The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back on-line. Yay?

Everyone knows I fully support science but this ought to warrant some concern.  The same people who claim the Large Hadron Collider is a safe venture made this comment to NPR recently regarding what it may produce…

“Or maybe dark matter, which makes up much of the universe but hasn’t ever been directly detected. Some people even think that the LHC will discover extra dimensions of space. The truth is that nobody knows.”

Nobody knows what the thing is going to do but it’s perfectly safe? I know I feel better.

50+ New NC Laws

Everyone knows that as of today you can’t text while driving in NC.   Duh.  As if it were OK before the law went into effect.  You also can’t let your python loose to kill your neighbor or a kid.  Apparently that was also excusable before today.  Here’s some more:

  • fine motorists as much as $100 if they drive a car with a license plate frame that covers the state name or plate date. Drivers who are cited will receive only a warning through next November.

Translation: Don’t cover your license plate so the cops can’t see it.  Go ahead and give the ones that say “Blessed and Deserving” the fine now.

  • ban the sale, possession and manufacture of Salvia divinorum, a hallucinogenic herb that’s become popular among young people.

Translation: Don’t get wasted on hallucinogenic herbs kids.  Especially the ones you can’t pronounce.

  • permit people who lose their licenses because of repeat drunken-driving convictions to ask that their driving privileges be restored after a spotless record for 10 years.

Translation: Don’t drive drunk in the first place and you won’t have to wait 10 years to do it again.

  • expand the law making it a felony to solicit a child by computer to commit unlawful sex acts to include cell phones.

Translation: Don’t molest children with your cell phone (or any other way).

We wouldn’t need so many laws if some people just had more common sense.