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  • Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control (Hypocrite Alert!)

    09/20/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 104 replies
    Facebook/TakenMovies Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Takenand Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays. "I am totally for gun control in the U.S.," Neeson said in an interview with The Independent. "The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying." Neeson criticized the National Rifle Association's response to the 2012 shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which the actor summarized as, "If that teacher had been armed..." "It's crazy," Neeson said. "I'll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane...
  • Relatives Heartbroken over North Carolina School Counselor's Murder

    08/06/2014 4:39:24 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 53 replies
    Yahoo-ABC News Network ^ | 8/06/2014 | Dan Good and Shahriar Rahmanzadeh
    Relatives of a popular North Carolina school counselor are heartbroken about her murder -- and relieved that a suspect is behind bars. Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her apartment June 28. She was four days away from obtaining her master’s degree. The death remained a mystery for more than a month. Daniels’ relatives hoped that justice would be served. Those hopes were realized Saturday, when Sharman Odom, 34, was arrested and charged with Daniels’ death.
  • Strangled Counselor Fought For Her Life, Police and Evidence Indicate

    08/04/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 4, 2014
    Strangled Counselor Fought For Her Life, Police and Evidence Indicate Aug 4, 2014, ABC NEWS via GOOD MORNING AMERICA PHOTO: Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her North Carolina apartment on June 28, 2014. Maggie Daniels, a popular North Carolina school counselor, apparently fought for her life before she was strangled, Newton Police Chief Donald Brown told ABC News today. Police are also looking at what they believe are "selfie" photos in the suspect's phone that may detail injuries he allegedly suffered as a result of Daniels' efforts to fight him off, an officer told ABC News. Sharmon Odom,...
  • Fossils Unearthed at Silicon Valley Construction Site

    07/07/2014 2:23:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 7, 2014
    Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported. Most of the fossils uncovered at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, California, are believed to be about 20 million years old, dating to the Miocene Epoch, when the ocean extended as far inland as Bakersfield, California, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Monday. Scallops, clams, barnacles and the teeth of an extinct hippopotamus-like creature called a Desmostylus...
  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-19-14 | Ap
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.</p> <p>The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.</p>
  • Disturbing: Adam Lanza PC Contained Info on “Rights of Pedophiles, Movie About Man/Boy..

    01/31/2014 9:17:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    JWF ^ | 1.31.14
    Well, this will probably be the last you ever hear about Adam Lanza from the mainstream media. The state’s attorney report on the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by shooter Adam Lanza found no “conclusive motive” for his actions but did document unsettling facts about the 20-year-old killer, including computer files he kept on the rights of pedophiles, a movie about man/boy love, instant messages concerning “homosexual fantasies,” numerous mass murder documents, and a computer game entitled “School Shooting.”In “School Shooting,” an amateur computer game, “the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at...
  • Christmas decorations cause controversy

    12/17/2013 3:29:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | december 17, 2013
    One Christmas display in Newton has pitted neighbor against neighbor. The home glows with holiday cheer in one Newton neighborhood: Santa, snowmen, baby Jesus in a manger. For the Hunter family it's an electric display of the Christmas spirit, but someone sent them a letter saying otherwise. “Not everybody in the neighborhood is Christian and many people do not wish to see such a flagrant display of your beliefs,” said Kelly Hunter, received complaint. The letter was signed only "your neighbors." The person who wrote it complained that the trimmings are tacky.
  • Pistol Permits Jump After Sandy Hook Shooting [Continuing Trend]

    11/13/2013 1:07:53 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 2 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 12, 2013 | Dave Altimari
    Pistol permit applications in Newtown skyrocketed in the five months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December, exceeding the entire totals for both 2011 and 2012. The Newtown police department was so inundated with pistol permit applications after the shooting that town officials had to hire a part-time clerk to help process the paperwork. Monte Frank, a board member of the Newtown Action Alliance, a group formed after the Sandy Hook school shooting to press for stronger gun control laws, said that the increase in permit applications in his town did not surprise him. "What we've seen in...
  • Main Street U.S.A.

    02/26/2013 6:06:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Bill Murchison
    The Devil, You Say! Hardly had the shooting stopped at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the national commentary machine cranked up. Everyone and his dog had something to say: Most of it, as events would show, centered on the compelling need, or lack of it, for gun control. To the Rev. Dr. Bill Dickson, it seemed the time had come for a metaphorically deeper treatment, focused on the seething, slithering abode of evil itself and the inhabitants thereof. "Something shocking is going on in the world," Dr. Dickson, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, told me...
  • Experts Aren't Deities

    01/22/2013 11:37:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed." Lord William Thomson Kelvin...
  • Democrat Ed Rendell: Good Thing About Newtown is That it Was So Horrific

    01/18/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org via Townhall ^ | 1/11/2013 | Matthew Balan/Katie Pavlich
    If you needed any more evidence to prove the Left is using the Newtown shooting not to find solutions that will lead to safer schools but instead to push for a long-desired gun control agenda, this is it. Former Democratic Governor Ed Rendell said on MSNBC Friday, "The good thing about Newtown is, it was so horrific that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side. "
  • Unattributed Poem to the Fallen and Risen Children of Newton

    12/20/2012 8:23:04 AM PST · by cll · 7 replies
    Facebook? | 12/20/2012
    Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. they remembered nothing of what had happened that day. "where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.Br> "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house!" when what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them...
  • Disgraceful: Obama Invokes Newtown Massacre to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes

    12/20/2012 7:55:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/20/2012 | Bryan Preston
    During his press conference today, called to announce his new gun control task force, President Obama invoked the Newtown massacre to apply pressure on congressional Republicans in the fiscal cliff standoff. OBAMA: If this past week has done anything it should give us some perspective. I-I-I-If there’s one thing we should have, after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what’s important. And I would like to think that members of that caucus would say to themselves “You know what, I disagree with the president on some things. We wish the other guy had won. We’re...
  • Liberals use Newton killings to push gun control agenda

    12/18/2012 3:01:51 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 13 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | December 18m 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    In the wake of a tragedy, there is always a call from some politicians to “do something.” Our country is witnessing the same sort of reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. Ever since the murder of 27 people on Friday by 20 year old Adam Lanza, liberals across the country have been calling for more gun control. It is despicable that liberals like Michael Moore and New York Senator Chuck Schumer are trying to take political advantage from a true tragedy. Sadly, Democrats such as California Senator Dianne Feinstein have no shame and are already promising to introduce a...
  • Iran Blames ‘Israeli Death Squads’ for Sandy Hook Shooting

    12/18/2012 1:16:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iran’s state-run PressTV, which has developed a well-earned reputation for publishing incendiary anti-Israel conspiracy theories, ran a story Tuesday espousing the belief that Israeli "death squads" are to blame for the Sandy Hook shooting. Michael Harris, a one-time Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, cited “Israeli revenge” in, what he called, “the terrorist attack in Connecticut.” Harris, who came in third place in the 2006 Republican primary, which Len Munsil won before falling to Democrat Janet Napolitano, is now the Phoenix-based financial editor of Veterans Today, a conspiracy-minded “military and foreign affairs journal” whose editorial board includes former Pakistani and...
  • THE ONLY HOPE (Sarah Palin on the Newtown, Connecticut shootings)

    12/17/2012 2:33:24 AM PST · by Bratch · 59 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12-17-2012 | Sarah Palin
    Unspeakable evil slammed America in the beautiful little town of Newtown, Connecticut, just days ago. No words can express the collective shock and sorrow shared by Americans who know the murder of innocent children is the most horrendous crime imaginable. The Connecticut state motto, “Qui transtulit sustinet,” promises that only God can sustain us. Though still insufficient and unfulfilling for the grieving families of these beautiful babies in the Lord's arms now, perhaps those words are all the inconsolable loved ones can hold on to at this time. May God show His sustaining love to them right now. Please Lord....
  • Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder

    12/16/2012 2:07:20 PM PST · by absalom01 · 42 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | March 2012 | Clayton Cramer
    For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, one of the most shocking aspects of the last three decades was the rise of mass public shootings: people who went into public places and murdered complete strangers. Such crimes had taken place before, such as the Texas Tower murders by Charles Whitman in 1966,1 but their rarity meant that they were shocking. Something changed in the 1980s: these senseless mass murders started to happen with increasing frequency. People were shocked when James Huberty killed twenty-one strangers in a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California in 1984, and Patrick Purdy...
  • The unbearable lightness of the Second Amendment [Mega-barf Alert!]

    12/16/2012 6:03:03 AM PST · by jjotto · 28 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | December 16, 2012 | Boaz Bismuth
    It is uncommon to see an American president and an entire nation weep. It is also rare to hear about 20 precious children (and six adults) being gunned down at a school for no reason. But in America, horrific and senseless mass killings are not unusual and Americans cannot understand why they happen. Every so often (Columbine High School, Virginia Tech and the Colorado movie theater), a mass killing causes us to once again write about the unbearable ease at which lives were taken. There have been 31 school shootings in America since the Columbine massacre in 1999. Why? That...
  • Blame Evil, Not Guns, For Newtown Massacre

    12/15/2012 9:33:02 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 15, 2012 | JP
    A letter to the editor today in the editorial pages of my local newspaper caught my attention. The writer lamented yesterday’s slaughter of 27 innocents in Newtown, Connecticut – as we all do. Then he identified the culprit – guns. We’ve never heard of a “mass-knifing” claiming so many victims, he pointed out. His implication was that, if we scrap the Second Amendment, there will be no more funerals for victims of mass murder. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Timothy McVeigh did not use a gun in 1995 when he killed 168 people, including 10 children,...
  • Liberals are responsible for this tragedy

    12/15/2012 6:33:39 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 100 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/15/12 | Judson Phillips
    In light of a tragedy like the shooting at Newton yesterday, the immediate reaction of conservatives is to mourn and offer our sympathies and prayers for the victims. The immediate reaction of liberals is to politicize the issue. When we are engaged in a war for our freedom, we cannot allow the left simply dominate the narrative while we act as decent human beings. There is one simple truth here. Guns were not responsible for what happened yesterday. Liberals were. How? The school at Newton like schools everywhere was declared “gun free” zones. Why don’t we just put up a...
  • Sir Issac Newton Explains Income Inequality

    12/08/2012 7:45:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Political Calculations
    The planet Neptune has never been seen by anyone looking at the night sky through just their own eyes. So distant is it from the sun that the light it reflects toward the Earth is so faint that the planet is effectively invisible in the darkness of night. And yet, the outermost large planet of our solar system was discovered by astronomers who knew exactly where to look.... Following William Herschel's discovery of Uranus in 1781, the world's astronomers went to work to observe and describe the seventh planet of the solar system, taking detailed measurements of its trajectory in...
  • Panthers' Newton: Criticism not related to race

    10/25/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 24, 2012 | Dan Pompei
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton came into 2012 facing enormous expectations after his offensive rookie of the year performance last season, and he hasn't lived up to his billing. Nor have the Panthers, who after improving from 2-14 in 2010 to 6-10 in Newton's first season were looking to take the next step. Instead, they're off to a 1-5 start heading into their game against the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. As a result, he has faced a fair share of criticism for his play and for his demeanor. His reaction? "I just keep living life," Newton told Chicago reporters...
  • Cops deflate parachuters' plans for tower leap

    06/12/2012 3:25:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/12/12 | O"Ryan Johnson
    Two New Hampshire men determined to make parachute jumps off a Newton communications tower hundreds of feet high were nabbed by cops before they could take the dangerous plunge over the weekend. Tighe Crumb, 31, of Salem, N.H., and Thomas Becker, 28, of Derry, N.H., were charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace and wanton destruction of property after police spotted them climbing up the tower at about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, police said. Both men had parachutes and helmets on. Crumb also had a video camera on his helmet, police said. Reached at home yesterday, Crumb acknowledged the pair were...
  • Two arrested at Newton tower where worker fell to his death last fall

    06/11/2012 2:33:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    universal hub ^ | 6/11/12 | adamg
    Newton (MA) police and firefighters teamed up tonight to arrest two men who may have been trying to climb a 1,000-foot radio tower on Chestnut Street in Newton. Ted Pendergast reports rescue crews arrived shortly before 9:30 p.m. Firefighters got the two men to the ground around 9:40 p.m. Boston Radio Watch reports it's the same tower from which a worker fell some 1,000 feet last October. It houses the main transmitters for SportsHub 98.5 and Jamn 94.5, as well as backup transmitters for a number of other local stations.
  • Schoolboy cracks age-old maths problem

    05/26/2012 3:07:20 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 76 replies
    The Local.de ^ | Published: 23 May 12 07:03 CET | The Local.de
    A 16-year-old schoolboy has solved a mathematical problem which has stumped mathematicians for centuries, a newspaper report said. The boy put the historical breakthrough down to “schoolboy naivety.” Shouryya Ray, who moved to Germany from India with his family at the age of 12, has baffled scientists and mathematicians by solving two fundamental particle dynamics problems posed by Sir Isaac Newton over 350 years ago, Die Welt newspaper reported on Monday. Ray’s solutions make it possible to now calculate not only the flight path of a ball, but also predict how it will hit and bounce off a wall. Previously...
  • Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts

    02/16/2012 8:27:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 22 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | 2-15-2012 | ARON HELLER
    Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts February 15, 2012 By ARON HELLER , Associated Press Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts (AP) Israel's national library, an unlikely owner of a vast trove of Newton's writings, has digitized his theological collection, and put it online. More at the link...
  • PRUDEN: The amazing grace of Christmas morn

    12/24/2011 1:41:21 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 23,2011 | Wes Pruden
    The authentic story of the redeeming power of the Christmas message is nowhere more vividly illustrated than in the incredible life of an English slaver named John Newton. He was born 300 years ago into a seafaring family in Liverpool. His mother was a godly woman whose faith gave her life meaning. She died when John was 7, and he recalled as the sweetest remembrance of childhood the soft and tender voice of his mother at prayer
  • School asks kids to leave "celebratory" clothing at home

    12/21/2011 5:43:30 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 12/21/2011 | n/a
    Newton schools are asking parents to have their kids leave so-called "celebratory" clothing at home. They’re talking about accessories or clothes given out at a birthday parties or other celebrations that kids then wear to class on Monday. School officials say this is becoming a trend at Oak Hill and other Newton middle schools. They say it leads to other kids feeling excluded and reminded they were not included in the festivities.
  • Worker Killed in 1000 Foot Fall From Newton Tower

    10/12/2011 10:57:14 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 40 replies
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/10/12/worker-killed-in-fall-from-1300-foot-newton-tower/ | 10 October 2011 | CBS Boston
    NEWTON (CBS) – A worker fell 1,000 feet to his death from a tower in Newton on Wednesday. A veteran crew of three men, working for Ultimate Tower Service, was doing routine maintenance work on the tower when one of the men fell. “The wind, you know, can be a factor, but today’s a pretty calm day, so the whole thing seems very bizarre and tragic,” said Brenda Loew, a neighbor. Sources told WBZ-TV that the surviving workers were almost too upset to talk to investigators. WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports. Workers routinely wear safety harnesses to attach themselves to the...
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion Apply To Propaganda; or How Obama Rose To Power

    02/04/2011 9:33:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-04-11 | Skookum
    Newton's First Law Of Motion:An object in motion will remain in a state of motion unless eternal forces are applied. Reflective of Galileo's writings on inertia, this First Law is often called the "Law of Inertia." In propaganda we have a mass known as O or Obama. Without external forces, O tends to wander pointlessly without a point of view, but O has the impetus of an ideology, the ideology of Socialism, but without other external forces O and his Socialism wanders aimlessly in the universe in a type of 'Listless Inertia' peculiar to the intellectually lazy. Thus the...
  • Cash sought for Cam Newton

    11/05/2010 7:12:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 5, 2010 | Pat Forde, Chris Low and Mark Schlabach
    During the height of star quarterback Cam Newton's recruitment out of junior college last year, a man who said he represented Newton allegedly was soliciting a six-figure payment to secure his signature on a national letter of intent, ESPN.com has learned. Former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond told ESPN.com a teammate of Bond's at Mississippi State in the early 1980s contacted him soon after Newton's official visit to Mississippi State during the Ole Miss game in December, and said he was representing Newton. "He said it would take some cash to get Cam," Bond said. "I called our athletic director,...
  • In Evil Long I Took Delight...

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • In Evil long I took Delight

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • Stephen Hawking Takes on Isaac Newton; Christians Respond

    09/06/2010 2:45:06 PM PDT · by wmfights · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | September 5, 2010 | Eric Young
    Newton, who left enduring legacies in mathematics and the natural sciences, had centuries ago warned against using the law of gravity - which he discovered - to view the universe as a mere machine, like a great clock. “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done,” the 17th century scientist and non-Trinitarian Anglican stated. “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent Being,” he added....
  • Ripping Apart Einstein

    03/07/2010 2:11:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 83 replies · 468+ views
    FQXI ^ | 3/7/10 | Bob Swarup
    Cutting the threads of the spacetime fabric and reinstating the aether could lead to a theory of quantum gravity.If there’s one thing Einstein taught us, it’s that time is relative. But physicist Petr Hořava is challenging this notion and tearing through the fabric of spacetime in his quest for a theory of quantum gravity. His work may also resurrect another entity that Einstein had seemingly buried—the aether. Physicists have spent decades searching for a way to reconcile the seemingly incongruous twin foundations of modern physics: quantum theory, which deals with the infinitesimally small, and Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity,...
  • U.K. Counterterrorism Police Arrest Five Men

    11/16/2009 7:22:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 866+ views
    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty ^ | November 16, 2009
    LONDON (Reuters) -- Counterterrorism detectives said they had arrested five men in early morning raids today in northwest England. They were being held on suspicion of committing terrorism offenses including inciting an act of terrorism overseas. Police said the suspects, aged 21, 26, 27, 52, and 62, were detained after swoops at homes in Manchester and Bolton, and at a hotel near London's Heathrow Airport. The properties were now being searched.
  • Police: Woman attacked at Newton bus stop (Check out the car description)

    10/20/2009 8:32:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 2,179+ views
    NEWTON, Mass. -- Police are looking for a man wanted for attacking an 18-year-old woman at a bus stop last week. The woman told police she was waiting for a bus at the intersection of Centre and Church Streets around 5:30 p.m. on October 12 when a man pulled up in a car and asked her to get in.
  • TOP RANKED BLINN ROLLS OVER NO. 18 TRINITY VALLEY

    10/11/2009 4:53:15 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 279+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/11/2009 | Staff
    Blinn College’s Cameron Newton completed nine of 11 passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns in the first quarter to set the stage for a 63-29 victory over No. 18 Trinity Valley Community College. The top ranked Bucs scored on every possession of the first quarter with Newton first hitting Grant Merritt for 37 yards. The Cardinals tied the game with an eight-yard pass from Garrett Beal to Darnell Williams. And Blinn quickly responded with Newton throwing a 40-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Ransom. A blocked punt by Jerry Singleton led to a Sean Rutherford 31-yard reception to put the...
  • The Non-Expanding Universe

    09/07/2009 9:40:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 1,226+ views
    FQXi ^ | 25 Aug 2009 | Kate Becker
    Time doesn’t exist. The universe isn’t really expanding. And if you want a theory of quantum gravity, look to the man who inspired Einstein, says Julian Barbour. For someone who believes time doesn’t exist, Julian Barbour sure has a head for dates. He remembers exactly when he started to have doubts about time: It was October 18, 1963, and he was reading the newspaper. He spotted an article about the physicist Paul Dirac and his quest for a theory of quantum gravity—a theory linking Einstein’s ideas about gravity to the clashing doctrine of quantum mechanics. Today, Barbour is on that...
  • (Illegal Alien) Driver who hit, killed 72-year-old Newton woman put on probation

    07/24/2009 10:25:37 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 2,018+ views
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 STAR-LEDGER STAFF An unlicensed driver who struck and killed a 72-year-old Newton woman in a hit-and-run collision in Morristown in December was sentenced yesterday to three years of probation and fined $500. The Dec. 13 incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. when Andy Maguino, who was driving a delivery car for a local pizzeria, hit Alice Myers as she was walking across Mount Kemble Avenue near Doughty Street, authorities said. Myers died several hours later at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Much to the dismay of Myers' family, Maguino, a 30-year-old native of Peru who authorities say is in...
  • Study Plunges Standard Theory Of Cosmology Into Crisis

    07/15/2009 4:00:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 537+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5/5/2009
    As modern cosmologists rely more and more on the ominous “dark matter” to explain otherwise inexplicable observations, much effort has gone into the detection of this mysterious substance in the last two decades, yet no direct proof could be found that it actually exists. Even if it does exist, dark matter would be unable to reconcile all the current discrepancies between actual measurements and predictions based on theoretical models. Hence the number of physicists questioning the existence of dark matter has been increasing for some time now. Competing theories of gravitation have already been developed which are independent of this...
  • Viking flashes women at Newton Marriott

    A man dressed as a Viking reportedly exposed his warhammer to two women at the Marriott hotel bar Saturday night. According to police reports, the two women were drinking at the bar at about 9:30 p.m. when they saw a 63-year-old Mashpee man dressed as a Viking sitting next to them. The man “lifted his skirt up exposing his genitals,” according to the report.
  • XMM-Newton takes astronomers to a black hole’s edge (swallowing equivalent of two Earths per hour)

    05/27/2009 12:26:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 928+ views
    European Space Agency ^ | 5/27/09 | ESA
    Using new data from ESA’s XMM-Newton spaceborne observatory, astronomers have probed closer than ever to a supermassive black hole lying deep at the core of a distant active galaxy. The galaxy – known as 1H0707-495 – was observed during four 48-hr-long orbits of XMM-Newton around Earth, starting in January 2008. The black hole at its centre was thought to be partially obscured from view by intervening clouds of gas and dust, but these current observations have revealed the innermost depths of the galaxy. “We can now start to map out the region immediately around the black hole,” says Andrew Fabian,...
  • WHY ARE ORGANISMS DIFFERENT FROM MACHINES?

    05/23/2009 3:12:02 PM PDT · by betty boop · 98 replies · 1,173+ views
    An excerpt fromROBERT ROSEN: THE WELL POSED QUESTION AND ITS ANSWER — WHY ARE ORGANISMS DIFFERENT FROM MACHINES? By Donald C. Mikulecky Department of Physiology Medical Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University The Well Posed Question and Its Answer Science, perception and measurement: The role of the modeling relation In order to be able to deal with some very confusing issues, it is necessary to formulate just what it is we think we are doing when we carry out this function called “science.” In a very real sense what we mean by science is the ultimate version of what humans do...
  • The Ten Days of Newton

    12/24/2008 11:56:25 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 38 replies · 1,053+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 23, 2008 | Olivia Judson
    Some years ago, the evolutionist and atheist Richard Dawkins pointed out to me that Sir Isaac Newton, the founder of modern physics and mathematics, and arguably the greatest scientist of all time, was born on Christmas Day, and that therefore Newton’s Birthday could be an alternative, if somewhat nerdy, excuse for a winter holiday. Think of the merchandise! Newton is said to have discovered the phenomenon of gravity by watching apples fall in an orchard. (His insight came after pondering why they always fall down, rather than upwards or sideways.) Newton’s Birthday cards could feature the great man discovering gravity...
  • Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

    09/27/2008 5:55:58 PM PDT · by XEHRpa · 19 replies · 687+ views
    Project Gutenberg ^ | 1852 | Charles MacKay
    Preface. In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first. We see one nation suddenly seized, from its highest to its lowest members, with a fierce desire of military glory; another as...
  • Horus Channels Sir Isaac Newton

    09/24/2008 5:27:14 PM PDT · by pharmamom · 2 replies · 262+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | September 24, 2008 | pharmamom
    People anthropomorphize animals all the time. Amusingly, usually. And most of us are guilty (although I have a workmate who never indulges in this behavior. She did call me the other day, though, to have me instruct her in the pronunciation of the word, so that she might not sound like a fool while she ridicules those of her acquaintance who imagine their dogs to be smiling at them.) I myself frequently imagine Horus to be gazing at me in loving adoration, while he more probably is projecting the little dotted butcher’s lines onto the contours of my flesh and...
  • Japan hopes to turn sci-fi into reality with elevator to the stars

    09/21/2008 5:17:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies · 296+ views
    The Times ^ | 9/22/2008 | Leo Lewis in Tokyo
    From cyborg housemaids and waterpowered cars to dog translators and rocket boots, Japanese boffins have racked up plenty of near-misses in the quest to turn science fiction into reality. Now the finest scientific minds of Japan are devoting themselves to cracking the greatest sci-fi vision of all: the space elevator. Man has so far conquered space by painfully and inefficiently blasting himself out of the atmosphere but the 21st century should bring a more leisurely ride to the final frontier. For chemists, physicists, material scientists, astronauts and dreamers across the globe, the space elevator represents the most tantalising of concepts:...
  • Science slows global warming!

    09/07/2008 12:46:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 432+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 07, 2008 | James Lewis
    Yes, kids, science is a wonderful thing. But not nearly as wonderful as climate modeling, which can perform supernatural miracles. Honest! Climate modeling can raise the level of the oceans (even without Obama's intervention), it can burn up the planet a hundred years from now, and Shazzam! -- the models can save us again -- all without leaving your video games, and without the benefit of the real-world data that you need for boring old regular science. At least, that's what Nature -- the oldest science journal in the world, going back to Isaac Newton -- now claims. According to...
  • Newton’s Third Law and the Death of Wisdom - Secularisms Sin is No Sin

    04/15/2008 6:56:21 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 31 replies · 56+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 4-15-08 | Michael Bresciani
    It doesn’t take a team of scientist and a ten year study to understand the basics of cause and effect. Whether it’s a sociological explanation or a scriptural tenant the same rule along with its associative principles appear as the immutable law of reciprocation. Some call it karma while others use the more folksy phrase “what goes around, comes around” but by any other name it is still best summarized by the words of the Apostle Paul who said “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Gal 6:7)