Saturday, November 19, 2011

Canada, eh?

Hospital accidentally injects Grandpa with execution drug

Richard Smith was admitted to North Shore Medical Center with complaints of shortness of breath and stomach trouble. Instead of giving him proper care, a nurse accidentally stuck Smith with a syringe full of pancuronium, one of the drugs used in lethal injections. Seventy-nine-year-old Smith later died, and now his family is suing. Meanwhile, the nurse responsible for the mixup is still working.

Smith was admitted to the hospital July 30, 2010. The nurse, identified as Uvo Ologboride by the Daily Mail, meant to give Smith a shot of Pepcid to ease his upset stomach but accidentally grabbed the lethal injection drug. The nurse then left Smith alone in the hospital room for a half-hour.

The drug, used as a muscle relaxant, sent Smith into respiratory arrest. Doctors were able to revive him, but Smith died a month later.

Smith, who had been married to his wife Lula for 50 years after meeting her in college, raised four kids and took care of ten others.

Now the family is suing North Shore and wants to make sure nothing like this happens again.


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Friday Flashback: Laura Nyro

Friday, November 18, 2011

Woman steals care to get to court appearance

Authorities in upstate New York say a 33-year-old woman drove a stolen car to court and parked in the police parking lot.

Colonie police say they received a call Wednesday from officers in neighboring Albany about a stolen car equipped with a global positioning system. Officers found the car in their department's parking lot at the town's Public Safety Center, which also houses the court.

Police identified the driver as Pamela D. Copes of Albany, who had a court appearance Wednesday for two previous arrests on charges that included fleeing police and reckless driving. She now faces a felony charge of third-degree criminal possession.

Come on put yourself in her shoes. She has to get to court but has no transportation. She hasn't got money for a cab and no friend to driver her so she borrows some wheels. Don't you get some special consideration in the event of an emergency?


Special Ed teacher operating porn sites from school computer

No class: Heidi Kaeslin, 35, has been removed from her teaching post after she was accused of running porn sites from her home in Stockton, California

A California special education teacher has been placed on paid leave after school officials learned she was running pornographic websites from her school-issued laptop computer.

According to the Stockton Record, 35-year-old Heidi Kaeslin is under investigation by the Lincoln Unified School District in Stockton to determine whether or not she’s violated the district’s code of ethics.

Kaeslin was not acting alone; Stockton police officer Richard Fields, who was assigned to Lincoln High School, has admitted to buying the internet domain names as a way of supplementing his pension (he’s now retired). “I thought those domain names would bring me some extra income with all the budget crap going on in the city,” the 51-year-old explained to the Record.

Among the sites operated by Kaeslin are,, and Most of them have been stripped of their content, but, an online store for adult toys, is still up.

Fields, the retired cop, insists that the sites were never fully developed and that Kaeslin would ultimately be absolved of any wrongdoing. ”When this is over, the record will show that she didn’t do what they say,” he told the Record. “And that’s going to come back and bite them.”

Kaeslin, who has worked for the Lincoln Unified School District since 2002, was married when she got involved with Fields. The officer often visited her classroom to help mentor and discipline her special-education students. It wasn’t long before they were involved in an affair.

Seriously, maybe teachers shouldn't be using a school Mac to run their porn sites from. Buy a refurbished Mac and away you go. But she is quite the entrepreneur.


College sexology study just guy paying undergrads for sex

Sexy Student And Chalk Board

A man posing as a “sexology” study facilitator offering University of Washington students hundreds of dollars to participate in his research in a fraud, UW police warn.

According to an advisory released Wednesday, several hundred fliers found in the university’s undergraduate library offered students $400 to $650 for their participation in the “study.”

“We are looking for people who will like to participate in a scientific study of SEXOLOGY: interests, behavior, and function,” the flier read in part.

During October and November, UW police received four reports of a man posing introducing himself as the study facilitator to students on campus. The man identified himself as Quinton Brown and Quinton Johnson.

In each instance, the complainants told police the unidentified man met them in empty classrooms.

The man, police say, could not explain the “study” and did not offer a contract in writing but asked the complainants for their names, addresses, birthdates and more.

He is also alleged to have shown them sexually explicit photos and videos, and on two occasions asked them to go with him to a motel room to “role play.”

It's always a red flag when your research clinician tells you his lab is located in "Room 17 of the Twin Springs Motor Lodge. Just get naked and put a quarter in the vibrating mattress machine. Of course, all your responses will be 100 percent confidential."


Teens staging online predator stings dressed as Batman, RCMP not impressed


Mounties are investigating three B.C. teenage boys who posed as underage girls online, lured men to meet them for sex then confronted the accused sexual predators dressed as superheroes.

The shenanigans were videotaped and posted in recent weeks on YouTube, under the title To Troll a Predator.

One video features what the boys describe as a 44-year-old male who was seeking to perform oral sex on a 15-year-old girl. The video shows screen grabs of the online chat, dated Nov. 5, and the agreement to meet at a Tim Hortons.

The video then cuts to footage of a man dressed as Batman, speaking in a Cookie Monster-esque voice, claiming to be with B.C.’s “Chilliwack Police Department.”

“We have caught you talking to a 15-year-old girl online,” the caped crusader says to the nervous-sounding man.

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, spokeswoman for the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP, told media Tuesday police are investigating the boys, two of whom are reported to be 17 years old and one of whom is reported to be 18. Hollingsworth noted the possible danger to the boys for embarrassing the men in public settings.


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sign of the day

Saudi women may be forced to cover up 'tempting' eyes

omen with sexy eyes in Saudi Arabia may be forced to cover them up, according to the spokesperson of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) in the conservative Gulf kingdom.

Spokesman of the Ha’eal district, Sheikh Motlab al-Nabet said the committee has the right to stop a women whose eyes seem “tempting” and order her to cover them immediately.

Saudi women are already forced to wear a loose black dress and to cover their hair and in some areas, their face, while in public or face fines or sometimes worse, including public lashings.

The announcement came days after the Saudi newspaper al-Watan reported that a Saudi man was admitted to a hospital after a fight with a member of the committee when he ordered his wife to cover her eyes. The husband was then stabbed twice in the hand.


You might want to use the automated teller

Dog and Jesus tells man to break into house to meet Taylor Swift

A bizarre explanation has authorities puzzled as to why a suspect broke into a home in Andover, Maine.

Maine state police say a man was found inside a residence while the homeowner was away on vacation.

When asked what he was doing there, the suspect responded that his dog and Jesus told him to break into the house. He was supposed to meet singer Taylor Swift there and marry her in the back yard. No word if Jesus was supposed to officiate the wedding.

How often is your dog and Jesus going to agree? It's no wonder the guy thought he was going to marry Taylor Swift. Son of Sam was only following instructions from his dog which doesn't carry the same weight.


Kid turns in pot smoking parents to police

An 11-year-old Minnesota boy who says he was fed up with his mom and stepfather filling their home with marijuana smoke took photos of the drugs and sent them to police, leading to their arrest.

Drug agents served a search warrant on their home in Ravenna Township near Hastings, last month and arrested Heidi Siebenaler, a Dakota County probation supervisor, and her husband, Mark Siebenaler. Both face charges in the case.

A criminal complaint says the boy told investigators he had complained numerous times to his mother about the marijuana smell. He finally took the matter to his biological father who told him to take pictures of the marijuana. The father then forwarded the photos to authorities.

What a snot. Who turns in their mom to the narcs? His mom probably needs an occasional tote to deal with this whiny kid. But I love the ex who encourages the kid to turn in mom. What a guy!


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another record low voter turnout

Another munchkin died


Actor Karl Slover, who was the munchkin playing the lead trumpet when the Munchkin mayor arrives in the land of Oz, died yesterday at the age of 93. Only 3 out of 124 Munchkins remain alive.

Really, what's in a name?

School bans all balls except nerf balls

On Monday Earl Beatty Public School students were sent home with a letter advising parents that hard balls would no longer be allowed in the schoolyard. That means no soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs or tennis balls.

The letter cited “a few serious incidents” in which students, staff and parents have been struck or nearly hit by flying balls. One parent suffered a concussion after she was hit in the back of the head with a soccer ball — an accident, students say.

New rules allow for only Nerf or sponge balls in the schoolyard. Many students and parents understand the concerns, but think the ban is unfair.

“I don’t think an all-out ban is an appropriate action,” said Diana Symonds, a parent of three students at the school.

In recent years, a number of traditional childhood games and activities have been banned from North American schoolyards for safety reasons, stirring up controversy: see-saws, swings, snowball-throwing, red rover — even tag.

“Next they’ll say you can’t run because kids fall or you can’t wear (shoe) laces because kids trip,” said Konstantina Alexiou, a Grade 8 student at Earl Beatty who has started a petition to get the balls back. Nearly 100 students have signed it so far.

A petition worked for students at a St. Catharines school when balls were banned from their playground earlier this month. Lockview Public School reversed the ban after a 10-year-old student started the petition and set up a meeting with the principal.

For now, Earl Beatty students will have to stick with sponge balls, about which they have a host of complaints: the balls don’t roll or toss well, they absorb water and get muddy, heavy and smelly.

There is no question that adults are destroying childhood piece by piece. Playgrounds are disappearing and now so are balls. Playing is a physical activity that benefits children for years and years. Sure there are some inherent risks but they are offset by the benefits of exercise. Maybe we should strap helmets and pads on kids so they won't get hurt. Or better yet, lets keep them indoors playing video games and getting fat on junk food. I wonder how the administrators of Earl Beatty would think about this Chinese school. Four times a year, 80 children from a remote village in the Pamir mountains set off on a school run scaling 1000ft-high cliffs and fording swollen rivers to get to class. The children, aged between six and 17 years-old, live in Pili, a village of some 400 herders and farmers high up in the foothills that separate China from Tajikistan and Afghanistan. But their school lies some 120 miles away, 50 miles of which are inaccessible to vehicles and have to be crossed on foot, or by camel. "There is only one way to get to the village, and you have to climb up in the mountains," said Su Qin, the head teacher at Taxkorgan Town boarding school, where the children study.


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Hump Day Hottie

Whitney Duncan of Survivor South Pacific

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Toronto's gay penguins are celebrities

Toronto's zoo is splitting a pair of male African penguins - Buddy, 21, and Pedro, 10 - which apparently have a deep affection for each other and have shared the nest they built since arriving a year ago.

Not only has their love story gone viral, leading to cheeky YouTube videos, but comedians have jumped into the icy waters as well. Jimmy Kimmel called it Brokeback Iceberg and claimed the lovebirds were spotted at a Lady Gaga concert.

The zoo has also received hundreds of calls, with one claiming to represent a group called the Canadian Society for Gay Animals.

The guys are being split up so that they can be mated with opposite-sex females. It seems African penguins are an endangered species so breeding is more important the happiness of these two odd birds.

Students call parents to report school bus driver is drunk

Police have arrested a school bus driver on drunken driving charges for allegedly driving a bus carrying 25 children home from school with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.

According to Westhampton Township police, Carole Crockett, 46, is facing 25 counts of endangering the welfare of children, disorderly conduct and drunken driving charges after she was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. near Holly Hills School.

Nervous children had contacted their parents and told them Crockett had allegedly been falling asleep behind the wheel and swerving while driving the bus, according to police. Parents then contacted Westhampton Middle School officials, who alerted police.

Crockett was soon located while in the process of picking up more students at Holly Hills School. According to police, her blood alcohol level was at .25 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

If you don't have enough things to worry about well how about a drunk driving your kid to and from school? And we are talking about falling down drunk. Then you get text messages from you kid asking why the bus driver is singing '99 Bottle of Beer on the Wall.'


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Monday, November 14, 2011


Jerry Sandusky clears the air

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, breaking his silence for the first time since explosive allegations of child molestation were lodged against him, said he is not a pedophile. He said all his contact with the boys in question amounted to nothing more than innocent horseplay, although he did admit he crossed a line when he disrobed and bathed with some of the youngsters…

…”I could say that I have done some of those things. I have horsed around with kids, I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs…

Thanks Jerry for clearing that up. I guess a lot of people could be fooled into thinking that a little big of hugging in the shower appeared to be anal intercourse. So I guess what you were holding in your hand was just a bar of soap.

Mom banned from Internet after sexting 16 year old boy

A mother convicted of sending nude photos to her friend's 16-year-old son managed to avoid prison time, but she did not get off scot-free.

Lori Darling, 38, pleaded guilty on Friday to sexting the underage boy. A Houston judge sentenced her to five years' probation, according to KHOU. She is also not allowed to use the Internet at home and can only go online for work.

Darling is required to register as a sex offender for the next 15 years and can't be in contact with children that are not her own, according to KTRK.


Owners killing their pets to scam insurance companies

Lost Dog

First it was spurious claims for whiplash and other injuries, then it was "crash for cash". Now a new type of fraud is affecting the insurance industry - pet scams.

Dishonest claims on animal policies almost quadrupled last year, making it the fasting growing area of insurance crime.

Figures from the Association of British Insurers show there was £1,929,900 worth of pet insurance fraud detected last year – up from just £420,000 in 2009.

However, the true scale, is thought to be far higher and pushing up the average £220 premium. A total of 2.3 million cats and dogs were insured last year and virtually every type of animal can be covered.

The Association of British Insurers is arranging a shared database of information about insured animals to detect fraud.

Insurers believe frauds include owners getting rid of the animal - by selling it or even killing it - then claiming a payout for early death. The animal may never have existed in the first place.

Other owners have injured their pets in "faked accidents" to cover up pre-existing injuries or conditions that were not covered by their policy.

Another scam involves staging the disappearance of an animal, because some policies pay out if a pet is lost or stolen.

Other tactics detected include claims for expensive vet treatments that have either not actually been given, or are unnecessary or are more expensive than they need to be. Experts suspect that some vets are involved.

In some cases, claims are made for uninsured pets on the policies of other insured animals.


Bad Barbie week

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Parents outraged after porn star reads to their kids at school

Porn legend Sasha Grey was a guest reader at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, California earlier this month, joining first and third grade students in their Read Across America day. Grey certainly enjoyed the experience, tweeting, "Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary!"

The problem, TMZ reports, is that parents aren't happy -- and that school officials, instead of addressing the issue, were claiming it never happened. A totally silly position to take since Grey tweeted about and TMZ had a photo of the event.

To be fair to Grey, she is a recently retired porn star, having recently called it quits. She is now a published author, actress in more mainstream flicks (with a part in the Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven film, "I Melt With You"), Peta activist and fan of Occupy Wall Street.

As for the kids, they weren't corrupted by her appearance. She managed to keep her clothes on likely to the disappointment of the male staff at the school. The kids would likely only make a fuss about a guest if it was SpongeBob, Dora or Shrek.

Breath-taking video of Earth from 240 miles up

This is the best video I've ever seen from space. It is 18 time-lapse sequences of photos taken from the International Space Station and edited by Michael König. You can see the Northern and Southern Lights, bright lights from large metropolitan centres at night and flashes from electrical storms.

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space | Fly Over | Nasa, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

Shooting locations:

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night
Whoops! The blue truck smashed through the sign before nose-diving through a hedge on the B4179 at Hillside, near Martley, Worcestershire

A blue pick-up truck smashed through the sign before nose-diving through a hedge on the B4179 at Hillside, near Martley, Worcestershire, on Wednesday.

It is understood the driver, who has not been named, escaped with minor injuries.

A witness said: 'The driver was lucky to get out in one piece. 'It's quite ironic that he collided with the 'Please drive carefully' sign as he crashed.

'It was probably the last thing he saw before he headed over the edge into the garden.'


Man breaks into house, puts up Christmas decorations

A Vandalia, Ohio family is in shock when a man broke into their house, made himself at home and even put up Christmas decorations.

Police said the man's strange behavior may involve bath salts. According to police, an 11-year-old child came home and found a stranger sitting on the couch.

Tamara Henderson was next door when her son call her. Henderson called 911 and screamed for her neighbors.

Police reports indicated that 44-year-old Terry Trent did have a pocket knife and was most likely on bath salts. They said Trent walked through a back door and made himself comfortable.

He also did some Christmas decorating, police said.

According to police, Trent has a history of drug charges. He is now charged with burglary, they said.

When Terry gets out of jail he might want to look into opening up a Christmas decorating business since he seems to have a passion for such tings. He could make some serious money to feed his drug habit. The average cost to have your home decorating is about $1,500.


I want this muddy baby elephant

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