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  • Netherlands teen raped as child is legally euthanized due to ‘unbearable’ pain

    06/04/2019 5:43:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 4, 2019
    A 17-year-old Dutch girl was legally allowed to kill herself using euthanasia after she was raped when younger and spent years battling depression, according to a report Tuesday. “Love is letting go, in this case,” Noa Pothoven of Arnhem wrote in an Instagram post announcing her choice to die in the living room of her home Sunday. Pothoven — who was sexually abused at 11 and raped three years later — said she was sick of suffering “unbearable pain. "Maybe this comes as a surprise to some, given my posts about hospitalization, but my plan has been there for a...
  • Washington becomes first state to legalize human composting

    05/21/2019 2:51:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 21, 2019 | Brendan Kiley
    On Tuesday morning, Gov. Jay Inslee signed bill 5001, titled “concerning human remains,” making Washington the first state in the U.S. to legalize human composting. The new law, which takes effect May 1, 2020, recognizes “natural organic reduction” and alkaline hydrolysis (sometimes called “liquid cremation”) as acceptable means of disposition for human bodies. Until now, Washington code had permitted only burial and cremation. The bill had passed both legislative chambers with ample, bipartisan majorities: 80-16 in the House and 38-11 in the Senate. This paves the way for Recompose, a project to build the first urban “organic reduction” funeral home...
  • Michigan AG Receives Death Threats over Clergy Abuse Probe

    05/09/2019 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2019 | SNAP
    We are very sad that any law enforcement officer would face threats for doing his or her job and we are distressed that the Michigan attorney general has suffered in this way. We hope Michigan's bishops quickly and harshly condemn this hatred. Violence is never the answer. For decades, police and prosecutors who pursued clerics who commit and conceal child sex crimes have been stonewalled, and Church officials have contributed to the unhealthy atmosphere that leads to threats of violence. While the Church hierarchy often postures as being the victims of governmental overreach, the reality is that they were often treated with too much deference in the...
  • A hiker did not survive his last climb. His loyal dog barked by his side (trunc.)

    04/27/2019 8:04:16 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2019 | Chistina Maxorous
    Full title: "A hiker did not survive his last climb. His loyal dog barked by his side until rescuers found him" Text of excerpt: (CNN)Washington state deputies may never have found a missing hiker if it wasn't for his loyal dog.
  • Weird grave stones of the Russian Bandit cemetery

    04/23/2019 5:57:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 24 replies ^ | 22APR19 | Team
    This cemetery in Yekaterinburg is a final resting place for many local stars and war heroes. But one section of the cemetery surrounded by pine trees is special. It is full of huge granite grave-stones with giant realistic portraits of people – many of them wear leather jackets or expensive suits, have thick gold chains and tattoos, hold cigarettes or keys from a Mercedes… All of them belong to representatives of the criminal world murdered in the 1990s – early 2000s. –nextpage–
  • LIFE AFTER DEATH:When you die ‘you KNOW you’re dead because your brain keeps working’scientist claim

    04/17/2019 9:48:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 162 replies ^ | 16th April 2019, 4:55 pm Updated: 16th April 2019, 5:19 pm | By Harvey Sullivan
    A new study suggests your consciousness carries on after your heart stops beating. WE know we are dead when we die because our brains keep working to make us aware of what's happening around us, haunting new research suggests. Top medical experts have forever been at loggerheads over what happens when humans die, with anecdotal evidence of bright lights and flashes reported by people who have 'come back' being the cause of much debate. However a new study suggests your consciousness carries on functioning after your heart stops beating and your body movements fail. This means you are essentially 'trapped'...
  • Atlanta meteorologist says she received death threats for interrupting Masters with tornado updates

    04/16/2019 3:40:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/19 | Edmund DeMarche
    A meteorologist in Atlanta said she received death threats from viewers for interrupting the Masters tournament that featured the historic and improbable win by Tiger Woods. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that CBS 46's Ella Dorsey took to Twitter to defend herself and the broadcast that only took up half the screen during the tournament. “To everyone sending me death threats right now: you wouldn’t be saying a damn thing if a tornado was ravaging your home this afternoon. Lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. I will continue to repeat that if and when we cut into programming...
  • Tijuana Drug War Rages: 21 Murders in less than 48 Hours

    04/06/2019 11:26:18 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies ^ | 6 April 2019 | Robert Arce
    Cartel-related drug violence continues in the border city of Tijuana with 21 killings registered in less than a 48-hour period. Those deaths include three bodies abandoned in a burning vehicle. The killings began just after midnight on Wednesday when firefighters received a call about an abandoned vehicle burning on a dirt road in colonia Cañón del Padre. After firefighters extinguished the flames, they discovered the badly burned corpse of an unknown victim in the back seat. Upon opening the trunk, they then discovered two more badly burned bodies, according to local media reports.
  • Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection Spanning the Globe in (snip) Secrecy

    04/06/2019 9:04:49 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 85 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6 April 2019 | Matt Richtel and Adrew Jacobs
    Last May, a elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed he was infected with a newly discovered germ. Doctors isolated him in ICU. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a British medical center to shut down its ICU, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa. Recently C. auris reached New York, NJ and Illinois, leading the federal CDC and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.” The man at...
  • Another Grand Canyon visitor falls to his death

    04/05/2019 12:21:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    cbs ^ | 04/05/2019
    Park rangers responded to a call shortly before noon Wednesday that someone had fallen over the rim. The park's helicopter and technical rescue team recovered the body of a 67-year-old man. The name and hometown of the man wasn't immediately available. The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating the death, park officials said. A spokeswoman said it was the first over-the-edge death this year at Grand Canyon National Park, which had 17 fatalities last year.
  • Father, son die in Army training accidents 15 years apart. N.J. community mourns terrible tragedy.

    04/03/2019 4:14:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 04.03.19 | Sophie Nieto-Munoz
    Three years ago, Nicholas DiMona III carried a Gold Star banner during the NJ Run for the Fallen to honor his father and namesake, who was killed in an Army helicopter crash during a training accident in 2004. He enlisted in the Army the next year. Now, DiMona’s name will join his father’s on the run’s Wall of Honor after he was accidentally shot and killed in a live-fire training exercise in Alaska on Saturday. Spc. DiMona, 20, of Medford Lakes, was assigned to the Army’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and was with his unit near...
  • Woman Dies After Attack by Her Own Dogs Outside Animal Hospital

    03/23/2019 7:45:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    A woman died from her injuries after her own two dogs mauled her outside an animal hospital in Irving Saturday morning, police say. Police shot and killed the dogs when they arrived because the pets would not allow authorities to come close to the owner, police say.
  • Family to 'encourage deportation' for undocumented immigrant sentenced to 14 months (trunc)

    03/16/2019 9:05:19 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 16 replies
    WTVD11 News ^ | 3/15/19 | WTVD11
    Full title of article: Family to 'encourage deportation' for undocumented immigrant sentenced to 14 months for killing Raleigh man in hit-and-run RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The family of a Raleigh man killed in a crash in September said he wouldn't be dead if the man who hit him had not illegally entered the country. The man who hit Jamar Beach, 26, pleaded guilty Friday to hit-and-run causing death--it was the only criminal charge prosecutors said they could defend in court. The judge in the case handed down the maximum sentence of 20-33 months in prison, but Beach's family said it's just...
  • Drag queen storytime reader once charged with child sex assault

    03/15/2019 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15th March 2019 | ABC
    Houston Public Library is apologizing after a man charged for sexually assaulting a child was allowed to entertain children at Drag Queen storytime. The library said Friday that a review revealed the volunteer never completed a background check before he was allowed to participate in the program. Albert Alfonso Garza, 32, was last seen reading to children at the Montrose Library in September 2018. ABC13 Eyewitness News has learned Garza was charged with child sex assault in 2008. According to records, his victim was a child under the age of 14 years old. The library said appropriate action is being...
  • Ex-N.J. priest accused of sex abuse found shot to death in Nevada home

    A former New Jersey priest who had been "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors was found dead in his Nevada home, and police are treating it as a homicide. The body of John Capparelli was found Saturday morning by police conducting a welfare check at his home in Henderson, about 15 miles south of Las Vegas. The Clark County Coroner's Office said Capparelli, 70, died from a single gunshot wound to the neck. His body was found in the kitchen, a spokesperson said. Police said they did not have a suspect at this time. Capparelli's name appeared on a list...
  • Dinosaurs thrived before fatal asteroid impact

    03/13/2019 4:47:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    earthSky ^ | 12MAR19 | By Paul Scott Anderson
    Scientists have debated whether the dinosaurs were already in decline before a massive asteroid impact finished them off 66 million years ago. New research shows they were thriving in their final days. Help EarthSky keep going! Please donate what you can to our annual crowd-funding campaign.Dinosaurs once reigned on Earth, until a cataclysmic event – now thought to have been a massive asteroid impact, or possibly intense volcanic activity – wiped them out about 66 million years ago during the Maastrichtian age at the end the Late Cretaceous epoch. This mass extinction event was sudden and brutal, powerful enough to...
  • 7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Parents Punish Him For Forgetting Bible Verses

    03/05/2019 3:52:53 AM PST · by vannrox · 89 replies
    All that is interesting ^ | Published February 4, 2019 | By Marco Margaritoff
    Timothy Hauschultz punished his 7-year-old son for forgetting 13 Bible verses by forcing him to undergo manual labor in the winter while his teenage son beat him. Manitowoc County Sheriff’s OfficeTimothy and Tina Hauschultz When seven-year-old Ethan Hauschultz died last April from hypothermia and blunt force trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen, authorities had some pressing questions. The nearly year-long investigation into the young Wisconsin boy’s suspicious cause of death has now been traced back to his court-appointed parents, Timothy and Tina Hauschultz, and their 15-year-old son, Damian.According to FOX 11, Ethan was ordered to haul a 44-pound log...
  • How a one million strong tribe keep their dead relatives at home

    02/21/2019 9:02:52 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | 20 Feb 2018 | Lauren Clark
    The Toraja people of Indonesia often don't bury their deceased loved ones for years - or even decades In a mountainous area of Indonesia, the Toraja people mummify the bodies of the deceased and care for their preserved bodies as though they are still living. There are around one million Torajan people, most of whom live in the South Sulawesi region, who believe that after death the soul remains in the house so the dead are treated to food, clothing, water, cigarettes. The stench is strong, so the family will store lots of dried plants beside the body to mask...
  • Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

    02/19/2019 7:32:34 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 19, 2019 | ap
    A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Andrew Meehan says the 45-year-old man was initially apprehended Feb. 2 and requested medical attention. He was taken to a medical center and later cleared to return to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station. The next day, he requested medical attention again and was taken to a hospital where he stayed until he died Monday. Meehan says the official cause of death is not yet known, but the medical center diagnosed him with cirrhosis of the...
  • Who's responsible when America chooses death?

    02/16/2019 7:56:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WND ^ | February 15, 2019 | Craige McMillan
    Many of us like to blame God for our difficulties. The reason is that it absolves us of responsibility for our bad choices. It also ensures we won’t recover. Nations are groups of individuals clumped together, primarily by geography. In a democratic nation, if a majority of the voting population chooses wisely, the entire nation will benefit from those choices (even those who oppose the choices). In a democratic republic, such as the United States, we are one step removed from our responsibility. We don’t choose the policy directly; we choose the people who in turn choose the policies and...