Actually, she is the result of a human possessing a demon. That’s much worse.
February 11, 2016 at 11:49pm
“Hookah Madness,” perhaps?
February 11, 2016 at 11:39pm
Nasty: Lunch special or Lurch special?
 February 11, 2016 at 11:28pm
Manslaughter is still homicide, and a felony, even with no intent to kill anyone.
February 11, 2016 at 2:36pm
Anyone else think that Obamanoccio and Kerrynoccio, on the banner in the picture, are wrapped in an Israeli flag?
 February 11, 2016 at 2:32pm
I expect one or both to appear as an avatar, soon.
 February 11, 2016 at 2:28pm
Same name, different animals. What we generally see are arachnids which are not spiders, but are called “harvestmen.” They are non venomous, with a fused body and only two eyes. The spiders of the same name can be found here, just like harvestmen are found in Australia. The spiders have a two part body and more eyes. Their venom is not significantly harmful to humans.
Sarge: The ones I’ve seen come with a cylindrical key to use in case of battery failure. There is a plastic cap on the front which hides the keyhole. Just pry it out with a small screwdriver. Of course, we can always use the sock magnet trick, now;)
 February 11, 2016 at 1:44pm
The tongue is not stuck to the roof of the mouth, but is “tied” to the floor of the mouth, by its frenulum, which all of us have, but which can be too short. The snipping procedure is simple, and a lot less significant than male circumcision. Unlike circumcision which is essentially cosmetic, a child who is born with a tied tongue could face problems learning to speak growing up. In this case, the wrong child was taken from the nursery, and someone simply assumed the relatively routine procedure had to be performed as indicated on a chart, without double checking the identity of the patient.
You can't tell by looking that the tongue isn't stuck to the roof of the mouth????
Time for this Dr. to retire. Don't care how old he is.
 February 11, 2016 at 1:27pm
That was a rather significant error you described. This child lost no body parts, and will never even remember any minor discomfort involved. The hospital probably will offer a reasonable cash settlement which the parents’ lawyer will urge them to accept. If not, I hope a jury awards them one dollar.
 February 11, 2016 at 1:04pm
Gallileo did not invent the telescope, but not long after it was invented, he was the first to turn one to the heavens and describe what he saw there. This inspired Isaac Newton, whose works in optics and improvements to the telescope led to his Law of Universal Gravitation. Einstein proved that Newton’s Law broke down under conditions of extreme speed and gravitation, and predicted that gravity waves existed. This experiment has finally detected them, and it represents another “quantum leap” in the progress of science. I just hope it doesn’t take another century until the next leap along this path.
 February 11, 2016 at 12:46pm
Einstein presented his General Theory at the Prussian Academy of Science in November, 1915. Karl Schwartzchild used it to predict the existence of black holes a month after Einstein’s theory was published in 1916. Science builds upon science, sometimes very quickly.
Just a small correction, Schwarzchild technically did not predict the existence of black holes, he calculated a unique solution for Einstein’s’ field equations, something even Einstein was only able to approximate (math wasn’t his strong suit). This solution led to the derivation of the Schwarzschild radius, which is the size of the event horizon of a non-rotating black hole.
Einstein actually knew about the unique solution that Schwarzschild published as well as the fact that his equations could be used to prove the Black Hole in the first place, which Maxwell published after telling Einstein about them.
Einstein didn't care about that aspect just like he didn't care that his theory proved an Expanding Universe and the Big Bang that started it all. That is where his "God does not play dice with the universe" quote came from, Einstein believed in a definite sized and STATIC universe that was always here from the point of creation.
Maxwell used Einstein's Theory to prove Black Holes should exist.
Schwarzchild used Maxwell and Einstein to determine the event horizon radius - the Gravity Well size - that should belong to the Black Hole based on its mass and size after collapse from its parent star.
Einstein's formulas for Length and Time dilation are still used as the "best" description as to what happens "inside" the Event Horizon.
Einstein's theory also predicts the Einstein-Rosenberg bridge (Worm Holes), White Holes, and the Gamma Ray bursts and X-ray bursts from the Z axis of the Black Hole and a whole host of other things that we probably have not been able to understand and are still in his notes and papers in his vacuum sealed office.
Yeah, right. Mathematics is the ultimate solution to knowing everything about the universe I guess. The whole universe is measured by giant equations that are so complicated that "scientists" can't figure them out.
[-1] February 11, 2016 at 12:25pm
Says one with the caricature of a Disney cartoon character as an avatar.
Simple probably thinks the accused guards are all black.
February 11, 2016 at 12:13pm
Mexican style prisons.
 February 11, 2016 at 11:31am
I support the Convention of States movement, primarily because it terrifies the powers that be. They come back with the idea that such a convention could go crazy and propose all sorts of bad amendments to the Constitution, but this scenario is unlikely to be successful. Any amendments approved by a convention called by two-thirds of the States still have to be ratified by three-quarters of them before becoming effective.
 February 11, 2016 at 10:50am
The next to last paragraph in the story provides a big clue to explaining this shooting.
 February 11, 2016 at 10:44am
Loopy groupies, anyway.
 February 11, 2016 at 10:43am
The answer to your four questions is “yes,” Chucky.