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Neezar
01-27-2009, 01:50 PM
This is crazy!


Jailed Serial Killer Chops Off Finger With Plastic Knife to Send to Judge


Ivan Milat, Australia’s most notorious serial killer who murdered seven backpackers in the 1990s, cut off his finger in jail and tried to mail it to a judge at the country’s highest court.
The 64-year-old is serving seven life sentences for the murders of the backpackers — including two British women and three Germans — at the Supermax maximum security prison at Goulburn, 125 miles south west of Sydney.
On Monday afternoon Milat, who has a history of self-harm in jail, was reported to have used the serrated plastic knife that came with his meal to sever his left little finger, then placed it in an envelope addressed to a judge on Australia’s High Court.
He handed the envelope to a prison officer, who quickly arranged for the prisoner, and his detached digit, to be transferred to a local hospital under extremely tight security.
Milat was reported to be calm and not showing any symptoms of shock, despite having just cut off his own finger. In the hospital under the guard of four Extreme High Risk Escort prison officers, doctors assessed the mass murderer’s finger and deemed it too late for it to be reattached.
The NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Ron Woodham told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that he had no sympathy for the prisoner, who has repeatedly mutilated himself in efforts to try to escape jail and protest about his prison conditions.
“He probably couldn’t count to ten anyway before the incident,” Woodham told the paper.
He added: “Whether Ivan Milat has decided to sever his finger or not doesn’t alter the fact that he is a serial murderer who will die in jail.”
Milat has previously threatened suicide and swallowed razor blades, staples and part of a metal toilet chain in what were seen as attempts to be transferred to hospital to try to escape.

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,483447,00.html

Neezar
01-27-2009, 01:53 PM
This is sad!


Boy Dies After Disneyland Ride Accident

ORANGE, California A 13-year-old boy who never fully recovered after he fell from a Disneyland children's ride in 2000 died on Monday.

Brandon Zucker was 4 when he fell from the Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin ride in September 2000. The boy was dragged underneath the car, causing serious internal injuries, cardiac arrest and brain damage.:cry: While pinned under one of the ride's cars for several minutes he suffered a ruptured diaphragm, a collapsed left lung, a torn liver and spleen, and a fractured pelvis. He was in a coma for several weeks.
On Sunday morning, Brandon was found unresponsive at his father's home in Anaheim, and died early Monday at Children's Hospital of Orange County, according to sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.
Brandon's family reached a settlement with Disney about 17 months after the accident, which did not require Disney to assume blame. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed but ensured the youngster would receive medical care for the rest of his life.
In December 2000, a state agency investigating the accident concluded that a likely cause was a lap bar that had malfunctioned and Brandon's placement next to an opening in the car.
The Roger Rabbit ride was reopened in July 2001 after changes recommended by the state were made, including the addition of bumpers around each car to prevent anything from getting caught underneath.
Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown said Monday that Disney was saddened about the boy's death. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time," she said in a statement.


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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,483407,00.html

TexasRN
01-27-2009, 01:57 PM
Look Denise....no sad news. Ok? Ok. Although I guess I can just pretend it doesn't exist. Denial and/or alternate realities aren't really such bad things. :mellow:


~Amy

County Mike
01-27-2009, 01:57 PM
No sympathy for the wacky serial killer but feel terrible for the boy and his family.

Neezar
01-27-2009, 01:58 PM
And THIS is sick!


Sales Suspended of Caylee Doll Made as 'Tribute' to Murdered Florida Girl

A Florida company said it is suspending planned sales of a wide-eyed doll called Caylee that was made as a "tribute" to a murdered Orlando girl with the same name.

The Jacksonville-based Showbiz Promotions was going to offer the "Inspirational Caylee Sunshine Doll," named after 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, for $29.99 starting at noon Tuesday.

But the company said on its web site that sales have been suspended.
"After reviewing the response to our media introduction of the Sunshine Caylee Doll and listening to the advice of the general public, we feel that is it best to suspend the launch of The Sunshine Caylee Doll," the company said on its Web site, (took out the web site ad because nobody needs to go to that evil place.)

An attorney for the Anthony family had said he was going to call the company about the doll. It wasn't immediately known whether family opposition was part of the reason sales were stopped.


The blonde-haired, blue-eyed doll comes in a "Caylee Sunshine" T-shirt and intentionally doesn't bear much resemblance to the child, according to company president Jaime Salcedo. He said he thought it would be too morbid.:angry: Ya think?

Caylee had light brown hair and big brown eyes.

The song "You Are My Sunshine," which the little girl sang in home videos that have been publicized in the high-profile case, plays when the 18-inch doll's bellybutton is pushed.

Salcedo said he planned to donate some of the proceeds from the toy to charity.

This isn't the first time Salcedo has tried to capitalize on events in the news. Showbiz Promotions has also made Sarah Palin dolls and Michael Vick dog chew toys, according to MyFOXOrlando.com.

The company, said Salcedo, wanted the Caylee toy to "be a tribute" to Caylee Anthony, whose body was found by a utility worker in December in woods near where she lived with her mother and grandparents in Orlando. She was reported missing in July.

:sick: :punch:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,483446,00.html

Neezar
01-27-2009, 02:00 PM
Look Denise....no sad news. Ok? Ok. Although I guess I can just pretend it doesn't exist. Denial and/or alternate realities aren't really such bad things. :mellow:


~Amy

Okay, sorry. I'm done. :unsure-1:

TexasRN
01-27-2009, 02:03 PM
Okay, sorry. I'm done. :unsure-1:


Just come over to my reality. It's kind of fun here. I know why the crazies go off their meds. :laugh:


~Amy

Neezar
01-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Just come over to my reality. It's kind of fun here. I know why the crazies go off their meds. :laugh:


~Amy

Me, either.

I tell them at work that I am too busy to go crazy right now but soon. Very soon. :laugh:

TexasRN
01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Me, either.

I tell them at work that I am too busy to go crazy right now but soon. Very soon. :laugh:


I hit crazy already. Nobody noticed. :frantics: :laugh:


~Amy

mikthehick
01-27-2009, 02:39 PM
Try being put in a psyc ward mistakenly b/c there was no room in neurology or general medicine......

tough times call for desperate measures after hurricane's hit central VA...

Welcome to my world, in fall 2003 :laugh:

No worries though--aside from some counseling stints since then, I'm in tip top shape, promise :cool:

Neezar
01-27-2009, 02:42 PM
Try being put in a psyc ward mistakenly b/c there was no room in neurology or general medicine......

tough times call for desperate measures after hurricane's hit central VA...

Welcome to my world, in fall 2003 :laugh:

No worries though--aside from some counseling stints since then, I'm in tip top shape, promise :cool:

When I did my tour of duty in the psych ward in nursing school, we had to join group therapy with the patients. I was really getting into it and throughly enjoying myself. The instructor called me to the side and said, "I think this is supposed to be more for the patients than the counselors."
:ashamed:


:laugh:

MattHughesRocks
01-27-2009, 02:43 PM
They could always put all the dolls in the mom's jail cell and see if she wants to play with them :unsure-1:

Neezar
01-27-2009, 02:44 PM
They could always put all the dolls in the mom's jail cell and see if she wants to play with them :unsure-1:

:scared0015: Oh, no, you didn't! (:ninja: :laugh: )






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MattHughesRocks
01-27-2009, 02:45 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :happy0198:



When I did my tour of duty in the psych ward in nursing school, we had to join group therapy with the patients. I was really getting into it and throughly enjoying myself. The instructor called me to the side and said, "I think this is supposed to be more for the patients than the counselors."
:ashamed:


:laugh:

mikthehick
01-27-2009, 02:53 PM
When I did my tour of duty in the psych ward in nursing school, we had to join group therapy with the patients. I was really getting into it and throughly enjoying myself. The instructor called me to the side and said, "I think this is supposed to be more for the patients than the counselors."
:ashamed:


:laugh:

ROFL!!! that made my morning :wink:

In the serious realm tho, I'm so glad for the counseling experience that i've had, cuz it'll make me a better one in the future. I'll give discounts to friends too! School is AWESOME cuz we are learning so much about psychotherapy, psychopathology and psychodevelopment :D Should be a neat next few years in school.

MattHughesRocks
01-27-2009, 03:01 PM
Well you know that bitch did it:w00t:


:scared0015: Oh, no, you didn't! (:ninja: :laugh: )






:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Llamafighter
01-27-2009, 04:09 PM
Dolls are creepy enough as they are.
As far as that serial killer goes, they should have returned the severed finger to Supermax, and dumped the psycho in the medical waste receptical.

Black Mamba
01-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Wow, that's some interesting news Denise. :blink: That serial killer though shouldn't be living. Grrr, don't even get me started about our prison system. Tougher laws on drug dealer thans freakin perverts and child molesters. Heck, I rather live next to drug dealers ( already do) than someone who took a child's innocence away.

Sorry for the rant, I just had to get that out. :ashamed:

Black Mamba
01-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Brighter news:

Mom Gives Birth To Octuplets In SoCal Hospital

BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- A mother has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets.

Dr. Karen Maples told KCAL-TV in Los Angeles that the babies were born Monday at Kaiser Permanante and were "doing quite well."

The hospital says the mother, who asked not to be identified, gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds.
Click here to find out more!

Dr. Harold Henry told the station that "they were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously."

The last set of live-born octuplets were born in Texas and turned 10 years old last month.

Black Mamba
01-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Woman's best friend: Plumber finds 7 carat ring in toilet

PHOENIX Just a case of plumb luck.

It took a plumber to retrieve a woman's 7-carat diamond ring after city workers failed in efforts to flush the gem out of the pipes of a restaurant toilet.

The $70,000 wedding ring fell from Allison Berry's hand when she flushed the toilet in the restroom of the Black Bear Diner on Jan. 14, the plumber said. The ring plopped in and the water whisked it away, said Elena Castelar, the restaurant's shift manager.

City workers opened a pipe outside the restaurant and continuously flushed the toilet, hoping to push the ring out to the opening. When that didn't work, the city called the office in suburban Tempe of Mr. Rooter, a plumbing services franchise based in Waco, Texas.

"This is going to be like dredging for a treasure chest in the ocean," Mike Roberts, general manager of Mr. Rooter, said at the time.

Roberts guided a tiny video camera into the pipe with an infrared light attached. He eventually spotted the ring just 3 feet down and 5 feet over from where it was flushed.

Then it took an hour-and-a-half of jackhammering and pipe removal before Roberts and a technician could recover the ring, eight hours after it fell in the toilet.

"They always say diamonds are a girl's best friend. In this case, a plumber is a girl's best friend," Roberts said. "She was just so excited, she had tears in her eyes. She gave us a hug and said 'Thank you so much.'"

The Mr. Rooter bill came to $5,200 and the city's bill was $1,000.

Berry, of Eureka, Calif., and her husband also tipped Roberts and the technician $400 each and gave $200 to a diner employee for staying late.

Here's a picture of the ring. :scared0015:
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/undated-photo-provided-Saturday-Jan-24-2009-Mike-Roberts-shows/photo//090125/480/cb2ef79143be4e3086dc279d01908d50//s:/ap/odd_diamond_in_toilet

County Mike
01-27-2009, 05:59 PM
Here's a picture of the ring.
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/undate...mond_in_toilet


They got robbed if they paid $70,000 for that ring.

Actually, if you pay $70,000 for ANY ring, you're getting robbed.

Primadawn
01-27-2009, 07:17 PM
They got robbed if they paid $70,000 for that ring.

Actually, if you pay $70,000 for ANY ring, you're getting robbed.

Unless you're giving it to me...

That ring is gorgeous...icky gnarly hand holding it in that pic though...:blink: