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Nurse says she’s tired of treating ISIL terrorists

Posted on September 19th, 2014 at 21:10 by John Sinteur in category: News


A nurse who works at a private hospital in Mersin, a city and province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, has told Turkish authorities and Parliament that she is sick and tired of treating members of the terrorist organization the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself the “Islamic State.”

The nurse, who was identified only by her initials, E.G., in a news story published by the Taraf daily on Wednesday, said of ISIL militants: “We treat them, and they go on to decapitate people. I am sick of treating wounded ISIL militants.” E.G. has also written a letter to Parliament and the National Police Department, saying she and her colleagues are extremely disturbed by the fact that they have to treat people “who chop off heads.”

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  1. If she’s really sick of it, all she has to do is pick up the phone. There are people in the US and UK who will gladly take over that responsibility.

  2. Surely a nurse who doesn’t like nursing is in the wrong profession, this is more than just “bad faith”, I blame poor career advice. What a waste:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmopROxBnBU

  3. Actually, we have some really good medication in the US for ISIL militants.

  4. typically a barbiturate, paralytic, and potassium solution, right?

    Your argument isn’t helping.

  5. Yes John, it’s probably too high tech for them. Actually, I don’t see a solution for the problem. The more we interfere, the worse it gets.

Apple’s “warrant canary” disappears, suggesting new Patriot Act demands

Posted on September 19th, 2014 at 11:58 by John Sinteur in category: Apple


When Apple published its first Transparency Report on government activity in late 2013, the document contained an important footnote that stated:

“Apple has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us.”

Writer and cyber-activist Cory Doctorow at the time recognized that language as a so-called “warrant canary,” which Apple was using to thwart the secrecy imposed by the Patriot Act.

Warrant canaries are a tool used by companies and publishers to signify to their users that, so far, they have not been subject to a given type of law enforcement request such as a secret subpoena. If the canary disappears, then it is likely the situation has changed — and the company has been subject to such request.

Now, Apple’s warrant canary has disappeared. A review of the company’s last two Transparency Reports, covering the second half of 2013 and the first six months of 2014, shows that the “canary” language is no longer there.

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