Thursday, July 10, 2008

Is There a Moron in the House?, Survivor, -and- Stupid Criminals

Is There a Moron in the House? - doctor claims space aliens hold key to free energy
Survivor - town council votes dog off Palm Beach island
Stupid Criminals - accused rapist gives victim his phone number

On this day in history: July 10, 1992 - Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega sentenced to 40 years in prison for eight counts of drug trafficking, money laundering, and racketeering.

Born on this day in history: July 10, 1943 - Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993) Born in Richmond, Virginia, tennis player Arthur Ashe was the first African-American to win the U.S. national singles and open championships (1968) and the first black professional to play in apartheid South Africa (1973). Ashe became a spokesman for AIDS education after contracting the virus from a blood transfusion.

Scripture of the Day: And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb." - Revelation 7:10

Video of the Day: Paradise Fire 2008 - submitted by Danica

This was the scene at a local bullfight early this morning. This will not end well! Click to enlarge.

The fires continue to rage. Today's video shows the aftermath of fires that are currently raging in the Paradise, CA area—approximately 45 miles from here. There have been over 4,000 people evacuated thus far, and there is no immediate end in sight. While the Paradise fires are but a few of over 1,000 fires currently raging in California, the proximity of these fires makes them particularly dramatic to local residents. Many have relatives and friends who live in Paradise—many of whom have been displaced from their homes. The ash falling here in Corning this morning looks like a light snowfall. We pray for the victims of the fires and other natural threats throughout our nation. May God shower His mercy upon us all!

Here is a photograph showing the incredibly poor air quality in Chico!