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A memorial to the lives claimed in plane crashes

Topic inspired by the members who seem to believe that plane crashes are a joke, a event that should be laughed about.

Here are some recent crashes, and the lives claimed.

Transasia Flight 235, occuring on Febuary 4th. The plane took off but suddenly lost altitude and crashed into the Keelung River claiming 40 lives.

AirAsia flight 8501, occuring on December 28th 2014. Contact was lost inroute to Singapore, with wreckage later being discovered in the Java Sea. All 162 lives were lost, the families not even having bodies to bury for closure.

Sage Aviation, Private flight, occurring December 8th 2014. The plane crashed a mile from the airport, hitting a house. All three aboard the plane died, along with a mother and her two children who were in the house.

Let this be a memorial to the lives lost, lives that some here believe to be worthy of jokes and laughter. And may their families find peace despite those who find humor in the deaths of their loved ones.

Fox News - Obamas comments on Christianity are 'Verbal Rape'

Despite President Barack Obama's call to end rape during the Grammy awards Sunday night, Fox News guest Star Parker believes the president is guilty of committing "verbal rape" during his National Prayer Breakfast speech last week.

Participating in a panel discussion on "Hannity" Monday night, Parker took issue with the president asking Americans to remember that violence in the name of religion is not a phenomenon exclusive to Islam. Obama pointed to the Inquisition and the Crusades as instances in which murder was carried out in the name of Christ.

"Let me put it in context then, because I was in that room, and it was frankly verbal rape," Parker said.


But was it a legitimate rape?

Anyone know of pet rescue groups near the russilville area (I'm needing one, now.)

A drop off dog had puppies under my shed. I counted 4, but there are probably more.

I've tried city control, but since the mother appears to be part pit they are legally bound to refuse assistance.

With all the Ebola topics, I feel this is a needed reminder...

Anti-Marijuana ad being run in Florida

There's been a lot of chatter about Florida's upcoming vote on medical marijuana legalization bill, Amendment 2.

But No On 2, a campaign partially funded by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is taking the talk in a new, low direction: suggesting that legalizing marijuana used for people with seizure disorders and diseases would lead to date rape by pot cookie.

“I think any woman should find that offensive to somehow suggest that if you use medical marijuana to deal with a health issue that you’re trying to deal with that somehow that’s going to make you more susceptible to rape," he added. "It’s really beyond the pale.”

"The only thing that's offensive is Amendment 2," countered No On 2 spokesman Javi Correoso in an interview with news channel WPBF.


Vlad the Impaler (nsfw-ish)


Figured I'd repost this. Given how hot of a topic he is on DU right now, seemed a good time to.

Religious Freedom for All - As long as you're Christian (Beebe AR Church dispute)

Bertram and Felicia Dahl initially got a supportive response from the local government of Beebe, Arkansas, when they announced their intentions to open a church in the garage behind their home, but Mayor Mike Robertson completely changed his mind upon hearing that the Dahls' place of worship was a pagan church, reports Arkansas Matters.

...During a meeting with Robertson, he reportedly told them that they "would not be opening a Pagan anything" in the town, and that they would be barred from the docket if they tried to attend a town meeting.

City Attorney Barret Rogers told Arkansas Matters that the property could not operate as a temple due to the zoning laws. However, the property's R-2 zoning designation allows places of worship and private nonprofits with conditional and special use permits, a category which Seekers Temple falls into.


Another link to the story, with a interview by Bertram - http://wildhunt.org/2014/06/update-on-beebe-that-mans-god-is-not-my-god.html

SWAT raid leaves toddler paralyzed and in a induced coma

ATLANTA — The mother of the toddler injured after a flashbang was thrown into the home where their family was staying told Channel 2 Action News Friday morning that the boy remains in a medically-induced coma.

“He is in a medically induced coma and he is paralyzed. I hope he’s not going to remember this. I know his sisters, his mommy and his daddy will never forget this," the boy's mother, Alecia Phonesavanh, said. "Our kids have been through enough this year. This is just more trauma that they didn’t need, and I just wish there was something better I could do to make it better for him. Wrong place, wrong time. There’s nothing I can do about it."

...A family says a SWAT team raided their home in the middle of the night and seriously injured a 19-month-old boy with a stun grenade.

..."The cops threw that grenade in the door without looking first, and it landed right in the playpen and exploded on his pillow right in his face."


Follow up - The toddler has lost use of one lung, and has a laceration on his chest that can't be closed due to the stun grenade charring the surrounding skin.


Tax dollars at work folks.

Sexism in safety Laws - Bike helmets are sexist because 'helmet hair'

The resident from Scone in New South Wales was issued a $153 on-the-spot fine for riding without a helmet while in Adelaide for this week’s Velo-city international cycling conference.

And she will be riding without a helmet again on Thursday afternoon as part of a protest ride from the city to Henley Beach organised by Freedom Cyclists — but this time police have promised no bareheaded riders will be fined during the event...

“I firmly believe more people would ride bikes if helmets were optional,’’ she said.

“It is a very sexist law because a lot of women have maintained hairstyles and would end up with helmet hair — and women have told me that’s one of the factors (for not riding bikes)’’.


I've long hair that doesn't exactly agree with helmets either, but I'd rather have messed up hair then a cracked skull.

Speaking of that, I'm sure a cracked skull will do wonders for your hair.

Texas man facing five to life, because he made pot brownies

We're learning more about the man facing five years to life in prison for allegedly making and selling pot brownies. Police in Round Rock arrested Jacob Lavoro last month. He's charged with a first degree felony. Think that's harsh? Lavoro's lawyer and family would agree with you.

"It's outrageous, it's crazy! I don't understand it" exclaimed Joe Lavoro. He's Jacob's father. He made the comment outside the courtroom after one of what could be many court appearances for Jacob. "Five years to life?" he continued. "I'm sorry, I'm a law abiding citizen. I'm a conservative. I love my country. I'm a Vietnam veteran, but I'll be damned ... this is wrong, this is damn wrong!"


Welcome to Texas - Where pot brownies can get you five to life, and killing people gets you a slap on the wrist.
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