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Mexican farmer immolates self during protest

Posted in News with tags on December 9, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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Mexican farmer immolates self during protest

Associated Press

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — A young farmer in southern Mexico set himself on fire outside the Chiapas state legislature building to demand the release of his father, an indigenous leader who was arrested last year on charges stemming from a series of demonstrations in 2011 that turned violent.

Agustin Gomez Perez, 21, lay down and allowed another protester to douse him with gasoline and set it alight Friday in the state capital of Tuxtla Gutierrez. He was taken to a hospital, and his stepmother, Araceli Diaz, said Saturday that he was “serious but stable” condition with second- and third-degree burns.

Gomez Perez and other indigenous farmers have been protesting last year’s jailing of his father, Florentino Gomez Giron. The father is charged with murder, stealing cattle, organized crime and causing 39 families to flee the Ixtapa municipality as a result of leading indigenous protests in 2011 to demand improved basic services. The protests culminated in violence that included the destruction of police cars and the burning of the Ixtapa town hall.

The human rights office of the Chiapas state government issued a statement lamenting Gomez Perez’s immolation and saying it would seek to discourage “acts that put at risk the lives of protesters.”

Authorities said the father remains in prison.

Is 8-Year-Old Kristina Pimenova the Most Beautiful Girl in the World?

Posted in News with tags on December 9, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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Is 8-Year-Old Kristina Pimenova the Most Beautiful Girl in the World?

Underage girls working in the fashion industry isn’t new. But after years of consciously discouraging the sexualization of young girls and promoting fair treatment and healthy lifestyles for minors, it comes as a bit of a shock that Kristina Pimenova is being dubbed the “most beautiful girl in the world” at just eight years old.

Born in 2005 in Moscow, Russia, Pimenova started modeling at the age of three, scoring contracts with Armani, Benetton, Fendi, and Roberto Cavalli’s children’s lines. She landed the cover of Vogue Bambini, herFacebook fan page has more than 2 million likes, and her Instagram handle, which is managed by her mother, has 416,000 followers.

Related: Mila Kunis, Leighton Meester, Cara Delevingne and Angelina Jolie Were Child Models!

Of course, children have always worked as models, butPimenova’s case is especially disconcerting thanks to her massive social media following, which opens her up to trolling on an international scale. Many commenters have called her a “babe,” “flawless,” and are even making remarks on her long legs and other body parts. Not even old enough to walk down the aisle, Pimenova has even received marriage proposals.

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But Pimenova, and more specifically her mother, Glikeriya Shirokova, who is also a model, has come under fire following recent media attention. “My child would never ever ever ever ever wear shorts this tight and small—ever,” one Instagram user wrote. Another said, “Parents like you are the reason why girls grow up to have many issues… also there are so many sick people out [there] that look at these in sexual ways.” One even called the provocative photos a “pedophile’s dream.”

In response to the criticism, Shirkova told MailOnline: “You must think like a pedophile in order to see something sexual in these pictures, so it is time for you to see a doctor.” She insists that all the photographs are completely innocent and despite claims that she’s exploiting her daughter’s beauty for personal gain, she insists the problem is with people who have their own personal and possibly psychological issues. “I do not accept those accusations about sexualization of my child,” she said.

Woman Sleeps Next to Mummified Mother for Five Years

Posted in News with tags on December 7, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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Cheryl Eddy

http://io9.com/woman-sleeps-next-to-mummified-mother-for-five-years-1666985681

Woman Sleeps Next to Mummified Mother for Five Years

Woman Sleeps Next to Mummified Mother for Five Years

A suburban Munich woman was recently found to have been sleeping in the same bed as her elderly mother’s mummified body.

The older woman, as it turns out, died five and a half years ago, which seems like a rather long time to hide a corpse without anyone becoming suspicious. Eventually, building management contacted social services, and the body was discovered. The cause of death was chalked up to natural causes.

Reports Worldcrunch.com:

When the police found the dead woman she was covered to the neck with a blanket. Because of the blanket, flies couldn’t get at her body, explained Thomas Althaus, deputy head of death investigations with the criminal police. “That certainly helped to prevent putrefaction,” he said.

According to Matthias Graw, head of forensics, mummification happens — among other circumstances — when a body dries out. Bacteria can’t function properly if there are no body fluids. Ideal conditions are dry, warm, moving air. Police confirmed that the daughter had kept her mother’s apartment impeccably clean and had aired it sufficiently. Apparently the mummification didn’t engender smells that would have alerted neighbors.

The 55-year-old daughter has a history of mental illness, and is being treated in a psychiatric hospital while facing possible charges for “violation of burial laws.”

And this story, while tragic, isn’t unique. In July, a woman in Brooklyn was found to have beencohabiting with her long-dead mother’s skeletal remains for over a year. In that case, the daughter wasalleged to be “putting [the body] at the dinner table for a dining companion and cuddling next to it at night as she slept.”

California Fisherman Catches, Befriends, Releases Giant Lobster

Posted in News with tags , , on November 25, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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California Fisherman Catches, Befriends, Releases Giant Lobster

Good Morning America

Man Has Change of Heart After Catching Nearly 12 Lb Lobster

A fisherman in California recently made a giant find – a nearly 12-pound lobster.

“It’s an unbelievable cockroach,” Forrest Galante said in a video showcasing the crustacean. Galante slapped the lobster to his torso like it was a chest plate, with the lobster’s legs wrapped under his arms.

Galante – who’s appeared on Discovery Channel’s reality show “Naked and Afraid” – even gave the lobster a name: Albert Girther. The urge to cook Albert, which marine biologists believe is 70 years old, was tempting.

“He would probably have pounds and pounds of unbelievably scrumptious meat,” Galante said.

But after showing his family the gigantic lobster, Galante brought Albert to a local marine center, and the lobster was later returned to the Pacific Ocean.

 

Massive albino catfish landed in Spain

Posted in News with tags on October 14, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/post/massive-albino-catfish-landed-spain/

Massive albino catfish landed in Spain

John Edwards and Tom Herron were fishing for bragging rights recently in Spain, but could not have imagined catching back-to-back giant albinos; ‘A world first’

 

U.S. Marine helps bag record alligator

Posted in News with tags on September 19, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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U.S. Marine helps bag record alligator

Sgt. Jesse Phillips says swamp training will never be the same after he helped bag a Mississippi state-record gator; ‘It was shocking, a little scary’

 

Soldier saves woman from pond with alligators

Posted in News with tags on September 19, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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Soldier saves woman from pond with alligators

Pfc. Nathan Currie dove into water that also has snakes and extracted a woman who inexplicably drove her car into the water; Currie revived her with CPR

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