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  • Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House StaffÖHer ĎRight-Wingí Hatred EXPOSED

    07/16/2015 11:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/15 | Patrick Howley
    Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatolaís shocking personal work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed against the ďright-wingĒ Bush administration. Whatís more, she so enjoyed her work in the abortion industry that she touted a T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice. Letís break it down: Works for a White House staffer Nucatola is currently employed at Sexual Health Innovations, founded by former Obama White House staffer Jessica Ladd. Senior Obama...
  • (Memphis) City Council begins process that could move Forrest statue, grave

    07/07/2015 5:35:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Ryan Poe
    The Memphis City Council began the process Tuesday that could result in the removal of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrestís statue and body from a public park. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for the removal of the graves of Forrest and his wife from Health Sciences Park at Union and Manassas, and an ordinance to remove a statue of Forrest from the park received the first of three readings. The resolution about the graves still has to receive approval from Chancery Court and Forrestís descendants, while the ordinance about the statue also requires approval from the Tennessee...
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    ‚ÄúPotentially unethical.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs how one expert described an Italian scientist‚Äôs plan to perform a ‚Äúhead transplant‚ÄĚ by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‚Äėrecipient‚Äô head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is ‚ÄúPOTENTIALLY unethical?‚ÄĚ Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only ‚Äúpotentially‚ÄĚ unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it‚Äôs possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person‚Äôs head onto another person‚Äôs spine. The...
  • Grieving mum catches grave robber after sewing tracker inside teddy bear

    08/10/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    http://www.mirror.co.uk ^ | august 10, 2014 | ben russell
    A grave-robber has been jailed after a grieving mum placed a tracking device inside a teddy bear at her murdered sonís resting place. Andrew Balshaw was locked up for 12 months after he admitted stealing from 16-year-old Andrew Hollandís grave. Joan Holland was so devastated by losing her son, who was stabbed to death outside a takeaway in 2007, that she has visited his grave every Sunday to place items on it she thought he would like. But Mrs Holland and her family became frustrated and angry that the gifts kept going missing. After they found the grave completely stripped...
  • One in five Ďbrain deadí patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...
  • MIA remains ID'd, to be buried on anniversary of disappearance

    12/11/2013 7:45:59 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 67 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 10, 2013 | news@stripes.com
    The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory have identified the remains of an airman who went missing during the Vietnam War. Air Force Col. Francis McGouldrick Jr., of New Haven, Conn., is to be buried Friday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on the 45th anniversary of his loss, according to a Pentagon statement Monday.
  • Incredible skeletal remains of 'Catholic saints' dug up, still dripping in gems and jewellery

    09/06/2013 7:15:37 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 504 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 September 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A relic hunter dubbed 'Indiana Bones' has lifted the lid on a macabre collection of 400-year-old jewel-encrusted skeletons unearthed in churches across Europe. Art historian Paul Koudounaris hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world's most secretive religious establishments. Incredibly, some of the skeletons, said to be the remains of early Christian martyrs, were even found hidden away in lock-ups and containers. They are now the subject of a new book, which sheds light on the forgotten ornamented relics for the first time. Thousands of skeletons were dug up from Roman catacombs in the 16th...
  • NY suit: County used son's remains to train dogs

    04/14/2013 5:22:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 4/13/13
    The parents of a western New York man killed in a car crash are suing county officials after the coroner there took a piece of their son's body for use in a dog-training exercise. Roger Dunn, 32, died April 13, 2012, in an auto wreck in Cambria. After his death, Niagara County Coroner Russell Jackman gave some tissue from the crash scene to a volunteer fire chief who was training a dog to sniff out human remains. Both men later resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanors over their conduct. They also apologized.
  • Child Found In N.J. River Stolen From Conn. Grave

    07/08/2009 4:09:29 AM PDT · by kenth · 5 replies · 367+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | 07/08/2009 | Christine Sloan
    Coffin Exhumed Monday After Investigators Link Body To Connecticut Family; 2-Year-Old Found In Plastic Bag Cops: Dumping May Be Part Of Some Bizarre Grave-Digging Ritual STAMFORD, Conn. (CBS) ‚Äē Police believe the body of the 2-year-old child discovered in the Passaic River on Sunday may have been removed from a grave at a Connecticut cemetery. The body was discovered by a fisherman on the river's bank and was wrapped in a plastic bag. Officer Richard Conklin said a coffin at Stamford Cemetery was exhumed after New Jersey medical examiners linked the body to a Connecticut family. "On Monday, July 6,...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • Iceman Oetzi's Last Supper

    12/01/2008 6:05:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 756+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Monday, December 1, 2008 | adapted from Dickson et al
    From the analysis of the intestinal contents of the 5,200-year-old Iceman from the Eastern Alps, Professor James Dickson from the University of Glasgow in the UK and his team have shed some light on the mummy's lifestyle and some of the events leading up to his death. By identifying six different mosses in his alimentary tract, they suggest that the Iceman may have travelled, injured himself and dressed his wounds. The Iceman is the first glacier mummy to have fragments of mosses in his intestine. This is surprising as mosses are neither palatable nor nutritious and there are few reports...
  • Police: 3 Suspects Used Corpse Skull to Make Bong

    05/09/2008 7:22:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies · 167+ views
    FOX 26 ^ | May 8, 2008
    HOUSTON -- Police have charged three suspects accused of using the skull of a corpse buried in a Kingwood cemetery to make a bong. Kevin Wade Jones, 17, Matthew Richard Gonzalez, 17, and a 16-year-old boy were all charged with one count of desecrating a corpse. The suspects are accused of digging up the skull of an 11-year-old boy buried in a cemetery for African American war veterans and using it to smoke marijuana.
  • Pyramid's Secret Doors to Be Opened

    03/22/2007 12:55:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies · 1,018+ views
    Discovery News ^ | March 20, 2007 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Doors will soon open to reveal one of the mysteries of the Great Pyramid in Giza, Dr. Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Discovery News in an exclusive interview... "Finally, people all over the world will know what is behind the second door in the southern shaft and the third door in the northern shaft," Hawass said... [T]hese 8-inch square shafts remained unexplored until 1993, when German engineer Rudolf Gantenbrink sent a robot through the southern shaft. Nine years later, Hawass performed an investigation of the southern shaft on live television. As the world held its...
  • Jail for animal rights extremists who stole body of elderly woman from her grave

    05/11/2006 10:46:48 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 951+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 12, 2006 | Steven Morris, David Ward and Riazat Butt
    Three animal rights extremists involved in the theft of the body of an elderly woman from her grave were yesterday jailed for 12 years each in what is seen by police and prosecutors as a groundbreaking case.The militants, including a vicar's son and a psychiatric nurse, led what they called a "holocaust" against a farm which bred guinea pigs for medical research. Jon Ablewhite, John Smith and Kerry Whitburn pursued a six-year hate campaign against Darley Oaks farm in Newchurch, Staffordshire. Whitburn's girlfriend, Josephine Mayo, was sentenced to four years for a lesser part in the campaign. Almost 100 people...
  • Animal activists jailed for terror

    05/11/2006 5:13:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 3,274+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 May 2006
    THREE animal rights activists were jailed for 12 years each and a fourth imprisoned for four years for a terror campaign against an English guinea pig farm that culminated in a grave robbing. John Ablewhite, Kerry Whitburn and John Smith were today each handed 12-year prison terms at Nottingham Crown Court in central England after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiring to blackmail the farm owners. Josephine Mayo was jailed for four years after admitting a lesser part in the six-year campaign against the Hall family who own a farm in Staffordshire, central England, which bred the rodents for...
  • Animal activists in grave robbing

    05/04/2006 2:08:12 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 7 replies · 435+ views
    upi via email no link | 5/4/6
    LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- Animal rights activists stole the remains of a woman who once operated a guinea pig breeding farm, British police said. The remains of Gladys Hammond, 82, were discovered Tuesday in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. They had been stolen from the grave two years ago, Sky News reported. A police spokesman said a pathologist had examined the remains. "Although further DNA tests have still be carried out to confirm identity," said the spokesman, "detectives are satisfied that the body recovered is that of Gladys Hammond." Hammond's body was taken from St Peter's churchyard in Yoxall, Staffordshire, in...
  • Shocking body parts investigation - (Invasion of the body snatchers) X-Ray w/ PVC piping

    02/26/2006 9:44:40 AM PST · by UnklGene · 19 replies · 931+ views
    WROC-TV ^ | February 23, 2005 | Cathy Orosz
    Shocking body parts investigation (X-ray shows PVC piping) (Cathy Orosz, WROC-TV)Tonight four people face criminal charges, including the head of Bio-Medical Tissue Services, a downstate company that harvested human tissue and organs for transplants. 8 local funeral homes and 3 area hospitals are also tied to the investigation. Very graphic and gruesome details unveiled here Thursday by the Kings County district attorney. The shocking local link is that more local funeral homes did business with BTS than previously thought. Over the course of four years, investigators say body parts were harvested from 1,077 corpses without knowledge of family members and...
  • Bolster trust, chase greed away from death's door (NY-bones stolen from crematorium ..unreal)

    01/27/2006 5:25:09 PM PST · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 938+ views
    TimesUnion ^ | 1/15/06 | Caplan + McGee
    When it comes to the body, they say you can't take it with you when you die. But they didn't say it should be sold from the back of a truck. Or that you should not have the right to give a fully informed consent for whatever it is that medical science wants to do with your remains. Recently it was revealed that a group of criminals was stealing bones from bodies at crematoriums in New York. They were then sold to for-profit tissue banks in New Jersey and Florida. Among the victims was the late host of PBS television's...
  • Sen. Schumer Introducing Legislation To Regulate Tissue Transplants, USA

    01/27/2006 6:13:05 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 198+ views
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday announced that he is proposing legislation that would regulate tissue transplants and donations, Long Island Newsday reports. The majority of tissue now comes from hospitals, though it is not illegal for funeral homes to sell tissue (Ochs, Long Island Newsday, 1/24). However, Schumer's legislation would make it illegal for tissue banks to purchase tissue, bone and muscle from funeral homes or morgues, with exceptions for types of tissue in short supply. Schumer also would tighten FDA oversight by requiring the agency to make unannounced visits to tissue banks at least once a year (Livingston,...
  • Patients Nationwide May Have Received Stolen Tissue

    01/25/2006 9:25:59 AM PST · by Westlander · 14 replies · 598+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2006 | AP
    Patricia Battisti had thought her back surgery in early 2005 was routine. A letter from her hospital nearly a year later made it clear she was wrong. Battisti was informed that the cadaver bone that was implanted in her back may have been infected with various viruses -- the result of what investigators say was a large-scale scheme in which corpses were cut up and body parts illegally sold.
  • Stolen Human Tissue

    01/07/2006 7:38:18 AM PST · by Larousse2 · 47 replies · 699+ views
    WLOS TV - Asheville, NC ^ | January 6, 2005
    Stolen Human Tissue Stolen human tissue ends up in several mountain patients who went into the hospital for surgery. The material was stolen from funeral homes in New York that removed bone and tissue from corpses without getting permission from families. Now hospitals around the state are looking into whether any of their patients got the stolen tissue. Officials at Mission Hospitals say 16 patients may have received some of the stolen tissue. They believe that although the tissue may have been stolen it was still sterilized and tested for infectious diseases. Mission Hospitals' Dr. Dale Fell says patients were...
  • Charlotte-Area Patients May Have Received Stolen Human Tissue

    01/06/2006 1:42:57 PM PST · by Cagey · 13 replies · 382+ views
    WSOC-TV NEWS ^ | 1-6-2005
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Human tissue stolen from funeral homes in New York may have been implanted in at least 26 patients of four Charlotte-area hospitals. None of the patients appears to have been harmed. Officials at Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte and Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory say they notified doctors and patients after learning patients received bone and other tissue. The tissue came from companies that bought material from Biomedical Tissue Services of New Jersey. Biomedical is under investigation for allegedly removing bone and tissue from corpses without permission from families and selling them for...
  • NYC Authorities Probe Theft of Body Parts (Horrifying)

    12/24/2005 8:19:34 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 15 replies · 644+ views
    The Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | December 24, 2005 | Tom Hays
    Michael Bruno's life had been uncomplicated: He was an immigrant who worked hard, spoke his mind and succumbed to kidney cancer two years ago at 75. "Typical Italian cab driver," recalled his son, Vito. "He had an opinion about everything." It's only after death that his story became ghoulish. Authorities believe his body and those of hundreds of other people ó including famed British broadcaster Alistair Cooke ó were secretly carved up in the back rooms of several funeral parlors citywide to remove human bone, skin and tendons without required permission from their families. Authorities allege the body parts were...
  • Alistair Cooke's bones stolen by transplant gang

    12/22/2005 8:01:48 PM PST · by Main Street · 18 replies · 779+ views
    news.telegraph ^ | 12/23/2005 | Alec Russell in Washington
    Relatives of Alistair Cooke, the late broadcaster, have spoken of their revulsion after it was found that his bones were cut from his body by a criminal gang and sold for transplant tissue. New York police said his body was one of dozens chopped up for profit by rogue morticians in Brooklyn. After presenting BBC radio's Letter from America for more than half a century, Cooke died in March last year of lung cancer, aged 95. The "body-snatchers", as the New York tabloids call them, surgically carved out his bones the day after he died, said the Daily News. His...
  • COOKE 'BODY' SNATCH (a culture pushed to the brink of mindless savagery by secularism)

    12/22/2005 5:14:54 AM PST · by Liz · 60 replies · 1,295+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 22, 2005 | BRAD HAMILTON
    A fiendish team of body snatchers in Brooklyn defiled the body of beloved "Masterpiece Theater" host Alistair Cooke, removing his bones for profit without his family's permission.......the body of the avuncular TV icon, who died in March 2004 at 95, was cremated at New York Mortuary in Spanish Harlem ó but not before a pair of heartless harvesters got their hands on him. Cooke, who hosted the PBS anthology series of British programs from 1971 to 1993, was among dozens of victims whose bodies were sawed up and peddled by funeral director Joseph Nicelli and disgraced dentist Michael Mastromarino, cops...
  • Watch Your Purse or Wallet ...AFTER the Funeral

    06/14/2005 6:20:18 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 48 replies · 1,469+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | June 6, 2005 | SeadogBytes
  • Vt. Teen Accused of Stealing Corpse's Head

    04/13/2005 9:27:38 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 25 replies · 807+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 4/13/05 | n/a
    Vt. Teen Accused of Stealing Corpse's Head By Associated Press April 13, 2005, 8:01 AM EDT MORRISVILLE, Vt. -- A 17-year-old Morrisville youth was being held on $100,000 bail after police said he raided a tomb in a cemetery and removed a head from a corpse. "We had a person voice their concerns about information they had heard on the street," said Chief Richard Keith of the Morristown Police Department. Keith said police at first could not believe what they had heard. But when they went to Morrisville Cemetery and investigated, they found that someone had broken into a tomb,...