Daily Archives: July 28, 2011
Gawker- Well, here’s a story not to think about next time you are in an enclosed space: A bank in Abbeville, La. that was undertaking renovations this year discovered a skeleton inside a chimney that had been closed for three decades.
The body’s been identified as belonging to Joseph Schexnider, who went missing in January of 1984 while apparently evading arrest for stealing a car. Schexnider had disappeared before—once, according to his mother, he actually joined a circus—and cops eventually stopped looking for him.
But he was right nearby the whole time! He seems to have entered the bank chimney from the top, and, since he died of “dehydration and starvation,” it seems fair to assume he got stuck while inside. If he was planning a robbery, it was a strange one—no bag was found among his effects—and certainly no one at the bank noticed he was there when the chimney was closed “in the 1980s.”
This should be a lesson o anyone out there that is planning on burglarizing and making their entrance through the chimney: you do the crime, you do the time. I’m in awe that no one had smelled his body decomposing and how they came about finally noticing it, 27 years later.
Laist- Has this lady ever tried to grab and gobble your baby? The Los Angeles Police Department are releasing the photograph of and information about Natasha Hubbard, a 36-year-old woman charged with aggravated assault after a July 21 incident in which she yanked a 4-month-old baby from a stroller, slammed him into a pole, and tried to break off his arm so she could eat it.
The LAPD break down the scary confrontation:
Around 1 PM, Adriana Miranda, 29, was pushing her infant son, Alexander, in a stroller on Boyd Street, near San Julian Street in the Toy District. The baby was belted in his infant carrier, with Adriana’s sister walking nearby. Without warning, Hubbard unbelted the child and grabbed him by the leg. Witnesses described her as swinging the child over her head, and slamming him into a metal rail of a nearby truck.
Once Miranda got her son back, Hubbard went at Miranda and clawed at her as she held the baby in her arms.
Miranda and her sister fled into a store, though they were pushed back into the street by the store owner. Hubbard fled, but authorities were able to locate her with the help of witnesses.
The incident took place in a shopping area on Skid Row; the LAPD say because it is such a crowded area, Hubbard may have other victims. Hubbard told detectives interviewing her after her arrest “she tried to break off the baby’s arm so she could eat it.”
This is why I always contemplate having children in Los Angeles. I mean, it’s not like I sat around wondering if some stranger was going to come and try to eat my child’s limb after breaking it off, but I do worry about nut jobs, in general. You can never really predict the things that they may do, because they will honestly surprise you every time. Rather than dig in a trash can, she decided to try and steal a perfectly healthy baby and devour some raw meat. This is the reason that medical institutions should be more prominent here in the US. Cannibalistic hobos should not be feeding on our children, even if we do live in the jungle known as LA.
While this news of global warming is good, I also have some fears of how it will affect the positive changes we’ve been making in our environment. I hate to make this issue of global warming a political one, but I am afraid that’s what I feel it is at this point. Since the introduction of global warming, liberals have more so believed that it was occurring, while conservatives, well, were right. I’m afraid that the changes we have made to improve the quality of life here on Earth have been moving forward due to the understanding that global warming was occurring, and was an issue that needed to be addressed. With the new findings, I’m afraid that the conservatives would rather not move forward with such issues because they don’t affect our immediate future, and they would rather see their money spent elsewhere or remain safely in their own pockets.
Anyway, onto the article that sparked this blog:
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”
In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.
The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.
When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a “huge discrepancy” between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.
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I absolutely adore Kristin Bauer in True Blood as Pamela, but now I enjoy her even more! This is a truly great recollection of hard times and overcoming them. She is incredibly intelligent and well-spoken and I encourage anyone going through anything rough watch this. Or, just watch if you enjoy Bauer, because she is an amazing story teller!
According to the Fairfax County Police, there is a butt stabbing menace going around and tormenting women. In the Virginia area, there have been 5 women who have had their butts stabbed by the suspect.
In the most recent attack, an 18-year-old woman was shopping at Forever 21 inside the Fair Oaks Mall at 5:30 p.m. Monday when she was distracted by clothing falling over. She told police that she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her butt and thought she might have been struck by a clothes hanger before she realized she’d been cut through her denim shorts with a box cutter or razor.
The victims are all in their late teens to early twenties and are shopping around in retail stores. The attacks began in February so police are unsure as to exactly how many attacks have taken place. I know what you must be thinking: Are the victims okay?! Yes, they just got stabbed in their asses. The victims of these crimes have little cuts, very similar to what you may get while cooking…only not in your ass.
According to Fairfax police, the suspect is desribed as Hispanic, in his late 20s, approximately 5’6” in height, and heavy-set.
Criminal profiler Ted Williams, who spent almost 15 years as a D.C. police investigator and a federal special agent, said the slasher’s criminal pattern closely resembles the D.C. sniper’s from almost 10 years ago.
Let’s hope that this ass slicer doesn’t progress to sniping out individuals at retail malls. Not that getting your behind stabbed is pleasant (well, at least not in this case), but it is a whole lot better than being murdered. I have a feeling he’s just trying to make a stand against capitalism. In fact, we should all go around stabbing the butts of shoppers to stand up against the government and show them we’re not messing around
This is a great article about John C. Favalora, the previous Archbishop Emeritus of Miami.
“Favalora, who was the most powerful Catholic official in Southern Florida from 1994 until last year, stands accused of cultivating what one group of pissed-off Catholics describes as a corrupt ‘homosexual superculture’ in the 195 churches, schools, missions, seminaries, and universities that constitute the Miami Archdiocese.”
Yahoo – Nothing in Monte Carlo is understated, from the baubles to the yachts to the bank accounts. Now add traffic pile-ups to that list.
The Hope Diamond of fender benders unfolded yesterday in possibly the most conspicuous stretch of asphalt in the .75-square-mile principality — the round-about in front of the James Bond-worthy casino — when three blondes in a jelly-bean blue Bentley Azure ($363,000) scraped the rear of a white Mercedes-Benz S-Class (a paltry $91,000). And that was merely the appetizer.
Served up for the main course were a hapless black Ferrari F430 ($186,000), which was hit nose-first by the 2.7-ton Bentley. Then, like two tankers mashing in the fog, a four-door Aston Martin Rapide ($228,000) crunched into the Azure’s passenger door. The cherry on this metal, plastic and carbon-fiber shattering souffle: a stray Porsche 911 ($77,000).
In all, a Titanic mess in mere moments, involving nearly a million dollars of primo automotive machinery. How did this happen? A quick photo-based forensics of the scene based on knowledge of the Place du Casino offers many clues.
What’s evident is that these five vehicles did not all converge on each other in one massive supercar big bang. The Bentley clearly was at fault. Its nose is pointing straight at the casino’s entrance, an entrance where fine cars are routinely valet-parked diagonally. It seems that the Bentley’s driver thought she could sneak past the white Mercedes, then swerved right when she realized they were going to collide, which in turn clipped the Rapide coming up on her right. The Ferrari and the Porsche were collateral damage – parked directly in the Bentley’s now diverted path.
Any chance that the trio responsible for this mess — whose damage tally will easily hit six-figures — would get to scamper off anonymously after a quick chat with Monaco’s famously efficient and ever-present white-gloved police were dashed given both the coordinates of the crash and the time of year. If there ever was a season when this moneyed retreat is more crowded than Times Square on New Year’s Eve, it’s summer. Photos of the crowd, gleefully gawking and photographing the impromptu car show run amok, only go to show that when rich people do dumb things in a big way, the masses are more than happy to snicker.
The robbery happened at about 10 a.m. last Thursday at Gigi’s Cupcakes at 5th & Grant St.
Carissa, a manager, says she and another employee were in the back of the store when they heard someone come in through the front.
Her co-worker, Katie, went to see who it was.
“(The man) immediately grabbed her by the arm and kind of forced her into a corner,” Carissa says. “He showed her the syringe. It was uncapped and (he said) it was full of his own AIDS blood. He said he was going to inject her if she didn’t open the register.”
When Katie, who didn’t have access to the register, asked Carissa to help open it the man became agitated at their slow pace.
“He just kept telling me to hurry,” Carissa says.
Once the register was opened, the suspect grabbed approximately $300 in cash, and then left the store.
Carissa says she was a little shocked and angry after the incident, but was quick to move on.
“I had to work the next day so it was good to get back into the atmosphere.”
Not only was this crime totally worth it, $300!!! But the gentleman also successfully has an insane story to tell friends and family. This is by far one of the most clever weapons to use in a robbery. I mean, think about it; In order to get a gun, it must be registered and you could end up doing something accidentally that you really don’t want to do, a knife is messy and could lead to the victims blood tracing back to you, but a syringe full of AIDS blood?! That’s genius. The syringe doesn’t even have to contain AIDS blood, yet people wouldn’t want to risk that shit. Good thinking!
Gawker – Taunting police on Facebook when they’re out searching for you is, admittedly, pretty funny. But if you’re going to do it, it’s important that you not get caught. Otherwise you end up like recently-apprehended fugitive Victor Burgos: In jail, and looking really dumb.
Burgos was wanted on domestic violence and harassment warrants in Utica, N.Y. when he posted a “video showing him walking into an unidentified NYPD stationhouse,” writing “Catch me if you can, I’m in Brooklyn.” So… they did. U.S. Marshals and NYPD arrested Burgos in a Brooklyn apartment, catching him, not coincidentally, at his laptop dicking around on Facebook. He’s now awaiting a hearing in Oneida County. And he deleted the posts from his Facebook account.
This guy is hilarious. Why in hell would you tempt the cops to come and get you, while providing them with your location? I hope he’s aware that you can’t use Facebook while in prison, since he seems to be quite enthralled with the website.
Jonathan and Luis Baez were on a plane that was scheduled to go from Miami, FL to San Francisco, CA. When the flight attendants were “taxiing on the runway and a flight attendant noticed that 27-year-old Jonathan Baez was asleep and not wearing a seat belt. The attendant attempted to wake him up, but he was unresponsive and appeared to be intoxicated or medicated.”
As Jonathan barely complied with the pilot of the plane, who told him he needed to get off, the brother Luis decided that he wanted to intervene. He decided to threaten the pilot, “When you fly to San Juan, I will have you killed.” Both “brothers are from Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.”
The pilot stayed behind as both men were escorted off the plane, but Jonathan returned, striking the pilot in the face with his fist. Another flight attendant tried to intervene, but was hit in the shoulder. Then, both men began beating the pilot with their fists, striking his chest and chasing him into the terminal where they continued to assault him.
The men were eventually detained by flight crew members and some passengers on the flight.
The poor pilot had bruising on his face along with multiple lacerations. He was replaced on this flight, which ended up taking off 2 hours after the scheduled flight time.
Jonathan Baez was held Thursday on $9,000 bond on charges of battery and aggravated battery. Luis Baez was held on $12,500 bond on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery.