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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The abuse of power case against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will go to trial. District Judge Bert Richardson (R) has ruled against dismissal, rejecting Perry's argument that his "constitutional authority to veto and was used appropriately." A Travis County grand jury Aug. 15 indicted the former governor on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official -- two felonies -- arising from his June 2013 demand to District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign or lose a two-year, $7.5 million allocation to the state


Monday, November 03, 2014

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change advises in a new report. Most of the world's electricity can -- and must -- be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050, the IPCC states. BBC News reports, "The report says that reducing emissions is crucial if global warming is to be limited to 2 degrees Celsius -- a target acknowledged in 2009 as the threshold of dangerous climate change." read more


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"She was in the way of the life that he had envisioned for himself, and he was a Baptist preacher and he couldn't divorce; he'd lose his job (pastor), and he'd have trouble getting another one,"

www.nydailynews.com

"The white-haired 64-year-old, who was forced to resign as a minister in the United Methodist Church in 2008, said nothing as the jury pronounced him guilty of first-degree murder"

articles.latimes.com

"Scott served as interim pastor at Charity Baptist Church in Hope Mills, and served as treasurer at East Lumberton Baptist Church."

myfox8.com

But you're right, they could just have "jobs" and not believe the faith they preached. Perhaps they're all 'closet atheists" since, apparently, "Christians" aren't subject to the same foibles as other humans...

Perhaps when you meet Christ you can let him know that he was wrong about that.

Information on District Judge Bert Richardson: judgepedia.org

Could be interesting timing give Perry's presidential pursuit.

Jeff - you asked "Example?"

Infant mortality rates top 27 countries by wealth:
www.washingtonpost.com

And by State so we know where work needs to be done:
kff.org

Which, if you look at the bottom graph in the first link indicates we need to work on keeping kids alive that first year.

What could be done? Quite a few things I think, from parental leave to food security to health care (Medicaid expansion) (off the top of my head).

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