A true champion of human rights. Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. You were an inspiration to every one of us.
More weird stuff is happening in Beach City!
The other day I was in my bathroom trying to get some EVP recordings. I’ve long suspected the bathroom to be the hub of many paranormal going ons, so I had my microphone turned way up to see if I could pick up any cross dimensional chatter. That’s when this SUPER LOUD SCREECH came out of nowhere! It was so loud, it shook my whole house, and broke my earphones… and my ears. Luckily, I got it recorded.
Take a listen. It’s definitely from out of this world… or under this world? And sorry it took so long to upload. This happened on Monday, but I was in the hospital with scabby ears until this morning.
Nelson Mandela dies at 95
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died, President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday.
See more at Breaking News.
Photo: Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration in Pretoria as the country’s first black president. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come,” Mandela said. “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” (Walter Dhladhla / AFP - Getty Images)
Federal prosecutors routinely threaten extraordinarily severe prison sentences to coerce drug defendants into waiving their right to trial and pleading guilty. In the rare cases in which defendants insist on going to trial, prosecutors make good on their threats. Federal drug offenders convicted after trial receive sentences on average three times as long as those who accept a plea bargain, according to new statistics developed by Human Rights Watch.
A recent HRW report details how prosecutors throughout the United States extract guilty pleas from federal drug defendants by charging or threatening to charge them with offenses carrying harsh mandatory sentences and by seeking additional mandatory increases to those sentences. Prosecutors offer defendants a much lower sentence in exchange for pleading guilty. Since drug defendants rarely prevail at trial, it is not surprising that 97 percent of them decide to plead guilty.
Prosecutors give drug defendants a so-called choice – in the most egregious cases, the choice can be to plead guilty to 10 years, or risk life without parole by going to trial. Prosecutors make offers few drug defendants can refuse. This is coercion pure and simple.
Photo: The federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. The prison is one of 130 federal facilities to which convicted federal drug defendants can be sent. © 2001 Andy Clark/REUTERS
Pope Francis is assembling a panel of experts to advise him on combatting sex abuse in the clergy, it was announced Thursday.
The move would help protect children from pedophiles and better screen would-be priests, according to the Vatican. But it was dismissed as a “public relations stunt” by a leading victim advocacy group, who added that it would do little to shield young people from predatory priests.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, announced the creation of the commission Thursday at the conclusion of a meeting between Francis and his eight cardinal advisers in Vatican City who are helping him govern the church and reform the Vatican bureaucracy. Boston was the epicenter of the 2002 clerical sexual abuse scandal in the U.S.
O’Malley told reporters that the commission, made up of international lay and religious experts on sex abuse, would study current programs to protect children, better screen priests, train church personnel and suggest new initiatives to implement inside the Vatican and around the world.
Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images
From last night’s #CONAN monologue. #Obamacare (at Warner Bros Stage 15)
January 4th, 2014 - A day that will be long remembered.
11:30p – Space Dandy World Premiere!!!
12:30a – Shippuden premieres on Toonami!!!
Toonami is proud to officially announce that Space Dandy will have its world premiere on January 4th, 11:30p, followed by a premiere episode of Bleach at midnight, and then the Toonami premiere of Naruto Shippuden.
Yes, that means that Space Dandy is premiering on Toonami before anywhere else in the world!
Yes, that’s 30 minutes earlier than ever before!
Yes, we are very excited!!!
Just think, now you can say you heard the dub before you saw the sub!
Prepare for the 6½ hour challenge.
Check out funimation.com for cast info and more details.
Full Jan 4th Lineup
11:30p – Space Dandy
12:00a – Bleach
12:30a – Naruto: Shippuden
1:00a – One Piece
1:30a – Soul Eater
2:00a – Sword Art Online
2:30a – FLCL
3:00a – Uncut Naruto - Starting over at ep 1!
3:30a – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
4:00a – Ghost in the Shell: SAC
4:30a – IGPX
5:00a – Star Wars Clone Wars
5:30a - Inuyasha
Space Dandy will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami block at 11:30pm on January 4th with English audio in the U.S. Click here to read the full press release from Bandai Visual, plus see the English subtitled promotional video.
And now for the English voice cast!
CHARACTER - ACTOR
Dandy - Ian Sinclair
QT - Alison Viktorin
Meow - Joel McDonald
Dr. Gel - J. Michael Tatum
Bea - Micah Solusod
Perry - Kent Williams
Honey - Alexis Tipton
Scarlet - Colleen Clinkenbeard
Narrator - R. Bruce Elliott
Are you excited to see Space Dandy?!