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Rules of the Road for Hitchhikers

by on Sep.04, 2016, under Family, Kids, Parenting

We've always known about the dangers of picking up hitchhikers. And if you do, there are certain responsibilities the hitchhiker has too: gga And keeping the seat clean. too_late_pee
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Donkey Serenade

by on Sep.18, 2012, under Animals, Crime, Health, Nature

Carlos Romero, a farmhand in Marion County, Florida, loves animals. Animals, he said, "are usually there for you" and "do not seek other pleasures." Their feelings are "100 percent honest," he said.

He wanted companionship, so he bought a pet. He purchased a miniature donkey from a man in Lake City and brought her to the farm in northwest Marion County where he worked.

County animal control officers have taken the animal, a 21-month-old miniature donkey named Doodle, to Animal Services. "I want my donkey back. There's got to be due process here. I paid $500 for her," said Carlos R. Romero, sitting on a bench after his first appearance Tuesday morning in front of a judge. Jail officials said Romero, who is charged with animal cruelty, is in protective custody for now. Carlos has been accused of engaging in a sex act with his little Doodle. He admitted that he has had sex with horses many times since he was 18 and likes their "feminine shape, behavior and raw power." He denied doing anything sexual to the donkey "because she's blooming into maturity" but said he eventually would have. Romero's act was discovered by the farm's proprietor, Gerald Joseph James, who told Marion County Sheriff's Office that he saw Romero having sex with Doodle in his room the night of Aug. 15. Romero called James a peeping tom who invaded his privacy. Romero's dedication to animals is revealed in his own statement to Marion County Detectives:  
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The Ties that Bind

by on Jun.18, 2011, under Crime, Culture, Drugs, Games, Recreation

Races at the Royal Ascot are attended by the rich and famous, titled aristocrats, and often members of the Royal Family. It's not just a horse race. It's an English tradition.

Patrons dress in their finest attire and pack themselves in to mingle, watch the races

and the fashion.

Two people were arrested for possession of cocaine on the first day of the five day event this year, so the police have decided to crack down on drug use among the 40,000 person crowd.

Officers with sniffer dogs have been patrolling the grounds to identify spectators carrying narcotics. White metal depository boxes have been placed around the course, and at the Grandstand Enclosure entrance. Guests are asked to deposit their illegal drugs into these boxes.

It's only fair, as the horses are drug-tested before the race.

The boxes are secured by a nylon cable tie to keep miscreants from appropriating the drugs.

Police haul away illegal drugs at end of race

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Horse Sense

by on Sep.12, 2010, under Miscellaneous

Authorities in Orlando, Florida blew up a stuffed pony, which they determined to be a "suspicious device" found near the playground outside the Waterbridge Elementary School. We're not sure why anybody thought they were in danger from the cuddly toy.  Admittedly, militant looking youth have been spotted with stuffed animals in the past. We could understand if it were, say, a zombie. A first grader might feel threatened by something like that.  But a cute stuffed pony? We hope Teddy Bear Land is preparing for a visit from Homeland Security. This place looks like its ready to blow.

Here's a shot of the heroes blowing up a horse.

No one was allowed in or out of the building while bomb disposal experts destroyed the stuffed animal. It was ultimately rendered "non-threatening."

Some people will undoubtedly still be afraid.
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Ride to Nowhere

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Animals, Culture, Family, Games, Kids, Recreation, Toys

All it cost was a single coin to give a little kid a thrilling ride.  He could be a cowboy, a race car driver, or even a pilot in a rocket to mars. Horse rides seemed to be the most common, possibly because they appealed to both genders.

Kids' tastes don't really change that much.  The rides may get some updates but they remain fundamentally the same.

The roadster of yesteryear becomes the Ferrari of today.

The kids relate to the same things as they used to but they prefer familiar technologies.

Adults may feel nostalgia, but the kids want something from their own generation.

Some things have much longer term appeal.

There are miniature versions of popular carnival rides, like the classic merry-go-round.

Although it's not clear just how safe kids or their parents felt about them.

Horses were the most common animal ride, but there were lots of others.

Some of them were downright creepy.

There were a few unusual choices.

Here's something for the midwestern kids.

Some of them are surprisingly realistic.

And here's the most recent contribution from the industry.  It combines the charm of the old fashioned kiddie ride experience with the miraculous bond between kids and animals, and illustrates a significant event for this generation.

Just like this one did for a previous generation.

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Pony Boy

by on Jul.31, 2010, under Animals, Crime, Nature

Archeological evidence shows that horses and humans have been together for around 5000 years. Evidence of domestication has been found all over the world. Horses were originally kept for milk and meat, but as they became more domesticated they grew more useful, and people learned to love them. Kenneth Pinyan loved horses from an early age. As he grew older his skills with horses, and his affection for them, increased.

Over time, he developed a strong love for the beasts, one that some might call inappropriate.

Although he enthusiastically enjoyed his relationship with his equine friends, he realized that society didn't condone his actions, so he fulfilled his desires under the pseudonym Mr. Hand.

It was well known in his circles:  "Don't be late for Mr. Hand."

His neighbors occasionally caught a glimpse inside his apartment and were a little suspicious of his activities.

And for good reason.  Before dying from a perforated colon, this is what he did.

The horse survived the experience. Note -- this is not a "snuff film".  This was made during a prior session between Mr. Hand and the horse.  Apparently he enjoyed it enough that he wanted another go, and it was that incident that caused his fatal injury.
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Greasy Mice

by on Jun.11, 2010, under Animals, Crime, Drugs

A convicted cocaine smuggler has been arrested for running what authorities say appears to be a bestiality farm in Washington state in which visitors could engage in all sorts of twisted sex acts with animals.

Douglas Spink attempting to abuse a hawk

Douglas Spink was arrested at his ramshackle, heavily wooded compound near the Canadian border along with a 51-year-old tourist from Great Britain who is accused of having sex with three dogs. Dozens of dogs, horses and pet mice were seized, along with what investigators described as thousands of images of bestiality and apparent child pornography. The mice were euthanized, said Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo, whose office assisted federal agents in the case. "This stuff is just truly bizarre," he said. "These were mice that had their tails cut off, they were smothered in Vaseline and they had string tied around them." Douglas Spink has been connected to both James Tait, and the infamous Kenneth Pinyan AKA Mr Hands. Pinyan died in 2005 after he was penetrated by an Arabian stallion which perforated his colon, the receptive anal sex with adult horses was filmed by his friend James Tait. Tait himself was arrested in October last year for animal cruelty after police found photographs of him having sex with horses, he is currently in jail in Tennessee. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/04/19/2010-04-19_coke_kingpin_douglas_spink_busted_for_running_bestiality_farm_in_washington_stat.html#ixzz0qbSe6tc6
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Up to Your Shoulders In It

by on May.16, 2010, under Animals, Education, Technology

Bovine rectal palpation is a difficult procedure for veterinary students to learn and requires considerable practice.  It's used to diagnose pregnancy, check for infection, and feel the stomach, uterus, and ovaries, and to play hilarious pranks on first year vet students.  It's not as much fun as it looks for either the student or cow, and the cows frequently shower the student in excrement in an expression of bovine humor.  And you can't see what's going on with your arm stuck up a cow's butt.  Fortunately, there's an app for that -- and a peripheral. Sarah Baillie has designed the Hepatic Cow, which uses a touch feedback device programmed to deliver just the right amount of resistance to teach students the difference between healthy and diseased tissue.  She's also working on a Hepatic Horse and Hepatic Cat. For now, these guys still do it the traditional way.
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Away in a Manger

by on May.10, 2010, under Animals, Crime

Yorkshire Evening Post    12 April 2010 Man admits sex with horse and donkey A 66-year-old man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a horse and a donkey. Joseph Squires appeared at Leicester Crown Court charged with buggery of a donkey between February 2 and February 5, 1999, and buggery of a horse between March 15 and 18, 2004.  ... Requesting that Squires be released on bail, he said: "The defendant does not have a stable address ..." I assumed that would be part of the restraining order.
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