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Skull piece thought to be Hitler's is from woman

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HARTFORD, Conn. – A piece of skull with a bullet hole through it that Russian officials claimed belonged to Adolf Hitler actually came from a woman, scientists at the University of Connecticut concluded.
The cranium fragment is part of a collection of Hitler artifacts preserved by Soviet intelligence in the months after Hitler and Eva Braun reportedly committed suicide in a Berlin bunker in April 1945.
The collection, now housed in the Russian State Archive in Moscow, also includes bloodstained pieces of the sofa where Hitler reportedly shot himself after taking a cyanide pill. The artifacts were put on public display in 2000.
Connecticut archaeologist Nick Bellantoni was asked to examine the skull and blood samples for a History Channel documentary on Hitler's death that aired this month.
Bellantoni said his initial forensic exam of the skull fragment showed it didn't match what he knew of Hitler's biology.
"The bone was very small and thin, and normally male bones are much more robust in our species," Bellantoni said Tuesday. "I thought it probably came from a woman or a younger man."
Bellantoni then took several pinhead-size pieces of the skull fragment and swabs of the blood stains back to the university for analysis.
Linda Strausbaugh, a professor of molecular and cell biology, got help from two former students who work in the New York City medical examiner's office. The former students, Craig O'Connor and Heather Nelson, are experts in working with challenging DNA samples and were able to extract enough DNA from the bone pieces to do a forensic study, Strausbaugh said.
She said they determined that the DNA came from a 20- to 40-year-old woman. The skull fragment could have come from Braun, but to know that, the lab would need samples of her DNA, she said. Also, the DNA samples were very degraded, making identification unlikely, Strausbaugh said.
Witnesses never reported Braun being shot in the head, Bellantoni said, and she is thought to have died of cyanide poisoning.
"This person, with a bullet hole coming out the back of the head, would have been shot in the face, in the mouth or underneath chin," he said. "It would have been hard for them to miss that."
DNA from the bloodstain swabs showed at least some of it came from a man, Strausbaugh said.
"The DNA is relatively degraded and we don't have a full range of markers that we'd like to have," she said.
Russian officials have said Hitler and Braun's bodies were removed from a shell crater outside the bunker shortly after he died.
An autopsy allegedly showed Hitler's body was missing part of his cranium. A Soviet team went back to the crater in 1946 and allegedly found the piece of cranium that the UConn scientists examined.
Russian officials have said the rest of Hitler was buried beneath a Soviet army parade ground in the former East German city of Magdeburg. They said his remains were exhumed in 1970 and incinerated, and the ashes were flushed into the city's sewage system.
Both Strausbaugh and Bellantoni said there is nothing in their findings that significantly challenges the conclusion that Hitler died in the bunker.
"My gut feeling is he did commit suicide there, and maybe the blood sample we found is his," Bellantoni said.
"What this does is it raises a question: If this is not him who is it?" he later added. "And, two, what really happened there?"




G20 2009: Police Attack Students at University of Pittsburgh

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jacque bermejo

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i've just been reading about this OFW from Dubai who's been getting a lot of hate with her insensitive comments on her facebook status coupled with her poor English grammar.

she writes: "buti n lng am hir in dubai! maybe so many sinners back der! so yeah deserving what happened!"

then replies: "cuz of u dnt understand!!!judge me sige!!! kya ala kayong asenso.even nature now is making statement big time!!!"

any idea who she is?



DILIM - Calbiga Cave , Samar Documentary

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May Contact po kami dito sa samar si Joni Bonifacio Nag invite sya this October Calbiga Cave for limited slot lang daw. so If you want to join this expedition you must register now.



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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2009lsap.html Earth quake felt in Mindoro at 6.1 magnitude

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Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
Location12.573°N, 120.469°E
Depth50.1 km (31.1 miles)
RegionMINDORO, PHILIPPINES
Distances115 km (75 miles) SW of Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
145 km (90 miles) SSW of Batangas, Luzon, Philippines
230 km (145 miles) SSW of MANILA, Philippines
250 km (155 miles) S of Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles); depth +/- 11.7 km (7.3 miles)
ParametersNST= 52, Nph= 52, Dmin=827.4 km, Rmss=1.24 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009lsap

Patrick Swayze Dies at 57 / Patrick Swayze Dead

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Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into moviegoers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today, Monday, with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months.

Patrick was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer back in January 2008 but kept working on his A&E TV series “The Beast” until it had been canceled because of the actor’s health condition.

Other celebrities used Twitter to express condolences, and “Dirty Dancing” was the top trending topic for a while Monday night, trailed by several other Swayze films.

world war II 1942-1945 japanese-american war Manila, Philippines, 1945.

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Manila City hall, went i was in college I am always walk beside this building but I have no idea that this place was destroy before i thought that is only old and not painted. and I dont know happen behind of this images, so right now i have to find out. If some body can help me just comment on this and tell something about wolrd war II japanese invasion 1942-1945.

Thanks for visiting this blog. and the only message of this images is to think ans know your history.


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world war II 1942-1945 japanese-american war Manila, Philippines, 1945

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The Horrors Of War, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, 1945.
This photo makes me very sad. This mother and daughter were cheated out of their lives and were not allowed to know each others joy in life. And for what reason?
With a trust in God I know they are in a better place now.
The Battle of Manila from 3 February to 3 March 1945, fought by American, Filipino and Japanese forces, was part of the Philippines' 1945 campaign. The one-month battle, which culminated in a terrible bloodbath and total devastation of the city, was the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater, and ended almost three years of Japanese military occupation in the Philippines (1942–1945). The city's capture was marked as General Douglas MacArthur's key to victory in the campaign of reconquest. Released prisoners in makeshift shantytown built in courtyard of Santo Tomas University, formerly used as a Japanese internment camp until its liberation by Allied forces entering the city, Manila, Luzon, Philippines, February 05, 1945
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Ruins of the Old Fort Santiago resulting from battle for liberation from Japanese during WWII, Manila, Philippines, 1945 During World War II, Fort Santiago was captured by the Japanese. They soon discovered the use of the dungeons and sent many Philippine freedom fighters to there death by either torture or execution. The bottom dungeons were also affected by the tide, so drowning in cells was not uncommon. The US destroyed the fort during the Battle of Manila in 1945 and was soon restored. The fort sustained heavy damage from American bombs during the Battle of Manila. It was later restored by the Intramuros Administration during the 1980's.
Burning Manila Feburary 27, 1945

BIKE RALLY AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING

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Sept 8 (Tuesday) BIKE RALLY AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING (Countdown to Copenhagen Summit)

Start: Sep 8, '09 05:30a
End: Sep 8, '09 11:00a
Type of Ride: Climate Change Campaign Bike Rally
Riding Skill: Intermediate (pace 15kph)
Organizer: Greenpeace

Sept 8 (Tuesday) BIKE RALLY AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING (Countdown to Copenhagen Summit)
5.30am meet-up at Greenpeace Office
Room 301 JGS Building, #30 Scout Tuason Street, 1103
Quezon City, the Philippines
tel: +63-2-3321807
fax:+63-2-332- 1806
Contact: Francis dela Cruz 09178542103

7.00am meet-up at Makati City Hall Foyer (Old Buildling)

Take off to go to US Embassy and Embassy of Sweden to visit officials and remind them of their pivotal role for the fight for climate change measures at the Copenhagen Summit.
The Bike Rally, spearheaded by Greenpeace and OxFam, will ask the US and European Union to act to halt gloal warming and climate change.

"The world's leaders meet at the end of 2009 in Copenhagen to determine the fate of the climate. They could set us on the path to a deep emissions cuts or they could lock the planet into catastrophic, irreversible climate change. "
The success of the Copenhagen Summit will be measured by the following demands being met:

* Developed countries, as a group, must reduce emissions by at least 40% by 2020 (from 1990 levels)
* Invest $140billion a year for developing countries to adapt to climate change, switch to renewable energy and stop deforestation
* Deforestation must end by 2015

Read other Copenhagen Summit details at: http://www.greenpea ce.org/seasia/ en/campaigns/ climate-change/ change-is- coming

Those who are free on that day, please do join the ride. Non-motorized Transportation (NMT) is part of the solution to climate change. Greenpeace's Francis dela Cruz affirmed that the NMT agenda will be included in the future campaigns/press- releases related to the Copenhagen countdown. Let's support this ride. We expect to finish on or before noon.

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PROGRAM
CEREMONIAL UNVEILING OF COUNTDOWN/TIMER
FOR THE COPENHAGEN SUMMIT

September 8, 2009, Tuesday, 8:00 – 11:00 AM

7:00-7:30 Registration and Briefing of Bikers



7.30- 8:00 Mass-up in an area

with a prominent electronic billboard/Makati City Hall



8:00-8:30 Opening Program

Background (Objectives/ Purpose) of the Project by Greenpeace

Acknowledgement of Partners/Guests/ Participants

Short Message by Hon. Jejomar C. Binay

Reading of Content Letter (Summary) to Concerned Embassies

Unveiling and Flag-off Bikers by Mayor Jejomar Binay



8:30-9:00 Ride to Swedish Consulate (15 min stop)

16th Floor, PCI Bank Tower 2 Building, Makati Ave. , cor Dela Costa St. , Makati City



9:00-10:00 Ride to US Embassy (15 min stop)

Roxas Boulevard

adidas king of the road 2009

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Are you ready for Adidas KOTR 2009? This is one of the big races in Manila that is being anticipated by many runners. One thing I liked about this race, and i know most if not all will agree, is the good quality and design of the singlet. This year it will be a yellow one. You can check previous post here on the Adidas King of the Road 2009 singlet.

We haven't received the official announcement yet, but here are the details from their facebook account.

Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) 2009
October 25, 2009
Bonifacio High Street, Global City

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