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UN horrified by vicious slaughter of children by Christian militias in the C. African Republic

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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UN horrified by vicious slaughter of children by Christian militias in the C. African Republic

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, February 14, 2014 11:44 EST

Children run behind the car transporting Central African Republic transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza (AFP)
 

The UN children’s agency on Friday said it was horrified at how children are being maimed and killed, including by beheadings, in the sectarian violence engulfing the Central African Republic.

“There is no future for a country where adults can viciously target innocent children with impunity,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF regional director for west and central Africa.

UNICEF officials in the region “are horrified by the cruelty and impunity with which children are being killed and mutilated” and are “increasingly targeted because of their religion, or because of their community”, the organisation said in a statement.

At least 133 children have been killed and maimed, some of them in horrific ways, in the past two months and UNICEF has verified cases of children intentionally beheaded and mutilated.

“Impunity must end,” Fontaine said.

Many wounded children have often not been able to get to the hospital for treatment because of the violence.

The CAR has been steadily descending into chaos ever since a coup by the Seleka rebel coalition a year ago installed the first Muslim president in the majority Christian nation. He has since stepped down.

Killings and pillaging by former Seleka rebels led to the formation of mostly Christian “anti-balaka” militias whose attacks have fuelled an exodus of Muslims from the country over the past several weeks.

International troops deployed in the country, including from former colonial power France, have failed to halt the violence that according to Amnesty International has grown into an “ethnic cleansing” campaign over the past weeks.

The UN refugee agency has described the situation in the resource-rich but poor country as “a humanitarian catastrophe of unspeakable proportions”.

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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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This is sad and scary but I don't think there is really anything any of us can do. We can't send troops for Goodness sakes.This makes me sad.

ashellbell
by shellbark on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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But I thought the dirty Muslims were the only ones who murdered because of faith?
Seasidegirl
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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I cannot understand the inhumanity of humans. I just do not get it. We are the worst species on the planet.

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM

So sad and horrifying! Those poor babies

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM

This guy is pretty bad

Stay Afraid, Stay Very Afraid Of The Mantis Shrimp

Evolution must have been tripping when it got around to introducing the mantis shrimp to life on Earth. Unlike any other crustacean, and actually dissimilar to any other species, this member of the stomatopods not only sees the world differently, it's also a creature that's known to attack first and ask questions later. 

The Eyes have it. . .


This shrimp's eyes have the most advanced optics on the planet and are totally unique in that each has 12 photoreceptors -- exceeding more than man or insect. In fact, humans and most other animals only use three color-receptors to see the spectrum of light. Photoreceptors are important for sending light signals to the brain. And while this attribute doesn't indicate that these shrimps can see every color in existence or more vividly, these receptors likely mean this particular species can distinguish between colors faster, which makes sense for an prawn that's all about speed.

More powerful than a locomotive. . .


And the eyes aren't their only defining body part. It's other distinguishing feature is its clubbed front arms, which stores energy in a spring-loaded-type mechanism that, when released results in a punch comparable to Superman's. Stunning its prey with over 200 pounds of brute force, it's able to crack crab shells in a single bound. And in so doing, it actually heats up the strike zone with an instantaneous flash of light at 8500 degrees Farhenheit - just slightly cooler than the surface of the sun. WOW - now, that's one hot little critter! 

This humorous YouTube vid by ZeFrank1 with over 3 million views describes the mantis shrimp as having "the fastest punch in the world, with the same acceleration as a .22-caliber bullet -- [in other words] to a mantis shrimp, kung fu looks like tai chi."


Don't believe in Polygamy. . .


For an animal that is quick to attack, the mantis shrimp treats their mating partners much better than their foes. As a monogamous species, it's known to remain with same partner for up to 20 years. While's there's been no research as to what happens after that 20 year mark [say, divorce or 'taking a break'], during their time together, the male and female share the same burrow, bi-parent their eggs and even hunt in a collaborative manner.

But he's just a little Shrimp?


So, if this post hasn't convinced you you might not want to acquire a mantis shrimp as a pet replacement for your dog or cat -  I'm thinking that's just a very bad idea. According to the immortal words of ZeFrank1 who seems to be the harbinger of doom when it comes to mantis shrimp: "Even the octopus, who is quite a badass, can’t deal with these little psycho bastards. If your afraid of clowns, what the hell man leave [this critter] alone. If your afraid of the [mantis shrimp], stay afraid. Stay very afraid, God Damnit." 

While "Shrimp" might still be in your mind, a synonym for "pint-sized," in the case of this species, it's diminutive stature really belies the fact it's super-capable of packing one helluva wallop! 

Ron Callari

- See more at: http://petslady.com/articles/stay_afraid_stay_very_afraid_mantis_shrimp_65311#sthash.Faq9JrRS.dpuf

Quoting Seasidegirl:

I cannot understand the inhumanity of humans. I just do not get it. We are the worst species on the planet.


Next Window Please

KenneMaw
by Bronze Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM
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Unfortunately, this has been going on for years and years.  The UN is helpless.  The world is helpless.   The people in this country need to put a stop to the maiming and murder of children, women and young men.   It is horrific and in the end, it solves nothing.    Do they plan to kill everyone?  What is the 'end game'?

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM
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Sometimes I'm ashamed to be human.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Seasidegirl
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

 lol. Ok, so we are #2.

Quoting NWP:

This guy is pretty bad

Stay Afraid, Stay Very Afraid Of The Mantis Shrimp

Evolution must have been tripping when it got around to introducing the mantis shrimp to life on Earth. Unlike any other crustacean, and actually dissimilar to any other species, this member of the stomatopods not only sees the world differently, it's also a creature that's known to attack first and ask questions later. 

The Eyes have it. . .


This shrimp's eyes have the most advanced optics on the planet and are totally unique in that each has 12 photoreceptors -- exceeding more than man or insect. In fact, humans and most other animals only use three color-receptors to see the spectrum of light. Photoreceptors are important for sending light signals to the brain. And while this attribute doesn't indicate that these shrimps can see every color in existence or more vividly, these receptors likely mean this particular species can distinguish between colors faster, which makes sense for an prawn that's all about speed.

More powerful than a locomotive. . .


And the eyes aren't their only defining body part. It's other distinguishing feature is its clubbed front arms, which stores energy in a spring-loaded-type mechanism that, when released results in a punch comparable to Superman's. Stunning its prey with over 200 pounds of brute force, it's able to crack crab shells in a single bound. And in so doing, it actually heats up the strike zone with an instantaneous flash of light at 8500 degrees Farhenheit - just slightly cooler than the surface of the sun. WOW - now, that's one hot little critter! 

This humorous YouTube vid by ZeFrank1 with over 3 million views describes the mantis shrimp as having "the fastest punch in the world, with the same acceleration as a .22-caliber bullet -- [in other words] to a mantis shrimp, kung fu looks like tai chi."


Don't believe in Polygamy. . .


For an animal that is quick to attack, the mantis shrimp treats their mating partners much better than their foes. As a monogamous species, it's known to remain with same partner for up to 20 years. While's there's been no research as to what happens after that 20 year mark [say, divorce or 'taking a break'], during their time together, the male and female share the same burrow, bi-parent their eggs and even hunt in a collaborative manner.

But he's just a little Shrimp?


So, if this post hasn't convinced you you might not want to acquire a mantis shrimp as a pet replacement for your dog or cat -  I'm thinking that's just a very bad idea. According to the immortal words of ZeFrank1 who seems to be the harbinger of doom when it comes to mantis shrimp: "Even the octopus, who is quite a badass, can’t deal with these little psycho bastards. If your afraid of clowns, what the hell man leave [this critter] alone. If your afraid of the [mantis shrimp], stay afraid. Stay very afraid, God Damnit." 

While "Shrimp" might still be in your mind, a synonym for "pint-sized," in the case of this species, it's diminutive stature really belies the fact it's super-capable of packing one helluva wallop! 

Ron Callari

- See more at: http://petslady.com/articles/stay_afraid_stay_very_afraid_mantis_shrimp_65311#sthash.Faq9JrRS.dpuf

Quoting Seasidegirl:

I cannot understand the inhumanity of humans. I just do not get it. We are the worst species on the planet.


 

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Feb. 14, 2014 at 2:16 PM
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I believe the end game is the afterlife..so what does it matter who lives in dies here? 

Quoting KenneMaw:

Unfortunately, this has been going on for years and years.  The UN is helpless.  The world is helpless.   The people in this country need to put a stop to the maiming and murder of children, women and young men.   It is horrific and in the end, it solves nothing.    Do they plan to kill everyone?  What is the 'end game'?


Next Window Please

ashellbell
by shellbark on Feb. 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM
That's some mortal kombat finishing shit right there. I laughed out loud.

Quoting NWP:

This guy is pretty bad

Stay Afraid, Stay Very Afraid Of The Mantis Shrimp

Evolution must have been tripping when it got around to introducing the mantis shrimp to life on Earth. Unlike any other crustacean, and actually dissimilar to any other species, this member of the stomatopods not only sees the world differently, it's also a creature that's known to attack first and ask questions later. 

The Eyes have it. . .


This shrimp's eyes have the most advanced optics on the planet and are totally unique in that each has 12 photoreceptors -- exceeding more than man or insect. In fact, humans and most other animals only use three color-receptors to see the spectrum of light. Photoreceptors are important for sending light signals to the brain. And while this attribute doesn't indicate that these shrimps can see every color in existence or more vividly, these receptors likely mean this particular species can distinguish between colors faster, which makes sense for an prawn that's all about speed.

More powerful than a locomotive. . .


And the eyes aren't their only defining body part. It's other distinguishing feature is its clubbed front arms, which stores energy in a spring-loaded-type mechanism that, when released results in a punch comparable to Superman's. Stunning its prey with over 200 pounds of brute force, it's able to crack crab shells in a single bound. And in so doing, it actually heats up the strike zone with an instantaneous flash of light at 8500 degrees Farhenheit - just slightly cooler than the surface of the sun. WOW - now, that's one hot little critter! 

This humorous YouTube vid by ZeFrank1 with over 3 million views describes the mantis shrimp as having "the fastest punch in the world, with the same acceleration as a .22-caliber bullet -- [in other words] to a mantis shrimp, kung fu looks like tai chi."


Don't believe in Polygamy. . .


For an animal that is quick to attack, the mantis shrimp treats their mating partners much better than their foes. As a monogamous species, it's known to remain with same partner for up to 20 years. While's there's been no research as to what happens after that 20 year mark [say, divorce or 'taking a break'], during their time together, the male and female share the same burrow, bi-parent their eggs and even hunt in a collaborative manner.

But he's just a little Shrimp?


So, if this post hasn't convinced you you might not want to acquire a mantis shrimp as a pet replacement for your dog or cat -  I'm thinking that's just a very bad idea. According to the immortal words of ZeFrank1 who seems to be the harbinger of doom when it comes to mantis shrimp: "Even the octopus, who is quite a badass, can’t deal with these little psycho bastards. If your afraid of clowns, what the hell man leave [this critter] alone. If your afraid of the [mantis shrimp], stay afraid. Stay very afraid, God Damnit." 

While "Shrimp" might still be in your mind, a synonym for "pint-sized," in the case of this species, it's diminutive stature really belies the fact it's super-capable of packing one helluva wallop! 

Ron Callari

- See more at: http://petslady.com/articles/stay_afraid_stay_very_afraid_mantis_shrimp_65311#sthash.Faq9JrRS.dpuf

Quoting Seasidegirl:

I cannot understand the inhumanity of humans. I just do not get it. We are the worst species on the planet.


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