Sunday, January 28, 2018
The murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie who was an exchange student from Ghana, is alleged to have been carried out by Alexander Kinyua (born October 23, 1990 in Nairobi) in Joppatowne, Maryland, United States. Kinyua is alleged to have eaten Agyei-Kodies' organs in an act of cannibalism. The killing came after Kinyua was released on bail following a separate brutal attack. Background information: Kinyua emigrated from Kenya to the United States as a child and became a U.S. citizen. At the time of the alleged murder and cannibalism, 21-year-old Kinyua was an engineering student at Morgan State University, a university in nearby Baltimore. His father is a professor at the school. Kinyua had posted nonsensical and bizarre writings on his Facebook page. For example, two days before Kinyua's arrest, he wrote: HEAR ME OUT BUTCHERS: ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH TO ENDURE RITUAL HBCU MASS HUMAN SACRIFICES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND STILL BE ABLE TO FUNCTION AS HUMAN BEINGS? IT'S BEEN ALL TOO TRAGIC WITH THE DUAL UNIVERSITY SHOOTINGS AT VIRGINIA TECH, AND OTHER PAST UNIVERSITY KILLINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW FOR A TWIST: ETHNIC CLEANSING IS THE POLICY, STRATEGY AND TACTICS THAT WILL AFFECT YOU, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN THE COMING MONTHS. THIS IS THE BRUTAL BASIS, AN EVIL & TERRIFYING METHOD OF THIS DEATH CULTS. Kinyua's mother posted on her Facebook: Our son, Alexander Kimanthi Kinyua, was arrested on Saturday, May 19, for being involved in a fight in his dormitory room at Morgan State University. The charge against him is “1st Degree Assault and Excessive Endangerment of Life”. His bail has been set for US $220,000.00. In order to get him the best defense possible, we need to secure an attorney who will take his case and leave no stone unturned. The murder: Agyei-Kodie was staying with the Kinyua family pending deportation to his home country due to non-compliance with the terms of his visa. He had first met Antony Kinyua, the father of his alleged killer, while pursuing a doctoral degree at Morgan State University. On Friday, May 25, 2012, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie was reported missing by Kinyua's father. Police reported to the Kinyua residence on May 31 after being contacted by Kinyua's brother to report what looked like body parts in two tins in the basement. Further remains were found in a dumpster outside a church about a mile away. Alexander Kinyua was arrested and charged with first degree murder, along with first and second degree assault. The aftermath: Morgan State established a chief public safety officer position in the wake of the killing. Kinyua was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was found incompetent to stand trial. Kinyua has been indefinitely committed to a Maryland mental institution.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
so my mom bought me a new dress once after my brother brought home a bag of clothes to donate. unfortunately most of the stuff was too small for the boys and since it was all boys stuff my mom felt bad i didn't have anything so she went out and bought some stuff for herself and saw a dress i'd like (and i do). so it's a bit of a guilt dress
if i ever went on a mission my mom would be holding her breath the whole time. although, if my mission was state side she'd be holding her breath a little less. and if it was in California (mainly the long beach area) or New York city she'd be holding her breath even less. i know why since she's my mom. the reason she'd hold her breath less in California or New York is because of family ties. my mom's family is FROM California and has ties there and my uncle (my dad's brother) lives in New York.
this is 1 of my favorite local legends surrounding the DC metro area. The Bunny Man is an urban legend that probably originated from two incidents in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1970, but has been spread throughout the Washington, D.C. area. The legend has many variations; most involve a man wearing a rabbit costume who attacks people with an axe or hatchet. Most of the stories occur around Colchester Overpass, a Southern Railway overpass spanning Colchester Road near Clifton, Virginia. Colchester Overpass is commonly referred to as "Bunny Man Bridge". Versions of the legend vary in the Bunny Man's name, motives, weapons, victims, description of the bunny costume or lack thereof, and sometimes, even possible death. In some accounts, the Bunny Man's ghost or aging spectre is said to come out of his place of death each year on Halloween to commemorate his passing. In some accounts, victims' bodies are mutilated. The Origin goes like this: Fairfax County Public Library Historian-Archivist Brian A. Conley extensively researched the Bunny Man legend. He has located two incidents of a man in a rabbit costume threatening people with an axe. The vandalism reports occurred a week apart in 1970 in Burke, Virginia. The first incident was reported the evening of October 19, 1970 by U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Robert Bennett and his fiancée, who were visiting relatives on Guinea Road in Burke. Around midnight, while returning from a football game, they reportedly parked their car in a field on Guinea Road to "visit an Uncle who lived across the street from where the car was parked". As they sat in the front seat with the motor running, they noticed something moving outside the rear window. Moments later, the front passenger window was smashed, and there was a white-clad figure standing near the broken window. Bennett turned the car around while the man screamed at them about trespassing, including: "You're on private property, and I have your tag number." As they drove down the road, the couple discovered a hatchet on the car floor. When the police requested a description of the man, Bennett insisted he was wearing a white suit with long bunny ears. However, Bennett's fiancée contested their assailant did not have bunny ears on his head, but was wearing a white capirote of some sort. They both remembered seeing his face clearly, but in the darkness, they could not determine his race. The police returned the hatchet to Bennett after examination. Bennett was required to report the incident upon his return to the Air Force Academy. The second reported sighting occurred on the evening of October 29, 1970, when construction security guard Paul Phillips approached a man standing on the porch of an unfinished home, in Kings Park West on Guinea Road. Phillips said the man was wearing a gray, black, and white bunny costume, and was about 20 years old, 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall, and weighed about 175 pounds (79 kg). The man began chopping at a porch post with a long-handled axe, saying: "All you people trespass around here. If you don't get out of here, I'm going to bust you on the head." The Fairfax County Police opened investigations into both incidents, but both were eventually closed for lack of evidence. In the weeks following the incidents, more than 50 people contacted the police claiming to have seen the "Bunny Man". Several newspapers reported the incident of the "Bunny Man" eating a man's runaway cat, including the following articles in The Washington Post: -"Man in Bunny costume Sought in Fairfax" -"The 'Rabbit' Reappears" -"Bunny Man Seen" -"Bunny Reports Are Multiplying" In 1973, University of Maryland, College Park student Patricia Johnson submitted a research paper that chronicled precisely 54 variations on those two events. The legend: The legend has circulated for years in several forms. A version naming a suspect and specific location was posted to a website in the late 1990s by a "Timothy C. Forbes". This version states that in 1904, an asylum prison in Clifton, Virginia was shut down by successful petition of the growing population of residents in Fairfax County. During the transfer of inmates to a new facility, one of the fifteen transports crashed; most, including the driver, were killed, ten escaped. A search party found all but one of them. During this time, locals allegedly began to find hundreds of cleanly skinned, half-eaten carcasses of rabbits hanging from the trees in the surrounding areas. Another search of the area was ordered, and the police located the remains of Marcus Wallster, left in a similar fashion to the rabbit carcasses hanging in a nearby tree or under a bridge overpass—also known as the "Bunny Man Bridge"—along the railroad tracks at Colchester Road. Officials name the last missing inmate, Douglas J. Grifon, as their suspect and call him "the bunny man". In this version, officials finally manage to locate Grifon but, during their attempt to apprehend him at the overpass, he nearly escapes before being hit by an oncoming train where the original transport crashed. They say after the train passed, the police heard laughter coming from the site. It is eventually revealed that Grifon was institutionalized for killing his family and children on Easter Sunday. For years after the "Bunny Man's" death, in the time approaching Halloween, carcasses are said to be found hanging from the overpass and surrounding areas. A figure is reportedly seen by passersby making their way through the one lane bridge tunnel. Conley says this version is demonstrably false. Among other inconsistencies, Conley notes "there has never been an asylum for the insane in Fairfax County", that "Lorton Prison didn't come into existence until 1910, and even then it was an arm of the District of Columbia Corrections system, not Virginia's." Moreover, court records show neither a Grifon nor a Wallster. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, via his blog Cryptomundo and book Weird Virginia, in a section on the Bunny Man, wrote about a direct association between the legend of Bunny Man and that of the Goatman of nearby Maryland. Pedestrians, trains, and cars at Colchester Overpass: Because of its association with the legend, Colchester Overpass is a popular destination for paranormal enthusiasts (ghost hunters) and curiosity seekers (legend trippers). Colchester Overpass was built in about 1910 near the site of Sangster's Station, a Civil War era railroad station on what was once the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Interest increases around Halloween, and starting in 2003, local authorities began controlling access to the area during that time. During Halloween 2011, over 200 people, some from as far away as the Pennsylvania/Maryland state line, were turned away during a 14-hour traffic checkpoint into the area. Non-local visitors could be unaware that Colchester Overpass is an active intersection of trains and traffic. The railroad tracks overhead are used by Norfolk Southern Railway, Virginia Railway Express (VRE-Manassas Line), and Amtrak trains. VRE-Manassas Line and Amtrak traffic alone accounts for 90 trains using the overpass each week. In the vicinity of Colchester Overpass, Colchester Road is narrow and windy, with limited visibility. In Fairfax County, Virginia, it is illegal to trespass on posted railroad tracks or to loiter in a public roadway. In popular culture: -In 2010, rhythmic noise/industrial artist, C/A/T (Chaos and Terror), released a compilation of material from 2005-2010, "Music To Piss You Off." The final song, "Bunnyman", centers around the Bunny Man legend. -The 2011 slasher film Bunnyman is an exploitation-style version of the story. -In 2017 Badwolf Brewing Company in Manassas Virginia released their hoppy red lager known as The Bunny Man in a can that featured the tunnel, figure in a bunny suit and kid holding a red balloon. -The 2017 Amazon original series Lore, based on the podcast of the same name, uses the Bunny Man legend to introduce its second episode of Season 1. -The April 16, 2017 Erma comic strip, named "Happy Easter 2017", featured an appearance of the Bunny Man. Erma crouches down in front of a line of Easter Eggs leading to the Bunny Man, who is holding a basket containing a severed arm and a hatchet behind his back, and looks at him with a look evoking a statement such as "Really?" or "Seriously?". This strip was later included in the publication Erma #2, in black-and-white, accompanied by a short paragraph explaining the legend of the Bunny Man.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
BuzzBallz is an American brand of pre-mixed cocktail drinks. History: The drink was invented by Merrilee Kick and her sons Alex and Andrew in 2009, who was then a high school teacher, in Dallas, Texas. The idea for the cocktail started with a spherical glass that Kick owned. In a 2016 interview with Forbes, Kick described her difficulties raising money for her business, stating that she was told that she was unlikely to survive in a male-dominated industry. She said she "wouldn’t label herself as a feminist because she loves guys" and that women have "special skills that men don’t". Reception: Matt Merkin of Liquor.com described the cocktails as "strong, cheap and ... a lot of fun" and the line of products to have created "an underground drinking phenomenon", stating that they have "colorful containers and equally colorful names". Albert Burneko of Deadspin described BuzzBallz as "the sad cocktail grenades you always wanted". Katie Orlady of the website Spoon University described the drink as a "blinding elixir" and "boozy orbs". Marcie Seidel of the Drug Free Action Alliance, an Ohio-based substance abuse prevention group, described the 20% alcohol content of the cocktails to be "really scary" and that the packaging, which targets young people, is concerning for them.
i bumped into a friend yesterday. i'd learned a couple days ago my friend worked in the science center tutoring. of course i'm not going to be in that tutoring center but least i know where a friend is. he saw me before i saw him since my glasses are perpetually dirty. when i wiped off my glasses and put them back on i was like, "oh boy. found him."
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
So I was on vacation in Hawaii a week ago and I met some great people from church there. The missionaries there were great guys. 1 remembered tons of what I said. Everyone wished I was staying but since I wasn't I was told to take "the message home with me". on Sunday (the day i met these guys) an elder offered me a mint as well as getting me a paper i wanted.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
when my grandfather passed away everyone was saying how sorry they were, gave me space, asked if they could do anything for me and "gave me a break" from working on a group project (actually i was told to take it easy and take my time). what's sadder than my loss was my dad's. he's now the 2nd "adult orphan" in my family (the 1st being my mom). the 2 people who took it hard was me and my dad since my dad lost both of his parents and i lost my last surviving grandparent. i tried distracting myself with schoolwork and college but i found it hard. i beat myself up for something minor until i admitted to my teacher and group mates that i'd lost my grandpa. i was given "a break". luckily after the funeral my grandpa didn't leave me right away. i passed by the LDS temple twice and i felt his presence with me in Sunday school.