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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Brandon "Ripper" Vedas Website "Ask Ripper" / Things That Make You Go WTF !!!

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Friday, March 30, 2007

You Know You're A Loser If You See Yourself On Don'tDateHimGirl.com

donny "donald, the don, the donny" newton

what happened already to the profile you or your friend posted of yourself? oh I see you got rid of it cuz you threatened people with your brand new knife. don't you think I am smart enough to save the info and pirnt it. deleting it doesn't get rid of it. people can save it to cd's and all... don't you know that computer genius. what's wrong upset cause you found someone who can get 1 up on you???? poor baby. it's funny though cause you think you know who I am and you have no friegan clue. but try to do things to someone cause the police have full reports on you. and you have a record already don't you donald ray newton. keep bragging about how tough you are and about all your weaposn and how you do teenagers.. keep it up!

Nick "c_townnova" Branch

Ok ladies, definately stay away from this one. He's a major player.He lives in Geneva, Alabama.He has a fiance but he likes to meet girls on the internet and keep them on the side. He also likes to visit his mistress while he's supposed to be at "work", and his fiance has no idea. He also likes to text girls and he'll pretend like he loves you just to mess with you. I also know that he uses yahoo and myspace to meet his woman. And he has a hatred for black woman but he wont tell you that until he's through with you. He also hates when a woman is going to college, he thinks all woman should be at home with the kids.

Gabriel "Book" Watkins

Ladies stand clear!! He's very attractive and charming. Beautiful smile must I add. He has 2 kids for 2 different women and a 3rd was on the way but was miscarried and constantly denied that it was his but was still fucking the girl. Doesn't care about anyone's feelings but his own. He goes around screwing women with no protection. He just purchased a Ford truck but before depended on his motorcycle. Man hate to be him on a rainy day!!!Lol. Has nothing but baby momma drama. If you end up messing with him please be aware that he will get mad at you when he sees you with someone else or talking to someone. Oh did i forget to mention that he has a woman, so to say, in ATL. Mind you her profile says in a relationship but his says single. Do I smell a whore. Yeah this bitch is stankin to high heaven. He's the nut that his mom should have swallowed when she had the chance. What an ass. Sex.... not good! But can work the tongue a little. Licks from roota to tha toota. If you know what i mean. Only a 1 min man and I mean literally a 1min man. After he gets his he's done and can't get a hard again for the rest of the week. So please "DON'T DATE HIM GIRL!"

Amber Alert Update - Lars and Remi Baugher Found Safe

Amber Alert Canceled for 2 Washington Children
The Washington State Police and the State of Montana canceled the Amber Alert after the children were recovered safe and the suspect taken into custody in Denver on Thursday afternoon.

Baugher faces lengthy trip through legal system
John Baugher, who was arrested for custodial interference more than a thousand miles from his children’s home in Walla Walla, is facing a lengthy walk through the legal system for abducting his children and could be facing up to a decade in prison.

Baugher, arrested early Thursday afternoon in Idaho Springs, Colorado will appear in a Clear Creek County courtroom Friday morning where he’ll be advised of the arrest warrant against him and the judge will explain his rights involving extradition back to Washington State on two charges of custodial interference.

Kathy Sierra's Life Threatened / Comment Spammers Beware - There Is No Such Thing As Total Anonymity

Death threats against bloggers are NOT "protected speech" (why I cancelled my ETech presentations)

As I type this, I am supposed to be in San Diego, delivering a workshop at the ETech conference. But I'm not. I'm at home, with the doors locked, terrified. For the last four weeks, I've been getting death threat comments on this blog. But that's not what pushed me over the edge. What finally did it was some disturbing threats of violence and sex posted on two other blogs... blogs authored and/or owned by a group that includes prominent bloggers. People you've probably heard of. People like respected Cluetrain Manifesto co-author Chris Locke (aka Rageboy).

Cyberbullying - The Dark Side of Web 2.0

One of the things all this user-generated-content of blogs and personalized pages has opened up is the development of something called cyberbullying. This is the phenomenon of publishing negative comments about someone that go beyond criticism and into the world of threats. It is the playground bully writ large.

The web allows for a lot of anonymous communications, which is the first factor. When people can hide they often do things they otherwise couldn’t get away with. When you combine anonymity with the ease of publishing you get the cyberbullies coming out of the woodwork.

Cyberbullying on the Internet

The Internet provides the perfect forum for cyberbullies, individuals whose aim is to gain gratification from the distress caused by provoking and tormenting others. The anonymity, ease of provocation, and almost infinite source of targets means the Internet is full of predators from pedophiles targeting children to serial bullies targeting ... anybody.

Cyberbullies get a perverse sense of satisfaction (called gratification) from sending people flame mail and hate mail. Flame mail is an email whose contents are designed to inflame and enrage. Hate mail is hatred (including prejudice, racism, sexism etc) in an email.

Only "Pussies" beat-up on women either verbally,mentally or Physically...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tommy Chong / Shelby Chong - Midget Porno

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Amber Alert Issued for 2 Washington Children

The Washington State Police and the Walla Walla Police department issued the Amber Alert on Sunday evening for the two children. The children were last seen on Saturday afternoon at about 4 PM. Due to recent mental issues the children are believed to be in immediate danger. Click for a map of Walla Walla, Washington.

Victim 1, Lars Baugher is described as being a 2 year old White male, Blonde hair, Green eyes, 2'7". 29lbs Wearing: Brown or green jacket, blue jeans, black Converse shoes

Victim 2, Remi Baugher is described as being a 4 year old white female, Blonde hair, Hazel eyes, 3'1". 37lbs Wearing: Pink jacket w/heavier yellow jacket over the top, blue jeans, Strawberry Shortcake shoes

Suspect 1, John Baugher. is described as being a 34 year old male, White with Brown hair, and Green eyes, Weighing (Aprox): 140lbs.

The suspect vehicle,a 1978 Volkswagon Van with Washington license plate number 349NRK, was located unoccupied in Stevens County Washington on Monday morning. The area is being searched for the suspect and children.

If you have any information on this incident, please call 911 or contact the Walla Walla police department at 509-527-1960.

Anna Nicole Smith Died From 9 Drug Cocktail / Accidential Overdose Killed Anna Nicole Smith ???

Anna Nicole Smith died of accidental overdose, authorities say

MIAMI - Anna Nicole Smith's autopsy results, released Monday, reveal as much about the star's reckless life as they do about her sudden death of an accidental overdose at age 39.

The autopsy report paints a complex, yet human picture of Smith: a mother battling depression after losing her son; a woman struggling to quell chronic pain from several plastic surgeries; and a star so obsessed with preserving her beauty that she gobbled diet pills, drank SlimFast and injected her buttocks with anti-aging drugs.

Yet Smith was a woman in control, even in the final days of her life, days that she spent in a suite at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino fighting a 105-degree fever, flu symptoms, sweating and a painful infection caused by a ruptured abscess in her buttocks.

Three days before her Feb. 8 death, her temperature soaring, Smith took an ice bath and Tamiflu, but firmly refused to go to the emergency room.

Smith improved the next day, but Broward Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Perper said Monday that a trip to the ER could have prevented her fatal overdose, caused by at least nine prescription drugs. The combination of drugs slowed down her brain and caused respiratory arrest.

Smith idolized Monroe, died like her

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Throughout her life, Anna Nicole Smith relished the breathless comparisons to Marilyn Monroe. Both were famous for their bombshell curves, their come-hither poses, their outrageous behavior.

Now, with the release Monday of the former Playboy model's full autopsy report, Smith has one more thing in common with her idol - a fatal overdose that included the powerful sleeping drug chloral hydrate.

Smith's death was ruled an accident. Like Monroe - whom she adored so much she tattooed her image on her body and sought to be buried near her - she was found unresponsive in bed, with a toxic mix of medications to blame.

Dr. Joshua Perper, the Broward County medical examiner, noted the similarity.

But while rumors have swirled since Smith's death followed her young son's by just five months, authorities said they saw no correlation there, no criminal activity responsible and no reason to charge anyone with wrongdoing.

Playboy Remembers Anna Nicole

Daniel Smith, Son Of Anna Nicole, Confided In Private Detective

Anna Nicole Smith's late son Daniel feared his mother was being kept in a drugged state and came close to hiring a private detective to investigate her relationship with companion Howard K. Stern, according to US reports.

California private investigator Jack E. Harding has revealed the troubled 20-year-old came to him with his concerns three months before he died last September (06) - but never followed through on his plans to commission the detective.

In a private meeting, Daniel told Harding he feared his mother was being held "a virtual prisoner" in Nassau, the Bahamas by Stern, who was controlling her like a Svengali.

Daniel Smith feared for mum Anna Nicole Smith with Howard K Stern

A Californian private investigator has claimed he was approached by the late Daniel Smith to keep tracks on Daniel’s mum Anna Nicole Smith.

Jack E Harding told the Globe that Daniel approached him in July last year because he was worried about Anna Nicole’s relationship with Howard K Stern, claiming she was being held “a virtual prisoner” at her home shared in Nassau. Daniel met with Harding to discuss his fears but didn’t finalise hiring the investigator.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Kevin Whitrick Becomes First UK Cyber Suicide / Is Cyber Suicide Becomng A New Fad ?

UK's First Cyber Suicide - Live on Webcam

With all the death and particularly, video of death, that has started to crop up in our society we start to become somewhat more tolerable and less disgusted by gore & death portrayed in Hollywood films. However; this most recent case forces us to remember that things like real, actual death are not as tolerable as a movie at the theater. Especially when the death is live on webcam.

Kevin Whitrick was a 42 year old man who, March 23rd, became the UK's first cyber suicide today. He was participating in a chatroom, webcam'ing the entire event of him typing a cord around a hook and tying it around his neck. Some users of the chatroom that watched it described it in various ways. Some saying that they pleaded with him to not do it; others say they heard people egging him on. Then when he committed the act, the tone changed and the people in the chatroom realized it was no joke and several called the authorities.

Get on with it, said net audience as man hanged himself on webcam

Kevin Whitrick logged on to an internet chat room and announced that he was going to commit suicide. He then switched on his webcam, stood on a chair, smashed through his ceiling to expose a joist, tied a rope around his neck and hanged himself.

Several visitors to the site thought that it was a hoax and egged him on, but one dialled 999. By the time police arrived at his flat, he was dead. The case is believed to be the first of its kind in Britain.

Chatroom users 'egged on father to kill himself live on webcam'

A father-of-two hanged himself live over the internet in Britain's first 'cyber suicide'.

Kevin Whitrick, 42, took his life after being goaded by dozens of chatroom users from across the world who initially believed he was play acting.

But as they watched in horror, Mr Whitrick climbed onto a chair, smashed through a ceiling and then hanged himself with a piece of rope.

Police consider charging chatroom users for inciting cyber suicide

ABOUT 100 internet chatroom users who witnessed a British man kill himself online - including some who allegedly incited him to hang himself - were being traced by detectives this weekend to be questioned over their roles in the cyber suicide.
Kevin Whitrick, 42, from Telford, Shropshire, killed himself after being goaded in an insult chatroom at the Paltalk website.
One of the users is claimed to have told him: "F..king do it. Get on with it."

The death has raised concerns that some internet forums encourage people to take their lives.

According to one charity that works to prevent suicide, there have been 17 deaths in Britain since 2001 involving internet chatrooms or sites that give advice on suicide methods.

Warning... Actual screenshot here

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

Suicide Prevention Strategy for England

Suicide is a devastating event. Its emotional and practical consequences are felt by family and friends and the many statutory and voluntary agencies involved in the provision of health and social care. Although the rate of suicide in England is not high in comparison with other countries in the European Union, the figures remain disturbing. On average, a person dies every two hours in England as a result of suicide. It is the commonest cause of death in men under 35. It is the main cause of premature death in people with mental illness.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Was Harry Houdini Poisoned ? / Houdini's Latest Escape Attempt (From The Grave)

Kin to seek OK next week for Houdini's exhumation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harry Houdini's great-nephew said on Friday he will seek permission next week to have the legendary escape artist's body exhumed from a New York cemetery and tested for evidence he was murdered.

George Hardeen told reporters he became interested in the circumstances surrounding Houdini's death in 1926 after publication of a book last year that said the magician's enemies may have poisoned him.

"His death shocked the entire nation, if not the world. Now maybe it's time to take a second look," Hardeen, believed to be Houdini's closest living relative, said by telephone from Arizona.

Why Not Just Hold a Seance?

NEW YORK, March 23 -- Determined to right a historic wrong, a group that included authors, lawyers and a forensic pathologist called a news conference Friday to unveil a bold campaign to exhume a dead book.

No, wait.
To exhume a dead body. Well, that's what they said, anyway. But the more they talked about exhuming the body, the more it seemed like the point was reviving the sluggish sales of a nearly moribund book.

Houdini Lives.com

Harry Houdini (1874-1926)

Few performers have ever captured the public imagination like Harry Houdini. From his breakthrough in 1899 to his death in 1926, Houdini was one of the world's most popular entertainers, a true star of stage and screen. Time and again, his escapes from seemingly impossible predicaments thrilled audiences, who found in him a metaphor for their own lives, an affirmation of the human capacity to overcome adversity. Escapism in both senses of the word. But while nearly everyone is familiar with Houdini's stage persona, his little-known personal life is equally revealing. Taken as a whole, the public and private views make "The Elusive American" a uniquely powerful window on his times.

His love of America was such that he always claimed Appleton, Wisconsin, as his birthplace. But the man known as Houdini was actually born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary. He would not arrive in Wisconsin until four years later, when he, his mother Cecelia, and four brothers joined his father, who had become rabbi of a small Reform congregation there. Although an educated man, Herman Mayer Weiss (Weisz was changed to Weiss courtesy of immigration officials) was not destined for success in America. His life-long struggle to provide for his family would make a lasting impression on his son "Ehrie," who was forced to work from an early age to help make ends meet. Still, the boy was drawn to performing, making his debut in a neighborhood circus as the nine year old trapeze artist, "Ehrich, The Prince of the Air."

In 1887, after a series of failed rabbinic appointments in the Midwest, Herman Mayer Weiss brought young Ehrich with him to New York, where they lived in a boardinghouse and found what work they could. When he wasn't working, Ehrich excelled in sports, particularly swimming, boxing, and running, developing the natural athletic gifts which would be vital to his future act. He also rediscovered a childhood interest in magic, and in 1891 teamed up with a friend named Jacob Hyman in an act they called "The Brothers Houdini." After his hard-luck father died in 1892, eighteen year old Ehrich left his mother and brothers in New York and took to the road. The Brothers Houdini performed their act -- an unremarkable collection of card and other magic tricks -- in dime museums and small theaters throughout upstate New York and the Midwest. They performed on the Midway of the remarkable 1893 World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago. In 1894 Harry's younger brother Dash replaced Hyman, but not for long. That summer, Harry met and married a fellow performer, a petite eighteen year old from Brooklyn named Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner. "Bess" was made Harry's assistant, and the Brothers Houdini became simply, "The Houdinis."

While they gained some notice with a trunk escape they called "The Metamorphosis," life on the dime museum circuit was grueling for the young couple. Though barely twenty-five, in 1898 Houdini was so tired of it he thought seriously about quitting, and even sent out a catalogue for "Harry Houdini's School of Magic" while staying with his mother in New York on an extended break. But he and Bess went back on the road, and in the spring of 1899 Houdini finally caught his big break. The reversal of fortune came when Martin Beck, a rising tycoon in the new world of vaudeville theater, saw the Houdinis in a beergarden in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ignoring the rest of the act, Beck saw something in Houdini's handcuff escapes, and challenged him the next day with his own cuffs; Houdini escaped easily. A few days later, Beck -- who was with the Orpheum circuit which dominated vaudeville in the West -- cabled Houdini from Chicago: "You can open Omaha March twenty sixth sixty dollars, will see act probably make you proposition for all next season." As Houdini later wrote, "This wire changed my whole Life's journey."

By the end of the year, Beck had the Houdinis playing in leading vaudeville houses from the Midwest to California; by early 1900, they were also a hit on Keith's East Coast circuit. Displaying a talent for publicity to match his abilities as an escape artist, Houdini performed jail escapes and other public stunts to lure people into theatres. Houdini, known variously as "The Celebrated Police Baffler," "The King of Handcuffs," and a host of other names, developed the basic routines which would make him a legend. After nearly a decade playing dime museums and circuses, vaudeville must have seemed like a different world. The Houdinis performed fewer shows -- before upscale audiences in lavishly appointed theaters -- and made far more money. At the turn of the century, vaudeville was the top of the entertainment pyramid, and Harry Houdini became one of its stars.

But as wonderful as this was, no amount of success in America, which had barely begun to emerge from Europe's cultural shadow, could compare with acceptance across the Atlantic. Already bickering with Beck, he arranged his own tour of Europe, where he would spend the bulk of the next five years. Tirelessly crisscrossing the continent and British Isles, Houdini delighted crowds just as he had in America. He also continued the practice of staging public exhibitions and taking challenges. One such memorable challenge came from the London Mirror newspaper, which commissioned a special set of handcuffs for Houdini. After more than an hour -- and several theatrical flourishes -- Houdini emerged free of the "Mirror Cuffs," setting off pandemonium in the music hall. In Germany, he caused an even bigger stir when he ran up against the Kaiser's formidable police force. When a Cologne policeman accused him of fraud, Houdini charged him with slander rather than backing down. Even though he had to reveal some of his tricks to the court in order to prevail, the resulting windfall of publicity only reinforced his status as Germany's "K├Ânig der Handschellen."

After conquering Europe, Houdini returned to America in 1905 and put down roots, buying a small farm in Connecticut and a stately brownstone in Manhattan. Although being an entertainer meant constant travel, the brownstone became home base for his family, particularly Cecelia Weiss. Houdini had always been close to his mother, but since his father's death had demonstrated a fierce devotion rivaled only by his love for Bess. When word of her death reached him in Sweden in 1913, he reportedly fainted, then wept uncontrollably when he came to. "I am what would be called a Mothers-boy," admitted the man hailed around the world as a real-life superman. He would grieve for her the rest of his life.

This devotion, along with a fierce desire to succeed as his father never had, led Houdini to drive himself relentlessly, and helps account for his incredible career. When others would have retired to enjoy their success, Houdini reinvented himself time and again, finding new ways to maintain his public appeal. In 1908 he introduced the famous milk can escape, reminding audiences that "Failure Means a Drowning Death." Around the same time, he staged a series of "manacled bridge jumps" which drew large crowds and a great deal of publicity. In 1913, he added the elaborate Chinese Water Torture Cell escape, which he usually referred to as "the Upside Down." Some consider it Houdini's greatest trick, and it certainly had all the elements of a Houdini performance: brilliant technical conception, great physical strength, and highly dramatic presentation.

After almost three decades of public performances, Houdini eventually found a new and powerful way to reach people: the motion picture. He made his first film, a serial called "The Master Mystery," in 1918, just as the movie business was about to take off. Although his acting was wooden and screen magic held none of the mystery of live magic, Houdini became one of Hollywood's first action heroes, and his movies delighted audiences around the world. Now in his mid-forties and physically worn-out, he was thrilled to be able to perform an escape once and have it preserved forever. And in typical fashion, Houdini jumped into the new medium with both feet: not content just being a star, he started his own production company and several other movie-related ventures, all of which lost money.

Another great passion of Houdini's emerged in the early '20s, when he became a leading critic of the Spiritualist movement sweeping Europe and America in the wake of World War I. Perhaps embarrassed by his lack of formal education, Houdini had always worked hard to educate himself; his great passion was the history of magic, and he amassed one of the greatest collections of such material in the world. Thus when Spiritualist mediums gained considerable attention by claiming to be in touch with the spirit world, the world's most famous illusionist felt compelled to reveal them for what they were: highly skilled performers. Houdini's crusade, which he approached with characteristic passion, led to two particularly revealing episodes. One was his friendship with English author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a leading advocate of Spiritualism. Although Houdini was eager to remain friends with the noted man of letters, their differing views eventually led to a falling out. The other episode was his very public battle with the most noted medium of the day, Mina Crandon, a.k.a. "Margery," the wife of a prominent Boston surgeon. As part of a committee organized by "Scientific American" magazine, Houdini helped expose Margery as a fraud after a series of combative seances. He even published a forty-page illustrated pamphlet entitled "Houdini Exposes the tricks used by the Boston Medium 'Margery'" at his own expense. As generous as he was with family and friends, Houdini made an implacable foe.

Houdini began 1926 on a high note, reaching the height of success with his own one-man show on Broadway. The two and a half hour "HOUDINI" featured a bit of everything that had made him a legend since the dime museum days: small-scale illusions, blockbuster escapes, and a Spiritualism expose. The show was such a success he took it on the road. But during a stay in Montreal in October, Houdini was assaulted by a young man in his dressing room. The stomach blows -- which he had invited as a test of his legendary strength -- aggravated a case of appendicitis, and he soon became seriously ill. In a final display of stamina and willpower, Houdini performed the next day and again in Detroit. His appendix was removed on October 25th, but the delay had allowed an infection to set in, and he died in Detroit on Halloween.

Banner headlines, long obituaries, and a crowded public funeral in New York marked Houdini's passing. These were but a few of the signs that the world knew it had lost one of the most original and beloved entertainers of all time.