Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

February 28th, 2015 - 8:43 pm § in Politics

Torture is a slippery slope …

… and other reasons why we shouldn’t listen to the siren songs of those who try to justify it.  I’ve often joked to my dentist that if you really want to get information from someone, just hire an endodontist pop out a filling and use his tools with no anesthesia. The subject will[...]

December 7th, 2014 - 3:20 am § in America, Jews, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Rabbis arrested for protest

Rabbis Recite Kaddish For Eric Garner The protest began at B’nai Jeshurun, a Jewish synagogue on 88th St. After the prayer, Rabbis Sharon Kleinbaum, Jill Jacobs, David Rosenn and Shai Held joined thousands of other protesters who took to the streets Wednesday and Thursday evenings in opposition to[...]

September 5th, 2014 - 9:44 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The Animal Farm Model for Running a University

U. of Illinois Chancellor, Phyllis Wise, after a less than exemplary ethical record as the UW Provost, now faces faculty outrage over the dismissal of a Palestiniam American as a candidate for the UI faculty. Steven G. Salaita  is well known as a critic of Israel.  Controversy erupted last month w[...]

May 25th, 2014 - 8:40 am § in Israel/Palestine, Politics, Religion

BREAKING NEWS: Could this be the time for a great Pope?

Palestinian and Israeli Leaders to Meet With Pope at Vatican The NY Times reports that Pope Francis has invited President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and President Shimon Peres of Israel to join him for talks, and the pontiff endorsed “the State of Palestine” in visits to the West[...]

March 21st, 2014 - 11:09 am § in America, Politics

Pentagon going hypersonic with long-range rapid attack weapon This weapon may be a token of the real dangers of the 21st century … hypersonic drones, able to deliver weapons at appears of 7 to ten times the speed of sound. The significance amounts to a fulfilment of the video game model of war[...]

February 24th, 2014 - 12:54 am § in Misc.

Shouldn’t A Radiologist Lose His MD License For This?

“U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated in online commentary layered with macabre jokes and descriptions of carnage.”[...]

December 27th, 2013 - 12:59 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

N. Korea: family feud continues

   N. Korea’s leader ‘very drunk’ when ordering purge of uncle’s aides – report         The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was “very drunk” when he ordered the execution of his uncle’s two aides, after they failed to hand over lucrative business to the military, a Ja[...]

December 16th, 2013 - 8:15 am § in Misc.

What happened to HIPAA? .. Throwing medical records in the garbage?

 How My Diabetes Became Public Knowledge, All physicians know that patient data is confidential … Unfortunately lawyers and businessmen are less bound by morality and I get a lot of calls from companies knowing that I have diabetes, As a medical school professor, I am required to take onerous[...]

December 1st, 2013 - 2:11 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

Hypocrisy in South Carolina: The AG’s view of Bipartisanship

β Award: South Carolina AG Views on Non Partisanship                Attorney General Alan Wilson is taking the helm of an organization that works to elect more Republicans into that slot across the country. While Wilson claims that he is looking forward to working with his Democrat[...]