Thursday, September 23, 2010

Awoken from a Dream Act!

The United States Senate voted to block discussion of the 2011 defense authorization bill on Tuesday, effectively halting the passing of the DREAM Act, which would have created a new route to citizenship for certain illegal immigrants, and the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. This is a typical example of how lawmakers sneak legislation in on the people, hidden within a bill that's totally a disassociated piece of legislation. And, as usual, lawmakers never read what they are voting for anyway, so we are at the unscrupulous mercy of lawmakers too lazy to read what they're signing. 

 The DREAM Act amendment, if passed, would have allowed immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to gain citizenship if they met specific requirements, such as graduating from high school or pursuing military service.

Botox found guilty of Illegal Promotions

Fraud, corruption, false advertising, and illegal activities of pharmaceutical companies have reached unprecedented highs. The maker of Botox seems to be more committed to illegal philandering than providing doctors with accurate information about the specific dangers associated with their products, and their uses. New patients thinking of going under the needle, best examine the risks of treatment, and any side effects from a trusted and unbiased source. Seeking out personal experience recommendations from past patients should be the order of due-diligence.  

Taser Controversy

Law enforcement continues to embrace the use of non-lethal Taser on uncooperative suspects. However, the term non-lethal somehow doesn't seem to fit the crime. The crime is that, Taser electrocution has been employed appox. 4,500 plus times since 2004, and has tragically resulted in over 500 needless deaths.
The Taser controversy continues to make the news, and the question that always seems to justify the means, stems from the argument that, Taser electrocution is appropriate when the night stick is not enough, and the gun is to much. There are numerous law suits pending against police in the courts at present time.
Whatever the argument, there are innocent people being brutally and systematically killed by police policies, and the controversy continues with no solution on the horizon.