malt . . .

And for the record:  I have distant relatives in Dumbarton.  So far, none of them have admitted any involvement.    :angel:
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Post by: tv horror on March 02, 2013, 01:38:48 PM
As a tea-total Irishman I had to get to the bottom of this so I interviewed some local fish near the spillage. Excuse me Mr Fish but have you a comment to add to this outrage? Hic-cup...Was his reply and off he went back into the drink.
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Post by: Fester on March 03, 2013, 02:46:38 AM

Iceland tests find meat pies contain no meat at all
Checking for horsemeat, food authorities get a strange surprise
The Associated Press
Posted: Mar 1, 2013 10:48 AM ET

Here's one they weren't expecting — meat pies with no meat.

When officials in Iceland began hearing about horsemeat being secreted into beef products around Europe, they decided to run tests to ensure the same thing wasn't happening in Iceland.

Icelandic meat inspector Kjartan Hreinsson says his team didn't find any horsemeat, but one brand of locally produced beef pie left it stumped: it contained no meat at all.

"That was the peculiar thing," Hreinsson said in a telephone interview Friday. "It was labelled as beef pie, so it should be beef pie."

Hreinsson said it appeared to be some kind of vegetable matter. He said the mystery pie was traced to a firm in western Iceland and the case had been handed to municipal authorities.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/01/wrd-iceland-horsemeat-meat-pie.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/01/wrd-iceland-horsemeat-meat-pie.html)
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 03, 2013, 04:39:55 AM
   At least it's not the Mr. Ed special.
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Post by: tv horror on March 03, 2013, 10:26:34 AM
Never mind the horse meat I've heard that even their fishcakes contain seahorse.
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Post by: Fester on March 04, 2013, 03:37:05 PM

4 March 2013

'Batman' brings in suspect to Bradford police

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3300/6619065166190036.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/687/6619065166190036.jpg/)
Gee, Batman, you're kinda letting yourself go . . .
A man dressed as the caped crusader Batman has handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station before disappearing into the night.

Police said the costumed crime-fighter marched the 27-year-old man into Trafalgar House Police Station, in the early hours of 25 February.

The man was charged with handling stolen goods and fraud offences.

Police said: "The person who brought the man in was dressed in a full Batman outfit. His identity remains unknown."

Despite speculation on social media the arrested man could know the mysterious crime-fighter, West Yorkshire Police said: "We do not know the identity of the man dressed as Batman and do not know if he is friends with the man who was handed in."
Local accent

The suspect will appear before Bradford magistrates on Friday, police said.

A fancy dress store owner believes she sold the costume to the masked man.
Kathryn Sutcliffe, of Kirkgate Market's The Joke Shop, said she sold a Batman outfit to a man in his 20s a couple of days before the incident.

She said: "Usually they want the Dark Knight costume but he wanted this one. He wanted the one with the muscly chest as well. It's like the one Del Boy wears in Only Fools and Horses."

Mrs Sutcliffe said the man had a local accent and was tall with curly black hair.

She may be one of the few people who knows the Bradford Batman's name, as he paid with a credit card and she has the receipt, but she said she would keep his identity a secret.

The neighbourhood police team for the Buttershaw area of Bradford, wrote about the incident on its Facebook page.
'Promptly vanished'

They said: "Last week we had a very strange occurrence at the police station when a male wanted for an offence on our area was 'escorted' into our helpdesk at Trafalgar House by Batman.

"Batman came into the helpdesk, stated to the staff 'I've caught this one for you' and then promptly vanished into the night to fight crime and the fear of crime in Bradford.

The officers added: "This post is meant as a bit of a light-hearted news."

One comment posted in the name of the neighbourhood police team even said: "We know the male set this up himself."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-21654930 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-21654930)
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Post by: tv horror on March 04, 2013, 03:44:07 PM
Usually whenever I hear of a bat man it's usually of the baseball kind, way to go caped crusader.
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Post by: The Batman on March 09, 2013, 12:29:03 AM
Going out as the Batman is not recommended for anyone I know. 'Too dangerous. I only suit up for surprise late night appearances for lots of cool comments and photos and always have spotters following me for safety reasons. Never let your guard go down. Sometimes a drunk guy in a bar may dare to say he can beat Batman. That was his first mistake. Be safe, good citizens. cheers  8)
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Post by: Paladin on March 09, 2013, 10:31:57 AM
Uhh huh   ??? ::)

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Post by: tv horror on March 09, 2013, 11:24:17 AM
From the Batman himself, why you sound just like Adam West.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 10, 2013, 06:50:12 PM
T H E   T H I N G
http://io9.com/5989538/russian-scientists-say-theyve-found-unclassified-life-in-antarctic-lake (http://io9.com/5989538/russian-scientists-say-theyve-found-unclassified-life-in-antarctic-lake)
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Post by: Paladin on March 10, 2013, 08:34:09 PM
T H E   T H I N G
[url]http://io9.com/5989538/russian-scientists-say-theyve-found-unclassified-life-in-antarctic-lake[/url] ([url]http://io9.com/5989538/russian-scientists-say-theyve-found-unclassified-life-in-antarctic-lake[/url])


I've heard this many times before about life under or near the top of the Arctic ice. Almost every country in the world has scientists and a small military contingent of men there.
Whether it's something unusual is another story, but who knows.

We'll never find out what's really going on at any rate.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 10, 2013, 11:03:45 PM
Agreed!
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Post by: tv horror on March 11, 2013, 12:28:43 AM
Plus don't forget that they went off the radar for a week or more after their find? As for the Antarctic "Who goes there!" It's some thing, what thing that thing what thing yes that Thing. 
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 11, 2013, 12:44:52 PM
See, Maurice - that's just the thing!
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Post by: packy120353 on March 11, 2013, 02:34:43 PM
Who goes there indeed...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koloc_Point (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koloc_Point)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 11, 2013, 02:55:16 PM
Wow, Paul!  That's pretty freakin' wild!  Dude's surely a relative, wouldn't you think?

Or...  are you The Thing?
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Post by: packy120353 on March 11, 2013, 03:24:26 PM
Nah I ain't no Thing...but the Dude is my Pop who flew Werner Von Braun around in a Sikorsky at the South Pole....see attached LOL(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3305/3204795044_35f464db17.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/duane-the-bathtub/3204795044/)
autograph (http://www.flickr.com/photos/duane-the-bathtub/3204795044/#) by packy120353 (http://www.flickr.com/people/duane-the-bathtub/), on Flickr
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Post by: packy120353 on March 11, 2013, 03:34:09 PM
The best part is - it was addressed to "Packy Koloc"!!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 11, 2013, 05:22:49 PM
That's great, man!
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Post by: charp13 on March 11, 2013, 09:21:36 PM
packy- That's really cool! What a sweet little piece of history! And I'm also glad you're NOT The Thing!
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Post by: tv horror on March 12, 2013, 12:53:08 AM
Mmmmm...I'm not too sure about that Charp13 he does look extra crispy around the gills. After all it was the way to rid the World of these Things. Seriously nice piece of history there Packy, how cool is that to have a place named after you. I just got plain old Hyde park myself mumble mumble.
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Post by: Fester on March 12, 2013, 12:54:38 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img545/6008/newserrorfasterthanspee.jpg)



(http://imageshack.us/a/img703/6985/mankilledtodeath.jpg)
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Post by: tv horror on March 12, 2013, 09:56:45 AM
I would have preferred "Man killed by Death, Tony Todd strikes again". 
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 12, 2013, 02:55:21 PM
Damn!  You're kidding me!  Yeah, that would do it.  You very rarely survive death :o.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 12, 2013, 02:58:30 PM
BTW, the "THING" deal people are now saying the bacteria are just contaminates and there's no "life" in them.  ::)
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Post by: tv horror on March 12, 2013, 03:06:29 PM
DAH DAH TAH!
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Post by: Fester on March 15, 2013, 01:33:21 AM
Try to read the following story without snickering like a 12 year old.  I was going to add a comment, but the headline cannot be surpassed . . .


Brisbane's bucketing makes it 'hard to get hold of the scrotums'

Large kangaroo scrotums are in short supply for a souvenir-making taxidermist after the continuing rain drove kangaroos beyond the range of shooters.

Taxidermist John Kreuger said he sold 1000 tanned kangaroo scrotums per week in a range of forms, from bottle openers to key rings.

Strife has hit that arm of his Townsville-based business with a shortage of kangaroos and therefore, their scrotums, from his main Brisbane supplier.

"Therefore the traditional shooting areas are bare of kangaroos, no doubt they'll come back but in the meantime, especially for the red kangaroo, it's hard to get hold of the scrotums."

There is a break on the horizon for Mr Kreuger and Brisbanites, with the city forecast to get its first day without rain since March 1 on Thursday and sunny days forecast from then on.

Mr Kreuger describes himself as a conservationist and does not kill kangaroos for the "bits and pieces that hang off them" but sources the scrotums from kangaroo meat factories.

At his Brisbane's supplier's peak, they process 22,000 kangaroos a week but Mr Kreuger said they were down to about a quarter of the number.

"Of course a big percentage of that are probably younger male kangaroos and they don't have the right-sized testicles," he said.

"We want the big ones.

"The more experienced kangaroos seem to know when the weather is not in favour and they take off."

When kangaroo scrotums were in abundance, Mr Kreuger stocked up.

He said he had about 50,000 frozen in storage though demand is continuing to grow for his products.

Canadian gun shops have begun importing the merchandise and there is also a Californian client who says the kangaroo scrotum based products are selling well.

Mr Kreuger believes he is the only taxidermist in Australia creating the souvenirs with testicles and says it is possible no one else in the world is doing it.

The kangaroos could hopefully be inching back from the desert, with a break in the rain finally forecast for Thursday.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jonty Hall said fine weather was expected on Thursday and Friday, and possibly through the entire weekend.

"Basically the showers are beginning to contract," he said.

"Exposed islands might still get some showers, like Moreton and Stradbroke Islands but it should clear for Brisbane on Thursday."

Thursday will be the first rain-free day of March, with 141 millimetres dumped on Brisbane since March 1.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/weather/brisbanes-bucketing-makes-it-hard-to-get-hold-of-the-scrotums-20130312-2fxor.html#ixzz2NaSiHoEr (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/weather/brisbanes-bucketing-makes-it-hard-to-get-hold-of-the-scrotums-20130312-2fxor.html#ixzz2NaSiHoEr)
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Post by: tv horror on March 15, 2013, 02:07:37 PM
Wotcha cobber Mr kangaroo! Fair dunkum mate what's that tune you're singing? Don't you know "I'm slinging in the rain...What a glorious feeling I'm happy again". 
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 15, 2013, 08:34:26 PM

Man steals $33 million from Australian casino in 'Ocean's Eleven'-esque heist

An unknown man stole $33 million from an Australian casino by hacking into its surveillance footage and having the information relayed to him via earpiece.


While many felt "Ocean's  Eleven," the movie starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney about a massive and intricately planned casino heist, was exciting and well thought out, not many believed a caper like the one depicted in the film could actually succeed.

There were too many variables, too much pizazz, and casino security in the movie was made to look like a doltish snail.

Sometimes, however, life does imitate art, at least in Australia.

This month, the Crown Casino, Australia's largest, alerted police that a foreigner had hacked into its security surveillance system and scammed the casino for $33 million, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported.

Security experts believe the Crown's own methods of surveillance and protection were used against it. According to ABC, Crown has high-resolution cameras that pan, tilt and zoom in on gaming tables, which the unknown thief, who was playing at high stakes VIP tables, gained access to, allowing him to have the content phoned into him via an earpiece he was wearing.

Crown officials have yet to comment on how the scam was carried out. They said the thief has been identified in their surveillance footage and banned from their casinos. They also said a member of the casino's VIP staff who was assigned to look after the gambler has been dismissed, but they did not say if the staff member was involved in the heist, CNBC reports.

Linda Hancock, who's written a book about the Crown Casino, says the haul did not immediately draw attention because it's perfectly common for Crown to not only attract "big whales," but also let them bet incredible amounts of money.

"The Crown Casino has about six or seven Learjets," Hancock told ABC. "It flies these VIPs in so how it all works is that these people have a minder. The person had his family with him — that's not uncommon either. They come in, they look after the family while the high roller gambles."

According to Las Vegas-based casino consultant Barron Stringfellow, pulling off this type of heist takes far fewer resources than an "Ocean's Eleven"-type sting. Instead, most of the equipment can purchased at any local electronics store.

"Intercepting them [the surveillance signals] is simple as going down to a local Radio Shack," he told ABC.

He described the operation as this: The player wears an earpiece that is fed information from an accomplice sitting somewhere in the casino or outside of it. This person would have access to the casino's surveillance feed and would be watching the action on the table. They would then relay the best plays and bets to the player.

According to Stringfellow, these schemes are more common than the public thinks, and only go unreported because casinos are loathe to disclose them, fearing the repercussions of bad PR.

Crown Casino has pledged to recover the money, but Stringfellow says that outcome is close to impossible if the thief was able to leave the property with the windfall.

"Chances are zero," he said.
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Post by: Paladin on March 16, 2013, 01:17:27 PM
 :P  Wow   ???
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Post by: zombiehorror on March 27, 2013, 08:16:22 AM
The story itself is nothing remarkable but who the hell thought of the headline?!  Gotta love a good Uranus story!!!

"Uranus takes a pounding more frequently than thought" and the opening sentence,    "Uranus isn't just gassy, it's also tilted completely sideways,..."

"Needless to say, this sort of behavior is a bit strange for Uranus,..."

"But with Uranus, one collision big enough...."

"....would also have screwed up Uranus'.."

"....punching into Uranus.........."

"It's always been assumed that way out around Uranus.........things were pretty chill, with the gas giants slowly forming..........."


http://www.dvice.com/archives/2011/10/we-now-know-why.php (http://www.dvice.com/archives/2011/10/we-now-know-why.php)

Uranus the butt of all solar system jokes!!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 27, 2013, 08:46:27 AM

Finger Leakin' Good  - or-  Mr. Hoffa, Is that YOU?


http://now.msn.com/human-dna-likely-to-be-found-in-meat-products (http://now.msn.com/human-dna-likely-to-be-found-in-meat-products)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 31, 2013, 05:42:32 PM

Sometimes even politics can be good.  I hope this catches on:

BE PREPARED: APRIL 4 IS INTERNATIONAL TOPLESS JIHAD DAY

An international campaign with the eye-catching name of "Titslamism Free Amina" has rallied in support of Tunisian feminist activist Amina, who stirred up controversy last week after posting topless protest photos of herself on Facebook.  International feminist activist group Femen said Amina told them she was being isolated in a family house and wasn't allowed to leave. Women from all over the world have been posting topless pictures of themselves in protest, and Femen is calling for an international protest in front of Tunisian embassies on April 4, calling it International Topless Jihad Day. No telling if the inclusion of "topless" will soften the whole "jihad" thing in the eyes of authorities.
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Post by: The Batman on April 06, 2013, 01:25:02 PM
Batman gets pulled over by the police. C:)
FULL video and audio version

'Pulled over for having a cool Batman license plate.

Batman gets pulled over by Police [FULL VIDEO] with Audio, in Montgomery County MD. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZILpOVjcT5c#)

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/knightlydv/lbt2_zps4f5cbe5f.jpg)

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/knightlydv/lbt_zps464223b2.jpg)

But of course...having NO plates at all can get a Bat pulled over as well...

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/knightlydv/rol_zps0dc32e98.jpg)

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Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 30, 2013, 05:39:33 PM

Plane Crash Video

This plane crashed shortly after take-off, with a full load of fuel:

http://news.msn.com/world/video?videoid=94c70d6d-cf98-26bc-d515-8952c71022c7&ap=true\ (http://news.msn.com/world/video?videoid=94c70d6d-cf98-26bc-d515-8952c71022c7&ap=true\)

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Post by: Paladin on May 01, 2013, 12:58:35 PM
Plane Crash Video

This plane crashed shortly after take-off, with a full load of fuel:

[url]http://news.msn.com/world/video?videoid=94c70d6d-cf98-26bc-d515-8952c71022c7&ap=true\[/url] ([url]http://news.msn.com/world/video?videoid=94c70d6d-cf98-26bc-d515-8952c71022c7&ap=true\[/url])




There's something about this tape (of the crash) that isn't quite right...
I've seen something similar happen with a helicopter once but thankfully no one was killed.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 01, 2013, 01:06:20 PM
There's something about this tape (of the crash) that isn't quite right...
I've seen something similar happen with a helicopter once but thankfully no one was killed.


It looks too clear or something, doesn't it?

The only lucky thing about it is that it was a cargo plane that had only 7 people on board - not a passenger jet with 300 people.

It must be legit.  Here is another view from a different angle:

Bagram airfield crash 29 apr 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfVsql38oc#)
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Post by: BijouBob8mm on May 07, 2013, 12:13:01 PM
I just posted about the passing of Ray Harryhausen over in the general discussions, but thought it might be good to share the link here


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=103886 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=103886)
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Post by: Paladin on May 07, 2013, 01:47:31 PM
I
It looks too clear or something, doesn't it?

The only lucky thing about it is that it was a cargo plane that had only 7 people on board - not a passenger jet with 300 people.

It must be legit.  Here is another view from a different angle:

Bagram airfield crash 29 apr 2013 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfVsql38oc#[/url])


The guy who took this particular shot sounds very Army- or military.

The pilot goes throttle up, never gains a respected altitude and begins to list to the starboard side- he realizes this but it's to late and the plane goes belly down.
The pilot may not have accounted for the weight of the craft, but the reason for this could be anything. It could very well be a maintenance issue or that his starboard engine just locked- up. Either case it definitely looks like he just didn't gain any altitude at all and couldn't compensate for the problem. 
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 03, 2013, 12:35:17 AM
Just the Facts?   Human Head Transplants Now Possible!

Posted: 02 Jul 2013 08:40 AM PDT






Human Head Transplants Now Possible

Dr Sergio Canavero believes that the technology now exists that will allow surgeons to carry out the Frankenstein-style procedure, which has been tested out on animals since 1970.

Up until now there has been no way to successfully reconnect the spinal cord, leaving the subjects paralysed from the point where the transplant was connected.

Recent advances have meant that re-connecting the spinal cord is now possible, and it is believed that the breakthrough means that previously fatal diseases could be cured.

However, other experts have dismissed the idea.

Professor Anthony Warrens, from the British Transplantation Society, told the Sun: "Connecting a head to a body is worthless to human beings today. The whole concept is bizarre."

In 1970 Robert White successfully transplanted the head of a rhesus monkey onto the body of a second rhesus, and Dr Canavero, a member of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, has proposed using a similar method.

He said, “The greatest technical hurdle to such endeavour is of course the reconnection of the donor's and recipient's spinal cords. It is my contention that the technology only now exists for such linkage,” he wrote.

“It is argued that several up to now hopeless medical conditions might benefit from such procedure.”

He believes that a team of 100 could perform the operation in 36 hours — at a cost of £8.5million.

Both heads would have to be removed at the same time, and reconnected within an hour.

"This is no longer science fiction. This could be done today — now. If this operation is done it will provide a few people with a substantial amount of extra life,” he said. “The only reason I have not gone further is funding."

However, Dr Calum Mackellar, from the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, added: "This sounds like something from a horror movie." - Telegraph

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China

Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market

***********

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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 03, 2013, 12:39:31 AM

Would also work as a one operation, quickie sex change.  (Would make one helluva frat joke.)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 03, 2013, 12:43:50 AM
LOL!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 03, 2013, 12:50:43 AM

Seriously, if people are willing to freeze their heads just on an off chance...

Some billionaire (think Howard Hughes) would undergo the operation over and over again.  People desperate to provide for their families would sell their bodies; family members of brain dead patients would hurry to pull the plug, etc.

Kinda makes you think.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 03, 2013, 03:26:08 AM
Yes, it does.
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Post by: long live kong on July 03, 2013, 06:40:58 AM
So, I win the lottery and have my head criogenically frozen. Skip forward 2000 years. I am awoken, my surroundings are unfamiliar and strange. I am face to face with an angelic looking androgynous youth. (I'm guessing it is male, but I could be wrong). He/she speaks in a strange tongue (it is actually an evolved form of Mandarin).
 I am hoisted up. I have no body! I am a head! I am placed in a box. Perhaps I am being taken away for integration. I am a living relic, perhaps they want to pick my brain and learn all about the past. I am eventually removed from the box. I am placed on a table. Before me is a room full of angelic looking androgynous youths. ITS SHOW AND TELL!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 03, 2013, 11:23:15 AM
Now, THAT'S a great idea for one of the stories in a horror anthology!
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Post by: Fester on July 03, 2013, 11:24:20 AM
Interesting article UP.
Adds a whole new meaning to getting ahead . . Or getting h :o :o :o!

But . . .

Why can't I shake the image of Ray Milland and Rosie Greer?
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 03, 2013, 11:27:31 AM
Or you pick out a healthy, handsome, unwilling donor and cause him to die of blunt force trauma in the hospital parking lot.

The operation is successful and the doctor says that with current medical advances you should live at minimum another 120 years - with future anticipated advances perhaps twice that long.

Then Columbo nails you for the murder of your present body and you are sentenced to life in prison.

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Post by: long live kong on July 03, 2013, 11:59:17 AM
In a world where head transplants are the norm, a better punishment would be to re-transplant the offender's head onto the body of a Laama, or similar beast.

Off topic but....if a Siamese twin commits a murder, lets say one twin kills their mother whilst the other is sleeping, how do you punish the guilty twin? (Without the use of a head transplant).
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 03, 2013, 12:06:54 PM

Sounds like the Brave New World's real winners will be the lawyers.

(See - Nothing really changes.)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 03, 2013, 02:00:54 PM
Max may find a new home!
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Post by: long live kong on July 04, 2013, 11:28:31 AM

Humans could one day grow their own teeth as sharks do. Scientists have isolated stem cells that control the reproduction of teeth in fish. Dr. Gareth Fraser, from Sheffield university (Sheffield being a city in which your chances of losing a tooth, particularly in the city centre on a Friday night, are extremely high) states: "With our extended lives and diets, our limited supply of teeth is really no longer fit for purpose". Indeed. And now for the best bit....he added that humans could even evolve to grow beaks, as some fish have.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 04, 2013, 12:31:34 PM
That doctor's a quack...   ;D
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Post by: Count_Zirock on July 04, 2013, 12:55:00 PM
And now for the best bit....he added that humans could even evolve to grow beaks, as some fish have.
He never saw Karl Malden or Tim Roth, did he?

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Post by: long live kong on July 04, 2013, 01:03:14 PM

That doctor's a quack...   ;D

Hahaaa!! Why didn't I think of that one!

He never saw Karl Malden or Tim Roth, did he?

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Or Adrian Brody!


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Post by: Count_Zirock on July 05, 2013, 06:31:43 PM
http://www.minds.com/blog/view/144418/sea-monster-caught-on-oil-rig-cam-what-the-hell-is-it (http://www.minds.com/blog/view/144418/sea-monster-caught-on-oil-rig-cam-what-the-hell-is-it)

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Post by: long live kong on July 06, 2013, 07:06:53 AM

What in the name of my good giddy aunt is that?!
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Post by: tv horror on July 08, 2013, 09:43:42 PM
Why it's Jake Busey "I's got me a score of 31!"
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Post by: zombiehorror on July 11, 2013, 12:26:50 PM
Not sure if we covered this one before, it's a few months old!

Bizarre 6-Inch Skeleton Shown to Be Human
(http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/assets_c/2013/05/sn-skeleton-thumb-200xauto-17029.jpg)

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html (http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html)
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html (http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html)

My question is, "How can they be so sure it is human?!"!  Sure it may match human DNA but unless you have a sample of alien DNA how do you have anything to compare it to?!  Maybe alien DNA matches human DNA?!  Did these scientists just give away the secret that they have access to alien DNA?!
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Post by: Paladin on July 11, 2013, 12:30:26 PM
I wonder if George Noory covered this on his Coast- to[ Coast AM show?
This program would have a field day with a story like this.
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Post by: Fester on July 19, 2013, 01:14:38 AM
Romanian lawyer sues his bishop and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons in his house 
Madalin Ciculescu, 34, has accused the five of fraud
Claims demons were causing bad smells that were ruining his business
First time there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian court
Businessmen says he plans to go to the European Court of Human Rights.
By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 10:18 EST, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:38 EST, 6 April 2013

A Romanian lawyer is suing his local Orthodox bishop and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were forcing him out of his home.
Madalin Ciculescu, 34, accused the five of fraud after they turned up several times to exercise the demons which were responsible for the bad smells that were ruining his business.
He claimed that after the failed exorcism the demons even started haunting him at his home at Pitesti in Arges County in central Romania.

Romanian lawyer, Madalin Ciculescu, 34, is suing his local Orthodox bishop, Constantin Argatu, and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were forcing him out of his home
The case alleging 'religious malpractice' is reportedly the first time there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian court.
 
The four priests had all tried and failed to exorcise the demons, according to the legal papers that named bishop Constantin Argatu, even though he had not been to the property, as he was in charge of the priests who had been there.
The case has already been rejected by a lower court in Romania and was rejected again this week by the Romanian High Court, but now the businessmen says he plans to go to the European Court of Human Rights.

He told the court: 'If they (the accused) represent the way of God then God's ways are crooked. They did not remove the demons that made these bad smells as they promised to do, and I still see all sorts of demons in the form of animals, usually crows but also other such things, that are making my life miserable.
'When I am at home they switch the TV on and off all the time, they make foul smells that give me headaches and basically roam unhindered around my house and my business.'
The man produced his mother to back up his claim saying that even the hair-dryer was possessed and a black shadow came out of it when anyone tried to use it - and she also said the fridge was infested by the flatulent demons that she confirmed left foul smells about the property.
But the lawyer for the Archdiocese from Arges, Anton Alin, rejected the allegation of fraud saying that the exorcism had been properly carried out and they believed the allegations of further demons and more bad smells were simply a product of the man's imagination.
The Romanian court agreed with the church and rejected the application against Bishop Argatu as well as priests Ionut Cret Ovidiu, Gheorghe Nicut, Marius Dumitrescu and Gheorghe Dunitru - and ordered Ciculescu to pay legal costs.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304985/Romanian-lawyer-sues-bishop-priests-claiming-failed-properly-exorcise-flatulent-demons-house.html#ixzz2ZT88MqWk (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304985/Romanian-lawyer-sues-bishop-priests-claiming-failed-properly-exorcise-flatulent-demons-house.html#ixzz2ZT88MqWk)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 19, 2013, 01:49:49 AM

Shows the difference between them and the U.S.  Here we just blame the family dog.

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Post by: Fester on July 19, 2013, 11:18:39 PM
Shows the difference between them and the U.S.  Here we just blame the family dog.

Which reminds me of the time the Queen was showing the Archbishop of Canterbury around the royal stables  One of the stallions close by farted so loudly it couldn't be ignored. "Oh dear," said the Queen, "How embarrassing. I'm frightfully sorry about that." "It's quite understandable," said the Archbishop, and after a moment, added, "as a matter of fact, I thought it was the horse." ::)
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Post by: Fester on July 22, 2013, 10:30:25 AM

Boy Inhales Blowgun Dart

LiveScience.com
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer 3 hours ago Health
Boy Inhales Blowgun Dart

A 15-year-old boy in Ohio required a visit to the emergency room after he inhaled a dart from a homemade blowgun, according to a new report of his case.

The dart lodged in the boy's airway after he inhaled deeply while holding the blowgun in his mouth. Blowguns are designed to allow darts to be propelled outward by the force of an exhaled breath. The gun mostly consists of a narrow tube.

When he arrived at the emergency room, the boy had already been coughing for three hours. Although the boy said he had just been playing with his siblings — with no mention of the blowgun — X-rays of his airway revealed the dart. After further questioning, the boy admitted to using the blowgun.

The case highlights the potential dangers of blowguns for teens, especially when the blowguns are made by using instructions on the Internet, which the boy had done. Most websites that provide instructions regarding how to make blowguns do not adequately warn about the guns' risks, the researchers said. [See 9 Weird Ways Kids Can Get Hurt].

"It's really a setup for foreign body aspiration," study researcher Dr. Kris Jatana, an ear, nose and throat doctor at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said of blowgun use by teens. (Aspiration means inhaling a foreign material.)

When a child inhales deeply (to produce a forceful breath to propel the dart forward), their vocal chords open fully, which makes it easier for objects to enter their airway, Jatana said.

The boy underwent a nonsurgical procedure  in which a tube is inserted down the throat to view objects in the airway, and the dart was removed. Despite inhaling a sharp object, the boy was not harmed by the ordeal, according to the case report.

Over the next three months, the doctors saw two more cases of teen boys (ages 14 and 15) who inhaled darts from homemade blowguns. In both cases, the darts were removed without complications.

But the three boys were all very fortunate not to have any serious complications, Jatana told LiveScience. Anytime an object is inhaled and trapped in the airway, it can be a life-threatening problem, he said. A dart could puncture a hole in the airway or lungs, or injure the voice box.

Because of their risks, blowguns should probably not be used by children or teens, Jatana said.

With the Internet providing easy access to blowgun instructions, such cases may become more common in the future, the researchers said.

As shown in this case, teens do not always tell the truth, which can complicate receiving a correct diagnosis. If a teen boy comes to the emergency room with vague respiratory symptoms, doctors should be suspicious that he may have inhaled something, the doctors wrote in their report. Symptoms of aspiration include difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and spitting up or coughing blood.

The report is published in the July 22 issue of the journal Pediatrics.

http://news.yahoo.com/boy-inhales-blowgun-dart-112932844.html (http://news.yahoo.com/boy-inhales-blowgun-dart-112932844.html)
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 22, 2013, 04:35:17 PM
 The fun toys have been banned so long, todays kids don't know how to properly utilize them.  Inhale, them apply mouth.
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Post by: Fester on July 22, 2013, 08:35:40 PM
Sorry folks, but this is just so cool!

A Town Crier in official garb announces It's a Prince!


ROYAL BABY: Raw Royal Crier Announces Birth to Cheers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R92xysXxm3c#)


a boy.

"On this day the 22 of July in the year 2013, we welcome ... a future king.
"The first born of their royal highness the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
"The Third in line to the throne.
"May he be long-lived happy and glorious and one day reign over us.
"God Save the Queen."



Oyez! Oyez!

The world had been waiting for months for the arrival of the latest baby royale, but as prepared as folks were for the proclamation, the appearance of royal crier Tony Appleton was at once jaw-dropping and splendid.

That jacket. His bellow. The bell. And that marvelous tricorn hat with the electric-blue and pink feathers.

Whence did he come? Well, like all good town criers, 76-year-old Appleton has a website, where he reveals himself to be the Lord of the Manor of Great Baddow. Not surprisingly, the man given the job to herald the coming of His Royal Prince Highness the Prince of Cambridge not only is the president of the Guild of International Millennium Town Criers but also has been named Town Crier of the Year.

Before the crowds gathered for the royal baby in persona and virtually, Appleton's biggest audience may have been the 240 million who tuned into the 2011 New Years Day Parade in England. While Appleton has done many jobs big and small, his position is one that goes back centuries, to ancient Greek and Roman empires. The town criers served as the original public relations arm for the king, and harming them could get one charged with treason.

As for that ensemble, his website history notes that those fabulous uniforms date back to the 17th century:

    The Town Crier's robes are similar to those of the mayor, and uniforms are usually designed, incorporating the colours of the Crier's town.
    The ceremonial tricorne is adorned with curling feathers, a traditional representation of the quills used by earlier town criers to write their proclamations.
    Announcements are always preceded by the traditional "Oyez Oyez Oyez" (which is "listen" in French) and conclude with "God save the Queen."

The seasoned vet may also be prescient: Appleton told Seven Network he knew the offspring would be a boy. Sure, the odds were 50-50, but he got to shout it to the rooftops. Beat that, Twitter. Wait — the royal crier is on Twitter.

A few have been enraptured by the way Appleton encapsulates the pomp and circumstance. "It might have been the royal baby who was born today, but the limelight was stolen by the town crier," crowed the Quartz.

The New York Daily News begged indulgence of their readers: "Please allow us this brief fascination with the ceremonial town crier who clanged a bell and in booming voice officially announced the arrival of the royal baby. ... First we were beguiled by the idea that "town crier" might still be some sort of royal post, a holdover from a forgotten time before mass communication. Now we are equally excited to learn that Tony is available for all manner of commoner events. Book him while you can. We predict Tony Appleton is about to blow up."

The Washington Post couldn't resist a picture of the town crier toasting with a massive goblet. Neither can we. Except tha'ts not a goblet--that's his bell . . .

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7091/84xi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/203/84xi.jpg/)

That is so cool.   I'm almost ready for a change in careers! 8)



http://shine.yahoo.com/royal-baby-july/the-buzz-around-royal-crier-tony-appleton-223857332.html;_ylt=Ag8qna.kXiiKr66yzyyW39p7pxx.;_ylu=X3oDMTIxc3U0a2poBG1pdANSUiBUb2RheSBvbiBZYWhvbyBDYXJvdXNlbARwa2cDaWQtMzM5OTAxMQRwb3MDNgRzZWMDaGNtBHZlcgM5;_ylg=X3oDMTBhYWM1a2sxBGxhbmcDZW4tVVM-;_ylv=3 (http://shine.yahoo.com/royal-baby-july/the-buzz-around-royal-crier-tony-appleton-223857332.html;_ylt=Ag8qna.kXiiKr66yzyyW39p7pxx.;_ylu=X3oDMTIxc3U0a2poBG1pdANSUiBUb2RheSBvbiBZYWhvbyBDYXJvdXNlbARwa2cDaWQtMzM5OTAxMQRwb3MDNgRzZWMDaGNtBHZlcgM5;_ylg=X3oDMTBhYWM1a2sxBGxhbmcDZW4tVVM-;_ylv=3)
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Post by: The Spangler on July 27, 2013, 04:46:45 PM
Not sure if we covered this one before, it's a few months old!

Bizarre 6-Inch Skeleton Shown to Be Human
([url]http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/assets_c/2013/05/sn-skeleton-thumb-200xauto-17029.jpg[/url])

[url]http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html[/url] ([url]http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html[/url])
[url]http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html[/url] ([url]http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/05/bizarre-6-inch-skeleton-shown-to.html[/url])

My question is, "How can they be so sure it is human?!"!  Sure it may match human DNA but unless you have a sample of alien DNA how do you have anything to compare it to?!  Maybe alien DNA matches human DNA?!  Did these scientists just give away the secret that they have access to alien DNA?!
Its more than likely Nephilim.   While usually thought of as meaning "giant", the true definition of nephilim is "fallen".  Though the majority of nephilim entities were indeed giants, some were no doubt dwarves.  Angelic DNA is probably very close to human DNA and of course being half human anyway, it's DNA went undistinguished from full human.
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Post by: Fester on July 27, 2013, 11:30:07 PM
Its more than likely Nephilim.   While usually thought of as meaning "giant", the true definition of nephilim is "fallen".  Though the majority of nephilim entities were indeed giants, some were no doubt dwarves.  Angelic DNA is probably very close to human DNA and of course being half human anyway, it's DNA went undistinguished from full human.


Interesting hypothesis.  Have you any evidence to back it up? 
The human genome has been mapped 100% and the only genetic difference between a human and a chimpanzee is about 2%, I would think that any non-human DNA would stand out pretty obviously. 
What exactly is the origin of "Nephilim?"  Where did they come from?
As I recall, the only "evidence" of their existance comes from The Old Testament--and that is it. Chile, where this thing was found was certainly not mentioned in the OT.  Have actual, verifiable human/non-human crossbred creatures been found?

There are more prosaic explanations for what was found in Chile. 
It is highly likely that the alien--or whatever--is fully human.  As in an aborted human foetus dumped in the desert and mummified by the dry conditions.
http://paolov.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/atacama-alien-mystery/ (http://paolov.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/atacama-alien-mystery/)

Now, one must also wonder why someone is using this little dead guy in a "documentary" about space aliens.  Looks like much of the whole deal was a scam.
It seems part of the director, Steven Greer's plans to obtain funding for the development of a free energy machine supposedly based on "government suppressed" knowledge obtained from space alien sources.
He is creating a back story to lend creedence to his alien energy generation scam.
 
http://badufos.blogspot.com/2013/04/greer-documentary-sirius-promises-free.html (http://badufos.blogspot.com/2013/04/greer-documentary-sirius-promises-free.html)
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Post by: Scatter on July 28, 2013, 08:23:46 AM
Interesting hypothesis.  Have you any evidence to back it up? 
The human genome has been mapped 100% and the only genetic difference between a human and a chimpanzee is about 2%, I would think that any non-human DNA would stand out pretty obviously. 
What exactly is the origin of "Nephilim?"  Where did they come from?
As I recall, the only "evidence" of their existance comes from The Old Testament--and that is it. Chile, where this thing was found was certainly not mentioned in the OT.  Have actual, verifiable human/non-human crossbred creatures been found?

There are more prosaic explanations for what was found in Chile. 
It is highly likely that the alien--or whatever--is fully human.  As in an aborted human foetus dumped in the desert and mummified by the dry conditions.
[url]http://paolov.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/atacama-alien-mystery/[/url] ([url]http://paolov.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/atacama-alien-mystery/[/url])

Now, one must also wonder why someone is using this little dead guy in a "documentary" about space aliens.  Looks like much of the whole deal was a scam.
It seems part of the director, Steven Greer's plans to obtain funding for the development of a free energy machine supposedly based on "government suppressed" knowledge obtained from space alien sources.
He is creating a back story to lend creedence to his alien energy generation scam.
 
[url]http://badufos.blogspot.com/2013/04/greer-documentary-sirius-promises-free.html[/url] ([url]http://badufos.blogspot.com/2013/04/greer-documentary-sirius-promises-free.html[/url])


Now Dave.........facts are so BOOOOOOOOORING. And I want my Obama-suppressed free energy machine, dammit!!
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Post by: LUCKMANN on July 31, 2013, 11:46:12 AM
Here in Brasil riots ended after pope's visiting all the slums and ghettos, but the bus taxes are raising another kind of civil war in some states and big cities.
Not sure about civil war, I hope not but the sadly true is that Brasil is one of the most corruptive and stupid country with stupid people, even being brazilian I can say this.
And the flash news is: it's snowing in 120 cities. Why is it news? Because we never had snow here, never!
Snowing is so cool!
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on July 31, 2013, 01:02:32 PM
Luckamn -

come visit upstate NY in the winter, my man....you'll have your fill.

and I can teach you how to shovel...

Bizarroo Jeff
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Post by: Fester on August 01, 2013, 11:11:44 AM
Whew!

I was worried that there might have been some misunderstanding.



Netflix US removes Star Trek III due to missing Vulcan and Klingon dialogue

The online streaming service says it will solve the problem in a week. How hard can it be, right?

Written By
    Emma Daly
    12:25 PM, 30 July 2013

Netflix US is to remove Star Trek III: The Search For Spock from its film listings until it is able to provide authentic subtitles for the Vulcan and Klingon diagloue.

The on-demand service thinks it can do the tranlsation work in about a week – and credit to them for trying. It seems most DVDs have simply injected a lot of English dubbing to overcome the problem, hiding behind the suggestion that people don’t like subtitles.

This is not a popular choice among fans – particularly those who’ve actually learnt the language (Netflix could do with finding these guys).

But learning to speak Klingon and Vulcan in a week? That’s a tough challenge.

Netflix could do worse than getting hold of a copy of Marc Okrand's Klingon Dictionary, first published in 1984, and there are various online Vulcan dictionaries out there too.

From a little bit of Googling we’ve found that ‘kal-toh’ (sometimes Kal-tow) is a Vulcan form of chess and ‘kreyla’ means Vulcan biscuits.

Klingon – well that’s a whole other kettle of fish – ‘yIDoghQo’ means 'don’t be silly', while ‘Heghlu meH QaQ jajvam’ means 'today is a good day to die'.

Yes, we’d need more than a week.




http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-07-30/netflix-us-removes-star-trek-iii-due-to-missing-vulcan-and-klingon-dialogue (http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-07-30/netflix-us-removes-star-trek-iii-due-to-missing-vulcan-and-klingon-dialogue)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 01, 2013, 05:54:09 PM
...From a little bit of Googling we’ve found that ‘kal-toh’ (sometimes Kal-tow) is a Vulcan form of chess and ‘kreyla’ means Vulcan biscuits. ...

Would those be "biscuits" like the ones served with American breakfasts, or the ones that are commonly served with English teas - and which Americans would call "cookies"?

Accuracy above all.  We'd better get this translation right the first time.  The studio probably won't be want to have to spend money on another "revised" edition later.
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: LUCKMANN on August 01, 2013, 06:05:57 PM
Luckamn -

come visit upstate NY in the winter, my man....you'll have your fill.

and I can teach you how to shovel...

Bizarroo Jeff

LOL

I can imagine how bored you are with all that snow, but for us, tropical country, snowing a bit is like heaven.
But yes, I pretend go to USA soon, saving money for the trip wiht the wife. We'll dinner at your place!

Abraços!
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Post by: Fester on August 01, 2013, 11:14:53 PM
Of course she was wearin' her dentures--a wedding is a special occasion!


Bride-to-be nabbed at county jail


July 28, 2013 9:26 pm by: Ben Garrett, Editor


HUNTSVILLE — A would-be bride was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into the Scott County Jail when she allegedly showed up for her nuptials with a jail inmate with more than just her wedding gown.

Brita Lee West, 47, of Jamestown, showed up at the Scott County Justice Center Wednesday to marry Willard Tinch, a Jamestown man who is incarcerated at the jail. Instead of a wedding, West was booked on drug possession charges when corrections officers allegedly discovered narcotics hidden inside her mouth.

According to a report filed by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, West inquired about being able to kiss her groom during the marital ceremony as she was being searched prior to entering the facility. Corrections Sgt. Tiffany Byrge reportedly noticed that West’s “false teeth kept falling down while she was talking and noticed a package in her mouth,” according to the report. The package turned out to be a gum wrapper containing two strips of suboxone — an addictive pain relief narcotic — and an amount of crystal methamphetamine.

West was placed under arrest by deputies Tyler Cross and Donald Gagne. A subsequent search of West’s vehicle by Gagne and Lt. Dennis Chambers allegedly revealed another package of crystal meth, along with crushed pills and “various drug paraphernalia.”

West was booked on felony charges of possession of meth, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of drugs into a penal facility. She was placed under a $25,000 bond.

Meanwhile, the 1995 Honda Civic driven by West to the Justice Center was seized, along with $751 in cash.

The wedding ceremony was canceled.



http://www.ihoneida.com/news/local-news/2013/07/bride-to-be-nabbed-at-county-jail/ (http://www.ihoneida.com/news/local-news/2013/07/bride-to-be-nabbed-at-county-jail/)
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on August 02, 2013, 04:01:32 PM
Luckman -

Anytime, my friend.....just start traveling north...I'm up near Canada...


Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Fester on August 08, 2013, 11:53:55 AM
Guess honking the horn and yelling "MOOOOVE!!" didn't work so well.

Indonesian plane crashes into cow and skids off runway

An Indonesian passenger plane has skidded off a runway into a field after crashing into a cow.

The Lion Air plane, with at least 110 passengers on board, hit the cow as it came into land at Jalaluddin airport on the island of Sulawesi.

No-one has been reported injured, but the cow was crushed to death under a plane wheel.

The pilot, Iwan Permadi, told the national news agency Antara that he could smell "burning meat".

He said he initially thought there were dogs in front of the plane, "but it turned out there were three cows wandering in the middle of the runway".


Story with photo of plane here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-23606682 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-23606682)

Story (in Indonesian) with photo of victim here:
http://news.detik.com/read/2013/08/06/234432/2325241/10/ini-sapi-yang-tertabrak-lion-air-di-landasan-gorontalo (http://news.detik.com/read/2013/08/06/234432/2325241/10/ini-sapi-yang-tertabrak-lion-air-di-landasan-gorontalo)

Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 08, 2013, 04:29:46 PM
Guess honking the horn and yelling "MOOOOVE!!" didn't work so well.

Indonesian plane crashes into cow and skids off runway

...He [the pilot] said he initially thought there were dogs in front of the plane, "but it turned out there were three cows wandering in the middle of the runway"....

So he thought if they were only dogs, he would just go ahead and run over them?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Fester on August 08, 2013, 11:04:41 PM
So he thought if they were only dogs, he would just go ahead and run over them?

Sure!  Some scrawny dogs wouldn't hurt the plane.  ::)
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Post by: Fester on August 18, 2013, 12:56:20 AM
One of the more endearing aspects of life in Spokanistan:  the quality of entertainment.

Cops to Distribute Bags of Chips at Hempfest (Really!)
Labels Will Educate Potheads About Limits of Legalization Law

by Ben Livingston

As thousands of stoners prepare to convene at the world's largest pot rally this weekend, the Seattle Police Department is planning to distribute information to Hempfest attendees about the state's new legalization law—on stickers attached to bags of chips.

Seriously.

Because while stoners have no problem ignoring a leaflet, police recognize that it's nearly impossible to turn down a bag of Doritos.

"Distributing salty snacks at a festival celebrating hemp, I think, is deliberately ironic enough that people will accept them in good humor," says police department spokesman Sergeant Sean Whitcomb. "We want to make sure people learn the rules and that they respect the vote."

The labels on the snack-sized bags will direct festival attendees to the SPD's post-legalization FAQ titled "Marijwhatnow?" which went viral last November, reminding citizens that possessing up to an ounce of pot is allowed, but selling and growing the stuff remains illegal (until licenses are issued later this year by the state).

With funding for the project coming entirely from the privately run Seattle Police Foundation, police say they plan to distribute about 1,000 bags of Doritos over the weekend.

The SPD isn't just being progressive by national political standards—the cops in Seattle are more progressive than the rest of city government. The city council and city attorney are currently focused on crafting a new municipal citation for public pot smoking, despite the fact that cops can already cite people for public consumption under state law. But instead of issuing tickets, the SPD has been warning people getting high in public that they can be ticketed—the state has a form officers can use—but has only been asking violators to extinguish their pot. Police say this has remedied the situation without handing out citations.

In that vein, Whitcomb confirms that the "spirit of Initiative 502" will govern enforcement at Hempfest this year, and police will not issue tickets for public toking.

"We've said all along that this is a momentous period in our history. We only get to do it once," says Whitcomb. "Our department has taken a leadership role in public education, and it's a responsibility we are taking very seriously. We are not looking to have a heavy hand when it comes to enforcement. That said, the rules are the rules, and we want people to voluntarily comply with them."

Will cops give out tickets instead of snacks at next year's Hempfest? Whitcomb doubts it, saying the department is guided by a voter-enacted city ordinance from 2003 that deprioritized marijuana enforcement, adding, "It's not as if we get a lot of complaints about it."

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/cops-to-distribute-bags-of-chips-at-hempfest-really/Content?oid=17500264 (http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/cops-to-distribute-bags-of-chips-at-hempfest-really/Content?oid=17500264)

UPDATE! 
Seattle PD Ran Out of Free HempFest Doritos in 10 Minutes

The Seattle Police Department's plan to hand out safety flyers at this weekend's HempFest that people would actually want seems to have worked beautifully: the free Doritos attached to each flyer were gone in 10 minutes, according to the department. Each mini-package of snacks (they brought 1,000 of them) was adorned with a series of educational tips for the largest marijuana-themed festival in the world. "Don't drive while high," they advise, adding, "Don't give, sell, or shotgun weed to people under 21." Do, they say, "listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a Reasonable Volume."
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1194/rbw5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/rbw5.jpg/)

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/seattle-pd-ran-out-their-free-hempfest-doritos-10-minutes/68449/ (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/seattle-pd-ran-out-their-free-hempfest-doritos-10-minutes/68449/)
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Post by: Fester on August 19, 2013, 04:46:29 PM
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Man who filled soon to be ex-wife's hot tub with manure arrested after police tractor chase
A Quebec man is facing charges after he allegedly filled his estranged wife's hot tub with manure after being served with divorce papers.

On Tuesday morning, Quebec provincial police were called to a house in the small town of Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, located about an hour and a half north of Montreal, after receiving a mischief complaint. “On site, the officers saw a man with a tractor placing manure in the spa, or the hot tub, of his ex-wife and [at] the front door,” said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau.

The man allegedly refused to stop when ordered to by police and then tried to take off on the tractor. Police soon caught up with him. “He was arrested within minutes,” Bilodeau said. “One police officer was injured, but from what I heard it was only minor injuries.”

The suspect is a retired police officer and had just received notice that his estranged wife had started divorce proceedings. He had to be subdued with pepper spray. A 64-year-old man faces four charges, including hit and run and assaulting a police officer. He appeared in court in Joliette and has been released pending his next court date.
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Post by: Fester on September 01, 2013, 07:25:09 PM

Man says Fort Pierce cops weighed his cocaine wrong, says he knows 'because that's what he does for a living'

As a Fort Pierce police officer weighed crack cocaine and pills recovered from a man arrested at Walmart, the man yelled that the officer was weighing the drugs all wrong.

"While weighing the narcotics on a scale at the county jail, Ames yelled from the back of my patrol car that I was doing it wrong. Ames told me . . . that I needed to press the scale button to grams," a report states. "Ames told me that the reason he knew how to separate/weigh crack cocaine and pills is because that's what he does for a living."

Career paths involving crack cocaine generally are frowned upon by law enforcement.

For the full story with a mug shot of this recreational pharmacist:
http://blogs.tcpalm.com/off_the_beat_will_greenlee_blog/2013/08/as-a-fort-pierce-police.html (http://blogs.tcpalm.com/off_the_beat_will_greenlee_blog/2013/08/as-a-fort-pierce-police.html)
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Post by: Fester on November 10, 2013, 03:37:55 PM
Man puts meth pipe in court X-ray

(KOIN) – A man who was coming into the Cowlitz County Court for a hearing allegedly decided to place his methamphetamine pipe through the security X-ray machine.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office reports that 51-year-old Steven Todd Campbell arrived at the courthouse in Longview, Wash., Tuesday morning for a hearing on previous charges of meth possession and obstructing an officer.

As he was going through the security checkpoint, he placed a 3-inch clear glass pipe with brown residue on the tray to be scanned. He tried to cover the pipe with a piece of paper. A deputy noticed the pipe and arrested Campbell.

The residue on the pipe later tested positive for meth.

Campbell was arrested on another charge of possession and lodged in the Cowlitz County Jail.
http://www.koin.com/news/washington/man-puts-meth-pipe-in-court-x-ray (http://www.koin.com/news/washington/man-puts-meth-pipe-in-court-x-ray)
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 12, 2013, 08:17:17 AM
There are some amazing pictures of the damage from Typhoon Haiyan in the news:

http://tinyurl.com/nx7kn2p (http://tinyurl.com/nx7kn2p)

I think the one that I find most striking is all the palm trees snapped off like a newly mowed lawn.  No wonder buildings don't stand up to that kind of force.

So many places in the Philippines  have yet to be heard from at all.

Do we have any members in the Philippines? 
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Post by: Count_Zirock on November 12, 2013, 03:30:50 PM
1 World Trade Center named as tallest US building
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CHICAGO (AP) — The new World Trade Center tower in New York will replace Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building when it is completed next year, an international panel of architects announced Tuesday.

The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said that because the needle atop the New York skyscraper is a permanent spire and not an antenna it can be counted when measuring the structure's height.

The needle, measuring 408 feet tall, was more than enough to confirm Chicago is the Second City when it comes to tall buildings.

With the needle, 1 World Trade Center is a symbolically important 1,776 feet tall. Without it, the building would have been only 1,368 feet tall — well short of the 1,451-foot Willis Tower.

At stake was more than just the pride of two cities that feast on superlatives and the tourist dollars that might follow: 1 World Trade Center, with its beacon on top will stand as a monument to those killed in the 9/11 attacks, and its architects had sought to capture the echo of America's founding year in the structure's height.

Not only that, but the building's height without the needle also holds symbolism because at 1,368 feet it is the height of the original World Trade Center.

Antony Wood, the council's executive director, said the needle is particularly important as a "structural and symbolic element."

Further, he said, the decision to put the spire atop the building was part of a 'quest" to build a permanent reminder of what the nation went through.

"This was not an economic quest for bragging rights to the U.S.'s tallest,' he said. "This was a quest to put something meaningful and symbolic on that site because of the horrible history of what happened on that site."

He said the antennae on top of the Willis Tower help to make the committee's point about permanence, explaining that when the building went up there were no antennae, and that the original antennae have been replaced with taller ones.

Wood also made another point that, though not a factor on the committee's decision, is significant: that the Willis Tower will continue to be an attraction for years just like the Empire State Building is decades after it, too, was eclipsed by taller buildings.

"Are any fewer people going to come to Chicago or even travel and visit the Willis Tower because it no longer holds the title of the U.S. tallest? " he asked. "No," I don't think it does."

The Height Committee comprises about two dozen industry professionals from all over the world and is widely recognized as the final arbiter of official building heights around the world. They conferred behind closed doors last week in Chicago, where the world's first skyscraper appeared in 1884.

The new World Trade Center tower remains under construction and is expected to open next year.

The designers originally had intended to enclose the mast's communications gear in decorative cladding made of fiberglass and steel. But the developer removed that exterior shell from the design, saying it would be impossible to properly maintain or repair. Without it, the question was whether the mast was now primarily just a broadcast antenna.

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Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 12, 2013, 05:55:16 PM

So now Chicago and New York are embroiled in the eternal argument over who's is biggest?
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 12, 2013, 06:07:59 PM
So now Chicago and New York are embroiled in the eternal argument over who's is biggest?
At least they won't have to worry about Christian Bale wanting to Bat-a-chute off of either of them, now.

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Post by: FETT1 on January 19, 2014, 02:15:27 PM
You can say that again.

DROP A BIG ONE on them all and you'll have one BIG swimmin' pond!!...BUT do agree our WORLD is screw'd Up!! :'(
Title: Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
Post by: Hepcat on January 30, 2014, 05:18:50 PM
The needle, measuring 408 feet tall, was more than enough to confirm Chicago is the Second City when it comes to tall buildings.

With the needle, 1 World Trade Center is a symbolically important 1,776 feet tall. Without it, the building would have been only 1,368 feet tall — well short of the 1,451-foot Willis Tower.

Cheat! I say the Willis Tower is still the tallest then.

 >:(
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 07, 2014, 09:19:32 PM

Weird Newz:


Mystery Surrounds Mummified Woman Found in Car at Michigan Home


For at least six years, a woman’s body sat undisturbed in the backseat of a Jeep, parked in the garage of her suburban Detroit home.

No one reported her missing. The grass was cut and the mail was collected. Bills were paid automatically from her bank account.

Her macabre — and unknown — demise was discovered Wednesday after the home in Pontiac, Mich., had fallen into foreclosure and the bank hired a worker to patch a hole in the roof, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The woman’s mummified body showed no signs of trauma, although the internal organs had decomposed, the Oakland County medical examiner said Thursday. Dental records will likely be needed to verify her identity, although she’s believed to be about 49 years old, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told The Detroit News.

A cause of death was still unavailable.

“No one has seen the woman for years, so it was assumed she just moved away and the house was vacant,” McCabe said.

The case remained under investigation Friday, and authorities were still trying to understand how she ended up in the backseat of the car — with the key halfway in the ignition — and why it took so long for anyone to find her. McCabe said she lived alone and may have been self-employed, at one point having about $54,000 in her bank account.

Neighbors told police they believed she was from Germany, and often went on extended out-of-town trips. Some people thought she had moved back permanently, and one neighbor continued to mow the lawn for her.

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Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 03, 2014, 06:23:40 PM

Liquid water found on moon of Saturn:

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/vast-ocean-found-beneath-ice-of-saturn-moon (http://news.msn.com/science-technology/vast-ocean-found-beneath-ice-of-saturn-moon)

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Post by: Hepcat on April 03, 2014, 07:04:19 PM
Fascinating!

 :)
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Post by: Fester on April 07, 2014, 06:17:57 PM
US Navy 'game-changer': converting seawater into fuel

Washington (AFP) - The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel.

The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as "a game-changer" because it would signficantly shorten the supply chain, a weak link that makes any force easier to attack.

The US has a fleet of 15 military oil tankers, and only aircraft carriers and some submarines are equipped with nuclear propulsion.

All other vessels must frequently abandon their mission for a few hours to navigate in parallel with the tanker, a delicate operation, especially in bad weather.

The ultimate goal is to eventually get away from the dependence on oil altogether, which would also mean the navy is no longer hostage to potential shortages of oil or fluctuations in its cost.

"We are in very challenging times where we really do have to think in pretty innovative ways to look at how we create energy, how we value energy and how we consume it.

"We need to challenge the results of the assumptions that are the result of the last six decades of constant access to cheap, unlimited amounts of fuel," added Cullom.

"Basically, we've treated energy like air, something that's always there and that we don't worry about too much. But the reality is that we do have to worry about it."

US experts have found out how to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas from seawater.

Then, using a catalytic converter, they transformed them into a fuel by a gas-to-liquids process. They hope the fuel will not only be able to power ships, but also planes.
That means instead of relying on tankers, ships will be able to produce fuel at sea.

- 'Game-changing' technology -

The predicted cost of jet fuel using the technology is in the range of three to six dollars per gallon, say experts at the US Naval Research Laboratory, who have already flown a model airplane with fuel produced from seawater.

Dr Heather Willauer, an research chemist who has spent nearly a decade on the project, can hardly hide her enthusiasm.

"For the first time we've been able to develop a technology to get CO2 and hydrogen from seawater simultaneously, that's a big breakthrough," she said, adding that the fuel "doesn't look or smell very different."

Now that they have demonstrated it can work, the next step is to produce it in industrial quantities. But before that, in partnership with several universities, the experts want to improve the amount of CO2 and hydrogen they can capture.

"We've demonstrated the feasibility, we want to improve the process efficiency," explained Willauer.

Collum is just as excited.

"For us in the military, in the Navy, we have some pretty unusual and different kinds of challenges," he said.

"We don't necessarily go to a gas station to get our fuel, our gas station comes to us in terms of an oiler, a replenishment ship.

"Developing a game-changing technology like this, seawater to fuel, really is something that reinvents a lot of the way we can do business when you think about logistics, readiness."

A crucial benefit, says Collum, is that the fuel can be used in the same engines already fitted in ships and aircraft.

"If you don't want to re-engineer every ship, every type of engine, every aircraft, that's why we need what we call drop-in replacement fuels that look, smell and essentially are the same as any kind of petroleum-based fuels."

Drawbacks? Only one, it seems: researchers warn it will be at least a decade before US ships are able to produce their own fuel on board.

http://news.yahoo.com/us-navy-game-changer-converting-seawater-fuel-150544958.html (http://news.yahoo.com/us-navy-game-changer-converting-seawater-fuel-150544958.html)

Remember Cold Fusion, anyone?
Perpetual Motion?
Special carburetors that gave 200 MPG?
It would be an amazing advancement if this pans out. 
However, I'm not convinced it is real.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 07, 2014, 07:05:04 PM
US Navy 'game-changer': converting seawater into fuel

Washington (AFP) - The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel....

You celebrate the 1st a week later than everyone else?

Next week:  Ron Popeil presents the Ronco Mr. Fusion.
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Post by: Fester on April 09, 2014, 01:06:29 AM

Noah movie: Exeter cinema confirms real life "flooding" incident on opening night

An Exeter cinema was forced to close due to flooding - on the same day Noah opened on the big-screen nationwide.
Those wanting to attend the first viewing of the latest blockbuster at Vue cinema in Exeter on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking they got a little closer to the action than anticipated.
Staff discovered the excess water when they arrived for work just after 7am. The venue had to close to the public until 2pm - meaning the first showing of Noah at 12.15pm had to be cancelled.
The scale of water may not have been as biblical as it was on the big screen - and it is unclear if any animals had to be rescued from the confines of the cinema – - but the irony wasn’t lost on cinema-goers.
One tweeted: “#Irony. The day Noah was released Exeter Vue was flooded overnight."
The film starring Russell Crowe is expected to become one of this season’s biggest blockbusters and opened across the country on Friday. It tells the story of Noah’s vision of Earth destroyed by a flood and he decides that The Creator wants him to build an ark to protect the world’s innocent animals.
A spokesman for Vue cinema said: “We can confirm that there was flooding at Vue Exeter on Friday 4th April due to a fault with an ice machine.
"We are open for business as usual and are working with engineers to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible.”

Read more: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Noah-movie-Real-life-flooding-affects-Exeter/story-20923450-detail/story.html#ixzz2yMibbuFe (http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Noah-movie-Real-life-flooding-affects-Exeter/story-20923450-detail/story.html#ixzz2yMibbuFe)
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Post by: Hepcat on April 09, 2014, 08:35:23 AM
The ultimate goal is to eventually get away from the dependence on oil altogether, which would also mean the navy is no longer hostage to potential shortages of oil or fluctuations in its cost.

The predicted cost of jet fuel using the technology is in the range of three to six dollars per gallon, say experts at the US Naval Research Laboratory, who have already flown a model airplane with fuel produced from seawater.

So much for OPEC!

 :)
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Post by: Fester on April 09, 2014, 11:14:13 AM
So much for OPEC!

 :)

Of course, it will also damage the oil export industries of Canada (2.3 million bpd in 2012) and the US (3.6 million barrels per day--despite the "ban" on exports)

Provided it actually works. ::)
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Post by: Haunted hearse on April 11, 2014, 01:35:59 PM
Of course, it will also damage the oil export industries of Canada (2.3 million bpd in 2012) and the US (3.6 million barrels per day--despite the "ban" on exports)

Provided it actually works. ::)
And the cost can be brought down to under $4.
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Post by: bigbud on April 11, 2014, 07:16:37 PM
I seem to remember, as a teenager, being told of a revolutionary carburetor that would give an automobile extreme gas mileage. But it's secrets were being suppressed by the oil industry. There was also a traveling town forum of guys that came through our area several years ago asking residents to buy-in to a revolutionary community power supply that would cut electric rates to near 0...in fact the members of the community that bought this technology would pay nothing and could even profit by selling electricity back to the electric co.  And I believe, during my entire life, there has been a miracle process that would enlarge a certain part of the male anatomy...all these and more for the right price! I personally now add fuel from seawater to the list of "yea, I'll bet...ha!"
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 11, 2014, 07:19:40 PM

Every time I see a story like this, I remind myself:

If this were true, it would be the HEADLINE ON EVERY NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD and the first subject on every newscast on TV.

So...  Why ain't it?
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Post by: bigbud on April 13, 2014, 02:44:13 PM
Exactly Adam! Exactly!
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Post by: Fester on April 13, 2014, 03:16:07 PM
And the cost can be brought down to under $4.

Yeah, sure it will. ::)
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Post by: Sean on October 28, 2017, 10:36:19 AM
A southwest Florida woman was arrested after deputies said she assaulted her 71-year-old common-law husband after he complained about her cooking. A Lee County Sheriff's Office arrest report shows 66-year-old Meredith Hart Mulcahy was charged with battery on an elderly person Tuesday night.

Deputies said the man got into an argument with her about undercooked potatoes and burnt bread. He went to the bedroom and began eating, and authorities said the woman then threw a phone at him.

Deputies said Mulcahy became belligerent in the back seat of the patrol car and told them that she "burned the bread she was cooking because she was so intoxicated." She was in the Lee County Jail on Wednesday pending a $1,500 bond.
>>>>>>>>>>

  I don't know if you just made me feel better about my own marriage  ::)... or if you just scared the heck out of me with regards to what I can expect. ;D

Isn't "burnt bread" just toast?
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 28, 2017, 10:52:17 AM
Isn't "burnt bread" just toast?

Toast is like a suntan. This sounds more like a 3rd degree burn.  ;D
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Post by: BRICK on February 07, 2018, 06:45:05 AM
On a lighter note, while watching the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and seeing the covertible orbiting the Earth; did anyone else, besides me, think that they were watching the beginning of the film Heavy Metal from 1981?
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Post by: Count_Zirock on February 01, 2020, 03:55:39 AM
330-million-year-old shark found in a Kentucky cave
(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/sXTUSzZ6uVkK.7o1EbVwPA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MDtoPTg0Mi4zMjI1ODA2NDUxNjEz/https://media.zenfs.com/en/cbs_news_897/a1b26738f433a2463bf09b328790ecbe)

Researchers were "stunned" when they discovered the remnants of a huge, fossilized shark head in the walls of a cave in Kentucky. The remains of the ancient animal were found in Mammoth Cave National Park, which according to the National Park Service is the world's longest cave system.

The shark fossil, which was discovered by scientists who were investigating the cave system, is thought to be up to about 330 million years old, according to John-Paul Hodnett, a paleontologist and program coordinator at Dinosaur Park in Maryland.

The scientists sent Hodnett photos of the findings so he could help identify them. He was able to identify most of the fossils, but what got him "really excited" was to see a number of shark teeth associated with large sections of fossilized cartilage.

"This was kind of a big deal," he said. "It suggested there might have been a shark skeleton in the cave."

John-Paul Hodnett determined the shark belonged to a species called "Saivodus striatus," a species that lived more than 300 million years ago.

Shark skeletons are made of cartilage, which does not fossilize as well as bone — so it is rarely preserved. Preserved cartilage can only be found in a few select locations around the world.

Shark teeth, on the other hand, are among the most common fossils found around the planet since they are replaced throughout the animal's life.

Hodnett eventually visited the park to examine the fossils, and while he did not uncover a full skeleton, he found parts of a head that belonged to a prehistoric shark, which he said was the size of a modern great white shark.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/330-million-old-shark-found-110709325.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/330-million-old-shark-found-110709325.html)
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Post by: Rex fury on February 01, 2020, 12:21:47 PM
Very cool news! Shades of CFTBL; maybe it’s time for that next trip to the Amazon....
RF