It’s no accident. And Americans overwhelmingly believe (77%) illegal immigration is a serious issue, and 63% still agree that the U.S. military should be used along the Mexican border to prevent illegal immigration. And while 60% think illegal immigrants should not be allowed to vote if they can prove they live in this country and pay taxes, a shocking 53% of Democrats disagree, and think tax-paying illegal immigrants should have the right to vote. Yep, you read that right: a majority of Democrats think illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote. So much for the rule of law. But then again, it’s not about law; it’s about growing the ranks of voting Democrats.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
But Baltimore residents who were also in attendance in Federal Hill Park said Gray’s death last month and the ensuing demonstrations and riots were a direct result of O’Malley’s police policies as mayor. A few minutes into O’Malley’s speech, Megan Kenny, a Baltimore activist holding a sign reading “Stop Killer Cops,” began marching and chanting “black lives matter” as police attempted to stop the interruption.“The unrest and the unlawful police practices stem from O’Malley’s zero tolerance policies,” Kenny said. “His zero tolerance policies were ineffective, period.”
‘Attacked’ and ‘Under Siege’ Baltimore Cops Are More Afraid of Going to Jail for Doing Their Jobs Than Getting Killed, Union Head Says
Lt. Gene Ryan told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that police aren’t backed up or supported nearly enough — and in fact are “afraid to arrest,” given how the six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death have been treated.Ryan specifically called out State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for “rushing to judgment” in relation to the six officers.What’s more, Ryan said cops have become scapegoats for Baltimore’s overall problems, not just violence.“The police department is getting blamed for everything that’s happening because we’re easy targets,” he added.
Victoria is subtitled “A Novel of Fourth Generation Warfare,” and Lind’s writings on warfare bleed (perhaps too much) into his storytelling. His theory of Fourth Generation Warfare contends that warfare has ceased between states with standing armies and operative governments. Instead, it is decentralized, on at least one side, lacking a regular command structure and no longer identified with an established state or regular army. Countries like the U.S. find themselves in partisan struggles around the world that violate the “rules of war” built up under the old European state system.
The Associated Press reports that, in February 2014, Wayne Burgarello, a 74-year-old retired schoolteacher, shot and killed Cody Devine and wounded Janai Wilson in a vacant duplex he owns. Burgarello said he acted in self-defense, invoking Nevada’s stand-your-ground laws, which allow property owners to use deadly force against attackers—armed or unarmed, so long as the shooter does not initiate the altercation—who pose an imminent threat.
There are no more cops in riot gear in Baltimore, but the severe shift in their presence —from armored cops policing peaceful protests to their absence during the high homicide count this month— can’t help but feel like a silent counter-threat to some citizens of West Baltimore. The end of May marks the city’s deadliest month in over 15 years, with more than two dozen people shot over Memorial Day weekend, many in the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was killed by police force and where protests in his memory ended in riots and a mayor-requested state of emergency.
“House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance.
The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement.
‘We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns,’ Maloney said in a statement. ‘The results are clear: car fatalities have declined by 25 percent in the last decade, but gun fatalities continue to rise.’
Maloney said auto insurance carriers incentivize drivers to take precautions to reduce accidents, but no such incentives exist for firearm owners.”
(Via.) TheHill <—Read more here
“Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers of cells for study.
A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Treated cells behave as if they are much younger than untreated cells, multiplying with abandon in the laboratory dish rather than stagnating or dying.
The procedure, which involves the use of a modified type of RNA, will improve the ability of researchers to generate large numbers of cells for study or drug development, the scientists say. Skin cells with telomeres lengthened by the procedure were able to divide up to 40 more times than untreated cells. The research may point to new ways to treat diseases caused by shortened telomeres.”
(Via.) Stanford Medicine <—Read more here
“Researchers say graphene could be used to make a light-powered propulsion system for a spacecraft following the discovery that the material, which is just one atom thick, can turn light into movement.
This, they say, would be better than solar sails, New Scientist reports.
Earlier this year, the scientists from the University in Tianjin in China created a ‘graphene sponge’ that was made by fusing crumpled sheets of graphene oxide. When they cut the graphene sponge with a laser, the light pushed the material forward.
Although lasers have been found to move single molecules, the sponge should have been far too large to move.
Scientists discovered graphene by accident. It is made of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice and is 200 times stronger than steel, more conductive than copper and as flexible as rubber. For these reasons, it has been dubbed a ‘wonder material’.”
(Via.) International Business Times <—Read the rest of the story here