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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7410 on: December 26, 2010, 08:25:34 PM »
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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7411 on: December 27, 2010, 04:48:22 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1341676/Missing-architect-Joanna-Yeates-We-assume-shes-dead--lives-gone-say-parents.html

so sad and the the body was found and her parents were told on christmas day makes it even more heartbreaking

This story is just awful, Marz, and her poor parents are devastated. A friend of our eldest daughter's died from cancer yesterday too, at the age of 35, two very sad aspects of this Christmas
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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7412 on: December 27, 2010, 04:51:03 PM »
Gay Coal Miner Sues Energy Co. for Failing to Respond to Fellow Miners' Anti-Gay Death Threats, Harassment

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After Hall went horseback riding with a co-worker, the mine's superintendent, Scott Lansenese, allegedly said that Hall had a "Brokeback Mountain" moment, a reference to the Academy Award-winning 2005 film about the relationship between two gay cowboys.

http://www.towleroad.com/2010/12/gay-coal-miner-sues-energy-co-for-failing-to-respond-to-fellow-miners-anti-gay-death-threats-harassm.html

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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7413 on: December 28, 2010, 05:13:21 AM »
Some really good news; Elton John and David Furnish have a new baby, born on Christmas Day, through a surrogate mother.

Congratulations to all!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/28/elton-john
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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7414 on: December 28, 2010, 11:02:14 AM »

thats wonderful news, we've been listening to alot of Elton over christmas
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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7415 on: December 28, 2010, 12:25:37 PM »
I couldn't find the weather thread...
(This is a U.S. only based article, by the way, cause there's no mention of volcanoes!)
I was in the middle of "two" of these!

2010 Weather: White(out After)  Christmas Closes Nasty Year
Dec 27, 2010
by Paul Yeager
 
Dramatic weather events occur every year, but the weather in 2010 was especially dramatic. The year started with widespread cold and ended with a massive Eastern blizzard, with all-time record-breaking heat, devastating flooding and an active hurricane season in between.

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Here are the top 10 U.S. weather events of a very memorable weather year.

10: Major April Tornado Outbreak
9. One of the Most Active Hurricane Seasons on Record
8. Record-Breaking January Cold
7. Arkansas Flooding
6. Los Angeles All-Time Record Heat
5. Strongest U.S. Non-Tropical Storm
4. Hottest Summer on Record in South and East
3: Powerful California Storms/East Coast Blizzard
2. Record-Smashing Snowfall in Mid-Atlantic
1. Thousand-Year Flood in Tennessee

To read more info about each one, click the link:

http://www.aolnews.com/weather

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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7416 on: December 28, 2010, 02:36:44 PM »
I'm wondering about #9... it may have been a record breaking year for NUMBER of hurricanes, BUT there didn't seem to be much in the way of landfall.

And as for the record breaking heat in the South, our ANNUAL average temp was lowered by over 1 degree because of the heat this summer. THAT is major. But, December looks like it may raise it right back up.
In 2010, 606 people (all ages) were accidentally killed by guns.
Almost 3000 teens (15-19) die in traffic accidents a year.
1100 kids under 19 drown each year.
44 kids under 5 died of heat stroke in hot cars in 2013.
HIGH school sports account for 1.2 million trips to the ER annually.

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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7417 on: December 28, 2010, 03:38:05 PM »
Gay Coal Miner Sues Energy Co. for Failing to Respond to Fellow Miners' Anti-Gay Death Threats, Harassment
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After Hall went horseback riding with a co-worker, the mine's superintendent, Scott Lansenese, allegedly said that Hall had a "Brokeback Mountain" moment, a reference to the Academy Award-winning 2005 film about the relationship between two gay cowboys.

http://www.towleroad.com/2010/12/gay-coal-miner-sues-energy-co-for-failing-to-respond-to-fellow-miners-anti-gay-death-threats-harassm.html

**Well, here we go again.  A know-nothing jerk "mine superintendent" takes the name and story of the great BBM and turns it into a slur.  Damn it - I get so furious when I read or see this.**

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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7418 on: December 28, 2010, 06:16:54 PM »
On the other hand, it's just proof of the impact the film has had and continues to have.
In 2010, 606 people (all ages) were accidentally killed by guns.
Almost 3000 teens (15-19) die in traffic accidents a year.
1100 kids under 19 drown each year.
44 kids under 5 died of heat stroke in hot cars in 2013.
HIGH school sports account for 1.2 million trips to the ER annually.


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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7420 on: December 30, 2010, 12:37:46 PM »
Williams: Daughter Will Watch "Brokeback"
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Michelle Williams has revealed that she plans to watch Brokeback Mountain with daughter Matilda when the child gets older.

In an interview with Angeleno Magazine, the actress admitted that the film - where she originally met former partner and Matilda's father Heath Ledger - is "a lot" to handle and will be an important experience for her to have.


http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a295249/williams-daughter-will-watch-brokeback.html

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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7421 on: December 30, 2010, 04:34:17 PM »

change.org has organized a petition to the South African Ministry of Justice re their handling of widespread "corrective" rape of lesbians. Despite a massive response from within South Africa and around the world, the Ministry has still done nothing except complain to change.org.

Here's a link if ou would like to sign and spread the word.

http://sn125w.snt125.mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7422 on: December 30, 2010, 05:14:36 PM »
It snowed at my house today!  Might be a normal winter occurrence for most of you but I live in Phoenix, Arizona...the desert!  Last time it snowed was 20 years ago!  Nothing stuck but it sure was wild!  My kids were in their t-shirts and shorts running around in the backyard....we don't own jackets!  Ha!
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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7423 on: December 30, 2010, 10:23:31 PM »
And I'm jumping up and down today because it's the 3rd day in a row we've gotten above freezing!  Makes 9 for the month!
In 2010, 606 people (all ages) were accidentally killed by guns.
Almost 3000 teens (15-19) die in traffic accidents a year.
1100 kids under 19 drown each year.
44 kids under 5 died of heat stroke in hot cars in 2013.
HIGH school sports account for 1.2 million trips to the ER annually.

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Re: News & Current Events
« Reply #7424 on: January 02, 2011, 01:06:34 PM »
Lyle suggested that we start the new year with a brand spankin' new thread, so I am going to start it five pages early.

Here is the link for the new News and Current Events thread!

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=41510.msg2001778#msg2001778

Sorry I am one day late!

I will leave this thread unlocked for a day or so if folks want to quote.

Please go to the new discussion thread linked above.

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