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Magna Carta and its progeny

Magna Carta Uncovered, Hart Publishing, October 2014 - details here Two old friends, Lord Judge (former Lord Chief Justice) and Anthony Arlidge QC have written a compelling and scholarly account of the 1215 political settlement known as the Magna Carta. This instrument has become something of a missile in the dust-up over  the European Convention versus “rights brought […]

Ferguson Q&A with organizer Larry Fellows III

As we wait for the St. Louis county grand jury to reach a decision on whether or not to indict Officer Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, ACLU national staff is in Ferguson, Missouri to support the work of the ACLU of Missouri and...Show More Summary

Information even unlawfully obtained is admissible to the GMC – Joanna Glynn

R (on the application of Nakesh) v Metropolitan Police Service and General Medical Council [2014] EWHC 3810 (Admin) – read judgment The High Court has ruled that although information obtained unlawfully by the police is admissible in regulatory proceedings (even if not in criminal proceedings), it  “carries little weight” in the assessment of competing interests […]

Monster Wells: Hundreds Of Fracking Wells Using 10-25 Million Gallons of Water Each

While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 million gallons...Show More Summary

Egg-free baking with these vegan staples

How to make truly excellent baked goods -- without the eggs.

Pro-life/family petition drives to keep Duggars on air quickly overwhelm homosexual petition

On August 20, homosexual activists launched a petition drive to get the Duggar family’s 19 Kids and Counting show kicked off TLC. The Duggars are open about their Biblical view that marriage should be between one man and one woman. The...Show More Summary

Stanek Sunday funnies 11-23-14

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five seven favorite political cartoons for the week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post! by Steve Kelley at GoComics.com…  by Nate Beeler at Townhall.com…...Show More Summary

Sunday Word: “A person who wanders from wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead”

A person who wanders from the way of wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead. ~ Proverbs 21:16, God’s Word translation The post Sunday Word: “A person who wanders from wise behavior will rest in the assembly of the dead” appeared first on Jill Stanek.

Israel's response to the Jerusalem synagogue attack

To the editor: I was touched by the words in the article today on Rabbi Kalman Levine, who died in the synagogue attack last week in Jerusalem. Levine exhorted people to increase the force of good in the world as a means of defeating the forces of evil. ("Victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack 'a...

Give caregivers some meaningful time off

To the editor: It is worthwhile to encourage friends to help those who are caring for their loved ones. However, there should be places for caregivers to go so they can have a break from the hard work involved in providing care, including feeding, pushing a wheelchair and lifting and moving a...

Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri to retain title

Manny Pacquiao badly wanted his five-year knockdown slump to end Saturday. It didn't, but the consolation was impactful.

Ethical Responsibility

In our lifetimes, we have seen the once deadly scourge of another terrifying virus, polio, eliminated. We have made remarkable progress in the prevention, early detection and treatment of many forms of cancer and heart disease. All of this progress was possible because of wise investment of federal support for research." Robert N. Show More Summary

Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife Killing Contest

Originally Published on the ECOreport Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife-killing Contest is a podcast with Amy Atwood, Endangered Species Legal Director, Senior Attorney, The Center of Biological Diversity. The Bureau of Land Management...Show More Summary

Data Torture in Gergis2K

Reflecting on then current scandals in psychology arising from non-replicable research,  E. Wagenmakers, a prominent social psychologist,  blamed many of the problems on “data torture”.  Wagenmakers attributed many data torture problems on ex post selection of methods. Show More Summary

Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety

Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna’s rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna’s protection. In May 2014, Brishna, a 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province, was raped by a local mullah.  She was able to receive medical treatment and … Please continue reading.

Stanek wkend Q: Has society done a disservice to Millennial moms?

Sorry, a rather lengthy excerpt from a fascinating post at Patheos.com, but it’s all so good! Understanding the domestic arts as, well, art, has almost totally disappeared from our cultural landscape. Technology (and the corresponding...Show More Summary

Yinz heard about Pittsburgh’s new protected bike lanes?

Pittsburgh just put in three new bike lanes that protect bikers from traffic, and city leaders plan to construct more. City of Champions, indeed.

Organization founded by Planned Parenthood president behind Texas textbook battle

The Texas Freedom Network was founded by Ann Richards’ daughter Cecile, who is today the Planned Parenthood national president. This is the caliber of people who are opposing Texas traditions and American history. ~ Texas Eagle Forum’s...Show More Summary

DeSmogCAST 4: TransCanada's PR Scandal, Gas Industry Revolving Door Report, and B.C.'s Election

This week's episode of DeSmogCAST covers the Edelman TransCanada dirty PR campaign, DeSmogBlog's new report on the gas industry revolving door lobbying push for LNG exports, and the outcome of the BC elections. Hosted by DeSmogBlog contributor...Show More Summary

L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts

Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a summit in Los Angeles next year to kick-start efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions in both countries.

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