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  • Strange Diagnosis

    11/09/2013 5:07:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    These events occurred very recently. No names are given so that no one need fear approbation or lawsuit. I stand behind the facts given, but will not reveal sources. An elderly woman was examined by her doctor of many years. Her family has a deep split in how they believe that care should be delivered. Half believe she should be cared for at home, and that her wishes about pain medication should be followed. The other half has expressed a desire for her to be in a nursing home, and believe that she should be given stronger (narcotic) pain medication,...
  • Honey, I Shrunk the President

    10/05/2012 1:54:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2012 | JAMES TARANTO
    .....We could spend hours quoting disparaging reviews of Obama's performances from journalists who were never as head-over-heels as Matthews and Sullivan, but we like to pretend as if we have space constraints, so we'll just take one representative example,...Tunku Varadarajan writes: "My God, in the four years that we've seen him in the White House, I don't think we've ever seen the president so flaccid, so dull-brained, so jejune, so shifty, so downcast."This columnist has to disagree. Obama's lame performance last night seemed typical to us. We can think of a few occasions in which we've seen the president less...
  • HHS Plans ‘Cultural Competency’ Training for Health Professionals Dealing with Homosexuals

    01/06/2012 9:18:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/6/12 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says her agency's plans for the coming year include improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities; training health professionals in "cultural competency"; and developing definitions of sexual orientation and gender identity. On the HHS Web site, Sebelius also summarized actions taken thus far on behalf of the LGBT community, such as forming an internal LGBT Coordinating Committee, the inclusion of LGBT people in implementing the Affordable Care Act and ongoing anti-bullying efforts.
  • Rep. David Wu apologizes for tiger photos, behavior

    02/22/2011 6:22:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | February 22, 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Oregon Rep. David Wu apologized Tuesday for sending photos of himself dressed in a tiger costume to aides, calling that and other behavior last fall “unprofessional” and “inappropriate” as his mental health suffered. “You shouldn’t ever send photographs of yourself in a Halloween costume, something you intend to wear to a private party a couple of nights later,” the Democrat said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It’s just not professional, even when you’re joshing around with your kids a couple of nights before Halloween. I did send those photographs. It was unprofessional, inappropriate.” Half a dozen Wu staffers have quit...
  • Criminal proceedings against kidnapper of schoolgirl Jaycee Lee Dugard halted

    09/25/2010 3:05:35 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th September 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Criminal proceedings against the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard have been sensationally halted because of concerns about his mental state. Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister made the decision yesterday after a short pre-trial hearing for Phillip Garrido. Phimister said he had concerns about Garrido's mental competency to participate in his defence. He is facing 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment in the 1991 disappearance of Dugard
  • Competency review set in Elizabeth Smart abduction

    09/24/2009 2:43:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 923+ views
    hosted ^ | Sep 24
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A woman charged in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping who was court-ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment will have a competency review hearing next month. A Utah district court calendar shows Wanda Eileen Barzee will appear before Judge Judith Atherton on Oct. 23. It will be the first time Barzee has appeared in court since doctors at the Utah State Hospital began to forcibly medicate her in May 2008 in an effort to make her competent. If Barzee remains incompetent for trial, the state could seek to have her civilly committed.
  • Romney's Four Wedge Issues(Human Events "Long" Interview)

    11/22/2007 6:16:19 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 30 replies · 114+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/21/07 | Human Events
    On the War: HUMAN EVENTS EDITOR Jed Babbin (JB): In this presidential campaign, one of the biggest issues, of course, is the War in Iraq. In the June 5th Republican debate, talking about another subject, Mayor Giuliani went off-topic a little bit, and he said, “…We need to look at nation-building as part of what we need to teach our military.” Nation-building seems to be either the biggest benefit or the biggest problem in Iraq. What is your view of nation-building? As a military exercise, is that a proper strategy for America? GOV. MITT ROMNEY: Well, I’m not an expert...
  • Graduates Know Even Less About History (Take The Quiz!)

    09/19/2007 5:48:59 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 298 replies · 531+ views
    Madison.com ^ | September 19, 2007 | Anita Weier
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison did relatively well in a 50-college test of how much students learned about history and economics during four years of college, but students in Wisconsin and nationally knew little when they came in and not much more when they left. No college did better than a D-plus on the Civic Literacy Test released Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a nonpartisan conservative educational organization that stresses the values of a free society. The national average was F.The test of 14,000 randomly selected students revealed that some of the most expensive Ivy League universities, with the highest-paid...
  • Woman accused of dating girls (18 yr old woman pretending to be twin 12 yr old boys)

    04/13/2005 11:39:50 AM PDT · by bedolido · 56 replies · 3,203+ views
    Bay City News ^ | 04/08/2005 | staff writer
    An 18-year-old woman accused of pretending to be twin 12-year-old boys and simultaneously dating two adolescent girls will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine her competency to stand trial in San Mateo County Superior Court. Lakesia Michelle Mason pleaded not guilty in March to 13 counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 for her alleged relationships with a 13-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl. She denied the special allegations of substantial sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14 and allegations that the offenses were committed in more than one jurisdiction and that...