Although solitary confinement for extended periods is considered one of the most psychologically damaging forms of punishment — particularly for teenagers — no one knows how many juveniles are held alone in cells in California.
Neither the state nor the federal government requires juvenile halls to report their use of isolation for minors — and no laws prohibit them from locking down youth for 23 hours a day.
“If purchase activity was only delayed in January because of one of the Polar Vortices, then such activity would no doubt have taken place by now. The net effect across three months should be close to zero, as the mainstream narrative is attempting to address. Does anyone put off buying a refrigerator for more than two months because it was cold at only one point in the past?”—Another Spring Head-Fake? No Rebound In The Actual Data
“The whitefish shortfall is yet another ripple effect of the bitterly cold winter, which caused more than 90 percent of the Great Lakes surface area to freeze over. In some places, the ice cover was many feet thick, leaving commercial crews stuck in port.”—Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems
Republican donors who gathered last month at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, Nev., expressed concern over Paul’s rise, telling TIME Magazine that they may have to undertake concerted efforts to undermine his political ambitions over such positions as cutting off all U.S. aid to Israel and other countries. Republican mega donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, TIME reported, is considering spending massive sums to keep Paul from becoming the GOP nominee. In response, Paul insists that those concerned about his foreign policy views just need more time to hear him out.
Paul plans to discuss these issues with Adelson himself in the future, he said. “When he gets to know me, he’ll like me too,” Paul told me.
“Thanks to the Republican Federalist Society and to the Republican judges the Federalist Society has managed to have appointed to the federal bench, the federal judiciary functions as a protector of executive branch tyranny. Whatever the executive branch asserts and does is permissible, especially if the executive branch invokes “national security.””—» Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy
The program may make sense, pairing as it does young workers from Southern Europe, with its persistently high unemployment rates, with companies in Germany with acute needs for trainees and skilled workers. In addition to travel and language class expenses, the program also picks up costs for vocational training for young people seeking to build a future in Germany.
But it appears that German leaders have been caught off guard by the sheer number of young people interesting in pulling up stakes and establishing themselves here. Figures supplied by ZAV show that 9,000 young people from around the EU had applied for the program by the end of March.
Consumed with bitterness over losing her Carmel Valley dream home to a couple with a higher bid, Kathy Rowe found an outlet for her anger: revenge.
But what she is calling a childish prank, prosecutors say was a perverse scheme to have a woman raped. The payback against the young husband and wife homebuyers started mildly enough, court records show. Putting a stop on their mail. Signing them up for catalogs for incontinence supplies. Sending religious missionaries to their doorstep. It’s what Rowe did next that could send her to prison.
She posed as the wife in online adult entertainment ads titled “Carmel Valley Freak Show,” inviting strange men over to the couple’s home for sex and describing scenarios of a rape fantasy to those who responded. The wife’s photo and address were included in the postings.
“I love to be surprised and have a man just show up at my door and force his way in the door and on me, totally taking me while I say no,” Rowe wrote to one man who responded.
“The Senate report, according to Al Jazeera’s sources, says that the CIA detained some high-value suspects on Diego Garcia, an Indian Ocean island controlled by the United Kingdom and leased to the United States. The classified CIA documents say the black site arrangement at Diego Garcia was made with the “full cooperation” of the British government. That would confirm long-standing claims by human rights investigators and journalists, whose allegations — based on flight logs and unnamed government sources — have routinely been denied by the CIA.”—Revealed: Senate report contains new details on CIA black sites