Monday, June 12, 2006

Dude, fake or not- this is freaky

Pastor shoots disabled boy in the ass?

David Reasby, a pastor at the Iowa based Lighthouse Full Gospel Baptist Church, is facing criminal charges after allegedly using a BB gun to shoot a 14-year-old mentally disabled boy in the buttocks.

Apparently the boy knocked repeatedly on the front door of the pastor's residence when the pastor, who was sleeping, asked the boy to leave. According to the police, the boy not only stayed, but continued knocking on the door.

The pastor warned the boy he would shoot if he continued knocking, at which point the boy knocked again. The 51 year old kept to his word, discharging the weapon several times. The boy's injuries did not require medical treatment. Article here.

DUI arrest, worth a chuckle

(thank alison)

Police raid original 'Animal House'

HANOVER, New Hampshire- Authorities raided the Dartmouth College fraternity that helped inspire the movie "Animal House," carrying off 10 crates, a computer and other items.

BlutoInvestigators refused to say Friday what the search on the Ivy League campus was about.
Court documents on the raid were sealed, and Hanover police said only that the search at the Alpha Delta house was part of a two-year investigation and that they expect to make arrests. Alpha Delta members turned a reporter away at the door Friday. Article here.

Absolutely my type of humor…

How to rid a stuffed or running nose

Perform the below routine 3 times:
1. Perform 10 pressures on a cavity at the corner of the nostrils (point 1). You should almost close and open the nostrils when you do the round movement.
2. Perform 10 pressures on a cavity just below the corner of the eyes near the nose (point 2)
3. Perform 10 pressures on a cavity just below the ear, behind the earlobe (point 3)
4. Massage the earlobe 10 times (point 4)

After performing the above 3 times, you should feel immediate relief of your nasal congestion. It is advised to return on the above procedure again in about 10 minutes to make it more permanent or the congestion could return.

Additional instructions: The pressures are actually round movement. Look at the pictures for exact motion. Read more here.

Cat scares black bear up tree? WTF?

That's Jack the cat protecting his owners yard in West Milford, New Jersey from a visiting black bear.

When the bear first came into the yard Jack went after him and scared him up a tree. After fifteen minutes the bear finally got the balls to come back down, only to be chased up another tree minutes later. Finally, worried for the safety of their 15-pound-pussy Jack's owners called him back into the house and the bear went away. How bad-ass is that cat? Source.

Japan's sleepy workers costing billions

Japan's corporate warriors aren't getting enough sleep- and it's costing the country billions.

In the country that gave the world the word "karoshi," or death from overwork, drowsy employees turning up late, taking days off or struggling to stay awake on the job are causing economic losses of some $30 billion a year, according to a survey.

"Not everyone who is sleepy at work is lazy. It's hard to tell your boss that you are sleepy, but ignoring the problem can lead to losses in the long run."

Japanese routinely work long hours, as much from cultural constraints on leaving before colleagues as from volume of work. Suited salarymen napping, often standing up, are a common sight on crowded commuter trains.

The survey questioned some 3,075 workers at a chemical company on their sleeping and working habits for a month. Some 37 percent of respondents said they had problems sleeping. They said their efficiency at work was reduced by about 40 percent and reported a high frequency of accidents, lateness and absenteeism.

Uchiyama said other countries may be in a similar situation. "It may be thought that this is a Japanese problem. But it's not, it's global." Article here.

Depends on how you look at it

Eating pizza 'cuts cancer risk'...

Italian researchers say eating pizza could protect against cancer.

Researchers claim eating pizza regularly reduced the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59%. The risk of developing colon cancer also fell by 26% and mouth cancer by 34%, they claimed.

The secret could be lycopene, an antioxidant chemical in tomatoes, which is thought to offer some protection against cancer, and which gives the fruit its traditional red colour.

The researchers looked at 3,300 people who had developed cancer of the mouth, oesophagus, throat or colon and 5,000 people who had not developed cancer. They were asked about their eating habits, and how often they ate pizza. Those who ate pizza at least once a week had less chance of developing cancer, they found.

Nicola O'Connor, of Cancer Research UK, told BBC News Online: "This study is interesting and the results should probably be looked at in the context of what we already know about the Mediterranean diet and it's association with a lower risk of certain types of cancer.

"Our advice is to enjoy pizza in moderation as part of a balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruit." Article here.

Whoa- limo RV camper? Tight!

Woman gets 10 years for sex slavery

The first person in Australia to be found guilty by a jury of possessing sex slaves has been jailed for 10 years.

A Victorian County Court jury found Wei Tang, 44, guilty of five charges of possessing a slave and five of owning a slave. Judge Michael McInerney today sentenced her to 10 years' jail, with a minimum term of six years.

During the eight-week trial the prosecution said five Thai women, who cannot be named, were brought into Australia with the promise they would eventually be able to work legally in the sex trade. But the women were told they first had to work off a debt of about $45,000 each, which meant performing sex acts for no pay.

Judge McInerney said while the women were not kept under lock and key, they could not run away as they had no money, no passport, limited English and were told to avoid immigration authorities.

He said he also took into account that Tang had no prior convictions and the five victims were well provided for and fed. Article here.

Dude, your jeans are way to tight

Graduation speech slams classmates...

Kyle Stublen had something to get off his chest — the high school senior in Punta Gorda, Fla., has gained national attention after giving a graduation speech that depicted his school as full of cheating, drug use and preferential treatment for athletes.

"And this year I have the honor to graduate alongside so many of my peers in what I feel to be one of the most esteemed and worthy graduating classes that has had the privilege to pass through Charlotte High School," he said in his speech at the May 18 commencement.

"And our class is certainly worthy of this title, as we have gone so far as to steal college level tests from a trusting veteran educator just to attain a desirable grade," he read.

Stublen still praised his school's spirit of unity, which he said had triumphed over "felons walking across stage bearing stoles" and "cheaters receiving college credit"
Stublen submitted a much tamer version of the text to school officials beforehand, but he said he intended to change his speech all along.

Stublen said his actions were a last resort. "I had tried to go through all of the proper channels to address my concerns, but nobody was listening and nothing was being done. I knew I was going to have the mike to myself, and this was the opportunity to address my entire student body, parents, relatives and faculty. This was my chance to really make people aware of what is going on at Charlotte High."

Stublen — an A student with plans to attend the University of Florida in July — claimed the school's bathrooms are a haven for marijuana and cocaine users, that students steal tests from teachers and athletes skip out on coursework.

Some are calling Stublen a hero, but class president Rachel Libby is not impressed. Libby said she wished he had tried harder to find another way to air his complaints.

Stublen admitted he spoke only to department heads, not the principal himself. But he says he's received a strong showing of support from both fellow students and parents who have told him "what you did was right and it needed to be said."

Tony Smith, Charlotte High senior class council vice president, thought Stublen's speech would improve his school. "Charlotte High is breaking," said Smith, who is the third generation in his family to attend the school. "Unless someone stands up and says its breaking, it's going to crumble."

While the school administration was furious with Stublen and withheld his diploma for five days after graduation, the school's principal is looking forward. "As the principal of Charlotte High, it is my obligation to look at his statements. If they are true, I want to make them right," Duffy said.
He has organized a task force to look into Stublen's allegations. Article here.

Paris Hilton dents her Range Rover

After a shopping spree in trendy Robertson Blvd in L.A. with her new BFF, Kim Kardashian . After loading her shopping bags into the trunk of her Range Rover, Hilton says good-bye to Kardashian and starts to back out of the parking spot without her seat belt on- another violation of law.

Circus Woman runs naked in store?

A 28-year-old woman has been cited for lewdness for exposing herself inside a store. The woman was riding a motorized cart inside Lin's Market Place on Thursday with her pants around her ankles and not wearing underwear.

Customers didn't notice the woman until she would stand up from the cart and bend over to look at items on the shelf, exposing her buttocks.

The woman told police she arrived in Cedar City with a circus but was left behind. Article here.