Archive for January, 2013
Take a look at this article at the DailyMail.co.uk tonight:
‘It was better for them to die unexpectedly': NASA expert reveals Columbia shuttle crew were not told of problem with re-entry as families mark 10-year anniversary
Note this photo (and the caption) that’s included:
The caption reads:
Disaster: The space shuttle broke apart on re-entry to the earth’s atmosphere on February 1, 2003
Read more of the DailyMail’s article (link above):
When Mission Control had it confirmed that the shuttle had broken up over Texas…
The DailyMail claims this photo is of the shuttle breaking up over Texas? Really? Unbelievable. I remember it. This is a photo of the shuttle Challenger exploding (more photos here) upon liftoff over Florida in 1986. But do they care? No.
The Daily Mail is as credible as Lance Armstrong. It doesn’t care what it throws up on its site. Don’t believe a thing you see there.
This is the kind of crap so-called news sites are putting up these days. They don’t care about facts anymore.
Simultaneously sad and hilarious:
Yo, dude, Phil, I can’t wait to see what your next move is. It won’t be to ask for FEDERAL ASSISTANCE, right?
Follow Gingrey on Twitter — here — to see how he gets out of this fix.
Two Arizona lawmakers are stirring Constitutional debate and threats of legal action after introducing bills that would require the state’s students to express love of country under God.
House Bill 2467, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Bob Thorpe, would require all public high school seniors to take an oath to “support and defend” the U.S. Constitution and proclaim, “so help me god.” A second proposal, House Bill 2284 sponsored by Republican state Rep. Steve Smith, would require all public 1-12 students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The oath, as proposed by Thorpe, reads:
I, _______, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge these duties; So help me God.
I came across that at the same time I came across this:
These are the notes 42-year-old former Arizona Representative Gabby Giffords (D) (a bright and successful woman) had in front of her today when she “testified” before the Senate Judiciary Committee on gun violence. Giffords was shot in the head with a Glock during an assassination attempt on January 8, 2011.
Two+ years on, she read these elementary sentences “with difficulty:”
As I posted earlier today, the NRA stooges in congress have made it almost impossible to track statistical/scientific information about gun violence in the United States.
And while we continue to weep for the 26 children and school personnel killed in December in Newtown, Connecticut, the carnage in the six weeks since then has been unbelievable:
How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?
Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14.
(Roughly 1440 people in the United States have been killed by guns since Newtown. Go to the “More” link below for more.)
The answer to the simple question in that headline is surprisingly hard to come by. So Slate and the Twitter feed @GunDeaths [more on that here] are collecting data for our crowdsourced interactive. This data is necessarily incomplete. But the more people who are paying attention, the better the data will be. You can help us draw a more complete picture of gun violence in America. If you know about a gun death in your community that isn’t represented here, please tweet @GunDeaths with a citation. (If you’re not on Twitter, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Insofar as the NRA, with congress’s help, has shut down the pipeline for information, we’ve got to rogue so thanks to Slate for this brilliant idea.
If you read or hear about a gun death in your area, tweet the info to @GunDeaths or email Slate (above) with the info.
The NRA doesn’t want us to know how bad it is. Let’s tell them, through our action, that’s unacceptable. Knowledge is power. Right now, they’ve got it, but we can change that.