Category: Zombie-Like


desertrose:

It’s like a virus anyone who is touched by this rabid progressive agenda is infected. Symptoms are as follows :

Pompous Self Righteousness, paranoid hallucinations, acute terrorist psychosis, socialist delusions, Constitutional amnesia, severe episodes of do as I say not as I do , selective memory disorder, chronic hypocritical tendencies. acute bouts of boogieman (patriot) gona getcha fever, irrational fear of inanimate objects (especially those made out of dark metallic materials),episodes of robin hood delirium aggravated by a recurring case of over taxitis, compounded by religious delusions of the Savior and Heaven residing on Earth in the White House .

Precautions should be taken to avoid contact with anyone suspected of infection. Treatment requires quarantine and aggressive treatment with highly specialized anti-zombie, think for yourself, get a clue koolaid .

Sowwy , I couldn’t resist :D

~Desert Rose~

Originally posted on The Grey Enigma:

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There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat,” warns an unusually strident house editorial by the Los Angeles Times. “They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal…”

via Pro Libertate: “Ominous Threats” and Murderous Zeal.

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Now  let’s be  honest.  We all know  that  unless  something  goes   extremely  wrong we will not  be seeing  any zombies  like the  ones in the Hollywood  Horror flicks B or  otherwise.  The  CDC claims they are  using  the  term  tongue in cheek to get younger  people interested  in preparedness.  Ok,  I  can  deal with  that.  However,  more than  just the  CDC  are  referring to  zombies.  So  what  exactly  are they  referring to  if they are  not  talking  about the   brain eating  , gnaw on your  entrails  kind of   zombie?

Well in most  instances  they are  referring to  those  who have laughed  when approached  with the  concept of preparing  for a   potential  disaster.  Neighbors, Co- workers, family  members, people  that   we  run into  in  our  everyday  lives  You  know  who they are ,  we  have  all run into them now  and  again.  Some  maybe  more than others.  Or  the  multitude that  will become  ill  from  lack of  medicine,  water,  hygiene as  well as  accidents.

Now  I   really  think  that  referring to these people as  zombies is  a  bit  over the  top.  However, I  think we  can  agree that  in a  disaster  scenario  where  despair  ,  hunger  or perhaps  injury  of themselves or a  loved  one will propel anyone of these  individuals  to an  act  of  violence in the grips of fear .

All one  need do  is  watch a  video of the Black  Friday  Madness, or  what  happens  during a  blackout to  understand what the potential  for  violence and lawlessness can be.  Think Hurricane Katrina and  the scenario in  New Orleans.  Think  Hurricane Sandy and the multitude of  people  who were  unprepared.  How  many  resorted to   dumpster  diving  because they  had  nothing to  eat in their  homes and there  was  nothing  available in the  surrounding  area.  If  Occupy  had not  taken it  upon themselves  to  start helping  when FEMA  and  the  government  failed to  do their  job, what   could have  developed?

Now  let’s  go a  bit  further  and imagine  with all the  people  affected  by  Hurricane  Sandy.  What  happens  if there  are  neighbors  that  they  are aware of  had  been   storing  food  and  water.  The  government  is  not helping.  FEMA is  not  helping.  Occupy  had  not been a factor.   Their  children are going  hungry, they  have  elderly  that  must  be cared  for   and they  neither  have  food  nor supplies.  Now  please  understand I am  an  eternal optimist  and  I  believe  there  are  a lot  of good  people  out  there.  However,  if there is  something life  has  taught  me  is  that  there are   not  so good  people  out there   as  well.  This  is what  you must  prepare  for.  The good  people,  the ones  that  understand  that violence is not the  answer will not  be  an  issue.

What  do you  do about the  ones  who are?

Have  you  considered it?

Have you  prepared?

Can  you tell me  aside  from  the fact that   zombies are  dead  and  out to  eat  you rather  than  your  supplies   what the  difference  would  be?  In  either  case they  would  threaten   the survival of  your loved  ones  and  yourself.  And , well there is  always  the  possibility that the development  of  mutant  and  killer  virus’  in   government  and military  research  labs should  be  a  concern  to everyone. 

As  we already  know  things  will be  difficult enough with the   sheer  amount  of  people  that  will  be sickened  and   dying in a  scenario  such  as  this lasting  an  extended  period  of  time  especially  in  a collapse , as  the  following  article details……

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Why there will be WAY more zombies than you anticipated

Lizzie Bennett
Medically Speaking

via The Daily Sheeple
March 6th, 2013

Electricity hasn’t been around all that long. For most of our history mankind has managed very well without it. Large numbers of people around the world still live without an electricity supply. If the grid goes down does it really mean the end of the human race?

On June 3rd I did a post about pandemics. I said in the introduction, that in my opinion only two things could be serious enough to put an end to humans. Pandemic and grid failure. Looking at the figures for the 1918-1920 pandemic, and using those percentages with current population, it seems I may have been wrong in my assumptions about pandemics.

So, onto grid failure, which to cover all the things that would be affected, and the speed at which they would be affected would need a large book, it is way too big a subject for an article. This article is based the things we have all heard, that 99% of the population of the United States would be dead within a year and that the world population will plummet. Let’s see.

I have chosen 2010 as the year all of the figures relate to, as that is the closest year that has a full set of statistics available. Figures are taken from World Health Organization records, love them or hate them they are very good pen pushers and compile statistics about anything and everything.

Okay, we all know that if the grid goes down, so does everything else in short order. Food supply chain, large scale agriculture,hospitals, traffic lights, everything that we regard as part of the very fabric of our lives. We have come to rely on electricity to such an extent that should it vanish from our lives it really would mean the end of the world as we know it. The question is though, would it be an extinction level event?

In 2010 there were 133,000,000 million births and 57,000,000 deaths from all causes. The WHO records the following for 2010:

34,000,000 known type 1 diabetics world wide.
64,234,000 known COPD (chronic obstructive airways disease sufferers)world wide.
22,800,000 known cancer sufferers world wide.

These conditions are considered to be those that contribute most to the mean global death rates. Now I am not a statistician, and it is impossible to know the life expectancy of the people suffering from these conditions, so, for the purposes of the exercise I am going to assume they all die in the first year.

This would add 120,000,000 deaths to the 57,000,0000 ‘usual’ deaths giving us 177,000,000 deaths for the first year. On top of this there would be a rise in the murder rate, the death rate from heart attacks would soar, mainly due to unfit people having to engage in hard physical labor, and deaths from lack of medication and medical intervention would skyrocket, as would deaths from malnutrition and disease.

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Then  we  have  those in the  Prepper  and non  Prepper  community usually  at  odds with the  way  one or the other chooses to  prepare .  As  well  as  their outlook.  Not to mention those  who  outright  ridicule  and  insult  those  who seriously prepare for a  future unseen disaster  scenario.  Anyone  who has  seriously  embarked on preparing  and  have  tried  to  explain to  family  and  friends  why they  should  as  well, have  experienced  this.  So  you are  well aware  of  what  I  mean when I  say  this…..

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Why everyone hates preppers

Uploaded on Sep 10, 2011

Why is there such a chasm between preppers and non-preppers? It’s because of ignorance on BOTH sides.

1. Preppers look down on non-preppers.
Many seem to be thinking that non-preppers are silly, ignorant little children.
2. Non-preppers think that preppers are insane.
They think that preppers are focused on ridiculous problems and wasting money on solutions that they will never use.

Both are wrong.

Most people ARE preppers.

You might be a prepper if:
*you check your car’s spare tire
*you keep bandaids in your house
*you are saving money for a rainy day
*you keep a can of Fix-a-flat in your car

Those are preps!

There are more preppers than either side is willing to admit.

WE aren’t arguing apples and oranges. We are arguing about how many apples we need. It’s a matter of scale.

It isn’t a matter of intelligence. It’s a matter of having different priorities.

Edit: forgot the link for the Risk Assessment Chart: http://www.gotprep.com/downloads/?did=5

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Why most Doomsday preppers will die (part 1)


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And then  we  have  those  unprepared   neighbors  that  you   spoke  to  early on and  tried to get them  to  think  seriously  about  prepping.  All they  would  do   was  kid you  about  your  preparing for the  end of the  world.  Laugh a little  at you   , shake  their  heads  and  walk  away always turning your concerned advice into  jokes and an  opportunity  to  poke  fun at you.  If  not   just  outright  call you  nuts?

The  following is  an  episode  from the  Twilight Zone.  Yes it is  just  a  show  , it’s not  real.  However,  if you  watch it  , you  will see  in the   developing  drama that  everything that  happens  is indeed plausible.  If  you  watch  it   you  can  see how   a  scenario  like that  can  easily  develop  even   among  people   you thought  you  knew  well.  One  never  knows and  can  never be  sure  how   any  one  individual  will react   or  behave  in a  situation  such as  this.  Watch the  videos and think about it….. I  bet the  possibility of it taking place won’t  seem so  crazy  then…..

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Economic Collapse and Unprepared Neighbors(1 0f 3) – Twighlight Zone Example


Uploaded on Jul 5, 2010

A Twilight Zone episode called “The Shelter” illustrates one scenario in being surrounded by people who are unprepared yet know you have been preparing and scoff at your efforts. I thought I would share this with everyone and thank DEMCAD for bringing it to my attention

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Here  we  have a   situation that   is  growing  incrementally   with  every  passing  day   in the  US  alone.  We  have  seen the  devastating   circumstances in  Greece,  Spain and  throughout the  Middle East.  Austerity,  government corrupt  exorbitant  spending,  rising food and energy  prices,  loss of  jobs,  corrupt banks and  financial institutions, etc  , etc , etc. 
The  number  of   homeless  can no longer  be  ignored.  For  those  who deny  that there is a  problem and that  the  economy is  indeed recovering.  Those  who  choose to  believe  the  lies and  the  manipulated  numbers   for  unemployment  and  job creation wake  up  and   face  reality.  The  homeless of  today   are  working  middle  class that  have  lost  their  jobs,   their  homes .  They  live in tent  cities,  in their  cars, in  public  parks when they  can.  They  hide  their  homelessness and their  need  due to pride and  those  who refuse to  see the  truth  accept  the subterfuge  because it is  easier  to lie to  themselves  than  admit  that  it  could very  well happen  to them. 
Why  do  you lie to  yourselves? 
How  long  do you  believe  you  can keep those  blinkers on?
Do you  really  believe  that  ignoring   reality  will  change it  or make it  go  away?
The  longer it  is ignored the  longer  it  goes unchallenged   the  worse  it  will get.
How  many   children  have to  be  homeless for those of  you in  denial to  get  it ?
How  many  children  in the  US have to go  hungry before  you can  deal with the  truth  of  what is  going  on beneath your  very  nose?
I  don’t know  about  you , but  I  see  people  now  more than  ever  on the  street asking  for help because they  are  homeless and  unemployed.  Today a  man with a  sign stating that   they were  homeless and  he  had   3 children with him.  Everyone  looking the other  way. 
How  can you  live  with yourself?
I gave  what  I  had.  Granted  I  don’t have  much  but no matter  how bad  off I am I  have  a roof  over  my  head  and  even if it  is  peanut  butter  sandwiches  I  have food  to eat  even  on the  worst  day.  So many  just  passed  by  this   man and  his  children not  even  giving   them a  passing  glance.  How  sad ,  how  very  sad that  we  have  turned into this  kind  of  Nation.
Well I am  here to   disturb  your  little fantasy  world.  These  are videos  of the very real   homeless  situation  in  this   country.  If  you  know  of  anyone  in denial   please  bring it  to their  attention.  If  you  have  heard  but  are not  sure you  believe  ,  please take some  time  to  watch and   see the   suffering , the need and  the tragedy  that  has  befallen these  people.  Understand that  this  could  happen to anyone   and it is  not  reason to  look  down  nor  feel ashamed.
As  time  goes  by   one must  understand  that  this  situation  will continue  to  worsen, unless by  some  miracle  the   lunacy that  has  gripped  the   government  and the  financial  world is  dealt  with.  For those  who are  preppers I urge  you  to take this into  account.  I know things are  tight  for most, trust  me  I  know  this   very  well as  I  sometimes  find  it  difficult  to  purchase   staples  for  our  everyday  living  .  Much less   items  for  storage.  I think  about this  often and  every time I  buy an  item  for  my  storage  I think of  how  it  can be  used or prepared  to  maximize the  amount of  people  it  can feed .  Thereby ,  ensuring that  I will be  able to  feed  any additional people   that  may  show  up in need and  hungry. 
The  government  will not  be  helping, look at the   victims  of  Hurricane  Sandy.  What  kind of  help  did they  receive?  It will be up to us  to  take  care of  each other.  Which  means  preparing  to  extend a  hand  to those who  were  unable  or too poor  to prepare.
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“Hidden Homeless” Homeless in Rural America

Uploaded on May 5, 2010

This MC-TV documentary tells the story of one homeless person in rural Western Illinois. Thru her story we see the special challenges that confront those individuals who find themselves homeless in area with limited services.

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Homeless In America Families Living In Cars


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homeless in america…….part 1

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“Signs of The Time” a homeless documentary

Published on Jun 25, 2012

A feature documentary about homelessness in the Seattle and surrounding areas

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I know there  are   quite a  few  people  who have  been preparing  for  quite  sometime.  Just  as  I know  there  are  people  who recently  started or  are  starting now to prepare.  Please, please  take this  to heart and  understand what the possibilities  are so that  you  can  properly prepare and  survive  whatever  may  occur.  Please know that  I am  not  trying to  belittle  anyone.  This  has  been on  my  mind   for  quite  sometime and  I  simply  did  not  know  how  to present  it .  Ready  or  not ,  presentable or  not  here it  is .  Please  accept it in the  spirit in which it  has  been   given.  A  heartfelt  wish that  all who read  this may prepare  , be  safe  and  help as  many  people as  they are  able.

Blessings  to you and  yours …….

Desert Rose

Wars and Rumors of War

Military Maneuvers :  Signs Of The Times – Zombies

Security firm to hold zombie crisis scenario

 

By Gidget Fuentes – Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Sep 16, 2012 11:25:48 EDT

SAN DIEGO — Forget the H1N1 pandemic. Could a future crisis arise from an outbreak of viruses that destroy brain cells and render people violently catatonic, like zombies?

The far-fetched scenario of a government grappling a zombie-like threat — think movies like “Night of the Living Dead” or, more comically, “Zombieland” — has captured the attention and imagination of Brad Barker, president of the security firm HALO Corp.

Next month, his outfit will incorporate— no kidding — zombies into a disaster-crisis scenario at the company’s annual Counter-Terrorism Summit in San Diego, a five-day event providing hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts, and state and federal government workers.

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HALO will take over the 44-acre Paradise Point resort in the city’s popular Mission Bay and create a series of terrorist scenarios, with immersive Hollywood sets including a Middle Eastern village and a pirates’ haven. Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, aformer CIA and National Security Agency director, and Mexico Interior Secretary Alejandro Poiré Romero will speak during the summit, which runs Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

Barker calls the scenario “Zombie Apocalypse.” That phrase took off last year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled a campaign aimed at underscoring the importance of being prepared for major emergencies, natural disasters and pandemics.

In the CDC’s Preparedness 101 program, fictional zombies are used to drive home the message that Americans must be ready for any emergency — even the kind that, hypothetically, could stem from a brain-eating virus pandemic. Zombies also star in a 40-page comic book the CDC published, a tongue-in-cheek take on the serious scenario of a mutated virus that quickly spreads as the government dispatches its military to maintain order while infectious disease specialists scour for a vaccine.

Naturally, Navy Times got in on the fun, too, publishing a lighthearted “zombie war deployment guide” in the Aug. 1, 2011, issue. The story examined various tactics and gear that “experts” consider essential to wage a successful campaign on the undead.

“The Zombie Apocalypse is very whimsical,” Barker said, noting the setting is intended to add some levity to the more dire scenarios summit goers will encounter — incidents depicting active shooters inside a hospital or downed pilots trapped behind enemy lines, for instance. The pandemic medical nightmare is bound to be an attention-getter among people attending the summit.

“They are going to see a lot of stuff go down,” Barker added. “It is a Hollywood production.”

The zombies who roam the island will harass the troops, first-aid teams and medical responders participating, Barker said. HALO declined to detail the scenario just yet, saying only that the idea is to challenge authorities as they respond to extreme medical situations where people become crazed and violent, creating widespread fear and disorder.

For the record: Zombies are not real. However, earlier this year the word was used rather liberally to describe a rash of incidents involving cannibalistic attacks — the most high-profile of which, in late May, involved one man biting the flesh off another man’s face. Police suspect drugs, not a brain-eating virus, provoked the attack.

Beyond the zombies, the HALO event will weave in lessons learned from real disasters and terror events, including attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan and the deadly 2008 bombing in Mumbai, India. Cyber terrorism will have a leading role in sessions and courses throughout the summit, as well.

“The new battlefield is cyberspace, for sure,” Barker said.

That means that during the summit, participants’ cellphones and email accounts could be hacked, said Tim McAtee, a former Marine now working as HALO’s tactical operations director. Some, he said, might be rattled when they realize how easy it is for a hostile force to compromise their personal information and what the broader national-security implications of a cyber attack can be.

“The awareness,” he said, “is going to be monumental.”

HALO is composed of former military special operators as well as intelligence and national security experts. They train military units and federal and state agencies in security, counterterrorism, force protection, emergency response and disaster management.

To help pull off such an elaborate production, HALO has partnered with Strategic Operations Inc., which specializes in hyper-realistic tactical and combat trauma training that makes use of various special effects and actors performing as role-players.

The company has helped train thousands of sailors, soldiers and Marines in counterinsurgency missions, urban patrols, security operations and combat trauma over the past decade at its San Diego training studio and on military bases.

Chinese ‘cannibal’ attack caught on camera as drunk bus driver leaps on woman and chews on her face

By Daily Mail Reporter

Daily Mail Online

 

The recent terrifying spate of ‘cannibal attacks’ seems to have spread to China, as a drunk bus driver was caught on camera gnawing at a woman’s face in a horrific random attack.

The unfortunate woman will apparently require plastic surgery to repair the damage done by her crazed attacker.

According to local news reports, the driver, named Dong, had been drinking heavily during lunch with his friends before the outburst on Tuesday.

He then ran on to the road in the city of Wenzhou, in south-east China, and stood in front of the car being driven by a woman named Du, stopping her from moving.

Attack: A man named Dong was seen gnawing on the face of a woman (left) but was later arrested (right)Attack: A man named Dong was seen gnawing on the face of a woman (left) but was later arrested (right)

Dong climbed on the car’s hood and started beating the vehicle while the panicked woman screamed for help.

When she left the car and tried to escape, the bus driver leaped on top of her and wrestled her to the ground.

It was then that Dong started biting Du’s face, leaving her covered in blood and weeping as passers-by tried to pull the attacker off his victim.

Witnesses said that the bus driver had gone ‘crazy’ and was successfully resisting attempts to subdue him.

Devastated: Du (left) will require plastic surgery after the attack on a crowded Chinese street (right)Devastated: Du (left) will require plastic surgery after the attack on a crowded Chinese street (right)

When police arrived, they managed to take Dong into custody, bringing the appalling rampage to an end.

Du was taken to hospital, where doctors said she would need surgery to repair her nose and lips.

The incident comes in the wake of a number of similar attacks committed by drugged-up psychopaths in the U.S.

Perhaps the best-known of these came in May, when Rudy Eugene chewed a homeless man’s face off before being shot dead by police.

Investigation continues after woman high on bath salts dies following tasing

By LEXIE O’CONNOR

MUNNSVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV)- A Madison County woman is dead after being tasered by police Tuesday night, and information at the scene has led investigators to believe she was high on bath salts when she began beating her child.New York State Police say initial autopsy reports reveal that 35 year old Pamela McCarthy of Munnsville showed evidence of suffering from a heart attack two to three days prior to Wednesday’s autopsy. However, officials say there are no indications that the heart attack occurred during Tuesday night’s incident when police say they were forced to use a taser on her.

Authorities responded to McCarthy’s home on North Main Street in Munnsville on Tuesday night around 7:45 pm after receiving numerous reports from neighbors saying that the 35 year-old exited her apartment without any clothes on, holding her three year old child, then fell, falling on top of the child. The father of the child was able to remove the toddler from the area, and brought him to a grocery store across the street from the scene, authorities said. It was after this that authorities say McCarthy attempted to strangle one of her dogs.

When McCarthy physically resisted arrest and attempted to bite an officer, the officer then used pepper spray and needed assistance from another officer. When that had no effect, authorities say a taser was deployed on her. Shortly after that, State Police say McCarthy went into cardiac arrest and was transported to the Oneida Health Care Facility where she later died.

A day later, neighbors were still left wondering what caused McCarthy to act what they say was “out of the ordinary” for her.

“I mean, the strength that she had…she just wasn’t giving at all to the cops. It took two of them,” says Missy Love, who witnessed the incident.

While Love says she didn’t see McCarthy beat the child, police say other reports came in reporting her punching and choking the three year old and beginning to assault two neighbors. Authorities say McCarthy does have a history of using bath salts and has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child previously.

The three year-old was transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for minor injuries and has since been released to family members.

State Police say McCarthy may have had a medical procedure last week involving her heart. However, they are continuing to investigate that and await toxicology reports.

Madison County District Attorney’s Office plans to present the case to a grand jury after the investigation is complete.

In this Jan. 26, 2011, photo containers of bath salts, a synthetic cocaine, sit on a counter at Hemp's Above in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Synthetic substances that mimic marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs are making users across the nation seriously ill, causing seizures and hallucinations so intense that thousands of them seek help at emergency rooms. At the request of The Associated Press, the American Association of Poison Control Centers analyzed nationwide figures on calls related to synthetic drugs. The findings showed an alarming increase in the number of people seeking medical attention.  (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Chris Knight) MANDATORY CREDIT Photo: Chris Knight, ASSOCIATED PRESS / AP2011

In this Jan. 26, 2011, photo containers of bath salts, a synthetic cocaine, sit on a counter at Hemp’s Above in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Synthetic substances that mimic marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs are making users across the nation seriously ill, causing seizures and hallucinations so intense that thousands of them seek help at emergency rooms. At the request of The Associated Press, the American Association of Poison Control Centers analyzed nationwide figures on calls related to synthetic drugs. The findings showed an alarming increase in the number of people seeking medical attention. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Chris Knight) MANDATORY CREDIT

UTICA (AP) — A synthetic drug known as “bath salts” is blamed for some bizarre behavior in central New York, including a woman’s alleged attempt to bite the face of a police officer.

Police in Utica were called to a city bar Saturday night to check out a woman described as emotionally disturbed. When an officer approached her, she lunged at him and tried to bite his face. Police say she screamed that she wanted to “kill someone and eat them.”

The woman was taken to a hospital for mental health evaluation.

Later, police were called to a home where a 20-year-old man was reported to have threatened to kill his mother and other family. Police found the man, Aubrey Vails, had ripped a door off its hinges and was punching a car in the driveway. He was charged with criminal mischief.

The mystery deepens over what led an attacker to chew off most of another man’s face as toxicology results are revealed.

1:40am UK, Thursday 28 June 2012
Miami cannibal attack: Rudy Eugene and victim Ronald PoppoPolice at the scene of the attack by Eugene, top left, on Ronald Poppo, 65
Ronald Poppo with medical staff after initial surgery. Source: Jackson Health SystemRonald Poppo survived the grisly attack

Marijuana was the only drug found in the body of a face-chewing attacker shot dead as he ate his homeless victim’s flesh.

Active chemicals from the drug were detected in Rudy Eugene’s system, but there was no sign of illegal or prescription drugs, or alcohol.

The 31-year-old’s girlfriend had previously said he must have been drugged without his knowledge before the attack on 65-year-old Ronald Poppo in Florida.

The results were released weeks after a Miami police union official speculated that Eugene’s bizarre behavior may have meant he was under the influence of “bath salts”, a synthetic stimulant which can cause aggression and hallucinations.

Another woman identifying herself as his girlfriend had suggested he might have been under the influence of a voodoo curse.

It remains unclear what led Eugene – said to be a religious man who read the Bible and the Koran – to take off all his clothes and carry out the grisly assault on Mr Poppo, who was also stripped naked and beaten.

The police officer who shot Eugene dead said he growled when he told him to stop before continuing to eat his victim.

Pictures released of Mr Poppo in hospital in the days after the attack showed the appalling extent of his injuries, with much of the skin on his face stripped away and his nose missing.

‘Zombie Apocalypse Continues?’ Man Eats 40-Pound Pet Dog

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June 26, 2012 4:22 PM EDT

A man who was high on synthetic marijuana reportedly ate his family dog alive. Just as the “zombie apocalypse” hysteria began to subside, another man in a psychotic meltdown makes national news.

Waco Police Department

Waco Police Department

Michael Daniel, a Texas man from Waco, was arrested for eating his family’s nearly 40-pound pooch, on Monday. He faces felony animal cruelty charges, according to police.

Daniel allegedly was “on his hands and knees and chased a neighbor while barking and growling like a dog,” according to KWTZ.

After his deranged behavior frightened his neighbors, he turned to his black dog that was sitting on the porch and beat and strangled the dog. When he had sufficiently injured the pup, Daniel began to eat him.

Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton told KWTZ that he “began to bite into the dog, ripping pieces of his flesh away.”

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By the time officers arrived at the scene Daniel had “blood and fur around his mouth,” Swanton explained to KXXV.

He allegedly pleaded with officers for them to use a stun gun on him so he could get off his “bad trip.”

Officer Swanson explained that the police did not fight or stun Daniel, but instead they took the blood-drenched man to the hospital, according to the Daily News.

The dog did not survive the brutal attack, KAIT reported.

Daniel explained to his neighbors that he was high on synthetic marijuana, sometimes called K-2, or Spice.

The psychoactive drug can actually be bought legally. It’s made up of natural herbs and then sprayed with chemicals. The drug gives the user a quick high, but it often triggers paranoia and anxiety.

In Daniel’s case, it made him psychotic enough to devour his dog.


‘Zombie’ attacks continue? Man under the influence gets naked, bites off chunk of man’s arm

Kristal Roberts
WPTV

© Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
Much like the Miami face-eating ‘zombie’ attack, 26-year-old Charles Baker got naked, ate human flesh and wouldn’t go down without a fight, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The latest in a string of “zombie” like attacks happened in a Manatee County home Wednesday night after a man under the influence went into a fit of rage and bit a piece of someone’s arm off during a visit with his children.

Much like the Miami face-eating attack, 26-year-old Charles Baker got naked, ate human flesh and wouldn’t go down without a fight, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

Authorities say Baker went to his girlfriend’s home on 25th St in Palmetto to visit his kids at 10:15 p.m. They say he was high on an unknown substance when he knocked on the door, then barged in, began yelling and taking off his clothes.

He was screaming and wouldn’t calm down, then began throwing furniture around the home. Jeffery Blake, who lives in the home, attempted to restrain Baker, but the suspect bit him, taking a chunk of his flesh from his bicep. Blake, 48, was able to get Baker to the ground and kept him there until two deputies arrived.

When law enforcement came inside, Blake released Baker. Baker got up, but would not respond to deputies orders. The suspect instead faced the deputies, tensing his body, clenching his fists and screaming.

Baker, still naked, acted like he was going to rush the deputies, according to the report. Deputy Wildt deployed his an electronic control device after giving a verbal warning.

Baker fell to the ground, and then tried to get back up, so Deputy Wildt deployed the device again. Baker pulled the probes out, so deputy Blake deployed his electric shock device.

Those probes were also pulled out, and Deputy Wildt deployed a second cartridge. By this time, several other deputies had arrived on scene and were able to hold him down and handcuff him.

Baker was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for evaluation before being transported to the jail.

The Truth Behind the Bath Salt “Epidemic”

If you believe the lurid headlines, addicts across America are ingesting bath salts and transforming into crazed cannibals. This trend, like many, actually hit first in England, where a bath salt ban only increased the problem.

 

By Tony O’Neill

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Bed, Bath Salts & Beyond Photo via

Drug scares, like the seasons, are cyclical. Here in the US, we had media firestorms over crack in the 80’s, meth in the 90’s, and prescription painkillers in the 00’s. Right on schedule, the latest demon drug that is supposedly tearing our society apart has entered stage left: bath salts.

Bath salts really just means a drug that is a combination of two stimulants—MDPV and mephedrone. Sold online and via headshops as a cheap, legal alternative to cocaine and ecstasy, mephedrone was first synthesized in 1929 while MDPV came along in 1969. Both were rediscovered in 2003 and they were perfect drugs for the Internet age—an ideal alternative to pricy illegal drugs that could be obtained legally with nothing more than a credit card and the click of a mouse.

The exact pharmacology of bath salts can vary, as compounds are constantly tweaked by chemists to stay one step ahead of the law. “Most of these substances seem to be cathinone derivatives, and as such are central nervous system stimulants that act through interruptions of dopamine, norepinephrine and—to a more limited extent—serotonin function,” explains Dr. Adi Jaffe, an addiction specialist at UCLA. While noting that actual research on these substances is in its early stages and reports are limited, Jaffe says that “at low to moderate doses the most common effects for MDPV can be thought of as meth-like: stimulation, euphoria and alertness. Mephedrone seems to act more like MDMA than meth.”

While the chemistry may change, one thing that has remained consistent is the ballooning popularity of this sector of the drug market.

“The government might claim that the ban was successful because mephedrone use and deaths have fallen but for me the question to ask is: what are users taking instead?”

After the explosion in use, the next phase of the drug scare comes in the form of demonization, and the authorities have certainly wasted no time in making some pretty wild allegations about the supposed effects of bath salts; recently we’ve heard that these drugs can causes cannibalism, a la the infamous Miami face-eater, pedophilia and even cross-dressing goat abuse.

The third part of any good drug scare happens when the press, despite a total lack of causal evidence, parrots these outlandish accusations. In the Miami cannibal case, the link between bath salts originated from a statement made by someone with no direct involvement with the case—the president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Armando Aguilar—despite the fact that an autopsy and toxicology had yet to be performed on attacker Rudy Eugene.

In the case of Shane Shuyler, the Miami man accused of exposing himself to children while “allegedly” under the influence of bath salts, the evidence was no less hazy. The police said they found something that “appeared” to be bath salts in his wallet (i.e. an unidentified white powder). And then there was this strange quote from a detective giving evidence against Shuyler: “Upon talking to him, he made some statements to me which led me to believe that he was cooling off in a fountain by the tot-lot, because he was hot, which was consistent with ingesting bath salts.” The logic being that since bath salts cause users body temperatures to rise, then cooling off by a water fountain is evidence of bath salts use. Never mind the fact that the incident took place in June, in Miami, where the average temperature is 88.1 degrees.

After the hype comes the crackdown, which means that high-profile cases like these have created a push from both the media and law enforcement for a federal ban on the sale of bath salts.

Florida Republican Rep. Sandy Adams is one of the politicians who helped push the Combating Dangerous Synthetic Stimulants Act of 2011 through the House last December. The bill would federally ban MDPV and mephedrone, the two chemicals found in bath salts, as well as outlawing dozens of other chemicals found in synthetic drugs. The reasoning? “Looking at the Miami incident, we’ve seen people do some very bizarre acts on bath salts,” Adams told the U.S. News and World Report. If he gets his way, bath salts would be categorized alongside heroin and LSD.

So can bath salts really cause ordinary normal people to cannibalize strangers, expose themselves to children, or murder goats? And if they can, why on earth would anybody take them? A drug that has been described variously as “super powered LSD” and “PCP on crack” seems like a confusing proposition. So which is it?

“The reason for the contrasting descriptions is most likely the small but very significant difference in the specific chemicals involved,” says Dr. Jaffe. “Meth and ecstasy are very close chemical cousins but obviously cause very different effects for the user; the same is true here.”

To better get a handle of what is happening here in the US, I looked toward the United Kingdom, which has recently been through a similar cycle of shock horror media coverage of the “bath salt epidemic,” followed by a rush to ban. Bath salts were known under various aliases in the UK, including M-Kat, Meow-Meow and Bubbles, so for the sake of clarity, I’m going to use their chemical name of the most common compound: mephedrone.

“The issues in the US and UK are very similar, except that, as in many things, the US hype is even more over the top than that in the UK,” says Danny Kushlick, founder of the Transform Drug Policy Foundation, a charitable think tank that attempts to draw public attention to the fact that drug prohibition is the major cause of drug-related harm. “I mean, we never got so far as cannibalism.”

Yet at its height, the mephedrone scare in the UK was still pretty lurid; according to some of the coverage, it was lin

 

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Baffling Illness Strikes Africa, Turns Children Into Mindless “Zombies”
Jason Mick (Blog)

World Health Organization is on high alert about new Ugandan outbreak, cause is not fully known

Updated:
Added commentary from Jason Oh, a Johns Hopkins Univ. public health studies student who is currently in Uganda studying the disease post-conflict transformation. Mr. Oh described some of the symptoms in more detail, and offered different perspective from the CNN reporters’ experience.

CNN has also reworded their report to tone down the suggestion of violent behavior.

It’s called the “nodding disease” and it’s a baffling illness that has struck thousands of children in northern Uganda.  The illness brings on seizures, violent behavior in some (debated), personality changes, and a host of other unusual symptoms.

I. Mental Degradation: Child Victims Have no Cure, no Future

Grace Lagat, a northern Uganda native, is mother of two children — Pauline Oto and Thomas — both of whom are victims of the disease.  For their safety, when she leaves the house, she now ties them up, using fabric like handcuffs.  She recalls, “When I am going to the garden, I tie them with cloth. If I don’t tie them I come back and find that they have disappeared.”

Reportedly the children gnaw at their fabric restraints, like a rabid animals — or “zombies” of popular fiction — in an attempt  to escape.  (This is based on CNN‘s commentary.)

(Jason Oh points out that the restraints are intended to protect the chidlren from harm, and from starting fires.)

The effort to restrain the children is not unwarranted.  In one of the most bizarre symptoms of this tragic illness, children with the disease are reportedly setting fire to buildings in their communities.  Coupled with the aimless wandering this disease provokes in victims, this is a deadly combination.  More than 200 people have been killed in fires believed to be set by the zombified children.

(According to Jason Oh, there have been few reports of violent behavior.  It is unclear where our primary source CNN received this information, though a reader suggested that a CDC report indicated that 10 to 15 percent of children were found to exhibit increased aggression.  We were unable to locate this report.)

Nodding disease zombie child
The disease leaves child victims in an often-violent “zombiefied” state. [Image Source: CNN]

The disease is not new.  It popped up in the 1960s in Sudan.  From there it slowly spread to Libya and Tanzania.

The Uganda infections, though, are a new outbreak — a troubling sign.  The jump into a new region could be pure coincidence, or it could indicate the disease has become more virulent or found a new transmissions vector.

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Uganda is located in central Africa [Image Source: U of Tex., Modifications: Jason Mick]

Infected children typically have regular seizures, which are proceeded by a repetitive nodding of the head.  This characteristic symptom has given rise to the unofficial title for the malady.

II. World Medical Organizations Racing for a Cure

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have been tracking the spread of this frightening ailment.  Dr. Joaquin Saweka says the scene in Uganda is horrific, stating, “It was quite desperate, I can tell you.  Imagine being surrounded by 26 children and 12 of them showing signs of this. The attitude was to quickly find a solution to the problem.”

Yet the WHO and CDC are not fully sure what is causing the illness, which cripples children and turns them into mindless, violence-prone zombies.  The best clue they have is that most of the cases occur in regions inhabited by “Black flies”, which carry the parasitic worm Onchocerca Volvulus.  That worm is responsible for another dangerous disease dubbed “river blindness”, the world’s second leading cause of infectious blindness.

(Jason Oh states that CNN misunderstood this reference.  While it’s true the cause of the disease is unknown and the literature papers on the topic indicate an overlap with part of the river blindness afflicted regions, but he feels this reference was only intended to “state the obvious”, not hypothesize causation.)

Black Fly and worm
The illness may have something to do with Black flies (left, center) and their parasitic worm (right). [Image Source: WHO (left), Wikimedia Commons (center), Human Healths (right)]

However 7 percent of infected children live in regions not inhabited by the Black fly, so a link is speculative at best.

Children with the disease also frequently exhibit vitamin B6 deficiency, leading medical experts to believe that the disease may be nutrition related.  However, infections by microbes, parasites, fungi, or even fungi/microbes carried by a parasitic host, can all lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Dr. Scott Dowell, director of global disease detection and emergency response at CDC, says the race is on to determine the cause and a cure.  He states, “At first we cast the net wide. We ruled out three dozen potential causes and we are working on a handful of probabilities.  We know from past experience an unknown disease could end up having more global implications.”

In the current cases children as old as 19 have been found to be stricken, with the majority of the worst symptoms being spread over the 3-11 age range.

One mystery surrounding the disease is the seizures themselves.  While typically seizures are either randomly occurring or follow some singular cue/pattern, the nodding disease seems to have multiple triggers, including eating new foods, changing weather, and other changes.

(Jason Oh says CNN reporters messed up and that it’s familiar foods trigger the seizures, not unfamiliar ones like bars of chocolate.)

Seizure often leave the children soiled with urine and drooling.  Local nurses are afraid to touch the infected.  States local nurse Elupe Petua, “I feel, because I don’t know what causes it, I don’t even know how it transmits, when I touch them I feel that I can also get the infection because I don’t know what causes it.”

III. Medication is Ineffective

Anti-epileptic medication slows the onset of symptoms, but is unable to stop the progression of the disease.  The seizures eventually leave many children unable to walk, only able to drag their bodies along the ground as flies tried to attack them.

Nodding disease
The current treatment approach of anti-epileptics has done little to halt the illness.
[Image Souce: CNN]

(Jason Oh says that the diseases offers a tragic, slow mental degradation, taking years to develop.  Affected children, embarassed about the nodding and afraid of infecting classmates often drop out of school, while still mentally capable.  Eventually the seizures lead to the more severe symptoms mentioned in the intro — loss of speech, partial paralysis, personality changes, and — according to CNN — violence.)

The government of Uganda has come under criticism for not being vocal enough in addressing the tragedy and demanding foreign aid/research expertise.  Local politicians have taken to transporting victims from affected villages by bus to city hospitals in order to force the issue into the eyes of the more affluent city-dwellers.

(Jason Oh adds some perspective writing, “Uganda had asked the CDC to investigate in 2009.  Most of the backlash against the government is because the Ministry of Health has been slow to use emergency funds that the Parliament made available.  They’ve established many local centers for Nodding Syndrome, but they are under-staffed and under-equipped.  The kids are being referred to and transported to Mulago Hospital (famous for being in The Last King of Scotland) so the top doctors at Makerere University and in Kampala can monitor them.”)

The issue is yet another woe for a nation in which the impoverished majority was terrorized for years by warlord Jospeph Kony’s militia, dubbed the “Lord’s Resistance Army.”

Mr. Kony is currently wanted by the International Criminal Court on multiple counts of violent war crimes, including rape and murder.  These offenses are punishable by death (life in prison), if he is ever brought to trial. (Jason Oh clarified that under the new Rome Statute of 2002, the ICC is not allowed to seek the death penalty, even in murder cases.)

IV. What if the “Nodding Disease” Found a Way to Reach the U.S.?

Dr. Saweka says that for all the hand-waving by the government about using better anti-epileptics and offering more funding, he appreciates and shares in the villagers frustration.  He states, “People complain that it looks like the lives in developing countries have less value than the lives in the western countries. When you know the root cause, you address the cure. Now you are just relieving the symptoms. We don’t expect to cure anybody.”

Ugandans
Ugandans, grief stricken, feel somewhat abandoned by the government and the wealthy developed “First World”. [Image Source: CNN]

While the “First World” may not be focused on — or even aware of — the zombification that is leaving children in these African nations violent (debated), crippled shells of their former selves — tied like dogs — it is an issue that must be addressed.  After all, viruses, bacteria, parasites thanks to the wonders of evolution can mutate and adapt to new environments and new transmission vectors.

Thus this zombie virus  While reports of violence or strange behavior — like biting — are disputed, the disease is very serious.  It may seem like a foreign issue to regions like the U.S. and EU who are struggling with their own financial crisises.  But if the illness finds a way to broaden its spread, this outbreak could cripple children across the globe.

(A word of clarification… CNN has reworded their report slightly to tone down the suggestion of violent behavior.  The reports of fire starting stand, but in the new context it’s possible these were just innocent accidents triggered by the childrens’ loss of coordination.

Source: CNN

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