Archive for February, 2016

Man’s Body Develops Tree-Like Growths
By February 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Man’s Body Develops Tree-Like Growths

In the 2014 sci-fi movie Guardians of the Galaxy, there is a character called “Groot”, a sentient extraterrestrial creature whose appearance is very tree-like. An earthling in Bangladesh is reminiscent of “Groot” in that he has tree-like growths on his body. Abul Bajandra struggles with an extremely rare skin disease called epidermodysplasia verriciformis, known as […]

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Oregon Adopts Automatic Voter Registration
By February 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Oregon Adopts Automatic Voter Registration

Seventeen years ago Oregon became the first state to hold all elections with mail-in ballots. In another “first”, Oregon is the first state to automatically register people to vote. The automatic voter registration law was passed March, 2015, and became effective January 1, 2016. Because the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services is involved, Oregonians refer […]

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Proposed Florida Law Will Protect Pastors who Refuse to Marry Gays
By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Proposed Florida Law Will Protect Pastors who Refuse to Marry Gays

                               Last year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage to be a fundamental right of citizens.  As a result of this ruling, there has been much constellation and fallout in conservative Christian denominations that hold belief tenants firmly in opposition to homosexuality.  Some pastors believe that they are open to lawsuits if they […]

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Fake Teen Doctor Arrested
By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Fake Teen Doctor Arrested

A South Florida teenager was arrested for masquerading as a doctor. Authorities say he was cited by the state health department for the same behavior a few months ago. Malachi Love-Robinson, 18 years of age, was arrested after conducting a physical exam and giving medical advice to an undercover police officer who posed as a […]

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Number of Hate Groups in U.S. Increase
By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Number of Hate Groups in U.S. Increase

The number of hate groups in the U.S increased 14% from 2014 to 2015. This was the first increase in five years and the amount of increase was almost unprecedented. Political rhetoric and use of the internet accounted for much of the increase. These are the conclusions of Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization […]

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