United States To Fly Long-range Drones From Japanese Base
The woman, now identified as Miriam Casey, drove her car into the White House gate Thursday afternoon and then led police in a car chase to the Capitol building, where she was shot and killed. Her 19 month old daugher Erica was in back seat of the car during the fatal shooting, and has not yet been released to the Casey family. Police did not allow the Casey sisters to view Miriams body, instead opting to show them a picture of the deceased to identify. In a statement released to the press, the victims sisters Amy Carey-Jones and Valerie Carey said that there was no reason to kill Miriam, who was suffering from post-partum depression after giving birth to her daughter. One sister explained: She was alaw-abiding citizen, carefree, loving, just like anyone else. She did have a baby and she did suffer from post-partum depression with psychosis. Miriam was reportedly weaned off of her anti-depressant drugs some time before her death on Thursday, and her sisters are adamant that she was not a criminal. Eric Saunders, the lawyer for the Carey family, blames Miriams death on what he calls a seige-mentality that has Americans jumping in fear and shooting to kill without proper regard for human life. He says this mentality has developed because of the constant implied threat of terrorism, and American citizens are paying the price. After a police investigation found medicines at Miriam Caseys home following the incident at the United States Capitol building, it was believed that the victim suffered from bi-polar disorder. The Casey family wants the public to understand that Mirian was not crazy, but merely suffering from post-partum depression. A law-enforcement official on the case said that his team believes that Miriam thought President Barack Obama was in communication with her, as well as targeting her with espionage. Careys family made no mention of these allegations against their sister, and say they are still trying to come to terms with her death. An estimated 50 percent of new mothers suffer from some form of post-partum depression, with symptoms ranging from trouble sleeeping and obsessive worrying to hallucinations. Doctors have no universal screening process in place that would help them to diagnose troubled new mothers earlier on, as research is still lacking in many areas of the illness.
The US military has flown drones over Japan in the past on a temporary basis, including after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but next year will mark the first time it will base them in that country, according to US officials. They said the drones would be deployed on a rotational basis, meaning they could be moved elsewhere, such as Guam, for months at a time. In addition to the Global Hawks, P-8 maritime surveillance patrol aircraft will also start to be deployed in Japan in December, US and Japanese officials announced. It would be the first time the aircraft will be stationed outside the United States. The cutting-edge capabilities of the P-8, which I saw demonstrated last summer, will greatly enhance the allies ability to conduct surveillance, particularly over the open seas, Hagel said at a joint news conference with Kerry, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. US President Barack Obama’s administration has made a point of stressing its ties to the Pacific region and showing up for Asian events as part of its pivot to Asia policy. The joint US Cabinet visit went ahead despite the government shutdown that led President Obama to curtail his own planned trip to Asia next week. Kerry will fill in for Obama for visits to Malaysia and the Philippines. The security measures announced Thursday should give both Japan and the United States greater protection and better intelligence about the activities of North Korea and China, one an adversary and the other a wary partner and sometime competitor. There are different threats and different kinds of threats, Kerry said at the start of the joint session on Thursday. So it is important for us to recognise that this bilateral alliance remains a vital element of our respective national security strategies. In addition to the drones and the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, Japan and the United States announced that a new antiballistic radar station would be built in Kyogamisaki, in southern Japan, and become operational sometime in the next year. The powerful X-band radar is intended to shore up defences against a possible ballistic missile attack by North Korea. Japan and the United States had announced an agreement last year to build the radar but had not said where it would be located or when it would be up and running. Its important for ballistic-missile defence for both nations, and so I think thats why its kind of on a fast timeline, said Air Force Lieutenant General Salvatore Angelella, the commander of US forces in Japan. Although the Pentagon says the radar is aimed at North Korea, it ranks high on Chinas list of grievances about the US militarys enhanced presence in the region.
The Presidents of the United States of America
It was a formula that worked, as the group’s self-titled debut album became a double-platinum record much to the surprise of many critics, music industry insiders, and the band itself. Childhood friends Chris Ballew (lead vocals, two-string basitar) and Dave Dederer (three-string guitbass, backing vocals) played in a number of groups and projects before forming the Presidents of the United States of America around 1990. The duo recorded a demo tape, which began circulating around the Seattle musical community and, in the process, earned them a cult following. Drummer Jason Finn, a member of Love Battery, saw the duo in 1991 and, after a few years of persuading, joined the band in 1993. Within a year after Finn joined, the Presidents became one of the most popular bands in Seattle. In the spring of 1994, they released their eponymous debut album on Pop Llama Records. The record became an independent hit and the band attracted the attention of major record labels; the group eventually signed with Columbia Records, who re-released the Presidents’ debut in the spring of 1995. By this time, Finn had left Love Battery to become a full-time President. The Presidents of the United States of America became a hit in the summer of 1995, when MTV and modern rock radio began airing “Lump” frequently. “Lump,” followed by the radio hit “Kitty” in the fall and the radio/video hit “Peaches” in the spring of 1996, propelled the album to a surprise Top Ten double-platinum status. The band quickly capitalized on their sudden success by releasing their second album, The Presidents of the United States of America: II , in November of 1996. In December of 1997, the Presidents called it quits after Chris Ballew left the band to spend more time with his family. A farewell concert followed in February 1998 and a rarities album, Pure Frosting, was released in March. Rumors of a possible reunion and collaboration with fellow Seattle resident Sir Mix-a-Lot (under the collective name Subset) floated around in 1999, but the project never materialized. However, the band did reconvene in 2000 (without a rapper) under the officially shortened moniker the Presidents and released their third album, Freaked Out and Small .
United States Steel Corporation : Workers and employers face off at Supreme Court
“The Supreme Court we have is the best friend that corporate America has ever had,” he told Reuters in an August interview. It’s a categorization that both the Chamber and lawyers who represent businesses dispute. “There are areas of the law in which business interests prevail, but it isn’t because of any systematic pro-business bias,” said Kannon Shanmugam, a lawyer with the Williams & Connolly law firm. Shanmugam warned against concluding the court has a growing interest in labor issues because, he noted, they all deal with quite separate legal questions. UNION CASES Taken together, the two organized labor cases raise significant questions about union power, Harvard University Law School Professor Benjamin Sachs said. “These are not cases about arcane rules of organizing, rules like where on an employer’s property can a union talk to employees,” he said. “These are cases that go to the heart of the legal regimes that are necessary to enable unionization.” In one of the union cases, Harris v. Quinn, Pamela Harris, a home-based healthcare worker, sued Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn over a state statute that requires public-sector employees to pay the portion of union dues that do not go to political activities. Illinois, like many states, considers such workers state employees because their payments are administered by the state and covered by Medicaid, the federal health program for lower-income people that is administered by the states. Attorneys say the questions presented in the case are nearly identical to those in the 1977 Supreme Court case that set that standard, Abood v.