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Sandy Hook denier charged with illegally possessing ID of victim’s dad

Sandy Hook denier charged with illegally possessing ID of victim’s dad

A Florida man known for denying the Sandy Hook school massacre happened and for spreading conspiracy theories has been arrested, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Wolfgang Halbig, 73, of Sorrento, is charged with the unlawful possession of the personal identification of Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son, Noah, died in the December 2012 shooting,…MORE

NBA postpones Lakers game as players mourn the loss of legend Kobe Bryant

NBA postpones Lakers game as players mourn the loss of legend Kobe Bryant

The National Basketball Association has announced that Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Lakers game versus the Los Angeles Clippers has been postponed. “The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash…MORE

Ninth inmate dies at Mississippi’s Parchman prison since the start of the year

Ninth inmate dies at Mississippi’s Parchman prison since the start of the year

A ninth inmate has died at Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman, the county coroner said on Sunday. The prisoner Joshua Norman, “was found hanging in his cell during a security check at 11:12 am.,” Heather Burton, Sunflower County Coroner said in a statement. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said no foul play is…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…