The question needs to be asked; will those on psychotropic drugs be mysteriously left out of any pending legislation under the rules of HIPAA privacy rules, under the guise of privacy concerns for the patient? In leaving these people out of such legislation, a relief valve is built in to said legislation which allows for government finagling, building in a burning fuse which threatens to go off when one of these mentally ill people snaps to shoot up another public venue. This surely will provide the impetus for the government to further erode gun rights in an incremental fashion until there are no longer any right to own guns.
Will such language defining that which constitutes mental illness allow for the federal government to classify certain beliefs and behaviors as a mental illness? Will adherents of strict constructionisim, patriotism, conservatism, and Christianity be classified as people who are potentially unstable by the government, and therefore mentally ill? Such a scenario is plausible in light that DHS has already listed some politically conservative and Christian groups to be watched, and monitored as possible threats to national security. Why shouldn’t we expect new gun control legislation to be crafted, which will classify the aforementioned groups as mentally ill, for the perceived threat they pose?
We as a country may be on the verge of seeing the “wrong” political ideologies and religious beliefs being classified as mental illness, as justification to curb American freedoms.
Dan Caitlin was driving along the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull, Conn., last week when the hawk flew into the windshield of his car, bounced off the side window and fell into his lap, animal control officials told the Fairfield Citizen:
Caitlin drove for a short distance with the stunned hawk in his lap, before pulling over and putting the raptor into the passenger seat. When he got home, he called the animal control staff, which picked up the injured hawk and kept it overnight before bringing it to a local veterinarian.
Fairfield Animal Control officer Paul Miller told Yahoo News that the injured bird was treated and released several days later.
Clashes broke out after a protest in Cairo against an attack on a church in Aswan province last week which Coptic Christians blame on Muslim radicals.
Egyptian TV showed protesters clashing with security forces as army vehicles burned outside the state TV building.
A curfew is in force. The cabinet is to hold an emergency meeting on Monday.
According to Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner, three female protesters were arrested for indecent exposure.
The Blaze reported that Geidner live-tweeted the protest.
The protesters, wearing messages on their bodies, chanted, “ACT UP. Fight Back. Fight AIDS” and “Boehner, Boehner, don’t be a di**, budget cuts will make us sick.”
"Capitol Police kicked all press out. We are not allowed to stand outside Boehner’e office even," Geidner tweeted.
Marcus David Greer was a little guy back in 1945, just 4 years old. Known as Dave to his family in Bridgetown, he would play airman by wearing the wool overseas cap his father gave him before going off to fly B-24s in World War II.
About POW/MIA day
The National POW/MIA Recognition Day, established by Congress in 1979, takes place annually in the United States on the third Friday in September. The day of observance honors prisoners of war and members of the military missing in action.
Defense Department statistics list a total of 83,417 GIs missing in action: 73,681 from World War II, 7,947 from the Korean War, 126 from Cold War actions, 1,657 from the Vietnam War and six from the war with Iraq and related conflicts.
The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday, but it is one of six days when the POW/MIA flag can be flown at military bases and federal buildings. (Newt Heisley, a World War II veteran and commercial artist, designed the flag for a New Jersey firm. The black-and-white banner shows the phrase, “you are not forgotten,” as well as the head-bowed profile of his son, Jeffrey, a former Marine.)
The other five days the POW/MIA flag can be flown at armed forces bases and government buildings are: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.
The two men didn’t stay long. But the memory of their visit lingers.
“After they left,” Greer said, holding tightly to a snapshot of his dad, “it seemed like she cried for a week.”
He sensed something was wrong. But his mother kept it to herself.
As far as he knew, his dad was fighting in Asia. As far as he knows, 67 years later, his dad is still there, missing in action.