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Guardian.UK: Native American family attacked in deadly shooting on Montana highway.

I often stop and help folks who look broken down. Looks like I may have to think twice about doing it - or contemplate concealed carry.

07/31/15 • 01:07 PM • LawNewsPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

nakedcap: How Big Corporations Are Starving Public Schools of Billions of Dollars.

For shame. And many of these companies are supposedly producing educational software and systems. A vicious circle; schools can’t afford to upgrade and buy more product because companies are loopholing taxes.

07/29/15 • 10:21 AM • ChildhoodEconomicsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Killer of Cecil the lion was dentist from Minnesota, claim Zimbabwe officials.

They tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park and they scented an area about half a kilometre from the park.” Given the fact the lion was wearing a radio collar (a rather unsubtle addition to the lion’s mane), you wonder if they ever actually looked before shooting.

07/28/15 • 11:16 AM • LawNatureSportsTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Zimbabwean authorities hunt Spaniard accused of killing Cecil the lion.

Orford calculates that with tourists from just one nearby lodge collectively paying €8,000 per day, Zimbabwe would have brought in more in just five days by having Cecil’s photograph taken rather than being shot by someone paying a one-off fee of €50,000.” Perhaps, but who owns the camps? And does that money stay in the local economy? I have a feeling there’s much more to this, before the animals can experience any sort of safety.

07/27/15 • 11:01 AM • EnvironmentalLawNatureTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CounterCurrentNews: Native American Activist Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest.

Not to discount the Bland tragedy, but some minorities seem much more important than others, don’t you think?

07/27/15 • 09:09 AM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: There Are 22 Million Angry, Impulsive Americans With Guns.

... they advocate gun restrictions based on indicators of this personality type, such as convictions for misdemeanor violence, DUIs, and restraining orders. This, they think, would do a much better job of reducing gun violence than a focus on certified mental illness.” How about both?

07/22/15 • 05:25 PM • HealthHome & LivingLawPolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PDN: Taylor Swift Changes Photo Contract in Face of Outrage.

Small changes. More here.

07/21/15 • 04:58 PM • LawMusicPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Photo Attorney: Must Watch - “Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change”.

FYI.

07/21/15 • 01:55 PM • ArtsHistoryLawMotion GraphicsPhotography • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Teen’s video of handgun-toting drone prompts federal investigation.

Sort of expected, yet there’s a worrisome twist at the bottom of the article: “Haghwout made news last year when police charged a woman with assault after she confronted him about flying a drone at a state beach.” I hope the kid’s not bitter.

07/21/15 • 01:42 PM • ComputingHardwareInternetLawMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: LA Angels use police helicopter to dry sodden home field.

I hope they paid for the avgas and wear-and-tear.

07/21/15 • 10:45 AM • LawSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC/South CA: Drivers Who Fled 15 Freeway Fire Frustrated by Tow Fees.

Capitalism at work.

07/21/15 • 10:33 AM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Johnny Depp’s dogs: Wife Amber Heard charged with smuggling.

The prosecutor’s office would not answer questions about why Mr Depp was not charged, citing the ongoing nature of the case.” I suspect because of box office draw, wouldn’t you?

07/16/15 • 09:09 AM • EntertainmentLawTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Women rarely regret their abortions. Why don’t we believe them?

Yet for most women, according to this study, however complex their feelings are, they still believe abortion was the right choice.” Noone says it isn’t painful, heartrending. Choice needs to be preserved.

07/14/15 • 12:26 PM • HealthHuman RightsLawPoliticsPsychologyReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Re/code: Twitter Stock Jumps Nearly 8 Percent on Fake Bloomberg News Post.

This is a real story, but a fake one caused Twitter’s stock to surge nearly 8 percent.” A new method to make a quick mill?

07/14/15 • 11:27 AM • EconomicsInternetLawSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: Colorado May Have Just Put Abstinence-Only Education to Bed Once and for All.

About time.

07/09/15 • 05:37 PM • HealthHistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: A New Breed of Ranchers Is Restoring the Landscape and Learning to Live With Predators.

Cattle ranchers have traditionally been hostile to large carnivores; wolves were nearly hunted, trapped, and poisoned to extinction in the Lower 48 a few decades ago, due in part to the threat they posed to livestock. Zaranek, who has done wolf research in Yellowstone and Canada and now works for the Centennial Valley Association, is trying to ease that relationship. She is testing whether range riders on horseback and ATV can minimize conflicts between livestock and predators.

07/08/15 • 02:31 PM • ConsumptionEconomicsEnvironmentalLawNaturePolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: The Cosby Revelation - How A Decade-Old Deposition Came To Light.

He argued that while Cosby is clearly a public figure, when he talks about issues of public policy like unwed mothers and crime, he becomes a ‘public moralist,’ which is akin to being a public servant.

Later: Some wag makes the observation ... “Not Bill, but *Pill* Cosby.”

07/07/15 • 01:02 PM • Human RightsLaw • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bloomberg: Islamic State Is Selling Looted Art Online for Needed Cash.

They bring in their own trucks, their own bulldozers, hire their own work crews and pay them salaries.

07/07/15 • 10:35 AM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Bill Cosby admitted obtaining sedative to use on women, documents show.

Why would he be embarrassed by his own version of the facts?

07/06/15 • 05:47 PM • EntertainmentHistoryLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KOB: Former CNN reporter shoots, kills armed robber at Westside motel.

The big news here in the state. Former CNN anchorwoman Lynn Russell and her husband were attacked. They both have CCWs, and together they played along with the assailant until one of them could arm themselves. Long story short, Ms Russell’s husband got to a gun first and is in the hospital, took three shots, two bullets in the abdomen. The assailant is dead.

Unsurprisingly, they recommend CCWs. Best wishes for your swift recovery, Mr de Caro.

Later: I have to comment further ... usually the most lethal things at a Motel 6 are the rugs. No, wait. And the bedspreads. I’ve been known to lay trails of clean towels from the bedside to the bathroom, some have been that bad.

07/01/15 • 08:43 PM • LawNewsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bookseller: Publishers Association ‘busts myths’ on copyright.

It is time to debunk the long-pedalled myth that copyright is an obstacle to growth in the digital economy. When you look at the success of publishing and other creative industries in developing online products and services it is palpably untrue – copyright is the means by which the digital economy functions, allowing works to be made available to consumers and rewarding creators and the companies which invest in them.

07/01/15 • 08:28 AM • ArtsBooksConsumptionLawSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

InTheseTimes: How the TPP Will Hand Corporations the Reins to Our Government.

Sure, corporations may still be considered people under U.S. domestic law — but under American trade policy, they get far more rights than almost everyone else.” I’ve never agreed with the ‘corporations are people’ judgment. If they were people, they’d make Scrooge look generous to a fault.

06/30/15 • 09:11 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: A day of global terror - horrifying attacks strike France, Tunisia, and Kuwait.

Well-expressed. Could have been much worse, yet ... without powerful and immediate international response, it likely will be.

06/26/15 • 10:29 AM • Human RightsLawPoliticsTravel • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: Clarence Thomas same-sex marriage dissent: “Slaves did not lose their dignity.”

... human dignity cannot be taken away by the government.” One can tell immediately he has never applied for welfare or unemployment. I propose a new rule - you can’t judge, legislate or litigate unless you’ve direct experience.

06/26/15 • 10:00 AM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (9) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States.

And, I expect Roberts to hope this will mollify Conservatives over the previous ACA ruling: “But do not celebrate the Constitution. [snip] It had nothing to do with it.” Of course, he has a point. Marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution at all. His statement is perfectly ‘safe’ - too subtle for most to understand. Even most of our modern media.

06/26/15 • 09:20 AM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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