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Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Government Steals A Child

So, this story is about a woman who immigrated here illegally a few years ago. When she got caught, she was most likely sent to one of those hell-hole private prisons that would make Guantanamo look like a resort. Where you have no rights and it’s ok to abuse you. Since you are illegal and worse than a murderer in all. And if you don’t speak any English, god help you. As was the case with this woman.

She was caught, her son removed (because she was illegal), then she spent the last five years fighting to get him back. They even renamed him, gave him a nice new family, and won’t allow him to see his mother. In their own words, “illegally smuggling herself into the country is not a lifestyle that can provide any stability for the child.” Wow, that’s sweet Missouri. Maybe you should take all the children away from the poor and homeless since they cannot provide any stability for a child either. Maybe what Bail Romero did wasn’t legal, but you give criminals at least the right to see their child, can’t you at least do that?

Why when she is some faceless Hispanic Woman?

Tug-of-Love: Immigrant Mom Loses Effort to Regain Son Given to US Parents

From: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/immigrant-mom-loses-effort-regain-son-us-parents/story?id=16803067&nwltr=blotter_featureMore#.UA6jrETArsU

PHOTO: Encarnacion Bail Romero
Encarnacion Bail Romero cries after learning she won’t regain custody of her child she knew as Carlos. (ABC News)
By (@brianross) and ANGELA M. HILL
July 18, 2012
In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections.

A Missouri judge ruled the boy should stay with the Missouri couple, Melinda and Seth Moser, who took him into their home five years ago while his mother was in federal custody, where she attempted in vain to oppose the adoption proceedings.

TUG of LOVE PHOTOS: Children Taken from Immigrant Mothers

WATCH the Original ‘Nightline’ Report on Carlos Jamison Moser

“Nobody could help me because I don’t speak English,” said Encarnacion Bail Romero in an interview with ABC News.

The child, born as Carlos but renamed Jamison by the Mosers, has been with his adoptive parents in Carthage, Missouri since the age of 11 months.

The judge said the biological mother had no rights to even see her child, according to the mother’s lawyer.

Asked if the Mosers would allow Bail Romero to see the child, the Mosers’ attorney, Joseph Hensley, said the couple was “not willing to comment on that at this time.”

‘We’re extremely happy about the decision,” said Hensley, who also noted that the decision “really puts the biological mom in a difficult decision in terms of staying in this country.”

The ruling today reaffirmed the original decision by another Missouri judge who terminated the parental rights of Bail Romero, stating that “illegally smuggling herself into the country is not a lifestyle that can provide any stability for the child.”

The Missouri Supreme Court called the initial decision a “travesty of justice” and ordered a review of the case by a second judge.

Appearing outside the courtroom with tears in her eyes, the biological mother declined to comment.

Her lawyer, Curtis Woods, said he would appeal the decision of the judge who he said ruled Encarnacion Bail Romero’s parental rights had been terminated because she had abandoned him while she was incarcerated.

“I am very disappointed in the decision,” said Woods.

The judge handed down the decision in a courtroom closed to all but the parties involved and their lawyers. There was no translator provided by the court today for the Guatemalan woman, who speaks only a little English.

The ruling allows the formal adoption proceedings by the Mosers to proceed.

The Mosers left the court without speaking to reporters, but they had previously argued in court that they could best provide for the boy and that they were the only parents that he knew.

“I could not love him more, had he come out of me physically,” Melinda Moser said in an earlier interview.

The biological mother was arrested in 2007 on an immigration raid at a chicken processing plant in Missouri and has not seen her son since.

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Cool Blog: Dog Walk Across America

A while ago, Travels with Casey pointed out a cool clog worth watching, “Dog Walk Across America.” Where 2 people and 2 dogs are walking across America to bring awareness of the need for homes for dogs. I am not sure how this brings awareness, but it is really cool. I also something I wanted to do myself oneday. Just not sure I could do it though . . .

Click here to view their blog

Check out the Facebook Page that Alerted me to this blog and see what other people are saying.

Videos That Make You Smile: Super Mario Bros Theme Played on Glasses

Awesome.

This Video comes from RWJ once again. Please go to his site to see more stuff like this.

Doctor Who on Facebook

I love Doctor Who. Ever since they redid the series it has been one episode after another of awesomeness. True Science Fiction. I can’t ask for more. And neither can these people on Facebook:

Great Tardis Creations:

Link: http://bowtieandginghamshirts.tumbir.com

Source: Facebook Duh!

Awesome Fan Art:

Source: Facebook, like there is anything else?

Some Olympic News: Greek Jumper Expelled From Olympic Team for Racist Tweet

So, Friday has come and gone and the Olympics are now officially going full swing! Now, the news will be flooded with Olympic Coverage. Luckily, I don’t intend to post very much of it. It all pretty much the same as previous years. Blah, Blah, Person won Blah, Blah, More Buff, Blah Blah. Not very interesting to me. The only sport I really care about is Equestrian but that never gets much coverage on American TV, have to go to the Canadians to get that. Thank you Canada!!! (I love you!)

Anyway, on to the article at hand: With all the coverage of the best of the best, this article may have been lost if not found by me. It tells of a misguided Greek Athlete who tweeted a racist remark then got booted right before the Olympics ever started. The remark was tasteless but did she deserved to lose her spot to achieve the Olympic Dream? I am not so sure. This seems like a matter of retraining and education over punishment. Too bad the Greeks didn’t agree . . .

Greek Jumper Expelled From Olympic Team for Racist Tweet

PHOTO: Paraskevi Papahristou

Greek athlete Paraskevi Papahristou is shown during a women’s triple jump event in Athens in this July 30, 2011 photo. (AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)

Fans have taken to the Internet to defend Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou after the Greek triple jumper was expelled from her country’s Olympic team for a Tweet perceived as racist.

Papachristou, 23, was preparing to head to London for her first Olympic Games when she posted a joke to her Twitter feed. It was about the West Nile virus, and appeared to mock Greece’s African immigrant population.

“With so many Africans in Greece, at least the mosquitoes of West Nile will eat homemade food!!!” she tweeted Sunday.

Papachristou has often taken to Twitter to express her support for the extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn, which has recently surged in popularity among Greeks.

In response to criticism by Twitter users who said her joke was racially insensitive, she initially took a defiant tone.

“I’m not a stuck CD! And if I make mistakes, I do not hit replay! I continue playing!” she tweeted on Monday.

By Wednesday, though, she had turned remorseful, saying in a statement on Twitter and Facebook, “I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account. I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.”

“I would like to apologize to all my friends and fellow athletes, who I may have insulted or shamed, the National Team, as well as the people and companies who support my athletic career,” she said. “Finally, I would like to apologize to my coach and my family.”

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Videos That Make You Smile: How to Remove Cats from Cars

LOL

This Video comes from RWJ once again. Please go to his site to see more stuff like this.

Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

That looks just like how my dog looks when running . . .

Source: Facebook

“Remedial Chaos Theory” Nominated for Emmy!

I love the show Community. Each season gets better and the last one didn’t disappoint! If you have never seen it, “Remedial Chaos Theory” is one of the best episodes of the season that rocked my socks off! I watched it several times! Now it isn’t prefect, but it is great and a good laugh. At least the Emmy agrees. Good Luck Community!

The Link from the description: http://ow.ly/clZJg

Source: Facebook

Videos That Make You Smile: Crane Drops Concrete Onto Bus

Wow, this video is boring . . . Holy SHIT!!!!! Play it again! Play it again! Awesome.

This Video comes from RWJ once again. Please go to his site to see more stuff like this.

Come And Get it: EPIX On Xbox Offers Viewers Star Trek For Free!!!

SUNDAY, 9:49 AM: Alley offers this rush post so you can take advantage of the last day of this free Star Trek Stuff. She would have posted it yesterday, but she was too tired – sorry!

EPIX and Xbox Bring Viewers a Star Trek Celebration

EPIX App Unlocked for all Xbox LIVE Subscribers in Free Preview July 28-29

Star Trek Celebration to feature EPIX Original Docs William Shatner’s Get a Life! and The Captains plus 11 Star Trek Movies

From: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/epix-xbox-bring-viewers-star-130000355.html

Business WirePress Release: EPIX – Wed, Jul 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

EPIX, the premium entertainment network, today announced a free preview of the EPIX app on Xbox 360® along with a special programming event, Shatnerific: A Celebration of Star Trek Fandom, bringing together EPIX Original Documentaries about the franchise with 11 popular Star Trek movies to be made available July 28 – 29. A featured event on the Xbox LIVE dashboard, the Star Trek Celebration will make premium programming normally available only to Xbox LIVE Gold customers accessible to all Xbox LIVE subscribers.

Following up the success of the EPIX Original Documentary The Captains, an in-depth look at the Star Trek franchise through the experiences of each actor who has played a Starfleet captain, Shatner returns with William Shatner’s Get a Life! which explores the flip side of the coin in the Star Trek phenomena: the fans.

Along with the EPIX Original Documentaries, the Celebration of Star Trek Fandom will also feature an Xbox 360® exclusive presentation of all 11 Star Trek films, from the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) to the most recent Star Trek (2009).

“Xbox is a great partner for EPIX and we are thrilled to offer this unique experience to the massive fan base that the Star Trek franchise enjoys. Through this partnership we are able to reach an expanded audience that is using Xbox 360 and engage fans with our content to drive even greater awareness of our multiplatform offering,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President.

About the EPIX Original Documentary
William Shatner’s Get a Life! – Premiering July 28 at 8pm EST
Based on Shatner’s hugely popular book (in response to his now infamous skit on SNL), this film examines the mystery, longevity and the cultural phenomena of Star Trek and its long-obsessed fans known as “Trekkers.” On the surface, the film is an exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions which looked foolish and almost laughable to some – but Shatner discovers the many secrets and hidden motives behind these individuals’ compulsion to attend these events. The end result is a film that reveals a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examines the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series as Shatner further embraces his role as Captain James T. Kirk and his own impact.

About the EPIX Original Documentary
The Captains
An EPIX original documentary produced and directed by William Shatner, The Captains follows the iconic star as he travels the world to connect with each of the actors who have played captains over the long life of the Star Trek franchise including Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, and Chris Pine.

About EPIX

EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

Contact:
For EPIX:
Jamie Colunga, 212-846-1843
JColunga@EpixHD.com
or
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Erica Bartsch, 212-446-1875
ebartsch@sloanepr.com
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