You’ve heard it before. I’ll tell you again. Follow the money trail. It seems a perceived loss of federal funds was the reason why president Sharron Stephens kicked Jacob Berry out of Bridgeport Junior College in West Virginia. She thought the feds would not recognize self-certification by homeschoolers. The Home School Legal Defense fund sent Stephens a letter explaining otherwise, but she’s still not convinced. It may take a lawsuit to get her to change her mind.
After several weeks of investigation, officials still aren’t sure how Burkholderia pseudomallei escaped from Tulane Primate Research Center in Louisiana. They are also uncertain of the extent of contamination. Four macaque monkeys, which were kept outside in cages, have been infected. Two of the four have since been euthanized. One person has also tested positive.
Wouldn’t it have been nice if Hillary Clinton had volunteered this information at her news conference this week? But the former Secretary of State and presumed presidential candidate, just isn’t that open. Never fear. A security firm is being open about this.
David Berglund is breathing easier. He’s the raw milk dairy farmer in Minnesota who’s refused to let state inspectors on his property. This week a judge refused to enforce a $500 a day fine, but the future is still uncertain.
The 100-page legal complaint chronicles their symptoms: an airplane mechanic suffering from unexplained muscle wasting; a woman whose baby was born ill; a sailor told his health problems must be genetic, even though his identical twin is perfectly healthy; and case after case of cancer, internal bleeding, abscesses, thyroid dysfunction and birth defects.
New reporting methods suggest killings by police officers were under-reported in the past. This is not to say that most cops are trigger happy. To put things in context, there are many more officers than terrorists. On the other hand, we seem to hear a lot today about shootings by police. Some are undoubtedly justified while others aren’t.
A conscientious police officer made school officials comply with the law about opting out of Common Core standardized tests. If the parent hadn’t called 911, the school’s overreach would have been effective.
Overreaction by police is grabbing the headlines in many places, but in Farmington, New Hampshire, it’s a different story. The cops there are giving out tickets for good behavior, redeemable for free food at the local pizza place.
We can blame Dr. Steven Bratman for coining the term “orthorexia nervosa” in 1997. Using Greek and Latin words gives the term legitimacy in some circles, whereas many of the same people would give no credence to “healthy eating disorder.” Healthy eaters are wondering how long before their passion for pure foods is added to the American Psychiatric Association’s “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.” After that, no doubt, there will be drugs to treat this non-disease.