Sunday, May 28, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
And on the subject of Folding or Scrunching - what do you reckon your friends are. And isn't it amazing that regardless of how you manage your toilet paper, you can't imagine that people would/want to do it any way besides the way you do it!
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Tuesday - Yovy Suarez Jimenez, 28, was found dismembered in a canal in Broward County. Authorities believe an alligator dragged her into the water.
Sunday - Annmarie Campbell, 23, was snorkeling in Juniper Creek in Marion County when she was fatally attacked. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sunday - Judy W. Cooper, 43, was found dead in a canal in Pinellas County with alligator bites officials believe at least contributed to her death, if they weren't the sole cause. She's believed to have been dead for several days.
Monday, May 15, 2006
And was the level of depression for each taken into account? I seem to recall from my undergraduate Psychology, that if a person was truly depressed (and this is a fairly simplistic way of putting it) they didn't attempt to commit suicide; the danger point was when they started to feel a little better!
In an interesting point, Moussaoui had been advised in court that in pleading guilty he had waived his right to ever appeal his convictions.
Also on the Moussaoui case, the Jury forewoman has told the New York Times that it was a single juror who prevented the death sentence judgement. At no point did that juror identify themself or put forward their argument/s for discussion.
More: Moussaoui shouted out in court: "Crazy or not crazy? That is the question." He also said that Richard Reid, the British shoe bomber, was to act as his accomplice in hijacking a fifth plane - but there is no evidence of that - and Reid was not in the US at the time.
In the articles I read, here was no mention of whether there are signs warning of the danger - and, if so, whether these signs are displayed in multiple languages.
Take the disappearance of 6-year-old Aarone Thompson, who was reported missing on 14 November. Her father Aaron told police that she became upset and left the house when he refused to let her have a cookie. Three days later, police halted their search and said they believed Aarone may have been dead as long as 18 months. They said they received a tip but have not released any specifics.
The cases was due to go before a Grand Jury within the next few days but this may now be delayed because Shely Lowe, the woman sharing the house with Aaron at the time has died of an apparent heart attack.
The police evidence about Aarone's "non-disappearance" has not been released but Thompson's defenders critized the investigation for focusing on the couple rather than the missing girl. In turn, the police have called Aaron Thompson's account a fabrication and the couple's behavior "morally reprehensible."
Sam Riddle, a family friend, blamed the investigation for Lowe's death, saying she cried from severe stress at times. "I am firmly convinced the Aurora police and the state of Colorado hounded Shely Lowe to death," Riddle said.
And that's where the ability to "get it right" comes to play. Hopefully the Police are right about their concerns and Thompson (and Lowe) has a case to answer. It would be doubly tragic to think Ms Lowe's death may have been triggered for no good reason - and that Aarone's disappearance should have been pursued in a more rigorous manner.
As well as delaying the trail, the Grand Jurors may also decide to delay questioning of Lowe's children who lived with her and Thompson. (It is unclear if it was the Lowe children who were the "seven childrern removed from the house" following reports of Aarone's disappearance.)
In Search in today's Daily Telegraph carried this:
Looking to get in touch with old school friend, Kara Smith, last known address Duffy St, Merrylands, NSW. Daughter of Doug and Barbara Smith. Has a brother Nathan and sister Lisa. Would love to catch up on last 15 years or if someone knows her, please contact Pat at ... email@example.comAnd thanks to Wikipedia for:
Ophiology (Greek ophis = "snake" + logy = "study") is a branch of herpetology and deals with the scientific study of snakes, including the natural history and behavior of the animals. An individual who studies snakes is known as an ophiologist. Many professional ophiologists find employment in zoos, while amateur opihiologists mainly keep snakes as pets.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Saturday, May 13, 2006
What is it about chain emails that people feel compelled to pass them on? I have received three in the last week – all from different people, and all on different subjects. One for “our boys fighting in Iraq”, one for “National Friendship Week” and the other for a project someone’s kid was doing which involved passing on the email to 10 number of people and something cool will happen – although it’s not apparent how the kid will ever know – and how it would tap into the project as such. I didn’t like passing on chain letters, and I’m not one to pass on chain emails either – even though they might be intriguing. D (you know who you are) if you’re reading this – what was the really cool thing that happened?
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
However, over in Technology section, there's the story Hacker fears "UFO cover-up". In this account, not only do they exist, but NASA regularly removes evidence of them from high resolution satellite images. But wait - there may be another explanation. They could both be right! Maybe UFOs visit the US - and give the rest of the world, including the UK, a wide berth!
* I'm not sure why surprisingly few results on the book were returned in the search - maybe the search parameters I was using?
Which brings me to my current pet peeve - why is it taking so long for e-publishing to gain decent traction in the book market. (Yes, l am aware of the irony of calling it a "book" market when an e-version obviously isn't [a book]!)