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At the End of His Rope

by on Sep.07, 2014, under Crime, Culture, Education, Family, Kids, Weapons

Ten year old Tang Chu, who lives in Ghizhou, China was trying to watch his favorite cartoons when he became annoyed by a noise from outside. Tang_Chu_apt Workman Liu Mai was using his electric drill to install new lights outside the 8th floor apartment. While most ten year olds would probably be driven by curiosity, Tang Chu just wanted to stop the noise. He grabbed a knife from the kitchen, and cut the workman's safety rope. That left him dangling 100 feet up by a single rope. His workmate Zhang Pan heard his screams, and called firemen, who were able to winch Liu Mai to safety on the 11th floor. liumai2 Tang Chu said that the builders were too loud and it was distracting him as he tried to watch his favorite cartoons. He has since apologized for his actions. Father Tang Peng said, "He just didn't think. We have apologized and bought the man a new rope." liumai3 "We also gave him a good talking too and explained what he did was very dangerous. "He has promised he will not do something similar again. I think we may also need to take him for some anger management therapy." Just make sure the therapist keeps his voice down.
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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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Die Hard

by on Aug.27, 2013, under Crime, Family, Health, Kids, Parenting, Weapons

When Clinton Kastanis died, he was nine years old. His six year old sister Christine also died that night. The children's mother, Margaret, was found dead with four stab wounds to the chest. Sam Kastanis, Clinton's father, told police he was outside in an unattached garage the morning of Nov. 17, 1991, the day his family was killed, yet heard no sounds coming from his house. Nonetheless, he was charged with four counts of capital murder, but later exonerated at trial. It was thought that Margaret, facing divorce, killed the children and herself. Clinton's death was especially macabre, and even the coroner was shocked. At first they thought that the stab wounds were the cause of death. But when the body was cleaned, other wounds became apparent. He had been stabbed 18 times, and hit in the head with a hammer five times. Edward Leis, an assistant medical examiner, described each of the wounds to a 3rd District jury Wednesday morning. He also detailed bruises and cuts the boy received on his hands while trying to fend off his attacker.Leis said he believes these "defensive wounds" show that the child tried to grab the killer's knife. One finger on the boy's right hand was nearly amputated. Leis also said the boy's brain was bruised and said some of the stab wounds entered Clinton's lungs and the sac surrounding his heart. Each of the wounds was inflicted when the boy was alive or just shortly after his death, Leis said. A collapsed lung and other injuries would undoubtedly have left the boy in a great deal of pain. "I would anticipate that if a small child is having pain or if he's being injured by another individual that he would be screaming," Leis said. The autopsy photos have not been released and therefore they appear in the gallery below. This program is intended for mature audiences and some people may find it offensive. Others may just cry.
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Life on the Edge

by on Jul.06, 2013, under Crime, Family, Health, Weapons

Julia Popova struggled with the attacker as he tried to grab her handbag as she was walking home from work. After the incident, she calmly walked to her parents' house in Moscow. When she got home her horrified parents noticed the copious bleeding and knife protruding from the wound. They rushed her to hospital. Surgeons were able to remove the blade, just a fraction of a cm. from her spinal cord, without permanent injury. russian_knifeattack One medic said, “Shock had kicked in and her body prevented her from feeling any pain. She simply walked home without feeling the knife in her back.”
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The Importance of Learning Etiquette

by on Aug.21, 2011, under Education, Food, History, Kids, Parenting

The knife should be held in the left hand. If this were a lesson on safety, we would point out that the outlet isn't grounded.
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Bible Tips

by on Aug.18, 2011, under Crime, Culture, Family, Health, Kids, Parenting, Religion

Keemonta Peterson, 29, from Portland OR., said she was inspired to circumcise her baby after reading the Old Testament. But her son was three months old, and she knew that pediatricians at the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital wouldn't circumcise children over four weeks. An OHSU spokeswoman said it's true that pediatricians at OHSU won't perform circumcisions on boys older than four weeks because of the increased pain, need for general anesthesia and greater risk of bleeding. But urologists at the hospital will perform the procedure on boys older than four weeks.

Keesha, who refers to herself as "Yahayah's Chosen Vessel", decided to do it herself. She read about the procedure on the Internet.

She watched videos about the procedure on Youtube.

She gathered the proper equipment.

Around midnight on the morning of Oct. 24, using a box cutter as a scalpel and a pair of pliers as a tourniquet, she began the procedure. When the bleeding wouldn't stop, she tried to stitch the wound. Her thirteen year old son Dre watched in distress.

After two hours of uncontrolled bleeding, Peterson decided she needed help and called 911 to her home near East Burnside Street and 127th Avenue. Medics rushed the infant to OHSU, where he was initially listed in critical condition.

Keemonta is being held for first and second degree assault and first degree criminal mistreatment. A doctor described the baby’s condition upon arrival as life threatening, and the pain as immense.

According to the prosecution, Peterson said she has concerns about her mental health. She told the Oregon Department of Human Services that in the past she has been overcome with paranoia, and she and her children would stay inside. A month after the botched circumcision, she said she suffered “auditory hallucinations” and manic episodes that prevented her from sleeping for days.

She said that she follows the “Hebrew” religion, but doesn’t attend services at any particular establishment.

Her kids are staying with relatives and she is only allowed to see them on supervised visits.

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The Good Shepherd

by on Aug.10, 2011, under Animals, Crime, Family, Nature, Weapons

Vernon Swart was in the house on Saturday morning when the neighbors called to  tell him that his dog was running around in the street with a massive knife in her head. Swart said he feared the worst when he saw the knife sticking out of her skull following the attack at his home in South Africa. "The neighbors said they had caught intruders trying to enter their home and  they must have then tried to get into my place when Bella attacked them in our  garden," said Swart. "One of them had stabbed her right in the head and the end of the knife was  poking out between her eyes. I feared the worst and assumed she was going to die, but incredibly she was  running around as if nothing had happened." Mr Swart, a professional artist from Stellenbosch near Cape Town, said he rushed Bella to the vet for surgery after the stabbing. "She obviously couldn't feel anything as she was acting normally, but it looked  horrific. The vet couldn't believe what he was seeing and said he had no idea how Bella  had survived. He put her under an anaesthetic and then pulled the blade out. It was imbedded so far into her skull that he had to put his knees up against  Bella's head and lever it with his arms. When we saw the size of the knife we were absolutely shocked. The vet said it must have missed her brain by fractions of a centimetre and  otherwise she would have been dead."
Police are searching for the suspected thieves, while Bella is recovering at home.
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Splitting Headache

by on Feb.19, 2011, under Crime, Health, Weapons

If your headache lasts for more than four years, see a doctor. If it's a splitting headache, you might want to get it checked out sooner. Li Fuyan, 30, suffered from severe headaches and had trouble breathing since he was mugged four years earlier. Li Fuyan said a robber had stabbed him on the right side of his jaw. "As time passed, I used injections to kill the pain in my head and ears," Li, 30, told Chinese state TV. "It has been four years already." The 4" knife blade stuck inside his head since the attack was determined to be the culprit, and surgeons successfully removed it. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/galleries/the_x_factor_amazing_xrays/the_x_factor_amazing_xrays.html#ixzz1ERVHW12T
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Halloween Carving

by on Nov.07, 2010, under Culture, Family, Kids, Parenting, Weapons

Halloween is almost a religious experience for some kids. You get free candy, and you can dress up as anything you want. The choices are endless. A kid could move around discreetly dressed as a traffic barrel. Or portray their favorite movie heroes. A very creative kid could wear a costume within a costume. Here's one portraying batdog. Kids may start trick-or-treating early. You know the parents are "holding" the candy for them.

Not a costume

Halloween costumes are very gender specific. Girls still want to be witches and princesses, while boys like darker characters. But not one 12-year-old from Surprise, Arizona.  He wanted to trick-or-treat as a "gay Justin Bieber". His mother thought his redundant use of the term "gay" was disrespectful of the former Youtube sensation.

Gay Justin Bieber

His mother grounded him Halloween night after an argument, according to police spokesman Sgt. Mark Ortega. He became belligerent after being grounded from trick-or-treating, grabbed a knife from his room, and threatened to kill her. She was able to disarm him without injury. The 12-year-old was arrested on suspicion of threatening with a knife. http://www.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/2010/11/04/20101104justin-bieber-costume-ban-knife-threat-arizona-abrk.html
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