Gun crime and lead poisoning – a link?

No, not the kind of lead poisoning that comes from getting shot.  A Milwaukee report suggests a different kind of linkage. More than half of the people who were perpetrators or victims of gun violence in Milwaukee in recent years had elevated blood lead levels as children, according to a study released Friday by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The study of nearly 90,000 residents, conducted at the University’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, suggests a link between early childhood lead exposure and gun violence in later years. . . . Lindsay R. Emer, the study’s lead author … said that while the

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Not even remotely safe for work . . . but very funny

I try to keep this a family-friendly blog.  However, sometimes something not-entirely-family-friendly happens that is so ridiculously funny or stupid that it just has to be shared, even in as sanitized a form as possible. That’s the case with a video posted over at Chief Nose Wetter’s place.  It shows a boy toddler who discovers one of his mom’s “toys”, and thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread.  Hilarity ensues. WARNING:  This video is NOT safe for work, and requires you to have a sense of humor about boys and their toys, and ladies’ ditto. That said, for a good laugh, click

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Aaaaaawwww!!!

Found on Gab, under the title “Cuteness Overload”: The comments at the link are pretty funny, too. (I just like puppies and kittens.  Yeah, call me a softy if you like.  I don’t care.) Peter

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Kids on the road: a scary situation

A UPS driver recently had a scary experience with a small child hiding in leaves piled up on the edge of a road. Driver Jordan Weaver was in Elkhart, a town about 150 miles north of Indianapolis, on Nov. 5 when he spotted the barely visible boy hiding in a leaf pile inches from the road … He first walked across the street to give a parcel to a woman who turned out to be the boy’s mother. “I couldn’t believe it at first — my heart completely stopped,” Weaver said when he saw the boy on the ground. “Luckily, I parked

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What would Clay Allison have said?

Clay Allison was one of the most violent men and most feared gunfighters in the Old West.  One of his better-known sayings – later adapted as the epitaph on his tombstone – was “I never killed a man who didn’t need it”. One wonders what he would have said about the infestation of pedophiles that are currently rearing their ugly heads in an attempt to make their predilections appear “normal”.  A tip o’ the hat to Gorges Grouse for the link. I’ve been noticing a trend for the regressive left to defend pedophilia for awhile. Meryl Streep applauded Roman Polanski, while Whoopi Goldberg defending him

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