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  • From the desk of Pat Call .....

    08/06/2013 7:56:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Conty Email | Pat Call
    Just a quick note ... We are recieving information concerning a train derailment and a sulfuric acid spill approximtely seven miles south of Naco, Sonora, earlier today. Apparently a small wooden bridge over a wash collapsed. At this point the spill is not thought to be a danger to the waters of the San Pedro river and there are no reports of casualities. I have no additional information at this time Below is the report from Mario Novoa, the Douglas Fire chief. Pat. "... HazMat techs from Nogales Sonora are in route to the scene of a train derailment in...
  • Laughing thugs poured acid over mother as she walked her six-year-old twins home from school

    07/29/2013 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7/29/2013 | Mail Online
    A gang who laughed as they doused a woman in acid while she walked her six-year-old twins home from school have been jailed for a total of 44 years. The attackers was heard laughing as the noxious liquid was sprayed at the screaming mother in front of her two boys outside Upton Cross Primary School in Upton Park, east London. Speaking after the attack the woman, who suffered horrendous burns to her face and body, said: 'I saw a man approach me who was carrying something in a bottle. 'He threw it over me and after a few seconds it...
  • Feds warn anarchists could blockade roads, use acid-filled eggs to protest conventions

    08/22/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2012 | Mike Levine
    Federal authorities are urging law enforcement agencies across the country to watch out for signs that extremists might be planning to wreak havoc at the upcoming political conventions -- by blocking roads, shutting down transit systems and even employing what were described as acid-filled eggs. The warning came in a joint FBI-Department of Homeland Security bulletin issued Wednesday. The bulletin specifically warned about a group of anarchists from New York City who could be planning to travel to the convention sites to disrupt the events by blockading bridges. Anarchists "see both parties as the problem," so both conventions are prime...
  • Maalox RECALL (Has any one noticed the absence of Maalox from store shelves?)

    07/04/2012 4:40:14 AM PDT · by GailA · 52 replies ^ | January 9, 2012 | Tracy Staton
    I searched FR and found no notice of the recall, and sure have not seen it on the news. I know I've been hit and miss due to a lot of health issues this past year, but we do watch the nightly news. And anything this big would have caught my attention because I keep Maalox in the house for occasional mild stomach upset/reflux when I eat something that disagrees with my stomach. Went to buy a bottle of Maalox and tried several different stores and types, finally one of the gals at a local Kroger's said Maalox had been...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Prominent Pakistani acid attack victim commits suicide after enduring dozens of surgeries

    03/30/2012 1:04:00 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 11 replies
    Pakistani acid attack victim Fakhra Younus had endured more than three dozen surgeries over more than a decade to repair her severely damaged face and body when she finally decided life was no longer worth living. The 33-year-old former dancing girl _ who was allegedly attacked by her then-husband, an ex-lawmaker and son of a political powerhouse _ jumped from the sixth floor of a building in Rome, where she had been living and receiving treatment. Her March 17 suicide and the return of her body to Pakistan on Sunday reignited furor over the case, which received significant international attention...
  • Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpses (dissolving in acid for Mexican drug gang)

    02/23/2012 5:01:58 PM PST · by Libloather
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/12 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpsesBy ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press – 46 min ago SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government's case against two men accused of dissolving corpses in vats of acid for a Mexican drug gang hinges on flawed witness accounts, defense attorneys said Thursday. Jose Olivera Beritan, 38, and David Valencia, 41, are accused burning two strangled corpses in 55-gallon barrels of acid heated by slow-burning propane tanks. The killings occurred in a San Diego home in June 2007 in what authorities say was an unusually gruesome display of drug violence crossing the border from Mexico...
  • A Pakistani Love Story

    11/07/2011 4:57:36 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    SultanKnish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    It's still quite a while till Valentine's Day in the United States, but in Pakistan the day of love came early as a Romeo named Ahmed Yusuf threw acid in the face of his 9 year old Juliet, his wife/cousin causing extensive burns over her body. Ahmed Yusuf couldn't have known any better. Throwing acid at a woman in Pakistan is their culture's version of roses and chocolate. And since he was only 10 years old, his father and brothers were happy to help out. After the father who had married off a 9 year old girl to her 10...
  • Blinded Iranian acid victim pardons her attacker

    07/31/2011 4:07:27 PM PDT · by krb · 9 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2011 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian woman who was blinded by a suitor who threw acid on her face has pardoned her attacker at the last minute, sparing him from being blinded by acid as retribution. ... this is an excerpt, as per the rules
  • Fury at Iran's 'eye-for-an-eye' acid punishment as sentence is branded 'cruel and inhumane'

    05/15/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 62 replies
    Mail on Sunday Reporter ^ | 15th May 2011 | Mail on Sunday Reporter
    A punishment in which an Iranian man was to be blinded by having acid dropped into his eyes has been postponed after international condemnation. Majid Movahedi was convicted and sentenced for pouring a bucket of acid over Ameneh Bahrami after she rejected his marriage proposals.
  • Bethany Storro, woman in acid attack hoax, ordered to seek mental help, pay $500 fine

    04/10/2011 4:01:53 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 10th 2011 | Philip Caulfield and Sean Alfano
    A woman who threw acid in her own face and blamed it on an unidentified stranger was ordered to pay a fine and seek mental health treatment after pleading guilty to lying to cops. Bethany Storro, a 28-year-old supermarket clerk for Vancouver, Wash., will pay a $500 fine, $4,000 in restitution and serve 240 hours of community service. "I am genuinely and deeply sorry, I am getting the help I need," said Storro, who was wearing a plastic medical mask over her scarred face. Storrro claimed last year that a woman she did not know threw a cup of acid...
  • Making a crucial delivery (Vandenberg AFB airmen fly 17 tons of boric acid to Japan)

    03/18/2011 6:29:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Santa Maria Times ^ | 3/17/11 | Janene Scully
    Making a crucial deliveryPlane loaded with supplies to help in Japanese crisis By Janene Scully/Associate Editor Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:10 pm For some Vandenberg Air Force Base airmen, Thursday’s mission was like any other — beyond the fact they were helping to transport a critical chemical officials hope will avert a full-fledged nuclear meltdown in Japan. Military crews loaded four pallets of boric acid bound for Japan on a C-17 Globemaster plane at Vandenberg on Thursday, a mission that originated less than 24 hours earlier and sounds like something out of an action movie. “I’m glad that Vandenberg...
  • The Stench in Here is Terrible (50 years of LSD)

    03/16/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT · by woofie · 56 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 15 2011 | Zombie
    The story is told of a young chemist who, one evening, accidentally ingested a droplet of an unknown fluid from one of his test tubes, the leftovers of a past experiment. Within minutes his mind went reeling and he was subjected to not only the wildest hallucinations, but also what he felt were world-altering insights into the nature of the universe. The next day, after the drug had worn off, he tried to describe his experience to his colleagues and friends, but could not find the words to do it justice. Everyone he spoke to shrugged it off as a...
  • It was a HOAX: Acid attack victim admits her injuries were 'self-inflicted'

    09/17/2010 10:50:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:37 PM on 17th September 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    The woman who gained sympathy around the world after a stranger threw acid in her face has made a shocking confession: she made the whole thing up. Bethany Storro, 28, confessed to police yesterday, saying the severe burns she suffered in the horrific 'attack' were actually 'self-inflicted'. Police said they did not know the motive behind her bizarre plan. Her confession - which is set to cause outrage around the world - came after police, suspicious at the holes in her story, turned up the pressure by searching her house.
  • Acid 'victim' admits injuring herself. Search warrant served this morning.(WTF)

    09/16/2010 7:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 09/16/2010 | Laura McVicker
    Vancouver, WA — Amid growing speculation, a Vancouver woman who made international headlines for reporting that a black woman threw acid in her face confessed to police today that the attack was self-inflicted. At a press conference this afternoon, Vancouver Police Department officials said they served a search warrant this morning at a residence where Bethany Storro was staying and took several items. Upon questioning Storro about what they found, police said she confessed the attack was a hoax.
  • Copycat Acid Attack?

    09/07/2010 12:26:15 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/6/10 | na
    (CBS) For the second time in a week, a woman has been attacked by an acid-throwing female. And police and other experts say they suspect the latest assault may be been a case of someone imitating the first. The latest took place Friday afternoon in Mesa, Ariz. The victim, Derri Velarde, 41, a mother of five, says it came out of nowhere...
  • Acid Attack Victim Could Hear Her Skin 'Sizzling'

    (Sept. 3) -- A Vancouver, Wash., woman attacked with acid on her way to a Starbucks coffee shop says she could feel her face sizzling as her skin began to burn. "It was the most painful thing," 28-year-old Bethany Storro told reporters. "My heart stopped. I almost passed out. Once it hit me, I could actually hear it bubbling and sizzling on my skin." Storro was getting something out of her car outside a Starbucks on Aug. 30 when she saw a woman, around her own age, standing before her and heard the chilling words that would change her life:...
  • Acid attack victim: fearful, but grateful (but it's not a Hate Crime)

    09/03/2010 3:36:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 3 Sep 10 | Bob Albrecht
    Bethany Storro was wheeled into a small conference room with her face wrapped in bandages. Her parents on either side of her, she shoved aside the moments when she’s asked, “Why me?” and instead struck a thankful tone. “I’m just trying to stay positive,” she said. “It’s not about looks. I can’t let what she did to me ruin my life.” From the looks of things Thursday, she won’t. The bandages covered her face but were no match for her easy-going disposition and sharp wit. “I’m generally a happy person — everyone’s just been so nice to me,” she said....
  • Belgium's plan to wash its dead down the drain: Bodies would be dissolved in caustic solution

    07/08/2010 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 8, 2010 | Allan Hall
    It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse. Under the process, known as resomation, bodies are treated in a steel chamber with potassium hydroxide at high pressure and a temperature of 180c (350f). The raised pressure and temperature means the body reaches a similar end point as in standard cremation — just bones left to be...
  • Belgium considers proposals to dissolve bodies and flush them into sewage systems

    07/09/2010 10:41:14 AM PDT · by massmike · 56 replies · 2+ views ^ | 07/09/2010 | ALLAN HALL
    It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse. Members of the EU Commission must rule on the Belgian proposal as there are concerns that residual waste could be flushed into the drainage system. In resomation the body is placed in a silk bag, itself placed within a metal cage frame. This is then loaded into a...
  • LSD Tripper Amputates, Flushes "Monster" -Containing Testicles

    05/17/2010 9:14:08 AM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Arcata Eye ^ | 5/12/2010
    The use of the drug LSD, or commonly referred to as “acid,” appears to be increasing especially among young adults in Arcata, according to an Arcata Police Department press release issued yesterday. On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles. He later told officers that he flushed them down the toilet as he feared they contained “monsters.” The victim, who police say had a Tennessee address, was with several friends when he...
  • One Charged in Acid Attack That Disfigured Woman

    03/26/2010 4:23:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 771+ views
    Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | March 26, 2010
    Chicago - A woman who allegedly threw acid at another woman -- and fired a gun at her -- while also accidentally splashing her own child Wednesday afternoon on the South Side did it because she said the 39-year-old woman stabbed her in the head last week, police said. Charlis Harris, 26, of the 7700 South Essex Avenue, was charged early Friday with unlawful use of a weapon; aggravated assault-discharge firearm; heinous battery; firearm without valid FOID; registration of firearms and criminal damage to property after the incident that occurred at 12:25 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Constance...
  • Acid oceans: the 'evil twin' of climate change

    12/18/2009 9:00:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,407+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/09 | John Heilprin - ap
    MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, Calif. – Far from Copenhagen's turbulent climate talks, the sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters reposing along the shoreline and kelp forests of this protected marine area stand to gain from any global deal to cut greenhouse gases. These foragers of the sanctuary's frigid waters, flipping in and out of sight of California's coastal kayakers, may not seem like obvious beneficiaries of a climate treaty crafted in the Danish capital. But reducing carbon emissions worldwide also would help mend a lesser-known environmental problem: ocean acidification. "We're having a change in water chemistry, so 20...
  • Accountant Jailed Indefinitely For Throwing Acid On Lawyers

    12/17/2009 6:46:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 17th 2009
    Accountant Jailed Indefinitely For Throwing Acid On Lawyers A former accountant with an 'obsessional hatred' of the legal profession has been jailed indefinitely for an acid attack on a team of lawyers. 17 Dec 2009 Ashok Mahajan, 55, [Pic in URL] showered a barrister, solicitor and pupil with the contents of a bottle of hydrochloric acid after his race discrimination claim was thrown out. Trainee barrister Lucy Colter suffered a burned eye as corrosive fluid dribbled down her face and melted through her tights. Former accountant Mahajan had a decade-long history of courtroom outbursts including an incident where he threw...
  • Terrorism that's personal (12 images) EDITOR'S NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT

    11/24/2009 11:24:32 AM PST · by rdb3 · 26 replies · 1,799+ views
    Blogs.Tampa ^ | 22 NOVEMBER 2009 | Jim Verhulst
    Terrorism that's personal (12 images) EDITOR'S NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENTText by Jim Verhulst, Times' Perspective editor | Photos by Emilio Morenatti, Associated PressWe typically think of terrorism as a political act.But sometimes it’s very personal. It wasn’t a government or a guerrilla insurgency that threw acid on this woman’s face in Pakistan. It was a young man whom she had rejected for marriage. As the United States ponders what to do in Afghanistan — and for that matter, in Pakistan — it is wise to understand both the political and the personal, that the very ignorance and illiteracy and misogyny that...
  • I was savagely disfigured by my deranged boyfriend: Acid attack victim bravely shows her face

    10/19/2009 12:50:15 PM PDT · by ruination · 59 replies · 4,552+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | Nicky Murfitt
    With painful honesty, Katie Piper, the former TV presenter tells why she has finally waived her right to anonymity – and reveals the awful events that changed her life for ever However much she would like to forget them, the details of how she lost her dreams, her identity and very nearly her life will stay with Katie Piper for ever. They are burned into both her memory and her face. Katie, 26, has remained fearful and anonymous in the 18 months since the man she met on the internet attempted to destroy her, so few will recognise her name....
  • Vicious acid attack on woman: Pakistan

    08/24/2009 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,510+ views
    Video via ^ | July 27, 2009 | n/a
    THIS IS A WARNING: NO CHILDREN UNDER 18 AND NO ONE WHO IS INCAPABLE OF LOOKING AT GRUESOME CONSEQUENCES OF ACID ATTACKS SHOULD VIEW THIS VIDEO. Thank you. -Cindy # "Vicious acid attack on woman: Pakistan" Video Description - quote: July 27, 2009 Pakistani women brutally disfigured by acid when she refused a forced marriage to become someone's second wife. Not for the feint of heart. Category: News & Politics Tags: Islam acid attacks women in Pakistan
  • Muslim Woman In Fear After Friend 'Loses Tongue In Acid Honour Attack'

    07/23/2009 8:42:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 394+ views
    London Times ^ | July 23rd 2009
    July 23, 2009 Muslim woman in fear after friend 'loses tongue in acid honour attack' Adam Fresco, Crime Correspondent Two men have appeared in court after the suspected lover of a married Muslim woman had acid thrown in his face and was stabbed twice in the back in a possible “honour attack”. The woman was warned that her own “wellbeing may be in danger”, a source at Scotland Yard told The Times. Detectives have been told that the man and woman were not in a sexual relationship but were just friends. However, their relationship is said to have upset her...
  • ....cheating wife faces honour killing - acid poured down lover's throat

    07/23/2009 4:10:39 AM PDT · by vimto · 28 replies · 1,518+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/23/09 | Daily Mail reporter
    A married Muslim woman has been warned by police that she could be murdered in an honour killing after her lover was attacked with sulphuric acid. Her 24-year-old Muslim lover is not expected to live after suffering 90 per cent burns in the attack, which blinded him and left his tongue destroyed. He was also stabbed twice in the back by four men, and hit with bricks The Danish victim, who is of Asian origin, is said to have ‘insulted’ her strictly religious relatives, some of whom wear the hijab, and detectives believe the family feared being shamed in the...
  • 8 NYC Children Burned In Homemade Acid-Bomb Attack

    06/26/2009 1:05:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1,792+ views ^ | June 22, 2009, 7:46 pm US/Eastern | Reporting by Pablo Guzman, New York (CBS)
    Jun 22, 2009 7:46 pm US/Eastern "8 NYC Children Burned In Homemade Acid-Bomb Attack 2 Williamsburg Kids Hospitalized After Suffering Severe Burns To Their Eyes; Neighbors Cite Tension Between 2 Buildings" Reporting Pablo Guzman NEW YORK (CBS) SNIPPET: "Two children suffered serious burns and six others were injured after someone threw a bottle containing dangerous chemicals at them while they played outside over the weekend in Brooklyn. The incident happened about 8 p.m. on Sunday at S. 8th Street in the Williamsburg section of the borough. One of the victims, 10-year-old Yaakov Frankel, along with several witnesses told police that...
  • Woman blinded by acid wants same fate for attacker

    02/19/2009 9:10:41 AM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies · 1,363+ views ^ | 2/19/2009 | Reza Sayah
    TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Ameneh Bahrami is certain that one day she'll meet someone, fall in love and get married. But when her wedding day comes, her husband won't see her eyes, and she won't see her husband. Bahrami is blind, the victim of an acid attack by a spurned suitor. If she gets her way, her attacker will suffer the same fate. The 31-year-old Iranian is demanding the ancient punishment of "an eye for an eye," and, in accordance with Islamic law, she wants to blind Majid Movahedi, the man who blinded her. ...
  • Schoolgirl with learning difficulties gang-raped and scarred with acid

    12/10/2008 12:37:52 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 38 replies · 2,159+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09th December 2008 | Sam Greenhill
    A schoolgirl with learning difficulties was gang-raped by up to ten thugs who then threw caustic soda over her. They left her screaming in agony, with skin peeling off her face and body, as they ran away laughing. The horrific attack has left the 15-year-old, who has a mental age of eight or nine, disfigured for life and severely traumatised. Yesterday three of her attackers were convicted of rape after pleading not guilty, forcing the girl to relive her ordeal by giving evidence via video-link. They sneered in the dock at Wood Green Crown Court, North London, as the Ghanaian-born...
  • Jealous lover who blinded woman with acid will be blinded with acid, Iranian court rules

    11/27/2008 3:30:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,602+ views ^ | November 27, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A jealous lover who blinded a woman with acid is also to be blinded with acid under the country's Islamic law. A 27-year-old named only as Majid confessed to attacking Ameneh Bahrami in 2004 to dissuade anyone from marrying the woman he loved. Wednesday's ruling was issued based on the Islamic law system of 'qisas,' or eye for an eye retribution. The reports say Ameneh asked the court to sentence Majid, who was only identified by his first name, to be blinded by acid to prevent similar attacks on other women. Majid is allowed to appeal the verdict. Elsewhere, Iran...
  • Afghan teacher wants acid thrown on her attackers

    11/25/2008 12:51:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,301+ views
    AP ^ | November 25, 2008 | NOOR KHAN and JASON STRAZIUSO
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A 23-year-old teacher burned in an acid attack on 15 schoolgirls and instructors wants the Afghan government to throw acid on her attackers and then hang them. Kandahar's governor said Tuesday that authorities had arrested 10 alleged Taliban militants for the Nov. 12 attack in this southern city and that several confessed to taking part. Gov. Rahmatullah Raufi said the men would be tried in open court, a pledge that pleased Nuskaal, a first-year math teacher who suffered acid burns on her shoulders.
  • Acid Attack Shows Nature of Taliban, Pentagon Spokesman Says

    11/14/2008 3:42:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 658+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2008 – It’s a measure of the enemy in Afghanistan that Taliban terrorists attacked girls walking to school in Afghanistan on Nov. 12 by throwing acid in their faces, a senior Defense Department official said today. “It was obviously a despicable attack,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. “It’s a reflection of the brutality and backwardness of the enemy we’re dealing with here. I certainly hope this is not any trend of tactic that the Taliban have, because it is a truly despicable act.” Three girls were seriously injured in the attack. “The Taliban’s continued terror attacks...
  • Two schoolgirls blinded in acid attack in Afghanistan

    11/13/2008 7:31:41 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 19 replies · 696+ views
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2008 | Staff
    Two men on a motorcycle used water pistols to spray acid on girls walking to school Wednesday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, blinding at least two of them, military spokesmen said. U.S. Col. Greg Julian said Afghanistan's National Military Command Center told him that four girls were hurt in the incident. Two were blinded and remain hospitalized, and two were treated and released, he said. The men escaped after the attack, and no one claimed responsibility for it, but Arab-language network Al-Jazeera said Taliban militants were suspected to be responsible. The incident occurred about 8 a.m. near Mirwais...
  • Kidnappers kill Mexican child with acid injection

    11/04/2008 9:19:36 AM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 3,181+ views
    AP ^ | 03 Nov 2008 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    Kidnappers grabbed a 5-year-old boy from a gritty Mexico City street market, then killed him by injecting acid into his heart — a new low even for Mexico's brutal kidnapping gangs. The boy, Javier Morena, was the oldest son of a poor family that sold fruit at a market in the tough neighborhood of Iztapalapa, proof that the plague of kidnappings for ransom afflicts the working class as well as the wealthy. Javier disappeared while playing at the market on Sunday, Oct. 26, Mexico City authorities said on Monday. The boy's family spent days looking for him, finally persuading a...
  • Acid, the new weapon for disfiguring women

    10/03/2008 9:13:13 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 19 replies · 1,104+ views
    Asia News ^ | 10/02/2008 | Nozrul Islam
    Wives, daughters, girls are punished by having acid thrown on them, permanently disfiguring them. The government prohibits the sale of the corrosive liquids, but they are easily found on the market. The phenomenon is spreading. The victims now include children and adult males. Dhaka (AsiaNews) - Women in Bangladesh suffer marginalization. And the violence against them, at home and outside, continues to grow. Recently, a new weapon has been added: acid, which disfigures their faces and bodies. Parul's husband is 30 years old. In 2000, he disfigured her by throwing acid into her face, because her relatives had not paid...
  • Pakistani women burned by acid or fire rely on beauty of others

    08/17/2008 3:02:21 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 20 replies · 231+ views
    The L.A. Times ^ | August 16, 2008 | AP
    LAHORE, PAKISTAN -- Saira Liaqat squints through her one good eye as she brushes a woman's hair. Her face, most of which the acid melted years ago, occasionally lights up with a smile. Her hands, largely undamaged, deftly handle the dark brown locks. A few steps away in this popular beauty salon, Urooj Akbar diligently trims, cleans and paints clients' fingernails. Her face, severely scarred from the blaze that burned about 70% of her body, is somber. It's hard to tell if she's sad or if it's just the way she now looks. Liaqat and Akbar are among Pakistan's many...
  • The real acid test

    08/15/2008 2:25:03 PM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 8 replies · 152+ views ^ | 08/15/2008 | RWB
    When I saw this headline, I wondered what it could possibly mean: "Drugs like LSD and Ecstasy 'could help terminally ill'." Turns out (drat!) that it doesn't mean that those hits of acid you may have swallowed when you were young and irresponsible will help you live longer. The first clinical trial involving LSD since the 1970s began in Switzerland in June with the aim of using "psychedelic psychotherapy" to help terminally ill patients come to terms with imminent death to improve the quality of their remaining life. Eight subjects will receive 200 micrograms of LSD - enough to induce...
  • Acid Attack On Two Turkish Girls For Wearing Short Skirts

    03/01/2008 3:15:23 PM PST · by knighthawk · 31 replies · 354+ views
    MEMRI ^ | March 01 2008 | Hurriyet
    A high school senior and an elementary school student were attacked in the Mediterranean town of Mersin with strong acid spray. In two separate incidents within the same hour both girls were approached from behind by a group of young men who commented on the length of their skirts and told them it was too short. The girls were sprayed with acidic substance that burnt and melted their stockings and caused deep lacerations on the back of their legs. The girls were treated in the hospital. The police is searching for the culprits that are believed to be the same...
  • Rapists throw acid on girl

    01/15/2008 5:32:58 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 48 replies · 586+ views
    The Sun ^ | 01/15/08 | MIKE SULLIVAN
    A SCHOOLGIRL was raped by a gang who poured caustic soda over her body to destroy DNA evidence. The 16-year-old was left fighting for life with terrible burns from the drain-clearing chemical. She was under heavy sedation at a specialist burns unit last night as sickened police called the attack by five youths a new low. The gang beat the teenager before taking turns to rape her in an empty house in Tottenham, North London. One detective said: “After they had finished raping her, the gang poured caustic soda over the girl to try and get rid of DNA evidence....
  • Folic Acis 'Increases Memory'

    01/18/2007 6:42:20 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,640+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-19-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Folic acid 'increases memory' By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 2:26am GMT 19/01/2007 Folic acid supplements can significantly improve the memory and brain power of older people, according to a study to be published today. Researchers found that men and post-menopausal women aged between 50 and 70 who took daily doses had the mental abilities of those almost five years their junior. The supplements also helped maintain speed of information processing, reactions involving movement and overall brain power. These abilities decline with age, and their loss has been linked to a higher risk of dementia. Folate, the natural form...
  • Syd Barrett Leaves Family $2.25 million

    11/14/2006 2:02:01 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 16 replies · 5,022+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | November 13, 2006 | WENN Staff
    The former Pink Floyd star died from cancer in July at the age of 60.Late Pink Floyd star Syd Barrett left his brother and two sisters a $2.25 million estate in his will. The former singer/songwriter died from cancer in July at the age of 60. His family was forced to write Barrett's will for him, because he was considered incapable himself under the Mental Health Act. Barrett left the legendary band in 1968 after suffering an LSD-induced breakdown.
  • Greens set out to monitor Burning Man fair (Think it may contribute to "Global Warming")

    09/02/2006 6:02:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 15,585+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/2/06 | Catherine Elsworth
    A counter-culture arts festival which champions alternative living is being vetted by environmentalists for its contribution to global warming. Burning Man bans the sale of anything but ice and coffee and declares clothing optional. The festival, which is expected to draw nearly 40,000 people to the Nevada desert this week, is described as an "experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance". It has few rules, no structure and features performances, installation art and music, which culminate in the symbolic burning of a large wooden man. A group of San Francisco scientists, calling themselves Cooling Man, have...
  • Worker falls into acid vat

    08/24/2006 12:58:26 PM PDT · by rface · 49 replies · 2,777+ views
    The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ^ | August 24, 2006 | GREG MILLER
    A 22-year-old man fell into a vat of chemicals at a Centralia (Missouri) company and was airlifted to University Hospital with acid burns all over his body. Thomas Antle was working at the A.B. Chance Co. plant at 210 N. Allen St. when he fell into a large container of ammonium chloride about 9:30 p.m. yesterday, Boone County Fire Protection Division Chief Gale Blomenkamp said. Antle was in serious condition this afternoon. A.B. Chance makes earth anchors for the electric utility and pipeline industries. After being pulled from the container, Antle was put in a decontamination shower. "It’s all over...
  • Pakistan: Acid burn victims smile again

    04/24/2006 1:20:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 603+ views
    IRIN ^ | April 24 2006
    LAHORE, 24 Apr 2006 (IRIN) - Huma, 22, now smiles many times a day. As she does so, she often stares almost in wonder into a mirror, much like a child encountering her reflection for the first time. For two years she had been unable to look at her own image: like dozens of other young women, most based in Pakistan’s southern Punjab, Huma had suffered a disfiguring attack with acid. The corrosive substance was thrown in her face as she slept outdoors in the courtyard of her home in a village near Multan, a city 350 km south of...
  • Lunatic Sheehan: Get troops out of 'occupied New Orleans'

    09/16/2005 2:28:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 192 replies · 5,575+ views
    WND ^ | September 16, 2005
    Mother of slain soldier decries 'military and governmental fascism'Fresh from a visit to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, anti-Bush activist Cindy Sheehan is demanding the U.S. military be removed from "occupied New Orleans." In a dispatch on leftist filmmaker Michael Moore's website, Sheehan said she was troubled by the "level of the military presence" in the Gulf Coast state. "George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power," she said. "The only way America will become more secure is if we...
  • Paedophiles throw acid on two children(Pakistan)

    07/01/2005 3:53:04 PM PDT · by voletti · 16 replies · 857+ views
    Daily Times Pakistan ^ | 01 july 2005 | Staff Report
    MULTAN: Two servants of a feudal lord threw acid on a 14-year-old girl and her 12-year-old younger brother at Chak No 63/EB (Luddan) after the youngsters rejected their sexual advances. Police refused to register a case against the men initially. Fauzia and Kashif were washing their clothes near a tube well owned by a local feudal, when two of his servants, Muhammad Aslam and Muhammad Nawaz, approached them and made suggestive remarks. The children berated the men, who retaliated by throwing acid on them. The children, along with their counsel Munir Ahmed Ghauri, went to Civil Judge and Local Magistrate...
  • Mob sets fire to 2 mosques after acid attack

    05/29/2005 10:42:40 AM PDT · by velocityguy · 32 replies · 1,210+ views
    Indian Express ^ | May 28, 2005
    MANDI, MAY 27: An angry crowd set two mosques in the town on fire this evening after a man threw a bottle of acid at passengers of a private bus, seriously injuring at least 11 people, including a five-year-old. Doctors attending to the injured said four persons with more than 50 per cent burns may even lose their eyesight due to the attack. Police later arrested the culprit, Mohammad Mahboob, from Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. He has reportedly confessed to the crime. According to the Mandi police, the incident occurred outside a bus stand around 3 pm, when Mohammad threw...