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A Boy and His Dog

by on Aug.09, 2016, under Animals, Art, Family, Health, Kids, Nature

Sometimes art teaches us about life. dog-comicAnd sometimes life imitates art. boy_dog_paw
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Abou A Boy

by on May.09, 2015, under Crime, Family, Parenting

There are no secrets when you take a commercial flight. tsa_scannerNothing is left to the imagination. tsa02 You can see what everybody is packing. tsa01 Whether it's personal or checked baggage. baggagehandler The detail is there for everyone to see.
Suitcase, coloured X-ray.

Suitcase, coloured X-ray.

So don't pack anything you wouldn't want to be caught with in public. airport_scan01 When this is a typical example of what the airport security agent sees all day tsa-05 Then something like this is bound to stand out. tsa_xray_dog Pets are not allowed as carry-on and this one was spotted right away. But people continue to try to get away with it anyway. suitcase_kid01
An 8-year-old African boy named Abou was discovered stuffed in a small suitcase in what Spanish police called a “terrible state” after a failed attempt to rejoin his father.
He had been smuggled into Spanish territory in the north African enclave of Ceuta, north of Morocco, when he was discovered on Thursday at a land border crossing by the Spanish Guardia Civil police. suitcase_boy02
The Guardia Civil released photos on Friday of the gaunt child from the Ivory Coast, curled in a fetal position inside the luggage.
“When they put the suitcase through the scanner, the operator noticed something strange, which seemed to be a person inside the case,” a border officer told AFP news agency. suitcase_boy03
He was smuggled there in the suitcase with wheels by a 19-year-old Moroccan woman, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil told AFP.
The boy, whose eyes were apparently heavily pixellated from the ordeal, has been placed with lost luggage.
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Silent Scream

by on Feb.25, 2014, under Crime, Culture, Family, Health, Kids, Parenting

Chris Elvis, a security guard from Lagos, Nigeria lived with his wife and four year old son in the Meiran neighborhood. lagos_meiran The 30 year old was arrested after the child's mother arrived home after a trip to the market, and found her son dead. The charge-sheet reads: "That you, Chris Elvis, on February 10, 2014, about 5pm at 7, Adetola Adelaja street, Meiran Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Godrich Elvis, aged 4 years by using hot pressing iron to burn him all over his body and putting him inside a plastic drum and locked the drum with padlock and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011." Elvis has blamed the four-year-old Godrich for his recent bad luck and decided to kill his son as he thought Godrich was an  "Ogbanje" or "child of evil". nigeria_padlock Elvis padlocked the boy's mouth to keep him from screaming as he was being tortured. He tried to convince authorities that he was mentally ill, but they considered his condition "normal".
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It’s A Boy’s Life In The BSA

by on Oct.05, 2013, under Culture, Education, Family, History, Kids, Parenting, Recreation

The Boy Scouts of America has agreed for the first time to allow openly gay boys as members, a decision we see as long overdue. bs-rally In a statement released by the Boy Scouts of America after the historic vote, they said: "For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, with a focus on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training." bshbf65 They always been an inclusive organization, as their statement continues, welcoming white Christian boys of all kinds. But they're ready to open up to an even wider group. bs-deutcsh "Based on growing input from within the Scouting family, the BSA leadership chose to conduct an additional review of the organization's long-standing membership policy and its impact on Scouting's mission. This review created an outpouring of feedback from the Scouting family and the American public, from both those who agree with the current policy and those who support a change. ..." ScoutHandbookCovers It's never been about homosexuality at all. "The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting. A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration; thus, the policy for adults remains in place." scountmaster_interest At least when it comes to kids. But no adults. Gay adults are creepy. The scoutmaster isn't at all creepy: He's just interested in boys. Gay kids have actually been welcome for decades, as you can see from the cover of the 1960 Boy Scout Handbook. But gay scouts have been around well before these cheery lads appeared in the Boy's Life centerfold. bshbfc3227 In 1923 the Boy Scouts adopted the "left hand clasp" as the official Boy Scout secret handshake. bs-lefthand   It's actually the same handshake members of the gay community use to identify each other without being obvious. scout-hs The scoutmasters teach the same skills to every boy, regardless of his orientation. These are things that he thinks may come in handy while you're isolated while camping. For example, you may be in a situation where you have to take your clothes off fast. Your scoutmaster can teach you how to disrobe in 20 seconds and he will probably encourage you to practice as much as possible.


Today's scouts are conscientious about the environment. They know how to clean up their camp site, set up a campfire safely, and  to leave nature undisturbed. There are even environmental awareness patches and awards.


Conservation is an especially important topic for scouts, who are at an age when conservation is crucial to the survival of their generation.


There's a whole section on it in the Boy Scout Handbook, with a lot of detail about leaving things untouched.


Today's scouts enjoy activities to encourage trust.




And bonding experiences they'll never forget.


Greater inclusion means that more boys can benefit from scouting and what it teaches, helping to turn today's children into adults well-prepared for their future.


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Grampa’s Lap

by on Nov.26, 2012, under Crime, Education, Kids

A former teacher from Broward County in Florida has lost her license to teach, after being found guilty of inappropriate conduct. Cheryl Grampa, 46, taught at Cooper City Elementary School before resigning in December 2011. Grampa was accused of offering students rewards in exchange for massages between August 2009 and February 2010. One boy touched her breasts and vaginal area. The state's complaint accuses her of failing to notify the school administration about the inappropriate conduct. Cheryl Grampa was not certified to teach massage, and it's not known where the boy learned his technique. But it is reported that he was being checked for cooties and severe visual impairment. The Daily Mail reported: But we're certain from her picture that she doesn't actually have a "virginal area", which is n0rmally located near the vagina.
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Lost Boys

by on Aug.26, 2012, under Consumer, Crime, Education, Family, Food, History, Kids

Before the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was created in 1984, police could get or pass information about stolen cars, stolen guns, and even stolen horses from the FBI’s national crime computer:  But not stolen children. Five years prior, six year old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York street corner on his way to school and was never seen again. Twenty-nine children were murdered in Atlanta and there were other cases in that time. Besides its mission to maintain a clearinghouse for information on missing and exploited children, it also tried to maintain awareness of the cases to the general public. Etan Patz's disappearance on May 25, 1979 catalyzed the nation. President Ronald Reagan declared the day of the boy’s disappearance National Missing Children’s Day. Etan became the poster child for missing children. To maintain public awareness, some local midwest dairies printed pictures of the missing kids on milk cartons, and Etan was the first. Others soon followed and more dairies picked up the practice. That campaign lasted six months and despite becoming part of the pop culture of the time it was considered a failure. “People weren’t really paying attention to the images on the milk cartoons,” he said. “The only ones paying attention were younger children enjoying their cereal.” said the center’s Bob Lowery. When the center opened in 1984, it had a recovery rate of 62 percent for missing children. Now, nearly three decades later, that rate is 98 percent. “It’s because of better awareness of missing children and also our ability to connect through social media, Amber alerts and all the tools we have,” Lowery said.
Meanwhile, Etan's disappearance remained a mystery. Until they get closure, his mother and father remain  in the same third floor SoHo apartment they occupied when he was alive.
Jose Ramos a convicted pedophile currently in prison, was the only suspect in the case for years.
But the police's questioning of Othniel Miller, Ramos' employer in 1979, led them to excavate a basement he used to own. They began investigating again in April.
Etan's remnants weren't found, and there was still no evidence to tie Ramos or Miller to the crime, and there have never been any other serious suspects.

Othniel Miller, left, and Pedro Hernandez

And then, 33 years to the day after Etan disappeared while he walked to the school bus from his home in New York, Pedro Hernandez confessed to police he hid the six-year-old's body in a walk-in refrigerator after strangling him in the basement of his bodega.
Hernandez, who was 18 at the time and working in a bodega just a few blocks away from Etan's home, has been charged with second degree murder. He claims to have lured the youngster to the store with the promise of soda.

Stan and Julie Patz in 1979

A law enforcement source told the New York Post that during his three-and-a-half hour confession Hernandez admitted to strangling Etan before hiding his body in a walk-in freezer in the basement. So far there is no physical evidence, and Hernandez has a long history of mental health problems, but his claim is under investigation. The potential of the milk carton as a media device was overrated, and QR codes are now used to pass on information about missing children. But we hope that the mystery behind the disappearance of Etan, the Boy on the Milk Carton, will finally be solved.  
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by on Aug.25, 2012, under Culture, Kids, Miscellaneous

This is what happens when you hire an unqualified plumber.

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Mail Rout

by on Aug.25, 2012, under Crime, Health, Kids, Recreation

On a cosmic scale, mailbox vandalism is a pretty minor problem. But in the U.S. it's a federal crime and certainly an annoyance to the homeowner. Let's review the surveillance video and see what happened.
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