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I came across this incredibly disturbing report from July 2007 about a Buffalo, NY child who was raped by his family pitbull.
One neighbor told 2 On Your Side, she heard the mother screaming “The dog is raping my baby.” Neighbors ran to help, but only one man was able to get the dog and child apart.
Anastacio Castillo says “I tried to get the dog away from the baby, the dog was already inside the baby.” When the baby was finally free, he was visibly sick. Castillo says the boy was vomiting and bleeding.
A behavior specialist told reporters that “Dogs in tact, not spayed or neutered have a higher hormonal drive,” and that sexual attacks and aggression in dogs isn’t always a learned/trained behavior. She warns that parents should never leave their children alone with a dog.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=8359I came across this incredibly disturbing report from July 2007 about a Buffalo, NY... more
A jealous UK woman is accused of ripping out her lover’s testicles with her bare hands, police say.
Helen Hodge, 34, allegedly maimed the father of her child after she accused him of having an affair on Monday night.
According to reports, Billy Duncan, 49, had returned home at a late hour after watching a football game. That’s when Helen confronted him about cheating. “He just wanted to sleep though so she started hitting him around the head and face,” an insider told The Sun. “Billy was only wearing his underpants at this stage. Undaunted, “Helen grabbed his testicles and pulled them as hard as she could. Eventually he managed to get her off him and chucked her out the flat.”
Billy looked down and saw he was bleeding heavily.
The source added:
“His scrotum had been ripped open and his testicles were dangling by his legs. There was blood all over the flat.”
Billy was rushed to the hospital, and police question Helen, his lover of seven years, who was later released without charge.
“He’d accused me of doing stuff before to him but has never been able to prove it. He probably did it to h
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=8241A jealous UK woman is accused of ripping out her lover’s testicles with her bare... more
A UK man narrowly escaped death and faced serious injury after a bungee plunge hurtled towards waters at 80mph ended with the elastic cord snapping, sending him through the surface of the water.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=6981A UK man narrowly escaped death and faced serious injury after a bungee plunge hurtled... more
A furious Texas woman was so upset with her common-law husband, that she fried his pet goldfish–and ate them–after a quarrel.
According to reports, the couple had an argument about jewlery the woman gave the man, and wanted returned. Later on, she went into his apartment and took the goldfish the couple bought as pets.
When the m
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=6789A furious Texas woman was so upset with her common-law husband, that she fried his pet... more
You won’t believe that size of this dead snake when you see it. It has to be at least 50 ft long. It’s hard to even think about how they found it.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=6152You won’t believe that size of this dead snake when you see it. It has to be at... more
If you were in a room of a hundred or so people watching an arm wrestling match, and a contestant visibly–and quite shockingly–broke his arm, and you laughed; does that make you a bitch?
Watch this chick’s reaction to this epic arm break as the onlookers react with expressions of OMG WTF WAAHHHH HOLY SHIT!!!
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=4556If you were in a room of a hundred or so people watching an arm wrestling match, and a... more
Director Chris Weitz shared details with Rotten Tomatoes about The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Rotten Tomatoes selected only the juiciest details for a quick look at Weitz's comments on New Moon's special effects, his tight editing deadline, the score by Alexandre Desplat, potential soundtrack contributions by Thom Yorke and Kings of Leon, working with Eclipse director David Slade and Tippett Studios, and whether or not he'd be up to direct the fourth film, Breaking Dawn.
OMG, will he??
And did he keep New Moon's "proposal" scene intact?
And will he finish editing the movie on time?
Find out all this and more (and ignore those Twilight haters)! Go Team Edward.Director Chris Weitz shared details with Rotten Tomatoes about The Twilight Saga: New... more
There has been a small outbreak of “zombism” in London due to mutation of the H1N1 virus into new strain: H1Z1.
Similar to a scare originally found in Cambodia back in 2005, victims of a new strain of the swine flu virus H1N1 have been reported in London.
After death, this virus is able to restart the heart of it’s victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believe to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during “resurrection.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alert to phase six, its highest level, and advised governments to activate pandemic contingency plans.
"If you feel yourself passing away, then notice your strength and vigor returning at an alarming rate, please attempt to restrain yourself to prevent infection and harm to others."There has been a small outbreak of “zombism” in London due to mutation of... more
"Screw die-cutting. Forget about foil, popups, or UV spot lamination. THESE business cards have two ingredients:
MEAT AND LASERS.”
Meat and Lasers! Do you hear that people?! MEAT AND LASERS! Now thats a business card that will impress someone!"Screw die-cutting. Forget about foil, popups, or UV spot lamination. THESE... more
Four films open wide Friday, each shopping for a distinct segment of the moviegoing audience during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. But Sony's comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" should capture the most business.
Starring Kevin James, "Blart" is touted as a family film and has been tracking particularly well among young males.
"It's a picture that plays to a very broad audience," Sony distribution president Rory Bruer said.
Produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Prods., the PG-rated film has been backed by a heavy marketing campaign, and an opening north of $25 million appears likely through the Monday holiday.
Also unspooling this weekend is Fox Searchlight's R-rated hip-hop biopic "Notorious," with newcomer Jamal Woodard in the title role of slain rapper Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G. Strong urban appeal and the holiday frame are likely to combine for a solid bow in the upper-teen millions.
Lionsgate's horror film "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" debuts in 2,534 locations, including 1,033 3-D venues -- the most to date for such a release thanks to an expanding base of 3-D-equipped auditoriums. Also rated R and likely to skew male, "Valentine" should draw less narrowly than "Notorious" and attract an older audience than "Blart" for an opening in the mid- to high-teen millions.
DreamWorks/Paramount's family comedy "Hotel for Dogs" is getting a saturation release on more than 3,200 screens. The modestly budgeted production boasts a cast including Emma Roberts ("Nancy Drew") and Don Cheadle, and the midteen-millions range is quite doable during the four-day span.
Clint Eastwood's Warner Bros. release "Gran Torino" will be the most closely watched holdover. The drama, directed by and starring Eastwood, topped the domestic box office last weekend with a surprisingly strong $29.4 million during its fifth frame of release and first session in wide distribution.
If "Torino" manages a weekend-to-weekend hold of 50 percent or better through Sunday, its Monday grosses could lift the picture north of $20 million for the frame and again place the film on the medal stand.
Films marking notable expansions this weekend include the Holocaust drama "Defiance." Paramount Vantage is expanding the Daniel Craig-starring feature from a pair of venues to more than 1,700.
In addition, Overture is expanding its Dustin Hoffman/Emma Thompson romance "Last Chance Harvey" wide to 1,054 venues after three weeks in limited release.Four films open wide Friday, each shopping for a distinct segment of the moviegoing... more
E-Voting Machines Used in Disputed Franken, Coleman Race Failed Tests
By Jason Leopold
The Public Record
Electronic voting machines that a Michigan election official said last week incorrectly tabulated vote counts during pre-election tests in the state were used in Minnesota where the senate race between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken is in dispute.
According to an Oct. 24 letter sent to the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), Ruth Johnson, the Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds, warned that tabulating software in Election Systems & Software M-100 optical scan voting machines recorded "conflicting" vote counts during testing in her state.
Minnesota voters uses optical scan ballots that voters mark by hand. ES&S's M-100 optical scan voting was used in Minnesota counties and in more than a dozen other states on Election Day.
On Wednesday, an unofficial vote count released by Minnesota election officials showed 2.9 million ballots cast with Coleman leading Franken by a razor-thin margin of .02%, or 475 votes. By late Wednesday, the unofficial vote total showed Coleman with 1,211,642 votes, or 41.99 percent of the total votes cast, while Franken had 1,211,167 votes, or 41.98 percent. Dean Barkley, who ran as an Independent, captured 15% of the vote.
That will lead to an automatic recount, which Minnesota state law says is triggered if the margin of victory is less than half of 1%. The recount will be conducted by hand and won't begin until Nov. 19.
The Associated Press declared Coleman the winner early Wednesday, but hours later the wire service "uncalled" the race. Franken told reporters Wednesday "this is a long election and it's going to be a little longer."
Franken went into Tuesday"s election with a slim lead over Coleman. According to exit polls, Franken won the 18-29 age group by 50% to 35% but apparently did not attract independent voters, according to polling data.
It's possible that a recount, the results of which would not be known until December, could turn out in Franken's favor or perhaps provide Coleman with additional votes.
Still, that the electronic voting machines manufactured by Election Systems & Software (ES&S) that were used in Minnesota Tuesday are said to be unreliable calls into question the integrity of the election.
The EAC,established by the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA), launched a program to certify the integrity of e-voting machines in early 2007, but has been slow to act.
Johnson, the Oakland County Clerk, said in her letter last week to the EAC that the M-100 voting machines used in four communities Tuesday 'reported inconsistent vote totals during their logic and accuracy testing.'
'The same ballots run through the same machines, yielded different results each time,' says the letter addressed to Rosemary Rodriguez, the chairwoman of the Election Assistance Commission. 'ES&S determined that the primary issue [that caused the machines to formulate incorrect vote counts] was dust and debris build-up on the sensors inside the M-100'; voting machine. 'This has impacted the Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) settings for the two Contact Image Sensors (CIS).'
"This begs the question,' Johnson wrote. 'On Election Day, will the record number of ballots going through the remaining tabulators leave even more build-up on the sensors, affecting machines that tested fine just initially? Could this additional build-up on voting tabulators that have not had any preventative maintenance skew vote totals?
'My understanding is that the problem could occur and election workers would have no inkling that ballots are being misread.'
A spokesman for ES&S did not return calls for comment.
continued at link....E-Voting Machines Used in Disputed Franken, Coleman Race Failed Tests By Jason... more
NBC, and ABC have Declared Ohio for Obama.
*No Republican in United States history has won the presidency without Ohio.
NBC, and ABC have Declared Ohio for Obama. *No Republican in United States history... more
A five-year-old Serbian boy is likely to be put up for adoption after blowing the equivalent of $105,000 in cash that he found in his father's safe. Djodja Markovic used the money to take a group of pals shopping, buying them clothes, toys, bicycles, candy, computers and games.
His father, Slobodan Markovic, said he only realised what had happened when his son and his friends came home carrying dozens of shopping bags.
"I must have forgotten to lock the safe and he just saw the money and took it," said the elder Markovic. "I have asked the police to investigate because it is unbelievable that the shop owners let such a young boy do this." Police are currently looking into the matter.
A five-year-old Serbian boy is likely to be put up for adoption after blowing the... more
By the time they arrive in Beijing, most athletes have resigned themselves to the possibility of undergoing a battery of tests for banned substances, like anabolic steroids and certain cough medicines.
But some female athletes may find they are asked to submit to an entirely different examination — one that will test whether they are, in fact, women.
Organizers of the Beijing Olympics have set up a sex-determination laboratory to evaluate “suspect” female athletes, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Sunday. The lab is similar to ones set up at previous Olympics in Sydney and Athens, and will draw on the resources of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital to evaluate an athlete’s external appearance, hormones and genes.
Some medical ethicists have said the practice is too intrusive. “Real people are going to be hurt by this,” said Alice Dreger, an associate professor in medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University.
Although only athletes whose gender has been questioned will be tested in Beijing, the lab is a relic of an earlier Olympic era, when every female athlete was required to submit to a sex-verification test before competing in the Games. The tests emerged in the 1960s, when the Soviet Union and other Communist countries were suspected of entering male athletes in women’s events to gain an edge.
Some female athletes in the past failed gender test exam. I never knew the Olympics tested the gender of athletes.
Complete article found on NYTimes.comBy the time they arrive in Beijing, most athletes have resigned themselves to the... more
Christine Jones was baking brownies for the National Guard when the military called to tell her they might have found her son's remains nearly four decades after the flight surgeon went missing during the Vietnam War.
Maj. Bobby M. Jones' F4 jet disappeared from radar near Danang in South Vietnam on Nov. 28, 1972. Since then, the assumption was that he had died, but his family could never be sure because his remains were never recovered.
"We know that two people in that plane, an F4 is a two-seater, did not survive, and that Bobby was one of those," his sister, Jo Anne Shirley, told the Dalton Daily Citizen for a Thursday story.
But last week, Air Force Casualty Office personnel told her that someone had found a "blood chit," a military identification marker containing a number specific to her brother, who was born in Macon. A forensic anthropologist discovered it in June while evaluating the site where a plane that could've been her brother's had been excavated 11 years ago.Christine Jones was baking brownies for the National Guard when the military called to... more