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  • Dead body found on plane arriving at Hartsfield

    01/12/2007 7:39:59 AM PST · by Tatze · 70 replies · 2,775+ views
    CBS46 Atlanta ^ | 01/12/07
    (CBS 46 News) -- Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson airport found a body aboard a plane arriving from South Africa Friday morning. The body was found in the wheel well. Apparently the person was a stowaway. The body was frozen and completely chopped up. The plane is currently parked in the middle of the concourse.

    12/04/2006 4:38:18 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 17 replies · 738+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 4 December 2006
    A man's body was found Sunday night in northeast Houston with apparent gunshot wounds. Police responding to emergency calls found the body in the 2100 block of Bleker. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Outer Space Exposure

    11/27/2006 11:29:56 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,026+ views
    In scores of science fiction stories, hapless adventurers find themselves unwittingly introduced to the vacuum of space without proper protection. There is often an alarming cacophony of screams and gasps as the increasingly bloated humans writhe and spasm. Their exposed veins and eyeballs soon bulge in what is clearly a disagreeable manner. The ill-fated adventurers rapidly swell like over-inflated balloons, ultimately bursting in a gruesome spray of blood. As is true with many subjects, this representation in popular culture does not reflect the reality of exposure to outer space. Ever since humanity first began to probe outside of our protective...
  • Vision-body link tested in robot experiments

    10/30/2006 7:22:02 PM PST · by annie laurie · 2 replies · 329+ views
    NewScientistTech ^ | 27 October 2006 | Tom Simonite
    Experiments involving real and simulated robots suggest that the relationship between physical movement and sensory input could be crucial to developing more intelligent machines. Tests involving two real and one simulated robot show that feedback between sensory input and body movement is crucial to navigating the surrounding world. Understanding this relationship better could help scientists build more life-like machines, say the researchers involved. Scientists studying artificial intelligence have traditionally separated physical behaviour and sensory input. "But the brain's inputs are not independent," says Olaf Sporns, a neuroscientist at Indiana University, US. "For example, motor behaviour has a role to play...
  • Lubbock Airman Returns Home After 35-Years

    10/14/2006 6:12:54 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 20 replies · 818+ views
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 13 October 2006 | Staff
    The body of a Lubbock airman is coming home, 35-years after North Vietnamese troops shot down his plane.  First Lieutenant James Larry Hull was a Texas Tech graduate and trained to be a pilot at Reese Air Force Base.  His plane went down over Laos on February 19th, 1971.  Heavy gunfire made it impossible to recover his body, but after 13-years of negotiating with the Laotion government, members of the joint POW/MIA Accounting Command received permission to excavate a known crash site in the mountains.  In May of this year, they found Hull's remains.  Next month the remains will be returned.NewsChannel 11 spoke with Hull's...
  • Body Reveals Its Inflammation 'Off Switch'

    10/01/2006 6:32:34 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,403+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-1-2006 | Deb McKenzie
    Body reveals its inflammation 'off switch' 18:00 01 October 2006 news service Deb MacKenzie Researchers have shed light on how the body switches off its immune response, a key step towards understanding autoimmune diseases and controlling inflammation. When immune cells die, they transform into “sponges” that soak up the molecules responsible for causing inflammation, researchers have discovered. The new information may lead to better drugs to treat inflammatory disorders, such as eczema. Inflammation is characterised by a red, painful swelling around a wound caused by blood fluids, proteins and immune cells flooding into an area of the body in...
  • Feds to seek death penalty in case of body dumps near Yosemite (Russian organized crime)

    09/04/2006 12:31:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 2,453+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/4/06 | Greg Risling - ap
    The demands of the kidnappers were simple: Pay the ransom and the hostages would be freed. But prosecutors said the crew of Russian immigrants killed their hostages anyway - even after collecting $1 million from some of the victims' relatives. More than four years after the five bodies were found in a reservoir north of Yosemite National Park, opening statements are expected this week in the federal trial of two men accused of orchestrating the crimes. It's a rare instance in which federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. "Regardless of whether the ransom money defendants demanded was paid or...
  • Slain tribal chief's body retrieved - Baluchistan

    08/31/2006 4:38:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 180+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/06 | Paul Garwood - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani soldiers retrieved the body of a renegade tribal chief Thursday whose death in a military raid provoked widespread rioting in a restive province on the volatile border with Afghanistan. The body of Baluch tribal chief Nawab Akbar Bugti was found pinned underneath a boulder in his collapsed mountain hide-out in southwestern Baluchistan province. Pakistani forces and rebels clashed there Saturday, leaving the 79-year-old dead, along with several supporters and five army officers. Bugti's killing sparked five days of rioting and protests in the impoverished province bordering Iran and Afghanistan. At least six people were killed, dozens...
  • Paedophile's body found in river(UK)

    08/29/2006 6:33:47 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 44 replies · 1,639+ views
    BBC ^ | 28 Aug 2006 | BBC
    A convicted paedophile who was due to be sentenced for sex offences against children has been found dead in the River Taff in Cardiff. The body of Raymond Croft, 58, from Port Talbot, was found after he missed his sentencing in Swansea last week. He had previously been found guilty of sexual assault, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and attempted sexual activity with a child. Police said there are no suspicious circumstances around his death. Croft was due to appear at Swansea Crown Court last week to be sentenced for sex offences against children, but...
  • Deployed Soldiers test Body Ventilation System

    08/08/2006 6:17:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 632+ views
    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, Aug. 8, 2006) – The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) delivered 500 Body Ventilation Systems to heat-stressed Soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait last month. The portable, lightweight ventilation system will help reduce heat-related injuries, and will undergo one of year assessments by such Soldiers as drivers, military police and machine gunners. Another 1,700 vests will be shipped and issued to Soldiers in similar units and duty positions in upcoming months. “The BVS project is another example of how the Army culture is changing in order to provide warfighter solutions in a timely manner,” said...
  • Medic details finding Iraqi girl's body (Mahmoudiya hearing ,, the "Triangle of Death")

    08/06/2006 2:21:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,278+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/06 | Ryan Lenz - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi army medic on Sunday told a U.S. military hearing of the horrific scene that confronted him in a tiny home south of Baghdad where he found the naked and burned body of a 14-year-old girl allegedly raped and murdered by American soldiers. The medic testified on the opening day of a hearing to determine whether five U.S. soldiers must stand trial in the March 12 rape-slaying of Abeer Qassim al-Janabi and the killing of her parents and sister in the town of Mahmoudiya. It is among the worst in a series of cases of alleged...
  • Afghanistan's mounting body count no measure of success

    07/30/2006 11:35:46 AM PDT · by M1 Garand 30-06 · 8 replies · 501+ views
    AFP ^ | Jul 9 | Bronwen Roberts
    KABUL (AFP) - Near-daily battlefield death tolls released in Afghanistan are no measure of the success of US-led operations, can be misleading, and often deflect attention from real achievements in the war-torn country, experts and officials say. ADVERTISEMENT Official numbers of "enemy" killed in battle can be staggering: 100 in Panjwayi, 60 in Musa Qala, 10 every other day. Loosely worded statements on "estimated" dead or "enemies of Afghanistan" are often picked up by international media desperate for news from inaccessible battlefields but with little way of verifying details. The Taliban also issue battle tolls but these are usually so...
  • A Psychotropical Paradise

    07/26/2006 4:35:49 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 29 replies · 1,044+ views
    If the pursuit of happiness was once an ideal in American life, the entitlement to happiness may now have replaced it. Since the late 1980s, when psychotropic drugs first came on the market, grateful Americans have been lining up at the counter. Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin and a host of other antidepressants have been embraced as practical solutions to everyday unhappiness. More than 15% of Americans now use one of the above. Needless to say, they are not all clinically depressed. Whereas Sigmund Freud once described the goal of psychotherapy as "transforming hysterical misery into ordinary unhappiness," many doctors now...
  • Sacramental Grace is the Difference

    07/11/2006 5:22:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies · 643+ views ^ | 07-11-06 | Theresa A. Thomas
    by Theresa A. Thomas Other Articles by Theresa A. Thomas Sacramental Grace is the Difference 07/11/06 At 10:00AM on a warm August day in 1962, Irvin and Bonnie Kloska, both 21 and full of hope, married in St. Adalbert’s Church, in their home town Grand Rapids, Michigan. “I believe it was the first time I ever wore a tux,” says Irv, who currently lives in Elkhart, Indiana. “I know it was the first time I ever wore a bow tie.” In This Article...Wired to Mate?When Marriage Is a CovenantHow to Have a Grace-Filled Marriage Wired to Mate?After their Polish dinner reception...
  • Corpus Christi Around the World

    06/15/2006 10:50:08 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 768+ views
    People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY) People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY) People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY) People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY)...
  • Body armor keeps Marines safe in Habbaniyah

    06/14/2006 6:28:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 524+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Graham M. Paulsgrove
    HABBANIYAH, Iraq (June 12, 2006) -- The enemy snipers hit their targets- but it yielded them no results. In less than a week’s time, Sgt. Joshua S. Adams and Pfc. Jason Hanson, of D Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion were hit by sniper shots. But the enemy had little effect because both were left with only minor injuries thanks to their small-arms protective inserts, or SAPI, plates. While working in support of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, to complete counterinsurgency and humanitarian operations in the town of Habbaniyah, Hanson was the lead man on a patrol looking for roadside...
  • Survey: 24 percent between 18-50 tattooed

    06/10/2006 2:30:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 615+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/10/06 | Andrew Bridges - ap
    WASHINGTON - A sun shines on Dan Yu's back, alongside a swimming koi fish. A tree soon may grow on his arm. "Your body's an empty canvas, so you almost want to continue to add to it," said Yu, 28, as he showed off his tattoos. A generation or two ago, Yu's tattoos — to say nothing of his pierced nose — probably would have placed him in a select company of soldiers, sailors, bikers and carnival workers. But no longer: The American University employee is among about 36 percent of Americans age 18 to 29 with at least one...
  • Muslim Charity Jamet-al-Dawa connected to slave trade

    05/24/2006 6:28:48 AM PDT · by The Lumster · 6 replies · 884+ views
    Help Pakistan Children ^ | May 20, 2006 | Pastor David
    Can you imagine the rush of emotion you'd feel if your 8-year-old son, who had been kidnapped six months earlier, suddenly appeared at your door after you'd given up hope of ever seeing him again? In Pakistan just a fews days ago, I was repeatedly blessed to witness parents experience that thrill as we returned their abducted children. As the father in the above photos told us as he clung to his son, "It is a miracle." Indeed it was. Let me tell you how it happened. For those of you who haven't been following the unfolding story over the...
  • Building near WTC entombs toxins, remains ('eyesore' presents problems, body parts no big deal)

    05/23/2006 8:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 983+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/23/06 | AMY WESTFELDT
    Building near WTC entombs toxins, remainsBy AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago AP Photo: In this Sept. 30, 2001, file photo NEW YORK - While debates rage about why more buildings have not gone up at the World Trade Center site, there is one, shrouded in a web of black netting and full of trade center dust, that can't seem to come down. The vacant 41-story former Deutsche Bank AG building looms above ground zero, contaminated with toxic waste and still holding tiny body parts more than four years after the trade center collapsed onto it on Sept....
  • FBI says Hoffa search expected to take 2 weeks

    05/18/2006 11:50:28 PM PDT · by xJones · 31 replies · 952+ views
    msnbc ^ | May 18, 2006 | NBC News and news services
    MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The FBI said Thursday that a search of a horse farm for clues to Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance is expected to take at least a couple weeks and likely will involve the removal of a barn. Federal agents began digging at Hidden Dreams Farm on Wednesday in a search for “the human remains of James Riddle Hoffa,” according to the search warrant, obtained by The Associated PressThe former Teamsters leader disappeared in 1975 on a night he was to have dinner at a restaurant about 20 miles away.Hoffa was to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss...
  • Teaching the Theology of the Body

    05/10/2006 9:22:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 718+ views ^ | 05-10-06 | Mark P. Shea
    by Mark P. Shea Bible Study and Truth Tracts Author Other Articles by Mark P. SheaContact this Author Teaching the Theology of the Body 5/10/2006 George Weigel, the biographer of Pope John Paul II, has remarked that one of the most exciting "ticking bombs" of Catholic thought (set to go off sometime in the 21st century) is John Paul's teaching on the Theology of the Body. In This Article...What Is the Theology of the Body?Teaching KidsTeaching Teens What Is the Theology of the Body? In a nutshell, John Paul draws on the most basic message of the entire Christian tradition —...
  • How Do You Sleep? (Body Positions)

    04/22/2006 4:47:38 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 39 replies · 3,655+ views
    The Secret Language of Sleep ^ | 4/22/2006 | The Secret Language of Sleep
    I sleep with a remote... Clicky Here To Find Your Sleep Pose
  • Poll: Most Americans Reject Resurrection of the Body

    04/13/2006 7:47:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies · 717+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 13 Apr 06 | Michelle Vu
    Poll: Most Americans Reject Resurrection of the Body Thursday, Apr. 13, 2006 Posted: 9:13:14AM EST The results of a recent poll interviewing more than a thousand adults show that most Americans do not believe in the resurrection of their bodies after death. Some 1,007 adults were interviewed by phone from Feb. 19 to Mar. 3 by the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University and asked the question, “Do you believe that, after you die, your physical body will be resurrected someday?” Results indicate that out of those interviewed only 36 percent replied “yes” to the question while 54 percent...
  • Marine's Body Recovered Following Vehicle Accident (Tears)

    04/04/2006 5:25:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 208+ views
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq, April 4, 2006 – The body of a Marine was recovered today in the search for three servicemembers missing after an April 2 vehicle rollover near Asad, Iraq, bringing the total number of dead in the accident to six. The deaths were not a result of enemy action, U.S. officials said. The Marine's official cause of death is listed as drowning. The Marine was assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7. The search effort is ongoing for the remaining missing Marine and sailor, both assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group. "We have suffered a loss, but we are...
  • Body Found Hanging Outside VFW Post in Kentucky (just hours after flag burning)

    03/22/2006 2:43:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies · 2,678+ views
    Body Found Hanging Outside VFW Post in Ky.2 hours, 17 minutes ago WINCHESTER, Ky. - A man apparently hanged himself outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars post early Wednesday morning, just hours after someone burned an American flag in the same place, Winchester police said. Detective James Hall said foul play was not suspected. Hall said the dead man was found by a passer-by about 1 a.m., about two hours after the flag was burned. He was dressed in civilian clothes and found hanging by the flagpole rope, Hall said. The man had not been identified Wednesday afternoon. Clark County...
  • Body identified as paparazzo facing charges in actress incident (Reese Witherspoon case)

    02/23/2006 11:27:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,339+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/23/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A paparazzo facing charges involving an incident with actress Reese Witherspoon was found dead this month in a Brentwood apartment, the coroner's office confirmed Thursday. The body of Todd Kevin Wallace, 44, was positively identified but the cause of death was not determined pending results of toxicology tests, said Brenda Shafer, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County coroner. The decomposed body was found on Feb. 5. In December, an arrest warrant was issued for Wallace by Orange County authorities after he failed to show up for a bail hearing on misdemeanor charges that included battery....
  • Injured Soldier Made to Pay for Body Armor [Actually, he's getting a refund]

    02/08/2006 4:47:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 772+ views
    AP ^ | 2/8/06 | Allison Barker
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A former soldier injured in Iraq is getting a refund after being forced to pay for his missing body armor vest, which medics destroyed because it was soaked with his blood, officials said Wednesday. First Lt. William "Eddie" Rebrook IV, 25, had to leave the Army with a shrapnel injury to his arm. But before he could be discharged last week, he says he had to scrounge up cash from his buddies to pay $632 for the body armor and other gear he had lost. Rebrook, who graduated from West Point with honors, said he was...
  • Military Working to Ensure Best Body Armor Possible

    02/02/2006 4:44:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 381+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2006 – The Army and Marine Corps are pulling out all the stops to ensure deployed troops have the best body armor possible, including ceramic side plates to protect their torsos, leaders from both services told members of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. The leaders gave solid endorsement to the protective vests already worn by all deployed forces, but said they continue to seek out improvements that provide even more protection without adding weight and bulkiness. "Force protection is the Army's No. 1 priority," Maj. Gen. Stephen Speakes, the Army's force development director, told the Tactical...
  • Some Sanity on the Body Armor Issue

    01/19/2006 8:34:44 AM PST · by xzins · 23 replies · 420+ views
    blogrunner ^ | Jan 06
    Some Sanity on the Body Armor Issue The author of... Source: Brainster's Blog - Saturday, January 14 - GO TO THIS WEBLOG » Some Sanity on the Body Armor Issue The author of this piece, who knows what he's talking about, is perhaps a little too kind to Hillary. THIS week Senator Hillary Clinton, citing a secret Pentagon report that suggested some marines killed in Iraq might have survived had they been wearing more body armor, became the latest in a long line of politicians to castigate the Pentagon for a supposed failure to adequately protect our fighting men and...
  • Army Continues Changing, Improving Body Armor

    01/10/2006 6:35:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 758+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 10, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2006 – The Army will continue to improve body armor issued to soldiers, and will begin manufacturing side-panel inserts to the Interceptor ballistic armor, officials said here today. The side panels, which weigh 3 pounds, will be made of the same material as the small-arms protective inserts. Army Col. Thomas Spoehr is in charge of fielding body armor. He said the Interceptor body armor now issued to servicemembers protects against most of the threats they face in Iraq and Afghanistan today. "It's the best body armor in the world," Spoehr said. And the proof is in the...
  • Chairman Says Security, Not Body Counts, Measures Success

    11/08/2005 4:46:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 239+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2005 – Security - not body counts - is the true measure of success in Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Nov. 7 on PBS' "The NewsHour With Lehrer." Marine Gen. Peter Pace said Iraqis providing security to Iraqis is the true measure of success. "This is not about killing of people," he said. "It is about providing security for people." Pace said it would be a mistake for people to start counting bodies of insurgents and foreign fighters. He said that would send the wrong message to both American troops and Iraqi...
  • 'Body sushi' uses woman as buffet table

    11/04/2005 7:37:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 3,652+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/04/05 | JANET RAUSA FULLER
    'Body sushi' uses woman as buffet table November 4, 2005 BY JANET RAUSA FULLER Staff Reporter Advertisement The "body sushi" special at Kizoku Sushi and Lounge isn't special so much for the fish as for the platter it is served on: a semi-nude woman. The River North restaurant began offering the $500 all-you-can-eat dinner special in its private lounge about two weeks ago by word of mouth. Customers must make reservations in advance, and there is a four-person minimum. Ever since the restaurant at 358 W. Ontario sold the first special to two couples last Sunday, it has logged 19...
  • Native Hawaiians Seek Self-governing Body (Akaka Bill Will Have Negative Impact on Hawaii)

    08/17/2005 7:57:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 858+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 8/17/05 | James I. Kuroiwa, Jr.
    Native Hawaiians Seek Self-governing Body Sen. Akaka quote: Bill Could Mean Eventual Independence for Hawaiians By National Public Radio, 8/17/2005 8:22:38 AM Editor's Note: Here is the complete National Public Radio transcript from Aug. 16, 2005 with Anchor Steve Inskeep, Reporter Martin Kaste and various guests. This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. Congress is considering legislation that would give native Hawaiians their own government. It would essentially grant them political status similar to that of Native American tribes. Here's NPR's Martin Kaste. (Soundbite of surf; birds) MARTIN KASTE reporting: You'll find no more potent symbol of...
  • The first-ever Mr. Afghanistan (people enjoy their freedom)

    08/14/2005 10:58:18 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 26 replies · 744+ views ^ | Saturday, August 13, 2005 | AP
    Khosraw Basheri feverishly pumped iron for years, toning his body so it rippled with muscle and veins. His hard work paid off when he claimed a historic title in his war-battered country -- Mr. Afghanistan. The 23-year-old businessman from western Herat province flexed and grinned his way to victory Saturday in Afghanistan's first-ever national competition to select a top bodybuilder. "I will never forget this day, the day I became Mr. Afghanistan," said Basheri, sweat and makeup streaming down his massive frame. "This has been my hope for the past two years, since I started preparing myself for this." At...
  • Peruvian state Web site posts ad seeking cadaver

    07/22/2005 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Cowman · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Jul 21, 7:01 PM ET
    Peruvian state Web site posts ad seeking cadaver Thu Jul 21, 7:01 PM ET LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Wanted by Friday: Female corpse, price $640. A Peruvian state university has posted an advertisement on a government Web site offering 2,070 soles (363 pounds) for a corpse for its medical students to practice on, despite the fact that buying and selling cadavers is illegal. The macabre want ad was posted on the site of the Center for the Promotion of Small and Micro Businesses (, where state institutions are required to publish tenders for supplies to ensure transparency. The National University...
  • Secret books of hate - (already in Australia...coming to a bookstore near you?)

    07/17/2005 2:33:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 856+ views
    BOOKS of hate promoting jihad, hostility to Australia and "wiring up one's body" for suicide attacks are for sale in bookshops in Sydney's Muslim community. A special investigation by The Daily Telegraph in the wake of the London bombings found extremist literature on shelves near innocuous children's reading such as It's fun to wear a hijab. One incendiary tome bought for $11, Defence of the Muslim Lands carries an endorsement from Osama bin Laden on its cover. The book by Sheik Abdullah Azzam, found at The Islamic Bookstore at Lakemba, discusses the effectiveness of suicide bombings. "The form this usually...
  • Remains Found in Search for Idaho Boy

    07/04/2005 2:59:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 80 replies · 6,357+ views
    FoxNews (AP Story) ^ | July 4, 2005 | unattributed
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Human remains have been found in western Montana during the search for missing 9-year-old Dylan Groene (search), the Kootenai County sheriff said Monday. The boy and his 8-year-old sister, Shasta Groene (search), disappeared
  • N.J. College Student Auctions Body on EBay

    05/21/2005 1:51:47 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies · 580+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5-19-2005
    WAYNE, N.J. - A 21-year-old college business major living in this northern New Jersey community has proven a basic lesson of marketing: Sex sells. Courtney Van Dunk posted a bikini-clad picture of herself on eBay about two weeks ago, auctioning off space on her body for advertisers. The auction ended Thursday with a winning bid from a New Jersey wine retailer offering $11,300 for a month's worth of advertising. Van Dunk, though, says the offer has been retracted, but she's confident that she's made contacts with enough companies to still earn some cash. When she finds a buyer, Van Dunk...
  • HEALTH: Stress your way to eternal youth!

    05/10/2005 4:17:45 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 11 replies · 555+ views ^ | May 10, 2005 | Associated News of India
    It is an unlikely solution, but here is the key to stay young: have short bursts of stress! This is a new revelation suggested by researchers at an anti-ageing conference in London. They say short bursts of stress can help you stay young. According to The Telgraph, Dr Marios Kyriazis, who led the conference, said this exposure to stress will prolong life and help prevent chronic illnesses, like arthritis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Kyriazis, the medical director of the British Longevity Society, argued that moderate stress increases the production of proteins that help repair the body's cells, including brain cells,...
  • Mizo man wills his body to wild animals

    04/20/2005 3:36:06 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 712+ views
    new kerala ^ | 4-20-05 | Indo Asian News Service
    Aizawl: A well-known wildlife enthusiast in India's northeastern state of Mizoram has offered his corpse to be left for wild animals to feed on as part of a bizarre will, court officials said Wednesday. A spokesperson at the District Council Court in Mizoram's capital Aizawl said 46-year-old New World Laldingliana, a Christian tribal, has made a will wishing that his mortal remains be left in the forest for wild animals to eat.
  • San Luis Obispo County bans offensive body odor in libraries

    03/06/2005 3:32:43 PM PST · by Ben Chad · 35 replies · 891+ views
    North County Times ^ | March 6, 2005 | Associated Press
    SAN LUIS OBISPO -- A new county law aims to keep readers from reeking. Libraries in San Luis Obispo County have had their own rules banning offensive body odor since 1994, but the policy became law after the Board of Supervisors last month adopted an ordinance that lets authorities kick out malodorous guests. Visitors to 14 libraries and a bookmobile could also be asked to leave for fighting, eating, drinking, sleeping, playing games, and printing or viewing illegal materials on library computers. "The point is to make the library a comfortable, safe place for everyone to use," said Moe McGee,...
  • Vanity: Question about methods of Communion

    01/28/2005 6:54:01 AM PST · by Aggie Mama · 146 replies · 1,228+ views
    Is one obligated to take Communion from the cup in addition to the host? My husband and I have a disagreement about this. He thinks you must take it if it is offered, but I've been taught that you do not have to take it. I'm a post-Vatican II Catholic, so I'm not quite sure how things used to be in the Church, although my mother has told me that they never used to receive Communion from the cup--that the priest would consecrate and drink it and that it was not shared with the community. Quite frankly (and I'm sure...
  • There Are No Loopholes in Law to Prosecute the Sale of Baby Body Parts

    12/17/2004 6:59:20 PM PST · by Askel5 · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Covenant News (via old FR post) ^ | 2000 04 03 | Jim Rudd
    There Are No Loopholes in Law to Prosecute the Sale of Baby Body Parts Crime/Corruption News Keywords: FETAL BODY PARTS AND ABORTION Source: Covenant Published: 04/03/00 Author: Jim Rudd Posted on 04/05/2000 07:07:59 PDT by truthandlife Remember the law that makes it a felony to purchase or sell aborted baby parts for profit? It's part of the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993. You would think with all of the pro-life lobbying groups in Washington, D.C., we would be hearing a multitude of voices crying out from the rooftops demanding a nationwide investigation to bring these baby...
  • Police Seek Clues After Fetus Cut From Slain Woman's Body

    12/17/2004 7:29:32 AM PST · by runningbear · 101 replies · 2,137+ views
    KCRA TV ^ | 12/17/04
    Police Seek Clues After Fetus Cut From Slain Woman's BodyAmber Alert Issued For Missing Fetus POSTED: 7:05 am EST December 17, 2004 UPDATED: 10:19 am EST December 17, 2004 SKIDMORE, Mo. -- A 23-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant was killed Thursday and the fetus was taken from her body, authorities said. Stinnett home in Skidmore, Mo. Sheriff's deputies were investigating the afternoon killing of the woman and they were searching for the baby, who they believed could have survived. Nodaway County Sheriff Bill Espey said, "Someone was wanting a baby awful bad." The sheriff issued an Amber Alert...
  • Man charged with shooting friend on dare (And the Darwin Award goes to...)

    12/15/2004 12:35:28 PM PST · by holymoly · 64 replies · 1,824+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 15, 2004 | Associated Press
    OROFINO, Idaho -- A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting his friend through a protective vest on an apparent dare, police said. Alexander Joseph Swandic, 20, died of a gunshot wound to the heart Monday after donning a protective vest and asking David John Hueth, 30, to shoot him, police said. Hueth initially told police that Swandic's wound was self-inflicted, but later admitted to the shooting. The two had apparently tested the vest by propping it against a dirt bank and shooting it twice, police said. Police said the vest was designed to protect against grenade...
  • Teenagers, Young Men Warned of Laptop Health Risk (effects body temp, could damage fertility)

    12/08/2004 5:42:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies · 2,947+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/08/04 | Patricia Reaney
    Teenagers, Young Men Warned of Laptop Health Risk 1 hour, 34 minutes ago By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Teenagers and young men should keep their laptops off their laps because they could damage fertility, an expert said Thursday. Laptops, which reach high internal operating temperatures, can heat up the scrotum which could affect the quality and quantity of men's sperm. "The increase in scrotal temperature is significant enough to cause changes in sperm parameters," said Dr Yefim Sheynkin, an associate professor of urology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. "It is very difficult to predict...
  • Drugs in Baseball? Sure, All Kinds.

    12/08/2004 10:14:53 AM PST · by Birdstrike · 91 replies · 1,247+ views
    Personal Opinion ^ | 8 Dec 2004 | Birdstrike
    So what's to be done about performing enhancing drugs in baseball? Well, where do you want to draw the line? I'm almost at the point of saying, who cares, use whatever you want to. If you can hit a 100 mph fastball, I don't care how you get yourself into shape to do it. Just perform to expectations or you'll be gone. The ball still has to go over the fence to count. If it does, it's a homer. It's your body and if you want to ruin it with steroids, that's your business. Yes, the records will be "tainted"...
  • Body armor firm files bankruptcy

    10/21/2004 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 55 replies · 1,979+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 20, 2004 | N/A
    CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. -- Second Chance Body Armor Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after being hit with lawsuits in Massachusetts and at least nine other states accusing it of selling defective bulletproof vests to police officers. One lawsuit blames the company -- the nation's largest manufacturer of soft, concealable body armor for law enforcement -- in the shooting death of a California police officer. Another, brought by the state of Utah, led to a $210,000 settlement.
  • Al-Tawheed wal-Jihad Releases New Video from Iraq

    10/13/2004 11:52:42 AM PDT · by anonpenetfi · 6 replies · 3,337+ views ^ | 10/13/04 | (10/13/04): Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement in Iraq has released two new video clips, including video of a roadside bombing attack on a U.S. armored vehicle near the city of Mosul. The video features human body parts later retrieved from the scene of the ambush.
  • Religion and Salvation

    10/11/2004 12:03:04 PM PDT · by skellmeyer · 35 replies · 520+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    Someone recently asked me, “What must I do to be saved?” He wasn’t asking because he expected me to know the answer exactly. He was more interested in seeing what I would say. But, as you might expect, the answer to the question "what must I do to be saved" is both a lot shorter and a lot longer than we all probably expect. The short answer is Christ's: Love God with everything you are and above all else and love your neighbor as yourself. The long answer is elaborating on what this means in day-to-day life.