OTTAWA - The Conservative government is resisting renewed calls for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls despite a media report that suggests there may be hundreds more cases than previously thought.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney was asked Thursday to finally call a inquiry in light of a report by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network that Canada may be home to more than 1,000 cases of murdered and missing women.
His answer, in short: no.
Instead, Blaney launched a partisan broadside against the NDP’s refusal to support the government’s budget bill, which includes a five-year, $25-million renewal of money aimed at stopping violence against aboriginal women and girls.
Art History for D&D People by Zak Smith Burn your art history books because they’re not as entertaining and no-bullshit as this series from my favorite living painter and Dungeons & Dragons veteran.
People and Planet by David Attenborough Okay, this is a video of a speech about overpopulation. But, as an overwhelming body of scientific evidence points out, that’s important. Dreadfully important.
My Great Hope for The Future by Tom Murphy A generous analysis of humanity’s resource mismanagement problems, and a look at the potential (and simple) solutions. The last section of is particularly beautiful.
A Reader’s War by Teju Cole Debunking the myth of literature’s empathic powers by examining Barack Obama’s record of assassinations.
How to Make Money in Microseconds by Donald Mackenzie If you want to stare into the automated and algorithmic nature of financial markets—and the catastrophes they promise us—read this.
Omens by Ross Andersen A look at the philosophical work of assessing humanity’s risk of extinction, and the value—and fragile possibility—of future life on Earth. (Of all these texts, this one has churned around in me the most.)
What Coke Contains by Kevin Ashton A brief explanation of what it takes to make a single can of Coca-Cola, which I take to be an example of how complex and wasteful modern products are.
Two days after Tina’s body was found, roughly 1,000 people gathered in Winnipeg for a memorial, calling once again for a public inquiry into the nearly 1,200 indigenous women who have been murdered or have gone missing since 1982. But beyond Winnipeg’s city limits, the reaction to Tina Fontaine’s death was tepid at best.
Step the fuck up, Canada. ”There is hardly a week that goes by in which another indigenous woman isn’t found to be missing or murdered. A report released by the RCMP in May revealed that more than half of Manitoba’s female murder victims between 1980 and 2012 were indigenous. But since 2012, no data has been collected whatsoever.” Seems that these occur so often, that the government doesn’t even bother to keep track of them and Canadian society has been de-sensitized to them.
The British government faced growing calls on Sunday for a national inquiry into alleged child abuse that may have involved lawmakers in the 1970s and 1980s, after it emerged that 114 files relating to the accusations were missing. The allegations of child abusers in Westminster centre on a dossier given to the interior ministry in 1983 by Geoffrey Dickens, a Conservative MP and campaigner against child abuse. On Sunday, Britain’s Home Office revealed that in total, 114 files relating to child abuse allegations were “presumed destroyed, missing or not found”. The Home Secretary of the time Leon Brittan, forced to defend his handling of the Dickens dossier, said he had handed all relevant information onto officials for investigation. Source: AFP
A landmark Canadian parliamentary report released on March 7, 2014, failed to recommend needed steps to stem violence against indigenous women, Human Rights Watch said today. The committee did not recommend either an independent national inquiry or a comprehensive national action plan on the violence, and made no recommendations to address accountability for police misconduct.
The House of Commons Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women presented its report after a year of hearings on the high levels of violence experienced by indigenous women and girls across Canada.
“The committee’s weak recommendations represent an acceptance of the shocking status quo of violence against indigenous women and girls, even by the very people who are supposed to protect them,” said Meghan Rhoad, women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The status quo is a state of constant insecurity for the indigenous women and girls who face threats to their lives and feel they have nowhere reliable to turn for protection.”
Human Rights Watch research published in February 2013 documented the failure of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in northern British Columbia to protect indigenous women and girls from violence. Human Rights Watch also documented abusive police behavior against indigenous women and girls, including excessive use of force, and physical and sexual assault. British Colombia has inadequate police complaint mechanisms and oversight procedures, and there is no national requirement for independent civilian investigations into all reported incidents of serious police misconduct.
Parliament established the special all-party committee in February 2013 to hold hearings on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and to propose solutions to address root causes of the violence against indigenous women. Human Rights Watch said that creating a parliamentary committee was a positive move but was no substitute for a politically independent national commission of inquiry into the violence.
On January 30, 2014, Human Rights Watch representatives testified before the committee regarding the importance of a national inquiry and the need for greater accountability for police misconduct.
The official committee report contains 16 recommendations, including calls for a public awareness campaign, “appropriate” sentences for offenders, and a DNA database for missing persons, which had already been announced in the government’s budget. Instead of recommending the development of a comprehensive national action plan, the committee called for an “action plan” to implement their recommendations. The committee’s recommendations for a victim’s bill of rights and for government authorities to consider improving data collection on violence against indigenous women are important steps, but the recommendations as a whole are insufficient to address the scope of the problem, Human Rights Watch said.
The committee membership reflected the political balance in Parliament, in which the Conservative Party holds the majority of seats. The New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Liberal Party each released dissenting reports on March 7, both of which recommend a national inquiry and action plan. In explaining the party’s dissent, the NDP said the official committee report “does not convey that there is a public safety emergency unfolding in every corner of the country and that a co-ordinated response is needed to address the high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls.” The Liberal Party dissenting report stated thatthe official committee report “does not recommend any concrete actions but instead makes a series of stay-the-course, exploratory recommendations.”
The Native Women’s Association of Canada has collected data showing that nationally, between the 1960s and 2010, 582 Aboriginal women and girls were reported missing or were murdered in Canada. Thirty-nine percent of those cases occurred after 2000. Comprehensive data is no longer available since the government cut funding for the organization’s database, and police forces in Canada do not consistently collect race and ethnicity data.
More than a dozen countries raised the issue during the periodic review of Canada’s human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council in April. Both the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights sent delegations to Canada to investigate.
After a visit in October 2013 the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, endorsed the call for a national inquiry. Canada’s provinces and territories, the Assembly of First Nations, and many organizations have made similar calls. Public national inquiries allow for an impartial investigation into issues of national importance. “The committee’s report confirms the concern expressed by skeptics about setting up a committee at the outset – that the government would use it to avoid taking decisive action on the issue,” Rhoad said. “With what we have learned about violence against Canada’s indigenous women, never has the need for a politically independent national inquiry been clearer.”
my first attempt at spell work 20 yrs ago (5th grade) was ordering an enchanted piece of jewelry from the back of the national inquiry :) And commanding my mom to make pancakes. Didnt work but just funny remembering after all these years
In wake of U.S.-Israeli attack on Syria, UN reveals terrorists not government used sarin gas by Tony Cartalucci
May 6, 2013 - The reasoning behind recent U.S.-Israeli attacks on Syria has been undermined further as the UN reveals Western-backed terrorists, not the Syrian government, deployed sarin gas during the 2 year conflict. Reuters reported in their article, “U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator," that: “U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte. “Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.”
A set up by Washington, Riyadh, and Tel Aviv
The small amounts of sarin gas reportedly used would defy any tactical or strategic sense had they been deployed by the Syrian government to tip the balance in the destructive 2-year conflict. According to the U.S. military’s own assessments of chemical weapon use during the 1980’s Iran-Iraq War, only under ideal conditions and with massive amounts of chemical agents can tactical and strategic outcomes be achieved - and that conventional weapons were still, by far, superior to chemical weapons of any kind. A document produced by the U.S. Marine Corps, titled, “Lessons Learned: The Iran-Iraq War" under "Appendix B: Chemical Weapons," provides a comprehensive look at the all-out chemical warfare that took place during the devastating 8 year Iranian-Iraqi conflict. Several engagements are studied in detail, revealing large amounts of chemical agents deployed mainly to create areas of denial, not mass casualties. The effectiveness and lethality of chemical weapons is summarized in the document as follows (emphasis added): “Chemical weapons require quite particular weather and geographic conditions for optimum effectiveness. Given the relative nonpersistence of all agents employed during this war, including mustard, there was only a brief window of employment opportunity both daily and seasonally, when the agents could be used. Even though the Iraqis employed mustard agent in the rainy season and also in the marshes, its effectiveness was significantly reduced under those conditions. As the Iraqis learned to their chagrin, mustard is not a good agent to employ in the mountains, unless you own the high ground and your enemy is in the valleys. We are uncertain as to the relative effectiveness of nerve agents since those which were employed are by nature much less persistent than mustard. In order to gain killing concentrations of these agents, predawn attacks are best, conducted in areas where the morning breezes are likely to blow away from friendly positions. Chemical weapons have a low kill ratio. Just as in WWl, during which the ratio of deaths to injured from chemicals was 2-3 percent, that figure appears to be borne out again in this war although reliable data on casualties are very difficult to obtain. We deem it remarkable that the death rate should hold at such a low level even with the introduction of nerve agents. If those rates are correct, as they well may be, this further reinforces the position that we must not think of chemical weapons as “a poor man’s nuclear weapon.” While such weapons have great psychological potential, they are not killers or destroyers on a scale with nuclear or biological weapons.” Clearly, the minute amounts of sarin the West has accused the Syrian government of using, makes no tactical, political, or strategic sense. However, these small amounts of sarin gas, now suspected to be the work of Western-backed terrorists, would have been perfect for establishing a pretext for Western military intervention, and in fact, have been in part cited by the U.S. and Israel in their latest, unprovoked aerial assault on Damascus. The terrorists operating in Syria possess the means and motivation to carry out such an operation, as do their Western sponsors.
Where did the terrorists obtain sarin?
A number of methods could have lent sarin gas to terrorists operating in Syria - from Turkey, Israel, and the U.S. simply handing select units the chemical agent in a clandestine operation, to Libyan terrorists confirmed to have been flooding into Syria for the past 2 years, bringing looted chemical stockpiles with them after NATO’s disastrous invasion in 2011 left them in the hands of a sectarian extremist regime.
Image: (via the Guardian) “Chemical containers in the Libyan desert. There are concerns unguarded weapons could fall into the hands of Islamist militants. Photograph: David Sperry/AP"
Indeed, Libya’s arsenal had fallen into the hands of sectarian extremists with NATO assistance in 2011 in the culmination of efforts to overthrow the North African nation. Since then, Libya’s militants led by commanders of Al Qaeda’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) have armed sectarian extremists across the Arab World, from as far West as Mali, to as far East as Syria. Libyan LIFG terrorists are confirmed to be flooding into Syria from Libya. In November 2011, the Telegraph in their article, “Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group," would report: “Abdulhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, “met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey,” said a military official working with Mr Belhadj. “Mustafa Abdul Jalil (the interim Libyan president) sent him there.” Another Telegraph article, “Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels," would admit: “Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya’s new authorities on Friday, aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, The Daily Telegraph has learned. At the meeting, which was held in Istanbul and included Turkish officials, the Syrians requested “assistance” from the Libyan representatives and were offered arms, and potentially volunteers. “There is something being planned to send weapons and even Libyan fighters to Syria,” said a Libyan source, speaking on condition of anonymity. “There is a military intervention on the way. Within a few weeks you will see.” Later that month, some 600 Libyan terrorists would be reported to have entered Syria to begin combat operations and have been flooding into the country ever since. In Time’s article, “Libya’s Fighters Export Their Revolution to Syria,” it is reported: “Some Syrians are more frank about the assistance the Libyans are providing. “They have heavier weapons than we do,” notes Firas Tamim, who has traveled in rebel-controlled areas to keep tabs on foreign fighters. “They brought these weapons to Syria, and they are being used on the front lines.” Among the arms Tamim has seen are Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, known as the SAM 7. Libyan fighters largely brush off questions about weapon transfers, but in December they claimed they were doing just that. “We are in the process of collecting arms in Libya,” a Libyan fighter in Syria told the French daily Le Figaro. “Once this is done, we will have to find a way to bring them here.” Clearly NATO intervention in Libya has left a vast, devastating arsenal in the hands of sectarian extremists, led by U.S. State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed terrorist organization LIFG that is now exporting these weapons and militants to NATO’s other front in Syria. It is confirmed that both Libyan terrorists and weapons are crossing the Turkish-Syrian border, with NATO assistance, and it is now clear that heavy weapons, including anti-aircraft weapons have crossed the border too. The Guardian reported in their November 2011 article, “Libyan chemical weapons stockpiles intact, say inspectors," that: “Libya’s stockpiles of mustard gas and chemicals used to make weapons are intact and were not stolen during the uprising that toppled Muammar Qaddafi, weapons inspectors have said.” But also reported that: “The abandonment or disappearance of some Qaddafi-era weapons has prompted concerns that such firepower could erode regional security if it falls into the hands of Islamist militants or rebels active in north Africa. Some fear they could be used by Qaddafi loyalists to spread instability in Libya. Last month Human Rights Watch urged Libya’s ruling national transitional council to take action over large numbers of heavy weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, it said were lying unguarded more than two months after Qaddafi was overthrown. On Wednesday the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said the UN would send experts to Libya to help ensure nuclear material and chemical weapons did not fall into the wrong hands.” And while inspectors claim that Libya’s chemical weapons are in the “government’s" hands and not "extremists’," it is clear by the Libyan government’s own admission, that they themselves are involved in sending fighters and weapons into Syria to support NATO and Al Qaeda’s joint operation there. Furthermore, it is confirmed that the U.S. had been providing select terrorist units training in the handling of chemical weapons. CNN had reported in December of 2012, in a report titled, “Sources: U.S. helping underwrite Syrian rebel training on securing chemical weapons,” that: “The United States and some European allies are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, a senior U.S. official and several senior diplomats told CNN Sunday. The training, which is taking place in Jordan and Turkey, involves how to monitor and secure stockpiles and handle weapons sites and materials, according to the sources. Some of the contractors are on the ground in Syria working with the rebels to monitor some of the sites, according to one of the officials.” NATO not only ensured that chemical weapons in Libya remained in the hands of a proxy regime now openly arming, aiding, and sending fighters to assist terrorists in Syria, but also appears to have ensured these terrorists possessed the know-how on handling and using these weapons.
Israel vs. Hezbollah, lie of last resort
It appears that once again, those truly responsible for the most egregious atrocities and the crossing of “red lines," are the very Western interests drawing these lines in the first place. The decision to shift attention away from the chemical weapons "red line,” and toward Israel and Hezbollah is a desperate ploy to extend the faltering viability of the West’s current operations in Syria. While Israel, with the help of the Western media, attempts to portray itself as reluctantly entering a war it has so far avoided, it has been documented since as early as 2007 that Israel, along with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia were openly conspiring to overthrow the Syrian government via armed and funded Al Qaeda terrorists and an unprecedented sectarian bloodbath. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his 2007 New Yorker article, “The Redirection,” stated (emphasis added): “To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.” Of Israel and Saudi Arabia’s partnership it specifically stated: “The policy shift has brought Saudi Arabia and Israel into a new strategic embrace, largely because both countries see Iran as an existential threat. They have been involved in direct talks, and the Saudis, who believe that greater stability in Israel and Palestine will give Iran less leverage in the region, have become more involved in Arab-Israeli negotiations.” Additionally, Saudi Arabian officials mentioned the careful balancing act their nation must play in order to conceal its role in supporting U.S.-Israeli ambitions across the region. It was stated even then, that using Israel to publicly carry out attacks on Iran would be preferable to the U.S., which would ultimately implicate the Saudis. It was stated: “The Saudi said that, in his country’s view, it was taking a political risk by joining the U.S. in challenging Iran: Bandar is already seen in the Arab world as being too close to the Bush Administration. “We have two nightmares,” the former diplomat told me. “For Iran to acquire the bomb and for the United States to attack Iran. I’d rather the Israelis bomb the Iranians, so we can blame them. If America does it, we will be blamed.”” This ploy was further developed in 2009 by the Fortune 500-funded (page 19) Brookings Institution in their document, “Which Path to Persia?" In regards to Iran, and now clearly being utilized against Syria, the gambit was described as follows (emphasis added): "..it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)”-page 84-85, Which Path to Perisa?, Brookings Institution. And: “Israel appears to have done extensive planning and practice for such a strike already, and its aircraft are probably already based as close to Iran as possible. as such, Israel might be able to launch the strike in a matter of weeks or even days, depending on what weather and intelligence conditions it felt it needed. Moreover, since Israel would have much less of a need (or even interest) in securing regional support for the operation, Jerusalem probably would feel less motivated to wait for an Iranian provocation before attacking. In short, Israel could move very fast to implement this option if both Israeli and American leaders wanted it to happen. However, as noted in the previous chapter, the airstrikes themselves are really just the start of this policy. Again, the Iranians would doubtless rebuild their nuclear sites. They would probably retaliate against Israel, and they might retaliate against the United States, too (which might create a pretext for American airstrikes or even an invasion).”-page 91, Which Path to Perisa?, Brookings Institution. It is unlikely the West possesses the political, economic, or even tactical ability to pursue a greater regional war against Syria and Iran. The aim of using Israel against Syria is to alleviate pressure on Western-backed terrorists, create tension and opposition within the Syrian government and military, and perhaps even crack “fortress Damascus" ahead of one final push by whatever remains of the so-called "opposition.” Brookings, in another report titled, “Assessing Options for Regime Change," stated specifically that: "In addition, Israel’s intelligence services have a strong knowledge of Syria, as well as assets within the Syrian regime that could be used to subvert the regime’s power base and press for Asad’s removal. Israel could posture forces on or near the Golan Heights and, in so doing, might divert regime forces from suppressing the opposition. This posture may conjure fears in the Asad regime of a multi-front war, particularly if Turkey is willing to do the same on its border and if the Syrian opposition is being fed a steady diet of arms and training. Such a mobilization could perhaps persuade Syria’s military leadership to oust Asad in order to preserve itself. Advocates argue this additional pressure could tip the balance against Asad inside Syria, if other forces were aligned properly.”-page 6, Assessing Options for Regime Change, Brookings Institution. Clearly, Israel has been involved in Western designs against Syria from the beginning. Its role has been intentionally kept subtle until now, specifically to exercise options of last resort. It is now up to Syria and its allies to ensure they both survive increasingly provocative assaults by the West, while both winning the political battle abroad and sweeping away the remnants of the West’s terrorist proxies at home.
What planet is Cambodia....? Are you an alien? Like....i dunno why you keep mentioning your weird alien planet of Cambodia or whatever.
The Desperado Captain wasn’t sure wither to laugh or attempt to cry of the sheer stupidity involved in this particular question. He, somehow, managed to keep a straight face throughout the inquiry.
Folding his hands behind his back he began to circle the stranger in his office. He figured he might as well enlighten the fool.
“Cambodia is a country on the planet Earth, Gray Face—much like Canada, France, China and Australia. It maybe a smaller, lesser known, country, but it is one, I assure you. I suggest you take to a search engine and make an inquiry. My nationality is Cambodian,” he explained rather dryly.
The Jews history among the nations is one of murder. They are the most fanatical preservers of their own blood. To preserve their blood, they vigorously pursue every independent people to the death…
jew-speak says the lie is the truth, and the holohoax is the biggest jew-speak lie of all, second only to the lie of a so-called ‘holy’ bible, ‘chosen’ people, and ‘holy’ land inspired by the demiurge Yahweh/Yaldabaoth. And so there came into existence through the jew three poison apples, three Semitic cults to spread a great spiritual and biological disease throughout the world of the “cattle “ with no real souls (goyim, gentiles).
To speak the REAL truth is hate speech according to the word art of the jew sorcerer, and so now they seek laws in all the nations against free inquiry and free speech that might expose the jew lies and ancient deception.
جہلم(سیدجاوید رضوی)بیرون ملک پاکستانی عدم سیکورٹی کی بناپر ملک واپسی سے گریزاں ہیں جب تک ان کے تحفظات دور نہیں ہوتے اور ان کو یہاں انصاف ہوتا ہوا نظر نہیں آتا، ملک میں قانونی عملداری نہیں ہوتی ۔دیار غیر سے پاکستانیوں کا ملک میں سرمایہ کاری کرنا خواب کے سوا کچھ نہیں، آج ہم ملک کی تعمیر و تر قی میں نوجوانوں کے کردار پر گفتگو کرنے کے لئے اکھٹے ہوئے ہیں ان خیالات کا اظہار چوہدری محمد نجیب سابقہ میر…
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima defended President Benigno Aquino III against mounting criticisms of the public over the Mamasapano incident.
De Lima said that it was “unfair” to judge the President’s actions regarding the Mamasapano encounter when the investigation did not even get “his side of the story.”
The Philippine National Police-Board of inquiry (PNP-BOI) and the Senate Joint Committee findings concluded that President Aquino allowed former PNP chief Alan Purisima to be involved in the Mamasapano mission despite his suspension and that the President had bypassed the chain of command when he dealt directly with the former Special Action Force (SAF) chief Getulio Napeñas regarding Oplan Exodus.
The PNP-BOI was unable to personally speak with the President regarding the Mamasapano probe and had only relied on the President’s statements in the media in his previous speeches. The BOI members had relayed their intention to interview the President to Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, but Roxas apparently forgot to forward the request to the President.
Meanwhile, the Senate Committee’s draft report signed by 20 senators also put the blame on the President. According to the draft report, President Aquino was ultimately responsible for the outcome of the Mamasapano mission.
De Lima stressed that the two reports that were submitted should not be used as basis to judge the President because it did not include what the President knew regarding the incident.
“Unfair yan na ganyan ang paghuhusga sa kanya on the basis of those reports and those findings dahil hindi naman kumpleto dahil hindi naman natanong ang pangulo. Our President, this President, especially, is a very responsible person and he has the interest of our country at heart,” the justice chief said.
"Inquiry Into Deadly East Harlem Explosion Focuses on Con Ed’s Plastic Pipes" by PATRICK McGEEHAN via NYT / Eethg. Corps. Inc. N.Y. / Region http://nyti.ms/1Cv5iIj March 19, 2015 at 12:00AM The New York Times N.Y. / Region
Binigyang-diin ng mga mambabatas ng administrasyon ang pangangailangan na muling buksan ang imbestigasyon ng Senado sa engkuwentro sa Mamasapano upang makumpleto at ma-validate ang findings ng Philippine National Police-Board of Inquiry (PNP-BOI). (more…)
MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino approved a bungled secret mission against Islamist rebels that led to the deaths of 44 police commandos, an official report released on Friday said, piling more pressure on the beleaguered leader.
“Is this improvement in the circumstances of the lower ranks of the people to be regarded as an advantage, or as an inconveniency, to the society? The answer seems at first abundantly plain. Servants, labourers, and workmen of different kinds, make up the far greater part of every great political society. But what improves the circumstances of the greater part, can never be regarded as any inconveniency to the whole. No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. It is but equity, besides, that they who feed, clothe, and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the produce of their own labour as to be themselves tolerably well fed, clothed, and lodged.”
We found 18 deaths by suicide per year in in-patients under observation across the UK during 2006-12. We found that half of deaths examined occurred when checks were carried out by less experienced staff or agency staff who were unfamiliar with the patient. A common feature was…
ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhary, during the executive board meeting, has said that the Bureau is committed to eliminate corruption through fair and transparent investigations and vigorous prosecution in courts.
The meeting, held at NAB headquarters, has decided to file three references, authorise three inquiries, complete two verifications and close…