CJE Sunday News Briefs
WS – I have encountered some pretty crazy teachers in my life… You mite want to rethink this DS.
Lawmakers in South Dakota have passed a bill that would allow school districts to arm staff and teachers with guns to make their schools “safer”.
State Senators on Wednesday voted 21-14 to pass the measure, despite large-scale opposition from school administrators and personnel, who are largely opposed to bringing weapons into their schools.
Supporters of the bill claim that arming teachers could prevent tragedies like the Dec. 14 massacre in Newtown, Conn. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, said that he would leave the decision to arm teachers up to individual school districts, but that he strongly recommends it.
When Craig advocated for the measure earlier this year, he said that having gun-free schools would simply make them more vulnerable and invite potential mass murderers.
“The possibility of an armed presence in any of our schools is a deterrent,” Craig told Fox News, claiming that no shooter would attack a school whose teachers are armed. More…
Today is “Rub A Pumpkin Day” – You mite just get your wish.
Masked Cops Raid Home of Terminally Ill Medical Marijuana Patient
WS – The Navy Seals were waiting off the coast… Just in case…
What happened to Cathy Jordan is a reminder that we need to reform our medical marijuana policies, and fast.
Earlier this week, while more than 200 citizen lobbyists were meeting face-to-face with their Congressional legislators in Washington, D.C. to change federal policy on medical cannabis, a series of events occurred in Florida, making that state the next political battleground on this issue.
On Monday, a Miami Herald article cited a recent poll indicating 81 percent of Florida voters said approve of doctors recommending cannabis to patients, with only 14 percent opposed. As many as 70 percent of voters said they supported a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical cannabis, a full 10 points higher than what Florida requires to pass such amendments. More…
WS – His bedroom… Just his bedroom? I’m having a little problem with the visual here. Man sleeping in bed. Bedroom separates from rest of home. Man spins thru a vortex down to hell. Com-on; Are they sure this guy wasn’t wanted by the FBI, or friends with the Clintons?
SEFFNER, Fla. — Florida rescue workers have ended their efforts to recover the body of a man who disappeared into a sinkhole that swallowed his bedroom while he slept and will demolish the suburban Tampa home due to its dangerous conditions, a rescue spokeswoman said.
Two nearby houses were evacuated Saturday because the sinkhole has weakened the ground under them, and their residents probably will never be allowed inside again, said Jessica Damico of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
She said demolition of the home would begin early today.
“Our data has come back, and there is absolutely no way we can do any kind of recovery without endangering lives of workers,” she said.
Jeff Bush, a 36-year-old landscaper, is presumed dead after vanishing into the sinkhole that opened suddenly beneath his room on Thursday night. Five other people in the house were getting ready for bed when they heard a loud crash and Jeff screaming. More…
US Trade Office Calls ACTA Back From the Dead
Major announcements from the US and Canada today give a clear indication that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is coming back with a vengeance. ACTA is an agreement negotiated and signed by 11 countries, carrying intellectual property (IP) provisions that would negatively impact digital rights and innovation by ratcheting up IP enforcement measures beyond existing international standards. It will not take effect until six countries ratify the agreement, and Japan is so far the only country to have done so. More…
Breast cancer among young women increasing
The rate of advanced breast cancer for U.S. women 25 to 39 years old nearly doubled from 1976 to 2009, a difference too great to be a matter of chance, a study finds.
Rebecca Johnson was 27 years old and had just graduated from medical school when she got the diagnosis: breast cancer. She thought she was a rare case, but then a few of her friends got it too. So did some friends of friends.
Was it all just a coincidence, or was breast cancer becoming more common in younger women? More…
WS – Nooo… The fish are found in the fu$cing ocean. They swim, they migrate, they get eaten by bigger fish who; swim, migrate, get eaten by bigger fish who…
Well’ you see where I’m going with this one.
A fish contaminated with radiation levels as much as 5,100 times of legal limits has been caught near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, hitting a record high, said the nuclear plant operator.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said Thursday that the fish was caught in a port near the nuclear plant and detected that the “hexagrammos otakii” fish contaminated caesium dose reaching 510,000 becquerels per kilogram, or 5,100 times more than the government food limit.
Meanwhile, caesium equivalent to 277,000 becquerels per kilogram were also found in a rockfish, said the company.
The previous highest dose of caesium in fish was 254,000 becquerels per kilogram. More…
WS – Some politicians need to be “put down” for a nap!
A Cornwall councilor, Colin Brewer, put forward a shocking proposal. The councilor said that disabled children should put to sleep, because they are a burden to society. The organization urged Brewer to resign, but he refused, although he apologized for his words.
Brewer made the statement at the event, organized by local charity Disability Cornwall. Teresa Kurt, a member of the organization, was telling Brewer how Disability Cornwall was helping the parents of children with special needs. In return, Brewer said that disabled children were too expensive for the council so they should be put to sleep. More…
WS -Old news is still “News”. CNN must have missed this…
Mainstream media admits censoring news at the behest of the U.S. federal government
Flagship news publications in the United States mainstream media have been forced to admit that over the years they quietly forged partnerships with the federal government in order to withhold from American taxpayers vital information on such topics as the government’s drone-assassination program, torture, secret prisons and warrantless snooping.
Some of the worst cases of collusion and suppression go back 10 years to the early days of the modern “war on terror.” The existence of a secret U.S. drone base in Saudi Arabia which The Washington Post and The New York Times admittedly kept hidden for two years is the latest in a string of coverups. Others include: The Times obeying Bush Administration demands in mid-2004 to cover up warrantless wiretapping of Americans’ communications for 18 months and the Post concealing which nations served as secret, unlawful Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture prison locations. More…