Sunday, September 30, 2018
“I think it’s a good idea. I personally have a little rescue bichon poodle named Rodney King Stone. He’s like a family member,” said family law attorney Megan Green of Los Angeles, who has seen her share of divorce cases where couples battled relentlessly over the pet.
When I came to the United States, I left a country that had recently undergone a military coup. My family experienced first-hand what happens when those in power abandon the rule of law. We saw the devastation that comes to a society when men of power believe their political objectives so justified that they are willing to pursue them by any means necessary. In the eyes of those men of power, we could see the deadening of souls that occurs when a man’s perceived benevolence blinds him to his own tyranny.
During the Kavanaugh hearings I saw that same look in the eyes of Senate Democrats. The hearings made clear that the Democrats on the committee were not interested in pursuing the truth or respecting Christine Blasey Ford’s desire for anonymity. Instead, they simply sought to delay the vote in the hopes of winning the next election.
Yesterday was a spectacle I hope we do not have to experience again. We watched two human beings, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, exposed in the rawest possible fashion to the entire world, over the gravest of accusations, with no definitive evidence apart from personal testimony to draw on, 36 years after an alleged crime took place. It was a grotesque political drama, in which everyone lost.
The group of friends -- some of whom had medical training -- tried to keep the boy calm and put pressure on his wounds as blood filled their kayak.
People on the beach called paramedics who rushed to the scene and got the boy into a helicopter. He was airlifted to Rady Children's Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgeries. The teen is in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Kavanaugh's angry testimony may save his nomination, but undercut an image of him as an impartial Supreme Court justice - Los Angeles Times
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s raw, powerful defense against a sexual assault allegation from decades ago may have saved his embattled nomination, but his angry, partisan words this week also may have damaged his ability to be seen as a fair justice on the nation’s highest court.
And all the Dems did was call him an evil gang rapist, a black out drunk and a liar. Kavanaugh needs to get some perspective.
Facebook has blocked users from posting articles from the Guardian the AP about the social media platform’s latest user data breach, marking them as “spam.” The company later reversed decision, which it called an “error.”
Those darn facebookers.
The venomous fangs of a copperhead snake are one thing. But the recent sighting of a rare two-headed snake in Northern Virginia is alarming — and mesmerizing — both social media spectators and scientists.
I don't like 2-headed snakes. They're unnatural.
In a fenced enclosure amid the red-orange sand and sparse vegetation of remote New South Wales, newly released burrowing bettongs—small marsupials that look like a mix between a rat and a miniature kangaroo—used to spend their time blithely lounging around. They were so naive that they approached humans without hesitation and kept their heads down as they ate. “They showed absolutely zero vigilance behavior,” potentially making them easy meals for feral cats and other predators, says ecologist Rebecca West at the University of New South Wales.
A year later bettongs in the same community made a fast exit when humans—or cats—approached, and monitored their surroundings while eating. The difference? These tiny marsupials had been to predator boot camp.
They should probably have something like this before law school, at least YLS.