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Bob Gordon

Citizen based in Guelph, ON, Canada. Joined on Sep 24, 2009

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Holy semen scam lands Israeli letcher in prison

An Israeli who used the lure of his 'holy' semen to persuade women to engage in sexual acts with him was sentenced to ten years in prison Monday.

Sperm recognize siblings and pay it forward

Amazingly scientists have observed sperm cooperating like bicycle racing teammates. They apparently draft and also link themselves together to swim in tandem.

Australian woman sentenced for vehicular manslaughter

An Australian woman who killed a man with her vehicle argued that it was a drunken mistake in a moment of senseless rage. A judge dismissed her excuses and sentenced her to serve 18 years in prison.

No penis enlargement for police and army in Indonesia

In Indonesia 'macho men' do not have their penises enlarged. They face exclusion from some of the most alpha male positions in society. Political prohibitions on enlarged penises bar their owners from membership in the police and the military.

Hanlon Creek wetland defenders call on Guelph to drop lawsuit Special

Last summer the defenders of the Hanlon Creek Wetland Complex in southern Guelph occupied the area in an attempt to prevent the city and its partners from infrastructure work that they believed threatened a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW).

Guelph finally going forward with brownfields rehabilitation Special

Guelph - The brownfield rehabilitation beginning at the former W. C. Woods major appliance manufacturing plant south of downtown Guelph will have significant impacts on the city politically, socially and economically.

U.K. joins Canada debating fate of Afghan detainees

The Canadian public and inquiries by the military and the parliament have filled the headlines in Canada for months. Now the U.K. is entering the same treacherous waters.

Lap-dancing Winnipeg teachers officially unemployed

Winnipeg - A pair of Manitoba high school teachers whose enthusiasm at a pep rally morphed into a mock lap dance that became an Internet sensation are now out of jobs.

Waterloo's new Mounted Unit prepares for its debut Special

Kitchener - The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) is about to introduce its new Mounted Unit to official patrol duties. In preparation for their debut, horses and riders are wrapping up an intense training program.

Walking sticks strictly old school at St. John's-Ravenscourt

Winnipeg - St. John's-Ravenscourt School (commonly referred as SJR) is an independent, co-educational, university-preparatory academy located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is also at the center of a sexual assault scandal involving walking sticks.

Calgary cop beats drunk driving rap

Calgary - Off-duty detective Travis Dunkle was charged with driving over the .08 legal limit and impaired driving and was found not guilty of both charges. The judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence at the scene to demand a breath sample.

Caucasian alleged robber disguises himself as African-American

A serial bank and pharmacy robber has been arrested in Springdale, Ohio. Conrad Zdzeirak, a short dark-haired Caucasian with facial hair ,always wore a disguise that made him look like a clean-shaven African-American.

Mother of elementary student with heroin charged

Pittsburgh - Police say a third-grader in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania handed out more than 60 small bags of heroin to his classmates before his teacher discovered them. The pint-sized pusher does not face charges, his mother does.

Martin Galloway speaks about wildlife gardening in Guelph Special

Guelph - On April 14, Martin Galloway addressed an audience of approximately 250 at the University of Guelph Arboretum and explained his lifelong fascination with nature.

Guelph's Gosling Gardens brings nature into the garden Special

Guelph - The University of Guelph's Arboretum includes a small section known as the Gosling Wildlife Gardens. The five gardens illustrate various aspects of urban and suburban gardening.

Pet food news goes to the dogs

From every perspective news about pet foods is downright depressing these days. Cats and dogs are dying from their processed diet and rats prefer starvation to giving up junk food.

Psilocybin, psychedelics: Scientific conference commences

A scientific conference, hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), opened yesterday in San Jose, California. Controversial research studies were expected, and the conference delivered.

Commuter train rapist and murderer found guilty in Calgary

Calgary - In Calgary Court of Queen's Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik convicted Christopher James Watcheston, 24, of murder after he admitted kicking mother of five Arcelie Laoagan, 41, repeatedly in the head after sexually assaulting her in January 2008.

Psilocybin, psychedelics back on scientific radar

Since the early 1960s scientific research into Psilocybin and other hallucinogenic drugs has been at a standstill because of widely held taboos. In the twenty-first century that bias is fading and the medical value of psychedelics is again in the news.

Diplomat Colvin testifies military knew detainees were at risk

Diplomat Richard Colvin testified at the Military Police Complaints Commission in Ottawa on April 13. He said that he knew within a month of his arrival that war prisoners in Afghanistan were at a “high risk” of abuse and torture.
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