That inclusive and generally open process stands in marked contrast to parallel talks currently taking place in Washington on a bill to — well, to do what? We can’t be absolutely certain, because a self-selected group of House members has joined with Sen. Dianne Feinstein in unusual secret negotiations that freeze the public out.
Some participants in the secret [House] negotiations have said they intend to get an agreement by the end of the week.
But judging from a previously adopted House bill and from comments by some involved in the secret negotiations, the goal is to unravel environmental laws that protect the flow of fresh water through California’s heart and lungs — the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta — in order to ensure that large water districts and the agriculture businesses that are their members will get a larger share of water in drought years like the current one and perhaps even in wet years.
Some participants in the secret negotiations have said they intend to get an agreement by the end of the week. Only then, after deals are cut and votes are lined up, would the rest of us be let in on the terms.
While stricter gun control may limit the mentally ill’s ability to access them, and remove one path of violence from them, many other options remain. A suicide is not just about suicide with a gun. Murder is not just about killing with a gun. These things are about the taking of a life, perhaps one that that had a chance at rehabilitation and treatment.
Where we step up and provide the treatments needed we prevent violence by any and all means. Guns, cars, bombs, or in the instance of suicides, tall buildings and enclosed garages with a running car.
Medical experts at Yale University had called for drastic measures to help Adam Lanza in the years before he shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., but those calls “went largely unheeded” by his mother, who was also shot to death, according to a new study.
The report, based on a comprehensive examination of the medical and school histories of Mr. Lanza, 20, found he was “completely untreated in the years before the shooting” for psychiatric and physical ailments like anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and was also deprived of recommended services and drugs.
The report also stated that undiagnosed anorexia could have affected his mental state.
A video surfaced Thursday reportedly released by the hacker group Anonymous warning Ferguson, Missouri police officers and the Ku Klux Klan to remain peaceful and refrain from using violence against local protesters.
Anonymous, an unidentified group of online activists against racism and violence, published the video after they they launch denial of service attacks to take down a site associated with the KKK and seized two Twitter accounts earlier this week in response to deadly threats the white supremacist group made to demonstrators in Ferguson.
Make some beauty out of dangerous weather. Nice. And to think people are so scared of drones like this one. LOL.
Jim Grimaldi lives in West Seneca, NY, a suburb of Buffalo that was hit hard by the massive snowstorm that has left many people trapped inside their homes surrounded by 5+ feet of snow. And while a blizzard might not seem like the ideal time to take your DJI Phantom drone out for a spin, that’s exactly what Grimaldi chose to do.
Missed opportunity, looking forward to the death of the program.
The White House, however, supported the bill, saying it balanced the need for surveillance while still preserving the constitutional protections of Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder and even the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper both have expressed support for it.
The bulk-records collection program still faces problems next summer when Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act are scheduled to expire. The government has used Section 215 to authorize collection of the records, and reformers in the Senate and House have vowed to fight re-authorization of this and other sections of the Act next year and let them expire. They had hoped, however, in passing USA FREEDOM Act, to put an end to some of those powers now.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D - California), a supporter of the bulk-records collection program, initially opposed the USA FREEDOM Act but changed her mind out of fear that if the Senate didn’t pass this bill allowing a revised version of collection program to continue the program was at risk of being cancelled entirely next year if Section 215 is allowed to expire next year. She viewed the compromise offered under the USA FREEDOM Act preferable to the alternative.
Specific geographical areas, such as North America, Europe, and China, can be seen churning out thick swirls of CO2. But some of it is natural, such as those concentrations produced by wild fires.
The visualization, which was created by scientists at NASA Goddard’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, was made possible by a computer model called GEOS-5. It’s part of a simulation called a “Nature Run” where real data is processed on atmospheric conditions produced by greenhouse gases and both natural and human-made particulates. The model is then is left to run on its own to simulate the natural behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere.
This particular Nature Run simulates May 2005 to June 2007. So given that carbon emissions are still increasing, the model actually downplays the true scope of the situation.
We’ve featured photos of dogs underwater, mid-shake, during bath time and in the middle of a gratuitous lick… but this is the first set of portraits we’ve seen that capture dogs in-flight.
Well, not quite flight… more like ‘falling with style,’ to borrow a line from Toy Story.
The series is called Freestyle, and the images were captured by German photographer Julia Christe as a followup to her previous experiment with mid-air canines dubbed Ups and Downs.
Missouri’s most famous politician — former President Harry Truman — popularized the phrase, “The buck stops here.” But in a conference call on Monday, Nixon fumbled when asked whether the buck stops with him on policing a new round of protests.
“Well I mean, we’re, um, it, uh, it, uh, you know — our goal here is to, is to, is to — you know, keep the peace and allow folks’ voices to be heard,” Nixon said on the call. “I don’t spend a tremendous amount of time personalizing this vis-a-vis me.
“I’d prefer not to be a commentator on it,” he added.
Video Emerges of Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Arresting Man for Recording as Grand Jury Decision Nears
But a video emerged Friday showing Wilson arresting a man for recording him, telling him, “If you wanna take a picture of me one more time, I’m gonna lock your ass up.”
The man holding the camera, Mike Arman told Wilson he was recording, not taking photos, which, of course, got him locked up anyway after he insisted on asking for Wilson’s name. He was charged with failure to comply and for pit bull violations, charges that were all dropped, according to the Guardian, which stated that the incident took place in 2013.
“Do I not have the right to record,” Arman asks.
“No, you don’t,” Wilson responds.
The fateful incident started with a dispatcher’s report of a “stealing in progress” at a market in Ferguson, according to the report. The dispatcher said the suspect — a black male in a white T-shirt — had stolen a box of cigars and was with another man.
A lawyer for Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, has said that the two were at the market that day.
At noon, Wilson radioed that he had just completed a separate incident involving a sick baby, and asked officers in the market incident if they needed help, according to the report.
Two minutes later, at 12:02 p.m., Wilson asked for “another car” and said he was “on Canfield with two,” according to the report, referring to a street near where the fatal encounter occurred.