A woman lists the regrets of college. Interesting quick read.Read more »
90 days for killing a woman while driving drunk? Oh, he's was an off duty police officer at the time. That explains everything.Read more »
Soldiers face charges over secret 'kill team' which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies of war.Read more »
An international organization that has fought pitched battles over parents' rights to educate their own children in Germany, Sweden and the United States, as well as lesser fights in a number of other countries, is taking on officialdom in Botswana after police there grilled homeschoolers, confiscated their teaching materials and ordered them to appear in court.Read more »
Citing the Obama administration’s evocation of the state secrets privilege, a divided federal appeals court agreed Wednesday to toss a lawsuit against a Boeing subsidiary accused of helping the CIA transport detainees to secret foreign prisons where they allegedly were tortured.Read more »
A police officer in Rhode Island who raped a woman in an empty police substation has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.Read more »
According to previously undisclosed estimates, the United States is planning to spend $6 billion annually on supporting Afghanistan’s military and police starting in 2011, an expense which given the weak Afghan economy will probably continue more or less forever.
But the estimate could also be unrealistically low, as the administration spent about $9 billion this year and is planning to spend $11.6 billion next year on this expense.Read more »
Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class.Read more »
A Post-Dispatch reporter was allowed to review the corrosion report for about 40 minutes earlier this month. But officials refused to make it available for a second look the next day, citing national security concerns and saying it should not have been provided the first time.
A formal Freedom of Information Act request for the material is pending, but did produce some other documents.Read more »
Powell, 48, died May 20, 2009, after being kept in a human cage in Goodyear's Perryville Prison for at least four hours in the blazing Arizona sun. This, despite a prison policy limiting such outside confinement to a maximum of two hours.
The county medical examiner found the cause of death to be due to complications from heat exposure. Her core body temperature upon examination was 108 degrees Fahrenheit. She suffered burns and blisters all over her body.Read more »
Great video for the excellent anti-war song from Rise Against's last album. Lyrics show how many soldiers believe they will be heroes when they go to war but end up being the opposite.Read more »
This latest substance is being developed in a way that mimics Valium... this substance delivers all the inebriating effects of alcohol, but without the mood-altering and addiction side effects. Better still, he claims that drinkers will be able to flush their system almost immediately with an antidote. Need to drive home after a rager of a holiday party? No problem! Pop a pill and you'll soon be good to go.Read more »
Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.Read more »
Ft Worth police officer in the city jail slams a hand cuffed man's head into a wall and then slams his head into the concrete floor. And if that is not enough, I counted at least 5 additional police officers just standing around watching. This prisoner is laying on the floor bleeding from his head and no officers appeared to call for medical assistance. These six police officers should be fired immediately and locked up in cages for awhile. Other officers were coming and going in this hallway and they had to walk around this individual and did not stop to assist the injured man.Read more »
Hundreds of delinquent taxpayers clogged into the City-County Building on Monday, creating delays for people who work at the building and others.
Warrants were issued for 7,000 taxpayers, and many of them showed up at the same time, eager to set up payments on overdue state taxes to avoid arrest.Read more »
Its pretty obvious that if the US president did not have the amount of security he does cushioning him from the consequences of the decisions he makes then he’d be a great deal more cautious when it comes to the decisions he makes. Same comes for the British Prime Minister & many other heads of state. But its with the US president where the issue of security always seems a bigger deal & of course it’s US presidents (past & present) who embroil the US military in wars around the globe which have cost the US taxpayer far more then the direct cost of the US presidents security entourage.Read more »
There’s some conversation going on in the blogosphere this morning over reports that the City of Philadelphia is telling bloggers that they have to pay a $300 annual fee....Read more »
The release of al Megrahi nothing to do with compassionate grounds but everything to do with what’s under Libyan groundRead more »
For the past three years, Marilyn Bess has operated MS Philly Organic, a small, low-traffic blog that features occasional posts about green living, out of her Manayunk home. Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she's made about $50. To Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it's a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut.Read more »
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