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  • Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

    02/09/2017 12:43:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | January 28, 2017
    EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. Usually, though, he or she is the victim of an accident, stroke, heart attack or similar sudden event that has terminated the life of an otherwise healthy individual. But a lack of suitable donors, particularly as cars get safer and first-aid becomes more effective, means the supply of such organs is limited. Many people therefore die waiting for a transplant. That has led researchers to study the question of how to build organs from scratch. One promising approach...
  • Donald Trump Thinks American Workers Aren’t Good Enough for the Trump Organization

    02/26/2016 9:26:16 AM PST · by dschapin · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/25/2016 | Ian Tuttle
    The news that Donald Trump turned down 94 percent of American job applicants to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., in favor of foreign workers brought in under the H-2B visa program should come as a surprise to absolutely no one.... [During] the campaign season, Trump has proven himself a liar of Clintonian proportions, and there has never been any reason to believe that he was somehow more trustworthy when it came to his rhetorical opposition to America's foolish immigration policies ... And, indeed, this turns out not to be the first time that Donald Trump has undermined American...
  • Wisconsin budget panel approves drug testing requirement

    05/20/2015 6:04:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Wisconsin Radio Network ^ | May 19, 2015 | Andrew Beckett
    A controversial drug testing proposal will remain in the state budget. The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday approved requiring those receiving public benefits to submit to drug testing. Those who fail would get taxpayer funded treatment, which Joint Finance Committee co-chair John Nygren (R-Marinette) said will help them break the cycle of addiction and become employed. The Marinette Republican said “it’s a better alternative than our corrections department. It’s a better alternative than ending up on welfare for God knows how long.” Democrats spent over an hour criticizing the proposal, noting that Wisconsin is unlikely to receive the waiver...
  • Scott Walker Imposes Drug Testing for Government Aid, Liberals Lose Their Minds

    04/27/2015 12:53:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    YC - Young Conservatives ^ | April 25, 2015 | Derryck Green
    But when you take a look at the organizations these religious leaders represent, you’ll see that these religious types are political progressives who’re using the cover of religion for their political activism. The websites of these organizations who oppose Walker’s drug-testing legislation all, in some form or another, uses words or phrases immediately identifiable with progressive- rather than religious- causes. Such terms and phrases found were “social” and “economic” justice, “peacemaking,” “solidarity,” and “human community”; “restorative justice,” “united for justice.” One website even had a “living wage campaign” and “resources for justice seekers.” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently proposed a...
  • Scott Walker Imposes Drug Testing for Government Aid, Liberals Lose Their Minds

    04/27/2015 12:25:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    YC - Young Conservatives ^ | April 26, 2015 | Derryck Green
    But when you take a look at the organizations these religious leaders represent, you’ll see that these religious types are political progressives who’re using the cover of religion for their political activism. The websites of these organizations who oppose Walker’s drug-testing legislation all, in some form or another, uses words or phrases immediately identifiable with progressive- rather than religious- causes. Such terms and phrases found were “social” and “economic” justice, “peacemaking,” “solidarity,” and “human community”; “restorative justice,” “united for justice.” One website even had a “living wage campaign” and “resources for justice seekers.” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently proposed a...
  • Wisconsin AG ready for several lawsuits [EPA, Voter ID, Drug Testing, RTW, and more]

    03/14/2015 5:12:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Waunakee Tribune ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jennifer Fetterly
    Just nine weeks on the job, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is already counting off the number of lawsuits he will see come across his desk. The state’s chief legal officer expects to see court action over the right-to-work law, the school accountability bill and drug testing of public assistance recipients, if the Republican-supported measures go into law. “I think that we are going to be very busy,” Schimel said at a March 4 Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce conference in Madison. Schimel, a Republican, said it?s something that he will savor. “I am going to enforce the law the way...
  • Politically connected ex-Mutual Bank president barred from banking ( Obama mentioned )

    07/01/2013 6:59:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 01, 2013 | Steve Daniels
    Amrish Mahajan, former president of failed Mutual Bank of Harvey and a major fundraiser for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been barred from future participation in the banking industry under a newly released regulatory order. Mr. Mahajan consented, without admitting or denying unsafe or unsound banking practices, to a May 1 order by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. prohibiting him from participating “in any manner” in the conduct of the affairs of any federally insured institution. ... Mr. Mahajan was known for his political connections, particularly to Mr. Blagojevich. Mutual Bank briefly entered the realm of national politics after...
  • Welfare drug testing pilot program signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

    12/26/2014 7:46:20 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 27 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a new law creating a one-year pilot program requiring the Department of Human Services to screen some welfare recipients and test those suspected of drug use. The program, to be launched by DHS in three or more counties by October 2015, would apply to residents enrolled in or applying for the Family Independence Program. A recipient who was suspected of drug use and failed an initial test would be referred to a treatment program. Failing a second test, or refusing to take one at all, would result in the termination...
  • Republicans ready to reform public assistance in Wisconsin

    12/03/2014 10:20:45 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-3-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Some of the boldest reforms to public assistance in the nation may arise from the Wisconsin Legislature in coming months. Armed with the largest Assembly majority in 57 years and comfortable control of the state Senate, Republican leadership appears to be putting together the kind of ambitious reform agenda that could rival 2011, when the Republican-led majority introduced and passed a spate of conservative — and controversial — initiatives. On Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, announced the creation of the Public Benefit Reform Committee. While the new committee’s chair or its members have yet to be...
  • Drug-testing costs Susquenita student honor society membership

    06/12/2014 7:23:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 06/10/2014 | By Eric Veronikis
    After Michael and Melinda May's daughter was drug-tested five times in three years at Susquenita Middle School, they refused to sign a permission slip allowing it to happen again. Leila May was drug-tested once during her fifth grade year, once in sixth grade and three times as a seventh grader because Susquenita School District randomly tests students in grades five through 12 who participate in extracurricular activities and apply for parking permits.  Without the permission slip signed, Leila was unable to participate in the National Junior Honor Society during her eighth-grade year, which ended last week. But Melinda May said...
  • Welfare recipient ID required by more states

    05/14/2014 4:46:51 PM PDT · by usalady · 7 replies
    In an effort to stop fraud in the use of welfare benefits more states are insisting that federal benefits, including food- stamp cards, include a photo identification.
  • President of Drug-Testing Company Is Brother of St. Edward High School President

    05/01/2014 2:05:56 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    Cleveland Scene ^ | 04/29/2014 | Eric Sandy
    One of the big news items this week has to do with St. Edward High School, St. Ignatius High School and Gilmour Academy all kicking off a mandatory drug-testing program for their students in the fall. It's an interesting story because no other schools in Northeast Ohio presently test their students for drug use.   Another interesting point of fact is that the president and CEO of Massachusetts-based Psychemedics - the company that will be conducting the tests - is Raymond Kubacki, brother of St. Edward High School President James Kubacki. The former is a St. Ignatius grad himself and...
  • Drug tests for unemployment benefits approved (in Texas)

    05/26/2013 7:30:56 AM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    KHOU ^ | 5/25/2013 | MICHAEL BRICK
    <p>AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Workers who lose their jobs would have to clear a drug screening to qualify for unemployment compensation under a proposal approved by the Texas Legislature.</p> <p>Under current law, employers take out insurance policies to help laid-off workers survive on weekly payments of $62 to $440. Those who are fired for cause, including failing an employer-sponsored drug test, do not qualify.</p>
  • Cops’ firing for drugs reversed; Report slams testing

    03/07/2013 2:23:06 PM PST · by Ken H · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 07, 2013 | n/a
    Six Boston cops fired after testing positive for cocaine have been ordered reinstated — with back pay — after a state board struck down hair tests as unreliable in a bombshell ruling that could have a far-reaching impact on how city workers are drug-tested. In a stunning, 134-page ruling, the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission this week ordered the six cops back on the job, finding that “the present state of hair testing for drugs of abuse ... does not meet the standard of reliability necessary to be routinely used” to fire someone.
  • Freep a Poll! (Test welfare recipients for drugs?)

    12/16/2012 2:06:34 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    toledoblade.com ^ | 12-16-12 | Toledo Blade
    Q Should drug tests be required to receive welfare assistance? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Yes, for known offenders. Yes, for everyone. No.
  • Crime Lab Scandal Rocks Massachusetts

    09/23/2012 6:17:28 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | September 20, 2012 | by Tovia Smith
    Massachusetts is reeling from a massive scandal in its state crime lab. Details are still emerging about what officials call a "rogue chemist" who may have mishandled evidence in as many as 40,000 cases over 10 years. It could mean the unraveling of countless convictions. Even lawyers prone to hyperbole may not be overstating it when they call the scandal a catastrophic failure and unmitigated disaster. "Any person who's been convicted of a drug crime in the last several years whose drugs were tested at the lab was very potentially a victim of a very substantial miscarriage of justice," says...
  • Georgia Moves to Require Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients, Faces Lawsuit

    04/18/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Mark Mayberry · 13 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | April 18, 2012 | Mark Mayberry
    In 2010, the state of Florida successfully passed legislation requiring welfare recipients to submit to a drug test in order to continue receiving governmental assistance. Since then, the state has decreased the number of applicants by 48 percent and saved just under two million dollars. It is only a matter of time before more states catch onto this age of new fiscal restraints. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has modeled this Florida law in his state. In a press release from his office on Monday, Governor Deal praised Florida for their success and defended the law in his state saying, “This...
  • (Gov. Rick) Scott signs bill to drug-test Fla. state workers

    03/21/2012 9:20:59 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | AP (Via Palm Beach Post)
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has quietly signed into law a bill allowing random drug testing of state workers. The governor's office announced the signing after normal working hours Monday night. The only suspense was when the Scott would sign the bill, not if he would sign it. The Republican governor already has tried to enforce random drug testing through an executive order. He suspended it, though, due to a court challenge. The new law also is certain to generate a lawsuit.
  • Judge Blocks Florida's New Welfare Drug Testing Law

    10/25/2011 8:12:32 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 25 2011 | Associated Press
    A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida's new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits on Monday, saying it may violate the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. Judge Mary Scriven ruled in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 35-year-old Navy veteran and single father who sought the benefits while finishing his college degree, but refused to take the test. The judge said there was a good chance plaintiff Luis Lebron would succeed in his challenge to the law based on the Fourth Amendment, which protects individuals from being unfairly searched....
  • States Adding Drug Test as Hurdle for Welfare

    10/11/2011 6:26:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2011 | A. G. SULZBERGER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As more Americans turn to government programs for refuge from a merciless economy, a growing number are encountering a new price of admission to the social safety net: a urine sample. Policy makers in three dozen states this year proposed drug testing for people receiving benefits like welfare, unemployment assistance, job training, food stamps and public housing. Such laws, which proponents say ensure that tax dollars are not being misused and critics say reinforce stereotypes about the poor, have passed in states including Arizona, Indiana and Missouri. In Florida, people receiving cash assistance through welfare have...