Rattlesnakes Can Swim: Massachusetts plans rattlesnake colony on uninhabited island

Feb 22 12:57

Massachusetts plans rattlesnake colony on uninhabited island

A plan by the state to establish a colony of venomous timber rattlesnakes on an off-limits island in Massachusetts’ largest inland body of water has some rattled by visions of dangerous serpents slithering through the surrounding woods, attacking hikers, fishermen and hunters.

Those are completely irrational fears based on the public’s aversion to snakes, said Tom French of the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, who’s directing the project at the 39-square mile Quabbin Reservoir and representing the state at a public meeting Tuesday to address the concerns.

French said he’s received several emails and phone calls from worried residents who fear the snakes will escape the island.

Setting aside the very real risk (rattlesnakes can swim), why are they wasting taxpayer money on this?

Payton Manning and the OFFICIALS Defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50
NFL Super Bowl round
Sunday, February 7, 6:30 PM
Levi’s Stadium

Carolina
Panthers
(17-2)

10 – 24
Final
Denver
Broncos
(15-4)

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 7 0 3 10
Broncos 10 3 3 8 24
Box Score
All times are in Eastern Time

Winter Storm Warning in Massachusetts

Feb 07 15:55

Winter Storm Warning in Massachusetts

Locations: The Greater Boston Area, North Shore, westward to Worcester and south into Northeast Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and adjacent Eastern Massachusetts. This includes the cities and towns of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence. Gloucester, Foxboro, Norwood, Cambridge, Quincy. Taunton, Fall River, New Bedford, Foster, Smithfield. Providence, Warwick, Bristol and Newport.
Hazard types: Heavy snow.
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Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.

Mar 17 2015 : CHICOPEE Officer Strangled Non-Violent Handcuffed Woman,, CHICOPEE POLICE Department said he “Acted Admirably”

This CHICOPEE MA article has been picked up and published by online and alternative media from all around the world.

The Department said he “Acted Admirably” When he Strangled Non-Violent Handcuffed Woman

Posted March 17, 2015 2:47 pm by

“Shut the f**k up!” yells the Seargent as he attempts to strangle a handcuffed woman into silence
On any level  of human existence this at the very least just looks to be motivated by ANGER..
This Cop’s Department said he “Acted Admirably” When he Strangled Non-Violent Handcuffed Woman

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After a new chief took over the Chicopee police department, he released a video showing a former officer attempting to strangle a handcuffed woman.

Maylene Maldonado was being booked for an alleged assault on an officer when the incident took place in February 2013.

The officer who assaulted the handcuffed woman is Sergeant Daniel Major. Maldonado has since named Major in a $1 million federal lawsuit. 

Major is no longer employed by the CPD. However, it is unclear as to why Major is no longer with the department. The chief of staff for the mayor’s office, Mary Moge, said she was unsure if Major was fired or resigned.

According toe MassLive.com,

The Maldonado case has sparked mixed reactions within the Chicopee Police Department’s hierarchy, pitting the current police chief against the former acting chief. Chief William Jebb said Major acted inappropriately and turned over a copy of the booking video to City Hall officials. His predecessor, Thomas Charette, who was acting chief at the time of the incident involving Major and Maldonado, has defended Major’s actions as appropriate in light of the circumstances

 

An “investigation” that took place after the choking determined that Major did not violate department rules when he attempted to strangle a handcuffed 100 pound woman. Not only did they say he did nothing wrong, but the department went as far as saying that Sgt. Major “acted admirably” by subduing a completely non-violent Maldonado.

Maldonado was only screaming for help with her piercing, which she said was causing her great pain. Instead of helping her, Major attacked her.

Since the release of the video, controversy in the department has grown. In the first hearing after the investigation, a ruling determined that Major should not face any charges.

However, according to MassLive.com, District Court Judge Maureen Walsh, who reviewed the police booking video over two dozen times, ruled that Major could be charged criminally.

Maldonado was originally placed under arrest after police stopped her for no reason. She was approached and detained for the suspicious act of running towards a gas station.

Upon being stopped by police, Maldonado failed to remain silent and thereby incriminated herself by admitting to the police that she had been drinking and smoking PCP.

When police tried to forcefully take her ID, she allegedly slapped one of the officers across the face and immediately apologized.

While Maldonado was wrong to slap one of the arresting officers, it can easily be said that she acted in self-defense. Remove the state’s immoral war on drugs from the equation, and the officers become the aggressors.

Maldonado had harmed no one when police approached her. Her only “crime” was thinking she was free enough to put something into her own body and travel unmolested without being kidnapped or locked in a cage. Instead, here came the police to protect her from herself, by beating her up.

Below is the entire uncut video of Maldonado’s booking process. Major’s actions which prompted the federal lawsuit begin around the 5:20 mark in the video.

February 11 2015 – Past Life Memory? 3-year-old Remembers Past Life, Identifies Murderer And Location Of Body

Here’s an interesting one for the day.  Earlier this year, A 3-year-old boy in the Golan Heights region near the border of Syria and Israel said he was murdered with an axe in his previous life.  Okay, so what?  Children claim to have memories of silly things all the time, and are known for playing with their imaginary friends, right?  But here is where it gets weird.

He then proceeded to show village elders where the murderer buried his body, and sure enough they found a man’s skeleton there.  He also showed the elders where the murder weapon would be found, and upon digging, they did indeed found an axe there.

In his book, “Children Who Have Lived Before: Reincarnation Today,”German therapist Trutz Hardo tells this boy’s story, along with other stories of children who seem to remember their past lives with verified accuracy. The boy’s story was witnessed by Dr. Eli Lasch, who is best known for developing the medical system in Gaza as part of an Israeli government operation in the 1960s.   Dr. Lasch, who died in 2009, had recounted these astounding events to Hardo.

 

The boy was of the Druze ethnic group, and in his culture the existence of reincarnation is accepted as fact.   But even in a culture were reincarnation was accepted, his story nonetheless had the power to surprise his community.  This is because his story contained piece of information which he had no possible way of knowing which were later verified to be true.

This boy was born with a long, red birthmark on his head.  This is precisely what you would expect to find on someone if they had suffered a fatal wound there in their previous life.  The Druse do believe that birthmarks are related to past-life traumas, and so does the boy apparently.  When he was old enough to talk, he told his family he had been killed by a blow to the head with an axe.

It is customary for elders to take a child at the age of 3 to the home of his previous life if he remembers it.  Quite a culture difference from the Western world.  After arriving to the village, the boy was able to remember all of the details of the village and the name of the person he was in a previous life.

A village local said the man the boy claimed to be the reincarnation of had gone missing four years earlier. His friends and family thought he may have strayed into hostile territory nearby as sometimes happens.

Here is where it gets cool.  The boy also remembered the full name of his killer, and confronted the man who had killed him in his past life!  The murderers face turned white, although he did not yet admit to the crime.  The boy then said he could take the elders to where the body was buried. In that very spot, they found a man’s skeleton with a wound to the head that corresponded to the boy’s birthmark.  Nearby, they also found the axe that was used as the murder weapon.

The murderer then proceeded to admit to the crime after being faced with this evidence.   Dr. Lasch, the only non-Druze, was present through this whole process and testifies to this story.

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3-Year-Old Remembers Past Life, Identifies Murderer and Location …
A little boy identified a man he said killed him in his past life, and even showed where the body and murder weapon were buried. The man admitted to the crime.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/…/681034-3-year-old-remembers-past-life- identifies-murderer-and-location-of-body/

Tara MacIsaac

Tara MacIsaac is a Beyond Science reporter. She explores the new frontiers of science, delving into ideas that could help uncover the mysteries of our wondrous world.

To read more of Hardo’s stories, read his book, “Children Who Have Lived Before.”

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