Sheriffs want lists of patients using painkillers
For years, sheriffs have been trying to convince legislators that the state’s prescription records should be open to them.
“We can better go after those who are abusing the system,” said Lee County Sheriff Tracy L. Carter.
Others say opening up patients’ medicine cabinets to law enforcement is a terrible idea.
“I am very concerned about the potential privacy issues for people with pain,” said Candy Pitcher of Cary, who volunteers for the nonprofit American Pain Foundation. “I don’t feel that I should have to sign away my privacy rights just because I take an opioid under doctor’s care.” Pitcher is receiving treatment for a broken back.
Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor
Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn’t simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.
Universal outrage has been drummed up over the case of an Iranian woman about to be stoned to death for adultery. She’s also implicated in the murder of her husband, for which she may be hanged. This second, more serious crime has been left out of many news stories. America also executes, but it doesn’t stone, especially for a bit of ticklish fun on the side.
We inject, electrocute, gas, hang and shoot our condemned. We’re more humane that way.Forever bureaucratic, we pay attention to procedural niceties.
Our objection, then,
is not to capital punishment, but to certain methods.Stoning is barbaric. We don’t stone, period, except during one of our serial wars, where we will stone entire communities back to the Stone Age. But that’s war, buddy. We also use phosphorous and cluster bombs, plant landmines that will last generations. To rectify and avenge the stoning of one woman, someone we don’t really care about, whose name we can’t even pronounce, we’ll flatten Iran, maybe by Thanksgiving.
President Obama celebrates 9-11 by renewing his Emergency War Powers
The claim of “time of emergency” has also been cited in countless other measures taken by the presidents to expand their own power.
County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops
In January, Dekalb County code enforcement officers began ticketing him for growing too many crops for the zoning and having unpermitted employees on site.
Secretive Executive Order Establishes ‘Big Brother’ Health Bureaucracy
On June 10th, 2010, amidst the chaotic 24-hour oil spill coverage, Barack Obama quietly signed an Executive Order that some claim lays the foundation for implementing Codex Alimentarius, which is a collection of internationally recognized standards,
codes of practice, guidelines, and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety(Wiki). Codex is widely viewed in the natural health world as a draconian measure to centralize control of all food and other ingestibles. While this Executive Order may not go that far, it does seem to lay the groundwork for much
more control over our personal life choices.