Saturday, January 08, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords Alive

"She is currently in surgery. She's alive."

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot point blank in the head by a man who opened fire indiscriminately at a constituency meeting in Tucson, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

Giffords, a 40-year-old Democrat in her third term in Congress, was airlifted to a hospital in Tucson shortly after the shooting at a Safeway supermarket in the Arizona city.

"She is currently in surgery. She's alive," University Medical Center spokeswoman Darci Slaten told Reuters. Slaten added that nine other shooting victims were being treated at the hospital.

NPR, citing the sheriff's office in Pima County, Arizona, initially reported that Giffords and six others had died in the shooting, though it later said there were conflicting reports.




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Gabrielle Giffords Has Died of Gunshot


Pima County sheriffs office has confirmed to NPR that Rep. Giffords died.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and six others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, the Pima County, Ariz., sheriff's office confirms. The 40-year-old Democrat was outside a Tucson grocery store when a gunman ran up and began firing indiscriminately. The suspect was taken into police custody.

The 40-year-old Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.

At least nine other people, including members of her staff, were hurt. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known.

Giffords was talking to a couple when the suspect ran up and fired indiscriminately from about four feet away, Michaels said.
For others are dead including a child.




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Gabrielle Giffords(D-AZ) Shot in Tucson

NPR reported on the hour:

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.

The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.

At least five other people, including members of her staff, were hurt. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known.

Giffords was talking to a couple when the suspect ran up firing indiscriminately and then ran off, Michaels said. According to other witnesses, he was tackled by a bystander and taken into custody.
Deatils of the crime are developing. FOX News is saying, "Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Fox News has confirmed." Also, three Giffords staff have been shot.




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Sunday, January 02, 2011

We're All Gonna Die! ...Again

Entering college in 1972, I was thrown into a world of intense fear. Forced to read Paul Erlich's 'The Population Bomb' and Alvin Toffler's 'Future Shock,' I was convinced I would never survive to be 56 years old. TIME, Newsweek, and US New and World Report magazines all had a cover stories of the coming ice age as the Global Cooling fad took hold of usually reasonable sensibilities. We were doomed everyone was saying and it was all backed by solid science, just like Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth.'

Matt Novak of PaleoFuture blog returns to those days of future past with the video 'Apocalypse'.
I was scared to premature death. Then, while researching my term paper, I read an essay by Isaac Asimov in which he demonstrated that every person alive at the time could be fit comfortably into the Grand Canyon and, by using the numbers of the doomsayers, that the total mass of humanity would exceed the total mass of planet Earth in the same 20-30 year time frame predicted for our doom.

Ed Driscoll has more to say at Pajamas Media and he says it better, too.





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