In a bipartisan effort, the House of Representatives and the United States Senate approved the Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which among other things, funds the United States Department of Agriculture.
On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses. Essentially, one turkey was pardoned in the presence of worldwide media while in the shadows, buried under pages of fiscal regulation, millions of horses were sentenced to death.
Horse slaughter plants are legal again in the United States. Restrictions on horse meat processing for human consumption have been lifted.
Horse slaughter has been prohibited in the United States as funding for inspections of horses in transit and at slaughter houses was non-existent. This worked because the horse meat cannot be sold for human consumption without such inspections. The
House version of the bill retained the de-funding language and the Senate version did not. The conference committee charged with reconciling the two opted to not include it. The result is that it is now legal to slaughter horses for humans to eat.
Notwithstanding that 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter, that President Obama made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption (horses can be sent to Mexico and Canada), that documentation of animal cruelty, slaughterhouse stench, fluid runoff and negative community impact exists, it is taxpayers that will bear the costs!
A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque public school principal, a teacher and a city police officer.
The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the district was also sued by the family of a 7-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed to a chair.
The Albuquerque Journal reports the unnamed seventh grader was arrested last May 11 at Cleveland Middle School after he “burped audibly” in his P.E. class. “Criminalizing of the burping of a thirteen-year-old boy serves no governmental purpose,” the lawsuit said. “Burping is not a serious disruption, a threat of danger was never an issue.”
The lawsuit alleges the boy was transported to the juvenile center without his parents being notified. It also says he was denied his due process rights because he was suspended for the rest of that school year without “providing him an explanation of the evidence the school claimed to have against him.” He was not allowed to call witnesses or defend himself against the burping allegation.
Saudi Arabia has a problem: Some of its women want to drive, but the kingdom wants to make sure there are virgins in the country. Based on a new report from the Saudi highest religious council — the Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala — and a former King Fahd University professor, those things are mutually exclusive.
An Iranian news agency is reporting that the “Wahhabite scholars’” report was presented to the country’s legislative body and explained the possible repercussions of repealing the Saudi ban on women driving.
The report concluded that allowing women to drive would lead to a blight of virgins and lead to the proliferation of homosexuality, pornography, prostitution and divorce in the country.
The “Wahhabite scholars” scholars pointed to other Muslim nations that allow their women to drive, which they claimed have experienced “moral decline.”
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving.
I find politico nauseating. When they are on ABC’s news channel 8, I immediately change the channel.
Internet traffic and Web search measurement tools from several sources indicate that despite massive promotion efforts on MSNBC and in other venues, Politico.com is rapidly losing readers, especially outside of Washington, D.C.
Measurements of U.S. Web traffic provided to The Daily Caller by Compete, Inc. indicate that the number of total monthly visits to Politico.com dropped by 31.8 percent during the 18-month period that ended on October 31.
During that same period, and perhaps not coincidentally, Politico has come under sustained criticism from many observers, including Fox News Channel anchors and several prominent radio hosts, for exhibiting liberal bias in its news stories.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced Thursday that a Manhattan woman has been charged with self abortion.
Yaribely Almonte, 20, is accused of wrapping the fetus of her unborn daughter in plastic and dumping it in a garbage bin outside of her West 191st Street apartment.
Authorities are investigating whether the woman ended her pregnancy by drinking an herbal concoction billed as an abortion-causing tea.
A former Colorado lawman with a record so distinguished he was once honored as the nation’s sheriff of the year now finds himself in a jail that was named for him, accused of offering methamphetamine in exchange for sex from a male acquaintance.
Patrick Sullivan, 68 — handcuffed, dressed in an orange jail uniform and walking with a cane — watched Wednesday as a judge raised his bail amount to a half-million dollars and sent him to the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility.
The current sheriff, Grayson Robinson, who worked as undersheriff for Sullivan from 1997 until he took over the job in 2002, said the department was shocked and saddened at his arrest.
If you’ve ever received a call because someone you know “butt-dialed” you, you know how annoying it can be. But when someone “butt-dials” 911, it’s not just an inconvenience, it’s a public safety issue.
As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, officials in Evanston say that nearly 20 percent of the wireless calls they get each month are “unintentional” or “abandoned” calls; and they believe the vast majority of those unintentional cell phone calls are butt dials.
Emergency workers said those kinds of calls waste valuable time and could put people at risk.
Instead of the usual Cliff Richard or scenes from the Yorkshire Dales, why not surprise the mother-in-law choose with a more offbeat calendar for 2012 – courtesy of Zlata the contortionist.
The rubbery Russian has created 12 wonderfully weird poses for each month of the year, ranging from performing the splits to cooking in the kitchen with her leg over her head.
Whether posing on a bed, in the kitchen or on a motorcycle, the 25-year-old makes every shot an opportunity to show off her suppleness.
I’ve been using pcAnywhere since they had a DOS product. It started acting up on me I believe with Windows XP service pack 3. The host terminates after one or more file transfers and gives this message “unable to attache to specified device” or something like that. I’ll try to catch it next time it comes up. I searched all over and there wasn’t any solution that I could find.
I decided to fix it myself.
I wrote this following script using VBScript. You simply save it with .vbs file extension, create a shortcut to it and copy the shortcut into your startup folder. This surely works with the versions that I have and tested but possibly might not work with yours. If you need help leave me a comment or use the contact us menu to send me a message.
————— VBScript ————-
‘ Keep pcAnywhere Host running
‘Wait two minutes
strComputer = “.”
Set wbemServices = GetObject(“winmgmts:\\” & strComputer)
Set wbemObjectSet = wbemServices.InstancesOf(“Win32_Service”)
For Each wbemObject In wbemObjectSet
‘IF wbemObject.DisplayName = “pcAnywhere Host Service” THEN
IF InStr(wbemObject.DisplayName, “pcAnywhere Host Service”) THEN
pcanywhere = 1
isactive = wbemObject.State
if pcanywhere = 1 then
‘MsgBox “pcAnywhere Is Running”
if isactive = “Running” then
‘ everything is ok
‘ MsgBox “Waiting”
‘MsgBox “Not Waiting”
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
obj = WshShell.Run(“c:\data\rich\host.bat”,0)
set WshShell = Nothing
‘ wait for 30 seconds
MsgBox “pcAnywhere Not Running”
‘ loop forever
‘ HellFreezes = HellFreezes + 1
‘ Let’s not over do it. Loop every 30 seconds
Loop While HellFreezes < 1
--------- End of Script ------------
You can also download the script here.
Some may call it obscene. Michigan State University professor Danny Guthrie calls it art.
The 65-year-old associate professor has been photographing himself with former and current students who are typically 40 years his junior, and oftentimes with young women who are exposing most of their bodies.
Mr Guthrie, who has been part of MSU’s faculty for 13 years, has been under recent scrutiny over pictures some are calling ‘obscene’ and oppressive to women.