These are my links for April 17th through April 18th:
- No Savings Found in Florida Welfare Drug Tests – NYTimes.com – Ushered in amid promises that it would save taxpayers money and deter
drug users, a Florida law requiring drug tests for people who seek
welfare benefits resulted in no direct savings, snared few drug users
and had no effect on the number of applications, according to recently
released state data.
- Brandi and Russel Bellew, Parents, Lose Children After Son Dies Due To ‘Faith Healing’ – After 16-year-old Austin Sprout lost his life when his parents, Brandi and Russel Bellew, opted for prayer instead of medical treatment, their remaining six children are now wards of the state, the Register-Guard reports.
- My Trousers and Airport Security | Jack of Kent – “I bet this makes you feel safer?” he says.
“Actually, it doesn’t. Either security required me to take my trousers off, or it does not. Either my bag is too unsafe to travel, or it is not. I think this just shows bad decision-making. Bad decision-making by security does not make me feel safe.”