Earthbeat's Eclectic Wanderings

Friday, May 23, 2008

Psychology, Detention, Interrogation and Other Troublesome Concerns

I have today post a two part article on Earthbeat's Psychotherapy Perspectives, that could as easily have been posted here. I urge anyone interested in human rights, respect for liberty, humane treatment of prisoners, and compassion in society to check out the article on Psychotherapy Perspectives.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prius Proves Profitable for Toyota

Hybrid Car Super Success The first I realized that Toyota has a runaway success on its hands was when I noticed how many cab drivers were driving a compact Prius hybrid car, rather than the big American cars that used to be a favourite for taxis. Apparently, Toyota has produced more than 1 million... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Taser Safety Claims Suspect at Best

Vancouver Newspaper Blasts Taser International Chairman A coupler of years ago I got really ticked when a cop in a south-eastern US town tasered an elderly woman in a nursing home because staff had trouble controlling her behaviour. I wrote an email to the police chief ther. I didn't get a reply,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Charge Bush for Murder? Yes, says Manson Prosecutor: Press too Soft

Star LA Prosecutor Wants Bush Charged with Murder Vincent Bugliosi won 105 out of 106 felony jury trials when he was a DA with the Los Angeles district attorney's office back 30 years ago -- and out of 21 murder trials he had a perfect, 100 percent conviction rate. You may remember him as the guy... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Goodness Snakes Alive!

Discovery Channel has a story today that sounds like something out of a Carl Hiaasen or Tim Dorsey novel satirizing the craziness that seems to make Florida such a special place. Seems like some people who bought Burmese pythons thought they could just be left out in the wild like pet cats who lose... Sign in to see full entry.

We Create Our Own Drug Problems

Narco-terrorism takes out a police chief in Mexico. And in the U.S., anti-drug legislation crawls through the process of becoming law. No one disagrees that street drugs are a big problem. There's a one word solution that would cut the problem in half: Legalization. When something is legal there's... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A T-Shirt Worth Reading!

What's not to love about t-shirts? They're comfortable, easy to wash, and never need ironing. Besides, sometimes they even make interesting reading. My favourite t-shirt is a dark green. On the front in a silvery colour is the face of a wise old man is portrayed -- a Native American man. Down the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nourishing a Religious Perspective

After making mention in a post earlier today that I used to be a university Marxist some decades ago, people are surprised to learn today that I recently became a Christian -- a born again, Holy Ghost believing charismatic Christian at that! But I don't fit the usual boxes. I'm not a great... Sign in to see full entry.

Thunderbird 3 in Alpha and Related Browser Thoughts

For me it is big news to learn that Mozilla has released the first version of Thunderbird 3, the email client that's part of the Firefox family. Thunderbird is a great email client, but it lacks some of the capabilities of Outlook and other clients. Recently I started to use extensions for my... Sign in to see full entry.

Starvation and Suffering: What Helps?

For the last several weeks I have watched in surprise as several predictable variables did something that was, in itself, quite predictable. They all came together. And the result is that the year 2008 may go down in history as one of the worst years in human history for natural disasters,... Sign in to see full entry.

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