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Man in Court Over Simpsons Porn 673

Ever get the urge to look at pornographic drawings of famous cartoon children? Neither do I, but 28-year-old Kurt James Milner did, and that's what got him registered as a sex offender. Police received a tip about the pornographic material and eventually found images featuring child characters from The Simpsons and The Powerpuff Girls on Milner's computer. Back in 2008, a Supreme Court judge in Australia ruled that cartoons in which child characters engage in sexual acts is child pornography. Milner said he downloaded the images to show them to his friend 'because he believed they were funny.' Guess it's not so funny now.

Comment A rat is a rat is a rat (Score 1) 23

"It was the best recipe I ever did," he said afterwards.
"believed to be tame"
"Millions of Britons tune in each year to watch the show, which features celebrity contestants having to undergo "bush tucker trials" involving snakes, spiders and other insects found in the "jungle".

(So was the rat tame or wild? Does it make a difference? If the show is about being in the jungle I highly doubt it being tame.)

There's absolutely nothing wrong with killing a 'wild' animal for food. In fact I thought that was the whole point: If you kill an animal, make sure it's to serve a purpose, such as providing a MEAL FOR YOU. Up to 3 years prison? I can just imagine it, they're surrounded in prison by tattooed, hardened murderers and rapists....
"I killed a man"
"I raped an old lady and stole her purse"
"I stabbed a cop"
"I ate a rat"



Submission + - Charged with animal cruelty for killing rat to eat ( 1

Jbabe writes: Two men have been charged after cooking a rat and serving it with rice as a meal for fellow contestants on a reality TV show. D'Acampo, 33, and Manning, 30, were confronted by RSPCA...they were both charged with animal cruelty offences and ordered to appear in court on February 3...If found guilty, the pair face up to three years in jail...Broadcasts of the program in Britain, could also face charges. RSPCA NSW chief inspector David O'Shannessy said it was unacceptable for the rat to have been killed for a TV show. "The concern is this was done purely for the cameras. The show's producers were ordered by the RSPCA to hand over footage showing how the rat, which was believed to be tame, was killed.... But D'Acampo and Manning had been filmed telling contestants how they had caught the rat in the bush before the chef killed it with his kitchen knife and skinned it. "It was the best recipe I ever did," he said afterwards.

Grandmother Googled Murder Penalties Before Partner's Death 8

some_guy_88 writes "A grandmother used the internet to search 'pre-meditated + murder + penalties' shortly before her ex-partner was found strangled in a lounge chair west of Brisbane, a court has been told. She has pleaded not guilty. From the article: 'Opening the case to the jury this morning, Crown prosecutor Danny Boyle said Hughes and Mr Stewart had been separated, but remained living together at their property at Sommerholm, near Laidley. He said Hughes killed Mr Stewart because she believed he was having an affair with a 26-year-old woman who sometimes joined him on shooting trips.'"

Submission + - Obama's announcement on US troops (

Jbabe writes: Barack Obama said today that he intended to "finish the job" in Afghanistan, as it became clear that he is poised to announce early next week the deployment of up to 35,000 more troops to the troubled region in one of the most crucial decisions of his young presidency.

He said: "After eight years, some of those years in which we did not have either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. I feel very confident that when the American people hear a clear rationale for what we're doing there and how we intend to achieve our goals, they will be supportive."

"No war is intended to last forever, so it makes logical sense to put in enough troops to make sure we can get the job done and then get the hell out of there," said Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington.


Scientists Say a Dirty Child Is a Healthy Child 331

Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California have shown that the more germs a child is exposed to, the better their immune system in later life. Their study found that keeping a child's skin too clean impaired the skin's ability to heal itself. From the article: "'These germs are actually good for us,' said Professor Richard Gallo, who led the research. Common bacterial species, known as staphylococci, which can cause inflammation when under the skin, are 'good bacteria' when on the surface, where they can reduce inflammation."

Paralyzed Man In "Coma" For 23 Years Was Actually Conscious 25

overcaffein8d writes "A man who was paralyzed and thought to be comatose for 23 years had his nightmare ended. A hi-tech scan showed his brain was still functioning almost completely normally. From the article: 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' said Mr. Houben, now 46, who doctors thought was in a persistent vegetative state. "I dreamed myself away," he added, tapping his tale out with the aid of a computer. Mr. Houben said: "I shall never forget the day when they discovered what was truly wrong with me — it was my second birth. I want to read, talk with my friends via the computer and enjoy my life now that people know I am not dead."'"

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