Researchers set out to scientifically prove creationism.

(Dallas Morning News) Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial swamp into shape-shifting cells, into ape-like primates, into people.

His theory is taught in virtually every science classroom in the world. It is used to demystify the complexity of life, translate the language of DNA, and make sense of geology, biology and paleontology.

Scientists call evolution a unifying theory, a weight-bearing wall that frames our understanding of the natural world.

But at the Institute for Creation Research in northwest Dallas, a group of nine Ph.D.s from places like Harvard and Los Alamos National Laboratory say all that molecules-to-man stuff is nonsense. And they’re out to prove it.

This isn’t just the “intelligent design” hokum, this is the hardcore “the Bible is literally true and the Earth is just 6,000 years old” kind of creationism. The pure, undiluted, top-shelf crazy.

Here’s my favorite part:

“The rationale behind it is this: If God really does exist, he shouldn’t be lying to us,” he said. “And if he’s lying to us right off the bat in the book of Genesis, we’ve got some real problems.”

Yeah, if their research is conducted honestly, I see a real crisis of faith coming on. Needless to say, I don’t think these guys are in any danger of having to bear the burden that comes with a Nobel Prize.

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Aundrea Garland was spending the night with a friend at a home on Edmore Drive when a red Saturn pulled up and a man, armed with a high-powered weapon, and started shooting at Garland as she stood on the porch.

‘The girls were inside, then they were outside on the front porch. The next thing I knew, I heard gun shots,’ said the mother of Garland’s friend. ‘I ran outside and laid down next to her and she just kept telling me, ‘Tell my mother I love her.”

‘They killed my baby, they killed my baby. I don’t know what I’m going to do without her,’ said Garland’s mother, Margaret. ‘She was finishing up school, starting her senior year. She loved to sing and was just so beautiful.’
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Woman killed, 3 others hurt in shooting on Detroit’s east side,’ ClickOnDetroit.com.

The latest mass shooting in America, where all the guns keep everyone so safe.

'I will slaughter every single blonde s**t I see': Seven people killed as son of Hunger Games assistant director carries out drive-by shooting 'because women rebuffed his advances and he was a virgin at 22'

  • -Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, killing six
  • -Rodger also died of gunshot wound to the head; authorities have not confirmed if it was self-inflicted
  • -He posted a video to social media Thursday in which he rants about how women have rejected his advances
  • -Lamenting that he was a 22-year-old virgin, Rodger promises ‘retribution’ and ‘punishment’
  • -He says he plans to enter the ‘hottest sorority on SCSB’ and ‘slaughter’ the girls inside
  • -Rodger is believed to be the son of The Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger


(Huffington Post) The writer of a much-maligned New York Times article about Michael Brown admitted on Monday that he had made a mistake when he described the slain teenager as “no angel.”

Those two words that John Eligon chose, along with a series of of descriptions about Brown’s “dabbling” with drugs, alcohol and rap music, set off a scorching round of criticism for the way the paper had characterized Brown. The Times dug an even deeper hole for itself by writing a concurrent article about Darren Wilson, the man who killed Brown, in which Wilson was described as a “well-mannered, relatively soft-spoken, even bland person.” Many said that the contrast seemed to fit a pattern in which black victims of crime are maligned in the media.

A scary experience for three teenage girls began when a stranger followed them around a Southside Indianapolis gas station, police said, and culminated in a car chase on I-465 featuring flying bullets and shattered glass.

Anthony Martin, 28, Indianapolis, appears in Marion Superior Court this morning to hear charges against him for his actions the night of March 23.

Police say Martin followed the Mazda RX8 in which the three girls were riding after they fled his unwanted attention at a Speedway gas station at 5960 S. East St.

Just another Second Amendment Hero, taking on the tyrants.

The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired. New officers were brought in to create a credible department from scratch.

That was three years ago. One of the officers who worked in that department, and lost his job along with everyone else, was a young man named Darren Wilson.

The real insurance cancellation scandal is over. Obamacare fixed it.

Los Angeles Times, 2007: One of the state’s largest health insurers set goals and paid bonuses based in part on how many individual policyholders were dropped and how much money was saved.

Woodland Hills-based Health Net Inc. avoided paying $35.5 million in medical expenses by rescinding about 1,600 policies between 2000 and 2006. During that period, it paid its senior analyst in charge of cancellations more than $20,000 in bonuses based in part on her meeting or exceeding annual targets for revoking policies, documents disclosed Thursday showed.

The revelation that the health plan had cancellation goals and bonuses comes amid a storm of controversy over the industry-wide but long-hidden practice of rescinding coverage after expensive medical treatments have been authorized.

The practice was known as “rescission.” Companies hired people to go through the insurance forms of people undergoing expensive medical treatment, looking for typos or minor inaccuracies. If you forgot to mention a tooth filling — boom! — no chemotherapy for you. You’d have no insurance coverage at all and a pre-existing condition. You were screwed. This was the unregulated, free-market approach that Republicans tell you is so wonderful and perfect.

Obamacare made the practice illegal and in May of 2010, this particular corporate scam ended industry-wide.

"[Insurance companies] look for anything that they could say ‘you didn’t tell us about,’" Dale Rice, whose 17 year-old daughter’s coverage was pulled in the middle of a health crisis, told the Chicago Tribune. “They hope that people just lay down and die and don’t fight.”

The insurance industry was denying coverage and literally allowing people to die after taking their money for years. That’s a cancellation scandal and going back to that is not an option.

Just when you think you’ve reached the bottom of GOP racism, you realize there is no bottom.

Josh Marshall:

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, a candidate for Congress in Arizona, is an immigrant from Mexico herself but when it comes to “Middle Easterners”, Chinese and apparently various brown-skinned people who don’t come from Mexico, she doesn’t want them here “legally or illegally” because they mix in and look like Mexicans.

See, it works this way; middle easterners all look like Mexicans and this is a bad thing because with every middle easterner “their only goal in life is to, to cause harm to the United States.” And, since they all look like Mexicans, how are we supposed to know who’s the terrorist and who isn’t? Better just to not let any middle easterners in, because 9/11.

The least surprising part of the whole story: “She has been endorsed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), who is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Saucedo Mercer on Sept. 12 in Tucson, Ariz.”

(TPM) Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson proposed legislation on Thursday aimed at demilitarizing domestic police forces, amid national criticism of heavily armed cops going after protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

"Our main streets should be a place for business, families, and relaxation, not tanks and M16s," the Democratic congressman wrote in a "Dear Colleague" letter to members of Congress. "Unfortunately … our local police are quickly beginning to resemble paramilitary forces."

The Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act would prevent the transfer of certain military-grade equipment from the Department of Defense to local law enforcement agencies. That includes some automatic weapons, armored vehicles, armored drones, silencers and flash-bang or stun grenades.

Drudge, Fox News just making shit up.

Talking Points Memo:

Fox and Friends, committed to covering the issues of the day, had a report Thursday morning on “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” an international holiday held on Sept. 19. The Obama campaign even celebrated the swashbuckling occasion by tweeting a picture of the president posing in the Oval Office with a pirate. “Arrr you in?” the campaign asked in its tweet.

And, cue the conservative headlines. “BUT NO TIME FOR NETANYAHU…” the Drudge Report bannered Wednesday night…

“TOO BUSY FOR ISRAEL / PRESIDENT FINDS TIME FOR PIRATE, LETTERMAN,” Fox and Friends’ screen read Thursday. “This pirate got a sit-down in the Oval Office yesterday,” Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said on-air. “So much for the Middle East peace. The White House doesn’t even have time to meet with Israel, but the president got a private sit-down with a pirate yesterday in the Oval Office. Sorry, Bibi,” Steeve Doocy added.

One small problem: the photo was taken in May 2009 for use as a joke during the White House Correspondents’ dinner.

After being caught in a lie, Fox has not issued a retraction or correction. It’s false, they know it’s false, and they don’t care. Try to act surprised.

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