One popular advice columnist has received a harrowing order from his local attorney general: Stop publishing your column in our state or face fines and jail time.
North Carolina-licensed family psychologist John Rosemond, whose syndicated writings appear in more than 200 newspapers, is being told by the State of Kentucky that he is a criminal because his column’s tagline claims he is a psychologist.
Why is that illegal? Well, the state’s attorney general accuses him of engaging in the “unlicensed practice of psychology” because he dishes psychological advice in a newspaper setting without being licensed by the State of Kentucky.
Despite Rosemond having published more than a dozen books on parenting and having laid claim to the “longest-running” advice column in America (he began syndicating in 1978), a local psychologist took issue with one column and notified the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. As licensing boards are wont to do, they deemed Rosemond an unfair competitor and proceeded to go after him using the arm of the state.
Fifty Shades of Grey, the salacious best-selling E. L. James novel often referred to as “Mommy Porn,” is the most popular reading material among Guantanamo detainees in the secretive Camp Seven, Rep. Jim Moran learned last week.
“Rather than the Quran, the book that is requested most by the [high-value detainees] is Fifty Shades of Grey. They’ve read the entire series in English, but we were willing to translate it,” the Virginia Democrat, who advocates for closing Guantanamo, told the Huffington Post. “I guess there’s not much going on, these guys are going nowhere, so what the hell.”
The greatest challenge facing any researcher is to identify in time the ripening of conditions leading to policy shifts or changing perceptions of the current state of affairs, analyze and offer new meanings that spur discussion and assessment, and meticulously examine reports alleging to be objective, but actually skewed politically. This blog will be a launching pad for research papers and articles on the Middle East; terrorism and radical organizations in the West, especially in Canada.
Randa, a 22-year-old from Cairo, has been dressing as a teenage boy throughout most of her country’s so far disastrous two-year “transition” to democracy. The medical student thinks it is the only way to avoid sexual assault on the streets during a period of unprecedented abuse.
Randa (afraid of giving her full name) goes for the vaguely preppie American look of tracksuit bottoms, polo shirt, baseball cap and trainers when she joins a demonstration.
It means she can blend in with vast numbers of men and run away if anyone sees through her disguise.
They seldom do: the anonymity of the crowd combined with the chaos and confusion of disorganised rallies serves her well, and besides, most of the main protests take place after dusk.
Glasses and a slight build make her look particularly unthreatening.
“As a young woman who is politically minded, I am an obvious target for the cowards, but not as a weak-looking boy,” Randa said this weekend, just after statistics in a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report pointed to an “epidemic of sexual violence”.
Attacks, including particularly sadistic rapes, have become commonplace in a city that during the Arab Spring was seen as the focal point of enlightenment and progress.
A high-ranking Egyptian general on Wednesday accused Hamas of smuggling rockets into Egypt for use by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hamas started out as an offshoot of the Egyptian Brotherhood and maintained close ties with the deposed Egyptian regime led by Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi.
Maj. Gen. Osama Askar, commander of Egypt’s Third Army, accused Hamas’s armed wing, the Izz ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, of smuggling 19 Grad rockets. Egyptian soldiers intercepted the rocket shipment along the Suez-Cairo highway, which Askar charged was on its way to Cairo to help the Muslim Brotherhood.
“The confiscated rockets were enough to destroy an entire neighborhood, indicating they were on their way to be used in terror activities against the Egyptian people,” Askar told reporters.
The captured rockets are the same type used by the Qassam Brigades against Israel.
Egyptian troops also discovered military uniforms last Sunday that that Askar said were “enough for an entire army.”
Jew hatin’ skank arrested and deported by the IDF in Hebron.
Anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin has stretched all the way from Sanford, Florida to Syria, where residents of a besieged town weighed in on the verdict Monday.
As more opponents of ousted President Mohammed Mursi flock to Tahrir Square on Sunday, the Egyptian army demonstrated its strength when military planes performed an air show over the protest epicenter in Cairo.
While anti-Mursi protesters were gradually flooding Tahrir Square, the ousted Islamist leader’s supporters massed for rival demonstrations to keep up the pressure on the army for toppling him.
It just needs a little work…..
Syria’s embattled president on Wednesday praised Egypt’s protests against their leader and said his overthrow by the military means the end of “political Islam.”
President Bashar Assad, who is seeking to crush a revolt against his own rule, said Egyptians have discovered the “lies” of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Palestinian Authority leaders on Thursday expressed joy over the downfall of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s regime, with some calling on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to follow suit and topple the Hamas government.
“My USDA rabbit license requirement has taken another ridiculous twist. I just received an 8 page letter from the USDA, telling me that by July 29 I need to have in place a written disaster plan, detailing all the steps I would take to help get my rabbit through a disaster, such as a tornado, fire, flood, etc. They not only want to know how I will protect my rabbit during a disaster, but also what I will do after the disaster, to make sure my rabbit gets cared for properly. I am not kidding–before the end of July I need to have this written rabbit disaster plan in place, or I am breaking the law.”
Millions of federal dollars earmarked for multiculturalism programming are going unspent, resulting in what the government calls responsible cuts to program budgets but what critics consider a sign of a worrisome shift.
Figures from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration suggest at least $5 million a year hasn’t been disbursed since 2007, and the department’s marquee funding program has seen nearly 40 per cent of available funds go unused.
So the department is scaling back the amount of money it sets aside for community multiculturalism projects.
Upon realizing that much of the exercise equipment at the U.S. Army ran Guantánamo Bay Detention Center was made in America, the “worst of the worst” demanded that the “infidel” work-out gear be replaced by fitness equipment made by Muslims in a Muslim nation, as reported by the New York Post on June 30, 2013.
Speaking on the grounds of anonymity, a Gitmo official stated that “even the hunger strikers” were gaining weight on the Islamic-compliant menu offered to who both Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld called “the worst of the worst” al-Qaeda had to offer, the U.S. government determined it necessary to purchase treadmills for the pudgy prisoners.
Yet upon the realization that the blubber-burning contraptions were American made, the al-Qaeda prisoners demanded the equipment be replaced by work-out machines made in a Muslim nation.