Will women have to register for the draft? (Christian Science Monitor) Now that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on Hillary Clinton, does this mean that women could potentially be drafted, too?
And as a practical matter: When women turn 18, will they now need to register, as men do, so that they can be conscripted in the event of a World War III, or any military emergency where the US government decides it needs troops quickly?
It’s a thorny question, raising what may be a difficult prospect societally. But the legal implications are obvious, analysts argue.
Advertisers Bail After TMZ Airs Murder Video
Change.org, the online petition site, says that 25 advertisers have pulled ads from TMZ’s Web site after the celebrity gossip news organization posted video of a Los Angeles student’s alleged brutal murder outside a nightclub.
The advertisers include Chase, Toyota, LensCrafters, Velveeta, TBS, WeightWatchers, Fiksu, Xetum, Spike, Instaflex, Zappos and Turbofax.
Lowe was reportedly shot and killed on Jan. 13 after a fight that began in the Empire Nightclub in Hollywood spilled out into the streets.
Pleas from the victim’s family to TMZ to pull the footage went unheeded, according to Change.com. The family then launched a petition on the site, gathering 200,000 names supporting the request to pull the video.
The Future Of Work Won’t Include Email
For many people, email takes up more time than just about anything else. It’s entirely too easy to spend hours or even a whole day catching up.
According to Don Tapscott, an author, strategy consultant, and Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, that’s a big problem. Email is all about containing knowledge, putting it in defined boxes. That’s the wrong way to go about it. Information and knowledge are much more powerful when people can easily access it, then collaborate and build upon it.
New Oregon law might make cigarettes prescription only Trying to quit smoking? You might want to move to Oregon. A new bill would classify cigarettes as a Schedule III controlled substance, making them illegal to purchase without a doctor’s prescription.
Portland Rep. Mitch Greenlick introduced the bill in the Oregon State Legislature in an attempt to reduce the number of addicted people, but has received criticism from smokers and non-smokers alike who believe the initiative is not feasible.
Under Greenlick’s proposal, smokers would be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to one year’s imprisonment and a $6,250 fine for being caught with a cigarette or any of the other Schedule III controlled substances, including ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids.
U.S. Mint halts sales of silver eagles as agency runs out of the precious metal t seems like everything of importance is being bought and sold in the first two and a half weeks of 2013 in both the equities and commodities markets. Besides the Dow climbing to highs not seen in the past five years, and gun purchases emptying out many retail stores that sell firearms, the primary assets being completely bought off the shelves by the American people are actually silver ounce coins.
Delays in Apple pc production points to growing worldwide shortage of silver On Jan. 17, the U.S. Mint announced that they were halting sales of one ounce silver American Eagle coins due to a lack of supply of the precious metals. This action comes after six million coins were sold in the first 17 days of 2013 to dealers and individuals. Now, on Jan. 18, silver commodities analyst Ted is reporting that the 10 week delay in Apple iMac production in China is intrinsically tied to a shortage in industrial silver, and that the overall supply of the metal may lead to a panic, and massive rise in prices.
Former leader of France joins other elite in moving money out of country
First, it was French icon Gerard Depardieu departing the European country over planned millionaire taxes on the rich. And now, on Jan. 22, information has surfaced that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is planning to join the famous actor in becoming an expatriate by moving to Britain, and investing a new billion dollar hedge fund outside of France.
Above the law: Justice Dept. admits bankers not indicted for economic reasons
In the fourth installment of PBS’s award winning documentary on the credit and financial crisis that rocked the global economic system in 2008, interviews with officials on Wall Street and the Justice Department on why no banker or banking institution has been indicted because of fraud led an Assistant Attorney General to say that prosecutors must take into consideration economic impacts before they can bring charges against individuals or institutions for criminal actions.