Not that we should be surprised of course…
A similarly cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities damaged the movement’s standing with human-rights groups, despite government assurances dating back to 2008 that it was considering curbs. During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials. Safety controls on imports appear similarly lax, although the TAC insists that a sixteen-man contingent carries out sporadic spot-checks.
That should be just about everything…
Religion of conquest…
Islamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq’s dwindling Christian population to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death, according to a statement distributed in the militant-controlled city of Mosul.
The statement issued by the Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot which led last month’s lightning assault to capture swathes of north Iraq, and seen by Reuters, said the ruling would come into effect on Saturday.
It said Christians who wanted to remain in the “caliphate” that the Islamic State declared this month in parts of Iraq and Syria must agree to abide by terms of a “dhimma” contract – a historic practice under which non-Muslims were protected in Muslim lands in return for a special levy known as “jizya”.
The Plan Should Be 100% Employee Funded
The Saskatchewan government is trying to light a fire under efforts to fix the City of Regina’s pension deficit problem. On Friday, provincial regulators sent a letter to pension officials saying they’re considering cancelling the registration of the Regina Civic Employees Superannuation and Benefit Plan. The province’s deputy superintendent of pensions says the plan hasn’t been meeting its minimum contribution for years. The official says the government has waited for the plan to come up with a new funding plan, but that hasn’t happened yet. If the plan is deregistered, it would be terminated.
160 cameras, and no one watched.
A private security guard was in an office with monitors showing the feeds from 160 security cameras while the shootings occurred. Those cameras, police now know, covered almost every inch of Building 197 and were documenting in real time every move by gunman Aaron Alexis. But the guard locked the door, hid and notified no one that he was there with access to the information.
The lack of access to the camera feeds severely affected how hundreds of officers advanced on the shooting scene. The report by D.C. police even questions whether a D.C. officer would have been wounded by gunfire if the department had had access to the camera feeds and could have approached the suspect with better knowledge of his location.