Just the Facts?: Yellow Amber Lights Over Casa Grande / Phoenix, AZ -- Natural Born Leaders -- Sandy Hook Conspiracy Harassment
Yellow amber lights over Casa Grande / Phoenix, AZ past 24-48 hours
Here are a few of the reports:
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MUFON CMS has receive over a dozen reports of yellow amber lights over Casa Grande and Phoenix, AZ in the past 24 hour period. Reports are still coming in for January 16th. So far, the photographic evidence has been poor...hopefully better images will surface.
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Man steals father's corpse...hoping he'd be resurrected
A man who was arrested in the theft of his father's corpse from a Detroit cemetery stored the body in a freezer after a weekend funeral, hoping for it to be miraculously resurrected, police said Tuesday.
Clarence Bright's 48-year-old religious son was arrested along with another man after officers found an empty casket inside their van at a gas station, Detroit police said.
"This is a very, very bizarre situation," Leon Jones, a mortician's assistant at Swanson Funeral Home, told The Associated Press. The funeral home handled Bright's funeral.
Bright's final earthly journey was supposed to end Saturday at Gethsemane Cemetery on Detroit's east side, but soggy ground from recent rain postponed the 93-year-old's burial. The casket was placed near a chapel or a mausoleum on cemetery grounds and remained there through Monday morning when it was reported stolen, Jones said.
Acting on a tip that a white van had been seen at the cemetery, police spotted one parked at a gas station Tuesday — the men and the empty casket were inside, Officer George Day said.
The body was later found in a freezer at the home of Bright's son, Lt. Harold Rochon told The Detroit News.
"In the interview with the son, he was very, very, very distraught," Rochon said. "He is very religious, and he was hoping his father would be resurrected. He was hoping for a miracle."
Police declined to release the names of Bright's son or the 38-year-old man who was with him. They had not been charged and the theft remained under investigation.
Across the street from the home where the body was found, 36-year-old Terri Gaines said she didn't have much contact with Bright's son.
"He's so quiet. He just goes in and out. He never had company," Gaines told the AP.
Jones said there was nothing unusual at the weekend funeral.
"People come in, they're grieving," he said. "We just try to comfort people." - AP
...for the loudmouth on the bus talking on his cellphone
Natural Born Leaders
A gene has been uncovered that may help to create born leaders.
The leadership gene, known as rs4950, is an inherited DNA sequence associated with people taking charge.
Scientists accept that leadership skills are also learned. But the gene may provide the vital push needed to make someone into a manager rather than a minion.
Researchers found the gene after analysing DNA samples from around 4,000 individuals and matching them to information about jobs and relationships.
Workplace supervisory roles were used as a measurement of leadership behaviour.
The study showed that a quarter of the observed variation in leadership traits between individuals could be explained by genetics.
Lead scientist Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, from University College London, said: "We have identified a genotype, called rs4950, which appears to be associated with the passing of leadership ability down through generations.
"The conventional wisdom - that leadership is a skill - remains largely true, but we show it is also, in part, a genetic trait."
The findings appear online today in the journal Leadership Quarterly.
Some of the greatest leaders in recent history include Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Sir Winston Churchill.
But leaders do not necessarily have to be heroic or good. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Genghis Khan were also great leaders in their own way.
The new research suggests at least the possibility that some of these historic figures were blessed with the leadership gene.
Despite the importance of the gene, acquiring a leadership position still mostly depends on developing the necessary skills, say the researchers.
"As recent as last August, Professor John Antonakis, who is known for his work on leadership, posed the question: 'is there a specific leadership gene?'
"This study allows us to answer yes - to an extent. Although leadership should still be thought of predominantly as a skill to be developed, genetics - in particular the rs4950 genotype - can also play a significant role in predicting who is more likely to occupy leadership roles."
More research was needed to understand the ways in which rs4950 interacted with other factors, such as a child learning environment, he added. - Independent
WTF is wrong with people?
-Sandy Hook hero who sheltered six children after school massacre now faces constant harassment from 'truther' conspiracy theorists who claim he is a fraud
-Gene Rosen looked after the children for a number of hours, giving them toys to play with
-Now, conspiracy theorists call him a pedophile and a satanist and say he is lying for the government
-He has begun receiving daily threats and accusations that he is a paid actor
A hero of the Sandy hook massacre who sheltered six terrified children after they fled their classroom today told how he has been branded a pedophile in outrageous attacks by conspiracy theorists
A growing online community of people who deny the horrific elementary school shooting ever took place has begun barraging Rosen on a daily basis.
Some call him a pedophile, others say he's a satanist or an actor hired to by 'the government.' Many of his anonymous attackers accuse him of being all three.
The baseless claims are likely to cause outrage in Newtown as families continue to struggle to come to terms with the horror of December’s massacre that shocked the nation.
Rosen, 69, granted numerous TV interviews after the shootings and emotionally described sheltering the students on who fled Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14 after 20 of their classmates and six adults were murdered there.
He became one of the most public faces of the grief in Newtown, Connecticut, weeping openly on camera - and without embarrassment.
The retired psychologist told Salon.com that he thought it was important to tell the nation how brave the young children had been after watching their teacher and their classmates gunned down.
Songwriters Brad Alexander and Jill Abramovitz, moved by the interviews, even wrote a song about him and posted it on YouTube.
But his high profile has seemingly made him the prime target of 'truther' conspiracy theorists who believe that the horrific shootings never actually happened.
They claim that the government - or a satanist coven, or a group of conspirators linked to President Barack Obama - staged the shooting. Some claim that it was a hoax that never happened. Others say the victims were actually sacrificed in a demonic ritual.
Some of these people have begun calling Rosen at his home or sending him emails demanding to know 'how much is he being paid.' Someone posted a photo of his house.
Others call him the 'emotional Jewish guy' and attempt to tie that into their conspiracy theories.
Numerous YouTube videos have been upload that purport to 'expose' his 'lies.'
One man, posting under the name Police State Radio, recorded a 15-minute video in which he claimed at least one of the Sandy Hook victims was killed in Rosen's basement.
'She was sacrificed in the house, in Gene's house,' the man says.
The entire ordeal has made Rosen deeply uncomfortable - and furious.
'I thought of an expression, that this "adds insult to injury," but that’s a stupid expression, because this is not an injury, this is an abomination,' he told Salon.
The 'truther' movement is growing and gaining some more mainstream backers.
Ben Swann, an anchor for the Fox affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy have both publicly questioned whether the shootings happened - or at least happened they way police say they did.
Last month, Rosen said he had just finished feeding his cats and was heading from his home near Sandy Hook Elementary school to a diner on Friday morning when he saw six small children sitting in a neat semicircle at the end of his driveway.
A school bus driver was standing over them, telling them things would be all right. It was about 9.30am, and the children, he discovered, had just run from the school to escape a gunman.
'We can't go back to school,' one little boy told Rosen. 'Our teacher is dead. Mrs. Soto; we don't have a teacher.'
Rosen took the four girls and two boys into his home, and over the next few hours gave them toys, listened to their stories and called their frantic parents.
He said he had heard the staccato sound of gunfire about 15 minutes earlier but had dismissed it as an obnoxious hunter in the nearby woods.
'I had no idea what had happened,' Rosen said. 'I couldn't take that in.'
He walked the children past his small goldfish pond with its running waterfall, and the garden he made with his two grandchildren, into the small yellow house he shares with his wife.
He ran upstairs and grabbed an armful of stuffed animals.
He gave those to the children, along with some fruit juice, and sat with them as the two boys described seeing their teacher being shot.
Victoria Soto, 27, was a first-grade teacher killed when 20-year-old Adam Lanza burst into her classroom.
'This little boy turns around, and composes himself, and he looks at me like he had just removed himself from the carnage and he says, "Just saying, your house is very small,"' Rosen said. 'I wanted to tell him, "I love you. I love you."'
It wasn't clear how the children escaped harm, but there have been reports that Soto hid some of her students from the approaching gunman.
The six who turned up at Rosen's home did apparently have to run past her body to safety.
'They said he had a big gun and a little gun,' said Rosen, who didn't want to discuss other details the children shared.
Rosen called the children's parents, using cellphone numbers obtained from the school bus company, and they came and retrieved their children.
One little girl, he said, spent the entire ordeal clutching a small stuffed Dalmatian to her chest and staring out the window looking for her mommy.
And one little boy brought them all a moment of levity.
'This little boy turns around, and composes himself, and he looks at me like he had just removed himself from the carnage and he says, "Just saying, your house is very small,"' Rosen said. 'I wanted to tell him, "I love you. I love you."' - Daily Mail
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