It’s safe to say not a day goes by without some part of Congress selling out to moneyed interests, and today was no exception. Today the House Committee on the Judiciary began fast-tracking a bill that obstructs promised compensation to asbestos victims. The Committee broke a promise to hold a public asbestos victims’ hearing and [...]
One summer day in 1994 I woke up at about 4:30 a.m. The air was so full of smoke I thought my house was on fire. I ran around to check everything and finally I woke up enough to realize the smoke was coming from outside, not inside. Then I thought, "Oh my God, there's a wildfire, and it's right near my home!" I was ready to evacuate that minute. Show More Summary
What do you do if you have enough money to buy a Lexus LFA but can't get the car safely to your house? Get local government involved, of course. Rune Berge Vik, of Stavanger, Norway, did just that after he bought a Lexus LFA (the only...Show More Summary
The city of Atlanta (Motto: “Home of the airport where you changed planes last Christmas”) has installed a roundabout at a rather busy intersection near my house. This is highly entertaining if you’re watching from a safe distance, such as a nearby restaurant patio, or possibly South Carolina. But actually driving in this roundabout is [...]
As promised, the U.S. House of Representatives voted, once again, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with a bill passing late yesterday, 229 to 195. Now that House Republicans have held this vote 37 times, is it safe to assume they've sufficiently scratched this itch? Perhaps no …
Despite Telstra CEO David Thodey’s assurances to the contrary, the telco isn’t great at keeping customer data safe as houses in the last few years. It has been uncovered today that one of Telstra’s third-party contractors let slip a few Excel spreadsheets containing nearly 10,000 customer records. Here we go again. More »
By Roey Thorpe of Portland, Oregon. Roey is a longtime Oregon activist currently working in the national LGBT equality movement. In a few minutes, I’ll be testifying against House Bill 3518, which would shut down the growing number of poker rooms operating in Portland and in small communities across Oregon. Show More Summary
Even with Mayor Vince Gray pledging $100 million to create affordable housing in D.C., homelessness is still a problem for over 6,000 people in the city. And for those who use one shelter, conditions aren't as safe as they could be. [ more › ]
Computers house so much of our personal data that it’s essential to set up protective measures in case of cyber attack or mechanical failure. These five must-do steps dramatically increase the odds your computer (and your privacy) will...Show More Summary
The idea of creating safe homes in the U.S. that provide whole-person restorative care for adult trafficking survivors is surprisingly new, so there's no proven blueprint for how to do it.
Given the spate of recent stories of women allegedly assaulted by members of the U.S. military, it’s nice to see the Army moving out on plans to renovate “a Safe House which will be used as a shelter for victims of domestic violence.” According to the specifications, it “shall be suitable to accommodate up to 25 occupants.” Too bad it’s in Serbia.
Breaking news from MSNBC: You're all racists and you "need to be held accountable"!
Republicans are trying to use the trial of Kermit Gosnell to prove that abortions are legal, safe and rare. Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) co-signed the resolution, which states:...Show More Summary
Moving is never an easy prospect. Not only do you have to be concerned about all of the different pros and cons about the house, apartment or flat where you're going to live, but you also have to worry about the community. How safe is...Show More Summary
Three women who disappeared over the past decade or so were found safe in a house in Cleveland, Ohio May 6, 2013 and three suspects, all brothers, were arrested
According to an investigation by CNN reporters, three Yemeni members of Al Qaeda took part on the coordinated attack on an American consulate and a safe house in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. “One senior U.S. law enforcement official told CNN that "three or four members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula," or AQAP, took part in the attack,” CNN reports.
An astonishing one billion people of the world’s population lives in informal communities – sometimes known as shantytowns, tent cities or, if you’re really going for the jugular, slums. Doug Sharp, president and chairman of BSB Design, came up with a tiny, inexpensive home for slum dwellers that can be built in less than one [...]
Battleship, Ted and Safe House producer gets onboard. The storied Gears of War film adaptation has been given a new lease on life, with Ted's Scott Stuber confirmed as producer.Click here to read the full article Related Stories Diablo...Show More Summary
The Eco Cabanas are a comfortable and inexpensive housing solution for developing countries, giving residents a safe place to live, and also the pride of a beautiful home. Each Eco Cabana is elevated on stilts, echoing the indigenous architecture of the region,
Earl Silverman, a Canadian men’s rights campaigner who ran the country’s only known safe house for abused men, died on Friday.