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Hollywood actress wants to sacrifice herself to stop war.

In entertainment, hollywood, Mia Farrow, News, Odd News, Sudan, USA, war, World on August 7, 2007 at 3:06 am

 

Angelina Jolie inspired stunt or legitimate offer?

Either way, it almost sounds like a cynical joke strait out of the film Team America

According to reports 72-year-old Hollywood actress and mother of 15, Mia Farrow, says she is willing to sacrifice herself for the release of a man in the war torn African nation of Sudan.

In an emotional letter to the Sudanese President, the Golden Globe award winning actress offered to give up her freedom in exchange for the release of a major player in the peace negotiation process in the Darfur region conflict.

In the letter she pleaded for the opportunity…”to exchange my freedom for his in the knowledge of his importance to the civilians of Darfur and in the conviction that he will apply his energies toward creating the just and lasting peace that the Sudanese people deserve and hope for.”

“Before his seizure, Mr. Jamous played a crucial role in bringing the SLA to the negotiating table and in seeking reconciliation between its divided rival factions.”

Farrow is a UN children’s agency ambassador, UNICEF and has visited Darfur twice.

She has starred in musicals, TV shows and movies like The Omen, Third Watch, See No Evil and Romantic Comedy, and was even once married to Frank Sinatra.

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It’s War, Trade War That Is! As China arrests reporter for ‘fake’ cardboard food story

In 2007, amazing story, Beijing, capitalism, China, Crazy news, Economy, International, law and order, Odd News, Society, stunt, Uncategorized, USA, war, washington, World News on July 20, 2007 at 2:07 am

 

It was a story that made for very interesting headlines around the world (The Crazy News didn’t report it, it sounded a little suss at the time).

A Chinese TV current affairs program ran a story last week that claimed an unlicensed food vendor in Beijing had been selling stuffed dumplings, using not fresh pork like usual but old cardboard with pork flavouring, and selling the food to unsuspecting locals.

But today authorities in the Chinese capitol have detained the China Central TV reporter behind the story, claiming that the journalist story was a fabrication aimed at securing “higher audience ratings”.

The detention of the reporter comes as China experiences a small trading war with countries like the United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Panama and Australia.

 A series of tainted food and drug scandals that included poison dog food, toothpaste and drugs that resulted in dead pets and humans in the case of Panama.

China even took the shocking step of executing the former head of the countries food and drug regulator after “taking bribes to approve untested medicine”, a very sick stunt by the Chinese government to say the least.

Then again, you can get executed for pretty much anything in China, undertaking more court-ordered executions than the rest of the world combined.

The detention of the reporter really makes you wonder if the fake story about cardboard in food was actually real, or if the detention was just another stunt to assure us that the slogan ‘made in China’ means quality, yeah right.

In any case we’ll probably never know.

Video: War zone in Sydney as man goes on rampage with tank!

In 2007, amazing story, australia, court, crazy, Crazy news, Life, mad hatter, mens health, military, Odd News, Society, stunt, sydney, Uncategorized, war, World News on July 14, 2007 at 6:32 pm

A man went on a crazy rampage though suburbs of Australia’s largest city, Sydney, in the early hours of the morning local time, taking out infastructure and sending police on a wild chase.

John Robert Patterson, 45, allegedly led officers on a 90-minute chase through six suburbs in Sydney’s west as he crashed the privately-owned APC through fences, mobile phone towers, telecommunication relay sheds and an electrical substation.

The man from Dharruk, in Sydney’s west, was arrested after the APC stalled on its way to damaging a seventh property, police said.

He was refused bail in court.

Defence lawyer Ivan Bertoia told the court that Patterson claimed “that certainly he had authority to behave in such a manner”.

In refusing bail, the magistrate recommended that Patterson, who had facial lacerations and a swollen left eye, receive medical and psychiatric attention.

The hearing was adjourned to local court on July 16.

Mobile phone services where the chase occurred were disrupted while technicians waited to gain entry to the crime scenes, police said.

Police on patrol had noticed the APC allegedly being used to destroy an electricity substation and followed the carrier through the suburbs of Mt Druitt, Dharruk, Emerton, Glendenning and Plumpton.

The pursuit ended in Dean Park when the vehicle stalled as it was being driven towards another mobile phone tower, police said.

Police arrested Patterson and charged him with numerous offences including malicious damage, break, enter and steal, predatory driving, possession of a prohibited drug, use of a weapon to avoid apprehension and driving in a dangerous manner.

Video from Seven News, Sydney, Australia. 

Man fakes own kidnapping, found bound and gagged.

In 2007, amazing story, asia, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, crime, jackass, Life, mad hatter, mens health, Odd News, Society, war, World News on July 12, 2007 at 7:35 pm

 

Now we all have our troubles with work colleagues throughout our working lives and some people will do absolutely anything to get out of work for various reasons, but this is just ridiculous.

A man has faked his own kidnapping in a truly bizarre attempt to avoid going to work.

The 22-year-old Japanese navy officer was found on Tuesday with his mouth gagged and hands tied in the bushes off a road in Kanagawa prefecture near Tokyo, police said.

He initially said he was assaulted and kidnapped by a robber.

But questioned further by police, who found his story suspicious, he admitted to have made it up, a spokesman said.

The man apparently thought that if he feigned being the victim of a robbery, he could avoid work, where he was having trouble with co-workers. “He said he was getting tired of work as he was caught between his superiors and subordinates,” the police spokesman said.