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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#124)
« on: June 15, 2015, 06:09:10 PM »
“The Sheriff’s View” (#124)


 Those who keep track of activities of your Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department know that State and Federal grants play a major role with smaller agencies such as this one when dealing with personnel and equipment. Just last week this Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Department of Public Safety that once again we will be receiving the Deputy Sheriff’s Salary Supplemental Fund (DSSSF) grant. The grant application was submitted several months back, which totals approximately $75,000 in funding for your County deputies. Included in this year’s grant is a $1,000 pay-raise for the deputies. This will be the first time since 2008 that the deputies received a grant pay-raise. The DSSSF grant is only for commissioned deputies, which excludes most jailers, dispatchers and the administrative staff.

In knowing that most law enforcement officers in this State are underpaid, I spent several hours researching this topic. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor (and other sources), the average salary of a law enforcement officer in the U.S. is approximately $54,000 annually. These salaries are averaged in numerous categories, with the lowest reflecting that only 10% of all law enforcement officers fall in this category, which is under $33,000 yearly. Sadly, almost the entire state of Missouri is included in the lowest 10% category, with the exceptions being the large metropolitan areas.

With the complex requirements placed on law enforcement professionals and with more coming from legislators, I find the above statistics unacceptable for the work required of lawmen/women. Even though the involved individuals will tell you that they are not in this profession for the money, the stringent training and knowledge required of them, along with the dangers of the job, truly necessitates a pay scale deserving of their occupation. Despite any college accredited hours, an individual wishing to become a deputy sheriff will attend a Sheriff’s training academy for approximately 700 hours (11 months) of intensive training. Once this individual receives his/her Peace Officer’s license, they are also required to complete at least 48 hours of additional training per designated cycle. As you can see, your deputies in Pulaski County are very educated in their profession and, as reflected above, they don’t even come close to a competitive salary. Hopefully this will be changed in the near future.

For the next topic, let’s talk about “hoaxes.” For those jokesters at the office or in school, these might be funny to some but when it comes to public safety, hoaxes should never occur. To drive the point home, there are several laws which deal with individuals wishing to place false alarms to police, fire and EMS services, and those violating this law will be prosecuted.

I will be very brief in discussing hoaxes in this article, due to one of our local media outlets that is planning to release a story about an event that occurred last week involving a hoax. Let common sense prevail if one wishes to test this system and realize that when a false incident is reported, it takes away emergency services from those actually in need.

Last week there was a meeting between several mental health agencies and administrators from the Sheriff’s Department to discuss the mental well-being of inmates in the Pulaski County Jail. As one might assume, mental health issues are constant with inmates. My gratitude goes out to the individuals that are assisting the Sheriff’s Department with the mental health issues of the jail.

This concludes another week’s summary as your Pulaski County sheriff, and I hope to see you here again next week.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#122)
« on: June 01, 2015, 04:15:10 AM »
 “The Sheriff’s View” (#122)

Another busy week has passed, with more events occurring than what we have time and room for in this week’s article, so lets get started by talking about Federal Surplus property.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, as with most other small law enforcement agencies in this nation, have limited resources to purchase some of the large ticket items needed to properly supply their departments with equipment necessary to serve and protect their communities. One way of accomplishing this in the past was via a military surplus program that has been in existence for years, which is now being dramatically modified by our President and federal legislators. Recently, law enforcement agencies have received Executive orders from Washington D.C. which are restricting or alleviating some of these military surplus items.

Just last week some staff members and I completed and submitted, to our government, another round of documents required to justify and keep the MRAP vehicle that the Sheriff’s Department obtained over a year ago. This vehicle will be primarily used as a “Rescue Vehicle” due to the almost unlimited capabilities to help save individuals in the event of another flood, tornado or ice storm. This vehicle has no weapons systems that are attached to it. The MRAP is comprised of armor protection material, which can literally be a life-saver for those citizens under fire and your law enforcement officers that are attempting rescues.

I will conclude this topic with stating that I hate to see the direction that the surplus program is now going and hope that the government will continue to allow law enforcement agencies to use excess equipment that is no longer being used by anyone.

As many of you may know from media sources, the exhuming of murder victim Jane Doe did occur last week and was a success. Her remains are being sent to the University of North Texas in Ft. Worth for a forensic examination, which will be a 3-4 month process. Your detectives have high hopes of being able to at least identify Jane Doe from this endeavor. We will keep you updated as this case evolves. I want to express my gratitude to all who volunteered to assist with the exhumation, along with the great media involvement, which is one of the best resources available to help identify this victim.

Over the past few years, the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has received numerous budget cuts that have alleviated the ability to send agents to the field to conduct inspections of nightclubs and bars. Therefore, the State has passed the torch to the local Sheriffs and law enforcement officers to conduct these inspections.

After several months of planning, last week a meeting was held between the Sheriff’s Department and local bar/nightclub owners to discuss this process. Beginning in June, periodic inspections will be conducted by deputies at bars and nightclubs throughout Pulaski County. Deputies will be assisted by officers of that city so that the inspections can be conducted quickly and thoroughly. There was a good turnout of over 30 owners and managers of these local establishments and almost all seemed to be in favor of the checks. In addition to reviewing required documents/licenses, liquor packaging and safety issues, these inspections can help reduce potential problems that these businesses can experience on occasion.

We are also in the process of reviewing the number of past false security alarm reports in Pulaski County, and are in the process of finding ways to reduce them. Your Sheriff’s Department has responded to over 1500 reports of security alarms being activated over the past two years. Of these reports, only eight were valid alarms, with most involving medical situations.

The above accounts for literally hundreds of hours spent responding to false alarms, when deputies could actually be out handling other matters. Don’t get me wrong, I personally am an owner of an alarm system and an avid supporter of them, but I also am personally responsible to assure that my system is properly maintained. Even more important, each owner needs to make sure that if your system is activated that you are accessible to your monitoring company by telephone. In most cases, this would alleviate the response of law enforcement officers to false alarms. Until a workable resolution is developed, your assistance with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

This concludes another week’s summary as your Pulaski County sheriff, and I hope to see you here again next week. For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our website (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.

 Sheriff Ronald Long

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Local News / Highway Patrol Arrest Reports
« on: May 28, 2015, 08:15:46 PM »
05/24/2015 12:20AM PULASKI I
HENSON, SPENCER L 19 MALE RICHLAND, MO 1) MINOR VISIBLY INTOXICATED 2) CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT DRIVING PULASKI COUNTY JAIL RELEASED

05/25/2015 5:49PM PULASKI I
HODGES, DYLAN M 23 MALE RICHLAND,MO 1) DWI-ALCOHOL 2) SPEED 3) FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SAFETY BELT PULASK COUNTY RELEASED

05/26/2015 7:22PM PULASKI I
FAKES, ZACHARY B 28 MALE WAYNESVILLE, MO 1) POSSESSION OF UP TO 35G OF MARIJUANA 2) UNLAWFUL USE OF PARAPHERNALIA 3) NO SEAT BELT PULASKI COUNTY JAIL RELEASED

05/26/2015 7:22PM PULASKI I
BABCOCK, PAYTON L 19 MALE WAYNESVILLE, MO 1) POSSESSION OF UP TO 35G OF MARIJUANA 2) UNLAWFUL USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 3)MINOR VISIBLY INTOXICATED/BAC OVER 0.02% 4) NO SEAT BELT PULASKI COUNTY JAIL RELEASED

05/27/2015 5:14PM PULASKI I
NAJBAR, IWONA  55 FEMALE ST ROBERT, MO 1) DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED - PRIOR OFFENDER 2) CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT DRIVING INVOLVING AN ACCIDENT PULASKI COUNTY JAIL RELEASED




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Have you heard that veterans can receive healthcare at GLWACH?   :yahoo: :yahoo:

 Veterans living in the Fort Leonard Wood vicinity may now receive medical care at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and spare the commute to Columbia, Missouri, for Veterans Affairs approved treatments once approved by a Truman VA primary care team.

 Under an agreement, signed Sept. 8, 2014, between the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, in Columbia, Missouri, inpatient and some outpatient healthcare visits can be approved and coordinated by a Truman VA patient’s primary care physician for the VA patient to be seen here at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, including surgery.

 "The new agreement will allow us to enhance access to certain specialty care services for many veterans in that portion of our service area. We are excited about our expanded relationship with the Department of Defense," said Wade Vlosich, director of the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

 Previously, veterans who live in and around Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, Camden, Dallas, Dent, Laclede and Miller counties had to make a nearly two-hour drive, depending on their residence, for all of their VA patient care in Columbia.

 "Our veterans deserve excellent care closer to their homes and Family," said Col. (Dr.) Peter Nielsen, GLWACH commander. "While primary care enrollment is fundamental, our goal is to fully engage the hospital's capability and capacity, including specialty and inpatient services, to effectively improve the health of all beneficiaries."

 "Making approved care available to veterans here also provides enhanced wartime clinical skills for the Fort Leonard Wood hospital staff and its medical team," Nielsen said. "The agreement will better serve the medical needs of patients at both facilities."

 For detailed information about this agreement, please listen to Col. (Dr.) Peter Nielsen's radio interview recorded podcast here: https://www.facebook.com/GLWACH/videos/818032901550890/

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#120)
« on: May 18, 2015, 04:59:24 PM »
“The Sheriff’s View” (#120)


 Last Monday marked yet another step in Pulaski County’s anti-drug campaign. On Tuesday, two individuals that had been participating in Drug Court graduated from the program. Both individuals had participated in this complex program for approximately two years and successfully completed it last week. One thing that I repeatedly hear during these graduation ceremonies from the participants is about how much individual fortitude and work it took each of them to reach this milestone.

The Pulaski County Drug Court is directed by Judge Colin Long, who has an array of professionals that assist him with the participants. They have a rigid multi-step program structured for these individuals who have appeared before Judge Long on criminal cases that were in some way associated with drug addiction. Not all who enter this program successfully graduate, but dozens of lives have been saved who were able to complete Drug Court. So, congratulations to these new graduates and to Judge Long for another successful chapter of Drug Court!

While on the topic of graduations, this week there are numerous schools in Pulaski County that will be celebrating the graduation of their senior classes. I want to stress to these students and the parents the “safety” issues that are at stake during this time. These graduates will be celebrating their accomplishment in many ways, but unfortunately some will make wrong decisions. Parents, please stress to your graduates about the topic of alcohol and drug usage again this week. Wrong decisions made during this time can result in injuries, accidents or criminal arrests, or possibly even something more devastating. Make sure these graduates enter their next step into a positive future by making the correct choices this weekend.

A sight to see is coming to the St.Robert-Ft.Wood area this Thursday. The annual Special Olympics Torch Run begins in the St. James area and will conclude in Pulaski County. The Torch Run participants are law enforcement officers, compiled of City and County officers, State Troopers, Game Wardens and Military Police Officers. There will be over 1000 officers that will be running, with the largest component being MP’s. This is another fund raising endeavor for your law enforcement community to help these Special Olympic athletes. If you wish to view the final leg of this run, the participants leave the St. Robert Community Center at 10:30 AM on Thursday morning. Helping escort the runners will be the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, along with an anticipated fly-in via helicopter by the Highway Patrol’s new Superintendent.

As mentioned several weeks ago, we now have a date set for the exhuming of Jane Doe’s grave, which will be on the morning of Wednesday, May 27th. We are hoping this initiative will give us additional evidence needed to help identify Jane Doe and resolve her murder case.

I also want to thank the Maranatha Baptist Church for sponsoring the first Pulaski County Blue and White celebration, which was a special event to recognize law enforcement officials in Pulaski County. As some of you may know, last week was National Police Week so my words of appreciation go out to Maranatha for recognizing the officers that protect this community on a daily basis.

Our next Town Hall meeting will be in Laquey on Tuesday, May the 26th, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held in the gymnasium of the Laquey High School. The meeting is open to the public, so feel free to come out and visit with your Sheriff and other representatives of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

This concludes another week’s summary as your Pulaski County sheriff, and I hope to see you here again next week. For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our website (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.

 Sheriff Ronald Long

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JEFFERSON CITY —Text messages obtained by The Star reveal a sexually charged relationship between House Speaker John Diehl and a college freshman in a Missouri Capitol internship program that shut down abruptly last month.

The conversations unveil a flirty rapport and suggest an intimacy between arguably the state’s most influential lawmaker and a young woman taking some pleasure in a secret association.

 Missouri House Speaker John Diehl       

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl  | Tim Bommel  / Missouri House 
     
The texts show occasional efforts by Diehl and the intern to meet in person. They range from mundane chatter, about boring meetings and dreading speeches, to the more sexually suggestive.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article20822424.html#storylink=cpy

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Local News / Re: This message board
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:09:21 AM »
Facebook login is running now. Let me know any issues you may have..

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Local News / Re: This message board
« on: May 01, 2015, 08:40:04 PM »
The board will go down for a while after 8 pm tonight..

I am in the process of moving this board to a faster server with a newer version of PHP that I need to make it so Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ can be used to sign in.. I may start posting some news here or linking to it, not sure yet. I will try and get headers back I am having an issue with coding on it and I have to go in deep to try and find the duplicate code when I get time.. I have also dumped several more board topics that made no sense anymore.. Perhaps with the ease of Facebook login more people will want to talk here.. Who knows, either way no big deal..

All in All Thank you all..

Ricky

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Local News / This message board
« on: May 01, 2015, 06:35:13 AM »
I am in the process of moving this board to a faster server with a newer version of PHP that I need to make it so Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ can be used to sign in.. I may start posting some news here or linking to it, not sure yet. I will try and get headers back I am having an issue with coding on it and I have to go in deep to try and find the duplicate code when I get time.. I have also dumped several more board topics that made no sense anymore.. Perhaps with the ease of Facebook login more people will want to talk here.. Who knows, either way no big deal..

All in All Thank you all..

Ricky

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National Political Opinion / Re: Arguing politics.
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:14:00 AM »
I love Obama..

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Emergency Services Opinion / Re: 'Cannibal Cop'
« on: July 01, 2014, 03:48:33 PM »
And he has now been cleared or I should say his conviction has been overturned by a federal judge

That's like the opposite of sunny side up..

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Religion Opinion / Re: Biblical prophecy being fullfilled
« on: June 22, 2014, 07:44:19 AM »
The bible is wrong about everything, you would have to be retarded to believe any of it..

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Religion Opinion / Re: Biblical prophecy being fullfilled
« on: June 21, 2014, 10:46:58 PM »
THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN WARS, GET A GRIP..

HERE'S YOUR BOY TELLING YOU, YOU ARE CRAZY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3qh-heyoFk

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Religion Opinion / Re: Biblical prophecy being fullfilled
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:35:10 AM »
Just repeat to them the claims you make in here and I bet they just cut you a check to save further embarrassment on their part..

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Religion Opinion / Re: Biblical prophecy being fullfilled
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:28:22 AM »
Since you guys are so sure of your proof here's a guy who will pay you big bucks for it.

Just a reminder for anyone who says they have proof of any deity, psychic power, or any other magical or supernatural claims. Please see the following challenge.

I know you guys have this wrapped up so perhaps ten percent for me? I mean you will get paid, like Duh!

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html



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Mark has issues doctors probably can't fix and I am sick of reading his lame cut n pastes..

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Say bye to Mark everyone, I can't stand to read his words any longer.. Look at that shameful picture on his page..

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 08:24:35 PM »

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:30:17 PM »
One guys version of what he thinks the supreme court said is not a fact. Just like nothing you write are facts.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:27:33 PM »
What piece of crap message board did you get this from? Why do you believe what idiots write about religion and not what smart people write about atheism?

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:26:09 PM »
Atheism is a Religion Says US Supreme Court
December 01, 2009 10:07 AM EST (Updated: December 01, 2009 10:44 AM EST)
views: 4115 | 1 person recommends this | comments: 176
Up until yesterday, I had been totally unaware that there was a case adjudicated in 2005 in Wisconsin, Kaufman v. McCaughtry. This case involved an Atheist inmate who filed a grievance as a result of being denied to form a study group for Atheists in his prison on the grounds that his First Amendment rights were thwarted by denial to form the group by the prison authorities. In order to understand how this was adjudicated, we need to know exactly what  the First Amendment regarding religion says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

 This amendment has two clauses. The first clause is referred to as the establishment clause, as you see the word establishment used in the first clause of the sentence that creates the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the US. The second clause is referred to as the free exercise clause, as you see the phrase free exercise noted in the second clause. This is the law that judges use to determine cases where freedom of religion is an issue. They interpret the law according to the evidence of the case that is under consideration. Whatever they decide sets precedence, a rule of thumb, so to speak, or a preceding condition of judgment that determines the way subsequent or following cases will be interpreted.

When this atheist plaintiff’s case was presented to the lower court, it was thrown out of court because the prisoner was asking to form a group that was not based on religious beliefs, but was considered by prison officials to be a request to form a non-religious group that was considered to be an activity group. At the time of his request, the prison authorities, defendants in the case, said that no other activity groups were permitted to be formed at that time, so the denial of his request by the prison officials was considered legitimate. The plaintiff himself did not see his atheism as any more than really just an opposition to religion so there had been no violation of either his right to establish the group or to exercise any religious belief.

The atheist was still not satisfied, so he appealed the case. When the case was brought before the higher court, it was further considered, that although the prison officials did not deem atheism a religion, perhaps it should have been considered a religion because it was a group that was "religious in nature even though it expressly rejects a belief in a supreme being." The case, therefore, was finally judged by the State Supreme Court as not being in violation of free exercise because the atheist would still be able to practice his atheism whether or not he was allowed to form the group, however, his right to establishment of that group that was religious in nature was denied, and thus a violation of his First Amendment rights. This case sets precedence that atheism is considered a religion by the United States Supreme Court.

 This ruling raises a lot of issues and some questions. One of the questions that immediately comes to mind is that if the Supreme Court has declared Atheism to be a religion, then why are atheistic philosophies like Darwinism, whether taught in science class or not, still an atheist philosophy, allowed to be propagated in schools without also the creationist aspect of religion also allowed in the curriculum? It seems to me that atheists are being allowed to establish and practice their religion in their secularist and humanist curriculum in our public schools without allowing either the establishment or free exercise of any other religion but their own. They seem to be able to do this because they claim theirs isn’t a religion, but the Supreme Court has declared that it is. What’s wrong with this picture?


You should read your cut n pastes.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 06:51:27 PM »
The supreme court has ruled it a religion, LOL.. Let's hear this one dummy? LOL. Stop believing what idiots write on message boards or fake news sites.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 06:45:14 PM »
Trust me somewhere along the line of your grandpappys many of them were bastards, who gives a f**k?

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 12:43:50 PM »
Mark you are an idiot anyone who knows you knows that. I get tired of reading your stupid shit... Here is an article that fit you guys well..

http://www.macleans.ca/politics/america-dumbs-down/

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 03, 2014, 05:38:24 AM »
This stupid argument has went on for 14 years on my web page, nothings changed.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:30:45 PM »
why is it still called the "theory of evolution or the evolution theory.

a synonym for evolution is change. many things change  over time form age, environment, diet...etc. cars change, computers change...

but dna doesn't change ,we did not "evolve" from a single cell. species do not change into a new species.

yeah, the courts are  reliable proof!
More proof than your book some guys wrote you are sure is true.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:29:38 PM »
your son IS a bastard. that is the term for an illegitimate child. a child born out of wedlock. look it up! you are the cause of it, not your son. look up the word "bastard" or do I have to do it for you again?

I don't have to debate when you agree with me! LOL LOL LOL LOL

You are crying out to God???????LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

yes , engineers build on FACTS. A person has an idea(theory) does research, comes up with a conclusion that is a fact based on evidence( not computer models).

 none of the creation "theories" have been proven as facts? the experimentation continues. still no facts!
How do you know your dad is your dad? Did you have a blood test?

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:28:56 PM »
why is it still called the "theory of evolution or the evolution theory.

a synonym for evolution is change. many things change  over time form age, environment, diet...etc. cars change, computers change...

but dna doesn't change ,we did not "evolve" from a single cell. species do not change into a new species.

yeah, the courts are  reliable proof!
YOu call it that not me.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Questions for Atheists
« on: June 01, 2014, 10:59:37 PM »
Wow.. One thing I will say it evolution was named a theory when it was a theory, it has been proven in court.