Wednesday, July 14, 2010


LOS ANGELES — In 1985, Mel Gibson was declared People magazine's first ever "Sexiest Man Alive". Ten years ago, women flocked to see him in "What Women Want" playing a chauvinistic executive who finds he can read the female mind.
But in the last week, tape recordings apparently with the Oscar-winning actor ranting and cursing his ex-girlfriend in angry tirades that included racial and sexist slurs have shocked and alienated his female fans, media watchers say.

 Female fans alienated? DUH!!!! Mel Gibson has screwed up. Maybe he should wash his mouth out with soap.  POTTY MOUTH!!!!!!!


HOUSTON — On orders from federal officials, BP delayed a key pressure test on the new oil cap below the Gulf late Tuesday because of concerns that the test could damage the wellbore, a BP executive said Wednesday.
"There were a couple of other concerns around ways flow could escape and we needed to go examine those before we proceeded," Doug Suttles, BP chief operating officer of exploration and production, told CNN.
An unstable area around the wellbore could create bigger problems if the leak continued elsewhere in the well after the cap valves were shut, experts said.
"It's an incredibly big concern," said Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of Professional Geoscience Programs at the University of Houston. "They need to get a scan of where things are, that way when they do pressure testing, they know to look out for ruptures or changes."
Suttles later said he did not know if BP will get approval to go ahead with closing valves that have been left open since the capping stack was installed atop the well Monday.
Suttles said the government wants to verify that the casing, or the piping in the well, is intact and that the oil would stay contained if BP shuts the well in.
Suttles said the next step would depend on the outcome of a meeting of BP and government officials early Wednesday afternoon.

You know what just do the test and quit having a meeting every other day.  JUST FIX THE WELL. FIX THE LEAK. THAT'S ALL ANYONE WANTS YOU TO DO. FIX IT!!!  FIX IT!!!!

Dad accused of son's beating death faces judge

A couple accused in the death of a 6-year-old boy appeared in court Monday morning. Police say the boy's father beat him to death while the father's girlfriend watched and did nothing to stop it.
Investigators say Alex Duncan, 34, punched his son, Tekerrious Jackson, 6, in the chest for hours Sunday at an apartment on Polk, just east of downtown. Both he and his girlfriend appeared in probable cause court, where a judge read the charges against them. Duncan is charged with murder. His girlfriend, Tammyra Sampson, 30, is charged with injury to a child by omission, meaning she watched the abuse but did nothing to stop it.
"She said he wouldn't go to sleep so he'd get him on his knees and chest box him," said prosecutors in court.
Authorities say Duncan repeatedly punched Tekerrious, also known as "T.K.," in the chest area over an 8-hour time frame because the boy wouldn't go to sleep. "He would punch him over and over in the chest. And this lasted from 7pm until about some time after 3am," said Sgt. Brian Harris of HPD Homicide Division. The victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital after it appeared he had suffered a seizure. Once there, attending physicians noted severe trauma to Jackson's body. According to prosecutors, Sampson confessed to witnessing T.K. suffer more, even after the initial beatings.
"She said that when he needed to go to the bathroom and Duncan wouldn't let him go, that the little boy urinated on himself and got another beating," prosecutors said. At one point Sampson intervened, whipping the child's bottom with a belt to show Duncan the so-called proper way to punish the child, prosecutors say. The child usually lives with his biological mother, but was visiting his father for the summer. T.K.'s biological mother, who never knew her ex to be violent or abusive, says she will live tormented by regret for letting her son go away for the summer.
"If I would've known, I swear to God, I wouldn't have ever brought my baby there to begin with," said the boy's mother, Lucy Adams. "And if he was that much trouble, all he had to do was call me and I would've gone and gotten my baby.
"I would take his place. I would take his place so he could live. I would take his place," said Adams. Police say Duncan's girlfriend and her 11-year-old daughter watched the beating until the boy's body went limp. Only then did Sampson rush for help.
The girl told investigators for several days Duncan forced her to watch the series of beatings. Sampson's daughter re-enacted the horrific brutality for investigators. She has been placed in a safe home. CPS will pick up that investigation.
Duncan and Sampson are each being held on $50,000 bond. Duncan is due to appear in court again tomorrow.
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What in the world is wrong with people? 
How can a father do that to his child? How can anyone else sit and watch a child take a beating like that until the child dies, and then you want to call for help. God bless this child in heaven and bless the little girl that was forced to watch this. May these two people get what they deserve for killing this poor,defenseless little boy. Perhaps they deserve the same treatment as their sentence as they gave him.
  $50,000  what a joke!!!!!!!! Should be more like $2 million.