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Religion Opinion / Re: atheism!
« on: April 17, 2014, 10:25:41 PM »
Tell the truth Mark, your income is from mental disability isn't it?


Its a "Mental Illness"

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Religion Opinion / Re: atheism!
« on: April 17, 2014, 10:24:50 PM »
Oh how the Christians are scrambling it their failures to keep the lie alive. Atheism is not a religion, you are all atheists of other religions minus one, just your one religion is correct and all the others are not, one God away from total atheism. Enjoy your God Delusion.

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Penicillin
…and its numerous derivatives.
The last fifty years or so has seen an astounding increase in the amount of penicillin produced by any means, and a corresponding increase in resistance displayed by bacteria. A somewhat educated creationist might argue that some bacteria have always been resistant to penicillin, and were the only ones that could live near penicillin-producing molds, hence the present resistant strains are simply the product of a shift in the frequencies of that particular gene (a bit like the moth colors). A more perceptive person might then ask about the various synthetic penicillins . While based on the original penicillin, these are almost uniformly designed (using a rather haphazard, trial-and-error approach, which works) to be resistant to the enzymatic activity that confers penicillin resistance. These chemicals have never before existed on the face of the Earth, and yet after a while bacteria gradually become resistant. Why is it so?
Careful examination of the genes of these bacteria reveals a disturbing fact–that the sequence of the gene for resistance is different! That additional copies are present! It would seem that a basic mechanism of evolution is confirmed by these observations: that new characters can arise and, if favored, can increase in numbers.

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Artificial Selection
 Neven Morgan submits an obvious one that I’ve never got around to writing up, so I’ll let him handle it (this one was a major part of Darwin’s case in Origin):
We often hear that “if evolution were true, why aren’t species changing now? Why aren’t monkeys becoming humans as we speak? Why aren’t new species evolving? Huh?”
The easiest answer I can think of is: Have you ever seen various breeds of dogs, horses, etc.? How about kinds of flowers, fruits, shrubbery? Do you think these were around , say, 4000 years ago? Don’t you remember some of them being created just last (and even this) century? Humans are merely helping evolution by being a strong factor in selection–and please, don’t call purposeful ( i.e. by people) selection “unnatural”–I consider myself perfectly “natural.” So if we can create, say, a shih tzu out of a wolf in such a short time, guess how much can happen in millions and millions of years. And don’t tell me it’s different because “people are doing it on purpose, and nature can’t and ergo didn’t ‘know’ what it was doing”–do you think that our ancestors actually KNEW that by keeping the animals they would eventually create a Holstein cow?
You’ve put your finger on it, Neven. Creationists: why are there no wild poodles?

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Like those damn  Egyptians that didn’t seem to notice a world-wide Flood, though they were around at the time and had a liking for writing everything down (they’d write down what people wore to parties, darn it, why would they fail to note a Flood that covered the entire Earth? AND they were there before and after the time of the Flood, so either they stayed there, high and dry, or one of Noah’s sons, who was not Egyptian at all, emigrated to the Nile and reinstituted the dead and damned Egyptian civilization perfectly, including the practices that got them damned in the first place!). Or the Asian Indians, or the Chinese, or any of the other cultures that also possessed written histories, yet failed to note any of the cataclysmic acts of the Judaeo-Christian god. (Satan must have told them to not write it down… yep… that must be it.)

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The more extreme creationists claim that the whole universe is around 6000 years old.  Now this gives us a problem that they have trouble solving: that of constellations.  Since the speed of light can be and has been very accurately measured, it should not be possible to see objects that are farther away than 6000 light years. Obviously we can do so, but let us forget that since it is obviously a satanic scheme anyway.  From the days that the oldest cosmologies were recorded, it is perfectly clear that the ancients saw the same constellations that we do today. 
However, since those ancient observers were only a thousand or two years from the date of creation, the light from the stars farther away than 1000-2000 light years could not have been seen.  Between then and now, the light from the stars 2000 to 6000 light years away would have arrived and altered the patterns of the constellations.  History should have records of ever-changing constellations. However, they are exactly the same as when first recorded, meaning that the age of the universe 4000 years ago was insignificantly different from its age today.
I guess that that means that all stars are closer to the Earth than 1000 light years, and that measurement techniques such as stellar parallax are just the devil’s lies.

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Genesis Faux Pas: Look it up Mark..
 The 10th chapter of Genesis recounts what happened to Noah’s sons and their descendants after the Flood as they repopulated the Earth. Gen 10:1 through 10:5 recounts Japheth’s line and ends with the refrain “divided in their lands; everyone after his tongue, after their families in their nations.” Gen 10:6-20 recounts Ham’s line and ends with the refrain “after their familles, after their tongues in their countries and in their nations.” Gen 10:21-31 recounts Shem’s line, ending with the refrain “after their families, after their tongues, in their lands after their nations.”
So they went forth multiplying and developing their own languages, cultures and nations, okay, so far, so good. And then at the start of chapter 11 (on the same page in my KJV!) “And the whole earth was one language, and of one speech,” – Genesis 11:1.

OOPS!

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Supernova 1987a
 This was an important astronomical event that was observed on the Earth in–guess when–1987. The supernova is 169,000 light years away, and lies in the dwarf galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud, which can be seen from the southern hemisphere. That means the explosion happened 169,000 years ago. But that can’t be possible if the universe is only 6K years old, so pick your favorite creationist “explanation”:
◾ the universe is way tinier than astronomers say it is
◾ the speed of light has changed
◾ God created the light of the supernova within 6,000 light years of Earth, so that it falsely “reveals” an “event” that never really happened

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Evolved Plagues and Pestilences
 These are also known as the germs and the bugs; and it is precisely with such organisms that we have seen evolution at its fastest! Consider AIDS, or DDT-resistant pests, or the common cold, or antibiotic-resistant superbugs: all evolve fast enough for us to see. Indeed, the rapid evolution of these organisms has become an important medical and economic issue. The critters are out-evolving our poisons and drugs; and so we too must adapt, or pay the Darwinian price.
Therefore to ignore evolution is literally to risk plague and pestilence! How Biblical a punishment for creationism!

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Your credentials, mental disability right? Cha ching..


DR.Henry M. Morris credentials
◾Creationist
◾Hydraulic Engineering
◾Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Minnesota (1950, 1948)
◾LL.D.
◾Litt.D.
◾B.S. with honors in civil engineering from Rice University (1939)
◾Former faculty member at Rice University (1942-46), University of Minnesota (1946-51), University of Southwestern Louisiana (1951-56) and Southern Illinois University (1956-57)
◾Former head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1957-1970)
◾Former president of Creation Research Society (1967-1973)
◾Biographical listings in World Who's Who in Science, Antiquity to Present: Who's Who in America: American Men of Science; Who's Who in Engineering; Who's Who in Science and Engineering; Who's Who in the World; Contemporary Authors; etc.
◾Author of over 45 books regarding Creation-Evolution
◾Founder and president emeritus of the Institute for Creation Research
◾Deceased
 *Hi's credentials...... Burger flipper!

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That's because he does not exist, why would scientists if not employed by the church try and prove God was involved, which God would they start with Yours? Why yours, what makes yours special over the hundreds of others and while the bible has been proved wrong over and over scientist can't prove something that does not exist ever existed or not, they use their brains and use logic, not some supernatural uneducated 4000 year old story book. As if the smartest people stop everything they are doing to check each God story to see how it fits in, how dumb is that? Personally I don't know which God you prefer anyhow..


all those books based on scientific fact prove creation of the universe by God. how many different theories are there on how the universe was came about? none have been proven as fact.  The bible has one fact on who and how the earth was created. It has never been disproven. It is a logical answer to the question on how the universe was created. The only problem with the fact is people refuse to believe that God created the universe. scientists have not been able to replicate any of God's creations the same way He did. All the theories are being used to disprove God's existence and the fact that He created the universe. Any of those theories may have been the way He created the universe, but the absence of acknowledging the role of God in any creation theory science comes up with , confirms the fact those theories are only used to dismiss the existence and fact that God created the universe.

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Creationisn: Because it's easier to read and believe one book than read several ones based on scientific fact. << Remind you of anyone?

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Yes and no, your numbers are way off..

One third of the earths population are Christians.......Yet the atheists from poolaski co. think they are smarter than all those people.  LOL

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If God created Mark that's a pretty f**ked up joke he is pulling on us all..

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Science is a big threat to Christians and they now have to pay people to say differently, it is stupid and such a waste of the money they steal from sick old people.

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Now let's look at one more article where You unbiased scientist says genetics prove the Christian timeline, LOL.. What a f**king idiot he is.. Hardly any Christians still claim that the earth is only 6000 years old as that has also been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt, but Mark is gonna convince the world he knows better. good luck with that skippy.

http://www.icr.org/article/genetics-research-confirms-biblical/




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Three scientist from Spain huh? Wonder why the were not named..

Now let's examine the guy who is named and let's ponder who cuts his pay check and expects him to help this grand cover up called religion?

Jeffrey Tomkins, a Ph.D. geneticist with the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) << Now there is a guy who can not possibly be biased. Did you notice that you never find articles for Evolution written by guys working for Atheists? That is because all you read on that front come from real scientists not paid fake ones. You have to work hard to convince those who are smarter than you that God exists, even Christians with some brains can't do that ,yet Mark is gonna do it. Good luck with that skippy..


Fresh findings in the field of genetics have directly challenged yet another key evolutionary hypothesis by showing that the differences between humans and apes cannot be easily accounted for under the theory of evolution.

A recent 12-page journal article, written by three scientists in Spain and published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, details the results of careful analysis of human and chimpanzee DNA. After comparing and contrasting thousands of orthologous genes from humans and chimps, the scientists found their final data to be very much at odds with evolutionary theory. In fact, they even titled their article “Recombination Rates and Genomic Shuffling in Human and Chimpanzee—A New Twist in the Chromosomal Speciation Theory.”

Why are these findings seen as a “new twist” to the evolutionary theory? In short, because many scientists have claimed that genetic differences between humans and apes can be attributed to a process known as “genetic recombination,” which is a phenomenon that generates slight genetic variation via meiosis. However, this new journal article seriously calls this proposition into question.

In their research, the three Spanish scientists scrutinized differences between human and chimp genes, expecting to find higher genetic recombination rates in these areas of dissimilarity. Even though studies of human-chimp similarities have been conducted in years past, this particular research was unprecedented because the scientists took advantage of new, high-resolution genome maps.

 

 
Ultimately, the study results were contradictory to what evolutionists had theorized. Not only were genetic recombination rates markedly low in areas of human-chimp DNA differences (“rearranged” chromosomes), but the rates were much higher in areas of genetic similarity (“collinear” chromosomes). This is the reverse of what evolutionists had predicted.

“The analysis of the most recent human and chimpanzee recombination maps inferred from genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism data,” the scientists explained, “revealed that the standardized recombination rate was significantly lower in rearranged than in collinear chromosomes.”

Jeffrey Tomkins, a Ph.D. geneticist with the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), told the Christian News Network that these results were “totally backwards” from what evolutionists had predicted, since genetic recombination is “not occurring where it’s supposed to” under current evolutionary theory.


Connect with Christian News   

Dr. Tomkins further emphasized that evolutionists greatly exaggerate the genetic similarities between humans and chimps, and often ignore areas of DNA where major differences do exist.

“It’s called cherry-picking the data,” he explained. “There are many genetic regions between humans and chimps that are radically different. In fact, humans have many sections of DNA that are missing in chimps and vice versa. Recent research is now showing that the genomes are only 70% similar overall.”

This is not the first time scientists have questioned evolutionists’ assertions regarding humans’ and chimps’ similarities. David DeWitt, a biochemist and Ph.D. neuroscientist, reiterated in an article for Answers in Genesis that evolutionary scientists commonly underestimate the genetic dissimilarities between humans and apes by significant margins. And even relatively small percentage differences equate to formidable genetic discrepancies.

“If 5% of the DNA [between humans and apes] is different,” Dr. DeWitt points out, “this amounts to 150,000,000 DNA base pairs that are different between them!”

Ultimately, Dr. Tomkins concluded, genetic evidence is once again stacking up against evolutionary scientists, forcing them to revise their theories.

“Evolutionists are having a lot of problems dealing with current studies in DNA research,” he stated. “Their predictions based on their naturalistic presuppositions are consistently being overturned by scientific discovery. Because they cannot accept the idea of a Creator, they simply change their theory to adapt. The only thing that appears to be evolving is ‘evolution,’ and it’s becoming more and more absurd.”


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Religion Opinion / Re: what happened to religious freedom?
« on: March 07, 2014, 12:35:44 PM »


A Facebook story about a guy who prayed for a car.
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March 6, 2014 at 8:24pm




























I typically pride myself in my ability to have effective, non-confrontational religious debates online.

 

This last example, however, left me a bit disappointed in myself. How would you have responded to this all-too-common and all-too-disappointing argument in favor of the power of prayer?


Here’s an example in my life. A few years ago I needed a “new” car. I had very specific criteria. It needed to be safe, fuel efficient, low mileage and under $6000. I also had some things I wanted it to have: cruise control and a manual transmission (not often found together), a CD player, manual locks and windows, not be red and have a sun roof. I realized it was highly unlikely that I was going to get everything or almost everything I was looking for.

 
After much prayer and “challenging” God, I went out looking. After making several stops, a sales exec at a dealership said “I think I have something.” He pulled up a blue Ford ZX2 with 32,600 miles on it – just back on lease return. The car met all my needs, had all my “wants” except the sun roof and was the right price. It was also a few days from being sent to auction because it had been on the lot a while.
 
We put a deposit down so they would hold the vehicle while I continued to look. There was nothing like it in the whole city and I even had other dealers tell me that offer was impossible. In some ways, it sounded too good to be true. And yet, it was.
 
Do I think it was coincidence that I got that car? Not even a little bit.
 
Seven years later, the car is still running. I put over 80,000 miles on it. We’ve replaced mostly minor things and only had one major repair due to negligence on the part of a repair shop. My sister now has the car.
 
It was a direct blessing from God. A miracle maybe even. You may consider it a “lucky coincidence” but I couldn’t have gotten a better vehicle if I’d designed it myself. I see the hand of God in it. You can see whatever you want.
 

And here is my admittedly reactive response.


That’s arguably one of the most petty, laughable, shallow, and pathetic examples for the power of prayer that I’ve ever come across. I’m hoping you’re being deliberately ironic and in which case, I applaud you! If not, you have to realize that in you’re saying that god cares whether or not you have a manual transmission and a CD player. Meanwhile, infants are being raped by family members in Uganda. Maybe you should start praying for things that matter instead of your petty desire for a sweet ride. You are morally hideous.

When did God appear as a used car salesman anyhow?

 

Yes, I definitely let my fury get the better of me, and I should know better. Nothing good comes from it in a forum such as Facebook. But COME ON — sometimes enough must simply be enough! It feels to me that any level of sugar coating would have been patronizing.

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Religion Opinion / Re: what happened to religious freedom?
« on: March 07, 2014, 12:34:38 PM »
Once everyone finally learns we are no more than worm food when we die we can get on to doing good things instead of argument and war.

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There was no world wide flood.. Wake up..

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Considering the inbreeding after the boat landed I believe you may have descended from the people on board..

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National News / Re: "Gay Bombs"
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:09:19 AM »
lol

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At least intelligent Christians can admit they can't prove or disprove Gods existence.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#49)
« on: December 17, 2013, 11:51:52 PM »
“The Sheriff’s View” (#49)


 A majority of this week’s article will be following up on a few topics I wrote about last week. First of all, the Heroin Roundtable meeting last Monday went very well. There were approximately 25 individuals who attended, and a very diverse group they were. Attendees included counselors and medical professionals, law enforcement officials from multiple City, County, Military and State agencies, the Coroner and representatives from our ambulance district, along with individuals from local community organizations. Due to interest from some of our neighboring counties, next month’s meeting should grow significantly.

 This was a very good start in defining our initiative and working toward the goal of alerting and educating citizens about the dangers of drug abuse. More specifically, we wish to inform the public about the dangerous heroin that we now have in this area, along with trying to prevent overdoses and related deaths. All attendees realize that law enforcement is just a minor element in preventing drug addiction, which actually is more of a community problem. Therefore, our focus will be on topics such drug education and prevention, development of alternate programs for arrestees, more accessible rehabilitation treatment centers, along with the development of re-entry programs for those addicts who once again wish to be productive citizens. Several of our local media outlets have also volunteered their services to assist in this endeavor.

 Last Thursday the County Commissioners received a proposal from the Sheriff’s Department to renovate portions of the existing jail to temporarily house additional inmates. This would involve converting some unused building space into dorm and cell housing for those incarcerated in the Pulaski County Jail. If this proposal is approved, we are estimating that an additional 26 Pulaski County inmates can remain in our jail daily, rather than shipping these individuals to other counties for boarding. Despite the fact we would inherit additional operation expenses, at the price of $35 per day to outsource inmates, the equation of 26 x $35 x 365 can be very significant one for our tax-paying citizens.

 This year’s Pulaski County Shop with a Cop endeavor was a huge success, in which over $12,000 was raised for the program. Congratulations goes to those who worked so hard to make 120 children’s Christmas dreams come true this year. This week, law enforcement officers will accompany at least 120 young citizens to our local Wal-Mart store to begin their Christmas shopping. Despite the fact that most people view law enforcement officials as “crime-fighters,” this is just another aspect of law enforcement serving your community, and a very enjoyable one at that!

 My next item should have been in last week’s article but I wish to thank those who brought food to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department over the Thanksgiving season to help feed our staff, deputies and others. This was a very generous act which was very much appreciated.

 Our new Sheriff Department Calendars were delivered a week ago, and we would be glad to share some with our community. These are large wall calendars which reflect a “family photo” of many of your Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department employees, along with the names and small ads of our generous sponsors who made this project possible. In years past, creating and printing the calendars was done by an out-of-state company, but this year we chose a local business for this. If you would like one of these calendars, please stop by our office and just ask. We wish to thank our local business community who made the financing of these calendars possible.

 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 Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

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

 Sheriff Ronald Long

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / Teenager Shot Near Dixon
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:12:38 PM »
Teenager Shot Near Dixon
The Department of Family Services and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department are currently investigating the shooting of a thirteen year old boy, which occurred Monday evening in the rural Dixon area. The shooting was reported to authorities at approximately 7:40 PM, after a call was received requesting medical assistance for the teen.
The shooting victim was transported to a local hospital where he is currently recovering from his wound. The injury is not believed to be life-threatening, but details regarding his condition are limited at this time.
Authorities will release additional details as their investigation progresses.
Sheriff Ronald Long

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#48)
« on: December 09, 2013, 04:43:20 PM »
 “The Sheriff’s View” (#48)
We have several items coming to fruition this week that have been a focus of our efforts lately. First, Monday we are having our first roundtable discussion about the heroin problem in Pulaski County. Despite our increased efforts and arrest numbers, when it comes to drug enforcement, we continue losing young lives to this ferocious enemy. Personally, in my 34 years of law enforcement, I have never seen a drug taking a deadly toll like the heroin we are seeing in this area right now. Not only is Pulaski being hit, other counties in Central Missouri are also experiencing this deadly phenomenon, just on a lesser scale.
As ironic as this may sound, the war against our illegal drug problem is not just a law enforcement issue, it is a community problem. Actually, law enforcement plays just a small part in fighting drug addiction and we must rely on many non-enforcement avenues to assist with this endeavor. Therefore, in addition to law enforcement and judicial officials, medical professionals, drug counselors, educators, and concerned citizens will also be attending. Our goal is to formulate ideas and implement plans to deter heroin overdoses and deaths in Pulaski County. I will be reporting more about this meeting in further articles.
Regarding money and manpower issues, nothing at a Sheriff’s Department is more challenging than housing and taking care of inmates in a County jail; Pulaski County is certainly no exception. As I have reported in the past, this year will conclude with the payment of approximately $400,000 to neighboring counties to house inmates that the Pulaski County Jail does not have room for.
This Thursday I will be submitting, to your County Commissioners, a proposal that would assist to alleviate a majority of this issue on a short-term basis. If this proposal is approved, it could result in a significant financial savings to the jail budget. This is not a long-term cure to our inmate housing issues, but it would be a great interim solution. As with the first item, I will be reporting more about this topic in future articles, if approved by the County Commission.
When adverse weather hits, such as snow and ice, some of you in the County have concerns about emergency services reaching your location, if needed. This week’s winter weather was the first test for our six new, all-wheel drive vehicles. I must say that their performance exceeded my expectations and we were able to reach all of our calls for service in a timely manner. Except for deep snowfalls, our new Taurus’s and Explorers do better in the snow and ice than the three older, four-wheel drive vehicles in our fleet. This is just another advantage of owning these new vehicles.
Friday marked the last day of Mr. Alexander (Alex) Pfeffer’s internship with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Intern Pfeffer has been working here since August, and has been actively involved in all aspects of the law enforcement field. Speaking for the entire sheriff’s department, we hate to see Intern Pfeffer leave, as he has become a professional family member. Undoubtedly, Mr. Pfeffer will make an excellent law enforcement officer with the agency he is eventually employed by. The Sheriff’s Department wishes Alex the best in his future endeavors!
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 Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.
As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.
Sheriff Ronald Long

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Implicated in Crocker Area Property Crimes

 An investigation into a rash of burglaries and thefts in the Crocker area over the past month has led to the arrest of three individuals from the Pulaski County area. The incidents began last month when numerous homeowners from the Crocker area experienced crimes of theft or vandalism to their homes and property.

 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation into the matter and has since arrested three suspects after evidence developed implicating their involvement. Those arrested include James R. Sherrell – Burglary 2nd Degree, Nicholas Howe – Tampering 1st Degree and Star’Lynn Gann – Tampering 1st Degree. Two other individuals, Jason Guehrer and Brian Pigott, have been issued Criminal Summons for the charge of Receiving Stolen Property.

 Pulaski County detectives will continue their investigation into these crimes, and are expecting additional arrest warrants to be issued this week regarding the Crocker incidents.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#47)
« on: December 02, 2013, 04:42:41 PM »
“The Sheriff’s View” (#47)

 As with many of you, the Thanksgiving holiday has brought out-of-state family members to town; therefore, my weekend time has gone to them so this week’s article will be fairly brief. Fear not though, your Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was very busy serving you last week, in which I will be reporting further about in a few days.

 With the holiday season upon us, fraud crimes are ramped and rarely a day goes by without this agency receiving reports regarding fraudulent activity. Thefts of credit cards, along with information from the cards by portable swipe reading devices, are incredibly high this season. E-mails, phone calls and postal mail containing fraudulent scams are crimes that most of us seem to be receiving these days. Just remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. I want to caution each of you too about receiving e-mails from a bank, Pay-Pay or cell-phone company advising that your account has been hacked and you need to e-mail or phone in personal information, such as a Driver’s License number or Social Security number. Also, the FBI and Social Security Administration will never contact you asking for this information, either.

 This is also the time of year that charity organizations are heavily soliciting donations, so be intelligent about responding to e-mails and telephone calls from individuals that might be fraudulently soliciting funds but using the name of reputable organizations. If you wish to donate by e-mail/internet, “do not” respond to E-mail sites but go to the organization’s internet site to donate. If contacted via telephone, ask for a call-back number so you can verify the caller and then donate when you re-contact them. These can be scams ran by criminals who are attempting to steal your hard-earned money!

 Unfortunately, we have events throughout our county in which individuals lose their lives to unfortunate circumstances. When these incidents occur, I always receive inquiries asking details, along with requests wanting me to write press releases regarding these deaths. My general rule is that unless the death involves a crime, traffic accident or very unusual circumstance, I probably will not be making an official news release. It is my contention that these are personal matters and we should all respect their family members and allow them to grieve in private.

 Waynesville had a good turnout at their annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, and Mother Nature could not have given a better day for such event. I personally enjoyed seeing many of you at this event, and want to thank each of you for coming out and supporting your community.

 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 Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

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

 Sheriff Ronald Long

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / “The Sheriff’s View” (#46)
« on: November 25, 2013, 04:52:41 PM »
 “The Sheriff’s View” (#46)
As many of you know (especially our military), General Orders and Policy and Procedures Manuals
are vitally important in military and law enforcement operations. Last week I was pleased to implement the
new Policy and Procedures Manual for our Jail and within the next week or two, a second General Orders
Manual will be implemented regarding the overall operations of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. The
new manual for the jail replaced an already existing, older version and is comprised of over 200 pages of
operation procedures for the Jail. The upcoming General Orders and Policy and Procedures Manual for the
entire Sheriff’s Department will be a new, very comprehensive manual covering all operations of this agency.
The introduction of the new operation manuals is probably not the highlight of our employee’s week,
but they are very important in protecting our Sheriff’s Department staff. In addition, these rules and
regulations are beneficial to the individuals in this county when dealing with deputies, jailers and
administrative staff. These rules outline how employees of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will
operate while acting in their official capacities. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department strives to be a
professional agency in all aspects, and having a modern and comprehensive Policy and Procedures Manual is
an important step in achieving this.
Another area that your deputies are very busy in right now is training. Generally, the winter
months are a bit slower for most law enforcement agencies, allowing some deputies to take advantage of the
offer to attend specialty training schools they are interested in. Throughout the year, fees from Court cases
help finance our Law Officials Training Fund, which is dedicated monies that can only be used for training;
therefore, allowing employees to attend classes throughout our nation.
Recently, some of your deputies have attended schools in Kentucky, Kansas City and Arkansas; another is leaving in January for the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy in Quantico, VA. These are specialty schools with studies ranging from Homicide, Drug and Crime Scene Investigations, to Computer, K-9 and Juvenile Victim Crimes. I am a huge advocate of specialized training, which gives you a more professional deputy and proficient Sheriff’s Department. One of my favorite adages that applies here is, “When it comes time to perform, it is too late to train!”
On a sad note, despite our aggressive drug enforcement endeavors and elevated arrests numbers, we continue to see fatal heroin drug overdoses on a regular basis in Pulaski County. The return of heroin has hit this area with a vengeance, which is a trend that seasoned drug detectives and I thought was a ghost of the past. Without a doubt, the heroin we are seeing in this area is indeed a lethal potion, sending some addicts and first time users to their graves.
We can all agree that law enforcement is only one part of the overall solution to this problem. Education and Intervention are two key elements in suppressing this epidemic, along with asking the community to talk to suspected families members and friends about the dangers of illegal drugs, especially heroin. Regarding additional efforts to deter heroin usage, Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and I are brainstorming this dilemma and meeting with medical professionals in an attempt to develop other methods for deterrence.
One last note, if you are close to the St. Robert Wal-Mart store this Wednesday (11-27), please stop and visit the Pulaski County Shop with a Cop booth out front, and help make this Christmas a happier one for our underprivileged children this holiday season.
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 Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.
As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.
Sheriff Ronald Long

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