The Gun Report: August 13, 2013 – NYTimes.com

At least four people, including a teenage boy, were injured in a drive-by shooting near Findlay Market in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday night. Authorities say the suspected shooters used a small-caliber weapon. It is not clear whether the victims were targeted.

via The Gun Report: August 13, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

Shootings in this neighborhood have been commonplace for last 10 years – many funerals many lame and scarred/scared.

The Gun Report: August 13, 2013 – NYTimes.com

26-year-old Michael Piemonte was accidentally shot by an instructor at a gun safety class in Lancaster, Ohio. 73-year-old Terry J. Dunlap Sr. was demonstrating a handgun at a training facility on Saturday when he fired a 38.-caliber bullet that ricocheted off a desk and into the victim’s right arm. The victim said Dunlap didn’t know the gun was loaded.

via The Gun Report: August 13, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

The Gun Report: August 13, 2013 – NYTimes.com

Lance Cpl. Cody S. Schoenfelder, 19, died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself at his barracks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Investigators are exploring the possibility that a gun accidentally discharged as the Marines were playing the game “Trust,” in which one points a weapon at the other.

via The Gun Report: August 13, 2013 – NYTimes.com. This is really sad and disheartening. Prayers for him and his family

Rubio Breaks laws of not shilling for Tea Party funds in the State of Mind he is in!

Rubio, a potential presidential candidate and an author of the sweeping immigration bill that passed the Senate in June but stalled in the House, noted that the Obama administration took action a year ago to give legal status to many immigrants brought here illegally as children. He said without congressional action, the president might well be tempted to do the same for everyone else here illegally, too.

via News from The Associated Press.

Course many of the Cubans here got here without permission and then Congress made it OK to stay. It’s OK for Cubans to be prejudiced against Mexican, Nicaraguans, Guatemalans? Like I said, everything is against the law in his State on Mind

Perennial Peppers for the lazy gardener | Kevin’s Edible Yard

This post is about peppers. The first summer at our house I planted peppers in various places. I had put a few up against our west facing stucco wall. As winter came all my peppers died from the cold except for the ones against this wall. After some light internet based research I found out the peppers (and tomatoes) are perennial plants. They live for multiple years! The thing is they are tropical plants. The cold kills them for most of us in the USA, which is why we consider them annuals. However as I learned by accident in San Jose (Zone 9b) with protection your peppers can be perennial. The stucco wall absorbs heat during the day and radiates it back at night, making a microclimate for the peppers. So if you are a lazy gardener like me, plant some peppers around your south or southwest facing walls. You will get peppers almost year round, and save yourself some planting every year. I have one plant (Hawaiian Sweet Hot) that is in it’s third growing season, check it out…

via Perennial Peppers for the lazy gardener | Kevin’s Edible Yard.

Boko Haram militants kill 44 in mosque, challenge Obama | News | DW.DE | 12.08.2013

The video, received by journalists on Monday, shows leader Abubakar Shekau refute speculation that he might have been killed. “You have not killed Shekau,” he said, saying that Boko Haram was responsible for several deadly attacks in recent months.

Shekau – who is said to lead the group’s most radical faction – boasted that his insurgents were stronger than the Nigerian military and that they were now strong enough to confront the US.

“I’m challenging Obama,” Shekau said, issuing similar challenges to French President Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “They are no match for me.”

via Boko Haram militants kill 44 in mosque, challenge Obama | News | DW.DE | 12.08.2013.

(Ummm… I am thinking he should not have said that. By and by this has to stop.)

Cambodia: 15th & 16th H5N1 Case Of 2013

Cambodia continues to report the most human H5N1 infections this year, adding two more cases in a joint statement issued by their MOH (Ministry of Health) and the World Health Organization, posted on the Cambodian CDC website today.

 

Although nowhere near the global leader for human H5N1 infections (a dubious honor still held by Indonesia), since 2011 Cambodia has seen an abrupt rise in the number of reported cases.

via Cambodia: 15th & 16th H5N1 Case Of 2013.