"Humans only add up to about one ten-thousandth of the life on Earth, measured by the dry weight of the carbon that makes up the structure of all living things, also known as biomass."
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In his Facebook post, which had elicited more than 16,000 reactions as of late Saturday, (Houston, Texas Police) Chief Acevedo said the days after the shooting were a time for “the asking of God’s forgiveness for our inaction.” He specifically called out “the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing.”“I will continue to speak up and will stand up for what my heart and my God commands me to do, and I assure you he hasn’t instructed me to believe that gun rights are bestowed by him,” he wrote. “The hatred being spewed in our country and the new norms we, so-called people of faith, are accepting, is as much to blame for so much of the violence in our once pragmatic Nation.”
"Last year, Mississippi lawmakers legalized sports gambling in the event that the Supreme Court ruled in New Jersey’s favor. Now that that’s happened, expect it to be up and running at the state’s 28 casinos by the end of the summer “if not sooner,” Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Association, told the Sun Herald. The state still needs to hold a public-comment session on the proposed sports-gambling regulations, which will take effect 30 days after they are approved by the Gaming Commission.No matter when it happens, Mississippi almost certainly will be the first state in the Southeast to allow sports gambling. Louisiana, which has casinos, is the only neighboring state that has some sort of sports-gambling legislation on the table, but nothing is expected to pass until next year at the earliest unless Gov. John Bel Edwards calls for it to be discussed during a special session of the state’s legislature.“Not only are we not going to get anything out of it, we’re going to lose money,” Louisiana State Sen. Danny Martiny said Monday after the Supreme Court’s decision. Gulfport and Biloxi, home to a number of casinos in Mississippi, are only about a 90-minute drive east of New Orleans."
|Alabama has ZERO control, and gets zero income from them.|
"There is only so long, in a series about bondage and rape, that you can string out the cycle of raising and dashing hopes without numbing or traumatizing your audience."