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  • Poor receive substandard abortion care, says clinic worker

    01/03/2015 8:29:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 31, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Clinic worker Jenny Higgins says that wealthy women get better abortion care than poor women do. She says: “… We almost never service wealthier women at the clinics where I worked. In the southeastern clinic, which was in an urban area, the majority of the clients were African-American….. [Wealthy women] are more likely to have access to higher quality, private abortion care, either due to their insurance plans or because they can afford to pay out-of-pocket for such services.” …. “Even though I prided myself on providing attentive and empathic care to the patients with whom I worked, the clinic...
  • Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in rifle

    02/21/2014 3:26:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 126 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton B. Kramer, a 20-year Green Beret, has learned that if you want to improve your chances to survive, it’s best to personally make modifications to the Army’s primary rifle — the M4 carbine. (snip) Warrant Officer Kramer has been dropped into some of the most ferocious battles in the war on terrorism, from hunting Islamists in the mountains of northern Iraq to disrupting Taliban opium dealers in dusty southern Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in Operation Viking Hammer to crush the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq. The warrant officer...
  • Plane Parts found to be substandard

    03/03/2008 6:56:02 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 17 replies · 193+ views
    The Washington Tmes via Airport Business.com ^ | March 3, 2008 | Tom Ramstack
    <p>Outsourcing by aircraft manufacturers has resulted in substandard parts being built into commercial airplanes that carry thousands of passengers daily, according to a government report.</p> <p>Major manufacturers such as Boeing Co., General Electric Aircraft Engines and Bombardier/Learjet often cut costs by allowing foreign suppliers to make airplane components, but do not adequately supervise the quality of their subcontractors' work, said the report this week from the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general.</p>