Archive for the Kidz Category

Live suicide

Posted in Kidz, Say what?, Social with tags , on November 23, 2008 by Le Roi

Didn’t have much time this week to write, but since we love kidz, there’s a particular one that deserves mentioning.

Abraham Biggs, 19, figured his 5 minutes of fame might as well be his last 5 minutes, so he decided to OD on sleeping pills live via the webcam. The folks watching were apparently very supportive, encouraging the kid to make the most of his 5 minutes of fame and enjoy his last 5 minutes.

MIAMI – A college student committed suicide by taking a drug overdose in front of a live webcam as some computer users egged him on, others tried to talk him out of it, and another messaged OMG in horror when it became clear it was no joke. Some watchers contacted the Web site to notify police, but by the time officers entered Abraham Biggs’ home — a scene also captured on the Internet — it was too late.

Biggs’ family was infuriated that no one acted sooner to save him, neither the viewers nor the Web site that hosted the live video, Justin.tv. The Web site shows a video image, with a space alongside where computer users can instantly post comments.

Reactions?

MIAMI – The family of a college student who killed himself live on the Internet say they’re horrified his life ended before a virtual audience, and infuriated that viewers of the live webcam or operators of the Web site that hosted it didn’t act sooner to save him.

Some members of his virtual audience encouraged him to do it, others tried to talk him out of it, and some discussed whether he was taking a dose big enough to kill himself, said Wendy Crane, an investigator with the Broward County medical examiner’s office.

I love kidz! We need more like that!

Diferente

Posted in Kidz, Social, Video with tags , on November 17, 2008 by Le Roi

M-am inspirat si mi-am adus aminte de melodia de mai jos, referitoare la subiect.

Mai era si-un text care circula pe E-mail legat tot de generatia 80. Era putin cam tras de par, dar daca-l gasesc il dau spre citire generala.

13 year old kid refuses heart transplant

Posted in Kidz, Say what?, Social, Stiri/News with tags , , on November 12, 2008 by Le Roi

A 13 year old girl from the UK refused a heart transplant, choice that might lead to her death.

Hannah, from Marden, 145 miles (233 kilometers) from London, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4. Doctors later found a heart defect. In eight years, she has had chemotherapy and nearly a dozen operations.

“I’ve been in hospital too much — I’ve had too much trauma,” she told Sky News on Tuesday.

What the doctors say:

“Clearly the welfare of the child is paramount,” said Sally Stucke, a pediatrician with the Herefordshire Primary Care Trust where Hannah was receiving treatment. “Pediatricians will always consider the child’s best interests at all times and this would include the child’s medical, emotional and psychological well-being.” “No one can be forced to have a heart transplant,” she said.

Dr. Tony Calland, who chairs the British Medical Association’s medical ethics committee, told BBC radio that a 13-year-old like Hannah, supported by her parents, should be “perfectly capable” of making such a decision. “Decisions to refuse life-prolonging treatment are always extremely difficult and emotive,” he said. “What is paramount is that decisions are made in the best interests of the patient.”

What she says:

“I just decided there were too many risks, and even if I took it there might be a bad outcome,” Hannah said. “There is a chance that I may be OK, and there’s a chance that I may not be as well as I could be, but I’m willing to take that chance.”

I can’t say anything.

(source MSNBC)

Educational video for kids

Posted in Kidz, Social, Video with tags on November 10, 2008 by Le Roi

Since yesterday’s topic, kids, is still fresh…

It’s actually worth watching. I’ve got a few comments that come to mind, but I’ll keep them to myself this time.

Speaking of kids

Posted in Kidz, Music, Video with tags , , , , on November 10, 2008 by Le Roi

There’s kids who shoot themselves or their parents and there’s kids who do this:

Or this:

Drivey drivey to granny granny

Posted in Auto, Kidz, Stiri/News with tags , , on November 9, 2008 by Le Roi

As I have stated below kids do cool things, all over the world, and we love them for that. In Finland they shoot people, in the US they shoot people, in Australia they shoot people feed animals and in Japan they drive cars.

Kid, 9, felt lonely. Loneliness having overcome him, he decided granny’s the way to go and the solution to his problems. Ergo he jumped in the car of his parents which had the key conveniently placed in the ignition, and off he went.

(via Yahoo! News)

How?

“I learned from my father’s driving and at game arcades,” Kyodo News quoted the boy as telling police.

Result?

The police received a call from a passer-by who reported having seen a driver-less car running down the street, as the boy was apparently too short to be seen from outside the vehicle, a police spokesman said.

Conclusion?

The police found the car in a convenience store parking lot, after the pint-sized motorist had lost his way. They warned the boy’s parents to keep a closer eye on their car, the spokesman added.

I would’ve rewarded him. Full day at the track. In an Ariel Atom. `nuff said.

Kid shot dad. And dad’s buddy.

Posted in Kidz, Stiri/News with tags , , on November 9, 2008 by Le Roi

Here at Bedroom Republik we love kids. We love them because they taste just like chicken. And because they do cool things like feed animals to crocodiles, operate guns and cars(there’s one coming about that too). We just love them because they’re so adorable. Take this new kid, for example, from Arizona. He was taught by his old man how to shoot a .22 caliber rifle and then he proved his dad how good a shot he was by killing him. Incidentally there was another guy around the house, so the kid decided to show him to how good he can shoot guns so he killed the other man too. Then he went to their neighbours’ house and said “I think daddy’s deady” or something along those lines.

What do the police say?

The boy, who faces two counts of premeditated murder, did not act on the spur of the moment, St. Johns Police Chief Roy Melnick said. Police are looking into whether he might have been abused. “We’re going to use every avenue of the law that’s available to us, but we’re also looking at the human side,” he said.

What about the kid?

The boy’s lawyer, Benjamin Brewer, said his client is generally in good spirits. “He’s scared,” he said. “He’s trying to be tough, but he’s scared.”

And about the investigation?

Melnick said police got a confession, but Brewer said police overreached in questioning the boy without representation from a parent or attorney and did not advise him of his rights. – without representation from a parent? Post mortem? Is that possible?

(via Yahoo! News)