Rural Hazards: Airborne Deer.

Elderly driver, 70, killed in car crash after severed deer head flies through her windscreen | Mail Online.

A drive down highway 830 near Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania resulted in tragedy for one 70 year old lady.

Bambi got hit by one car  and flew through the air, hitting car number two, which sliced it up.  Pieces of that deer  broke through the windshield of car number two, which then rocketed off the roadway, out of control.  That driver, Rosemary Bower, is no longer with us.  The driver and passenger of car  number one have survived and are not cited.

Pennyslvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Pharmer’s home state are near the top of the heap for whitetail dear road hazards.

Eat more venison!!

The Payroll Tax Cut is Funded with Increased Mortgage Fees

Increasing Mortgage Fees to Fund the Payroll Tax Cut | Mortgage News.

In the temporary payroll tax cut bill that  reduces the funding of social security, there is an increase in mortgage fee payments collected by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.   This will occur over a ten year period, and the money will go to the Treasury, not the two mortgage lenders.

The cost of the payroll tax cut is being shifted to people who take out new mortgages or refinance them.

The housing industry really didn’t need this additional “help”.  This new mortgage  fee is never expected to go away, unlike the temporary payroll tax cut (which cuts funding of social security).

Bottom line,  Obama is not really cutting taxes, and if he were, it would be a cut to the source of social security funding.

Human Feces Used as Fertilizer Has Neighbors Fuming | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Human Feces Used as Fertilizer Has Neighbors Fuming | NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Pharmer thinks that these people have never heard of septic tanks and leaching beds, and is highly amused.

The “controversy” linked above has to do with Pennsylvania  farms using granulite, which is fertilizer made from sewage.  It contains processed human waste.  Shame to waste!

Wiki leach beds!   Be afraid, be very afraid.

The Grass is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank.  < — a classic

Santa Claus Killing: The Motive Is No Longer Important

“Motive is not really the primary point right now,” Dearing said. “It’s more along the lines of what happened, how it transpired and making sure that who we believe to be the shooter is the shooter. Motive is what comes afterward for us if we can get it.”

Why is the motive for so many other crimes considered  so important that it increases the penalty?

What diminishes the media curiosity about the motives for the complete erasure of two families in Grapevine, TX? Even though the shooter, Aziz Yasdanpanah,  also killed himself in this case,  the search for the reasons seems  remarkably muted in media accounts.

Is it easier for this killing to be superficially attached to Christmas holiday stress, rather than problems in a Iranian  family’s dynamics?

See “Puzzling” text from Yasdanpanah.



Egypt court orders end to ‘virginity tests’

Egypt court orders end to ‘virginity tests’.

A Court in Cairo has decided in favor of  Samira Ibrahim, and ordered the Egyptian military to stop the “virginity tests” on female detainees.

The tests were supposedly done to protect soldiers from rape charges.

The  examinations, done on prisoners from Tahrir Square demonstrations,  were  sufficiently invasive that they  amounted to inflicting  sexual assault to prove that none  had occurred.

From Al-Jazeera:

“In May, an army general, speaking to CNN television on condition of anonymity, defended the practice.”

“”We didn’t want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren’t virgins in the first place,” he said.”

Teen Mom Gives it Up for her Kid

Teenager Jenni Lake Loses Life to Cancer Shortly After Carrying and Delivering Baby to Term | Video |

Jenni, who had  stopped her chemotherapy for astrocytoma in order to protect her unborn baby, has given birth and succumbed to cancer.

“While being admitted to the hospital, she pulled her nurse down to her at bed level and whispered into her ear………….  “‘I’m done, I did what I was supposed to. My baby is going to get here safe.’”