Friday, November 4, 2016

Mom texted video of dead child during fight with dad, police say

A woman jailed on charges she killed her toddler son sent a video of the boy’s apparently lifeless body to his father in a jealous, vengeful rage during a text-messaged argument that lasted more than two hours, police said in a criminal complaint. Homicide detectives say she was arguing with the boy’s father when she started sending increasingly violent texts. The complaint indicated she was upset at having to clean up toilet water the children spilled but mostly because the father had left for work earlier in the day and she believed he planned to have sex with another woman. “Ya kids ain’t safe here I don’t want them here” and “Answer me or im going to jail for child endangerment” were two of the dozens of texts listed in the criminal complaint. Then came a message a short time later that said, “I’m killing them” — followed by a laughing emoji with tears coming from its eyes, police said. At various points, Clark also texted photos of each child — including one of the boy face-down on an air mattress with his face in a comforter. A short time past again and she sent the a video, showing the children lying face-down with her narrating, “Ahh look Angel is still alive and sweating your son on the other hand is not even breathing, I wish I could keep the camera still.” Another video five minutes later showed her grabbing her daughters head, prompting the girl to cry. When the mother grabbed the boy’s head, he didn’t respond, police said. “First of all she is clearly fine, because watch, see she is not dead. Him on the other hand, he doesn’t budge. So you might want to call the ambulance,” Clark said in the video. A minute later she texted, “All cus you wanted to go (have sex with) her & come here when you like.” The police we contacted and  she later acknowledged she’s responsible for the boy’s death — and police say she later admitted smothering the boy by holding him face-down on the air mattress for about a minute. (Post Gazette)


1993 high school yearbook photo predicts Cubs will win 2016 World Series

More than two decades ago, who could have guessed that the Cubs would win the World Series this year? Mike Lee, that’s who. The then-California resident’s senior quote in his 1993 high school yearbook offered a prediction that came true this past Wednesday when the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians to win their first World Series since 1908. “Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Champions,” reads the quote under Lee’s photo in the 1993 annual for Mission Viejo High School. “You heard it here first.” Marcos Meza, Lee’s friend and a fellow Mission Viejo alum, shared a photo and video of the yearbook page with WGN TV. Today, Lee lives in Chicago. He said that the quote was inspired by a dream he had as a kid. The year 2016 “was up on that red scoreboard they have … with Harry Caray blasting away, “Cubs win the World Series,” Lee said. “It was pretty vivid,” Lee added. “That’s why I remembered it all the way through high school.” (WGN TV)


So how do you get a supermoon?

If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948. During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until 25 November 2034. The Moon has an elliptical orbit, one side — called the perigee — is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other side (the apogee). When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as “syzygy”. When this Earth-Moon-Sun system occurs with the perigee side of the Moon facing us, and the Moon happens to be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, we get what’s called a perigee-syzygy. That causes the Moon to appear much bigger and brighter in our sky than usual, and it’s referred to as a supermoon — or more technically, a perigee moon. Supermoons aren’t all that uncommon — we just had one on October 16, and after the November 14 super-supermoon, we’ll have another one on December 14. (Business Insider)


Russians drinking more beer and less vodka as crisis continues

The economic crisis in Russia is causing many alcohol drinkers to switch from vodka to beer. Over the past 12 months vodka sales have dropped almost 15% while beer sales have climbed. And many Russians are turning to making their own booze. The volume of retail trade turnover in Russia continues to decrease. In August, it fell by 0.1 percent compared to the previous month, while by January-August of last year, it fell by 5.7 per cent, say experts from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), citing data from the state statistical agency Rosstat and a survey conducted by the Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting. Turnover is decreasing because the Russians are not only eating less and cutting back on spending on services, but they are also drinking less alcoholic beverages. (


Couple married 74 years die on same day

A Texas couple married for 74 years died last week on the same day. Leonard Cherry, 95, and his wife Hazel Cherry, 93, died just ten hours apart from each other on October 27. The high school sweethearts married in 1942. Their only grandson, Craig Cherry, said their love was the strongest love that he had ever seen. Although family members are mourning their loss, the couple’s 72-year-old son, David Cherry, is grateful that his mother and father can be together forever. (CNN)


Speeding My Life Away

A man in Oklahoma faces charges of stealing a police car — and the case against him is pretty solid because he did a Facebook Live session. At one point the alleged cop car thief searches for the switch for the cruiser’s flashing lights and says, “It is what it is. I just can’t help it.” Authorities say the man is on probation for several convictions. A massive search for the stolen cruiser ensued, and Skiatook police eventually spotted the car and pursued the driver at “extremely high rates of speed” nearing 100 mph. The arrest report states the criminal sped through several residential areas where children were trick-or-treating as he fled from police. Before and during the chase, they thief posted a total of four videos on Facebook Live using the officer’s personal iPad and addressed a litany of topics, including his music preferences and experience in prison. He was eventually arrested at his house. (Tulsa World)


Ecosexual Beings

If you happen to find yourself in Sydney this week, you have the unique opportunity to have sex with the earth. You just need to stop by the “ecosexual bathhouse,” which is currently part of the Syndey LiveWorks Festival of experimental art. The bathhouse is an interactive installation created by artists Loren Kronemyer and Ian Sinclair of Pony Express, who described the work as a “no-holds-barred extravaganza meant to dissolve the barriers between species as we descend into oblivion” as the result of our global environmental crisis. But they also see their piece as a part of a much larger ecosexual movement, which they say is gathering momentum around the world. A PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is writing a dissertation on ecosexuality, and says that the number of people who identify as ecosexuals has increased markedly in the past two years. And Google search data confirms that interest in the term has spiked dramatically over the past year. We may look back on 2016 as the year ecosexuality hit the mainstream. Ecosexuality is a term with wide-ranging definitions, which vary depending on who you ask. However, some say it could be measured in a sense not unlike the Kinsey Scale: On one end, it encompasses people who try to use sustainable sex products, or who enjoy skinny dipping and naked hiking. On the other are “people who roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil. There are people who have sex with trees, or masturbate under a waterfall. (Vice)



TGIF!!! It’s also:

*National Chicken Lady Day
*National Candy Day  Link

*Love Your Lawyer Day Link (First Friday)
*Punkin Chunkin
*Use Your Common Sense Day
*National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day  (First Friday)

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