The cause of doing away with the name “Washington Redskins”, primarily the “Redskins” part, became a Big Issue for liberals, a cause celebre, because someone told them that the Redskins name was mean and evil and racist and bigoted and stuff. So, for months and months they worked to do away with the name “Redskins”, including petitioning to have a radio station license pulled
(The Hill) The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ruled the name “Redskins” is not profane or obscene. Continue reading
Journal Sentinel – by Meg Kissinger
Milwaukee is ramping up mental health training for all 1,867 police officers, in response to a push from the family of Dontre Hamilton, Mayor Tom Barrett announced Thursday.
Hamilton, 31, was shot and killed April 30 by a Milwaukee police officer at Red Arrow Park. Hamilton, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and active hallucinations, was sleeping in the park that afternoon when employees at the nearby Starbucks called police to complain. Continue reading
I’m sure we’ll find a good use for those too.
UPI – by Richard Thomkins
OSHKOSH, Wis., Dec. 19 (UPI) – The U.S. Army has ordered hundreds of trucks and trailers from Oshkosh Defense, with deliveries to begin next year through 2016.
The 256 trucks and trailers ordered by the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command are from the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, or FMTV, which is composed of 17 models and 23 configurations ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. Continue reading
In the shadow of the two year anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in American history, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an extensive new study by two Vanderbilt University researchers challenges common assumptions about gun violence and mental illness that often emerge in the aftermath of mass shootings.
When a mass shooting occurs there seems to be a familiar narrative that untreated mental illness is the primary cause for the terrifying act. But a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Dr. Jonathan Metzl and Kenneth T. MacLeish finds that an isolated focus on mental illness is misguided. Continue reading
The Boston Globe – by Clarence Roy-Macaulay and Boubacar Diallo
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.
In neighboring Guinea, a fire destroyed medicine crucial to fighting Ebola. The fire engulfed a warehouse at the Conakry airport, said Dr. Moussa Konate, head of logistics for Guinea’s Ebola response. Continue reading
2,4-D has been evaluated by the European Union and included on the list of permitted herbicides.
AGENT ORANGE IN USE IN THE UK – HOW DOES YOUR MILK TASTE ?
What is 2,4-D?
2,4-D is an herbicide that kills plants by changing the way certain cells grow. 2,4-D comes in several chemical forms, including salts, esters, and an acid form. The toxicity of 2,4-D depends on its form. The form also affects what will happen to 2,4-D in the environment and what impacts it may have, especially on fish. 2,4-D is used in many products to control weeds, and it is often mixed with other herbicides in these products. Continue reading
Natural Society – by Anthony Gucciardi
Yes, prescription painkillers do in fact take more lives per year than two of the hardest illegal drugs in the nation — surpassing both heroin and cocaine in their total related deaths. It all has to do with how these prescription pharmaceuticals work in the brain, and how many individuals around the country are easily acquiring them to feed their deadly habits.
Because after all, who said legal drugs were all that different from illegal drugs in many cases? Continue reading
The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.
In a letter to The Denver Post published Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say they have always loved their son and do not want him to be executed.
“He is not a monster. He is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness,” they wrote. Continue reading
It’s the ultimate dog-shoots-man story.
A Wyoming man was recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm after his loyal dog accidentally stepped on his gun and discharged it Monday. Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek said Richard Fipps, 46, of Sheridan was working with two employees to move a vehicle and that Fipps was standing beside the truck when the mishap occurred. Continue reading
Doctors Health Press
Figs have a long and ancient history; they are thought to be one of the first fruits ever to be cultivated by humans. Figs are high in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, and potassium. But what about fig leaves? Have you ever considered their health benefits?
Fig leaves are healing foods that are best known as an effective alternative therapy for treating diabetes. Continue reading
JACKSON, Miss. — A north Mississippi resident has been arrested after authorities say she created a fundraising scam by pretending to be related to a 19-year-old woman who was burned to death earlier this month.
Janet Posey, 39, of Blue Springs, is charged with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday. Continue reading
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 19 Dec 2014 at 01:20:27 PM GMT is:
The estimated population of the United States is 319,635,438
so each citizen’s share of this debt is $56,414.13. Continue reading
BET – by Joyce Jones
President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to create a Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The panel will be co-chaired by Philadelphia police commissioner Charles H. Ramsey and Laurie Robinson, a professor at George Mason University and former U.S. assistant attorney general, and Ronald Davis, who heads up the Justice Departments Community Oriented Policing Services office, will serve as executive director. Continue reading
Sent to us by a reader.
The Verge – by Russell Brandom
What is “Goliath” and why are Hollywood’s most powerful lawyers working to kill it?
In dozens of recently leaked emails from the Sony hack, lawyers from the MPAA and six major studios talk about “Goliath” as their most powerful and politically relevant adversary in the fight against online piracy. They speak of “the problems created by Goliath,” and worry “what Goliath could do if it went on the attack.” Together they mount a multi-year effort to “respond to / rebut Goliath’s public advocacy” and “amplify negative Goliath news.” And while it’s hard to say for sure, significant evidence suggests that the studio efforts may be directed against Google. Continue reading
Hollywood Reporter – by Paul Bond
Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself because The Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country via hydrogen balloons.
Fighters for a Free North Korea, run by Park Sang Hak, a former government propagandist who escaped to South Korea, has for years used balloons to get transistor radios, DVDs and other items into North Korea — not to entertain the deprived masses, but to introduce them to the outside world. Continue reading
Washington’s Blog – by Robert Barsocchini
Antiwar.com’s Dan Sanchez has just reported on leaked emails that reveal that the Obama regime exerted influence over the movie The Interview “to encourage assassination and regime change in North Korea”.
Regarding the threats of bombings of theaters if the film was shown, Obama has been personally encouraging people to “go the movies” anyway, while hardliners like Mitt Romney have specifically encouraged people to go see The Interview. Continue reading
Baku – APA. Famous American billionaire George Soros may be appointed head of the National Bank of Ukraine.
APA reports that Ukraine’s Channel 112 disseminated this information quoting sources in Verkhovna Rada and people around Petro Poroshenko.
Former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is also named among the candidates for the post of head of the National Bank of Ukraine. Continue reading