Daily Archives: August 9, 2011
Boston – Talk about bad Karma.
On Thursday, a group of Buddhists traveled to Gloucester and purchased 534 lobsters, about 600 pounds worth, from a wholesaler and dumped them back into the sea in a prayer ceremony in which the crustaceans’ bands were cut and blessed water was sprayed on them.
Freedom. But it may have been short-lived.
Yesterday, lobstermen from the fishing vessel Degelyse said they had traveled to the site of the ceremony, laid their traps, and hauled up exactly 534 lobsters, according to a local blog, Goodmorninggloucester.org.
And then they brought their haul right back to market.
“It’s really not meant as a slight toward Buddhism at all,’’ said Joe Ciaramitaro, who runs the blog that broke the story and co-owns Captain Joe and Sons Dock, where the boat and several others offload their catch. He also runs Captain Joe and Sons Wholesale Lobster Co. in Gloucester. “We’re just having fun.’’
The Reuters news agency reported on the Buddhists’ release of the lobsters, which featured a group of 30 who boarded a whale-watching ship and conducted their ceremony.
The actions included prayers, mantras, and walking boxes of lobsters in a circle around blessed objects, which is designed to “develop a karmic connection for the animals’ future lifetimes.’’
“Even if they get captured again, they’ve had a longer life,’’ Wendy Cook, who helped lead the ceremony, told Reuters.
Cook did not return calls seeking comment yesterday.
In a video on Ciaramitaro’s blog, the lobstermen joke that the Buddhists are welcome to re-purchase the lobsters and release them again.
The captain of the Degelyse could not be reached for comment.
Ciaramitaro did not know how the crew ascertained the location of the Buddhist drop zone, but he admitted that the whole episode may have been a joke designed to break up the long days and hard work of fishing the Atlantic.
“The job is so tough, lobstering and being down the dock at 5 a.m. seven days a week, and it’s a lot of monotonous physical labor,’’ he said.
“Anything to break up the day and have some fun is what we’re all about. We’re not trying to antagonize them or anything like that.’’
BBC will most certainly not be re-airing this, but you should definitely watch. A writer/broadcaster has a different outlook on the riots and the police’s involvement and their cruel tactics of handling the protesters. Granted, it is chaos and I’m sure the police are struggling themselves, but they should know well enough to not racially profile and be professional. I know for a youtube video, this is a bit long (only 4 minutes), but I’m telling you, it’s worth it.
UPDATE HERE: The Fugitives have been caught!!! (August 10th 5:04PM Pacific)
Three siblings are currently wanted by the FBI for multiple felonies, including: evading the police, armed bank robbery, warrants, shooting at officers during a high speed chase, and much more.
Lee-Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21 all have previous criminal records. Their mom has been pleading for them to turn themselves in to ensure no one gets hurt and “do the right thing”. Unfortunately, when three of your children all have criminal records and then pull a stunt like this, together, I don’t have much faith in you as a mother.
The youngest of the siblings, Ryan, has around 20 felonies already and one was for sexually texting an 11-year-old girl. One week before the bank robbery in Valdosta, Georgia, he registered as a sex offender for the first time. Lee-Grace was wanted for a hit-and-run crash and battery from earlier in the year, as well as having a probation violation. Dylan was fortunate enough to only have a charge of marijuana possession before this crime spree took place.
Here’s a video broadcast:
For more on these idiots, click here (They also had an underground bunker that they made and can be seen here)
Dailymail – Life on Earth may have its origins in outer space, according to Nasa research.
Scientists have analysed meteorites that formed billions of years ago before falling to Earth.
The carbon-rich fragments were found to contain chemicals similar to one of the key components of DNA, the building blocks of life.
Tests show that the presence of these chemicals cannot be explained away by Earthly contamination, suggesting DNA’s origins may lie in outer space.
The find comes from U.S. scientists, predominantly Nasa researchers, who analysed the chemical make-up of 12 meteorites.
Writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers said their find has ‘far-reaching implications’.
The study’s lead author, Dr Michael Callahan, of the Nasa Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, said: ‘With meteorites and comets impacting the early Earth, it appears that they did deliver some very important ingredients.’
Previous studies found meteorites harbour the other two of the three basic ingredients of life.
These are amino acids, the ‘beads’ that form proteins when strung together, and chemicals needed to allow cells to create a membrane barrier. The chemicals in DNA are the third.
This is one of the coolest things I have ever heard! I love finding out new facts about space considering that we are just a minor speck in the universe, that is itself, a minor speck. The fact that life could have been formed by chemicals coming together from outer space is absolutely miraculous and could open so many doors and unlock so many new questions. The possibility of creating life without sex is another thought that has now crossed my mind. Obviously these are questions that may not be answered in my lifetime, or even my grandchildren’s, but it still makes you think.
As you may or may not know, I am an atheist, so this news is very interesting to me in regards to religion. Seeing as we don’t have too much information as of now, I’ll leave my feelings out of it, but I am excited to see where we go from here.
Gerardo Martinez, 29, was high as shit when neighbors reported seeing him toss a cat off the seventh floor-window, naked. Luckily, he had a good excuse, methamphetamine. Apparently, while under the influence, he had the urge to sexually molest the cat before throwing it out the window. Whether the cat lived or not (I’m assuming not) was not mentioned.
Martinez was also seen by neighbors exposing his ass in inappropriate ways before the incident occurred. He attempted to blame these criminal acts on his boyfriend, but eventually admitted that is was in fact, him, who performed a sex act with the cat and then proceeded to throw it out the window.
Although right now he’s only been arrested and charged with “suspicion of bestiality, cruelty to animals and indecent exposure”, he may face more charges due to the fact that he’s already a registered sex offender. I have a feeling he went after the cat because he couldn’t risk his freedom by molesting someone who could speak. Unfortunately, the drugs probably made him feel like this victim would somehow rat on him too, hence the toss out the window. Poor cat.
Dailymail – This brave German Shepherd sits calmly with her owner – just minutes after burglars stabbed an eight inch blade into her skull.
The six-year-old family pet, named Bella, needed emergency surgery to remove the protruding knife after the horrific incident on Saturday.
This shocking picture shows how the robbers narrowly missed the animal’s eyes as they plunged the deadly blade into her forehead.
Today Bella’s owner Vernon Swart said he feared the worst when he saw the knife sticking out of her skull following the attack at his home in South Africa.
He said: ‘I was in the house on Saturday morning when the neighbours called to say our dog was running around in the street with a massive knife in her head.
‘I didn’t believe them but when I went outside I saw it for myself.
‘The neighbours said they had caught intruders trying to enter their home and they must have then tried to get into my place when Bella attacked them in our garden.
‘One of them had stabbed her right in the head and the end of the knife was poking out between her eyes.
‘I feared the worst and assumed she was going to die, but incredibly she was running around as if nothing had happened.’
Mr Swart, a professional artist from Stellenbosch near Cape Town, said he rushed Bella to the vet for surgery after the stabbing.
He said: ‘My wife was at work but she came home and we drove down to the vet.
‘Bella was on the back seat and every time she turned her head the handle of the knife banged against the window.
‘She obviously couldn’t feel anything as she was acting normally, but it looked horrific.
‘The vet couldn’t believe what he was seeing and said he had no idea how Bella had survived.
‘He put her under an anaesthetic and then pulled the blade out.
‘It was imbedded so far into her skull that he had to put his knees up against Bella’s head and lever it with his arms.
‘When we saw the size of the knife we were absolutely shocked.
‘The vet said it must have missed her brain by fractions of a centimetre and otherwise she would have been dead.’
The eight inch diver’s knife was later handed to the police as evidence after the surgery.
Detectives confirmed they had opened a case of malicious damage to property following the incident.
They were today hunting for the suspected thieves, who ran away after the attempted break-in.
Meanwhile Bella was recovering at home after her ordeal.
Mr Swart said: ‘She’s been lying beside the fire and we’ve been treating her to all sorts of nice food, but she seems absolutely fine.
‘People keep coming to look at her but she can’t understand what all the fuss is about.’
He added: ‘We’re just so relieved that she’s okay.
‘She’s been with our family for ages and we’d have been devastated to have lost her.
‘I’ve told the police that if they find the guys who did this we’d like to leave them alone in a room for a few minutes with Bella, and she’d quickly get her revenge.’
The jury in this case deliberated for less than a half an hour and sentenced him to the most possible time on BOTH counts! This man will now be behind bars for the rest of his life, and hopefully someone in the prison yard makes that day come sooner than later.
Sadly, I believe the church will find another prophet, which I find rather hilarious and ridiculous. You would think if God wanted a prophet, he would speak to them before the time came that they needed someone else to be in charge. Either way, a sick man and seven of his associates are behind bars for crimes they committed against young girls in their community.
Nice to see that the judicial system does work in some cases and the true criminals are convicted. My hope is that some of these girls will take the outside world’s judgment of their profit into consideration and escape from that miserable cult.
Lifeguards at Huntington State Beach spotted the small, ramshackle fishing boat approaching the shore at around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Orange County Register reported.
After the three men realized they’d been spotted, they turned around and raced back out to sea, throwing packages overboard, authorities said.
Orange County sheriff’s boats intercepted the smugglers about a mile offshore, the paper said.
The men told deputies they were fishing, but a GPS device found aboard showed that they had been at sea for three days and had come from Catalina, an island about 22 miles off California.
One of the men had methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on him, the Register said.
The three were arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling and attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.
The bust took place as crowds were forming to watch the final day of the U.S. Open of Surfing, a week-long event that attracts the sports biggest names from around the world.
Renowned American pro Kelly Slater won the competition.
Dailymail - A suspected cannibal has appeared in court after allegedly murdering his friend and eating his flesh.
Mfanimpela Msibi is said to have stabbed Musi Makhanya and removed a steak-sized slice of flesh from his back before grilling it in the oven and tucking in.
The suspect, a vegetable farmer and father of two, was arrested at his home in Swaziland after his horrified family apparently realised what he had done.
Police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta said officers interrupted the suspected killer as he calmly chewed on his friend following the brutal killing.
She said: ‘The two men were old friends and were eating their dinner in the suspect’s kitchen when they had some sort of quarrel.
‘It is alleged that Msibi killed his friend with a knife and then sliced off a piece of flesh from his back, near his shoulder.
‘He was halfway through his dinner when the incident happened, and it is alleged that he then grilled the meat in the oven and added it to his plate.
‘He then went into the next room where his family was sitting and started eating.’
Police said the suspect and his alleged victim were both aged in their twenties and had been drinking and smoking cannabis before the murder.
Hleta said officers were called to the scene after Msibi’s family’s spotted he was eating meat and then saw the dead body.
She said: ‘It is claimed that he came through to the other room and started to eat his dinner, but the family were confused as there was no meat in the house.
‘One of them went into the kitchen and saw the victim lying in a pool of blood. They called the police and when the officers arrived he was still finishing his meal.
‘It seemed that he had not cooked the flesh properly all the way through and it had proven to be chewier than he expected.’
Msibi was remanded in custody after the incident, which happened on February 24 at his home in the western Swazi town of Mankayane.
He appeared in court on Monday to face charges of murder and violating a corpse.
A judge had previously heard the suspect was psychologically unstable and could be too unwell to stand trial.
But yesterday a state psychiatrist told the court he believed Msibi was mentally stable and fit to be prosecuted.
The farmer has denied any part in the murder and previously applied for bail after claiming his wife and children would suffer financially if he was unable to work.
Officials today indicated that he was due to reappear at Swaziland’s High Court later this month.