‘Pokemon Go’ player finds dead body in Nashua

Is this the second body found now by a Pokemon Go player?

A “Pokemon Go” player discovered a dead man floating in Salmon Brook just off Main Street in Nashua, N.H., on Thursday, police said.

The player, who was not identified, found the body at about 2 p.m. behind the New Hampshire Holocaust Memorial, in a spot concealed from Main Street by a wooded area, according to Nashua police Sergeant Clark Gaphardt.

UK’s New Prime Minister Closes Climate Change Department

From The Independent:

The decision to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change has been variously condemned as “plain stupid”, “deeply worrying” and “terrible” by politicians, campaigners and experts.

One of Theresa May’s first acts as Prime Minister was to move responsibility for climate change to a new Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Only on Monday, Government advisers had warned of the need to take urgent action to prepare the UK for floods, droughts, heatwaves and food shortages caused by climate change.

The news came after the appointment of Andrea Leadsom – who revealed her first question to officials when she became Energy Minister last year was “Is climate change real? – was appointed as the new Environment Secretary.

(via Boing Boing)

The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read So Far in the Wake of the Nice Attacks

Newt Gingrich Wants Tests for All U.S. Muslims After Nice Attack.

So, should we test all Christians when there’s an abortion clinic bombing? And how would you exactly do this test? Urine test? Cheek swabs? Offer them bacon to see if they’ll eat it?

Washington (CNN)Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday called for the U.S. to test every person with a Muslim background to see if they believe in Sharia law, and deport those who do.
“Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.”

His remarks came in light of a terror attack in Nice, France, where a large truck plowed through a crowd, killing as many as 80 people.
“How do we ascertain — how do you possibly ascertain whether or not that person really wants assimilation, really wants a new life, or whether or not they want to expand that caliphate, which is what we’re at war against?” Hannity asked.
“The first step is you have to ask them the questions,” Gingrich responded. “The second step is you have to monitor what they’re doing on the Internet. The third step is, let me be very clear, you have to monitor the mosques. I mean, if you’re not prepared to monitor the mosques, this whole thing is a joke. Where do you think the primary source of recruitment is? Where do you think the primary place of indoctrination is? You’ve got to look at the madrassas — if you’re a school which is teaching Sharia, you want to expel it from the country.”