“A man was arrested on burglary charges after he posed as a hotel employee to enter a soldier’s room Monday afternoon, according to police…. A guest, who happened to be an enlisted Army soldier, noticed a man checking the plumbing in the hallway. Then the man asked to enter the guest’s room and inspect the plumbing. Police said the man’s act was convincing, and after putting his dogs away, the guest let him in. The man entered the room, pulled his hoodie over his head, and displayed a knife. The soldier quickly grabbed his own gun and talked to suspect onto the ground. The suspect had a pistol in his front waistband, according to police, but did not try to get it once he was detained. Officers arrived and confirmed the suspect, 43-year-old Phillip McCoy, was not a hotel employee. He was arrested for first-degree burglary and other related charges.”
“Tulsa police say a man leaving a Burger King was forced to shoot another man who approached him with a crowbar in a robbery attempt…. According to police, the man is licensed to carry a concealed weapon and was acting in self-defense. He shot the attempted robber in the right shoulder, TPD says. The man who was shot left the scene in a blue four-door car, witnesses said. Police located the man at a local hospital but said they haven’t made an arrest yet.”
“The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a suspect involved in a Craigslist meetup gone awry. Deputies responded to a 911 call on Willis Hill Road and Wire Road to find a 23-year-old Frank Frazier Junior dead at the scene. Witnesses say they saw a black male with a grey hoodie fleeing from that same road just minutes before. Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies are working to put together the puzzle pieces to a Craigslist meetup gone awry. While investigators and blood hounds combed the crime scene on Willis Hill Road, deputies got a call from a couple who admitted to shooting Frank Frazier Junior, and they claim it was in self-defense…. Captain Eric Abdullah says the couple met up with the deceased and the suspect through Craigslist…. At some point during the meeting the 2 black men pulled out weapons and demanded money from the couple. It was then that the woman pulled out a gun and shot and killed Frazier….”
What is your position on the climate-change debate? What would it take to change your mind?
If the answer is It would take a ton of evidence to change my mind, because my understanding is that the science is settled, and we need to get going on this important issue, that’s what I thought, too. This is my story.More than thirty years ago, I became vegan because I believed it was healthier (it’s not), and I’ve stayed vegan because I believe it’s better for the environment (it is). I haven’t owned a car in ten years. I love animals; I’ll gladly fly halfway around the world to take photos of them in their natural habitats. I’m a Democrat: I think governments play a key role in helping preserve our environment for the future in the most cost-effective way possible. Over the years, I built a set of assumptions: that Al Gore was right about global warming, that he was the David going up against the industrial Goliath. In 1993, I even wrote a book about it.
Recently, a friend challenged those assumptions. At first, I was annoyed, because I thought the science really was settled. As I started to look at the data and read about climate science, I was surprised, then shocked. As I learned more, I changed my mind. I now think there probably is no climate crisis and that the focus on CO2 takes funding and attention from critical environmental problems….
“Scientists from MIT and Princeton sharply criticized the political left’s appropriation of climate data recently, noting that emotional assumptions and moral judgments about “mostly beneficial” natural phenomena are ‘Orwellian’ and ‘irrational.’ At a climate summit in Austin, Texas this week, MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen questioned the politicization of climate data that, he said, offers no evidence that should invite panic in rational people….”
‘Albuquerque police said an elderly couple stopped a man who was loading stolen items into a vehicle and held him at gunpoint until police arrived…. Police said the 70-year-old man caught Aaron Lujan loading stolen items including the couple’s car keys, generator and tools into a stolen SUV that was parked across the street from his home. The man tried to stop Lujan. When Lujan ignored him, police said the man and his wife came outside carrying weapons. They held Lujan at gunpoint as neighbors called police…. According to court records, Lujan got out of jail on a burglary charge just a few hours before neighbors said he started terrorizing their block….”
“House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was ‘rushed to publication’ over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration….”
“A South Carolina teenager left home alone used his mother’s gun to shoot and kill a burglar, authorities said Tuesday…. Fox Carolina reported that deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a home…. When they arrived, they found the unidentified 13-year-old boy and asked him to come out of the home. The boy said he heard a vehicle pull up behind his house, then heard someone trying get inside a few minutes later. At that point, the teen picked up his mother’s gun and went to the back door of the home. Authorities said the boy told them he fired the gun through the door and the person outside fired back. The boy fired several more shots, apparently wounding the suspect…. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots before seeing a gray car pull out near the home and speed away…. Officials reported that a gray Chevy Sonic pulled up to a local hospital with several bullet holes. An affidavit states the passenger in the car had three gunshot wounds and was rushed to the emergency room in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead….”
“Intruders shot a woman breastfeeding her newborn baby. [Several men] barged into the bedroom … then started shooting. Samantha Bunce, a combat medic in the National Guard, fired back with her own gun. She’s now recovering in the hospital from two gunshot wounds. Her baby is fine…”
“As the faithful gather around their capering shamans in Paris for the New Superstition’s annual festival of worship, the Pause lengthens yet again. One-third of Man’s entire influence on climate since the Industrial Revolution has occurred since February 1997. Yet the 225 months since then show no global warming at all (Fig. 1). With this month’s RSS temperature record, the Pause beats last month’s record and now stands at 18 years 9 months….”