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.
Category – Misc
Women’s rights advocates of the political left routinely denounce the “war on women.” But in the UK, at least, this concern does not extend to future women — those currently developing in their mothers’ wombs. Today the Labor Party showed its disdain for these potential female voters in the 2033 election.
Tom Magliozzi was beloved by people of all ages. Adults knew him as co-host of NPR’s popular “Car Talk” program. Children met him as the voice of Rusty Rust-ez from “Cars,” a 2006 Disney/Pixar hit. Magliozzi died yesterday of complications resulting from Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his brother Ray, his long time co-host.
A Belgian environmental agency calls the dumping of the live polio virus “human error.” It’s actually borrowing the term from initial information provided by GlaxoSmithKline. The virus made its way into the Lasne and Dyle rivers earlier this month. The government expects swimmers and fishermen may face “limited” danger, and advises worried residents to talk to their doctors about possible “re-vaccination.”
Did you ever notice that neither Roman soldiers nor Herod’s men even thought of trying to stop Jesus from feeding the multitude? Well, that was the first century and this is the twenty-first. When a Methodist church in West Virginia attempted to feed the hungry recently, the local health department responded with a mountain of red tape.
James Garner’s first big acting break was as the title character of TV’s “Maverick” in 1957. Forty-seven years later he portrayed the ultimate loyal and romantic husband in “The Notebook.” Garner, who was born James Scott Bumgarner, was found dead of natural causes at his home Saturday. He had suffered a stroke in 2008.