Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica
I suggest that climate change deniers immediately run to Antarctica to stick this ice cube back into place! We can't allow this Chinese conspiracy to go on forever, right?
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Data bout the effects of gun-control measures could be compared and contrasted. When it came to whether restrictive gun laws did good or did harm, reasonable people could disagree.
Finding reasonable people was the problem.
(Dan Baum, Gun Guys, Borzoi Books, 2013, p. 205.)
Here in Witch City, there has been a lot of talk recently about a New York man who paid a local psychic $16,800 to protect him from a curse.
One local witch says the problem is that there’s no such thing as a curse, and if you believe in them, that’s your curse. A local warlock says it doesn’t matter if you believe in curses or not — you can’t say with conviction that another person’s convictions are wrong.
And the Salem Police Department — well, they say none of that matters because the city ordinance clearly states that psychics can only forecast the future and read the past.
Curses are a strict no-no.
In an interview after the hearing, [Detective Sergeant James A.] Page made clear that he thought Fatima’s was defrauding people much like Internet scammers who prey on the elderly and weak. But while he said the department will continue to investigate Fatima’s, prosecuting them on criminal charges is extremely difficult because “people are embarrassed and they’re not going to come forward.”
You've probably come across this already in whatever daily news you choose to read. So, I don't feel the need to post a link here. This case will go down in our nation's history. What it will go down as will vary by the person. Me? I think justice was shot and killed with this verdict, just like Trayvon.
Edit: I've been told I need to write more about my opinion, and so I guess maybe I picked the wrong topic to do a post on because really, right now I am just shocked. I do not have the fluidity of thought right now because I truly am just shocked. I'm not sure if this qualifies as an opinion, but that is my current state at the moment. I just can't... I really can't. A boy is dead and his killer gets to go free. It's not like they just bumped into each other and got in a fight. He was stalked and preyed upon, and his killer gets to go free. I'm sorry, but I just can't.
To the mods: I'm sorry if this isn't good enough and I wasted time in posting, but this is all I can do right now.
"A jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin sparked waves of disappointment, from some of the nation's best-known civil rights leaders to the streets outside a Sanford, Fla., courthouse.
A clearly shaken NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said, "This is a heartbreaking moment. This will confirm for many that the only problem with the New South is it occupies the same time and space as the old South.""
Post your thoughts, as I know there are many.