You know, I used to wonder how the hell the US could hold as much as a full 10th of its population behind bars. That was until I learned, of course, that more than half of those aren’t actually criminals, if the notion that it takes malicious intent and one or more victim(s) to actually perpetrate a crime holds true.
Ah, so that explains it: the Bad Astronomer explains why the Moon always seems larger on the horizon than in the sky.
The city of Miami, Oklahoma (no, not Miami, Florida) actually has an “Emergency 911 prayer group”. And they activated it to combat the tornadoes that hit the region earlier this week, tornadoes that effectively missed the city – only to kill five people in neighboring regions. Maybe they ought to ask God to aim better?
“After 40 years, $1 trillion, US War on Drugs has failed to meet any of its goals”. Blatantly obvious truth alert.
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