Tuesday, March 31, 2015
VIENNA—Asserting the Middle Eastern nation’s right to a safe, peaceful energy program, members of the Iranian diplomatic team attempted to seek more favorable terms of a deal with the P5+1 global powers while openly assembling a nuclear weapon in the negotiating room, sources confirmed Monday.
The infection, known as sporotrichosis, has an alarming presentation. Sores creep along the arms, tracking along the lymphatic vessels that drain your fingers and hands into the lymph nodes in your armpits. Craterous subcutaneous ulcers bloom as they crawl up the arm, with the oldest sores at the puncture site and the fresher, uglier sores further along the meandering lymphatic route. Mercifully, most infections burn out and resolve on their own in a matter of weeks to months. The disease is also rare: around 250 cases are seen annually in the United States and the incidence is believed to be higher in endemic regions throughout South America, Africa and China (1).
Should you be entitled to an exemption from the generally applicable law, because of your religious beliefs? Or should the government be free to apply the law to you just as it does to others?
Eugene explains it all for you.
I realize you couldn't discriminate on the basis of race under RFRA. I'm just saying I recognize, for purposes of debate and philo-consistency, the analogy between race and religion.
The 9th century book is considered to be one of the earliest known medical textbooks. The recipe, used to treat infected eyelash follicles, or "styes," goes like this:
"Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together... take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek... let it stand nine days in the brass vessel..."
Astonishingly, the recipe worked well against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a superbug known to be resistant to modern day antibiotics.
They probably had some pretty gnarly bugs back then.
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally as energy shares declined and the dollar edged up, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly rise.
A few more days like this and I'll be back to when I bought cubes in 1999.
The ordinary start to the work week came to a violent halt Monday, though, when two men dressed as women and driving in a stolen, dark-colored SUV ignored officers’ orders at the gate to the spy agency headquarters at Fort Meade in Maryland. Police fired on the SUV, which then rammed into a police vehicle. One suspect was killed. The second suspect was injured, as well as a police officer.
Whether the pair wanted to breach the perimeter or the driver was desperate and confused in a security-sensitive area only added to the mystery of the officer-involved shooting.
Let's not impose our cultural stereotypes, quite possibly sub-conscious, on these two presumptively innocent fellows, who just happen to have been driving a stolen SUV while dressed as women. Who knows, maybe they were eloping somewhere?
The same reversal of tolerance applies to religious liberty. When RFRA passed in 1993, liberal outfits like the ACLU were joined at the hip with the Christian Coalition. But now the ACLU is denouncing Indiana’s law because it wants even the most devoutly held religious values to bow to its cultural agenda on gay marriage and abortion rights.
Liberals used to understand that RFRA, with its balancing test, was a good-faith effort to help society compromise on contentious moral disputes. That liberals are renouncing it 20 years after celebrating it says more about their new intolerance than about anyone in Indiana.
As is often the case with Indiana, I thought if I ignored this controversy it would go away. But evidently this is part of the Dem big push to turn us into the great matriarchal termite society of the future. So, go religious liberty.
AND there's this from David Brooks.
Few organizations boast a reputation of dysfunction comparable to the Arab League’s. Over seven decades the Arab League has distinguished itself through infighting and fecklessness. But now, with the Obama administration seen as missing in action in the Middle East, the alliance of 22 countries is undergoing a renaissance. Over the weekend, the Arab League met in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and endorsed the creation of an intervention force to fight terrorism in the Middle East.
So O can claim responsibility for reviving the Arab League!