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True Crime Online Newsletter - September 29, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Psychic: 'Mental forces' to blame for bending iPhones
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/09/26/Psychic-Mental-forces-to-blame-for-bending-iPhones/9161411759062/#ixzz3Eiudxmao
An Israeli psychic known for purportedly bending metal objects with his mind says Apple's bending iPhone 6 woes could be explained by "mental forces." Uri Geller said during a visit to England there were "two possible reasons for the phenomenon" that has been dubbed "Bendgate" by unhappy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners who discovered the phones bent after spending time in a user's pants pocket. "Either the device is extremely thin so that it bends when even a weak force is implied on it -- which is hard to believe for Apple has been conducting many tests and experiments -- or the energy and excitement of the millions of consumers stirred up their mental forces causing the iPhone to bend," Geller told MarketWatch. Gell…

True Crime Online Newsletter - September 22, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Chicken iPhone case part of KFC giveaway
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/09/22/Chicken-iPhone-case-part-of-KFC-giveaway/8151411388617/?spt=sec&or=on
KFC Japan is celebrating "Colonel Day" with a giveaway including chicken-themed computer accessories and an enormous iPhone 5s case. The Japanese wing of the U.S.-based fast-food company announced earlier this month it is celebrating the Sept. 9 birthday of founder Colonel Sanders, born in 1890, by giving away items to Twitter followers including a computer keyboard with chicken shapes instead of letters. The company announced late last week the giveaway will also include a massive iPhone 5s case shaped like a friend chicken drumstick and an enormous desk pillow that users can wear "as a helmet." KFC's ad features an animated colonel laughing at how the iPhone case is "so big," and a girl in the pillow ad comments, "You can use it as a helmet ... You can …

Back to School Means Back to Cyberbullying…

You know what I loved best about this summer? The lack of stories in the news about kids and teens killing themselves because they were cyberbullied. I have already been booked to speak at two schools this fall, which is sad, but good. One is a repeat – they want me to speak to their sophomores every year, which is even better. But I wish more schools would hire me or someone like me to come speak to students about how what they do online is there FOREVER. And that cyberbullying is never, ever cool. Or that sexting that photo of your boobs, penis or whatever is never a good idea. Or that app they use does not make the posts/photos disappear – they are still there somewhere. That’s good advice for adults as well – It will haunt you for the rest of your life. If you have children or grandchildren of school age, as long as your child is under the age of 18 and living under your roof, you have every right to know what they are posting online or sending via their smartphone/cell phone. Y…

True Crime Online Newsletter - 09/15/14

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Cell phone lane created for texting pedestrians in Chinese city
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/09/15/Cell-phone-lane-created-for-texting-pedestrians-in-Chinese-city/9251410786800/#ixzz3DOUstuof
A Chinese city has designated a section of pavement as a texting lane for pedestrians who choose to watch their phones while they walk. The 100-foot stretch of walkway in Chongqing, China, has been sectioned off into separate areas for those using their phones while on the move and a texting-free "no cell phones" lane marked by a sign featuring a phone with a line through it. Officials said the scheme was designed to highlight the dangers of walking without paying attention to the surrounding area. It's not the first time a city has implemented a texting lane for pedestrians. In 2012, Philadelphia installed an official texting lane across from City Hall as an April Fool's prank to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while wal…

True Crime Online Newsletter - September 9, 2014

I couldn't make this up I tried. . .Welsh man's 'stupid' bourbon-chugging stunt
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/09/05/Watch-Welsh-mans-stupid-bourbon-chugging-stunt/9401409937094/?spt=sec&or=on
A Welsh man who posted a YouTube video of himself downing 23.6 ounces of Jack Daniels bourbon in 13 seconds said he now "deeply" regrets the "stupid" stunt. The video, filmed by friends, shows Will Williams of Caernarfon biting the seal off a 23.6-ounce bottle of 40 percent proof Jack Daniels bourbon and chugging the entire bottle in only 13 seconds. Williams instructs his friends in the video to "Neknominate that," a reference to an online drinking game based on dares. "It was something that I did jokingly and regret deeply," Williams told the North Wales Daily Post. "Straight away, I knew it was a stupid thing to have done." Williams said he was shocked to see the video accumulate more than a million views. "When I post…