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Some interesting things being found in the world today...

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Mickey1953, Mar 11, 2007.

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    Camera in shampoo bottle leads to charges

    Man accused of filming two female roommates as they showered


    MANCHESTER, Conn. - A man landed in hot water after police say he hid a tiny camera in a shampoo bottle to watch two of his female roommates as they took showers. A male roommate, curious why the shampoo wasn't moved for some time, found wires protruding from the back of the bottle, then called police, authorities said.



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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17740702/


    To read whole story go to the web site above....
    :(

    I have daughters.... this bothered me a great deal.... so many things to have to be aware of ........

    Mickey
     
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    Mickey1953 Senior Veteran

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    Another picture of the same site....




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    GUATEMALA CITY - Emergency crews on Saturday found a third body in a 330-foot-deep sinkhole that had swallowed a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood. The body of Domingo Soyos, 53, was carried out of the enormous fissure and identified by family members, medical crews said.
    Soyos was the father of teenagers Irma and David Soyos, whose bodies were found floating in a river of sewage soon after the sinkhole opened on Friday.

    Residents said there were other people unaccounted for, but emergency crews could not confirm that......
    to read more see below:



    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17303991/


    ET Feb 24, 2007
     
  3. praying

    praying Snazzy Title Goes Here Supporter

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    Ditto!! :clap:
     
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    Thank you.... for your kind words.... again to soblessed53 and to Praying......

    Mickey

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    Mickey1953 Senior Veteran

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/21/ap/strange/main2594750.shtml


    Authorities Seize 26 Animals From A Couple Hoarding Them In California Motel Room



    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Mar. 21, 2007
    (AP) Santa Cruz County authorities have confiscated more than two dozen animals from a couple who were hoarding them in their motel room they shared with two children. Staff of the downtown Santa Cruz motel went to the man and woman's room on Tuesday because they had not heard from the couple in more than a month. Inside they found 20 domestic birds, a cat and a rabbit. There was one dead bird in a cage and three others stuffed in the freezer.

    "In this particular case, they also collected junk in addition to animals," said Todd Stosuy, animal control manager for the Santa Cruz County Animal Services Authority.

    The couple, who shared the room with their two children, could face misdemeanor animal neglect charges, but they were not cited or arrested.

    SAME STORY BELOW.....DIFFERENT NEWS SOURCE


    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2007/March/22/local/stories/01local.htm

    March 22, 2007

    Santa Cruz
    26 pets found in filthy Santa Cruz motel rooms

    By Jennifer Squires
    Sentinel staff writer SANTA CRUZ — A Santa Cruz couple could face misdemeanor animal neglect charges for keeping 26 pets — alive and dead — in the two Ocean Street motel rooms they shared with their three children.
    On Tuesday, Animal Services officers found exotic birds, a rabbit, a malnourished cat and four dead birds amid the animal feces, rotting food and trash that littered the second-story rooms at Motel Santa Cruz. The jam-packed rooms were also home to a couple and their three children.
    "Everyone living in that environment was suffering, just through the stagnate air and the junk," Animal Services supervisor Todd Stosuy said. "The stench was overwhelming"
    Staff at the motel tipped off county Animal Services officers Tuesday after discovering the filthy menagerie when they went to check on the family. The parents and their children had lived at the motel for more than two years, but motel staff hadn't heard from them in about a month and got worried.
     
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    Mickey1953 Senior Veteran

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    :sigh:

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    http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=105671&SecID=2

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    59 stray animals found in vacant home
    Updated: 4/30/2004 5:16 PM
    By: Antonio Castelan

    Austin police and other city agencies have removed 57 stray cats and two dogs from a Central Austin home. Earlier this week, officers were called out to the home on Woodview Avenue after neighbors complained about the stench.
    They found the house vacant, covered in animal feces, with a strong odor coming through the windows.
    The animals were taken to Town Lake Animal Center.
    "A lot of these cats have obvious signs of illness. They are showing signs of illness. A lot of them are unfriendly," Dorinda Pulliam of Town Lake Animal Center said.....


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  7. JPPT1974

    JPPT1974 Happy July 4th!

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    If they don't want the animals and treat
    Them like dirt, then give them up for adoption
    I always say. :mad:
     
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    I agree, JPPT1974.....
    and it is very sad....
    Mickey
     
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    TemperateSeaIsland Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi

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    There was a similar case in he UK but with +200 animals. It seems some people cant help taking animals in and it seems to become a pathological obsession with collecting them. Very sad...
     
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    http://www.corsakti.com/cyborg/brainchip.jpg

    The following is something that came with the picture above... I was trying to find more about Cyborgs....

    I cannot even imagine.......Mickey

    "Undoubedly the most important cyborg technology on the market today is the knowledge database chip, implanted into the brain stem with a simple routine surgery. Now that your peers and competitors can access a customizable database of knowledge the size of a presidential library simply by thought association, how can you keep up without the same luxury? Don't be outsmarted by others who jumped at this amazing deal
    first. Buy now and enhance your life."



    http://www.raidersnewsnetwork.com/full.php?news=3919

    Ethical Issues With Cyborg Technology

    Added: Mar 22nd, 2007 7:59 AM
    Feature:
    Implantable brain chips: ethical and policy issues

    By Ellen M. McGee, Ph.D.
    Director, The Long Island Center for Ethics Long Island University - CW Post, Brookville, NY

    Gerald Q. Maguire, Jr., PhD
    Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden

    The future may include the reality of science fiction's "cyborgs," persons who have developed some intimate and occasionally necessary relationship with a machine. It is likely that computer chips implanted in our brains and acting as sensors or actuators may soon not only assist the blind and those with failing memory, but even bestow fluency in a new language, enable "recognition" of previously unmet individuals and provide instantaneous access to encyclopedic databases..........
     
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    http://www.dangermouse.net/povray/unbelievable/



    http://www.thenanotechnologygroup.org/index.cfm?Content=88&PressID=2241



    20 Mar 2007
    Fantastic voyage: From science fiction to reality

    Some 40 years after the release of the classic science fiction movie Fantastic Voyage, researchers in the NanoRobotics Laboratory of École Polytechnique de Montréal’s Department of Computer Engineering and Institute of Biomedical Engineering have achieved a major technological breakthrough in the field of medical robotics. They have succeeded for the first time in guiding, in vivo and via computer control, a microdevice inside an artery, at a speed of 10 centimetres a second.........




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    That is so sad..... we have had stories of animal cruelty in our area.... but not as such numbers as that...
    :(
    Mickey
     
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    Mar. 21, 2007 19:15 | Updated Mar. 21, 2007 19:16
    Iraqi police say children were decoy in car bombing


    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1173879141180


    Police said Wednesday that children were used in a weekend car bombing in which the driver gained permission to park in a busy shopping area after he pointed out that he was leaving his children in the back seat.
    The account appeared to confirm one given Tuesday by a US general. He said children were used in a Sunday bombing in northern Baghdad and labeled it a brutal new tactic put to use by insurgents to battle a five-week-old security crackdown in the capital.
    Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero, deputy director for regional operations on the Joint Staff, said the vehicle used in the attack was waved through a U.S. military checkpoint because two children were visible in the back seat.

    Also found at:


    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2007-03-21-iraq-children_N.htm


    :(:(:(
     
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    'This Is Indeed A Miracle'

    Updated: 10:51, Wednesday March 21, 2007

    Thousands of people are flocking to see portraits of Jesus Christ which are said to have been bleeding for the past two weeks.
    Eric Nathaniel, a police radio operator, found red fluid trickling down a picture in his house which he believed was blood.
    He said: "We lit candles and prayed all night and a little later the blood dried but it soon started trickling down from the hands and heart of another portrait in the house.".............



    Officials said red paint used in the portraits could be melting in the extreme humidity.
    But islanders and priests continue to come in boats from remote parts of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago to pray.......
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    to read all of the story see site below:


    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,91059-1256808,00.html
     
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    It's Heavy Mental Music


    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,91059-1256804,00.html

    Updated: 09:45, Wednesday March 21, 2007

    Many parents may regard it as a deafening din, but liking heavy metal may be a sign of intelligence in youngsters.
    New research suggests clever teenagers listen to it as a way of coping with the pressures of being talented.
    A study of 1000 of the country's brightest adolescents revealed "metal are often extremely bright........


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    wow... that is amazing to me if true....
    Mickey
     
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    http://www.playfuls.com/news_005815_Right_Left_Makes_A_Difference_In_Tail_Wag.html

    Right, Left Makes A Difference In Tail Wag

    03:42 AM, March 25th 2007
    by News Staff

    Italian researchers say that dogs' tail wagging sends a different message depending on the direction of the wag.
    By examining dogs' interactions with people and other animals, the scientists found that a dog wags its tail to the right when it spots someone or something familiar and to the left when it feels threatened, The Daily Telegraph reported.

    :)
     
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    http://www.aina.org/news/2007032294120.htm

    Muslim Pupils Beat Their Christian Teacher to Death Over Koran

    Posted GMT 3-22-2007 14:41:20

    Muslim pupils at a secondary school in northeastern Nigeria beat a teacher to death today after accusing her of desecrating the Koran.
    Oluwatoyin Olusase, a Christian, was adjudicating an Islamic Religious Knowledge exam at the school in Gombe state when the incident occurred.
    The students attacked her outside the school compound after the exam and killed her, witnesses said.
    It was not clear exactly what Olusase had done that angered the students.
    Police confirmed the killing and said their intervention had prevented the incident from turning into a riot.
    "We have received information that a female teacher has been lynched by her students. We are investigating the report," Gombe state police commissioner Joseph Ibi said.

    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,4057,21426189-401,00.html

    I checked to see if this had been posted...I did not see it....I thought it should be shared; though very, very, sad....
    Mickey
     
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    http://www.lenconnect.com/articles/2007/03/27/news/news01.txt

    Hearing delayed in child abuse case; police say investigation continues

    Tuesday, March 27, 2007 4:05 PM EDT
    [​IMG] HEARING POSTPONED: Douglas Jay Clark, center, the former Adrian child care center operator accused of sexually molesting children in his care, arrives in Lenawee County District Court on Monday. -- Telegram photo by Mike Calamungi Police say they are still receiving calls from potential victims and are seeking warrants for 27 more charges.

    By Dennis Pelham

    Daily Telegram Staff Writer

    ADRIAN — Child care center operator Douglas Jay Clark shielded his face from television cameras during a brief appearance Monday afternoon in Lenawee County District Court for a hearing on 44 felony counts of sexually molesting three infants at his business since 2004.










    This is close to my home, very sad and simply terrible.
    :(:(:(
    Mickey
     
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    Mickey1953 Senior Veteran

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    Unchurched Population
    Nears 100 Million in the U.S.

    http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdateNarrowPreview&BarnaUpdateID=267

    March 19, 2007 (Ventura, CA) - Life in America has changed greatly since 1994, with massive changes in technology, global politics, lifestyle choices and family dynamics. But one constant has been the proportion of adults in the population who are unchurched. During that period there have been noteworthy shifts in religious behavior, but the percentage of adults who have steered clear of churches for at least the past six months has remained stable since 1994.
    A new survey released by The Barna Group, which has been tracking America’s religious behavior and beliefs since 1984, reveals that one out of every three adults (33%) is classified as unchurched - meaning they have not attended a religious service of any type during the past six months. While that figure is considerably higher than the one out of five who qualified as unchurched in the early Nineties, it is statistically unchanged since 36% were recorded as having avoided religious services in the company’s 1994 study...
    to read more see above web site...

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    good posting of stories
     
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