Customer shoots and kills armed robber

Reported By on 2015-10-31

“Chicago Police say charges are unlikely to filed against a customer who fatally shot a man trying to rob a Southwest Side business Saturday night. A man walked into a Gage Park business that included a currency exchange … and pulled out a gun, threatened the employee behind the counter and announced a robbery…. A customer in the store withdrew his own weapon and fired at the suspect [who] was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. [The suspect] had an extensive criminal history, including prior arrests for robbery….”

Pizza deliveryman shoots robber

Reported By on 2015-10-25

“Police say a Domino’s delivery driver was delivering  pizzas … when  he was approached by two armed man, demanding money. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the deliveryman grabbed his own gun and shot one of the suspects…. According to police, the suspect who was shot by the deliveryman is in serious condition, there’s no word on if the second suspect was captured, or if he ran off….”

Pastor shoots, kills attacker in church

Reported By on 2015-10-18

“A Detroit church service turned tragic today when a man with a brick went after the pastor, but likely didn’t anticipate what would follow: the pastor pulled out a semiautomatic pistol and fatally shot the man, police said…. The shooting happened … shortly after a 1:30 p.m. service got underway at the City of God storefront church…. The man with the brick never actually made it into the church, but went after the pastor in the vestibule…. The pastor  … responded with gunfire, shooting the man multiple times, including in the chest. The man died a short while later at Botsford Hospital….”

What I Learned about Climate Change: The Science is not Settled

Reported By on 2015-10-16

“What is your position on the climate-change debate? What would it take to change your mind? If the answer is It would take a ton of evidence to change my mind, because my understanding is that the science is settled, and we need to get going on this important issue, that’s what I thought, too. This is my story….”

Obama took the wrong side on climate change says physicist Freeman Dyson

Reported By Fox News on 2015-10-14

Theoretical physicist and Democrat voter Freeman Dyson has expressed his disappointment with President Obama’s stance on climate change. ‘I’m 100 percent Democrat myself, and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on this issue, and the Republicans took the right side.’ Now retired, Dyson was a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton between 1953 and 1994. Famed for his work in quantum electrodynamics and nuclear engineering, Dyson also worked on climate studies during his career….”

France’s top weatherman sparks storm over book questioning climate change

Reported By on 2015-10-14

“Every night, France’s chief weatherman has told the nation how much wind, sun or rain they can expect the following day. Now Philippe Verdier, a household name for his nightly forecasts on France 2, has been taken off air after a more controversial announcement – criticising the world’s top climate change experts. Mr Verdier claims in the book Climat Investigation (Climate Investigation) that leading climatologists and political leaders have ‘taken the world hostage’ with misleading data…”

Armed beauty frightens off molesters

;Reported By on 2015-10-13 

 “A Mumbai-based model allegedly whipped out a gun at a retail outlet in Karol Bagh to thwart two men whom she claimed had tried to molest her, police said…. The episode unfolded at the billing counter when she suddenly pulled out a gun as she accused two men present there of having passed lewd comments at her. She also alleged that they had tried to touch her inappropriately when she was waiting her turn at the counter, said a police officer. By the time the manager intervened and other customers gathered around, the accused duo had fled the scene….”

Carbon Dioxide: The Good News

Reported By on 2015-10-12

A report by “former IPCC delegate Dr Indur Goklany calls for a reassessment of carbon dioxide, which he says has many benefits for the natural world and for humankind. ‘Carbon dioxide fertilises plants, and emissions from fossil fuels have already had a hugely beneficial effect on crops, increasing yields by at least 10-15%. This has not only been good for humankind but for the natural world too, because an acre of land that is not used for crops is an acre of land that is left for nature’…. Pointing to estimates that the current value of the carbon dioxide fertilisation effect on global crop production is about $140 billion a year, he notes that this additional production has helped reduce hunger and advance human well-being…. Almost without exception, the wild places of the Earth have become greener in recent decades, .largely as a direct result of carbon dioxide increases. In fact, it has been shown that carbon dioxide can increase plants’ water-use efficiency too, making them more resilient to drought, so that there is a double benefit in arid parts of the world…. ‘Unlike the claims of future global warming disasters these benefits are firmly established and are being felt now. Yet despite this the media overlook the good news and the public remain in the dark. My report should begin to restore a little balance.’….” [Full Report in PDF Format]

Secretive conference on ‘Climate Change and the Law’ aims to outlaw skeptical inquiry

Reported By on 2015-10-11 “We might think a proposal to an international conference of top judges – assembled in the highest courtroom in Britain – for a ruling to ‘scotch’ claims that challenge the ‘consensus’ on manmade global warming was odd enough to be worthy of front-page coverage…. The fact that it could be seriously proposed in the highest courtroom in the land that the law should now be used to help suppress any further debate on what has become one of the most contentious issues in the history of science (greeted with applause from the distinguished legal audience) speaks volumes about the curious psychological state to which the great global warming scare has reduced so many of the prominent figures who today exercise power and influence over the life of our Western societies….”

Robbers attempt to rob concealed carry holder resulting in one robber dead and the other wounded

;Reported By ABC News on 2015-10-09 

“One person is dead and another is injured after they allegedly attempted to rob a man carrying a concealed handgun early this morning. The suspects approached the man with a gun as he was walking on the 600 block Cypress Station Drive around 1am. That’s when deputies say the man surprised the would-be robbers by pulling his own handgun. He fired the gun at both suspects, killing one of them…. The second robbery suspect was found injured a short time later. He was transported to the hospital….”