Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

Nephew Gouged Out Uncle’s Eyes Out After Fight Over TV Remote On New Year’s Eve

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Exulam Holman, 32, got so angry on New Year’s Eve with his Uncle, Melvin Clifford, 62, that he gouged out his eyes before pushing him down the stairs. The fight had initially begun when they had an argument over the remote control.

Apparently both Holman and his uncle lived in the home together. After the victim, Clifford, was able to call 911, police officers had come to the home and were able to get more details.

A sheriff’s deputy found him at the bottom of the basement stairs with his hands stretched in front of him and blood streaming from his face, saying ”Please help. I cannot see’ according to a the sheriff’s  report.

Mr Clifford’s eyeballs were swollen, dislocated and protruding a quarter-inch from his sockets.

The victim told police that his nephew, Exulam Holman, 32, with whom he lives, broke the remote and pushed him to the kitchen floor.

He said Holman then straddled him and ‘inserted his thumbs into his eyes … and attempted to pry the eyeballs out of the sockets,’ before pushing him down the stairs. The report noted that Holman weighs 280 pounds, about 140 pounds more than his uncle, and is 5 inches taller

Holman wasn’t willing to go easy and was found locked in a bedroom. Luckily, he was arrested for aggravated domestic battery without causing any more fights. He was later held on $1 million bond.

Along with the aggravated domestic battery, he was charged with battery of a person over the age of 60, which holds the same punishment for the first charge, 3 to 7 years in prison.

Sadly, Mr. Clifford will forever be blind in his left eye, and after an operation will only have slight vision in his right eye.

Holman and his uncle live outside Joliet, which is about 40 miles southwest of Chicago

In 1999, Holman allegedly was beaten by a Joliet police officer who was breaking up a dice game, the newspaper reported. He eventually received a $100,000 settlement from the city, and the officer was fired.

Wow. He won a $100,000 settlement and is still off fucking around and beating the crap out of an elderly man, his very own Uncle. This little shit finally got what he’s always deserved and will have to deal with prison life for what he’s done; Not just to his Uncle, but for all the other crap he probably got away with.

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File-Sharing Is Recognized As An Official Religion In Sweden…Seriously.

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I have a feeling this was a pretty ingenious way of encouraging the government to stay out of their business based on religious grounds. File-sharing, is in fact, illegal in many countries. The people who created the files (whether they be music, movies, programs, etc.) are not making a profit based on the person who is sharing the file is not collecting anything in return. Therefore, the person who is having the file shared with them has to pay nothing for something that generally costs money.

Since 2010 a group of self-confessed pirates have tried to get their beliefs recognized as an official religion in Sweden. After their request was denied several times, the Church of Kopimism – which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols – is now approved by the authorities as an official religion. The Church hopes that its official status will remove the legal stigma that surrounds file-sharing.

Isak Gerson is a file-sharer  and does so religiously which led to him finding The Missionary Church of Kopimism in 2010. After becoming established, they submitted a request to be officially accepted by the authorities. They were rejected twice and asked to explain their form of prayer or meditation before the council finally accepted their request.

“I think that more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists. Maybe not in the public, but at least to their close ones,” Isak tells TorrentFreak. “There’s still a legal stigma around copying for many. A lot of people still worry about going to jail when copying and remixing. I hope in the name of Kopimi that this will change.”

They’ve grown their members from 1,000 to 3,000 and hope that number increases with time. If you’re interested, join the movement, free of charge (unlike some other greedy religions).

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My Favorite High School Math Teacher: Sentenced For Attempted Statutory Rape

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I went to Liberty High School In Brentwood, CA. One of my favorite teachers was Mr. Darin Price, 39, the man who has been convicted of attempted statutory rape and sentenced to 106 days in the county jail. He must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. I initially heard about this case back in 2010 and was hesitant to believe he was guilty. Like I said, he was one of my favorite teachers and always made me feel comfortable. Yes, he was a bit of a pervert, but I have met plenty of individuals who have a more perverted sense of humor that I found rather amusing. He never once attempted any crude behavior towards me, which is why I was shocked by the allegations. And I’m not saying if he didn’t do it to me, then he wouldn’t do it to anyone else, because trust me, I know that’s not true ha.

Anyway, since more information has come out, I do now believe that he is guilty of the crime he has been accused of committing. Not only was he a math teacher, but he also coached girls basketball and had a major impact on many of their lives. It’s sad to see that someone who was so involved with children, so admired by children, and had his very own children, act like an animal and show no self control as well as no sense of respect or morality.

The irony in this is I chose Mr. Price as the teacher that I went to in hopes of gaining a recommendation letter when I wanted to move down to Southern California and pursue my dream of acting. He wrote one of the kindest most sincere letters that truly made me cry; I still have it to this day actually. The reason I said that this was ironic, is because I looked to this man to judge my character, when he himself had such a poor one. The one thing I find hard to forgive are sex offenders and this story immediately gave me internal turmoil of cherishing the man I knew and hating the man I thought I knew. It’s a shame.

Although he taught at Liberty High while I was there 2000-2003, he was at Heritage High School, a new high school that was built in the town of Brentwood after I had already left. Here, he also continued coaching girls basketball. According to the 17-year-old student who alleged that he propositioned her, he had laid a $100 on the desk while she was staying after to make up a test and asked to see her ‘kitty’. She giggled this away, thinking that he was clearly joking when he threw another $100 on the desk and explained that he was not kidding.

After the student returned home, she told her mother about the incident who contacted authorities. The police then used the girls cell phone to text Mr. Price and say that she ‘had changed her mind’ and worked out the details of a place to meet that evening and have sex. When the police saw that Price had shown up at the area they had decided to convene, police had moved in to arrest him. My former favorite teacher was found with a bottle of strawberry vodka, $200 and a box of condoms at the time of his arrest.

I am ashamed to admit that he was a great teacher in my eyes. I’m not ashamed to say that he deserves more time in jail for the crime he intended to commit. I feel sorry for the wife and children that he often spoke with me about. He has ruined his life amongst many others.

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Brandon Goes Missing At Runyon, Police And Media Refuse To Believe He’s Home And Okay

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Many media outlets have informed the public of a young man who went missing in Runyon Canyon on Sunday, January 1st, 2012. The young man, Brandon Olterman, 26, did go missing for about 20 hours when his friend, Logan, reported him missing. How do I know this? Logan is my assistant here at work and is the one who called the police about his friend. After he was able to get a hold of Brandon, who left Runyon on his own, had a dead cell phone and wasn’t able to get into his apartment, he reported to the police that all was fine.

Unfortunately, he is now being featured as STILL MISSING on many sites, including LA Weekly, MSNBC, FaceBook, the LAPD, etc. The guy is not missing and Logan has told this to every person who has called, which trust me, has been a few. He sits next to me here at work and I can’t tell you how many journalists have called and been informed that he’s fine before I see another article posted about this poor guy who’s gone missing and they are fearful for his health and safety.

I have never heard of a case of missing persons being so important that they refuse to believe the man who went missing after he says he is fine. If you are told the guy is no longer missing from the source who reported him missing as well as the missing victim, you should no longer pursue writing an article or feature it in a news report. I am literally in awe.

Here is the article posted on an LA Weekly Blog:

A young children’s book illustrator and graphic artist from Los Angeles has gone missing after taking off for a hike in Runyon Canyon on Sunday afternoon.

Brandon Thomas Olterman, 26, is currently being sought by the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit. “If anyone knows & has heard from children’s book illustrator Brandon Olterman please let me know,” says a friend and fellow artist on Twitter. “He was lost in Runyon Canyon yesterday — and no one has heard from him since.”

According to Olterman’s Facebook, he attended both high school and college in Ohio before moving to Los Angeles. His last public Facebook activity was on December 27…

 ​Police describe Olterman as a 5-foot-10-inch white male weighing 135 pounds. An LAPD release says he “was last seen wearing a dark color button shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, blue jeans and tennis shoes” before setting off to explore the Runyon Canyon hiking trails.

“Mr. Olterman has not been seen or heard from since and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare,” says the release.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts can contact Detective Carlton at 213-996-1800.

Olterman’s LinkedIn profile says he works as a sales rep for “California Marketing Team” and a graphic designer for “ROAR Clothing.” More of his art can be viewed on his Tumblr or DeviantArt account. And here’s a quote from his RawArtists.org profile:

“I’m really inspired by old storybook illustrations. There’s a balance of innocence and darkness to them sometimes. There are an infinite amount of ‘things’ in this world, and they all have potential to be sources of inspiration. Every aspect of life is amusing; good, bad, and all the gray areas too.”

According to the Runyon Canyon Park website, it’s “unstaffed, unlocked and open from dawn to dusk.” And an employee at the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks notes that the canyon has “a lengthy trail, and it’s mountainous, so you can really fall anywhere.”

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Holy Shit! These Polar Bear Twin Cubs Are Even MORE Adorable!

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I never knew I wanted a polar bear cub until a few weeks ago when I wrote about Siku, the abandoned cub that was one of the cutest fucking things I have ever seen. Until now. These TWIN polar bears are so damn cute.

These cute little bears, that will someday be capable of tearing my body into multiple pieces, are still unnamed. Both were born on October 14th at the LHT Pole Aquarium in China. The Finnish government donated a pair of polar bears to China, which has led to three litters of bear cubs, the twins being their third.

The two month old male twins now weigh 9.7kg and 9.1kg respectively and are just learning to crawl. Eventually they will weigh between 350 to 680kg


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