Joseph Haef is widely considered an icon in the tattoo world. His skills are incredible, but that is not the only thing that earned him legendary status. Haef also must have the world’s sexiest clientele! Don’t believe us? Well, have a look at the man’s work and some of his canvasses below.
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson testified that he wasn’t sure if sex with children was a crime in the 1980s, according to documents released Monday. Yes, you read that sentence right.
Carlson, who was at that time chancellor of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, was deposed as part of a lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota. Back in the ’80s, it was Carlson’s job to investigate allegations of abuse by priests. But he admitted that he never went to the police, not even when a clergy member reportedly admitted to inappropriate behavior.
In 1994, Carlson left the Twin Cities. In 2009, he became the Archbishop of St. Louis.
The St. Paul law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates released a video in which Carlson is asked whether he’d known it was a crime for adults to have sex with children. In response, Carlson said, “I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not. I understand today it’s a crime.” Well, that’s great!
Carlson was then asked when he first understood that it was a crime for an adult to have sexual intercourse with a child. To that, he answered that he didn’t remember.
However, Jeff Anderson, the attorney who’s representing an alleged clergy abuse victim, released documents showing that Carlson had to have been aware how serious the allegations were because he wrote to the then-Archbishop, John Roach, that the parents of one of the victims were planning to go to the police.
According to NBC News, Anderson submitted a report from a deposition in 1987 in which the now-deceased Bishop Loras Watters admitted that he told Carlson to answer “I don’t remember” if questioned in court. Interestingly enough, Carlson said he had no memory of that conversation. He’s not sure of a whole lot, is he?
The trial against the archdiocese of the Twin Cities is scheduled to begin sometime in September.
Take a moment to sit back, relax and realize that not all is bad with the world. There are eating competitions that throw up (no pun intended) gems like this woman absolutely bossing it in a candy floss-eating competition. She has the technique totally down as she whips the candy floss off the stick, shrinks it down to one manageable chunk and shoves it in her mouth. We give her 10 out of 10 for creativity, imagination and ingenuity. The clip has captured the imagination of the world with millions of views, and growing, and we can totally see why.
We’ve condensed it down into a gif for you so that you can enjoy it over and over and over again.
The only thing better than watching it forward is to watch it in reverse
If you are one who loves to seek out the thrill of the adrenaline rush that theme parks have to offer, you will love this extreme theme park ride.
The Tourbillon is a theme park ride built by ABC Rides in Switzerland that twists in every direction possible.
The ride is closely designed to resemble the space travel vehicle in the 1997 film “Contact” starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. This ride is sure to get you experience a chilling anti-gravity by spinning you on three axes 21 meters above the ground.
We have seen our fair share of feline internet celebrities but Valkyrie, an adorable two-month-old Maine Coon kitten, is something else. Why, I hear you ask? Well, she has a very ‘human’ face which is both adorable and downright frightening at the same time! It’s not exactly clear what makes her face so ‘human-like’ – it could be her bone structure or her tiny, yet wise eyes.
Instagrammer @valentinafradegrada just set the internet on fire with her brilliant discovery. Namely, that you can wear a bikini upside down! An idea that should easily win a Nobel prize, because it seems women have been wearing their bikini’s completely wrong for years. So ladies, pay close attention as this is how it’s done!
Meet the woman starting trends in the brow department
In December of 2009, a Finnish company called Rovio Entertainment unleashed the app Angry Birds onto the world. And for those who had smart phones back in 2010, you most likely remember the worldwide hysteria this game caused. Everyone and their mother was obsessed with this damn game—with some calling the game “the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far.” By 2014, the game had been downloaded over 2 billion times and earned spin-offs in the form of cook books, comics, movies, TV shows, and a plethora of memorabilia. Well, almost 10 years after the game first hit the app store, Angry Birds has also inspired a Russian woman’s brow game and earned her over 90,000 followers on Instagram. Take a look at the woman whose Angry Bird brows have gone internationally viral and let us know what you think of her strange love for the popular video game.
Meet the Brows
Meet Anzhelika Protodyakonova. She’s a 20-year-old blogger based in Yakutsk in Russia’s Sakha Republic and she’s gone viral for her unique brows.
Yoga! This ancient practice originating in India incorporates a person getting in touch and disciplining themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. Although practiced with the reverence of a religion, yoga at times has fallen victim to pop culture fads; take for instance, the 1990s introduction of hip hop yoga.
Despite all the bizarre configurations yoga may have gone through, there is one thing that never changes…at the core yoga is about mind and body becoming one. Well, I guess that would certainly explain why some people feel it is easier to achieve a higher plane within their yoga experience by being completely naked while executing Vriksasana…the tree pose.
So, for all you people who are a fan of yoga or naked girls doing yoga, enjoy!
Rosie Rees is a 30-year-old woman from Australia who conducts a women only naked yoga class that’s meant to encourage these ladies to love their bodies, no matter what shape or size.
“It’s not about doing the downward dog naked… it’s about self-acceptance, stepping out of the comfort zone and cultivating courage. I’d say it’s a catalyst. Nude yoga is such a courageous thing to do but when these women leave my classes, they feel comfortable in their own skin,” said Rees, as reported by the Daily Mail UK.
“Women are very hard on themselves but when they walk into this beautiful space, they learn how to feel like to be an acceptance of their body. Particularly mothers who have children – their bodies change so much. It’s amazing for them to have gratitude for their body by the end of the class,” Rees tells the Daily Mail UK.
Age is not a factor and women of all ages partake. Rees says that recently she has seen an influx of older woman signing up. “There are also women in their 60s and 70s embracing their bodies. We have women of all ages joining. They either want to try something different, make changes in their lives or tick it off their bucket list,” says Rees.
“We do meditation, everyone talks about why they are here – the stories are very healing – and then we do a one hour nude yoga session. If you have body image issues or a repulsion about coming in, these classes will help you overcome these challenges.”
Rees says, “The first time I did naked yoga, I felt insecure and judgmental about my own body. I felt embarrassed, uncomfortable and shameful. But the more I did it, the more comfortable I felt in my own skin. I realized how much impact this would bring to a group setting.”
Just four years ago, Rees was working in a corporate office when she decided to quit her job and open her own yoga studio. “I’ve become a happier, more calm and relaxing person. Yoga has helped every aspect of my life. It even kicked my bad habits like drinking and smoking. I get a natural high from yoga,” said Rees.
Amoo Hadji is allegedly 80 years old and lives in the village of Dezhgah (city of Farashband in Fars province of Iran). At first glance, Amoo Hadji barely looks human, but more like a creature from the Lord of the Rings. His skin is scaly, you can barely see his eyes anymore and I’m betting he doesn’t smell like roses. The reason for this is bizarre but actually quite simple, he doesn’t have a skin disease or terrible condition: he just hasn’t washed himself in over sixty years!
Nobody quite knows why Amoo Hadji decided to give up on personal hygiene. Of course everyone is different, but it’s still extremely difficult to understand why Amoo lives the life he does. What we do know is that he lives a simple life, with his most prized possession being a steel pipe… that he smokes animal dung with.
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This Iranian man, Amoo Hadji, hasn’t bathed in over 60 years.
The (allegedly) 80 year-old leads a fairly primitive life, with his most prized possession being a steel pipe… that he smokes animal dung with.
He seems to blend in with his surroundings.
He lives in the village of Dezhgah (city of Farashband in Fars province of Iran).
He enjoys smoking 5 cigarettes at once…
And, surprisingly, he does in fact own a mirror…
It’s unknown why he hasn’t washed himself in decades.
My mother taught me to never judge people on their appearance. But hey, she obviously never seen these mugshots! Running into any of these scary looking individuals in a dark alleyway would give me a heart attack. There is no doubt about it, these criminals are some of the most bizarre and unique individuals I have ever seen.
Unfortunately, we don’t know what these people did to get arrested. But by looking at them, we just go ahead and assume that their all super villains, caught while plotting to unleash some sort of doomsday device on us poor saps.
Well let’s not drag this out any longer and lets get to it, shall we?
Well there you have it, folks. If you have sub-dermal implants that look like horns, cover yourself with satanic tattoos AND are high on cocaine, cops will probably automatically assume you’re guilty. Sure, it may not be fair, but you’re not really doing yourself any favors.
Malone told Santana he has been praying for this meeting, which the guitarist called ‘God ordained’
More than four decades after Carlos Santana and his drummer Marcus Malone parted ways, the two were reunited on the streets of Oakland, California, where the talented musician has been living after falling on hard times. The heartwarming encounter was made possible thanks to the efforts of local news reporter Stanley Roberts. After boasting to the reporter that he was a composer and part-time landscaper who used to play with Carlos Santana’s original band, Stanley made some calls. As it turned out, Malone was telling the truth: the drummer once nicknamed ‘Marcus the Magnificent’ was part of the Santana Blues Band until 1968.
The two musicians, however, parted ways some 40 years ago when Malone was convicted of a crime and sent to San Quentin prison. Upon his release, Malone was unable to find a steady job and get back on his feet, and eventually became homeless. Meanwhile, Carlos Santana’s musical career skyrocketed, with his band’s appearance at the famed Woodstock music festival giving them the big break they’ve been waiting for.
Photo of a very young Carlos Santana, circa 1967, with Marcus Malone
After Roberts’ segment aired on TV December 9, Santana allegedly traveled to Oakland to try and find his down-on-his-luck former percussionist, whose fiery rhythms had helped catapult him to fame all these years ago. Being unable to locate Malone, Santana had his manager contact Roberts via Facebook and ask to set up a reunion. It’s not clear what, if anything, Santana plans to do to help his old friend, but in the video he talks about ‘hooking up’ with Malone.
Guitar legend Carlos Santana embraces his former percussionist Marcus Malone, who has been leaving on the streets of Oakland for years
Be sure to check out the video of this Christmas miracle below!
While selecting a city to travel or for living — our main concerns have always been to look at the safety of our family and ourselves. While most of us have known about the popular and safest places to live, travel or work: these cities are dangerous due to uncontrolled drug trafficking, violence, political corruption, and are highly dominated by ruthless and violent gangs.
Here’s a list of 25 of the world’s most dangerous cities!
#1 Recife in Brazil
The city may be largely unheard of, but Recife in Brazil had 1,656 homicides in a city of 3,717,640 inhabitants. The city is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil and it is commonly referred to as the “Brazilian Venice”, due to its many bridges and canals. So for a city that seems to have so much in its favor, why all of the violence?
Still just a boy: Giant, 17, poses with his gun and his medallion of St George. Brazilian drug gangs regularly recruit minors, who often get lesser sentences
#2 Medellin in Colombia
The 24th most dangerous city on the list is the city of Medellin in Colombia, with a reported 1,175 homicides per 2,393,011 inhabitants. It is believed that much of the violence can be blamed on criminal bands trying to gain control of certain territories.However, homicide is actually on the gradual decrease in this city, as 1991 alone reported 6,349 homicides.
#3 Cucuta in Colombia
If you’re thinking of travelling to Columbia any time soon, then take note. The city of Cucuta is highly dangerous, and it ranked 23 on the world’s most dangerous cities list. There was a reported 346 homicides for just 637,302 inhabitants.
200 Cucuta faithful held an impromptu wake in the stands of the General Santander Stadium in honor of 17-year-old Cristopher Jacome. According to La Opinion of Cucuta, the deceased was a member of the club’s “Barra del Indio” supporter group and was shot to death the previous day while playing football.
#4 New Orleans
New Orleans is the first American city to make it onto the list of the most dangerous cities in the world. There were a reported 93 homicides per 343,829 inhabitants. It is believed that many of the deaths are due to a high rate of gun crime, as well as gang warfare and drug lords.
Bystanders comfort a shooting victim while awaiting EMS at the intersection of Frenchmen and N. Villere Streets after authorities say gunfire injured at least a dozen people, including a child, at a Mother’s Day second-line parade in New Orleans on Sunday, May 12.
#5 Nuevo Laredo in Mexico
Nuevo Laredo in Mexico is also a city notorious for its high rates of crime and violence. The city has produced an alarming 288 murders for 385,315 inhabitants per year. It is reported that violence has particularly exploded since the Sinaloa Cartel entered the city to fight the Zetas.
The new chief of Public Security of Nuevo Laredo (north of Mexico, borde with the US) Alejandro Dominguez Coello lies dead in his car, 08 June 2005.
#6 Barquisimeto in Venezuela
Barquisimeto is estimated to have had 804 homicides for 1,120,718 inhabitants each year. In 2011, the Global Study on Homicide, published by the UN, placed Venezuela as the South American country with the highest rate of crime and violence.
Members of the National Guard take shelter before a riot in front of the prison Uribana, in Barquisimeto, Lara state, Venezuela, on January 25, 2013.
#7 Joao Pessoa in Brazil
Joao Pessoa is another dangerous city in Brazil. There was a whopping 508 homicides reported for 723,515 inhabitants. In December, president Dilma Rouseff stated that three in every 1000 Brazilian teens are murdered before turning 19. – Very dangerous indeed.
Slum district in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.
#8 Manaus in Brazil
The name of “Manaus” means “mother of the gods” in tribute to the indigenous nation of Manaós, However, this city is certainly not ‘godlike’, as it finds itself on this list. The ranking is established with 945 homicides for 1,342,846 inhabitants.
The Justice of the lawless state of Amazonas, in northern Brazil, investigates a television host, and former police officer, suspected of ordering crimes which were filmed by the production team and cast in their program. Former cop Wallace Souza “went on to create facts, ordered that crimes were committed to generate news for the program”
#9 Guatemala City
Guatemala City is also an extremely dangerous city to live in. A study revealed an alarming 2,063 homicides for 3,062,519 inhabitants. It is reported that the majority of crimes are caused by gunfire, and as a result, many are urging the government to take control.
Miriam Ramirez Amador, center, mourns her brother Roberto Amador, an anti-drug agent, during his funeral in Guatemala City on April 25. Roberto Amador was killed along with four other agents in a shootout with alleged drug traffickers.
#10 Salvador City in Brazil
Salvador City in Brazil had a shocking 2,391 homicides for 3,642,482 inhabitants, making it one of the most violent cities in the world. But the irony is that Salvador City is also known as Brazil’s ‘capital of happiness’ due to its countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. All that violence doesn’t sound too happy to us!
Armed and dangerous: A young gangster nicknamed Giant, 17, poses with a gun atop the same hill. Salvador, which is a major tourist destination and a host city for the 2014 World Cup, is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of violence that has seen murder rates soar by more than 250 per cent
#11 Culiacan in Mexico
The city of Culiacan, in Mexico, is number 16 on the list. The report estimated that 549 homicides occurred for 884,601 inhabitants. The city of Culiacan is also the fourth Mexican city on the most dangerous cities in the world list. Looks like Mexico may also find itself on the “biggest decrease in tourism” list soon too.
Culiacan, Mexico, is the base of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficking organizations.
#12 Fortaleza in Brazil
Fortaleza in Brazil had 1,628 homicides per 2,452,185 inhabitants, which places it in the 14th spot on the list. Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil, however that does not make it a desirable place to live, as the high level of violence and murder is already beginning to drive residents away.
#13 Vitoria in Brazil
Vitoria in Brazil had a shocking 1,018 homicides for 1,685,384 inhabitants. In January, a one-year old girl was murdered during a robbery, sparking worldwide outrage and mourning. As a result, the city now has a notorious reputation for its high crime and murder rates, placing it securely on this list.
#14 Cuernaca in Mexico
Cuernaca in Mexico is also another city to end up on the world’s most dangerous cities, and this is due to the murder-per-capita ratio. The city had had 359 murders per 640,188 inhabitants – That’s very alarming indeed! It’s safe to say that this city will not be receiving many tourists in the near future!
In this Nov. 5 photo, armed men from to a self-defense group create a checkpoint in the city of Cuernaca, Mexico.
#15 Ciudad Juarez in Mexico
Ciudad Juarez in Mexico had 749 homicides for 1,339,648 inhabitants, according to the report this year. Regardless, at the start of the year, they showed a steady decrease in crime, from the 2,086 reported in 2011, to 750 in 2012. Perhaps in the next 5 – 10 years, this city won’t make the list at all?
A soldier stands guard on the top of a hill as faithful commemorate Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
#16 Guayana in Venezuela
Guayana in Venezuela reported 578 homicides for 1,050,283 inhabitants. In February 2012, the Venezueal Observatory began the Campaign to Sensibilitize the Value of Life in Venezuela, hoping this campaign would spread the message of peace. If action such as this is continually taken, one can only hope that the violence and homicide will decrease dramatically.
Detroit is another U.S city to make the notorious list. There were a recorded 386 murders for 606,585 inhabitants in the last year alone. CQ Press also initiated a study of their own, and they believed that Detroit is certainly one of the most violent cities in the whole of the United States.
The Motor City tops the list of America’s Most Dangerous Cities for the fourth straight year thanks to a stubborn problem mostly with gang-related violence. Violent crimes — murder, rape, robbery and assault — fell 10 percent last year but are still running five times the national average.
#18 Sao Luis in Brazil
Sao Luis is another South American city on the list and it had 509 homicides per 1,014,837 inhabitants. For a town well known for its sea ports and beautiful, surrounding sea, it is a terrible sadness for the city to be suffering from such high levels of homicide, violence, and gang warfare.
Whose streets? A Brazilian drug gang member nicknamed Firecracker, 22, poses with a gun atop a hill
#19 Cali in Colombia
The city of Cali in Colombia ranks number 7th on the list, and much of this violence is a result of the drug cartels and guerrillas. It is estimated that there are 1,1819 homicides per 2,294,653 inhabitants. This wave of violence has occurred largely since 1995 after the Rodriguez Orejuela brothers were captured.
A drug addict smokes crack in ‘El Calvario’, a place where drug addicts come together to consume drugs, in downtown in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on April 3, 2013.
#20 Maceió in Brazil
The city of Maceió in Brazil also made it onto the list, as there are reportedly 801 homicides per 932,748 inhabitants in the city – Shocking!
Radio Patrol Battalion (RP) military policemen patrol during an operation at the Brejal shantytown in Maceio, northeastern Brazil on March 12, 2012.
#21 Torreon in Mexico
Although this city is the ninth-biggest metropolitan area in Mexico and is one of Mexico’s most important economic and industrial centers, the violence in Torreon places the city in fifth place on the list. There are 1,087 murders per 1,147,647 inhabitants.
A member of Mexican federal police and paramedics help an injured man in the main entrance of the El Siglo de Torreon Newspaper, in Torreon, Coahuila State, on February 27, 2013.
#22 The Federal District in Francisco Morazan
When we heard that there is only one police officer per 1,752 inhabitants, then it did not surprise us that The Federal District in Francisco Morazan comes in as number four. There are approximately 1,149 murders per 1,126,534 inhabitants, and violence in this city is slowly spiraling out of control.
#23 Caracas, Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela is also in a dire situation, as the city finds itself ranked at #3. It is reported that only eight of 100 crimes that take place will actually be punished, and there’s an average of 3,862 homicides per 3,247,971 people.
Riot police shadow a march of university students going along one of the main streets of Caracas, March, 15, 2011.
#24 Acapulco in Mexico
So which city is a close second on the list? The once-popular tourist destination of Acapulco in Mexico. A rise in murderous violence between drug lords and criminals has now made tourists avoid the sunny destination. The city reported 1,170 murders for 818,853 inhabitants.
A suspected drug-related execution victim lies on Acapulco’s famous Caleta Beach on March 4, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico.
#25 Honduras’ San Pedro Sula
When it comes to the number one spot, Honduras’ San Pedro Sula takes the cake. Shockingly, San Pedro Sula had 1,218 murders for 719,447 inhabitants in 2012.
The bodies of six men murdered by suspected gang members lie in the parking lot of Ramon Villeda Morales Airport in San Pedro Sula, 240 kms north of Tegucigalpa in October 14, 2011.