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  • Evolution--Darwin the Atheist in Bible Code

    06/22/2014 7:42:08 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/2/'14 | Rabbi Mattityahu Glazerson
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  • James Chambers: Scratch-off winner accused in armed robbery

    05/31/2014 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    WPBF ABC 25 ^ | 05/30/2014 | WPBF
    A man who went in to claim a winning scratch-off ticket Friday was arrested on charges related to the armed robbery of a gas station in which scratch-off tickets were among the items stolen.
  • Teen drowns in Lake Allatoona while playing a game

    05/27/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 39 replies ^ | 5/25/14 | Craig Schneider
    Atlanta: An 18-year-old who had graduated from high school hours earlier drowned in Lake Allatoona this weekend while playing a game in which people launch someone off a dock in a shopping cart, authorities said. Chance Werner, of Euharlee, was playing the game with other teens and an adult at Dock D at the Holiday Harbor Marina in Bartow County just before midnight on Saturday. Witnesses said he had just graduated from high school on Saturday, authorities said.
  • (SC) Man dies after being shot while wearing bullet-proof vest

    05/15/2014 5:32:48 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    The State ^ | May 14, 2014 | ALISON NEWTON, CHARMAINE SMITH-MILES
    HONEA PATH --- A 25-year-old man is dead after he was shot Wednesday while wearing a bulletproof vest as he and his friends gathered in a garage on Broadmouth Church Road in Honea Path. Blake Randall Wardell died at the scene after he was shot in the chest with a small-caliber gun, Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said. McCown said Wardell and about eight to 10 other people were gathered at the home when the shooting happened. There was no evidence at the scene of a fight or struggle, McCown said. "It wasn't a fight. They were actually going...
  • Darwin’s unexploded bomb

    05/06/2014 5:19:14 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 86 replies
    ‘This book is an attempt to understand the world as it is, not as it ought to be.’ So writes Nicholas Wade, the British-born science editor of The New York Times, in his new book A Troublesome Inheritance. For some time the post-War view of human nature as being largely culturally-formed has been under attack just as surely as the biblical explanation of mankind’s creation began to face pressure in the early 19th century. What Steven Pinker called the blank slate view of our species, whereby humans are products of social conditions and therefore possible to mould and to perfect...
  • ‘Praise Darwin!’ UConn Professor Goes Ape During Campus Preaching

    05/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    STORRS, Conn. – A University of Connecticut professor asserted that he came from an ape on Tuesday as he went wild during a campus gospel presentation that included discussion on evolution. James Boster, Professor of Anthropology at University of Connecticut, spent over two hours attempting to draw students away from several evangelists that were open-air preaching and distributing gospel literature on campus. Evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia told Christian News Network that Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution and became condescending and confrontational. “He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord...
  • Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, Researchers

    04/06/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Bio News - Tx ^ | 3-13-2014 | Mike Nace
    Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, According To Researchers Posted by: Mike Nace March 13, 2014 An increasing volume of archaeological research and effort has come to focus particularly on the genetic evolution and development of human beings since the last Ice Age. While the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago, promising, new research suggests that substantial evolution of the human species can now be evidenced even in peoples from as recently as 5,000 years ago — a relative blink of an eye in geological terms — thanks to cutting-edge...
  • Student fell to death after eating pot cookie (Denver CO)

    04/02/2014 10:25:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 129 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 12:21 PM EDT
    The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie, the first reported death linked to marijuana since the drug became legal for recreational use in Colorado in January. Nineteen-year-old Levy Thamba died after falling from the balcony of a Denver hotel on March 11. …
  • Snake-handling Ky. pastor dies from snake bite

    02/17/2014 6:11:16 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 30 replies ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Sam Smith
    The snake-handling pastor starring on the reality show "Snake Salvation," has died from a snake bite, according to Middlesboro Police. Police believe Jamie Coots died after a rattlesnake bit his right hand during a church service Saturday night. Coots was found dead in his home about 10 p.m. after refusing medical help, according to police. "The snake that bit him, we've been carrying it for four months. It's been carried hundreds of times and handled at all kinds of times," said Cody Coots, Coots' son. "When it's your time to go. It's just your time to go. " Coots was...
  • Snake-Handling Pastor Dies After Bite

    02/16/2014 8:58:59 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 16, 2014
    MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic reality television show “Snake Salvation” died Saturday after being bitten by a snake. The Middlesboro Police Department said Sunday that emergency medical workers received a call around 8:30 p.m. Saturday about a snakebite at a church. When an ambulance arrived, emergency workers were told the pastor, Jamie Coots, had been bitten and had gone home. Ambulance crew members went to his house, where Mr. Coots refused medical treatment, they said, and left around 9 p.m. They returned an hour later and found Mr. Coots dead.
  • Snake-handling preacher killed by rattlesnake

    02/16/2014 3:53:48 PM PST · by traumer · 52 replies
    Jamie Coots, who starred in the 'Snake Salvation' reality TV show about Pentecostal preachers, has died after being bitten and refusing treatment A "snake-handling preacher" who believed that he was following a Biblical command by picking up snakes has died after being bitten. Jamie Coots, star of an American reality television show Snake Salvation, which profiled Pentecostal snake-handling pastors, died at his home in Kentucky after refusing to go to hospital. Coots had been bitten nine times before, losing part of his finger in the process. "It's a victory to God's people that the Lord seen fit to bring me...
  • Snake Salvation Reality Star Dies From Snake Bite

    02/16/2014 10:57:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 142 replies
    TVGuide ^ | February 16, 2014
    Jamie Coots, a Kentucky pastor who starred on National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation — a reality show about Pentecostal preachers who handle serpents as part of their services — died Saturday after being bitten by one of the snakes, Kentucky's WBIR reports.
  • Darwin Day

    02/06/2014 7:15:35 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 15 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | February 6, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    February 12 is “Darwin Day” as observed by the cult followers of the British naturalist Charles Darwin. It’s been over a hundred years since the publication of Darwin's seminal book: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life and there is still not a single shred of evidence that his racist theory of breeding is true. What then, exactly, was Darwin’s creation theory? Darwin’s theory holds that breeding by superior members of a given species with each other, or what Darwin called “random selection,” results in the...
  • Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? (article)

    01/24/2014 8:50:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 79 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-24-2014 | Jerry Bergman
    Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? by Jerry Bergman Some historians believe that all of the major contributions with which Darwin is credited in regard to evolution theory, including natural selection, actually were plagiarized from other scientists. Many, if not most, of Darwin’s major ideas are found in earlier works, especially those by his grandfather Erasmus Darwin. Charles Darwin rarely (if ever) gave due credit to the many persons from whom he liberally ‘borrowed’. This review looks at the evidence for this position, concluding that much evidence exists to support this controversial view. Erasmus-Darwin Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) A common...
  • At least 50 scalded in the US after trying boiling-to-frozen water trick (article and video)

    01/10/2014 12:19:39 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2014 | Hannah Flint
    A trick where boiling water is thrown in the air to instantly turn into snow in the bitingly cold US weather became a viral hit this week, as metereologists and TV reporters illustrated just how freezing it is in the polar vortex. But now it seems Americans are feeling the backlash of the stunt after trying it themselves in the -30 degree weather. The LA Times found that at least 50 people on social media complained that they or their friends were scalded by hot water on Monday and Tuesday. Others have posted photos of their injuries on Instagram, and...
  • UMD student who nearly froze, cried when told about amputations [UPDATE]

    Original post (December 30) -- Around 9:30 a.m. on December 7, University of Minnesota-Duluth student Alyssa Jo Lommel, 19, was found nearly frozen to death on a neighbor's porch. She'd apparently spent the entire night outside while temperatures dropped as low as 17 below zero. THE BACKSTORY: UMD student Alyssa Jo Lommel tweeted about tequila shots before she was found freezing More than three weeks later, Lommel remains hospitalized. Her condition has been upgraded to fair, but according to her family, doctors still haven't told her how bad her injuries are. Her doctor "felt that today it would be good...
  • Religion-Free Group Says to 'Praise Darwin'

    02/19/2009 9:16:25 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 472+ views
    ICR ^ | February 19, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Religion-Free Group Says to 'Praise Darwin' by Christine Dao* How much sense does this make? An organization that bills itself as a promoter of “freedom from religion” posted billboards bearing the words “Praise Darwin: Evolve Beyond Belief” in several U.S. cities to coincide with the British naturalist’s 200th birthday. Cities where the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed the advertisements include Dayton, Tennessee, and Dover, Pennsylvania—homes of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial” and the highly politicized 2005 Dover Trial, respectively. The Wisconsin-based foundation, which put up a Grinch-like sign next to a nativity scene in the Washington State Capitol during...
  • German imperialism and the African Holocaust (article)

    12/20/2013 11:16:10 AM PST · by fishtank · 31 replies ^ | 11-28-2013 | Bill Johnson
    German imperialism and the African Holocaust by Bill Johnson Published: 28 November 2013 (GMT+10) Imperialism, or extending a country’s power through military force, drew enormous strength from Darwin’s theory of evolution.1 Many European powers feared losing out in the struggle for existence and earnestly sought to expand their living space by colonizing far and distant places that possessed a wealth of natural resources. One such power was Germany and one place where the natives were murdered and the land plundered was German colonial Africa. Late-nineteenth-century Germans were influenced by a number of anthropological assumptions, two of which were: (1) White...
  • Evolution to blame for murder of millions? (Book Review)

    10/03/2013 12:54:16 PM PDT · by kimtom · 178 replies ^ | 10/3/2013 | Jim Fletcher
    A trip through a major Holocaust museum will tell you most of what you need to know about the mindset of the fiends who murdered millions in the middle of the last century. Poster-size images of death-camp inmates – all staring blankly – attest to the monstrous worldview of the prisoners’ tormentors. What, though, really explains the Nazi capacity for murder? How could “regular people” slaughter children? What possessed – pun intended – Hitler’s willing executioners to butcher women and old men? I think Jerry Bergman has figured it out In a new book, “Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview,”...
  • Crocodile Attack: Australian Camper Snatched From Muddy River

    08/25/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 23 replies ^ | 25 August 2013 | Alastair Jamieson
    An Australian camper was missing and presumed dead after being snatched by a crocodile in front of onlookers as he swam across a river with a friend. Alcohol may have played a part in the decision to swim, Police said.
  • Police say man tried to rob gun store with knife, bat

    07/26/2013 10:46:50 AM PDT · by jonascord · 13 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | July 25, 2013 | Jesse Marx
    A knife- and baseball bat-wielding man found himself outgunned Thursday when he entered Discount Gun Sales and smashed a display case, police said. They've arrested and identified that man as Derrick Mosley, 22, and say he got his hands on an unloaded semi-automatic handgun before the store's manager drew his own. The manager, whose name has not been released, commanded Mosley to drop his weapons and get down on the ground, according to police. The manager did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
  • Darwin’s Doubt

    07/19/2013 12:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/09/2013 | Frank Turek
    Darwin’s Doubt, the brand new New York Times bestseller by Cambridge-trained Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, is creating a major scientific controversy. Darwinists don’t like it. Meyer writes about the complex history of new life forms in an easy to understand narrative style. He takes the reader on a journey from Darwin to today while trying to discover the best explanation for how the first groups of animals arose. He shows, quite persuasively, that Darwinian mechanisms don’t have the power to do the job. Using the same investigative forensic approach Darwin used over 150 years ago, Meyer investigates the central doubt Darwin...
  • Darwin's Doubt

    07/16/2013 11:44:20 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 156 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 09, 2013 | Frank Turek
    Darwin’s Doubt Darwin’s Doubt, the brand new New York Times bestseller by Cambridge-trained Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, is creating a major scientific controversy. Darwinists don’t like it. Meyer writes about the complex history of new life forms in an easy to understand narrative style. He takes the reader on a journey from Darwin to today while trying to discover the best explanation for how the first groups of animals arose. He shows, quite persuasively, that Darwinian mechanisms don’t have the power to do the job. Using the same investigative forensic approach Darwin used over 150 years ago, Meyer investigates the central...
  • Travelers Rest man killed in fireworks mishap

    07/05/2013 11:58:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    The Travelers Rest Tribune ^ | 05 July 2013 | James Richardson
    A 54-year-old Travelers Rest man died Thursday night after he was injured in a fireworks-related accident. Robin Rhodes Smith was setting of fireworks at his home on Hilltop Road in Travelers Rest around 9:20 p.m. when the incident occurred, according to Mike Ellis, chief deputy for the Greenville County Coroner's Office. Witnesses told Ellis that Smith lit a flaming ball charge and inserted it into a mortar-type launching tube, but it did not ignite. Smith used a pocket knife to install another fuse and, once lit, held the base of the tube up against his chest. Ellis said the round...
  • Killer escaped prison after being issued picture of master key to all locks

    04/26/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    Northern Territory News ^ | 26th April 2013 | Matt Cunningham
    THE design for a key that allowed a convicted killer to escape from a Territory prison was printed on the cover of a booklet given to all inmates, it has been revealed. A former prison officer said the design of the master key - which could open every lock in Berrimah jail in Darwin - was printed on the front of the prisoners' information handbook. He said a copy of the book was given to all inmates on arrival at the prison. Daniel Heiss escaped from Berrimah jail in 1995, sparking a 12-day manhunt around Darwin. ..... "The prisoners' information...
  • AmeriCorps Volunteer Shot Down on New Orleans Street

    04/03/2013 1:26:41 PM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 43 replies ^ | 4/3/2013 | Mesarthim
    A recent high school graduate from the Midwest who moved to New Orleans in hopes of making a difference in the lives of others, was gunned down on a New Orleans street corner Monday night. Joseph Massenburg, 18, had been eager to embark on his first project in New Orleans as an AmeriCorps member, friends and family said.
  • A Darwinist Mob Goes After a Serious Philosopher

    03/24/2013 8:51:28 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 66 replies
    New Republic ^ | 3/8/13 | LEON WIESELTIER
    s there a greater gesture of intellectual contempt than the notion that a tweet constitutes an adequate intervention in a serious discussion? But when Thomas Nagel’s formidable book Mind and Cosmos recently appeared, in which he has the impudence to suggest that “the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false,” and to offer thoughtful reasons to believe that the non-material dimensions of life—consciousness, reason, moral value, subjective experience—cannot be reduced to, or explained as having evolved tidily from, its material dimensions, Steven Pinker took to Twitter and haughtily ruled that it was “the shoddy reasoning of a once-great...
  • Darwin Day resolution introduced in congress (By Congressman Rush Holt of NJ)

    01/30/2013 7:37:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 01/23/2013
    A resolution designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, has been introduced into the United States House of Representatives.The proposed resolution would be a recognition of Charles Darwin as “a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."The Darwin Day resolution was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on Jan. 22, 2013. Holt, one of the few members of Congress with a Ph.D. in a scientific field, is the sole sponsor of the bill. After its introduction, the resolution, H. Res. 41, was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space,...
  • Evolution Isn't Science

    11/29/2012 7:56:08 PM PST · by kathsua · 300 replies
    hutchinson News ^ | 11/27/2012 | KENNETH B. LUCAS
    The new standard for teaching science in public schools should prohibit teaching religious beliefs like evolution as if they were the equivalent of scientific theories. Science should be defined as using experimentation and observation to discover information about physical reality. Explanations of what happened in the ancient past cannot be verified using experimentation and observation. ----------advertisement----------- Contrary to a popular myth pushed by those who want to make science a substitute for religion, science has yet to produce a new explanation for the development of life or the origin of the universe. The idea that the universe came out of...
  • Turkish schoolbooks denounce Darwin, Einstein as 'Jews'

    10/21/2012 7:28:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies ^ | 10/21/12 | staff
    Turkish schoolchildren in Istanbul received a series of books denouncing scientific figures, including one denying the theory of evolution and describing Charles Darwin as a big-nosed Jew, the Financial Times reported Friday. According to the paper, the books were distributed last week to hundreds of students in the Maltepe district of Turkey's capital after the government-affiliated local education authority approved their content. The book on Darwin reportedly states that the evolutionary biologist “Had two problems: First he was a Jew; second, he hated his prominent forehead, big nose and misshapen teeth.” Darwin was not Jewish. A separate book on Albert...
  • Man collapses, dies after winning roach-eating contest in Broward

    10/08/2012 9:31:07 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10-08-12 | ANNA EDGERTON
    Edward Archbold was willing to do anything to win an exotic python — even eating bugs both crunchy and slimy. His competitive spirit ended in tragedy. After downing more than 20 giant creepy-crawlies, Archbold vomited, collapsed and died. The grand prize has been put aside in his name and will be given to his estate. Friday night’s contest at a Deerfield Beach reptile store started with a party atmosphere, with food and drink – besides the bugs. The insect-eating began with an eye on the prize: a female Ivory Ball python that sells for $700. Archbold, 32, wasn’t a “snake...
  • Evolution theorist Alfred Russel Wallace goes online

    09/28/2012 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Natufian · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/28/2012 | Jonathan Amos
    The Wallace Line is a term still in use today and refers to the sharp division between the types of animals in Australia and those on the Asian archipelago. Wallace identified this abrupt transition, but could not satisfactorily explain it. Nor would he have been able to. It is only with the 20th Century theory of plate tectonics that scientists can now describe how Australia, with its unique flora and fauna, was delivered from another part of the globe and abutted to South East Asia.
  • Tragic end to young lives (Calif)

    09/04/2012 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Bullish · 43 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 9-04-2012 | Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff writer
    ONTARIO - Comments posted on a Twitter account belonging to one of five men killed in Sunday's car crash described intoxication and speeding at 120 mph about 20 minutes before the collision. The comment, "Drunk (expletive) going 120 drifting corners" was posted at 1:19 a.m. on an account belonging to Ervin McKinness, 21, of Ontario. The post ended with the acronym Y.O.L.O., which means "You Only Live Once." The crash occurred at 1:41 a.m., killing McKinness, Marquell Bogan, 23, and Dylan George, 20, both of Ontario; Jonathan Waston, 21, of San Bernardino, and JaJuan Bennett, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga. "It's...
  • San Diego man dies in Denali grizzly attack

    08/26/2012 11:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 25, 2012 | Casey Grove
    A grizzly attacked and killed a lone backpacker in Denali National Park and Preserve on Friday after the man encountered the bear next to a river and lingered there snapping pictures, according to the National Park Service. The death is the first fatal bear mauling in Alaska in seven years and the only one in the 6-million-acre park's recorded history, going back more than 90 years, the Park Service said. "It's an extremely rare event, and it's not common that we even have injuries related to bears," said park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin. "We don't see a lot, and we think...
  • Family of girl killed sliding down banister sues Palmer House, event hosts

    08/01/2012 4:02:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 25, 2012
    The parents of a woman who died at the “Haunted Hotel Ball” at the Palmer House Hilton in 2010 are suing the hotel and the event hosts. James and Deborah Duskey claim the death of their daughter Megan at the Halloween-themed ball was due to the negligence of the hotel and the event companies who hosted the party in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court. The suit names Hilton Worldwide, the Palmer House Hilton, Surreal Chicago and Adrenaline Y2K as the hosts of the party. Megan Duskey fell four floors to her death after she tried to...
  • People Matter - Robert Zubrin’s powerful critique of antihumanism

    06/23/2012 10:07:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 22 June 2012 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism, by Robert Zubrin (Encounter, 328 pp., $25.95) A ruling idea of the last two centuries has been materialism: the notion, as arch-materialist Daniel Dennett asserts, that “there is only one sort of stuff, namely matter—the physical stuff of physics, chemistry, and physiology—and the mind is somehow nothing but a physical phenomenon.” One consequence of this belief has been the rise of antihumanism—the stripping from people of their transcendent value and a reduction of them to mere things in the world to be studied, understood, reshaped—and ultimately...
  • Why Men Die First...

    06/22/2012 6:51:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 22, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Family Of Teen Shot By Police On Freeway Files $120 Million Lawsuit

    06/18/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBS) ^ | June 18, 2012 12:45 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The parents of a 19-year-old Winnetka man who was fatally shot by police following a late-night chase through the San Fernando Valley filed a $120 million federal lawsuit Monday against the city and Los Angeles Police Department. Abdul Arian was shot several of times by Los Angeles police around 10 p.m. April 11 after he led officers on a high-speed pursuit that ended on the Ventura (101) Freeway near Woodland Hills. According to the LAPD, Arian called 911 during the pursuit, which began after he ran a red light, and told a dispatcher he was armed...
  • Wolves maul a woman to death at a zoo in Sweden

    06/17/2012 1:14:47 PM PDT · by null and void · 161 replies
    The Sun ^ | 6/17/12 | CHRIS POLLARD
    A WOMAN zookeeper was mauled to death by a pack of wolves as she fed them in their enclosure. Eight of the wolves are thought to have surrounded and attacked the woman, who was in her 30s. Her body was found by a colleague — but the snarling pack would not let anyone near her. Eventually brave zoo workers formed a human chain and rushed the wolves, forcing them back. Jan Tengeborg, who organised the attempt to recover the body, said: “We couldn’t get into the enclosure because the wolves clearly did not want us in there. You can’t...
  • Man ID'd After Being Crushed to Death in Dumpster (Local Reno Man Darwin Award Finalist!)

    06/14/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 22 replies
    KOLOTV ^ | June 14, 2012 | KOLO Staff
    RENO, NV - Reno police have released the name of a man crushed to death after a chase downtown. Wednesday morning about 11, police were helping Municipal Court marshals, who were trying to stop a man with a warrant out for his arrest. The man was on a bicycle, but then dropped the bike and ran. Officers and marshals stopped the search when they couldn't find the man, but then a resident at the Truckee River Terrace Apartments reported finding a man in a trash compactor there. That's where police found 37-year-old Rodney Wright, the man marshals had been looking...
  • Bomb squad removes unexploded firework from accident victim's chest

    05/30/2012 4:53:09 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-29-12 | sarah horner
    A Linwood Township man is in critical condition after the St. Paul Bomb Squad removed an unexploded firework from his chest over the holiday weekend. The 31-year-old apparently was shooting off illegal fireworks in the 6800 block of 225th Lane in Linwood Township about 9 p.m. Saturday, May 26, when a firework intended for the sky penetrated his chest, according to Cmdr. Paul Sommer, spokesman for the Anoka County sheriff's office. He had placed two rounds in a mortar tube and was holding the tube when the first round shot up and exploded in the air as intended. The other...
  • Would-Be Copper Thief ‘Extremely Grave’ After He’s Shocked And Catches On Fire

    05/07/2012 9:33:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 97 replies
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBS) — A would-be copper thief was gravely injured early Saturday morning when he attempted to steal copper wiring from a live Edison vault, according to authorities. Witnesses told CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Melissa Maynarich that the man could be heard screaming in agony.Jeff Grammatico was across the street from the substation when he said, “I heard a boom.” He added, “It made me jump from one side of the room to the other.” He ran to the fence and saw a man burning alive. “It was scary. I was trying to cut the gate to get in....
  • Problem possum drinking game 'nothing new'

    05/03/2012 12:09:25 PM PDT · by goseminoles · 12 replies
    3News New Zealand ^ | 5/4/12 | Unknown
    People partaking in a popular drinking pursuit "possum" are causing headaches for staff at Dunedin's Botanic Garden, who are forced to clean up broken bottles, food scraps and vomit left behind. The drinking game, played by the city's students, involves participants sitting in a tree like possums while consuming large volumes of alcohol. It ends when the players descend the tree voluntarily or fall from it. Dunedin City Council gardens and cemeteries team leader Alan Matchett says garden staff first came across possum players about four years ago. Since then, he says, the game has grown in popularity to the...
  • Are We Sliding Backward on Teaching Evolution?

    04/24/2012 4:21:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/24/2012 | Adam Cohen
    Tennessee was the center of the national debate when it prosecuted John Thomas Scopes for the crime of teaching evolution. Now, 87 years after the Scopes “monkey trial,” Tennessee is once again a battleground over the origins of man. This month, it enacted a controversial new law — dubbed the “monkey bill” — giving schoolteachers broad new rights to question the validity of evolution and to teach students creationism. The Tennessee legislature has been on a determined campaign to impose an ideological agenda on the state’s schools. Last week, the house education committee passed the so-called “Don’t say gay” bill,...
  • Researchers make alternatives to DNA and RNA

    04/21/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 21 April 2012 | Eryn Brown
    DNA and RNA molecules are the basis for all life on Earth, but they don't necessarily have to be the basis for all life everywhere, scientists have shown.
  • HPD: Purse-snatching suspects stabbed moments later by another victim

    04/20/2012 5:26:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | 4/20/2012 | KHOU
    HOUSTON – Police say two suspects got away with a 71-year-old woman’s purse, but they didn’t get away with it for long. According to court documents, just 10 minutes after the theft, the same suspects were stabbed by another victim they were trying to rob. Now, Mitchell Womack and Ronnie Curry are facing aggravated robbery charges. It all started on March 30, 2012, around 7:15 p.m., when police said the suspects approached the 71-year-old victim as she walked to her car after work in the 7400 block of Harwin. The victim said she noticed the men pull up in a...
  • Darwin and the Nazi Holocaust

    04/19/2012 7:47:32 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 30 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | April 19, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    April 19 is Yom Ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. In order to honor the day and to remember the dead, it is proper to reflect upon how the genocide against the six million Jews of Europe happened and why. The answers to this question are obviously complex and varied but the question must nevertheless be asked continuously and not a stone must be left unturned in the quest for understanding. Only in this way can we insure that it never happens again. The influence of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution on the Nazi movement and the Nazi way of thinking must...
  • Three Midwest City Shootings Test Oklahoma "Make My Day" Law

    02/20/2012 7:36:28 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | 2/20/2012 | Juliana Keeping
    It's a place known for the long, symbiotic relationship it shares with nearby Tinker Air Force Base. For the third time in just more than a year and half, the Oklahoma County district attorney has ruled a resident was within his rights to shoot and kill an intruder under the state's “Make My Day” law.
  • Darwin, 1942: Remembering Australia's 'Pearl Harbor'

    02/19/2012 1:55:11 PM PST · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th February 2012 | Duncan Kennedy
    'It's 70 years since Japanese bombers swooped on Darwin, in northern Australia, sinking Allied ships in the harbour and killing hundreds of people. For years the attack was rarely mentioned, but now the story is finally being told. If 7 December 1941 is "a date that will live in infamy" for the United States, then 19 February 1942 is surely one that will join it in the annals of shame for Australia. That was the day, just 10 weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when the same carrier-based Japanese force turned its attention to the small northern town of...
  • Darwin’s Lost Fossils Found

    01/22/2012 6:11:21 PM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | 1/20/12 | unknown
    A ‘treasure trove’ of fossils including plant specimens collected by Charles Darwin, has been rediscovered. The fossils, which have been lost for 165 years, were unearthed in an old cabinet at the British Geological Survey’s vast fossil collection. They now have been registered and photographed and are available for viewing by the public through a new online museum exhibit at: Just one of the lost fossils collected by Charles Darwin Courtesy of BGS©NERC Dr. Howard Falcon-Lang, a paleontologist at Royal Holloway, University of London, made the discovery. He recalled, “While searching a cabinet for fossils from the Bristol Coalfield,...