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Archive for April 2nd, 2010

Rhode Island: Step Nearer Collapse?

Posted by feww on April 2, 2010

Serial No  1,527. If any posts are blocked in your country, please drop us a line.

Storm, Rain, Flooding and Unemployment

The ultimate cost of damage in RI could reach a billion, or more, but the military needs the money in Afghanistan.

Unemployment stood near 14 percent even before the deluge began. Many more people now fear losing their jobs and livelihood in the aftermath of the disaster.

President Barracks Obama has already declared a major disaster in all but one Rhode Island county.

The impact of worst flooding in the state’s history, however, may prove a lot costlier than money can afford. How many more seasons like this could Rhode Island survive the collapse?

U.S., the world, stake their future on High-Energy Strategies. Energy models’ simulations show all such strategies end in collapse. EDRO

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Starving baby to death ‘raising’ cyber baby

Posted by feww on April 2, 2010

Serial No  1,526. If any posts are blocked in your country, please drop us a line.

Couple who allegedly starved their baby, while nurturing a virtual baby on Internet, go on trial

The trial of an unemployed couple who were arrested in March, accused of starving their baby to death began today in Suwon, a satellite city south of Seoul, South Korea.

The couple reportedly left their 3-months old baby alone for 12-hour periods, as they played on-line games in a cyber cafe. A male, 41, and his partner, 25, are charged with negligent homicide.


ANIMA – a ‘3D’ animated baby featuring in Prius, an online game. The unemployed couple allegedly starved their baby to care foe “Anima.” Image may be subject to copyright.

Ironically the couple developed an obsession with a role-playing game called Prius Online, a 3D fantasy game, in which players raise a virtual baby girl called “Anima,” creating a second life for themselves.

“The couple seemed to have lost their will to live a normal life because they didn’t have jobs and gave birth to a premature baby,” Chung Jin-Won, a police officer, told Yonhap, a Korean news outlet. “They indulged themselves in the online game of raising a virtual character so as to escape from reality, which led to the death of their real baby.”

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How to Justify Premeditated Murder

Posted by feww on April 2, 2010

Serial No  1,525. If any posts are blocked in your country, please drop us a line.

Submitted by an “Irish Granny” via Blogger TEAA

Quote of the Week:

He thought his wife was an imposter

If the incident wasn’t so tragic, you’d be holding your stomach, ROFL

The defense doesn’t dispute that Blazej Kot, 25, murdered his wife Caroline Coffey, a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University, but Kot suffered from a psychiatric disorder known as “Capgras delusion,” which made him think his 28-year-old wife had been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. —Joe Joch, the murderer’s defense attorney.

“You have to be willing to learn about mental illness and how it presents itself [if Kot is to get a fair trial,] Joch told the jury.  “There is no simple explanation. The explanation is found in the human mind as it descends into the abyss.”

How come murderers who hide behind some sort of insanity plea always get “smart” attorneys? Would Joch buy that defense tactic, if his own daughter had been brutally murdered?

The Defense Attorney

Blazej J. Kot’s attorney Joe Joch questions jurors Tuesday morning in Tompkins County Court. Credit: SIMON WHEELER/The Ithaca Journal. Image may be subject to copyright.

The Murderer

The murderer, New Zealander Blazej J. Kot, is led to the court by an Ithaca trooper. Credit: SIMON WHEELER/The Ithaca Journal. Image may be subject to copyright.

Kot who has been charged with murder, arson and tampering with physical evidence, led police on a eight-kilometer, high-speed chase . Not bad for a mentally ill to arrange all that.

The Murder Victim

Caroline Coffey, courtesy of her personal website (Cornell Daily  Sun)
Caroline Coffey, courtesy of her personal website (Cornell Daily Sun).
Caroline Marianne Coffey was
described as “very kind and very smart.” Image and caption submitted by TEAA.

Caroline Coffey was a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University.

IF MR KOT IS AS SICK AS HIS ATTORNEY CLAIMS HIM TO BE, SHOULD HE NOT BE PERMANENTLY LOCKED UP TO PREVENT HIM FROM KILLING AGAIN?

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Another China Mine Disaster Kills 12, Traps 32

Posted by feww on April 2, 2010

Serial No  1,524. If any posts are blocked in your country, please drop us a line.

China’s second major mine disaster in 4 days

A gas explosion at a coalmine in central China kills at least 19 miners and traps 25

The explosion in China’s coalmine, the world’s deadliest, was second major mine disaster in less than a week.

Disasters at coalmines, now a weekly occurrence in China, killed a reported 2,631 workers last year. The reported figure of nearly 7,000 deaths in 2002 was even more horrendous.


An ambulance is seen at a coal mine run by Guomin Mining Co., Ltd. in Yichuan County of central China’s Henan Province, April 1, 2010.  (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang). Image may be subject to copyright.

About 50 miners managed to escape after the Wednesday blast, which was caused by an underground gas leak, according to China’s official News Agency, Xinhua. 

News of the explosion came amid another rescue operation at the Wangjialing coalmine in Shanxi province, northern China, where 153 miners were trapped underground after  the main mineshaft was flooded.

The Wangjialing mine disaster occurred because the officials ignored safety rules in a rush to resume mining operation after a period of “renovation,” a government safety body reported.

“The pipe sending coal out of the mine was cut in half by the blast. A nearby two-story building caved in,” said a witness who refused to give his name, Xinhua reported.

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