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‘A petrol-soaked man with a history of depression died from “severe burns,” but it remains unclear whether he ignited himself or caught fire as a result of being tasered by a police officer, an inquest has heard.

Andrew Pimlott, 32, was reportedly carrying a match or lighter when a police officer tasered him at his parents’ home in Devon two years ago.

On Monday, Plymouth Coroner’s Court heard that Pimlott’s father, Kevin, called the police after seeing him arrive at his parents’ home and picking up a can of fuel.’

Read more: Petrol-drenched man tasered by police died of ‘severe burns,’ inquest hears


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‘Over a decade ago, psychologists John Jost, Jack Glaser, Arie Kruglanski, and Frank Sulloway launched a far-reaching and in-depth analysis of politically conservative belief. Sweeping through the scientific literature, they sought to determine what psychological variables predicted conservatism. Their resulting meta-analysis consisted of 22,818 cases from twelve countries. What they found was intriguing, yet unsurprising. Conservatism was tied to a need for order, structure, and closure as well as intolerance of ambiguity. It negatively correlated with being open to new experiences.

One trait in particular led the pack, however, and this one was somewhat surprising. That trait? Death anxiety. That’s right. There was no stronger predictor of conservative political belief than a “persistent fear of one’s own mortality.”

Death is inevitable, a fate destined for all of us. Yet despite its universality, it is the ultimate unknown. We can peer into the distant reaches of space and time, yet we will almost certainly never see past our own mortality. Death is an end. As conscious, living beings, it is only natural to be afraid of it.’

Read more: What the Fear of Death Does to Your Beliefs



‘A girl taken away from her parents because they couldn’t control her eating has become one of the youngest victims of Britain’s obesity crisis by dying at the age of 20.

Samantha Packham weighed 40 stone when her heart stopped as she was being lifted in a hospital hoist in front of her horrified mum.

Despite three years in social services care, Samantha had failed to lose any weight – with one foster family even feeding her takeaway kebabs.’

Read more: 40-stone girl taken away from parents to stop her food binges dies aged 20 after three years in ‘care’ system



‘It found a consistent link between salt intake and body mass index, waist circumference and body fat mass.

Research has already related salt intake to obesity, mainly because it triggers thirst and the consumption of sugary drinks.

It also features in highcalorie processed foods. But the new study, published in the American Heart Association journal, found a direct link for adults and children.’

Read more: Salt warning: Food with too much salt is now the biggest cause of death and disability


SokqwMXHVu9U9Uth5ihWIH8vTAl95jOOO7ObChFcSWM‘A Virginia family is looking for justice after their 24-year old son’s death in prison. Accused of stealing approximately $5 worth of snacks, Jamycheal Mitchell has seen no trial since April as a judge described him as “incompetent” to stay it due to mental issues.’

Read more: 24 yo black man with mental issues dies in prison after minor grocery theft



‘A former Catholic archbishop charged with sexually abusing children has died ahead of his trial.

Jozef Wesołowski, 67, was found dead in his room – seemingly from natural causes – in the Holy See on Friday morning, a statement from the Vatican said.

“Vatican authorities intervened immediately for first verifications, which indicate his death was due to natural causes,” the statement, posted on the Vatican press website, said.’

Read more: Jozef Wesołowski: Former Catholic archbishop found dead ahead of child sexual abuse trial



‘Shocking claims in a new royal biography claim the Queen responded to reports of Princess Diana’s car crash in Paris by saying ‘someone must have greased the brakes’.

Diana was killed in the crash in August 1997 – triggering national mourning and some criticism of the Royal Family’s unemotional reaction to the tragedy.

A new book by royal biographer Ingrid Seward claims the Queen made the remark after she initially heard news Diana had been injured in a crash.’

Read more: Princess Diana crash: New book claims Queen said ‘someone must have greased the brakes’ after hearing news


Unlawful Killing – The Death of Princess Diana



‘A new attempt to legalise assisted dying has proposed ‘suicide courts’ in which judges will decide on whether desperately sick patients can be helped to end their lives.

A bill to go before MPs next month proposes that High Court judges should have the power to rule on whether someone who is terminally ill can demand to be killed by their doctor.

It gives judges just two weeks to examine the evidence and make their ruling – a deadline that critics said yesterday is far too short.’

Read more: Outcry over ‘suicide courts’ for the terminally ill which MPs warn will mean judges will decide how ill someone is


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‘End-of-life care guidelines are ‘dangerous and wrong’ and could be even more disastrous than the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway they replaced, an expert claims.

Patients could find themselves in an early grave thanks to the new NHS rules, which could leave staff to ‘guess’ which are dying and hasten their death, he said.

Professor Patrick Pullicino, a leading critic of the Liverpool Care Pathway, said the latest proposals from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence were ‘totally wrong and very misleading’ on the crucial subject of patient hydration.’

Read more: New end-of-life care rules are ‘worse than the death pathway’: New rules could leave staff to ‘guess’ which patients are dying


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‘However, the scientist has recently started to deal with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. This interesting mix created the theory of biocentrism, which the professor now engaged. Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are the basis of the universe and that consciousness creates the material universe, and not vice versa.

Lanza indicates the structure of the universe and how that the laws and constants of the forces of the universe are tuned for life, suggesting that intelligence existed before matter.

He also claims that space and time are not objects or things, but tools of our animal understanding. Lanza says that we actually carry space and time with us as turtles wear their armor, meaning that we exist even outside of time and space.’

Read more: The Science Behind Eternal Consciousness – No Death

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