Aug. 4th, 2016

birdwatcher: (Leif Gram: Mr. Fix)
AP -- The federal government has recommended flossing since 1979, first in a surgeon general's report and later in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued every five years. The guidelines must be based on scientific evidence, under the law.

Last year, the Associated Press asked the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture for their evidence, and followed up with written requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

When the federal government issued its latest dietary guidelines this year, the flossing recommendation had been removed, without notice. In a letter to the AP, the government acknowledged the effectiveness of flossing had never been researched, as required.
birdwatcher: (Mr. Twister) -- Randallstown woman shot to death by police in a standoff Monday had been pulled over in March for driving with a cardboard "Free Traveler" sign in place of a license plate on her car, and told an officer at the scene that police would have to "murder" her to get her out of the vehicle.
Так и сделали!!! Правда, не сразу, а с помощью ордера на арест за неявку в суд.

Обычно всё валят на тупых ментов, но тут судье, выписывавшему ордер, тоже должно было быть вполне очевидно, чем кончится дело.