Texas, United States, September 2010
Beleal Garcia Gonzalez of Mission was convicted Thursday on three counts of sex trafficking and conspiracy and six counts of harboring illegal immigrants.
Garcia faces a minimum 15 years in prison for each sex trafficking count and up to 10 years in prison for harboring illegal immigrants. Sentencing is Dec. 9th.
The Monitor reports that the girls, ages 14, 15, and 17, testified they were falsely promised $700 a week working in a restaurant. Federal agents rescued the girls in January when they were seen leaving a bar, wearing skimpy clothing, during cold weather.
Defense attorney Oscar Alvarez questioned why the teens never attempted to quit their jobs.
Burnt parrot gets wing ‘extensions’ made of matches and superglue
Apr 7, 2017 – AOL News
A parrot was sitting on a power line when the bird next to him met an untimely death.
The burnt endangered cockatoo was then taken to the Perth Zoo in Australia.
Each year they treat over 200 endangered wild cockatoos, but they don’t often see burnt birds.
The cockatoo’s wing feathers were damaged badly so doctors proceeded to put the little guy under anesthesia.
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He then went through a procedure similar to human hair extensions where feathers from a passed away donor bird were used as transplants.
Each wing was carefully placed using two unexpected tools, super glue and match sticks. But vets say that the tricky part is placing the wings at the right angle before the super glue sets.
Scaphism, also known as the boats, was an ancient Persian method of execution designed to inflict torturous death that was described by the Persians’ archenemies, the Greeks. The name comes from the Greek σκάφη, skáphe, meaning “anything scooped (or hollowed) out”.
The intended victim was stripped naked and then firmly fastened within the interior space of two narrow rowing boats (or hollowed-out tree trunks) joined together one on top of the other with the head, hands and feet protruding. The condemned was forced to ingest milk and honey, and more honey would be poured on the victim to attract insects, with special attention devoted to the eyes, ears, mouth, face, genitals, and anus. In some cases, the executioner would mix milk and honey and pour that mixture all over the victim. The victim would then be left to float on a stagnant pond or be exposed to the sun. The defenseless individual’s feces accumulated within the container, attracting more insects which would eat and breed within the victim’s exposed flesh, which—pursuant to interruption of the blood supply by burrowing insects—became increasingly gangrenous. The individual would lie naked, covered from head to toe in milk, honey, and his own feces. The feeding would be repeated each day in some cases to prolong the torture, so that fatal dehydration or starvation did not occur. Death, when it eventually occurred, was probably due to a combination of dehydration, starvation, and septic shock. Delirium would typically set in after a few days.
The Persians outvie all other barbarians in the horrid cruelty of their punishments, employing tortures that are peculiarly terrible and long-drawn, namely the ‘boats’ and sewing men up in raw hides. But what is meant by the ‘boats,’ I must now explain for the benefit of less well informed readers. Two boats are joined together one on top of the other, with holes cut in them in such a way that the victim’s head, hands, and feet only are left outside. Within these boats the man to be punished is placed lying on his back, and the boats then nailed together with bolts. Next they pour a mixture of milk and honey into the wretched man’s mouth, till he is filled to the point of nausea, smearing his face, feet, and arms with the same mixture, and so leave him exposed to the sun. This is repeated every day, the effect being that flies, wasps, and bees, attracted by the sweetness, settle on his face and all such parts of him as project outside the boats, and miserably torment and sting the wretched man. Moreover his belly, distended as it is with milk and honey, throws off liquid excrements, and these putrefying breed swarms of worms, intestinal and of all sorts. Thus the victim lying in the boats, his flesh rotting away in his own filth and devoured by worms, dies a lingering and horrible death.
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[The king] decreed that Mithridates should be put to death in boats; which execution is after the following manner: Taking two boats framed exactly to fit and answer each other, they lay down in one of them the malefactor that suffers, upon his back; then, covering it with the other, and so setting them together that the head, hands, and feet of him are left outside, and the rest of his body lies shut up within, they offer him food, and if he refuse to eat it, they force him to do it by pricking his eyes; then, after he has eaten, they drench him with a mixture of milk and honey, pouring it not only into his mouth, but all over his face. They then keep his face continually turned towards the sun; and it becomes completely covered up and hidden by the multitude of flies that settle on it. And as within the boats he does what those that eat and drink must needs do, creeping things and vermin spring out of the corruption and rottenness of the excrement, and these entering into the bowels of him, his body is consumed. When the man is manifestly dead, the uppermost boat being taken off, they find his flesh devoured, and swarms of such noisome creatures preying upon and, as it were, growing to his inwards. In this way Mithridates, after suffering for seventeen days, at last expired.