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If you want to disappear don’t try to come back later to collect Social Security. At least not in Ohio, where a judge told a man declared "legally" dead in 1994 he is still dead in the eyes of the court. The man ran out on his wife, children and thousands of dollars in unpaid child support in 1986. He’s now 61 and hopes to "reestablish" his social security number. But his ex-wife wanted him to remain dead, too, (don’t they all?) since she received Social Security death benefits to support her two children.
If you’ve got an opinion about global warming and it doesn’t square-up with the one held by The Los Angeles Times, keep it to yourself. Well, you can write to The Times, they just won’t publish it. Why? The newspaper’s editors say they don’t publish letters that "have an untrue basis (for example, ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change)." I guess that means we can believe everything The Times publishes.
Somewhere between 2 and 6 million feral hogs have made themselves unwelcome in America. They ruin golf courses, tear up residential shrubbery and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Recently, Jana Waller, host of Sportsman Channel's "Skull Bound TV," co-hosted a series on the devastating impact of feral hogs on the residents and livestock of Texas. She says they affect everyone who drives a car or drinks tap water. CNN has her story.
There’s more research showing alarming acceleration of climate change, this one published in the journal Nature. Scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa predict that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, the annual average temperatures in many areas will be hotter than they have been in any year between 1860 and 2005.
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