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Random Odd News You Missed

Updated on June 28, 2012

Sometimes, there are a series of odd or not so odd events in the news that are interesting, yet, buried in the dead zone of a newspaper. These three stores caught my eye.

Mother Smothers Newborn

In Modesto, CA., a sleeping mother, rolls over in her bed and on top of her newborn. Her baby boy is smothered. Police arrive and find no nothing- no abuse, no trauma. Yet, how in the world can this happen? There are no details about the mother, but I suspect she is probably obese. A thin person would have a hard time smothering. Even so, was the woman incapacitated in some way NOT to be aware she was on top of SOMETHING? Sorry, I just find this hard to believe unless they were under the influence of something. Sad.

Human Smugglers

We hear of coyotes (human smugglers) all the time trying to smuggle in illegals across the US-Mexican border, but it happens in other parts also. In Tanzania, police found 43 dead bodies in bushes. Most were from Ethiopian and Somalis seeking a better life. Police found the truck carrying them, 115 in all, was tightly crammed still of the 70 who survived. The 43 who died most likely died from lack of food and water or sickness.

What people do for a better life. Sad.

Mass Taliban Beheadings

It remains a farce that the Taliban seek peace. The Taliban posted a video showing 17 heads of Pakistani soldiers in an attempt to get Pakistan to stop helping the U.S.. The heads, showed their faces, laid on a white sheet. Apparently, these soldiers were part of group that crossed the border into Afghanistan on a military raid.

So, don't the Taliban already know that going to such extremes is ineffective? I mean, Pakistan rarely helps the U.S. much any more. They still have not opened the supply roads from Karachi. The U.S. walked out of the talks to reopen the road because Pakistan demanded $3000 per truck.


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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I agree, How could one not know they were on top of another unless they were out of it.

    • CraftingTime profile image


      6 years ago from Spring Hill, Florida

      This was a very interesting hub. I agree that there must have been some sort of foul play regarding the smothered baby.


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