The American War: The U.S. in Vietnam


Pinky and Bunny explain “The American War: The U.S. in Vietnam”


You should not watch the first you tube with out watching the second.

Agent Orange and it’s effects…

To this day, I still hear opinions about Vietnam. That there was no such thing as Agent Orange and that they do not understand why Vietnam Veterans have P.T.S. If you look to see the madness…it, to me is quite understandable and that our soldiers were effected with Agent Orange as well. Germicides do not know the difference between a Vietnamese or an American.

I see Iraq as I did Vietnam…where are the weapons of mass destruction? I only see a war that was NOT NECESSARY!


I pray for World Peace on Easter,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~



A sheriff in Kansas is recommending charges in the case of a woman who sat on her boyfriend’s toilet for so long that her body became stuck to the seat.

Sheriff Bryan Whipple says he has asked the Ness County attorney to file charges against the boyfriend for mistreatment of a dependent adult.

The sheriff says it appeared the Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat in the two years she apparently was in the bathroom.


Kory McFarren says he did nothing wrong because his girlfriend had a phobia about leaving the bathroom.

The 35 year old woman initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital.

“We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital,” Whipple said. “The hospital removed it.”

“She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body,” Whipple said. “It is hard to imagine. … I still have a hard time imagining it myself.”

Police declined to release the couple’s names, but the boyfriend, Kory McFarren, agreed to be interviewed Wednesday by The Associated Press. He identified his girlfriend as Pam Babcock.

McFarren, 36, told investigators he took Babcock food and water and asked her every day to come out of the bathroom.

“And her reply would be, ‘Maybe tomorrow,”‘ Whipple said. “According to him, she did not want to leave the bathroom.”

McFarren told the AP that he wasn’t to blame, and that it was solely Babcock’s choice to remain in the bathroom.

“She is an adult; she made her own decision. It was my fault I should have gotten help for her sooner; I admit that. But after a while, you kind of get used to it,” McFarren said.

Although authorities said they think Babcock was in the bathroom for two years, McFarren said he wasn’t certain how long she stayed there. He said she had a phobia about leaving the room because of childhood beatings.

“It just kind of happened one day. She went in and had been in there a little while, the next time it was a little longer. Then she got it in her head she was going to stay — like it was a safe place for her,” McFarren said.

But McFarren said Babcock moved around in the bathroom during that time, bathed and changed into the clothes he brought her. He said they conversed and had an otherwise normal relationship — except that it all happened in the bathroom.

McFarren, who works at an antique store, said he has been taking care of Babcock for the 16 years they have lived together.

McFarren called police on Feb. 27 to report that “there was something wrong with his girlfriend,” Whipple said.

Police found Babcock clothed and sitting on the toilet, her sweat pants down to her mid-thigh. She was “somewhat disoriented,” and her legs looked as if they had atrophied, Whipple said.

“She said that she didn’t need any help, that she was OK and did not want to leave,” he said.

She was reported in fair condition at a hospital in Wichita, about 150 miles southeast of Ness City. Whipple said she refused to cooperate with medical providers or law enforcement investigators.

23142864_7dcf5393aa_m.jpg Things you can find in a toilet…

McFarren said that his girlfriend has an infection in her legs that has damaged her nerves, and that she has no feeling in her legs. She may wind up in a wheelchair, he said.

Authorities said they did not know whether she was mentally or physically disabled.

The case has been the buzz of Ness City, said James Ellis, a neighbor.

“I don’t think anybody can make any sense out of it,” he said.

Ellis said he had known the woman since she was a child but that he had not seen her for at least six years.

He said she had a tough childhood after her mother died at a young age and apparently was usually kept inside the house as she grew up. At one time the woman worked for a long-term care facility, he said, but he did not know what kind of work she did there.

“It really doesn’t surprise me,” Ellis said. “What surprises me is somebody wasn’t called in a bit earlier.”


Thank you AP News and USA Today


Well, there you have it Baby Boomers…two years in a bathroom, one to two months at least on a toilet seat, her body stuck to the seat.

I hope it was a bidet!

She will be lucky if she walks again.

OLDER Trailer bathrooms are not very large…I would have been claustrophobic the first week!!!

This woman definately sounds like a keeper, though!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~


FROM DAYTON, Ohio, a former cellmate of a woman accused of killing her month old baby by burning the girl in a microwave testified Thursday that the woman confessed to the crime, saying the baby “fit right in” the oven.

China Arnold could face the death penalty if a jury finds she deliberately killed her baby in a microwave oven.

2234031708_b112afe7ce_m.jpg This is the size of a 12 month old baby.

Linda Williams testified that she developed a sexual relationship with defendant China Arnold when the two were cellmates in the Montgomery County jail in March.

Arnold confided in her about what happened to her baby, Wiliams said.

Arnold feared that her boyfriend believed he wasn’t the child’s father and that he was going to leave her, Williams told the jury.

“She said she put the baby into the microwave and started it and left the house,” Williams said.

Williams said she asked Arnold how she got the child into the oven.

“She said she fit right in,” Williams said.

Sitting at the defense table, the 27 year old Arnold showed little emotion as her trial got under way in the August 2005 death of Paris Talley at their Dayton home.

Under cross examination by defense attorney Jon Paul Rion, Williams acknowledged that she met with detectives after the alleged conversation and told them Arnold had said she didn’t know how the baby died.

Williams, who has since been released from jail, said she lied to detectives in that initial interview because she had feelings for Arnold.

In his opening statement, Rion said: “The evidence is going to show that she did not purposely take the life of her own baby.”

Rion said that other people had access to the baby, that Arnold was intoxicated to the point of blacking out when the child died and that people questioned about the case changed their stories. Rion also raised questions about the reliability of the science when it comes to determining the effect of microwaves on humans.

Thermal burns on the baby were different from those that would have been suffered from a fire, electrical shock, hot water, an iron or chemicals, said Russell Uptegrove, a forensic pathologist with the Montgomery County coroner’s office. It took him awhile to consider that the burns might have come from a microwave oven, he said.

“It was so heinous to think of that, that I couldn’t convince myself it was a real possibility,” Uptegrove said.

DNA recovered from the ceiling of the oven matched that of the baby, he said.

1318550788_596a7e9a64_m.jpg Who could do such a thing???

During the opening statement by Assistant Montgomery County Prosecutor Daniel Brandt, a photo of the burned baby was flashed on a screen for the 12 member jury to see. Arnold sat quietly, occasionally jotting notes on a yellow legal pad.

Brandt said Arnold killed the child after arguing with her boyfriend over whether they had been faithful to each other.

When the couple took the baby to the hospital, Brandt said, Arnold exclaimed: “‘I killed my baby. I killed my baby.”‘

Brandt said Arnold later told police it never would have happened had she not gotten so drunk. He said Arnold, who has been in jail since she was charged in November 2006, told Williams she had killed the baby in the microwave and other inmates that she hadn’t meant to do it.

Rion said Arnold, who has three sons, loved having a daughter and quit college and her job so she could stay home and take care of her. Rion said that Arnold’s boyfriend was the father of the child, and that it couldn’t have been anyone else.


Thank you CNN News


There you have it Baby Boomers…what do you think now? Probably innocent or probably guilty???

Is/was it a ruse by the cell mate or fact?

~The Baby Boomer Queen~


Navy Wins Exemption From Bush to Continue Sonar Exercises in Calif.
President Cites National Security in Order


Conservationists criticized President Bush’s decision to exempt the Navy from an environmental law so that it can keep using sonar in its training in California, a practice they say harms whales and other marine mammals.

The White House has exempted the Navy from two major environmental laws in an effort to free the service from a federal court’s decision limiting the Navy’s use of sonar in training exercises.

Environmentalists who had sued successfully to limit the Navy’s use of loud, mid-frequency sonar, which can be harmful to whales and other marine mammals, said yesterday that the exemptions were unprecedented and could lead to a larger legal battle over the extent to which the military has to obey environmental laws.

In a court filing Tuesday, government lawyers said President Bush had determined that allowing the use of mid-frequency sonar in ongoing exercises off Southern California was “essential to national security” and of “paramount interest to the United States.”

Based on that, the documents said, Bush issued the order exempting the Navy from provisions of the Coastal Zone Management Act, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality granted the Navy a waiver from the National Environmental Protection Act.

The government filings said the federal ruling limiting sonar use “profoundly interferes with the Navy’s global management of U.S. strategic forces, its ability to conduct warfare operations, and ultimately places the lives of American sailors and Marines at risk.”

The exemptions were immediately challenged by the environmental group that had sued the Navy and by the California Coastal Commission, a state agency that ruled last year that the Navy’s plans to protect marine mammals were too limited and deeply flawed.

“There is absolutely no justification for this,” commission member Sara Wan said in a statement. “Both the court and the Coastal Commission have said that the Navy can carry out its mission as well as protect the whales.”

Joel Reynolds, attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), said the organization would “vigorously” contest the White House orders in court.

U.S. District Judge Marie Florence-Marie Cooper ruled this month in Los Angeles that the Navy’s plan to limit harm to whales, especially deep diving beaked whales that have at times stranded and died after sonar exercises, were “grossly inadequate to protect marine mammals from debilitating levels of sonar exposure.” A federal appeals court had previously ruled that the Navy plan was inadequate and sent the case back to Cooper to set new guidelines for the exercise.

In her ruling, Cooper banned sonar use within 12 nautical miles of the coast and required numerous procedures to shut it off when marine mammals are spotted. After the ruling, the Navy indicated that the guidelines would render the exercise useless, but the judge disagreed.


The Navy had received a federal exemption from the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the exercises, which are scheduled to continue through January 2009, but the NRDC and other groups filed suit under other environmental laws. The Navy will still have to convince federal judges that the exemptions are legal. The NRDC said yesterday that waivers are not allowed under the National Environmental Protection Act.

The NRDC also said the situation does not constitute an emergency, because the Navy is allowed to continue sonar training under Cooper’s ruling.

“The president’s action is an attack on the rule of law,” said Reynolds, director of the Marine Mammal Protection Project at the NRDC, which obtained the injunction against the Navy. “By exempting the Navy from basic safeguards under both federal and state law, the president is flouting the will of Congress, the decision of the California Coastal Commission and a ruling by the federal court.”

Navy officials have argued that they must step up sonar training because a new generation of “quiet” submarines has made it increasingly difficult to detect underwater intruders. The Navy says that more than 40 nations now have relatively inexpensive diesel powered submarines, which can be located only with sonar that emits the loud blasts of sound. The Navy trains sailors in sonar use on an underwater range off Southern California and wants to set up another range off the Carolinas.

Adm. Gary Roughead, the chief of naval operations, said in a statement yesterday that the White House waivers were essential and warranted, given that the Navy has 29 procedures to mitigate sonar’s impact on whales.

“We cannot in good conscience send American men and women into potential trouble spots without adequate training to defend themselves,” Roughead said. “The southern California operating area provides unique training opportunities that are vital to preparing our forces, and the planned exercises cannot be postponed without impacting national security.”

Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-Calif.] sharply criticized the exemptions. “Once again the Bush Administration has taken a slap at our environmental heritage, overriding a court that was very mindful to protect marine wildlife, including endangered whales, while assuring that the Navy’s activities can continue,” she said in a statement. “Unfortunately, this Bush Administration action will send this case right back into court, where more taxpayer dollars will be wasted defending a misguided decision.”

The NRDC said the waters off Southern California are especially rich in marine mammal life and are on migration paths of five species of endangered whales.
Thank you The Washington Post and Marc Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Well, there you have it Baby Boomers…

Where would I even begin with this administration???

NOTHING…not even the whale or marine life is safe from them!
Run…quick…hide your grand children…your birds…your squirrels…nothing is safe or sacred to them!

Quick Bush your time is running out…better pass some more oil drilling bills before you leave…

WOW, what happened to me there…I think I passed out in the middle of a RANT…LOL

~The Baby Boomer Queen~


At least six child welfare employees will be fired for improperly handling concerns about a woman’s care for her four daughters, who were later found dead in their home, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said Monday.


Banita Jacks, shown in a 1999 booking photo in Maryland, is charged with four counts of murder.

1 of 3 The decomposing bodies of the girls, ages 5 to 17, were found Wednesday when deputy U.S. Marshals served an eviction notice at the apartment. Their mother has been charged with murder.

A social worker at the school where the oldest girl was a student, Kathy Lopes, tried twice in April to raise concerns about the family.

At a news conference Monday, Fenty played tapes of two calls Lopes made after the girl, Brittany Jacks, stopped going to school.

The social worker describes visiting the house, but not being let in by the mother, Banita Jacks.

Lopes said Jacks told her she did not want Brittany going to school because she was afraid the girl would run away. Lopes reported seeing two or three younger children who also were not in school.

In a follow up call, she expresses frustration at being transferred among several departments.

“It appears the mother is suffering from some mental illness and is holding all the children hostage,” Lopes says on the tape.

Jacks told investigators the children were possessed by demons and died in their sleep.

The six employees being fired work for the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency. More workers could lose their jobs as an investigation continues, Fenty said.

Fenty praised Lopes, who works at the Booker T. Washington Public Charter School.

“Unfortunately, she stands out really because so many other people didn’t do their job in the way they’re supposed to,” Fenty said. “The sense of urgency that she showed should be shown in every case and every call that comes through our hot line.”

Lopes’ call was not the first time someone had tried to alert city officials about the family’s situation.

In July 2006, a nurse who had been treating the father of Jacks’ youngest two daughters contacted the Child and Family Services hot line to report the family was living in a van and that both parents were struggling with substance abuse, officials said. The nurse couldn’t provide an address for the family so social workers did not follow up.

Authorities have said the girls died at least 15 days before they were found. Jacks’ statement to police indicated they had been dead for months. The medical examiner’s office has said there is evidence that Brittany was stabbed and that Tatianna Jacks, 11; N’Kiah Fogle, 6; and Aja Fogle, 5, had other signs of trauma.
Thank you CNN and AP News
132560394_6a5e54f29d_m.jpg Remember the children…save the children…

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

The mayor of Washington and other officials said Friday that city government failed four children whose decomposing bodies were found this week in their mother’s home.


Mayor Adrian Fenty called the lapses “egregious,” saying at a news conference that social workers prematurely closed their files on a family that struggled on the fringes since arriving in the city in December 2005.

The parents asked for food stamps and were turned down. They asked for housing assistance and were turned down again, officials said.

And, during repeated contacts with city agencies, there were warning signs that the family was in deep trouble, Fenty said.

Those red flags included reports from a nurse in July 2006 that both parents were substance abusers and that the children were living in a van, the mayor said. The case was closed because the family did not have a fixed address, the opposite of what should have happened, Fenty said.

In March, the children stopped attending school after their father died in a Maryland hospice.

In May, the mayor said, a suspicious school social worker alerted Metropolitan Police that the mother might be holding a truant child “hostage.” But the officer reported back that the children appeared to be healthy and were being home schooled.

On Wednesday, the family surfaced again, tragically, when four decomposing bodies were found by U.S. marshals serving an eviction notice.

The mayor said the city is conducting an audit of all 306 cases that were closed in 2007. He said city employees could face firing if they are found to be responsible for lapses in policy and accepted agency practices.

Banita Jacks, 33, was charged Thursday with three counts of felony murder and one count of first degree murder while armed. She told police she believed the children were possessed by demons, according to court documents.

Court documents said Jacks identified the victims as her daughters Brittany Jacks, 17; Tatianna Jacks, 11; N’kiah Fogle, 6; and Aja Fogle, 5.

Marie Pierre~Louis, Washington’s chief medical examiner, said all four girls had been dead for at least 15 days.

Jacks is being held without bail. Her next court appearance is scheduled for February 11. If convicted, she could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Jacks told police that each daughter died in her sleep during a seven to ten 10 day period, court documents said. Aja died first, she told police, then N’kiah, Tatianna and Brittany.

“She said that as the first three younger children died, she placed them side by side in the room in which they died,” according to court documents.

She reported that all the deaths occurred sometime before the electricity in her house was disconnected, which records show was September 5, documents said.

Jacks said she never tried to call authorities to remove the bodies “because she didn’t trust either agency and because she thought if she notified emergency personnel, that would cause her more problems,” the documents said.

She also said she had not fed her daughters food “for a substantial period of time prior to their deaths.”

No one besides herself or the children had been in the home since May, Jacks said.

Pierre~Louis ruled the deaths homicides, according to a court document. Watch the medical examiner describe the condition of the bodies »

Preliminary findings are that Brittany was stabbed to death and that Aja died from blunt-force impact to the back of her head and possible ligature strangulation.

Both Tatianna and N’kiah also had “apparent ligature evidence” on their necks that was “somewhat more defined than that noted on Aja Fogle’s neck,” court documents said.

However, the documents said, further tests are needed to confirm the causes of the deaths.

All four children were wearing white T~shirts and were discovered in unfurnished bedrooms, three in one and a fourth in another, the documents said.

“What appeared to be a metal steak knife” was found next to the fourth. Also, the fourth body was found in a bedroom with hardwood floors, and a T~shirt with duct tape was found at the bottom of the bedroom door, filling the gap between the floor and the bottom of the door when it was closed.

A witness told police they saw Jacks treat Brittany differently from her other children, sometimes withholding food from her while feeding the others, court documents said.

In from BLAIRSVILLE, Georgia, the body of a young woman missing since New Year’s Day has been found, and the man charged with her disappearance led investigators to her body Monday evening, officials said.


Meredith Emerson was last seen hiking with her dog on Blood Mountain in Georgia on New Year’s Day.
Gary Michael Hilton told authorities where to find the body of 24 year old Meredith Emerson, the University of Georgia alumna who went missing New Year’s Day while hiking in the north Georgia mountains, said John Cagle of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Meanwhile, state and federal authorities said they are trying to determine whether Hilton may have been involved in at least three other killings in two neighboring states.

Investigators found Emerson’s body about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Cagle said, in the 25,000 acre Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area, about 30 miles south of the Union County, Georgia, state park where she went hiking.

Investigators have charged Hilton, 61, with kidnapping with intent to cause bodily injury. She vanished after venturing into the mountains with her dog, Ella. Ella was found Thursday in nearby Forsyth County.

Several witnesses told authorities they saw Hilton and Emerson together, letting their dogs play along a hiking trail in Vogel State Park.

Director Vernon Keenan of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials declined to say Monday night whether murder charges are pending against Hilton. They also withheld virtually all details about what Hilton said to authorities and the scene where they found Emerson’s body.

“There’s a lot going on in the case right now, the investigation is still going on,” said Union County District Attorney Stan Gunter. “A lot of decisions have to be made.”

Hilton remained in jail Monday night.


Several hours earlier, he appeared in court in shackles and an orange prison jump suit. He did not speak as Judge Johnie Garmon read the charges against him. Garmon said surveillance video had identified Hilton as he tried to use one of Emerson’s credit cards at a bank in Canton, Georgia on January 5.
Authorities arrested Hilton after finding bloodstained clothes consistent with what Emerson had been wearing when she went missing, according to a criminal warrant filed Saturday.

Investigators also found Emerson’s black leather wallet containing her identification cards in a convenience store trash bin in the Forsyth County city of Cumming, Georgia.

The warrant alleges that Hilton made a phone call Friday from a pay phone at that convenience store.

The bin is next to a grocery store parking lot where Emerson’s Labrador mix was found wandering Friday, the warrant said.

The animal was positively identified through an implanted microchip, according to officials.

When Hilton’s 2001 minivan was searched, agents “determined that the rear seat belt had been cut out,” the warrant said. “Hilton was attempting to vacuum the vehicle and wash portions of it with a bleach and water solution.”

Hilton was taken into custody Friday at a convenience store in suburban Atlanta.

Also Monday, federal, Georgia and North Carolina investigators met in nearby Cleveland, Georgia, to “compare notes” on the Emerson case and a similar case from a few months ago in North Carolina, according to FBI special Agent Greg Jones.

In the North Carolina case, an elderly couple, John and Irene Bryant, disappeared after going for a hike in Mount Pigsah National Forest. Her body was found near the couple’s car. John Bryant’s body has not been found, but Keenan referred to the case Monday night as a “double homicide.”

Investigators have a bank video of a man wearing a yellow jacket, believed to have belonged to John Bryant, while using the Bryant’s ATM card.

Witnesses who saw Hilton on the trail with Emerson on the day she disappeared said he was wearing a yellow jacket.
On Monday night, Keenan said Georgia authorities also plan to meet with law enforcement officials from Florida to share details about a similar killing there.


Thank you CNN News


This is really eerie, Baby Boomers, as I went to college where the Bryants murder was. I could tell you a personal story about that area that would make the hairs on your neck, stand on end!

I hope this gives closure to the families and friends of those that are lost.

Violent deaths are so very hard to cope with. My heart and prayers go out to the families and friends.

It is hard to believe that this elderly man could cause such havoc. I wonder just how many people he has killed in his life time…we may never know, but this man IS a serial killer. And he would have killed again given the chance.

I am glad that he has been stopped.
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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