Mr Baker, a former church custodian and computer programmer who emigrated from China to Canada in 2001, repeatedly stabbed Mr McLean, who was sitting next to him, before cutting off his head and removing internal organs.
The attack began without warning. Alerted by screams from the victim, the driver stopped the bus and fled with the passengers as Mr Baker continued his attack.
In 2009, Mr Baker was found not criminally responsible for the killing. He then spent seven years in treatment in a secure wing of a psychiatric hospital.
In an interview with a schizophrenia society in 2012, he said he heard what he believed was "the voice of God".
The horrifying video, which police say is real, shows him driving up to an elderly man, getting out of his car, and opening fire.
The victim has been identified by Cleveland Police as Robert Godwin, 74, and his son told Cleveland.com that he was on an afternoon walk when he was approached by Stephens.
A man standing among passengers at a train station in Germany on Monday pushed a woman and her 8-year-old son onto the tracks, in the path of a high-speed train. The boy was hit and killed instantly; his mother survived. Witnesses at the main Frankfurt station ran after the attacker, tackled him, and held him until he could be arrested, the Guardian reports. Police said the suspect tried to push another person onto the tracks who was able to fight him off. The boy's mother avoided being hit by the train by rolling into a space between platforms, police said. She was being treated Monday for shock.
Oh, the Godwin case made me cry.Complete spur of the moment crimes scare me, because it can literally happen to anyone. Like, I'm afraid of heights but I can avoid that by simply not going to high places. But what about being randomly attacked? There are ways you can minimize your risks of this; don't go to bad neighborhoods, don't hang out with sketchy people, etc., but it won't actually guarantee you safety from a spur of the moment crime. Anyone you interact with, be it a stranger or people you have known for years, could just up and snap and attack or kill you.
You could be just minding your own business, sitting on a bus, listening to music, when all of a sudden, some random schitzo thinks God told him cut your head off:
Or, you could just be a kind old man, out for a walk on a nice Easter Sunday. Too bad you didn't know some random stranger snapped that day and decided to kill someone and live stream it. It could have been anyone, but sadly, you just happened to be the first person he saw. (I remember accidentally seeing the video and I wish I could forget it, poor guy)
What about being pushed in front of a train? It horrifies me how there are MULTIPLE stories of strangers who just suddenly get the urge to push someone in front of a train:
I wish I hadn't seen it. I had no idea what I was watching when I saw the video pop up on my feed. I see a nice grandpa walking, and then suddenly, this crazy bastard drives up to him and takes his life. I felt numb for days after seeing that.Oh, the Godwin case made me cry.
Someone's grandpa out for a walk, and gets shot by a crazy man. You could see the fear in his face when crazy pulled the gun on him.
On that note, what if we're the first? What if we just lucked out from the law of large numbers and ended up on this wee planet that has stronger gravity than it should just because of the metals, with a coincidentally perfect, beautiful single moon, and just the right distance from our star to have eclipses, seasons, and weather that makes a large enough habitable area and that's what gave us a speed-boost? What if it's going to take everyone else a lot longer and we burn ourselves out before anyone else evolves?The idea that we are truly alone in the universe really scares the shit outta me.
And it's not because life can't exist anywhere else it's because no other life has evolved/become intelligent enough to explore the stars.
We might be scouring the night skies looking for someone to talk to but the cold reality might be that we'll never get a reply. Or we might all be dust by the time another species gets to a point where they could reach out to us.
I mean someone has to be the first to take a voyage out into the stars, right?
Alternatively we could get a response and it's the fucking Tyranids or Orkz so you know half glass full right?
This past spring I tried a new kind of melatonin. I had the most VIVID dreams because of that melatonin. Not exactly nightmares, but just vivid, strange, and unsettling. Several times I woke up with sweats.yesterday i took some medicine ive never taken and it gave me nightmares. the most disturbing one was me seeing 2 dudes acidentally shoot their pet dog, and so they decide to kill it to put it out of it's misery, so they end up repeatedly trying to smash its head why it whimpers and crys the entire time.
same here, i have dollar store melatonin which is objectively the jankiest kind. i never dream normally so it's weird to actually have dreamsLost a classmate to a car accident in high school. They had to take him off life support. I am haunted by the knowledge there's a chance he was at least semi-conscious and could hear what was going on when they did. There was no saving him regardless but could he hear what was going on in the room? Did he realize what was going on? Did it register that like half the entire grade and others dropped everything and ran to the hospital an hour away? Did he know?
This past spring I tried a new kind of melatonin. I had the most VIVID dreams because of that melatonin. Not exactly nightmares, but just vivid, strange, and unsettling. Several times I woke up with sweats.
The brand is Natrol for anyone interested in getting knocked out and having vivid dreams.
I want to assume that the call was some kind of fucked up joke, but I'm starting to notice that people say that because they don't want to admit how much more fucked up things could really be.
They don't even have to be that big. I've worked in woods that couldn't have been more than 4 sq miles and come up on people aimlessly wandering the firebreaks confused about where they are.This is true for people who live in the US too. People have no idea just how many long stretches between anything there are in this country. Hell when discussing the Kyle Rittenhouse case people on this website were surprised by the fact that a 30 mile drive across state lines is just a basic evening trip to people in rural areas. People come to these places from the city and are shocked when told that the lakes/river/woods are insanely large and fucking dangerous.
It also occurs to me that a lot of people in the US (or maybe even the western world?) think that the whole world is essentially a theme park, especially national parks. I've read stories where park rangers tell people not to harass buffalo or elk and the visitor retorts something to the effect of "it's not dangerous! The government would never let dangerous animals into a park!" I find that attitude disturbing.They don't even have to be that big. I've worked in woods that couldn't have been more than 4 sq miles and come up on people aimlessly wandering the firebreaks confused about where they are.
Like they couldn't comprehend that even on semi-maintained access trails, its not a fucking walk in the park to navigate through.
Oh my gawd you don't know the half of it.It also occurs to me that a lot of people in the US (or maybe even the western world?) think that the whole world is essentially a theme park, especially national parks. I've read stories where park rangers tell people not to harass buffalo or elk and the visitor retorts something to the effect of "it's not dangerous! The government would never let dangerous animals into a park!" I find that attitude disturbing.
Actual conservations I've had:
That's shit I've learned in kindergarten, don't fuck around with wild animals. They can KILL you.Oh my gawd you don't know the half of it.
A lot of visitors think that way. Not all, but some. Like its the duty of staff to freaking pacify nature so Betty & Marge don't have to worry about creepy-crawlies when they are walking through the woods.
Actual conservations I've had:
Encountered two ladies on the boardwalk on the way into some dune scrub/maritime grassland.
"What's that funky antenna for?"
"Its a radio receiver. I'm tracking rattlesnakes."
"Oh! Do you kill them when you find them?"
"No ma'am, we are actually trying to preserve them."
"Why?" (clearly agitated)A wildlife response call:
"There's an alligator in the tidepool!"
"Yes sir we are aware of the alligator in the tidepool."
"Well are you going to do anything about it?!?"
"No sir, if we wait until sundown it will likely move off on its own under the cover of darkness"
"Well there are people on the beach and I'm worried it will attack someone! You need to do something about it!"
"Would you like me to close the beach off to people until it leaves?"