This week at the court

This week at the courtThe Supreme Court will release orders from the February 23 conference on Monday. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday. The justices will hear oral argument on Monday in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and Ohio v. American Express Co., on Tuesday in United States v. Microsoft Corp. and Lozman v. City of […]

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This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the February 23 conference on Monday. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday. The justices will hear oral argument on Monday in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and Ohio v. American Express Co., on Tuesday in United States v. Microsoft Corp. and Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, and on Wednesday in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. On Friday the justices will meet for their March 2 conference; our list of “petitions to watch” for that conference will be available soon.

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Accused rapists are claiming they suffer from ‘sexsomnia’

“The engine is running, but there’s no driver behind the wheel,” was how one defense lawyer described it. He wasn’t talking about an out-of-control car, or a drunk driver. He was mounting a defense in a rape trial, telling the court his client may have had sex with the woman he was accused of sexually…

“The engine is running, but there’s no driver behind the wheel,” was how one defense lawyer described it. He wasn’t talking about an out-of-control car, or a drunk driver. He was mounting a defense in a rape trial, telling the court his client may have had sex with the woman he was accused of sexually...

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What Happened to Six-Year-Old Renè Hasèe?

Six-year-old Renè Hasèe from Germany disappeared from a Portugal beach in 1996. He has never been found. About the Case During summer 1996, Renè Hasèe, 6, his mother, Anita and her partner, Peter were vacationing in southwest Portugal from their home country, Germany. On June 19th, they were enjoying a day at the beach at Praia […]

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Six-year-old Renè Hasèe from Germany disappeared from a Portugal beach in 1996. He has never been found. About the Case During summer 1996, Renè Hasèe, 6, his mother, Anita and her partner, Peter were vacationing in southwest Portugal from their home country, Germany. On June 19th, they were enjoying a day at the beach at Praia […]

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Thornton P. Knowles On Faking Creativity

I like to think of myself as a creative person. But a lot of people who think of themselves as creative are not. There are days when I worry that I’m one of those people. You know, a fake pretending to be something I am not. Thinking you are creative i…

I like to think of myself as a creative person. But a lot of people who think of themselves as creative are not. There are days when I worry that I'm one of those people. You know, a fake pretending to be something I am not. Thinking you are creative is self-anointing. There is no such thing as a certificate of creativity. Deep down I suspect that I am an imposter, but probably a good one. Maybe I'm a creative fake.

Thornton P. Knowles

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Will Congress Take Up Gun Bills? Leaders Are Mum

The push for Congress to enact new federal gun curbs after the Florida high school shooting faces formidable obstacles in Congress, where key Republicans have met calls for action with skepticism or silence. President Trump is willing to consider new laws improving federal background checks, raising the minimum firearm purchase age and banning some gun accessories.

The push for Congress to enact new federal gun restrictions after the Florida high school shooting faces formidable obstacles in Congress, where key Republicans have met calls for action with skepticism or silence, reports the Washington Post. Pressed by survivors of the Feb. 14 massacre, President Trump is willing to consider new laws improving federal background checks, raising the minimum firearm purchase age and banning some gun accessories. Neither House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has acknowledged the possibility of new legislation. Their hands-off approach reflects divisions within the GOP between lawmakers representing politically moderate suburban areas where there is wide support for new gun laws and those from rural, solidly Republican districts where any attempt to restrict firearms could be seen as a creeping attack on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

While the former group has been vocal, it is the latter who constitute the bulk of the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, and are likely to dictate if any legislation is considered in response. What remains to be seen is whether the growing drumbeat for revisions will change this long-standing dynamic.  “I haven’t heard a strong, loud outcry for gun control,” said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who called for congressional oversight of the institutional failures that preceded gunman Nikolas Cruz’s rampage in Parkland, Fl. Members of a bipartisan group that includes moderate Republicans, the Problem Solvers Caucus, are talking about assembling a package of legislation, said co-chairman Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY). Among ideas members have floated involve expanding background checks, changing mental-health laws to allow more aggressive interventions for those with mental illnesses and a ban on accessories that allow semiautomatic rifles to be fired like a fully automatic weapon.

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FL GOP Leaders Seek Gun Action, Result Uncertain

Meetings with Parkland shooting survivors prompted Florida legislative leaders to propose new gun controls, but it’s not clear that any will be enacted. The National Rifle Association’s longtime state leader calls it “political eyewash.”

The Parkland school shooting could be the turning point in the Florida debate over gun regulations, school security provisions and mental health services people say will help stop another mass school shooting from happening again, reports the Tallahassee Democrat. Lawmakers, after meeting with student survivors, proposed a raft of legislation to protect school children but stopped short of banning assault weapons and demanding universal background checks. State Rep. Jose Oliva, a Miami Republican, said the legislature’s production of a flurry of gun reform bills Friday was due to the “tremendous civic outpouring of these children themselves.” The deaths of 47 Pulse nightclub patrons in Orlando couldn’t get the legislature to act in 2016, even though the Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence urged Gov. Rick Scott and legislators to take up a special session to ban assault weapons.

Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Association representative in Florida for decades, said, “I think it’s political eyewash. Just because leadership has done this doesn’t mean that all legislators will support it.” Political experts cited three main reasons why this shooting is different: the children leading the movement, the timing of the massacre while the legislature was in session, and a volatile election year where voters are angry at government inaction. “Not only is it an election year but many lawmakers see the blue wave leading the election year, especially here in Florida,” said Daniel Smith, a political science professor at the University of Florida. “Of course it is one thing to have a flurry of legislative activity and another thing to see if these bills move forward and get voted on or watered down.”

from https://thecrimereport.org

Jury Rejects Claim on NYC Police Overtime

A federal jury returned a verdict on behalf of four New York City police officers accused of falsely arresting a man on drug charges, rejecting the man’s claim that he was detained so that the officers could earn overtime pay. The verdict in the case of Hector Cordero, 59, foreclosed the possibility of a broad judicial examination of the practice, known for decades as “collars for dollars.”

A federal jury returned a verdict on behalf of four New York City police officers accused of falsely arresting a man on drug charges, rejecting the man’s claim that he was detained so that the officers could earn overtime pay. The verdict in the case of Hector Cordero, 59, foreclosed the possibility of a broad judicial examination of the practice, known for decades as “collars for dollars,” the New York Times reports. Cordero was arrested in 2014 on charges of selling two Ziploc bags of crack outside the bodega where he worked as a cashier. When the police took Cordero into custody, they found no drugs or drug paraphernalia and the charges were dismissed within five months.

Cordero sued the officers, claiming they had concocted the grounds of his arrest and put him in a holding cell for no other reason than to justify filing for 22 hours of overtime. U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn had ruled that if any of the officers was found liable, a second trial would be held to determine what the city knew about the practice and what, if anything, it had done to prevent it. The city filed sealed records about the use and abuse of police overtime in the years leading up to Cordero’s arrest. Given the verdict, it remains uncertain if those records will ever be made public. The officers on trial belong to one of the city’s elite antidrug teams, known as a special narcotics enforcement units, and the courtroom testimony gave a glimpse into their operations.

from https://thecrimereport.org

Number of Assault Rifles Around the U.S. is Unknown

“There’s no reason for the government to have a registry,” says the National Rifle Association’s Jennifer Baker. “There’s no public safety reason for this other than having a roadmap to confiscating guns.”

There is no count of many assault rifles are in circulation in the U.S., reports McClatchy Newspapers. Jan Kemp of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives  says that, “by law, we are not allowed to have a national registry.” The gun industry’s argument says former ATF agent Mark Jones, is that if the government kept a database on firearms sold, it would have a de facto registry of gun owners, and if that existed, then the government would be just a step away from being able to confiscate people’s guns. “There’s no reason for the government to have a registry,” says the National Rifle Association’s Jennifer Baker. “There’s no public safety reason for this other than having a roadmap to confiscating guns.”

The Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, Fl., has heightened scrutiny of assault rifles. The killer used an AR-15 rifle, which has been used in 11 mass shootings since 2012. Parkland students have called for a ban on assault weapons, while President Trump has voiced support for raising the minimum age to buy such weapons from 18 to 21. In 2007, 1.6 million rifles were made and distributed in the U.S., while by 2016 the number was up to 4.2 million. The NRA estimates that between 8.5 million and 15 million assault rifles are in circulation based on manufacturer data. Dave Chipman, who worked for the ATF for 25 years and is now an adviser at Giffords, which lobbies for stricter gun laws, said the gun lobby tries to make it appear there are tens of millions of assault rifles already in circulation throughout the U.S. population; that way, it can argue the guns are commonly used, which will make Congress more reluctant to regulate. Chipman estimated that there are 10 million assault rifles in circulation.

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Cara Mengempeskan Jerawat Dalam Semalam Secara Alami

Indonesia masih memiliki banyak remaja yang mengalami jerawatan. Untuk jerawat pasir mungkin tidak akan menjadi masalah, tapi bagaimana kalau jerawat batu yang ukurannya relatif besar? Tentu menjadi dilema tersendiri. Apalagi bagi Anda yang peduli dengan yang namanya perawatan wajah. Oleh sebab itu, jika mengalaminya lebih baik cari cara mengempeskan jerawat dengan cepat tanpa menimbulkan bekas … Continue reading “Cara Mengempeskan Jerawat Dalam Semalam Secara Alami”

Indonesia masih memiliki banyak remaja yang mengalami jerawatan. Untuk jerawat pasir mungkin tidak akan menjadi masalah, tapi bagaimana kalau jerawat batu yang ukurannya relatif besar? Tentu menjadi dilema tersendiri. Apalagi bagi Anda yang peduli dengan yang namanya perawatan wajah.

Oleh sebab itu, jika mengalaminya lebih baik cari cara mengempeskan jerawat dengan cepat tanpa menimbulkan bekas luka. Mengingat banyak juga yang memencet habis jerawat sehingga menimbulkan bekas jerawat yang lebih sulit hilang. Berikut beberapa cara mengempeskan jerawat tanpa bekas luka.

cara mengempeskan jerawat dengan cepat secara alami
cara mengempeskan jerawat dengan cepat secara alami

Cara Cepat Mengempeskan Jerawat Secara Alami Tanpa Bekas Luka

Gunakan es batu

Tahukah Anda kalau sifat dingin dari es batu dapat membantu mengempeskan jerawat batu yang membengkak? Sebab sifat dingin berguna untuk menenangkan saraf area pembengkakan sehingga pembuluh darah menjadi menyempit dan akhirnya sembuh. Meskipun terlihat sepele, tak ada salahnya Anda coba.

Cara mengempeskan jerawat dengan es batu:

  1. Sediakan es batu seperlunya, usahakan yang baru saja diambil dari kulkas.
  2. Bersihkan area wajah terlebih dahulu dari minyak dan juga kotoran dengan menggunakan sabun khusus muka.
  3. Gosokan secara perlahan es batu tadi ke area jerawat batu Anda. Diamkan sejenak disana. Bila perlu lakukan terus sampai jerawat mati rasa.

Pasta gigi

Bahan selanjutnya yang bisa Anda gunakan untuk mengempeskan jerawat ialah pasta gigi yang non-gel. Pasta gigi ini mengandung mint yang dapat membantu menyempitkan pembuluh darah penyebab pembengkakan. Tapi harap diperhatikan, karena tidak semua cocok dengan pasta gigi. Beberapa mungkin akan mengalami iritasi. Jika mengalaminya sebaiknya ganti bahan lain.

Cara cepat mengempeskan jerawat dengan pasta gigi:

  1. Bersihkan area wajah dengan menggunakan sabun khusus muka seperti biasanya.
  2. Langsung saja oleskan pasta gigi seperlunya ke area jerawat. Anda juga bisa menggunakan pasta gigi ini setelah menggunakan es batu.
  3. Diamkan selama kurang lebih semalaman. Kemudian bilas dengan air dingin ketika pagi harinya.

Sekian ulasan mengenai cara mengempeskan jerawat batu dengan cepat secara alami yang bisa kami sajikan pada kesempatan kali ini. Semoga bermanfaat dan selamat mencobanya.

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