Yet another study has found stuff you don’t want to eat in stuff that you eat.
On April 15, scientists reported that the meat bought at supermarkets is often contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to fight human disease.
The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, found staph on 47% of 136 samples of beef, chicken, pork and turkey from 26 grocery stores in five U.S. cities. Of those bacteria, 96% were resistant to at least one type of antibiotic and more than half were resistant to at least three.
A letter from the Department of Justice, sent yesterday to Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire (D), warned of the potential for criminal prosecutions of state employees who engage in the production of medical marijuana, which is now legally sanctioned in the state.
The message would seem to stand in stark contrast to the Obama administration’s claim that they would not prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries that were operating within a state that had legalized it.
Derek Colling has been involved in two fatal shootings in his 5½ years as a Las Vegas police officer. In 2006, he and four other officers shot Shawn Jacob Collins after the 43-year-old man pulled a gun at an east valley gas station.
In 2009, he confronted a mentally ill 15-year-old Tanner Chamberlain, who was holding a knife in front of his mother and waving it in the direction of officers. Colling shot him in the head.
Sarah Jane dead? No, impossible! Impossible. Only last week I agreed to do six new audio adventures with her for Big Finish Productions.
She can’t be dead. But she is: she died yesterday morning. Cancer. I had no idea she was ill; she was so private, never wanted any fuss, and now, gone. A terrible blow to her friends and a shattering blow for all those fans of the programme whose lives were touched every Saturday evening by her lovely heroic character, Sarah-Jane Smith.
Lis Sladen was very important to me, you know. When I joined the little world of Doctor Who, Lis was already a star. She had an enormous success with Jon Pertwee. She was good pals with the Brigadier, our beloved Nicholas Courtney; she knew all the regular directors. She was adored by Barry Letts, the producer who cast her in the role. She always said she was Barry’s girl. It was for that reason she decided to leave the show. But it was not necessary at all. The fans adored her, Philip Hinchcliffe, our new and glamorous producer, adored her, so did David Maloney, her favourite director.
Terry Walsh, the regular stunt man adored her. Once in deep, dark Wooky Hole caves Lis was almost swept away in a small boat, fifty feet from a terrifying black hole that looked like the entrance to hell. In a flash Terry Walsh dived in and caught the boat and all was well, thanks to the devotion of Terry. Lis was safe and and the show could go on.
So when I replaced Jon Pertwee, it must have been an anxious time for Lis; it was a very anxious time for me. Following in the big footsteps of Jon was daunting. Tom Baker? Never heard of him. And so we started on the first story under Barry Letts as director. We did the location stuff first and I just obeyed orders; running about, with the Brigadier and that silly car Bessie Trotwood, I think it was called: too small for me, but also in its own way a “character”. Jon loved cars.
But back in the rehearsal room things were quieter and there was time to put in little details, time for Lis and me to get acquainted, time for me to try and make a little mark, so to speak. And Lis laughed at my silly antics; yes, she did, she laughed me to success. We both came from Liverpool, that small detail helped. We both loved old movies. And quite suddenly Lis and Ian Marter and Tom Baker were a trio. It is so consoling when one is sad and bereft to remember the good times, the laughter, the glamour; yes, the glamour: we three switched on the lights at Blackpool! A very great honour. We performed a little melodrama directed by (guess who?) yes, David Maloney! And now Lis was adored by Ian Marter and Tom Baker too.
And it never ceased. And in the evenings Lis, would simply disappear back to wherever we were staying and the rest of us would often be raucous! And too soon she decided to leave; no fuss at all, all was calm. And Philip Hinchcliffe gave her lovely farewell party at the Hilton. Those sweet memories of happy days with Lis Sladen, the lovely, witty, kind and so talented Lis Sladen. I am consoled by the memories. I was there, I knew her, she was good to me and I shall always be grateful, and I shall miss her.
A homeless woman from Bridgeport has been arrested for enrolling her 6-year-old son at a Norwalk elementary school.
Tonya McDowell, 33, is accused of stealing $15,000 — the cost of her son’s public education — from the Norwalk School District, according to the Stamford Advocate. She was arrested Thursday.
McDowell, whose last known address was Priscilla Street in Bridgeport, is facing first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny charges, the paper reported.
Police began an investigation in January, after the Norwalk Housing Authority filed a complaint that McDowell had registered her son at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, even though she had been living in an apartment in Bridgeport.
McDowell allegedly admitted to police she was allowed to sleep in the apartment on Priscilla Street in Bridgeport by the tenant, but had to leave during the day, according to the Advocate. She also told police she sometimes stayed at an emergency shelter in Norwalk.
Police say McDowell used the Norwalk address of the boy’s babysitter to register him at the school.
“Usually when they find a kid out of district, they send him back. I have never heard of people being arrested for it,” Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Jack Chiaramonte told the Advocate.
The apparent crackdown may have something to do with the city’s tightening budget.
“This now sends a message to other parents that may have been living in other towns and registering their kids with phony addresses,” Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia said.
Homeless kids? THIS is who has to make sacrifices for budget cuts? This is outrageous.
And no, parents don’t typically get sent to jail for this. This is ridiculous.
If she hadn’t sent them to school, they’d be picked up for truancy and she would have had CPS on her ass, questioning why she was such a negligent mother.
The US Justice Department is asking a federal judge in South Carolina to allow it to intervene in a lawsuit against a sheriff who allegedly forbids prisoners in his jail from receiving books, magazines, or printed materials other than copies of the King James version of the Bible.
Berkeley County Sheriff H. Wayne DeWitt denies that restrictions imposed at the county lockup in Moncks Corner, S.C., rise to the level of a constitutional violation or violate US law.
He maintains that any actions taken at the jail are justified to preserve health and safety, and to further the pursuit of “legitimate penological objectives.”
The owners of “Buds 4 Life”, a medical marijuana collective in Fresno, California, recently donated $5,000 to the Fresno Police Activities League, only to have their check returned forthwith. The Chief of the Fresno PD – Jerry Dyer – says that while the donation was made with good intentions, the city doesn’t support medical marijuana and taking the donation would send the wrong message to kids.
Apparently my latest poem struck a chord! I have gained over a dozen new followers since I posted it and gotten handfuls of reblogs and likes. :) I really appreciate all the love and support! Thanks for the follows, hope that I can hold your interests and keep you all around for a bit.
Let’s set his drug use and penchant for prostitutes aside for a moment and focus on some of his other “winning” moments of the past 20+ years.
1990 Sheen shot then-fiance Kelly Preston with a .22 during an argument.
1994 Sheen was sued by an unnamed student who alleged that he struck her in the head after she refused to have sex with him.
1996 Sheen was arrested for assaulting Brittany Ashland who received seven stitches in her lip.
2006Sheen’s estranged spouse at the time Denise Richards issued a restraining order against him when threatened to kill her. “I am filing now because I can no longer accept [Sheen’s] abusive and threatening manner and must stop him from the cycle of his abuse toward me and our children,” she stated.
2009 Sheen was arrested for felony second-degree assault, felony menacing and misdemeanor criminal mischief against then-wife Brooke Mueller who alleged that he had strangled and held a knife to her throat in addition to threatening to murder her.
2010 Sheen was accused of putting his hands around the neck of Capri Anderson and threatening to kill her.
Draw your own conclusions, but this is why I don’t find the man amusing. Abusing women is nothing to be praised.
“I have to say, as someone who is not Christian, it’s hard for me to believe Christians are a persecuted people in America. God-willing, maybe one of you one day will even rise up and get to be president of this country - or maybe forty-four in a row. But, that’s my point, is they’ve taken this idea of no establishment as persecution, because they feel entitled, not to equal status, but to greater status.”—
The well has been capped. The ink has run dry… The words they just hang there On my tongue and they die. Refusing to let go And dance onto the page, Instead they just linger In this open cage. As if they are waiting… As if I am afraid… …For some sort of baiting? …No difference will be made!
What is the writer Without any words? Can I be seen, If I’m not being heard? Do I even exist… Must I do more than think? What is the writer Without any ink?
The well has been capped. The ink has run dry… The words how they taunt me As they wither and die. No aid can I give them, No freedom, no release. Can’t give back what they’ve given No purpose, no peace. As if I am waiting… As if they’re forbidden… …For fear’s motivating? …Revealing what’s hidden!
What is the writer Without any words? Can I be seen Without being heard? Do I even exist… Must I do more than feel? With nothing to say Is the writer even real?
The well has been capped. The ink has run dry… The writer just lingers Now waiting to die. Accepting the same fate As my words did before me. Knowing no way to relate To this world that ignored me. Like they were always waiting… Like the shadows I’d cast… …Knowing I’d always be fading. …The words weren’t meant to last!
What is the writer Without any words? Can I be seen Or I must I be heard? Do I even exist… Beyond the ink in my pen? Without any reach, What is the writer then?
In this follow up to the minicasts where our coverage began Rob is joined once more to discuss the situation in the Gulf of Mexico, and the resulting fallout from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill from 2010. Jennifer sheds light on the hostility and threats that she has faced and continues to endure in her quest to get healthcare for those impacted with the aid of RN Trisha Springstead and her husband, and to hold BP accountable for the deadly and devastating situation that they created. The show also includes a moment of silence for Larry A. Strickland and others, and a discussion about yet another related story that has recently hit the radar about millions in bonuses being given out to corporate heads behind this travesty.
In this new episode Rob tackles some feedback which looks at heinous hunting, GoDaddy founder, racism, Jimmy, Asians in the library response, abortion, South Dakota, waiting period, crisis pregnancy counseling, Governor Dennis Daugaard, and anti-choice attacks. Rob also covers Chris Brown via Jay Smooth, sexism, violence against women, representative disconnects, economic imbalance, Rep. Sean Duffy, GOP foot in mouth syndrome, Republican video recall, financial woes, Pastor Terry Jones, Koran burning sparks riots, United Nations employees killed, Afghanistan, Pakistan, religious wars, faith vs faith, justice system, Denver Police Dept, Jose Sanchez, ACLU lawsuit, racism in action, immigration nightmare, illegal immigrant crackdown, unqualified police force, Jordan Brown murder charges, giving up on an 11 year old, bungled investigation, defense fund, private citizens paying twice for police work to be done once, rehabilitation missing element in justice system, DMagazine asshattery, classism and privilege, exploitation, day laborers, Donald Trump, birthers, presidential campaign, poetry, and more.
The US Republican party is doing its level best to kill off a video that it posted on YouTube.
The video shows United States Representative Sean Duffy moaning about how he is “struggling” to get by on his $174,000 salary. Given that this is the bloke who demanded that all public employees take a paycut because the state can’t afford to pay them, the video makes him look like a rich brat who does not really understand the concept of money.
Polk County Republicans tried to pull the video from YouTube, but unfortunately it was copied by shedloads of others who do not really like Duffy much.
Now the GOP is spending a fortune on lawyers to stop anyone else from republishing the video. It insists that no one else can republish the video without their permission, even though they originally released the video on YouTube for the whole world to see.
So far they have managed to get the video pulled from some sites, but one, called Talking Points Memo believes the GOP has no case and has decided to keep the video up on its web page.
Duffy’s congressional salary is over three times that of the average public employee in Wisconsin, and over five times that of an average worker in Wisconsin.
He moans that he has to spend $600 a month on health care and contribute toward his pension plan. Duffy claimed he is struggling because he has six children, a mortgage, and student loans.
After the controversy caused by Florida Pastor Terry Jones threatening to burn the Koran on September 11, Jones vowed not to do it, “not now, not ever.” But unnoticed at the time by the media, Jones did just that on March 20, after holding a “mock trial” for the holy book.
After listening to “evidence” and arguments from both sides, the jury pronounced the Koran “guilty” of five “crimes against humanity,” including the promotion of terrorist acts and “the death, rape and torture of people worldwide whose only crime is not being of the Islamic faith.”
The Koran’s “punishment” was determined by the results of an online poll. Besides burning, the options had included shredding, drowning and facing a firing squad. Mr. Jones, an evangelical pastor, announced that voters had chosen to set fire to the book, according to a video of the proceedings.
Although this was ignored in the United States, that was not the case in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where angry protesters looked for a symbol of the West upon which to take revenge, and did so at a United Nations building.
Stirred up by a trio of angry mullahs who urged them to avenge the burning of a Koran at a Florida church, thousands of protesters overran the compound of the United Nations in this northern Afghan city, killing at least 12 people, Afghan and United Nations officials said.
The dead included at least seven United Nations workers — four Nepalese guards and three Europeans from Romania, Sweden and Norway — according to United Nations officials in New York. One was a woman. Early reports, later denied by Afghan officials, said that at least two of the dead had been beheaded. Five Afghans were also killed.
Jones’ explained his motives with twisted rhetoric.
“It is not that we burn the Koran with some type of vindictive motive,” Mr. Jones said. “We do not even burn it with great pleasure or any pleasure at all. We burn it because we feel a deep obligation to stay with the court system of America. The court system of America does not allow convicted criminals to go free. And that is why we feel obligated to do this.”
A follow up to the last mini episode of the podcast focused on the situation in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, featuring the podcast’s first interview with Jennifer Rexford, whose heartbreaking personal coverage of the situation and the struggle that thousands are facing has helped to open the eyes of the public. With some insight behind the scenes of the cleanup efforts, an alarming picture of corporate arrogance and negligence comes to light that proves how deadly this situation has become. Also with a follow up look at the costs of energy and a plea for a better, united front on this energy equation that will seemingly undo us all if we continue on the path we are currently treading.