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Not kidding around: Woman sues for paternity test on goats
ODESSA, Fla. — A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit seeking either a paternity test on her goats or a refund — and she's not kidding.
Kris Hedstrom filed the suit against her neighbor, Heather Dayner, last month seeking DNA for the goats she purchased. Hedstrom paid Dayner $900 for five Nigerian dwarf goats in December.
According to the lawsuit, Hedstrom believed the goats — Bella, Gigi, Rosie, Zelda and Margoat — could be registered with the American Dairy Goat Association, a group that records goat pedigrees. Registered goats have higher values than unregistered goats.
Dayner, who has been selling goats at Baxter Lane Farm for about 10 years, typically provides information to her clients so they can register their animals themselves.
She said the father goat was registered, but the Tampa Bay Times reports the American Dairy Goat Association rejected Hedstrom's application to register the babies because Dayner is not an active member.
Proving paternity would require about 40 of the father goat's hair follicles for a DNA test, so Hedstrom wrote Dayner a letter requesting the DNA in February.
Dayner offered to refund the money in exchange for the goats.
She said Hedstrom called police on her for three months straight and has trespassed on her farm. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy visited the property at least three times in the spring.
Dayner said she didn't hear anything else from Hedstrom until the lawsuit was filed.
this is just warped, twisted and sad...imho , of course
Report: Alabama students held 'COVID-19 parties' to see who got infected
A city councilor reportedly said money was put on the line to see who would get infected first by students who knew they had COVID-19. A Tuscaloosa city councilor reportedly claimed the students put money in a pot. Whoever got infected first won the money.
Young people are throwing coronavirus parties with a payout when one gets infected, official says
Some young people in Alabama are throwing Covid-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.
The parties are being held in Tuscaloosa, and infected people are urged to attend so others can intentionally contract the virus, City Council member Sonya McKinstry told CNN. She said she heard about the trend from fire officials.
"We thought that was kind of a rumors at first. We did some research, not only do the doctors' offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information," she said.
When I read that article this morning, I was stunned by the scope of selfish and callous stupidity demonstrated there.
THE REAL REASON WHY CATS PURR AND OTHER FELINE FACTS
Cats, as the old saying goes, were once worshiped as gods and have never allowed the world to forget it. And why not? They're adorable, and who cares if they show a little sociopathic behavior every so often? Cuteness will get you out of a lot, but their standoffish nature and refusal to participate in behavioral studies (like their canine counterparts often do) means that we know surprisingly little about what's going on inside a kitty's mind. We do think that there's quite a lot happening in there, though, because they're just fascinating little heart-stealers. Here's why cats purr, along with other fun feline facts.
THEY'RE NOT ACTUALLY DOMESTICATED -- THEY JUST LET US THINK THEY ARE
No one's sure when cats first moved into our homes and our hearts, but the most commonly repeated trivia tidbit is that it happened in ancient Egypt around 4,000 years ago. There's other evidence that suggests it happened well before that, with remains of a human and cat buried together dating back 9,500 years. Cats in China were keeping homes rat-and-mouse-free (and sharing leftovers) around 5,300 years ago, so no one's exactly sure when the mysterious cat showed up and volunteered their services, and we're pretty sure that's how they plan on keeping it.
By comparison, dogs have been at our sides for at least 15,000 years, and over those years we've selectively bred dogs to fill certain roles, from hunting and herding to sitting in purses. Cats, on the other hand? They're ... cats. Sure, there's breeds of cats, but they're more or less cat-shaped. There aren't cats that specialize in herding or mousing or ... well, to be fair, they're all specialists in being gods and goddesses.
When scientists took an up-close-and-personal look at their DNA, they found there's an incredibly good reason for this: they're pretty much not domesticated, at least, on a genetic level. Sure, there's the troll that says, "Clearly, they're domesticated, I'm not letting a filthy wild animal in my house." You'd be at least partially wrong, Troll. Genetically, our domestic housecat still has most of their DNA in common with their wild cousins, and unlike dogs (who have gotten rid of most of the unsavory behavior of wolves), cats have kept their wild instincts, too. Just ask anyone who's walked outside to enjoy a nice, warm spring day and stepped in disemboweled rodent.
I was pretty sure the neuronal count stuff was dead wrong from even my days in Neuroscience.
Which makes me suspicious of the rest of the information in the article, as fun as it was.
from Hook's 2nd link: "brain soup" heh•heh•heh
this one's a doozy...only in America...
Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine
The president is pushing the coronavirus theories of a Houston doctor who also says sexual visitations by demons and alien DNA are at the root of Americans’ common health concerns.
A Houston doctor who praises hydroxychloroquine and says that face masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus has become a star on the right-wing internet, garnering tens of millions of views on Facebook on Monday alone. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Stella Immanuel a “must watch,” while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video.
Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including those about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams.
Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
She alleges alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments, and that scientists are cooking up a vaccine to prevent people from being religious. And, despite appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on Monday, she has said that the government is run in part not by humans but by “reptilians” and other aliens.
Immanuel gave her viral speech on the steps of the Supreme Court at the “White Coat Summit,” a gathering of a handful of doctors who call themselves America’s Frontline Doctors and dispute the medical consensus on the novel coronavirus. The event was organized by the right-wing group Tea Party Patriots, which is backed by wealthy Republican donors.
In her speech, Immanuel alleges that she has successfully treated hundreds of patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial treatment Trump has promoted and says he has taken himself. Studies have failed to find proof that the drug has any benefit in treating COVID-19, and the Food and Drug Administration in June revoked its emergency authorization to use it to treat the deadly virus, saying it hadn’t demonstrated any effect on patients’ mortality prospects.
“Nobody needs to get sick,” Immanuel said. “This virus has a cure.”
Immanuel said in her speech that the supposed potency of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment means that protective face masks aren’t necessary, claiming that she and her staff had avoided contracting COVID-19 despite wearing medical masks instead of the more secure N95 masks.
“Hello, you don’t need a mask. There is a cure,” Immanuel said.
Toward the end of Immanuel’s speech, the event’s organizer and other participants can be seen trying to get her away from the microphone. But footage of the speech captured by Breitbart was a hit online, becoming a top video on Facebook and amassing roughly 13 million views—significantly more than “Plandemic,” another coronavirus disinformation video that became a viral hit online in May, when it amassed roughly 8 million Facebook views.
“Hydroxychloroquine” trended on Twitter, as Immanuel’s video was embraced by the Trumps, conservative student group Turning Point USA, and pro-Trump personalities like Diamond & Silk. But both Facebook and Twitter eventually deleted videos of Immanuel’s speech from their sites, citing rules against COVID-19 disinformation. The deletions set off yet another round of complaints by conservatives of bias at the social-media platforms.
Immanuel responded in her own way, declaring that Jesus Christ would destroy Facebook’s servers if her videos weren’t restored to the platform.
if Immanuel looks familiar, BH-ers, she was in the Instagram post that Scott shared the other day, http://forum.brighthand.com/threads...-worldwide-crisis.293581/page-44#post-1918904
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