The desert winter snowfall appears to be another sign of the end of the world, which is inching ever closer, according to the scientific eggheads who set the Doomsday Clock. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced last week that the eggheads were moving the minute hand of the clock two minutes closer to midnight, aka "the figurative end of civilization," according to a BAS release. The clock now stands at 11:55 p.m.
"We stand at the brink of a second nuclear age," the statement continued. "Not since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has the world faced such perilous choices."
The scientists also noted: "The dangers posed by climate change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons. The effects may be less dramatic in the short term than the destruction that could be wrought by nuclear explosions, but over the next three to four decades, climate change could cause irremediable harm to the habitats upon which human societies depend for survival."
The Cats' hard times may have been the trigger for bouts of winter vomiting disease, which has been filling local emergency rooms with puking patients.
The daily mileage number is up from 15.5 million miles in 1996. PAG officials say that metro-area drivers burn about 1 million gallons of gas per day.
The AP reporter noted that Rodreick had conned Stiffler and another man, Robert James Snow, into believing he was a preteen boy after meeting them on the Internet and entering into sexual relationships with both of them.
Yavapai County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Susan Quayle told the AP that both men "were very upset when the detectives told them they had been having a sexual relationship with a 29-year-old man and not a pre-teen boy."
All three men, along with Brian J. Nellis, were arrested on multiple charges, including fraud and failure to register as a sex offender.
Boy, these guys deserve a thorn!
Meanwhile, Kim Smith of the Arizona Daily Star brings us the story of Shawn Edmisten, who is claiming that he was engaged in two home invasions because his girlfriend spiked his drink with Ecstasy.