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HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Decatur police today arrested an 18-year-old they believe was shot by a 68-year-old woman who fired at an intruder.
Making 18 year old robbers run away screaming from 68 year old women; Samuel Colt, you are a god among men.
A man involved in a dispute with other family members over property and belongings opened fire in a rural central Virginia neighborhood, killing two people and wounding four others before police fatally shot him, authorities said.
Scientists have told us for years that Wi-Fi is safe. But concerned parents can be tough nuts to crack. Despite years of research and public education, some parents in Canada are blaming their children's illnesses on the wireless Internet routers installed in theirschools, and they're calling for the setups to be removed.
"Six months ago, parents started noticing their kids had chronic headaches, dizziness, insomnia, rashes and other neurological and cardiac symptoms when their kids came home from school," said Rodney Palmer, who has two children, 5 and 9 years old, in the Simcoe County school district in Ontario.He told the Toronto Sun that symptoms started to appear last year when the school board installed wireless networking hardware throughout its schools. Palmer said concerned parents found the microwave signals in to be four times stronger than signals at the base of a cellphone tower -- though that amount was 600 times less than what the government considers a harmful limit.
Cry hippies. Cry. You have no more money to pay for your dreams, now your dreams begin to consume themselves.House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins, keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job, the Obama administration says.
But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one necessity to pay for another. The federal assistance program currently helps 41 million Americans.
In an interview with website Big Think, Stephen Hawking warned that the long-term future of the planet is in outer space."It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet," he said."I see great dangers for the human race," Hawking said. "There have been a number of times in the past when its survival has been a question of touch and go. The Cuban missile crisis in 1963 was one of these. The frequency of such occasions is likely to increase in the future.""But I'm an optimist. If we can avoid disaster for the next two centuries, our species should be safe, as we spread into space," he said.
ISAF spokesman, German Army Brig. Gen. Joseph Blotz said the COIN guidance communicates how U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus expects all forces under his command to conduct themselves as they work shoulder to shoulder with their Afghan partners to defeat insurgency.
"Its release is a signal, both to our forces and the Afghan people, that our top priority, our first duty, is to protect and serve the Afghan people," he added.
As a result of findings during a review commissioned by Gen. David Petraeus, it has been made clear that troops are allowed to request airstrikes and artillery strikes against insurgents hiding in dilapidated buildings or other abandoned structures. Commanders conducting the review said they found some junior commanders had misinterpreted the rules to mean they weren't allowed to fire on such places.As I said, not good enough. If the enemy is holed up in a school packed with innocent school children we should be calling in air strikes and artillery to destroy the enemy. The school and children are collateral damage. That is war: killing the enemy by the most expedient and least risky means. That is war.