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« Reply #9495 on: Nov 20th, 2013, 10:15pm »

I WONDER IF ONE COULD DISTRACT THEM WITH A HONEY COMB grin

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« Reply #9496 on: Nov 21st, 2013, 11:16am »

Good morning all cheesy

Unfortunately I can't name everyone on that cover. It sure caused an uproar when it came out. Is Paul really dead? LOL!

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« Reply #9497 on: Nov 21st, 2013, 11:19am »

Associated Press

Neighbors in shock over massacre of Mexico family

By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA
Nov. 21, 2013 12:10 PM EST

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Grieving neighbors and friends are struggling to understand the horrific killing of eight members of a religious family, including three young children — a massacre that prosecutors in this Mexican border city say was over a $115 debt the father couldn't repay.

About 150 people gathered Wednesday night at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Ciudad Juarez for the funeral service of four members of the family whose head, Maximo Romero Sanchez, worked as a mechanic and fixed and sold used cars.

"They, the family, were honorable people, dedicated to the church and to God. They would come to the church's meetings every Thursday and Sunday," church elder Ismael Toribio said. "This is something I can't explain. We are in shock."

Earlier in the day, prosecutors said the killers had gone to the family's home a month ago trying to collect a debt that was owed by Romero Sanchez for a $115 stud fee for a dog. At that time, Romero Sanchez said he didn't have the money.

When the suspects returned Sunday and Romero Sanchez once again told them he didn't have the money, the family members were bound, gagged and stabbed to death in their home in a poor neighborhood. Killed along with Romero Sanchez were his wife, their 4- and 6-year-old children, and four other relatives, including a 2-year-old.

Church elders said they never heard anything about Romero Sanchez's family having any problems.

"Why (did this happen), you ask?" church elder Daniel Sierra asked the congregation. "Because Satan is the ruler of this land."

Authorities arrested two suspects Tuesday after investigators found traces of blood on their clothing, assistant Chihuahua state prosecutor Enrique Villarreal Macias said. DNA tests were ordered as well as samples taken from the victims' fingernails.

A widespread lack of confidence in the justice system of Ciudad Juarez and suspicions that confessions have been tortured from innocent people led prosecutors to present the two men in custody to the press and allow journalists to ask them questions Wednesday.

Neither appeared physically mistreated, but only one of them, Jesus Mendoza Hernandez, 21, spoke to reporters. He said he stood guard outside while the other suspect, Edgar Lujan Guevara, 31, stabbed the family members.

"I was guarding the door, but I didn't kill anybody," Mendoza Hernandez said.

He told reporters that he heard screaming, went inside and saw Romero Sanchez and one woman dead. He said at that point he took 2,500 pesos ($192) from the pockets and purses of people at the home and left.

The prosecutor, Villarreal Macias, said two other suspects still being sought also participated in the killings, piling the corpses of the three young children atop those of the five adults on beds in the home. But Mendoza Hernandez said that he and Lujan Guevara acted alone.

A bundle of red police crime scene tape was left at the door of the family's house. The neighborhood's dusty streets were deserted late Wednesday and neighbors didn't want to comment on what happened. Most houses had heavy chains and padlocks on their doors.

There was no clear explanation why the young children were killed, although prosecutors speculated that because the suspects lived nearby and one of them knew the family, they may have feared the children could identify.

Investigators appear to have all but ruled out drug-gang involvement in the killings in a city that has suffered years of cartel violence.

"We can't say these are isolated incidents with certainty, but evidence shows that (in this case) the killers did not intend to kill their victims, they didn't bring firearms" and used restraints and gags that they found in the house, Villarreal Macias said.

Associated Press writer Ricardo Chavez in Ciudad Juarez contributed to this report.

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« Reply #9498 on: Nov 21st, 2013, 11:22am »

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Sunken Sub: German WWII U-Boat Found Near Indonesia

November 21, 2013 – 05:51 PM

Researchers have apparently discovered the remains of a World War II-era German U-boat and the skeletons of its crew off the coast of Indonesia. Experts say its an unprecedented find that could provide insight into how the war was fought in the South West Pacific theater.

The first inspection uncovered binoculars, batteries and dinner plates emblazoned with swastikas, according to an AFP report printed by the newspaper The Star on Thursday. There were also reportedly 17 human skeletons buried in the wreckage, and more bones may yet be discovered.

"This is the first time we have found a foreign submarine from the war in our waters," said Bambang Budi Utomo, head of the research team at the National Archeology Center that found the vessel off the coast of Java. "This is an extraordinary find that will certainly provide useful information about what took place in the Java Sea during World War II."

The researchers believe the wreck is that of the U-168, which German naval forces used to successfully sink several allied ships. The U-boat was eventually torpedoed by a Dutch submarine while en route to Australia. According to a report by German newspaper Die Welt, the Dutch vessel fired six torpedos from 900 meters, but only one of the explosives detonated. Twenty-three German sailors reportedly died in the attack, and the captain and 26 crew members survived.

The daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that the wreck could also be that of the U-183, which was sunk on April 23, 1945 in the Java Sea. That attack had only one surivor of 55 men on board. Both of the U-boats were part of Nazi Germany's "Monsoon Group," which attacked allied ships in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.

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« Reply #9499 on: Nov 21st, 2013, 11:52am »

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YEAH...CAN YA SAY THEY WERE A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE CURVE grin

PAUL?...I'M STILL SPINNIN THOSE RECORDS BACKWARDS TO FIND OUT cool

THE BONUS STILL AWAITS...NO CHEATING wink

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« Reply #9500 on: Nov 21st, 2013, 3:21pm »

YA REALLY GOT TO CHECK THIS FOR ALL THOSE FOR THOSE HAVING A BAAAAAAAD DAY grin

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RUMBLE IN DA JUNGLE

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« Reply #9501 on: Nov 21st, 2013, 7:24pm »

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RUMBLE IN DA JUNGLE

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« Reply #9502 on: Nov 21st, 2013, 7:32pm »

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TESS LOOKS READY LIKE FREDDY...A CUTY PIE grin

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« Reply #9503 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 11:09am »

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TESS LOOKS READY LIKE FREDDY...A CUTY PIE grin

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GOOD MORNING Z,

TESS IS OUR LITTLE WARRIOR. SHE THINKS SHE CAN TAKE ON ANYONE. grin

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« Reply #9504 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 11:33am »

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By Brian McIver

UFO investigator claims he has answer to one of Scotland's greatest unexplained alien encounter mysteries

22 Nov 2013 08:39

PHILL FENTON, from Livingston, reckons the alleged UFO spotted by Bob Taylor in 1979 was actually a nearby saucer-shaped water tower.


A UFO investigator believes he may have solved one of Scotland’s great unexplained mysteries.

Forestry worker Bob Taylor reported an incident 34 years ago involving an alleged alien craft and two “robot” attackers.

He was left unconscious with ripped trousers in the middle of woods at Dechmont Law, near Livingston.

Despite inquiries by police and ufologists, no plausible explanation has been found and the incident has remained one of Scotland’s highest profile X-Files type cases.

It has featured in several TV specials and books down the years. But local businessman Phill Fenton has just published a report which he feels may hold the key to the mystery.

The report, which has been published as an Amazon e-book, suggests Bob may have suffered a mini-stroke and been exposed to harmful chemicals which left him confused and disoriented.

And Phill believes the UFO he believes he saw could have been a saucer-shaped water tower nearby.

Phill, a 56-year-old sign maker from Livingston, said: “I have always been intrigued by the incident and one day I spotted the dome-shaped object and it struck me that it looked a lot like Robert Taylor’s description.

“The more I looked, the more I thought it was more than a coincidence that something this close matched the description of the so-called UFO nearby.”

He added that chemicals used in such tanks could make people experience the effects which Bob reported and the rips on his clothes matched the shape of a security fence near the tower.


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« Reply #9505 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 11:37am »

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Adopt a Skull and Save a Collection That Helped Debunk Phrenology

By Greg Miller
11.22.13
9:30 AM

The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia wants you to adopt a skull. Among their strange and fascinating collection of medical artifacts and anatomical specimens is a collection of 139 skulls collected in the 1800s by Viennese anatomist Joseph Hyrtl, who was trying to debunk the then-popular pseudoscience of phrenology.

Your $200 donation pays for the initial restoration and remounting of a skull of your choosing, and gets your name on a small plaque next to your adopted skull for the next year.

The catalog of the skulls hints at many interesting stories. Some specimens have already been adopted, including the skulls of a Viennese prostitute, a notorious Thai criminal, and a tightrope walker who broke his neck (adopted by the editors of a blog called Skull-A-Day). The same goes for Geza Uirmeny of Hungary (or possibly Romania), who attempted suicide at age 70 by cutting his throat, but remarkably survived, and perhaps even more remarkably “lived until 80 without melancholy.”

And, alas, there’s Andrejew Sokoloff, who belonged to a Russian sect that practiced castration as a safeguard against ungodly lust. Sokoloff “died of self-inflicted removal of testicles,” according to museum records, but his skull will be well cared for thanks to the generosity of Judy and George Wohlreich.

There are roughly 100 skulls still awaiting adoption, says museum curator Anna Dhody. They include sailors, soldiers, robbers, and Gypsies. Anton Mikschik, a 17-year-old Moravian shoemaker’s apprentice, killed himself after getting caught stealing. Maria Falkensteiner, a Tyrolean maidservant, was just 22 when she died of meningitis. Joska Soltesz, a Hungarian reformist and soldier, died of pneumonia at 28.

The skulls have been in the museum’s collection since 1874. They include only 14 women, but represent a wide range of ages, from 8 to 80. Many died in poorhouses or jails, or from suicide or execution, which probably made it easier for Hyrtl’s associates to obtain the remains without facing resistance from surviving relatives. Such practices would be completely unacceptable today, but for 19th century anatomists it was standard procedure. In at least one case Hyrtl apparently employed the services of a grave robber.

Hyrtl taught anatomy at the University of Vienna, and he was a consummate collector. His personal collection may have once included the skull of Mozart. In addition to human skulls, he possessed 800 fish skeletons and more than 300 “organs of hearing” from a variety of animals.

Hyrtl lived during the heyday of phrenology, the idea that the brain was made up of discrete mental organs, each with a specific function. The size of each organ in a given person was thought to indicate the strength of the corresponding mental faculty. These ranged from things like benevolence and cautiousness to the propensity to bear lots of offspring. Because the skull remains soft during infancy, the thinking went, its external bumps reflected the size of the mental organs underneath — and, by proxy, the character of the person.

“Phrenology was an accepted science, and what went hand in hand with that at the time was the assumption that the Caucasian race was the most superior race,” Dhody said.

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« Reply #9506 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 4:13pm »

Re Bob Taylor,

There seems to be no mention of the ball-like objects with spikes that he says tore his trousers.

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« Reply #9507 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 4:33pm »

Scientists witness massive gamma-ray burst, don't understand it

Scientists have studied gamma-ray bursts, which are triggered by the collapse of massive stars, for three decades. Now, one is forcing them to reconsider what they thought they knew.


An exploded star some 3.8 billion light-years away is forcing scientists to overhaul much of what they thought they knew about gamma-ray bursts – intense blasts of radiation triggered, in this case, by a star tens of times more massive than the sun that exhausted its nuclear fuel, exploded, then collapsed to form a black hole.

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Last April, gamma rays from the blast struck detectors in gamma-ray observatories orbiting Earth, triggering a frenzy of space- and ground-based observations. Many of them fly in the face of explanations researchers have developed during the past 30 years for the processes driving the evolution of a burst from flash to fade out, according to four research papers appearing Friday in the journal Science.

“Some of our theories are just going down the drain,” said Charles Dermer, an astrophysicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a member of one of the teams reporting on their observations of the burst, known as GRB 130427A.

The event, dubbed a long-duration gamma-ray burst (GRB), is typically seen in the distant, early universe, Dr. Dermer said during a briefing Thursday. This one was much closer. And while typical long-duration bursts last from a few seconds to a few minutes, GRB 130427A put on its display for 20 hours.

The event's duration, relatively close proximity, and the range of observatories in space and on the ground that could monitor it at a range of wavelengths has provided scientists with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the workings of one of the more extreme ends a star can inflict on itself.

The encouraging news: Traits seen in the gamma-ray emissions from initial burst through the afterglow compare favorably to the traits seen in the behavior of gamma rays in more-distant, long-duration bursts.

“This suggests that GRBs in the contemporary universe and in the early, distant universe share a common central engine,” Dermer said.

In October, a team led by Dong Xu, an astrophysicist at the University of Copehagen, found evidence for a stellar explosion, or supernova, at GRB 130427A's location. The evidence pointed to a type of supernova that involves a star with at least 20 to 30 times the sun's mass.

Such stars are so large than when they finally collapse, they form black holes. In the process of collapsing, the black hole sends jets of electrons and ionized gas spiraling out along along magnetic fields forming near the black hole's poles.

These jets punch their way through the turbulent, expanding layers of material the star shed in the explosion and its prelude. And they collide with the interstellar medium – the dust and gas between stars. Collisions inside and outside the expanding layer can generate gamma rays, which tend to be focused in the direction the jets point. This makes the object an extremely bright gamma-ray beacon, if briefly, when the viewing angle is just right.

Indeed, GRB 130427A “topped the charts” in the amount of gamma-ray photons it released, the energy levels some of those photons achieved, total explosion energy, and its gamma-ray brilliance, added Paul Hertz, who heads NASA's astrophysics division in Washington. At visible wavelengths, the burst was the second brightest GRB researchers have seen.

That made possible the detailed measurements that have left researchers scratching their chins.

For instance, ordinarily, one might expect the gamma-ray photons with the highest energy to appear immediately following the star's explosion, researchers say. But with GRB 130427A, some of the highest energy photons, including the new record-holder, appeared hours after the blast.

“This is hard to explain with our current models,” Dermer said.

In addition, gamma rays and emissions at visible wavelengths brightened and dimmed in tandem, quite unexpected because theory suggested they come from different regions of the expanding shells of material and thus should have peaked and dimmed at different times.

Finally, theorists had posited different mechanisms for generating gamma rays and X-rays that are part of the light show a long-duration gamma-ray burst puts on. The result should have been a fadeout for the two forms of light punctuated by periods where emissions were interrupted. Instead, the two dimmed smoothly.

The theoretical edifice GRB 130427A is eroding has been 46 years in the making.

Scientists stumbled across the first gamma-ray burst in 1967, when a US satellite designed to detect nuclear-weapons tests in space picked up a burst's emissions. As follow-on versions of the satellite with better sensors were lofted, scientists detected more. By 1973, the data were declassified and published, opening a window on the mysterious phenomenon.

It took another 18 years to determine that the bursts they were seeing occurred far outside the Milky Way, where researchers originally thought the bursts were taking place.
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« Reply #9508 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 4:40pm »

Hi Crystal,'

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An exploded star some 3.8 billion light-years away

Isn't that the same age as the universe ?

It would imply that it happened the same time as the Big Bang.

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« Reply #9509 on: Nov 22nd, 2013, 4:48pm »

on Nov 22nd, 2013, 4:13pm, HAL9000 wrote:
Re Bob Taylor,

There seems to be no mention of the ball-like objects with spikes that he says tore his trousers.

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I went back and read the article again. Didn't see anything about objects with spikes either.

The only mention was "an alleged alien craft and two “robot” attackers"


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