Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing

ShareThis 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 […]

100,000 invited to post their genomes online – in the name of science

A hundred thousand British volunteers could have their genetic information available to anyone in the world. Some scientists warn the Personal Genome Project may be a step too far for confidentiality. The project is US-based and allows people to find out more about their genetic profiles, plus contribute to advances in medical science. Volunteers from […]

Wildfires worsen in Colorado, 32,000 flee homes

ShareThis Wildfires worsen in Colorado, 32,000 flee homes 27 Jun 2012 A wildfire raging near some of Colorado’s most popular tourist sites grew suddenly more ferocious on Tuesday, forcing 32,000 people from their homes, prompting evacuations from the U.S. Air Force Academy and swallowing numerous houses at the edge of Colorado Springs. From the vantage […]

Arrest made for video post, threat to Pitt officials

ShareThis Arrest made for video post, threat to Pitt officials 20 Jun 2012 Federal prosecutors charged an Ohio man with posting a YouTube video [!] and making a comment [?] that threatened University of Pittsburgh officials. FBI agents from Pittsburgh and Cincinnati this morning arrested Alexander Waterland, 24, of Loveland, Ohio, and he’s scheduled to […]

Libya: US Consulate Comes Under Attack

ShareThis Libya: US Consulate Comes Under Attack 06 Jun 2012 Assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. consulate Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi, a Libyan militia commander said. It came two weeks before the country is due to hold its first post-Gadhafi national elections. The transitional leadership based in the capital of […]

No credible threat to NATO summit: FBI

No credible threat to NATO summit: FBI (via AFP) There is no credible terror threat to the NATO summit set to get underway Sunday in Chicago but security forces will nonetheless be on high alert, a spokesman for the FBI said Thursday. “Obviously Chicago in the post-9/11 world has been considered a prime terrorist attack […]

Sent to the asylum: Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety

These days, work stress, postnatal depression and anxiety are addressed with compassion. But just a few generations ago, the women who suffered from these conditions, were confined to an asylum. The compelling portraits shown here, taken by Victorian photographer Henry Hering in the mid-19th century, have a haunting quality. But apart from the women’s pensive […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Legislation Permitting Employers to Interrogate Female Employees About Contraception Use

  (RAW STORY)   A month or so ago, I wrote about a bill in Arizona (HB 2625) that would permit employers to opt-out of the so-called birth control mandate and interrogate their female employees about their sexual practices, all in the name of “religious freedom”: You see, if a female employee seeks a medical prescription for contraception, […]

Bankruptcy Trends in the Post Meltdown Era

James Hall | Economic dislocation is an inherent element in any financial system. One way to deal with balance sheet imbalances is to declare bankruptcy. The most common examples of liquidating default without payment are to petition the court to absolve debt obligations.              

Washington Post Reports 2010 Pentagon-CIA Drone Target Criteria as ‘New’

ShareThis Washington Post Reports 2010 Pentagon-CIA Drone Target Criteria as ‘New’ By Lori Price, http://www.legitgov.org/ 06 May 2012 An April 2012 article published in The Washington Post reported as ‘new’ an expansion of Pentagon-CIA killer drone target criteria. In fact, the change in policy was reported in May 2010 in the Los Angeles Times. Although […]