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|Wednesday, October 29th, 2008|
|3 Men Arrested in Cannibalism Case
3 Men Arrested in Cannibalism Case
28 October 2008A homeless man in Kamchatka is suspected of killing a man and recruiting two friends to chop up the body and fry parts of it to eat, news agencies reported Monday.
Investigators believe that a 35-year-old ex-convict killed the victim and then with two friends chopped up the body with knives and an ax and dumped parts on streets of the far eastern region's capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, senior prosecutor's assistant Olga Filatova said.
Also, "the criminals cut off the muscle tissue of the victim, fried the meat in a pan and ate it," Filatova said, Interfax reported.
The crime took place last year. The victim's identity has not been established.
The 35-year-old homeless man -- who previously served time in prison for murder -- will stand trail on murder charges, Regions.ru reported. The other men, aged 33 and 45, face charges of concealing a serious crime. There is no article in the Criminal Code that specifically punishes cannibalism.http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1010/42/371977.htm
|Thursday, March 22nd, 2007|
|Human handling of polar bear stirs flap
BERLIN - Berlin Zoo's abandoned polar bear cub Knut looks cute, cuddly and has become a front-page media darling, but an animal rights activist insisted Monday he would have been better off dead than raised by humans.
"Feeding by hand is not species-appropriate but a gross violation of animal protection laws," animal rights activist Frank Albrecht was quoted as saying by the mass-circulation Bild daily, which has featured regular photo spreads tracking fuzzy Knut's frolicking.
"The zoo must kill the bear."
When Knut — or "Cute Knut," as the 19-pound bear has become known — was born last December, his mother ignored him and his brother, who later died. Zoo officials intervened, choosing to raise the cub themselves.
The story prompted quick condemnations from the zoo, politicians and other animal rights groups.
"The killing of an animal has nothing to do with animal protection," said Wolfgang Apel, head of the German Federation for the Protection of Animals.
Greens politician Undine Kurth called the suggestion "fully unacceptable." Petra Pau of the opposition Left Party invoked the widely-reported case of an Italian bear dubbed "Bruno" who wandered last year into southern Germany, only to be killed by hunters at the behest of local authorities worried about residents and livestock.
"Berlin is not Bavaria, therefore it will be better for Knut than Bruno," Pau said.
Albrecht told The Associated Press his beliefs were more nuanced than reported by Bild, though he applauded the debate the article had started.
He explained that though he thought it was wrong of the zoo to have saved the cub's life, now that the bear can live on his own, it would be equally wrong to kill him.
"If a polar bear mother rejected the baby, then I believe the zoo must follow the instincts of nature," Albrecht said. "In the wild, it would have been left to die."
The German animal rights organization "Four Paws" argued along similar lines, saying it would not be right to punish the cub for a bad decision made by the zoo.
Other activists have also argued that current treatment of the cub is inhumane and could lead to future difficulties interacting with fellow polar bears.
"They cannot domesticate a wild animal," Ruediger Schmiedel, head of the Foundation for Bears, told Der Spiegel weekly in its Monday edition.
Albrecht cited a similar case of a baby sloth bear that was abandoned by its mother last December in the Leipzig city zoo and killed by lethal injection, rather than being kept alive by humans.
But Knut belongs to the Berlin Zoo, and their veterinarian Andre Schuele, charged with caring for him, disagrees.
"These criticisms make me angry, but you can't take them so seriously," Andre Schuele said. "Polar bears live alone in the wild; I see no logical reason why this bear should be killed."
Schuele also argued that given the increased rarity of polar bears in the wild, it makes sense to keep them alive in captivity so that they can be bred.
"Polar bears are under threat of extinction, and if we feed the bear with a bottle, it has a good chance of growing up and perhaps becoming attractive as a stud for other zoos," Schuele said.
Knut, who recently posed for a photo shoot with star-photographer Annie Leibovitz for an environmental protection campaign, is scheduled to make his public debut at the zoo later this week or early next week, according to Schuele.
Until then, Germans can follow the bear's progress in a vast photo spread and videos of Knut drinking from his bottle, bathing and playing with teddy bears and soccer balls, all available on the zoo's Web site.
On the Net:
Berlin Zoo: http://www.zoo-berlin.dehttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070321/ap_on_sc/germany_polar_bear Animal Rights activists are RETARDS! Es todo por hoy.
|Thursday, February 8th, 2007|
|Scientists research for cause of longevity in Nicoya, Costa Rica.
Ancianos de la península pampera podrían ser los más longevos del mundo
Expertos recorren la bajura para estudiar a vecinos de 90 y más años
Un equipo de científicos recorre la península de Nicoya para confirmar un claro indicio de que esa zona podría estar entre las más longevas del mundo.
Un estudio del demógrafo de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), Luis Rosero Bixby, halló que la mortalidad entre los costarricenses de 90 años es un 10% más baja en esa zona guanacasteca.
Además, la mortalidad por cáncer es un 23% menor en los ancianos pamperos con respecto al promedio nacional de decesos por tumores malignos a los 90 años.
El dato es de gran interés porque Rosero halló en el 2004 que los varones ancianos del país tienen la esperanza de vida más alta del mundo o, lo que es igual, son los más longevos del planeta.
“Si la mortalidad de los ancianos pamperos es inferior a la del resto de nonagenarios del país (quienes son los más longevos del mundo), su esperanza de vida será más alta”, dijo Rosero.
El científico señaló que aún debe calcular la expectativa de vida para el grupo de varones de 90 años de la península de Nicoya.
“Lo que tenemos es un primer indicio de que en esa región hay una longevidad significativamente mayor a la del resto del país”, agregó Rosero, quien dirige el Centro Centroamericano de Población de la UCR.
Este indicio bastó para atraer a científicos de Estados Unidos, Bélgica e Italia, quienes viajaron a la península de Nicoya financiados por National Geographic Society y el Instituto Nacional de Envejecimiento de Estados Unidos.
Desde la semana pasada, y hasta mañana, el equipo de demógrafos, geriatras, psicólogos y comunicadores recorre la zona en busca de sus adultos mayores.
Tras analizar los datos de Rosero, consideran que la península nicoyana tiene un 99,9% de posibilidades de ser una región “ blue zone ” (zona azul).
Este es un nombre que algunos dan a un área de excepcional longevidad.
Actualmente, las islas de Cerdeña (Italia) y Okinawa (Japón) y el valle de Loma Linda (California) son blue zones .
La península de Nicoya podría entrar ahora a esa prestigiosa lista de sitios de gran longevidad.
De azul. A partir de los datos de menor mortalidad en ancianos, el equipo “pintó” de azul los cantones de Carrillo, Santa Cruz, Nicoya, Hojancha y Nandayure.
Ese es su punto de partida porque aún deben delimitar mejor la zona de mayor longevidad que arrojen sus análisis.
En estos días su trabajo se concentra en entrevistar a 30 ancianos, de 90 y más años, para conocer cómo fueron y son sus vidas.
Su meta es encontrar similitudes con estudios hechos en las otras tres regiones del mundo para explicar por qué alguien vive tanto.
El equipo coordinará este año con Rosero la publicación de los resultados de sus análisis.
Sin embargo, Rosero aclaró que le interesa estudiar la longevidad del país, más que la de una región.
“Para hallar respuestas a la longevidad de los varones de 80 y 90 años del país se ocupa un estudio nacional”, dijo.
Desde hace tres años, su equipo monitorea la salud y estilos de vida de 3.000 ticos de 60 años y más (285 son de Nicoya y Cañas), con el propósito de encontrar posibles factores que propicien su longevidad.
Toda esta investigación se inició en el 2004 cuando Rosero halló que un varón tico que alcanza a apagar 80 candelas, puede vivir un promedio de 8,2 años más.
Por debajo de Costa Rica están Japón e Islandia, cuya esperanza de vida entre los octogenarios es de 7,5 años en promedio.
Además, un hombre costarricense que llega a los 90 años puede vivir 4,4 años más, frente a 3,8 años para sus iguales en Japón, Estados Unidos e Islandia.
La pregunta que surge ahora es si los adultos mayores de la península de Nicoya, específicamente sus varones, son los más longevos entre los longevos, hecho que parece indicar el estudio de mortalidad de Rosero en la población nacional de 90 años.http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2007/febrero/08/aldea986167.html
|Wednesday, February 7th, 2007|
|Shrinking pantyhose market clings to 'f*ing Motesto' for survival
Pantyhose are becoming an endangered species in Japan, with the bottom falling out of the market, according to Weekly Playboy (2/19).
The Federation of Japan Socks Associations says that in 1996 there were about 680 million pairs of pantyhose produced in Japan, but by 2005, only about 200 million pairs came out -- a staggering 70 percent drop in a decade.
In the peak year of 1989, the market was worth a phenomenal 1.08 billion yen, but is now little more than one-fifth of that size.
And where there were once more than 50 Japanese pantyhose manufacturers, there are now only about 20.
Fashion designer extraordinaire Don Konishi says it's a sign of the times.
"Now, the only women who wear flesh colored pantyhose are the old biddies who go around selling stuff. That's how out of date they've become. It's been years since pantyhose have been regarded as a sign of good grooming," Konishi tells Weekly Playboy. "Over the past few years, it's become trendy to bare flesh, whether that be the back, shoulders or neck. Of course, showing cleavage is hot. And those wearing low-lie jeans show off what's underneath them and nobody wants to see the top of a pair of pantyhose. Besides, minis are going through a boom time now, with miniskirts, mini-dresses and hotpants. Now's not a time where women hide their assets. And hiding bare flesh like pantyhose do is simply not something today's women even think about."
Pantyhose have been in fashion, out of fashion and even went through periods when they were the first-choice disguise of bank robbers. But now they appear on the verge of disappearing, will Japanese men be sad to see them go? Not in the adult video world, apparently.
"Adult movies need a sense of realism, so pantyhose were never really active players in this world," a spokesman from a company that makes fetish adult movies says. "From about 15 years ago, there was this influx of young women appearing on camera and it would have seemed unnatural if they were all wearing pantyhose."
Japan's Air Sex World Champion J-Taro Sugisaku will be upset to see the demise of the pantyhose.
"They're 0.2 millimeters thick. And everything depends on whether that thin textile is there or not. Comparing the presence of pantyhose is like comparing a parcel wrapped in brown paper to an elaborately decorated package containing a high quality product sold at Mitsukoshi Department Store. Any real man can tell the difference," Sugisaku tells Weekly Playboy. "Pantyhose are a woman's last line of defense. And what happens when you get through that last line of defense? Either the woman surrenders unconditionally and takes them off, or the guy removes them or they're destroyed. That 0.2 millimeters of nylon is a stage absolutely packed with drama."
Sugisaku argues that pantyhose are far more attractive for men than simply having nothing.
"There's always the thrill of taking them off. Then, they can also be used to bind the wrists. Or as a blindfold. Is there any item as superb as this? It's really hard for me to accept that pantyhose are an endangered species," he says.
Suwa Tamura, however, confirms Sugisaku's worst dream is coming true. Tamura oughta know - he's made over 50 adult movies for pantyhose fetishists.
"Pantyhose are certainly less common than they once were," he tells Weekly Playboy. "Schoolgirls in the '90s started wearing loose socks and going around without anything on their legs and have stayed the same way now that they've grown up to become women."
Nonetheless, pantyhose lovers can take heart that there is still some good news. Japan's most popular models -- Yuri Ebihara and Moe Oshikiri -- have recently come to the aid of the beleaguered undergarment. The pair, who are said to bring success to any product they plug, released a line of pantyhose called "f*ing Motesto" that sold out within minutes of being released on Dec. 1 last year. A new line is expected out soon and pantyhose sellers are filled with expectations.
"Phones rang off the hook with orders for the initial limited release," a PR spokesman for f*king Motesto tells Weekly Playboy. "Younger generations are really buying these up in response to the models who released them. We expect big things." (By Ryann Connell)
February 7, 2007http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/news/20070207p2g00m0dm008000c.htmlDamn!
|Tuesday, February 6th, 2007|
|Astrounaut kidnaps romantic rival
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer 50 minutes ago
ORLANDO, Fla. - A
NASA astronaut charged with attempting to kidnap a romantic rival in a love triangle with another astronaut was allowed to go free on bail Tuesday on the condition that she not contact the alleged victim.
The judge told Lisa Marie Nowak she could be released on $15,500 bond, then asked if she understood the conditions. She responded "yes."
Nowak, a married mother of three, stood in a jail uniform, looking down during most of the hearing. She planned to return home to Houston, and the judge ordered her to wear a tracking device.
The 43-year-old robotics specialist faces charges including attempted kidnapping, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery.
Police said she drove 900 miles, donned a disguise and was armed with a BB gun and pepper spray when she confronted a woman she believed was a competitor for the affections of Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, an unmarried fellow astronaut.
Nowak rode aboard Discovery in July. Oefelein, 41, piloted the space shuttle Discovery in December. They trained together but never flew together.
Nowak told police that her relationship with Oefelein was "more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship," according to an arrest affidavit. Police found a love letter to Oefelein in her car.
According to authorities, Nowak believed another woman, Colleen Shipman, was romantically involved with Oefelein. When Nowak found out Shipman was flying to Orlando from Houston, Nowak decided to confront her early Monday, according to the arrest affidavit.
Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldn't have to stop to go to the bathroom, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.
Dressed in a wig and a trench coat, she waited for Shipman's plane to land and then boarded the same airport shuttle bus Shipman took to get to her car, police said. Shipman told police she noticed someone following her, hurried inside the car and locked the doors, according to the arrest affidavit.
Nowak rapped on the window, tried to open the car door and asked for a ride. Shipman refused but rolled down the car window a few inches when Nowak started crying, the statement said. Nowak then sprayed a chemical into Shipman's car, the affidavit said. Shipman drove to the parking lot booth and police were called.
An officer reported following Nowak and watching her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. Police also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.
Two other astronauts attended the hearing. Steve Lindsey, commander of Nowak's Discovery flight last July, testified that Nowak would obey the conditions of her release.
Chris Ferguson, a pilot on the mission, also attended the hearing. Asked afterward about Nowak's behavior, Ferguson said "perplexed is the word I'm sticking with."
Oefelein and Shipman, who the Houston Chronicle said worked at Patrick Air Force Base near the
Kennedy Space Center, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
NASA spokesman James Hartsfield in Houston said that, as of Monday, Nowak's status with the astronaut corps remained unchanged. "What will happen beyond that, I will not speculate," he said.
Hartsfield said he couldn't recall the last time an astronaut was arrested and said there were no rules against fraternizing among astronauts.
Police said Nowak told them that she only wanted to scare Shipman into talking to her about her relationship with Oefelein and didn't want to harm her physically.
"If you were just going to talk to someone, I don't know that you would need a wig, a trench coat, an air cartridge BB gun and pepper spray," said Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones. "It's just really a very sad case."
According to NASA's official biography, Nowak is a Naval Academy graduate who has a master's degree in aeronautical engineering. She has a teenage son and younger twin girls.
Oefelein has two children and began his aviation career as a teenager flying floatplanes in Alaska, according to a NASA biography. He studied electrical engineering at Oregon State University and later earned a master's degree in aviation systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He has been an astronaut since 1998.
Associated Press writers Kelli Kennedy and Jessica Gresko in Miami contributed to this report.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070206/ap_on_re_us/astronaut_arrested
|Heelys hot on costarrican market.
Yo quiero un par de esos, jejeje:
Los chiquitillos van rodados
No son peligrosas y las pueden llevar al colegio o a la escuela
Catalina Méndez, colaboradora
Son un “boom”, los usan grandes y chicos y a pesar de que tienen meses de estar en el mercado no dejan de buscarlos.
Hablamos de los “Heelys”, como les llaman a los zapatos tipo tenis que tienen ruedas en la suela, con las cuales se puede patinar.
“Se van como pan caliente, nos llegaron hace como un año y los de mujer están agotados ¡da miedo como los compran!”, comenta Allan Jiménez, vendedor de la Tienda Cachos en Multiplaza.
Hay diferentes estilos, unos tienen un botón en la parte trasera y al oprimirlo libera una rueda, otros esconden la rueda y otros las tienen permanentes.
El ortopedista Federico Orlich comentó que este tipo de tenis no tiene ningúna repercusión y el único requisito para poder usarlos es tener habilidades para mantener el control.
“Lo más recomendable es que las usen los niños mayores de 7 años, hasta edad indefinida”, puntualiza.
Además, asegura que los pequeños con problemas en los pies las pueden usar sin ningún problema, inclusive se les pueden colocar plantillas.
“Los tenis con las rueditas siempre por fuera son las únicas que podrían causar daño, porque si se caen pueden golpearse muy fuerte o pueden causar inestabilidad en el talón, pero no son peligrosas”, puntualizó Orlich.
Los jóvenes los pueden llevar a las escuelas y colegios casi sin riesgo, siempre y cuando no utilicen las ruedas por fuera de la tenis mientras caminan.
María Fernanda Murillo, de 7 años, pidió para su cumpleaños en agosto pasado unas “Heelys”, ella y sus amigas disfrutan patinando todos los días donde sea y asegura que las va a llevar a su escuela, para usarlas en educación física... sin las rueditas.
En diferentes sitios de la web, puede comprar estos tenis en el tamaño que desee y en el diseño que prefiera. Los precios oscilan entre los ¢48 mil y ¢184 mil.
En la zapatería “Cachos”, puede encontrar la marca original “Heelys” a precios cómodos desde ¢ 18 mil hasta ¢ 40 mil, pero los números llegan hasta 38 y para mujeres están agotados.
En Hobbie Manía (Multiplaza Escazú) están disponibles en diferentes diseños y colores. Las tienen en marcas genéricas y originales (Heelys) a precios bastante cómodos, desde ¢18.500, en tallas que van desde 30 hasta 35.http://www.aldia.co.cr/hoy/vivirhoy984167.html
|Tuesday, January 30th, 2007|
|Man dies of 'economy class syndrome' in police cell
OSAKA -- A 26-year-old man standing trial for theft has died from "economy-class syndrome" at a police cell here, officials said.
An officer found the man sitting on the floor of his cell with a weak pulse at the Hirano Police Station in Osaka's Hirano-ku on Monday morning.
He was taken to hospital but died from about three and a half hours later.
When the man woke up at about 7 a.m. on Monday he refused to eat his breakfast. He was sitting on the floor against the wall at the facility. An officer found that his arms and legs were cold and his pulse was weak and called paramedics.
"He died after he sat on the floor for a long time and blood clots developed in his veins," a doctor said after examining the man.
The man was arrested for stealing tires in October last year. While in detention, he often complained about his poor health, and was looked at by doctors on 14 occasions. Doctors said he suffered from frustration and acute gastrointestinal disorders. He often didn't eat all his food, police said. (Mainichi)http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/news/20070130p2a00m0na004000c.htmlDamn!
|Women get sick because of Fashion
Un 80 por ciento de las mujeres italianas sufre dolores o se enferma por culpa de la moda, que las incita a ponerse altísimos tacones, ropa ajustada o vestidos ligeros también durante el invierno, según un informe que se publicará en la revista mensual dedicada a la salud “Salute Naturale”.http://www.aldia.co.cr/hoy/vivirhoy971133.htmlMan, I am glad I like butchy girls
|Thursday, January 25th, 2007|
|Townsfolk burn local scumbag alive
La gente da fuego a la casa del matón
epitiendo el drama de Fuenteovejuna, de Lope de Vega, cuatrocientos enardecidos habitantes de Villaconejos, un pueblo situado a 48 kilómetros de Madrid, dieron fuego a la casa y dos vehículos del matón del lugar, hartos de sus desmanes, sus insultos y sus amenazas. Un día antes doscientas personas rodearon la casa del individuo Javier Bernuy, apodado "El Calvo", a raíz de que este, por enésima vez y a lo largo de siete años, fue a un bar, consumió y no pagó, además de insultar a parroquianos y cantinero.
"El Calvo" carga con un negro historial: ordena trabajos que no paga, amenaza a transeúntes, insulta señoras, se lleva al antojo mercadería de tiendas, hace escándalos y se rodea de la peor ralea del lugar. Los vecinos inmediatos sufren la pesadilla de no saber lo que hará el impredecible matón, el que más de una vez dejó ir tiros al aire. Hasta que de tanto ir al pozo, el cántaro se rompió.http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/nota/nota_opinion.asp?idCat=2907&idArt=1104126Qué puedo decir? De ahi vengo
|Once again those damn Japs!
Japanese director announces production of Nanjing film to deny massacre
When Japanese troops conquered the then-capital of China in 1937, historians agree they slaughtered tens of thousands of civilians in an orgy of violence known since as the Rape of Nanking.
But a Japanese nationalist filmmaker announced Wednesday that he is working on a documentary with a very different message: the massacre never happened.
The film, to be called "The Truth about Nanking" and completed in August, will be based on testimony from Japanese veterans, archival footage and documents that proponents say prove accounts of the killings are nothing more than Chinese propaganda.http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/news/20070125p2a00m0et018000c.htmlDespués veremos a algun director austriaco que dira que el Holocausto no paso
|Tuesday, May 9th, 2006|
Japan is sick. Not satisfied with a booming market in the borderline pedophile Under-15 pin-up princess business, now there's 9-year-old cheesecake going mainstream, according to Shukan Post (5/19).
Japan's market for pubescent pin-up queens has already proved to be lucrative, with thousands of perverted consumers forking out their hard-earned yen for a DVD filled with images of a scantily-clad 11-year-old called Saaya, who is billed as a "kyonyu," or "buxom" idol.
Saaya has also joined forces with California-born 12-year-old Jessica and another 12-year-old called Shizuka Umemoto to form a group called Sweet Kiss, which has Japan's nerdish otaku drooling lecherously at the various signings and "handshake events" they attend, the men's weekly says.
Now, however, Japan is stooping even lower with the emergence of 9-year-old Mizuki Yoshii, who has become the face of Japan's vile but burgeoning Under-10 idol business.
Born on May 15, 1996, Mizuki still hasn't reached double figures. But her sales figures are already impressive. Her photo collection went on sale in March, with the initial print run set at 6,000 copies. It has already gone into a second printing and topped 10,000 copies, the standard for a best seller in Japan. What's more, hits on her talent agency's website have skyrocketed since the 9-year-old appeared on the scene.
Mizuki's photo collection is little more than pedophilia. She appears clad in all sorts of garments, the vast majority of them scanty, and the shots cater to the traditional sick tastes of perverts, with the little girl decked out in her school uniform, PE bloomers and swimsuit -- all staples for child cheesecake fans in Japan.
Producers of the pre-pubescent pseudo-porn argue that there's nothing wrong with it.
"We did the shoot over 3 1/2 days in Okinawa in November last year. She doesn't need any make-up, so the shoot went really smoothly," an insider involved in the production of the photo collection tells Shukan Post. "We weren't trying to make her look sexy. We just wanted to display her in all the cuteness that's associated with somebody her age."
Nonetheless, Mizuki is made to strike pseudo-erotic poses, such as seductively licking an ice cream, that the men's weekly says are titillating.
And unfortunately, it seems the Under-10 market is viewed as something of potentially stable one.
"At the moment, Japan's pin-up market is polarized, with Aki Hoshino, at 28, representing the oldest segment of the market and the Under-15s at the other end," Masahiro Kitagawa, a self-professed "idol spotter," tells Shukan Post. "The weakening of Japanese men means guys now place a lot of importance on imagining they have control over the opposite sex, which has sparked the emergence of the Under-15 market. The way they've got the girls changing costumes all the time is supposed to be a way to satisfy guys' various fantasies. The polarization of the market is likely to continue, but I don't think it will go any lower than the Under-10s." (By Ryann Connell)
May 8, 2006http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/news/20060508p2g00m0dm007000c.html
|Monday, July 18th, 2005|
|Enumclaw-area animal-sex case investigated
By Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times staff reporter
King County sheriff's detectives are investigating the owners of an Enumclaw-area farm after a Seattle man died from injuries sustained while having sex with a horse boarded on the property.
Investigators first learned of the farm after the man died at Enumclaw Community Hospital July 2. The county Medical Examiner's Office ruled that the death was accidental and the result of having sex with a horse.
A surveillance camera picked up the license plate of the car that dropped the man off at the hospital, which led detectives to the farm and other people involved, said sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart.
Deputies don't believe a crime occurred because bestiality is not illegal in Washington state and the horse was uninjured, said Urquhart.
But because investigators found chickens, goats and sheep on the property, they are looking into whether animal cruelty — which is a crime — was committed by having sex with these smaller, weaker animals, he said.
The farm was talked about in Internet chat rooms as a destination for people looking to have sex with livestock, he said.
"A significant number of people, we believe, have likely visited this farm," said Urquhart.
The Humane Society of the United States intends to use the case during the next state legislative session as an example of why sex with animals should be outlawed in Washington, said Bob Reder, a Humane Society regional director in Seattle.
"This and a few other cases that we have will allow us a platform to talk about sex abuse of animals," Reder said.
Thirty-three states ban sex with animals, he said.
Susan Michaels, co-founder of local animal-rights organization Pasado's Safe Haven, said she has been fighting to have bestiality made illegal. "It's animal cruelty behind closed doors," Michaels said.http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002382718_horse15m.html¿Sólo treinta y tres estados lo prohiben?
|Thursday, July 7th, 2005|
|Astrologer Sues NASA Over Comet Mission
MOSCOW - NASA's mission that sent a space probe smashing into a comet raised more than cosmic dust — it also brought a lawsuit from a Russian astrologer.
Marina Bai has sued the U.S. space agency, claiming the Deep Impact probe that punched a crater into the comet Tempel 1 late Sunday "ruins the natural balance of forces in the universe," the newspaper Izvestia reported Tuesday. A Moscow court has postponed hearings on the case until late July, the paper said.
Scientists say the crash did not significantly alter the comet's orbit around the sun and said the experiment does not pose any danger to Earth.
The probe's comet crash sent up a cloud of debris that scientists hope to examine to learn how the solar system was formed.
Bai is seeking damages totaling $300 million — the approximate equivalent of the mission's cost — for her "moral sufferings," Izvestia said, citing her lawyer Alexander Molokhov. She earlier told the paper that the experiment would "deform her horoscope."
NASA representatives in Russia and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., could not be reached for comment on the case.http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050705/ap_on_fe_st/russia_comet_case¡Ka-Ching!
|Wednesday, July 6th, 2005|
|Robot scientists control live mouse
Robotic scientists in China have succeeded in 'controlling' live mice.
Experts at the robot research centre in Shandong Technology University controlled white mice by stimulating micro-electrodes on their heads.
The mice obeyed computer-generated commands to, in succession, "turn left", "turn right" and "move forward".
Project manager Su Xuecheng said animal robot research is the merger of electronic communication and biology, creating a new scientific discipline.
Scientists believe it will eventually lead to new ways of curing disabilities as electronic signals are used to replace damaged nerves.http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1427745.htmlPor esta razón SÍ deberían protestar esos retrasados mentales de PETA
|Thursday, June 30th, 2005|
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|Saturday, June 18th, 2005|
|Female otaku: Geeky gals' fantasies every bit as goofy as guys'
Eight minutes away from JR Ikebukuro station, adjacent to the Sunshine City building complex, one comes to the mecca of female geekdom: Kei Books -- which operates two large stores selling products related comics and animated cartoons, and Mandarake, the more recently opened branch of a major chain specializing in used manga "classics."
"Guys give me romantic comic books to try to attract my attention," a 24-year-old woman from Ibaraki Prefecture, shopping at Mandarake, tells Aera (6/20). "This time I only sold 10 books, and bought five. That's nothing, really; once my friend from Iwate spent 100,000 yen on comics." http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/waiwai/0506/18geek.htmlJajaja, ring a bell, girls?
|Thursday, June 16th, 2005|