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Dorothee

Dorothee
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A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

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Cranesville Swamp

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I Like Movies And Books That Cheer People Up (Here I took a photo of my favorite-DVD!) As The Iberian Lynx Isn't Critically Endangered Anymore, But The Darwin's Fox Still Is, I Decided To Replace The Old Photo By A Photo Showing A Darwin's Fox! My Favorite Singers Are Daniel Boys And David Archuleta - I Still Find This Picture I Drew Kind Of Cheesy!

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| 05:22 AM Oct 22 2017

Dorothee

Germany

In Germany there is a TV-show called “Ungelöst” (Unsolved) airing on the channel “SIXX” (no typo). One of the cases they presented this week was about a girl of only 12 years who got kidnapped in Paluma (California /USA) in 1993.
It was horrible to hear how some attention-seeking people made use of the medial attention the case received back then:
>A teenage girl called the father of the kidnapping victim, claiming that she was his daughter and was held prisoner in a hotel. She even did this multiple times until the police eventually found out the place these calls came from. Then, some heavily-armed police-officers stormed the place and held the parents of the teenager at gunpoint. Eventually the whole story came out, she confessed that she had just wanted to impress some friends of hers and the parents had to convince the police officers not to arrest their daughter. The officers didn’t want the girls name to become public though and even refused to say where she lived in public. Not even a blurred photo was shown. So – according to the narrator of this episode – it was just her family and the neighborhood being very angry with her.
>A man – the police didn’t give any further information either – claimed that he had kidnapped her for ransom. He was quickly found out and as it turned out he was just after the money and medial attention.
>Then another man claimed he had seen where some men held the young girl captive. However as he led the police to an empty cottage he got worried how the police officers would react to him leading them all the way to an empty place. Thus he decided to confess very quickly that it had been just attention he had sought. The officers of course denied him his wish and no photo, name, location…ever reached the media.

| 10:59 PM Oct 21 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Marktcheck” says that the German Ministry For Justice and Protection of Consumers now ordered some unnamed specialists to find out whether or not there are quality defects in the treatment of elderly or heavily disabled people by guardians.
The background: After the death of their respective relative some people complained that he or she had been neglected by their respective guardian and they even sued said guardian. One lady who did so and her lawyer even made their case public and the lawyer said that in Germany the standards to become a guardian were way too low, making many guardians realize too late they were not fit for the job.
To the public the German Ministry For Justice and Protection of Consumers still says that these had been nothing but a few exceptions, proving not that there was something wrong with how guardians were selected. However they still ordered these specialists.

| 10:45 PM Oct 21 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“The modern farm turkey is very different from the farm turkey of 100 years”. Yes! I think it’s the same with most breeds we have these days. For example I saw old photos dating back to the early 20th century depicting German Shepherds, pugs, French bulldogs…and these dogs didn’t look exactly like most of their 21st century counterparts. With St. Bernhards it’s the same. I once saw a padded one that lived about 200 years ago. Nothing like the St.Bernhards we know today. Also I read that dairy cows back then were less prone to disease, had a more intense bond with their calves, but at the same time produced less milk than modern breeds.
They “can’t survive without human assistance”. Interestingly I just recently saw a documentary movie that was about what would happen to our pets if we suddenly disappeared and before that somehow gave our pets the chance of escaping their cages – for example by leaving the door open or by leaving them behind in cages they could easily break open or skip through the bars. Anyway it said that bred turkeys and their offspring wouldn’t last a year in the wild even though their wild counterparts are perfectly adapted to their environment, most breeds of cows would go extinct, while some old breeds would survive and develop into a bison-like breed. most cat breeds and horses would survive, most dog breeds would last at least as long as they could feed on the food we’d leave behind…Parrots – actually not domesticated, but wild animals – probably would adapt to colder regions, too and survive.
Thanks for the article.
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“Marktcheck” says that in their advertisement a German enterprise that sells pharmaceutics deliberately lied about the Robert-Koch-Institut in Berlin, Brandenburg in Germany allegedly saying that 80% of all Germans should eat vitamin D pills as these 80% don’t have enough vitamin D within. The enterprise from Darmstadt (Hesse, Germany) then of course got into trouble with the Robert-Koch-Institut as the latter in fact only spoke of about 30% of all Germans between 18 and 79 lacking vitamin D.

| 10:32 PM Oct 15 2017

WobblyJoe

United States

I didn’t know that so I looked it up! Native tribes bred them? I’ve never heard that at all. When I was in school, we were taught that except for dogs, there were no domestic animals in North America before Columbus. So I learned something new!
I found a very interesting article on the subject.
http://dnr.sc.gov/news/yr2013/nov21/nov21_turkey.html
Either way, the modern farm turkey is very different than the wild turkey. The modern farm turkey is very different from the farm turkey of 100 years ago even!
Turkeys are one of the most altered farm animals I can think of. The modern Butterballs can’t survive without human assistance.

| 05:44 AM Oct 15 2017

Dorothee

Germany

>”Domradio” says that in Malaysia the following case now ended: A “Fatwa” – not a real Islamic law, but a mere piece of advise – says that all children born to unmarried people must bear “Abdullah” as their 2nd name. Thus – against the will of his meanwhile married parents – they wanted to call a boy “Abdullah” in his birth certificate as they found it suspicious that his mother gave birth to him almost 6 months after marriage. That child probably would have faced a lot of discrimination later due to this name implying that he was born to an unmarried couple and thus a judge decided that religion did not justify the discrimination of an innocent child. Thus the name “Abdullah” was removed from the certificate.
>”GEA” says that the following trick has become very popular recently: Someone manages to make the phone number of the German police appear on the display of your smartphone. They then claim that someone is about to rob your house and that for your safety and the safety of your most precious goods you need to send them to this or that adress for a little while. In other cases they call you and say that this or that relative or friend of yours has been arrested and that you must send the caution money to this or that bank account.
>Someone sends fake bills to people by phishing e-mail using the account of the faculty of social ethics in Tübingen.

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