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... Mary Jane Mowat, British judge,
THE TIMES August 28, 2014.
*British police say it is sometimes impossible to bring rapists of drunken women to justice. One victim who was brutally raped anally, then robbed, had drunk 8 pints of larger, had no memory of leaving the bar, and couldn't provide police with a location of the crime or a description of the rapist.'
... George Pell, Roman Catholic Cardinal,
The Australian August 22, 2014.
... Harry Benson, Marriage Foundation charity,
THE SUNDAY TIMES August 24, 2014.
* A report from the National Marriage Project at Virginia University found that 53% of women who only slept with their future husband felt "highly satisfied in their marriage", versus 42% who had pre-marital sex with 2 or more partners, and 22% of those who'd had 10 or more partners. However, only 23% of those who got married during the study had sex solely with the person they married.
... Medical staff, Kenema Hospital, Sierra Leone,
NEW YORK TIMES August 8, 2014.
Barbarians At The Gate - War & Social Media : ... August 25, 2014.
Social Networks and Internet Media are being used to wage war as never before as brutal conflicts erupt around the globe.
'Islamic State' extremists are successfully using global Social Media Networks in world-wide recruitment and fund-raising campaigns.
Of greater concern is their increasing sophistication in using media to spread fear and terror to a global audience via their use of graphic, blood-chilling images of mass executions and beheadings as they wage their wars.
Global Intelligence think-tank Stratfor says... "Welcome to the mass media age... The wars of the 21st century will be different from those of the 20th... Technology, which the geeky billionaires of Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest claim has liberated us with new forms of self-expression, has also brought us back to the worst sorts of barbarism. We are back to a medieval world of theater, in which the audience is global."Uploaded August 25, 2014 by RT.
Saudi Prince Ambushed in Paris: ... August 18, 2014.
The diplomatic convoy of a wealthy Saudi prince (dubbed the Arab World's Warren Buffet) has been attacked in a commando-style raid by 8 heavily armed assailants in Paris. Over 250,000 Euros (USD $350,000) in cash and "sensitive diplomatic documents" were seized in the heist. The prince's 10-vehicle convoy had left a posh hotel on the Champs Elysees and was on its way to a private airfield.
Prince Abdul Aziz (youngest and favourite son of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia) usually travels with an entourage of around 50 bodyguards and servants. The prince reportedly once left a $114,000 tip at a restaurant on the Spanish island of Ibiza.
This robbery follows last year's daring heist from the luxurious French Riviera Carlton Hotel in Cannes, where thieves stole over $145 million in jewellery in less than a minute.Uploaded August 19, 2014 by AbcNews:
'COPS' Reality TV Camera-man Shot: ... August 28, 2014.
The camera-man for the 'COPS' reality TV show has been killed while filming a robbery in Omaha, Nebraska.
The 38 year-old was killed during a shoot-out in a Wendy's restaurant. Police returned fire after the robber fired a hand gun (which turned out to be an air-pistol firing plastic pellets). The robber was killed in the exchange.
Unfortunately, the camera-man was also shot and killed by friendly fire when a bullet penetrated a gap in his bullet-proof vest.Uploaded August 28, 2014 by BBC News.
Tinder Romeo Charged over High-rise Death: ... August 15, 2014.
A New Zealand female has plunged to her death from the 14th floor balcony of a high-rise on Australia's Gold Coast. The attractive 26 year-old woman had flown in to attend a friend's wedding. A 28 year-old man she met online through Tinder has been charged with her murder.
Local media have dubbed the defendant "the Gold Coast love rat" following revelations of his boasts online of having slept with over 150 women. The "buffed Lothario... a tanned man with impossibly white teeth, his T-shirt stretched over a toned chest" (one of his online names was 'Superhero') also confessed to secretly filming women by attaching miniature spy cameras to his clothes as well as having motion sensing cameras installed in his apartment.
Some of his posts included... "Banged two girls last night. First one was 4/10 not really worth mentioning, didn't look like her pics and I couldn't even finish. Needed a slump buster since I haven't had a new girl in over a week... Second chick looked way better in person. Got a BJ in my car and on the hood. Wettest girl I've ever .... Loud too." (Daily Telegraph August 16th)
Researchers are worried about a new wave of Internet promiscuity and its effect on younger generations (Tinder admits that up to 7% of its 10 million daily users are aged 13 to 17). So much for "Modern Love".Uploaded August 15, 2014 by 7News:
Small Boy Fights Off Alligator: ... August 9, 2014.
A 9 year-old boy's decision to cool off in a lake in Osceola County, Florida (despite signs warning it was off limits to swimmers) almost cost him his life.
A 9 foot long alligator, weighing between 400 and 500 pounds, attacked him almost immediately. The brave lad managed to punch the gator away and escaped with around 30 bite and claw wounds. Medical staff say he will be able to go home soon if his wounds don't get infected.
It is estimated there are up to 1.3 million alligators in Florida waters.Uploaded August 9, 2014 by ABC News:
Pilot's Artificial Arm Detaches While Landing: ... August 14, 2014.
A Flybe Dash 8 twin-engined aircraft with 47 passengers on board had a bumpier-than-normal landing at Belfast City Airport.
The heavy landing was in part due to the strong 56 mph wind gusts experienced, but also because the 46 year-old pilot's artificial arm (which was steering while his other hand was powering down) accidentally unlatched as the plane came in to land.
The incident happened so quickly the pilot didn't have time to command the co-pilot to take over. Instead he quickly moved his hand from the power levers to the steering control and landed faster and harder than intended.Uploaded August 14, 2014 by SourceFed:
Iron Bar Pierces Man's Head: ... August 26, 2014.
A thick iron reinforcement-rod, several feet long, has dropped onto a 50 year-old Chinese man piercing his head.
The man was helping to demolish a house when the heavy bar fell onto him entering the right side of his forehead and emerging from his left cheek.
Amazingly, Chinese doctors expect him to make a full recovery.Uploaded on August 26, 2014 by EmmY:
Suicidal Passenger Attacks Young Pilot: ... August 25, 2014.
Quick thinking by the 23 year-old pilot of a chartered, single-engined aircraft helped him survive what appears to have been a suicide attempt by his 82 year-old passenger.
The elderly passenger (a Baptist minister with 50 years flying experience) suddenly lunged, flicked off the engine switch, and seized the controls in an attempt to crash the light aircraft into the ground. The young pilot repeatedly punched the face of the passenger as they fought violently in the cockpit but somehow he managed to crash-land safely in a paddock.
The severely bruised and bloodied passenger has been charged over his apparent suicide mission. His motive is unclear... insurance payout perhaps?Uploaded on August 25 23, 2014 by SunriseOn7:
The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old Business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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More International Emergency numbers...
Hong Kong ....999
Isle of Man ....999
Kenya, Africa .999
New Zealand ..111
Norfolk Island 000
Scilly Isles .....999
Solomon Is. ...999
Who to call if your credit card is lost or stolen, or if you suspect fraud.
MasterCard Emergency Services.
(ref: Cash Passport)
(ref: Cash Passport)