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This makes my soul quiver. This is both dark and beautiful... Human skeletons unearthed in Mantua, Italy - "Forever Together"This makes my soul quiver. This is both dark and beautiful... Human skeletons... more
Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork that takes place down in Alabama in a rickety old rocking chair. For one, each piece is incredibly intricate, and extremely macabre, with skulls popping out of furniture and axe handles carved into skeletons.
Just one slip of the hand, and suddenly the whole creation could be ruined. If you'd like to view Lasserre's work in person (and you're sure you won't get nightmares), check his exhibition out at the Pierre-François Ouellette (PFOAC) in Montreal until August 7th, and again in November.
http://gizmodo.com/5825165/whittling-is-definitely-an-artform-in-maskull-lasserres-case/gallery/1Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork... more
One way that geologists try to decipher how cells functioned as far back as 3 billion years is by studying modern microbial mats,
link : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100517152520.htmOne way that geologists try to decipher how cells functioned as far back as 3 billion... more
Lexington, KY citizen runs for city council to force investigation of murder involving police officers.Lexington City Council Members,
By now most of you probably know who I am and some of you have known me for years. However, some of you may not know the details of my situation and why I have ‘called out’ certain council members.
In 1999, after years of investigating escort agencies that were interfering with my legitimate business, I landed a treasure trove of information when Deborah Wardlaw called me. Deborah had figured out that I was investigating the agencies and the officers that had been extorting them and allowing them to continue unabated. We talked and I agreed to leave her out of any of my planned lawsuits or criminal charges if she agreed to fill me in on the information I was seeking. I obtained lots of interesting information from her and was able to follow up by getting recordings, video and documents to confirm her accusations. Not long after this my phones were tapped and I was being put under surveillance.
Months passed and the city starting talking about the escort ordinance. Deborah was upset and didn’t think the ordinance was legal nor fair. You see, she didn’t want to pay extortion and have to deal with the fees and rules under the ordinance. She called and wanted me to go in on an attorney, I explained that I wasn’t in that business and didn’t see the need but wished her luck. She then kept in touch. The further the ordinance went the more upset she got. She informed me that she was going to ‘out’ the cops because she wasn’t going to do both the cops and the ordinance. She had been threatened by some officers over this. I told her to be careful and about a week later I turned on the TV and saw that she had been murdered.
I began recording all of my calls and even when I went out when the phone taps began. Luckily, I had recorded Deborah. I have gone to Margaret Kannensohn and Internal Affairs almost immediately and over the past ten years have sent letters and made calls to almost everyone else. I have a recording of Deborah clearly talking about her fears among much other evidence in her case. The police have no interest in pursuing this path of investigation. Imagine that. The officers she accused, some of them, were placed on the case to investigate it. ???
Almost immediately after the murder my phone taps and surveillance turned into outright harassment and false arrests and charges. During those false arrests and charges for a ten year period of time Margaret Kannensohn held a summons for a child support case for me. Attempts to serve the document have been falsified on the paperwork and, problematic for her office, happen to have been on days that I was falsely arrested for something else or was currently in their jail on a false arrest. According to the County Attorney’s office this would be impossible since in 1997 they adopted a system by which the summons would have showed up on the officer’s computer, the jail’s computer, the dispatcher’s computer and anywhere else connected to the system and would have been known and served while I was being arrested for everything else. Subsequently, the case is still in court and will be included in a long list of civil rights violations I plan to file. The worst part is I still have not met nor had any contact with my daughter who is now 13 years old in her entire life because my file was not officially meddled with by Margaret Kannensohn or taken home to be worked on because her ‘sovereign immunity’ while being sued for this by her own staff says so.
Now, the county attorney wants money from me for all of the years that I was deprived of any contact with my daughter. Mind you, they want back pay and previous insurance, medical costs, dental work, child care and more . I missed the first bus ride, the first bruise, bug bite, A+, B-, lost tooth and the right to have any influence on her life whatsoever. Yet, somehow, hiding my file while prosecuting me over and over for having information implicating police officers in a murder gives them the right to ask me for money.
I had been fighting this corruption, literally dodging bullets and trying to get Deborah’s murder solved for 9 years when I was served with this. THIS, was going absolutely too far. I have had enough and I’m not going to take it anymore.
I began working harder than ever before documenting evidence, investigating officers, council-members and anyone who was avoiding investigating these officers or giving me the runaround. That’s when I decided that I was going to make it the next few government employees asked responsibility to do something about it. Besides, it is their job anyway. Instead of the runaround, I would demand that they call the people they want me to call and report their findings to me. I wanted to end the political banter that keeps everything from getting done in this country and on this case specifically.
That is when I contacted Chuck Ellinger and Stan Lee. Stan Lee was too busy working on a bill to make cat abuse equal to dog abuse when I first contacted him. The next time around, well, he decided that Deborah’s profession didn’t sit well with his Family Values political stance. Too bad he forgot the story of Jesus and the throwing of stones; also a prostitute.
Chuck Ellinger, well he tried the same old pass me around to the same old people that I had been passed around to in the past. So, I personally hold Chuck responsible for looking into these recordings and at least ordering an investigation into the ballistics of the officers mentioned to the one taken from the murder. Yes, Deborah had a checkered past and I had looked down upon her while investigating the escorts. After we had talked for months I realized that she was a mother, a grandmother, a person, a human and equal to myself. Yes, equal to the rest of us no matter her profession. I realized that her murder and death deserved to be solved. Her family deserved closure and the officers, if guilty, need punished. Are all of your closets clean? Jesus said, “He who is without sin should cast the first stone”. Would you be the first to cast a stone at Deborah? By ignoring the evidence in her murder you are doing just that.
I now ask the entire council: Will you ask for an investigation into the officers mentioned by Deborah Wardlaw just approximately one week before her murder? Will you lay down the stones of denial and accusation; reflect on your own skeletons in your own closets and give Deborah Wardlaw the respect she deserves as a human being equal to yourselves? I hope the lesson taught to Ellinger can be taken with him throughout his career to remind him that we all have our faults. I would hope that Mr. Ellinger would want the same respect given to Deborah Wardlaw as would be given to himself. How about the rest of you?
I have already asked for Mr. Ellinger to give a response to this by this evening at 5 PM just prior to the debate on Harrodsburg Rd. at 6 PM through the Barefoot and Progressive blog. This debate will take place at a church, conveniently, because we may be teaching more Bible lessons tonight if the first time around didn’t get absorbed adequately.
I cannot see any reason why the recorded voice of a murdered woman naming people who had recently threatened her life would not be investigated except for the fact that she named police officers. If there is some other reason that my years of unabashed efforts to get this done have fallen on deaf ears then please respond with that reason. Otherwise, I look forward to working with the council presenting my evidence as soon as possible.
http://www.higgyforcity.comLexington City Council Members, By now most of you probably know who I am and some... more
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are set to release a limited edition Skeletons 7″ early next month. The release, which is the band’s latest single off their latest album ‘It’s Blitz!‘, will be limited to only 500 copies.Yeah Yeah Yeahs are set to release a limited edition Skeletons 7″ early next... more
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have premiered the music video for “Skeletons“. The track is for the new single off the band’s latest album, ‘It’s Blitz!‘. ‘It’s Blitz!‘ is out now.Yeah Yeah Yeahs have premiered the music video for “Skeletons“. The track... more
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced plans to release a digital bundle of their forthcoming single, ‘Skeletons‘. The single, off the band’s 2009 album ‘It’s Blitz!‘, will be released as a package containing the song, a special acoustic version of the track and a video.Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced plans to release a digital bundle of their forthcoming... more
Korea's Arario Gallery hosted a exhibit by Hyungkoo Lee entitled Animatus.
Animatus is an exhibition which allows to see the skeletons of famous Looney Tunes characters such as Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Wile E Coyote and Road Runner. Its not only the skeletons that are on show, but also detailed drawings on the skeletons of various characters. The show is created by Hyungkoo Lee who says the Animatus series started with the “intention to analyze anatomical structures and physical forms of animation characters, within the hypothesis to visualize their possible anatomical foundation.” Lee constructs the skeletons using a hybrid mix of real animal bones and synthetic materials.Korea's Arario Gallery hosted a exhibit by Hyungkoo Lee entitled Animatus.... more
When a team of archaeologists began excavating an old coral reef in Vanuatu in 2008 and 2009, they soon discovered it had served as a cemetery in ancient times. So far, 71 buried individuals have been recorded, giving new information on the islands' inhabitants and their funeral rites.
"This is a groundbreaking discovery, as it is the oldest and biggest skeleton find ever in the Pacific Ocean; bigger cemeteries found further east are much younger," says Mads Ravn, head of research at the University of Stavanger's Museum of Archaeology in Norway.When a team of archaeologists began excavating an old coral reef in Vanuatu in 2008... more
Archaeologists in Germany have made a number of sensational finds along a railway line under construction in eastern Germany -- Bronze Age treasures, burial sites and evidence of settlements dating back more than 7,000 years.
Archaeologists in the state of Saxony-Anhalt have uncovered 4,000-year-old skeletons and Bronze Age treasures in excavations along a railway line being built in eastern Germany.
Copper and amber jewellery and hundreds of dog's teeth with holes bored in them as well as small shell discs worn as decoration for clothing have been found in the remains of settlements and graves from various epochs along the planned high-speed railway line from the cities of Erfurt to Leipzig, the Saxony Anhalt Office for Monument Protection and Archaeology said in a statement.
Read and view more...Archaeologists in Germany have made a number of sensational finds along a railway line... more
A quick fun graphic design in Photoshop. Skeletons obtained from http://karenswhimsy.com/public-domain-images/ - a great site to get public domain images! The tech stuff and "robot controller" are brushes I downloaded, not sure from where though!A quick fun graphic design in Photoshop. Skeletons obtained from... more
The media is debating why Sarah Palin stepped down as Governor of Alaska.
Ben Hoffman has the answer in these week's infoMania Editorial.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.The media is debating why Sarah Palin stepped down as Governor of Alaska. Ben Hoffman... more
One of three Houston-area youths accused of digging up a corpse and using its skull as a marijuana pipe has pleaded guilty to abuse of a corpse.
Kevin Wade Jones Jr., 17, of Kingwood, was sentenced Monday to 240 days in jail on the misdemeanor, said Donna Hawkins, spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney's Office. He could have faced up to one year in jail if he had been convicted at trial.
...he and the other two boys used the severed head as a "bong" to smoke marijuana. The skull has not been recovered, police said.One of three Houston-area youths accused of digging up a corpse and using its skull as... more
A New Zealand pizza chain called Hell's Pizza decided to drop a controversial ad they had prepared for Halloween.
"Hell Pizza's advert showed animations of Sir Edmund Hillary, actor Heath Ledger and the Queen Mother dancing to Michael Jackson's song Thriller."
I guess they forgot about the "too soon" rule when it comes to dead celebrities.A New Zealand pizza chain called Hell's Pizza decided to drop a controversial ad... more
Here is the great news: there is such a thing better than bikini pictures, and that thing would be, you guessed, topless pictures and wearing nothing else than underwear. And in this case, the underwear has...Here is the great news: there is such a thing better than bikini pictures, and that... more
7,000-year-old skeletons, led by Durham University scientists, found that one of the burial groups consisted only of men and children.
indicated that the women were spared and their capture could have been the motive for the attack.
The 34 skeletons were discovered in the 1980s, but new studies of different types (isotopes) of atoms in their teeth show that they came from three groups - locals, cattle-herders and a "family" of a man, woman and two children.
All the skeletons bore marks to the left side of the skull showing that they were hit in the head with an axe, indicating they were executed while bound.
The scientists concluded the absence of local females meant they were captured instead.
7,000-year-old skeletons, led by Durham University scientists, found that one of the... more
Ten skeletons beneath your dining-room floor...
Home extension horror as mum discovers ten skeletons buried under her dining room - and faces a £30k bill to move them.
Bon appétit!Ten skeletons beneath your dining-room floor... Home extension horror as mum... more