A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Despite recent sightings, shark
attacks uncommon in U.S., California

Los Angeles Times, by James Queally

Original Article

Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/5/2014 5:33:19 PM

It´s probably safe to go back in the water. Despite a recent string of shark sightings off Manhattan Beach, including one that ended with a swimmer being hospitalized after he was bitten near the pier Saturday morning, reports of shark attacks are uncommon in the United States, records show. According to data tracked by the Florida Museum of Natural History, there were 39 reported shark attacks in California from 2001 to 2013, or 3.25 per year, and five of them resulted in fatalities. East Coast swimmers are much more likely to wind up the victims of a shark attack, according to the data.

Comments:
Too many people saw "Jaws" and think the movies reflect real life. Yearning for drama - for others, not themselves. (And even "jaws" was set on the East Coast.)

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/5/2014 5:51:38 PM     (No. 9912211)

Your chances of being attacked by a shark are passingly remote. Don´t worry about it when you visit the seashore. Just enjoy the water. However, swimming into water more than chest deep, you won´t be able to take evasive action in the one-in-a-million chance that one actually does try to take a sample bite. The odds are with you, though. Worldwide there are about ten fatal shark attacks each year.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/5/2014 6:41:09 PM     (No. 9912250)

I´ve fished off of that pier and caught a Sting Ray there once. I´ve also hooked into sharks from other piers near that area.

With all of those baited lines in the water off of that pier, why wouldn´t sharks investigate the free food.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/5/2014 7:07:37 PM     (No. 9912265)

A local Los Angeles television news program just reported that the shark was 200 ft. or so offshore, got entangled in a fisherman´s line. About the same time a group of long-distance ocean swimmers were swimming by. One of them was bitten in the ribs. He is said to be stable and the injury was not life-threatening.

This report was quite different from the initial report. That often happens.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 7/5/2014 7:29:35 PM     (No. 9912281)

Shark attack TODAY in Manhattan Beach, CA...beach closed. Bad timing for article...


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: ledwith, 7/5/2014 9:55:07 PM     (No. 9912366)

Kill them all. Let sharks exist in the deep ocean or remote islands with no surfers or swimmers. Or aquariums.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 791102




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "SoCalGal"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "SoCalGal"



Anderson Cooper Accidentally Tweets
Mindset Of Ferguson Community
Protestors – Why Won’t Police Offer
Just One Cop For A Sacrifice…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/19/2014 12:46:28 AM     Post Reply
Every once in a while serendipity strikes the background. Check out the cardboard sign carried by a group of protestors being interviewed by Anderson Cooper: (Photo) “You’ve Killed Our Kind 4 Years But Won’t Sacrifice 1 Cop For Justice & To Save A Community & These Businesses” Somebody tell me exactly how you open dialogue with that mindset ?

   

 

  


 
Why Did The “Democrat” Governor
Of Missouri Put Captain Ron Johnson
In Charge of Ferguson, Missouri ?
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/18/2014 5:25:51 PM     Post Reply
A disturbing series of events is surfacing. During the Trayvon Martin narrative in 2012 one of the challenges for the concentric circle of manipulators who sought to construct a false dynamic, intention and motive for George Zimmerman was the facts running counter to their chosen narrative. Anyone who focused on facts needed to be removed in order for the narrative to advance.(Snip)Flash Forward To 2014: So why is Captain Ron Johnson, selected by a Democrat governor, approved by Eric Holder and the DOJ, and then put into place?

Eagle lands as Phil Mickelson
shoots 67 at PGA Championship
New York Daily News, by Hank Gola    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/8/2014 11:28:58 PM     Post Reply
LOUISVILLE – After failing to record a top 10 finish on the PGA Tour all year, Phil Mickelson is finally in contention at a major. Mickelson capped off his round with an eagle on 18 for a 4-under-par 67 that moved him to 6-under for the week, three out of the lead. “It’s fun to be back in it, to have a chance, to feel like my game is there and to not show up at the golf course hoping that I find something to work with. (Snip)Mickelson shot 33 on the back as he finally got some putts to

Tiger Woods stumbles out of
Valhalla, PGA Championship
Yahoo Sports, by Jay Busbee    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/8/2014 11:17:59 PM     Post Reply
Courageous or foolish? Noble or misguided? Determined or pigheaded? You can attach a lot of adjectives to Tiger Woods and his ugly performance at the PGA Championship, but you can´t dispute this: the man playing golf right now is a faint shadow of the titan who owned the game a decade ago. There´s really not much to say about Woods´ performance at Valhalla, a +6 stumble that didn´t even look that good. Woods made the decision to play just days after withdrawing from the WGC at Firestone, and set himself up for worlds of second-guessing. His performance this week, in which

James Brady´s Death Was a
Homicide, Medical Examiner Rules
NBC Washington, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/8/2014 5:52:46 PM     Post Reply
The death of James Brady -- President Ronald Reagan´s press secretary who was wounded in the attempt on Reagan´s life in March 1981 -- was a homicide, the medical examiner for the Northern District of Virginia ruled Friday. The medical examiner said Brady died as a result of the grievous injuries he suffered 33 years ago, which means that gunman John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with Brady´s murder. (Snip)"There is no statute of limitations on murder in either the federal or state system," Williams said.

The Duke and Duchess Pay Their
Respects – Art and Symbolism Part II
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/8/2014 9:55:33 AM     Post Reply
Earlier in the week we shared some amazing pictures of a truly remarkable World War One 100 Year Anniversary Tribute. Yesterday Kate Middleton and Prince William paid their respects. The symbolism magnifies.

   

 

B-G1


 
Rusty Tiger Woods watches rival
Phil Mickelson outplay him at
PGA Championship at Valhalla
New York Daily News, by Hank Gola    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/7/2014 11:03:56 PM     Post Reply
LOUISVILLE - Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have never golfed the same way, certainly not when they were at the top of their respective games. But in watching his playing partner at the PGA Championship Thursday, Woods could have seen something familiar in his old rival. Mickelson, 2-over par through eight holes, pulled it together, went on a bit of a birdie run on his back nine, and signed for a 2-under-par 69. It was the bounce-back quality that Woods always possessed, a quality that is currently lost because he doesn’t have the game to pull it off. Wood’s 3-over-par

Kurds unite to oust Iraq jihadists,
rescue stranded civilian
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/6/2014 7:47:33 PM     Post Reply
Arbil: Kurdish fighters from Iraq, Syria and Turkey were coordinating operations in northern Iraq on Wednesday to reclaim areas lost to militants and rescue thousands of civilians stranded in nearby mountains. The fate of the civilians from the Yazidi minority, who fled to the Sinjar mountains after an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) group at the weekend, has sparked international concern.(Snip)A senior official from Iraq’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party said Kurdish fighting units from the homegrown peshmerga, the Syrian-based PYD and the Turkish PKK had agreed to share responsibility for the ongoing

Tiger Woods begins fading
into the distance
Tampa Bay Times, by Gary Shelton    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/6/2014 7:40:45 PM     Post Reply
No one wants to see the book on greatness close. And so you find yourself wanting to believe. You want to believe Tiger Woods will wake up, at 38, and his back will be fine once more. You want to believe his knees will be healed. You want to believe he can regain the same mental edge he once had. You want to believe he can master his driver, not to mention his putter. (Snip)It wasn´t until Wednesday afternoon when Woods confirmed he would play Thursday in the PGA Championship. He played half of a practice round Wednesday, then putted

Aspirin cancer prevention
benefits ´outweigh risks´
Reuters, by Kate Kelland    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/5/2014 11:24:56 PM     Post Reply
Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing -- or dying from -- bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies. An international team of researchers analysed all available evidence from studies and clinical trials to assess benefits and harm of taking aspirin to prevent cancer. They found that taking aspirin for 10 years could cut bowel cancer cases by around 35 per cent and deaths from the disease by 40 per cent. Rates of oesophageal and stomach cancer were cut by 30 per cent and deaths from these cancers by 35

Supreme Court Refuses to
Stay Execution in Missouri
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/5/2014 11:22:02 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday refused to stay the execution of a Missouri inmate who is set to become the first man put to death since an execution in Arizona went awry last month, in which an inmate took two hours to die from a disputed drug cocktail. Michael Worthington, 43, raped and murdered a college student in 1995. He will be executed at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at a prison south of St. Louis, calling into question the Arizona execution and two others that were botched in Ohio and Oklahoma, as well as the secrecy involving the drugs used during

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Michigan Tea Party Congressman
Amash Defeats Challenger
Bloomberg News, by Anne Linskey    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/5/2014 11:16:58 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Representative Justin Amash of Michigan, supported by the small-government Tea Party, defeated a Republican primary challenger backed by the nation’s largest business lobby. Amash, 34, beat Brian Ellis, 54, who was aided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is working to send Republicans to Congress who support an agenda that includes reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank and avoiding government shutdowns. With 56 percent of the precincts reporting in today’s vote, Amash had 56 percent of the vote compared with 45 percent for Ellis, according to the Associated Press tally. The race is part of a contentious primary season in which Republican



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson
Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye
Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

91 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/19/2014 12:15:31 PM     Post Reply
The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the District Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.

A message to the people of Ferguson
62 replie(s)
Post-Dispatch [St. Louis, MO], by Eric H. Holder Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/19/2014 6:43:40 PM     Post Reply
Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened. Today, I will be in Ferguson to be briefed on the federal civil rights

As World Chaos Continues, Obama
Quietly Retreats To Martha´s Vineyard

54 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/19/2014 10:00:18 PM     Post Reply
President Obama returned to his vacation home at Martha’s Vineyard after briefly interrupting his vacation for two days of meetings in Washington, D.C. Obama met with his economic team Tuesday before leaving the White House at 4:22 pm to return to his vacation home. He did not react to the news that broke later that evening about an ISIS video that showed the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley. The National Security Council reacted, however, in a statement provided by spokesperson Caitlin Hayden. “We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen James Foley by ISIL,” Hayden said.

The Meltdown
52 replie(s)
Commentary Magazine, by Bret Stephens    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/20/2014 6:20:25 AM     Post Reply
In July, after Germany trounced Brazil 7–1 in the semifinal match of the World Cup—including a first-half stretch in which the Brazilian soccer squad gave up an astonishing five goals in 19 minutes—a sports commentator wrote: “This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying.” These words could equally describe what has become of Barack Obama’s foreign policy since his second inauguration. The president, according to the infatuated view of his political aides and media flatterers, was supposed to be playing o jogo bonito, the beautiful game—ending wars, pressing resets, pursuing pivots, and restoring America’s good name abroad.

   

 



 
ISIS Beheads American
Journalist Foley, Calls Murder
Retaliation for U.S. Airstrikes

47 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/19/2014 9:28:34 PM     Post Reply
The Islamic State’s official media just released a graphic video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was taken in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The ISIS terrorist in the video says that the beheading is revenge for President Obama’s recent airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq. The video, viewed in full by PJM, begins with a snippet of Obama speaking about the strikes, then shifts to images of the strikes with a title that reads, “American Aggression Against the Islamic State.” The title card then says a “A Message to America.” Foley, with a shaved head, was

Mitt Romney: Obama
worse than even I expected

37 replie(s)
Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:31:01 PM     Post Reply
Beckley, WV - Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.” Mr. Romney, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican

What It Was Like In The Streets
On Ferguson’s Worst Night

35 replie(s)
Buzz Feed News, by Joel Anderson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/19/2014 7:45:47 AM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Missouri — It was a little after 9 p.m., and I was in the McDonald’s parking lot, standing by my car. A police helicopter circled overhead, its spotlight sweeping back and forth.Then I heard the sound of shattering glass: A rubber bullet had been fired through a window of McDonald’s, which until then, had been one of the few sanctuaries on West Florissant Avenue. Now I didn’t feel safe anywhere. State troopers in riot gear and armored trucks moved south on West Florissant, firing flash grenades and tear gas canisters at a crowd of protesters who only minutes before had been

´American bombing had signed
my death certificate´: Missing US
journalist James Wright Foley
goes unflinching to his death
as ISIS behead him in horrific*

35 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 7:00:18 PM     Post Reply
American freelance photo-journalist James Wright Foley, 40, has been beheaded by ISIS in a video message posted online and titled as ‘A Message to America’. Foley, has been missing since November, 2012, after being taken hostage while reporting from Taftanaz, in northern Syria while reporting for the agency, GlobalPost. ISIS posted the extremely graphic video to social media as proof of their barbaric actions late on Tuesday afternoon. Scroll Down for Video of Previous ISIS threats- White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the administration has seen the video. She says that if it’s deemed genuine by the

Romney Romps Over GOP Rivals:
New Zogby Analytics Poll

27 replie(s)
Forbes, by John Zogby    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 8/20/2014 11:21:25 AM     Post Reply
It turns out that there are some good reasons why the former Governor and GOP Presidential nominee is allowing his name to be circulated as a potential candidate in 2016. Some of those good reasons can be found in a new poll by Zogby Analytics showing him outpolling his nearest rivals for the nomination by about two to one. The poll of 315 likely Republican primary voters was conducted online on August 13-15 and has a margin of sampling error of +/-5.6 percentage points. Romney places first in the 2016 race for the nomination with 20%, followed by New jersey Governor

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender
is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is
‘Biologically Impossible’

27 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 5:38:34 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness

Redskins Run Onto Field Before Game
with Hands Up for Michael Brown

26 replie(s)
CBS DC, by Staff *    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 8/19/2014 10:28:22 AM     Post Reply
From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air. Ferguson is where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. Witnesses have said he was not aggressive toward the officer and had his hands raised above his head before he was shot. As a result, the words “hands up, don’t shoot” have become a rallying cry of protesters, both in Ferguson and online.

Global Warming has Temporarily
´Paused´ due to Climate Fluctuations
and Weaker Solar Irradiance

24 replie(s)
International Business Times, by Jayalakshmi K    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/20/2014 7:37:47 AM     Post Reply
Global warming has been temporarily ´paused´ according to a group of scientists, who attribute this interlude to climate fluctuations and a more restrained sun. Researchers at ETH Zurich have explained the two reasons behind the warming hiatus in their study published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The first is that global temperatures, which rose significantly in the 1990s, have only risen very slightly since 1998 - which has been used by sceptics to question climate change and the models used to measure it. However, climate fluctuations such as El Niño and its counter-phenomenon La Niña have

   

Post Reply   Close thread 791102





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS