Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing

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TweetYumShareThis Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing 07 Nov 2013 Newtown officials have notified a police officer who hasn’t returned to work since responding to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that he could be fired. Thomas Bean, a 12-year veteran, submitted a two-sentence letter from his doctor indicating […]

Poppycock – or why remembrance rituals make me see red

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TweetYumOn the briefest of visits to London, I was appalled to notice that our television presenters and politicians and dignitaries have almost all resorted to stereotype by wearing those bloody poppies again – even though I suspect most of them would not know the difference between the Dardanelles and the Somme. How come this obscene […]

Julian Assange will ‘almost certainly’ ignore surrender notice ordering him to police station

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TweetYumShareThis Julian Assange will ‘almost certainly’ ignore surrender notice ordering him to police station as he spends 9th day holed up in Ecuadorian Embassy –WikiLeaks founder claims he will ignore note as ‘asylum law takes precedence over extradition law’ 28 Jun 2012 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he will ‘almost certainly’ ignore a surrender […]

Clever Canines: Germany’s educated dogs

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TweetYumOne of the leading German intellectuals of the early 1900s was Rolf, a resident of Mannheim. With his superior intelligence, he successfully dabbled in mathematics, ethics, religion and philosophy. He speculated about the Urseele, the original soul of God, and his stipulation that every animal should be defined as a part of this abstract concept […]

Clever Canines: Germany’s educated dogs

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TweetYumOne of the leading German intellectuals of the early 1900s was Rolf, a resident of Mannheim. With his superior intelligence, he successfully dabbled in mathematics, ethics, religion and philosophy. He speculated about the Urseele, the original soul of God, and his stipulation that every animal should be defined as a part of this abstract concept […]