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Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on May 27, 2014
After they handcuffed Hoffman and took him out of the home, the officers found the girl in the basement, bound on a bed made of leaves.
Then, Feeney and his partner went back to the living room.
They didn’t want to disturb any potential evidence, but they had to see what they were dealing with. They poked at the pile with sticks.
“All kinds of things go through your mind,” Feeney said. “I’ve seen a lot of crazy cases, but this guy? Wow. Who has a 14 x 14 tarp in their living room with leaves piled 3feet high?”
But that pile of leaves was just the beginning of what awaited them in the Hoffman house. The detectives also found three floor-to-ceiling rows of bagged leaves hanging on a living-room wall.
They found a bathroom completely insulated by more than 110 bags of leaves attached to the walls. The bags covered the mirror; they surrounded the toilet.
Was it really insulation? An oddball hobby? Or just a maniac’s fascination?
The 1970s produced the genre that would later come to be known as ‘Blaxploitation’. The film genre emerged during this decade as films were made specifically with an urban black audience in mind. The term ‘Blaxploitation’ emerges from a fusion of the words black and exploitation.
These movies were larger-than-life, action-packed, and full of funk and soul music. Known not only for their exciting nature, these films also involved progressive social and political commentary. From Pam Grier to Bill Cosby, check out who delved into this genre and what the actors have been doing since the ’70s …
SCIENTISTS have created a real-life thinking cap which works by zapping electricity through the brain.The weird-looking headwear has had extraordinary results and experts believe it could help people be more creative.
The probability that the U.S. will be hit with a weapons of mass destruction attack at some point is 100 percent, Dr. Vahid Majidi, the FBI’s assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, tells Newsmax.
Such an attack could be launched by foreign terrorists, lone wolves who are terrorists, or even by criminal elements, Majidi says. It would most likely employ chemical, biological, or radiological weapons rather than a nuclear device.
In the last three years, America’s military and intelligence agencies have spent more than $125 million on computer models that are supposed to forecast political unrest. It’s the latest episode in Washington’s four-decade dalliance with future-spotting programs. But if any of these algorithms saw the upheaval in Egypt coming, the spooks and the generals are keeping the predictions very quiet.
Instead, the head of the CIA is getting hauled in front of Congress, making calls about Egypt’s future based on what he read in the press, and getting proven wrong hours later. Meanwhile, an array of Pentagon-backed social scientists, software engineers and computer modelers are working to assemble forecasting tools that are able to reliably pick up on geopolitical trends worldwide. It remains a distant goal.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on February 17, 2011