Insane Caregiver Filmed Herself Abusing The Elderly

All right Sasha here’s gonna be a story that’s going to make you have distrust for care homes for the elderly it’s a sad tale but alas it happens far too often guys my name is Dave waffle and I’m Sasha wood and we’re gonna tell you about three elderly people who were abused by their caretaker right after the intro.

Just sick so before we started this video guys I want to know from you how would you feel if you found out that your family member was being abused.

By somebody you trusted let me.

Know down there in the comments below this is Cristina Sethi and she is 25 years old she perpetuated some horrifying crimes onto the people under her care at the South Devon care home now the.

Three patients that were targeted by this woman were all over the ages of eighty one was actually 101 years old and they all suffered from dementia and she targeted them because she knew they wouldn’t remember what she had done to them some details.

Are pretty graphic and we don’t want to do any more.

Indignities to these people than a moral ready thrust upon them so.

Without getting too in-depth these victims were groped and fondled without their consent as well as.

Some penetrative toys were also used on them the victims were both male and female so why would somebody in their right mind do this let’s be honest according to the defense attorney her boyfriend was the one who kind of instigated this whole thing because he’s the kinda guy that would get sexual pleasure from seeing this happen to these people which is why she filmed this happening great these films.

She saved on her computer which she then sold without properly deleting them and they were discovered by her acquaintance who she sold it to police were then informed and she has since been sentenced to 10 years guys this is just absolutely terrible because not only is this a crime against the victims but it’s also a crime against the families because who.
Wants to trust a care home now it’s.

Sad that there are people out there who choose to prey upon society’s most vulnerable elements and you know guys I really hope that the guy the boyfriend is getting in trouble or arrested for this because he’s the one I kind of instigated this whole thing so.

Let us know how you guys feel about this in the comments below I’m Sasha wood I’m Dave woful and thank.
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Understand that I’ve kind of figured out now on the show so if you guys haven’t noticed if you guys haven’t if you guys haven’t seen it spoilers ahead I’m sorry but um you know season five has a lot to do with the potential ending of Rick if you got something no notice so season five takes place after Rick gets a piece of rebar stuck in his side the Horde at the the horde of walkers.

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End Times Signs: Latest News And Strange Events (november 4, 2018)

A new report by the World Wildlife Foundation WWF claims the planet is losing animals at rates that could be considered a mass extinction the report says 60% of all vertebrae’s which are animals with backbones have been wiped out since 1970 WWF executive director Mike Barrett says we are sleepwalking towards the edge of a cliff the worst hit part.

Of the world is South and Central America the WWF report says it’s lost 89 percent of its animals freshwater animals have also dropped by 83 percent it may even be.

Too late to do anything about it according to the Guardian even if the trend were to stop today it would take the world five to seven million years to recover Barrett says Nature is.

Not a nice-to-have it is our life-support system it could affect businesses as well Sky News says industry is relying on natural resources are worth 97 trillion pounds that’s 125 trillion dollars every year for global 1 I’m.

According to Gizmodo new findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that all the carbon dioxide piling up in the oceans.

Dark depths is causing the seafloor to dissolve excess carbon dioxide reaching the deep ocean means that the natural system can’t keep up.

In the stores of calcium carbonate on.

The sea floor are dissolving that also means the water at the bottom.

Of the ocean like the water at the top is getting more acidic one of the researchers Olivier sopes a PhD student at McGill University found that there were hotspots where the ocean floor was rapidly dissolving.

That includes the Northwest Atlantic and the southern ocean where the bottom waters are relatively young and laden with carbon dioxide from human activities the results are yet another reminder that this era of human history will leave a geological mark long after humans are gone according to Business Insider US military personnel were deployed to the border ahead of the anticipated arrival of migrant caravans active duty.

Troops which have been or will be deployed to parts of Texas Arizona and.

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Patriot many of the engineering teams are expected to be involved in activities such as barrier construction and the hardening of key border facilities according to a report by Business Insider in Afghanistan on Saturday a US service member was killed in action as the result of an insider attack in an official press release resolute support revealed initial.

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Top leader said on Saturday US President Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world this is Washington prepared to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s vital oil exporting and financial sectors state television reported supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also said Iran’s arch adversary the United States had.

Robot And Viking Show Ep. 005 – Strange News, Viking Recommend, Robot's Tragic Irony Top 5

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Bad Rap: Why B.o.b Is Wrong About A Flat Earth

A throwdown between a rapper and an astrophysicist centers on whether the Earth is a sphere, a scientific question that was supposedly settled in the third century B.C.

Rapper-singer Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (known as B.o.B) released a track called "Flatline" on Monday (Jan. 25), dissing noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson after the two had engaged in a Twitter argument over Earth's shape, which B.o.B purports to be flat. In the track, B.o.B hollers, "Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest / They'll probably write that man one hell of a check," and even embeds part of a talk by Tyson in which he says, "So it's not actually a sphere, it's an … it's oblate, it's officially an oblate spheroid."

Earth's oblate spherical-ness was determined long ago. While the ancient Greeks were among the first to discern that the Earth is a sphere, there were still people who didn't think it could be true, because, well, look around. The ground is flat and plainly so all the way to the horizon. [Religion and Science: 6 Visions of Earth's Core]

This common-sense reasoning is, in part, what drives more modern flat-Earth beliefs. In the last century a whole society — the Flat Earth Society — has grown up around it. The 19th-century version was called the Zetetic Society, which eventually disbanded.

So what do flat-Earthers really believe? A look at the Flat Earth Society website gives some answers here. Their model of the Earth looks something like the logo of the United Nations, with the North Pole at the center. The Earth is a round disc, surrounded by an ice wall (Antarctica, which the U.N. logo doesn't show). The sun and moon are each about 32 miles across, and hang about 3,000 miles above the surface of the Earth.

Gravity doesn't enter into their argument, because flat-Earth cosmology says the whole disc is accelerating at exactly 32 feet per second in the "up" direction.

Earth's seeming flatness

There are several lines of evidence, though, that the Earth is round. But first, we can look at why it appears flat, and why that misled people for so long. [Earth from Above: 101 Stunning Images from Orbit]

The Earth is a sphere about 24,000 miles (38,624 kilometers) around at the equator — a pretty big number relative to a person's visual abilities. To calculate the distance one could expect to see, multiply the diameter of the Earth (about 7,917 miles, or 12,742 km) by the height of the person (or building, or mountain one is standing on) and take the square root. For a 6-foot-tall person standing on a beach, that works out to about 3 miles. (A more rough-and-ready version of this says the horizon in miles will be 1.22 times the square root of the height in feet.) This is also why the distance one can see gets larger the higher up you go.

This assumes a perfectly spherical Earth (it isn't) and no refraction of light from the atmosphere (there is some). But as a general estimate this works pretty well, and explains why the Earth looks flat: The "drop" on the horizon due to the planet's curvature is only a few feet per mile.

There are other lines of evidence, and that gets us to the ancient Greeks. Specifically, a man named Eratosthenes, who lived in Syene, Egypt. On the summer solstice, Eratosthenes had seen that a well had no shadows: the sun was at its zenith. He deduced that if the Earth were spherical, he could figure out the planet's size by checking the angle of the sun at some other location, assuming the sun was so far away that its rays were essentially parallel. So, in about 240 B.C., he had someone measure the distance between Syene (modern-day Aswan) and Alexandria, and checked the angle of the sun at both locations. He found a small, measurable difference in the angle, and calculated that the Earth was 24,662 to 28,968 miles in circumference, according to scientists today. He was wrong, but not by much.

By about A.D. 1, the idea of a spherical Earth was taken as a matter of course almost everywhere; Indian astronomers were convinced, and Islamic scholars used the concept to calculate the direction and distance to Mecca, according to the work of David A. King, a former professor of the history of science at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Berlin.

Even Christopher Columbus knew the Earth was round — the old story of him having to convince anyone otherwise is a myth (popularized by Washington Irving in a biography of Columbus). The real problem was that his estimates of the distance to China were too low. Contemporaries thought his mission was suicidal, because the crews would die of thirst absent stumbling on a hitherto unknown source of fresh water (as noted by Samuel Elliot Morrison, who wrote a Pulitzer-Prize winning biography of Columbus in 1942). Ferdinand Magellan, of course, killed the flat-Earth idea once and for all by sailing all the way around the world.


The modern flat-Earthers can trace their intellectual lineage to a man named Samuel Rowbotham (1816–1884). He published a book on the flatness of the Earth called "Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe." When he died those ideas lived on, as a woman named Lady Elizabeth Blount founded the Universal Zetetic Society. The society petered out after World War I. The current Flat Earth Society is headed by a man named Daniel Shenton, and has a website outlining experiments that purportedly show the Earth is flat.

One such experiment involves using a 6-mile length of canal to show that the Earth is not, in fact, round, disputing the old saw that ships' hulls disappear below the horizon and would not if the Earth were not curved. It's called the Bedford Level Experiment. A supporter of Rowbotham's used a telescope to observe a boat rowing away; since the hull of the boat remained visible even though it was 6 miles distant, it was initially taken to prove that the observation of ships' hulls was wrong, and a trick of perspective. The naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace repeated the experiment, and took into account the refraction of the atmosphere, by setting his sight line higher. He showed that, yes, in fact, the Earth is a sphere, as published in Nature in April 1870.

One other way to prove that there's a horizon is, in fact, with a good telescope. If the Earth were flat, then even if perspective made it hard to resolve objects near the horizon (it does), then with a decent telescope one should be able to see, for example, the Welsh coast from Boston. But you can't; no matter how good the telescope is, Europe never comes into view.

That aside, flat-Earthers have come up with some other — rather ingenious — "proofs" that the Earth is flat. One is the distances around the Southern Ocean. The flat-Earth model says that the distance between, say, Melbourne, Australia, and Santiago, Chile, should be greater than the distance between New York and Beijing. Melbourne is 7,002 miles (11,268 km) from Santiago, while New York is 6, 824 miles (10,982 km) from Beijing. Rowbotham gives some distance estimates in his book; the problem is they are just wrong: "From near Cape Horn, Chile to Port Philip in Melbourne, Australia the distance is 9,000 miles," Rowbotham writes. It's actually 5,681 miles. Rowbotham's figure would apply to a flat Earth, but he assumes that at the outset. Leaving the distance estimate aside, he assumes the longitudes are separated by 143 degrees; the actual figure is about 149 degrees.  

If the travel distance doesn't give Earth's curvature away, eclipses surely would: An interesting artifact of Eratosthenes' calculation is that if you assume the Earth is flat the figure for how high the sun would be matches the radius of the Earth — in this case, you assume that the sun's rays are not parallel (as Eratosthenes did) but are emanating from a spherical sun a short distance away. But the fact that eclipses happen gives the game away; if the planet were flat there would be nothing to cast a shadow, say, across the sun or moon. The Flat Earth Wiki says it's a "shadow object" and posits that the reason nobody has ever seen this behemoth object on Earth is that the sun's glare blots out everything else in the sky during the day. Plenty of people have observed Venus, for example, during the day (it's hard, but it can be done). If there were some shadow object big enough — remember flat-Earthers think the moon is some 32 miles across — it has to find a way to be invisible during both day and night. [See Photos: 'Lost' Astronomy Plates Show Historic Eclipse and More]

That links to another issue: The Pole Star gets lower in the sky as one travels south, and eventually dips below the horizon. If the Earth were flat no matter how far you went, Polaris would never get below the horizon at all, nor would new stars become visible as you traveled south – they certainly would not rise above the horizon at a constant rate of 1 degree for every degree of latitude traveled south, because of the geometry of a flat Earth, and flat sky.

Flat-Earthers assert precisely that, though: The stars are actually only 3,100 miles above us, and seeing Polaris approach the horizon is a trick of perspective. So as you travel south, more come into view. But were that the case, you would not see stars coming over a horizon; the southern stars would look bunched together in a kind of bright band that covered the southern sky — precisely because of perspective. (This assumes a flat sky as opposed to a dome shape, which is the only way the argument can work.)

According to flat-Earth cosmology, Antarctica is actually an ice wall that keeps the water in the oceans in place, and that NASA employees (among other government conspirators) are guarding the place to keep people out. Explorer Roald Amundsen was faking it (or badly mistaken), and clearly the dozens of expeditions to the region were all in on the conspiracy to hide the edges of the Earth, according to flat-Earth beliefs. The moon missions, by the way, are a hoax, and GPS satellites are rigged somehow to show the Earth is round, though it's unclear how they could stop anyone from flying or sailing in directions that would disprove that.

In addition, if the Earth were accelerating enough to produce the illusion of gravity, then eventually it would approach (but not quite reach) the speed of light, according to the theory of relativity. More interesting, the mass would continually increase (relative to the rest of the universe). But flat-Earth cosmology doesn't seem to include gravity, so it's also not clear whether they buy relativity at all. 

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Scent Of A Kitten: Perfumer Debuts 'kitten Fur' Fragrance

Our sense of smell plays an important role in how we interpret the world around us. And for people who love cats, there are few scents as welcome as the smell of the soft fur on a kitten's head.

That delectable scent is now available in a bottle. Perfume company Demeter Fragrance Library (DFL) recently announced the release of a new fragrance dubbed "Kitten Fur." The perfume captures "the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that "purr"-fect spot, just behind a kitten's neck," according to a product description on the company's website.

Kitten Fur joins a range of Demeter scents that are also inspired by the natural world, including Giant Sequoia, Mountain Air, Grass, Dirt and Earthworm. But how do you bottle up the evocative scent of a kitten? [Tip of the Tongue: The 7 (Other) Flavors Humans May Taste]

To identify and replicate the distinctive scent signature produced by a place or object, perfumers may use a technique called headspace technology, in which they isolate and sample the air near its source, in order to build a chemical fingerprint that can be analyzed and replicated in the lab, said Mark Crames, Kitten Fur creator and the CEO of DFL.

However, making Kitten Fur was complicated. The number of materials that can be safely applied directly to the skin is limited, restricting a perfumer's chemical palette for mixing up new smells. Re-creating the scent produced by large organic molecules such as those found in animal smells is especially tricky — "it's just really hard to get the kind of depth, complexity and subtlety that you need," Crames told Live Science. Plant smells, by comparison, are easier to simulate, he added.

Kitten Fur was by far the most-requested fragrance by DFL customers (closely followed by Bacon and Puppy's Breath, both of which are still in development, according to the company). Crames spent 15 years working on Kitten Fur before the scent finally clicked, thanks to a compound that he hadn't come across before, which formed the base for the distinctive kitten smell, he said.

Before Kitten Fur, there had only been one other animal essence in the DFL perfume lineup — the equally bewitching scent New Baby — a smell that is known to trigger dopamine surges in new mothers when produced by an actual newborn. New Baby presented olfactory challenges, just as Kitten Fur did. But there are elements in New Baby that made it somewhat easier to reproduce than Kitten Fur — the smells of lotion, powder and baby shampoo, which are strongly associated with infants, Crames said.

And what exactly does a kitten smell like? "Almost like a combination of skin and sunshine," according to Crames.

Kitten Fur is available exclusively on the DFL website as a cologne, perfume, shower gel and body oil.

Original article on Live Science.

Thoughts Of Mortality Turn Pacifists Into Killers

Young adults in Iran tend to support martyrdom more when they are thinking about their own mortality.

Likewise, Americans are more in favor of extreme military intervention when they are contemplating their own deaths.

In a new study, 40 Iranian college students heard statements supporting and opposing suicide bombing attacks on U.S. targets. A portion of the test subjects who were also asked to ponder their own deaths were more likely to favor the bombings and consider joining such a cause.

"Thoughts of death led young people in the Middle East who ordinarily preferred a person who took a pacifist stance to switch their allegiance to a person who advocated suicide bombings," the study authors write this month in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. "These findings provide the first experimental evidence documenting the psychological determinants of the appeal of martyrdom."

A similar survey was done on 127 students at Rutgers University in New Jersey. They were asked whether they support extreme military actions such as the use of nuclear and chemical weapons and pre-emptive strikes against countries that might pose a threat to the United States.

Support for extreme measures increased among those Rutgers test subjects who were first asked to ponder their own deaths.

"Despite their differences, Americans and Iranians have something in common—thoughts of death increase the willingness of people from both nations to inflict harm on citizens of the other nation," the authors write. "The same psychological inclinations that make them want to kill us make us want to kill them—regardless of which specific group is referred to by the words ‘us’ and ‘them.’"

The research was done by psychology professors Tom Pyszczynsk of the University of Colorado and Abdolhossein Abdollahi of the Islamic Azad University in Iran along with colleagues at Skidmore College and the University of Arizona.