On Saturday, May 5, 2012, as thousands of psychiatrists congregate in Philadelphia for the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting, individuals with psychiatric labels and other supporters will converge in a global campaign to oppose the APA’s proposed new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), scheduled for publication in May 2013. Occupy the APA will include distinguished speakers from 10 a.m. to noon at Friends Center (1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia). A march at 1 p.m. from Friends Center will lead to the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch Streets), where the group will protest beginning at 1:30 while the APA meets inside. [Read more…] about Protesters Vow to Occupy the American Psychiatric Association Convention
Governor Brian Sandoval has postponed his May Trade Mission to Israel until state and local jurisdictions are further along with their work to implement a new plan for broadening and diversifying the state’s economy.
Earlier this month, Governor Sandoval released “Moving Nevada Forward: A Plan for Excellence in Economic Development 2012-2014,” and Nevadans throughout the state have begun strategic discussions to create new partnerships, jobs, and investments. [Read more…] about Governor Brian Sandoval Postpones Israeli Trade Mission
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Scot Thomasson announced Dennis William Estes and Kevin John Webber were arrested Friday morning in Stockton, CA after conspiring to manufacture and sell firearms without a license to ATF undercover agents Friday, Feb. 24.
Estes, 37, a resident of Modesto has been charged with six counts of dealing firearms without a license, six counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of possessing a machine gun and silencer, and conspiracy to commit a federal crime. Webber, 35, resident of Lathrop has been charged with one count of aiding and abetting the dealing of firearms without a license and conspiracy to commit a federal crime. [Read more…] about Gun Traffickers Arrested in Stockton
The U.S. Supreme Court’s willingness to take the case of a family that was sanctioned for filling a wetland on its property could signal rising judicial concern about whether environmental agencies are overstepping their bounds, writes LeClairRyan attorney James A. Kosch in a Feb. 13 column published by CorporateComplianceInsights.com.
In the column (“Will Regulated Corporations Earn the Right to Throw a Red Challenge Flag?”), the veteran environmental attorney outlines how provisions of key regulations—including the Clean Water and Clean Air acts—have been interpreted to mean that regulated parties have no right to go to court and challenge expensive and difficult directions handed to them by the EPA or other agencies. [Read more…] about Supreme Court Case Highlights Need for Regulatory Challenge Flag
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100…
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that’s what they decided to do..
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball.
“Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20”.
Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected.
They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men?
How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay. [Read more…] about The Tax System, Explained in Beer
Google is displaying drug rehab related advertisements on blog posts worldwide that detail information about Whitney Houston’s untimely death. I am not quite sure how Google’s automated contextual advertisement system called Google AdSense is correlating Whitney Houston with drug rehab and drug rehab centers, but with less than 24 hours after Whitney Houston’s untimely death, it feels a bit inappropriate to say the least.
Take a look at the screen capture below, Google AdSense is clearly running drug rehab advertisements on a Whitney Houston blog post: