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spaminator
#451
New York man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator
Associated Press
Published:
October 16, 2018
Updated:
October 16, 2018 10:59 AM EDT
(Getty Images)
New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught.
Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found unresponsive. He was cut out of the shirt, rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Authorities say Alvarez had been drinking.
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/new...bway-escalator
 
spilledthebeer
#452
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

New York man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator
Associated Press
Published:
October 16, 2018
Updated:
October 16, 2018 10:59 AM EDT
(Getty Images)
New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught.
Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found unresponsive. He was cut out of the shirt, rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Authorities say Alvarez had been drinking.
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/new...bway-escalator


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Yeah- dont you just LOVE IT when govt owned infrastructure is so poorly maintained that it mains or kills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And all because govt thinks that handing out more gravy to civil service union HOGS- so their votes can be bought by LIE-berals- is more important than actually FIXING ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just look at Toronto - with THREE MAJOR water main breaks in one week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Multiple MAIN streets closed down for days at at a time while Hogs go out to PATCH the ROTTING infrastructure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And we do not know yet the FULL cost of the flooding from those ruptured pipes as there are a couple of flooded underground parking garages that nobody can enter yet to assess the damage to the cars down there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



But no need to worry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our Wynne-bag LIE-berals signed FOUR YEAR wage deals with civil service union Hogs just before going down to defeat in the June election- just like turds flushed from a toilet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Jackass John- the Sorry Tory mayor of Hogtown has displayed the same dauntless generosity to Hogs as his provincial and federal counterparts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


All is well- IN LIE-beralville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Blackleaf
#453
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTZ1c3hmV1o
 
spaminator
#454
'WIND GUST CAN BE FATAL???' Selfie-taking couple who died in 800-foot fall at Yosemite lived 'life on the edge'
Associated Press
Published:
October 31, 2018
Updated:
October 31, 2018 1:00 AM EDT
Vishnu Viswanath and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy (inset) fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite Park, Calif., while trying to take a selfie. (Vishnu Viswanath/Facebook via AP/elgad/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO — She was a self-described “adrenaline junkie,” and he took “wow-worthy photos” of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers.
In one post at the Grand Canyon this spring, 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy even warned daredevils who try to snap selfies from dangerous heights: “Did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???” The caption accompanies a photo of Moorthy sitting on the edge of the canyon’s North Rim.
The couple’s latest trip turned out to be their last. Moorthy and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, who were Indian expats living in California, fell to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week while taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday.
They set up their tripod near a ledge at a scenic overlook in the California park, Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told The Associated Press. Visitors saw the camera the next morning and alerted park rangers, who “used high-powered binoculars to find them and used helicopters to airlift the bodies,” he said.
Rangers found their bodies about 800 feet (245 metres) below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite ledge that offers spectacular views of the Yosemite Valley below.
Their thrill-seeking social media posts foreshadow the couple’s link to the growing problem of selfie deaths.
A study published this month in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care said 259 people had died taking selfies between October 2011 and November 2017.
The report, based on findings from researchers in India who scoured worldwide media reports, said the main causes of selfie deaths were drowning, usually involving people being washed away by waves or falling from a boat, followed by people killed while posing in front of a moving train, deaths involving falls from high places or while taking pictures with dangerous animals.
More than 10 people have died at Yosemite this year, some from natural causes and others from falls, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.
Moorthy and Viswanath were born in India and had lived in the United States for a few years, most recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cisco India said Viswanath was a software engineer at the company’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters in Silicon Valley.
They graduated in 2010 from the College of Engineering, Chengannur, in the Alapuzha district of India’s Kerala state, one of their professors, Nisha Kuruvilla, told AP. She said Moorthy and Viswanath were both good students who were fond of travelling and had married at a Hindu temple in Kerala in southern India four years ago.
This photo obtained from Facebook posted on June 26, 2017, shows a selfie of Vishnu Viswanath, right, and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy at Skydive Santa Barbara in Lompoc, Calif. Vishnu Viswanath / Facebook via AP
Moorthy described her and her husband as “travel obsessed” on their blog, “Holidays & Happily Ever Afters,” which was taken down Tuesday. It was filled with photos of the couple in front of snowy peaks and on romantic trips across Europe, where they took selfies from a gondola in Venice, at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and at the Vatican.
Moorthy wanted to work full time as a travel blogger, her brother-in-law said. She described herself in the blog as a “quirky free spirit” and “an ardent adrenaline junkie — roller coasters and skydiving does not scare me.”
She posed at the edge of the Grand Canyon wearing a Wonder Woman costume, writing, “A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs — and skyscrapers. But did you know that wind gust can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?”
Her husband’s Facebook cover photo shows the couple smiling, with arms around each other standing at a Grand Canyon precipice. “Living life on the edge,” he wrote.
In a post from July 2017, the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary by skydiving in Santa Barbara, Calif. Moorthy posted a video on Instagram that shows her in a T-shirt saying, “Gimme Danger,” and flashing a thumbs-up as she jumps from the plane.
“I believe I can flyyy. I believe i can touch the skyyy,” she wrote in the post. “Aaaand touch the sky I did from an effin’ 18000 feet thanks to the unconditional love-ninja in my life, Vishnu, who literally took this year’s anniversary surprise a notch ’higher’ than last year’s hot air ballooning adventure, by gifting this adrenaline junkie with one of the highest tandem skydives in the world!”
She also blogged about depression. In a post from April, Moorthy apologized to readers for going silent and “disappearing for more than a year.”
“Between battling the tightening tentacles of depression and blustering in the tempest of moving madness, I am afraid social media is taking a back seat??” she wrote.
The couple’s pictures indicated they liked to pose in scenic spots at sunset, which was the last time they were seen alive.
In an eerie coincidence, another couple who hiked to Taft Point captured pictures of Moorthy prior to her fall, saying she appears in the background of two of their selfies.
Sean Matteson said Moorthy stood out from the crowd enjoying sunset at the overlook because her hair was dyed bright pink. He said she made him a little nervous because she was close to the edge.
In this Oct. 21, 2018 photo provided by Sean Matteson, Matteson poses for a selfie with his girlfriend Drea Rose Laguillo, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The couple said Meenakshi Moorthy, seen in background at left, the pink-haired woman who fell to her death in Yosemite Park accidentally appeared in two of their selfie photos taken shortly before the 30-year-old old fell from a popular overlook. Sean Matteson / AP
“She was very close to the edge, but it looked like she was enjoying herself,” said Matteson of Oakland, California. “She gave me the willies. There aren’t any railings. I was not about to get that close to the edge. But she seemed comfortable. She didn’t seem like she was in distress or anything.”
The travel advice website MyYosemitePark.com posted a photo of Taft Point to illustrate its “bad selfies” list, warning tourists: “Don’t pose on top of a huge granite drop-off.” It added, “It would only take a loose rock or bad footing to plummet.”
Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards said officials were investigating the deaths, which could take several days.
In India, after a rash of selfie-related deaths, the Tourism Ministry in April asked state government officials to safeguard tourists by installing signs in areas where accidents had occurred declaring them “no-selfie zones.”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GkpS2eiNI_Y
http://myyosemitepark.com/photos/bad-selfies
http://torontosun.com/news/world/bro...ie-at-yosemite
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#455
Did they get the selfie taken before they died? If not, their lives would have been pointless.
 
MHz
#456
Pretty long fall. I would have made a vid, fuk the selfi.
 
taxslave
#457
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

'WIND GUST CAN BE FATAL???' Selfie-taking couple who died in 800-foot fall at Yosemite lived 'life on the edge'
Associated Press
Published:
October 31, 2018
Updated:
October 31, 2018 1:00 AM EDT
Vishnu Viswanath and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy (inset) fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite Park, Calif., while trying to take a selfie. (Vishnu Viswanath/Facebook via AP/elgad/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO — She was a self-described “adrenaline junkie,” and he took “wow-worthy photos” of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers.
In one post at the Grand Canyon this spring, 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy even warned daredevils who try to snap selfies from dangerous heights: “Did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???” The caption accompanies a photo of Moorthy sitting on the edge of the canyon’s North Rim.
The couple’s latest trip turned out to be their last. Moorthy and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, who were Indian expats living in California, fell to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week while taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday.
They set up their tripod near a ledge at a scenic overlook in the California park, Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told The Associated Press. Visitors saw the camera the next morning and alerted park rangers, who “used high-powered binoculars to find them and used helicopters to airlift the bodies,” he said.
Rangers found their bodies about 800 feet (245 metres) below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite ledge that offers spectacular views of the Yosemite Valley below.
Their thrill-seeking social media posts foreshadow the couple’s link to the growing problem of selfie deaths.
A study published this month in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care said 259 people had died taking selfies between October 2011 and November 2017.
The report, based on findings from researchers in India who scoured worldwide media reports, said the main causes of selfie deaths were drowning, usually involving people being washed away by waves or falling from a boat, followed by people killed while posing in front of a moving train, deaths involving falls from high places or while taking pictures with dangerous animals.
More than 10 people have died at Yosemite this year, some from natural causes and others from falls, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.
Moorthy and Viswanath were born in India and had lived in the United States for a few years, most recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cisco India said Viswanath was a software engineer at the company’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters in Silicon Valley.
They graduated in 2010 from the College of Engineering, Chengannur, in the Alapuzha district of India’s Kerala state, one of their professors, Nisha Kuruvilla, told AP. She said Moorthy and Viswanath were both good students who were fond of travelling and had married at a Hindu temple in Kerala in southern India four years ago.
This photo obtained from Facebook posted on June 26, 2017, shows a selfie of Vishnu Viswanath, right, and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy at Skydive Santa Barbara in Lompoc, Calif. Vishnu Viswanath / Facebook via AP
Moorthy described her and her husband as “travel obsessed” on their blog, “Holidays & Happily Ever Afters,” which was taken down Tuesday. It was filled with photos of the couple in front of snowy peaks and on romantic trips across Europe, where they took selfies from a gondola in Venice, at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and at the Vatican.
Moorthy wanted to work full time as a travel blogger, her brother-in-law said. She described herself in the blog as a “quirky free spirit” and “an ardent adrenaline junkie — roller coasters and skydiving does not scare me.”
She posed at the edge of the Grand Canyon wearing a Wonder Woman costume, writing, “A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs — and skyscrapers. But did you know that wind gust can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?”
Her husband’s Facebook cover photo shows the couple smiling, with arms around each other standing at a Grand Canyon precipice. “Living life on the edge,” he wrote.
In a post from July 2017, the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary by skydiving in Santa Barbara, Calif. Moorthy posted a video on Instagram that shows her in a T-shirt saying, “Gimme Danger,” and flashing a thumbs-up as she jumps from the plane.
“I believe I can flyyy. I believe i can touch the skyyy,” she wrote in the post. “Aaaand touch the sky I did from an effin’ 18000 feet thanks to the unconditional love-ninja in my life, Vishnu, who literally took this year’s anniversary surprise a notch ’higher’ than last year’s hot air ballooning adventure, by gifting this adrenaline junkie with one of the highest tandem skydives in the world!”
She also blogged about depression. In a post from April, Moorthy apologized to readers for going silent and “disappearing for more than a year.”
“Between battling the tightening tentacles of depression and blustering in the tempest of moving madness, I am afraid social media is taking a back seat??” she wrote.
The couple’s pictures indicated they liked to pose in scenic spots at sunset, which was the last time they were seen alive.
In an eerie coincidence, another couple who hiked to Taft Point captured pictures of Moorthy prior to her fall, saying she appears in the background of two of their selfies.
Sean Matteson said Moorthy stood out from the crowd enjoying sunset at the overlook because her hair was dyed bright pink. He said she made him a little nervous because she was close to the edge.
In this Oct. 21, 2018 photo provided by Sean Matteson, Matteson poses for a selfie with his girlfriend Drea Rose Laguillo, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The couple said Meenakshi Moorthy, seen in background at left, the pink-haired woman who fell to her death in Yosemite Park accidentally appeared in two of their selfie photos taken shortly before the 30-year-old old fell from a popular overlook. Sean Matteson / AP
“She was very close to the edge, but it looked like she was enjoying herself,” said Matteson of Oakland, California. “She gave me the willies. There aren’t any railings. I was not about to get that close to the edge. But she seemed comfortable. She didn’t seem like she was in distress or anything.”
The travel advice website MyYosemitePark.com posted a photo of Taft Point to illustrate its “bad selfies” list, warning tourists: “Don’t pose on top of a huge granite drop-off.” It added, “It would only take a loose rock or bad footing to plummet.”
Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards said officials were investigating the deaths, which could take several days.
In India, after a rash of selfie-related deaths, the Tourism Ministry in April asked state government officials to safeguard tourists by installing signs in areas where accidents had occurred declaring them “no-selfie zones.”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GkpS2eiNI_Y
http://myyosemitepark.com/photos/bad-selfies
http://torontosun.com/news/world/bro...ie-at-yosemite

Quick. Ban cell phone cammeras.
 
MHz
#458
Better chance of success than banning stupid.
 
spaminator
#459
Aussie man dies nine years after eating garden slug on dare from friends
Postmedia News
Published:
November 6, 2018
Updated:
November 6, 2018 1:34 PM EST
(Getty Images)
An Australian man died Friday, more than eight years after being paralyzed by eating a garden slug on a teenage dare.
Sam Ballard, then 19 and a star rugby player, reportedly became infected with rat lungworm after eating a slug on a spur-of-the-moment challenge by friends during a “wine appreciation night” back in 2010.
“The conversation came up, you know, ‘Should I eat it?,’ and off Sam went,” friend Jimmy Galvin told news.com.au. “Bang. That’s how it happened.”
Ballard didn’t get sick until a few days later but eating the slug was quickly dismissed as a cause, with his mother telling him “no-one gets sick from that.” Multiple sclerosis, which his father had, was also feared to be causing his symptoms before being ruled out.
Contracting eosinophilic meningoencephalitis from the rat lungworm, he wound up falling into a coma for 420 days and, due to brain damage, was paralyzed when he awoke.
Nearly nine years after chowing down on the slug, Ballard, 29, died in Sydney’s Hornsby Hospital, according to reports out of Australia, surrounded by friends and his mother, Katie Ballard.
“He had his voice and he said ‘I love you’ several times to Katie,” a friend told 10 Daily.
“Sam was a true battler and hero to his younger brother Joshua and sister Melanie. He had an army of friends and family who have loved and cared for him for which he was truly grateful,” Ballard’s online obituary said. “His last days were the happiest and he was surrounded by a room full of love.”
http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/980382413573406722
http://news.com.au/lifestyle/health/...9d2dd92dfeaa8f
http://tendaily.com.au/views/a181105...-most-20181105
http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituarie...&pid=190659994
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/aus...e-from-friends
 
spaminator
#460
Mom of man who died after injecting scrotum with silicone blames death on bondage partner
Postmedia News
Published:
November 8, 2018
Updated:
November 8, 2018 2:05 PM EST
Jack Chapman (centre) and his mother, Linda (right). (GoFundMe)
The mother of an Australian man who died after injecting his scrotum with silicone as part of an inflation fetish confronted his American bondage master in an episode of The Project.
The episode of the Australian news affairs program, which aired Tuesday on Channel 10, Linda Chapman, mother of Jack Chapman, said someone convinced her son into injecting his scrotum with silicone.
According to the Daily Mail, Chapman confronted Dylan Hafertepen, Jack’s reported bondage partner and blamed him for her son’s death. Chapman instructed Hafertepen to leave her house.
“What sort of person injects into their balls … What sort of person does that?” Chapman asked Hafertepen while in tears.
“Someone who feels so badly about themselves, someone who was vulnerable, who just wanted your love at any cost .. and the cost of his life.”
According to his autopsy, the 28-year-old Jack — also known as “Pup Tank” — died from silicone embolism syndrome in October. Jack was reportedly part of a cult fetish scene spearheaded by Hafertepen, where followers were required to have large scrotums along to go with their hulking physiques.
Jack’s mother claimed she didn’t learn about her son’s disorder until a day after his death.
Chapman said she didn’t know Jack was in the hospital under an induced coma before his eventual demise.
“I never got to hold him, I never got to hug him. I never got to say goodbye,” she said on the show.
Linda Chapman holds a picture of her son, Jack, while talking to Dylan Hafertepen during a confrontation on an episode of The Project. (YouTube)
According to Seattle-based independent newspaper The Stranger, Jack was one of many men, nicknamed “pups,” linked to Hafertepen as part of a polyamourous “self-made family” where the men cater to the needs of the master in hopes of winning his affection.
On social media, Hafertepen was known as Noodles and Beef, where he’d regularly post photos of the bulging boys who served him.
Dylan Hafertepen. (YouTube)
The Daily Mail reported in the weeks leading to his death, Jack left a US$200,000 inheritance in his will to Hafertepen.
The Project documented Hafertepen flying from Seattle to Melbourne, where he returned Jack’s ashes to his family.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6KiSTe2KOmE
http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/video
http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ge-master.html
http://thestranger.com/features/2018...-of-a-kinkster
http://torontosun.com/news/world/mom...ondage-partner
 
MHz
#461
Natural selection at work, the really stupid ones can cause their own extinction.
 
spilledthebeer
#462
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Natural selection at work, the really stupid ones can cause their own extinction.


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SORRY..........................NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Natural selection has been mostly sidelined by the LIE-beral nanny state that will protect us from EVERYTHING EXCEPT the consequences of LIE-beral policy FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
MHz
#463
How many empires has imploded rather than conquered by outside forces? This world as we know it is under prophecy that point to the 'patients' running the 'asylum'. Take a wild guess who that is in this day and age.
 
spilledthebeer
#464
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

How many empires has imploded rather than conquered by outside forces? This world as we know it is under prophecy that point to the 'patients' running the 'asylum'. Take a wild guess who that is in this day and age.




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POOR MHz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lost in his delusions he has given himself a promotion from psychiatric patient - TO DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It makes me think of the old Jamaican song about "put de lime in de coconut and drink `em all up.....and soon you feel better"!


Though really MHz you ought to rethink skipping your meds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spaminator
#465
American realtor in hospice care after botched nose job in Mexico
American Media Inc.
Published:
November 18, 2018
Updated:
November 18, 2018 3:11 PM EST
Laura Avila. (GoFundMe)
A Dallas, Texas realtor is in hospice care after a botched nose job in Mexico, as KVIA has reported.
Laura Avila, 36, is near death after her rhinoplasty procedure in Juarez went horribly wrong and she suffered severe brain damage.
Devastated family members now say “her fate is in the hands of God.”
Avila was on life support, but on doctors’ advice, relatives transferred her to palliative care on Friday, November 16.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page for Avila.
They have also hired attorney Larry Friedman, who plans to sue the Rino Center in Juarez, Mexico, where Avila’s surgery took place, and others responsible.
Avila headed to Juarez, with her fiance Enrique Cruz along for moral support, to save money on her nose job, which would cost about one third less than the $7,500 it would cost in America.
Doctors began the operation on October 30 by administering Avila anesthesia via her spine.
The anesthesia traveled to her brain, instead of downward throughout her body.
Avila soon went into cardiac arrest and hospital officials put her into a medically induced coma to prevent further brain damage. The rhinoplasty was never performed.
Cruz, who was in the waiting area, was allegedly lied to about what had happened.
He told WFAA, “I was really concerned… I got upset because they wouldn’t let me see her.”
He said doctors finally told him they couldn’t do the surgery because Avila’s blood pressure had dropped.
After four days in a Mexican clinic, Avila was transported to a university hospital in El Paso, Texas.
However, her family said officials at the Rino Center tried to stop them from leaving with Avila because they didn’t pay the bill.
“The hospital in Mexico basically held us hostage because we wouldn’t pay the full amount,” her sister sighed.
Texas hospital doctors confirmed that Avila was brain dead.
Her heartbroken fiancé Cruz wrote on social media, “I love you so much, I’m so lost without you.”
http://kvia.com/news/el-paso/texas-w...arez/860313382
http://gofundme.com/laura-loves-outloud
http://wfaa.com/article/news/from-no.../287-613905409
http://torontosun.com/news/world/ame...-job-in-mexico
 
taxslave
+1
#466
Sounds like she was brain dead before the surgery
 
spaminator
#467
'Fear of outsiders': American killed by arrows shot by isolated tribe on Indian island
Associated Press
Published:
November 21, 2018
Updated:
November 21, 2018 5:29 PM EST
In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, in Cape Town, South Africa, days before he left for in a remote Indian island of North Sentinel Island, where he was killed.Sarah Prince / AP Photo
NEW DELHI — The first time American John Allen Chau made it to the remote North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean, he came bearing gifts that included a football and fish.
He interacted with some of the tribesmen — who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants and are known for attacking anyone who comes near with bows and arrows and spears — until they became angry and shot an arrow at him.
It struck a book Chau was carrying, and the 26-year-old adventurer and Christian missionary swam back to a boat of fishermen that was waiting at a safe distance.
That night, he wrote about his adventures and left his notes with the fishermen. He returned to the island the next day, on Nov. 16.
What happened then isn’t known, but on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as the tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach.
Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said Wednesday that the seven fishermen have been arrested for helping the American reach North Sentinel Island. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the Indian government, and officials were working with anthropologists to recover the body.
“It was a case of misdirected adventure,” Pathak said.
Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can’t be confirmed until his body is recovered, Pathak told The Associated Press.
In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a “beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us.” The family also said it forgave his killers and called for the release of those who assisted him in his quest to reach the island.
“He ventured out on his own free will and his local contacts need not be persecuted for his own actions,” the family said.
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Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed in a hotel while he prepared to travel to the island. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2015 and 2016. North Sentinel is part of the Andaman Islands and sits at the intersection of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
With help from a friend, Chau hired the seven fishermen for $325 to take him there on a boat, which also towed the kayak Chau used to reach the island the first time, Pathak said.
After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who in turn notified his family, Pathak said. Police charged the seven fishermen with endangering the life of the American by taking him to a prohibited area.
One of Chau’s friends said the adventurer spent a month at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, before going to India.
Casey Prince, 39, declined to discuss what Chau told him about his upcoming travel plans, saying he’d rather talk about the kind of man his friend was.
“If he was taking a risk, he was very aware of it,” Prince said, recalling the time Chau told him about being bitten by a rattlesnake.
The two first met about six years ago, when Chau was a manager on the soccer team at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma. Chau and others on the team travelled to South Africa to volunteer at a soccer development and social leadership program Prince founded, Ubuntu Football Academy.
Prince described him as easy to like, kind, joyful and driven by twin passions: a love of the outdoors and fervent Christianity.
“He was an explorer at heart,” Prince said. “He loved creation and being out in it, I think having probably found and connected with God that way, and deeply so.”
Before attending Oral Roberts University, Chau had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School. Phone messages left with some of his relatives were not immediately returned Wednesday.
“He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and best friend to us,” The Chau family wrote in its Instagram post. “To others he was a Christian missionary, a wilderness EMT, an international soccer coach, and a mountaineer. He loved God, life, helping those in need, and he had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people.”
Survival International, an organization that works for the rights of tribal people, said the killing of the American should prompt Indian authorities to properly protect the lands of the Sentinelese and other Andaman tribes.
“The British colonial occupation of the Andaman Islands decimated the tribes living there, wiping out thousands of tribespeople, and only a fraction of the original population now survives. So the Sentinelese fear of outsiders is very understandable,” Stephen Corry, the group’s director, said in a statement.
Shiv Viswanathan, a social scientist and a professor at Jindal Global Law School, said North Sentinel Island was a protected area and not open to tourists. “The exact population of the tribe is not known, but it is declining. The government has to protect them,” Viswanathan said.
Poachers are known to fish illegally in the waters around the island, catching turtles and diving for lobsters and sea cucumbers. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/fea...-indian-island
 
spaminator
#468
Police struggle to recover body of American killed by isolated Indian tribe after 'foolish adventure'
Associated Press
Published:
November 22, 2018
Updated:
November 22, 2018 8:12 AM EST
In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, just days before he left for India where he was killed in a remote island populated by the Sentinelese, a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Sentinelese people are resistant to outsiders and often attack anyone who comes near, and visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government. "He was an explorer at heart," Prince said. "He loved creation and being out in it, I think having probably found and connected with God that way, and deeply so."Sarah Prince / AP
NEW DELHI — Indian authorities were struggling Thursday to figure out how to recover the body of an American killed after wading ashore on an isolated island cut off from the modern world.
John Allen Chau was killed last week by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach, police say.
But even officials don’t travel to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked.
‘Fear of outsiders’: American killed by arrows shot by isolated tribe on Indian island
“It’s a difficult proposition,” said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located. “We have to see what is possible, taking utmost care of the sensitivity of the group and the legal requirements.”
Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, he said.
While visits to the island are heavily restricted, Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a football and fish.
It was “a foolish adventure,” said P.C. Joshi, an anthropology professor at Delhi University who has studied the islands. “He invited that aggression.”
Joshi noted that the visit not only risked Chau’s life, but also the lives of islanders who have little resistance to many diseases.
“They are not immune to anything. A simple thing like flu can kill them,” he said.
On his first day Chau interacted with some tribesmen — who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants — until they became angry and shot an arrow at him. The 26-year-old self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary then swam back to the fishermen’s boat waiting at a safe distance.
That night, he wrote about his visit and left his notes with the fishermen. He returned to North Sentinel the next day, Nov. 16.
What happened then isn’t known, but on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach and buried his remains.
Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American’s visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.Pathak said seven people have been arrested for helping Chau, including five fishermen, a friend of Chau’s and a local tourist guide.
Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can’t be confirmed until his body is recovered, Pathak said.
In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a “beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us.” The family also said it forgave his killers and called for the release of those who assisted him in his quest to reach the island.
“He ventured out on his own free will and his local contacts need not be persecuted for his own actions,” the family said.
Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed on another island while he prepared to travel to North Sentinel. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman islands in 2015 and 2016.
With help from a friend, Chau hired fishermen for $325 to take him there on a boat, Pathak said.
After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who in turn notified his family, Pathak said.
Police surveyed the island by air Tuesday, and a team of police and forest department officials used a coast guard boat to travel there Wednesday. Another trip was planned Thursday.
India has a very hands-off approach to the island’s people. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore, but Indian media reports say officials did not investigate or prosecute anyone in the deaths.
India recently changed some of its rules on visiting isolated regions in the Andamans. While special permits are required, scholars say visits are now theoretically allowed in some parts of the Andamans where they used to be entirely forbidden, including North Sentinel. Chau had no permit, police said.
Chau had wanted ever since high school to go to North Sentinel to share Christianity with the indigenous people, said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Covenant Journey, a program that takes college students on tours of Israel to affirm their Christian faith. Chau went through that program in 2015.
“He didn’t go there for just adventure. I have no question it was to bring the gospel of Jesus to them,” Staver said.
Staver said Chau’s last notes to his family on Nov. 16 told them that they might think he was crazy but that he felt it was worth it and asked that they not be angry if he was killed.
Before attending Oral Roberts University, Chau had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School. Phone messages left with relatives were not immediately returned Wednesday.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/pol...lish-adventure
 
spilledthebeer
#469
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

'Fear of outsiders': American killed by arrows shot by isolated tribe on Indian island
Associated Press
Published:
November 21, 2018
Updated:
November 21, 2018 5:29 PM EST
In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, in Cape Town, South Africa, days before he left for in a remote Indian island of North Sentinel Island, where he was killed.Sarah Prince / AP Photo
NEW DELHI — The first time American John Allen Chau made it to the remote North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean, he came bearing gifts that included a football and fish.
He interacted with some of the tribesmen — who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants and are known for attacking anyone who comes near with bows and arrows and spears — until they became angry and shot an arrow at him.
It struck a book Chau was carrying, and the 26-year-old adventurer and Christian missionary swam back to a boat of fishermen that was waiting at a safe distance.
That night, he wrote about his adventures and left his notes with the fishermen. He returned to the island the next day, on Nov. 16.
What happened then isn’t known, but on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as the tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach.
Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said Wednesday that the seven fishermen have been arrested for helping the American reach North Sentinel Island. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the Indian government, and officials were working with anthropologists to recover the body.
“It was a case of misdirected adventure,” Pathak said.
Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can’t be confirmed until his body is recovered, Pathak told The Associated Press.
In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a “beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us.” The family also said it forgave his killers and called for the release of those who assisted him in his quest to reach the island.
“He ventured out on his own free will and his local contacts need not be persecuted for his own actions,” the family said.
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Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed in a hotel while he prepared to travel to the island. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2015 and 2016. North Sentinel is part of the Andaman Islands and sits at the intersection of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
With help from a friend, Chau hired the seven fishermen for $325 to take him there on a boat, which also towed the kayak Chau used to reach the island the first time, Pathak said.
After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who in turn notified his family, Pathak said. Police charged the seven fishermen with endangering the life of the American by taking him to a prohibited area.
One of Chau’s friends said the adventurer spent a month at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, before going to India.
Casey Prince, 39, declined to discuss what Chau told him about his upcoming travel plans, saying he’d rather talk about the kind of man his friend was.
“If he was taking a risk, he was very aware of it,” Prince said, recalling the time Chau told him about being bitten by a rattlesnake.
The two first met about six years ago, when Chau was a manager on the soccer team at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma. Chau and others on the team travelled to South Africa to volunteer at a soccer development and social leadership program Prince founded, Ubuntu Football Academy.
Prince described him as easy to like, kind, joyful and driven by twin passions: a love of the outdoors and fervent Christianity.
“He was an explorer at heart,” Prince said. “He loved creation and being out in it, I think having probably found and connected with God that way, and deeply so.”
Before attending Oral Roberts University, Chau had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School. Phone messages left with some of his relatives were not immediately returned Wednesday.
“He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and best friend to us,” The Chau family wrote in its Instagram post. “To others he was a Christian missionary, a wilderness EMT, an international soccer coach, and a mountaineer. He loved God, life, helping those in need, and he had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people.”
Survival International, an organization that works for the rights of tribal people, said the killing of the American should prompt Indian authorities to properly protect the lands of the Sentinelese and other Andaman tribes.
“The British colonial occupation of the Andaman Islands decimated the tribes living there, wiping out thousands of tribespeople, and only a fraction of the original population now survives. So the Sentinelese fear of outsiders is very understandable,” Stephen Corry, the group’s director, said in a statement.
Shiv Viswanathan, a social scientist and a professor at Jindal Global Law School, said North Sentinel Island was a protected area and not open to tourists. “The exact population of the tribe is not known, but it is declining. The government has to protect them,” Viswanathan said.
Poachers are known to fish illegally in the waters around the island, catching turtles and diving for lobsters and sea cucumbers. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/fea...-indian-island


Dont forget to put Our idiot Boy Justin on the list for his insistence that "budgets balance themselves"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And- since Our idiot Boy has ben running budgets to hundred to three hundred percent HIGHER than he promised.........is it not time to admit the GOOF has not a CLUE?????????????????????????


Our federal budget was supposed to be balanced going into 2019- and yet we are looking at a deficit of $20- $30 billion dollars ..........


depending on how many more things go sour in our economy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals are CLUELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy promised to protect the middle class and they are now mired deeper in debt than ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And now we see LIE-berals are BAD LIARS TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#470
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Police struggle to recover body of American killed by isolated Indian tribe after 'foolish adventure'
Associated Press
Published:
November 22, 2018
Updated:
November 22, 2018 8:12 AM EST
In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, just days before he left for India where he was killed in a remote island populated by the Sentinelese, a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Sentinelese people are resistant to outsiders and often attack anyone who comes near, and visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government. "He was an explorer at heart," Prince said. "He loved creation and being out in it, I think having probably found and connected with God that way, and deeply so."Sarah Prince / AP
NEW DELHI — Indian authorities were struggling Thursday to figure out how to recover the body of an American killed after wading ashore on an isolated island cut off from the modern world.
John Allen Chau was killed last week by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach, police say.
But even officials don’t travel to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked.
‘Fear of outsiders’: American killed by arrows shot by isolated tribe on Indian island
“It’s a difficult proposition,” said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located. “We have to see what is possible, taking utmost care of the sensitivity of the group and the legal requirements.”
Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, he said.
While visits to the island are heavily restricted, Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a football and fish.
It was “a foolish adventure,” said P.C. Joshi, an anthropology professor at Delhi University who has studied the islands. “He invited that aggression.”
Joshi noted that the visit not only risked Chau’s life, but also the lives of islanders who have little resistance to many diseases.
“They are not immune to anything. A simple thing like flu can kill them,” he said.
On his first day Chau interacted with some tribesmen — who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants — until they became angry and shot an arrow at him. The 26-year-old self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary then swam back to the fishermen’s boat waiting at a safe distance.
That night, he wrote about his visit and left his notes with the fishermen. He returned to North Sentinel the next day, Nov. 16.
What happened then isn’t known, but on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach and buried his remains.
Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American’s visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.Pathak said seven people have been arrested for helping Chau, including five fishermen, a friend of Chau’s and a local tourist guide.
Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can’t be confirmed until his body is recovered, Pathak said.
In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a “beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us.” The family also said it forgave his killers and called for the release of those who assisted him in his quest to reach the island.
“He ventured out on his own free will and his local contacts need not be persecuted for his own actions,” the family said.
Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed on another island while he prepared to travel to North Sentinel. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman islands in 2015 and 2016.
With help from a friend, Chau hired fishermen for $325 to take him there on a boat, Pathak said.
After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who in turn notified his family, Pathak said.
Police surveyed the island by air Tuesday, and a team of police and forest department officials used a coast guard boat to travel there Wednesday. Another trip was planned Thursday.
India has a very hands-off approach to the island’s people. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore, but Indian media reports say officials did not investigate or prosecute anyone in the deaths.
India recently changed some of its rules on visiting isolated regions in the Andamans. While special permits are required, scholars say visits are now theoretically allowed in some parts of the Andamans where they used to be entirely forbidden, including North Sentinel. Chau had no permit, police said.
Chau had wanted ever since high school to go to North Sentinel to share Christianity with the indigenous people, said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Covenant Journey, a program that takes college students on tours of Israel to affirm their Christian faith. Chau went through that program in 2015.
“He didn’t go there for just adventure. I have no question it was to bring the gospel of Jesus to them,” Staver said.
Staver said Chau’s last notes to his family on Nov. 16 told them that they might think he was crazy but that he felt it was worth it and asked that they not be angry if he was killed.
Before attending Oral Roberts University, Chau had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School. Phone messages left with relatives were not immediately returned Wednesday.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/pol...lish-adventure


Oh dear- yet another brave spirit crushed by a misguided understanding of LIE-beral style multiculturalism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Who votes to send Our idiot Boy Justin off to explain the virtues of the multicult life to these people????????????????


And I want to see drone video footage of that encounter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spaminator
#471
’God sheltered me’ American wrote before isolated tribe killed him
Associated Press
Published:
November 23, 2018
Updated:
November 23, 2018 2:31 PM EST
Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American's visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.Gautam Singh / AP
NEW DELHI — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities.
“God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy,” John Allen Chau wrote before he was killed last week on North Sentinel Island.
Indian ships monitor the waters around the island, trying to ensure outsiders do not go near the Sentinelese, who have repeatedly made clear they want to be left alone.
In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, just days before he left for India where he was killed in a remote island populated by the Sentinelese, a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Sentinelese people are resistant to outsiders and often attack anyone who comes near, and visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government. “He was an explorer at heart,” Prince said. “He loved creation and being out in it, I think having probably found and connected with God that way, and deeply so.” Sarah Prince / AP
When a young boy tried to hit him with an arrow on his first day on the island, Chau swam back to the fishing boat he had arranged to wait for him offshore. The arrow, he wrote, hit a Bible he was carrying.
“Why did a little kid have to shoot me today?” he wrote in his notes, which he left with the fishermen before swimming back the next morning. “His high-pitched voice still lingers in my head.”
Police say Chau knew that the Sentinelese resisted all contact by outsiders, firing arrows and spears at passing helicopters and killing fishermen who drift onto their shore. His notes, which were reported Thursday in Indian newspapers and confirmed by police, make clear he knew he might be killed.
“I DON’T WANT TO DIE,” wrote Chau, who appeared to want to bring Christianity to the islanders. “Would it be wiser to leave and let someone else to continue. No I don’t think so.”
Indian authorities have been trying to figure out a way to recover Chau’s body after he was killed last week by islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach.
A team of police and officials from the forest department, tribal welfare department and coast guard on Friday launched a second boat expedition to the island to identify where Chau died.
The officials took two of the seven people arrested for helping Chau get close to the island in an effort to determine his route and circumstances of his death, according to a statement issued by police for the Andaman and Nicobar islands, where North Sentinel is located.
Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a football and fish.
“Since the Sentinelese tribespeople are protected by law to preserve their way of life, due precautions were taken by the team to ensure that these particularly vulnerable tribal groups are not disturbed and distressed during this exercise,” the statement said. The team returned later Friday.
The police and the coast guard had carried out an aerial survey of Northern Sentinel Island earlier in the week. A team of police and forest department officials also used a coast guard boat to visit the island Wednesday.
Officials typically don’t travel to the North Sentinel area, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. The only contacts, occasional “gift giving” visits in which bananas and coconuts were passed by small teams of officials and scholars who remained in the surf, were years ago.
Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Scholars know almost nothing about the island, from how many people live there to what language they speak. The Andamans once had other similar groups, long-ago migrants from Africa and Southeast Asia who settled in the island chain, but their numbers have dwindled dramatically over the past century as a result of disease, intermarriage and migration.
Chau estimated the island had about 250 inhabitants, with at least 10 people living in each hut.
“The tribe’s language has a lot of high pitched sounds like ba, pa la and as,” he wrote.
It’s not clear what happened to Chau when he swam back to the island the next morning. But on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach and buried his remains.
Five fishermen, a friend of Chau’s and a local tourist guide have been arrested for helping Chau, police say.
In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a “beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us.” The family also said it forgave his killers.
Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed on another island while he prepared to travel to North Sentinel. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman islands in 2015 and 2016.
With help from the friend, Chau paid fishermen $325 to take him there, Pathak said.
After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who notified his family, Pathak said.
Chau, whose friends described him as a fervent Christian, attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before that he had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/god...ibe-killed-him
 
spilledthebeer
#472
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

’God sheltered me’ American wrote before isolated tribe killed him
Associated Press
Published:
November 23, 2018
Updated:
November 23, 2018 2:31 PM EST
Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American's visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.Gautam Singh / AP
NEW DELHI — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities.
“God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy,” John Allen Chau wrote before he was killed last week on North Sentinel Island.
Indian ships monitor the waters around the island, trying to ensure outsiders do not go near the Sentinelese, who have repeatedly made clear they want to be left alone.
In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, just days before he left for India where he was killed in a remote island populated by the Sentinelese, a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Sentinelese people are resistant to outsiders and often attack anyone who comes near, and visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government. “He was an explorer at heart,” Prince said. “He loved creation and being out in it, I think having probably found and connected with God that way, and deeply so.” Sarah Prince / AP
When a young boy tried to hit him with an arrow on his first day on the island, Chau swam back to the fishing boat he had arranged to wait for him offshore. The arrow, he wrote, hit a Bible he was carrying.
“Why did a little kid have to shoot me today?” he wrote in his notes, which he left with the fishermen before swimming back the next morning. “His high-pitched voice still lingers in my head.”
Police say Chau knew that the Sentinelese resisted all contact by outsiders, firing arrows and spears at passing helicopters and killing fishermen who drift onto their shore. His notes, which were reported Thursday in Indian newspapers and confirmed by police, make clear he knew he might be killed.
“I DON’T WANT TO DIE,” wrote Chau, who appeared to want to bring Christianity to the islanders. “Would it be wiser to leave and let someone else to continue. No I don’t think so.”
Indian authorities have been trying to figure out a way to recover Chau’s body after he was killed last week by islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach.
A team of police and officials from the forest department, tribal welfare department and coast guard on Friday launched a second boat expedition to the island to identify where Chau died.
The officials took two of the seven people arrested for helping Chau get close to the island in an effort to determine his route and circumstances of his death, according to a statement issued by police for the Andaman and Nicobar islands, where North Sentinel is located.
Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a football and fish.
“Since the Sentinelese tribespeople are protected by law to preserve their way of life, due precautions were taken by the team to ensure that these particularly vulnerable tribal groups are not disturbed and distressed during this exercise,” the statement said. The team returned later Friday.
The police and the coast guard had carried out an aerial survey of Northern Sentinel Island earlier in the week. A team of police and forest department officials also used a coast guard boat to visit the island Wednesday.
Officials typically don’t travel to the North Sentinel area, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. The only contacts, occasional “gift giving” visits in which bananas and coconuts were passed by small teams of officials and scholars who remained in the surf, were years ago.
Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Scholars know almost nothing about the island, from how many people live there to what language they speak. The Andamans once had other similar groups, long-ago migrants from Africa and Southeast Asia who settled in the island chain, but their numbers have dwindled dramatically over the past century as a result of disease, intermarriage and migration.
Chau estimated the island had about 250 inhabitants, with at least 10 people living in each hut.
“The tribe’s language has a lot of high pitched sounds like ba, pa la and as,” he wrote.
It’s not clear what happened to Chau when he swam back to the island the next morning. But on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach and buried his remains.
Five fishermen, a friend of Chau’s and a local tourist guide have been arrested for helping Chau, police say.
In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a “beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us.” The family also said it forgave his killers.
Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed on another island while he prepared to travel to North Sentinel. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman islands in 2015 and 2016.
With help from the friend, Chau paid fishermen $325 to take him there, Pathak said.
After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who notified his family, Pathak said.
Chau, whose friends described him as a fervent Christian, attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before that he had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/god...ibe-killed-him




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Yes- and Muslims believe THEY are the chosen people- beloved of God- but DO NOT ASK THEM why the Jews keep winning the battles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Muslims consider such questions as blasphemy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!


On the other hand- Muslims ARE the chosen people and beloved of Cdn LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Here is an article illustrating utterly muddled LIE-beral thinking. With some comments of my own in brackets):

After hijab hoax, still important to denounce hate crimes: Wynne

Canadian Press. Published: January 17, 2018. Updated: January 17, 2018 2:30 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Ontario

BARRIE — Premier Kathleen Wynne is defending her comments against hate crime following an alleged attack on an 11-year-old Toronto girl wearing a hijab that later turned out to be untrue.

(If LIE-berals truly wanted to denounce hate then they would denounce themselves for their constant accusations of “Islamophobia” and “systemic racism” against anybody who disagrees with any of the multitude of FAILED LIE-beral poilicies that are digging us ever deeper into debt!)

Grade 6 student Khawlah Noman told school officials — and the media at a news conference — last Friday that a man approached her from behind and cut her hijab.

Shortly after the alleged attack was reported, Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory called it a “cowardly act of hatred.”

But a Toronto Police investigation concluded Monday that the incident did not happen.

(I must confess to being MIGHTY RELIEVED that no Cdn would stoop so low as to attack a child in such an alleged fashion! WE must applaud Muslims for their good taste in wishing to become Cdns- and then we MUST ATTACK LIE-berals for their shameless vote buying insanity that is compromising our national security and our trade relations with United States! LIE-berals are focussed ONLY on clinging to power at any price and all other considerations can go to hell!)

EDITORIAL: Learning from the hijab hoax
FATAH: A hijabi hoax that fooled Canada
FUREY: Hijab hoax girl, family owe Canadians an apology.

(YES! I do not think that an 11 year old girl- especially a Muslim girl reared in a culture that sees females as rather sub human and deserving of very few rights- could possibly DARE to approach cops and stir up such controversy with a FAKE story! The kid was put up to it by vile adults- probably her parents! Regardless of who put the kid up to it- it stands as a major insult that Muslims thought they could get away with such a dirty trick and it is also an indictment of LIE-beral attitudes to “Islamophobes” who happen to have REAL FEARS of radical Muslim goals.)

(We already have ample evidence that Muslims expect to vote Sharia Law into power here once they have the numbers! Even a mild form of Sharia will eat away at the rights of Women! The more radical versions of Sharia which justify Isis fighters jamming wooden pencils into the ears- intending to rupture the ear drums of people whose only crime was listening to music is beyond any logical discussion!)

During an event in Barrie, Wynne says politicians and citizens need to speak out against hate crime at every opportunity and say that kind of behaviour is unacceptable.

She says it’s unfortunate when there is an incident that turns out not to be real, and has previously said she is relieved it didn’t happen.

(We are ALL relieved it did not happen and now we must attack selfish LIE-berals for creating this ugly political climate in the first place!)

Toronto Mayor John Tory has also defended his decision to speak out, saying he would continue to do so “any time there are reports or allegations of hate or intolerance in our city.”

The problem with Toronto’s now infamous hijab hoax is that it will make Muslims and others who are actual victims of hate crimes more afraid to come forward for fear of not being believed.

(OH MY! I AM SCEPTICAL about that! Muslims have demonstrated they can play political games as well as anybody- this hijab hoax is NOT the first Muslim sponsored hate crime! A careful examination of the news reveals an Oshawa Muslim recently accusing a white guy of punching him and using racial epithets in a public washroom- an accusation later denounced as Fake. Yankee cops are currently digging into a number of mysterious fire bombings of Mosques- in which the available evidence suggest the crime was an inside job- by Muslims! All is fair in war and Allah specifically permits Muslims to LIE- in defence of Islam!)

And it will make the public more cynical about the reporting of hate crimes.

We aren’t going to fault the prime minister, the premier or the mayor for assuming the initial report of an 11-year-old child describing how she had been attacked by an “Asian man” who twice tried to cut her hijab with scissors was true.

Many people believed it was true. We reported it on our front page.

(Many other people prayed to various Gods that it was not true as they do not approve of attacks on kids- when it is vile LIE-berals who have created this mess!)

But once Toronto police said, following their investigation, that no attack had occurred, it was incumbent on Trudeau, Wynne and Tory to stress the dangers of anyone falsely claiming to be the victim of a hate crime, or for that matter any crime.

Instead, they ran for cover, saying only that they were glad that no attack had occurred but that it was important to continue to be vigilant about fighting hatred and racism.

(Radical Muslims made an attempt to smear us and got caught at it- it is they and their LIE-beral allies who should be blamed!)

Of course it’s important to fight hatred and racism, but that’s not the lesson to be learned from what happened in this case.

The lesson in this case is that when a school board and municipal, provincial and federal politicians leap to conclusions before all the facts are known, the revelations of those facts can lead to the very thing they hoped to avoid — public cynicism about the reporting of hate crimes.

When the media wrongly identify a member of a minority group as the perpetrator of a crime, politicians are the first to condemn them.

Why then their silence when they wrongly identify a member of minority group as the victim of a crime?

The next time a crime of this nature is alleged, we suggest our political leaders say words to the effect of: “If what has been alleged is true, it’s completely unacceptable in our city (or province, or country) and we are confident the police will treat this matter seriously and investigate it thoroughly.”

Which, by the way, is exactly what happened.
 
Blackleaf
#473
This guy just missed out on one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQtuk81jkQE
 
spilledthebeer
#474
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

This guy just missed out on one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQtuk81jkQE


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POOR STUPID LIE-berals- they are presenting us with a new poverty plan- to replace the old failed plan!


LIE-berals re hoping we will buy into the new plan that is merely a re-tread of the old CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THE ONLY GOOD THING about LIE-beral policy announcements is that some Cdns will benefit from and be warmed the HOT AIR LIE-berals are blowing at them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Here are the details of the old plan- same as the new one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-berals are claiming they have a grand poverty plan to take lots of Cdns out of the poor house! The plan consists of the following:

They will make a list of the spending improvements they have made and the supports they have offered to business etc. LIE-berals will speak of their support for middle class Cdns and the improved Child Tax Benefit and their pay increase to senior citizens struggling with fixed incomes in a world of rising costs.

But there are little details LIE-berals will NOT mention! Such as the fact it will take TWELVE YEARS for the full “benefits” of this plan to appear!!! Yes- in order to get the full benefit of the LIE-beral plan - they will have to win THREE back to back elections! But it looks like LIE-berals will not even win one election!
As things stand now it looks like the best that LIE-berals can hope for in 2019 is minority govt that will be short lived! The LIE-beral Poverty Plan is nothing more than a “STRETCH GOAL” just like the LIE-beral plan to save us 15 percent on our auto insurance- that also brought us a FIFTY PERCENT reduction in accident benefits! Who wants help like that?

LIE-berals will not point out that their “plan” is merely their usual “bait and switch” tactic! They will NOT admit that their support for the middle class has resulted in all Cdn families- including privileged gravy train riding govt union Hogs paying an average of $2000.00 MORE IN TAXES per year! So much for the vaunted LIE-beral increase in child benefits- in one pocket and out the other is standard LIE-beral fiscal policy!

LIE-berals will NOT admit that they are giving pennies to old folks while taxing dollars away from them in Carbon crap and trade scams that only clean cash from wallets and leave the dirt in the air!

LIE-berals want to sneer at people like Doug Ford for refusing to implement the LIE-beral minimum wage increase- but LIE-berals will NOT admit that ordinary Cdns are NOT being allowed to keep any of the “raise” as it is ALL being taxed away! It is just a very sneaky and round about tax on business- that cannot afford it!

LIE-berals boast of the supports they have given for business- meaning things like the $1 billion dollars given to Bombardier but LIE-berals do NOT want to talk about how Bombardier WASTED that money on bonuses for big wigs and etc- even as they screwed Toronto Transit over the streetcars they are supposed to be supplying and are not delivering on time- with the added bonus that Bombardier has apparently never heard of quality control! LIE-berals will NOT wish to discuss that of 89 street cars delivered to TTC- 67 of them will be going right back to their good friends at Bombardier to have “inferior” frame welds REDONE! Nor will LIE-berals mention that their tax regime is devastating to small business-so much so that small biz is freezing wages, cutting hours of work and eliminating things like paid breaks and etc- most Cdns would happily do without such LIE-beral aid!

LIE-beral misrepresentation of job conditions is so outrageous that they want us to believe-for instance- that the July 2018 job numbers represent a victory! In July, 28,000 Cdns lost full time jobs that they could live on and pay their bills with- and those full time jobs were replaced by 82,000 PART TIME JOBS that people CANNOT live on or pay their bills from! And LIE-berals insist that turning us into beggars is a benefit!

There are other matters LIE-berals will not wish to discuss either! Such as the 2016 deficit of $32 billion dollars that we will somehow have to pay for - OUT OF FUTURE TAXES that will NOT be imposed till after the 2019 election!

LIE-berals will NOT discuss the 2017 deficit of $18 billion dollars that we will have to pay for out of future taxes- that wont appear till after 2019!!!!!!!

And LIE-berals CANNOT tell us how big the 2018 deficit will be since the catastrophic effects of their idiot trade wars with United States and Saudi Arabia are still being counted- but we may be assured that LIE-beral efforts to “improve” trade are nothing but LIE-beral “stretch goals”- based on current results! To bad LIE-berals will NOT admit their “improvements will result in more lost jobs, larger deficits and higher taxes down the road- after the 2019 election!

LIE-berals will NOT admit they are stretching our economy to the breaking point with their poverty “plan”! Nor will LIE-berals admit that their plan to make us rich with borrowed money is nothing but a bigger, more costly and more damaging version of the old NDP/Bob Rae plan to make Ontari-owe rich with borrowed money! And that “riches from borrowing” plan turned out so badly for us that Rae was forced to leave NDP in disgrace and go join the LIE-berals!

The LIE-beral poverty plan is so bad one wonders if they are not trying to CREATE POVERTY where none existed before? LIE-berals know- from the Russian experience that a really quick way to reduce green house gas emissions is to destroy your economy and we KNOW LIE-berals have an interest in the environment- are they prepared to DESTROY our economy in order to save our environment for THEMSELVES! LIE-berals do NOT want to discuss the news that airplanes are the single biggest driver of climate change and that the quickest way to reduce green house gasses is to get civil service union Hogs off those planes! LIE-berals do NOT want to admit that forcing a waitress to take the bus home from her late shift instead of driving her car home- because she does not feel safe on the street thanks to LIE-beral hug a thug judges- will NOT save our environment!

But cutting back on gravy for Hogs WILL improve BOTH our economy and our environment! Less gravy for Hogs means less fossil fule burned on airplane trips to Florida for golf, means less huge gas guzzling motor boats ripping up the lakes, means less heat being burned in second homes in places like Muskoka! LIE-berals have so selective a tunnel vision that they are ignoring the electrically powered bubble systems pushing compressed air into lakes around costly cedar docks in Muskoka- to turn back winter and prevent ice from forming and damaging the docks- while at the same time they gripe that Cdns will not agree to give up their cars and get on antiquated and unreliable and already overloaded public transit!

Maybe Our idiot Boy Justin has decided that being prime minister is too tiring and he simply wants to go back to being leader of the opposition? As leader of the opposition he would still get a chance for some selfies and a certain number of govt perks and would have the chance to spend his days sneering at people that his vile father Pierre taught him to call “Cdn Imperialists”! Yes- that sort of “job” probably sounds good to Our idiot Boy! And that is a LIE-beral for you- they want all the money and all the power and NO RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spaminator
#475
'Risk of a deadly epidemic': India urged to abandon plans to recover body of American on isolated island
Associated Press
Published:
November 27, 2018
Updated:
November 27, 2018 8:55 AM EST
FILE -In this Nov. 14, 2005 file photo, clouds hang over the North Sentinel Island, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A rights group that works to protect tribal people has urged Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of an American man who was thought to be killed by inhabitants of an island where outsiders are effectively forbidden by Indian law.Gautam Singh / AP
NEW DELHI — A rights group that works to protect tribal people has urged Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of an American who was killed by inhabitants of an island where outsiders are effectively forbidden by Indian law.
The group, Survival International, said the islanders could be exposed to deadly diseases if rescuers set foot on North Sentinel Island, where John Allen Chau was killed earlier this month. Chau travelled to the island by paying fishermen to smuggle him. The fishermen told authorities they saw the Sentinelese bury Chau’s body on the beach.
Notes that Chau left behind say he wanted to bring Christianity to the islanders. Indian officials have travelled repeatedly in recent days near the remote island but have not set foot on it.
Scholars believe the Sentinelese are descendants of Africans who migrated to the area about 50,000 years ago and survive on the small, forested island by hunting, fishing and gathering wild plants. Almost nothing is known of their lives, except that they attack outsiders with spears or bows and arrows.
Survival International’s director, Stephen Corry, said in a statement Monday that any efforts to recover the body would be “incredibly dangerous” for both Indian officials and the Sentinelese, who face being wiped out if any outside diseases are introduced.
“The risk of a deadly epidemic of flu, measles or other outside disease is very real, and increases with every such contact. Such efforts in similar cases in the past have ended with the Sentinelese attempting to defend their island by force,” Corry said.
He said the body of Chau “should be left alone as should be the Sentinelese.”
He was critical of Indian’s relaxation of controls over visitors to such islands.
“The weakening of the restrictions on visiting the islands must be revoked, and the exclusion zone around the island properly enforced,” he said.
He said the islanders should get the chance to determine their own fate.
“All uncontacted tribal peoples face catastrophe unless their land is protected,” he said.
An Indian police official earlier said they do not want to disturb the islanders’ existence.
“They are a treasure,” said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on the Andaman and Nicobar island groups. “We cannot go and force our way in. We don’t want to harm them.”
There has been no significant contact with the Sentinelese for generations. Anthropologists used to occasionally drop off gifts of coconuts and bananas, but even those visits were stopped years ago.
Indian officials said earlier that they were consulting anthropologists to see how they can approach with a friendly gesture. They watched the Sentinelese from a distance in recent days. On Saturday the tribesmen were armed with spears and bows and arrows, but did not attempt to shoot them at the authorities.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/ris...solated-island
 
Walter
#476
Hating The President Is Not a Strategy, As Bill Kristol Just Learned
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeff...arned-n2537512

Yep. Comeuppance. Delicious.
 
spaminator
#477
'Intoxicated' man dies after falling from Victoria bridge: police
Canadian Press
Published:
December 15, 2018
Updated:
December 15, 2018 7:07 PM EST
The Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria, B.C. (Google Street View)
VICTORIA — Police in British Columbia’s capital say a man has died after climbing the railing of a bridge and losing his balance.
Victoria police say they received multiple calls early Saturday morning reporting that an “intoxicated” man had climbed the Johnson Street Bridge and fallen into the frigid water below.
“There were several people nearby and they were trying to give directions to the man to swim to safety,” Const. Matt Rutherford said Saturday.
“Several VicPD officers arrived within two minutes of the 911 calls and attempted to assist the man but unfortunately were unsuccessful.”
The bridge spans a narrow tidal inlet next to the city’s Inner Harbour, connecting the western section of the city with its downtown core.
The Victoria Police Department no longer has a marine response unit, after deciding in 2014 to decommission its two vessels. Officers occasionally wade into the water while responding to emergencies, but Rutherford said it was deemed too unsafe in this case.
A Canadian Coast Guard vessel was dispatched through the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre and recovered the man’s body.
The BC Coroners Service is investigating.
“Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time,” Rutherford said.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...-bridge-police
 
Blackleaf
#478
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np3GCvT3apk
 
spaminator
+1
#479
Quebec girl who died from fall was performing trick on ski chairlift: Cops
Canadian Press
Published:
January 3, 2019
Updated:
January 3, 2019 4:18 PM EST
Skiers on the ski lift are pictured in this file photo. (Getty Images file photo)
VAL-D’OR, Que. — A 15-year-old girl has died after falling from a ski chairlift Wednesday night in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec.
Quebec provincial police say the girl and a friend were trying to perform a trick that involved jumping from the chairlift before it reached the summit at the Mont-Video ski centre in Barraute, Que.
The friend was successful, but the victim fell onto a snow-covered boulder. Sgt. Marie-Josee Ouellet said the fall caused injuries requiring transportation to a hospital in nearby Amos. The Val-d’Or resident died shortly afterwards.
“According to the information we have, she was wearing a helmet and was on skis,” Ouellet said.
The distance between the chairlift and the ground was about six metres while the rock was about three metres high, she said.
Provincial police are investigating to determine the exact cause of the accident, which happened at about 9:15 p.m.
The Mont-Video ski centre announced on its Facebook page it would be closed Thursday “following very sad circumstances beyond our control.”
Management of the centre was not available for comment but indicated on Facebook the mountain would reopen to skiers Friday.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...chairlift-cops
 
Walter
#480
Man drowns in Alabama pond while fleeing police
https://whnt.com/2019/01/18/man-drow...leeing-police/

Thought he was Johnny Weissmuller.
 

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