Saturday, June 29, 2013

13 year-old boy arrested in the beating death of his 5 year-old neighbor

Before Sida Osman went missing, the five-year-old was watching a group of kids from a church as they performed a skit about heaven from the Bible.

Johnje Jasper from the youth evangelism team from Grace Temple 7th Adventist Churchs said, "The last thing that he heard was [a lesson] about heaven.We hope that he took it to heart."

Hours later little Sida was beaten to death, allegedly by a 13 year-old neighbor. 



WFAA reports, "A 13-year-old boy was arrested by Fort Worth police in connection with the beating death of the boy. Osman was found dead of blunt force trauma Wednesday afternoon."

 Sida's mother, Dahabo Abdi, said,"I was broken in my heart. He's just a little kid. I don't know why he killed him."

 WFAA reports:
According to police, the male teenager, who is not identified because of his age, became irritated with Osman and “hit him multiple times in the head causing his death.” Osman's body was left in the backyard of a vacant house in the 4800 block of Lois Street. Neighbors told News 8 the teen suspect is known to cause trouble, from harassing children and adults to picking fights with them. "He was always, like, disrespecting [my mother] and calling her bad names," said Elizabeth Klyde, a 12-year-old resident of the complex. "My mom did not think it was going to go to this level -- of killing a little boy."
Watch:



Osman was reported missing at 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday night when family members told responding officers that he hadn't been seen since about 6:40 p.m, according to WFAA.

Sida's body was discovered at 1 p.m. Wednesday. No Amber Alert was issued, as the family and police didn't initially suspect the boy was in danger.

 Police defended their response to the boy's search with a statement by Chief Jeff Halstead which you can read here.


 Rest in peace Sida.

 H/T: Good Guy @comgenKDT.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Caught On Camera: Just a naked guy riding a motorcycle, pulled over by police

An Oklahoma man was caught by police riding a motorcycle naked, and explained after he was stopped that it was part of a $50.00 bet.


Watch courtesy of NBC:




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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Basic overview of what is sometimes referred to as Obamacare




PPACA or "Obamacare"
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/american-civics/v/ppaca--or--obamacare

Khan Academy - American Civics: videos about how government works in the United States. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/american-civics/

About: Khan Academy
" Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. " -- https://www.khanacademy.org/about

Department of Health and Human Services website on the law
https://www.healthcare.gov

Key Features of the Affordable Care Act - Timeline http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html

Learn More
https://www.healthcare.gov/all-topics

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Workers hold Florida-based exec hostage in China, say he hasn't paid them $400 for two months work

Workers of a Florida-based medical supply company located in China, has been holding their 42-year-old employer Chip Starnes captive. About 80 workers are complaining that the executive owes them $400 for two months pay. In total, Starnes has been held for 5 days.

Starnes denies owing the back pay and severance packages after laying about 30 employees off, and says the workers have deprived him of sleep. 













Watch courtesy of 6 South Florida:





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Video Gone Viral: Mysterious Spinning Ancient Egyptian Statue Caught on Surveillance Camera

An ancient Egyptian statue kept in a museum for 80 years has started spinning on its own. Mr Price, an Egyptologist said, “I noticed one day that it had turned around. I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key. I put it back but then the next day it had moved again. We set up a time-lapse video and, although the naked eye can’t see it, you can clearly see it rotate on the film."


The Political Carnival reports:

 The Daily Mail reports that the 25cm statue, a relic of the god of death found inside a mummy’s tomb, has been filmed inside the Manchester Museum spinning 180 degrees. The mystery of the moving mummy, which is sealed in a glass display case, has spooked museum bosses since the turnaround was caught on time lapse video. Museum curator Campbell Price said there could be a “spiritual explanation” to the spinning statue. “I noticed one day that it had turned around,” Mr Price, an Egyptologist, told the Daily Mail. “I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key.
Watch:



I'd like to watch this in actual time though.

 More at Political Carnival.

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Bizarre images and comments by the mother and boyfriend, just after he raped their baby to death

Article Mirror

By 

Prosecutors in St. Charles County, Missouri charged the mother of 4 month-old baby Ashlynn with abuse and second degree murder after allowing her boyfriend, Jordan Prince, to rape her, which resulted in the child’s death. What’s additionally disturbing are the mother and boyfriend’s thoughts written on Facebook just after little Ashlynn’s death.

The pictures are unnerving given the nature of the crime and the specifics of her death, and the fact that Jessica knew of Jordan Prince’s past as a sexual offender. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Prince had previously been found guilty of abusing a 4-year-old in Idaho. Jessica Howell reportedly knew about the incident and actually confirmed her boyfriend’s police record through an Internet search.



Donations were sent.



Jordan Prince caused his little baby to suffer a horrible, horrible death, including: petechial hemorrhages to her lower neck, abdomen, neck, chest legs and back. She further suffered contusions to her neck, under her chin and to her thymus. Also, hemorrhages to her thyroid, larynx and trachea. The infant also suffered blunt force trauma to the left side of her head causing a laceration in her ear and a hemorrhage near her skull. She suffered multiple tears to her anus, a massive laceration to her rectum, with massive hematoma in the pelvis area.

He behaved afterward as if he was a victim and garnered sympathy from Facebook friends.



This message was left underneath the post above, apparently from Jordan’s mother.

“So beautiful son. Lean on Him. I truly know he knows you and Jessica and Ashlynn is in His arms. So very very sorry for your loss and pain right now. My tears flow freely because when u hurt, I hurt. I Love you like u love her!!! Thank you for sharing this video. Mama”

From Jordan’s Dad, “Jordan, there aren’t words to tell you how sorry we are for you and your family. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Stay close to Him. I’ll always love you, Jordie. Dad”

From Jessica, the mother who gave permission for Jordan to rape their baby. Be sure to note the comment where she rants about the cause of death, saying is wrong; it wasn’t strangulation that caused Ashlynn’s death, it was head trauma according to Jessica, who is not a doctor.



Mom again:



A disregard for the consequences of her own actions.



Jordan and Jessica:



Jordan’s darkness.



An image on Jordan’s Facebook page.



Jordan’s Facebook wall. His comment reads, ‘This is me on a bad day.”



Halloween.







Jessica Howell Complaint




As for Jordan Prince, he was charged with first-degree murder in December. The grand jury indictment charges Prince with forcible sodomy and child abuse.

How could they? When she was born, Jordan wrote, “Buetiful ashlynn. 7lbs 6oz and 20 inch long [sic].”



Rest in peace little one.

Some of the now deleted Facebook posts: Riverfront Times.


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Monday, June 24, 2013

Man completes tightrope walk near Grand Canyon without a safety harness

Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday, using a 2-inch thick steel cable, 1,500 feet above the river on the Navajo Nation near the Grand Canyon. He wasn't wearing a harness.



 Watch courtesy of StraitsTimes:



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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Video Gone Viral: Man Rescues Cat From Boa Constrictor

The details of the story are sketchy, in fact, there are none. But the video shows a man rescuing a cat from a Boa constrictor, and one source believes the rescue takes place in Costa Rica.


Watch:

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Because cats, that's why....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bad Driver: 2 year-old drives a truck into a neighbor's house

After a couple returned home they were shocked to discover that someone had driven a truck into the side of their house resulting in significant damage including, broken gas and water lines, two windows, and a large hole in the outside wall. The bad driver was a 2 year-old.

 According to KMBC, a neighbor across the street was unloading his pickup truck with his toddler in the cab and the child managed to put the truck in gear, causing it to roll across the street and into the home of Kathleen and George Williams.


Now don't you feel better about your day today?

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Friday, June 21, 2013

A Break From Politics: A Saudi woman who dared to drive



" There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next. Manal al-Sharif advocates for women’s right to drive, male guardianship annulment, and family protection in Saudi Arabia " -- http://www.ted.com/talks/manal_al_sharif_a_saudi_woman_who_dared_to_drive.html

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Police: Mother Let Boyfriend Rape Her 4 Month-old daughter, Then He Raped Her To Death

Article Mirror

By Anomaly

Prosecutors in St. Charles County, Missouri, have charged the mother of a 4 month-old infant girl with abuse and second degree murder after allowing her boyfriend to rape her baby, which resulted in the child's death.

Prosecutors say that 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell was aware that her boyfriend, Jordan Lafayette Prince, had previous convictions for sexual offense against a minor. Still yet, she sent text messages giving permission for him to have sex with her infant daughter. St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said, “In those text messages she suggested and encouraged some unspeakable things. It is very, very disturbing.” The complaint goes on to allege that Howell took Ashlynn to Prince’s home to spend the night at the time Ashlynn was murdered.

The highly disturbing complaint says Ashlynn died from strangulation, and being anally sodomized. The infant suffered petechial hemorrhages to her lower neck, abdomen, neck, chest legs and back. She further suffered contusions to her neck, under her chin and to her thymus. Also, hemorrhages to her thyroid, larynx and trachea. The infant also suffered blunt force trauma to the left side of her head causing a laceration in her ear and a hemorrhage near her skull. She suffered multiple tears to her anus, a massive laceration to her rectum, with massive hematoma in the pelvis area. The cause of death however, were the injuries to her anus and rectum, even before the strangulation took place.

Watch courtesy of Fox 2 Now:


Rest in peace, little one.

* The title originally said Ashlynn was 14 months-old and we've corrected that to 4 months-old.


* Bizarre images and comments by the mother and boyfriend, just after he raped their baby to death -- http://freakoutnation.com/2013/06/24/bizarre-images-and-comments-by-the-mother-and-father-just-after-he-raped-their-baby-to-death/

* We, the People, demand justice for Ashlynn Howell, giver her killers the death sentence. http://www.change.org/petitions/we-the-people-demand-justice-for-ashlynn-howell-giver-her-killers-the-death-sentence

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True Story: Republican Congressman calls immigrants 'takers' (Video)

Rep. Randy Weber (R-AZ) exemplified the problem within the GOP at the Steve King press conference/rally against immigration reform today.



Daily Kos reports the dialogue:
Mr. President. Build up this wall. [...] We need some sanity. The things that made America great are Americans like you that work and understand that it's sacrifice. You don't get to come over here and be takers.
Watch:



Takers: hiring undocumented workers far below minimum wage to do work that most Americans would never do.

More at Daily Kos.

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FBI Director acknowledges the FBI uses unmanned drones for surveillance on U.S. soil

FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the bureau uses unmanned drones for surveillance on U.S. soil, but added that said drone use is done in a "very, very minimal way, and very seldom."













Watch courtesy of CBS:



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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Parents: Son planned shooting at Walmart (video)



" CNN's Piers Morgan talks to parents that decide to turn their son in after discovering a mass shooting plan. " -- http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/06/18/pmt-lammers-turned-in-their-son.cnn.html

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Angry Landlord Assaults Reporter Covering a story on residents living around fecal matter

A landlord in West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested after he assaulted CBS12 News reporter, Lynn Gordon. The reporter asked the landlord about residents who are living with human feces around them, when he grabbed her camera in an angry fashion and it's caught on camera.


Watch courtesy of Mediaite:


H/T: Mediaite

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Video: Miss Utah, possibly speaking in tongues, answers a question about income inequality

Miss Utah USA Marissa Powell was posed a question during the pageant on Sunday about income inequality, "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?"

The answer came stumbling out of her mouth and can only be described as a word salad.
















Watch:
   

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Historic Moments: Patriot Act, Improvement and Reauthorization Act Signings - video



George W Bush signs the Patriot Act 10-26-2001 - video




USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act 3-9-2006 - video




Fox News Discusses Importance of Patriot Act - video

http://freakoutnation.com/2013/06/08/videos-in-2009-v-p-of-fox-news-hosts-and-gopers-pushed-hard-for-the-reauthorization-of-the-patriot-act/ 

Related Resources

http://freakoutnation.com/2013/06/10/icelandic-legislator-ready-to-help-edward-snowden-seek-asylum/

http://freakoutnation.com/2013/06/10/those-22-briefings-the-obama-administration-held-for-congress-on-key-fisa-surveillance-law/

The Patriot Act: Key Controversies http://www.npr.org/news/specials/patriotact/patriotactprovisions.html

The USA PATRIOT Act: Preserving Life and Liberty

" Congress enacted the Patriot Act by overwhelming, bipartisan margins, arming law enforcement with new tools to detect and prevent terrorism: The USA Patriot Act was passed nearly unanimously by the Senate 98-1, and 357-66 in the House, with the support of members from across the political spectrum. " -- http://www.justice.gov/archive/ll/highlights.htm

Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying
https://www.eff.org/nsa-spying/timeline

Government Uses Social Networking Sites for More than Investigations
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/08/government-monitors-much-more-social-networks

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Video: The Martin and Zimmerman families speak as the trial begins

The Martin and Zimmerman families speak as trial starts.

Watch:

 

H/T: @ComgenKDT our awesome admin.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Video: 'Freedom Biker Church,' services for bikers

The 'Freedom Biker Church' in Greensboro, North Carolina offers services now for bikers.

Watch:

 

 Via: WFMY

H/T: Mr. Sweetie™ with thanks.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Video: This Dog Has Skills

Duo Duo is a local celebrity in his Southwest China community. The 2-year-old mutt has been delighting the area with his stunts, riding and jumping skills for a while now.

 

Cats, by the way, do not do tricks for silly humans. That's below their status because they're cats, that's why.

H/T: Cata-phobe @ComgenKDT. 

 Via: KOMO News.

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‘Today Show’ hosts evacuated after man tries to slit his wrists

A man reportedly tried to slit his wrists with a knife outside of NBC’s Today Show on Thursday. 

Matt Lauer explained, “Opening the 8 o’clock half hour inside the studio today because there was an incident out on the plaza. A short time ago, a man out there attempted to harm himself with a knife. He did manage to cut himself. He was controlled by our security team out there. However, he did harm himself in some way. And so he’s now being attended to by medical personnel.”

 Watch courtesy of Raw Story:
     

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Just an astronaut mother parenting from space

43 year-old Minnesota native Karen Nyberg, is now on her second trip to the International Space station and she became the 50th woman is space. If you thought parenting was difficult, try doing it from space, and her husband is an astronaut as well.   Watch:     During a satellite interview with WCCO, Nyberg talked about keeping in touch with her young son during the six-month mission. She said, “I actually recorded some stories before I left for him. But I’ve been making a quick little video for him every day, about 20 seconds long, and sending it down.”

 More at: Minnesota CBS Local.

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Teaser: I Am Bradley Manning



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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Video Gone Viral: Just a dog who won't stop screaming

Cody the dog is trying to tell us something but I can't quite translate. I'm a bit rusty on Dog-screaming, although I'm fluent in cat-talk.



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Video Gone Viral: This news anchor and the weather lady really despise each other

A Philadelphia news anchor, Nicole Brewer and meteorologist Carol Erickson, really do not like each other. The tense relationship is captured on video. Most of us have had coworkers we don't care for at some point in our lives, but the duo's hostile relationship is displayed on television every day.

 

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Police dog jumps 8 feet, disarms drunk man brandishing an ax, spits the ax out, detains the suspect

Adrian Dowdall, was in a drunken state as he brandished an ax  and threatened to hurt a police dog. Rossi, the police dog jumped 8 feet and grabbed the ax from the man, then dropped the ax and held his arm to stop him from escaping. 

Rossi is not trained to disarm attackers, however, his handler believes that he may have mistaken the ax for a toy. PC Matt Rogers said, 'When I deployed him I expected him to get hold of the man. He's not trained to disarm. He's just trained to go and detain him. I don't know what goes off sometimes in his head."

36 year-old Dowdall will be spending 160 days in jail. 


BBC reports:


"I identified myself as a police officer and challenged him to drop the axe."He made threats to harm the dog. He kept coming towards me and held it aloft in his right hand in a threatening manner."
PC Rogers then deployed Rossi.
The dog has leapt up, taken hold of the axe, spat the axe out and detained the male... got hold of him by his left arm," he said. "I've then joined him. We had a bit of a roll around on the floor, with me and the dog. He is resisting arrest, and eventually I've managed to handcuff him."

More at the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-21771465

H/T: Cat-aphobe @ComgenKDT 

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Video: UFO appears to deliberately enter a volcano in Mexico

A new video released captured what appears to be a UFO-type object which approached Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, then it (whatever it is) slows down, turns and seemingly makes a deliberate move to enter the volcano crater. This video is among many in a series of alleged UFO sitings taking place near the central Mexico active volcano since late 2012.

   

HuffPost asked Dantonio, who creates special effects and is contracted by the U.S. Navy, Congress and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, to weigh in on this latest video.
"What I think is that this is not a likely fake. I think, for the moment, this is a genuine image capture," he told HuffPost in an email."

Much more at the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/02/ufo-enters-mexico-volcano_n_3373898.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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Three Storm Chasers Die In Oklahoma Tornado

One of the stars of the Discovery Channel show 'Storm Chasers,' Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and colleague Carl Young died during the tornados which hit Oklahoma on Friday. 



Jim, Tim Sarmaras' brother, wrote on his Facebook page, "Thank you to everyone for the condolences. It truly is sad that we lost my great brother Tim and his great son, Paul. Our hearts also go out to the Carl Young family as well as they are feeling the same feelings we are today. They all unfortunately passed away but doing what they loved."

Storm Chaser Tony Laubauch wrote, "Tony Laubach here... it is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share this news... on Friday, May 31, Tim Samaras, his son, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young lost their lives in the El Reno, OK tornado. This is a devastating loss to the meteorological, research, and storm chasing communities. I ask that you keep the families in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. There is some comfort in knowing these men passed on doing what they loved... Your support means the world. Thank you."




Time To Regenerate: Matt Smith quitting BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’

The BBC will be seeking a new Time Lord to replace British actor Matt Smith after he announced on Saturday that he is quitting as the star of the long running science fiction show Doctor Who. Smith has been on the show since 2010.

 


Posted in honor of FreakOutNation's admin, a fake Doctor Who fan: @ComgenKDT

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Video: Zoo announces the world's first ‘test tube kittens’

The Allwetter Zoo in M√ľnster, Germany announced Friday that they have produced two endangered Asiatic golden kittens through artificial insemination. Scientific American explains that the procedure was used in an effort to ensure the future of this rare and beautiful species, which could be hope for a species that has gone virtually extinct in the wild with only 51 animals remaining in captivity.




Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2013/05/28/rare-asiatic-golden-cats-bred/

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Video Gone Viral: Cat Boarding

Because they're cats, that's why.




 Inspired by FON's Editor-In-Chief, Sir Teddy, PhDog