The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
The movie “The Matrix” features a computer hacker called Neo, and deals with the themes of reality and freedom. In the movie, most of humanity has been enslaved and locked into a virtual reality called the matrix, which is controlled by intelligent machines. A dawning awareness has led some to escape from the matrix and form a resistance group to fight the ruling machines. Neo joins the rebellion, and struggles to free humanity from the grand illusion of the matrix.
Recently, I finished reading a book entitled “Mark Twain on the Damned Human Race” (edited by Janet Smith). It is a compilation of articles penned when Twain was employed by various newspapers and weekly publications. One article of interest concerned Congress, which Twain described as “a splendid all around competency in theft. It starts with farthings, and works its industries all the way up to shiploads.”
If you believe your appearance is important and if you are concerned about looking your best with minimal down time, if any, perhaps you may want to consider Botox cosmetic surgery. Botox therapy is not a filler substance like Juvederm or Restylane. It does not directly affect the skin.
On Friday, June 20, Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks 188 countries on their efforts to combat human trafficking, including the United States. This incredibly important diplomatic tool is compiled each year by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office). Countries that fail to deal adequately with their human trafficking problem can be placed on “Tier 3” and face U.S. sanctions. To protect the integrity of this report from other political or diplomatic concerns, I believe the TIP Office should be upgraded to a State Department bureau, which can be done without any added cost or bureaucracy. The enduring crime of slavery is so monstrous — and sadly, so prevalent, with nearly 30 million slaves in the world today — that this office needs to be at the same stature as other State Department bureaus that address issues like arms control, the environment and narcotics.
Staff members from Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School recently hosted a fundraiser in efforts to support former student Kailah Franco, who’ll travel to Oklahoma City to receive radiation treatment for cancer
Republican candidates had a chance to sit down and talk in small groups with Ahwatukee Foothills residents Thursday night and were faced with questions about Common Core, immigration, their greatest trial and their proudest accomplishment.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine states that 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult woman are habitual snorers. This common phenomenon can be very disruptive to family members’ sleep and can often cause loved ones to sleep in a separate room. What many people may not know is that snoring may be a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and many other health problems.
Once again, triple-digit temperatures surround us and the hotter we get, the thirstier we feel. “Don’t get dehydrated” is as commonly heard here in Arizona as “it’s a dry heat” so everywhere you go you see people with their water bottles. Which is a good thing, don’t get me wrong. But just like most things that are good for us, did you know that too much water could turn into a bad thing? Over-hydration is as potentially a life-threatening situation as is under-hydration. Now the average Joe or Jane is not risking anything as they down their requisite number of ounces of water during the day. It’s the athletes attempting to maintain their work-out regimens in the heat of the day that are a concern, or workers required to carry out their duties in the heat of the day. Well intentioned as it may be, as these individuals attempt to avoid dehydration, they may in fact end up drinking too much water and slip into over-hydration. Too much water could be considered a poison. No kidding; it does happen.
The 2015 budget signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer last month contains one important provision some school reformers believe represents a true gamer in the struggle to improve the educational outcomes for all students.