July 31st, 2008

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Teenager falls 30 feet off bridge. Cops find him lying on the ground below with a broken back mumbling incoherently, so they Taser him. 19 times.
Cops claim he was resisting arrest and making threats.

The odds of divorce are up to 28% less for couples who lived together before marriage. I clearly remember being told the exact opposite in church, that supposedly couples that live together run a higher chance of eventually getting divorced. Oh well.

TN UU church shooter is fan of Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage, apparently hates liberals.
"Adkisson targeted the church, because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country, and that he felt that the Democrats had tied his country's hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of media outlets.' Adkisson told Still that 'he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them in to office."

Some quick Google searches turned up these quotes from prominent right-wingers:

"I’ll tell you who should be tortured and killed at Guantanamo — every filthy Democrat in the U.S. Congress." — Sean Hannity

"To fight only the al-Qaeda scum is to miss the terrorist network operating within our own borders... Who are these traitors? Every rotten radical left-winger in this country, that's who." — Michael Savage

"Liberalism is the greatest threat this country faces." — Rush Limbaugh

"It is not a stretch to say that MoveOn is the new Klan." — Bill O’Reilly

"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could." — Glenn Beck

"We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too." — Ann Coulter

"I don’t see any difference between [Arianna] Huffington and the Nazis." — Bill O’Reilly

"The Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats. Islamofascists from Ahmadinejad to al-Zawahiri, Oba -- Osama bin Laden, whoever, are constantly issuing Democrat talking points." — Rush Limbaugh

"There are things in life worth fighting and dying for and one of ‘em is making sure Nancy Pelosi doesn’t become the [House] speaker." — Sean Hannity


...It'd be hilarious if these guys were comedians doing political satire, but they're dead serious.

More later.
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Preacher arrested for breaking into woman's home and stealing sex toy and lubricant.

Preacher named Anthony Hopkins arrested during church service for murdering his wife and hiding her corpse in his freezer while busily preaching up a fiery church revival. He was also molesting the eldest of his eight daughters, who tipped off the police. His wife hadn't been seen or heard of in over three years. When cops came looking for him, he was still preaching and ministering in a crowded church, and his sermon was heavy on the whole forgiveness bit.

Remember the Brazilian priest who disappeared after being floated away on a huge bunch of helium balloons and hasn't been seen since? His body has been found by a tugboat off the southeastern coast of Brazil.

Daycare operator drives car over ten babies. She engaged the wrong gear while trying to move the parked car. One baby is dead, and the woman is reportedly in a severly traumatized state.


Transsexual Thai highschool students get their own transsexual toilets.
Quote: "The pupils have to wear boys' uniforms, but use feminine accessories."

Hot on the heels of the news that marijuana shrinks tumors, a possible cancer antibody has been grown in tobacco plants. Only a few plants are needed to make enough vaccine for each patient.

Citizen's arrest of Karl Rove attempted in Iowa.

"1.2 liters of pus" removed from leg of abused 12 year old girl in foster home. She eventually died of a blood and bone infection stemming from a simple fracture.

Sauces: mostly DailyRotten.
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Fabulous news.

Old news, but posting for the benefit of those of you who may not have heard.

Brain scan study shows that biology and brain symmetry may determine gay/straight brains.

An edit of the rather verbose and technical article, cut down for clarity and brevity, is as follows:


According to a new Swedish study, some physical characteristics within the brains of homosexual people are also found in the brains of heterosexual people of the opposite sex.

The conclusions of the study showed that straight men and gay women both had "asymmetric" cerebral (front) parts of the brain, with the right hemisphere slightly larger than the left. Distinctly, the results of the study also showed that gay men and straight women both had "symmetrical" cerebral parts, with both brain hemispheres of the same size.

Thus, the brain scans produced in the study found important structures in the brain that control emotion, mood, anxiety, and aggressiveness are similar between gay people and straight people of the opposite sex. That is, the general structure of the amygdale in gay men was found to be similar to the structure found in straight women and, likewise, the structure of the amygdale in lesbians (gay women) was found to be similar to straight men.

This study and other similar studies have been very convincing at showing that sexual preference in humans is possibly determined at conception or developed while the fetus is developing in the mother’s womb.

In either case, it suggests that sexual preference is present at birth.

Other researchers, in previous studies of a similar nature, used responses from their subjects with respect to sexually explicit questions and actions to show a link with sexual preference and the structure of the brain.

For instance, a sample question could have included a picture of a man and a women with the question being asked: "Do you prefer one face over the other?" Such responses in these studies could have likely been learned after birth--thus, not determined before birth.

This study, however, places a direct biological link between sexual preference and brain development before birth.

Their June 16, 2008 paper entitled “PET and MRI show differences in cerebral asymmetry and functional connectivity between homo- and heterosexual subjects” was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS).


The original article partly quoted above:
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/18827/1066/

The scientific paper itself:
http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/0801566105v1?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Ivanka+Savic&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT

Also, for the benefit of those that still don't know, the truth is that homosexuality runs rampant in the animal kingdom. Therefore, strictly speaking, homosexuality is in fact natural:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality#Homosexual_behavior_in_animals
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_animals
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9506EFD9113BF934A35751C0A9629C8B63

I'm not even getting into group sex, sex changes, lesbianism, exhibitionism, etc. that you generally may not have heard about in biology class or on National Geographic but that any biologist or scientist will tell you like it's as obvious and well known as the sky being blue.

If you want to get theological about it, animals can't / don't sin because they never bit the fruit of good and evil and don't have souls to go to heaven or hell when they die. Of course the supposed answer to this is that the Earth is fallen and that includes the animals, etc. But then just remember, kids: interracial marriage and women's rights were, up until fairly recently, also considered unnatural too. Just sayin'.

White supremacists and segregationalists thumped the Bible and preached against the abolition of slavery in exactly the same way that Christians are bemoaning the acceptance of gays and the legalization of gay marriage and gay parenting today.

Hey, don't take this heathen's word for it, ask respected Christian author Philip Yancey, he's the one that pointed that out to me in one of his books. True story.

For the record, I am one hundred percent straight.

But I have enough gay friends to know that it's not just a "choice" like, "oh, which pants should I wear today?" or "hey, where should we get dinner?" Even before Swedish scientists armed with MRIs proved it.

But that's a nice bonus too.