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In Pennsylvania, there is no parole allowed for those sentenced to life in prison. This has become an issue in the discussion of incarcerated veterans and PTSD. This is discussed in a speech given on Armed Forces Day to the Vietnam Veterans of America inmate Chapter 466 inside Graterford Prison outside Philadelphia.
Hypocrisy from Oklahoma Senators Inhofe and Coburn in Wake of Tornado Striking Constituents in Moore, Oklahoma
Both U.S. senators from Oklahoma, Sen. James Inhofe & Sen. Tom Coburn in January voted against the supplemental appropriations bill that was targeted for the victims of Hurricane Sandy that tore into N.Y & N.J. Now comes the monster tornado that ripped thru Moore, Okla. on Monday & now they're both singing a different tune w/ disaster striking their constituents in Okla.
Jack Lew is a former hedge fund manager for Citigroup and manager of its alternative investments unit, with oversight over Citigroup's subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Hong Kong and he's the new Treasury Secretary.
With the announcement of Microsoft's next generation gaming console, the Xbox One, it has emerged that the new system carries a device that will be 'constantly listening' to gamer's conversations.
Forty-nine states now have a model.
TV commercials and TV sitcoms are celebrating lying and deception, glorifying many of the characteristics of sociopaths. This is bad for our culture.
It was mother's day, and this was the last thing I wanted to document. But there she was in the middle of the drum circle at Malcolm X Park in Washington DC, putting out waves of negative energy. Maybe she was on something, unstable, likely self-hating - cause she was intensely focused on provoking people, into reacting, in the worst way, perhaps by smashing her in the face. It was ugly and part of me did not want to film
Whether they believe in Global Warming or not, most scientists will agree that our sea levels are rising. But did you know that we are also starting to run out of fresh water? 33% of the world is already experiencing a fresh water crisis, and by 2050 that number will be over 60%. What if there was a way to fix both problems at the same time, and it could almost power itself? Sound like a good investment?
Ms. Stahl and her employer had two honorable choices: They could have defended her role on the Peterson Advisory Board, or they could have acknowledged that it was inappropriate and announced her resignation. They did neither. Apparently they simply removed her name from the list without comment.
We're independently owned and operated, which means we can run the business for the long term and make decisions that are consistent with our values. Half of what we sell is handmade, half is made here in the US and about one-third is made from recycled materials. And we don't sell any products that contain leather or involve killing animals.
Syria Comment blogger Joshua Landis drew the necessary conclusions; "Whoever gets their hands on the oil, water and agriculture, holds Sunni Syria by the throat. At the moment, that's al-Nusra. Europe opening up the market for oil forced this issue. So the logical conclusion from this craziness is that Europe will be funding al-Qaeda."
Shredding privacy is the essence of Tumblr's appeal to Yahoo, and even though it has said it will retain the social networking site's founders in key positions, one way or another that very personal data will be mined and inevitably fall into what users will discover to be the wrong hands. That is truly scary.
As the Green Shadow Cabinet's Assistant Secretary of Health for Clinical Mental Health, my first action is to propose a Mental Health Declaration of Independence from Big Pharma. I invite a public reaction to this declaration, which is both abolitionist and restorational: (1) abolishing the corruption by giant drug companies of mental health institutions, research, and pract
On May 9 Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory recorded carbon dioxide levels of 400 parts-per-million (ppm). Earth hasn't had these levels since 3 to 5 million years ago, when temperatures were 5.4 to 7.2 degrees F warmer than now, and sea levels were 16 to 131 feet higher than today. Congressional Republicans respond to scientists' warnings with skepticism or outright denial, and are totally opposed to doing anything about it.
There are two banks in every commercial bank. There is the paper bank and there is the real bank.
These days, dream, To exchange dream, To smile and love Romeo and Juliet
In the aftermath of Second World War, in a meeting held on 24th October 1945 in San Francisco, the Charter of United Nations Organization was finalized and countries liberated from the AXIS Forces were named "Occupied Enemy Territories" and they were recognized as existing countries. In the line with the UN Charter.
Offending people is a necessary part of journalism and the fact that something produces offense is not evidence that it is invalid. Having media outlets afraid to publish opinions which offend people is a menacing state of affairs that nobody should want.
After the trauma of Monday's 3rd Uranus/Pluto square, this Friday's Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse can help you let go of your old mindset--old categories are no longer viable. We all need a Mind shakeup, because we are no longer living the world we've been taught to expect. It's time to hone our left-brain logic and open to our right-brain imagination if we want to get through our cultural transformation.
Today's people may read of the circumstances of "The Days Before," but they cannot be expected to truly understand them. It is possible to survive without welfare, Social Security, and Medicaid, but to those forced to live without them, there is a whole lot of miserable existence which only the heroic among us can survive.