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"find something that bothers you and try to fix it"

That's a quote from Fire Chief Leanna Mims, Seminole County Fire Department. Her Seminole County FD EMT's are the ones who tended to Zimmerman and his "mortal wounds". This will be the testimony I can't wait to hear, that will answer many questions. No leaks from anyone yet, I think they've been told not to talk until the Grand Jury convenes.

"Her career advice to girls: "Find something that bothers you and try to fix it. No matter what career you choose, keep your principles and never give up your integrity". Chief Leanna Mims


I am hoping she means what she says. That the Seminole County police/fire would not cover for each other. Female Chief, female EMT, I am hopeful honesty and real justice for Trayvon will prevail. (Yeah, I do have more faith in females, sorry if that offends anyone) I hope they are mothers as well.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ems-tapes-show-george-zimmerman-sustain-fatal-injuries-encounter-trayvon-martin-article-1.1053821#ixzz1qi7sTruI

Paperwork detailing the EMS response to the shooting scene shows that a call for a second ambulance was canceled.

An audiotape containing the EMS communications, also obtained by The News on Friday, records unidentified workers discussing the scene.

Zimmerman’s condition is mentioned briefly in the 30-minute recording.

“Do we have a second patient?” a man asks.

“That’s affirmative. We have a second patient,” a woman replies. “The second patient is not a gunshot.”

furious about Cheneys heart

As of August 31st, 2011, there are 121,264 patients on wait lists at U.S. Transplant Centers. Of those 121,264 patients, 3,202 persons are awaiting heart transplants while an additional 69 patients are awaiting a heart/lung transplant.
Numbers from:

In Virginia, where the filthy buzzard got his heart transplant today, there were 370 people on the waiting list for a heart. In the US, there were 3202 on the list waiting for heart today.
Fathers, mothers, children, real people, actual humans who are not a sadistic murderering asshole like Cheney. I do not believe that he would have had medical priority. This stinks to hell.
Yet this 71 year old stinking road kill half dead walking corpse of a "man" bumps them all and buys his way to the top of the list. This miserable war criminal is the one that gets the beeper to go off, while the others will wait and many will die.
I am so furious I could SPIT. I pity the staff that has to care for the pig.

Syria deputy oil minister resigns to join opposition

Source: BBC

Syria's deputy oil minister says he is resigning to join the revolt against the government.

Abdo Hussameddin announced his defection in a video posted on YouTube.

He is the highest level political figure to abandon the government of President Bashar al-Assad since the uprising erupted a year ago.

Earlier, after a visit to the city of Homs, the UN humanitarian chief said some areas had been "devastated" in the offensive by Syrian government troops.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17295748

Eyewitness: 'Slaughtered like sheep' in Homs

Source: BBC News

5 March 2012

Eyewitness: 'Slaughtered like sheep' in HomsBy Paul Wood

BBC News, outside Homs, Syria

On a road out of Homs I saw the exodus from Baba Amr.

These people endured weeks under bombardment then fled, panicked, before troops arrived.

One woman screamed: "We are homeless. Why? Because we asked for freedom."

People are terrified of what government forces will do now that they have entered Baba Amr, the district of Homs controlled until last Thursday by the rebels of the Free Syrian Army.

One group had walked for three days to avoid the soldiers.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17259471

World seed vault in Norway


The Ultimate In Heirloom Wheat Arrives At Seed Vault

A few days ago, amid darkness and freezing winds, thousands of small packages of seeds were carried into an underground storage vault on a remote Arctic island. That vault holds a growing collection of seeds from all the different kinds of crops around the world that humans grow for food.

The seeds 740,000 samples and counting are stored inside a mountain on a group of islands called Svalbard, which is legally part of Norway, but is located far out in the Arctic Ocean, just 600 miles from the North Pole.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault along with dozens of other, less-secure collections around the world is supposed to preserve a vital part of the world's botanical gene pool; in this case, all the varieties of corn or peas or tomatoes that have disappeared from farmers' fields.

Bearing Witness in Syria: A War Reporter’s Last Days

(fascinating account of photographer Tyler Hicks and Anthony Shadid)

Bearing Witness in Syria: A War Reporter’s Last Days


by Tyler Hicks

It was damp and cold as Anthony Shadid and I crossed in darkness over the barbed-wire fence that separated Turkey from Syria last month. We were also crossing from peace into war, into the bloodiest conflict of the Arab Spring, exploding just up the rocky and sparsely wooded mountain we had to climb once inside.

The smugglers waiting for us had horses, though we learned they were not for us. They were to carry ammunition and supplies to the Free Syrian Army. That is the armed opposition group, made up largely of defectors from President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal army, we had come to interview, photograph and try to understand.
The ammunition seemed evidence of the risk we were taking — a risk we did not shoulder lightly. Anthony, who passionately documented the eruptions in the Arab world from Iraq to Libya for The New York Times, felt it was essential that journalists get into Syria, where about 7,000 people have been killed, largely out of the world’s view. We had spent months planning to stay safe. <more>

Javier Espinosa reounts his escape


'Mummy, mummy': How terrified cries of Homs children nearly cost Spanish journalist his life

The cries of terrified children calling for their mothers nearly cost Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa his life during his escape under cover of darkness from the besieged city of Homs, he has revealed.
“The kids were very afraid. They were crying, and saying, ‘Mummy, mummy, mummy,’ and I think that noise was the one that alerted the army.

“They started shooting – they started shooting all around, so we had to run for our lives.”
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