TEXAS in the News

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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by AFRS » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:24 am

Onyx wrote:
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Wow. Makes me realise that the feuds on CPS are surprisingly amicable.
Trust me, this same charge was made here once upon a time.
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Post by UncleBob » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:57 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: TEXAS in the News

Post by hugodrax » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:37 pm

Yeah, we've been doing that for a while now. The Norwegians were just slow to catch on.

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Post by UncleBob » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:58 am

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

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Post by Sid.Stavros » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:57 am

Texan Christians protest first ever "Greater Church of Lucifer"

[BBvideo 560,340]https://youtu.be/dg0BFZXf1sA[/BBvideo]

The first-ever "Greater Church of Lucifer" prepared to open its doors in the Old Town Spring suburb of Houston, Texas, Friday, drawing dozens of Christian protesters who picketed the church outside.

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

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Post by hugodrax » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:49 pm

Texas is a land of contrasts, isn't it? I've always liked the people I've known from there as being incredibly open and decent, but there is a bit of dislike for outsiders in some parts, maybe? Is it like Pennsylvania, you're family has to be there for x amount of years before acceptance?

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Post by UncleBob » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:40 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Texas is a land of contrasts, isn't it? I've always liked the people I've known from there as being incredibly open and decent, but there is a bit of dislike for outsiders in some parts, maybe? Is it like Pennsylvania, you're family has to be there for x amount of years before acceptance?
Oh yes. If you were not born in Texas then you will never be Texan. The irony is that no matter what other state I live in, they will consider me Texan. :wink:

Lots of war drums sounding in this part of Texas right now. I wouldn't want to live here as a Muslim.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:24 pm

I've been trying to tell you people...

Whataburger Tops Fast Company Bracket for Best Burger in America

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Post by Sid.Stavros » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:31 am

Texas Governor To Obama: ‘Come And Take It’

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Post by wosbald » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:17 am

+JMJ+

Texas on Verge of Recommending Ban on Bite Mark Evidence

Texas moved to the brink Thursday of becoming the first state to formally call for a ban on bite mark evidence, which could influence judges across the U.S. and whether they will accept the disputed forensic science in courtrooms.

The Texas Forensic Science Commission signaled it would recommend a moratorium on using bite mark evidence pending more research after several members, who have been scrutinizing the practice for months, agreed to bring their skepticism before the full board.

The commission cannot outright ban bite mark evidence. But a state scientific agency recommending even a temporary halt to the use of bite mark evidence would be unprecedented, legal experts say, and cause prosecutors and judges across the country to take notice.

At least two dozen men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks have been exonerated nationwide since 2000. There is no scientific proof that teeth can be definitively matched to human skin, and critics say it is long overdue that the practice joins other discredited evidence such as bullet-lead analysis and microscopic hair analysis.

"It's too subjective. There is no criteria. As a result, I'm ready to face the absence of it in court, rather than have it be used," said Richard Alpert, a commission member who is also a prosecutor in Fort Worth.

A full vote by the commission is expected Friday. …

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Post by tuttle » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:59 pm

wosbald wrote:+JMJ+

Texas on Verge of Recommending Ban on Bite Mark Evidence

Texas moved to the brink Thursday of becoming the first state to formally call for a ban on bite mark evidence, which could influence judges across the U.S. and whether they will accept the disputed forensic science in courtrooms.

The Texas Forensic Science Commission signaled it would recommend a moratorium on using bite mark evidence pending more research after several members, who have been scrutinizing the practice for months, agreed to bring their skepticism before the full board.

The commission cannot outright ban bite mark evidence. But a state scientific agency recommending even a temporary halt to the use of bite mark evidence would be unprecedented, legal experts say, and cause prosecutors and judges across the country to take notice.

At least two dozen men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks have been exonerated nationwide since 2000. There is no scientific proof that teeth can be definitively matched to human skin, and critics say it is long overdue that the practice joins other discredited evidence such as bullet-lead analysis and microscopic hair analysis.

"It's too subjective. There is no criteria. As a result, I'm ready to face the absence of it in court, rather than have it be used," said Richard Alpert, a commission member who is also a prosecutor in Fort Worth.

A full vote by the commission is expected Friday. …
Richard Alpert was this guy on L O S T

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Post by UncleBob » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:56 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Post by JimVH » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:52 pm

They should strap one like it to the side of the world's biggest Sam Houston statue in Huntsville.
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:16 pm

Unfriendly Climate
Texas Tech’s Katharine Hayhoe is one of the most respected experts on global warming in the country. She’s also an evangelical Christian who is trying to connect with the very people who most doubt her research. Too bad the temperature keeps rising.
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Post by UncleBob » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:01 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

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Post by Hovannes » Tue May 10, 2016 8:38 pm

"What doesn't kill you, gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor."

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Post by UncleBob » Wed May 11, 2016 7:41 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

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