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Student Compares Toilet Water To Ice At Fast Food Joints, With Disturbing Results

A Florida student found that the ice at fast food restaurants is actually dirtier than the toilet water at the same establishment.

The student, 12-year-old Jasmine Roberts, hypothesized that the ice at fast food joints was probably dirtier than the toilets.
So she went to five fast food restaurants and collected samples.

She ordered cups of ice and put them in sterile beakers. She also went into bathrooms, flushed the toilet once, and collected a sample.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ice-is-dirtier-than-toilet-water-2012-10#ixzz2TlOnPEkt
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sun May 19, 2013, 02:13 PM (6 replies)

Internet celebrity sought in Clark man's murder

Source: ABC local

CLARK, N.J. (WABC) -- Authorities in Union County have issued an arrest warrant for internet celebrity "Kai the hatchet wielding hitchhiker" in the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr. in Clark, New Jersey

The suspect is identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 24-year-old Internet celebrity and is well known on Facebook and YouTube as "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker."

McGillvary gamed fame online for his intervention in a Feb. 1 attack in Fresno, California. He was riding with a man who drove into a utility worker. The Fresno Bee reported that McGallivary pulled a hatchet from his backpack and struck the driver in the head after he confronted the Pacific Gas & Electric worker.

McGillvary is homeless but considers himself "homefree" and relies on the generosity of strangers for food, lodging and transportation.

Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Fnew_jersey&id=9104988
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu May 16, 2013, 04:37 PM (3 replies)

Convicted Pa. Abortion Doctor Gets Life in Prison

Source: CBS

A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his grimy clinic was spared a possible death sentence Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell gave up his right to appeal and in return will spend life in prison. Gosnell, 72, was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's abortion debate.

Former clinic employees testified that Gosnell routinely performed illegal abortions past Pennsylvania's 24-week limit, that he delivered babies who were still moving, whimpering or breathing, and that he and his assistants dispatched the newborns by "snipping" their spines, as he referred to it.

Prosecutors had sought the death penalty because Gosnell killed more than one person, and his victims were especially vulnerable given their age. But Gosnell's own advanced age had made it unlikely he would ever be executed before his appeals ran out.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/convicted-pa-abortion-doctor-life-prison-19178458#.UZK0aJVrQ0s
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue May 14, 2013, 06:04 PM (10 replies)

REPORT: $6 Million Worth Of Hair Donations To Locks Of Love Have Gone Missing

Source: Businessinsider.com


Hold onto your ponytails: A new report alleges that Locks of Love — a well-known charity that makes wigs for children suffering from medical hair loss — has disclosure inadequacies that could total up to $6 million annually.

Locks of Love reportedly receives around 104,000 hair donations per year to make "hair prosthetics," according to the report by Nonprofit Investor, an organization that evaluates charities.

That should be enough to produce around 2,080 hairpieces, taking into account that 80% of donated hair can't be used (too short, gray, or bleached), and that it takes six to 10 donations to make a Locks of Love wig.

But in 2011, Locks of Love made just 317 of its custom-fitted wigs, according to Nonprofit Investor.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/locks-of-love-could-be-missing-hair-2013-5



I've known so many high school girls who have donated their hair to this organization. Is it a scam. ?
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue May 14, 2013, 05:24 PM (31 replies)

Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Africa’s western black rhino is now officially extinct. After being a victim of increasingly devastating poaching and seeing little to no conservation efforts, the species is now gone, and others – including the northern white rhino and Asia’s Javan rhino – are expected to swiftly follow unless efforts to stop the senseless killing of them prevail.

The black rhino had not been seen in West Africa since 2006, and had been on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species since then.

“The situation could have had very different results if the suggested conservation measures had been implemented,” said Simon Stuart, chair of the IUCN species survival commission. “These measures must be strengthened now, specifically managing habitats in order to improve performance, preventing other rhinos from fading into extinction.”

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http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/western-black-rhino-declared-extinct/




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Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu May 9, 2013, 01:25 PM (12 replies)

Hero of the day in his own words Charles Ramsey

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue May 7, 2013, 11:21 AM (15 replies)

O’Connor: U.S Supreme Court may have blown it by getting involved in 2000 election

Source: Kansas City Star

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman U.S. Supreme Court justice, is expressing doubts over the court’s historic involvement in the 2000 presidential election.

Just maybe, O’Connor said over the weekend, the high court should have stayed out of the 2000 election.

“Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye,’” O’Connor told the Chicago Tribune editorial board in reference to the controversial Bush v. Gore decision. “It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”

It’s not the first time O’Connor has expressed doubt about siding with the majority in the 5-4 decision. In a 2010 interview, she said she didn’t know if it was right. But, she added, she didn’t worry about it because several recounts found that Bush would have won the state regardless.



Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/04/29/4208790/oconnor-us-surpeme-court-may-have.html



What a crock of shit! The recounts found that Gore would have won. Hey bitch, feel guilty about all those people killed in the Iraq war?
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:18 PM (12 replies)

Belize Court Protects Barrier Reef from Unsafe Oil Drilling

BELIZE CITY, Belize, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – In a case brought by environment groups, Belize’s Supreme Court has declared offshore oil drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize in 2004 and 2007 null and void.

The ruling halts the Belizean government’s immediate effort to allow offshore oil drilling in the Meso American Reef, the world’s second largest barrier reef.

The ruling by Justice Oswell Legall was in response to a case brought by Oceana, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, and the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage.


One of Jacques Cousteau’s top 10 scuba sites, Belize’s Blue Hole was scheduled for oil drilling. (Photo by USGS)



http://ens-newswire.com/2013/04/18/belize-court-protects-barrier-reef-from-unsafe-oil-drilling/



Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Apr 20, 2013, 01:56 AM (5 replies)

Dolphin Assisted Fishing

Laguna is a Brazilian city located in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

An interesting collaboration has developed in Laguna: a pod of bottlenose dolphins drive fish towards fishermen who stand at the beach in shallow waters. Then one dolphin rolls over, which the fishermen take as sign to throw out their nets. The dolphins feed on the escaping fish. They were not trained for this behavior; the collaboration has been going on at least since 1847. The phenomenon – which also occurs in parts of West Africa but nowhere else in the world – has for years attracted marine biologists and natural historians to Laguna to study the bizarre, communal relationship.





Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Apr 19, 2013, 09:47 PM (7 replies)

Critically ill woman faces jail time if she goes forward with life-saving abortion

Source: Salon.com

In addition to her health complications, doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly and is non-viable


According to a report from Amnesty International, a seriously ill and pregnant El Salvadorian woman may face jail time if she goes forward with a life-saving and medically-recommended abortion. Abortion is illegal under all circumstances in El Salvador.

The 22-year-old mother of one, identified only as Beatriz, is four-and-a-half months pregnant, but her doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly (developing without a brain and certain parts of the skull) and that the pregnancy is non-viable. In addition to the fetal diagnosis, Beatriz is experiencing critical health complications related to her lupus and kidney disease.

The hospital treating Beatriz requested legal permission to perform the abortion more than a month ago, but authorities have still not agreed to let them proceed. Now, if government policy and religious ideology interfering with a woman’s right to access abortion care or a doctor’s ability to exercise medical judgment and save a woman’s life sounds familiar, it should.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/18/critically_ill_woman_faces_jail_time_if_she_goes_forward_with_life_saving_abortion/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:54 PM (62 replies)
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