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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:13 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — It was a pleasant afternoon aboard a sightseeing cruise around scenic Newport Harbor until the unthinkable happened — a man threw his crying 7-year-old son overboard during an argument in front of shocked passengers, authorities said.

Sloane Briles, 35, was taken into custody for child endangerment and resisting arrest, Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.

"The father hit him several times and then threatened to throw him overboard if he didn't stop crying," Amormino said. "The crowd on the boat became very angry at the father for hitting the kid and extremely angry when he threw him overboard."

Authorities said Briles appeared to have been drinking. He was released Monday and couldn't immediately be reached at a number listed for him in Irvine.

Briles, his girlfriend and two sons from a previous marriage went on the Sunday afternoon cruise around Newport Harbor on a boat carrying 85 people. Briles began arguing with his girlfriend and his 7-year-old son, Amormino said, adding the child was not an expert swimmer.

The New York Daily News reported that the father's girlfriend told the newspaper that he was only "roughhousing" with his son as he often does and regretted his "stupid" judgment.

"His sons are his whole life," Jennifer Burrelli told the newspaper. "He would never ever do anything to hurt them on purpose. He knows now it could have gone badly. He doesn't even care about the arrest or his own name. He knows it was stupid."

She also said she and Briles were not arguing before the incident.

Staff members on the tour boat said Briles told the boy he needed to toughen up then threw him into the water five feet below, said Charlie Maas, who oversees the tour company.

"Right in the middle of a sunny weekend afternoon in August there is a lot of boat traffic out there," Maas said. "That could have been fatally dangerous."

The incident happened so quickly that Maas said there was little time to react. Someone on the boat threw the boy a life ring, and he was safely rescued, uninjured, by another boater. The father also jumped in to save him.

Both the boy and his brother were returned to the care of their mother, who also could not be reached for comment. The couple was married in 2002 and separated in 2006 after having two children. They divorced in 2007.

Family court filings showed Briles lost his job in the mortgage industry in 2007 and got another job, but was injured and drew worker's compensation. He successfully petitioned to get his child support obligation reduced and tried for a second reduction, which his ex-wife, Christin, opposed.

"If he truly wanted to support his boys he would find a job," she wrote in the filing. She also wrote that Briles sees the boys only on his weekends and rarely calls them during his off weeks.

Briles pleaded guilty in in February 2009 to being in contempt for not paying child support and was sentenced to three years of probation, according to court records. Briles also pleaded guilty in 2011 to public intoxication.

The 90-minute tour on a 42-foot boat called Queen, operated by the Fun Zone Boat Co., goes past Shirley Temple's childhood home and the homes of John Wayne and other celebrities.

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Associated Press writer Noaki Schwartz in Los Angeles also contributed to this report.



Man, I remember gettin' my ass beat by my parents in front of people and it was A-OK!
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:57 pm

http://articles.boston.com/2011-09-05/news/30116268_1_crocodile-farm-villagers-palawan
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:21 pm

Even though you bastards don't read these:

Dogs Eat Owner: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/abandoned-2-weeks-starving-dogs-indonesia-eat-owner-142541221.html
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:47 pm

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Even though you bastards don't read these:

Dogs Eat Owner: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/abandoned-2-weeks-starving-dogs-indonesia-eat-owner-142541221.html

That was pretty interesting man, I could see that happening, shit some people just shouldn't be pet owners, I heard a story about an old woman who had a shit load of cats and was petting one resting across her chest and I guess something spooked the cat cause it had jumped and clawed at the old woman and caught her jugular artery in her neck with a back claw, her skin was real thin like tissue paper, old lady skin, anyway the woman just sat there and bleed out, and the when she was found the same bastard cat was sitting in her lap covered in blood, it had been licking up the crimson nectar as it flowed, so yeah creepy pet shit does happen.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:49 pm

Yup, in a very secluded area a few miles from where I grew up a woman was eaten by her dogs as well. She had like 50 dogs or something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:49 pm

Akeldama wrote:
Even though you bastards don't read these:

Dogs Eat Owner: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/abandoned-2-weeks-starving-dogs-indonesia-eat-owner-142541221.html

LOL!!! I ready em and actually post in here.......
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:02 pm

theJOKERiv wrote:
Akeldama wrote:
Even though you bastards don't read these:

Dogs Eat Owner: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/abandoned-2-weeks-starving-dogs-indonesia-eat-owner-142541221.html

LOL!!! I ready em and actually post in here.......

Yeah I read em I usually just shake my head and laugh, I'll try to post more often.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:57 pm

gershom wrote:
Akeldama wrote:
Even though you bastards don't read these:

Dogs Eat Owner: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/abandoned-2-weeks-starving-dogs-indonesia-eat-owner-142541221.html

That was pretty interesting man, I could see that happening, shit some people just shouldn't be pet owners, I heard a story about an old woman who had a shit load of cats and was petting one resting across her chest and I guess something spooked the cat cause it had jumped and clawed at the old woman and caught her jugular artery in her neck with a back claw, her skin was real thin like tissue paper, old lady skin, anyway the woman just sat there and bleed out, and the when she was found the same bastard cat was sitting in her lap covered in blood, it had been licking up the crimson nectar as it flowed, so yeah creepy pet shit does happen.

Well somebody didn't want to become #37, damn.

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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:30 pm

Truth Magnets?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2035085/Zapping-brain-magnets-makes-IMPOSSIBLE-lie.html
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:55 pm

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Truth Magnets?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2035085/Zapping-brain-magnets-makes-IMPOSSIBLE-lie.html

Sounds like some crackhead shit to me man, it's just another thing the government can use as a weapon, by making people temporarily unmoral, they can create an expendable assassin anytime the need arises.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:11 am

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44587760#44587760

I thought this was alrernately interesting, scary and sad at the same time.

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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:33 pm

Hmmm...it is scary and sad at the same time.


http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/09/is-nicolas-cage-really-a-vampire/
http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewnews.php?id=214682
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:36 pm

Blind Blake's grave found.

http://www.sociofocus.com/2011/09/22/finding-arthur-blind-blakes-grave/

This is a very cool story, worth checking out.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:14 pm

That was kewl, sorry I didn't see this until now.

Bull gores matador through the skull!!!
it's at the 4:29 mark.

Newspaper article in English:



http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20111008/API/1110080577
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:37 pm

Top 5 misconceptions about Columbus:

http://www.livescience.com/16468-christopher-columbus-myths-flat-earth-discovered-americas.html
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:18 pm

Akeldama wrote:
Top 5 misconceptions about Columbus:

http://www.livescience.com/16468-christopher-columbus-myths-flat-earth-discovered-americas.html

Interesting stuff man, funny thing is I already knew some of this, I just don't remember learning it. hmm... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:22 pm

X-ray Vision?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2394935,00.asp
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:27 pm

Hidden city unearthed beneath the Sahara:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/09/lost_cities_sahara/
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:45 pm

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Hidden city unearthed beneath the Sahara:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/09/lost_cities_sahara/

Wow! That's fascinating.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:49 pm

Cool story, I'm interested to see what they find.

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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:16 pm

Yeah man, I wanna see what kind of history this civilization had.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:06 pm

That's waaaaaaaayy cool! I've been watching all kinds of lost African Civilization docus on my Netflix.

Apparently, a lot of it was lush and beautiful before the desert took over.
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:00 pm

chewie wrote:
That's waaaaaaaayy cool! I've been watching all kinds of lost African Civilization docus on my Netflix.

Apparently, a lot of it was lush and beautiful before the desert took over.

I saw a show about that - because of Earth wobbles every 20,000 years the Saraha goes from lush, green earth to desert then back to lush, green earth
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:32 pm

Nice to see other docu-nerds like myself on here...
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PostSubject: Re: "In The News" Thread   Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:34 pm

PETA vs Mario

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/peta-slams-mario-over-fur-suit-211025773.html
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