Welcome to Sott.net
Sat, 28 Jan 2023
The World for People who Think

Society's Child

Evil Rays

Man brutally kills wife in Germany severing her head

In a gruesome incident, a man in Germany killed his wife today by cutting her into pieces and severing her head in front of his six young children.

Orhan Sircasi, 32, then ran on to the roof of his apartment building clutching his wife's severed head in one hand and a butcher's knife in the other. The killer of Turkish origin fought off police as they tried to seize him early this morning by lunging at them with the knife and swinging the head like a club.

After he lunged at police with the severed head of his wife he threw it from the roof of his five storey apartment building to the street below. He was overpowered on the rooftop in Berlin and taken into custody, the Daily Mail reported.

Then officers entered the apartment in the Kreuzberg district of the capital to find the dismembered body of his wife and the six children aged from nine months to ten years.


Idea: Rubber-stamp dollar bills with Occupy messages

© Steven Senne
Massachusetts protesters carrying signs that mirror the new stamping Occupy slogans in January.
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and one of the deep pockets behind the Occupy movement, says he is helping launch a campaign this summer to highlight the influence of corporate money in American politics.

Cohen and the Move to Amend advocacy group will distribute rubber stamps with anti-corporate election spending messages so that the politically minded can mark their dollar bills. The end goal: To secure a constitutional amendment saying corporations do not enjoy the same protected rights as individuals and that money is not a form of speech.

Cohen plans to put a giant stamping machine on a national tour in August to encourage "thousands of people to buy rubber stamps and stamp any currency that comes into their possession," he tells Yahoo News. According to his attorney, this is legal, as long as the bills are still legible after the stamping. The Occupy movement tried the stamp tactic last October, defacing dollar bills with infographics that showed the income distribution in American society.

This round of stamps will include "Corporations are not people," "Money is not speech" and "Not to be used for bribing politicians," among other slogans.


Pilot signals trouble moments before crash that kills 163 in Nigeria

© Femi Green-Adebo
An airliner carrying 153 people crashed on Sunday, June 3, in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria's most populated city. There were no survivors.
Lagos, Nigeria -- The pilot of the Dana Air plane that crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, radioed that the plane was having trouble just minutes earlier, an airline official told CNN on Monday.

The details emerged as search and rescue crews worked to recover bodies from the wreckage, while authorities searched for the flight data recorders to try to piece together what brought down the plane Sunday, killing all 153 people aboard and at least 10 on the ground.

The death toll will likely rise as crews search through the rubble of a two-story residential building that the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 plane struck.

It was unclear how many people were inside the building and on the street outside at the time of the crash, Mohammad Sani Sidi, the emergency management director, told CNN from the crash site.

Heart - Black

Man claims his mother was mistreated by TSA at Bozeman Yellowstone Int'l Airport

US, Montana- A Bozeman man says TSA agents at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport went to far while conducting a security check on his 73-year-old mother Saturday.

"Putting their hands on her breasts, under her bra, between her thighs, in her thighs. I mean this is a senior citizen for god's sake. I understand some security issues, but this bordering on obscene" said Eli Anselmany.

Anselmany hopes that by sharing his story will make a difference. In addition to talking with KBZK, he emialed Senator John Tester and State Senator Joe Bayleat.

We called the TSA Coordination Center and for now, TSA has no comment on the incident.

Bizarro Earth

Mexico Police Find Tortured Bodies of 3 Paramedics and a Salesman

© Flickr
Ocotlán, Mexico
Police in Mexico have found the tortured bodies of three young paramedics and a salesman bearing gunshot wounds along a highway in the western state of Michoacán.

State prosecutor's spokesman Jonathan Arredondo says the men were last seen by their relatives two days before they were discovered Saturday near the town of La Angostura.

Arredondo said Sunday the motives for the killings are not clear.

The men were aged 18 to 23 and came from the neighboring state of Jalisco. That is the base of a gang allied with the Sinaloa cartel that is locked in a fight with violent, pseudo-religious Knights Templar group of Michoacán. Arredondo says they may have been abducted in their town of Ocotlán and driven 40 minutes away to be killed.

Source: The Associated Press


Police Brutality: Three Years Later, State Police Admit to Using Unreasonable Force on New Jersey Man's Disabled Son

On an early May morning in 2009, after the State Police had searched through the night trying to find two burglary suspects in Warren County, they stopped a car James Bayliss, then 21, was riding in and asked him to step outside so he could be searched.

What happened next was captured by a dashboard video camera inside a State Police patrol car. The recording, which never before has been made public, was recently obtained by The Star-Ledger.

It shows Bayliss standing against the car as Staff Sgt. Richard Wambold Jr. frisks him. A few seconds later, after what appears to be a slight movement, the video shows Wambold throw Bayliss to the ground, kneel and punch him several times in the face.

An eyewitness in a nearby home said in a sworn deposition that she watched from her window as two troopers, later identified as Wambold and Trooper Keith Juckett, then dragged a limp, handcuffed Bayliss toward a parked patrol car and rammed his head against a tire.

She said the troopers' actions "disgusted" her.

What's more, Bayliss is not an average young man. A car accident in 2005 left him with a permanent mental disability, and his friend driving the car that morning, Timothy Snyder, told the State Police troopers on the scene about his condition before he was beaten.

On Friday, after being told The Star-Ledger was planning to publish this story and make the video public on nj.com, the State Police announced for the first time that two troopers involved in the incident used unreasonable force.

Heart - Black

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerber called trusting users dumb f*cks

Loveable Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called his first few thousand users "dumb fucks" for trusting him with their data, published IM transcripts show. Facebook hasn't disputed the authenticity of the transcript.

Zuckerberg was chatting with an unnamed friend, apparently in early 2004. Business Insider, which has a series of quite juicy anecdotes about Facebook's early days, takes the credit for this one.

The exchange apparently ran like this:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask.

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don't know why.

Zuck: They "trust me"

Zuck: Dumb fucks


Feds vs. Zombies: CDC officially denies 'Zombie Apocalypse'

Horror movie
© REUTERS/Lehtikuva Lehtikuva
Horror movie culture enthusiasts dressed as zombies take part in the Helsinki Zombie Walk in Central Helsinki
The US Center for Disease Control has been forced to address the American public in the wake of internet rumors of a possible 'zombie apocalypse".

It's hard to say which is more 'out there': that people believe there might be a virus that reanimates dead people, or that a federal agency actually weighed in on the issue in earnest.

The CDC has previously run a few tongue-in-cheek campaigns about zombies, using the popular theme to get the public prepared for "anything". As the agency's director says, "if you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse, you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack".

But it's now found itself in an unusual spot: having to treat the matter seriously. CDC spokesman David Daigle said the agency "does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)".

But it's not reassuring the masses. Zombie conspiracies are bouncing around the Internet, becoming the third most-popular search term on Google - all after a number of unrelated, yet disturbing, incidents.


George Zimmerman Back in Jail

© Agence France-Presse/Getty Images/Roberto Gonzalez
George Zimmerman (C) is escorted by police as he returns to Seminole County Jail
Miami, Florida - The lawyer for a neighborhood watch volunteer who is back in jail for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in Florida said Sunday that his client's credibility was not in doubt just because his bail had been revoked.

George Zimmerman, 28, faces second degree murder charges over the death of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was heading home from a late night run to a convenience store in Sanford, Florida when he was shot following a confrontation.

The racially-charged case caused an uproar in the United States, mainly over the authorities' initial reluctance to press charges against Zimmerman, who insists that he acted in self-defense in the February 26 incident.

But the judge on Friday revoked Zimmerman's bail and ordered him to return to jail after prosecutors argued he had misled the court about having no money, despite tens of thousands of dollars sitting in online fundraising accounts.

Zimmerman turned himself in shortly before a 48 hour deadline to surrender expired.

Minutes after the accused was escorted back to a solitary cell in handcuffs, defense attorney Mark O'Mara told reporters he planned to seek a hearing to ensure his client is freed.

The attorney said he is "just hoping the judge will give us an audience and we can further explain away why what happened seems to have happened."


3 Injured, 4 Homes Destroyed in Massive New Jersey Fire

© Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger
An intense, fast-moving fire destroyed four connected homes and seriously injured three people, including an infant.

Forty-seven people, including 10 children, were left homeless by the five-alarm blaze, which was reported around 3:45 a.m. Sunday. Two residents - a father and son - initially were unaccounted for, but authorities later learned they weren't home when the fire occurred.

A couple and their baby daughter suffered burns and were hospitalized in serious but stable condition Sunday afternoon. Further details on their injuries were not disclosed.

Roughly 75 firefighters from 11 fire companies battled the stubborn blaze, which damaged several other homes and burned for several hours before it was brought under control. The fire was still smoldering early Sunday afternoon. The cause remained under investigation.