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1 dead after NC grandfather fires back at trio in attempted rape of teen granddaughter, sheriff says

LUMBERTON, NC - A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff's officials said.

The grandfather was also shot – but he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, said Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.

The incident started around 10 pm at a house on Yedda Road in Lumberton on Monday night when someone knocked on the home of the grandfather, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter, according to the sheriff's office.

Two of three men – all wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves -- stormed into the house and demanded money, officials said.


Prayers for family's healing.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:42 AM (6 replies)

Concerning the ongoing deluge of stories about police misconduct --

Does the badge make otherwise good people become monsters or do monsters seek out the badge because it gives them the power to act on their darker desires? Do they become traumatized bad the responsibilities of the job and / or frustrations or is it something else? Is it a combination of things?

It's clearly getting out of hand.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:01 AM (16 replies)

Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project

Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project

By Andrea Shalal

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:09pm EDT

(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade.

Tom McGuire, who heads the project, said he and a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works for about four years, but were now going public to find potential partners in industry and government for their work.

Initial work demonstrated the feasibility of building a 100-megawatt reactor measuring seven feet by 10 feet, which could fit on the back of a large truck, and is about 10 times smaller than current reactors, McGuire told reporters.


Exciting news if accurate.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:12 PM (2 replies)

Apparently the DSCC has pulled ad-buys for Mark Udall in CO.

Heard it on the radio. Can anybody confirm or deny?
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 09:34 AM (13 replies)

I thought we were past this point in our relationship. Now I'm in tears.

He snuck "Mr. Bojangles" onto my mp3 player.

He's always sneaking sad songs onto my player because he knows they make me cry.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Tue Oct 14, 2014, 10:01 PM (10 replies)

Moving into autumn, this is the season we gather together with family and friends --

Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:08 PM (1 replies)

Right now I'm thinking it would be

worth the trip across the Rockies for some Chinese food.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:18 PM (0 replies)

One of the worst stories you'll ever read: Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser

Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street... but SHE is arrested by a van load of police

A damning report released last month detailed how 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the area over a 16-year period.

The Times reported that a woman whose case is being investigated by authorities - but has not yet been interviewed - was arrested after tackling a man she says groomed her when she was 15.

A witness accused the police of 'acting like insensitive thugs', telling the paper: 'A police van came and six male officers piled out.

'Two of them dragged her away, handcuffed her, put her against a wall and then shoved her into the back of the van.'


I honestly don't know what to say.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Sep 17, 2014, 10:02 AM (1 replies)

My thoughts / prayer for the war with ISIS

If this is to be done let it be done swiftly and decisively. Let us set aside partisan opportunism and wish those who must carry this burden victory and a safe return to their loved ones.

We ask them to conduct themselves with honor first and skill always. Watch over each other.

May the President approach this with equal measures of clarity of purpose, sobriety of judgment and humility. Then return our troops to their families and take nothing except the knowledge we stood for what was right.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 11:58 AM (22 replies)

Ray Rice, the NFL, the DA and anarchy

They told me if I embraced anarchism that elites would go unpunished for greed and violence while the common people endured brutality and privation -- and they were right!

First, let me say that I think the NFL has so ham-handedly fouled the issue. They tried to skate by with allowing yet another celebrity not face the consequences of their actions but when the CCTV footage emerged they quickly moved not punish Rice out of moral conviction but cover their own asses. How did they think Janay was rendered unconscious? What did they think that was going to look like? Were they dumb enough to think she was rendered unconscious by harsh-language or do they think we're dumb enough to think that was a possibility?

But that is actually beside the point. The real point is the NFL has no business dispensing legal sanctions. No private corporation should be doing that. We live in a nation where no one can be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process. Just because a corporation (a tax-exempt, anti-trust exempt, corporation by the way) is the one depriving liberty and property doesn't make it OK. It actually makes it worse. Corporations are not duly constituted civil authority. It's bad enough they corrupt politics and politicians enjoy being corrupted but when government cedes the authority to impose fines and punishments we are all in some seriously deep doo-doo.

Yet, we were left to rely on the NFL because the DA in NJ is all but in dereliction of duty. The claim is made that because the now Mrs. Rice declined to testify against her then fiancé the DA could not prosecute. That's BS. Domestic violence laws take this oft-seen phenomenon into account. Instead the DA chose/elected/decided to offer Mr. Rice entrance into a diversion program. Check out this amazing level of bald-faced lying --

"Mr. Rice received the same treatment by the criminal justice system in Atlantic County that any first-time offender has, in similar circumstances," Jay McKeen, a spokesman for the Atlantic County prosecutor's office, told ABC News.


We could fertilize the Sahara with that load.

The prosecutor that declined to prosecute Rice even though he had video of Janay being drilled in the face with the fist of a brute who supposedly loves her and then dragged her unconscious body out of the elevator only to leave her sprawled on the hallway floor is also the same prosecutor that is seeking to destroying first-time offender Shaneen Allen.

Ms. Allen is a single mother working multiple jobs. Ms. Allen was robbed twice within the space of a year and decided to obtain her concealed carry permit. Now, I understand I have lost some of you already but hear this out, not as a 2A debate but as an equality under the law issue. Ms. Allen complied with Pennsylvania law, going through the extensive background check and training in state law and safe handling.

Ms. Allen was driving to work when she was stopped for making an improper lane change. She had been in possession of her weapon for barely a week but seeking to do the right thing she volunteered to inform the stopping officer that she was carrying concealed. The state of NJ does not recognize permits issued by Ms. Allen's state of residency, Pennsylvania.

She's facing 10 years in prison. She will be a convicted felon. Her education as a healthcare professional will be rendered meaningless.

Allow me to repeat what the DA's office said --

"Mr. Rice received the same treatment by the criminal justice system in Atlantic County that any first-time offender has, in similar circumstances," Jay McKeen, a spokesman for the Atlantic County prosecutor's office, told ABC News.


Ms. Allen didn't knock a loved one unconscious. Ms. Allen volunteered her information seeking to do the right thing. Ms. Allen didn't leave a limp body lying on the floor as a spectacle. Ms. Allen doesn't have celebrity status and rich contracts.

And it's not just Ms. Allen. Invading armies subjugate the people in Missouri. Babies are being maimed in their cribs because of professional incompetence but no one is held to account. Banks squander people's life savings in bad decisions only to take the people's tax money to avoid the consequence of the bad decisions. Meanwhile the politicians either turn a blind eye or write laws that actually strengthen the corruption while smothering anyone who might compete against their patrons.

This is caprice. This is lawlessness. This is a bastardization of justice. This is a government of men, not laws.

We told them we wanted no more kings and they told us we needed a system or else there would be anarchy. We gave them a system and they made the system king.

We should have gone with the anarchy.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Sep 10, 2014, 11:18 AM (6 replies)
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