December 18th, 2014
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December 18th, 2014
Grandfather: Boy did good job protecting sick grandmother....
By LEO HOHMANN
A 14-year-old North Carolina boy shot and killed a 18-year-old man who was trying to break into his grandmother’s home Tuesday while he was there alone with the elderly woman.
Investigators said the incident occurred shortly before 5:15 p.m. near Charlotte. They said the 14-year-old and his grandmother were in the home when two men tried breaking in, reported the Charlotte Observer.
George Wyant, the homeowner and the teen’s grandfather, told the newspaper that the intruders were on the deck in the back of the house and trying to get through a sliding-glass door. He said his grandson warned the men to leave.
“He told them, ‘Stop, I’ve got a gun,’” Wyant said. But the men continued trying to get into the house. So the boy fired and hit his target – 18-year-old Isai Robert Delcid.
Delcid’s brother, 22-year-old Carlos Delcid, fled the scene but was apprehended late Tuesday night and charged with first-degree burglary, police said. Carlos Delcid has a previous charge of felony breaking and entering on his record.
The teen’s grandfather, George Wyant, told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police that the boy was trying to defend his grandmother.
This is not the first time the family was targeted for a criminal attack.
The boy’s 35-year-old father was shot to death six years ago during a robbery at the auto repair shop he operated in east Charlotte, the grandfather said.
“He had the hood open in his car,” Wyant told WBTV. “He was a mechanic. It was his garage. Somebody came in and shot him.”
The boy was 8 years old at the time of his father’s murder. As he grew older, his grandfather taught him how to use a gun, taking him to shooting ranges for practice, according to the Observer report.
Wyant said Wednesday that someone had tried breaking into his house twice just last month.
“I left the gun here for protection,” he told WBTV.
Investigators were at the scene throughout the night, trying to piece together exactly what happened at the two-story brick home, in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac off of N.C. 218.
Wyant, who owns the home with his wife, told WBTV that his grandson “did a good job” in protecting his grandmother.
Police said the killing “appeared to be justified,” according to the Charlotte Observer.
“These people were trying to break into the house, and (the home’s occupants) were trying to defend themselves,” Lt. Eric Brady told the newspaper.
“It’s not something you can be proud of. But, I’m happy the way it turned out. Because my wife is getting over an illness,” Wyant told WSOC-TV. “What would have happened if he wasn’t there? That’s all I can tell you. What would have happened?”
‘Train up a child’.....
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December 17th, 2014
Who knew there was an actual "atheist TV" channel?
Worse, it must be much like an anti-Seinfeld episode, a faith based upon unbelieving--a show in essence, about a belief in nothing. Well, beyond the fact that God isn't real and Christ wasn't real, and if one does believe, they'll mock and rail against you in complete militant outrage.
Still waiting, by the way, for their similiar attack against Islam....but that's an allowable superstition, at least, apparently.
But, most of us do indeed know and understand what the real problem is with these folk....hint: It has nothing to do with God.
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The Washington Times
Conservatives have been mocked for insisting there’s an ongoing war on Christmas, but now it looks like they may have simply been ahead of their time.
American Atheists unveiled Wednesday the “War on Christmas” line-up on its television channel, AtheistTV, featuring “original programs proclaiming the truth about Christmas on December 24 and December 25, featuring scholars and celebrities from the atheist community.”
“Christmas is hard for many atheists, so we will provide programming free from superstition and fairy tales that allows families to watch together and not worry about being preached at,” American Atheists President Dave Silverman said in a statement.
Conservatives like Fox News talk-show hosts Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly have long warned of a “War on Christmas,” citing moves by retailers, public schools and local governments to remove references to Christmas from displays and celebrations.
The network’s annual coverage of anti-Christmas happenings has drawn taunts from “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, such as last year’s “War on Christmas: S***’s Getting Weird Edition,” while the liberal online magazine Salon weighed in with a sarcastic article titled, “9 reasons Fox News thinks there’s a war on Christmas.”
AtheistTV’s slate of “holiday-inspired specials” probably won’t make anyone forget “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” They include a speech by Council for Secular Humanism Executive Director Tom Flynn and an episode of the atheist viewpoint titled, ‘Is Christmas a ReligiousHoliday?”
There’s also the “Xmas 2009” episode of The Atheist Experience and episodes of The Atheist Voice with The Friend Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta, according to the press release.
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December 17th, 2014
The Blaze / Zach Noble
Copper tubes in a Danish factory. (Image via Andy Putnam/flickr)
Should we be using it as preventative medicine, too — in hospital safety railings?
The germ-killing powers of copper have been well-established since ancient times, but besides a few copper doorknobs — shown to kill 95 percent of superbugs like pneumonia and MRSA — the metal is noticeably absent from many medical facilities.
Hospitals, meanwhile, are a breeding ground for disease, with the World Health Organization estimating that “hundreds of millions” of people are infected at medical facilities each year and the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion reporting that 1 in 25 inpatients picks up an infection at the hospital.
Copper BioHealth aims to change that.
A startup led by Constanza Correa, 33, Copper BioHealth is working to install copper safety railings on hospital beds in Santiago, Chile, adding an additional layer of germ-slaying material to modern medicine’s arsenal.
Correa spoke with NPR earlier this month, stressing the severity of the hospital infection problem and the promise held by copper:
Healthcare-acquired infections are a huge problem. People come to the hospital with a sickness, and they get another one in the hospital. Then they have to stay longer and spend more money on treatment. Sometimes it can cause death. Eighty percent of these infections come from touching hospital surfaces. In the hospital room, the most contaminated surface is the bed rail. It’s the most manipulated by medical staff and patients. It’s in direct contact with the patient. That’s the most critical surface in the room.
Our objective is to decrease the chance of infection due to surface contact. So we replace current bed rails with copper bed rails. It kills viruses, fungi and bacteria continuously.
Correa admitted overhauling equipment with copper can be expensive, which is why she’s set up a leasing plan for the four Santiago hospitals currently testing her bed railings.
She said she hopes copper’s use in hospitals can soon be expanded to all sorts of things: IV poles, tables, even copper fibers in mattress covers.
“Copper kills everything,” Correa said. “Why wouldn’t you use it?”
December 16th, 2014
The New American
Written by Alex Newman
With the federal government engaged in a de facto unconstitutional occupation of some two thirds of Utah’s territory, citizens of the state and their elected representatives have had just about enough. So, on December 31, the State of Utah is formally demanding that Washington, D.C., relinquish control over more than 30 million acres of valuable land currently controlled by various federal bureaucracies.
While apparatchiks for an all-powerful U.S. government and far-left activists are fuming over the plan, Utah lawmakers, citizens, and experts say the time has come for the state to manage — and profit from — its own resources. Constitutionally speaking, experts say the lands should have gone to state control generations ago, as the federal government promised when Utah became a state.
The escalating battle now brewing between the feds and Utah formally got underway in in 2012, when Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, riding a wave of public outrage over federal abuses and land grabs, signed the popular Transfer of Public Lands Act. Among other elements, the law calls on the federal government to hand over control of public lands purportedly owned by the U.S. government within Utah’s borders.
The law also commissioned a study, released this month, examining various aspects of the process and finances — including how Utah would manage the land it is calling on the federal government to relinquish. According to the study, contrary to the hysterical claims of pseudo-environmentalists and federal supremacists demanding ever greater federal land grabs, transferring the lands to Utah would likely be “profitable” for the state.
Indeed, if Utah controlled its own lands — as opposed to bureaucrats and politicians in faraway Washington, D.C., who siphon away much of the state’s wealth and mismanage the resources — the state could easily bring in enough revenue to cover the costs of managing the lands, and then some. According to the researchers, the vast swaths of federally owned land represent an overall “drag” on the state’s economy — especially in the 20 out of 29 counties where the feds purport to own more than 40 percent of the land.
The 780-page study, “An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah,” was performed by economists from three leading Utah universities. It concluded that properly managing the lands by Utah authorities would cost the state government about $250 million annually by 2017. Revenues from those same lands in 2013 were already more than $330 million, with most of that coming from oil and gas royalties.
Depending on oil prices and other factors, a best-case-scenario would see the state’s coffers bulging with over $1 billion in additional revenue annually by 2035. By 2017, with a slight increase in drilling, the state could be earning nearly $400 million per year — more than enough to offset the costs of taking over fire suppression and other management duties from the federal government.....
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