The most horrifying part of this story is that the US military resented the “interference” of civilian authority in their ability to launch nuclear missiles, which is why they deliberately made the codes unnecessary, and their supposed superiors on the civilian side didn’t find out about this until an article in the press.
And nothing will ever, ever happen to you. You won’t even be charged with reckless driving. Even if, as in this case, you deliberately ran over a cyclist and tore a pedestrian’s leg off in the process.
The TLDR: when the stock market tanks, it becomes a better use of spare cash to buy equity in other companies (or buy back your own stock) than to invest in new ventures or increased capacity. The former leads to an improvement in the stock market, the latter produces new jobs. The net result is that new jobs are less likely to be created until *after* the stock market has fully recovered — which in the case of the current recession happened only this year. Which means we should be looking for strong growth in jobs to finally return in 2014.
"And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these ‘stand your ground’ laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?"
The economic recovery is finally beginning to look solid, though the jobs market is still bad for non-tech, non-health, non-oil workers.
Republicans in the house are in overwhelmingly safe districts, meaning the candidates elected are increasingly far to the right. This prevents them doing anything remotely centrist at the national level, which is costing them votes and seats.
It’s mostly intact but an amendment that it should recognize same-sex couples for the purposes of immigration has been thrown under the bus, a move that I am TOTALLY OKAY with as long as SCOTUS gets its shit together in June.